The Friday Hot Sheet

It's been a weird week. Between the circus in Green Bay with Brett Favre, to the Olympics opening to an almost unanimous national chorus of "Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz," you'd think all Americans gave a crap about was football -- and you'd pretty much be right.
But that doesn't mean the rest of the world stopped turning.
So with all that in mind -- here are this weeks risers and fallers, and the buzz as it looks from here.
Brett
Favre
Once the games start playing it's a sure bet all of the crap from the past few weeks will be forgotten, but as it stands right now he's gone from American hero to whiny crybaby in the blink of an eye, and lost a ton of respect along the way.
 
Paris
Hilton
Is it possible that we've all become so numb to her rich ditz act that the Funnyordie spot she did rebutting John McCain's attack ad against Obama made her almost seem ..cool?

     -- Nope, still a skeez.
 
Robot
Vacuum
Cleaners
Everyone should have one of these. Not only does it clean the house without any effort on my part, but it taunts my pets at the same time. Totally worth it.
 
Pineapple
Express
I do hope that the film turns out to be a success -- but I've got a bad feeling about it. To me there's a real difference between a movie where stoners bumble through a problem and one where stoners try to prove that there's some kind of actual value to being high.
 
Tropic
Thunder
The question is, will this turn out to be Zoolander (which had something for almost everybody), The Cable Guy (which I personally felt was hilarious, but flopped at the box office) or will it be like every other film Ben Stiller has ever made -- a steaming pile of crap? I can't say for sure, but what I do know is that every time I see Robert Downey Jr. in the trailer, I totally lose it.
 
RaccoonsI used to think you were cute, but now you're starting to bug me.
 
The
Olympics
I hate to sound crass, but every time the games are held in a country where you can find out the results before you can watch the competitions, it makes it even more boring than it already is. And there are few things in this world that are more boring than the Summer Games.
 
The
Pretenders   
They were never a bad band through their many years -- but like so many other British pop groups from the 80's -- their first album is the one that endures the best. I've been listening to this one a lot lately, and it's just fantastic cover to cover.


[Listening to:  Sevendust"Waffle" ]

Comments

The Ex said…
I really can't believe people give a shit about the Olympics. Like it's really "bringing the world together" or some shit. NO DUMBASSES - we're giving millions of dollars worth of blood money to a country that has horrendous human rights violations. What does THAT say about bringing the world together?

PLUS PLUS it's really all sponsored by fucking Coca-Cola and I really hate them.

So uhm, how are raccoons bothering you?
JerseySjov said…
i laughed out loud at 'raccoons'
i think pineapple express will do fairly well, and i cant wait for tropic thunder.
Hex said…
Ex -- I honestly blame NBC. Back in the day when ABC had it, they were good enough to broadcast Wild World of Sports on weekends, and at least give us some idea of what track and field, alpine skiing, and high diving looked like and who was good at it.

But NBC just drops this crap on us every 4 years and treats us like idiots. The runners have to jump over these "hurdles" as they navigate the track. it's very difficult.

Plus, EVERY story is a human interest story. Every damn one of the people they profile on the US Team gets the sad music/soft focus treatment for like half an hour in preparation for a five minute race, and then those fuckers LOSE to some guy they didn't even mention because they were too busy telling me about the time so-and-so gave food to the salvation army.

You want me to watch the Olympics? Start winning some shit, how bout that?

ps -- ..the raccoons know what they did.

Jerseysjov -- Oh Pineapple Express will make money, but that doesn't mean it's gonna be any good. Lets see how it does on the second weekend.

Tropic Thunder is gonna rock.
The Kaiser said…
I never intended to watch the Olympics, but I'm actively boycotting all the shit that sponsors the Olympics this year. First the whole event becomes more of a bloated tick on the ass of society every time it comes around. Second, they chose to hold the games in Beijing with all of these conditions, yet they had no contingency plan for what to do if China just ignored all that shit causing China to rightly think that they could freely ignore all of that nonsense about human rights and press freedoms with impunity. Then the straw that broke the camel's back, they sued a local WA company called Olympic Winery, which operates from a location in the Olympic mountains which can be found on the Olympic peninsula for trademark infringement.
Amanda said…
Is it just me, or does the entire Team USA Women's Gymnastics team look like they came straight out the trailer park?
rawbean said…
raccoons....haha!