Atlas Shrugged

standard Atlas Finishes Shrugging

As we put fingers to keyboard, the cinematic release of the conclusion to Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand, is less than 10 hours away. To most people, this probably qualifies as a non-event. The first film cost only $20 million to make, was shown in fewer than 300 theaters domestically, and earned back a paltry figure of less than $5 million, an anemic performance by any measuring stick.
With the sequel set to show in over a thousand theaters, there’s a chance it will make at least somewhat of a bigger splash than part one, but we shall see. The problem the film ran into the first time around was that – adapted from Ayn Rand’s magnum opus and applauding the themes of individual responsibility and capitalism – leftist …

standard Has Anyone Seen Swanky Bear's Pants?

We knew we were going to have to talk about it sooner or later. As you can tell by the picture to the left, everyone’s favorite vodka-and-tequila-drinking bear got so totally whacked recently he lost track of where his pants went. We’re pretty sure we can trace the root of the problem; if you look closely at the bottle clutched in his left paw, you’ll see a bottle of Skyy Vodka. While the stuff is plenty sheik these days (though not nearly as sheik as Swank Vodka, of course), it does have the unfortunate side effect of causing pants to disappear.