Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" is the song of the summer, and it helps continue the Thicke family's run of pop-culture ubiquity. After all, Robin's father Alan played Kirk Cameron's father on Growing Pains, penned the theme songs for The Facts of Life and What's Happening, and will get a star on Can ... More >>
This month marks twenty wonderful years since MTV aired the first episode of Beavis and Butthead. Mike Judge's hilarious cult phenomenon originally ran from March 8, 1993 to November 28, 1997, before being retired so that Judge could focus on Fox's animated series King of the Hill. When that show ca ... More >>
Paul Goetz has been in the film business for a while, but he can't seem to get one in the can. Well, that's not completely true. The "Arrested Development" mega-fan has already had some success on the big screen, notably sharing a scene with George Clooney in "Up in the Air." But Goetz, a St. Lou ... More >>
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The sheer longevity of The Simpsons would be impressive if it wasn't so frightening. Consider: A person born on the day of the first non-Tracey Ullman Show episode is now 22 years old. And if characters from the show actually aged, Bart Simpson would be three years away from being able to assume the ... More >>
In the event that you've just returned from an extended stay at an ashram in Bangalore, eschewing all creature comforts in favor of a daily regimen of meditation, hot yoga and colon cleanses, Gut Check has news for you: Quill.com, an offshoot of the Staples chain of office-supply suppliers, has gone ... More >>
I was in sixth grade when The Simpsons aired its first episode, so I can't say I've always longed for an episode about out our culture's current obsession with food and food-related TV. But for a long time I've awaited the day I could write this: The Simpsons are starting a food blog.This wee ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsTacos make you smart.A new study indicates that tacos can make you smart. Specifically, rats given cumin-spiked water learned things more quickly, and were more resistant to a drug that mimics the effects of Alzheimer's. Earlier this year, rats whose diets were 5 to 15 perc ... More >>
T-shirt says: Charlie Sheen is apparently not "winning" anymore.Last month, Baked T's, the locally owned custom T-shirt shop in the Delmar Loop, did a brisk business selling Charlie Sheen tees inscribed with the erratic star's new catchphrase: winning."We sold that one all the time," says Nik Fus ... More >>
image viaHey Daily Beast,don't you know the Arch is really just a big smile turned upside-down?In honor of April Fool's Day, our friends at the Daily Beast (who, as you may recall, previously declared St. Louisans ugly and dumb) have decided to rank the 30 funniest cities in America. Apparent ... More >>
Image viaIf you follow Justin Bieber on Twitter, perhaps you saw him announce the following late yesterday afternoon: "solid day in NYC. played hoops and just went to the MTV Upfronts...BEAVIS and BUTTHEAD are coming back!!!" (Huh-huh. He said 'coming.') An article on MTV.com elaborates that ... More >>
This week's episode of South Park ruthlessly mocked Food Network, celebrity chefs, foodies and, most likely, you (and me). At any rate, I could post any number of scenes, but I think this might be my favorite.Because this is South Park, though the truly NSFW language is bleeped, you should use prope ... More >>
Who knew?Samwell does not want Butters to do it (in the butt).Turns out the guys behind the YouTube smash "What What (In the Butt)" -- the music video featuring a flaming dude named Samwell crooning "You want to do it in my butt?" -- have no sense of humor when it comes to parody of their "art."L ... More >>
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