Quick Hitters and Random Thoughts
--James Dickey?! The word that jumps to my mind is underwhelming. I’m sure he’s a good guy, good coach and all that, but seriously James Dickey?! I thought UH wanted to hire the next Kevin Sumlin. Rodney Terry, Chris Walker, whichever. Both guys have strong connections to the area and have been assistants at major programs. Both guys have been recruiting this area. What the hell has James Dickey been doing the last couple years? Jack. And I don’t think James Dickey was about to be snatched up somewhere else so why the rush? Billy Gillespie would have been a small gamble, but one that could have paid off in big time fashion. Any of the three guys I just mentioned, it seems to me, would have been easier to get the usually blasé alumni base excited about and maybe opening their wallets. James Dickey? Yeah, another season of empty seats at Hofheinz and no one ready to donate for upgrades. For Mack Rhoades’ first hire he could not have underwhelmed the UH community more. Shoulda just paid Kevin Sumlin a bit more and added Head Basketball Coach to his title. You just made a miraculous run to get into the NCAA tournament after nearly 20 years. You have momentum among the fans. James Dickey? Zzzzzzzzz
--After several awesome episodes Lost was entitled to an eh one. However, that f’n countdown clock for f’n V can’t be on the screen the whole f’n time! This is the last f’n season of Lost and every episode is a big f’n deal. So pasting a giant red f’n V in the corner with a countdown clock is a FAIL of epic proportions. I’d rather have Bai Ling back on Lost than, well maybe not. Anyway, ridiculous. Almost as ridiculous as still keeping Sun and Jin apart. At least we have Desmond back like just about everyone predicted he would be “the package.”
--I did watch a little V because I had watched some old school V: Final Battle earlier. It wasn’t bad, but it’s getting dropped from the DVR. Nice little moment where the woman who is impregnated by a V came oh so close to snacking on a dead mouse. I’ll never forget being a little kid and watching Diana on the original eat that guinea pig. Freaked me out.
--Party Down’s pretty boy Ryan Hansen is doing a pilot for NBC. At this point I’m not sure who the hell is left for Party Down. Season Two is pretty much wrapped I think and if we get a Season Three it’ll have to be a whole helluvalot of Lizzy Caplan, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
--Chris Berman re-upped with ESPN ensuring I’ll be sticking with Fox for pregame on Sundays.
--Black Dynamite didn’t disappoint and if you like yourself some blaxploitation cinema then you need to watch it immediately. How can you not like a film with character names like Chocolate Giddy-Up, Kotex, Mo Bitches, Tasty Freeze, Cream Corn and Afroditey?
Sholanda: My momma said my daddy's name was Black Dynamite.
Brickwilla: So did my momma!
Black Dynamite: Err, uhh, hush up little girls. A lot of cats have that name.
--If you really think about it, what the world needs now more than anything is a Private Benjamin remake. Ugh, at least Anna Faris is in it. But seriously remaking Private Benjamin makes about as much sense as remaking, oh I don’t know, Look Who’s Talking. Shoot me now.
--Mentioned Treme the other day and sadly one of its head writers and producers passed away. Don Mills passed away due to a brain aneurysm after just turning 49. Among the shows he worked on were The Wire, ER, NYPD Blue and Homicide.
--Is it possible? Might I? Dare I? Will I (gulp) watch a women’s college basketball game?! UConn and Baylor is about intriguing as it can get.
--Nigella, well, oh my…
--Promising first episode of The Ultimate Fighter. Some decent looking talent and Tito should keep things fun. That Jamie guy with the Sideshow Bob hair looks pretty damn good.
--Adewale Ogunleye and Kelis?! Apparently Kelis went to culinary school recently and created this Belvedere vodka dinner for a bunch of VIPs. Somehow she didn't serve a milkshake for dessert.
--"Geriatric Jersey Shore." Be afraid, be very afraid.
--Quick which state are we headed to for a story about a strip club in a mobile home? I was wrong too. We’re headed to Chesterfield, South Carolina. Thought for sure we were going to Tennessee. Anyway, an unsatisfied customer called the police to tattle on the strip club because he wasn’t given VIP treatment for his $25. And sure enough once police got there they saw the price list and VIP treatment was given for $25. Lap dances were $5. The cool part about this strip club, well beyond that a pole was in the middle of the mobile home, is that 12-year-olds could enjoy it. The class just keeps on coming.
--Dude did not just say he thought Guam was going to tip over and capsize (1:20 mark)…
I stand corrected.
--So Erin Andrews and Maks have something going on? Wow, who could have possibly seen that coming?
--Brick City was on Sundance several months ago and it was pretty interesting television as it was basically behind the scenes Wire except in Newark. So it’s a big deal that for the first time in more than 40 years there wasn’t a homicide in a calendar month. Eight shootings, but apparently everyone pulled through for this sadly celebrated occasion. Mayor Cory Booker is a fascinating person who generates equal parts love and hate in Newark from what I can tell.
--“I probably smoked two joints, drank about three or four beers, got to the ballpark, took some [amphetamines], took a pain pill, drank a cup of coffee, chewed some tobacco, had a cigarette, and got up to the plate and hit.” Wow up until that last part that was what I used to do before going on the air. But no, this was Bernie Carbo’s routine. Let’s see Batting Stance Guy take on that one.
--The Cake vs. Pie bracket is coming down the stretch. My title game would pit Red Velvet opposite Key Lime Pie which would just barely beat out Apple.
--The third season of True Blood begins June 13th. More importantly we now know Anna Paquin is bisexual. Good for her and I’m sure Bill is a fan of this as well.
--If anyone cares Steve Phillips has landed at Fanhouse. Didn’t think anyone cared.
--The teacher, Jaime Escalante, from Stand and Deliver passed away. That bastard known as bladder cancer took him down after a fight that lasted a few years.
Questions, comments or if the can of rotel, can of Chef Boyardee macaroni and box of dried potatoes turned out pretty damn good...