Friday, September 07, 2012

The Rundown 9/7/12

Whatcha gonna do when Bubba runs wild on you? - My wife accurately pointed out to me this week that the Democratic National Convention ran more like a WWE event than a political convention. The hype! The big names! President Obama's motorcade steadily approaching the arena while action takes place! And like a retired WWE legend being called in for a main event Wrestlemania stunt match, Bill Clinton lit things up with a rousing speech that proved he's still better at big money politics than anyone left in the game today. Here's to hoping Vince McMahon is allowed to produce at least one of the presidential debates.

Lay Lady Lay - The latest song to follow me around, I've heard it three different times in the past week in three different ways. On music choice, then at a thrift store, then on my ipod while in shuffle mode. This song I've liked since before I really paid attention to music. When I found out this was a Bob Dylan song about 20 years ago, I was surprised. Just doesn't sound like Dylan to me, I guess because it is not political and has a warm sound to it. Anyway, it's the jam of the week.

The Most Effectively Annoying Advertising Campaign - is Carl's Jr's Memphis BBQ Burger ads featuring two women who you know don't go near a burger like this in their own lives fighting with each other over a BBQ grill so they can stuff their meat down their throats. This ad is on saturation airplay mode in my area right now, it's on just about every channel in every ad break. It's on so much I'm thoroughly annoyed, but I remember it because of this so I guess I've fallen into their master plan. Damn you Carls Jr.

Time to close down The Newsroom - HBO's The Newsroom started off strong but I guess because it has a pretty decent cast the show turned into a hydra monster of subplots. As the first season drew to a close, my best summary is a decent show with too many actors.

Cookie Monster Batman -
this was just a random click on You Tube tonight, thought it was pretty funny.

Saturday, September 01, 2012

The Rundown 8/31/12

Ugh, I have a cold. So let's do the rundown!

John Mayer Born And Raised - Been listening to this disc, I like it. When I heard he went all 70s country rock I became interested, and even though the sound he evokes is derivative it is still enjoyable. Particularly when he ropes in Graham Nash and David Crosby to do vocals on the title track, it's the best CSN rip since The Thorns on that one.

TAKE A XANAX! CALM DOWWN!!! - just when it seemed like the Real Housewives Of New York had run it's course as fun trash tv, they inject fresh blood with an almost all new cast to provide a heady mix of flash and trash. Now that Ramona Singer has seniority on the show, she feels free to run wild offending everyone in the range of her hyperactive gaze. Thanks to the commercials, I find myself yelling "CALM DOWWWNNN!!!" for no reason. And yes, I just admitted to watching this show.

A Very Harold And Kumar Christmas - this movie was mostly a waste of time, except for the few minutes where Neal Patrick Harris shows up. That part was legend - wait for it -dary!

From NPH to EVH... - Van Halen has postponed some tour dates for emergency surgery due to diverticulitis. Certainly wish the guitar god well, but can't help but wonder if anybody said...

Ark II - had some nice flashbacks watching the 70s sci fi show Ark II on dvd. My backpack got jets! Logans Run, Jason Of Star Command, Space Academy, original Battlestar Galactica those shows were tha bomb.