December 2, 2011


• You never, ever mess with a man's beard.

• Science seems fun.

• How strong is Mila Kunis' grip on the Official Fantasy Girl of title? Michael Idov of GQ described her as "the Jewish mother" and I didn't immediately repossess her crown.

• This week's podcast might have been my favorite episode yet and not just because a woman brought us cupcakes. Shortly after starting to record the show a random drunk guy came up to our table and berated us for "talking about things that don't even matter." He was wasted on a Tuesday night and wearing a newsboy cap, so we all just kind of stared until he angrily left.

• I tuned in for the debut episode of Baseball Wives on VH1. My condensed review: By far the worst thing I've ever seen on television. I will watch it every week and analyze it like The Wire.

Jason Kendall's ex-wife Chantel Kendall is my favorite Baseball Wives character, so naturally we became Twitter pals. One step closer to Baseball Blogger Wives becoming a reality (show).

• Someone broke into White Sox general manager Ken Williams' home, drank beer, ate pizza, wore his World Series ring, and defrosted lobster.

• And somehow that wasn't even the weirdest break-in story this week, as a woman watched streaming video and gave play-by-play commentary to police as her home was burglarized:

Pretty impressive response time by the cops, too.

• NBC canceled Prime Suspect just as it was starting to get good and pulled Community off the midseason schedule. There's still some hope that Community will live on, but unfortunately the ratings have never come close to matching the show's brilliance.

• In happier NBC news, Louis C.K. is back on Parks and Recreation and Sarah Silverman might be getting her own show.

• If anything can stop people from hating Netflix bringing back Arrested Development can do it.

• Stand-up comedy lost another great one way too early.

Ben Goessling is leaving MASN in Washington, D.C. to cover the Wild and Twins for the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Not only has Goessling done an excellent job covering the Nationals, he's a former Minnesota Daily staffer. I've been critical of the Pioneer Press, but he's a very good hire.

• Speaking of the Nationals, they promoted Matthew LeCroy to Double-A manager at age 35.

• Wanna feel really old? Ken Griffey Jr.'s son is a high school football All-American.

• Jewish porn superstar James Deen is "almost like a guy you'd just hang out with at Hebrew school." Obviously my getting expelled from Hebrew school opened the door for him.

• My hypothesis for this story is that several fathers were afraid to admit they recognized her.

• This is obviously the greatest website of all time.

• On a related note, the boys at The Basketball Jones remaking Full House is brilliant:

Best shot-for-shot remake of all time?

• For a quirky, independent movie that sort of resembles my high school experience, check out John C. Reilly, Jacob Wysocki, and Creed Bratton in Terri. He has nicer pajamas, though.

• I also saw Attack The Block recently and it was one of my favorite movies in years.

George Clooney and I lead slightly different lives.

Nick Bilton of the New York Times speculates on what we've all suspected: Airlines make you turn off electronic devices for no good reason.

• "Like an old lady driving an Oldsmobile in a parking lot when everyone else is driving BMWs" perfectly describes my continued Blackberry usage.

• "Hey girl, wanna go look at some graves?"

Bill Belichick with a late bid for quote of the year.

• And they say working at a newspaper isn't fun any more?

• One-stop shopping for all your rapper soundboard needs, which are no doubt immense.

• Finally, this week's music video is Reigning Sound doing "Stick Up For Me":


  1. Technically Prime suspect is not canceled, they are just halting production but yes its future does not sound good. Personally I liked this show from the start and hate to see it gone. Chicago Code was another show that I hated to see get the axe.

    Comment by scot — December 3, 2011 @ 8:25 pm

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