Short-n-sweet edition of "This week in…"

13 Apr

gary-louris-200-040408.jpgLOCAL MUSIC NEWS: Promising news for Jayhawks fans: Gary Louris and original co-founder Mark Olson have reunited to record a new album. Titled, “Ready for the Flood,” it is set for release this summer. Fun fact: the Jayhawks were my favorite band ever at one point in my life. Let’s hope the latest effort is more “Tomorrow the Green Grass” than “Sound of Lies.”

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ESSAYS ABOUT MOVIES: Joe Queenan from The Guardian does his best to choose the worst movie of all time. I stand by my selection of Crash, but his exploration was a fun read.

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BOOB TUBE PROGRAMMING: NBC “jumped the gun on a mid-May ritual” by revealing its lineup for next year. Friday Night Lights is getting 13 more shows, and there will be a spin-off of The Office. Details of the spin-off haven’t yet been revealed, which leads to an interesting discussion topic: who are going to be the stars? I suppose my money would be that it’ll center on Andy.

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CONTINUED HILARITY FROM THE ONION: “These Tropical-Colored Braces Are Going to Get You So Much Ass.

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FORMER CELEBRITY HIJINKS: Vanilla Ice, ask the awesomely named Robert Van Winkle, was arrested this past week for domestic battery. Just in case you were wondering what the guy has been up to.

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NEW MOVIES: Forgetting Sarah Marshall has been getting solid reviews thus far. It will be released this Friday, nationwide.

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READ OF THE WEEK: Again, from New York Magazine, one of the very best publications out there: all you need to know about Isiah Thomas’s deplorable management of the New York Knickerbockers. Might want to print this puppy out and bring it to the can; it’s a long one.

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