Tuesday, June 22, 2010
The Good Guys; Picnic canceled; Lady Gaga
I'm not sure, under any kind of scrutiny, "The Good Guys" is much of a TV show. It sure ain't no "Burn Notice" which in some ways it clones, birthed, as it was, by the same guy who created "Burn.". I mean how many explosions can you have in a single episode? Last night they were pushing for the record apparently. That said I like it because it makes me laugh out loud, something few shows do. Bradley Whitford's hammy spoof of all Clint Eastwood cop movies is awkward but truly funny in a corny way. He's got a cool mustache comb, too, a tad metrosexual for a raging bull like himself. Colin Hanks by contrast comes off a bit like a high school history teacher, the straight arrow you like because he's just as much of a nerd as you are. Last night's show with the Chinese hit man who needed a translator whenever he wanted to threaten (and ultimately shoot) people was a hoot. The guy who played the (understandably) cowardly translator forced at gunpoint to travel along with various killings and `splosions was really good. I really like this show and I think a fair share of you might, too.
----------PICNIC AND SOFTBALL OUTING FOR SATURDAY CANCELED
I know a lot of you were planning on attending my Joy Behar picnic and softball outing this Saturday but as Jeff Pierce pointed out in the comments on last night's blog...who knew she was so controversial? Joy was planning to be there of course but since I couldn't afford what the security firms want to charge for protecting Joy...I'm afraid it's canceled.
----------Jerry Seinfeld and Ed agree on Lady Ga-Ga
(I'm ten years older than Seinfeld but it looks as if we got the same Geezer Arise! home video tape)
From Huffington Post:
Twelve days after Lady Gaga wound up in his box at Shea Stadium during a Mets game, Jerry Seinfeld has called her "a jerk" and then some. Joking or no? Read and decide.
"This woman is a jerk. I hate her," Seinfeld said during a WFAN radio interview on Monday, perhaps . "I can't believe they put her in my box, which I paid for."
Gaga, dressed in bra and swilling beer, was moved from her front row seat to Seinfeld's empty box (without his knowledge) after flipping off photographers.
"You give people the finger and you get upgraded? Is that the world we're living in now?" he said.
Seinfeld first said when asked about the June 10th incident, reports the NY Post, "I wish her the best.. you take one 'A' off of that and you've got gag."
"I don't know what these young people think or how they promote their careers," Seinfeld said. "I'm older, I'm 56. I look at Lady Gaga the way Keith Hernandez watches these kids when they pull the pocket out, they wear the inside-out pocket. ... Do you think he understands that? He can't understand that. That's a new game, that's kids."