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Wednesday, January 11, 2006

 

Roaming the filthy frontier of pop culture

A trailer for the sequel to "Clerks" is up on the internet. You know, if you're into that sort of thing. If not, it's worth watching just to see what the ravages of heroin have done to Jason Mewes.

Let this be a lesson. Opiates = bad. Moving Dante and Randal from the Quick Stop to a burger joint? Also = bad.

Still not interested? Then how about a play-by-play account (scroll down the page) of Howard Stern's first day on Sirius Satellite Radio? If you haven't heard already, they somehow coaxed George "Sulu" Takei into playing announcer. Pretty "wacky." I give his stint on Stern's show a grand total of two weeks.

I spend over an hour in my car commuting Monday through Friday and would still rather listen to the radio than an iPod or CDs. My antenna snapped off about a year ago and I've debated making an investment in satellite radio since hearing a price quote for a replacement ($220 including labor). I can no longer pick up AM and most FM channels are riddled with static.

I'm a casual Stern fan and his Sirius shows are rebroadcast in the evening. While tempting, his show and dozens of other channels of music probably isn't worth the $100+ price tag for a receiver and a $13 a month subscription fee. I guess I'll continue switching between Loveline on KNRK and the emotionless droning of the announcers on NPR.

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