'Pirates' Franchise Still Kicking


» “IT’S HARD TO BELIEVE that ‘On Stranger Tides‘ is the fourth ‘Pirates of the Caribbean‘ movie to come out in less than a decade. But Disney has found a cash cow, and it’s obvious the two big stars are still having fun with their roles, so the series marches on.”
GeeksOfDoom.com didn’t think much of the latest installment of the movie franchise, which was released Friday.

» “BETWEEN THE DREADFUL Pacquiao-Mosley fight, Sugar Ray Leonard’s new revelations of childhood sexual abuse by his boxing coach, Oscar De La Hoya entering a substance abuse facility, and now Roy Jones being brutally knocked out, it looks like the best news boxing will have this month is that [Mike] Tyson is supposed to be great in ‘The Hangover, Part 2.’”
— A commenter at Deadspin.com assesses the state of boxing these days.

» “NO SURPRISE THAT [Bradlee Dean], Michele Bachman and Tim Pawlenty are supporters of each other … . Especially since anti-gay, Christian, long-hair-having, heavy metal bands are so 20th century.”
LezGetReal.com reacts to Dean’s opening prayer in front of the Minnesota House of Representatives last week. Dean said “the head of the denomination … is Jesus, as every President up until 2008 has acknowledged.”

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Clinton Yates is a D.C. native and an online columnist. When he's not covering the city, pop culture or listening to music, he watches sports. A lot of them.
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