Category: Entertainment

The Guv says

Every once in a while, that ugly girl wakes up pretty.

– Charles Barkley

The NBA season is about to begin!


Full Moon Fever

The program I intended to watch last night, Real Wolf Kids, was not at
all what I expected. I thought it would be about feral kids that were (at least
metaphorically) raised by wolves. Uh, no. It was about kids that have a
physical disorder that overgrows hair. It was closer to Teen Wolf than The Wild


Gaping Hole Review

 Warehouse 13- Episode 2


The mystery to be solved involves a criminal ring that robs
banks. They rob banks in order to purchase a catalog of music. The music
catalog is in the same city (Chicago) as the robberies and the criminals. One
of the criminals works in the same building as the catalog.  The criminals do not steal the catalog,
they rob banks instead. So they can buy the catalog. No one asks them why.




Orbitz supports equality

In a new Orbitz commercial featuring four guys on the golf
course, one of them is wearing a shirt with a Human Rights Campaign logo
visible. There’s nothing overt about the commercial, the guy is not marked as
gay, it’s just part of his outfit to support marriage equality. Good stuff.



Congrats Lakers

LA just completed an impressive Finals run, putting Orlando into a class of teams (at least temporarily) they don't want to be in: overmatched Finals losers. (New Jersey, Portland, Cleveland and Philly are some recent joiners) 

There will be some intriguing questions as LA looks forward: Will they allow DFish to continue as their primary point guard? Will they choose to sign Ariza or Odom? Will Phil Jackson ride off into the sunset Auerbach style?

Orlando has to wonder if this was their only good chance at a title. Next year's Eastern Conference promises to be much stronger and the Magic may not be. They have a roster and a style that work well together but finding a replacement for Turkoglu may prove very difficult and the pressure on Dwight Howard to develop a competent offensive post game will be intense. Stan Van Gundy will also have lots of folks taking shots at him over the summer. There will not be much joy in having reached the Finals although that should be the dominant story for the Magic this year.

Hopefully the Lakers will celebrate (and since LA is so cash strapped, I think the team and Kobe should each pony up $1 mil for the parade; imagine the cascade of goodwill that will generate? That may be the final touch on Kobe's personality rehab of the last two years. Actually that rehab started with the Gasol trade; it's amazing how much NBA history has changed with that one trade, maybe I'll write about that soon.)  After the parade, we'll have wrapped a bow around this season then soon, the draft and the march to a 2010 champ begins anew. I love this game.


Psych IS the Mentalist

Is it just me or is CBS’ new show The Mentalist, a pretty
blatant rip-off of Psych on USA?
don’t read enough entertainment news to know if this is a widely touted theft
but The Mentalist seems to clearly mimic the most important elements of Psych.


A charming cad (Hugh Grant will have the role in “The
Psychic Mentalist” whenever the movie is made) is presumed/claims to be psychic
but isn’t.


Said cad is not psychic but uses his gift for noticing the
details that elude most of us to make intuitive leaps that others assume are
psychic in nature.


Our beloved cad uses the ruse of being a psychic to help
others and of course, entertain America.


Hopefully the creators of Psych will get monthly payments
from CBS.