Wealth does not equal talent

Adam Sandler and Taylor Lautner are two of Hollywood’s 10 highest paid stars. Jennifer Aniston and Tyler Perry also finished in the top 20. Sandler’s next movie looks predictably awful, with a cast including Pacino in mugging mode, real-life Stepford wife Katie Holmes and the star of “Kazaam.”

Gaymos and Dandy return

Actually, that’s not fair. Amos and Andy were offensive caricatures, no doubt, but were not vain, shallow, materialistic, melodramatic, backstabbing gossips like the offensive caricatures on MTVGay’s “The A List.” Yet the Petty Queer Establishment is silent. They must be busy searching for offensive language in the DVD release of a Ron Howard movie no … Continue reading Gaymos and Dandy return

The cult of conservative conspiracy theories

A recent Arbitron ratings report showed the ratings for Rusty Limbo and Helmethead dipped dramatically from the previous year. The reason, according to an unnamed “industry leader” quoted by WingNutDaily: “Liberals,” working in consort with the Antichrist Administration, “are falsifying numbers … to kill talk radio.” I thought that was the Fairness Doctrine’s job. It’s … Continue reading The cult of conservative conspiracy theories

Streetcar skepticism

I understand the Atlanta streetcar is part of a broader transportation plan including the Beltline. Hopefully it all comes together. But I remain skeptical of the city’s promises, and its priorities. The streetcar, which links Centennial Olympic Park to the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, is, like most everything else downtown, aimed at … Continue reading Streetcar skepticism