In the latest issue of Rolling Stone, Jonah Weiner writes about comedian and late-night talk-show host Jimmy Kimmel (the story is behind a paywall):
World Net Daily is continuing on down the path to journalistic excellence with this one.
The Super Bowl will be shown on CBS next month, so obviously they are promoting the crap out of it. (Why? Because… um… I don’t know, otherwise people wouldn’t watch the Super Bowl?)
Anyway, CBS started advertising for the Big Game during the Colts/Ravens game on January 6th, and here is one of the images they used:
I wanted to start this post with “Is nothing sacred?” but seeing as I write what I write about, I just couldn’t get past the irony.
I discovered Rufus Wainwright‘s cover of Hallelujah when I was a sophomore in high school. Because I am a regular person with ears, I immediately fell in love with it and used to drive around the suburbs in my Oldsmobile listening to it and feeling like this song “got me, in that way. Over a decade later, I still just adore it. In fact, I recently dusted off my keyboard and set about teaching myself the Wainwright version. (It’s not going great, but my boyfriend is really enjoying hearing the opening melody 289 times in a row.)
I am not about to do any kind of analysis of Leonard Cohen‘s lyrics, but look at this: [Read more...]