Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Late Show Top Ten Sarah Palin Excuses

From the Home Office in Wahoo, Nebraska, David Letterman's funny list of Top 10 excuses for Sarah Palin's disastrous turkey interview.

Also check out Letterman's earlier Top Ten Sarah Palin Excuses For Spending $150K On Clothes.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

"Twilight" Opens with a Big Box Office

The latest weekend box office estimates show Twilight making a very strong November opening:
1.   Twilight$70M
2. Quantum of Solace$27M
3. Bolt$27M
4. Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa    $16M
5. Role Models$7M
Twilight was created by Summit for only $37M and a sequel New Moon has already been announced.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Star Trek: The Fate of the Redshirts

A redshirt: we all know this is going to end badly.

Conan O'Brien Goes Green

Friday, November 21, 2008

"A Colbert Christmas" Preview Clip

In this preview clip, Toby Keith and Stephen Colbert talk about their favorite time of the year.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Hartford Financial Spends $10 Million to Get $1.1 Billion

From Bloomberg:
Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. jumped 21 percent to $12.65. The insurer that lost 79 percent of its market value in the past two months said it's buying a Florida bank for $10 million to become eligible for federal rescue funds. Hartford expects to qualify for $1.1 billion to $3.4 billion under Treasury Department guidelines.
As Portfolio notes:
In a sign of how far we have come from the last banking fiasco, the S&L fiasco of the early 1990’s, as how as how deep the current financial crisis is, one of the nation’s biggest insurance companies wants to become a savings and loan.

Justin Timberlake on SNL Weekend Update

Justin hosts SNL in two minutes flat.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

"Quantum Of Solace" Headed for $70M Opening Weekend

The latest James Bond film is now estimated to have scored $27M on Friday and another $27M on Saturday. Sony is predicting over $70M for Quantum of Solace opening weekend making Quantum of Solace the biggest Bond opening, easily beating the $40M for Casino Royale and the $47M for Die Another Day.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Robot Chicken Star Wars II

Coming November 16th...
The Emporer

Darth Vader


Boba Fett

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Wilco Performs New Song on Colbert Nation

"Wilco the Song" - exclusive Wilco performance on Colbert Nation.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Delicious whale parts explained?

Photo of an odd (and disturbing) whale diagram found in a Japanese shop. (Source: www.flickr.com/photos/evdg/299265486/.)

Saturday, November 1, 2008

McCain Opening on Saturday Night Live

Senator John McCain and Governor Sarah Palin (Tina Fey) address the nation on QVC, and help sell political merchandise including this charming "Palin in 2012" t-shirt. Cindy McCain also makes a short cameo to help McCain show their fine gold jewelry.

Four Ideas to Save the Economy

The Washington Post asked four business executives how to save the economy. Here are the four ideas the executives came up with:
  1. Full nationalization of Fannie and Freddie. (Carl Goldsmith, chief investment officer of Berkeley Capital Management)
  2. Suspend worker Social Security contributions to encourage growth through consumer spending. (Dimitri Papadimitriou, president of the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College)
  3. Suspend state sales taxes, with the federal government picking up the tab. (Laurence J. Kotlikoff, Boston University economics professor)
  4. Lenders must renegotiate mortgage terms when prices in their area fall more than 20 percent. (Luigi Zingales, University of Chicago economist)
Source: What's the Big Idea

New "Valkyrie" Trailer

MGM has released the latest theatrical trailer for the upcoming film Valkyrie starring Tom Cruise.

After initially being postponed until February 2009, Valkyrie is now scheduled to open December 26.