--That was one helluva weekend of sports even with the Dynamo falling to the Galaxy. And who knew David Beckham played for LA? As good as the football was, and it was good, nothing was better than Dan Henderson and Shogun Rua waging war for five rounds. Incredible. Simply incredible. The only thing possibly better last weekend? “Aw fu** it.” Classic.
--I guess I have to see how it plays out a little, but I’m not in love with the idea of Brody being a bad guy after all. More than just the swerve, it’s that now apparently Brody wants out of the terrorist plot. It just seems like once you’re in on something like that, you’re all in. It just didn’t come off well to me, but the major problem I had with this episode was Walker’s wife. Warning her husband like that was beyond weak. Now the kids have a terrorist dad whose picture is splashed everywhere, ya happy? I didn’t care for that or for the inept FBI search. Shoot to kill? Ummm, why? Don’t you want Walker alive to interrogate? Oh no, he’s armed. Aren’t you wearing vests? And of course the shooting happens in a mosque. I just thought it was a misstep episode that I hope is just a blip. And I really hope that we’re done with he’s a good guy, no he’s a bad guy, no he’s a good guy twists.
--I liked the way Rick found out about Lori and Shane proving not everyone on The Walking Dead is a big dummy. I’m ready for Shane and Andrea to go ahead and leave. Andrea who after a couple of lessons can hit moving targets in the head. But this is what infuriates me the most the last couple of episodes. Didn’t Otis and Shane run out of ammo on the medical supply run to the high school? So where exactly did they find a cache of weapons and ammo so that now everybody can shoot until their trigger finger bleeds?! Wouldn’t bullets be, oh I don’t know, kind of vital in a post-apocalyptic world? Or is the bullet-making barn another building on Hershel’s farm that our group isn’t curious about?
Please get off that f’n shooting gallery/farm already.
--Elisabeth Shue to CSI? I’m not in, but I’m as close to DVR’ing a CSI as I’ve ever been. If Lanie from Dream A Little Dream turned down my marriage proposal then Chris Parker from Adventures in Babysitting was my back-up, mostly because she could sing the blues.
--DeSean Jackson, master of the humble statement, “People don’t understand the light I bring and shine on my teammates.”
--Please start flexing Monday night games. The first week of December fans should not be subjected to San Diego/Jacksonville and St. Louis/Seattle.
--I might not like the way we got to some of these conflicts on Sons of Anarchy this season, but that was one intense hour. Of course how could it not be since we knew that Opie knew Clay blasted his father with a shotgun. The rest of the episode was okay and Kurt Sutter/Otto has really crushed his scenes all season, but it felt like filler until we got to Opie vs. Clay. And we got there all right. Jax’s chasing of Opie was lame, but Opie looked like a GD renegade superhero with his hair flying in the wind as powered down revenge lane. Looooved the way Opie kicked the door open on Clay to get the upper hand just like Clay did to Piney at the cabin. Pop, pop is Clay gonna drop? Was that blood? Was he wearing a vest? Dead? Wounded? I can’t imagine he’s dead. I can imagine he’s badly wounded and the Irish who aren’t so fond of Jax pull out of this cartel meeting since Clay can’t be there. Jax loses his payday, Clay may or may not lose his place in the club since Bobby is now in jail, but Potter doesn’t get to bust the meet. That or the meet continues on and sh** gets crazy. I hope it’s the latter.
Amusing that Walking Dead’s Andrea can fire off kill shots to the heads of moving targets while Opie can’t put a lethal bullet into a sitting target seven feet away?
--Seriously, how awesome are the Justified teasers during Sons the last couple of weeks?
--Congratulations to Vince Young for being the first quarterback this season to throw three interceptions yet still have his team walk off the field a winner. Teams were 0-24 up to that point.
--Obviously I’m a Donald Glover mark so I’m liking Childish Gambino’s “Camp.” The story on “That Power” is a big highlight. But his “Weirdo” Comedy Central special exceeded my expectations. Little Hitlers – “There’s just something about racism when it’s tiny.” His very compelling AIDS vs. Babies debate. Crackerdick. Home Depot – Where kids’ dreams go to die. Good stuff.
--Really cool little 6-minute mini-documentary on “The Umbrella Man” on the scene the day JFK was assassinated. It's been at least 10 years since I've read a JFK assassination book and that's just too long.
--Add Alison Brie to this trip with Aziz Ansari, David Chang, and James Murphy and you have my dream vacation.
--The Soup is moving to Wednesdays at the end of this month?
--April 2012 cannot get here soon enough.
--I’m going to be spending a lot of time at the downtown Phoenicia.
--Would have taken me awhile to guess Pitt as the school that now has the current longest streak of an alum scoring a TD on an NFL weekend. Pitt’s down it 13 weeks straight. Miami’s streak ended at a ridiculous 149 weeks.
--Way too much information from a managing editor of Canada’s Huffington Post? I don’t know her title. Point is she experimented with vodka soaked tampons because, I assume, she has A LOT of free time…and is an alcoholic. Your move local news reporters.
--Chris Lilley’s Angry Boys cannot get here soon enough. A little introduction to all the characters here. You want to click it.
--Terrific food-centric interview with Ron Swanson/Nick Offerman from LA Weekly.
SI: You learned not to eat everything on your plate, but I understand Chris Pratt, who plays Andy, just goes all-in.
NO: Chris is a man of many immense talents, none of them greater than his ability to consume comestibles. His digestive system is a gaping maw. And he has such an enthusiasm about eating. Chris can take a bowl containing 10 servings of pasta and, with two fistfuls, make it disappear. He can do that six takes in a row. I've also seen him eat, and this is not an exaggeration, eight slabs of ribs in about three hours -- with absolute glee. He's an amazing human being. Truly a specimen worth studying.
--It took a while, but thankfully in time for Christmas Three Amigos on Blu Ray is coming out.
El Guapo: "Well you told me I hve a plethora. And I would just like to know if you know what a plethora is. I would not like to think that a person would tell someone he has a plethora, and then find out that that person has no idea what it means to have a plethora.
Jefe: Forgive me El Guapo. I know that I, Jefe, do not have your superior intellect and education. But could it be that once again, you are angry at something else, and are looking to take it out on me?
I know the lyrics to "My Little Buttercup." Why don't I have more friends?
--“More victims come forward in ‘Fix A Flat’ butt injection case.” – That can’t be good.
I’ll be very disappointed if Fix A Flat doesn’t come up with a good ad campaign out of this.
--Yeah, I wish there was NBA play to watch Wednesday night as I cook all evening, but Rockets/Knicks Game 6 on Fox Sports will do just fine, actually better.
Questions, comments or if every Thanksgiving you’re reminded how when you were in school you only got off Thursday and Friday and nowadays, when kids are clearly dumber, they get the entire week off…smdh…yeah, that’s right mdh…