Broken Hearts Club & r & Lewis Black was supposed to regale us with his like-Andy-Rooney-except-funny-type observations on Saturday at Northern Quest, but contractual obligations have kept him away. Instead, the bingo folks decided to bring the quasi-star-driven blues of Jim Belushi and the Broken Hearts. The show'll be great, we're sure, but if you want a bit of interactive fun, purposely mix up Jim Belushi with his (more talented) brother, Saturday Night Live alum John, screaming, "Do the samurai thing!" We hear he loves that.
Weekly Ponderable & r & If a news organization (say, for example, Fox 28 News) takes 10 minutes out of its 30-minute broadcast twice a week to recap what went down on one of its parent network's shows (say, for example, American Idol), can you still call it a news organization? Or do you have to call it (say, for example) a sniveling little entertainment-whoring fiefdom suckling at the gaudy teat of a megalomaniacal (and arch-conservative) corporate personality cult? We've drawn our conclusions; now draw your own.