Gome of the Week
Oh my God. If I wake up on one more Saturday morning and see NASCAR racing on NBC I'm going to have to..... watch an infomercial instead. Who am I kidding. Anyway, does anyone remember when NBC used to show real sports, like baseball? Vin Scully must be turning over in his grave. If he's dead.
I mean, we were all stoked to see the XFL on NBC, and now it's round the clock footage of white guys driving cars in a circle. They're one step away from showing rodeos. It's sad that we live in a time when Fox has the best sports programming on television. And the best sound effects! Whooosh!
This Week's Link That's Probably Not That Great
Bob and David on Krautdog - If you never saw Mr. Show when it was on HBO, you missed out. Soon, however, there will be opportunities for a redemption of sorts. Bob Odenkirk and David Cross have reunited and created a film based on a character from Mr. Show, a man named Ronnie Dobbs. The film is called Run Ronnie Run, and it's anyone's guess as to when it will actually make it to theaters. I hope it's soon, because the crap that's out right now is not really cutting it.
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This Week's Movie You've Probably Never Seen
Silver Bullet (1985)
Since it's almost Halloween, we thought we'd do a horror type movie this week. So, here it is. It's called Silver Bullet. From the back: "Something is killing off townsfolk in Tarker's Mills. Something mysterious. Something ingenious. Something remotely human. But the only person in town with the courage to stop this lurking menace is a 13 year old boy, confined to a wheelchair since birth."
That young boy is Corey Haim, and he is joined in his fight by Gary Busey. Well, nothing like a wheelchair/werewolf movie to get your spine tingling in the Halloween season, eh?
Actually, Stephen King's name is attached to this movie so it's really not that bad, as long as you can avert your eyes from the glare that radiates from Gary Busey's teeth.
This Week's Record You're Probably Not Listening To
Sweep the Leg Johnny - Tomorrow We Will Run Faster (1999)
I bought this record because I am a huge Karate Kid fan and I thought this band had the best name ever. So I was surprised when I actually listened to it and it kicked ass. Sweep is a quartet from Chicago that plays music that is pretty hard to classify, although I have heard the phrase "math rock" attached to their name more than once. I saw them last year in Portland and they're going to be here again this week. This is not their most recent album but I think it's their best. Long songs that have lots of different parts. Those are the only good kind of long songs.
This Week's Hip New Slang Word or Phrase
Chrome Labia -The female version of "blue balls."
Origin - Some dude I met at a party said "steel vagina" and I manipulated it a little.
Usage - Guy: "Listen, I don't think we should do this, I'm not ready to advance our relationship to that level."
Girl: "Dude, you're such a tease. C'mon, don't leave me with the chrome labia."
This Week's Top Ten List
Brad's Top Ten Favorite Words That Start With the Letters "CHU"