Quick Hitters and Random Thoughts
--The commercials pretty much sucked with the notable exception of Betty White’s. She’ll outlive us all. Seriously, get her on SNL. All that rancor over the Tim Tebow commercial and it wasn’t nothing to get all bent out of shape about. And I don’t care if Letterman is in it, I hate seeing Jay Leno on my TV. Great line from Colbert on the fiddle-playing beaver: “Nothing sells like implied beastiality.”
--Quote of the Week comes to us from Saint Scott Fujita: “I think I’m going to be drunk for 30 days.”
--The SI Swimsuit Issue cover goes to Brooklyn’s Deckers.
Ana Ivanovic seems like a nice girl.
But I don’t think it gets much better than Abbey Clancy.
--This may be the dumbest, most idiotic contract item I’ve ever heard of and I remember Matt Maloney. Bobby Bonilla was a big, terrible signing for the Mets back in the day. Back in 1999 after Bobby and Rickey played cards in the clubhouse during the playoffs New York wanted to get rid of him. However, they didn’t want to immediately pay off the $5.9 million left on his contract. So somehow the GM turned sex addict, Steve Phillips, thought hey how about we pay you $1.19 million annually beginning in 2011 until 2035. O. M. F. G.
--Uhhh, waterboarding your 4-year-old daughter because she wouldn’t recite her ABCs seems a little harsh, but maybe that’s just me. I don’t have kids so I don’t know.
--Just like I don’t know how to handle discipline matters if my homeschooled 14-year-old daughter cheats on her work. I mean do I make her write sentences? Pops? Lock her in a room for two months with maybe bread and water every couple days and a bucket for a toilet? That’s what this family did in Phoenix.
--He may have been annoying as hell, but funny to see Mac from Sunny on Lost.
Not a zombie, but maybe a girlie because the Sayid I know wouldn't have screamed like that during a little ol' torture session.
--That movie Valentine’s Day looks terrible…so obviously they’re already planning a sequel.
--Best thing about UFC 109 was the “F U Tito” courtesy of Mark Coleman. Chael Sonnen had to have lost more blood as a winner than any winner in recent history. Phil Davis looked damn good in his debut.
--I want – nay – I need a DJ Roomba.
--25 straight games with at least 25 points? I’m beginning to think Kevin Durant over Greg Oden would have been the right move. Actually I thought it then (as probably most people who saw just about every Durant game that year) and I find it hard to believe when John Hollinger says every GM in the league would have taken Oden over Durant.
--The Top Chef Masters have been announced and t’afia’s own Monica Pope is in as has been rumored. Sadly Rick Bayless is not returning to defend. Rick Moonen and Wylie Dufresne will be back. The cast of Modern Family will be a part of one episode and that’s a very, very good thing.
--I still can’t tell whether or not I like Caprica. I do like Esai Morales, Eric Stoltz and Polly Walker though. I just wish Esai's character had a son named RICHIE!!!!!!
--Great episode of Chuck and at least temporarily we can close the book on Chuck/Sarah angst. Christopher Lloyd coming up as a guest star works for me. “1.21 Gigowatts!” Of course now we have to wait for the Winter Olympics to be done before another new episode.
--I’m an idiot. I had no idea that Megan Mulally and Nick Offerman/Ron Swanson were married in real life, whatever that is.
--I don’t know if we’re gonna get a good Office before the season is done, but Jam brings their baby into the world on March 4th. In other baby news I overheard someone telling her friend that her daughter is going to have a boy. His name? Dexter. Oh okay, that's nice. Dexter Morgan. Wait, what. I don’t know whether that’s awesome or creepy.
--I flipped between Heroes and 24 Monday and they were equally painful. Sylar = good guy? Ehh, and the way they brought down Samuel was anti-climactic. Claire was her typical awful self, but they did set up a possibly (but probably not) interesting scenario where the “Heroes” are coming out of the closet, so to speak, well Peter may just be coming out period. As bad as it was 24 was right there step for step. Worst CTU boss ever and worst subplot ever. Katee Sackhoff’s character (Dana) is so poorly written it makes Kim caught in a cougar trap look Emmy worthy. Renee Walker’s character makes no sense from where it was just a year ago. And exactly how many times do Jack and Chloe have to be right and save America before someone in U.S. law enforcement reads their file and thinks, “well maybe they know what they’re talking about?”
--NFL Network is “heavily pursuing” Chris Berman?! Nice, I might be able to tolerate ESPN’s pregame on Sundays again.
--Calm down Kendra Wilkinson. It’s not like the onside kick that played your husband, Hank Baskett, is going to be shown again and again and again as one of the ballsiest plays in football history. I’m sure it hasn’t even been replayed or discussed in at least the last 3 minutes. Besides knowing Hank, he’ll just bounce back with a huge year next season (in the UFL).
--Nicole Eggert is on Celebrity Fit Club?!
--Life and Times of Tim back in two more Sundays along with Funny or Die’s HBO debut.
--Really Oklahoma, two players shoplifting at Dillards a few hours after beating Texas?!
--If you watch Top Chef you may have noticed the guys and girls snacking on those waffle fry chips from Alexia. Yeah, they’re pretty much snack crack. You’ll destroy a bag before you can turn around the bag and realize it was 35 grams of fatty goodness.
--Superman 3.0.? Meh.
Christopher Nolan to be a part of it. Hell yeah!
-Discovery Channel isn't messing around on Valentine's Day. At 9 o' clock, oh yeah, Tyrannosaurus Sex.
--Phil Harris from Deadliest Catch died after suffering that stroke last week?!
Questions, comments or if you’re going to San Francisco this weekend to change your nephews’ #1 diapers while praying your girlfriend doesn’t get tired of changing their #2s…