--Hell yeah, a 13 episode order for The League’s second season that they’ll start showing next summer. Helluva lot much better than starting in the middle of the NFL season.
Really? Couldn't find a letter for Nadine Velasquez?
--Hard to disagree too much with Michael Voltaggio winning Top Chef. The guy brought it every show and brought it in new, creative ways. Kevin’s food was much more soulful, he seems much more soulful and his personality was easy to like. They didn’t like his pork belly, but he explained it on Southbound Food with us and it makes sense now. But man how soon into the finale were you looking at Kevin and thinking Richard Blais-like crash from grace. Bryan was his usual solid self and seemed from what we saw to have two of four best dishes of the night. Guess it was just the editing. All in all a great season with no house drama to take away from the food and the elite competition at the end. Can’t wait to see where they head next, Philly? D.C.? Overseas?
Back to Southbound, believe me you want to hear that interview with Kevin. It was one of the most enjoyable interviews I’ve ever been a part of and I know they’ll talk about this situation on the reunion show, but it could not have been easy for him in the finale after he and his wife had just ended their 6-year marriage. It’s almost worth taking a trip to Atlanta to visit his restaurant.
--Your Stupid, Stupid Person of the Week comes to us from Jersey, but not from Jersey Shore thankfully. An unnamed person had a bunch of Christmas gifts in her car and by “bunch” I mean $17,000 worth of gifts. That’s smart. Of course someone stole it all because if someone is stupid enough to leave $17,000 worth of stuff in their car overnight and then not even be able to recall if they locked the door, well…Among the items taken were a $10,000 Rolex, laptop, $2,000 eyeglasses ($2,000 for glasses? WTH?) and a $3,000 wedding ring.
--Sunday night on Adult Swim we get an Aqua Teen Hunger Force Christmas Special. Carl singing whatever should be gold.
--Jessica Simpson and Billy Corgan?!
A long, long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...
--Diego Sanchez stepping into the octagon to face BJ Penn can’t get here soon enough for me. I have no idea what to expect except a crazy intense face from Diego. I’ll take Diego. I like Cheick Kongo, but I’ll take Frank Mir to get him to the ground and win. I don’t know what the hell is going to happen between Clay Guida and Kenny Florian, but I know it’ll be damn entertaining.
--Ron Livingston would like you to stop changing his Wikipedia page to read that he’s gay. Office Space and Band of Brothers look pretty good on your imdb. Can’t wait ‘til Pacific on HBO.
--Why wouldn’t Tila Tequila be engaged to Johnson & Johnson heiress, Casey Johnson?
--Always curious about the swag college football players get from their respective bowl trip. Most bowls go electronics via Sony/Apple or Best Buy shopping sprees. Some bowls say, “Thanks for visiting. Here’s your Kahala Ahola shirt compliments of the Hawaii bowl.” Participants in the EagleBank bowl get a Slingbox, which is nice and a Visions Marketing hat, which is, well, a hat. At the Armed Forces Bowl the Coogs get the typical watch, atypical camouflaged knit cap, and a calendar. Nothing makes people happier than getting a calendar at Christmas time.
--Ain’t no drunk like a birthday drunk. Shanna Hiles was celebrating her 20th birthday at a friend’s house and she got her drink on…a lot. So much so that she lost consciousness at some point, which is bad and made worse because she passed out while sitting down with her legs tucked under her. So 12 hours later she had a helluva hangover and her legs hurt. Long story short the first hospital diagnosed her with acute alcohol toxicity, the second hospital she was transferred to diagnosed her with something else that could have been reversed, but it was too late by that time. End result? Partial amputation below each of her legs and a lawsuit against the first hospital.
--I’m about halfway through the first season of Chuck and loving it. It’s kinda like Burn Notice in that there is a hot chick who kicks a lot of ass in a show that is good popcorn entertainment.
--Jon Hamm hosting SNL in January is about the only thing that’ll get me to actually DVR SNL instead of just waiting until Monday to see if anything viral came out of the show.
--ABC took the scissors to FlashForward and V cutting each season’s order by one episode. Before they premiered I was very much looking forward to both of these, but by the time they come back the only hour long show I’ll be watching on ABC is Lost. FlashForward will have 14 eps left while V will have 8.
--I finally got around to watching the new Scrubs. Everyone was right, it sucks.
--I don’t have kids, but I imagine the worst part about dropping them off at their day care center is that you can’t ask the employees what selection of moonshine they have. And now one of cool day care centers in North Carolina where you could do such a thing has been shut down. Gen-u-ine moonshine was selling for about $40 a gallon, at least that’s what the undercover cop paid, maybe less if he had known about the law enforcement discount. The cops arrested an 82-year-old man and confiscated/drank 80 gallons of moonshine which I assume was in a brown jug with XX on the label.
Questions, comments or if you don’t understand why the otherwise awesome Venom switched from the screw cap bottles to cans…