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The links:

bender-After ­Funny People disappointed at the box office (well, depending upon who(m) you talk to), Salon asks if Apatow’s time at the top is done.

-Is anyone really that surprised that Paramount decided against having press screenings for G.I. Joe?

-I’m not sure why this is really so interesting, but here’s another article about how a Netflix warehouse operates.

-A few months back I posted the trailer for Bored to Death, a new HBO series starring Ted Danson, Jason Schwartzman, and Zach Galifinakis; here’s some highlights from a recent panel on the show, including some enjoyable quotes from Galifinakis.

-Fox came to its senses and met the contract demands of the voice actors for Futurama. The show is on track to relaunch in 2010.

-The great Louis C.K. will have a guest stint on the upcoming season of Parks & Recreation.

-Just weeks after Ryan S. and I questioned why more wasn’t made of Antony Hegarty (of Antony & The Johnsons) on the Reactionary Century Podcast, Pitchfork did a huge feature on him.  You’re welcome.

-Before his death, Heath Ledger was directing an animated music video for Modest Mouse; it’s been finished, and you can watch it here.

Check out Broken Social Scene covering Joy Division’s “Love Will Tear Us Apart” from the upcoming film The Time Traveler’s Wife.  Word is the band also appears in the film.

New music spotlight:

DestroyerBay of Pigs

Folks around these parts know that I love me some Dan Bejar.  The talented Vancouver songster has a new EP out in a few weeks which features exactly two songs—the nearly-14-minute title track (“a forary into ambient disco”) and a B-side called “Ravers” (played entirely on analogue synthesizer).  Check it:

Destroyer – “Bay of Pigs” from Bay of Pigs, out August 18 on Merge

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