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What have the kids from ‘School of Rock’ been up to for the last decade?

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BY TROY PHILLIPS

Rock got no reason, rock got no rhyme. You better get me to school on time.

It’s been more than 11 years since School of Rock first captivated audiences of all ages with its musically-infused brand of comedy. The former classmates/cast mates got together late last year for a reunion to rehash the old times at Horace Green prep.

And that got me thinking. Now, eleven years removed from their moment in the sun as rock stars, what have Jack Black’s former proteges accomplished?  Continue reading

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Urban Dictionary Words of The Week

urbandictionaryBY TROY PHILLIPS

You’re probably looking for a snappy intro to hook your attention. If so, you’re out of luck.

The mere mention of “Urban Dictionary Words of the Week” should be enough to set any potential reader off in a frenzy of anticipation.

So come on inside and behold the five best selections for this last blistering wednesday of February.
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This ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ EDM mix is worth hearing

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If The Wolf of Wall Street has taught us anything, it’s that any true rhythm comes from beating on one’s chest. Matthew McConaughey’s legendary tutelage of Leonardo DiCaprio won’t soon be forgotten, and from the moment McConaughey laid down his impromptu beat, it seemed destined for bigger things.

If you’re an EDM fan, your wish has been granted. Continue reading

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T-Minus four days until ‘Late Night’ with Seth Meyers

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Let’s talk talk shows. You have your young hotshots (Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon), your established mainstays (David Letterman, Craig Ferguson), and an edgy black (or perhaps red) sheep named Conan O’Brien. They’re all valuable parts of the after-hours spectrum, humerous and unique plenty of other buzzy words, but I’m not burning the late night oil for any of these noteworthy front men.

No, I plan to spend my late nights watching Late Night, otherwise known as the reason why Seth Meyers vacated the Weekend Update desk. Meyers’ new chapter as full-time host begins next Monday on NBC as he attempts to fill Fallon’s spacious shoes. Continue reading

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Urban Dictionary Words of the Week

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Resident master of lexicon Troy Phillips trudges through the muck of Urban Dictionary to find his favorite gems hidden in the shuffle. Continue reading

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‘Draft Day’ tied to real Browns by name only

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BY TROY PHILLIPS

Sonny Weaver Jr., that’s the name of the general manager of the Cleveland Browns in the upcoming film Draft Day. 

It’s not  Michael Lombardi or Ray Farmer, it’s Kevin Costner, playing a fictional GM who is portrayed as the head of a competent front office, which should be your first hint that this film is not based on a true story.

Don’t write “Draft Day” off as a loser, at least not yet. Continue reading

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The Marcus Smart shove from all perspectives

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BY TROY PHILLIPS

First things first; there are no winners in this Marcus Smart debacle.

Texas Tech booster Jeff Orr was wrong for heatedly yelling at a student-athlete in the midst of heated competition; Smart was wrong to respond physically. It left the athletic department at Oklahoma State with a PR headache and no choice but to sideline a future lottery pick and hinder the long-term outlook for one of the best collections of talent in Cowboys hoops history. Mistakes were made, tempers flared, and now everyone involved is worse for the wear.

But that doesn’t mean the involved parties are without rationalizations.

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‘The Monuments Men’ looking like a shrine to inadequacy

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Some movies project as quality cinema based solely off the trailer and the concept of the film. In my mind, and I’m sure I’m not alone, The Monuments Men earned such a label.

However, now that critics have had their peek at the entire product, the returns don’t look nearly as promising.  Continue reading

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Urban Dictionary Words of the Week

urbandictionaryBY TROY PHILLIPS

Happy Wednesday, everybody.

Here we stand, stuck firmly in the monotony of winter. For most of the country, this has been one of the most intense winters on record. The polar vortex has taken its toll on all of us– hell, even Alabama couldn’t escape its frozen grasp, and totally panicked in response– and there are still plenty of frosty days ahead before we come out on the other side.

Until then, small favors will drive us through this white-walled hell. Urban Dictionary Words of the Week is one of those small favors, so you’re welcome and let’s get to it.

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Second Look: The 20 most re-watchable episodes of ‘The Office’

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Is there any better Netflix/On Demand fodder than an episode of The Office? There simply is not. Whether you’re doing work, killing time or trying to fall asleep, the dedicated staff at Dunder Mifflin always has your back.

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