A few odds and ends today…
Thank you all for the nice comments on my 5th anniversary post. Look, I'm blushing.
Wow. I guess the moratorium on Leslie Nielsen jokes is over. This is how the Connecticut Post announced his passing. Check out the box with Nielson’s picture and read the caption. A little too soon, don’tcha think?
In case you can't read the fine print: Nielsen died in a Florida hospital. It's a big building with patients, but that's not important right now.
Here’s the quote of the year: Disney’s animated feature TANGLED did great last weekend at the boxoffice, and has also received raves from the audience. While taking bows for the higher-than-expected first weekend tally, Chuck Vane, the President of Disney distribution said, “Luckily we had a tool that worked really well for advertising, which is the film itself.” Really?! That must make your job sooo much easier when the movie you’re telling everyone is so great really isn’t a hot steaming piece of shit after all. Once the goal was to produce quality movies that everyone involved could be proud of. Now the aim is to produce useful “tools”.
James Franco and Anne Hathaway are hosting this year’s Oscars. Neither is particularly funny or charismatic. But that’s not important. They’re young. If Justin Beiber didn’t have a homework assignment due the next day, he would have been hosting. Don’t expect Jack Nicholson to get a lot of screen time this year. Especially if Miley Cyrus is there.
The first season of SHERLOCK is now out on DVD. All three episodes are included!
Get ready for all the perennial Christmas specials and reruns. It’s December, the Netflix time of the year.
Having fun trading tweets with John Hodgman over on Twitter. He wants to play Radar if they ever re-boot MASH. I've assured him a role as a Korean. He's accepted. He'll need to bring his own kimshee pot however.
The Rock is over as an action star. You can’t come back from THE TOOTH FAIRY.
If TV comedy is dead, then how come reruns of CBS' Monday night sitcoms beat original programming on all the other networks?
The Black Eyed Peas will perform at next year’s Super Bowl. What? They couldn't find another boomer act? Gerry & the Pacemakers are still touring.
Heading off today to Maui for a few weeks. I’ll continue to post daily on the blog, but I warn you, I might be a little too cheerful sometimes. Aloha.