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Murphy’s Law – A disaster that must be stopped

Joel Murphy I like to think of myself as someone who is in touch with pop culture. As the alcoholic/talentless hack Ned Bitters pointed out in his diatribe yesterday, my columns are usually sprinkled with references to modern TV shows and films. I spend an unhealthy amount

Murphy’s Law – In search of Bigfoot

Joel Murphy Humboldt County, California, 1958 – bulldozer operator Jerry Crew finds extremely large footprints around his rig. The Humboldt Times, in a front page story about the discovery, coins the term “Bigfoot.” Bluff Creek, California, 1967 – amateur documentary filmmaker Roger Patterson releases grainy footage of

Murphy’s Law – Good marriages make bad TV

Joel Murphy Hollywood hates you, hates marriages and secretly wants your children to grow up to be sex-crazed adulterers. At least, that’s the impression I got after reading a new study released by the Parent Television Council entitled “Happily Never After: How Hollywood Favors Adultery and Promiscuity

Murphy’s Law – And please, no Robin …

Joel Murphy After all of the hype surrounding The Dark Knight, now that I have seen the film and raved about how good it is, you would think I would be ready to move on with my life. But instead of just enjoying the film and finding

Murphy’s Law – Things that piss me off

Joel Murphy We are only one day away from “Batman Day” (which isn’t a national holiday yet, but I’m still working on it), the day when the greatest movie since Citizen Kane is finally being released. You would think being less than 24 hours away from the

Murphy’s Law – An open letter to The Dark Knight

Joel Murphy Dear Dark Knight, This is hard for me to say, so I’m just going to come out and say it … I think you and I need some time apart. Look, I think you are great, really great. I’ll admit, I’ve been burned in the

Murphy’s Law – City of Champions

Joel Murphy On Tuesday night, the Boston Celtics pantsed the Los Angeles Lakers, winning game six of the NBA finals 131-92 and winning their 17th championship. Now, I’m not here to talk about the game (I leave the sports columns to Note to Self). But I am

Murphy’s Law – A big, bright, shining star

Joel Murphy Now that all of the good television shows are on hiatus, I find myself seeking out programs I wouldn’t normally watch in an effort to keep my DVR from collecting dust. In an act of true desperation, my fiancée and I have begun taping The

Murphy’s Law – Indiana Jones and the Late Night Booty Call

Joel Murphy Today, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull opens in theaters nationwide. I have mixed feelings about this movie. On the one hand, I absolutely think it is going to be terrible – Harrison Ford seems a little old for an action-adventure star,

Murphy’s Law – You hate me, you really hate me

Joel Murphy Back in January, I wrote An Open Letter to Erin Esurance, poking fun at the series of Esurance commercials that featured a pink-haired cartoon spy simultaneously fighting crime and extolling the virtues of affordable, hassle-free auto insurance. Not long after the column ran on the