going on everyone? Not too bad of a day today… I woke up and went to
work. It wasn't too busy, but it wasn't too dead. Just kinda the way I
like it. Anyways, after I got home, me & my sis watched The
Goonies. What a classic flick! My sister just about died when Chunk did
the Truffle Shuffle. Anyways, it's time for the Sopranos as soon as I'm
done with this… that's it, that's the list.
Dot… Dot… Dot…
saw today that the founder of PowerBar died at the young age of 51.
Besides feeling bad for him and his family, I'm really hoping this
isn't another Jim Fixx-type deal where people say "See, you can be a
super health nut and still die of a heart attack." As any doctor alive
if you're better off being healthy or sitting in home watching tv in
your plastic bubble eating nothing but bratwursts and drinking a
12-pack of Pepsi a day. He ran like a 2:15 marathon back in his day –
that's pretty ridiculous!
about a month, people will go up in arms because all of the college
basketball players that were hero's or otherwise for the past season
decide to go pro. There will probably be an Outside the Lines special
on how this is ruining the NBA… the fact of the matter is, basketball
really is no different than any other sport. In baseball, kids go pro
out of high school ALL the time. In hockey, kids go pro at 16-17. In
tennis, a 16 or 17 year old is looked at as halfway through his or her
prime… I think whoever decides to go up in arms over these "kids"
going pro needs to re-evaluate their stance. Personally, I don't think
the problem is with college basketball. I think the problem is that
nobody knows any college baseball or hockey players. Ask 100 people in
Minnesota and I bet less than 5 can tell you who Thomas Vanek is. And
honestly, I can't name a single college baseball player. Come to think
of it, besides the college football players who are in the running for
the Heisman and players that play for the Gopher's, I can't name many
college football players, either. The reason that people get so up in
arms about the NBA draft is because college basketball is the only
college sport that the average fan knows the important players. Don't
hold that against the kids…
did you know… did you know that Sloth from the Goonies died in 1989
of a accidental drug overdose. I just wanted to throw that in there
because the Goonies was pretty much THE movie of my childhood.
proof that my basketball coaches owe me money… we made a bet when I
was in high school that he wouldn't "make it." Well, then he went on to
UCONN where he was a stud. After that, it was to Chicago where he
started a half a season then got cut. Now, he's playing for some team
in Besitkas (???) and averaging 16 points per while leading the league
in assists. Oh yeah, he made $500,000 last year! So in basketball
terms, I'd say he's "made it."
facts about my movie collection. My most collected actor – Bob De
Niro… I own 14 De Niro flicks (15 Minutes, Analyze This, A Bronx
Tale, Cape Fear, Casino, The Fan, The Godfather II, Goodfellas, Heat,
Meet the Parents, Raging Bull, The Score, Taxi Driver, The
Untouchables). You know what they all have in common? After watching
every single movie, I bet I said "De Niro is THE man." I always wonder
who the next generation's De Niro will be. Other actors who are in a
lot of movies I own – Denzel (10), Ben Affleck (9), Samuel L. Jackson
(9), Bill Murray (9), Matt Damon (8), and Al Pacino (8).
daily DYK – did you know that Jimmy Chitwood is only shown missing 4
shots (39-43) in the movie Hoosiers? How ridiculous is that? And why
isn't Jimmy playing in the NBA… surely the Hawks or the Bulls could
use a player that shoots at a 90% clip? Every player from that movie
went on to play college ball except the guy that played Jimmy… how is
that possible? He never missed?!? To be honest, though, he did have a
pretty sweet looking j.
never understand amazon dot com… For all of their dvd's, they have a
section "customers interested in this film were also interested in
these films…" Anyways, I was looking up The Great Escape today and
the movies that they recommended were Paycheck (starring Ben Affleck),
Around the World in 80 Days (starring Jackie Chan), Mystic River
(starring Sean Penn), and Torque ("starring" no one, really…)
Honestly, would you think the average Torque fan is going to like a
three hour movie made in the 60s about World War II?
Well, that's all I got for tonight. Wait… no it's not! I almost forgot… I've got a couple new reviews for the movies Schindler's List and Air Force One. I also have a new topic up in the Coffee Talk forum… favorite 80s flick.
If you're out on your bike tonight, do wear white,