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brain candy

Entertainment that is pleasant, enjoyable, and appealing to a broad audience but not intellectually stimulating or demanding. The play won't make you think too hard about the meaning of life or the human condition, but it's a nice little piece of brain candy all the same.
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"Brain Candy Live!" featuring former "MythBusters" alum Adam Savage and YouTube star Michael Stevens returns on tour to make science silly at 8 p.m.
Bill McKibben's writing is like brain candy for the environmentally aware.
"I'm the eye candy in the band, but hopefully the 'brain candy' too.
Other TV and radio credits include The Milk Run (Radio One), The Last Chancers (C4) and Brain Candy (BBC 3).
(7) Kids in the Hall Brain Candy (Canada/U.S.), Kelly Makin, 96
The Big Empty is a pleasant piece of brain candy perfect for those folks who watch disaster movies.
And it leaves a fan hungering for the bigscreen follow-up to the group's overlooked 1995 "Brain Candy," a heady and incisive look at conformity, corporate culture and Prozac.
There is genre writing (sf, mystery, romance, etc.) and then there is "literature." Under the genre labels, there are thousands of books churned out every year that are fairly formulaic brain candy. I don't see too much wrong with that--sometimes comfort reading is just what you want, and I think it can serve to disseminate and diffuse issues that were prev iously radical.
With The Kids in the Hall seen continuously in reruns, the troupe's 1996 film Brain Candy a video rental hit, his occasional live performances, and a special on Comedy Central in May, Thompson's own silly wabbit persona is in full bloom.
As the Rolling Stone review of "Relapse," (http://www.rollingstone.com/music/albumreviews/relapse-20090511) put it : "Em's first album in nearly five years, is studded with brand names, but not Lexus or Cristal-more like Lunesta, Ambien, Vicodin, Valium, NyQuil and other brain candy that helped Marshall Mathers turn himself into a zombie, before he got clean last year."
Those looking for fun brain candy, however, will not be disappointed.
Popular cerebrum exercising titles such as Nintendo's "Brain Age" are "Brain candy" aimed at getting adults to keep their minds in shape with daily workouts, according to Johnson.
McCulloch, a member of the Canadian sketch troupe Kids in the Hall (and helmer of the recent "Dog Park"), provides more directorial personality here than most "SNL"-derived features get -- the cheerily absurd, color-saturated atmosphere recalls John Waters' "Hairspray" as well as the Kids' own underrated bigscreen effort, "Brain Candy." He gives a cast of talented comics plenty of room for riffing, even if their material isn't always inspired.
Those who live up to possessing the gay community's fabled disposable income might also want to investigate these other queer sound tracks of the '90s for the few great cuts they deliver: The Crying Game (SBK); Jeffrey (Varese Sarabande); Wigstock: The Movie (Sire); Postcards From America (London); Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy (Matador); Threesome (Epic); To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything, Jule Newmar (MCA); and The Doom Generation (American).
Michaels' latest release is Brain Candy, starring The Kids in the Hall, another one of his discoveries.