Monday, July 19, 2010

Inception, Big Brother, and Baseball

Inception: I thought it was great. There are a few haters out there, but their complaints against the movie boiled down to their purest roots sound like sour grapes. "I don't like the movie because so many other people like it! Humph!" I agree that some people are going too far by saying that it's intellectual, or the thinking man's blockbuster, but that doesn't mean it wasn't good. Besides, here's the number one reason I won't knock Inception. It was ORIGINAL. It wasn't a sequel, it wasn't a reboot, it wasn't a remake. Hollywood loves to recycle shit because movies are a business and they need to make money. Franchises are the safe bet right now. But if audiences continue to show movies like Inception and Despicable Me support, then we'll get MORE great movies. But I want to make one thing absolutely clear, as much as I loved Inception, I'll shoot someone in the face if they make an Inception 2.

Big Brother (Spoilers) : So big brother got a healthy does of egg on it's face. It's a real shame Annie (who it turns out was the saboteur, above) was voted out in the first week. The realer shame is this: She should have stayed based on her plea, but the people in the house are at best morons, and at worst cowards. Hayden put up Rachel and Brendan on the block (the first showmance, below) with the goal of sending one of them home. Then when Brendan won the POV somehow the idea of breaking up the showmance went right out the window as they decided Annie had to go. But if you're breaking up the showmance, get rid of Rachel. BOOM. Showmance done. But they vote out Annie, and surprise, RACHEL wins HoH. And I saw her nominations a mile away. Even though they were all like "Brendan's basically HoH." No, when a woman is HoH this early in the game she will seek to DESTROY every other woman in the house. This is a perfect example of why there will never be a female president. Basically, women hate other women. If they didn't, women would rule the world, because all men want to do is impress women. --And Annie put it best, they're just like the Donatos. You can say you'll get them next week, but in this game there is no next week. There's only right now. All the more reason why I'm def going to win big brother.
Baseball: I haven't played Fantasy this year, but I've been following it. And there's a few things I want to get off my chest. The emergence of Josh Johnson, I remember sitting in Toyon my sophomore year listening to my friend tell me how he was going to be a stud. I believed him, and I've drafted him every year since. How are people just finding out about him now, he was a stud last year. Ubaldo and Strasburg. Start w/ Ubaldo. In baseball, everything evens out. It just does. If a person is on fire in the second half, they aren't going to have that SAME level of success in the second half. It's just not goin down that way. Ubaldo had 15 wins before the break, and he's not going to get 30, so then I think, he's probably not going to get 25. But people are acting like it's a slump, no it's baseball. It's hard to win games. Same for Strasburg. He's not going to K 14 every night. Let the guy grow and learn how to pitch rater than when he loses a game (for the nationals btw) roll a headline saying "Strasburg Mortal?" Really ESPN? But It sounds like someone at ESPN is starting to take a step back and realize that things are getting out of control. Don Ohlmeyer ESPN's Ombudsman (really important glorified PR guy) wrote this about ESPN televising LeBron's "Decision."

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