The Underfinanced Production Company - Joyce Wadler - Satire - Movies - New York Times: "We need firm, thick ice on which to raise our young and show exemplary, self-sacrificing family values in such a way as to attract the Christian right."
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The Underfinanced Production Company - Joyce Wadler - Satire - Movies - New York Times: "Then Jake kinda melts away and you step up to the audience and say, 'And I'm not even gay. But tonight everybody's gay in Hollywood.' I forgot to mention, you're wearing a holster and six shooter. And you shoot at the ceiling and these posters come down. LIBERACE! ROCK HUDSON! MONTOGOMERY CLIFT! MICKEY MOUSE! Big gasp from the audience. You say, 'What's the matter, you didn't believe me?' Mickey comes out, dressed like the cowboy from the Village People. He says, high pitched little mouse voice, 'I leave you alone one minute, you're messing around with that slut Jake???'"
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In Turin, Chocolate's the Champion - New York Times: "The flavor of roasted hazelnuts comes through every bite, with the fruity high notes of fine Central American chocolate in the city's best. The depth of the hazelnuts balances the fruit of the chocolate, and anchors an experience that with the vinification of chocolate has become all too ethereal."
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How To Watch the Winter Olympics - I am the ballistic starfruit. By Dana Stevens and Seth Stevenson: "China was the one with the most egregious endorsement deal. Their athletes sported an Adidas logo so gigantic, it looked like a monster truck had left tire tracks across their heads. "
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On the Matter of Size - The inexact science of penis measurement. By Kent Sepkowitz: "But in case you're still wondering, here is what we know: When self-measured, the median length of a stretched flaccid penis is about 5.1 inches. For an erect penis, most studies come in at 5.5 to 6 inches. The average flaccid penis is in the 3.5- to 4-inch range. If someone else is doing the measuring, well, the numbers come out lower. But go ahead, add a little extra. After all, it's Valentine's Day."
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Boycott the Olympics - Why the United States should skip the Salt Lake City games. By David Plotz: "Curling combines the worst of shuffleboard and housekeeping. " (Recycled, but hilarious.)
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At Churches Nationwide, Good Words for Evolution - New York Times: "'There was a growing need to demonstrate that the loud, shrill voices of fundamentalists claiming that Christians had to choose between modern science and religion were presenting a false dichotomy,' said Michael Zimmerman, dean of the College of Letters and Sciences at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and the major organizer of the letter project."
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Doing the Martin Shuffle (with your iPod): "Now on your iPod, suppose you want to find something. To make it concrete, suppose you want to find Something. First you listen to the current song long enough to identify it. If it is alphabeticly close (say, Someone to Watch Over Me or Summertime) you press the 'next' or 'previous' song button in sequential (non-shuffle) mode until you arrive at your target. If the current song is far away (say, Funkytown) you go into shuffle mode and hit the 'next' button (thereby randomly jumping to another song) until you do get close; then switch to non-shuffle mode."
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Apple launches new 1 GB iPod nano - Tech News & Reviews - MSNBC.com: "NEW YORK - Apple Computer Inc. Tuesday cut the price of its cheapest digital music player, the iPod shuffle, and launched a smaller-capacity version of its mid-priced iPod nano, sending its shares up as much as 3 percent."
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Fuck Everything, We're Doing Five Blades | The Onion - America's Finest News Source: "What part of this don't you understand? If two blades is good, and three blades is better, obviously five blades would make us the best fucking razor that ever existed. Comprende? We didn't claw our way to the top of the razor game by clinging to the two-blade industry standard. We got here by taking chances. Well, five blades is the biggest chance of all."
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Super Bowl Special - The best and worst ads this year. By Seth Stevenson: "What if, say, a bisexual mom explained to her kid that—just as the car runs on two kinds of fuel—she's attracted to both men and women? Now, that's the kind of boundary pushing that a Brokeback-loving, hybrid-buying America wants to see."
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The New York Review of Books: An Affair to Remember: "Had this been the story of, say, the love between two closeted interior decorators living in New York City in the 1970s, you suspect that there wouldn't be full-page ads in the major papers trumpeting its 'universal' themes."
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