That is what Mr. and Mrs.Brady told Peter when he wanted to play the Father of Our Country only to wind up playing Benedict Arnold, and I'm sorry,but that's what I'm telling you, my loyal legion of readers, about this BIG STORY I promised to unleash upon y'all. Well, you guys,the circumstances that necessitated this scoopzilla have been resolved privately and I'm going to do a WHOLE lot of editorial tweaking so it turns out to be the best novel you've ever read. (Would you believe ONE of the best?)
SO! How was your President's Day?(Or Family Day if you're in Canada.) Did you see any great movies? THE LEGO MOVIE is still on my to-do list as is FROZEN, but I was intrigued by the premise of WINTER'S TALE, (PG-13) starring Colin Farrell, Jennifer Connelly, Eva Marie Saint, and Will Smith. A romantic drama about time traveling through 100 years of New York City life? That sounded like something I wanted to see. The finished product? Meh.I have two words for this mish-mash perpetrated by Mark Halperin (the original book) and Akiva Goldsman ( the screenplay) : KICK IT!
Congratulations to the USA Hockey Team as they advance to the quarterfinals in Sochi. All the training, skating, hard work, and surviving the krunky hotel rooms paid off! Now, bring us another Gold Medal, OK?
Congratulations also to the Harlem Globetrotters on winning their Madison Square Garden game against the opposing World All-Stars.Yawn. All kidding aside, the Magicians of Basketball continue to entertain fans of all ages, and this year, they've added the most challenging rules the game has ever known in addition to such Trotter staples as the four-point basket, kids making baskets,and the penalty box.(Penalty boxes in BASKETBALL?!? The Trotters made it happen!)
More congratulations are in order to the NBA Eastern All-Stars who embarassed the homestanding Western Stars at the All-Star Game in New Orleans. Hey, I'll take ANY excuse to see Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James on the same side!
Good luck to Jimmy Fallon as he inherits the Tonight Show and brings the franchise back to New York
PLEASE have a hit and don't give NBC incentive to call Chevy Chase and Joan Rivers and ask them how they'd like to do late night? We all know how THAT happened the last time, right?
Well, that's it for now, but I'll leave you with the immortal words of George Washington:"MMPH! MMPH!" (He had just taken out his wooden teeth.)