Monday, August 24, 2009

Bottle Rocket

Wes Anderson's 1st full-length motion picture, Bottle Rocket, is thoroughly disliked by my wife, b/c she says, "it's stupid." The same could be said for all of his movies. Man, I love 'em, and so does she......

"Anderson has a fine sense of how music works against an image....I love the scene in Bottle Rocket when Owen Wilson's character, Dignan, says, 'They'll never catch me, man, 'cause I'm fuckin' innocent.' Then he runs off to save one of his partners in crime and gets captured by the police, over '2000 Man' by the Rolling Stones. He - and the music - are proclaiming who he really is: he's not innocent in the eyes of the law, but he's truly an innocent. For me, it's a transcendent moment. And transcendent moments are in short supply these days."

--Martin Scorcese on Wes Anderson

Sunday, March 22, 2009

My New Guitar

Did you see my new guitar a patient gave me?
It's a 1964 Fender Mustang.
Read more at Forget What You've Heard....

Down Goes United!

After a 4-0 thrashing in the last league encounter and a 3-0 beat down in the FA Cup (is that backwards? Can't remember...), Fulham did the unthinkable and took down Manchester United at Craven Cottage. In the 1st half, Paul Scholes had the key moment of the game blocking a Bobby Zamora header off a Simon Davies corner with both of his hands (SEE ABOVE). He was immediatley shown the Red Card and the Exit. Danny Murphy netted the ensuing penalty with little trouble. A man down, Man U continued to look out of sorts. The boys at the back (Hangeland, Hughes, and Schwarzer) were rock solid and have been all season. With the Cottagers on the edge of their seat in the 87th minute, Zoltan Gera put the nail in the coffin with the 2nd goal for Fulham. Frustration bioled over for Wayne Rooney as he tossed the ball away in disgust. He was then presented with his 2nd yellow card - and thus, sent off and will miss their next match. Way to go you Whites and all praise to Roy Hodgson for his steady climb with the club.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Congrats Fulham

Congrats to Clint Dempsey, Roy Hodgson and the rest of the Fulham Cottagers on a very productive 2008. After starting the year 19/20 on the table and barely escaping relegation on goal differential, the Whites have managed to be 9/20 at years end with the 2nd best defensive record in the Premiership. Also, kudos to Dempsey (who I regularly mock for his cheeseball existence). After a 2 goal performance in securing a draw against Chelsea, Dempsey's place in Roy's army seems secure, and Gera will remain on the bench where he should be....

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Can You Pronounce Amudhinajadasdfadfouasn (me either)

Sarah Palin can. Ad Nauseum.

"He ran, for the president of Iran
we ran together to a tropical island
Our love for each other’s like when atoms collide
Can’t express how I feel
And yo Adam let’s ride....."

Sunday, September 28, 2008

The House That Ruth Built

Even as a Bostonian, I have the utmost respect for Yankee Stadium. It signed off last week amid much fanfare but less than they would want. In their final year in Yankee Stadium, the ol' pinstripes did not make the playoffs and sign off with at least a win against a sub-par Orioles team. Everyone that was still alive was there (except for Rocket - boo hoo). Jeter gave a blahze' farewell, and that was it. All that history and all the memories will have to live on in our minds, because the walls are coming down. Moving across the street, the stadium will likely be a parking lot with a memorial. The cover of last week's Sports Illustrated was Yankee Stadium. The story actually made me a little misty-eyed. With Wrigley and Fenway, the last of the greatest generation's memories live on. Someday, they too will find themselves staring at the face of a wrecking ball. I just can't believe or imagine Major League Baseball without those three legends. Yankee Stadium - Wrigley Field - Fenway Park - We love you all.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

My Homework Was Never Quite Like This

Sarah Palin, welcome to the fray. Sorry to see you with Desperate Housewives esque accusations. I'll take you over Brie. Loved you in Varsity Blues which leaves us with only one thing to say.... David Lee Roth, take us home!