Waves egg sandwich around.

Did you know that Travis Kelce is producing a documentary on Jean-Michel Basquiat?

Or that the company that gutted Sports Illustrated co-owns Shaq?

Salter founded Authentic Brands Group in 2010 after a career in financial services. It is a brand ownership firm that buys the intellectual property of celebrities dead and alive — including Elvis, Shaquille O'Neal and David Beckham — and then collects royalties from their use. Authentic launched a production studio that was involved in Elvis the movie and Beckham's Netflix docuseries. It bought O'Neal's brand rights and owns approximately 50 percent of his future lifetime earnings, from endorsements to his HBO show to his broadcasting deal with TNT.

"He got a lot of money from us [upfront], and [we] grew his brand exponentially," Salter said. [source]

Moments before O'Neal closed the deal to sign away half of his brand proceeds to Authentic, he turned to Salter with an idea.

"[O'Neal] says, 'You know all that money you're going to give me?'" related Salter. "'I'd like to invest it in ABG.' And that's how he became the second-largest shareholder of ABG." [source]

So Shaq co-owns the company that co-owns him.

Furryvore Burps

Red Hot Chili Peppers' album Californication turns 25 in June.

To commemorate its silver anniversary, they should remake their music video for the song "Californication" with modern video game graphics.

Blink-182's album Enema of the State also turns 25 in June, but they already remade their music video for "What's My Age Again?" – a woke version!

Weezer's "blue album" turns 30 in May.

To commemorate its pearl anniversary…

They already remade their music video for "Undone (The Sweater Song)"…

To commemorate the pearl anniversary of the "blue album", Weezer should remake their music video for "Buddy Holly" with the band performing in what used to be Arnold's Drive-In and is now a CVS Pharmacy.

Fatboy Slim released "Praise You" as a single 25 years ago last month.

He should remake its music video outside the shuttered ArcLight Cinemas complex in Hollywood.

Smashing Pumpkins' album Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness turns 30 next year.

They should remake their music video for "Tonight, Tonight" using OpenAI's Sora.

Adam Riff™ Clip of the Week

8. All Our Vice (Abbott Elementary, S03E05)

Stray Observations

  • Doomcore ♫: The Beatles – "Twist and Shout" (True Detective, S04E06)
  • </True Detective, S04>
  • "However good a shot you think you are, you could have killed Teresa, and trust me, I don't think you could have lived with that."
    "You don't know what I can live with."
    "No, what I meant, Henri, is that I would've fucking killed you." (Monsieur Spade, S01E06)
  • "Aren't there are plenty of your fellow patriots in Argentina that you can write angry manifestos and compare kill lists with? Leave me to enjoy my cognac and foul cheese in peace?" (Monsieur Spade, S01E06)
  • "You sound like a leaflet someone dropped from an airplane." (Monsieur Spade, S01E06)
  • "The child was born in Algeria, which makes him a French citizen."
    "Or an Algerian, depending on your point of view."
    "He was technically born in France."
    "One would have to practically break one's spine to get into that particular position." (Monsieur Spade, S01E06)
  • "Philippe made the mess. I just tried to clean it up."
    "You pick up vomit with a teaspoon, you make a bigger mess."
    "What a swell metaphor."
    "I read a lot of E.E. Cummings. A small constabulary on the ass end of a giant hole is no match for the big guns elsewhere." (Monsieur Spade, S01E06)
  • "One doesn't go to bed one person and wake up another just because one says so."
    "You mean people are simpler than they think? I had no idea."
    "I mean people know what they want. The rest is justification. Take you, for example… You wanna be left alone. You live in a quiet little village where the locals know just enough about you to leave you be."
    "You've read my mail."
    "And yet, sadly, our pasts are portable." (Monsieur Spade, S01E06)
  • </Monsieur Spade, S01>
  • "I think the brain and the balls are related. If you take a magnifying glass and you put it on your balls, it's the same pattern as the brain." (Curb Your Enthusiasm, S12E03)
  • "My point is lemons are a fungible citrus." (Curb Your Enthusiasm, S12E03)
  • "You tell him about the Postmates dinner?"
    "I did."
    "What'd you tell him? You just went like this. You didn't do anything."
    "That's the sign for 'Postmates dinner.'" (Curb Your Enthusiasm, S12E03)
  • "Every Black person you meet, you say 'brother' to? 'Hey, brother'?"
    "You say 'brother' and you give him one of those right there."
    "Uh-huh. Yeah. You too?"
    "Respectful nod."
    "A nod is like our aloha."
    "I don't do a Jew nod."
    "You know, you guys got that song already, 'Hey, Jew.'" (Curb Your Enthusiasm, S12E03)
  • "All Black balls are like this." (Curb Your Enthusiasm, S12E03)
  • Larry watching Live By Night (Curb Your Enthusiasm, S12E03)
  • "Where did you even get a cigarette?"
    "Yeah, what you, a French child?" (Abbott Elementary, S03E04)
  • "Oh, it's nice to meet you, Jessica."
    "Jessca. There's no 'I.' Jess…ca." (Abbott Elementary, S03E04)
  • "Hi."
    "Hmph. Bet you are." (Abbott Elementary, S03E04)
  • "Now, I admit that it make you look cool. But it make your breath smell like stool. And that's poop." (Abbott Elementary, S03E04)
  • "Pay attention so you don't die." (Abbott Elementary, S03E04)
  • "Okay, alright… It just seems like most drugs aren't that bad."
    "Fine, you can smoke a little! Just don't do opioids!"
    "My grandfather's on opioids."
    "Drugs from a doctor are okay."
    "My mom's on Valtrex."
    "That's fine. Your mom has herpes." (Abbott Elementary, S03E04)
  • "Exile makes sex more felt." (Feud, S02E05)
  • "He ran!" (Avatar: The Last Airbender, S01E02)
  • </Avatar: The Last Airbender, S01>
  • </Expats, S01>

I just want to go home and watch Idol

Law & Order Toronto: Criminal Intent will showcase original Canadian stories written and produced by, and starring, Canadians.

Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One-ass punctuation…

Shouldn't it be Law & Order: Criminal Intent – Toronto?

Unless it's a spin-off of Law & Order: Toronto.

Which it isn't.

Why would you name the first Law & Order set in Toronto after the third mainline programme?

Did you know that two Canadian versions of The Traitors exist? A nationwide English-language version and a Quebec-only French-language one.

Also: Separate but equal Big Brothers.

Big Brother Célébrités is the Quebec celebrity version of Big Brother.

Big Brother Célébrités is the third French-language adaptation of the Big Brother format in Canada.

A French-Canadian version of Loft Story, the France-produced version of the series, premiered in 2003.

Loft Story was succeeded by an official Quebec-produced edition of Big Brother in 2010.

Loi & Ordre Quebec: Crime Organisé when?

Tag your name on the side of a burning bridge

Kingsley Ben-Adir
Malcolm X (One Night in Miami…)
Barack Obama (The Comey Rule)
Bob Marley (Bob Marley: One Love)

Kingsley Ben-Adir is the new Chadwick Boseman.

Chadwick Boseman
Jackie Robinson (42)
James Brown (Get On Up)
Thurgood Marshall (Marshall)

Is Malcolm X, Barack Obama, and Bob Marley the most iconic trio of Black real person roles ever?

Angela Bassett
Tina Turner (What's Love Got to Do with It)
Rosa Parks (The Rosa Parks Story)
Coretta Scott King (Betty and Coretta)

Strong challenger, but still not as iconic as the Ben-Adir 3.

Honourable mention iconic trios of Black real person roles:

Billy Dee Williams
Gale Sayers (Brian's Song)
Scott Joplin (Scott Joplin)
Berry Gordy (The Jacksons: An American Dream)

Don Cheadle
Sammy Davis Jr. (The Rat Pack)
Frederick Douglass (Drunk History)
Miles Davis (Miles Ahead)

Jeffrey Wright
Jean-Michel Basquiat (Basquiat)
Martin Luther King Jr. (Boycott)
Muddy Waters (Cadillac Records)

Duos in search of one more iconic Black real person role:

Anthony Mackie
Tupac Shakur (Notorious)
Martin Luther King Jr. (All the Way)

Courtney B. Vance
Bobby Seale (Panther)
Johnnie Cochran (American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson)

Cynthia Erivo
Harriet Tubman (Harriet)
Aretha Franklin (Genius)

Morgan Freeman
Malcolm X (Death of a Prophet)
Nelson Mandela (Invictus)

Stephan James
John Lewis (Selma)
Jesse Owens (Race)

Terrence Howard
Cassius Clay (King of the World)
Nelson Mandela (Winnie Mandela)


Ashton Sanders
The RZA (Wu-Tang: An American Saga)
Bobby Brown (Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody)

Cuba Gooding Jr.
Radio (Radio)?
Ben Carson (Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story)
O.J. Simpson (American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson)

Laurence Fishburne
Ike Turner (What's Love Got to Do with It)
Nelson Mandela (Madiba)
Doc Rivers (Clipped)

Adam Riff™ Clip of the Week

7. Chance Encounter (The Vince Staples Show, S01E02)

Honourable Mention

  • Haru vs. Gaku fight (House of Ninjas, S01E08)

Stray Observations

  • ♫: Zayde Wolf – "Save Tonight" (True Detective, S04E05)
  • "Gregory Eddie, is no woman safe from your incompetence with the opposite sex? Mm!"
    "Well, Gregory? Is no?" (Abbott Elementary, S03E03)
  • "She was taken by U2? I really need to see this movie." (Abbott Elementary, S03E03)
  • "Oh, damn. Here go my childless ex." (Abbott Elementary, S03E03)
  • ♫: Backstreet Boys – "Everybody [Backstreet's Back]" ← after characters sang "I Want It That Way" in S01 (Tokyo Vice, S02E03)
  • ♫: Rent – "Seasons of Love"
    "Do you know this music?"
    "Is it an American folk song. From their country's founding." (Tokyo Vice, S02E03)
  • "How we the second robbery here today?"
    "In all fairness, you the first robbery here today. This was a heist."
    "What's the difference?"
    "It's simple. You do a heist, you George Clooney. You rob a bank, you Queen Latifah." (The Vince Staples Show, S01E02)
  • "Macaroni and cheese ain't a side dish at the family reunion. It's a delicacy." (The Vince Staples Show, S01E03)
  • "I just don't understand. Why are we Black?" (The Vince Staples Show, S01E03)
  • "Are we gonna see Dude?"
    "You know Dude not real, right?"
    "Yeah. Just a nigga in a suit, like Steve Harvey." (The Vince Staples Show, S01E04)
  • </The Vince Staples Show, S01>
  • </House of Ninjas, S01>

Porn enthusiast here.

January 2024

In an effort to re-assemble several years' of relationships that had remained hidden from his family, Ree makes ingenious use of online text archives and recollections from Mats' long-distance friends and, with the help of numerous World of Warcraft players and experts, animates a digital retelling of vital moments from his life within the engine of the game.

February 2024

"Each comedian delivers a motion-captured performance delivered in a Fortnite outfit, against the backdrop of a digitally rendered comedy club."

March 2024

They spend their days in the online digital world of Grand Theft Auto and when they stumble across a theater, they suddenly have an idea to stage a full production of Hamlet within the game. This film charts their ridiculous, hilarious and moving adventure as they battle violent griefers and discover surprising truths about life, friendship and the enduring power of Shakespeare.

April 2024


Adam Riff™ Clip of the Week

6. Nothing But Net (The Traitors [USA], S02E07)

Stray Observations

  • Watching Elf while whitening teeth (True Detective, S04E04)
  • Two adult men separately watching Elf (True Detective, S04E04)
  • "See, me, I carry my phone in my front pocket. But sometimes, I dick dial people by mistake."
    "Oh, you make a dick dial?"
    "One time, I ordered a pizza by mistake. This motherfucker shows up, I said, 'The fuck is this?' 'You ordered a pizza earlier.' Wow, my fucking dick. And sometimes, I can hear my dick dialing a number. Know what I mean? I'm like, 'What the fuck are you doing?' You know what I'm saying?"
    "I do know what you're saying." (Curb Your Enthusiasm, S12E01)
  • "I had a 4.0 APA, 'Ass-Point-Average.'" (Curb Your Enthusiasm, S12E01)
  • "Have you noticed that when you take a picture, you don't look nearly as good as you do when you look in the mirror?"
    "Because the mirror is how you see yourself. And the photo is how you're seen." (Curb Your Enthusiasm, S12E01)
  • "Put your arms away, Jeremy Allen Black." (Abbott Elementary, S03E01/2)
  • "We need old Ava back!"
    "Well, she's dead and gone. I lead now. I communicate. I haven't listened to the City Girls in months." (Abbott Elementary, S03E01/2)
  • "Ava said she stopped listening to the Town Women." (Abbott Elementary, S03E01/2)
  • "Princeton is the Temple University of the Ivies!" (Abbott Elementary, S03E01/2)
  • "Not today, Juvenile." (Abbott Elementary, S03E01/2)
  • "Happy Career Day, Ava."
    "There's no such thing as a happy career. To work is to lose in life." (Abbott Elementary, S03E01/2)
  • "Hey, little girl. Look at you all dressed up for Career Day."
    "Good one, Jalen Hurts." (Abbott Elementary, S03E01/2)
  • "Your face is incredible!" (Abbott Elementary, S03E01/2)
  • "Jalen, you've gotta say no to this kind of stuff. Boundaries."
    "You know my boundaries porous as hell." (Abbott Elementary, S03E01/2)
  • "Guards, show this murderess the door." (Feud, S02E03)

Ghost with a boner, ghost with a bone

Super Bowl week in Las Vegas:

Egyptian pyramid Dorito

Brooklyn Bridge Cheetos wedding chapel

Inside the Cheetos chapel at New York-New York, a Chester hologram will do the honors of marrying a fan — complete with Chester-approved wedding attire and a Cheetos-inspired cake ball truffle.

The casino's facade will otherwise be obscured by a Flamin' Hot stretch limo. [source]

Tostitos is hosting a "Tost by Tostitos" pop-up restaurant.

Pepsi is hosting an activation where visitors can confess personal secrets to Los Angeles Rams star wide receiver Puka Nacua in exchange for the chance to win merchandise or game tickets.