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I also tried to find the video for "I Don't Want What You Got (Goin' On)" by the Ike Reilly Assasination but had no luck. Get out there and get you some Ike Reilly!
Chelsea Chelsea Bangs Bangs!! Wha whaa whaaat?! I'm not sure what disappointed me more, that Chelsea Handler made a sex tape when she was twenty-three or that it's allegedly a gag. Ok, it's the second one. A few months ago Chelsea was contacted by someone who said they would sell the tape back to her for a million dollars. She said simply "I'm not worth it!" Everyone is entitled to their opinion.
Watching a Biography episode featuring Kylie Minogue. I am such a whore. "Can't Get You Outta My Head" is a pretty good tune but that's not why I can't change the channel. I'm waiting to see this video
in Hi-Def. Hubba hubba.
I was not disappointed there was no LOST this week. I was up and somewhat ready for it but, being in the hospital, I was not really with it. There is an alleged spoiler here but I don't believe it. The producers have always been wily and something tells me this is a plant to throw us off. Only three more episodes until the Series Finale! It better be worth it.
I can't wait to see Get Low, a summer release with Robert Duvall playing an old hermit who comes out of hiding to plan his own funeral. Something tells me he's got something up his sleeve. I met Robert Duvall and was not disappointed. Greatest Living Actor (maybe I think that because I met him). Bill Murray plays the funeral director. Sounds like a can't-miss. Here is an interview with Bill talking about Ghostbusters 3 among other things. I've liked (okay loved) Bill Murray ever since Stripes. He's just got it. I really liked The Razor's Edge, a film adaptation of the W. Somerset Maugham novel, about a man on a quest to solve the meaning of his life after serving in WWI. I have to say that I always wanted to go to Paris and then around the world in search of the meaning of life. I got as far as Erie, PA. Unless you count a Dead show in Louisville. Oh, and Buckeye Lake Ohio. What the hell - I've definitely been out there and lived it now that I think about it. My life has always lacked the major thresholds: prom, graduation, bar mitzvah, marriage, divorce, etc. Why should my dream about solving life be any different? I still have a ways to go before I'm done. Or as Robert Frost would say, And miles to go before I sleep.
Think what you want of me but I love the show iCarly. It's so damn funny and the girls are so goofy. Who says there are no wholesome shows on tv anymore.
The Office was pretty darn funny last night. Dwight: "I have it on good authority that in twenty years we will all be speaking German. Well, a Chinese-German hybrid." I also liked the subtle tension between Pam and Jim and Daryl's take on the minority management program: "Minority management will always be there but my knees only have one more year of softball in them." And I always enjoy Parks and Recreation except (again) for the character of Andy. A show I absolutely do not get and am starting to dislike intensely is Community. These people take a class together at a community college and are then joined at the hip. No one works or has a life off campus apparently and half of them are over thirty. The "romantic tension" between the two leads, will they or won't they, is beyond stale and the Asian Spanish teacher (the guy from the overrated The Hangover) is a running gag that has run out.
I totally blanked on pimping Jonah Hex in my last post about summertime and movies. Based on the supernatural cowboy DC comic, it has the awesome Josh Brolin as the title character and Megan Fox as the t and a. And I also forgot about the new Christopher Nolan/Leonardo DeCaprio film Inception. Looks pretty trippy. Catch Me If You Can is one of my compulsively watchable movies, along the lines of The Silence of the Lambs, the Pirate movies, and some others I've mentioned. DeCaprio makes the list twice with The Departed. How did he not get an award for the role? Now I'll watch him in anything except for that horror movie Titanic.
The Buffalo Sabres got bounced (no big surprise) from the NHL playoffs and the Pittsburgh Penguins have advanced (again - no big surprise) and the Washington Capitals (huge surprise!) are out. I'd have to say the odds on the Penguins winning back-to-back titles just went up considerably. I'd like to see the Pens win again even though I would've liked to have seen the Sabres, or any Buffalo team, finally win a cussing championship. Speaking of which....
The Buffalo Bills draft. I was in favor of taking Jimmy Clausen with the first pick because they need a quarterback so damn bad. So they pick C.J.Spiller instead, a running back and the only position on the team where they don't have a need to fill. So Clausen falls all the way to the second round but do they take him there? Nope. Defensive lineman. So the two most glaring weaknesses on the team, QB and offensive line, don't get addressed and they have basically killed Marshawn Lynch's trade value. I may sound like my six-year old nephew or Veruca Salt but I want a quarterback!
The 2010 NFL draft yielded this Q and A between Miami Dolphins GM and wide receiver prospect Dez Bryant:
Ireland: Is your mother a prostitute?
Bryant: No (followed perhaps by a long awkward silence).
How out of line was this question? On the surface, at first glance, it seems inappropriate and worse. But I was listening to Mike and Mike In The Morning on ESPN when Marcellus Wiley revealed that he was asked by Bill Parcell's point-blank "Do you use drugs?" Marcellus was taken aback by the question. Parcells, who was the GM of the Cowboys at the time, is currently acting as a mentor of sorts to Ireland. According to Wiley, Parcells went on to tell him that he can teach men how to block and tackle and play football, just as he had Lawrence Taylor, but if he doesn't prepare his players for life after football then he has failed them. He said that he had failed Lawrence Taylor as a person. The bluntness of Ireland's question was harsh and insulting but Wiley's interaction with Parcells made me think twice about Ireland's intentions.
Before I go I just had to post the most hilarious pic of the week: ten-year old Bruins fan getting the best of Lindy Ruff.
Ok that's it.