Archive for the 'Firm Absurdity' Category

The Most Terrifying Unintentional Horror Films, Part Two
Friday, December 11th, 2009

A few, er, weeks ago (hey, there was a national holiday somewhere in between) we brought you the Part One of the top ten most gut-wrenching Unintentional Horror movies. Here are the Top 5. And damn are these movies scary.
(And yes, it is true, I cannot watch Kramer vs Kramer — too disturbing. Give [...]

Ah Dubai, I Knew You When
Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

I traveled to Dubai earlier this year, and was astounded by the place. I never did get around to writing about it at the time, but leave it to a financial crisis to get me off my arse. So here’s a column I did for Mediaite about the arguable inevitability of the flashiest Emirate’s troubles. [...]

On the (Internet) Radio
Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

I went on Mediabistro’s Morning Media Menu show this AM to talk with the smart and fabulous Jason Boog and Matt Van Hoven about China, infrastructure, and apocalypse porn. To listen, click here.

Saw 1-6: The Most Important Movies Ever Made. No, Really
Friday, October 23rd, 2009

No sarcasm. I’m being totally serious. Just read it.

A History of Lady Killers (Literally)
Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

Plenty of people tell me I watch too many horror movies. One guy even checked it on his list of “crap he’d have to put up with if he dated me.”
“How can you watch those things??” people squawk. “They’re so disgusting and stupid!” You’re right, I tell them. I should be devoting my time [...]

In Which I Bitch About Birthdays (Again)
Monday, September 14th, 2009

Fuckin birthdays, man. Every year it’s the same forced barometer, this assessment tool that descends on your life — what haven’t I achieved yet? Where are all the huge, gaping holes that only get bigger with age? Where in my life have I gone wrong and let yet another year go by without fixing it? [...]

The Law Firm Revolution Will Be Blogged
Thursday, February 19th, 2009

Yes, I know — the law firm system is tanking. If you’re still entrenched in it, you don’t need me to tell you this — unless you’re busy clutching to those last non-billable threads of denial.
The fall of Legal Babylon is neither surprising nor unexpected, really — for years law firms have been the [...]

The Sudden, Butt-Kicking Truth
Thursday, September 18th, 2008

It’s hard not to pick up on all the little mantras as you go through life–those pedagogic sayings and catchy idioms meant to jog us out of our daily bitchings. They spring forth from Hallmark cards, insurance ads and suburban church message boards, until they’re lodged in the “wish I could unlearn this” portion of [...]

From Here To Obscurity
Thursday, December 6th, 2007

You have to laugh. When I started this whole blogging cavalcade back in 2005, if I told people I had a blog (which I didn’t, for fear of the exact reactions I’m about to describe), they responded by either tittering incredulously or changing the subject with breakneck speed. Even saying the word out loud was [...]

“The Mist”: Tragedy Porn, In Action
Thursday, November 15th, 2007

There’s a growing genre in Hollywood that we like to call “tragedy porn.” We describe it as follows: just as porn films introduce characters for the sole purpose of getting them naked and screwed, so does tragedy porn (Crash and Babel come to mind) march out a cast simply to have the worst possible things [...]