Tuesday, April 15, 2014


Want to watch something that will amuse you and make you feel really old at the same time?

These kids have no idea what a Walkman is and can't figure out how to operate it.

Blood Moon

So I got up to look at the lunar eclipse last night, or the so-called "Blood Moon" - and it was...ok. I mean, sure it was neat, but I think I'm more of a solar eclipse fan.

Anyway, I was mindlessly sleep-tweeting at 3:30 in the morning, and apparently having a conversation with a friend in Hawaii. I didn't really remember doing it until I woke up to this picture.

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Taken with a cell phone, it not only captures the lunar eclipse, but that dot up above is Mars. Taking pictures of Mars with a cell phone. Just think about that. I was baffled by it for a good while, and I still am. Crazy where we've come.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Box office winners

Not liking the weather? Check out a movie!

From EW:  Captain America: The Winter Soldier warded off newcomers this weekend and remains king of the hill with $41.4 million in its second weekend of release. The Marvel actioner dropped just 56 percent from its opening weekend and the film’s domestic total now stands at $159 million - close to 90 percent of the lifetime gross of the original, thank you very much - with global receipts already pushing $476.7 million.

1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier - $41.4 million

2. Rio 2 - $39 million

3. Oculus - $12 million

4. Draft Day - $9.5 million

5. Divergent - $7.5 million

I've heard Winter Soldier is actually really good, and not just for a comic book movie. And a friend texted me this weekend saying that I'd like Draft Day, which I didn't have very high expectations for.  But alas, seeing a movie with that mindset might make it better?

Friday, April 11, 2014

What do you call a donut with no holes?

I'm a big believer in going with your gut, especially when it pertains to sports gambling. If I make a decision, I can't stray from it, because if my original pick would end up being correct, I'd hate myself forever.

But taking your gambling advice from a danish? I'm not sure.

27-year old Rob Price took the above picture as a sign to wager on Rory McIlroy to win this weekend's Masters. And he - quite literally - put his money where his mouth is.

Here's what Price told The Mirror:  "I was going to put some money on Rory to win The Masters this year anyway, but I'm pretty superstitious so when this happened instead of putting 120 Euro [$167 US] down, I decided to go big and put 1,200 Euro [$1670 US]."

Almost $1700 on a danish!

If it pays off, he'll pocket close to $20,000. It'd be a nice payday, but jeepers.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Colbert to succeed Letterman

CBS announced this morning that it would be Stephen Colbert taking over for David Letterman (called it! Scroll down to my post from April 4).

I'm stoked.

My schedule allows me (forces me?) to stay up late and thanks to the wonderful invention that is DVR, I find myself watching a lot of late night television. I think Colbert and Jimmy Fallon will be great as friendly rivals, and will force each other to continually up their game, for which everyone will benefit.

The "old guard" is behind us, and that's ok. Many people still revere Jay Leno and David Letterman, but their time has come and gone. Colbert, Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, Jon Stewart, Seth Meyers and Conan O'Brien all on every night? Lots of options to pick from, which is never bad.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Soaked in Bleach

I don't know what to believe from this trailer, but it looks extremely interesting.


I've been very conflicted about Ryan Braun. I love the Brewers, but knowing that their star player has been tied to and suspended for various performance enhancing drugs? Well, it sucks. I don't know how to feel.

I think his punishment has fit the crime, so to speak, but Braun could have done more to help repair his image. Yesterday was an example of how good he can be, hitting three very different pitches out of Citizens Bank Park for a three-homer day against Philiadelphia. It's as tough a crowd as they come, and he responds with a career day. And I don't think that's purely coincidence.

Do I hate the guy? No. Do I hate what he did? Yes. Do I still love watching him play? Absolutely.

I don't know how to defend him. I really don't. Hopefully his "clean" play will take care of that for me.
Photo from nesn.com