Friday, October 28, 2011

Step up to the bar put the girl down. She takes a big gulp and slaps it around.

Quick Hitters and Random Thoughts

--I can't remember the last time it was Friday night and I haven't watched a new Community, Parks, Sunny, League. Stupid baseball.

--Why didn’t Piney just pull the trigger himself? Seriously let’s tell everyone where I’m going including give Clay yet another ultimatum forcing his hand. Let’s not leave a message to my son Opie along the lines of if something happens to me you can find very important letters here. Let’s not tell Jax when you’re having a heart-to-heart with him anyway about his dad. Not even SAMCRO is going to buy that LS took out old harmless Piney like that, right? One way or the other Clay has got to go this season.
Juice, Juice, Juice, or Joosh as Chibbs might say. Can’t wait to hear that conversation.
I’m not sure how Tara leaving, if she leaves, is going to effect things as far as the sheriff and his wife trying to have kids, but I still expect that to come in to play at some point this season especially after Jax’s little family speech to the sheriff.
When the hell is Lem going to get back from his gun run so we can get him and Aceveda in the same room?
This is good chili weather we’re having…eh…maybe not.

--Nice little hour-long 30 for 30 this week on Chuck Wepner aka "The Real Life Rocky." Wepner went from a marine to a go-go club bouncer to a boxer to fighting Liston then Ali then Andre the Giant then Victor the Wrestling Bear before settling into some cocaine with Belushi and Akyroyd that eventually led to some jail time and a lawsuit against Stallone for never compensating him for being Rocky’s inspiration. Sounds like a full life. The doc used a helluva lot of Rocky music with a crescendo to Wepner’s disputed knockdown of Ali with a body shot. Anything looks awesome when it has Rocky’s music behind it. The lowlight of the fight was James Brown mangling/butchering/murdering the national anthem. Wow, was the snippet they played just awful. At least Brown got to redeem himself in the ring in Rocky IV. Why Stallone didn’t break Wepner off a little money early in the Rocky game is beyond me.

--I haven’t read anything in the last couple of months since finishing "Dance with Dragons," but I might have to tear myself away from the television for "I Want My MTV" or maybe "Fables." Watching Once Upon A Time and hearing everyone talk about "Fables" has piqued my interest.

--The new GM of the Red Sox, Ben Cherington, used to be married to Wendi Nix?!

--Homeland got a second season so I’m very curious as to how this season plays out. Initially I felt it had to have some resolution as far as Brody committing a terrorist act or it turning out he’s just a psychologically f’d up good guy. However, now we have this husband/wife bad guy combo that may fill the season one antagonist role well enough while Carrie and Brody’s relationship goes who knows where. What I’m saying is I have no idea what’s going to happen, but am loving the ride.

--I’ve talked about my love for Wiseguy before when mentioning Jonathan Banks/Mike from Breaking Bad. So a Wiseguy remake written by someone from Homeland sounds promising…until you realize it’s NBC.

--Elisha Cuthbert as Marilyn Monroe on Happy Endings was hot until the dude from Perfect Couples thought she was a dude and she started talking about tucking it in. God did give her melons and she did make melonade though so we had that going for us. I haven’t worn a costume in years, but when I do I can’t imagine not being ZZ Top Gun.

“Which one of The Doors are you?”
“Ray Manzarek.”
“You just made that up.”
Raymond Daniel Manzarek and Robbie Krieger at the House of Blues in a couple of weeks. I’m curious, but not spending $ curious.

--Kaitlin Olson and Rob McElhenney are having another kid which of course explains Mac’s weight gain.

--Redbox is raising its rental price by 20% because Redbox and Netflix hate you.

--Jay Mohr as Cheryl Hines’ always absent husband on Suburgatory is nice. And holy crap Cheryl Hines was the hottest thing on Wednesday night including Sofia Vergara and Elisha Cuthbert.

--It’s not like he’s been knocking movies out of the park lately, but seriously Adam Sandler, Jack and Jill?! Are you trying to be white Eddie Murphy? Not even Eddie Murphy wants to be Eddie Murphy anymore. This whole get back to stand-up and stuff from Eddie lately, well let’s just say my expectations are low.

--The Donnie Darko 10th anniversary celebration continues with 25 Things You May Not Know About Donnie Darko from Did not expect John Madden influenced the film. I don’t know the rest of Empire magazine’s Indie Movies of All Time rankings, but Reservoir Dogs and Darko at 1 and 2 works for me.

--Finally one of the world’s biggest mysteries is in the process of being solved. Can someone masturbate in every Starbucks in New York City. Meet Mr. PeePee our Hero.

--You know you want to look at a financial breakdown of Paula Deen. Short version, she’s rich. Very, very rich. I didn’t know she is a producer on Down Home with the Neelys, but that explains a lot.

--Never saw Dumb and Dumber so my reaction to a possible Dumb and Dumber 2 can be summed up in the yawn I just yawned. Do you yawn yawns?

--Omar Little got Jesse Pinkman on Twitter? Indeed.

--Sunday Moyo is our Quick Thinker of the Week. Sunday resides in Zimbabwe where strange things happen. He was busted for bestiality, but he tells the tale of the tail better:
“I only came to know that I was being intimate with a donkey when I got arrested. I had hired a prostitute and paid US $20 for the service at Down Town night club, and I don’t know how she then became a donkey.”
Hopefully this story has a happy ending because Sunday really seems in love:
“I think I am also a donkey. I do not know what happened when I left the bar, but I am seriously in love with the donkey.”

--Cannot wait for Sundance Cinemas to open up in Bayou Place. Houston Press with a primer.

--List time. Top 100 Songs of All-Times from Time. It includes LCD’s “All My Friends,” Joy Division’s “Love Will Tear Us Apart,” and A Tribe Called Quest’s “Scenario” so obviously I’m good with this list.

--Finally a new batch of Thundercats episodes. Wired with a look a deeper look at what this new edition is trying to cover. I’ve written it before, but these new Thundercats are really pretty good.

Questions, comments or if you’re listening to way too much Regina Spektor…


  1. Dumb and Dumber was a seminal piece of my stoner youth, but it doesn't hold up over time(or sobriety). I think that yawn is probably a collective one.

    Redbox is still a great value IMO. Netflix can suck it. The movies they choose to add to the watch instantly library are borderline retarded(seriously, who chooses them?) and they keep the best titles off of there entirely.

  2. I cancelled all my Netflix after the price hike. Surprised that I don't miss it. That may be because the new television season has kept my viewing habits sated.


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