Wednesday, July 11, 2012

He drinks where he lies. He's covered with flies.

Quick Hitters and Random Thoughts

--Adam Scott in Boy Meets World. Griff Hawkins. Classic. Shame there’s no, “Are we having fun yet?”

--I don’t know if Roger Federer is the Anderson Silva of tennis or Anderson Silva is the Roger Federer of MMA. Either way they’re both pretty good.
Oh and please just go away Forrest Griffin.

--In painful yet I wish it was on YouTube news we have a fireworks mishap. A 45-year-old man in Michigan was doing his patriotic firework duty on the 4th. Apparently this particular firework was a ground-based mortar shell type that he lit. Thinking it was dud he went up and stood over it with his groin perfectly in line with the firework’s flight path. Pop went the weasel because the weasel goes pop. Smell ya later left testicle.

--Sons of Anarchy: The Jax Years trailer.

--@JoeMande: ‘The Newsroom’ reporters are so bad they don’t know their associate producer is Tom Walker, a wanted Marine sniper working for Abu Nazir.
I have no idea what’s real or what’s not in Newsroom and either way I’m pretty sure I no longer care.  I'd rather religiously follow the Dwight Howard saga than watch Newsroom handle romantic relationships.

--I’m not sure if people watched the Home Run Derby just to bitch about the Home Run Derby or if people watched because they enjoy watchi…nah, people just wanted to bitch about it.

--This Virginia man isn’t named in this story. I wonder why? I mean it’s not like he was eating at a Hooter’s when a couple came in to ask him for directions to a wedding they had to get to despite their car breaking down. It’s not like the guy then said here just take my 2000 BMW and drop off the keys tomorrow morning at this Hooter’s because they know me around here. It’s not like the guy sent them on their merry way with a BMW that contained his laptop, DVDs and a little ol’ engagement ring. Oh he did?! Oh, well yeah I wouldn’t want my name in the paper either. If you’re keeping score at home it’s been a month since the guy has seen his car.

--I’m not sure much of anything is going to get people to watch the Astros, but having a sideline reporter with Miss Texas looks may help. Tampa Bay Rays sideline reporter Laura Mckeeman just won Miss Florida. How awesome would a poster be of her chained up in a Leia outfit to Carlos “Jabba” Lee?
    I'd even watch an ENTIRE baseball game with her...Maybe...

--The Chew. The Taste. Someone gets paid to think of show titles at ABC?

--I don’t know what you’re waiting for if you haven’t heard Childish Gambino’s Royalty Mixtape. You can download it at Why wouldn’t you want to listen to Tina Fey spit (the kids still say "spit" right?).
"Yeah we in here, we in this thing
Gambino is forever, royalty is forever
We ballin' so we fuckin' up the hardwood, homie
This the life we live, son
My president is black and my prius is blue, motherfuckers
Royalty all day, we droppin' racks at Nordstrom, son
That's racks on racks, damn it, you feel me? You feel me?
This is the part where most people would say something crazy and drop the n-word after it
Not going to, not gonna do that, I DON'T FEEL COMFORTABLE!
I'm out"

--I never had a favorite Jaguar, but I never saw any of their daily schedules like this awesome one from DE Austen Lane.

--Despite the fact that Jennifer Jason Leigh looked great this week on Weeds this whole thing with Andy is just dumb.
I don’t know who the kid who plays Shane is, but he is one lucky bastard to get paid for his "acting."
--Paste Magazine put together a list of the 90 Best Movies of the 90’s. Normally if I see True Romance last on any list that’ll be the end of me looking at that particular list, but even Forrest Gump is 88 so I may as well see the 89 movies better than watching Bronson Pinchot get pulled over with coke all over his face. 84 – A Bronx Tale. 83 movies better than A Bronx Tale? I don’t have the inclination to go over all the movies ranked in the 70’s that come nowhere near the ones ranked in the 80’s. Love The Game at 69. That one might be worth a revisit. The Professional at 60. I refuse to believe there were 45+ movies better than Casino or Heat. Reservoir Dogs at 24. 24?! Seriously GTFO of here with Jackie Brown at 19 and Reservoir Dogs at f’n 24. The Big Lebowski (12) didn’t crack the Top 10?! The Top 10 consists of the likes of Rushmore, Shawshank, Hoop Dreams with 2 being Schindler’s List and the #1 movies of the 90’s according to Paste…Pulp Fiction. Nailed that one.
Some of the movies ranked that I never actually saw, but feel like I have…Braveheart, Lion King, Boogie Nights (I’ve seen Heather Graham’s parts so that should pretty much count I think).

--There’s nothing else to do until training camps open so why wouldn’t you want to look at Phil Steel’s complete bowl projections. SPOILER ALERT! UH is projected for the Armed Forces Bowl. I don’t know what the Big East equivalent of going to the Armed Forces Bowl is, but I guess I’ll find out soon enough.
Florida State in the BCS Championship Game and more surprising than that there isn’t an SEC representative.

--I finished the four-episode second season of Luther and while it didn’t have nearly enough of Ruth Wilson it was still a crazy fun ride. No, it’s not the most realistic show, but you don’t watch it for realism. You watch it to see Idris Elba rub his face in half-exasperation, half-contemplation while saying, “It’s not right, is it?”

--The Killers can pretty much put out anything and I’ll like it. This is their first put out since Day & Age. with the perfect description of the band.

--Seriously, you expect Jason Babin to fact-check a quote attributed to Hitler?

--I stopped flipping to Sports Center years ago as anything other than background noise, but I’ll watch next week. Love that “My Wish” series. Some of Tracy McGrady’s best work as a Rocket.

--A pep rally to signal the start of your NFL team’s training camp. Eh, I guess. Charging $10 at the door. Yeah, I don’t think so. Bengals still reminding people that despite a playoff appearance they’re still the Bengals.

Questions, comments or if you didn’t expect to have a Walking Dead conversation with Alison Cook this week…


  1. You must watch Boogie NIghts. One of my all time favorites, best tense scene at the end, and while I really liked Magnolia, Boogie Nights is better. Usual Suspects should have made top ten to me. Watching Fargo with an old boyfriend years ago let me know he wasn't the one for me. We clearly didn't have the same sense of humor.

    If you haven't seen Three Colors, watch them. Was just talking about them last week. Great movies from an incredible director.

  2. I never heard of Three Colors until I saw that list. Sounded intriguing and with your thumbs up I'll have to check it out sometime. Thanks.


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