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It’s On: The Battle Over The “Bully” Rating Heads To Washington

The public outcry over the harsh R rating for the documentary Bully has hit a new level and headed straight to the Washington, D.C., headquarters of the people who granted that rating, the Motion Picture Association of America. In an attempt to quell criticism over the rating — which prevents the people who need to see this movie from seeing without adult supervision —the MPAA held a screening and panel discussion to try to convince the highly-influential guests who were invited (including Congressional Representatives) why the R rating was sound. The opposite happened, and now the MPAA is under fire on its own turf. Read more…

Holy Crap! This Is What Invisible Children Spends Its Money On

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Homeless Hotspots?
On this gross SXSW stunt. Read More »
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Whoa dude, my secondhand embarrassment for the brosephs over at controversial nonprofit Invisible Children just went through the roof. A friend showed me this video they made in 2006 (remember, that’s not that long ago when you look at the clothes they’re all wearing) to promote a day of action on behalf of Uganda. It’s … really, truly, mortifyingly bad. There are dance numbers and cheesy special effects. And absolutely everyone is white. [YouTube]

Hot Doc: “Mr. Rogers & Me” Gets To Know A “Deep And Simple” Man

"Being Elmo"
Meet the man who voices the beloved Muppet. Read More »
Swell Season Doc
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The Swell Season gets its own documentary. Read More »
Gloria Steinem Doc
We loved "Gloria: In Her Own Words." Read More »
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I am of the mind that Mr. Fred Rogers is one of the best human beings that has ever graced this planet. I have fond memories of watching “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood” as a child, and consider him partially responsible for my ability to tie my shoes and fondness for old man cardigans. So I’m very, very excited to see the documentary “Mr. Rogers & Me,” directed by Benjamin Wagner, a former MTV producer who was Mr. Rogers’ neighbor for a summer. Mr. Rogers told him to “spread the message” that “deep and simple is far more essential than shallow and complex.” Following Mr. Rogers’ death in 2003, Wagner and his brother “set out to learn more about the man himself and discover what he meant by ‘deep and simple.’” Check out the trailer above; “Mr. Rogers & Me” has a few upcoming screenings and will be released on DVD on March 20. [Mr. Rogers & Me via Laughing Squid]

What Songs Get Stuck In Your Head?

What's your favorite song?
I'm in a musical rut--tell me about your fave jams! Read More »
Do you karaoke?
Rock on, girl. What's your signature song? Read More »
Music Taste
What your favorite band/singer says about YOU. Read More »

A few days ago, NPR’s “Talk Of The Nation” featured a psychologist named Vicky Williamson who specializes in earworms. That might sound like a particularly gnarly kind of parasite, but it’s actually the term for songs and melodies that get stuck in your head.  According to Williamson, 90 percent of people experience an earworm at least once a week, and she’s studying the phenomenon in the hopes of better understanding human memory. In the process she’s collecting data on the most common earworms along with potential cures (apparently reciting the British National Anthem will clear your head in no time). I am often plagued by awful commercial jingles, Nickelback choruses, and Jeff Buckley’s “Hallelujah” (yep, my life sucks). How about you guys? What songs always get stuck in your head? [NPR]

Joel McHale Meet His Morning Show Nemeses, Hoda And Kathie Lee

"Community" College Vid
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Why Funny Women Rule
Mind of Man
John DeVore on why funny women are a natural resource. Read More »
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This morning Joel McHale visited with Kathie Lee and Hoda in order to promote a brand new episode of “Community” (on tonight at 8 p.m. EST!). He managed to force Hoda to drink a special Guinness and orange juice cocktail. Delicioso!

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