My weekly TV column is up at Torontoist.
Another op-ed at Torontoist about Rob Ford (which in part incorporates a bit of yesterday’s post, because the editors asked if they could do and why not, but it’s mostly new material).
PaulW: in comments previously:
nice artwork, but does it have anything to say about the current reports that the Ford Crack-smoking video has finally been secured by law enforcement?
Not really, but this op/ed I wrote for Torontoist does, so there you go.
Here in this listicle Cracked includes Space Jam as one of six lousy movies which were completely outclassed by their great soundtracks. This is accurate, because Space Jam mostly sucks (Charles Barkley’s amusing cameos aside) and the album is great, but to demonstrate their point about the soundtrack, they reference “I Believe I Can Fly” by R. Kelly, which is a bad song, a song which was cliched the moment it arrived and is composed primarily of stinking cheese. It’s the worst song on the soundtrack by a country mile.
What they should have referenced is of course this:
Five great MCs at the top of their game, all working G-rated rhymes, all of them clearly having a blast, and the result is a truly epic song. I honestly don’t think Method Man has ever done a better guest MC gig in his career. “Hit ‘Em High” has not left my WinAmp playlist/mp3 player since Space Jam came out, because it is fucking great.