Monday, January 11, 2010

Middling-To-Fair And Unbalanced

  • The Monologue:
    • As I look at Yahoo's front page right now, there are three headlines in a row: "Sarah Palin joins Fox News", "McGwire admits steroid use", "Simon Cowell splits with 'Idol'". Bad, bad, bad.
    • Do you think Palin thinks that God also picked her to work for Fox News? I know Rupert Murdoch owns the New York Post and all, but let's not go crazy.
    • Palin tweeted tonight, asking, "What would America do without Fox News?" I'm racking my brain. Beyond "not be scared whenever we see our shadow," I can only come with "never be able to laugh at the phrase 'terrorist fist jab." I don't know, Sarah, what would we do?
    • Mark McGwire finally admits that he used steroids. In other shocking news, Sarah Palin joined Fox News.
    • Pete Carroll is the new head coach of the Seattle Seahawks. He can finally pay his players. Okay, he can finally pay his players and not have to lie about it.
  • Random Pop Culture:
    • How quickly will American Idol's ratings drop without Cowell? I can't imagine watching it other than to check in once and see how lame it is.
    • Tonight's How I Met Your Mother took a sprint right at the shark, planted its foot right at the edge, and... We'll see. The musical number and punchline were great, but I'm very wary of the show the closer and closer they get to having him actually meet the mother. If they change the title of the show to How I Married Your Mother, I'm out.
    • I watched the 30 for 30 documentary on the University of Miami tonight. Much like the rest of the series, it was good but it just seemed to miss. Not enough players, not in-depth enough. You talk about the ups and downs of the U from 1983-1992 and you ignore Doug Flutie, not to mention Frank Reich? No interviews with Ray Lewis? Maybe Ray didn't want to participate, but it's a glaring hole. The U was legendary -- I actually watched college football when they were at the top -- and it was fun to see the highlights, but it just wasn't perfect for me. So far, the only one in the 30 for 30 series that I flat-out didn't like was the Jimmy the Greek one. My favorite is still the USFL one, though the hype on the Reggie Miller one that is showing at Sundance and will air at some point in the spring is huge.
  • Random Music Video:
    • Clarence Clemons turns 68 years old today. I'm not as deep into the E Street Band's catalog as some, but I imagine this is Clemons' most famous song.

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