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Friday, August 21, 2009

Daily Digest: Billy Bob boxing, Afo-pop and Rudy Ray > Brad Neely and more

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Everyone's favorite taciturn bandleader is returning to the screen in "Pound for Pound," a boxing drama adapted from an FX Toole ("Million Dollar Baby") novel.  Thornton will play a depressed retired boxer who's life somehow intersects with an up-and-coming teenage Latino fighter. Sounds fresh. [Hollywood Reporter]

Pitchfork's wrapped up its countdown of the top 500 songs of the decade. [Pitchfork]

The Onion AV Club's latest Gateways to Geekery offers a nice introduction to Afro-Pop. [AV Club]

An iPhone app you need: Sonar ruler. [Gizmodo]

Re: yesterday's Daily Digest, Arkansas culture expert Stephen Koch rightly points out that Rudy Ray Moore, AKA Dolomite, probably deserves, forever, ownership of "the funniest person to ever come from Fort Smith." Sorry, Brad Neely. [Earlier: He rapped, tapped]

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