Quick Hitters and Random Thoughts
--Very good fight on Saturday and of course I’m not referencing Manny Pacquiao against Shane Moseley because that was as predictable as another day without rain. Jorge Arce and Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. put on a show with the veteran Arce hanging in until Vazquez’s corner stopped it in the 12th. You can’t spell “entertainment” without Arce, well you can, but whatever.
As for the main event, Manny didn’t fight like himself and Shane fought to survive, not to win. Terrible. Isn’t Floyd out of money yet?
--The Killing is doing a good job of making me not give a sh** who killed Rosie Larsen. The “aren’t you leaving” crap is getting extremely old at this point. And I guess they don’t pray for the rain to stop in Seattle they just go out with a kite and that’ll stop the otherwise constant downpour.
--I feel like I need charts, infographs, timelines and maps before sitting down to watch Game of Thrones. I am liking it though despite needing five minutes to figure out where each scene is taking place. I also don’t feel like I’m getting as much out of it as I could if I had read the books. My favorite scenes are taking place at the Wall with the Night’s Watch and that’s probably because everything is straight-forward there and you can’t help but root for a bastard and his direwolf. And I’ll just go ahead and say this, Dany is my favorite Khaleesi of all-time. I’m controversial like that.
If you want to keep those lips then you best keep them off Dany.
--As studies have consistently shown cats are fairly worthless and have little regard for human life. A guy in Cleveland, Texas found this out the hard way. He had to be airlifted to Memorial Hermann after a fight with his housecat. Somehow a knife found its way into the fight. Probably because cats are notorious for being dirty fighters.
--In the last 150 NBA playoff games there have only been three guys who’ve notched 20/20 games. Want to guess who? No? Fine, I’ll just tell you. Zach Randolph, Joakim Noah and Carlos Boozer.
--Ever wanted to experience the joy of an omelet crisper at home? You’re in luck! IHOP At Home has you covered for all your omelet crisper, stuffed French toast pastry, and griddle n’ sausage wrap needs.
--I’m liking Treme a lot more this season than last. Although sorry about what happened Ladonna. Even Sonny is no longer the worst guy in the world and I was pretty sure he was.
--One more episode of Chuck left this season and maybe in the show. I came late to the Chuck party, but really enjoyed the first couple of seasons. Last season was okay and this season has really only had two episodes that stood out to me.
The above when Chuck proposed and the penultimate episode this week which gave us a Sarah cliffhanger, not that anyone thinks she’s actually going to die. Next week Timothy Dalton is back and I’ve enjoyed every second he’s been on the screen. I haven’t liked Linda Hamilton so much, but showing her in a prison cell doing pull-ups a la Terminator was worth a bravo. As was the short-lived British spy who liked talking a lot about how cool he was. Any day now or Monday at the latest we’ll find out if it’s been picked up for another season.
--I haven’t loved The Chicago Code, but thought a second season would help out with what I perceived as its flaws. It won’t get that chance after Fox axed it. Fox also axed Christian Slater’s Breaking In, which I could only take 10 minutes of.
Maureen Ryan of TV Squad has an idea for what some of those Fox people affected by this can do next. I am totally down with Jackie Earl Haley going from Human Target to Justified.
--Elsewhere, how did it take this long to get Danny Trejo on Sons of Anarchy. Nice.
--Explanation of the Week comes to us from Dewayne Yarbrough in a story from Chicago and surprisingly not Florida. Dewayne was arrested last week on a charge of possession of a dangerous animal. The dangerous animal was a 4-foot long alligator. Apparently Dewayne picked up the gator five years ago in Indiana for $200. When police asked why the hell he’d have an alligator Dewayne answered, “chicks dig it.” ‘Nuff said.
--Colin Hanks and more importantly Mos Def in on Dexter.
--If the rest of the season is half as good as the pilot then I’m going to love tearing through Six Feet Under. Though it was a little odd seeing Michael C. Hall talking to yet another dead dad.
--Total Recall remake? Nah. Colin Farrell? Eh. Bryan Cranston? Intrigued. Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biel? In. Can’t wait to see which one has three boobs.
--Don’t worry America. Food Network hears you loud and clear. It’s giving more air time to Guy Fieri! Apparently he and Rachael Ray are going to host a cooking contest that will pit celebrity teams against each other. Oh yay.
--Seriously ESPN, you let Rob Kardashian write a column on Lamar and the Lakers getting swept out of the playoffs?! Granted I haven’t clicked on Page 2 since the Hunter and Sports Guy days anyway, but just wow.
--Paste Magazine compiled “The Best 15 Radiohead Covers.” I’m partial to Regina Spektor’s “No Surprises” which could go on those lullaby CDs. Vampire Weekend’s “Exit Music (For A Film)” ain’t too shabby either.
--I’m not sure which was more twitter fight was more mildly amusing last weekend. Keith Olbermann vs. Bill Simmons or Jay Mohr vs. Chrissy Teigen.
--Isn’t Keanu Reeves a little too old to play Kaneda in the live-action Akira?
--Comedy Central Roast of Kid Rock? No thanks. I mean what’s the point? Now a Comedy Central Roast of Jon Stewart. That would be an appointment television roast.
--You've seen it five times, so why not make it six? Michael Bolton and Lonely Island.
--Oh, like Warming Glow was gonna put out a crap list of its “Ten Best TV Episodes of the 2010-2011 Season.” #10 Friday Night Lights’ series finale. This would be #1 on my list for sentimental reasons. They definitely picked the right Terriers episode to highlight with “Fustercluck.” Sons of Anarchy is in with its finale which was very entertaining unless your name is Stahl or Jimmy. My favorite Community episode was the clip show which makes the cut. It also seems to be one of the more polarizing Community episodes, which surprised me because I don’t see how anyone couldn’t love it. Check out the full list because it’s a nice reminder that in a world where Bristol Palin gets a reality show and Leno is still on there is still some high-quality television.
--Of course Entourage wants Charlie Sheen on next season.
--The two winners who tied for the James Beard Award for Best Chef – Southwest were Tyson Cole from Uchi and Saipin Chutima from Lotus of Siam in Vegas. Two places I’ve been saying for years I need to go to, but still have yet to. I’ll correct that this year. Congratulations to Bryan Caswell for being a finalist for the second year in a row.
--Marissa Miller is easy on the eyes. Esquire coming strong on a monthly basis.
--The Red Wings are the first team in NHL history to force a Game 7 despite trailing in the 3rd periods in both Games 5 and 6. It has been one helluva series.
Questions, comments or if Thursday is shaping up to be your best night since your wedding night what with a Game 7 between the Red Wings and Sharks, Community’s season finale and two new episodes of Parks and Rec!!!