Maria Bamford is a genius. She is one of the funniest comedians alive and has been for years. If you haven’t seen her live, find out where she’s going to be performing and go see her. That’s right, travel cross-country if you must. She’s that good.” shares thoughts on Bamford after she appeared on “Conan” Tuesday night.

Obviously, there are many different schools of thought on the value of fancy ice and fancy cocktails. But any activity that involves chain saws and ice picks is pretty fun to watch.” thought last week’s Ice Jam 2011 at the Columbia Room, where bartenders from around town gathered to learn more about the art of carving ice, was a neat event.


[Darren] Aronofsky has created four absolutely terrifying spots for the campaign, and perhaps even more shocking than the spots themselves is the fact that they will, apparently, actually air on TV.” was stunned by the Hollywood director’s new PSAs for the Meth Project, which “aims to reduce first-time meth use.”

I imagine him in heaven drawing a cartoon of Billy checking out everything in heaven, dotted lines following him and everything. Those Sunday cartoons were my favorite. Thanks, Bil, you made me want to be a cartoonist!”
— A commenter at laments the death of Bil Keane, the creator of the iconic “Family Circus” comic, at 89 on Wednesday.

We’re not sure which is worse (better?): the punny and redundant title, the cover’s attack of the microphones, or the fact that R. Kelly has published a memoir.” isn’t sure what to think about a cover image for an autobiography of R. Kelly titled “Soula Coaster — The Diary of Me,” which is tentatively scheduled for release next year.