Monday, July 9, 2007

This is where Rickey posts recommendations of noteworthy consumables, practices, and pastimes that have been deemed invaluable for the reader’s betterment. All products and advice listed herein have been Rickey tested and approved. Again, this is in no way shape or form a complete rip off of McSweeney’s (fa-la-la-la-la, lawyers, Rickey can’t hear you). Enjoy this week’s installment of

RICKEY RECOMMENDS:

The Bronx is Burning. We don't usually blindly recommend television shows, but this new show, premiering tonight, is based on a terrific book and stars John Turturro as Billy Martin and Oliver Platt as George Steinbrenner (we would've preferred Larry David, but whatever).

Ketel One Vodka. This smooth vodka will scramble your brain, but in a decidedly pleasant kind of away. Thanks very much Netherland, and your wondrous “Distilleerketel #1.” Which leads us to our next recommendation…

Not falling off your bed in a belligerent drunken stupor and nearly killing your damn fool self. Rickey bruises easy.

Ryan Adams’ “Easy Tiger.” A hearty thanks to the commenter who alerted Rickey to this awesome CD. It’s the best Ryan Adams album yet. Acquire it now if you’re hoping to maintain your music street cred.

Owning a Nalgene bottle. Quite handy for you hipsters too lazy and/or cool to wash glasses.

Reading McSweeney’s “A Letter to Optimus Prime from his Geico Auto Insurance Agent.” McSweeney’s seems to love writing about Optimus Prime, and we certainly enjoy reading about Optimus Prime’s insurance premium being $235,567.50 per month. It’s a win-win situation people.

Stephen Fry. A British comedian in the vein of P.G. Wodehouse who most people stateside are criminally unaware of. He’s a real renaissance man: pick up one of his movies/books pronto.

Hooded Gray Sweatshirts. Rickey knows that it's summer for most of his readers, but because of that, this winter favorite is likely to be on sale. Warm, comfortable, and incredibly durable, Rickey likes wearing one of these with his alma mater emblazoned across the chest. And no matter what anyone says, these are still acceptable for wearing in public.

Pre-ordering Halo 3. September 25th is nigh upon us and Rickey damn sure isn’t going to be left without his copy. Did we mention that the “Legendary Edition” comes with a Mjolnir Mark VI Spartan helmet? No, it’s not life sized (drat) but it does look like it would fit your cat quite nicely. Meanwhile, somewhere else, the hair on the back of Ms. Henderson’s neck just bristled ever so slightly…

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8 comments:

Smitty said...

McSweeny strikes again. Like they point out, he is saving money against State Farm and Progressive.

Ketel One. So yummy, even in massive quantities.

Rickey Henderson said...

...and hey, Optimus Prime, being jewish, does indeed like to save money.

Smitty said...

Optimus Prime is Jewish? I had no idea. And here I pictured him as a frugal Dutch Reformed Protestant.

Egan Foote said...

Rickey - Just a quick FYI: Bronx is burning got horrendous reviews. I guess ESPN just can't do the scripted thing (the Budweiser Hotseat notwithstanding).

Egan knows... where Egan goes. Find the Foote.

Egan, out.

RJ said...

Glad to see you liked "Easy Tiger"

There is a different version of "These Girls" that you may enjoy as well...

http://www.sendspace.com/file/40m6xf

In case you are interested...

Rickey Henderson said...

Yeah, rj, thanks for the tip.

Damnit, egan, you mean to tell Rickey that the network that gave us Stephen Smith isn't capable of producing good tv dramas?

The NYTimes did seem to like the show a lot... Rickey's still going to watch it. Read the book if you haven't already--it's terrific.

Adam said...

I recommend everybody drink lots of fluids... yikes is it hot out there.

Rickey Henderson said...

Driving a car with working AC is also a keen idea. Awesomely enough, this is something that Rickey currently lacks.