Quick Hitters and Random Thoughts
--The clear highlight of the MTV Movie Awards was JJ Abrams rocking the keyboard.
--Finally Weeds Season 4 is out on DVD. Now where the hell is Dexter?
--An Alien prequel?!
--Does this mean no more LeBron/Kobe puppet commercials (crosses fingers)? Apparently they'll be running them through the Finals. Great. Darren Rovell with a quote from a Nike spokesman, "This is about celebrating two of the game's best players and giving fans a glimpse into their personalities, not only on the court, but away from the game." So those puppets are mirrors of the real Kobe and LeBron. Are we supposed to end up hating them?
--Wait the gay guy who lost American Idol is gay?!
--I don't know which 25th anniversary makes me feel older: Delirious or Purple Rain?
--Important Things with Demetri Martin has been picked up for another season. I was expecting more out of it, but it was still good for a couple of big laughs per episode. I still can't get over him playing Paul De Podesta in Moneyball.
--Marble Slab is offering up 3 sundaes from last year's Top Chef candidates. The shoulda-been-winner-had-she-not-listened-to-Casey a.k.a. Carla goes with black cherry ice cream on a bed of brownie, hot fudge, whipped cream and dark chocolate M&Ms. I'll pass despite black cherry ice cream. Jeff goes with double-dark chocolate ice cream, hot fudge, caramel, whipped cream and nuts. No thanks. For its simplicity as much as by default I'll go with Fabio's vanilla ice cream, fresh blueberries and granola. We're getting closer to the June 10th premiere of Top Chef Masters featuring the likes of Rick Bayless, Wylie Dufresne, and Tim Love. I'm curious to see how Michael Chiarello does in something like this. I love his food, but it seems like it always takes hours to make.
--Dennis Rodman and Tom Sizemore in the next edition of Celebrity Rehab...at least 5 years too late. Mindy McCready also in so hopefully this show isn't one of Debbie Clemens' guilty pleasures.
--Wynona Ryder talked to Us about a Heathers sequel, "Whatever you hear, there is a sequel in the works. I swear to God. But for some reason the writer Dan Waters and director Michael Lehman don't want to talk about it. I've been wanting to do a sequel forever. There is a story, and Christian [Slater] has agreed to come back as a kind of Obi-Wan character." I don't know whether this is good or bad news.
--Rock Band: Beatles comes out September 9th and I imagine I'll be among the rocking horse people eating marshmallow pies.
--I don't know whose team I want Kimbo to end up on more. Rampage's or Sugar's. Either way I'll probably have to start watching TUF again after pretty much skipping this season.
--There's going to be a MacGruber movie?!
--The awful times continue for Kirk Snyder. If you remember a couple of months ago he broke into a home and beat the crap out of some guy for reasons unknown. He was charged by a grand jury on felony assault and felony burglary. Snyder managed to make friends in jail and pick up another misdemeanor assault for fighting an inmate. This week a judge found him unable to stand trial after a competency hearing. Snyder also now has to be force fed after refusing all food and medications. Snyder's lawyer is saying Kirk is not guilty by reason of insanity and he's not competent to stand trial. Wow.
--Your Ironman of the Week doesn’t come from the Texas 7-hour college baseball game last weekend. Lars Anderson comes to us from Minnesota. His Warroad High School team was in the playoffs and apparently they have one pitcher – Lars. He went 13 innings throwing 201 pitches striking out 18. However because you can’t pitch more than 14 innings over three days and he already pitched the day before he wasn’t going to be able to go out for the 14th. So in the bottom of the 13th with the score tied at 3 Lars smacked a walk-off home run. The opposing starter could only go 11 innings, but managed to squeeze in 204 pitches.
--I got a taste of the newest in video crack and thy name is UFC Undisputed. Awesome stuff especially if I can ever learn how to transition and submit a fool. The classic matches that you have to finish on the game as they finished in real life is cool especially with the back-story intros.
Also in the game.
Not in the game, but 1-0 early in her MMA career, Latasha Marzolla...
--I watched The Changeling the other night and as usual with something that is or based on a true story I spent waaaaay too long the next day looking online for more information. Interesting stuff and amazing how Christine Collins basically fell off the map after the trials and hearings. The a-hole police captain that had her committed was ordered to pay a little over $10,000 to Collins and after she tried and failed to make him pay again in 1954 that was the last anyone really heard from her. If you’re really interested The LA Times has some great links to its old articles on the subject.
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