Saturday, February 03, 2007

I (Heart) Peter Venkman
By PopCultureWhore

So “Ghostbusters III” is in the works and Bill Murray is in. Unfortunately it’s going to be a cartoon instead of live action, damnit. How is that going to be amusing? Millions of children (and pop culture whores) are craving nonsensical movies memories like the Stay Puft marshmallow man running through the streets of Manhattan, the Statue of Liberty becoming mobile with the help of the mysterious subterranean goo, the “Honey I Shrunk the Kids” guy frantically searching for the gatekeeper and, my personal favorite, Sigourney Weaver becoming possessed by Zuul. Live the dream ... one more time:

Olive Garden ‘Ugly’
By PopCulturewhore

I’ve seen this Olive Garden “date night” commercial about 1,000 times (“Endless breadsticks and salad!”) but it was only last night that I realized the perky hostess was played by Becki Newton, better known as the bitchy receptionist Amanda on “Ugly Betty.” Olive Garden fare, a patterned necktie and a plastic nametag? I’m sure Amanda would rather die. Damn, now I want some stuffed rigatoni.