Oh Damn It: Nickelodeon Bringing Back the Classics is a Big Hoax

1 03 2011

Just today, Nickelodeon supposedly announced that because of their drastic ratings drop since they decided to move away from being cartoon-based, they will return some of their classic cartoons that we grew up on.

I’m talking Rugrats, Doug, Rocket Power and Hey Arnold!

Starting again on March 14th apparently!

EFF YES. This just made my freakin’ week.

Oh wait… hold on now.

This is one of the crappiest looking press releases I’ve ever seen.

Damn it, what a letdown.

I remember my friends and I had talked about this for years; about how Nick desperately needed to launch a 90s cartoon network because of the still-strong cartoon following.

Being the big SpongeBob fan that I remain to be, still airing that show alone on Nickelodeon is nice, but Nick’s lineup would’ve been beefed up on the ‘roids in a major way.

I would have been interested to see whether the cartoons would’ve pick up where they left off age-wise, or if the characters would be older now.

Regardless, Nick needs to scrap some of the BS shows they have on Nick. Random shows like Phineas & Ferb and Team Umizoomi… what the hell is that? Sounds like pure horsecrap.

The Nick higher-ups made big mistake after big mistake in ending their cartoons.

Other shows like Rocko’s Modern Life, Ren & Stimpy, Aaahh!!! Real Monsters, The Angry Beavers, CatDog or even The Wild Thornberrys were all big for our generation.

Either way, I think I speak for a lot of 90s kids when I say this hoax is just cruel.

I couldn’t wait to set my DVR.

I feel like Nicolas Cage in Deadfall right now.





Residual Trade Effect: No Baron Davis = No Jessica Alba

24 02 2011

Before the NBA’s trade deadline struck today, the Los Angeles Clippers were able to ship away Baron Davis and the rest of his fat contract (2 years, roughly $28 million left after this year) along with this year’s 1st round draft pick to the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for Mo Williams and Jamario Moon.

There were a whole lot of players moved today in one of the NBA’s craziest trade deadlines in years.

But the one thing that sticks out about this Clippers trade isn’t that Baron Davis got something in between an indirect middle finger from the Clippers front office and the NBA’s equivalent of a death sentence.

It wasn’t even that they threw away a potential top-10 draft pick this year to get a shoot-first pseudo-point guard who isn’t even shooting 39% from the floor and a former Harlem Globetrotter whose skill set consists of jumping nice and high.

No, the thing that sticks out is that the days of occasionally seeing Jessica Alba on the sidelines for a Clipper game are officially over.

Baron Davis went to Crossroads High School with Jessica Alba and her husband Cash Warren… which (I hate to admit) is pretty much the only reason Hollywood stars would go to a Clippers game.

And now that he’s not on the team, neither is Jessica.

Damn.

Don’t get me wrong, she is a babe of all babes to begin with…

But damn did she look good wearing Clippers gear.

Jessica, in case you didn’t know, being a Clippers fan isn’t easy… just ask Frankie Muniz.

Maybe you got out in time.





Teaser trailer released for ‘The Hangover Part II’… Let the anticipation begin

24 02 2011

In 2009, ‘The Hangover’ was arguably one of the best comedies of the past decade.

Now, with the upcoming sequel ‘The Hangover Part II’ set to drop on May 26th, the first look at the new movie was released today.

A teaser trailer was put up on YouTube… and it seems that some serious shenanigans are going down in Bangkok following the wedding of Ed Helms’ character, Stu.

It even looks like Mike Tyson’s presence will indeed be felt on one of our protaganists’ face again, but this time, it won’t be via a right hook to Zach Galifianakis’ dome, it’ll be to Ed Helms’ face with Tyson’s iconic and moronic facial tattoo right around the left eye.

However, as much as I hate to say it, with all the ridiculously high expectations, I think The Hangover 2 is bound to be a disappointment. It’s extremely hard to top what the original did.

Mike Tyson’s great cameo and sucker punch of Zach Galifianakis.

Ken Jeong’s hilarious naked performance and great one-liners.

Basically all the crazy sh*t that happened… it all was too good and too funny.

I mean how can you top that?

I hope I’m wrong but either way, I’m forking out some cash to see it.





Cedar Rapids: Best comedy since ‘The Hangover’

21 02 2011

It was a super rainy Saturday, and since I had nothing to do, I went to go see Cedar Rapids up in Scottsdale. The previews looked funny and I had read good reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, so I figured I might as well throw out 7 bucks and have a good laugh.

I thought the movie would be funny, but god damn it was hilarious.

Ed Helms plays the role of Tim Lippe, a small town insurance agent who has never left his hometown of Brown Valley, Wisconsin. He has to travel to Cedar Rapids for an annual insurance convention to try to win his agency the prestigious Two Diamond Award.

What ensues over the movie’s 86-minute duration is plenty of laughs and great performances from Helms and John C. Reilly, who plays the wild and crazy Dean Ziegler. The movie was casted to perfection, and for working on only an $8 million budget, Cedar Rapids definitely outdid itself.

I can’t think of a better comedy since ‘The Hangover’ came out in the middle of 2009, which also had Ed Helms in it.

For the record, I plan on seeing it at least once more.

If you’re looking for a great laugh, Cedar Rapids is your winner. There wasn’t a dull moment and trust me, you won’t regret chucking out a couple bills for admission.