New wave pioneers Devo are suing McDonalds for copyright infringement. The infringing item: a happy meal toy named New Wave Nigel who sports the signature red flower pot hat. A tie-in to American Idol, Nigel sings a Devo-esque song.
“This New Wave Nigel doll that they’ve created is just a complete Devo rip-off and the red hat is exactly the red hat that I designed, and it’s copyrighted and trademarked, bassist Gerald Casale told AAP.
“They didn’t ask us anything. Plus, we don’t like McDonald’s, and we don’t like American Idol, so we’re doubly offended.”
Now I know that I risk sounding like a snob, I hate American Idol. I find the whole program tiresome, grating, and downright vile. If the show was just mean mockery of clueless and desperate countrymen, I could ignore it like so much Jerry Springer, but the winners feel like spiritless drones.
Look, I am totally unabashed about my love for certain pop culture and television items. This just happens to really not be one of them.
So I say to Mark Motherbaugh (in addition to high-five on the rugrats theme) whip them boys, whip them good.
Joss Whedon is back on the block with a new show on Fox this fall. i am prepared to develop a new obsession.
Dollhouse tells the story of Echo, a young woman who has erased her personality to be imprinted with a completely new one each week. Just like Sex in the City can be read as 4 sides of the same woman, Dollhouse seems to suggest Whedon’s hit the nail on the head again in his portrayal of a complicated female character. As one of the commentators suggests, Echo is a perfect metaphor for every woman today.
In other words, for the girl to have it all she needs to be it all–even if that means being ten different people everyday. I can’t fucking wait!
Random question: for someone who writes women so well, does he sleep with them? any sense of if he has romantic relations with men/women either/neither?