Music, Movies and the Not So Mundane

Jan 23, 2012 at 1:32 pm

A Florida man has told the IRS he ain’t given them shit because he doesn’t live among the meek, he “resided in the Kingdom of Heaven.” Russell P. Gentile, 40, has pleaded not guilty to charges of filing false tax return and one count of obstruction of an IRS agent. Gentile reportedly told IRS agents that he would sue them in court if they failed to remove his information from the agency’s database. “I have been as polite and patient as I can be,” Gentile wrote agents in a super nice letter. Gentile faces up to six years in a federal prison and up to $200,000 in fines.—-

Tracy Morgan was taken to hospital after collapsing at the Sundance Film Festival yesterday. A spokeswoman for the Park City Medical Center said no drugs or alcohol were found in his system despite reports that Morgan had been drinking. In a statement, the representative said Morgan was hospitalized "from a combination of exhaustion and altitude, Tracy is seeking medical attention," adding, "He is with his fiancée [Megan Wallover] and grateful to the Park City Medical Center for their care. Any reports of Tracy consuming alcohol are 100% false." 

In other Sundance news, Spike Lee’s new film Red Hook Summer sucks if you check Twitter

A Thai man named Chadil Deffy married his girlfriend of 10 years, Sarinya Kamsook, during a ceremony in Thailand’s Surin province. The two had planned to be married for quite some time but unfortunately Kamsook died in an accident before the two could be wed but Deffy went ahead and married her anyway.

A grown-ass bear in Ely, Minnesota gave birth to two cubs before a live internet audience. Why? Why not, we ask.

Neil Young doesn’t like MP3s, but he’s quite fond of Mumford and Sons. "I'm finding that I have a little bit of trouble with the quality of the sound of music today," Young told MTV at Sundance. "I don't like it. It just makes me angry. Not the quality of the music, but we're in the 21st century and we have the worst sound that we've ever had. It's worse than a 78 [rpm record]. Where are our geniuses? What happened?"

Kim Schmitz, the founder of Megaupload, has been captured by police and is accused of leading a $175 million conspiracy of criminal copyright infringement, money laundering and racketeering. 

Check out Damon Albarn’s remix of Lana Del Rey’s “Born to Die.” It’s a lot better than her live stuff. 

People watch 4 billion YouTube videos a day. Here’s to 4,000,000,001.