It's difficult to watch Heart's These Dreams and not wonder how much cocaine was consumed during the filming. It's easy to make fun of how dated everything is, but it was quite an accomplishment to contain Nancy Wilson's hair in the same frame as her face. And let's not forget that these hairstyles are still de rigueur in Lynnwood and most of south King County.
And where do we start on 4 Non Blondes? What's Up? I'll tell you what's up. Until last night I had never made it past the first 15 seconds of this video due to Linda Perry's painfully constructed 90s "I don't care what you think of my whimsical outfit" of unlaced boots, peasant dress, leather top hat, and aviator goggles. I would always turn the dial with a snarl until I suddenly realized it was video gold. Starting with the drummer, who seems woefully miscast as a lesbian. She looks like a single mom who agreed to the gig just so someone else would watch her screaming toddlers crush Cheerios into the carpet for a couple days. "Here, throw this flannel shirt on and people won't know you like guys." Then there's the cornrowed bass guitarist who is butch enough for everyone. She looks like Eminem had a baby with this particular Angry Bird. The guitarist is mystifying. Emily nailed it when she said it looked like Anthony Kiedis won a contest to be in a 4 Non Blondes video. She is the only one I'm scared of. Finally, there's Linda Perry, who might be the only woman brave enough to attempt a fashion mashup of Jeff Ament and Slash. While I'm taking some shots at her style it should be noted that it takes a lot of courage for anyone named Linda to try to be cool.
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Please feel free to check the feed to see if there is something that interests you during these shows leading up to the game. I'm sure every show won't be all about football. And with the miracle of modern electronics you can just scrub through the parts that don't interest you. I don't like the Song of the Summer Contest, but I know thousands of TBTL fans love it. So I don't throw up negative posts or comments about it. Do you derive pleasure from being the floater in the punch bowl?
If you really want to steam Luke's clams then I suggest holding the sword of your TBTLathon donation over his head. But if you don't mind backing down over these two weeks and letting us babies have our bottle it would be appreciated. We're all precious flowers and our opinions matter right up until the time that they don't. And this is that time for you, Benny Buzzkill.
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Ex-coach Brian Billick was on the NFL Network explaining what happened on that pivotal play. Brandon Bostick, a backup tight end for Green Bay, is a member of the "hands team" tasked with recovering onside kicks. His assignment was to make contact with one or more Seahawk defenders to stall them just for a moment while Jordy Nelson caught the arcing kick. Well, the ball bounced up so perfectly toward Bostick that, even though had ONE JOB (to block) he couldn't help himself from trying to snatch the ball out of the air and win the game, even though Nelson was perfectly poised to come down with it as planned by the Packers.
Bostick whiffed on the ball, it bounced off his facemask and the Seahawks recovered the kick. Without knowledge that this was more than just a physical error it seemed the Packers coach was being a complete jerk to Bostick as he berated him coming off the field. Now, with this new information I was siding with the coach. Just do your one little job and they go to the Super Bowl! Now the kid has to live with the implications.
Last week Luke was talking about the "replacement ref" who made the questionable call in the Fail Mary game a few years ago. He is still haunted and harassed over a play with much less clear implications. Bostick has a bigger burden. Because he couldn't resist trying to play heroball on one play his team is done for the season. Aaron Rodgers' legacy shines a little less brightly, and Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy's name starts to appear in sentences that contain words like "embattled."
But imagine if Bostick had made the play. High fives all around and a trip to the Super Bowl but do the Green Bay coaches reprimand the kid? Whether or not he caught the ball, going after it was the wrong move. Does he get benched and cut after the season? Would the media have noticed or cared about any of this?
Then I saw Brandon Bostick in tears during an interview after the game the fisherman meme came back to me. Here is a kid who made a mistake, admitted it, is sorry about it, but because of the nature of some sports fans will live in infamy and shame forever. I'm sorry I laughed, guys. For every near impossible comeback there is a seemingly inconceivable mistake. Brandon Bostick reached for heroism and came down with an armload of derision. That should be enough punishment. He doesn't need the sTens piling on.
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Cullen and I saw Foxcatcher on Wednesday night. Good film with brilliant performances, particularly by Mark Ruffalo. The director is Bennett Miller, who also did Capote and Moneyball. Also movies based on real people who probably bore Andrew to death. I may never see one of Miller's films in the theater again because while I love them, he employs very minimal soundtracks. These are quiet movies. It took me two hours to eat a small bag of popcorn because I had to wait and wait and quickly wolf down as much as I could during a helicopter ride or wrestling match scene. I may have to go to some louder, mouthbreathing fare such as The Wedding Ringer. Or as I call it, Dorf On Hitch.
Finally, I'm angry at Luke over his MmmBop video. He could have just sent it over to Linh Pham and that would have been the end of it. Instead, he slaps it up on the sTens page, Emily sees it and is more determined than ever for us to move to Port Townsend. The video is very obviously staged. It's not raining, there's a dog asking to play, some carefully arranged cows, a racoon doing his best Bill Radke deadpan at the camera… I'm quite sure that if Luke panned down a little at the end we would have seen a bluebird on his shoulder. Knock it off!
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For better or worse, once in federal custody it was almost always shackles, meaning my hands and ankles were tightly chained together in front of me. I have little complaint with the U.S. Marshals, as they were always respectful and kind while transporting me from jails to holding cells to prisons. One time while moving from Pierce County Jail to the Puyallup lockup on my (eventual) way to FCI Sheridan in Oregon the marshals stopped the van at McDonald's, bought some food and unshackled us so we could feel human for ten minutes while firing back burgers.
The day of my sentencing I had one veteran U.S. Marshal and one rookie. When it was time to face Judge Dimmick they retrieved me from the holding pen in the federal courthouse and the vet let the rookie try his hand at the shackling process. He struggled a bit but eventually it was a go and they escorted me into the wide marble hallway leading to my courtroom. The hall was jammed that day due to a high school field trip so there at least a hundred kids watching as I shuffled along in my "felony red" pajamas. After a few seconds I saw their eyes widen, hands over mouths, pointing at my feet. The rookie's shackle work had come undone and Clip Clop's felonious hooves were unencumbered. The marshals didn't notice as they were close to my sides, each holding an elbow. I leaned over to the veteran and told him what happened. We steered into an empty courtroom and corrected the problem but just for a minute some of those kids thought there might be a "Fugitive" situation jumping off.
NOTE: Here is the Encyclopedia Britanica ad kid Andrew was referencing, btw, complete with Ross Schaffer (Morty the Agent's dad) on voiceover.
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