Saturday, May 30, 2009

He's Got Summer Madness

  • Random Pop Culture:
    • Ended up going to Camden Yards and seeing Matt Wieters, the top prospect in baseball, make his debut. He went 0-4, but he did catch the best game that an Orioles starter pitched all year. Plus, Oriole DH Luke Scott hit a grand slam and a solo homer -- his second consecutive multi-homer game -- in a Baltimore rout of Detroit. The crowd was lively and the stadium was full. 42,000 tickets were sold, 15,000 of them after it was announced that Wieters would be called up. Plus, it was fireworks night. Maybe I had to pay a bit more for tickets than I'm used to because of the size of the crowd, but it was well worth it.
    • You have to get Spaced on Netflix. Simon Pegg's and Nick Frost's two great movies, Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, basically riff off of the comedy created in the show. You know how the pop culture references in Family Guy are such non-sequitirs? In Spaced, the references are relatively seamless in the show. There's a killer Scooby-Doo joke in the first episode.
    • You have to check out's video library. They have a great collection of music videos to watch.
  • Random Hatred and/or Love:
    • I'm going to have to insist that if North Korea and South Korea go to war it's referred to as "The War of Northern Aggression". It's dumb that people who live in the American South call the Civil War that (so you'd rather the U.S. had let you be and you'd not be part of our country?) and I like the idea that their euphemism would be forever ruined.
    • Also, I hope that the North Koreans wear blue uniforms and the South Koreans wear grey ones. It would just be cool.
  • Random Music Video:
    • I'm very disappointed that in the "text a vote for your song" contest tonight, "Enter Sandman" beat out "Summertime". I love Metallica and all, but that's a travesty. So here is Will Smith dancing badly:

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