Friday, June 22, 2007

Mmmm... Links....

Alright, Rickey’s done ranting about the Mets …for now. Hey, call us nuts, but it’s strangely cathartic to whine about your favorite regional sporting team to anonymous internet readers. Nonetheless, one man’s complaints certainly aren’t enough to stop the bleeding within the Mets organization, so we’re taking a page from our buddy Toasty Joe and putting the kibosh on all Mets talk for a little while. A watched pot never boils—especially when aforementioned pot is encircled by throngs of angry Mets fans wielding pitchforks.

So what to do today? Well how about a few links to pass the time while day dreaming about your 1991 Volvo suddenly and explicably transforming into a gigantic alien robot? Sound promising? Here we go then.

Let’s start off cheery. Screw it, it’s Friday, let’s make it insanely cheery. Rickey recently stumbled upon a site known as “Cute Overload.” (Thanks very much for bookmarking that site on Rickey’s laptop Ms. Henderson!) Anyway, we saw this video of an overly dramatic chipmunk, and were then very amused to see the chipmunk compared to Alfred Hitchcock. Good stuff. By the way, browsing through Cute Overload for more than thirty seconds causes you to have a full-blown diabetic attack. Fair warning.

Chris Berman, god help us all, is appearing on Sesame Street. Right now, The Count is probably wondering what he ever did to deserve thing kind of abuse. Despite having attended Rickey’s high school, we still harbor a deep resentment towards Boomer here at RwR. We would’ve preferred a Chris Russo Muppet, which really isn’t all that much of a stretch of the imagination when you think about it. Or even better: a Jose Reyes Muppet. (Because we're already 95% certain that Jose Reyes actually is a Muppet).

The new White Stripes album is awesome. How awesome? Mindblowingly awesome. It’s so awesome we couldn’t wait for the next “Rickey Recommends” column to talk about it. Remember how you liked Led Zeppelin back in the day but now think they’re kind of uncool? Listening to this album is like hearing Zeppelin for the very first time. Pick it up pronto.

Is Rickey the only one who thought that Hillary Clinton/Sopranos campaign ad was completely idiotic? Seriously, watching it completely ruined Rickey’s enjoyment of the Sopranos finale. And on a political side note, Rickey is completely sickened by the Hillary campaign. Only one candidate can possibly bring Rickey to the polls in 2008: Walter Fucking Mondale.

Also firmly in the realm of mind-numbingly idiotic campaign ads is this promo featuring a scantily clad woman declaring her affection for Barak Ombama. (No worries, Rickey’s looking out for you, the clip is SFW). Indeed, because nothing gets the ladies going quite like a chain smoking son of a goat herder.

In case you missed it, a Cardinal in the Vatican went batshit crazy and decided to issue The 10 Commandments for Drivers. Congratulations, Cardinal Renato Martino, you’ve officially become George Carlin’s character in “Dogma,” minus the witty satire.

Would you like to see a pic of Harrison Ford donning the Indiana Jones outfit again? Damn straight you would. The guy looks good for 60, this movie may work after all...

And that’s all Rickey has for today. Enjoy your weekend you inglorious bastards. Go outside and swim or something—assuming you’ve been following “The 10 Commandments for Drivers,” the weather should be relatively devoid of fire & brimstone.

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15 comments:

Smitty said...

I. Love. Indiana Jones.

WHen I was growing up, my friends and I would play Indiana Jones. I was Indiana Smith. One of my buddies was Idaho Monroe. Oh, we had fun.

The order of preference for the Indiana Jones movies: Last Crusade, Raiders, Temple of Doom. ToD was sorta meh, but still Indiana Jones.

Egan Foote said...

Temple of Doom STUNK! The rest were amazing though.

Egan, out.

Rickey Henderson said...
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Rickey Henderson said...

Indeed Smitty. Here's Rickey's thinking: it doesn't matter if Harrison Ford is 90, the dude's built like a brick. Just give him the hat and bullwhip, cue up the classic John Williams Indy music (Da-da-da-da... Da-da-daaaa) and Rickey's totally there, opening night.

Oh and Egan: Shortround was the bomb in Temple of Doom.

AmyV said...

Did you know that Kim Raver was a regular on Sesame Street when she was little?

Rickey Henderson said...

Really? Now THAT'S awesome. Now Rickey has something to look for on YouTube over the weekend...

Mike said...

I think I have to pick up the Whites Stripes album. The good recommendations keep coming in.

RJ said...

The new White Stripes is very good indeed.

And who needs commandments to drive when you can just command the road? Call it agressive driving, but I call it "getting there."

Rickey Henderson said...

It's legitimately the best album Rickey has heard this decade. Gotta love the wild imaginatism. Honestly now, is there a better single you've heard recently than "300 m.p.h. Torrential Douwnpour Blues"? Yeah, we didn't think so...

sideshow bob said...

I recently got in a bit of trouble making fun of the 10 Commandments of Driving in front of a non-practicing Catholic...non-practicing for chrissakes!


And damn but them White Stripes are sounding good! I'm gonna go run out and buy the actual CD...no iTunes download for me!

Egan Foote said...

amyv - Do you mean Kim Raver, my co-star on The Nine?

Egan, out.

Mr Furious said...

The jury is still out on "Icky Thump" for me. And by that I mean, do I call the album an 8, 9 or 10? As Mike knows, my love for all things Jack White knows no bounds.

Right now I slot it below "Broken Boy Soldiers" (my Best Album of the Last 10 Years) and the last Stripes, "Get Behind Me Satan."

At the moment there are still songs I want to skip, even if it's only to get to the better ones. I'm sure they will all grow on me.

"300 mph" is indeed awesome. Right now it is my runaway favorite track.

Mr Furious said...

Of course, right after reading this I had to plug in the old headphones...

Part of my problem with the new album is due to the production—it is nearly unlistenable over my headphones (BOSE, which are a bit bass-heavy) but there is so much distortion on the album that it just sounds awful, like the speakers are blown. It's fine in my car, but tough to give the critical listen I want to through the itunes. Maybe I need to re-rip the CD.

Just listened to "Elephant" again as well. It's not measuring up there either...

Ed in Westchester said...

Remember how you liked Led Zeppelin back in the day but now think they’re kind of uncool?

Um, no.

Led Zeppelin is never uncool.

Ed's gotta bone to pick with Rickey. Rickey has disapointed Ed.
Ed's not quite sure how to react to this statement. Ed is going to stop talking in the third person now.

Ed in Westchester said...

Alas, we shall not see Sean Connery in the new Indy movie.

But I am still looking forward to it.