May 26, 2016

2016 Movie Draft

Remember when the Oscars happened? Like, months ago? Well, this happened too! And finally, we got our stuff together and got it published. Featuring extra-special contributions from Holly Moyer and Betsy Rosenblatt! Enjoy!

Feb 28, 2014

2014 Movie Draft

It's BAAAA-aaaack. Wait, that's a typo: it's back. Featuring special guest movie drafter Alicia Kirk.

Ponce de Leon

This is one of the movies to come out of our fabulous, scintillating PoopReading.com Movie Draft (which you should totally read first). It's way longer than we agreed we'd make these. Inexcusably, self-indulgently longer. Enjoy!

Jul 15, 2013

Jack Handey Is the Envy of Every Comedy Writer in America

Feb 27, 2013

Cinema Tarantino: The Making of Pulp Fiction

Feb 22, 2013

2013 Movie Draft

Why just settle for rooting for Oscar-nominated actors when you can use them as pawns in your own diabolical chess game?

Feb 12, 2013

God Needs a Hobby

Jan 1, 2013

Our Mr. Brooks

Dec 21, 2012

Jerry Seinfeld Intents To Die Standing Up

Dec 20, 2012

"What Are We Doing Here?": Fire Joe Morgan on Fire Joe Morgan

Dec 19, 2012

The Innate Quality to Win: Fire Joe Morgan on Fire Joe Morgan

Nov 14, 2012

Stray Penises and Politicos

Oct 9, 2012

Tuesday Morning Quarterback

Oct 1, 2012

Obama's Way

Sep 27, 2012

"The Best TV Show That's Ever Been"

Sep 24, 2012

Straight Outta Pawnee: The Parks and Rec GQ+A with Showrunner Mike Schur

Sep 11, 2012

Michael Chabon's Vinyl Draft

Sep 4, 2012

How should journalists navigate post-truth politics?

Aug 27, 2012

Going Postal

Jul 17, 2012

Two Classes In America, Divided By "I Do"

Jul 13, 2012

Dinner With Daniel: Michael Keaton

Jul 5, 2012

The GQ&A: Nick Offerman

Jun 8, 2012

The Consequences of Caring

May 24, 2012

The Men Behind the Curtain: A GQ TV Roundtable

May 18, 2012

The Loves of Lena Dunham

May 10, 2012

Mitt Romney’s Prep School Classmates Recall Pranks, But Also Troubling Incidents

Apr 20, 2012

Director Brad Bird talks about Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol and live-action versus animation

Apr 6, 2012

The Death of Ricky Rubio

Apr 2, 2012

The most critical at-bat of all time

Mar 29, 2012

A Message From a Republican Meteorologist on Climate Change

Mar 2, 2012


Feb 28, 2012

Community: Alison Brie, Yvette Nicole Brown, Gillian Jacobs & Megan Ganz Roundtable

Feb 24, 2012

2012 Movie Draft

Is it possible to mine an iota of excitement from this year's Oscars? Is Rooney Mara the name of a female person? Can a chat room transcript still make for captivating reading even if nobody in it is impersonating a 15-year-old girl? We aim to answer all these questions with a hearty "Indeed, sir!"

Feb 22, 2012

The Making Of "Homer At The Bat," The Episode That Conquered Prime Time 20 Years Ago Tonight

Feb 17, 2012

Pearls Before Breakfast

How Companies Learn Your Secrets

Feb 16, 2012

A Nerd's Guide To What Jeff Probst Won't Tell You: How To Win 'Survivor'


Feb 6, 2012

Why French Parents Are Superior

Feb 3, 2012

The Story of a Suicide

Jan 30, 2012

Newsweek's Oscar Roundtable Reveals Actors' Private Parts

Jan 13, 2012

The Year's Best Humor Writing 2011

Jan 12, 2012

Did This Man Really Cut Michael Jordan?

The View from Nowhere: Questions and Answers

Dec 26, 2011

Lego Is for Girls

Dec 16, 2011

Trial of the Will

Dec 9, 2011

Welcome to the Age of Overparenting

Dec 7, 2011

Derek Boogaard: A Boy Learns To Brawl

Derek Boogaard: Blood On the Ice

Derek Boogaard: A Brain Going Bad

Nov 29, 2011

How (and Why) Athletes Go Broke

Nov 28, 2011

When Did the GOP Lose Touch With Reality?

Nov 21, 2011

The Godfather Wars

Nov 9, 2011

What Do A Bunch Of Old Jews Know About Living Forever?

Nov 4, 2011

The 50 Greatest College Basketball Players of All Time

Oct 31, 2011

My World of Flops, Case File #1: Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip

Oct 18, 2011

A.V. Club Interview: Adam Scott

Oct 17, 2011

2011 TV Draft

It's just like our Movie Draft, but with twice the rules and half the fun. Oh dear lord, what have we done?

Enchanted Aisles

Oct 12, 2011

The Cubs

Vikings Kluwe Marches To His Own Tune

Sep 29, 2011

The Ultimate Oral History of Wet Hot American Summer

Sep 28, 2011

And... Scene.

Sep 27, 2011

How Dan Harmon Drives Himself Crazy Making Community

Sep 26, 2011

Going Postal

Sep 22, 2011

9 Baseball Movies That Should Be Made

Sep 19, 2011

Brandon's Top Ten TV Shows of the 2010-11 Season

In which I blame Don Ohlmeyer for most of society's ills.

Sep 15, 2011

The GOP War on Voting

Sep 14, 2011

The Last Closet

Sep 5, 2011

Parks and Recreation Showrunner Michael Schur Gives a Master Class on His Favorite Comedy, Cheers

Sep 2, 2011

"Don't Ask Don't Tell": Exclusive Interviews with Gay Servicemen

Aug 31, 2011

Statistics and Stories

Aug 26, 2011

Summer of Mailbag IV: Dawn of the Mailbag

Aug 25, 2011

The Billionaire King of Techtopia

Aug 24, 2011

A.V. Club Interview: Phil Rosenthal

Aug 23, 2011

The Solace Of Preparing Fried Foods And Other Quaint Remembrances From 1960s Mississippi: Thoughts On The Help

Aug 22, 2011

Can You Do Real Work With the 30-Year-Old IBM 5150?

Aug 16, 2011

A Bit of Sully in Your Sweet

Aug 11, 2011

Who Stole the Mona Lisa?

Aug 10, 2011

Signs of Trouble in Toronto

Aug 8, 2011

That's Not Funny, That's C.K.

Aug 4, 2011

Michael Schur walks us through Parks and Recreation’s third season (Part 4 of 4)

Aug 3, 2011

Michael Schur walks us through Parks and Recreation’s third season (Part 3 of 4)

Loving Baseball

Aug 2, 2011

Michael Schur walks us through Parks and Recreation’s third season (Part 2 of 4)

Aug 1, 2011

Michael Schur walks us through Parks and Recreation's third season (Part 1 of 4)

Jul 27, 2011

Statis Pro Baseball: An Instruction Manual

Jul 20, 2011

The NFL star and the brain injuries that destroyed him

Jul 15, 2011

Michele Bachmann's Holy War

Jul 14, 2011

Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Couldn't Lose

Jul 12, 2011

We're No. 1: Lady Gaga's Born This Way

Jul 7, 2011

The Beer Archeologist

Jul 6, 2011

Married, With Infidelities

Jul 1, 2011

Inside Google+

Jun 30, 2011

The 25 Best (And 5 Worst) Buffy Episodes

How To Land Your Kid In Therapy

Jun 28, 2011

5 Movie Fan Theories That Make More Sense Than the Movie

Jun 27, 2011

Frank McCourt Must Go

Jun 17, 2011

Learn to Let Go: How Success Killed Duke Nukem

Jun 16, 2011

So, Cricket? Maybe?

Jun 15, 2011

A.V. Club Interview: Dick Van Dyke

Jun 10, 2011

Dan Harmon walks us through Community's second season (part 3 of 4)

Dan Harmon walks us through Community's second season (part 4 of 4)

Jun 9, 2011

Dan Harmon walks us through Community's second season (part 2 of 4)

Three-Man Weave

Jun 8, 2011

Dan Harmon walks us through Community's second season (part 1 of 4)

The Novels of John Swartzwelder, the Most Prolific Simpsons Writer Ever

Jun 6, 2011

Exclusive Interview: Rev. Sir Dr. Stephen T. Colbert, D.F.A.

Jun 2, 2011

Can Bill Simmons Win the Big One?

May 25, 2011

Zach Galifianakis Hates to Be Loved

A.V. Club Interview: Loren Bouchard

May 20, 2011

The Possibilian

May 18, 2011

The Showrunner Transcript: 30 Rock’s Robert Carlock on Working on Joey and His Dedication to Joke Density

May 17, 2011

One Professor's Attempt to Explain Every Joke Ever

May 16, 2011

A.V. Club Interview: Will Ferrell

May 6, 2011

Why America's Funniest Home Videos Won't Die

Apr 29, 2011

After "Black Friday," American Poker Faces Cloudy Future

Apr 28, 2011

The Joy of Stats

Apr 27, 2011

Daughters and Roller Skates

Apr 20, 2011

Is Sugar Toxic?

Apr 15, 2011

The Straight Dope

Apr 13, 2011

A.V. Club Interview: Norm Macdonald

Apr 11, 2011

Anchor Woman

Apr 8, 2011

Can You Say... "Hero"?

Apr 1, 2011

Authorities in Awe of Drug-Runners' Jungle-Built, Kevlar-Coated Supersubs

Mar 31, 2011

Miami Waiter Eddie Santana Is a Restaurant Rebel

Mar 29, 2011

1994 Newbery Acceptance Speech

Mar 28, 2011

A.V. Club Interview: Michael Schur

Mar 18, 2011

How Not to Talk to Your Kids

Mar 16, 2011

A.V. Club Interview: Chris Elliott

Eagleheart's Chris Elliott on Letterman, Get a Life, and How He Screwed Up His "In" With James Cameron

Mar 14, 2011

For the love of Bryce Harper: Get ready, Washington. You're about to fall head over heels for the Nationals' newest star.

Mar 11, 2011

Rules of Misbehavior

Mar 7, 2011

Inside the Conan Writers' Room with Brian Stack

Mar 3, 2011

Jason Sklar on "Cheap Seats'" Legacy

Mar 2, 2011

A.V. Club Interview: Judd Apatow

Feb 25, 2011

Oscar Picks 2011!

I'll be honest: these won't be as good as last year's. Last year I won the Oscar pool. This year? Just hoping to finish in the top half. Still, read on. Like you've got anything better to do...

Feb 24, 2011

Conan 2.0

Feb 22, 2011

The Day the Movies Died

Feb 21, 2011

2011 Movie Draft

What were you going to do with the Oscars on Sunday – just watch them? We remixed the sumbitches! Welcome to the future!

Feb 15, 2011

Search Optimization and Its Dirty Little Secrets

The Moral Crusade Against Foodies

Feb 14, 2011

The Complete Oral History of Party Down

Feb 11, 2011

Paul Haggis vs. The Church of Scientology

How to Make Anything Signify Anything

Feb 10, 2011

The Mad Men Account

Feb 8, 2011

The 700 Hoboes Project

Feb 3, 2011

The Midlife Vices of Greg Giraldo

Jan 26, 2011

The New Star Power

Sabermetrician in Exile

Jan 25, 2011

The 50 Most Loathsome Americans of 2010

Jan 20, 2011

Parks and Recreation Co-Creator Tells What to Expect in Season 3 and Answers Your Questions

Jan 17, 2011

Ron and Clint Howard on The Dilemma, Improv and What’s Up With Arrested Development

Jan 6, 2011

The Hall of Fame Recap

Jan 4, 2011

Wake Up, Geek Culture. Time to Die.

Dec 30, 2010

Quotes of the Year 2010

Dec 27, 2010

Michael Schur of Parks and Rec on Why Joe Morgan Was So Frustrating

Dec 22, 2010

The Best and Worst TV Shows of the Year

Dec 20, 2010

The Best Films of 2010

Dec 16, 2010

Needed: An Economics For Grownups

Dec 3, 2010

I, Reader

Dec 2, 2010

Waste Land: The Pentagon's Nearly Unprecedented, Wildly Irrational Spending Binge

Nov 25, 2010

Holy Trilogy of The Karate Kid

To the Giant Among Us

Norm Macdonald's Big Gamble

Nov 24, 2010

Divided We Eat

Nov 23, 2010


Nov 18, 2010

Tuesday Morning Quarterback

Nov 8, 2010

The Unsocial Network

Nov 4, 2010


Oct 19, 2010

McSweeney's Internet Tendency: Reviews of New Food

Oct 18, 2010

A.V. Club Interview: Henry Bromell

Oct 14, 2010

The Case of the Accidental Tweeter

Oct 13, 2010

It Happens

Oct 6, 2010

A.V. Club Interview: Mitch Hurwitz

Oct 4, 2010

The Face of Facebook

Sep 28, 2010

Small Change: Why the Revolution Will Not Be Tweeted

Sep 27, 2010

Prospectus Q&A: Ken Burns

Men's Lib

Sep 23, 2010

America's One-Child Policy

Sep 22, 2010

Still Going Strong

Sep 17, 2010

Jameson's Top Ten TV Shows of the 2009-2010 Season

If you can stand it, another pasty white nerd will celebrate 30 Rock, Louie, and Modern Family. (Also, I proudly present the only list in which cable shows outweigh the networks!)

Sep 15, 2010

Brandon's Top Ten TV Shows of the 2009-10 Season

Filled with apologies, self-aggrandizement, confessions, putting myself down, and a surprise ending. It's like a TV show all by itself!

Managers as Players

Sep 14, 2010

Meet Josh Simpson, the Man Behind @BPGlobalPR

Sep 13, 2010

Joe's Top Ten TV Shows of the 2009-2010 Season

Now that the 2010-2011 TV season is about to start, we figured we'd better get started on last season's Top Ten lists! Tune in throughout the week for more lists from the whole PoopReading.com crew; I know you will!

Sep 9, 2010

Fans' Guide to NFL Labor Battle

Sep 7, 2010

Rebel with a Clue

Sep 3, 2010

A.V. Club Interview: Author Mary Roach

Sep 2, 2010

The Lion Sleeps Tonight

Aug 30, 2010

What Is It About 20-Somethings?

Aug 26, 2010

Inside the Secret World of Trader Joe's

Aug 25, 2010

Party of Six

Aug 24, 2010

The X Factor, Part 1

Aug 20, 2010

The Music-Copyright Enforcers

Aug 19, 2010

The 100 Greatest Sports Movie Quotes

Aug 17, 2010

The Comedian's Comedian's Comedian

The Franchise

Aug 11, 2010

But Will It Make You Happy?

A.V. Club Interview: Adam McKay

Aug 6, 2010

Letting Go

Aug 3, 2010

Million-Dollar Murray

Aug 2, 2010

The Age of Laura Linney

Jul 29, 2010

A Perfect Game: The Metaphysical Meaning of Baseball

The Unexpected Hero

Jul 27, 2010

I Was with Coco

Jul 26, 2010

The Web Means the End of Forgetting

Jul 20, 2010

LAUSD's Dance of the Lemons

Jul 19, 2010

Mariano Rivera, King of the Closers

Jul 16, 2010

Some Thoughts on the Real World, By One Who Glimpsed It and Fled

Jul 15, 2010

The "Thriller" Diaries

Jul 13, 2010

TV's Crowning Moment of Awesome

Jul 9, 2010

All Joy and No Fun

Jul 7, 2010

A.V. Club Interview: Louis C.K.

Jul 6, 2010

The Killer in the Pool

Jul 5, 2010

Bill Murray: The Curious Case of Hollywood's White Whale

Jun 28, 2010

How to Raise Men

Jun 23, 2010

A.V. Club Interview: Robert Smigel

Jun 17, 2010

Pandora's Briefcase

Jun 15, 2010

No Secrets

Jun 9, 2010

Hooked on Gadgets, and Paying a Mental Price

Jun 7, 2010

Andy Kindler: Judge ye and also judge yourself

Jun 1, 2010

Female Sheriffs of Wall Street

May 20, 2010

Searching For Jesus In the Gospels

May 18, 2010

The Secret Life of Your Home

The Enemy Within

May 13, 2010

The Peekaboo Paradox

Apr 30, 2010

Gareth Thomas... The Only Openly Gay Male Athlete

Apr 29, 2010

Why Reporters Are Down on President Obama

Apr 27, 2010

The Boy Who Grew Up to Be Charles Manson's Son

Apr 23, 2010

The Runaway Genius

Apr 22, 2010

Welcome To the Mock Draft

Apr 21, 2010

Random Roles: Adam Scott

Apr 16, 2010

The Tea Leaves of Sports Talk: Finding Meaning in Random Sequences

Tommy Westphall's Mind - A Multiverse Explored

Apr 13, 2010

Worn-out Welcomes

Apr 12, 2010

Finally Joining the Revolution

Apr 9, 2010

The Early Betty White 1947-1973

Apr 7, 2010

The Rainy Season

Apr 2, 2010

Why We Must Fire Bad Teachers

Apr 1, 2010

The Curious Case of Sidd Finch

A Shakespeare Scholar Takes On a "Taboo" Subject

Mar 30, 2010

Art of the Steal

Mar 29, 2010

How Adam Carolla Became a Podcast Superstar

Mar 26, 2010

Out of the West

Mar 18, 2010

The New Commandments

Mar 16, 2010

How Tom Hanks Became America's Historian in Chief

Mar 15, 2010

Searching for the History of the Batting Helmet

Mar 12, 2010

Disgusting Lyric of the Day

Mar 5, 2010

Oscar Picks 2010 (Jameson Edition)!

Pretty much the same list of predictions you can get anywhere else online, with a lot more crazed ranting about the meaninglessness of it all.

The Man in the Bomb Suit

Mar 4, 2010

Oscar Picks 2010!

I haven't seen any of the movies, which means my judgment will not – cannot! – be clouded. This is my year.

Out of the West: Clint Eastwood's Shifting Landscape

Mar 3, 2010

2010 Movie Draft

We did this last year and you shit your pants from its awesomeness. All we can say is, we hope you bought at least two new pairs of pants this year.

Mar 2, 2010

The Five-Year Oscar Rule: Best Picture, 2004

Brandon wants to shoot DVDs into space. Mike wants to shave Morgan Spurlock. Joe threatens to punch Jameson in the face. Jameson threatens to burn down the Internet. But in the end, the love is just too strong...

Feb 25, 2010

Ten Rules For Writing Fiction (Part One)

Ten Rules For Writing Fiction (Part Two)

Feb 23, 2010

Coloring the Kingdom

Feb 17, 2010

Roger Ebert: The Essential Man

Feb 15, 2010

The Curse of Fletch

Feb 10, 2010

A.V. Club Interview: Aziz Ansari

Feb 4, 2010

Readers Respond, Part I

Readers Respond, Part II

Feb 3, 2010

Electric Company

Jan 28, 2010

What Makes a Great Teacher?

Jan 18, 2010

The Conservative Case for Gay Marriage

Jan 13, 2010

The Spectacular Failure of Alec Baldwin

Jan 12, 2010

Two Gentlemen of Lebowski

Jan 11, 2010

Saint Elizabeth and the Ego Monster

Jan 8, 2010

A World of Hits

Jan 7, 2010

Hitting Bottom

Jan 6, 2010

Food Fighter

Dec 18, 2009

Primer: Steven Spielberg

Dec 17, 2009

The Noughties: A Fond(ish) Farewell

Dec 11, 2009

2009: The Year in Band Names

Dec 9, 2009

Man of Extremes

Dec 8, 2009

When TV Became Art

All That

Dec 7, 2009

The Best Films of the '00s

Dec 5, 2009

Time To Tempt the Sports Gods

Dec 3, 2009

The Growing Backlash Against Overparenting

Dec 1, 2009

The Puzzle of Boys

Nov 30, 2009

Monday Morning Quarterback

The Best Books of the '00s

Nov 16, 2009

The Best TV Series of the '00s

Nov 13, 2009

Global Impositioning Systems

Nov 12, 2009

Edit This Page

Nov 11, 2009

Robert Downey Jr.: The Second Greatest Actor in the World

Nov 6, 2009

Half the Battle

Deconstructing the Nicolas Cage apocalypse movie Knowing. Now that we have an inkling why he made it, why the hell was it ever America's #1 movie?

Nov 2, 2009

Monday Morning Quarterback

The Devil in David Letterman

Oct 29, 2009

Time Machine: Vikings at Packers, Dec. 22, 1996

Oct 27, 2009

Commencement Speech to the Havard Class of 2000

Oct 26, 2009

End State: Is California Finished?

Oct 23, 2009

A.V. Club Interview: John Cleese

Oct 22, 2009

"Eating the Dinosaur": Football

Oct 19, 2009

23 Reasons Why a Profile of Pete Carroll Does Not Appear in This Space

Oct 14, 2009

Offensive Play

Oct 13, 2009

Decline Is a Choice

Oct 8, 2009

Who Killed California?

Oct 7, 2009

The Fall and Rise of Dave Letterman

Oct 5, 2009

Welcome to the NFL Power Poll

Sep 29, 2009

Turning to Tie-Ins, Lego Thinks Beyond the Brick

Sep 25, 2009

Game Brain

Sep 16, 2009

Comic Relief

Tuesday Morning Quarterback

Sep 15, 2009

Unjust and Ineffective

Sep 11, 2009

Bringing "Where the Wild Things Are" to the Screen

Sep 10, 2009

A Stream of Football Consciousness

Sep 9, 2009

Comedy Isn't Funny

Sep 4, 2009

Vintage Vegas, Part II

Has 3-D already failed?

Sep 3, 2009

You're Never Too Old For Vegas

The Rubber Room

Sep 1, 2009

The Placebo Problem

Aug 31, 2009

The Worst Of the Virtually Unstoppable

Aug 28, 2009

Pop Culture's Retarded Future: Stuff They're Actually Making

Aug 27, 2009

Why Craigslist Is Such a Mess

Why Exercise Won't Make You Thin

Aug 26, 2009

Jameson's Top Ten TV Shows of the 2008-09 Season

You've read the top ten lists that make no mention of Psych – now read the one that mentions it constantly!

A.V. Club Interview: Patton Oswalt

Aug 24, 2009

Monday Morning Quarterback

Aug 18, 2009

Secrets of Magus

Aug 12, 2009

A.V. Club Interview: David Wain

A.V. Club Interview: Jon Hamm

Aug 10, 2009

Monday Morning Quarterback

Aug 7, 2009

Telephone Terrorist

Aug 5, 2009

The Courthouse Ring

Aug 4, 2009

The Edge of Reason?

Jul 30, 2009


Jul 28, 2009

The Revolutionary

The Other 5 Best Picture Nominees: What if the Academy Had Instituted the New 10 Nominee Rule in 2000?

Jul 27, 2009

A "Band-Aid" For the NBA Offseason, Part One

Jul 23, 2009

XXXL: Why Are We So Fat?

Jul 16, 2009

Ten Politically Incorrect Truths About Human Nature

Jul 15, 2009

A.V. Club Interview: Michael Ian Black & Michael Showalter

Steve Martin Defends His Pink Panther Sequel

The Joe You Don't Know

Jul 14, 2009

Bamboozling Ourselves

Jul 10, 2009

Jonathan Katz, A.K.A. The Doctor

Jul 8, 2009

The Best Movie Sequels of the Year from 1989 to 2009

Jul 3, 2009

The Man Who Said No to Wal-Mart

Jul 2, 2009

Death of an Innocent

Harold Ramis Gets the Last Laugh

Jul 1, 2009

Ten Best Picture Nominees? Sure! Why Not?

The Oscars just changed the rules so that ten movies will be nominated for Best Picture instead of five. But which movies might have been nominated if they'd changed that rule five years ago?

Priced to Sell

Jun 29, 2009

Taking Humor Seriously: George Meyer, the Funniest Man Behind the Funniest Show on TV

Jun 26, 2009

Welcome to NBA Draft Diary XIII

Jun 25, 2009

The Placebo Effect

Open Letter to Blake Griffin

Jun 23, 2009

The Top 10 Most Absurd Time Covers of The Past 40 Years

Jun 22, 2009

Playboy Interview: Alec Baldwin

Jun 18, 2009

Enough Already

Jun 16, 2009

TV Dinners

Jun 15, 2009

Baseball's LeBron

A.V. Club Interview: William Sanderson

Jun 12, 2009

Studying the Finals

The Making of Zach Galifianakis

Jun 9, 2009

Nick Popovich, Super Repo Man

Most Bizarre Series Finales of All Time

Jun 8, 2009

The PoopReading.com Baseball Movie Draft

Really, not to toot our own horn here, but if you like baseball, and you like movies, then I don't know why on earth you wouldn't want to read this.

Jun 4, 2009

Letters of the Rich and Famous

Jun 3, 2009

The 12 Most Underappreciated Films of My Lifetime

My take on a column idea that originated more than a year ago. I am nothing if not timely.

Crazy Talk

Jun 1, 2009

The Greatest Game Ever Pitched

May 29, 2009

Great sports any way you spell it

May 27, 2009

Heeeere's... Conan!!!

May 20, 2009

Do I Love My Wife? An Investigative Report

A.V. Club Interview: Charles Grodin

May 19, 2009

Why Me?

May 15, 2009

Don't: The Secret of Self-Control

May 14, 2009

Gladwell-Simmons II: Ultimate Rematch

Gladwell-Simmons II: Part 2

Gladwell-Simmons II: Part 3

May 13, 2009

The Unshine Boys

May 12, 2009

Critiquing the Science in Star Trek

May 11, 2009

Dana Gould

Jonathan Papelbon Grinds His Teeth

May 7, 2009

The Internet Saved My Tongue: How I Beat Canada's "Human Rights" Censors

May 6, 2009

How David Beats Goliath

The Worst Parents in the World

May 4, 2009

Ten Years After Lebowski, the Real Dude Still Abides

May 1, 2009

Allow Me to Retort

Joe and I don't always agree – as Isaac (Robert Guillaume) said on Sports Night, if you're smart, surround yourself with smart people who disagree with you. Last Friday was like Isaac Day here at Poop Reading.

The Weekly Log, 5/1/09

My descent into Facebook madness continues unabated...

Going Postal

Apr 30, 2009

Fouls, Flops, Fiascoes... But Not Flagrant

Apr 28, 2009

TMQ Breaks Down the NFL Draft

Apr 27, 2009

Monday Morning Quarterback

Apr 24, 2009

Guy Walks into a Bar Car

Apr 23, 2009

"Have You Checked The Children?": 22 Awful Fictional Babysitters

Apr 22, 2009

Brain Gain

Apr 21, 2009

The NFL Draft Must Be Mocked

The Pac-Man Dossier

Apr 17, 2009

Stealing Mona Lisa

The Last Question

Apr 16, 2009

An MVP Race For the Ages

Wall Street On the Tundra

What Do Women Want?

Apr 15, 2009

Todd Marinovich: The Man Who Never Was

Apr 10, 2009

Saved by the Bell Quote of the Day

Apr 8, 2009

What Do You Think of Ted Williams Now?

Apr 2, 2009

The Last Sports Reporter

Apr 1, 2009

The Curious Case of Sidd Finch

Mar 30, 2009

To The Giant Among Us

Mar 26, 2009

You Are Not Your Brain

Mar 23, 2009

The Legend of Ken Mink

Mar 20, 2009

Interview: Paul Rudd and Jason Segel

Mar 18, 2009

Bracket Mania: Greatest Movie Lines of All Time

Ben Affleck: A Smart, Talented Man Trapped in Lindsay Lohan's Life

Mar 17, 2009

My 2009 Bracket, Part One

This'll get us to the Sweet Sixteen; tomorrow I'll take us the rest of the way.

Mar 11, 2009


Mar 9, 2009

A.V. Club Interview: Nathan Fillion

Mar 5, 2009

Phil's Favorite 100 Movies of All Time

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.

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

Feb 23, 2009

Oscar Oscar

Tina Fey and the Success of 30 Rock

Feb 20, 2009

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?

Feb 19, 2009

Daniel's Final Predictions

Feb 18, 2009

Steroid Symphony

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.

The No-Stats All-Star

Feb 16, 2009

Timing Is Everything

Feb 13, 2009

Marry Him!

Buzz, Bob, Projectile Spittle and Me

Feb 12, 2009

NBA Trade Value Rankings

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.

Feb 9, 2009

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

Feb 5, 2009

The Meaning of Sarah Palin

Feb 4, 2009

5 Real Life Soldiers Who Make Rambo Look Like a Pussy

Feb 3, 2009

Tuesday Morning Quarterback

Harold Ramis Interview

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.

Monday Morning Quarterback

The Hardest Job in Football

Jan 28, 2009

Inside the Actors' Studio

Jan 27, 2009

Tuesday Morning Quarterback

Jan 26, 2009

Monday Morning Quarterback

Jan 23, 2009

One Final Toss For The Dooze

Jan 21, 2009

All the 2008 Movies I Saw

I only saw 20; that's what happens when you start having kids, I'm afraid. But, out of those 20, there were surprisingly few dogs. Find out which one I liked best; I'm sure you're just dying to know.

Jan 20, 2009

The Game

Jan 16, 2009

Winless, But Not Witless...

Jan 15, 2009

12 Underappreciated Comedy Actors and Actresses

These people are smart, funny, and hardworking. What do they have to do to get the recognition they deserve? Be smarter, funnier, and hardworkinger?

Jan 14, 2009

"American Idol" Is Back, and I've Got It Covered

Now that "American Idol" is losing steam and getting desperate, to the point of adding a fourth judge to a panel that's been the same for seven years, I figure this is the perfect time to start writing about it on the internet.

Jan 13, 2009

Film Critic Whores of the Year

Tuesday Morning Quarterback

Jan 12, 2009

The Cobra

40 For Cooperstown

Jan 9, 2009

The End Matter

Jan 6, 2009

Where Do the Lions Go From Here?

What can the Detroit Lions learn from eight other NFL teams that have suffered through disastrous seasons? Plenty.

First Person Plural

Jan 5, 2009

The Nine Most Under-Appreciated Films of My Lifetime

I wrote this a few months ago, but it still holds true. Besides, if you haven't read it, it's new to you!

Dec 29, 2008

Monday Morning Quarterback

Dec 26, 2008

The 100 Best Singles of 2008

Dec 23, 2008

Profile: Philip Seymour Hoffman

Dec 22, 2008

"How I Met Your Mother" Recap: "Little Minnesota"

Dec 18, 2008

Why History Can't Wait

Dec 17, 2008

Who Killed The Simpsons?

It was probably that evil Gavin MacLeod, or George "Goober" Lindsey.

The Survivor Finale: Aw, Yeah

How Bud Selig and Baseball Survived the Mitchell Report

Dec 16, 2008

Dead Man Laughing

Dec 15, 2008

Monday Morning Quarterback

The Crazy Cult of The Room

Dec 12, 2008

NFL Gifts That Keep On Giving

The Ten Best Movies of 2009 - That's Right, 2009

Dec 11, 2008

Most Likely to Succeed

Dec 9, 2008

15 Recent Sports Films That Prove Why Hollywood's Most Clichéd Genre Needs to Die

Dec 8, 2008

Monday Morning Quarterback

What Tina Fey Wants

Dec 5, 2008

Rambling Toward Week 14

South Park Libertarians

Dec 4, 2008

191 Hits

A Bill James assertion about baseball and character leads to a rogues gallery of dirty rotten scoundrels.

Dec 1, 2008

Monday Morning Quarterback

Nov 25, 2008

If You Liked This, You're Sure to Love That

Nov 20, 2008

Howling Ethical Malfeasance

A farewell homage to the boys over at firejoemorgan.com.

Nov 19, 2008

The Big Fish

Nov 18, 2008

The 100 Greatest Singers of All-Time

Nov 17, 2008

The Child Trap

Excerpt from Outliers

Nov 13, 2008

Sports Czar is Fired Up, Ready To Go

Nov 10, 2008

Fourteen Reasons To Become a Professional Foosball Player

Monday Morning Quarterback

Nov 7, 2008

Powerful Glimpse Into the Future

Nov 6, 2008

Zero and Counting

Nov 3, 2008

The Spreadsheet Psychic

Were the 2008 Playoffs a Dud?

Nov 2, 2008

The Decade of the Dude

Oct 28, 2008

The NBA Finally Has Its Curves Back

Oct 27, 2008

Inaugurate This!

Oct 24, 2008

The King of All Fantasy Previews

Oct 20, 2008

Monday Morning Quarterback

Oct 18, 2008

Late Bloomers

Oct 17, 2008

The Red Sox Make It To Midnight

Oct 16, 2008

Top Ten TV Shows, 2007-2008 Season

Splitting lists is for cowards trying to pad out their archives. My archives speak for themselves!

Norm Macdonald's Big Gamble

The Things He Carried

Oct 14, 2008

Tuesday Morning Quarterback

Oct 13, 2008

Monday Morning Quarterback

Oct 12, 2008

Interview with George Meyer

Oct 10, 2008

The Mailbag Returns After a Long Summer Nap

The Choice

Oct 8, 2008

Founding Father

Oct 7, 2008

Tuesday Morning Quarterback

Oct 6, 2008

Monday Morning Quarterback

Oct 2, 2008

The "Karate Kid" trilogy

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