Friday, March 6, 2009

It Tastes Like Tuna

  • Random Pop Culture:
    • Reading a few Watchmen reviews here or there. Very mixed, the Rotten Tomatoes rating is 65%. Read deeper, though. The people who I respect, like Roger Ebert or Harry Knowles, like it. Meanwhile, the review in this morning's Post, a negative one, is one of the most ill-conceived reviews I can remember in a long time. Basically, the knock -- and this is true of many of the bad reviews -- is that the movie is too true to the original source material. In other words, the Post reviewer hated the book so he hates the movie. Stupid. Wouldn't it make more sense to pick someone who hadn't read the book or was completely indifferent?
    • We're onto season two of Battlestar Galactica and it's really cool how they changed the opening credits to include the survivor count as of the beginning of the episode. Makes it fun to try to guess what the number will be based on what happened in the previous episode.
  • Random Hatred And/Or Love:
    • Today starts the single best sports week of the year. I logged a little time tonight with the semifinals of the Atlantic Sun championship as East Tennessee State knocked off Belmont to get revenge for losses in the last two conference tourneys. The championship game is tomorrow night. Three automatic bids will be won tomorrow as we start Championship Week. All the way through the ACC, SEC, Big Ten, and Big 12 championships next Sunday (and the subsequent selection), we get hour after hour of great basketball as teams fight for their postseason lives and we get our first glimpses at the potential Cinderellas. The best, of course, are the small conferences where winning the tourney is the only way to get into the NCAAs.
  • Random Video of the Week:
    • Here's a great video that's being used to advertise for a big Purim Spiel next week. Not only is it a dead-on spoof of Mad Men, but the mayonnaise joke kills me because of a running argument I have with my wife over whether or not Jews eat mayo (they certainly do not).

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