Pants On the Ground: A Close Reading
Last week, American Idol landed in Atlanta for a round of auditions. There, they met General Larry Platt. While Gen. Platt's military credentials may be dubious, his original song -- entitled, "Pants on the Ground" -- which he performed for the Idol judges, can be read as a biting indictment of contemporary hip-hop culture, fashion, and social norms within the African-American community.
We're On Team Conan
Now with Conan all but finished on NBC, we can't help but wonder what's next. Is anyone safe? How long is it before 30 Rock gets replaced by Jeff Dunham? Or The Office loses 9pm to some insipid abortion of a sit-com starring Dane Cook and Dax Shepard and produced by Ashton Kutcher?