Just some things (old and new) that have been honkin' my bobo lately...
The 40 Year-Old Virgin - This is the funniest movie of the summer (even better than Wedding Crashers). Co-writer/director Judd Apatow brings consistent laughs, yet there's also a heart to it and it never treats Steve Carell's character with derision, which would've been easy to do in lesser hands. Plus, it has one of the single best movie posters ever.
More Adventurous by Rilo Kiley - Move over Postal Service and Jude, this is the latest album that I'm obsessing over.
Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story by Chuck Klosterman - He's produced a rock 'n' roll On the Road, musing on pop culture and the women in his life while taking a cross-country trip to various musician death sites. A great read.
"It's a Fine Day (ATB mix)" by Miss Jane - Why am I constantly playing this technopop song from 2000? Nostalgia, mostly.
"It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" - Finally, a sitcom not afraid to have its late-twentysomething characters pick up women at abortion rallies, dress up like Nazis, and date high school students. I hope this gets picked up for a second season.
Mr. & Mrs. Smith - The movie's just okay, but check it out so you can spend two hours gawking at the most beautiful woman in Hollywood looking the best she's ever looked.
Fantastic Four - Similar to the above, only substitute Jessica Alba. The film's got problems, but Michael Chiklis (aka The Commish) rules.
"P Control" by Prince - His best strip club song. Period.
Late Registration by Kanye West - Huge ego and inappropriate political grandstanding aside, the guy's made another gem (with the help of producer/composer Jon Brion). Just try to get the beats for "Gold Digger" or "Heard 'Em Say" out of your head. I dare you.
Kissing Bill O'Reilly, Roasting Miss Piggy : 100 Things to Love and Hate About TV by Ken Tucker - The former Entertainment Weekly critic takes the medium way too seriously. I love this book.
222 by Patton Oswalt - The uncut, full-length, drunken set his "proper" stand-up CD was culled from. Hilarious. Get it before it's gone forever.
Autumn - It's about time.