Saturday, March 31, 2007

"The 80s Smelled Like Puppets"

Sometimes I'm at a cultural disadvantage because I missed out on music videos growing up (MTV didn't hit rural Lancaster until after the network had already stopped showing videos), but then someone references a Genesis video, and I'm OK that I never saw this before...

Or the Disturbed cover (with an unexpected reference to Gulliver's Travels).

But then there's this video created by someone with too much free time. Hooray for You Tube and idle hands. It's Cliff Notes for Bloodsport. This is an attention-deficit age we're living in.

*Title of this post provided by Keith.


Friday, March 23, 2007

Take the Plunge

I'm going out on a limb and putting Pride on my short list for best movie of 2007 without having seen it. It's about Philadelphia, and it's going to do for swimming what Without Limits did for running and Kingpin did for bowling. At the very least it can't be worse than Swimfan.

Makes me want to hit the pool again.

*Yes, I put Without Limits ahead of Chariots of Fire.


The Lanc Caught Nappin'

Ohio Amish are trying to set the world buffet record currently held by Las Vegas.
All I can wonder is why the Lanc hasn't locked this title up already. We rock the smorgasbord.
Tired, Lancaster? Take a turkey nap (or a Turkey Hill nap) and get back to the table!


Thursday, March 22, 2007

Still Celebrating!

Cardinals skipper Tony La Russa was nailed for driving under the influence in Florida. The man's a baseball genius and a friend to animals, but this is really dumb. He has his pick of rookies to chauffer him to the hotel.

I'm certainly not calling for the man's ousting (he won the World Series!), but the team does have a history of firing employees with alcohol problems.

By the way, the Cardinals begin their World Series title defense next week.


Monday, March 19, 2007

Reppin' the 215 Worldwide

Back in Philly later than expected because of a snow storm in New York. Rest assured that I put my two extra days in Ukraine to good use.
Rocky Balboa was one of four in-flight flicks on the return trek. After watching the end credits sequence I would like to reiterate my disappointment with the Philadelphia Museum of Art for fighting to keep the Rocky statue off its steps.


Friday, March 09, 2007

Back to the U.S.S.R.

Bloody Knee Jerk will be on hiatus while I head to Ukraine for the third time in 20 years.
I'm told this is the only statue of Lenin still standing in Kyiv (Kiev).
Hooray freedom!

When I return, I'm going to see 300, the most violent, and therefore best, movie ever!*

*At least until Grindhouse hits theaters.


Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Here Come the Brides, Again

Philly ex-pats the Burning Brides release their new album, Hang Love, on April 24th. If it kicks as much ass as the new t-shirt design (above), I'm sold.


No Law, No Order Till Orbach Gets a Corner!

The New York Times has a story today ($) about roadblocks to a proposal to name a Manhattan street corner for iconic actor, Jerry Orbach.

Law & Order fans should take to the streets in support of the naming. I've even come up with a humdinger of a chant they can use: "No Law! No Order! Till Orbach Gets a Corner!"


Tuesday, March 06, 2007

At Long Last...Mastodon!

If you've been keeping up on your Bloody Knee Jerk, you know I've been hunting the elusive Mastodon for some time. Well, I finally bagged the beast, and its awesomeness will be on display in Philly May 18th at the Electric Factory.
Prepare to have your face rocked the fuck off!