Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Tuesday Dumping (of the link variety)

DAVE has an interesting discussion up on his blog, about how far in advance authors pen out storylines.

I'm intrigued by the trailer for "Iron Man," especially in the casting of Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark. Not exactly the actor you envision playing a super-hero, but that's what we thought about Tobey Maguire too. I do like the casting of actual good actors in these roles, as they add another dimension to the 90 minutes of special effects. Jon "Elf" Favreau directing, not so sure about. They do get bonus points for actually using the song "Iron Man" in the clip.

Hey, he's having a good season, so why not? (for your viewing pleasure, the original hilarious "Chicks Dig the Long Ball" commercial. Wow, we were naive about steroid use...)

No words to say about Britney's performance at the VMAs other than man, was that painful to watch. I'm not a fan, but I was rooting for a comeback. Nobody deserves to fizzle out the way she has, but damn was that routine awful. Couldn't somebody have pulled her aside and said, "Hey, there are 1,000 other outfits you will look good in?" Anyone who calls her "fat" is simply ridiculous, but just because you're in good shape for a mother of 2 doesn't mean you will look good dancing in a skimpy bra and panties. And sure, we all love that Sarah Silverman pushes buttons, but her post-Brit monologue was awkward and cruel, like she was simply trying to top her crack about Paris Hilton at last year's VMAs. Ragging on somebody's infant children just doesn't make me giggle.

Another book review page bites the dust (probably the only time I'll ever hope Jared Paul Stern reappears in the public eye)

If you haven't seen it yet, check out HBO's "Alive Day Memories," a moving documentary about soldiers gravely wounded in Iraq who lived to tell the tale, and whose scars are visible both inside and out. It was produced by James Gandolfini (dressed like Tony Soprano throughout the proceedings), though he wisely stays off camera for the most part. The whole film is available to see online here.

Best. Headline. Ever. If I ever join a band, it will be called "Erotic Latino Persuasion." (btw I just bought a copy of Diaz's book and can't wait to read it)

Also: Happy Birthday Dad!!!


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