Tuesday, January 31, 2012
I know where I'll be on that day! I will be seeing the GROWN UPS SEQUEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IT WAS GIVEN A RELEASE DATE! JULY 12TH, 2013! OH MY GOD! NOW WE JUST NEED SANDLER, JAMES, SPADE, ROCK, AND SCHNEIDER TO SIGN ON AND I'M LOCKED AND LOADED!
There's been much speculation of a Dwight Schrute spinoff at the beet farm. Here's what some cast members thought about it:
BJ Novak (Ryan): "That's just an idea right now. I don't believe it's the last season of 'The Office'. I think there are more stories to tell and to wrap up before we go, but I haven't gotten the word."
Rainn Wilson (Dwight): "We're talking about a Dwight Schrute spin-off, that would be really cool. That show would have a crazy menagerie of characters. It would be even more far-out and weird than The Office."
Creed Bratton (Creed): "I think we've probably got one more. Don't buy the Maserati, but I think we do."
I'd still watch Dwight and Mose's adventures.
You remember way back when, when Fox News said that the Muppets is trying to brainwash children against oil companies. That's bull, but here's what actual Muppets had to say about it:
Miss Piggy: "It's as laughable as accusing Fox News as being...news."
BURNED BY MUPPETS!
Monday, January 30, 2012
Annually, for the Super Bowl, I will create a Retro Throwback cover. My covers used to have white backgrounds and they weren't as fancy. But for the Super Bowl, I kickback, visit the old days, and show the best players of both teams, playing on the Super Bowl logo. This year features: Tom Brady, Wes Welker, Rob Gronkowski, Vince Wilfork, Bill Belichick, Eli Manning, Mario Manningham, Victor Cruz, Jason Pierre-Paul, and Tom Coughlin.
Sunday, January 29, 2012
This year, only two songs were nominated for Best Original Song at this year's Academy Awards. One from the movie Rio and this one from The Muppets:
Personally, I'm glad that it's nominated, but Pictures In My Head and Life's A Happy Song should have also been nominated. The Tower Heist theme was good too. Good luck, Muppets! You have a 50% chance!
Hopefully it's not worthless. I'm looking forward to this commercial greatly. It'll air during Super Bowl XLVI. Here's a preview:
Here's another good commercial:
That one features the likes of Paul Blart, Roger Federer, and The Office.
Saturday, January 28, 2012
The Event. Parenthood. The Class. Those are just some of Jason Ritter's television works. He's currently on Parenthood, but his new medical drama has been picked up by NBC. He will play a doctor in a struggling and underfunded Los Angeles hospital. Let's hope his run on Parenthood ends well and his new drama survives! The show will be called 'County'.
Friday, January 27, 2012
This is innovative food technology. The next level of vending machines is upon us. Instead of purchasing an item, you swap an item you have for an item in the machine. Talk about creative!
Adam Richman posted this on Facebook:
"To my loyal friends & fans,
Your support has meant the world today. And listen: I totally understand why people tell me about challenges! I did 59 of them for Pete's sake! And I know that doing those wonderful, crazy things was how I got to live the life of my of my dreams and make headway in this industry. Moreover, I know this above all: I OWE ALL MY SUCCESS TO MY FANS. I swear, from the bottom of my (healthy) heart that is the honest truth. I urge you all to take that into consideration before you view anything I say or write as derogatory. I was shocked by the vitriol I saw today as the result of saying I did not want to eat something. Perhaps I have a crap way of articulating things - in this case saying that I was aware of the challenge & one neednt waste time re-informing me of it seeing as how I wasnt going to be attempting it - and if that's the case, I pledge to you all I shall be more vigilant about this, and will watch my phrasing more closely!
I was raised better than to reject or insult anyone's culture, cuisine or beliefs because they are different from my own.
One fact remains: I am out of the food challenge game & while I love how that phenomenon has caught hold worldwide, and love hearing about your culinary conquests - I have "hung up my competitive fork" so to speak. I now seek to explore, to learn and to share what I've learned about food, places, people and travel itself & make that information enjoyable and accessible to everyone.
Entertaining people, making people smile, and making my Mom proud of me have truly been my sole motivations. I assure you all - the programming that I have coming out in the US & abroad in 2012, will be nothing short of awesome & informative. I Promise. Pinky swear.
And insofar as my fans - I truly do love, value & appreciate you all. And I wish you all the happiness & success you've blessed me with, tenfold.
Until our next adventure,
I do not believe that this means it is the end of Man v. Food. I think it just means that he won't be doing challenges anymore. Adam, you are a winner. We'll always have the reruns.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Get your mind out of the gutter! It's a floating grill for pool parties. That's what they called it: The Floating Flamer! Now you can swim and grill at the same time! Good idea, but it needs to be perfected. It will more than likely be knocked over in the pool. Keep working, Coolest Gadgets!
A little birdie told me that the 2012 NFL Pro Bowl in Hawaii will have some lax rules. These rules will allow NFL players to tweet during the game. The likes of Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers, Arian Foster, Brian Urlacher, you can follow them and then see their reactions during the game. Sounds pretty interesting. Too bad no Patriots players, or T.O or anyone zany will tweet.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Has met his demise. The William Shatner portrayed spokesperson is probably one of my favorite commercial characters. Well no longer. He's been playing him for 14 years. They killed him off in this commercial:
This leaves the door open for Naomi Price. Maybe Scotty beamed him up before he fell.
I had pondered about many 'Office' scenarios. A big-screen movie? A Steve Carrel cameo? How about this one? A spin-off. With who? None other than Dwight K. Schrute. Mother: Hedda. Cousin: Moze. NBC is developing the Dwight-like comedy for launch in 2013. It would find Dwight moving in back at the beet farm/bed and breakfast. My dad said that they're probably taking the Cheers-route, developing a spin-off as their series comes to a close. That's too bad. Hopefully that when the Office ends, there will be a fitting ending. At least we still have Dwight to look forward to after!
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Most know of it. Some have it. It's the Facebook Timeline. Personally, I have it, but now everyone will. The cover photo, life event extravaganza is now being forced upon the world. Everyone with a Facebook, will have a Timeline in just a few short weeks. I don't see why they have to force it, but I'm not Mark Zuckerberg.
You remember the core four, right? Yankees? Derek Jeter, Jorge Posada, Andy Pettite, and Mariano Rivera? Only half of them remain. Rivera and Jeter are the only ones still active in the MLB. Pettite retired last year, and Posada just recently. Pretty soon, they'll all be gone.
Tim Thomas declined a visit to the White House, while the rest of the champion Bruins visited Barack Obama. Stop with all of the hooplah. This was his decision. Some may agree, some may not. He said the government was out of control. Personally, I would've gone, but I'm not Tim Thomas.
This is the main category. The head honcho. Even though Melissa McCarthy was nominated for Best Supporting Actress, the Best Picture is what everyone wants to know. My pick is in bold:
Midnight in Paris
The Tree of Life
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
Monday, January 23, 2012
Ben-Jarvus Green-Ellis' rushing touchdown! Tom Brady's rushing touchdown! Gronk returning after his ankle injury! Gostkowski's three field goals! Wilfork's defensive pressure! Brandon Spikes' interception! They all added up to a Patriots, AFC Championship victory! Of course, they could not have done it without the help of Baltimore Ravens kicker, Billy Cundiff! Billy Boy came into the game lookin' at a 32-yarder. He's netted longer. It's a chip shot for him. It sailed wide left! WOOOOO! That was the best play EVER! We can celebrate for now, but they must focus on Super Bowl XLVI soon. They will be playing the dreaded New York Giants. I was hoping for a rematch, so the Pats hopefully will whup them. Super Bowl!
Have you ever seen a Disney cast member with a beard? Think. Think long. Think hard. No, you haven't. This is all about to change. The Disney law has changed to now allow cast members to sport beards. I've never noticed this before and don't know why it's blog-worthy, but still interesting...however the beard cannot exceed 1/4 of an inch.
I am very much looking forward to a possible, brief, Michael Scott return? Whether it be over the phone or video chat, but this will have to do for now. NBC claims that it is not Carrel/Scott, but it's gotta be. Look close it looks like Mike in a beard. In the episode 'Trivia', there was a group called the Queerenstien Bears and that was one of the members. It's gotta be.
Sunday, January 22, 2012
I've never really enjoyed Hostess products, but still, it is sad to see another company on it's way out. Kodak hits close to home. I've been collecting pamphlets for a while. A majority of these are Disney World/Disneyland pamphlets. Kodak sponsors those pamphlets. They make them. That's not good if the pamphlets are gone. Friendly's is an awesome restaurant. They have the Fribble, Cotton Candy drink, Munchie Mania. Awesome products, but they're faltering. Six Flags has been able to pull themselves out and now they're extremely successful and awesome. What do these four companies have in common? They all have filed for bankruptcy, either now, or before. I hope they all pull through.
Who are the Red Sox's shortstop options? Seriously. Marco Scutaro was just recently traded to Colorado and Jed Lowrie was traded to Houston. This leaves us with very limited options at the position. I've never been more nervous about the Red Sox.
Today, the Patriots play the Ravens in the AFC Championship Game. Hopefully, the Patriots will win. As you know, the Patriots have their usual captains, Tom Brady, Logan Mankins, Matthew Slater, Jerod Mayo, Vince Wilfork, and Devin McCourty. Today, however, they have four honorary captains. Their names are well known in New England. They are, Drew Bledsoe, Ty Law, Troy Brown, and Tedy Bruschi.
Saturday, January 21, 2012
This isn't really shocking, but it's still weird. JoePa has passed. Legendary Penn State coach succumbed to his two-month battle with cancer. What is his legacy? Is it the numerous wins he racked up along with the championships en route to becoming a sports legend? Or is it the recent scandal where he did not report Jerry Sandusky's wrongdoings to the police? It's sad to say that it's more than 50/50.
Exactly one week ago, Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos were eliminated from the playoffs. It's depressing, but I was rooting for the Patriots who knocked them off. Tebow had a fantastic run. Next year with no lockout, Tebow should be on top of his game and very much improved.
Friday, January 20, 2012
Thursday, January 19, 2012
I recently watched the Betty White at 90, Birthday Tribute. It was awesome. Golden Girls/Mary Tyler Moore/Hot In Cleveland/Password references. Celebrity appearances: Zachary Levi/Joel McHale/Mary Tyler Moore/William Shatner/Morgan Freeman/Barack Obama/Carol Burnett. Of course there was more. Betty White is pretty cool. She even has a new show where old people prank the younger folk. Great celebration and great tribute to one of the best.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
For the rest of January (Comic Tournament Month!) here is how the comic schedule will go:
Jan. 17: Voting Period
Jan. 18: Baby Blues/Beetle Bailey winner v. Blondie/Dog Eat Doug winner
Jan. 19: Garfield/Mutts BYE day
Jan. 20: Pearls Before Swine/Red and Rover winner v. Zits/Other winner
Jan. 21: Voting Period
Jan. 22: Voting Period
Jan. 23: Finalist Reveal
Jan. 24: Finalist Reveal
Jan. 25: Finalist Reveal
Jan. 26: Championship
Jan. 27: Voting Period
Jan. 28: Voting Period
Jan. 29: Voting Period
Jan. 30: Voting Period
Jan. 31: Championship Announced
Monday, January 16, 2012
Many of you probably know about the Colonial Penn Life Insurance commercial. It makes me chuckle when they say "You should get it." "That's less than the cost of a postage stamp." And "*peppily, Hi Ann!" "*sadly "Hi Evelyn!" It's a humorous commercial. Here is someone over-analyzing it:
The Simspons has been known for accurately predicting, sometimes accidentaly, the future. This time they did it again. In the third quarter, of the Broncos-Patriots game on Saturday, it was 35-7 for a brief period. The Simpsons shows this on a TV show. Welcome to...the Twilight Zone.
On the Ellen show, exclusive footage was provided to the 3D re-release of Finding Nemo:
Pretty humorous. Ellen mentioned earlier of a Finding Nemo sequel. I, personally, think that would be awesome! They've done Cars 2 so Finding Nemo would have to be better. We can always hope.
Maria Menunos is one of the Disney Christmas Day Parade hosts along with Nick Cannon, Ryan Seacrest, and Mario Lopez. Yesterday at the Golden Globes, she Tebowed on the Red Carpet. She deserves a medal for doing that. Also along with the Golden Globes, more things won that should not have and Ricky Gervais ripped more people including the line: "Presenting the man who will wear anything Tim Burton tells him to. Johnny Depp!"
On the TODAY Show on Friday, they were listing off former anchors who were there. Lauer added "Ryan Seacrest..." to the list. According to this site, Seacrest has barely talked to Today, but might be open for a few appearances at 9 o'clock. Lauer's contract still has plenty of time on it, so Lauer has disregarded it for now. Hurrah!
One person has completed it before. This monster breakfast challenge could give Adam Richman a run for his money. The colossal platter weighs in at 5 pounds. The average human stomach can hold 2 pounds. Then again, Adam Richman is not the average human. The challenge consists of a 17 inch pancake that is 1/2 inch thick. Along with 12 eggs, 12 strips of bacon, 8 sausage links, and 2 cups of 1/4 gallon of chocolate milk. Oh, and syrup too! Sounds good if there was less. I couldn't even finish a 13 inch pancake.