Imagine their surprise, however, when they realized the program was on the Oxygen channel and that the title was meant to be taken literally: yes, it's a dance competition for overweight people. As with other such competitions, one person is voted off each week, in this case, the person who is still too fat and can't dance very well.
Chip: "I'm sure the creators have good intentions here, but let's face facts. If people tune in, it's going to be because they think it's funny to watch fat people dance, with all that jiggling!"
Richard: "I suspect the program is ultimately too tasteful to find widespread appeal. However, I imagine that Fox's fall series called "More To Love" will be a huge hit. It's a dating show for overweight people."
When Canadian rock-duo Japandroids cancelled their recent Larryville show, many hipsters would have cried (if they had real emotions). Luckily, the band is making it up to the region tonight with an appearance at the Record Bar in KC.
Pitchfork gives their album "Post-nothing" a very solid 8.3 and writes of the song "Wet Hair": "...I'll be surprised if I play another song in 2009 as much as this one. Its structure is almost comically linear-- there's three lines in the whole thing, and the most ridiculous one gets repeated for nearly half of its three minutes, something about going to France to French kiss some French girls."
Well, the reviewer may not have accurately counted the lines, but the song is indeed short (but remarkably deep). Here are the lyrics in their entirety and you can listen in today's sidebar:
"She had wet hair
Say what you will
I don’t care
I couldn’t resist it
These girls are all
We need a ride to Bikini Island
We run the gauntlet
Must get to France
So we can French kiss some French girls"
Richard: "These few lines say more than many indie-hipster novelists manage to say in 300 page novels. I particularly love the middle stanza."
Chip: "Wet hair is indeed erotic. I think I'll spend the day at Highpointe Apartments, observing the wet hair of sorostitutes but, most importantly, getting some much needed Vitamin D."
The return of "Babes We'd Bone" was highly praised last week, with many readers saying that their boners returned as soon as the column began, even before they saw that picture of Isla Fisher.
Today's subject: Amy Adams. It's rare in Hollywood these days to find someone who combines powerful acting skills and extreme boneability, and we think that Ms. Adams may well become the new "America's Sweetheart," now that Julia Roberts is getting too old to bone (although we'd still bone her).
Let's take a look at this shot from Vanity Fair:
Richard: "Even her performance as a nun in John Patrick Shanley's Doubt gave me a boner. Should I go to confession about this, or is it normal?"
Chip: "I like her so much that I even saw that kiddie fairy-tale film called Enchanted. I found it quite enchanting, I must admit. Especially her breasts."