Sunday, February 15, 2009

It's Not TV

  • Random Pop Culture:
    • A deaf guy, the guy who wrote Nacho Libre and School of Rock and his gay father, midget stuntmen, and a verbally-abusive redneck... The Amazing Race must be back! I have one big complaint about tonight's episode -- the deaf son and his mother rolled the cheese down the hill. They didn't carry it! They should have gotten a penalty for that. I like the brother and sister lawyer team or the two stuntmen to win. We'll see, still early.
    • Big Love really creeps me out. The idea of kissing your new wife at your wedding with your other three wives looking on? Creeps me out.
    • Tonight's Flight of the Conchords was (brilliantly) directed by Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind). The show is at the top of its game right now.
    • The new HBO show that premiered tonight was Eastbound & Down, created by and starring Danny McBride, who you might remember from Pineapple Express and Tropic Thunder. It's really, really funny. He plays a former baseball bad boy (think John Rocker) who is broken down and now a PE teacher. It's basically all about him saying the most offensive things that come to his mind. Hard to argue with that.
  • Random Hatred And/Or Love:
    • I'm getting a callus on my thumb from Guitar Hero. That's really sort of lame, right?
  • Random Sign That March Is Near:
    • Oklahoma's Blake Griffin is the best player in college basketball and will most likely be the first overall pick in this year's NBA draft. While we wait for the Championship Week, the greatest sports week of the year (only two weeks away!!), check out these two Griffin dunks from last week. The first is a sweet windmill, but the second is pure unadulterated nastiness. The dictionary definition of "posterized".


Roy said...

I second your two favorites to win The Amazing Race, adding sisters LaKisha and Jennifer to the mix. Siblings do well, typically; they are both physical; and we didn't see much of them in the first episode, which bodes for a slow build on their storyline, which CBS reality editors love to do.

Thanks for bringing by Guitar Hero. Any game I can play with a microphone, however badly, is alright by me.

Wouldn't it be great if doing something great at work next to an inferior co-worker could result in you "posterizing" them? Like someone could take a digital capture from the security videos, and put a framed, wall size photo of it along with phrases like "Saved the department money" or "Fixed the 2nd Quarter numbers". That'd be sweet.

l said...

F of the C was INCREDIBLE! I can't wait to see them live. I love that they played up on the Aussie/Kiwi rivalry, which is just funny.

Was anyone else slightly disappointed that a couple who had the potential to give us awesome bickering got kicked off Amazing Race first? I almost wish the flight attendants hadn't ran so quickly.

angie said...

I'd say a callus on your thumb is not nearly so lame as a wrist/arm injury that messes up your first MLB playoff run!