Seattle Sports Hell Goes To Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving, Americans!  I suppose it’s not such a happy Thanksgiving to Native Americans, so I’ll say to you … condolences?

Thanksgiving was a favorite holiday of mine growing up.  It meant a 4-day weekend and a family trip to Port Townsend to visit with my grandparents and such.  Playing sports in the yard, riding bikes, eating turkey, watching football on a rabbit ears-clad television, watching movies later on that night, board games, cards, whathaveyou.

Nowadays, with the grandparents gone, Thanksgiving is just another day.  And I don’t even get the luxury of a 4-day weekend because I don’t want to waste a vacation day on the Friday!  As such, I’ll be at work tomorrow, but I won’t be doing anything for the site, because what’s the point?  I’ll also be missing the Apple Cup, so that’s just great.  Thanks Obama Pac-12!

I hope the rest of you have a better time.  On Saturday, I’ll be running my first-ever half-marathon, so if I don’t die, I’ll be back on Monday refreshed from a weekend of drinking.  In the meantime, I’ve got more links, in case you need to get away from the family and/or need something to read while taking a shit.

Henry Rollins is a guy I admire.  I wouldn’t go so far as to call him a hero, but I generally dig what he’s got to say.

The Royal Tenenbaums is in my Top 5 all time comedies.

I’ve seen Pearl Jam, probably around 5-6 times in my life, and I’m going again next week in Vancouver.  Not my favorite band in the world, but I like ’em an awful lot and their live shows are always great.  Some of these songs are my favorite PJ songs ever.

I miss the days when Mike Myers was funny.  I miss the days when a lot of my favorite SNL comedians were funny … I’m looking at you, Adam Sandler, David Spade, Dennis Miller, Dana Carvey, Eddie Murphy …

When Parks & Rec and Community are gone, I wonder if I’ll ever watch NBC again.  That’s how BAD they are at pretty much everything …

I don’t care much about soccer, but I’m a big fan of the Gasman!

Lou Reed died.  The Velvet Underground was pretty amazing, but everything after that I could take or leave.  Lulu might be the most disappointing “last project a great man was involved with” since Gene Hackman’s turn in “Welcome To Mooseport” …

This Seahawks article was really well done …

Pete Holmes is a comedian and he’s hilarious and he’s got a new late night talk show on after Conan on TBS.  I recommend that people give it a chance.  It’s not going to be like your regular, run-of-the-mill late night talk show, I promise …

I originally watched Last Action Hero when it first came out.  I think I might have even seen it in the theater.  At the time, I’d probably seen Terminator 2:  Judgment Day about a million times and Arnold Schwarzenegger was probably my favorite actor (if not, at least my favorite action star).  Last Action Hero was promoted all day, every day, on every possible television channel.  Huge ads in the newspaper.  A best-selling, platinum soundtrack with all of my favorite hard rock bands (AC/DC, Alice In Chains, Aerosmith, Anthrax … pretty much all the A-bands, as well as Megadeth, Def Leppard, Queensryche, Cypress Hill, and so on).  I figured, “Sure, this is going to be a slam-dunk!”  And, of course, I remember thinking it was too long, too boring, and too sucky.  I was 12 at the time, so it’s not like we’re talking about a high bar they had to get over.  Looking back, all that comes to mind when I think about this movie is that it was trying too hard to be too many things.  Reading about it now, I can’t understand how a movie like this would have failed!  At the very least, you’d think Last Action Hero would have some sort of cult following or something.  I don’t think a Shane Black-penned film has ever steered me wrong!  And yet, recently I re-watched Last Action Hero for the first time since 1993, and I’ve got to say … eh.  It’s still not very good!  I get that it’s trying to be this bold statement or whatever.  It’s got some clever parts, but I’ll be damned if it’s not still too long, too boring, and too sucky.  Plus, I don’t know who hired that kid, but he’s THE WORST.  They could’ve hired ME at that age and I would’ve been more entertaining, and I’m as dull as toast!

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