Feb 27, 2009

Lesser-Known Provisions in the New Economic Stimulus Package

Clearly not all provisions are created equal.

How Baseball Ruined the Baseball Movie

Strikes and scandals haven't just hurt the game; they've hurt the moviegoing public.

Appreciating Carlos Delgado, the Lost Slugger of the Steroid Era

Old Media Strikes Back

Feb 26, 2009

The Voice of Tony Siragusa

Family commitments have kept me from writing anything new the last day or two, but I figured I'd put up this oldie but goodie. Not to be immodest, but it might be my favorite thing I've ever written.

Roomba FAQ

Going Battier

Will Hollywood wipe the smile off Ricky Gervais's face?

Feb 25, 2009

The Mount Rushmores of the AL

The Mount Rushmores of the NL

Second Coming

Why the Music Industry Hates Guitar Hero

Jordan's Effort a Marvel 15 Years Later

Feb 24, 2009

The End of a Particularly Funny and Interesting Era

I loved, loved, loved "The Adam Carolla Show." And now it's gone.

Taste Test: Thingamajig vs. Whatchamacallit

Mindfuck Movies

Money Made Him Do It

Five Bold Predictions For 2009

Feb 23, 2009

Oscar Oscar

Tina Fey and the Success of 30 Rock

10 Worst Post-Oscar Career Choices

Feb 20, 2009

Better Ways to End Long Speeches at the Oscars

Because we'd like to free up time for more awkward, stilted banter between presenters.

Oscar Picks 2009 (Jameson Edition)!

If you read Joe's Oscar picks and thought to yourself, "These are entertaining and insightful, but I prefer fewer laughs and more spittle-spewing rants," then you are in luck, my friends!

Oscar Picks 2009!

My Oscars picks column comes to PoopReading.com... and the world will never be the same. Okay, fine; it will. Just go ahead and read this in any case, okay?

*For the Records

Don't Worry About Conan

Feb 19, 2009

Movie Draft: Son of Oklahoma

The fourth of four reviews of the films from the 2009 Movie Draft gives a taste of rural politics, steamy sexual intrigue, and family secrets with Josh Brolin, Sean Penn, and who else but Angelina Jolie?

Movie Draft: Out of Order

The third of four reviews of the films from the 2009 Movie Draft showcases the comedic talents of Richard Jenkins, Meryl Streep, Brad Pitt and Philip Seymour Hoffman, as Melissa Leo looks on (hey, somebody's got to play the straight man).

Welcome Back, Junior

Daniel's Final Predictions

New Cult Canon: Eyes Wide Shut

Lincoln the Great (Though He Didn't Look That Way at the Time)

Feb 18, 2009

Movie Draft: Americano

The second of four reviews of the films from the 2009 Movie Draft finds Penélope Cruz, Anne Hathaway and Mickey Rourke in a thriller set in the hot, steamy jungles of Central and South America.

Movie Draft: Fly By Night

The first of four reviews of the films from the 2009 Movie Draft brings us Robert Downey, Jr. on a quest for the truth about the 1969 moon landing.

Steroid Symphony

Joss Whedon Goes Where No TV Man Has Gone Before

Curious Factoids Revealed by Presidential Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin Following An All-Night Presidents’ Day Pub Crawl

Feb 17, 2009

2009 Movie Draft

Fire. Sliced bread. The automobile. Flight. Landing on the moon. These were some of mankind's greatest achievements. Until now.

Oscar Predictions You Can Bet On!

The 4-Year-Old Appears on Deal or No Deal.

The No-Stats All-Star

Feb 16, 2009

Thirty-Nine Questions for Charlie Daniels Upon Hearing "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" For the First Time in Twenty-Five Years

Timing Is Everything

8 Players Banned From Baseball Not Named Pete Rose

The Ten Biggest Acting Oscar Snubs of the '00s

Feb 13, 2009

Additional Past Transgressions Alex Rodriguez Admitted to This Week

The truths finally come out.

The Weekly Log, 2/13/09

If Alex Rodriguez is the most hated man in sports right now, hockey player Bryan Little of the Atlanta Thrashers should be the most beloved.

Baseball Pitches Illustrated

You're Welcome America

Marry Him!

Buzz, Bob, Projectile Spittle and Me

Feb 12, 2009

The Five-Year Oscar Rule: Best Picture, 2003

While everyone debates which movie deserves to win at this year's Oscars, we take a look at who should have won in 2003. Be warned: the Academy's choices don't look any better in the long view.

The 10 Greatest Fictional Presidents of All Time

NBA Trade Value Rankings

Rubbing Him the Right Way

Feb 11, 2009

Ranking the Super Bowls, Part Three

Finally – and definitively – all-time great Super Bowl #17 through all-time great Super Bowl #1. And I don't want to hear any arguments out of any of you.

Job Opening for a Villainous Time-Traveling Sidekick

Understanding A-Rod

Reinvention draws near for Newsweek

How to Get Some on February 14th

Shirtless Bible Salesmen

Feb 10, 2009

Will Jon Hamm Save America?

A few months ago, Clint Eastwood basically called our generation a bunch of pussies. Was he right? In there anyone out there who can take up the mantle of Clint, or, for that matter, of Harrison Ford? This piece's title might give you a clue...

The Stories Behind 20 Muppet Favorites

Steve Martin On Being 'Born Standing Up'

Don’t Be Like Jessica Simpson: A Lesson For Young Girls Everywhere

Floppiest Flop Case Files #126: Delgo

Feb 9, 2009

Ranking the Super Bowls, Part Two

In which I take you on a magical journey from the 27th-best Super Bowl ever all the way to... the 18th-best Super Bowl ever. Don't worry; the good ones are coming soon.

Alex Rodriguez, Fallen Hero?

Coca-Cola Classic to be "Classic" no more

Romance Minus the Schmaltz: 29 Falling-In-Love Movies We Actually Believe In

Worst Contracts in MLB History

Feb 6, 2009

Other Things That Will Set Off a Profanity-Laced Tirade From Christian Bale

Don't say we didn't warn you.

The Weekly Log - 2/6/09

In which I cover reality TV and grammar. And if there are two more compelling subjects out there waiting to be tackled, I'd certainly love to hear what they are... yeah. Thought so.

Rise of Citizen Dave

Indie Rock’s 5 Most Overused Animal Names

Steve Martin's Best Movies

Feb 5, 2009

8 Successful People Grateful They Got Canned

You're Trashing My Scene!

The Meaning of Sarah Palin

Feb 4, 2009

Ranking the Super Bowls, Part One

Some say the Steelers-Cardinals Super Bowl was the greatest ever played. Spoiler alert: it wasn't. You'll have to wait until later in the week to find out what was; for now, though, read about all-time-best Super Bowl #43 through all-time-best Super Bowl #28. Why #28? Because that's when I got tired.

5 Real Life Soldiers Who Make Rambo Look Like a Pussy

A.V. Club Interview: The State's David Wain, Thomas Lennon and Kerri Kenney-Silver

Curious Cases

Feb 3, 2009

Tuesday Morning Quarterback

Harold Ramis Interview

Mr. Oscar, Tear Down This Wall!

Feb 2, 2009

25 Years of Film Comedy

In which I take Entertainment Weekly to task, make a hypocrite of myself, and generally rue the continued underappreciation of Albert Brooks.

Hell Is Plastic: 18 Calamitous Music and Movie Packaging Gimmicks

Monday Morning Quarterback

The Hardest Job in Football

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