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Monday, December 22, 2014

100 Favorite Movies: 47

One of the great comedies of the first decade in the twenty-first century, Dodgeball truly is a grand film. When I was younger, I was always bored by the scenes between the semi-final game and the championship game, but now that I'm old enough to appreciate what happens, the whole movie has become an athletic spectacle of wonderful talent. The scene when Justin Long just can't function is probably one of my all-time favorites in the history of movies; it just makes me laugh every time. The ending is so unbelievable as well, but it's all made acceptable by the words, "deus ex machina," on the treasure chest.

Sports comedy directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber and written by Rawson Marshall Thurber in 2004.

Starring: Vince Vaughn, Ben Stiller, Christine Taylor, Rip Torn, Hank Azaria, Justin Long, Stephen Root, Joel Moore, Alan Tudyk, Lance Armstrong, Chuck Norris, David Hasselhoff, Gary Cole, Jason Bateman, and William Shatner.

Tune in tomorrow for number forty-six!

George Bailey

"What do ya know about that? Merry Christmas!" Gosh, he's just...wonderful. And so is his life. There's so much to be said for both George Bailey and the way Jimmy Stewart becomes the character. He compromises his dream so the people around him can lead better lives and even though he believes himself a failure, Clarence proves that that is not the case. "No man is a failure who has friends," Clarence says. And it's so true. George Bailey with all his speeches and logic and business skills becomes one of the most influential men in the world. At least, in his world.

This Week's Sports by David

There's a Trailer for Paul Blart 2

This is the video that confirms the existence of a sequel to the 2009 Kevin James-comedy, Paul Blart: Mall Cop. The trailer basically just says that everything that happened in the first one is going to happen again in the sequel, but in Las Vegas and oh yeah, Kevin James' weight fluctuates more than Mitt Romney's political stance. As Seth Meyers would say, "Ya burnt!"

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Frosty the Snowman

Frosty appears in a vast array of Christmas specials (Frosty Returns, Frosty's Winter Wonderland, and Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July), but the true Frosty special is the one that comes directly from his name - the original - Frosty the Snowman. He is created and born and I'm not really sure what the correct term for a snowman that just came to life is, but whatever it is, that happened to him. He saves little Karen's life (essentially) while also enlisting the help of Santa Claus (who saves him after he melts) and foiling the plans of the magician. Also, you can't forget that he's the "fastest belly-whopper in the world." He'll be back on Christmas Day!

Farewell, Will Muschamp

After four seasons and a 27-20 record, Will Muschamp has stepped down as the head coach of the Florida Gators football team now that the regular season concluded. He said he has no bitter feelings which is good because it was for the best that he stepped down. This season he seemed especially inept which is unfortunate, but such is life. Since then, he accepted the defensive coordinator job at Auburn and the Gators have hired a new head coach. This guy:

Yup. That guy. Jim McElwain, the former coach of Colorado State. Yay...

Pat Sajak Snapped

This post could very well have been titled P_t S_j_k Sn_pped, but maybe that's too strenuous. Anyway, a particular occurrence on Wheel of Fortune back in November finally prompted Pat Sajak to snap and walk off the stage. The video is here:

So as you saw, the random, throwaway guess of "Riding a brown horse" fit the space, but was obviously incorrect. "Riding a white horse" is what pushed Sajak over the edge. Just...too good. Quite funny.