Each week KSR’s Funkhouser collects the best of pop culture. The Entertation Index collects the best of the week for your consumption.
Amazon — This morning the tech giant announced its plans to buy grocery juggernaut Whole Foods for a whopping $13.7 million. The deal should be solidified by next week, but if they buy it in the next 24 hours they can get it by Sunday, June 18.
Link: Amazon is Buying Whole Foods for 13.7 Billion
Doo, Scooby — Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn told Facebook this week that his 2008 live-action Scooby Doo movie was originally meant to be an R-rated film better suited for adults than kids. The most obvious difference? That we all stop pretending we don’t know what Scooby Snacks are. WE ALL KNOW WHAT SCOOBY SNACKS WERE.
Link: James Gunn Reveals the R-Rated Scooby Doo We Didn’t Get
Dylan, Bob — It’s no secret that troubadour Bob Dylan has been widely suspected of plagiarizing other artists for years, but the weirdest proof of this may have just come in the form of Dylan’s recent Nobel lecture, where he may have lifted up to 21 instances of copy from the SparkNotes text summarizing Moby Dick. The most telltale sign, however, is the part where he told the audience about that time he got a rope tangled around his neck and a whale dragged him down into the ocean.
Link: Accusations about Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize Lecture Rekindle and Old Debate
Jay-Z –During Jay-Z’s induction into the Songwriter Hall of Fame this Week, regular-guy-sitting-back-and-having-a-beer-these-days-not-worried-about-anything Barack Obama delivered a pre-taped speech on how the rapper influenced him. Although I’m a little surprised that Obama admits to having told then-president of France Nicolas Sarkozy in 2011 that he’s not a businessman but rather a business, man.
Link: Barack Obama Helps Induct Jay Z Into Songwriters Hall of Fame
Johannson, Scarlett — The Avengers star, after her last hosting appearance on Saturday Night Live, has been seen since all over New York City on dates with the show’s Weekend Update anchor Colin Jost. So good news, guys! You don’t even have to be that funny to have a shot with Scarlett Johansson! You only have to be a little funny. At best!
Link: Scarlett Johannson and Colin Jost Enjoy a Cozy Night Out in New York
Jost, Colin — See: Johansson, Scarlett
Show, Mr. — Okay, so this isn’t news, but it’s preoccupied me for so long I thought I’d share it with you guys: Splitsider’s take on the 24 best Mr. Show sketches. It may look dated in 2017, but I assure you there’s enough comedy here to get you through your Friday. And if you missed the Mr. Show era and always wondered what the fuss was about, here’s a great primer. R.I.P. Mr. Show. #neverforget
Link: The 24 Best Mr. Show Sketches, In Order
Yachty, Lil’ — What began as a potential reach for the Tonight Show turned into something really cool this week when rapper Lil’ Yachty joined Fallon and the roots to rap about 59 Simpsons characters. Sure, it starts out with the basics; but by the time you get to deep cuts like Mr. McGreg, Artie Ziff and the original Fallout Boy, you can’t tell me it’s not pretty impressive.