Saturday, January 29, 2005

Fighting Whites: Update

In the spirit of MauriceM's anniversary, I decided to check up on the Fighting Whites basketball team. Frankly, I thought it would turn out to be a hoax. Imagine my surprise when I found the Official Fighting Whites Website. And yes, you can now buy T-shirts. But AZ Republic had a good column on why what should have been a thought-provoking political statement turned into a joke.

Phone Scams

I personally hate phone pranks on the radio. They're usually mean-spirited or gross or funny only to the person doing them, the victim's response is rarely funny in itself. But I like the phone scams they do on 104.7, because they let the victim know it was a scam in the end, and they usually aren't mean-spirited or hurt the victim.

Fortunately for those who can't listen to them at 7 o'clock in the morning, a bunch of them are online at Kid and Ruben's website. My current favorite is one where they pretend to be holding a guy's wallet hostage. The altered voice was a nice touch.
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Big Bird

The Arizona Cardinals have finally changed their logo. It was generally agreed that the logo needed to be was hard to look at the old logo and feel like you were in for a rough time. But how do you make a cardinal look mean? Well, the Cardinals gave it a shot when they unveiled their new logo on Friday. The general response has been mixed at best. Most people just say it's an improvement, but not by much. Phoenix resident Todd McFarlane even weighed in, saying if the Bluejays could make their logo look tough, we should too. He designed a logo that I've heard is better, but haven't seen it. Want to, though. The Cardinals also say they're going to change their uniforms, which everyone is skeptical about. Still, one guy said it best when he said he looked forward to a more significant change - better players inside the uniforms.

Sunday, January 16, 2005

Ebert's Dream Come True

Pauly Shore is Dead...the fondest wish of movie critics and BioDome movie-goers has been brought to life in the movie of the same title. It is, as you would expect, about the death of Pauly Shore. The surprise is who it's from...Pauly Shore. He wrote, directed, starred, and financed the part-fantasy, part-autobiography in which he plays a slightly more pathetic version of himself at the tail end of his career. In a dream, Sam Kinison visits him and advises him to kill himself to be appreciated. Instead, Shore fakes his death and watches himself become recognized at last. Of course, the plan goes wrong.

The second most surprising thing about this movie is the fact that it's been generally well-received by movie critics at I think most people are surprised to discover Shore has any talent at all, but it could be a good movie. I may watch it and see. At its worst, we get to see a world without Pauly Shore, and that's always a good thing. Now all we need is Paris Hilton is Dead.

Hitchhiker's Guide: The Gang's All Here

At last, we have a picture of the gang at the upcoming Hitchhiker's Guide movie. It looks pretty good, although I don't know why they gave Marvin such a huge, ping-pong ball head. Also, Zaphod doesn't have two heads, but maybe that's put in at post-production. Mos Def looks great, though.