I figured I’d take a moment to post a blurb about some the happenings of the week.
Apparently the MTV Video Music Awards took place last Sunday. Because I’m not comatose, I know that Britney Spears performed at these awards and had the ‘show of a lifetime’… but in the bad way. I guess those crazy judges over on American Idol feel that they can help out this fallen star and get her career back on track. Simon Cowell was quoted as saying “We have decided we can bring Britney back. We are serious. We plan to buy her underpants, get her bigger shorts to perform in and get her away from her stupid friends.” Maybe I’m the only one that doesn’t care about Britney or any of those other crazy people on American Idol, but would somebody please tell Simon Cowell to buy shirts that fit him before he ever buys underwear or any other type of clothing for someone else.
Dewey, Cheatum, and Howe
The biggest news in the NFL this week comes from New England where the coach and the team have each been fined by commissioner Roger Goodell, and they’ve also lost a draft pick from the upcoming draft. It appears that the Patriots have been videotaping the signals from the opposing team’s defensive coordinators. While nobody can know for sure how long they’ve been cheating, it makes me sick to know that this might have been part of the reason they beat my Eagles in the Super Bowl a few years back. I hated the Patriots when I thought they won all the time and did it fairly, now I hate them and they don’t have any of my respect.
The Year of the Dog
Alright, so it’s not really a headline, but I watched this movie tonight and I could barely stand it.I’ll start off by saying I’ve never really been a Molly Shannon fan. Having said that, I always want you to understand that I was one of those people that absolutely loved Napoleon Dynamite. It was original, offbeat, weird, funny, weird, quotable, and… weird. It was a huge success that really came out of nowhere. The problem with that is that now it seems alot of movies are coming out trying to emulate Napoleon’s success. Everything about The Year of the Dog seemed to scream Dynamite ripoff. The cover had alot of similarities, the filming was very similar, and even the music sounded the same (they even used the same song at one point). But I found myself continually wishing that the movie would just end. Really, the only thing I enjoyed about the movie were the scenes with Regina King and the always funny John C. Reilly. You can go give the movie a try if you want, but don’t blame me if/when you hate it.
Rating: .5 Stars out of 5 (I know stars are overused, but I don’t have any witty ideas at the moment. A better, more personal, and hopefully funnier rating system is in the works, I promise)