I don't know the man, I don't know anyone who does know the man, but Lordy, how I loves this man! Who's the man? My new TV crush, Joel McHale, host of The Soup. For those not in the know, The Soup is a compilation of TV trash and pop cultural detritus that is lampooned every week on E! The show originated in the early '90s with Greg Kinnear at the helm. Its had other hosts and guest hosts along the way but now the show -- probably the smartest thing on TV -- is fronted by McHale, a Seattle-born-but-current -Glendale - resident (and so officially an "L.A. Man"). He's cute, he's funny, he's silly and he's smart. MY KINDA L.A. MAN! Oooooh, "let's take some E" someday Joel!!!!

This is one of the few shows I make a point of tuning into see (along with A&E;'s Intervention). The Soup performs its own kind of intervention -- on the coke run of stupidity that our nation is currently on. Catch up on all the madcap fun by visiting their official YouTube Account! From the sound of things in the "studio audience," it also must be the best show in town to work on (I'm sure it beats the hell out of sitcom writing! Do they even write sitcoms anymore????) The writers on The Soup must be some of the smartest people in L.A. Evidence of this can be found in this bit 'o genius featuring McHale and Soup head writer "KP":