Obama’s State of The Union address

January 29, 2010

MY GRADE:

Some random observations…

Positive:

  • The new guy — he does talking good, unlike that guy before who did very much that was the talking bad.
  • Biden looked like he wanted to stand up and say something crazy several times but managed to restrain himself.
  • American flag backdrop.  Bold choice.
  • Glad to hear it will be available on Blu Ray February 12th with director’s commentary.
  • Thought the Supreme court justices showed a real lack of respect for the office of President by all showing up wearing Snuggies.
  • At least J.D, Salinger got to watch it.
  • Thankfully, Brett Favre managed not to screw it up right at the end.  Read the rest of this entry »
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Infomercials

January 27, 2010

The success of late-night infomercials is truly a phantom phenomenon to me.  I have never bought anything off of a television infomercial.  I don’t know anybody who’s ever confessed to me that they’ve bought anything off of a television infomercial.

Yet informercial products makes 100 billion dollars a year.  Which can only mean one thing:

Someone is buying this crap.

So I thought it might be interesting to peruse some of today’s hottest items: Read the rest of this entry »


Obama’s First Year

January 25, 2010

MY GRADE:

This Wednesday is Obama’s 1st State of the Union address, 1 year and 5 days after taking the oath of office.

And America sits and wonders…

what do I think???

Well, Obama’s first year as president has been a mixed bag in my opinion.  A great deal of talk, not so much in terms of true accomplishment.  Say what you want about George W. Bush, when he was president stuff happened.  Lots of stuff.  Like terrorist attacks.  Devastating hurricanes. World-wide disdain for our country and way of life.

So…

6 Ways Obama needs to be more like George W. Bush: Read the rest of this entry »


New Academy Award Categories (pt 2)

January 22, 2010

My one entry on New Oscar Categories just wasn’t enough.  Here are a few more ideas: Read the rest of this entry »


New Academy Award Categories (part 1)

January 19, 2010

Each year as Oscar season rolls around I find myself less and less interested in who wins.  And I realize that part of the problem is that not only have movies gotten worse, but the awards themselves seem less and less relevant.  Best Picture?  Best Screenplay?  How many many truly valid contenders are there each year anyway?  I think the Academy needs to loosen up a bit and add some new awards that truly reflect the state of filmmaking in the 2010’s.

I propose (nominate?) these new categories: Read the rest of this entry »


My Top 5 Favorite Steroid Confessions

January 14, 2010

In light of ex-Cardinal slugger Mark McGwire’s admission this week that he used steroids during his baseball career I thought I’d review some of my favorite steroid admissions of the last few years.  Because, as we’ve discovered, when, why and how to admit to taking steroids has become an artform unto itself: Read the rest of this entry »


Lawsuits

January 12, 2010

MY GRADE:

When I read recently that World Welterweight Champion boxer Manny Paquiao decided to file a defamation suit against his next potential challenger, Floyd Mayweather Jr, as opposed to, say,  boxing him — I thought to myself ” Well, there’s a certain 2010 logic to that.”

Death.  Taxes.   Lawsuits.  Ben Franklin got two-thirds of it right. Read the rest of this entry »