Random thoughts in no particular order of importance except for the first one.
Happy Birthday to my son, Matt. I love you kid. You make me proud every day.
Congratulations to the Kansas City Royals. I’m sure glad I didn’t have to host “Mets Talk” last night.
The difference: The Royals had multiple gamers; the Mets had multiple Buckners.
Anyone notice that when Fox showed Jerry Seinfeld and Chris Rock at the World Series they ignored Trevor Noah who was standing right next to them?
Is THE DAILY SHOW still even on?
Now that BURNT bombed can Hollywood finally stop giving us these clichéd movies centered around rogue egomaniac chefs who treat everyone like shit in the name of food preparation? Having to use Ragu does not make you a tortured artist.
Fox coverage of the World Series was exhausting. Every single pitch was analyzed. Just let the game breathe. To borrow from THE MARTIAN, stop trying to science the shit out of this.
Fox analyst Frank Thomas had these comforting words: “The Mets have nothing to hang their heads about except they didn’t play very well and gave away the World Series.” Gee, why didn't you speak at my graduation?
And the indignities continue. When the Royals get their Championship Rings on opening day next year, guess which team they’ll be playing? Yep. The New York Mets.
The Academy screeners have begun arriving. I got FURIOUS SEVEN last week. There’s a waste of money. We don’t need to watch screeners to know that Vin Diesel deserves a Best Actor nomination.
The movie I’m most looking forward to this season is TRUMBO. I hear Bryan Cranston is extraordinary in it. Who knew the goofy dad on MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE was our next great American actor?
I’m also hearing great buzz on the new Aziz Ansari comedy, MASTER OF NONE that arrives this week on Netflix.
When Ben Carson watches SUPERGIRL, does he think it’s real?
What am I gonna do with all those tiny Scotch bottles the kids didn’t take for treat-or-treat?
Considering all the NCIS’s, joining the Navy must be like joining Al Capone's gang. How many crimes can one branch of the service have?
The producers of QUANTICO are being sued for stealing the idea of the show. The amazing thing is that anyone wants to take credit for that ridiculous premise.
Do you remember him more as Murray the cop on THE ODD COUPLE or Al Delvecchio on HAPPY DAYS?
Note to Howard Stern: Re-up with Sirius/XM. Sue them of course but stay on the air. The King of All Retirement does not have the same ring. Besides, you know you love to be on the radio.
I’m looking to put together some kind of get-together in Los Angeles this month to celebrate the ten-year anniversary of this blog. Does this even sound like something you’d like to attend? I’d hate to be standing all alone at the Palm or Chuck E. Cheese.
Networks are trimming series orders like crazy. I feel bad for the midseason shows that haven’t even premiered yet and already their orders are getting cut. “Hey, what did we do?”
Whitefire Theatre in Studio City as part of their HOLLYWOOD SHORTS festival. It’s a comedy starring Paul Pape and Liz Bliss, who are both hilarious despite my direction. The piece is called WAITING FOR GO. I’ll be there so if you drop by say hi. 8 PM tonight.