Tuesday, May 15, 2018

These are people who understand how to sell a house.


Every Other Husband in World Now Playing for 2nd Place.


On This Day du Jour

27 years ago today, Queen Elizabeth went to a Baltimore Orioles game!
Elizabeth then shed her gloves, and the 65-year-old British monarch nestled in for her first baseball game. As Oriole pitcher Jeff Ballard prepared to throw the first pitch, Bush announced in the box, 'Oh, here we go.'
The queen occasionally watched the game on a monitor to her right. When there was a close play at the plate, Philip drew his field glasses from a hip case.
And don't worry - of course I found footage of the game!

British Royalty Mind Blown du Jour

In spite of its up-until-2013 male-preference primogeniture, the British monarchy has been ruled by a female for 130 of the last 198 years.

Straight Outta...Peckham?

Only Fools and Horses and NWA have something in common:
I thought I was imagining it, then I put them in the same picture, and the truth is undeniable: Only Fools And Horses and N.W.A. share a font! Seriously, look at the “N”. It is identical.
What a wonderful thing to have happened! The greatest British TV comedy and the greatest Gangsta rap group, united in logo type! Dreams are made of this!

Friday, May 11, 2018

BBC YEAH YOU KNOW ME

You people know I loves to spread the love re: BBC sitcoms I've found streaming, so here's my latest. You're welcome! (See previous lists HERE and HERE.)

The Royle Family (may go in the pantheon; the meta-ness of sitting on your couch watching a family on tv sitting on their couch watching tv is genius.)
Uncle 
The Cafe
Gavin and Stacey  (all-timer, gave the world James Corden) 
 A Young Doctor's Notebook
Going Straight
Rock and Chips (Only Fools and Horses prequel, perfect casting with James Buckley from The Inbetweeners as a young Del Boy.)
The Green, Green Grass (Only Fools and Horses spinoff, fantastic setting and Boycie crushes it every time.)
Upstart Crow
Count Arthur Strong
Only When I Laugh
Back

AND WHEN THE FUCK IS THE NEXT SERIES OF CUCKOO COMING ON??!?!?!?!?!

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

New BBC Slice: The Royle Family

Can someone please watch this so we can talk about it together thaaaaaaanks.

Monday, May 07, 2018

DJT as RFK

Of all the “I wonder how Trump would’ve handled this moment in so & so’s place?” scenarios to consider, RFK speaking extemporaneously and quoting Aeschylus after MLK’s murder has to be at the top of the list.

HI WE ARE OLD RACIST WHITE GUYS CALL US SEE WHAT WE CAN DO FOR YOU! 1–800-PHONE!


Thoughts. I Have Them.

The odds of the very media Trump claims is “out to get him!” simply asking him exactly which hospital this is is exactly 0%.

Dear St. Mary's Church:

Just because Jesus was able to feed thousands with a few loaves of bread doesn’t mean you get to call this a “buffet”.

Questons. I Have Them.

Who the hell says "Big Mac hamburger"?!?!?!?

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Interestng du Jour

The size of the Conners' kitchen doesn't seem to square with what we're told their financial situation is.

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

ATTENTION KING OF THRONES FANS!!!

His Majesty's full (so far!) playlist now available!

Dafuck, 41?

If I was an advisor to George H. W. Bush in 1992 I might’ve suggested letting everybody know he’d met Babe Ruth.

‪“AND DOES THE 2 MEDIUM PIZZAS FOR THE PRICE OF 1 STILL APPLY IF I HAVE A COUPON?!!!!”‬


Boomerang!

For years I’ve been bitching for a sequel to Boomerang and while this is close it just can’t be the same without that amazing cast.

Ideas. I Have Them.

‪The Waffle House outside of Nashville where the shooting took place is donating all of its sales in May to the victims and this is what I think every celebrity/athlete in Nashville should do.

Oh For Fuck's Sake Roseanne

I love her show but shit like this makes it that much harder to want to watch it. Literally the OPPOSITE of comedy.

Could the Answer Be "Because Trump is a racist"?


Presidential Empathy

Interesting article on the disparity between someone who's seen war up close and someone who hasn't, mostly in the form of George Bush 41 and Trump:
As reflections on his life swell, those considering Bush anew should note that he was not only the last President to have served in World War II, but also the last to have experienced battle first-hand.

Five draft deferments during the Vietnam War precludes today's commander-in-chief from saying the same, though not from celebrating his military prowess. Trump even claims greater expertise than the generals he so frequently surrounds himself with, for civilian and military positions alike, boasting "there is no one more militaristic than me."

Of all his outlandish statements, none better epitomizes the way those ignorant of war have often come to be its greatest champions. Bush's current infirmity alongside Trump's pretensions, moreover, forces voters to consider if military or even combat experience should be a prerequisite for the Oval Office, especially when one considers that what Bush gained from his is something Trump and those like him ignorantly infatuated by military power frequently lack: empathy.
It's easy to pick on Trump, but his childishness (and that of many other Republicans, as pointed out in the article) in the face of a real hero like Bush should be a national embarrassment.

"But Xmastime", you say in the voice of Craig “Ironhead” Heyward from those soap commercials (RIP), “didn't you point out that voters don't care 10 years ago?"

Sigh. Yes I did, Xmastime fan(s), yes I did.

Concussed!

Me on the fear of letting your kids play football for fear of concussions back in 2012:
When I think of the small empire of 5-6 year-old boys close to me, I still think I'd be fine with them playing football in high school. The last high school football game I went to, maybe 10 years ago, I was laughing at how small the players were; they looked like lambs frolicking, rolling over each other. Now, if I find any of my guys suddenly weighing 300lbs and running a 4.3 40 while competing against the same I'll be worried, but in terms of normal-sized high school kids they have a better chance of getting a concussion by falling off their bikes than playing football, so.
Now we see this report:
Sports may be a great way to keep kids active, but a new study of players finds that the earlier players with CTE started tackle football, the more vulnerable they were to emotional and cognitive problems.
 
Researchers from the Boston University School of Medicine and VA Boston Healthcare System studied nearly 250 football players, of whom 211 were diagnosed with CTE after their death. CTE, or chronic traumatic encephalopathy, is a degenerative brain disease that often starts after repeated head trauma. Earlier studies have shown that the brain may change even after one hard hit.
Hey, what can I say but this:

Sunday, April 29, 2018