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Calendar, Night&Day Bad Dad

Bad Dad

Bob Saget is not the wholesome patriarch of an Alamo Square painted lady, but he played one on TV. Later he played himself in a documentary about a famously dirty joke, and suddenly Saget's flair for family-unfriendly comedy was…
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Calendar, Night&Day Comedy Upgrade

Comedy Upgrade

Television clip shows are notoriously unwatchable, except for The Soup and, if you hate yourself, TMZ. Television clip shows that focus on Internet clips, however, are the hot new terrible T.V. idea, and they are succeeding on all counts. Imagine…
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Calendar, Night&Day In the Black

In the Black

Life is good for Lewis Black. The perennially overwrought stand-up, who uses spittle as a punch line, has upped his profile over the past decade thanks to The Daily Show, which has periodically run his “Back in Black” segment even…
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Home Entertainment, DVDish The Terrorist's Mind

The Terrorist's Mind

Catch a Fire (Focus) In his commentary for the underrated, undervalued Catch a Fire, director Phillip Noyce discusses the inspiration: witnessing the terror attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001. He wanted to comprehend "the terrorist's mind," so he…
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Film, Working Blue. And Brown.

Working Blue. And Brown.

Pity the daily newspaper critic who must review The Aristocrats without using such phrases as "a longshoreman's arm up a little girl's ass," "then my wife goes down on my son while the dog's licking his balls," "my grandmother's covered…
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