October 21, 2011

Link-O-Rama

• As a kid Razor Ramon was one of my favorite wrestlers and a chest hair inspiration, so this ESPN segment about his post-wrestling life is extra depressing. And apparently it got worse.

Ryan Howard isn't going to let a pesky torn Achilles' tendon keep him from Whole Foods.

Ozzie Guillen quote of the week: "We want to f*** you, but we don't want to marry you."

• This list of the best television show title sequences is a good way to waste an afternoon.

• Between these Community outtakes and her Late Night With Jimmy Fallon appearance Alison Brie shattered all sorts of adorability records. She's in the Official Fantasy Girl of AG.com mix.

• If you watched Game 2 of the World Series last night you probably recognized this guy.

Tony La Russa's wind-blown mohawk was pretty spectacular.

• How can one man be responsible for unleashing all that internet nudity?

• Thanks to Jason Collette of Baseball Prospectus and DRaysBay for being an excellent guest on this week's podcast, which you can listen to by clicking here.

A.J. Pierzynski has successfully introduced "rally beer" into the baseball lexicon.

• The first two comments on the last Link-O-Rama entry sum up the internet perfectly.

Kate Beckinsale is having one of the best age-38 seasons of all time.

• It turns out "poo-poo and pee-pee cards" are the keys to managing a World Series team.

• Fat-O-Meter update: I'm down 110 pounds since March 7. No special gimmicks or weird diets, just fewer calories and more exercise. By now the weight loss has slowed down considerably, but I've gone from obese to fat and am dangerously close to husky. Still lots of work left.

Kimbo Slice's boxing career is going slightly better than his mixed martial arts career.

Don't blink.

Jake Fogelnest of Spin magazine wrote a great and lengthy article about the comedic genius of Tom Scharpling (and Jon Wurster).

Sad news about one of the OG baseball bloggers, Mac Thomason, who had a big impact on my blog-mate Craig Calcaterra.

• Before he became a playoff hero Nelson Cruz was passed over by every team in baseball, including the Rangers.

Michael Beasley hired a public relations firm to help his image, but last night they did him no favors by sending out literally a dozen unsolicited e-mails promoting the same charity game.

• She'll always be Lindsay Weir to me, but Linda Cardellini is 36 years old and pregnant.

• I'm a devoted Dasani drinker, but mostly because the bottle looks nice and clean.

Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe wrote a really good, rational take on the Red Sox's beer and chicken controversy.

• I'm not religious ... or am I?

Maria Bello's hat made me snark on the show initially, but Prime Suspect has grown on me.

• On a related note the original, British version of Prime Suspect starring Helen Mirren (plus a pre-fame Ralph Fiennes and Tom Wilkinson) is available on YouTube. Fewer hats, though.

• I've reached the saturation point with Jonah Hill, but anything that makes Hannibal Buress more famous is a good thing.

• I sent this link to my mom and she replied: "Thank you for George Clooney!"

• And speaking of great-looking couples that seem just about right, there's this news too.

Norm Macdonald on Marc Maron's podcast was pretty much the best thing ever.

• I saw The Tree of Life and decided it's either bad or I'm too dumb to appreciate its greatness.

• I've been posting a running commentary during the World Series games, so if you're into that sort of thing follow me on Twitter.

• Finally, this week's AG.com-approved music video is The White Stripes doing a live version of "Ball and Biscuit":

  • Ted

    Listening to the WTF podcast now. Never heard of Marc Maron or his podcast but dangle a little Norm McDonald and I’ll listen/watch almost anything. I remember that Lyle Lovett/Julia Roberts joke. Still funny.

  • Matt #3

    “This list of the best television show title sequences is a good way to waste an afternoon.”

    How old was the writer? Or how short is his memory? His Top 60 “All-Time” is filled with shows that appear to be new or trendy or something. How can 58 of the Top 60 “All-Time” be from the last 5 years?

  • http://fairmountservices@centurylink.net Steve

    Congrats on the weight loss. Former Mn, guy from Rochester now living in the beautiful state of Fl. Could not take that damn cold anymore. Best move i ever made. Baseball year round, softball too and of course world home of spring training! Twins were a joke this year! Why? Simple: Ownership-B.S.(Bill Smith) and a pathetic organization I used to love! What a shame! Still have Twins blood in me , but cant take all the antics. Been through too many good Twins times to put up with this bullshit. Want to see a well run organization? Tampa Bay Rays. Everything the Twins are not. Again Congrats.
    Have a Guest house next door, come on down for spring training! Steve

  • TMW

    Not impressed at all by the weight loss. Moved TO Minnesota because I don’t mind the cold and don’t need baseball all year. Bill Smith rules. Been through too many good times with the Twins NOT to put up with some darker times. If Tampa’s so good, why don’t they have 2 rings, huh? Figure that one out on your iPad, Maddon. Maybe try more sac bunts next time. AG, you are not welcome at my guest house during Spring Training. #internet