The Rock stopped by ‘The Tonight Show’ to promote his new Hercules movie coming out this Friday, and naturally they got into some sketch comedy. The Fungo Brothers isn’t my favorite sketch of all-time, but it’s cool to see celebrities be game to spoof themselves, even though The Rock has done that his entire career in the wrestling ring. Someone needs to write a strongly worded letter to YouTube telling them Dwayne Johnson doesn’t exist. He’s The Rock. Past, present, future. Also, I watched these videos out of context from the show, but why is The Rock pulling an FDR with a blanket over his legs at the beginning of the second video? Not a cool impression, Dwayne.
Every so often something comes along that is beyond words. Sharknado 2 is that thing. You’d think sharks wrapped up in a tornado would be the craziest thing in a movie but NOPE. How about Andy Dick as a cop, or Mark fucking McGrath as the first guy you call on when you have a sharknado? I can’t wait for July 30th.
I think my new favorite thing is having music legends come on The Tonight Show and sing newer pop songs. Jimmy Fallon and Bruce Springsteen did it with ‘Whip My Hair’ and now he brought in the legendary trio of Crosby, Still & Nash for ‘Fancy’. If late night TV ever fails Jimmy Fallon, he could absolutely go on the road as a Neil Young impersonator. Uncanny.
P.S. David Crosby is still the craziest looking person in the world.
A few things here: Alec Baldwin is an extremely believable cop, and it takes Jimmy Fallon 20 seconds to break character. Enjoy.
The Leftovers premiered Sunday night, and while it wasn’t a great first episode about eating last night’s dinner for today’s lunch, it was a great first episode about loss and how we, as humans, handle it. If you haven’t seen it, I strongly suggest you do, but I won’t be a dickhead and list all of the spoilers here. However, I will list one spoiler: R.I.P. Gary Busey. The premise of the show is that on October 14th, 150 million people (2% of the world’s population) mysteriously disappear. Some people think it’s The Rapture, some people don’t: the only thing everyone can agree on is that there are a lot of people missing, and one of those people is Gary Busey. I think it’s safe to say that if Gary Busey was one of the people taken, it is not The Rapture.
Vote 4 Buddy – Buddy Cianci, the twice-convicted felon who led Providence as mayor for 21 years, wants his old job back.
Cianci said Wednesday that he is running as an independent for a seventh term as mayor. The last time he won an election was 16 years ago — before he was convicted in 2002 of racketeering conspiracy for widespread corruption in his administration. He spent 4 ½ years in prison.
Cianci, 73, said he is not seeking redemption, but wishes to bring his experience and vision to the city to make a difference. He said Providence can’t afford to have a mayor who is getting ‘‘on-the-job training.’’
Making an announcement on his radio show, Cianci said that many people would call this an eleventh-hour decision, but that he decided to join the field after much soul-searching and reflection. He said he wants to rekindle the city’s ‘‘renaissance.’’
‘‘If the people don’t want me, they don’t have to vote for me. I realize I have baggage,’’ he said during a break in his show. ‘‘They know who I am. They know what I am. And they know what I’ve accomplished.’’
Cianci’s announcement came shortly before the 4 p.m. filing deadline; a surrogate filed his paperwork for him at City Hall. He will take a leave from the show and from his duties as a local television commentator during the campaign.
Cianci previously won office as a Republican and independent.
Nice little feel good story to get your Thursday off to a roaring start. And if you think Cianci is losing this election you’re high. The guy is absolutely loved in Providence. And it might just take a 73 year old ex convict to have the vision to actually fix the fucking potholes in this city. The fact of the matter is all politicians are corrupt, especially the ones who serve six terms as Mayor; but the city thrived under Cianci and the people he served adored him. So he did a little racketeering – water under the bridge (stupid saying). Vote 4 Buddy.
Kevin Hart was on Jimmy Fallon this week, so it’s a fairly recent Throwback Thursday video, but it happened in the past, so deal with it. Apparently Kevin Hart is afraid of rollercoasters (real original) so Jimmy Fallon convinced him to go on one and he screamed and yada, yada, yada. To be honest I picked this video because Kevin Hart was on Raw this Monday and he was one of my favorite guest hosts because he sat on the sidelines, announced a match, did a little dance and left. He didn’t make the show about him like 98% of the other guest hosts do. Also, he’s been on the talk show scene all week and all he can talk about is how much fun he had on Raw and how much of an old school wrestling fan he is. Gentleman and a scholar.