+ No matter how many times I saw the trailer
yesterday, I could not comprehend this Snakes on a Plane
thing. And then [Bad username or site: scornedsaint / @ livejournal.com]
informs me that Samuel L. Jackson never even read the script for it, he just jumped on the title. Which makes as much sense as anything else about this movie. And how is it that I never heard word one about this movie until yesterday? And then everyone and their mother was posting about it?
(Oh, looks like YouTube has killed that video of the trailer. [Bad username or site: trailer_spot / @ livejournal.com]
has other links to the trailer in his most recent post.)
+ MOVING ON. Taped Doctor Who
last night! I've heard nothing but good things. I remember [Bad username or site: scifigirl / @ livejournal.com]
being hella jazzed about this show last year. I missed the first 15 minutes, but I imagine I will be okay. But who knows, with British things ^_~ I had something of a burgeoning crush on Christopher Eccleston after Revengers Tragedy
and 28 Days Later
, but it was kind of waylaid by other things. Look forward to watching.
Btw, I somehow completely missed that the third season of BSG
wasn't slated to start up until October
. What the fuck. I suppose if I could managed to survive the ridiculous break taken by Deadwood
, I can survive this. But still. Annoying.
+ WBC semis today. Cuba v. DR @ 3pm EST, and Korea v. Japan (Round III) @ 10pm EST. I am hella excited.
There have been several good articles in recent days about Team USA's exit from the World Baseball Classic. I especially like Ken Rosenthal's characterization of where they went wrong
: The United States players were the naturally gifted students, thinking they could ace their final exam without studying. Their World Baseball Classic opponents were the kids who pulled a series of all-nighters, terrified they might fail.
(Snurched from [Bad username or site: angisageek / @ livejournal.com]
A-Rod's quoted in the piece as suggesting it would make sense for Team USA to start training together as of the first of February the next time the competition rolls around. I don't necessarily know that the team needs to start training together
earlier; I just think guys that step to the plate to participate in this thing need to start working on getting back into form a lot earlier than the middle of February. "I just think if you're going to make the commitment . . ." Rodriguez said, stopping in mid-sentence. "Three weeks ago, everyone said it was an exhibition. Now it's like the World Series because we lost. When you put "United States" on the uniform, the ramifications are big."
Well...yeah. Says Jones: "I would give anything to be able to have another opportunity to play in this tournament."
Shoulda, woulda, coulda, pal. And Chipper was actually one of the few guys on the team that came up big, production-wise.The BBC article on the US loss is kinda funny.
The teaser was: The Americans exit the World Baseball Classic at the second group stage with a humiliating 2-1 defeat to Mexico.
lol, wow. Humiliating? Embarrassing, yes. But humilating? It's not like the boys got mercy-ruled. That would have been humilating.
Oh and just because: "Empty. Just empty," reliever Huston Street said Thursday night outside a quiet clubhouse after Team USA was eliminated with a 2-1 loss to Mexico, which celebrated on the field as its fans celebrated in the stands. "I don't know how to feel listening to them cheer right now. I completely understand what it means to be at a loss for words. I was totally expecting us to go to San Diego. . . . I love the Oakland A's and everyone on that club," Street said, "but I wasn't ready for this to be over."
-- Adios! Mexico knocks off the U.S.
. All together now...awww.
Randomly: I heard South Korea exempted their WBC players from the 2 years of otherwise compulsory military service required of their citizens, as a "reward" for how well the team has played. ( other interesting news natterings: STL, OAK, CLE, DET, KC, FLA, HOU )
And...for [Bad username or site: kmousie / @ livejournal.com]
: I know this will come as a surprise to you, because I've long allowed you to operate under the misconception that I do not suck. But I kinda do. I've been sitting on some blanks of Brad Ausmus for a while now, and yesterday I added a few more. But I really didn't have anything doing on the inspiration front as far as jazzing them up. I'm really bad with, like, requests and stuff. SO. Here are the bases/blanks. If you want to pick out 5-10 that you'd like me to focus on doing something more with, I'd be happy to. If there's any specific text you'd like me to add to any of them, that's cool, too. Just let me know.( it's a cornucopia of brad )