Monday, February 17, 2014

2.11 Everybody Can't Be George Washington

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.)

Bye Buckaroos!

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