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…Bad News comes with a soundtrack?

How To Break Bad News

The idea of combining a book with a soundtrack sounds so intuitive, I’m surprised it hasn’t been done before.

Eric Steuer and Tim Molloy worked together on the book, called How to Break Bad News, about a reporter who goes undercover at a fast food restaurant chain to expose labor abuses – but then finds he prefers working there to being a reporter.

The soundtrack is being distributed for free, and matches the tone that the authors wanted to set with each part of the book.

I hope this becomes a tread, because everything’s better with a little music.

[Via: Boing Boing]

…Quid Pro Quo looks intense?

Quid Pro QuoIf you’re looking to get a little outside of the ordinary with your next film choice, then definitely check out Quid Pro Quo.

    Isaac Knott (Nick Stahl) is a Public Radio reporter in New York City. When he was eight, his mother and father died in an automobile accident that left him in a wheelchair.

    On air, Isaac recounts how he recently received an anonymous tip from someone identified only as “Ancient Chinese Girl.” She tells him a perfectly able-bodied man walked into an emergency ward downtown, and attempted to bribe a doctor into amputating his leg.

    As Isaac investigates the eerie tip, he encounters Fiona (Vera Farmiga) who, through her own quandary, leads Isaac to a netherworld of people afflicted with a perverse desire to be disabled. Like a contemporary noir detective film, Quid Pro Quo follows Isaac as he embarks on a dream-like journey to pull back the layers of what makes people feel whole.

    This quixotic entanglement between reality and its reinterpretation through desire is the heart and soul of Quid Pro Quo. Isaac is drawn to Fiona’s dark side because somewhere in the strata of her perversion lies an underlying truth about himself. He is confined to a wheelchair because of an accident. What can he possibly learn about himself from Fiona’s desire to be like him? The answer of course is everything.

[Quid Pro Quo]

[IMDb – Quid Pro Quo]

[Via: The Reverse Cowgirl]

…Jesus was held hostage?

CNN Jesus

CNN used to be the place to go for news that mattered, but it’s now (sadly) become the place to go for sensationalized, tabloid worthy garbage.

The following video is a perfect example of the type of ‘crap’ that CNN now reports on:

When the reporter started to read the ransom note, I actually fell out of my chair from laughing so hard.

Poopie from your wieners?

Wiener poopie?


CNN, how far you’ve fallen.

[Via: CNN]