Monday, May 4, 2009

Weekend Update

The Links

-Mike C. sends along three videos for us today. The first may be NSFW due to language, but it is pretty freaking funny. More from Axis of Awesome, which he mentions led him to this video.

-Chris B. sent in this newspaper article highlighting what may be one of the most creative Senior Pranks of all time. Chris mentions to us that this is from a rival high school of his, so kudos to him for giving props to a rival. Good luck in Houston Chris.


-After seven overtime periods, multiple last second shots, and hundreds of Sideshow Bob jokes the greatest first round series in NBA Playoff history came to a close on Saturday night. The Celtics defeated the Bulls 109-99 in Game 7 to advance to the 2nd round. Like I said last week, you know it's a good series when my wife is planning our Saturday night dinner plans around watching the game.

-According to a report out of Cleveland, LeBron James will be named the 2008-2009 NBA MVP. James averaged 28.4 points, 7.6 rebounds and 7.2 assists in the regular season, and helped lead the Cavs to an NBA best 66 wins. I'm just going to take a shot in the dark and say that this will be the first of many for the King.

-51-1 long shot, Mine That Bird, captured the 2009 Kentucky Derby. 153,563 people crammed in to Churchill Downs to watch the race. Mine That Bird returned $103.20, the 2nd largest return in Derby history, and the highest since 1913.


-NBC announced their fall lineup this morning. Heroes, Southland, and Parks and Recreation are among the shows that the Peacock is planning on bringing back for the fall. They will join Celebrity Apprentice, The Office, 30 Rock, Law and Order SVU, The Biggest Loser, and Friday Night Lights as returning shows. No word on whether or not Chuck will be picked up for another season. I'm on pins and needles.

-The new X-Men movie pulled in $87 million to capture the box office crown this weekend. Matthew McConaughey's romantic comedy, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past came in 2nd with $15.3 million.

-This weekend's movie was The Soloist. Very solid movie, I thought Jamie Foxx, and Robert Downey Jr. were both fantastic in their respective parts. Highly recommend checking out this flick.


-A man traveling through the Texas panhandle may have found the original recipe for Dr. Pepper. Bill Waters purchased a tattered old ledger book for $200. According to estimates it may fetch as much as $75,000 at auction later this month. Dr. Pepper says that the recipe in the book is not the current secret recipe for the drink, but did not comment on whether or not it was the original recipe.

-We are all going to die. The Swine Flu is everywhere, and apparently we need to cancel all sporting events. What a joke.

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