Quick Hitters and Random Thoughts
--I finally got around to watching Hatfields & McCoys and it was every bit as good as people said. The stories, for the most part, seemed to be right in line with what actually happened. Of course I’ll have a better idea what happened after I read "Blood Feud" which is on Google Books. Tremendous acting from guys made for roles like this - Kevin Costner, Bill Paxton, Tom Berenger and Powers Boothe. Good stuff from the lovely Jena Malone, Noel Fisher from Shameless as Cotton Top, Mare Winningham who I haven’t seen in forever and the I’ve never seen the guy who played Johnse, but Matt Barr was really good. How Devil Anse Hatfield and Randall McCoy made it into their 80’s while their relatives dropped like flies is beyond me.
The playa - Johnse Hatfield
--NBA TV’s doc on the Dream Team was pretty strong once we got past the first couple of segments of superlatives and forced mood music. I think business picked up with the stories about nobody wanting Isiah on the team and then it just went from there. I didn’t expect John Stockton to have the best story about everyone’s time in Barcelona, but there it was on video captured by a GIGANTIC video camera. That may have been the most shocking memory brought back up for me. Seriously, the size of those video cameras!
Charles was great with his quotes then and now. I’m sure NBA TV will replay it ad nauseam and I recommend you check it out.
Charles on Chuck Daly – “He coached the Bad Boys. If you can coach those a-holes, you can coach anybody.”
--Are you happy now Russell Westbrook? You got Sally Jesse Raphael to comment on your glasses in Time.
--This is awesome in every way. “Do you know why you work for tips?”
--I’ve never been the biggest Floyd Mayweather, but I had no idea of his treatment in jail. Are you f’n kidding me?! Tap water?! TAP WATER?! He didn't kill somebody. All he did was assault the mother of his three children. His personal doctor even says it looks like he's lost some muscle tone! Oh the humanity...
I know Vegas had to have an over/under on number of days of his 90-day sentence he’d serve before formally requesting house arrest. Twelve days would probably have been close to the number.
--I wonder why the That's My Boy promos on TV include tweets from random people instead of actual reviews like this from the Chicago Tribune - "Even with 87.5 years to go, the 21st century may never see a stupider comedy than That's My Boy."
--Our Mother of the Year candidate this week is Torina Ann Gutierrez of Austin. She’s so awesome in the kitchen that she made her 6-year-old daughter a sandwich that tasted like “fireworks!” What was her culinary secret? Spicy brown mustard? Nope. Sriracha mayo? Nope. Angel dust. Of course! The daughter was acting k-ra-zee at school so mommy picked her up and took her to the hospital because she knew what had happened. As soon as the cops knew they arrested mommy. I think angel dust sandwiches is the only food truck idea that’s left.
--I have my problems with Siri and she’s been close to worthless for me, but I’m not filing class-action lawsuits against Apple because she can’t understand the words coming out of my mouth.
--First Showtime puts Yvonne Strahovski on Dexter, then Maggie Grace on Californication and now it announces this will be the last season of Weeds. Well played Showtime.
--I’m sure you’ve seen it by now, but the trailer for Django Unchained looks promising.
--Really Matthew McConaughey?! Wedding food by Guy Fieri?! You used to be cool, man.
--The five perfect games over the last four seasons is as many as in the first 88 seasons of baseball.
--R.A. freakin’ Dickey has a 32 and 2/3rds scoreless innings streak?! 58 Ks and just 4 walks in his last six starts?!
--If I had my choice the Astros would be going with the first set of these rebooted Astros uniforms designs. Uni Watch put this out there and there are some quality designs, but I love that rainbow bar on the back.
--I think Bored to Death was hitting its stride as HBO cut its legs off. Apparently Ted Danson was doing an interview and a Bored to Death movie is in the very early stages. Yeah, I’ll believe it as soon as I see Party Down in theaters.
--Let’s Pizza is coming because let’s face it America is getting too skinny. Now if they have Let's Pizza valets with the machine we're on to something.
--Headline that assures no matter the actual story that I won’t be eating calamari for a little while – That Squid on Your Plate Could Inseminate Your Mouth.
--911 Call of the Week comes to us from Connecticut from Rother McLennon. McLennon – “I specifically asked for little turkey, and little ham, a lot of cheese and a lot of mayonnaise and they are giving me a hard time. I wonder if you can stop by and just…” Yep, Rother called 911 because he didn’t like his sandwiches at Greatful Deli and he didn’t like his sandwiches because the one girl who worked there left and he explained this all to the 911 operator who had nothing better to do. No, seriously she didn’t because the cops didn’t even arrest him for misuse of 911.
Questions, comments or if you’re still trying to pinpoint the exact moment Erin Andrews started to annoy you…