Leonardo DiCaprio has come a long way since Growing Pains and Titanic, and I must say, I have been enjoying his movies as of late. Leo did two movies in 2006, Blood Diamond and The Departed, which were both very good movies. I also liked Catch Me If You Can and even Gangs of New York was alright. However, it is still weird to think about Leo without thinking back to our 8th grade video year book and Fred Smith calling him Leonardo DiCRAPio. Good stuff. Also, glad to see that Leo hasn't done a film with Matthew McConadouche (Amistad, The Wedding Planner) yet, and let's hope he doesn't. In a show of respect to my good friend Kevin, I am keeping the McConaughey reference alive. Along the same lines, check out this video of Matt Damon impersonating McConaughey...
I came across a story about new college basketball jerseys that apparently showcase players' upper bodies. That's just great...if your John Amaechi (more on him later). Only 4 schools have been chosen by Nike to wear them: The University of Florida, Ohio State University, University of Arizona and Syracuse University. All 4 schools will be wearing them this week in their conference tourneys. Read the story here.
In light of John Amaechi's new book, whatever it is called, I have come to the conclusion that the best way to make money in this world is to keep something from a large group of people, and then write a book about it. Worked for both Jose Canseco (steroids) and Johnny Amaechi (sexual preference).
I don't like Lleyton Hewitt. He plays tennis, he's from Australia, and he still owes me $75.
I was flipping through channels tonight and saw a commercial that Maui Fever is no longer being aired after the Real World. Instead, MTV has replaced it with Road Rules, as if people watch that. Sad day for all. But the good news is that instead of four more 30 minute episodes, they have done us all a favor and made it into a 2 hour season finale that MTV is advertising as "The Maui Fever Movie." The movie can be seen this Saturday at 1pm. Needless to say, please don't call me between the hours of 1-3 on Saturday...thank you.
Just realized that I still have a "Packer Bad Call Brick" in my room. If you are unfamiliar with what this is, it is nothing more than a foam rectangle made to look like a brick with the Packers logo on it. The point of the brick is to obviously throw it at the TV when the Ref makes a bad call, which is better than throwing a heavier item at the TV. Whoever invented it is a genius, and I'm willing to bet that most of you had one at some point growing up. I remember actually throwing this foam brick at my brothers more than at the TV, but the point of it is well taken.
And finally, I don't know if it's just me but I have been noticing that a lot of middle aged men wear hoodless sweatshirts around on the weekends. Go to your local grocery store on a Saturday afternoon, and I bet that 3 out of 5 men aged 35-55 will be sporting a hoodless sweatshirt, most of which will be of the Badger, Packer, or if you are in Stoughton, Stoughton Viking variety. Better yet, just look at what your Dad is wearing this weekend. After seeing this, you must promise yourself that you will never partake in this activity and will only wear hoodies for the remainder of your life.
Thank you and have a great day.