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Thursday, October 31, 2013

60 Best Television Moments: 13

The perfect moment from The Golden Girls. Blanche and Rose are perfectly weird and then Dorothy has her most famous outburst.

This Week's Entertainment by David

Happy Halloween!

From the most powerful blog in America, have a great final day of October. Or as it's more commonly known, have a great Halloween!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

60 Best Television Moments: 14

Kermit the Frog as the mysterious Deepthroat. Family Guy's funniest scene does not come from any licentious or lewd moments. It comes from Muppet mocking.


This is unbelievably awesome! The Red Sox have won the 2013 World Series. I can definitely say I did not expect this at the beginning of the season. I hoped for it! I was optimistic, but never in a million years did I expect it. I want to share a copious amount of things and I will definitely be creating a montage for the season soon! The report card will be issued later on. But from every walk-off hit to every Bob Marley verse, the season was an incredible ride.

The 39-Win Difference (my article)
I could have picked a cliche title. I could have said "Worst to First" or "Boston Strongest." It would have been easy to pick any of those titles, but I would not be doing the Boston Red Sox justice because their job was not easy. So why should my job be?
John Farrell's final memory of his managing career in Toronto is upsetting to recount. In his final season with the Blue Jays, he left a game versus the Kansas City Royals with pneumonia. Toronto finished the 2012 season with seventy-three wins under the belt. They were only eight wins away from finishing the season with a .500 record. Thanks to the Bobby Valentine-lead Red Sox of 2012, the Blue Jays finished in fourth place that season. Executives of the Toronto ball club allowed Farrell to interview with the only team they finished above. On October 21, 2012, Farrell was named Boston's new manager, replacing Valentine.
Second baseman, Dustin Pedroia, and designated hitter, David Ortiz were both members of the disaster that was the 2012 baseball year in Boston. The Red Sox finished with only sixty-nine wins. Fans were used to success in recent years with two World Series titles and five postseason appearances in the past eight years. 2012 was jarring. Boston was left dumbfounded and distraught at the prospect of rebuilding for the next four years. General manager, Ben Cherington, decided that if the Sox were going to rebuild, then fan-favorite "Big Papi" Ortiz and the essential leader of the team, "The Laser Show" needed to be around for it, wins or no wins.
Koji Uehara missed the final month of the 2009 season with the Baltimore Orioles. On the trade deadline in 2011, Uehara was traded to the Texas Rangers where he posted a record of two wins and three losses out of the bullpen. He sat out all of 2012 as a free agent. It was not until December when the Red Sox took a chance on Koji and labeled him as a middle inning reliever.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia narrowly avoided arbitration by signing two consecutive one-year deals with the Red Sox for less than three million dollars, chump change for professional athletes. Ryan Lavarnway was quickly pushed through the minor league baseball system as a suitable backup catcher to "Salty," as he struggled defensively and from both sides of the plate. With no contract option looming in the 2013 offseason, it seemed as if Jarrod's days in The Hub of the Universe and the Sports Hub of America were numbered.
David Ross was eventually tabbed as Saltalamacchia's backup once Lavarnway showed signs of immaturity, in the baseball sense. Ross was subject to be the backup catcher of Atlanta Brave, Brian McCann, for four seasons. He suffered two concussions once joining the Red Sox in the 2012 offseason and was sidelined until he returned when Boston beseeched the baseball Gods to return.
It wasn't until Daniel Nava turned 27 when he made his MLB debut in 2010, smacking a grand slam on the first pitch he ever saw. Diminished to the minor leagues again in 2011, Nava again returned in 2012 and he finally stuck. Once thinking of giving up baseball, Nava continued to tell himself that quitting was not an option.
In August 2012, Stephen Drew was traded to the Oakland Athletics for a minor league shortstop who has yet to make his debut with the Arizona Diamondbacks. His abysmal statistics, including a .223 batting average lead the A's to decide he was not worth keeping in the Golden State. The Bay State decided Drew had the potential to be a valuable addition to the team. He sports the same number his brother, J.D., wore during his days in Boston.
Mike Napoli was one out away from winning his first World Series title in 2011 with the Rangers, but instead, the St. Louis Cardinals pulled out a miraculous victory in seven games. He stayed with Texas in 2012, but opted to dip his toe in the free agent waters, eventually landing with the Red Sox. The deal nearly fell through. Initially signing for three years, the agreement collapsed after a failed physical examination that revealed medical issues in his hip. Fortunately, Napoli and his agent negotiated a successful contract for one year and only five million dollars.
Jonny Gomes hit a respectable eighteen home runs during the 2012 season, but this was not enough production for Oakland to resign him. Boston outbid the Athletics by five million dollars. Playing for Boston marked his fifth team in an already hectic career.
Shane Victorino played in only fifty-three games in 2012 for the Los Angeles Dodgers. He witnessed the blockbuster trade that sent clubhouse poisons Josh Beckett and Carl Crawford, along with Adrian Gonzalez from Boston to Hollywood. Apparently, he was not a fan of Beckett either, when he signed for thirty-nine million dollars and three years. "The Flyin' Hawaiian" spread his wings to land in Massachusetts.
Jon Lester's 2012 numbers were revolting to Boston fans used to his usual stellar record and ERA which dated back to 2007. He was 9-14 with a 4.82 earned run average. Despite this sub-par performance, Lester was still tapped as the Opening Day starter against the New York Yankees for 2013.
Perhaps the most reviled of all, was John Lackey. He finished the 2011 collapse of a season with a 12-12 record, a stomach full of beer and fried chicken and a mind filled with controversy. Then, he underwent Tommy John's surgery in the offseason, missed the entire 2012 season and continued to drink beer in the clubhouse. Boston fans wanted him out, but for some reason, Cherington did not. Once again, Cherington was right.
Maybe it was luck. Maybe it was the perfect storm. Maybe it was motivation to represent a city stronger than any other. The reason could have been anything, but the outcome was set in stone, "ever since spring training," according to Jonny Gomes.
It was Gomes who hit the clutch three-run home run in Game Four of the 2013 World Series which pitted the Red Sox against the Cardinals. He was just the latest installment in the growing list of slumping Sox who picked the right spot to come through. Trailing 5-1 in a must-win ALCS game against the Detroit Tigers, David Ortiz's grand slam lifted the team to a walk-off victory where Saltalamacchia ended the game with a clutch RBI of his own.
Farrell had lead the team to the World Series. This much was true after Shane Victorino launched his own grand slam over the Green Monster to the tune of Bob Marley's Three Little Birds.
Napoli hit a three-run double off the same emerald wall that Victorino managed to get over. It was his latest moment of clutch hitting after his two home runs in the ALCS. Lester pitched brilliantly in the same game, continuing his streak of unhittable performances in championship games. With the series tied, Nava hit two RBIs in a controversially failed Game Three for Boston.
In the next game, Boston rebounded from questionable obstruction and tied the series. The following day, David Ross was Boston's latest hero as he doubled home what proved to be the winning run. Lester again won the game from the mound.
In the final game of the World Series, the Red Sox won by five runs and they were champions again. Victorino again connected with the Green Monster, with a bases clearing triple. Stephen Drew finally broke out of his depressing slump with a home run. David Ortiz won the MVP award. John Lackey, yes that John Lackey, got the win against Michael Wacha.
The Red Sox did the impossible in 2013. Not just in going from 69 wins to 108, but from turning Lackey from zero to hero, yet another rhyme that can perfectly describe the revamped Miracle Dream run. This group of bearded fools each found themselves in dark places in the first month of the 2012 MLB offseason. The very next year, they found themselves on top of the world.

Here's the final pitch:

Sorry this post is so huge, but the Red Sox are world champions! I LOVE IT!

I leave you with this, from March:


Pirates of the Caribbean Delayed

The fifth installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean series will be delayed beyond Summer 2015. Jerry Bruckheimer hopes to have the film ready for Summer 2016, but after the flop of the Lone Ranger, Disney has to do some quick recovering in the movie department. They could probably just leave the parking lots at their parks open an extra 15 minutes and they could recover the lost money. Nevertheless, it seems that Johnny Depp will have to wait just a little bit longer.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

60 Best Television Moments: 15

This is getting increasingly difficult. The Top 15 all deserve to be in the Top 10, but they must be ranked. Jimmy Fallon slow jamming the news with Barack Obama comes in at 15. So great, the best moment and musical moment in Late Night with Jimmy Fallon's storied history.

Tina Fey Hosts Saturday Night Live

Tina Fey, in my opinion, is the funniest woman in Saturday Night Live's storied history. Sorry, Gilda Radner and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. She's just hilarious. Naturally, when she was tapped to host Saturday Night Live's season 39 premiere, I was excited. NBC is stingy with what they upload, but I managed to discover the promo for the event. The episode was humorous, as well.

The 100 Most Influential People Who Never Lived

Time Magazine has compiled a list of the 100 Most Influential People Who NEVER lived. That's right! It's fiction time! Included on the cover is Homer Simpson, Katniss Everdeen, James Bond, Spock and Kirk, Cliff Huxtable, Sherlock Holmes and Lucy Ricardo. Definitely an interesting take on the commonplace Time influence lists.

Monday, October 28, 2013

60 Best Television Moments: 16

New Girl is, in my opinion, the best, most hilarious show on television today. Their highest ranking scene is the most recent television moment on the list. The Captain.

Awkward Moments

I'm one of the most awkward people I know. That's why I always love it when people are able to relate to the most cringe-worthy moments in the day-to-day lives of people. I like this video that depicts it.

This Week's Sports by David

Interesting tidbit, I came up with that title after Game Six of the 2008 ALCS. I was prepared to use it for a cover if the Sox defeated the Rays. Alas, they did not. I saved it for 2009 and they lost in the ALDS. Then, they missed the playoffs in 2010, 2011 and 2012. Now, I can finally put it to use.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Rainn Wilson and Jason Biggs Play Tennis

At the 2013 U.S. Open, there was a small-scale celebrity tournament. Competing in this was Rainn Wilson and Jason Biggs, members of the doubles tourney. Also, Rainn Wilson should shave. Apparently he wants to get away from Dwight, but could he look any more homeless? They have an interesting sense of tennis fashion, too. Needless to say, they won their match.

R.I.P. ButtFumble

Today, SportsCenter retired the ButtFumble from the Not Top Ten: Worst of the Worst. Not only was it the longest running worst play, but it was also the longest running best/worst play combined. It went undefeated for 40 consecutive weeks! Unheard of. It will never be matched again. Live on, ButtFumble!

A Depleted Gatriots Update

The Gators were on a BYE week this weekend, but the Patriots still played. Down 17-3 at halftime, it looked like the Patriots were starting to be figured out. However, they trounced the Dolphins by scoring 24 unanswered points for the victory. Stevan Ridley scored a touchdown and so did Aaron Dobson off of a Tom Brady pass. A pretty good game! Steelers come to town next weekend.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Community Central

As you know, Community (returns January 2!) is heading to syndication on Comedy Central. A new promo for this monumental event pokes fun at Community's lack of promotion on NBC. Check it out, pretty humorous commercial.

Detailed Madden 25 Player Ratings

Madden ratings go beyond throwing ability and speed. There's actually some personal things projected. SportsPickle compiled them. I provided Tim Tebow's to take a look at, but there are definitely more.

I Wonder What Jason Reitman is Thinking About

Jason Reitman is looking to land Adam Sandler, Rosemarie DeWitt and Jennifer Garner for a new darkly satirical film that he is creating, similar to Punch-Drunk-Love. The details are scarce, but the prospects are wild.

Friday, October 25, 2013

60 Best Television Moments: 17

The most iconic secondary character in Seinfeld. All he had to do was say, "No soup for you!" And he was etched into television history.

Now, he signs "Soup for you!" on every poster of him at each restaurant he goes to.

All in a Day's Work

Shane Victorino has so much swag in this play. So much swag, in fact, that he was Number One on SportsCenter's September 5 Top Ten Plays.

Unfortunately, MLB.com won't allow people to embed the video, but it's pretty awesome. He dives into the right field crowd by the Pesky Pole, makes a great catch. Then, an over-excited fan knocks a woman's cell phone onto the field. Naturally, Victorino picks it up and gives it back to her. Classic.

Blurred Cosby

I would take a Cosby Sweater over Robin Thicke's black and white striped suit at the VMAs any day. I would also take Bill Cosby over Robin Thicke any day. Luckily, we get to hear and watch Blurred Lines in the Bill Cosby style.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

60 Best Television Moments: 18

The funniest segment (hard to pick just one) from Billy on the Street. He runs rampant on the streets of New York with a pack of wild lesbians.

The 16 Most Annoying Things People Say on House Hunters

Buzzfeed has some pretty quality lists. This, however, is one of their more quality lists. I have to share my favorite quote from House Hunters:

"LOVE the crown molding!"

No one ever even knows what crown molding is. Anyway, the full list is at Buzzfeed.

This Week's Entertainment by David

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

60 Best Television Moments: 19

The list keeps getting harder to whittle down! I Love Lucy's Vitameatavegamin comes in at 19, but don't be fooled, it's so incredibly and fantastically hilarious. I'd consider it a television comedic pinnacle. I had to include all 14, 15, or so minutes of it because if I didn't include it all, it would not be complete.

LeBron's Sitcom

This is weird. I can't be the only one who thinks that this is weird. LeBron James will become an executive producer of a comedy on the Starz station. He won't star (and I can't imagine he'll be around often, what with the NBA and all), but he will produce the show about two men from the streets who become famous. One is in the NBA (is it based off of LeBron?!) and one is not. It will deal with how they deal with the fame, their friends and families in the wake of their success. The half-hour comedy will be called, "Survivor's Remorse." Again, this is weird.


Christopher Nolan's newest film, 'Interstellar' has a pretty STELLAR (oh!) ensemble cast. Recently adding Matt Damon (who just showed up at Fenway), he joins Michael Caine, Topher Grace, Wes Bentley, John Lithgow, Jessica Chastain, Bill Erwin, Anne Hathaway, Matthew McConaughey, and CASEY AFFLECK (there's my reason for posting about this). If he can't be the next James Bond, and he can't be Batman, he will be in this movie!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

60 Best Television Moments: 20

One of the funniest shows ever, but I've already said too much. Drew Carey pounding the desk, "This one needs more coins!" 'Nuff said.

Green Monster Replication

Full-time artist, M-C Lamarre, has found her calling. She paints replications of Fenway Park's Green Monster as murals for 133 people in 22 different states, Canada and Washington D.C. Pretty interesting and she's pretty good!

Robert California Joins the Marvel World

The Avengers sequel, Avengers: Age of Ultron, has already added two new superheroes, Quicksilver and Scarlett Witch, to the ensemble, but it's also found the villain. James Spader will be portraying Ultron, the sequel's antagonist. James Spader seems like he makes a good villain, so it's hard to object the choice. Bryan Cranston as Lex Luthor, James Spader as Ultron. It's a good time to be an evil-ish-looking actor. Am I the only one who thinks that Joel McHale would be a great villain in a Muppets movie?

Monday, October 21, 2013

60 Best Television Moments: 21

It's hard to choose the best part of the best Psych moment (yes, better than every wacky nickname given to Gus, or any, "Gus, don't be..."). Is it the fact that Gus immediately sells Shawn out? His inflection whilst doing it? Shawn's rebuttal? Corbin Bernsen's complete seriousness? I can't quite pick. I do know, that it is hilarious.

Salem in October

My family and I visited Salem, Massachusetts yesterday for October and Halloween and the whole shebang. We took a trolley tour around Salem and saw such landmarks as Derby Wharf, The Grimshaw House, and a not-so-appreciated Bewitched statue. We stopped by a beach where parts of Grown Ups 2 was filmed. Lunch was served at the Witches' Brew Cafe. An attraction featured recreations of scenes from the Salem Witch Trials of 1692 (which they weirdly embrace. There were commemorative mugs. I mean, come on, people died), including the crushing of Giles Corey, the hanging of Sarah Good, and the deception of Anne Putnam. We also toured a Pirates Museum and the tour guide Twig Smee was very good at his job. Then, we checked out a wax museum and my mother and I enjoyed the autumn while my sister and father went through haunted houses. Obviously, I abstained. A good autumn, Halloweenish day.

This Week's Sports by Davids

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Teddy Bears

Teddy Bears is a 2013 dark comedy film that debuted at the Seattle Film Festival. I haven't really heard much about it, which is weird because it features five great comedic actors, Zachary Knighton (Dave from Happy Endings), David Krumholtz (Bernard the Elf from The Santa Clause), Jason Ritter (Legendary, Amazing Person), Gillian Jacobs (Britta from Community), and Ned Beatty (Lotso Huggin' Bear from Toy Story 3). Yet, not much has been said about this film at all. It's about friends who are willing to do anything to help their friend heal after his mother dies, except the one thing he wants. Color me intrigued.

Laser Show's High Socks

On September 1, Dustin Pedroia returned, only for one day, mind you, but he returned to wearing high, red socks. It was the first time since he's worn them like that since June of 2007. He wore them high in April 2007 when he hit .170, but decided to keep them. He got rid of them in July, but then they made a return. He claimed they made him look taller. I disagreed, and apparently, so did his wife, Kelli Pedroia. They did not return. Napoli still rocks 'em, though!

Gatriots the Fifth

This week's Gatriots is somewhat depressing. Both the Gators and the Patriots lost. Florida lost to Missouri, 36-17, and New England lost to the Jets in overtime, 30-27.

That's why I added the Red Sox again! We don't want a post to have a negative tone. But, as I said yesterday, the Red Sox are going to the 2013 World Series! Yeehaw!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Tebow & Mesko

I know this is a bit late, but I have a huge queue of topics to post at. I just cracked August. There's 156 things queued up right now and something I bookmark today might not make it around until December or January or who knows!? Anyway, the two most devastating final roster cuts were Tim Tebow and Zoltan Mesko. Obviously I wanted Tebow to stay on the roster. Had Belichick given him a chance, I think he'd be a dynamic improvement to the offense. A fine addition he was when he was there. Don't give up, Tebow! As for Mesko, he's interacted with me on Twitter and he's a down-to-earth, fun, grateful, athletic guy. Not much room for two punters, though, and Ryan Allen just out-dueled Mesko, who has since joined Pittsburgh. Gotta support the team anyhow, though!

The Office Season 9 DVD

The most loaded DVD for The Office ever is pretty quality. Superfluously flowing from episode to episode to extra to extra, it's a must have for any fan of the hit NBC comedy. The table read is very interesting and awesome. Deleted scenes and bloopers are obviously great, especially the ones from Finale. The retrospective was different, but luckily the original is still on YouTube. Plus, Autotune Andy! And you can't go wrong with any of the episodes, either. A great way to say goodbye.

The Red Sox are Going to the World Series!

That's right! What an incredibly stellar ALCS that was. Game 1 was a drag, but Game 2 with the Papi slam after being down 5-1, then Salty sends the Fenway crowd home happy. Game 3, Napoli is the difference. Game 4, Tigers tie it up. Game 5, the Sox are one win away. Game 6, Victorino sends a Grand Slam over the Monster for the victory! What a great season it has been and I look forward to the World Series. Let's go Red Sox!

Friday, October 18, 2013

60 Best Television Moments: 22

Immediately after frightening 50's thugs by knocking down bathroom doors and then snapping his girl up to her feet, he punches the jukebox. The legendary Fonz moment. The jukebox. It's better than, "Ayyyy," because it is the jukebox punch.

The 400/40 Experience

Sorry, Justin Timberlake, but this is too wild. The tallest ride in Six Flags New England history. The tallest swing ride in America. 40 miles per hour. 400 feet tall. It's coming to Six Flags next year! I'm actually genuinely a bit skeptical and fearful of this. Taller than Bizarro? Taller than that Starblaster thing in the middle of the park? That's frightening. Safety codes better be up to date!

New England SkyScreamer:

Animated Scooby Doo Film

You could argue that the two Scooby Doo films from earlier in the past decade were animated. Scooby Doo was, but not the rest of them. That's the goal with the upcoming Warner Bros. film that will bring the mystery solving, Hanna Barbera gang to the big screen, but in animated, original, 2D form. Those are the only details released to date. So...yep.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

60 Best Television Moments: 23

The crown jewel of How I Met Your Mother. Beyond the Bro Code, beyond the Playbook, beyond the Slap Bet, beyond Bob Saget, beyond the a capella, there lays one thing. And her name is Robin Sparkles.

2014 People's Choice Awards

The great thing about the 2014 PCA's is that you can vote for up to five in each! I'm not going to list out every category, just the ones that I have a real stake in. You can vote too, at the website!

Favorite Movie: Iron Man 3, Monsters University, This Is the End*
Favorite Movie Actor: Tom Hanks, Ben Stiller*
Favorite Movie Actress: Amy Adams, Melissa McCarthy
Favorite Comedic Movie: Grown Ups 2, The Hangover Part III, The Heat, This Is the End, We're the Millers
Favorite Comedic Movie Actor: Ed Helms, James Franco, Kevin James
Favorite Comedic Movie Actress: Melissa McCarthy
Favorite Dramatic Movie Actor: Tom Hanks, Ryan Gosling
Favorite Family Movie: Monsters University
Favorite Network TV Comedy: Community, How I Met Your Mother, New Girl, Parks and Recreation, The Office*
Favorite Comedic TV Actor: Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield, Joel McHale, Neil Patrick Harris, John Krasinski*
Favorite Comedic TV Actress: Melissa McCarthy, Zooey Deschanel, Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling, Jenna Fischer*
Favorite Dramatic TV Actor: Jason Ritter*, Scott Caan*
Favorite Actor in a New TV Series: Andy Samberg, Seth Green, Will Arnett, Michael J. Fox, Robin Williams
Favorite Competition TV Show: The Amazing Race, American Ninja Warrior*
Favorite Cable TV Comedy: Psych, Wilfred
Favorite Cable TV Drama: Breaking Bad*
Favorite TV Anti-Hero: Walter White
Favorite TV Bromance: Nick, Schmidt and Winston, Steve & Danno, Troy & Abed, Shawn & Gus*
Favorite Daytime TV Host: Ellen DeGeneres, Steve Harvey, Matt Lauer*
Favorite Late Night Talk Show Host: Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert
Favorite Streaming Series: Arrested Development, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, Tiny Commando
Favorite Series We Miss Most: 30 Rock, Breaking Bad, Burn Notice, Happy Endings, The Office (Sorry, Go On, not enough votes, but I miss you deeply!)
Favorite Male Artist: Justin Timberlake, Michael Buble, Jason Mraz*
Favorite Band: Maroon 5, OneRepublic, Coldplay*
Favorite Song: Get Lucky, Mirrors, Radioactive, 93 Million Miles*
Favorite Album: The 20/20 Experience, To Be Loved, Love is a Four Letter Word*

* = write-in

This Week's Entertainment by David

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

60 Best Television Moments: 24

The British version of The Office's best moment. One of the things that made The Office perfect was the precursor to its awkward moments. In this case, it was the confusion that Gareth had about what the topic was. He was asked, "what's your favorite fantasy?" And the rest is television and comedy history.


I'm sorry, I know it's not even Halloween yet. It was barely even Columbus Day! Still, though, I can't help but get all warm and fuzzy when I read this! The schedule for ABC Family's 25 Days of Christmas was released. The full schedule is on their Facebook page, but here's some highlights:

December 1:
Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas (7:00-8:30 AM)
Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas (8:30-10:00 AM)

December 2:
Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too (6:00-6:30 PM)
Mickey's Christmas Carol (6:30-7:00 PM)

December 3:
The Santa Clause (6:00-8:00 PM)

December 4:
Deck the Halls (10:00 PM - 12:00 AM)
A Very Brady Christmas (12:00-2:00 AM)

December 5:
The Polar Express (7:00-9:00 PM)
The Muppet Christmas Carol (9:00-11:00 PM)

December 6:
Frosty's Winter Wonderland (6:00-6:30 PM)
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (8:30-11:00 PM)

December 7:
The Santa Clause (7:00-9:00 PM)

December 8:
Holiday in Handcuffs (10:00 PM - 12:00 AM)

December 10:
The Year Without a Santa Claus (9:00-10:00 PM)
Santa Claus is Comin' to Town (10:00-11:00 PM)

December 13:
Toy Story (4:30-6:20 PM)
Toy Story 2 (6:20-8:20 PM)
Toy Story 3 (8:20-10:30 PM)
Toy Story OF TERROR! (10:30-11:00 PM)

December 14:
Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day (7:00-7:30 AM)
Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too (7:30-8:00 AM)
Winnie the Pooh (8:00-9:30 AM)
The Little Mermaid (8:00-9:45 PM)

December 15:
Prep & Landing (10:30-11:00 AM)
Prep & Landing: Naughty v. Nice (11:00-11:30 AM)

December 18:
Mary Poppins (8:00-11:00 PM)

December 21:
The Little Drummer Boy (7:30-8:00 AM)
Pinocchio's Christmas (8:00-9:00 AM)
'Twas the Night Before Christmas (10:00-10:30 AM)
Rudolph's Shiny New Year (10:30-11:30 AM)
Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July (11:30 AM - 1:30 PM)

December 25:
Christmas Vacation (9:00-11:00 PM)

So. Amazing.

Dustin Pedroia v. Abraham Lincoln

That's a battle that I bet the old-timey 1800s Congressman never saw coming. Nonetheless, who had the best facial hair? Dustin Pedroia's sick flow and a touch of mustache or Honest Abe's pure beard? Red Sox Facebook fans chose the Muddy Chicken, but what do YOU think?

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

60 Best Television Moments: 25

One of the few one-liners on this list, but I couldn't resist. It's the best quote ever uttered on Wilfred.


The Red Sox Facebook page posted this picture of each Boston beard. I think my favorite name for a beard (who knew they had names?) would be Dustin Pedroia's the Sick Flow. However, it kind of looks like that guy from Guess Who:

I think the best overall beard has to be Mike Napoli's The Siesta. Buchholz's the Buck probably gets the worst.

The Neighborhood

For my biology class, I had to make an educational video. Naturally, without a second thought, I decided to make it Mr. Rogers-themed. Here is the result, I hope it's good. I can't bear to watch it. I end up hating myself.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Halloween Poll!

Oh, spooky! I've never been a big horror movie guy, but I know that some readers are and it is Halloween after all. So for the next weeks, leading up to Halloween, vote your favorite Halloween horror movie! Here are the choices:

Trick 'r' Treat
Friday the 13th
Nightmare on Elm Street
The Haunting
House on Haunted Hill
Bride of Frankenstein
The Wolfman
The Exorcist

HBO's Movies

On a recent sick day, I found myself on bed rest. Naturally, I checked out the films that happened to be playing. I found some good ones to watch when you're sick.

Moonrise Kingdom is every bit as pretentious as I thought it would be, but it was still whimsically quirky and charming. Plus, you can't go wrong with Bill Murray, Bruce Willis and Jason Schwartzman. I guess Edward Norton isn't too bad, either.

New Year's Eve is your typical romantic comedy, but I'm a sucker for rom-coms. I'd even like to go to Rom-Com Con one day. The Zac Efron-Michelle Pfeiffer story line was actually pretty good and, of course, I enjoyed the Seth Meyers piece.

Ted wasn't as funny as everyone said it was. It was actually pretty tame compared to Family Guy, believe it or not. Mark Wahlberg had an even more Boston accent than usual. Plus, it was actually refreshing to see Mila Kunis in a different role. Predictable story line, but there was some humorous moments.

I enjoyed them. I think they're worth a watch.

This Week's Sports by Davids

Sunday, October 13, 2013

The Fourth Gatriots!

So, this week's Gatriots update is half-depressing. That's why I added the Red Sox to the mix!

The Gators continued their streak of stellar defense, but it unfortunately was not enough as they fell to the LSU Tigers, 17-6. Let's move on from the negativity, though!

Tom Brady throws an interception with 2:01 left and the Patriots down 27-23. Looks like the game is over and the Patriots will fall to the Saints. But, in Tom we Trust! Tom Brady marched down the field with a remarkable amount of completions following a New Orleans three-and-out. With five seconds left, he lofted the ball into the back of the end zone where Kenbrell Thompkins snatched it and scored the game-winning touchdown! A game-winning, comeback miracle!

Now, with the Red Sox in the mix, there's a third layer. I just had to add the Sox after their amazing win. Down 5-1 in the eighth inning, David Ortiz stepped up to the plate with the bases loaded and he launched a grand slam into the bullpen that sent Torii Hunter up and the same to the police officer's hands. Then, Saltalamacchia hits the walk-off in the ninth!

The Pats and the Sox each had a .2% chance of winning in their respective, dire situations, combined. Yet, they still pulled it off. What a great day of sports, that Sunday the 13th.

Sports Illustrated September 2013 Cover of the Month

Not the Blackhawks part, but the Red Sox in the top right.

The Simpsons at Universal

Ricky Brigante is at it again. This time, he took to the newly opened addition to Springfield from The Simpsons to provide a walk-through tour. It looks pretty good. I still just do not get why the Android's Dungeon is a store front. Ah, well. Every aspect looks pretty cool, though.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

I Hope Not

Alyson Hannigan proposed a spin-off of How I Met Your Mother to Entertainment Weekly and I sincerely hope it does not happen. She suggested it would center around Marshall and Lily, but their dynamic would be different out of New York and away from Barney, Robin and Ted. I hope it doesn't occur and it's not likely that it will, seeing as how Jason Segel almost didn't come back for the final season of How I Met Your Mother. He said he'd do the spin-off if he could be done by lunch everyday to work on other things. As that's not likely, neither is the spin-off. Hopefully.

The Amazing Race Cast of Season 23

The new season of the Amazing Race will feature a wide array of people, including ex-NFL players, baseball wives, Los Angeles Kings ice crew girls, theater performers, ER doctors and exes! It seems like a wide open field. I haven't found a clear cut group to root for, but one notable name in the mix is Ally Mello. The latter part of the name sounds familiar. Anyway, with Phil saying, "you have bean eliminated from the race," (not a typo) the Amazing Race can never go wrong!

Funniest Game Show Answers Ever

This incredibly hilarious Game Show Silliness compilation showcases the funniest of the funniest and the best of the best. Each answer will make you laugh, including such beloved favorites as,

"'Name a yellow fruit.' 'Orange!'"
"'Name an animal with three letters in its name.' 'Alligator.'"
"'Name something a burglar would hate to see when he breaks into a house.' 'Nekked gramma!!!'"

Great video.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Believe in Ben Affleck

This fan-made trailer for the Batman-Superman film is pretty well-made. It showcases Jeremy Irons, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, but most notably, Ben Affleck as Batman and Bryan Cranston as Lex Luther. I hope the Affleck haters will watch this because he is going to be an awesome Batman.

College Football's 100 Greatest Things

Gene Wojciechowski compiled a list of the 100 things that he loves about college football the most. Gators contributions include:

10. Gators fans singing, "We Are The Boys From Old Florida," at the end of the third quarter at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.

36. Georgia v. Florida.

63. The tapping of the Gator head before a game at Florida.

You can see the other 97, if you even want to, at ESPN's college football portion website.

A Toontown Easter Egg

This is neat. Over in the Californian Toontown at Disneyland, there's a window depicting Scrooge McDuck as an investment counselor. That must mean that Bob Cratchit is in there somewhere. I've never noticed an Easter egg like this. Pretty cool. Thought it was worth a share.