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The Entertation Index: August 25

August 25, 2011

Advertising, Music in — The website Flavorwire has devised a rather clever list of ten songs which have been forever tainted by their uses in television advertisements, including The Seekers’ “I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing,”  The Violent Femmes’ “Blister in the Sun” and Lou Reed’s “Walk on the Wild Side.” The list egregiously omits, however, the Beatles 1968 smash “Wouldn’t You Like to Be a Pepper Too?”

Link: 10 Songs That Have Been Ruined Forever by Advertisements (Flavorwire)

Just to clarify: The above did NOT come from Clive Barker's "butt-hole."

Barker, Clive — The prolific horror scribe has publicly derided the upcoming Hellraiser sequel Hellraiser: Revelations, supposedly based upon his macabre novella, by taking to his website and writing “If they claim its from the mind of Clive Barker,it’s a lie. It’s not even from my butt-hole.Upon hearing the news, fellow writer M. Night Shyamalan responded that he didn’t see what the big deal was; he’s been making things out of his butt-hole since The Sixth Sense.

Link: Barker Speaks Out on “Hellraiser: Revelations” (Shock Till You Drop)

Jobs, Steve — On Wednesday, Apple head Steve Jobs announced that he would be stepping down from the tech giant due to suffering from a rare pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor. I don’t care how hip and cool it is to hate large corporations, folks, Steve Jobs’ work at Apple has changed all of our lives technologically, musically and socially, and we wish him the best in his struggle against the cancer.

Link: Jobs Battles with Rare Pancreatic Cancer, Privacy (USA Today)

Story, Toy — Slashfilm has released a list recently tweeted by Toy Story 3 director Lee Unkrich, which gives a peek behind the Pixar curtain with a list of rejected titles for the original Toy Story. The collection contains almost-titles like The Cowboy & the Spaceman, Some Assembly Required and Wind-Up Heroes, among others. Of course, everyone knows what Pixar refers to the franchise as these days: “the thing that craps money.”

Link: Pixar’s Rejected “Toy Story” Titles Revealed (Slashfilm)

TeenNick — As you may know by now, TeenNick’s block of early-to-mid nineties flashback shows has been absolutely dominating late night programming over the past month alone, drawing from a demographic which has begun to be nostalgic for their own childhoods. I don’t want to be a downer, but do you guys realize how old we’re all going to feel when we see cinematic remakes of Clarissa Explains It All and The Adventures of Pete and Pete, or cast reunions of All That? Face it, friends, there will come a day when we feel as clueless about a generation’s affinity for Keenan and Kel as our parents felt about Saved By the Bell.

Link: TeenNick 90’s Are All That (EW)

Uncontrollable Sadness — As long as we’re talking about pop culture, I’d be remiss if I didn’t call all of your attention to what our society has become: the Huffington Post isrunning a story on its Entertainment page right now entitled “Pictures of Celebrities Eating Ice Cream.” It’s not a clever title; it’s 21 actual photographs of celebrities eating ice cream. If anyone needs me, my head will be in the oven.

Link: Pictures of Celebrities Eating Ice Cream (Huffington Post)

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