Friday, July 18, 2008


The Dark Knight was maybe the greatest film I've ever seen.

Now I'm a big, big fan of Batman and such, so you may not be up for it. But it was a perfect film. Definitely not for the kiddies...but it was absolutely worth my $10 and actually made up for the $10 I mistakenly blew on Balls of Fury (easily the worst film Nick and I have ever paid to see).

Go see it now!

Daily Best Movie of the Year

Go see the Dark Knight.

It opened at midnight this morning. One of my fellow coworkers saw it. According to her "it was easily the best movie of the year and the best action movie I've ever seen." The Dark Knight currently sports a 94% on Rotten Tomatoes. It's has a 9.7 out of 10 on, good for number 4 all-time (though that will probably fall...but not too much).

Simply put. This is gonna be an awesome movie. Please go see it. If you don't, Gary Oldman will be sad. Look at how happy he is now:

You don't want to ruin that do you?

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Another Monster Free Agent Signing by God

Three weeks ago George Carlin got sent up from the minors that was his earthly vessel. Today, we bid adieu to another captain of excellence: Stan Winston.

Unlike Carlin, whose face and voice were unmistakable to fans and imbeciles alike, Winston's actions spoke demonstrably louder than his words. And by actions, I mean monsters.

As Hollywood's leading special effects and makeup supervisor during the past quarter-century, Stan Winston was singlehandedly responsible for the on-screen appearances of the Terminator, the Predator, the Alien Queen, Edward Scissorhands, and the dinosaurs from Jurassic Park. Basically, Stan Winston invented every Halloween costume and action figure ever.

He died today of multiple myeloma at the not-even-senior-discount age of 62. According to Wikipedia, one of the symptoms of MM is severe pain in the spine and ribs and renal failure. I'd like to imagine Winston built himself some sort of extraterrestrial battle suit with automatic dialysis to ward off pain and discomfort in his final weeks.

Wade Boggs' Beer Emporium?

I believe...

Monday, July 14, 2008

Daily Old-Timer

Good news everyone! Billy Packer is leaving CBS and won't be involved in the NCAA Men's Final Four for the first time in 34 years!

This is truly wondrous stuff, I couldn't be happier. Because, and I'm not sure how many of you are aware of this, Billy Packer is a moron.

Maybe Packer was the man 34 years ago (I wasn't there for that), but he's nothing more than a blubbering Dick Vitale wannabe (a scary thought) now. He makes dumb calls, he plays favorites, he's mildly homophobic, and he really just kinda is terrible at his job. Only a few times have I turned off the sound of a sporting event. Packer is one of the only two people I've ever done it to more than once (Tim McCarver is the other).

While his replacement, Clark Kellogg, does not exactly inspire confidence, nobody is worse than Packer.