Glenn McDonald

Glenn McDonald writes about popular culture from his home in lovely Chapel Hill, NC. His humor essays have been described as "grammatically consistent" and "remarkably frequent". He is editor of the Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me daily news quiz at, and a film critic at the Raleigh News & Observer. He lives virtually at

‘Crazy Taxi’: A Fast and Reckless Trip Down Memory Lane

‘Glee’ on the Wii

‘Knucklehead’: The Tenacious Appeal of Pro Wrestling

Return of the Situational Ethicist!

Plan 9 for Ironic Appreciation: On B-movies, Riffing and Value-Added Irony

The Book of Eli: Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman and the End of the World

Submarines and Androids: The Comfort Movie Phenomenon

Come Back to the 9-5, Dave Chappelle, Dave Chappelle

Mario Super Sluggers

PopShots: The Lighter Side of Swine Flu

15 Second Theater Presents…

The Geeks Have Inherited the Earth -– and They Rule It


30 Years of Slowdive’s ‘Souvlaki’

Everything You Know Means Nothing: Problematic Art and Crystal Castles’ Legacy

The 15 Best Americana Albums of 2013

Sara Petite Has Fun “Bringin’ Down the Neighborhood”