Quick Hitters and Random Thoughts
--Major Richard “Dick” Winters quietly passed away last week. If you don’t know who he is you obviously never watched or read Band of Brothers so shame on you. This story with some quotes from Guarnere and Babe.
The Wikipedia page here for the hero who seemed to good to be true.
Thank you Major Winters.
--It was a good run world, but you’ve only existed for millions of years and you were bound to run out of history sooner or later. Surely there is no other explanation for The “History” Channel giving a show to Larry the Cable Guy. I guess to make room for other such teaching tools History is not going to air The Kennedys miniseries. Must have been too history-y.
--Death, taxes and Rockets winning in Boston. Three years in a row now. Awesome.
--Lights Out looks like a keeper and not just because the first 30 minutes mirrored Rocky V. Holt McCallany looks like he’s going to own the role of Patrick Leary. A former heavyweight champ five years removed from his title days and now mired in financial trouble with one more shot of ring redemption waiting for him. Great ending to the pilot that was filled with clichés, but hell it’s boxing. It’s hard not to be cliché. Instead of Paulie’s financial mismanagement we get Pablo Schreiber (Nick Sobotka – The Wire) playing Leary’s brother/business manager, Johnny. Another Wire alum, Reg E. Cathey (Norman Wilson – Carcetti’s right hand man) plays the promoter of Leary’s opponent. Looks like FX has another good one on its hands. Hopefully it doesn’t get Terriers’d.
--Californication is back, this time with Carla Gugino and Addison Timlin goodness. Ms. Timlin is the actress who plays the hot actress although it did take a full five minutes after our initial introduction to her for her to show her Golden Globes so clearly Californication is slipping. I thought it was an okay start though it’s there’s a lot of been there, done that as far as Hank sleeping with hot chicks and Runkle complaining.
--I had had my fair share of beers by the time Episodes came on, but it didn’t hold my interest.
--Who knew blonde, tan, green, yellow would be such a domination combination. The Oregon cheerleaders did win Monday night, right?
And good God Brent, “this is for all the Tostitos”?!
--Damn I want to see a Penguins 24/7 this week after they blew a 2-0 game against the Bruins in the final 3:23 of the game to lose 4-2. Wow.
--You ever watch or read The Great Gatsby and think, yeah this is all right, but man what if it was in 3-D?! That’s what Hollywood is thinking.
--The Chiefs have now lost 7 straight playoff games. I think their last win was against a little ol’ team called the Oilers. I think I burned an Oilers shirt after that game. Can’t remember, it’s hard to keep track of all the times I burned Oilers memorabilia.
--Never seen Toy Story 1 or 2, but watched 3. Good stuff although Big Baby will haunt my nightmares for a while.
--I thought Bob’s Burgers had an okay premiere. I think it could grow on me after a few more. Kristen Schaal’s voice as the youngest daughter was great. And yeah that’s Archer’s voice, H. Jon Benjamin, as Bob. It’s from the same creator as Dr. Katz, which I loved, and Home Movies, which I need to see.
--Golfers Natalie Gulbis and Dustin Johnson are apparently together. Nice to see her pulling it together after her old boyfriend, Ben Roethl..something or other recently got engaged.
--If Seattle was playing any other team still in the playoffs I’d be laying hard on that team in Vegas, but it’s Chicago. Yeah, right. I’m gonna bet on Lovie Smith and Jay Cutler. Pfft….
--Another outstanding piece of work on Deadspin’s Dead Wrestler of the Week. This time the subject is Rick Rude. Rude’s tights were true works of art.
No, not JYD.
--Kate Hudson is not only with, but may have been impregnated Matthew Bellamy of Muse?!
--Pretty remarkable that it’s now five straight seasons the defending Super Bowl champ hasn’t win a playoff game the following season.
--Spartacus: Gods of the Arena is less than two weeks away and now we have word the original Spartacus from Starz will be given a second season despite Andy Whitfield’s cancer. Stupid cancer. We won’t be seeing that Spartacus until 2012.
Between those two we get Camelot. Among others it has Claire Forlani, Eva Green and that weird character from The Prisoner, which really narrows it down. Oh and Joseph Fiennes. No show is perfect.
--Aaron Rodgers set a new postseason record for most touchdown passes in a quarterback’s first two playoff games with 7. The previous record was held among three quarterbacks including Aaron Brooks.
--We all know old faces come back during this final season of Friday Night Lights, but dammit! that doesn’t mean I want to see a surprise character’s name under “guest star” in the opening f’n credits! Kinda ruins any shock value. Lost did the same thing and I don’t get it. I assume it’s some kind of Screen Actor’s Guild requirement or whatever, but it ruins what would otherwise be awesome surprises.
Not either of them at least not yet.
--Idiot Jets fan Fireman Ed? Yeah, there’s an app for that.
--Houston Press with a quick look at a place that is hard to beat from 2 AM and beyond. Dot Coffee Shop over by Gulfgate Mall. The best part from my days long ago at Pappas was spending those GCs at Dot.
Questions, comments or if you’re off to Vegas for your bachelor party…