Tuesday, July 14, 2009
As always, random rumblings are written in a joking and not so serious tone.
No Red Sox and no Remy makes El Guapo’s Ghost go something something, so…
* The NESN pre and post-game has become intolerable. Even with my biases - Tom Caron, fellow SMC alumni, Jim Rice my favorite player growing up (I used to foolishly argue with my late Meme that Rice was better than Teddy Williams), the most underrated Boston media member Nick Cafardo, it has been awful. I don’t need: a on air reading of the Boston Globe Red Sox section, the on air gorgeous Heidi Watney doing some segment to suck up time, and the thousands of commercials, sponsors and cross-promos. When do the red sock condoms hit the market?
* Speaking of the greatest hitter to ever live, how many Bostonians gave up their HBO subscriptions? A documentary on Teddy Ballgame and Teddy Kennedy debuting in the same month.
* Since our health insurance premiums are not subject to federal and state taxes, the government/we tax payers are essentially subsidizing the for profit companies that we love to hate.
* Without the Sox and I’m not going to read (that would be crazy), TV is limited. Anthony Bourdain is back. Weeds is good - everyone needs more @kevin_nealon - but Nancy and Celia’s characters are stale. Following the Botwins is Nurse Jackie. It tries to fit a few ER stories and Jackie’s personal/family/professional issues while developing entertaining characters in 22 minutes. It is just too much for that time slot. It could be a metaphor for Jackie’s life but it still doesn’t make for great TV. Thankfully, Mad Men is back at the end of the month and in about two months Californication and Dexter or should I say Kobe will be back (Joey Gonzales, L.A. via the Sports Guy).
* I eat out often + I twitter = I like restaurants that tweet. Anyway, I find it ironic that my favorite eating establishment, The Alchemist, is twenty-five minutes away although I have about 30 plus restaurants within a five block radius.
* Don’t pass up the chance to see Esperanza Spalding. She is incredible. David Letterman called her, “The coolest person we’ve ever had on the show.”