Big Lead Sports Bar

4/26/2007

The Afternoon Killer

--The Post-Gazette's Empty Netters gives a game-by-game recap (with links AND video!) of the entire 2006-07 Penguins season.
--Is the criticism of Evgeni Malkin, Ilya Kovalchuk, and Alexei Yashin unfair? The New York Times wants to know.
--Many readers sent in the story about the Browns' fan's last words before he was executed:
"When the Browns are in the Super Bowl in the next five years, you'll know I'm up there doing my magic."
--Looks like six Nittany Lions will face arrest for the apartment invasion/assault from earlier this month.
--Great lengthy article by Pat Forde about the Bengals and how Cincy is dealing with them. As our emailer pointed out, this quote leapt off the page:
"He lists all the ways the police and the Bengals front office have tried to help the players avoid trouble: a meeting with the chief; e-mails advising where sobriety checkpoints will be set up; free limousine service from owner Mike Brown. "
I don't know about you, but would you feel safe knowing that drunk guys with a checkpoint cheat sheet are driving around your town?
--You've heard of the garage league. Here's the garage dentist. Paging Dr. Bettman...
--The father of a local bride literally crashed her wedding...by driving a pickup truck into their wedding tent
--Howard Stern is giving listeners a free online preview of Howard TV through May 1
--80% of blogs have "offensive" content. If you could coverage of the Pirates, then throw my hat into the ring on that claim.
--Richard Gere may be arrested in India over a public display of affection
--Tough guy Hugh Grant unleashes rage on a photographer by throwing baked beans
--Here's the 10 worst movie blockbusters of all time. My personal highlight from #6 (Godzilla) was the Puff Daddy-Jimmy Page soundtrack collaboration.
--I'm a big Spiderman fan, going back to his Amazing Friends days, but I'm not on board with the upcoming Spiderman musical
--A London boy needed the help of firefighters to get a toilet seat off of his head. The best part of this article: Yahoo's file photo of the toilet

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3 comments:

apk said...

Crazy talk. Demolition Man is awesome.

Louis Lipps is my homeboy said...

Star Wars episode II, Last Action Hero, and King Kong weren't that bad.

I'm not a Star Wars geek type, so I'm not being a Star Wars apologist, but I thought episode 2 was decent.... well, at least compared to episode 1.

Last Action Hero was supposed to be a spoof on 80s-style action movies, that's why it was kind of cheesey.

King Kong was a bit long for my tastes, but I didn't think it was necessarily bad.

By the way, the best part of that Godzilla movie (literally, not sarcastically) was the Rage Against the Machine song on the soundtrack.

Not only a good tune, but listen to the lyrics. The actually diss the movie the song's appearing on the soundtrack for. They denounce the movie by saying, "Godzilla, pure motherf-ckin filler!" That has to be a movie soundtrack first!!

"Pure motherf'n filler" does sum up the film quite nicely though.

Cecil from Cecil Twp. said...

I'm glad someone else finalyl said it...

ARMAGEDDON IS THE WORST F'N MOVIE OF ALL TIME!

It's the most ridiculous, far-fetched, over-the-too nonsensical plot, and if that wasn't enough, they had include a pathetic, ill-conceived tear-jerker element to this piece of dunk that made my then-girlfriend weep like a Dick Vermeil. Add to that the fact that Ben Affleck, aside from his performances in GOOD WILL HUNTING, BOILER ROOM, and MALL RATS, may very well be the kiss of death for any movie. Is it any wonder that he starred in two of the top four on this list?

OK, I'll stop my diatribe against all things Armageddon and leave you with the knowledge that I also hate JERRY MAGUIRE and RUDY on a similar level.

There's no way around it. Rudy was a phony.