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John Hodgman and President Barack Obama at the 2009 Radio and TV Correspondents’ Dinner

Last week was the 2009 Radio and TV Correspondents’ Dinner. The main speakers were President Barack Obama and comedian John Hodgman. I have provided the Obama speech above and the Hodgman speech below, both speeches are funny, but Hodgman‘s Nerd vs Jock speech is great, but if you can answer all of Hodgman’s questions without problem, then all I can say is wow…



June 25, 2009 12:29 am Posted by | basketball, clips, comedians, DC, politics, tv, Washington, Washington DC | Leave a comment


I wasn’t sure what to make from the trailers for Semi-Pro, it looked a bit stupid to be honest, but after watching the film, I realize it was COMPLETELY stupid, but in probably the funniest possible way. I loved this movie, I was laughing so loudly during so many different scenes, it was great seeing Andy Richter in the film as well, I always like seeing him, I wish his career had really taken off after he walked away from being the Late Night with Conan O’Brien sidekick.

It was also great seeing Maura Tierney in the movie, it was odd seeing her though, since the last movies I saw with her in it were Insomnia and Scotland, Pa. I’m used to seeing her on the now defunct Newsradio and ER. Her storyline with Woody Harrelson brought a little bit of cinema into what was otherwise a pure comidic farce of a film.

Without giving anything away, having scenes like that the bear fight and the origin of commonplace modern basketball moves really made this a killer comedy.

Thanks to Film School Rejects for the above poster pic.


March 6, 2008 9:47 pm Posted by | basketball, comedians, movie reviews, movies, sports, tv | Leave a comment

One Armed High School Basketball Starter

It has been a long time since basketball has really thrilled me… probably not since the Patrick Ewing/Michael Jordan era of the 1990’s, but I saw this story on CNN‘s podcast In Case You Missed It and had to bring light to it. This high school student, Porter Ellett, is STARTING for his school’s basketball team even though he only has one arm and he looks like one of, if not their best player on the team.

It’s pretty cool to see and very impressive.


March 1, 2008 2:32 pm Posted by | basketball, clips, games, podcasts, sports, tv | 1 Comment

Blast From the Past Snickers Gheorghe Muresan Commercial

I promised a friend that I would find this clip for her. It has been over 10 years since this ad first aired, but this Snickers ad with Gheorghe Muresan is still hilarious! I wish their current ads were as funny as this one.



February 5, 2008 8:53 pm Posted by | basketball, clips, commercials, crazy celebs, sports, tv | 6 Comments