Haven’t done this in awhile. Here’s a hodgepodge of stray thoughts, questions, and uncalled-for snark.
The Grammys used to have star power, but this year? Sure, it featured the reunion of the remaining Beatles but where was Miley Cyrus? I mean, why bother?
TRUE DETECTIVES is quite extraordinary. Best use of toupees in television. And terrific performances by Woody & Matt. My writing partner David made a great observation. “Matthew McConaughey put on a shirt and became an actor.”
After TRUE DETECTIVES, doesn't JUSTIFIED feel downright cosmopolitan? At least some of the roads are paved.
To answer your next question: She’s a Real Housewife of Miami. That’s how they all dress down there.
I hope it’s 5 degrees for the Super Bowl. Then winter is over the next day and it’s 65 everywhere in the east for the next month.
Denver vs. Seattle – the Cannabis Bowl. It’s legal to smoke pot in one city and soon will be legal in the other. Go Seahawks!
This was the longest Grammy Awards show in 22 years.
Note to bartenders: Coca Cola mixed with 7-Up is not ginger ale. If you don’t have ginger ale say so.
How many of this week’s Grammy winners will be out of the business in three years?
True story: This year's Denver County Fair will have Marijuana Contests.
Another true story: Amy Herbst, an opera singer, claims that due to a botched surgery she can no longer perform without farting. Hey, she could win AMERICA'S GOT TALENT.
When I go to a hotel, why do they always seem to assign me the handicap room?
The Kings played the Ducks in an NHL hockey game outside at Dodger Stadium Saturday night where it was warmer than inside the Staples Center. Why go to an outdoor hockey game if you're not going to get snowed on?
People can not talk about wine without sounding pretentious. Larry the Cable Guy couldn't say: “Yes, it’s playfully articulate with a fruity overtone” without sounding like a pompous ass.
How important is scheduling? Fox debuted a new comedy, ENLISTED and it bombed. They moved it to Friday night and suddenly it got way better numbers. Of course, let’s see how it does this week, but still.
Who’s more connected with the music industry and Grammys than Julia Roberts? They couldn’t get anyone to introduce Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr who was actually alive when the Beatles first performed on THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW fifty years ago? Oh, right, Miley Cyyrus wasn't available.
Seriously – does anyone care that Jay Leno is leaving THE TONIGHT SHOW February 6th? When Carson left it was a national event. This is like the Pro Bowl.
I can’t wait for THE AMERICANS to return.
The Yankees sign Masahiro Tanaka for $155 million. He’s already pitched 1315 innings – an astronomical amount for someone his age. Fortunately, arm problems are so rare with major league pitchers.
How must Yu Darvish feel? Like Tanaka, he pitched in Japan, he was an ace, and a couple of years ago he got a third of what Tanaka signed for.
Now that Chris Christy’s bid for the presidency has stalled on the George Washington Bridge, the Republicans would be smart to draft Kevin O’Leary from SHARK TANK.
Are you on the Paleo Diet? My son Matt reminds you that Paleolithic humans lived to be about 20.
I’m like three weeks behind on DOWNTON ABBEY. They’re just sitting on my DVR. I think that’s telling me something.
Macklemore’s greatest song was a tribute to late Mariners’ announcer, Dave Niehaus.
83 great reviews for my book, MUST KILL TV (well 76 of the 83). Only $2.99 on Kindle. What are you waiting for for Godsakes? You can read the reviews and order it here.
Laurence Juber is one of the greatest guitarists in the world. For a long while he was member of Paul McCartney’s group Wings. One day he received a small box in the mail. There were several random pieces and a set of instructions. He followed the instructions, assembled the pieces, and that’s how he learned he had won a Grammy.
Happy Birthday, Hawkeye. Alan Alda is 78. It was an honor writing for you, sir.