Friday, October 31

Ranking the Pokemon: #5- Alakazam

Alakazam always bugged me for the longest time, because you can only obtain it by trading a Kadabra, and I could never find anyone to trade with. CUE THE SAD, LONELY MUSIC. I guess that's what I get for starting to play like four years after everyone else was bored with the game.

Anyway, Alakazam's name in Japanese is "Foodin," which is quite appropriate, because it has two spoons. And with those two spins, it DISHES OUT THE PAIN. Apparently this entry is going to feature a lot of caps lock. I've already used it twice in two paragraphs. On pace for an absurd amount.

In addition to the spoons, I'm also a big fan of Alakzam's dapper mustache. I fully expect it to don a top hat and monocle at some point in its evolution. MAKE IT HAPPEN, GAME FREAK.

'Kazamy has ridonkulous Special, and its Speed is top notch, too. Very few Pokes are going to attack before Alakazam does. It's also one of the few Pokemon that has a universally-accepted base set. I like that EASE OF USE: Psychic, Thunder Wave, Reflect and Recover. The first one does STAB and attacks everyone like crazy, the second one paralyzes, the third one ups Alakazam's pretty weak defense, and the fourth one restores HP. THAT'S REALLY ALL YA NEED!

Wow, apologies for all the yelling. I just get excited because Alakazam is really good. If you don't want to follow the crowd, you can hipster-ize your Psychic friend a bit, though it's pretty dumb to do so. You can randomly heave something like Dig or Submission or Counter on there, but Alakazam's Attack is horrible. It might as well just throw the spoons at its opponent for a lil' extra damage. But it can't do that, so just stick with the norm, okay? GOOD WORK.

Battling Grade: A

Tuesday, October 28

What Happens When You Put A Go-Pro On A Bottle Of Whiskey?

This happens. And it's quite entertaining. Go Pros always make me feel slightly nauseous, but this bottle of Fireball makes for a pretty solid base. Enjoy.

Monday, October 27

Q&A With Musician Matt Gold

So much of music results from emotion, and Matt Gold is a perfect example of that. He feels, he writes, he performs. And he was also kind enough to sit down and chat about his new record, 
Let It Out, how to write a great song, and his dream venues.

A Hot Cup Of Joey: What kind of goals are you trying to achieve with this record?
Matt Gold: You know, it's the same thing all the time. Just getting your name out there. Making headlines, making news.

AHCJ: I love the music video for "Appreciated." Was that a concept you had come up with or was it just kind of brought to you and you said "let's do it"?
MG: Thanks! I knew I wanted it to be different, and I knew that I wanted it to be very, very happy and animated. I couldn't see doing a standard kind of video for that one. I had different people submit ideas--the director I went with was Per Hoel; he's out of Washington, D.C. And honestly, it was probably the easiest video I've ever made, because it was just like a photo shoot. You would just mimic what you were doing, and then it's all cut and paste, basically. I think there was more acting involved in that than in other videos I've done. It's the happiest video I have.

AHCJ: Take me through your songwriting process.
MG: I practice and play every single day. For me to write a song, I just sit around the piano, and go with what comes to me. It's not necessarily driven by a certain mood or situation. I just go with whatever comes out, and that's usually how the song forms. It's always the music first, and then the lyrics. I'll record something on my iPhone if it's really good, and then go back and reference it later. Sometimes when you're saying or singing words that don't mean anything, you'll get a line or phrase that ends up meaning a lot down the road.

AHCJ: I'm sure having an iPhone or recorder to jot stuff down definitely helps.
MG: There are a lot of songs that never see the light of day. My theory is, if you can remember them within the next two days, then they're worth keeping. Otherwise, it's just practice. Not everything is really going to work. It's hard to edit your own work and be objective about it. That's where a producer or engineer comes in handy. They can say, "no, that song isn't that great," or "let's do this one."

The song I'm recording now is probably the poppiest song I've ever written, and even happier than "Appreciated" in a different way. I really like it. It's very Top 40 pop, which I don't usually write. But that's what's coming out, so that's what I go with. 

AHCJ: Has there ever been a time where you've been really pleased with what you've done, and when you play it for a producer, they say no way?
MG: I think there have been songs that just wouldn't work, or they wouldn't come across the right way, or I didn't have the write producer to make it happen. I didn't find the right person to execute the vision. It's very hard to work with someone at get them to hear what you're hearing in your end. Oftentimes I will find other artists that are similar, to pull them up for reference. To say, "I like the way this sounds," or "I like the way this progresses."

AHCJ: You've been doing some touring as well to promote Let It Out. How's that been going?
MG: Yeah, I've done a few shows. One at the Jackhammer, and another at The House of Blues. I have some more dates coming up, as well. I believe there's another one in Chicago, and New York. Maybe Boston and Philadelphia. I'm not entirely sure. I just go where I'm told. 

AHCJ: What makes for a great live experience?
MG: It's just being authentic, connecting with your audience. Not taking yourself too seriously. My music tends to be more middle of the road, more serious. I think ballads are my favorite kind of song to do. It's hard for me to inject more upbeat stuff. In person, I'm kind of shy. I just like to get up there and do my thing, and make you feel something. I think a good live performance is when you leave people feeling something. And not just happy. I love when people come up to me after the show and say "you made me cry." That happens fairly often, and it makes me feel like I've done my job.

When you're onstage, you can't always see the audience because of all the lights. I try to gauge the audience by the applause. Then I can see how a song does. It tells me, okay, that one really works. They really liked it.

AHCJ: Have you ever found a song goes over really well in one location, and then isn't as well-received the next time?
MG: I try to pick and choose a setlist, but I never know what's going to happen until I see the audience and get a vibe for what they're like. I really like performing "Void," but I know that's not a song I can play anywhere. It has to be the right space.

When I played at the House of Blues, I didn't do anything very dark. It was mostly middle of the road and upbeat. If it's a more intimate venue, I can do more ballad-y type songs. I always like throwing covers in, too. If someone doesn't know you or your music, they can come away with something. I like hearing other people's versions of covers.

AHCJ: And per usual, we end with a Top 3. What are your top three venues or cities you'd like to play at?
MG: The Village Vanguard in New York is one of my top ones, just because it's a great jazz venue. Down the road it would be great to play the Royal Albert Hall (in London). Who wouldn't want to play that? I think for the third one, something probably in California. I haven't done anything there yet. I think that would be really fun.

I'm especially excited to get new music out. It's been a while. I did a movie over the summer, then I was busy doing shows. This is what I like to do--I love being in the studio. I love creating.

AHCJ: Definitely excited to see what's coming up next. Any final words of wisdom?
MG: It's important to just be yourself, and be authentic. Don't try to be anyone else. It takes real guts to put yourself out there. Anyone who does that gets my respect as a human being. It's hard, it's not easy. You're opening the doors for criticism, good or bad. 

In this career, you really have to have a strong backbone. I don't mind if everyone doesn't like me. I don't like everyone, so why would everyone like me? That's life. You can't take it personally. Otherwise, it'll destroy you. Thankfully, most of my press has been positive. I'm sure there will come a day when they drag my name through the mud. I won't like it, but I'll have to deal with it. And they're talking about you either way. Isn't that the cardinal rule after all?

AHCJ: Definitely. Any press is good press.
MG: That's right.

Saturday, October 25

These Little Girls Are Swearing A Lot To Prove A Point

Do you enjoy watching children swear? If so, this is just the video for you! The folks over at FCKH8 are dropping f-bombs for feminism. The girls in this video curse like crazy, but it's to promote statistics like one in five women get sexually assaulted, or that women are paid 23% less than men.

Obviously the fact these girls are swearing has caused a lot of controversy already. But if it's getting people talking about some societal issues, then maybe it's not the worst thing in the world.

Friday, October 24

Between Two Ferns Gloriously Returns With Brad Pitt

Oh man, it has been a minute. Funny or Die has finally brought us another episode of "Between Two Ferns," the wonderful show hosted by Zach Galifianakis. This time, he's joined by Brad Pitt, which is disappointing to Zach, since he was last seen interviewing Barack Obama. Now he's back to talking to "another stupid actor." Lots of terrific one-liners and uncomfortable moments, as we're very much used to on this show. Well done, fellas.

Aaron Paul Versus Toys'R'Us

If Jesse Pinkman is in a fight versus anyone, I'm more than likely going to side with him. After a Florida mom convinced Toys'R'Us to ban Breaking Bad action figures from its shelves, Bryan Cranston tweeted his displeasure.

Aaron Paul joined in a few days later, lobbing a barrage at the toy giant. He questioned why they'd remove the action figures for Breaking Bad while keeping up things like Barbie dolls and violent video games. He also even got Barack Obama involved, via my strategy of fake quoting someone and using their handle. It shockingly works quite often. Observe:

Paul even started a petition himself, to try and get the action figure back in the store. It was about time he dropped a b-word, too.

Whose Line Is It Anyway?: An Hour Of Scenes From A Hat

Sometimes you just need to laugh. Whose Line Is It Anyway? is the best way I know how to do that. Especially if it's one of my favorite games: Scenes From A Hat. This is also "original" Whose Line, for the purists out there. Enjoy.

Wednesday, October 22

Fall Out Boy Premieres "Centuries" Music Video

What do gladiators and Rick Ross have in common? Other than rocking enormous bling, they can both be found in Fall Out Boy's new video for "Centuries," the first single from their as of yet unnamed new album. It looks like the songs from this record are going to follow the path of Save Rock and Roll, where an entire story was told via the 11 songs and their respective music videos. Should be some interesting stuff.

Monday, October 20

Team Coco: Texas Doctors Respond To Ebola

There's really no reason why I should have found this so funny, but it made me giggle profusely. After Ebola has made its way to the United States (Dallas, TX, to be exact), doctors have done their best to rid the country of it. I think this strategy is wonderful.

Saturday, October 18

Bradley Cooper Plays Egg Russian Roulette With Jimmy Fallon

Who knew that breaking an egg over your head could be so suspenseful? Bradley Cooper joined Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show, and after an interview that was probably about 90% the two of them giggling (mostly due to those silly hats they have on), they played a game of Egg Russian Roulette. And it was INTENSE. Enjoy!

Friday, October 17

Woman Returns Home After Two Years, And Her Dog Passes Out From Excitement

WARNING: Do not play this video if you have a dog. Or at least use headphones. Franxilla was litchrally buried underneath three blankets on my bed when I pushed play, and within four seconds she had jetted to the side of the bed, looking at the screen, trying to make sense of the world.

Anyway, watch this schnauzer named Casey squeal for joy upon seeing her owner, and then actually briefly passes out from the excitement. It's adorable and heartwarming all at once. Further proof that dogs are the greatest things ever. Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go cuddle with mine.

Royals Win ALCS, Superfan Paul Rudd Invites People To Party At His Mom's House

The underdog Royals are fast becoming America's team--not only did they reach the playoffs for the first time in 29 years, they've swept their opponents in exciting fashion to make it to the World Series. So it's only fitting that Paul Rudd, America's actor (or something like that), is a big superfan of the team. And he gave a wild postgame interview after Kansas City clinched the American League. Apparently none of the Royals were available.

Thursday, October 16

Shia LaBeouf Talks About His Arrest, And It's Wildly Entertaining

You may remember Shia LaBeouf getting arrested outside of a cabaret a few months ago. Well, now he's on the talk show circuit, and at least on Jimmy Kimmel Live, he told the story of said arrest. I'm sure most if not all of it is fabricated, but it is incredibly entertaining. I've never really been a fan of Mr. LaBeouf, though with more stories like this, I may just start to turn a new leaf. Well done.

Wednesday, October 15

Ranking the Pokemon: #6- Lapras

Aw, Lapras. Pokemon's answer to the Loch Ness Monster. That shell doesn't nearly cover its five...fins? And look at that seductive pose it's sitting in. Lapras, this isn't "It's Just Lunch," you can settle down.

Weird stares and Princess Leia hair aside, Lapras is an absolute BEAST on the battling field. It has enormous HP, and all of its other stats are above average to good. Speed is a little slow, but hey, it's a mythological behemoth. I wouldn't expect it to be fast.

Lapras's movepool is the thing that's most absurd about it. Seriously, go ahead and name four moves. Chances are Lapras can learn them, either naturally or via TM/HM. Did you name Confuse Ray, Surf, Thunderbolt and Psychic? Because YUP, Lapras can learn all of those as a #SPECIALSWEEPINGLAPRAS. Or maybe you wanted Body Slam and Blizzard on there, too? Go right ahead. Perchance you're facing some Water type and don't want to use Thunderbolt? No worries, SolarBeam's got ya back. Mayhaps you're feeling like turning Lapras into a tank? Alright, let's go with Rest, Reflect, Double Team and Horn Drill. The only damage you'll do is of the killing variety. I LIKE THAT. And you know what? Even if you wanted to challenge yourself and put four dreadful moves on your Lapras, you theoretically could, with Psywave, Dragon Rage, regular Rage/Skull Bash and Sing at your disposal. I'm getting tired of typing words, but I think that's a pretty fantastical display of what Lapras is capable of learning.

Other fun facts you never knew about Lapras (and if you did, you're more of a nerd than I am, because I had to look these up): It was depicted with teeth in its Generation I artwork; it has the highest base HP of all Ice-type Pokemon and is the heaviest non-legendary, non-mega evolved Pokemon; finally, it knows the most one-hit KO moves. You can almost build an entire moveset just out of those. It would be a waste, but HEY, IT'S POSSIBLE.

Battling Grade: A

Tuesday, October 14

Ronnie Price Turns Ball Over, Throws Shoe At Andre Iguodala

Who throws his shoe, honestly? Ronnie Price does, apparently. The Lakers guard, clearly distraught over a preseason turnover, found himself wearing only one shoe, with the other on the ground in front of him. Rather than put it back on, he tried to toss it at the ball Andre Iguodala was dribbling to stop a fast break. Predictably, it failed, and I believe Price was whistled for a technical, too. Gotta love it!

Friday, October 10

Let's See A Show! ACL Edition

This is the closest I came to seeing Outkast.
Austin City Limits is one of the highlights for Austinites. Bands from all over come and celebrate the art of music by...well, performing music. Recently, the festival went to a two-weekend format, which equals six days of shenanigans. I'm not a huge fan of seeing shows if I don't at least semi know the artist, and fortunately two of my favorite bands were playing on Sunday. When the opportunity to pick up a wristband for just Sunday presented itself, I hopped all over it.

The festival for me actually started Saturday night. I was invited to see an Arum Rae show at Stubb's BBQ. This girl has an EP coming out on November 4 called Waving Wild, and one thing I can say about her is that she has SOUL. You can tell all of her songs mean a lot to her, and she's got one helluva voice to show off that emotion, too. If you get a chance to see her live, I'd recommend it. Her little shimmies and shakes while she sings are quite entertaining, as well. If an artist is having fun while they're performing, it makes things so much better. That's certainly the case here.

The first band I wanted to see was AFI, but they weren't playing until 2, and I arrived around 11. So that meant roaming around, trying to score some free swag. There wasn't much, but I wisely filled up my water bottle while the lines were non-existent. Hydration is important, people! 

A band I had never heard of but was kinda digging was called Modoc. They had a nice little aggressive sound, and seemed like they were just having a good time rocking out up there. Also very appreciative of the audience, which I in turn appreciate. Good stuff, y'all.

The Districts were a fun band, too. I considered the people who were on the Honda and Samsung stages the "bigger" acts, because those stages were both the largest, and had the most room for crowds to hang around at. The Districts kicked off the Samsung stage, and reminded me of like a Modest Mouse/Franz Ferdinand hybrid. Also, that passion made a lot of feels for us all.

I don't think anyone else I saw in the early part of the day was particularly impressive--Mo (the o has a slash through it) reminded me of a slightly less annoying MIA, and A Thousand Horses were alright. However, they did a song where they beatboxed, and told the crowd they could do it too by just saying "boots and cats" over and over again. That brought back memories of that awful GEICO commercial with the pig, which is a big negative in my book. C'mon, Horses!

I've been an AFI fan for over a decade now, which seems absurd and reminds me of how old I am. They did not disappoint--they're essentially how I am at karaoke: bouncing all over the place and worth checking out. Davey Havok is almost 40 by now, and he's still jumping all over the stage. He even crowd surfed on his knees. Quite impressive. 

Shockingly, his voice didn't quaver once whilst knee-surfing.
In addition, guitarist Jade Puget has large hair, and is quite impressive playing guitar. At one point he walked completely to the end of the stage, which extended outwards probably about two hundred feet to the side. Again, I flashbacked to my karaoke performances, where I'll wander to the back of the bar. Just want to make everyone feel included. You can't escape.

Of course, this being a Sunday, there was football being played. After AFI finished, I caught some shade in the ACL Beer Garden, and they had the Cowboys/Texans game on. Let me tell you: if you've never been caught in between an intrastate rivalry, it is QUITE enjoyable. Particularly if you really have no stock invested in the game. Granted, I picked Dallas to win in my Pick'Em league, but that was about it. The Cowboys won in overtime, and we all left like it was closing time at the bar and the lights just turned on. Time to scram.

Scramming led me to the Samsung stage, which had my second band of the day that I wanted to see: The Gaslight Anthem. These fellas from New Jersey certainly know how to write a catchy tune or two, and frontman Brian Fallon was cracking me up with his occasional banter between songs. He commented on the excessive Austin heat (it was probably a brisk 90 over the weekend), and said pants were a bad idea, and that his undercarriage was burning up. He also said the band tried a pork roll earlier, and it's like cocaine for the tongue. In addition, there was some bashing of Philadelphia, and he claimed the band had "been in the gambling life since they were born," and "you don't want to be a part of that life, kid." Who knows if there was actually someone in the crowd considering that gambling life. Oh yeah, they also played some great music, including one of my favorites:

Good stuff. Unfortunately, standing out in that hot sun got me not only tuckered out, but also hungry. After taking a quick survey on the available food options, I came to two conclusions: that I wanted a burger, and that it was worth the additional 10 minute walk to an actual P Terry's for half the price. Plus that P Terry's had a shaded area where I could sit away from the increasingly drunken masses.

Total Attendance: Way too many
I can safely say that Spoon had the most rude fans I encountered at ACL. I found myself in the middle of the crowd, only to decide to get some water before the set was over. Apparently this was a crime, as I was berated by a group of idiots for trying to walk around them to get out of the crowd. They yelled at me to find another path, and I told them "show me the way" like some bad 90s boy band song. One man pointed at a similarly impenetrable wall of people, and I told him that that wasn't an alternative way. There was one dude who seemed to soften his stance a little when he realized I was just trying to leave, but by then I was fed up. I saw a little bit of green grass and bolted out of there. 

The Replacements were a band I knew I had heard of, but really didn't know their music too well. A lot of older 40-somethings had been talking about them during The Gaslight Anthem's performance, and I like punk music, so I gave 'em a whir. They did a cover of "I Want You Back" by the Jackson 5, but only a verse, which was a little irritating. I guess if I didn't like the song I'd be thanking them for finishing after a verse, so it's not too big of a negative. They played pretty fast for allegedly old geezers. Well job, gents.

Chromeo, or as I liked to refer to them, Lil' Chromeo, played in the penultimate performance of the evening, before Calvin Harris and Pearl Jam finished things off (on opposite sides of Zilker Park, that would be a weird duet). Chromeo was not too bad, although as a heavily electronic-influenced group, I felt like a lot of their songs sounded the same. It wasn't nearly on the level of a reggaeton album, but I probably couldn't pick out five different jams from a lineup.

Eddie Vedder demonstrating the correct way to reach for the wall
while swimming the 100-meter freestyle.
I opted to see Pearl Jam over Calvin Harris, because I didn't really feel like watching a guy push play on his computer and hearing overplayed songs that I already don't enjoy. Not that I'm a huge Pearl Jam fan, but hey, gotta support a local Chicagoan (as Eddie Vedder is). And he even showed up in a Walter Payton Bears jersey-shirt. Not bad at all. He went off on a little bit of a rant about voting at some point, and I noticed women around me rolling their eyes. Seemed strange considering Vedder was talking about having the right to choose, but hey, to each their own.

Me? I was rolling my eyes because I was tired. I snuck out to beat the crowds, and then veered off down a back road, because if there's one thing I don't like, it's walking behind slow people. Crisis averted. Good work, ACL, you lived up to the hype for the most part. Maybe I'll see ya next year.

Thursday, October 9

Sam Smith's "Stay With Me" Gets The Parody Treatment

Adrian Anchondo and Daniel Franzese (you may recognize him from Mean Girls) teamed up to deliver a pretty fantastic parody of Sam Smith's "Stay With Me." This time, though, the subject wants his lover to "Please Go Home." Hey, some of us just need our space. I get it.

Wednesday, October 8

The NBA Has A New Youngest Player, And He's Adorable

File this under one of the cutest heartwarming stories you'll see all year. The Utah Jazz signed five-year-old JP Gibson to a one-day contract. Gibson has been diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and was able to play with the Jazz as a part of photographer Jon Diaz's "Anything Can Be" project that creates storybooks for kids with cancer.

Gibson even made a highlight play in a team scrimmage--courtesy of a little assist from 7'1" center Rudy Gobert. Gibson can now say he's dunked in an NBA game. Not a bad accomplishment at all.

Tuesday, October 7

There's a New Homestar Runner Video About Fisheye Lenses

Oh, snap. Homestar Runner is back. At least for a "number one jam" about fisheye lenses. Strong Bad and Coach Z put their rapping skills to the test in the latest addition to the site, in a production by The Cheat. Of course, Homestar makes an appearance, as well. Glad to see some things haven't changed.

Sunday, October 5

Jimmy Fallon Plays "Password" With Jim Parsons, Emma Thompson and Michael Cera

Password is one of my favorite game shows, just because it's a nice combination of actual intelligence/cleverness and complete idiocy. That's in full effect here, when Jimmy Fallon played the game on The Tonight Show. Jim Parsons makes up the other half of "Team Jimmy," and together they take on Emma Thompson and Michael Cera. All sorts of rules are just trampled on in this game, but oh well, it's still an entertaining segment.

Saturday, October 4

Ranking the Pokemon: #7- Tauros

Tauros is a relatively normal-ish creature. It's pretty much a bull with three tails, and some sort of stepping stone pattern going down its forehead. It also KICKS BUTT, or at least it did a lot more in Generation I. Its Special is its worst stat, and it's still right around average. In later generations, Special Attack got the short end of the stick, making Tauros inviable as a Special Sweeper. But with terrific Speed, great Attack and Defense, and pretty good HP, you can sweep like a Swiffer with the ol' bull.

I'm about 100% positive my Tauros from Pokemon Blue has Surf, but apparently it can't learn it until later generations. And I wasn't about that "trading betwixt generations" life, so this is quite the confusing situation. Even without Surf, you can take out Ground and Rock types with Blizzard, and a well-placed Earthquake will own some Fire-types, as well as any Electrics in your way. Speaking of Electrics, Thunderbolt is a wonderful Electric-type move. Throw it on there.

Tauros is one of the few Pokes that I don't like to use STAB with, just because Normal-types aren't technically supereffective against anything. I'd rather go Surf/Blizzard/Thunderbolt/Earthquake and be able to do dat ol' SE damage against Rock, Ground, Fire, Grass, Water, Flying, Electric, Dragon and Poison. That's nine types Tauros can handle. NINE, or 60% of opponents in Generation I. Even in subsequent generations, you're hovering around 50% of the Pokemon world that can be taken out by one Pokemon, and even that number is skewed because there are way more Water-types than, say, Fighting-types. The main point of all of this is that Tauros is awesome. Plus the Chicago Bulls are my team, so...naturally, a bull will be high up on this list.

If you can't put Surf on your Tauros, you can go the Normal route, after all. Choose if you want to up your evasiveness with Double Team, or damage that punk across from you with Double-Edge. It's like a Doublemint Gum commercial up in here, with how often I'm saying double. Double.


Battling Grade: A

Friday, October 3

Madison Baumgarner Chugged Four Beers After The Giants Wild Card Win

The title of this post pretty much sums things up. Giants closer Madison Baumgarner chugged four beers (which do not all seem to be the same brand) after San Francisco won their wild card game against Pittsburgh. Who knows what he'll do for an encore if they win the World Series.

Thursday, October 2

Reporter Interviews Kristen Wiig And Bill Hader About Movie Without Actually Having Seen Said Movie

Ah, the power of research. Or, in this case, lack of it. KWGN's Chris Parente interviewed Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig, who are in the upcoming movie The Skeleton Twins. That's all well and good, but either Parente or an intern have their information wrong (or just hate Hader and Wiig).

Why, you ask? Parente tells Wiig she went nude in this film, and then asks if she has any advice for it. He also says there's a lottery winner and Muppets involved. Fortunately for him, Wiig and Hader are both good-natured about it. Hader says that he's the nude one, and that he's upside down the entire movie. Oh, and it's set on Mars. Can't wait to see it! 

Wednesday, October 1

Dave Clark Five: Put A Little Love In Your Heart

This is a cover of a Jackie DeShannon song, but it always makes me smile. After all, we could all use a little more love. Enjoy!

Phillies Fans Mock Braves Closer Craig Kimbrel In Fantastic Way

Craig Kimbrel of the Braves has a unique pre-pitch stance. Phillies fans, being the astute people that they are, took note of this in the teams' final game of the season, and imitated the closer's stance. Neither of these squads made the NL playoffs, so why not have a little fun via some light-hearted mockery?