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Macaulay Culkin’s in a Velvet Underground cover band, The Pizza Underground

Can you tell which one of these bespectacled pizza lovers is Macaulay Culkin? (The Pizza Underground)

We’re not really sure it’s appropriate to call a band a “cover band” if it takes the listener about a third of the way through a song to recognize it. Alas, we didn’t come for the music; we came because all the songs were about pizza and Macaulay Culkin. After all, the former-child start has proven he can really belt it out.

“They call themselves The Pizza Underground.” — Ross Luippold at reports on a new band that’s gaining some attention in New York City. The Pizza Underground is a Velvet Underground cover band with two twists, or, toppings, rather: one, the band sings solely about pizza, featuring such songs as “I’m Beginning to Eat the Slice,” “Waiting for the Delivery Man” and “Pizza Day,” and, two, it’s fronted by Macaulay Culkin.

“There is also a ban on cheering, everyone will be issued a white t-shirt and nobody is allowed to look directly at the field while the game is in progress.” — commenter Bill Waters at reacts bitterly to news that there will be no tailgating allowed at the 2014 Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. The reason, officials said at a news conference Monday, is security, which will decrease the number of parking spaces available to fans.

“The fashion-ability of facial hair is bad news for the razor industry.” — Roberto A. Ferdman at points out that the popularity of the five o’clock shadow — favored by such dudes as Ryan Gosling — is having a negative financial impact on the shaving industry. Companies that have been affected, according to a new report, include Energizer Holdings, which owns both Schick and Edge, and Procter & Gamble, which owns Gillette.

“Are you physically able to wrap pears in tinfoil or drop stuff on a floor? Well, you might as well buy a villa in France, friend, because you are a successful contemporary artist.” — Emily Levy at waxes snarky on some works displayed last week at Miami Beach’s Art Basel, a contemporary art fair. In particular, she mocks a work called “The American Supermarket” by Robert Watts, which features neatly displayed crates of aluminum foil-wrapped pear-shaped objects.

“Because of our ambivalence, we are unable to actually work together with snow to get through it any more than we can work together as humans to pass a budget.” — Lollipop Goldstein at explains why D.C. seems to have such a hard time dealing with even the slightest amount of snow. Goldstein argues that D.C. is “a city in-between,” citing President John F. Kennedy’s famous quip, “Washington, D.C., is a town of Northern hospitality and Southern efficiency.” In short, Goldstein writes, “We’re d—s AND we’re incapable of getting stuff done.”

Hey, at least you made it through the end of Blog Log! That’s something!

Marissa Payne writes for The Early Lead, a fast-breaking sports blog, where she focuses on what she calls the “cultural anthropological” side of sports, aka “mostly the fun stuff.” She is also an avid WWE fan.



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