On The Lotanything good comes out of Hollywood? It was encouraging this week to hear that two contestants will be cut for each of these next two rounds, but that's still going to leave six contestants behind, and likely another month-plus of mediocrity and malapropisms. (The latter coming from both Garry Marshall and Adiana.) What may be the most frustrating aspect of On The Lot isn't the creative bankruptcy of the actual films, but the fact that Hollywood could've used the sensibility of an unknown plucked from outside the showbiz bubble; and yet, all of these contestants are trying so hard to be what they think Hollywood wants that none of them are bringing any personality or regional specificity to their work. (The closest may be the Christian action movie dude.) What a waste. Anyway, I can't abandon On The Lot for good without noting this week's catastrophe by Shalini: a preachy short about magical glasses that help a shallow shop-bot chick learn what really matters in life. … [Read more...] about Your Weekly Summer Reality TV Roundup – 07/13/07
The Accessport does allow me to make adjustments to my tune, however, I can’t really do it while I’m driving. I first need to plug it in, then go through the main menu to get to the different settings. Add in its distractingly high-resolution display and the lack of an installed In-Vehicle Mount, I need to be parked to make any real adjustments. Which can be a bit of a drag. … [Read more...] about My Stanced And Bagged 2005 Subaru Baja Is Almost As Awesome As A 2016 WRX STI
4. Factor in a profit margin You'll also want to add in a profit margin of between 10% and 30%. The profit margin helps you build a reserve for when business slows. You might think you don't need to add in a profit margin because you'll be drawing a salary, but the additional profit is essential for future growth and also for obtaining loans. … [Read more...] about How Much Should I Charge for My Freelance Services?
One boasts that it’s “Berks County’s premier party band,” another appears to be a cover band of middle-aged dudes in Florida, and still another is a Montreal-based funk band that has a song called “1 877 GET ON DOWN.” (Funky phone numbers apparently get extra digits.) Snowball II All Our Exes Live In Texas … [Read more...] about And, of course, Anal Trump: The year in band names 2017
Co-starringBates Motel’s Andrew Howard, it’s a stylish backdrop for Laura Jane Grace’s screaming vocals and the band’s driving percussion. Meanwhile, Grace’s memoir, Tranny: Confessions Of Punk Rock’s Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout, is out on November 15, and the band is about to head on tour, both for headlining dates, and with Bad Religion, starting today. You can see the tour dates—and the track listing for Shape Shift With Me—below. … [Read more...] about Natasha Lyonne and