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I knew it! You all told me I was dumb, that I had my head in the clouds, that i’ll never be able to eat a whole family sized turkey…well that last one is has noting to do with this, but it doesn’t matter! THE HOUND is coming in HOT! I can’t wait until The Hound makes his triumphant return, chops The Mountain’s stupid head off, gives Arya her sight back, and gives the new king is patented catchphrase….
VIVA LA HOUND!
This is what advertising dreams are made of
Just when I thought The Average Nobodies could not be any bigger fans of good ol’ Norm he goes and does something like this. I haven’t eaten KFC in years (let me clarify: Not because I don’t eat fast food, but because i’ve been too bust at Burger Kind and Taco Bell) but the new Colonel has got me craving his spices…yeah that sounded exactly how I wanted it to. Finger lickin’ good…KFC is double entendre heaven. Im going to rub mashed potatoes all over my face and chest…ok i’m done now.
Prepare to make the jump to light speed!
For those of you living under giant rocks, Disney had its annual D23 event over the weekend. This event is pretty much Comic Con but if you listen very closely you can hear people being asked if “they would like to build a snowman”, over and over and over again. D23 is a magical experience that I hope to enjoy someday, but until then I will have to settle for reading it online and regurgitating it here.
Major movie announcements flooded D23 with the highlights being: The Incredibles 2, Finding Dory, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men tell no Tales and of course the “it would be stupid-dumb if we didn’t do this” Frozen 2. Other highlights included photos from Star Wars: Rogue One, a Darth Vader themed PS4 and two full on themed Star Wars Disney Parks! So actually, D23 was exactly like Comic Con but with more Star Wars.
The proposed parks are said to be 14 acres with full-on Star Wars themed restaurants, shops and of course, rides. Even teasing a ride where you get to pilot the Millennium Falcon! This makes me very excited, to say the least.
Get into that weird place, that only Prince can bring you to, on this Monday morning.
This year’s WrestleMania 31 was one of the biggest yet, and SummerSlam looks to build on the hype that was reaching fever pitch at the end of July’s WWE Battleground. So far, 2015 has been a massive success for the sports entertainment juggernaut that many had begun to count out amid drops in TV ratings and waning popularity. However, the success of the online-enabled WWE Network and increased focus on top-notch pay-per-view events has paid off in spades for Vince McMahon and company.
While TV ratings may have dropped to a near-all time low for the industry, more of this can be contributed to the decline of network and cable television rather than the WWE itself. Despite the dip in ratings, the company is doing just fine and announced the highest quarterly revenue in company history for the first quarter of 2015.
A new crop of bankable stars along with a concerted effort to shift to a more interactive and on-demand model with fans has helped the company stay ahead of the curve and remain afloat in a business that sees many others continuing to flounder. One thing that continues to pique interest among fans and casual sports enthusiasts alike is the increased ubiquity of gambling on professional wrestling events. It’s totally legit and, you know, a thing that you can actually do. While you can’t place a wager on regular events like “RAW,” for example, many bookmakers offer odds on the larger events like WrestleMania and SummerSlam with tons of fun side bets.
For us, if you’re going to do some sports betting, you need to do it right and that means Vegas (if you can swing it, of course). We think the best place to sit down and watch it all go down is definitely the MGM Grand with its plush leather seats, plenty of space and veritable ton of TVs. The casino’s sports booking service has 36 different 60-inch screens and 24 different 42-inch screens. You’ll never watch wrestling the same way again and there’s no better way to make sure you catch every inch of the action. Read the rest of this entry
We talk: WWE, NFL, and read the firs two chapters of “Stone Dick”
Michael Keaton had some of the most memorable moments of the 40th season of SNL, so there is no wonder why some really funny sketches needed to be cut. Thank god for the internet.
Ok, you got me, I put this on last week’s Go See Fridays, but I really think it was that good. If you like feel good redemption stories, then this is the flick for you. Plus the soundtrack is FIRE.
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
I haven’t see this one yet, but there have been a lot of pleasantly surprised movie critics posting glowing reviews about it. Leave it to Tom Cruise and Co. to reinvent a 5-movie franchise.
I might go see this just to see Leslie Mann and Thor get drunk at a dinner party, but really, I do want to see this. The Vacation movies were a huge part of my childhood and if I can relieve that nostalgia even just a little bit, it will be worth it.