Saturday, June 26, 2010

The Fraulein Loves You

  • The Monologue:
    • BP bought machines from Kevin Costner to clean the water affected by the oil spill. This is actual footage of the machine at work as far back as 1995!
    • Speaking of 1995, three of the top ten trending topics on Yahoo right now are Bruce Willis, Sylvester Stallone, and Mel Gibson. No joke! I saw it when I logged on to CompuServe.
    • Anyone catch Ghana knocking off the US today? That's the biggest upset in Africa since Israel took out Egypt 10-0 in the World Cup of 1500BC. The Israeli Hebrews versus the Egyptian First-Borns. Total slaughter.
  • Random Pop Culture:
    • I saw a poll online that said that 85% of respondents have admitted to crying at the end of Toy Story 3. An article in this week's Entertainment Weekly specifically talks about men's stories about crying at the movie. The article itself almost made me tear up. I'm not kidding.
    • Got the first disc of Breaking Bad and devoured it quickly. I've heard a lot of people refer to it as the best show on TV (or tied with Mad Men). It's really, really good.
    • Also continuing to work through Friday Night Lights. The second season isn't as strong as the first, but I know it gets better. Regardless of the iffy plot, there are still no two actors with stronger on-screen chemistry than Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton.
    • Party Down ended a very shaky second season (that may be its last) with a very shaky season finale. There were a couple of pretty good episodes this season, though, and everyone should go to Netflix Watch Instantly and watch episode 5, "Steve Guttenberg's Birthday". You don't even have to have seen any other moment of the show.
    • Season premiere of Entourage tomorrow night. There's no show I watch religiously that I hate more. Hung also returns, but I'm way done with that.
  • Random Music Video:
    • 46 years ago tomorrow, The Beatles' "She Loves You" peaked at #97 on the German charts. I only found out recently that they actually recorded a foreign language version of a couple of songs, including this one, so the actual song in Germany was "Sie Liebt Dich". Not kidding -- here's the song:

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