Lou Pickney's Online Commentary
October 20, 2003
Guilty pleasure of the week -- against my better judgment, I found myself drawn in to watching the debut of the second season of the FOX show Joe Millionaire. What could've been condensed into about 35 minutes stretched out for a full hour. And yet (save for the ten minutes I spent on the phone with Bubba) I found myself watching. Catfighting gorgeous European women = good times... even if the catfighting was shown only as clips teasing ahead to future episodes. Damn you for your bait and switch tactics, FOX!
This was one of the most productive days I've had in a long, long time. Multi-tasking, to put it lightly. From postcards to websites to phone calls to t-shirt designs... all in a good day's work. And there's something truly satisfying about putting in an exceptional day's effort.
|Steve McNair of the Tennessee Titans is an elite NFL quarterback.|
With a nod to Randy Moss, the NFL MVP to this point in the season in my book is none other than the Tennessee Titans signal-caller, Steve McNair. Now, unlike the Vikings and Chiefs, his squad isn't unbeaten. No argument there. But, riddle me this, where are the Titans without McNair? Finding ways to win behind Eddie George with his three yards and a cloud of a dust? Please. McNair is the ying to the Rush Limbaugh-Donovan McNabb yang, an underrated, gritty playmaker who overcomes injury and a subpar offensive supporting cast to make big things happen on a regular basis. Just wait until Chris Brown matures into the star RB that I expect him to become...
Is it just me, or is there something slightly disturbingly homoerotic about those "We will defend this house!!" workout commercials that have been running during NFL games this season. Umm, not that there's anything wrong with that... but the guys just seem a little too pumped up for no reason, if you catch my drift.
In catching up with some CMJ music, a song I've found that I really like is by a female performer named Joss Stone called "Fell In Love With A Boy." Here's hoping for good things for her. I love finding cool new music that very few other people know about...
On in the other room right now is the new Fox show Skin. Looks like they look a cue from the casting of Robert Iler as A.J. Soprano on HBO's The Sopranos in picking the chubby little brother of the Juliet-inspired character. Great choice on the blonde chick though (the gorgeous 19-year-old Olivia Wilde). And any show that combines hot talk radio and the porn biz within the confines of network rules is always enough to at least slightly pique my interest.
|The FOX press photo of Olivia Wilde really doesn't do her justice.|
I heard some interesting responses to
my question last week about who the most influential and important American of the 20th Century was. I'd say that the "winner" was FDR (who was my choice). Riley stood alone with his adament backing of Babe Ruth. Scott Massey couldn't choose between King, Presley and FDR, while Deann told me that she liked Elvis (though I'm not sure if that was a general statement or an answer to the question). John F. Kennedy, for what it's worth, received nary a mention in the feedback I received.
Guavaween is less than one week away, and I have no ideas on what my costume will be... Any suggestions? And, no, I won't go as a life-sized bottle of OxyContin, so don't recommend that. I might just wear my "I'm not a beaver, I'm an otter" shirt. Hard to go wrong with that...