Monday, May 23, 2011

Life Imitates Art (and Art Gets Sued)

Mexican "Duff"
Duff is the fictional beer from the Simpsons. No licensed version exists but several breweries have created a real "Duff" beer to fill the gap. As a result the Lithuanian publisher of the Simpsons comic was sued for "advertising alcohol".


Friday, May 13, 2011

Alas Poor WW

It seems the pilot for NBC's new Wonder Woman series landed at the feet of test viewers like a large star-spangled turd.  The series appears to have been canceled before it even got a chance to air.

Monday, May 2, 2011

This is the cover of the Billy Joel memoir that is now not going to happen. Joel said:

"It took working on writing a book to make me realize that I'm not all that interested in talking about the past and that the best expression of my life and its ups and downs has been and remains my music." 

Apparently one of the things he didn't want to talk about was his three marriages.  generally the press referred to them as "failed" marriages.  But if everything that ends is a failure we are all pretty much destined to be mammoth failures eventually.