Sunday, March 21, 2010


So finally the Twins wrap up Big Baby Jesus for 23M a year. Not a bad investment in my opinion. He puts butts in the seats (in some cases, very cute, female butts) and his merch/celeb status probably makes the Twins nearly that a year in revenue. I saw the MLB The Show commercial 10+ times this weekend while watching the tourney.

Its funny to see the way the Twin Cities media is covering the signing though. WCCO ran a crawl during basketball to announce it, sort of like it was the hostages being freed or something. FOX9 spent damn near half their newscast with man on the street reactions and an interview with Al Newman! All in all though, there will be a lot of people in Minnesota, the Dakotas, and parts of Wisconsin who will sleep better tonight.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Spring Training, Etc.

When I moved into the new abode, the switch was made from Comcast Cable to Direct TV. On the whole, I enjoy Comcast more (more video channels and less infomercial channels). But Direct TV has all the sports networks (MLB, NHL, NBA and NFL) for free. And now that I have spent some time with it, the MLB Network is a must.

Also got Twins tickets for the April 17th game today vs Kansas City. I don't think I've been more amped up for a baseball season in years. While watching the preseason game against the Phillies, I realized that the Twins have a superhero style lineup. Thome, Morneau, Kubel, Cuddyer, Mauer, Span, Hudson...even throw Delmon Young into that batch, reluctantly. Damn this year is going to be fire.

Random thought of the day:
What happened to sundresses on girls? Are these cool anymore? My buddy and I were talking about how much we enjoyed a chick in a sundress the other day, and we asked both these questions. If sundresses aren't cool anymore, I think they need to be brought back.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Undertones-Get Over You

I have a wicked case of the flu this evening. On top of that, I STILL had to work a 10 hour day. Seeing this clip makes everything better though...

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Top Ten PJ Songs (By Request)

Since you asked for are my top ten Pearl Jam songs. In no particular order.

10."In My Tree" from No Code
9."Yellow Leadbetter" Single
8."Once" from Ten
7. "Satan's Bed" from Vitalogy
6. "Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town" from Vs
5. "Breath" from Singles Soundtrack
4. "Jeremy" from Ten
3. "Betterman" from Vitalogy
2. "Rearviewmirror" from Vs
1. "Given To Fly" from Yield

This list was incredibly hard to come up with. Pearl Jam put out three consecutive discs of classic songs between 1991-1994. As for covers, I really enjoy the Baba O' Riley cover, as well as their "I Got You" cover.

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Oscars 2010: Ain't Nothin Else On

Sunday night is a depressing night for yours truly. It usually consists of laundry and being pissed I have to work the next day. Also, all the good stuff on TV is usually done by 7PM.

This Sunday features the Springtime rite of passage called The Oscars. I usually have the Oscars on in the background, sort of like I did with the Olympics. A quick glance is all it usually merits. For some reason, I actually have been watching the telecast this year.

My personal highlight is always the death montage. This year the producers uped the ante by having creepy old uncle type James Taylor sing "In My Life" while the pics of dead celebs fly by. The "holy shit" moment for me was seeing that Ron Silver died. I guess there won't be a Timecop 2 anytime soon. Oh, and also how creepy Macaualy Culkin looks. Its like that little bastard never aged, only grew a little taller.

PS-Cindy Crawford is now hawking clothes for JC Penny. I just want to say, she still looks smokin'. Prince, if you are reading this, I think its time to write a "Cindy C II" post haste.

Monday, March 01, 2010

Spring All of Me

Quoth Homer Jay Simpson, "Lousy Smarch weather". I, for one, cannot wait for Spring to spring. Its a pretty magical time of the year, that Spring. I remember playing backyard baseball in February of 1991 (don't ask why) in 60 degree weather. Why in the hell can't we have that this year? Sure the sun feels nice, but I want it all!

Spring seems to be the time of the year when the entertainment industry comes out of its doldrums and releases some fi-ah. The spring of 1996 seems particularly vivid to me, as I can recall the videos for "Always Be My Baby" by Mariah Carey, "Big Me" by Foo Fighters and "1979" by the Smashing Pumpkins being on regularly. Unfortunately, I don't see "Blah Blah Blah" by Ke$ha an 3Oh!3 igniting my passions like those ditties did.

Oh well, at least we have "Hot Tub Time Machine" to look forward to. Cusack! The dude who plays Daryl on The Office! A Hottub! Magic I tells ya. Magic.