Monday, July 20, 2009

Andy, Did You Hear About This One?

  • Random Pop Culture:
    • I love this website. One view of the embedded video or some searching around reveals that it is a very well-done joke. Very well-done. Fish time is success time!
    • Listened to thirty minutes of the Mike Wise Show today and ninety minutes of the Lavar Arrington Show. Arrington and co-host Chad Dukes are way better than Mike Wise, but sports talk is pretty boring if you listen to it for a while, especially when nothing is going on. Maybe I'll check back with Arrington when the football season gets closer.
    • Finally caught up with the premiere of the new Comedy Central show, Michael and Michael Have Issues. Very, very funny. Big fan of their style of humor: The State, Wet Hot American Summer, and so on.
    • Weeds is legitmately better. The scene with Celia at the cosmetics presentation was really funny, but it's hard to imagine anything topping the adjective, "rapy." Or is that spelled "rapey"?
  • Random Hatred and/or Love:
    • Today is the fortieth anniversary of the moon landing, but more importantly it is the fortieth anniversary of one of the great baseball urban legends. And this one might actually have been true! Hall-of-Famer Gaylord Perry, the walking argument for Steroids-era-players in Cooperstown, was not a great hitter. In 1963 or 1964, someone asked about his hitting prowess and either Perry or his manager, Alvin Dark, said, "They'll put a man on the moon before he/I hits a homerun." At 1:40PM PDT on July 20, 1969, the Eagle landed on the moon. Around 1:45 PDT, Gaylord Perry hit his first career homer.
  • Random Music Video:
    • What else?

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