Posts from January 2015
In the media firestorm that's come to be known as Deflategate, it's become pretty clear that the New England Patriots are the most hated football team in the NFL.
But there's still plenty of people who love this team and its players.
Like these guys, who stepped up on last night to take the hit for letting the air out of those footballs. Jimmy Kimmel Live
Each one of them claims to be "the locker room guy" responsible for letting the air out of the balls.
Wait. Do a couple of these guys look familiar...?
A bona fide blizzard hit Boston and the Northeast this week, and there was an awful lot of complaining.
But there was no complaining at the New England Aquarium, where some of the residents took full advantage of the snow day.
Check out this video of some fur seals having an absolute blast with the weather.
And check out the for more info and some super cute pix. Marine Mammal Trainers blog
Chris Evans is Captain America. He's a fan of the New England Patriots. Something to do with the red, white and blue, perhaps?
Chris Pratt is a Guardian of the Galaxy. He favors the Seattle Seahawks.
And for the past two weeks, the Captain and the Guardian have been at war. On Twitter, anyway.
There have been wagers about who will do what if the other's team wins. But with their last tweets, the pair upped the ante with some back and forth images.
First, this one from Chris Pratt, showing Patriots QB Tom Brady feasting on some sort of bird...
Followed by this one from Chris Evans, showing Seahawks QB Russell Wilson in a different sort of uniform...
Personally, I hope the bantering goes on long after the game is done.
Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger arrived at a Senate hearing yesterday chaired by Senator John McCain.
As the 91-year-old Kissinger took his seat, a group of protestors rose from theirs and started chanting, "Arrest Henry Kissinger for war crimes."
They did it in a sort of sing-song way, but it really missed the mark.
Kissinger didn't even seem to notice. Could be years of practice, could be that he's 91.
But McCain did, and ordered the police officers in the room to remove the protestors.
And as they were led out, McCain delivered the verbal coup de gras: "Get out of here, you low-life scum."
Tell it like it is, Senator!
Budweiser released their 2015 Super Bowl commercial yesterday. At this writing, "Lost Dog" has already had over 8 million views on YouTube.
The little puppy gets into a horse trailer at the Clydesdale ranch, and gets driven away.
Not to worry - he escapes in the city, and finds his way home, overcoming all obstacles.
Wait, what's that behind the tree, with his home within sight?
Is it a wolf? Uh oh...
You can watch the rest on your own...
Except for the presence of the Clydesdales and the Budweiser cap on the guy who runs the place, I'm not really sure what this has to do with beer, but that's probably not all that important...
And for a little extra fun, check out this short clip that shows you some behind-the-scenes footage of the puppies used in this spot.
Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch took the stage during media week leading up to the Super Bowl because he was obligated to do so.
But I guess he didn't think he was obligated to say anything, because the answer to every question was a variation on "I'm just here so I don't get fined."
It was pretty funny to watch, but the NFL didn't think so. They're considering whacking him with a huge fine.
So what are they going to do to Katy Perry, the Big Game's halftime performer, who used the same line in a pre-Super Bowl interview?
Check out this mashup of Marshawn and Katy saying the same thing over and over.
If someone sets this to music, we're talking straight to the top of the charts.
Katy could sing it during halftime.
I wonder if the NFL would let Marshawn out of the locker room for a few minutes to make it a duet?
Seth MacFarlane is back, people!
A couple of years ago, his movie about a teddy bear that came to life earned the distinction of being "the highest-grossing original R-rated comedy of all time." That's according to , and why would they lie? comingsoon.net
On June 26, Ted 2 will hit the theaters, and the trailer for it hit the internet yesterday.
Mark Wahlberg is back as Ted's best friend, and Morgan Freeman is part of the cast.
In a movie about a talking teddy bear.
Now you want to see it too, don't you?
Here's the trailer...
While a near-record snowfall covered the City of Boston, one man tried to stay ahead of the white stuff.
Chris Laudani, a bartender, finished his shift early on Tuesday night, grabbed a shovel and headed for Boylston Street and the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
On his own, he cleared the finish line - site of the horrific bombings - of snow.
He wasn't looking for anything.
"I only did it to send a message," he later told Boston Magazine after his identity was determined. I love the Boston Marathon and everything it stands for, the finish line doesn't deserve to be covered in snow."
Lots of people want to know what the weather will be like in Glendale, Arizona for the Super Bowl this Sunday.
Well just ask the folks at Fox 10 in Phoenix.
Because it is HOT!
Earlier this week, meteorologist Cory McCloskey was in the middle of a forecast when his current temperature board went a little nutty.
1270 degrees in Ahwatukee. 1350 in Surprise. All the way up to 2385 in Wickenburg.
Lesser men would have melted. Not Cory - he handled it superbly, rolling with the numbers, and delivering up some stellar improv.
Check it out!
Last weekend, a group of Republicans descended on Iowa for a Freedom Summit.
It was an opportunity for some of the folks who would love to run the good ol' USA to strut their stuff in front of some folks who might like to see one of them run the good ol' USA.
And a wonderful opportunity for Jon Stewart and to provide deep comic analysis of the event. The Daily Show
Mike Huckabee was there. So was Ted Cruz. And Rick Perry, and Donald Trump too.
And the cream on the Freedom Cupcake - former vice-presidential candidate, former Alaskan governor, Sarah Palin.
Who somehow, at the end of Jon's analysis, morphed into Matthew McConaughey. And I did not see that coming...