BANTER BLENDER #92: Discussing Bieber’s Racism, the Kimye Wedding, and Hot Actors

On this very special episode of “The Banter Blender,” Ben Mandelker (bsideblog.com) is joined by three of his high school friends: Michelle, Lauren, and Caty. The three immediately launch into a variety of topics, including Justin Bieber’s racist rant, the Kim Kardashian/Kanye West wedding, and, of course, ranking hot actors and athletes. Plus, no high […]

BANTER BLENDER #84: Online Etiquette, Survivor, and Justin Bieber

This week on “The Banter Blender,” Ronnie Karam (trashtalktv.com) joins Ben Mandelker (bsideblog.com) again to discuss a variety of topics, starting with online etiquette. The two delve into the world of baby status updates, humble brags, and Instagram offenses, among other things. Next the guys take on the latest season of Survivor and roll their […]

BANTER #82: A New Banter Era; Special Guest Ronnie Karam

“Banter” is back, but it’s a little different. After three amazing years, the irreplaceable Lisa Timmons has moved on, but fear not, the podcast will continue with guests every week. In the hot seat this time around is Ronnie Karam (@watch-what-crappens, trashtalktv.com) to help talk about all sorts of fun topics like… anti-gay laws in […]

BANTER WITH BEN AND LISA #81: On Richard Sherman’s Rant, Bieber’s Eggs, and Pussy Riot’s Concert

This week on “Banter with Ben and Lisa,” Ben Mandelker (bsideblog.com) and Lisa Timmons weigh in on NFL player Richard Sherman and his recent postgame rant. Classless maniac or amped up athlete? Then it’s on to Justin Bieber, whose recent egging spree may land him behind bars. Plus, Ben and Lisa discuss a Florida teen […]

5 Best ‘Call Me Maybe’ Tributes

Since Los Angeles Top-40 radio stations are perennially six weeks behind the rest of the country, I’m only now discovering the pure joy of a pop confection known simply as “Call Me Maybe.” The song, which is in iTunes’ top ten (and notably #74 on KIIS-FM Los Angeles’s playlist), might be described by the casual […]

And Now The Inevitable Bieber/Mariah Christmas Video

A few days ago, I posed a question to the readers: who has ruined “All I Want For Christmas Is You” more — Michael Bublé or Justin Bieber. I suggested that the latter performer merely had his vocals slapped onto the classic Mariah track, but now comes an official music video of the “duet,” and […]

BIEBER VS. BUBLÉ: Who Ruins ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ More?

When it comes to Christmas music, there are few contemporary songs better than Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You,” which was released just a shade over (gulp) seventeen years ago. The inimitable tune (co-written by B-Side Blog friend Walter Afanasieff) has been covered many times since its release, but this Holiday season, […]

VIDEO: The Inevitable Justin Bieber Christmas Song, ‘Mistletoe,’ Arrives

It’s mid-October, and Christmas season has officially begun! Actually, it began in late September when I saw the first glimpses of Yuletide trinkets at Ikea, but I digress. The point is that musical genius Justin Bieber has released a Christmas song called “MIstletoe,” and the best way to describe it is Jason Mraz lite, except […]

Check Out Justin Bieber’s New Hair

Did you hear the news? Justin Bieber cut his hair! That’s right, the iconic bangs-pocalypse on his forehead is now gone, and in its place is a shaggier, scruffier coif that resembles my very own ‘do when I wake up in the morning (although, based on pillow angle and side-sleeping, my hair does have a […]