Tuesday Thoughts

Sparks Of Insanity By Vinny "Bond" Marini Tuesday, March 02, 2010

My Nancy was traveling all last week and she was so very sick with chest congestion and sour stomach and for a time she could hardly even speak from laryngitis.

Well on Sunday she showed how much she loves me by letting me have some of her illness. She is so good like that, sharing and all. I was out of the office yesterday and slept a good portion of the day.

Made me wonder if I was going to make the show last night, but I am a trooper and I will be there (writing this at 5:00pm...show at 9:00pm).

I have to echo a statement by JAY of "Cynical B**tard" who spoke yesterday about Twitter enhancing the Olympic viewing pleasure. He and I going back and forth during the hockey game on Sunday and also demanding begging for one of those moose hats with the flashing lights from the closing ceremony was fun.

OK, NBC is getting a ton of well deserved crap for leaving the closing ceremony to air that horrible Marriage Ref...but honestly, the ceremony was decending into a parody of itself.

I could not tell if I was watching the Olympics, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, or a really lame episode of Second City. The bit with Shatner, O'Hara and Fox was pitiful. The writers should be taken out to one of those frozen lakes and dropped into the water.

But even more pitiful was Jerry Seinfeld's return to TV. Dude...that show is the crap. The people who appear on there and fight over whether the family pet should be stuffed and displayed or whether a stripper pole (well, it IS exercize!) in the bedroom are really at the lowest level of the totem pole...well except they are getting vacation cruises for making themselves look like fools...HEY NANCY, can we get on there???

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You can not watch the Food Network (one of my favorite things to do) when your stomach is rolling around like the ocean after an earthquake.

NO, I do not believe the 2012 end of the world crapola (Man, I am saying that word a lot today!)...but you have to wonder what the heck-a-doodle is going on these days.

See you tonight on the Radio Happy Hour when we will welcome the cast of The Buried Life - an MTV reality show focusing on four friends; Duncan Penn, Ben Nemtin, Dave Lingwood, and Jonnie Penn as they travel across America to complete a list of “100 things to do before you die.”

For every item they complete on their list, they help a stranger achieve one of their dreams and encourage others to go after their own lists.

Everywhere they go they ask the question: What do you want to do before you die?

AND...Chris Illuminati,the coauthor of Assholeology: The Science Behind Getting Your Way and Getting Away with it.

OK, man could I get snarky about that and someone I used to know...

See y'all tomorrow...


11 Of Your Sparks

  1. Travis Says:
  2. My complaint about the closing ceremonies was watching Neil Young do his thing...which was great and not complaint-worthy...but not realizing that while he was doing his thing, the flame was being extinguished. That's a staple of the closing ceremony and all NBC showed was that it was out, both inside the arena and outside.

    I anticipated a grand ceremony where one of the Canadian athletes who performed so well would light the carrying torch from the outdoor cauldron, then the cauldron would be extinguished. Then the athlete would proceed with the flame to the arena, where it would be handed over to begin its journey to either the UK or Sochi...I forget if the flame passes from the winter to summer games like that, or it there are two different flames.

    Anyway, that's what I was anticipating. But it's unforgivable to fans of the games not to show the flame being extinguished and passed on to the next host city.

    As to Seinfeld, the less said the better. We did not watch.

     
  3. Jay Says:
  4. While the closing ceremonies weren't all that great, it was NBC's ambushing everyone with that craptastic Seinfeld show that infuriated me. That is just about the cheapest stunt I've ever seen a network pull. Truly an embarrassing sign of how desperate they are.

    Could you imagine CBS or Fox interviewing the winning QB of the Super Bowl and then suddenly saying "Well, be back with the trophy presentation on tape delay after we premiere our new show and then you watch the late local news." That would NEVER happen.

    Also? The moose hat is just too cool. Love that thing!

     
  5. Bond Says:
  6. TRAVIS: Also a ridiculous move by NBC...they truly dropped the ball this year.

    JAY: MOOSE HATS!..and no, Fox would not even do what NBC did and they flood their World Series and Super Bowl coverage with more promos than anyone else (OOO look, there is another star of one of our shows sitting in the first row because they are such BIG fans of this game - NOT!)

     
  7. TopChamp Says:
  8. Hello! Yup New Orleans... SO excited. Before I die I want to go to New Orleans and I want to see Trombone Shorty and the washboard man off the video live at the French Quarter Festival which is FREEEEE (and is taking place when we're there). Is it bad form to brag about a holiday on a friend's blog comment? Would email perhaps be more appropriate?!

    I did not see the closing ceremony - or very much of the winter Olympics, but I saw the UK woman get her gold.

     
  9. Bond Says:
  10. TOPCHAMP: Not inappropriate to 'brag'...as you know, I have never been there and would love to visit this year.

     
  11. Tug Says:
  12. I haven't seen or heard one person that liked the Seinfeld show - I didn't watch it, thank goodness.

    Feel better!!

     
  13. JohnH985 Says:
  14. You know, to expand on your throwaway comment about the world ending in 2012...there's a kid that works where I do and one day in all seriousness he said something about the world ending in 2012. I know I gave him a look of such disbelief but he went on saying the signs were there. I asked what signs (I know, stupid of me) and he said about a Muslim ruling the world. I asked what Muslim and he said Obama. At that point I walked away before I said what I really thought...

     
  15. NBC's Closing Ceremonies reminded me of coitus interruptus - very unsatisfying.

     
  16. Bond Says:
  17. TUG: Thanks I am better...and I agree, no one liked it

    JOHN: Incredible what happens insides some people's brains

    SONGBIRD: BRILLIANT!

     
  18. katherine. Says:
  19. NBC is pretty lame these days all the way around.

    Hope you and Nancy feel better soon.

     
  20. Bond Says:
  21. KATHERINE: We are on the mend...just about better (I am feeling pretty good today)

     

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