Saturday, May 16, 2015

Awesome Old Song of the Week: "We Built This City" by Starship

I've got to be honest, I'm not actually a huge fan of We Built This City (although I definitely do enjoy hearing it on occasion).  Regardless, even if it doesn't qualify as "awesome" in my book, I've still got a good reason for choosing the hit single from Starship this week:

My baby sister is getting married today, and it was Billboard's No. 1 song on the day she was born, November 16, 1985.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Game of Thrones' best scene yet (although I'm guessing you'll think LESS of it than I do)

Last week's episode of Game of Thrones featured the most entertaining television conversation I've seen in quite some time:

Knight's Watch guy: "Let them die.  We got our own to worry about.  Less enemies for us."

Stannis: "Fewer."

Davos: "What?"

Stannis: "Nothing."

I've got to be honest, until now I wasn't sure who I believed was the rightful heir to the Iron Throne.  But now I know without a doubt, it's King Stannis Baratheon.

Apparently this wasn't even the only occasion in which Stannis has corrected somebody on the show for saying "less" instead of "fewer" (credit to this article):

How I somehow missed it the first time I have no idea...

RELATED: The difference between "less" and "fewer"

Thursday, May 14, 2015

One thing I know for sure about the Tom Brady-Patriots-NFL-Deflategate fiasco


Yesterday I wrote about Sea World, and suggested that listening to them say how much whales enjoy being there would be like going to for factual Deflategate information.

Coincidentally, today the Patriots released an official rebuttal to the Wells Report on their website, even giving it its own address, (just like Sea World created

This Seinfeld clip perfectly sums up my current state of mind:

"I don't know what to believe.  You're eating onions, you're spotting dimes, I don't know what the hell is going on!"

Also, I think this thing is about to really get nuts.  I can't wait to see what happens.

If Tom Brady really believes he did nothing wrong, he should sue the NFL for "defamation of character"
Snap analysis of the Wells report (Patriots' Deflategate) and its interpretation

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Sea World really, really wants me to believe their whales like being there

While watching the SVP and Russillo show (and other ESPN daytime television), lately I have been inundated with this Sea World propaganda commercial:

ESPN is owned by ABC, which is owned by Disney, which also owns Sea World--so I get it.  After I saw the ad for the 787th time, I decided to do some research.  I now have a modest knowledge of the death of Dawn Brancheau, the whale Tilikum, and the film Blackfish.

Two things come to mind: One, I think it's pretty amazing that video of Brancheau's death never became public (and can't be found on YouTube).  And two, probably isn't the best place to "get the facts."  That's like suggesting I go to for unbiased info on this whole Tom Brady fiasco.

And on that note, it appears as though Donald Trump has been reading my blog...

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The best sports show in existence is coming to a close

Scott Van Pelt and Ryen Russillo combine their knowledge of sports with humor and logical thinking in a unique way that for the past few years has made their show easily the best of its kind on television and radio.

Sadly, SVP and Russillo is coming to an end.  Van Pelt is going to have his own midnight version of SportsCenter, and I'm guessing Russillo will start doing more prominent NBA stuff with ESPN.

It's a sad day for a small group of people like me who are able to/make a point of flipping on ESPNEWS weekdays at 1 pm.

Monday, May 11, 2015

If Tom Brady really believes he did nothing wrong, he should sue the NFL for "defamation of character"

I would like to preface everything below by adamantly saying I DO NOT think Tom Brady and the Patriots are completely innocent.  I'm simply suggesting a course of action IF that is the case.

 Honestly, I don't know what to believe.  I've read a lot of pro-Brady articles that rip the Wells report to shreds.  Brady's agent insists it's an absolute sham.  Bob Kraft also released a statement in which he continues to proclaim his club is not guilty.

My guess is something a little fishy was going on, and Brady knew it.  How big a deal that is though, is a different conversation.  Regardless, we're going to learn a lot about Brady's actual level of culpability by the way he handles this.  Obviously there will be an appeal, but that would happen no matter what.

However, if Brady truly did nothing wrong, he needs to shout it from the rooftops.  He should hold a press conference and yell and scream and say this whole thing is complete bull$#!+.  From what I've seen, it appears as though the findings of the Wells report would crumble under any sort of legal scrutiny.  If Brady really believes he is not at fault, I'd love to see him sue the NFL for "defamation of character."

I'm 99 percent sure that's not going to happen though, which will mean he's something less than 100 percent innocent.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Awesome Old TV Clip of the Week: Mother's Day edition featuring Claire Huxtable

Food for though: Most television sitcoms have Christmas episodes, birthday episodes, Thanksgiving episodes, graduation episodes, etc.  After more YouTube searching than I care to admit, I've come to the conclusion that Mother's Day episodes are pretty rare--or at least failed to make it to the interwebs.

Lacking that, here's a great clip of my favorite TV mom, Claire Huxtable.  I remember this scene well, in particular her "big fun" quote.  What I forgot about, though, is that she also mentions Wilmington, Deleware, which coincidentally is where my mother grew up.

RELATED: The time Vanessa and her friends sang "The Locomotion" and Claire was less than pleased with their attire.

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