Adele’s World Takeover Continues As She Sings The Toy Instrument Cover of ‘Hello’ On The Tonight Show
Adele has been everywhere lately, promoting her new album and making everyone sob themselves to sleep. She killed it on SNL and on Jimmy Kimmel, and now she took her talent to The Tonight Show where she sang a different version of her hit song ‘Hello’. This is why I love Jimmy Fallon. Every other late night host would have Adele on to sing and that’s it. Fallon has her on and has her sing with The Roots and childrens instruments. Great stuff.
— Game Of Thrones (@GameOfThrones) November 23, 2015
Another day, another day the internet is up in arms about something in a TV show. If you missed it, the official Game of Thrones Twitter account tweeted the first official season 6 poster, and of course it’s a picture of a bloody, sad Jon Snow. This has fans everywhere giving their opinion of whether he’s dead or not, even though we’re talking about a super natural show with ice monsters and giants and women having sex with Sam. If you think you can predict whether Jon Snow is alive by viewing this poster, then you’re exactly where HBO wants you. They know how insane people have gone over last season’s finale, and they’re going to fuel the fire and watch the viewers flock in. As of now, all we know is that GOT will premiere in April, and that Sam will probably continue to bone his way to the top.
Sweet Lincoln’s beard is that a fabulous foursome of hosts. For the most part, season 41 of SNL has been outstanding. The hosts who weren’t supposed to be great but deliver ratings (Miley and Trump) pretty much weren’t great and delivered ratings. The hosts who you knew would dominate (Schumer & Morgan) dominated and the host who you knew would be a ton of fun (Elizabeth Banks) was exactly that last week. With McConnaughey hosting this week, SNL will have a bye week and then follow that with Ryan Gosling, Chris Hemsworth and the dynamic duo of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. I have to imagine McConnaughey and Gosling will both be great in that “handsomely funny” kind of way, and Chris Hemsworth is already one of my favorite under the radar hosts (part 2 of this chicken sketch or we riot). Then you end the year with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler (plus a ton of cameos) and you have an epic first half of the season. Oh, and The Boss will be singing too. God bless you, Lorne Michaels.
AMAZING. Keely Mullen, you need to spend your efforts getting a job and paying for your student loans instead of demanding other people’s money. Don’t get me wrong, free college for everyone would be amazing, you know what else would be amazing? If I defecated ice cream.
I can’t put into a blog how excited I am for my favorite Greek family (besides the people that sell my my Gyros down the street) to return to the big screen! When I was waiting for the trailer to start the only thing that was running through my head was: “This movie can be great, just like the original, but it NEEDS the original cast”. To my delight, there everyone was! Can’t wait for this movie to hit theaters, i’m so excited I may get blisters on my fingers from watching the trailer so many times. But it’s ok, i’ll just spray some Windex on it.
(Trailer found and brought to my attention by Lindy)
Here’s The Undertaker Tombstoning Brad Maddox Dressed As A Turkey On The Tonight Show Because Life Is Wonderful
In 10 days, The Undertaker will celebrate his 25th anniversary with the WWE, as he debuted at the 1990 edition of Survivor Series. It’s an unprecedented run that will most likely never be matched, and Taker’s legacy in the WWE is arguably the greatest character in wrestling history. To celebrate this milestone, WWE is having Undertaker week on the WWE Network, and Taker has already appeared on Raw and Smackdown overseas this week. Well as if this couldn’t get any better, The Undertaker made a surprise appearance on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and tombstoned Brad Maddox, who was dressed as a turkey. If this two minute video didn’t make you smile then you may not have a pulse. Long live the dead man.
By Blaine K, Average Nobodies guest writer
The folks on ESPN’s Sportsnation program are no strangers to hyperbole, as dramatic assertions and over-the-top opinions are basically encouraged on the program. But when a recent segment included the question, “Are Stephen Curry and the Warriors even better this season?” it was hard not to take the topic seriously. As NBA fans are well aware, Curry won the league MVP en route to leading his team to a championship a season ago. The Warriors won 67 games and dominated the playoffs, and Stephen Curry – the 185 pound sharpshooter who was once so overlooked by big colleges that he wound up at Davidson – became the biggest story in basketball.
Even then, though, no one was questioning the status of LeBron James as the best basketball player on the planet. James has built a resume that is already almost unmatched in basketball history. He can basically play all five positions, and he’s capable of controlling a game like no one else can. Even in the finals against Curry’s Warriors, James was a major story, as he kept a Cavaliers team that was missing two all-stars (Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love) fighting, more or less by himself. In short, Curry was the MVP and a newly crowned champion, but James was still the king…. Right?
Well, suddenly I’m not so sure, and neither are the oddsmakers. Betfair’s sports betting section posted odds for the NBA MVP at the outset of this season, and despite lots of analysts picking players like Anthony Davis, James, and Kevin Durant for the honors, Stephen Curry had the best odds at 7/5. That’s actually pretty astounding. Curry broke shooting records in 2014-15, while Durant was hurt, Davis was still considered very young, and James was adjusting to a new team. Logically one would expect a lower output from Curry, and improvement from the others. And yet his performance was strong enough to make him a leading MVP candidate once again.
And so far this season, Curry hasn’t disappointed. In fact, he’s playing better than he ever has. Curry’s stats are simply out of this world, albeit in just a handful of games to start the season. He’s averaging over 35 points per game, shooting 57% from the field and 52% from three, and somehow he’s throwing in 5.8 assists per game. He continues to improve on defense (2.2 steals per game) and he’s already gotten the better of other great point guards like Ty Lawson, Mike Conley, and Chris Paul head-to-head. His Warriors are 5-0 as of November 6th, and show every sign of being a serious championship favorite yet again.
Meanwhile, the other MVP favorites have struggled in various ways. LeBron James is demonstrating a preference to rest himself a little bit given his insane mileage in recent seasons. Davis has been good, but appears to be feeling the pressure of having been anointed the next big thing in the league. Durant has been fairly spectacular, but will always have to share his statistics with Russell Westbrook. James Harden has played well but pales in comparison to Curry’s performance thus far.
And all of this just has to make you wonder: might Stephen Curry have sneakily usurped the position of world’s best basketball player? It still feels almost blasphemous to think of anyone but LeBron James taking that distinction, but we’ve gone a full calendar year now with Curry being the hardest player to guard and the biggest clutch force in the NBA. Perhaps it’s time to give the point guard his due.
Unreal. Fucking unreal. I love Phantom so much, I love Josh Groban so much, I guess I like Kelly Clarkson now and ‘All I Ask of You’ is my favorite song from Phantom. Way to make comic book day even better, guys. Listen to this masterpiece, listen to it good. Andrew Lloyd Webber is clapping from his gold tower.
Vernon Davis Has Been Traded, Colin Kaepernick Has Been Benched & The 49ers Aren’t The Greatest Team In The World Right Now
The trade represents the full-circle journey the 49ers have taken, from the ranks of the NFL’s worst, to one of its best, now back to darkness and desperation.
Hours after the trade, reports circled that the 49ers have decided to bench struggling Colin Kaepernick in favor of Blaine Gabbert this week. The quarterback of the present and future will hold a clipboard. The team is crumbling.
That picture pretty much sums up the 49ers season. They had the worst offseason in recent memory, losing so many key coaches and players that you knew it’d be impossible for them to have anything close to a decent season this year, and that’s exactly what’s happened. Now another key veteran is gone in Vernon Davis, and their $100 million quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been benched in favor of a guy who the Jacksonville Jaguars thought was expendable. It’s a shocking fall from grace for a team that was in the god damn Super Bowl 3 years ago, but that’s what happens when ownership thinks they know how to build a team better than a guy (Jim Harbaugh) who lives and breathes football and has instantly turned around programs and franchises everywhere he’s went. Is it shocking that Michigan is ranked 16th in the country and the 49ers are going through one of the ugliest seasons in ever? It shouldn’t be, and unfortunately, unless they score some serious talent in next year’s draft, it won’t be getting better anytime soon.