Tuesday, February 23, 2010


I am currently suffering from a bit of OMT (Olympic Mascot Trauma).

Monday, February 22, 2010

Olympic Rant

I watched a lot of Olympics with Carrie and Trish this weekend. I enjoy the Olympics though I have to say, that I care little for Men's Olympic Hockey. I wonder, what exactly is the difference between Men's Olympic Hockey and the NHL, or the All Star game? The Majority of the players are NHL. We see them all the time as it is. Or at least in theory considering ESPN would rather air that fast-paced sport of poker instead of hockey. Yes, people say the Olympic version of the game looks more European, moves faster, is more interesting; but if it's a faster more interesting game, watch women's hockey. Though good luck finding more than just the highlights broadcast in this country. Women's hockey relies on speed and passing combinations rarely seen in its more physical, lumbering, male counterpart. Don't get me wrong, I love hockey, but in the realm of an amateur competition, I would rather watch actual amateurs and not multi-million dollar professionals.

As a side note, there's been a lot of talk about Team Canada pulling my baby, Martin Brodeur, and replacing him with Roberto Luongo after last night's loss to Team USA. By all means, give Luongo a shot, but Coach Babcock, when's the last time you've seen Martin Brodeur routed two times in a row? God, I hate how underrated he is!

Monday Greetings

Blurg, grumble, gripe.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Must See

I just watched the most amazing movie...ever. If I had a top ten list, which I'm thinking of putting together, this one would rank in the top 5. It's a British film called Boy A. One of the reviews on the back says it will be "rattling around in your head long after the final credits roll". For a movie this good it's hard to understand why it was so overlooked, though if you consider it came out the same year as that other "indie" fave, Slumdog Millionaire it makes a little more sense. It's sweet, and funny, and dark and so very, very sad. I won't say much about the plot except that it centers around a young man, recently released from prison, where he has spent most of his life for a horrible crime he committed when he was a child. It's a tough subject, but the compassion with which it's dealt is...poetic. I hate to sound so cheesy about it, but it's just such a wonderful movie. Go out and rent it... hell, buy it. You won't regret it.

PS: I'm not posting the trailer because I think it gives too much away.