Because sometimes it is really good to laugh…
Because sometimes it is really good to laugh…
There is a famous saying that says, “All good things must come to an end.”
I guess that applies to TV shows.
Over the past two days I have watched the series finales of two of my favorite TV shows of all time – LOST and 24. For years we have watched both of these epic TV shows every week. It is sad to know that those two time slots on my DVR are now open.
No more Jack Bauer. No more Jack Shephard. No more 4 8 15 16 23 42. No more TV shows where events occur in real time.
LOST and 24, thank you for being so stinkin’ good. You will be missed.
Here’s the next logical question…
Since I have two less TV shows now to keep up with, what TV shows should I check out that I’ve been missing? Any suggestions?
In two months, I will be 29 years old. I do not consider that to be old. However, there are certain things in this life that I either experience or feel that help me realize that I am definitely not in the “young” category.
Check out this list of things that make me feel old. Feel free to contribute and add on to the list.
THINGS THAT MAKE ME FEEL OLD…
What are some things make you feel old?
This is the 2nd in a video series for “Christianese” featuring the REVOLUTION Ninja!!! In this video, the Ninja talks about him being a reality TV star. However, the question still remains, “Who is the REVOLUTION Ninja?”
(Yet again, all the audio was dubbed.)
I recently saw a commercial that caught my attention and made me think. No, it was not during last night’s Super Bowl. Today is the day where a lot of people talk about the best and worst commercials from the Super Bowl, but it has nothing to do with Dorritos samurai warriors, talking babies, or Betty White getting tackled. This commercial was for an energy company called Devon Energy.
Check it out…
This got me thinking…What if integrity was celebrity?
What makes a celebrity today? Sometimes it is bring able to sing, play an instrument, or act. Sometimes it is being able to throw a ball, hit a ball, or run fast. Sometimes it is being born into a certain family. Sometimes it is simply being attractive. Sometimes it is doing something incredibly stupid on YouTube.
But what if integrity was celebrity? What if we celebrated and adored those who do the right thing regardless of the circumstance? Those who are the same person alone as they are around others? Those talk the talk AND walk the walk?
Who would our celebrities be?
Can you think of anybody specific who would be a celebrity if integrity were celebrity?
Check out the video announcements from week 1 of REVOLUTION’s Happily Ever After February series. My friends and youth leaders Michael Bergstrasser and Patty Rankin give all the wonderful REVOLUTION announcements in a creative, fun way.
Wednesdays, 7-8:15pm, all February
A big storm has been slamming the entire state of Oklahoma since yesterday afternoon. In the past 24 hours, it has been a steady flow of freezing rain, ice, sleet, and snow. There is a good chance that Heather and I will be snowed-in our house for the next two days.
With the reality of being snowed-in for 2+ days settling in, the question becomes what to do in this situation without being bored out of my mind.
Here’s my list of things to do while snowed-in…
What else should I add to my list? What else is there to do when you are snowed-in?
My DVR had 3 and 1/2 hours of American Idol goodness on it this week and I enjoyed every second. I laughed. Heather cried (because it was reality television). I cried from laughing so hard at the terrible singers. Heather hid under a blanket in embarrassment for the terrible singers. It was great. In my humble opinion, there is not much better television than the first few episodes every season of American Idol during the opening auditions.
I see a lot of similarity between American Idol and March Madness (the NCAA men’s basketball championship tournament). They both possess a quality that is very unique…THE BEST PART OF BOTH ARE THE BEGINNING.
Think about it.
The best part of March Madness is the opening round. Making last minute changes on your bracket. 64 teams all playing in do-or-die games. 12 hour a day college basketball coverage. Buzzer beaters. Small schools that you have never heard of upsetting a major basketball powerhouse. The opening round is way better than the Final Four.
Tell me another sport where the opening round of the playoffs is better than the championship.
Is the opening round of the NBA playoffs better than the Finals? No.
Is the the divisional round of the MLB playoffs better than the World Series? Nope.
Is the the wild card round of the NFL playoffs better than the Super Bowl? No way.
Is the first round of the NCAA college football playoffs better than the BCS Championship? Wait a second…a computer decides that one. Good call, college football. Maybe next year you can let a facebook poll determine who plays in the championship game. (Sorry…that is a conversation/rant for another day.)
Like March Madness, the best part of American Idol is the first few episodes. The opening auditions are much better than the finale. The laughter. The stories that tug on the heart strings. The people who sincerely think they are great because their mom tells them everyday but are really terrible. The obnoxious people. This guy…
Once the opening auditions are over, the show goes downhill. It goes from laughing on my couch to pressuring me to text my vote. Everybody is talented after the first round and the show changes from a comedy to a drama.
This quality is definitely unique.
Can you think of anything else in culture that the best part is at the beginning?
Is there anything in sports more overrated than the Gatorade Dunk?
You know…when a coach gets a five-gallon cooler full of ice cold Gatorade dumped on him after a big victory?
With the combination of some extra time off from work for the holidays, being snowed in by a blizzard, and the lack of anything good on TV, I have been forced to watch some of the 34 college football bowl games. (The fact that there are 34 college football bowl games is ridiculous by itself, but that is a conversation for another day.) During these bowl games I have noticed an alarming trend – every winning coach is getting the Gatorade Dunk.
I watched the tail end of the Eagle Bank Bowl between UCLA and Temple. UCLA won the game 30-21 and sure enough UCLA coach Rick Neuheisel got the Gatorade Dunk from his players. UCLA’s victory in the Eagle Bank Bowl improved their record to a whopping 7-6. 7-6! 7-6 and you are giving your coach a Gatorade Dunk for winning the Eagle Bank Bowl? But it doesn’t stop there.
8-5 University of Connecticut’s victory in the PAPAJOHNS.com Bowl – Gatorade Dunk
7-6 Wyoming’s victory in the New Mexico Bowl – Gatorade Dunk
7-6 Marshall’s victory in the Little Caesars Bowl – Gatorade Dunk
Cleveland Browns coach Eric Mangini was on the receiving end of a Gatorade Dunk yesterday after finishing the 2009 season with a 5-11 record.
And the list goes on and on…
I refuse to even watch Wednesday’s pointless GMAC Bowl between Central Michigan and Troy because inevitably the winning coach will get the Gatorade Dunk.
I understand celebrating with the Gatorade Dunk when a team wins the Super Bowl or the college football national championship game. But the Roady’s Humanitarian Bowl? C’mon man, enough is enough.
Please America, we have got to stop the overuse of the Gatorade Dunk.
Because the Gatorade Dunk – dare I say – is becoming watered down.
There I said it. Somebody needed to take a stand.