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1988 Countdown #38: Poison, “Nothin’ But a Good Time”

(New to the countdown? Catch up here.) In a busy restaurant kitchen, a hulking blonde dude leans over a sink full of dirty dishes, listening to Poison’s cover of “Rock and Roll All Nite.” He has pulled his hair back in an unsuccessful attempt at a ponytail. A busboy with a neat dark ponytail–a fellow […]

posted 19 September 2013 in 1988. 16 comments

1988 Countdown #56: Poison, “Fallen Angel”

(New to the countdown? Catch up here.) Back from the commercial break, Kevin Seal reorients us: “Top one hundred of 1988, which is quite convenient, because it’s the year that we best remember.” He grins and flaps his hands around, and then starts talking loudly, denoting that this is the official part of his palaver: […]

posted 27 May 2010 in 1988. 8 comments

Friday Foto: Drive Shaft

One last photo from the set of Lost. Here we see Dominic Monaghan and Matthew Fox hanging out on the set (under a canopy), waiting to shoot their scenes. Note the DS ring on Monaghan (his character’s band’s name was Drive Shaft) and the wound on his neck (his character had recently survived a hanging). […]

posted 21 May 2010 in Photos. no comments yet

Twenty Seconds

I have a short article on pages 52 and 53 of the new issue of Rolling Stone, a profile of the extremely nice Will Forte: former sitcom writer, current Saturday Night Live cast member, and star of the upcoming movie MacGruber. (Which oddly enough, also includes Val Kilmer and Ryan Phillippe in the cast.) As […]

posted 13 May 2010 in Articles, Outside. 1 comment