Sunday, April 27, 2008

Stuff and Things, Part V

Ah, Stuff and Things. It's been a while.

For those of you unfamiliar -- or just flat out forgot -- Sports Guy has Ramblings. I have Stuff and Things. Here's the fourth installment. And the third. And the second. And the first.

- Random hot women in commercials these days:

3. The fine woman saying words about Mercury vehicles (YouTube says her name is Jill Wagner. Huzzah.)

2. The blonde Orbit girl. Fabulous indeed. (Also gives me an excuse to reference the hilarious "lint-licker" line.)

1. The "Not Brad" lady from that newish Verizon commercial. (Poor Brad.)

- A Mount Kisco pedestrian who was willing to wait to cross in front of my car got the go-ahead from me because he may or may not have been former New York Giants quarterback Jeff Hostetler. Erring on the safe side, I wouldn't have wanted the Super Bowl champ to return late to his hot-dog stand.

- The Yankees have played some pretty awful baseball -- especially with runners in scoring position -- yet are only 2 games back in the American League East. Better than tearing the cover off the ball and being in the same position, I suppose.

- Speaking of baseball, here's a Mets update that appeared on the YES Network scroll last week: "CHURCH 2-5, 2 RBI, R. PAGAN, 1-4, RBI, R." It's only a matter of time before they call up knuckleballer Bill Atheist from Triple-A.

- Ray J has a Top-10 hit on the iTunes singles chart with "Sexy Can I." Can't wait for his next hits, "Duck Duck Caboose" and "Sleaze Tag." Also, if that song is supposed to be a play on the game "Mother, May I?" that's a creepy sort of Oedipal complex. Blech.

- I'm not surprised Howard Stern and the honchos at Sirius allowed Artie Lange to stay on the Stern show after Lange's blow-up. After a heated argument, the Stern sidekick tossed water onto his then-assistant and aggressively chased after him in a violent outburst. Despite behavior that'd get most people fired, Lange is a crucial part of the Stern show and the executives know this. The only person who'd be a decent successor is Greg Fitzsimmons, but Stern fans know before fans can truly accept a successor, it takes the passage of two-and-a-half years -- which is about the amount of time left on Stern's contract.

- Random TV flashbacks: CBS once had a sitcom starring Matt Fruer (a.k.a. Max Headroom) that was called "Doctor Doctor." This show existed for 40 episodes. There was also a short-lived NBC sitcom called "Marblehead Manor," which lasted about one season (if that) and featured Michael Richards as "Rick the Gardener." Ah, '80s TV.

- This Varsity Basketweaving classic has been getting a bunch of hits lately, but I have no idea why. I know this trailer came out recently, but I don't think that's the reason because there was no related surge that coincided with its release. If you have any theories, please post them in the comments section below.


Rory B. Bellows said...

Not to be Johnny Correct-a-lot, but Artie did throw Hawaiian Punch at Teddy. He wouldn't be drinking water!

And I know I'm late, but the David Cross thing is phenomenal.