Monday, June 28, 2010

...For The Ride Home: A weekend filled with festivals, Chris Brown cries and Katie Couric to CNN?

It garnered a 13 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. IMDB gave it a 4 out of 10. Me? Of course I liked it! Going in with absolutely no expectations, this movie was way better than simply OK. Hugh Grant makes me laugh. It's his delivery. I suppose he's probably a "love him or hate him" kind of guy, but the more movies I see with him in it, the more I fall to the former rather than the latter. OK. So maybe I'm sucker for romantic comedies, and maybe the movie is a bit predictable, and, at times, not all that good. But hey, when you go in thinking you are about to waste the next two hours of your life, and come away having laughed out loud a few times, you feel pretty good about it. Still not sold on Sarah Jessica Parker, though. No way. Anyways, welcome to week 14! Word on the street is that we have a new reader or two around these parts these days, so we'd like to take this time to extend our sincerest hello to you lovely individuals. And hello's can go a long way, you know. We celebrated our three month anniversary over the weekend by staying away from all computers at all times. Or, well, at least I did. It's nice to be back in the saddle, though, and as we find our way through the final week of June, we ask that you click a few links, take some time to reminisce on America's faltering World Cup, and eat healthy food. It does your body good, you know.

I am going to take the following position on this: Chris Brown didn’t seem sincere. It seemed a little too much like a perfect storm for him to go on and on the way he did. It’s OK if you want to cry, but if it completely takes away your ability to sing the actual song, something’s up. Maybe I’m in the minority. (MTV)

Photographer snaps photo of two lightning bolts hitting a building at the same time. It’s a neat photo. (NPR)

Agreed: Don’t rid the Internet of anonymous commenters. They make things interesting. (Boston Globe)

Sad. Jennifer Capriati overdosed on drugs over the weekend. She’s recovering. (CBS News)

Katie Couric may be interested in going to CNN. Interesting. (Los Angeles Times)

Just because it’s not in America doesn’t mean it isn’t important. Glastonbury, a music festival that was around before music festivals were hip, took place this weekend. And naturally, Stevie Wonder stole the show. (NME)

Another music festival you should care about? Eric Clapton’s "Crossroads." That was this weekend as well. And Bill Murray was there. “Broken Flowers” is a fabulous movie. (Popeater)

Oh no! Kobayashi may not compete at this year’s Fourth of July hot dog eating contest. (Deadspin)


  1. that photo of the lightning bolts is the sort of picture a lot of us with cameras can only dream of taking...just amazing!

  2. I know! There was another photo of the same thing from a different angle, too. It's amazing that two different photographers managed to snap the same image.