Monday, October 18, 2010

Monday, January 4, 2010

Shut It Down...

As you can see, it is has been a little while since the last Morning Brew. But no need to fear.... today is no different. No Brew for a while. I will still be posting relevant links on the 8 Hours To Kill Twitter feed (visible on the right hand side of the screen as well).

Of course, there will still be Jersey Shore reviews, and other ramblings here, just not on a day-to-day basis for the immediate future. Follow the Twitter feed, or put us in your Google Reader feed to know when new posts are made!

Happy 2010 everyone!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Morning Brew for 12/21

I was finally able to catch last week's episode of Jersey Shore over the weekend. Let me just say this was one of the best hours of TV ever. I have a hard time posting recaps of the show because I don't want to spoil it for anyone who hasn't seen it yet, so let me just throw out my favorite quotes from this episode:

"Mike would #### a Gatorade bottle if it had a pulse at this point." —Ronnie

"I'm hookin' up with my girl, Pauly's hookin' up with his girl, and, uh, we're gonna have sex. So, you know, that's the Situation."
—The Situation

"We smushed." - Ronnie

"Chill out, Freckles McGee." —The Situation

Oh man, just go ahead and do yourself a favor and head over to the Jersey Shore website and watch last week's episode. You will not be disappointed.

-Can't get enough Tiger Woods news? Well apparently neither can I. Woods was named the PGA Tour's Player of the Year for 2009. This is the 10th time that Tiger has won the award in his 13 years on the Tour. He won 6 times this year on the Tour, and captured his 2nd FedEx Cup, and the $10 million bonus that comes along with it. The award is voted on by other members of the PGA Tour.

-Two major fast food chains are proving that sex really does sell everything, even hamburgers. Carl's Jr., and Burger King have both launched advertisements that are hoping to capture the attention of young men all over the world. One ad allows users to watch a bikini clad women take a shower and allows viewers to choose which song she will sing, while the other will allow consumers to have an online lunch date with Kim Kardashian. Still not quite sure what the prize is for that.

-Time Magazine has posted its 10 Worst TV Shows of 2009. The fact that they decided to add Jersey Shore to this list automatically discredits them in this guy's opinion.

-James Cameron's new blockbuster film, Avatar, captured the weekend's war at the box office. The film brought in $73 million. That was on the low end of early studio estimates, but considering that the Eastern Seaboard was buried under a massive snow storm, this is considered a huge success for the director's first movie since The Titanic in 1997.

-Actress Brittany Murphy passed away over the weekend. The actress who appeared in 8 Mile, and Clueless among others was only 32 years old. Foul play is not suspected in her death. The actress was apparently ill in the days before her death appears to have died from natural causes. An autopsy will be performed this week to determine the actual cause of death.

Not sure what the schedule will be like for new posts throughout the week. As always you can check up on our Twitter page for the latest updates.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Morning Brew for 12/18

Slow day today for decent links. Is everyone hungover from watching Jersey Shore last night?

-As I first mentioned yesterday on our Twitter account, Pepsi has decided not to advertise during this year's Super Bowl. This will be the first year since 1986 that the beverage giant will not have an ad during the NFL's Championship Game. Ads for this year's game are in the $2.5-$3 million range for a 30-second spot.

-Just a few days after the Golden Globe Awards were announced, we now have the 2010 Screen Actors Guild Nominees. The awards are voted on by the members of the Guild, and will be handed out on January 23rd, and will air on both TNT, and TBS.

-I posted a link a few days ago about General Motors threatening to shut down Saab if no potential buyers emerged. Well, that didn't take long. 3,400 employees of the Swedish automaker will be affected by the closing of the company.

-GQ has put together a slide show of their top 12 Cover Girl's of the decade. For all the men out there who read this, you're welcome.

Like I said, slow day today for links. If anything pops up throughout the day I'll be sure to post it on our Twitter account. Hope everyone has a good weekend, it might be time to start thinking about your holiday shopping. At least that is what I am being told.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Morning Brew for 12/17

Oh, by the way today is Thursday, which means a new episode of Jersey Shore tonight on MTV.

-Just a day after Tiger Woods received some good news by being named the AP's Athlete of the Decade, a report has surfaced that Tiger's wife, Elin, is seeking a divorce from the golf superstar. The move can't really be questioned by anyone with a brain after the allegations that have come against Woods in the past few weeks, but the big question now is, how much will Elin get in the settlement?

-Some tragic news this morning from the NFL. Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver, Chris Henry has died following an accident in Charlotte. The troubled wide out who attended West Virginia University was involved in an apparent domestic dispute with his fiancee, and fell out of the back of a pickup truck that she was driving. Henry had been arrested 5 times after being drafted in 2005, but had seemingly turned the corner before this tragic accident. While homicide detectives have been assigned to this case, no arrests have been made.

-In a post that is clearly directed towards my wife, John Krasinski sat down with the USA Today to discuss his role in the new movie It's Complicated which co-stars Meryl Streep, Steve Martin, and Alec Baldwin. Vegas has placed the odds at 3 to 2 that the picture on this article will be my wife's new background on her computer.

-People Magazine's issue that is set to hit newsstands tomorrow, will feature its 25 Most Intriguing People of 2009. Notables that are going to be featured on the list are Taylor Swift, Rhianna, Lady Gaga, Kate Gosselin, and of course the Kardashian sisters.

-I will finish out today's post with a hilarious clip from The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien. Ladies and Gentlemen I present to you, The Mormon Christmas Song!