Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Dyess, Arkansas on Belgian cooking show, showcasing Johnny Cash

In October, a Belgian cooking show called "Favorite Dish" journeyed to Dyess, Arkansas, to make Johnny Cash's favorite dish. The Dyess segment aired in Belgium on December 2, and now I've found it on the Internet. It's at "Favorite Dish"'s homepage, which is at http://platprefere.canvas.be. Just scroll down till you get to it!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

It's official: Grizzlies SUUUUUUUUUUCK...and suck hard

The Grizzlies, who traded away their star player last season for nothing, and who got a bunch of children this season to play on the team, officially suck and suck hard. They started off 3 and 3, making people think that they would be halfway decent this year, but since then they've lost TEN OUT OF ELEVEN GAMES. But their latest loss was the clincher: tonight they lost, at home, to the THUNDER. The Thunder...who are the worst team in the league...who before tonight were 1 and 16, and had lost FOURTEEN IN A ROW. So it's official: the Grizzlies suck as much as they have the past two seasons, and before it's over with, they may suck MORE. Their days in Memphis are numbered, folks, so get ready...before long, they're going to be the LAS VEGAS GRIZZLIES! Or maybe the Louisville Grizzlies. Nah, probably Las Vegas.

Monday, October 20, 2008

St. Jude's WHAT?

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis is a great place that does great work, but...do you think their construction workers could've found a better stopping place while making their new sign?

Monday, October 13, 2008

Magic Johnson: faking AIDS

A couple of talk show hosts on a radio show last week said that Magic Johnson faked having AIDS. Hell, we've been saying that for years!! That man's healthier than an ox and always has been! He probably faked AIDS so he would have an excuse to quit the NBA because he was too lazy to keep playing. I mean, the man's quit or run into the ground everything he's tried since then: returning to the NBA in '92 but quitting before the season even started, taking over as coach of the Lakers towards the end of the '93-'94 season and then not returning for the next season, returning to play in the NBA halfway through the '95-'96 season and then not returning the next year, hosting a talk show in '98 that sucked big time and only lasted two months, etc., etc.

After the talk show hosts said that Johnson faked AIDS, of course he denied it, but did go on to clarify that he has HIV, not AIDS. That reminds me of one time in high school when Johnson first announced he had AIDS, I mean, HIV: somebody was talking about Johnson having AIDS, and a girl in class said, "He ain't got AIDS, he got HIV."

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Clone Wars TV series rocks, too

Star Wars: The Clone Wars had the highest-rated debut ever for a series premiere on Cartoon Network last week. Now that's what I'm talkin' 'bout.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Knight Rider is back

Man, the premiere of Knight Rider tonight was awesome! The TV-movie that aired back in February was pretty good, but they really pulled out the stops tonight. I'll have to keep watching this show for a while!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Clone Wars movie rocked, now bring on the TV show!

Saw Star Wars: The Clone Wars last Friday, on opening day, and it was awesome! Now I'm really stoked for the TV series. My favorite character in the movie had to be Ziro the Hutt. He/she was cracking me up big time! Ha ha! It was funny when he said, "I'm outta here!" and tried to run away, but being a slug, he couldn't move very fast.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

The Dark Knight: kickin' ass and takin' names

The Dark Knight's all-time movie records so far, according to SuperHeroHype.com:
widest release (4,366 theaters),
biggest midnight opening ($18.5M),
biggest opening weekend ($158.4M),
biggest July opener ($158.4M),
biggest PG-13 rated opening ($158.4M),
biggest single day ($67.2M),
biggest opening day ($67.2M),
biggest Friday ($67.2M),
biggest Sunday ($43.6M),
biggest IMAX opening ($6.3M)
and fastest to $200M in five days ($203.8M).

And it's not done yet! As for me, I saw it on opening day, on one of Jonesboro's new DIGITAL screens!

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

The Mole: Best Show On TV!

Man, The Mole is the best show on TV! Well, it and Gene Simmons Family Jewels are the only two shows I'm watching right now that are showing new episodes, but still yet, The Mole is awesome! It'd be one of the best shows on TV even if it was on when most other shows were showing new episodes. I've watched it since the first season. I even liked the two celebrity editions, although they shouldn't have done a second one immediately after the first. (But at least Dennis Rodman was in the second celebrity edition...and he won, to boot!) But The Mole is being preempted next week! That means I'll have to wait two more weeks to see more Moleish action! Dadgummit!

Monday, June 30, 2008


Arkansas State University had to change its nickname, the Indians, because it was racist. So they changed the nickname to the Red Wolves. A billboard was put up in Jonesboro promoting the new name saying "HOWL YES! I WANT FOOTBALL SEASON TICKETS". I saw the billboard a couple of weeks ago and thought it was pretty doggone funny. Well, then I saw on Action News 5 this past Thursday that some people have complained that the billboard is "not very positive." I just love when people are damn stupid and complain about any old damn thing. It's friggin' funny. As a matter of fact, the next time I go to Jonesboro, I'm having my PICTURE taken with the damn thing, and I'm posting it online! That is, if Jonesboro doesn't wuss out and take it down before I can get over there again. Hopefully they won't. Hell, that billboard makes me actually want to go out and buy football season tickets! Well, not really, but it'd be funny to do it just to spite the dumbasses.

Monday, June 02, 2008

Does Ted know Diddley?

Just saw where Bo Diddley died. He was in an old "Bo Knows" commercial close to 20 years ago, where Bo knew this and Bo knew that, but Bo couldn't play guitar, so Diddley said, "Bo...you don't know Diddley!" Well, I had never heard of Bo Diddley before then, and I've never heard of since either, so the only reason I'm writing this is because it reminds me of "Ted Knows": my and my friends' music video from the early '90s that we made as a parody of "Bo Knows." And, coincidentally, we're about to make a sequel to it called "Teddy Knows"! But for now, just check out "Ted Knows" below!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

David Cook wins American Idol!! Yahoo!!

WOWZA!! America got it right this time! I thought for sure that with all the praise the judges heaped on Archuleta Tuesday night that Cook was doomed. But he wasn't! America saw through the judges' crap and voted Cook the winner by a 12 million vote margin! Simon himself said that after he watched Tuesday night's show on TV that the contest wasn't as lopsided as he had made it sound.

Finally, American Idol has a rock 'n' roll winner...and a damn good one, at that! Ryan Seacrest said that a record 97 and a half million votes were cast...I'm thinking America was just trying to right itself after screwing over Chris Daughtry two years ago. Probably everyone thought he was safe back then when he wasn't, so he went out fourth place (but went on to sell the most albums of anyone from that year). So America decided that THIS year they wouldn't let the rocker lose! Congrats, David Cook...and America!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

David Archuleta wins American Idol, David Cook sells more records

David Archuleta will win American Idol tomorrow night, but David Cook will sell the most records. It will be a virtual repeat of what happened two years ago with Taylor Hicks and Chris Daughtry, with Hicks winning American Idol and Daughtry selling FAR more records (Hicks has sold 702,000 copies of his album, while Daughtry has sold 3,200,000 copies).

Archuleta has a good voice, but the little girls that are his fan base aren't going to buy his album, because Archuleta is NOT a pop singer. He's like a crooning, adult contemporary singer. He's a nice guy, and he has a great voice, but he's not going to appeal to the masses as far as record sales. Plus, he looks like he's about to throw up when he's on stage sometimes, especially when the judges heap praise on him.

David Cook, as opposed to Archuleta, has shown that he can sing a range of songs in different styles. He would appeal to the teenage crowd, as well as older folks. He also has a lot of stage presence.

Cook's album will sell more copies, so that means he'll continue to make more music in the years to come. Archulea? Not so sure. If his album is a pop album, he might sell some records. But the fact is, he never sung ANY songs in a pop style on American Idol, so that makes one think that he can't sing in that style. That means he'll have to sing his adult contemporary style, which is good, but will children want to buy adult contemporary? And will adults buy an "Aw shucks" kid singing adult contemporary?

Company Convenience time again!

I'm off work again! For eight weeks, buddy! And getting paid for it, to boot! Can't beat that with a friggin' STICK!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

My favorite since the first episode wins Rock of Love 2

Rock of Love 2 with Bret Michaels ended tonight, and Ambre won...who was my favorite of the girls since the very first episode! As a matter of fact, she was one of the girls eliminated in the first episode, but when one of the girls that Bret had picked to stay decided to quit, he decided to give Ambre a second chance. And she wound up winning the whole thing! Can I pick 'em or what?

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

DC Comics to start making movies about their super-heroes

DC Comics has finally done it! They've decided to catch up with Marvel Comics and make their super-heroes into blockbuster movies! You see, years ago, DC was the only game in town as far as super-hero movies, whereas Marvel had hardly any, and what few they had, sucked. But for the last few years, Marvel has kicked it into high drive with movies about their super-heroes, whereas DC has been thinking that the only super-heroes they have are Superman and Batman. But not any more!! DC has announced that they will be soon be making solo movies about Wonder Woman, Green Lantern (the Hal Jordan version, mind you), Flash, Aquaman, Martian Manhunter, Green Arrow, Black Canary, Captain Marvel (but they'll have to call it Shazam!), Zatanna, Lobo, Black Lightning, Elongated Man, Firestorm, Nightwing, Booster Gold, the Atom, and many, many more! As a longtime DC fan who has always wanted to see their super-heroes made into movies, all I can say is, it's about time! For more on these cool developments, click here!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

I believe in Harvey Dent

Harvey Dent is thinking about running for District Attorney in Gotham City. We all know that crime is rampant in Gotham, and I think that he would be just the right man for the job to clean up the streets! Read about his campaign at IBelieveInHarveyDent.com! The website wants people to send in their pictures and videos supporting Dent in his run for D.A. So Friday I went to Memphis and had my picture taken in front of some famous Memphis landmarks while holding a Dent campain sign. They published my pic, and you can click here to see it!

Let's all help Harvey Dent take back Gotham City!!

Monday, February 25, 2008

Semi-Pro stuff

Dial 1-800-TROPICS. You'll hear a funny message from Will Ferrell about his upcoming basketball movie Semi-Pro. He's trying to sell you season tickets to the ABA team Flint Tropics for the upcoming 1976 season!

Also, at the Grizzlies game Barbra and I went to Friday night, during a time-out, people played a game on the court and the winner won Semi-Pro stuff for their section of the arena. Stuff like trading cards, pom-poms, and a stick-face of Will Ferrell. Pretty coo! (Well, it wasn't our section that got the stuff, so we just went over to that section and scavenged!)

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Which is bigger news today: Castro resigning...or HD DVD resigning?

Fidel Castro finally resigned as dictator of Cuba overnight last night. The old coot is just too weak and feeble to run an island anymore. Hopefully this will be the first step (of probably many) to Cuba becoming democratic one of these decades. Hopefully Raul (Fidel's brother who will probably take over) will be coming under pressure worldwide to open the island up, and Fidel quitting can only be a good thing. Maybe one day I'll be able to take a cruise to Cuba, instead of having to bypass it on the way to other islands in the Caribbean. I mean, the last few decades, Cuba would have had money coming out the WAZOO with all the American tourists visiting the island. But no, Fidel had to ruin it for everybody, not just American tourists willing to pay money down there, but the Cuban people who would have reaped the benefits. Instead they're all dirt-ass poor while Fidel's been living the high life. Well, up till now anyway, since he's about to kick over.

As to the other resignation making news today, Toshiba, the folks behind HD DVD, have announced that they're ceasing HD DVD. Which is wonderful news, because the format war between it and Blu-ray Disc was just pathetic. There should have only been one high definiton disc from the start. So when Blu-ray Discs and machines get a little bit cheaper, I'll be ready to go all Blu!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Star Wars event in Memphis? And I get on TheForce.Net for it!

Scott stumbled upon a webpage yesterday about a Star Wars event planned for Memphis for November 7th-9th, 2008. The page is here. So I told TheForce.Net about it, and they posted it, saying that I told them about it! Check out their article about it here!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Another cool bumper sticker

It seems like every time I go on an out-of-town vacation lately I see a cool bumper sticker on a car! Two months ago, on my Gatlinburg-area trip, I saw a bumper sticker that said "Pro-America, Anti-Bush." (Check it out here.) Well, this weekend I went to Huntsville, Alabama, to visit the Space & Rocket Center, and on my way back home, I saw the below bumper sticker...and on a Navy person's car to boot!

Heat suck

Hey, ain't it funny that the Miami Heat have the worst record in the league? That's what Pat Riley gets for forcing Stan Van Gundy to quit two years ago so Riley could take over the coaching job and get the coaching glory when the Heat won the championship that year. And now they've gotten rid of Shaq, which sucks, cause now Shaq is on a good team. It'd be funny if the Suns started sucking now that Shaq is on their team, even if it did make Suns GM and ex-Bull Steve Kerr look bad. But Shaq probably won't be able to bring them down THAT much, though, although I'm sure he'll try. HAHA!!

Thursday, January 03, 2008

My birthday on Deal or No Deal (again!)

In my 11/5/06 column, I commented on an episode of Deal or No Deal in which the final two cases in a game were 12 and 23, which are my birthday numbers. (December 23.) Well, here's a picture of a Deal or No Deal home game that also just happens to have my birthday on it! Maybe these are signs that I should apply for the show, eh?