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Sunday, August 05, 2012

London Olympics Round Up Week 1

This is the first Summer Olympics I have watched in HD and it was well worth the upgrade. It even makes quite boring events like Rowing entertaining because the sight is just so beautiful. The images are so sharp you can even see sweat drip down off a ping ponger’s brow. Who knew table tennis athletes sweat? Apparently they sweat so much they have a towel off break every seven points or so. Here are some other thought on the first week of the Olympics.

- Who would have guessed one of the biggest stories of The Olympics would come from badminton? Sure we see a few athletes ever games booted from competition, but most are for trying too hard with performance enhancers. This is the first time I have ever heard of anyone getting booted for not trying. But four woman’s doubles pairs did just that and got booed then booted by a crowd that paid about $120 American for the match.

- The other big news of the week was Michael Phelps is now the most decorated medalist of all time. It is hard to argue that he is not the greatest Olympian ever even though there is a laughable amount of swimming medal (who knows how many Carl Lewis could have gotten if there was skipping, backwards, and hopping) 100 Meters) kind of like how RnB artists are always the most nominated at the Grammy’s because there is an absurd amount of RnB categories.

- I am sick of Debbie Phelps. There, I said it. They should have had more gratuitous Kate Middleton shots. And how has there not been a Pippa sighting yet?

- Gymnastics was usually when I would take my dogs for a walk every night mostly because I feared if I watched the “Woman’s” I might walk into my kitchen and see Chris Hansen. But I did get back in time for the controversies. I do not have a problem with only two gymnasts from one country in the finals, if you cannot even beat your teammates, then you do not have a gripe.

- But my favorite gymnast story was a Men’s Japanese gymnast who fell of the one thing, putting his country in fourth. His coach then slips a judge a few dollars (which thanks to my HD I am pretty sure were American, which begs the question, why does the Japanese delegation have American dollars in Great Britain), and a couple minutes later (I am not one to complain about tape delays, but if you are going to air it a couple hours later, how about cutting down the standing, and waiting around for scores?), Japan moved up to second. Awesome.

Alex Morgan with her hair up

- Of course a couple days after declaring Alex Morgan having the second ponytail ever in the history of the world, she just had to come out for her very next game with her hair in a bun. Her hair magically came down minutes later, but was back up by half time where it stayed. Hurump. Thankfully her ponytail was back to its awesomeness glory for the next game where she brused her knee on the New Zealand’s goalie.

Alex Morgan bruising her knee

- Forget Destinee Hooker, Dutch swimmer Ranomi Kromowidjojo has the best name of these Olympics.

- Please note that trampoline is an Olympics sport; baseball is not.

- Speaking of American pastimes not currently in the Olympics, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said this week he hopes that football will soon become an Olympics sport and as the six-four countries needed to be included. As the great Michael Wilbon responded (paraphrasing), “There are only two countries that play football: America and Canada. And we are not entirely sure about Canada.” And considering it currently takes five weeks for the NFL’s twelve team playoff, how exactly does Roger plan to get an Olympics tournament done in seventeen days?

- I really do not understand the controversy of the double amputee running in the Olympics. So what if he gets an advantage from his prosthetics, dude has no legs. Until people start voluntarily amputating their legs to get an unfair advantage, let the guy run. Almost as inspiring but less reported on is the one handed Table Tennis contestant which has to be the second greatest one handed feet since Jim Abbott threw a one-hitter.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Best of the Week vol. XLV

Quote of the Week: You watch Mad Men but you don’t watch The Hills? They are the two smartest shows on television. (Bill Simmons, Pardon the Interuption)

Song of the Week: Africa - Toto IV – Toto (as sung by Abed, Troy and Betty White; Community)

Big News of the Week: Premiere Week Redux: CBS took the biggest gable of the fall shuffling two of its biggest shows around and managed to increase viewers at both timeslots. The other big story of the fall is how ambivalent everyone is to the new shows, none of which made much of a splash. But I find it humorous that the most hated new show among critics, $#*! My Dad Says had one of the bigger audiences while no one seemed to watch the most buzzed about pilot, Lonestar. (Sorry Tyra, you should have stayed blonde.) If you missed them, some of the premieres are currently free to rent or download on iTunes.

Pilot - My Generation, Season 1
Pilot - Outsourced, Season 1
All Mixed Up - Cougar Town, Season 2
Pilot - Detroit 1-8-7, Season 1
Pilot - Raising Hope, Season 1
A Deadly Affair - Castle, Season 3
I Haven't Told You Everything - The Event, Season 1
Pilot - Lone Star, Season 1
Pilot - Outlaw, Season 1

Gratuitous Token Hot Chick Picture of the Week:

Yvonne Strahovski sexting

Free Download of the Week: At or With Me - Jack Johnson (iTunes) Not only is the video featuring Andy Samberg available for free, you can also pick up a remix of the song for the same price.

Deal of the Week: Spotlight Deals: Television (Band of Brothers, Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths, Bored to Death)

Video of the Week: The plot of The Dilemma seems like it is better suited for a sitcom episode rather than a full length movie, but if there is anyone who can stretch turkey meat it is Vince Vaughn.

Next Week Pick of the Week: No Ordinary Family, Tuesday at 8:00 on ABC: Look out for my full review of the show coming Tuesday.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The 100 Guiltiest Guilty Pleasures of the 00's

Snakes on a Plane (Widescreen New Line Platinum Series)1. Snakes on a Plane

2. Trapped in the Closet

3. Olympic Curling

4. “I drink your milkshake… I drink it up!”

5. Pootie Tang

6. Dan LeBatard guest hosting PTI (BAM!)

7. Flavor of Love and its countless spin-offs

8. Thong Song - Sisqó

9. “Boom goes the dynamite”

Trapped in the Closet: Chapters 1-2210. “You know how I know you're gay…”

11. Carrot Top audio commentary on Rules of Attraction

12. Blaming it on the al-al-al-al-al-alcohol

13. The Osbornes

14. Chris Hansen

15. Queer Eye for the Straight Guy

16. “Yo Kobe, tell me how my (expletive deleted) tastes”

17. Red Stripe: It's Beer; Hooray Beer

18. Dennis Miller on Monday Night Football

19. Mash Up’s

 Melanie Robillard, the reason to watch curling20. Party in the U.S.A. - Miley Cyrus

21. Wazzzzzzup!?!

22. Taylor Swift

23. Sorority Life

24. using names as verbs (i.e. He got Cheneyed last time he went hunting)

25. Carrie Underwood

26. Kanye West’s ego

27. (Explative Deleted) It (I Don’t Want You Back) - Eamon

28. Coyote Ugly

29. Telling people you are, indeed, bringing sexyback

30. Thinking with Your Dip Stick, Jimmy

31. VH1’s I Love the…

32. Amish in the City

33. Hotel for Dogs

34. “What?!? Yeah!!!”

35. I'm a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! (ABC version)

36. Who Let the Dogs Out - The Baha Men

37. Howard Dean scream

38. “You play to win the game” Herm Edwards

39. Downfall memes

Pootie Tang40. Mac ads

41. Chocolate Rain

42. Wizards of Waverly Place

43. Complaining about Lost

44. Leave (Get Out) - JoJo

45. Miami Football’s 7th Floor Crew

46. Because I Got High - Afroman

47. I Like You So Much Better When You're Naked - Ida Maria

48. Sexual Seduction (video) - Snoop Dogg

49. “We let them off the hook” Denny Greene

50. The Surreal Life

51. Don't Forget (video) - Demi Lovato

52. Chad Ochocinco

53. Oops! I Did it Again - Brittany Spears

54. Desperate Housewives

55. John Stewart vs. Tucker Carlson

56. John Tucker Must Die

57. Mandy Moore

58. The Man Show

59. Beauty and the Geek

Flavor of Love - The Complete First Season60. 3 6 Mafia winning an Oscar

61. Joe Schmo

62. Come Clean - Hilary Duff

63. Average Joe

64. Extreme Dodgeball

65. Bartman

66. Paul Blart: Mall Cop

67. Team America: World Police

68. Michael Moore

69. Soulja Boy Superman Dance

Thong Song [Explicit]70. TaTu MTV Movie Awards performance

71. Sarah Palin

72. Mamma Mia!

73. The Real Cancun

74. Celebrity Deathmatch

75. We Are All Made of Stars (video) - Moby

76. Zell Miller challenging Chris Matthews to a duel

77. Tik Tok - Ke$ha

78. Hot In Herre - Jenny Owen Young

79. Road Trip (and Eurotrip for that matter)

The 40-Year-Old Virgin [Blu-ray]80. Under the Moonlight (Do Me) - Dylan and the Rusty Zippers

81. Enchanted

82. Bandslam

83. Olympic Badminton

84. Eminem feuding with a puppet

85. Undercover Brother

86. Falling Down - Selena Gomez and the Scene

87. “Weird Al” Yankovic

88. Wake Up Call (video) - Hayden Panettiere

89. Holidae In - Chingy

The Rules of Attraction90. Rush Limbaugh on ESPN

91. Blind Date

92. This I Promise You - *NSYNC

93. The Pacifier

94. Forever Wedding Dance

95. Being Bobby Brown

96. John McEnroe on CNBC

97. Death to All but Metal (video) - Steel Panther

98. How High

99. Seven Nation Army - The Oak Ridge Boys

100. “You Lie” Joe Wilson