Tuesday, September 2, 2008

This (mostly) Just In...

After the week of smoking our own pole and a long weekend of laziness, let's get back in the swing of things with these news items which are mostly new and quasi-interesting:

90210: The New Class - The newly revived 90210 premieres tonight on the CW. I have my DVR ready to record the 2 hour premiere, yet I imagine, much like with Gossip Girl last season, I'll watch about 20 minutes, decide I am too old for this crap, and switch over to the Padres game. Yes, I'm still watching Padres games. They've not been mathematically eliminated yet! (or maybe they have. I dunno. Math is hard.)

Facebook: The Movie - Aaron Sorkin, creator of The West Wing and Sports Night, is rumored to be writing a movie about the creation of Facebook. It's a pretty great idea considering there are about a million or so Facebook addicts ready to line up and buy tickets.

Michael Phelps: Funny Dude - Or so we shall see when Phelpsie (he likes me to call him Phelpsie) hosts the season premeire of SNL. As long as there are several skits with him shirtless, all is a-okay with me.

Death of a Voiceover Guy - The voice of about a zillion movie trailers is dead. Movie previews will never be the same.

13 comments:

Liz said...

I'm undecided on the whole 90210: The New Class thing. Is it really necessary? Of course, I'm not really necessary either, so I guess I shouldn't judge.

The Guv'ner said...

Whoa, the voice over guy is gone? TRAGIC. I always used to want that guy on my answering machine message.

I'm not sure I can handle the new 90210. I couldn't handle the first one without pummeling things.

Falwless said...

I can't wait to see if Phelps does well.

Speaking of Phelps, I laughed like a little bitch at this, you gotta click it: Michael Phelps Returns To His Tank At Sea World, c/o The Onion.

Good times.

BeckEye said...

I hate when SNL puts athletes on as hosts just because they're hot at the moment. They usually suck, although there have been some exceptions, like Michael Jordan and Peyton Manning.

words words words said...

I was just going to write that athletes are usually great SNL hosts. LeBron James, Wayne Gretzky, Joe Montana and especially Peyton Manning were all aces. I still have friends that quote Montana's "I'm going to go upstairs and masturbate" line.

pistols at dawn said...

I just hope there's still room for Andrea Zuckerman. That gal is the hottest of all the Golden Girls.

Mathdude said...

The new 90210 has a new cast? Why don't they use the old one and cake on the make-up in an attempt to make them look like teeny boppers like they did before?

BTW, your avatar still needs updating.

BeckEye said...

Clearly, Fran has no idea what he's talking about.

Two words: Charles Barkley.

Although I will say that all of the athletes were better hosts than Steven Seagal. He certainly beat the shit out of comedy the night he hosted.

Garney said...

Phelps is in a position to win the gold medal for best athletic host of SNL of all time. Peyton Manning wasn't too bad, but no one has been great.

Katie Wise said...

I admit i watched 90210 last night. I found myself on the couch for far to long. Though I admit to not turning the channel in hopes the acting would get better.

words words words said...

Beck, you will do yourself no favors by slandering my favorite basketball player of all time. Grrr!

David Gerard said...

I've made the Facebook movie poster: http://notnews.today.com/?p=51

BeckEye said...

Fran, you've already got me wait-listed for the hot tub so what do I care?