Archive | June, 2009

The Invention of Lying starring Ricky Gervais

30 Jun

The first trailer to Ricky Gervais’ next project dropped the other day, and it looks like  a terrific concept.  It has a tremendous cast, and is starring the funniest man in showbiz, Mr. Gervais.  Could be a can’t miss:

Arizona Wants You To Have The Right To Conceal Your Gun In A Bar

29 Jun

Yeehah, I’m a get me to Arizony:

But a bill moving through the Arizona Legislature has some bar owners fearful that the state is turning back the clock to the Old West. Lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow anyone with a concealed-weapons permit to bring a handgun into bars and restaurants serving alcohol.

The bill gives bars discretion to keep gun-toting patrons out, and anyone with a weapon would not be allowed to drink. But the bill has angered bar owners who believe booze and guns are a recipe for disaster.

So, it’s not like any bar worth going to is ACTUALLY going to enact such a policy, but the fact that this is being debated in the legislature is insane! Still, who the heck would push for an idiotic law like this?

The bill is part of a nationwide push by the National Rifle Association. Georgia passed a similar law in 2008, as did Tennessee earlier this year in becoming the 40th state to allow bar or restaurant patrons to carry guns.

“These laws are common sense,” said NRA spokeswoman Rachel Parsons. “Restaurants are not immune to criminal activity. Law-abiding people — regardless of whether they’re in restaurants, cars or homes — they should be able to protect themselves against criminal attack.”

Ohhhh, I see.  It’s about expanding some here-to-for unknown ‘right’ of gun ownership.  Without this, they’ll be taking our guns!  We’d be completely helpless should criminal activity go down at Chickie’s and Pete’s. If only there was some sort of policing type force we could call to assist us should something arise, but, alas, there is none!

One of the bill’s sponsors, Republican Rep. John Kavanagh, said it’s about time Arizona passes such a law, and that the most important thing is that people carrying guns into bars aren’t allowed to drink.

“You don’t want intoxicated people with weapons, and this bill continues the prohibition against drinking and carrying,” said Kavanagh, a retired police officer in New York and New Jersey. “What is the problem with having a gun in a delicatessen where someone is having a beer with their pastrami two tables away?”

Uhm, how about because it freaks me the hell out?  Because we’ve seen that guns do, you know, kill people?  But hey, only responsible citizens would have access to this lil’ law:

The law would only apply to people with concealed-weapons permits because lawmakers say that type of gun owner has to pass a background check and take an eight-hour course to get their permits, and are therefore safer. More than 127,000 Arizonans have concealed-weapons permits, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

Yay! EIGHT HOURS!!! That’s almost one-fifth of the amount we require a person to take to be able to use a death trap on wheels, er car.  That certainly seems fair and reasonable.  OK guys, I’m for it.  Let’s bring this law to the Northeast, except let’s require a gun to enter a bar.  ONLY PATRONS WITH GUNS MAY ENTER!  That way we’ll all be safer!  But none of them can drink.  Them’s the rules.

Links For Linking

29 Jun

New links: We’re The Team To Beat, gman Reviews, Bitmob

Olivia Munn. There are no words.

Seems Jrue Holiday doesn’t have a fan over at Liberty Ballers.  Synopsis: he’s not sure of him as a player and thinks it was the wrong pick if the Sixers are trying to take the next leap NOW instead of two years from now.  Fair points.

Who the hell is starting for the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday??? NO IDEA. Reading Phils outfielder Michael Taylor fields questions from  Where the heck were the wrestling questions, Ballz?

Ambition, Impatience and Sloth asks why it’s so damn tough to get anything done on healthcare.  Answer: BLAME THE SYSTEM!

Adeel the Canadian discusses Korean society. I’d say more but I only feel comfortable around those of a similar age to mine.

Film Junk reviews Tranformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Ughhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

What To Watch If You Want Ninety Minutes Of Simpsons Jokes

29 Jun

Boy Meets World Mondays!!!

29 Jun

Remember the time Cory and Shawn had a friend who had a problem at home but couldn’t go to the cops?  This is my serious business face.

Michael Jackson, Dead at 50, Performs Billie Jean At The 25th Motown Anniversary

25 Jun

This classic performance, one year prior to my birth, the greatest of his career, cemented him as the King of Pop.   At the tender age of 25 Mr. Jackson topped the charts and defined the music video. Billie Jean remains my favorite song of his work, belted out simultaneously with force and grace. And jesus christ, he moonwalked people! MOONWALKED!  Then his life went to shit.  The man had his demons, many of which we won’t fully come to learn about until after his untimely death.  For 50 years he was one of the greatest entertainers of our age, but he was forevera  child trapped in a man’s body, and caused harm to others in his battles with himself.  It’s a sad legacy he leaves, the duality of greatness and the fall from it playing front and center.  One cannot deny his influence on modern popular music, yet one can’t ignore the vile things which were alleged.

He died today.  His music will live on, but a dark cloud will hang over his life.  He leaves behind three children.

Chris Wheeler Loves The C…

24 Jun

Hey Wheels, you said it, not me!

People Who Read Magazines Agree, Adam Carolla’s Podcast Is A Must Listen

22 Jun

Entertainment Weekly puts out a ‘Must List’ where they recommend things people must listen to/watch/do/have.  One of those ‘musts’ in their most recent issue was none other than our very own Adam Carolla’s podcast.  Carolla’s been getting acclaim all over the place for his long-form style interviews and bullshit sparring sessions with various famous people, comedians, and his friends.  Recent guests include the ever funny Artie Lange and Ken Jeong. Both were hilarious in their own ways, and Adam’s ability to play off two very different funnymen shows why he’s one of the best in the business.

What To Watch When You Have a Poser Hater Degree

22 Jun

Boy Meets World Mondays!!!

22 Jun

Remember the time Eric went on Singled Out?! OH MY FREAKIN GOD

Mayor Michael Nutter Is Twittering???

19 Jun

Seems everyone’s favorite Philadelphia mayor is sending tweets from all over Philadelphia. Mayor_Nutter on Twitter, he’s been writing 140 characters on a somewhat daily basis.  Let’s check out a couple choice tweets:

DiNic’s roast pork always hits the spot.12:47 PM Apr 27th from web

Excited about that Phillies sweep in D.C.!5:05 PM May 17th from web

Anyone out there visited the Art Museum of late? Thoughts? Retweet this7:47 PM Jun 14th from web

Jesus christ, he has the lingo down!  One assumes this is a young staffer, but could it be from the man himself?  Who knows?  America’s Mayor (screw you Guliani!) is reaching the people through social networking.  Enjoy it while it lasts!

Karl Pilkington Will Not Be Ignored Dammit

16 Jun

That bald-headed bastard is going to get his due! Here’s Karl on a talk show, talking!

Meet Your 2008-09 NBA Champions: The Los Angeles Kobes, Er Lakers

15 Jun

Below is my quick hit on Kobe, but the picture taken from game five maybe says more about him than I or anyone else ever could.

Congrats you rat bastards.  And congratulations to Trevor Ariza for the inevitable contract you sign with whichever team that overpays for your services.  Don’t party too hard guys (I’m looking at you Sasha)!  And congrats go to Lamar Odom for re-signing for less than 10 million. IT’S NEAR THE BEACH DAMMIT!!!

And congratulations go to Kobe Bryant.  Bryant’s fourth championship now puts him in elite company, with Tim Duncan and former teammate Shaquille O’Neal being the only other active players with four championship rings.  Bryant’s win this season comes after a crushing loss to the Boston Celtics in the 2007-08 finals, and Olympic gold over last summer.  He’s basically been going 110% for 18 months now, and deserves a break.

If he’ll take one, that is.  He’s never been known to relax, watching game tape non-stop before and after he hits the gym on a daily basis.  He’s a grinder, maximizing his talents and putting himself in the debate for the greatest players of all-time.  He’s been top 10 for a while now, is easily in the discussion for top five, and may continue to go higher.  Who’s better right now?  Lebron, but he didn’t have a guy like Gasol and a coach like Phil Jackson to support him. Who’s better all-time? Michael Jordan, Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell, and ???  His name is entering that upper crust.  There’s no denying him. He refuses to relent, makes new goals for himself, and aspires to be the greatest.

Still, Kobe deserves a rest.  Perhaps he’ll actually get his finger worked on this summer, which he had trouble with going into the season.  Who knows?  The man is possessed and he’s earned everything on the court that’s come to him.  I wonder if he’ll even be able to celebrate. He’s a complex dude who may not know what to do with himself if he’s not playing basketball.  He doesn’t seem like the kind of guy that’ll go out with the boys or jetset to the islands.  I’m just hoping he’ll allow himself to bask in the glory of his fourth title.

What To Watch When You Don’t Remember, John

15 Jun

Boy Meets World Mondays!!!

15 Jun

Remember the time Shawn’s dad was the janitor? And Shawn had a problem with it? Oh my, the lessons we learned.


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