Quick Hitters and Random Thoughts
--This is hardly a scratch for the Lost itch, but it's still nice to see the gang back together in Simpsons form. Well Claire isn't there and I don't think we're done with her yet on the show. Apparently her real-life husband has had enough of her.
--Burn Notice on USA is not bad optional viewing as we wait on Mad Men, True Blood and the like. And Gabrielle Anwar is on it, which is nice. Now if we could somehow get another season of Summer Heights High we'd be set.
--If General Odierno and the President of the United States tells you then I guess you have no choice but to shave your head. But damn Colbert, wow.
--I knew some teams did it, but really 29 of the 30 MLB teams allow fans to bring in food and/or water? And of course Houston is the only holdout. I’m sure Drayton has a good defense for this banishment, "has been kind of a tradition in Houston." On the other hand...gotta pay for Kaz and his medical bills somehow.
--Can you believe Tiger actually played golf the day after he won a tournament? I mean, wow. It’s like he loves the sport, has an unmatched passion for it and is trying to prepare to defend a U.S. Open title. A-ma-zing. Can’t wait to find out what he does later this week. I’ll just keep it on ESPN all the time to make sure I don’t miss it. Playing golf on a Monday, Tiger – you so crazy.
--I don’t know what they put on the ball, but the Rockies held Albert Pujols to one hit in 14 at-bats in a 4-game sweep of the Cards in St. Louis. Of course, that one hit was a homer, but still.
--I still have one more episode to go, but Californication Season Two owns Season One even with a drastic cut in the topless department. C’mon Madeline everyone wants to see the Zimas again.
--I’m glad we’re getting Top Chef Masters and True Blood this week and you could do worse than making fun of Food Network Star, but I’m gonna miss Breaking Bad. Just a fantastic, depressing, crazy ass, beautifully directed show.
--I wish I had the audio of the conversation of the exit interview involving Jerry Sloan questioning Kyrylo Fesenko about his Facebook status updates.
--Good luck to Ryan Dempster and his family.
--Leo and Bar no more?!
--Oh sh**! Starbuck is gonna be on 24?!
--Cecil Cooper may always be in a bad mood and that may be part of what eventually gets him fired. But it would be a helluva lot more fun if he was in a bad mood and hilarious like Ozzie Guillen. Ozzie after a loss in the first of a doubleheader:
"Is the clubhouse closed? We should open it and let them (answer) why they’re so horse (bleep)."
"I wonder why," he said. "We give players opportunity. One thing about players, you protect their (rears) for 140 games, and you say one thing about it one day and all of a sudden you’re a bad person. And it’s not an easy spot to be. But my job is to get the best out of them, and I’m not getting the best out of them. Then it might be my fault. I might not push hard enough. I might not get mad enough. Or I’m too tough on some guys.If we don’t do what we’re supposed to do, I’ll take the blame because that’s my job."
And the best for last:
"I talked to them. One thing about it: Good teams win games. Bad teams have meetings. Well, I think we’re to the point of having a lot of meetings. That’s all I can say."
--Good luck with that whole Full House movie idea Jesse.
--Did not expect to see Meredith as a judge on Iron Chef this week.
--Zack Morris on Fallon was about as fantastic as you'd expect it to be and with a performance from Zack Attack to boot. My hopes were about as high for Fallon as they were for Mike Hampton, but Fallon has had some pretty solid bits.
--Kendra debuted Sunday and apparently it had E's best ratings since The Anna Nicole Show premiered 7 years ago.
Questions, comments or if you're about to go play some terrible, horrible, no good, very bad golf...