I don’t need a promo to get me jacked up for Jim Carrey to host SNL, but I guess it’s standard procedure. My only hope is that they let the writers let their freak flags fly and this is just a weird, crazy episode. You have the master of weird, over the top comedy in Jim Carrey and a group of writers who are coming into their own. Let em’ loose. Whatever the outcome, this should be a great episode of SNL.
Fall signifies a lot of things: Halloween, sweatshirts, the start of the NBA and the NHL, the misery of fantasy football; for baseball fans, it signifies one thing: the Fall Classic. The World Series kicked off last night between the San Francisco Giants and the Kansas City Royals, with the Giants taking game one. For people who don’t like baseball, it’s tough to explain how much it means watching your favorite team in the World Series. But for people who love the game, no explanation is necessary. Here are our personal favorite World Series moments:
Kirby Puckett’s Amazing Game 6 in 1991
Normally I’d try to squeeze a Red Sox highlight into this slot, but the Sox tend to save most of their heroics for the ALCS, so I went with one of the best World Series games ever played by an individual position player. The Twins were facing elimination in Game 6, and Puckett basically put the team on his back to force a game 7. In the first video, he robs Ron Gant of at least an RBI triple in the third inning with an insane catch against the Plexiglass. The second video is his walk off home run in the 11th inning of the same game. He also singled and tripled in this game, driving in three of Minnesota’s four runs. His walk off home run also gave us one of the most memorable calls in baseball history, Jack Buck’s “And…we’ll see you tomorrow night!”. Hell of a game.
I won’t lie to you, this isn’t your typical “World Series Moment”, but Ryan said I could pick ANY moment so I pick Clemens throwing the broken bat at Piazza. There is a lot to be said about a man that would throw a sharpened wooden spear at another human being, most being less than kind. To this day, i’m not sure what Clemens was thinking, because there is no way in hell that Piazza did that on purpose. Sure, Piazza wanted revenge from the concussion he suffered at Clemens’s hand earlier in the season, but not even the deeps rage could anticipate flying pieces of a broken bat. Clemens is just a competitive (crazy) person, and I will always admire him for it.
Ridley Scott! You magnificent man! This looks amazing! Please tell me the Alien makes a debut!
A few takeaways from this commercial:
- if you’re going to pay tribute to a horror movie, The Shining is always a good choice, so kudos to IKEA for that
- overalls will clearly never go out of style
- how fucked up is this kid’s imagination?
- how can a kid with that bad of a haircut be that good at driving his wheelie?
IKEA staying ahead of the game, releasing their Halloween commercial before people get sick of Halloween. Veteran move.
If you haven’t seen the new Beat commercial staring Lebron James, then watch it now.
That song got me pumped up so much that I needed to find out who it was. The artist is Hozier and the song is “Take Me to Church”. After listening to that song 100 times I decided to check out his whole album and it’s MAGIC. I’ll have to put in into rotation between The Lumineers and Of Monsters and Men.
Ebola – Rapper Cam’ron has begun selling masks designed to prevent the spread of Ebola. The masks feature a close-up photo of Cam’ron talking on a pink cellphone.
The “Cam’ron Ebola Mask” is available online for $19.99 and begins shipping Nov. 7. It “provides complete protection while remaining light and comfortable,” according to the product’s site.
I’m a little late on this story because when you see a Cam’ron headline in 2014, you don’t exactly jump out of your seat waiting to read it. Boy was I wrong. The Cam Ebola Mask, which, and correct me if I’m wrong, looks like a regular face mask with Cam’ron’s picture on it, is here to save your life. How? I am not sure, but if there’s one person on this Earth that I believe can save me from Ebola, it’s Cam’ron. Far and away my favorite part of this whole thing is that the masks begin shipping November 7th. It’s not like Ebola is a deadly disease that’s spreading across the globe. Don’t worry about putting a rush on the shipment. Just know that if you get Ebola on or after November 7th, you’ll be OK. Until then, you’re doomed.
LJ – The 40th season of Saturday Night Live has had some good and very bad moments through the first three episodes, but there has certainly been some promise displayed by the show’s new blood. For starters, Pete Davidson earned rave reviews for his debut routine on Weekend Update, while he has also shown his talent for delivering laughs in sketches. But some people might argue that the show’s brightest new star is Leslie Jones, who was hired as a writer earlier this year after a talent search. Jones eventually got some screen time on Weekend Update last season – remember the controversy? – and she made several great appearances in the first three episodes of this season.
Apparently Lorne Michaels and Co. have heard us laughing with Jones, because Deadline reports that she has been promoted to featured player ahead of this week’s episode starring Jim Carrey. That’s obviously great news – hopefully for the ratings, too – but let’s hope that it’s not the end of Jones swinging by Weekend Update to call Colin Jost a “sexy vanilla muffin” and “delectable Caucasian.” He probably benefits from her incredible personality more than anyone.
Love me some Leslie Jones. The UPROXX article pretty much hit the nail on the head, but Leslie and Pete Davidson have been the shining stars through season 40’s first three episodes. She’s clearly a gifted comedian, but it’s her energy that sets her apart from the other cast members. Between her Weekend Update spots and her cameo in the ’39 Cents’ skit above, we’ve only seen her appear in racially motivated sketches, so it’ll be interesting to see how she is used outside of that type of comedy. Now that she’s officially a featured player, I’m doubly excited for Chris Rock to host. That’s a magical combination waiting to happen.
In May, a 28-year-old Japanese man, Yoshitomo Imura, was arrested for 3D printing two guns and publishing videos of the process online. The verdict on Imura has now been decided by the Yokohama District Court, with presiding judge Koji Inaba sentencing Imura to two years in jail. This is not only the first such punishment in Japan, a country with strict gun control laws, but the first in the world.
3D printers can be great, but they can also be terrible at the same time. Lets hope that the 3D printer craze does’t turn into “Gun Fiesta 2015″. I would really like to own a 3D printer one day and all these people are ruining it! How else am I suppose to 3D print medieval armor for halloween?!