Missing Miyagi



With last week’s passing of Pat Miyagi… er, Morita… many people are having trouble coping with a post-Morita world. Well, to help you get through these trying times I recommend you checking out this touching tribute (and, okay, movie review) from the man who may have loved him the most: The Sports Guy.

Upon hearing about the sad passing of Pat Morita, I couldn’t resist the chance to revisit my 2002 column about the "Karate Kid" trilogy, add a few things and rank the first "Karate Kid" on my "Top 73 Greatest Sports movies" list.

Sure, there was allegedly a fourth installment ("The Next Karate Kid," featuring Hilary Swank as Mr. Miyagi’s new student), but for my money, the "Karate Kid" franchise lived and died with the immortal Ralph Macchio as Daniel LaRusso, remaining the most memorable Sports Movie Trilogy ever to this day. [Click here to keep on reading]

Quick Hits



The Rolling Stones are all set to perform the halftime show at this year’s Superbowl. Millions eagerly await the sight of Mick’s old, wrinkly exposed nipple.

Sorry everybody: Threshold and Reunion have been cancelled. And by "everybody" I mean all seven of you.

E! will air 10 new episodes of the recently cancelled The Simple Life next spring. Of course, before they do they will change the meaning of "E" from "entertainment" to "extraneous crap."

Who invented the mullet: Bono or Swayze? Come on guys, don’t fight. Let’s just say that you both invented the mullet so we can blame you both equally.

My favorite headline of the day: Schwarzenegger Hears Snoop Dogg’s Clemency Plea. Arnold admits, "I just love his doggy-style."

CS Lewis never wanted to see The Chronicles of Narnia on the big screen. Hey! CS Lewis is just like me!

waste your day away



This picture has 75 band references in it. How many can you find?

I’ve been staring at it for an hour and I’m in the twenties. How about you?

Good luck. From Doubleviking. And check out a full version of the picture here.

Lost For Dummies



Who are "the characters?" Everyone’s talking about the "great characters."

First of all, don’t be condescending. Here’s an overview:

The survivors we have known are made up of a fugitive, a heroin addict, a doctor, a confidence man, an Iraqi soldier, a new mother (and baby), a rich step-brother and sister, a newly reunited father and son, a Korean couple, a formerly paralyzed man, a fat guy, and of course a no-nonsense black woman. [keep reading here]

Paul Scheer is obsessed, which is why he’s here to help you with everything you need to know about Lost. Check out this papermag article if you’re lost when it comes to Lost. Thanks Paul!




I’m usually anti-mashups, but this combination of Queen’s Greatest Hits and 50 Cent is AWESOME.

Download the entire album here, and make sure you also print up the CD covers they provide for you. The picture of 50 with the Freddie Mercury moustache alone makes it worth your time.


Bohemian Wanksta, anybody? q-q-q-q-QUEEN UNIT!

Update: The site is getting swamped. Try this mirror.