Monday, May 07, 2007

I liked, not loved, Spiderman 3. In the Spidey trilogy, I rank them like this:
1. Spiderman 2
2. Spiderman
3. Spiderman 3 (and a distant third).
Thomas Haden Church was good as Sandman, although he was in serious need of some Chapstick. Tobey Maquire again finds different shadings to a superhero, no easy task. James Franco keeps improving, and he looked like he had the most fun in this movie. That all worked. But Kirsten Dunst was whiny and had the misfortune of singing, not once, but twice. You understood why she was fired on Broadway. Topher Grace played a villain, but he's about as scary as a kitten taking a nap. Bryce Howard was okay in an underwritten role. Overall, some great moments, terrific action, and a few laughs, but too many subplots, too long and not enough emotional payoff. B- I was disappointed, but I suppose that was inevitable after Spiderman 2...

I went to see Spiderman 3 at the Nova. You can't beat $6 to get in and $1.25 for both popcorn and a pop, but it was NUTS in our theater. It was like a daycare, my kids included. I understand bringing children---I did it---but I expect my kids to behave or I take them out of the theater. That etiquette seemed lost on about 37 people...

Did you catch that crap Grey's Anatomy pulled last week? Trying to pass off a long promo as a two hour movie event! I get it, Addison is leaving to have her own show, but do we have to meet every single character for that show while watching this show?! It was a mess with both stories suffering. It made me want to watch neither...

Check out the Cubs! They're playing like we thought they would. It's never too late after 99 years of suffering...

Is there anyone in sports more disingenuous than Roger Clemens? Every year we have to hear how he's either retired or not sure if he's coming back, when there's absolutely no doubt he'll return, and to whomever pays him the most. I understand Clemens can get away with missing spring training and part of the season. I know he's go great---he really is---that he can set his own rules and travel schedule. I realize baseball is a business, and he's a hired gun, but why would he want to roll this way? He should be better than that. Taints his legacy just a bit in my mind...

Just listened to a voicemail from a passionate fan explaining to me that steroids won't help you hit a baseball, so Barry Bonds was not helped even if all the allegations are true. WRONG! Steroids help you work out longer, recover faster, and hit the ball farther. A lot of warning track outs become home runs. Bonds was a first ballot Hall-of-Famer before his head grew bigger than Ted Kennedy's and his feet passed B-Ross', but the Bonds of ten years ago would not be anywhere near 755. As far as ABC/ESPN's poll, the only thing black & white about this issue is that Aaron shouldn't lose his spot in history to a guy who I believe beyond the shadow of any doubt cheated, and cheated for years. Yes, Bonds is a jerk, and has always been a jerk, but the world of sports is full of people like that, including some adored by misled fans, but that's not what this is about... (Are you rooting for Bonds? Vote on the whotv.com sports page)

We just went through a sale. The New York Times sold us to Local TV LLC. We're currently in the process of changing e-mail systems, and I know many of you have had some of your letters bounced back. I apologize. People smarter than me are working hard to get everything switched over and running smoothly as soon as possible. If you've sent anything to me in the past week, please don't assume I got it. If you haven't heard back, I probably didn't...

Jenny and I went to see Larry the Cable Guy. Thanks for the tickets Round Guy. I have to admit, I laughed a lot. It's not the most sophisticated humor, but funny is funny, and I'm not above a good poop joke. Some of you are, I know. I can't help it...

Later that night we went to the new Funny Bone. Bravo! What a great place, and smoke free! Business is way up at the new place, and it's not hard to see why. They've taken it to a new level...

Harland Williams will be at the Funny Bone soon. He makes me laugh. When Cade was a toddler, he'd watch "Rocketman" over and over, and I could even take it the 37th time in 30 days. Harland has been the best so far on "Thank God You're Here". My kids love it, and I enjoy it when I'm not suffering second-hand embarrassment....

The most interesting thing to cross my desk lately is a fitness product called Jump Snap. It's a ropeless jump rope that burns calories like crazy, and even makes the sound of a jump rope, but since there's no rope, you never have the need for high ceilings or a big room, not to mention the rope never gets caught under your feet. Erin Kiernan was checking it out for one of her fitness classes because some people don't like old fashioned rope jumping for the reasons just mentioned. If you're interested, check out www.jumpsnap.com You can get in shape while watching our newscasts or SoundOFF...

Nice job out of Chuck Reed and The Coaches vs. Cancer at Prairie Meadows last weekend. First class event...

Loverboy at the Venue in Boone?! Wish I could go, but I work six nights a week this month and need every hour I can get with the kids. If you go, let me know if they close with "Lovin' Every Minute of It" or "Working for the Weekend"...

Andy and I will be on KXNO all week from 2 to 4 p.m. We're filling in for Jon Miller, who was nice enough to ask us back. It's harder than it looks, which we'll prove in no time...

Thank you for all your comments. Keep them coming please.

Keith

9 comments:

Heather R. said...

Keith - I wasnt to impressed w/ Gray's Anatomy on Thursday. That was the most boring one i've seen. This week is bound to be a good one :) Can't wait. I heard Larry the Cable Guy was good this time. I've seen him once before and he had a bad night to say the least. A family friend's neighbor actually knows Larry and got lots of autographs for the kids on the block, it was awesome. Anyways. Have a good day!! Good Sound off the other night by the way. I like how Andy avoided the topic of the week!

Anonymous said...

Maybe Grey's Anatomy would be better if Brady Quinn starred in it!

Anonymous said...

I think on your poll question you need to add, "The Brady Quinn Show"!

Anonymous said...

Maybe Brady Quinn could make Spiderman 3 better?

Anonymous said...

Brady Quinn for President

Heather R. said...

Please give up on the Brady Quinn trip. Its not going to get you anywhere!!!!

Robert said...

Heather, just you hush. I just ordered my "What Would Brady Quinn Do?" bracelet.
For once I want to be on the front end of the sheeple stampede.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I already have my bracelet! I'm waiting on my new "Brady Quinn is my co-pilot" bumper sticker to get here! I also have a Carrie Underwood bootleg CD coming to me. The original song she sang was, "Brady Quinn Take the Wheel!"

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