Lunch Break Links: August 9, 2007
Patton Oswalt shows how to do Pitchfork's "Guest List" feature right. And he's stumping for some of my favorite stuff, so there you go.
Remember UNKLE? They're doing their first American shows, but if Thom Yorke isn't going to be there, I don't know who's gonna care. Let's just watch the "Rabbit in Your Headlights" video instead. (p.s. I'm currently listening to that song and being transported back to high school summertime drives with homemade Radiohead B-sides and rarities collections. Nostalgia!)
Common scored his first No. 1 album with the debut of Finding Forever. Until I saw him with the Roots last summer, I didn't realize just how good this guy is, but his part of the show was by far the best. And until I saw those Gap ads, I didn't realize how huge he was. I thought he was one of those music geek celebrities who aren't actually that famous in real life. Here's a clip of him in the studio making this album, and here's "The Game," the first single.
Two Slate headlines caught my eye today: America's Worst Blog Names and Why Southerners Won't Shut Up About Their Sweet Tea.
The Hater is right: This new Parker Posey show looks awful! Who knew they still did laugh tracks in TV comedies?
The New York Times reports that cable TV has had a breakout summer.
EW listed 20 more perfect movie endings.