My weekly TV column is up at Torontoist.
The Olympics stopped being special when they broke it up to every two years instead of having it every four years.
At least you Canadians get a choice of networks. We get whatever NBC decides to show us, and then they tape-delay it for the West Coast, even though that’s where it’s being held.
Although I normally don’t give a crap about the Olympics, I’m looking forward to Stephen Colbert’s involvement.
Will there be Mummy Curling? Are there even Canadian Mummies to make that joke work?
Here’s the problem with “all-star” editions of CBS reality shows: they never work out. The power players wind up getting flushed, and somebody who doesn’t deserve to be cast gets the million bucks. Amber, Parvati, “Mike Boogie,” Eric & Danielle . . . not exactly a Murderer’s Row of brain power. Given that karma takes a holiday on all-star games, I predict Tyson will get the win. In a just world, we’d get a Colby/JT/Tom finale, but a weasel like Tyson can slip through the cracks for the win.
Oh, and I wouldn’t want a Colby/JT/Tom finale because Jeff Probst would visibly cream himself. Take out Tom and put in James, and we’d be guaranteed the first ever Probstgasm.
Unrelated to the topic at hand, but I’ve found a copy of your childhood dream book for as low as $50ish, but there may be some quality issues. I’m assuming you have access to the email address we have to list to comment, so if that price is not unreasonable, please email me.
On topic, hoarding isn’t indicative of larger mental or emotional disorders, it is totally a strength, to cherished and nurtured and utilized to its fullest! At least, that’s what Marcus Buckingham, a terrifyingly (but not convincingly) earnest person formerly employed by Gallup, claims.
Hollywood: where “reboot” is the new “we fucked up.”
As opposed to comics, where “reboot” is the new “I can’t think of anything new to say.”
The Olympics can be pretty boring, but at least it’s not as bad as that Stupid Bowl that everyone made such a big deal of this weekend.
I’m a nerd, and MGK is a nerd, and I’m assuming that anyone commenting on this blog is a nerd. I don’t get nerd antipathy towards sports. I mean, I know MGK is a baseball fan, and based on one of his previous posts a fan of international football (soccer), so this isn’t directed at MGK.
I’m a mathematics major. I’m not sure if the marginal value that I provide for the community integrating trig functions, studying number theory is really that much greater than the Colts.
A Renaissance man was skilled in athletics as well as arts and academia. You can’t just neglect the physical.
Wait, when did you stop being “The outrageously taltented Christopher Bird”?
@Remora: Maybe some people just don’t like sports … the same way some people don’t like comics or math or other nerdy pursuits. “Neglect the physical” is a rather broad accusation.
I find the Super Bowl boring because I find football boring, period. Good news: I like hockey!
Extreme cave diving is where when your oxygen supply is at the turnaround point, you say “fuck it! I can hold my breath!” and keep swimming.
Yeah, disliking football does not equal disliking sports, despite what a lot of Americans seem to think; there’s also the fact that gridiron football is the shittiest sport invented by humans.
“Who doesn’t like opening ceremonies?”
I can’t believe the stuff in the local media* about the fuss over opening and closing ceremonies tickets. I can’t imagine a more boring example of pointless empty spectacle; even if I was all hopped up on pro-Olympics fever the ceremonies would be the last goddamn things I’d want to see.
*Yeah, I live in Vancouver, where regular life is quickly becoming a big hassle and pain in the ass as a result of the games. If you live anywhere that has lost a bid, don’t be sad, be grateful. You totally dodged a bullet there.
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