As the end of the week approaches, a pair of OWS contributors banter about some of the important (and not so important) news items of the week.
Opening day around the country… the bleachers will be packed!
…baseball, Opening Day(s).
I’m very excited for the season. That being said, nothing puts me to sleep like the dull hum of baseball; I suspect I’ll fall asleep at least twice during the games. It has the same tranquilizing effect as a teacher lecturing. I always thought I could make millions marketing a white noise tape of a professor talking. You’ve heard “Sounds of the Rainforest,” now relax to “Prof. Jorgensen Outlines Neuroendocrine Systems of the Hypothalamus!”
It’s Opening Day today for Boston, and it’s snowing a pretty good clip. Luckily for the MLB, the Bo Sox play out in Texas, where I hear it will be almost 90 degrees. Spring is not exactly here yet in the Northeast.
…Barry Bonds. This guy, do you still give a shit about this guy?
I can’t believe this trial started just as the season was kicking off. Awful timing. But it seems like a lifetime ago that the Bonds thing was even a big deal, right? I’m busy with this Rebecca Black madness. I ain’t got time for Barry anymore.
I’m not here to talk about the past. I admit I am largely disinterested. I’d imagine that, at this point, Barry has convinced himself he has done no wrong. In reality Bonds did what he wanted to — prove that McGuire and Sosa were created in a lab and that he could do it, too. The problem is that Bonds lied to the government. They don’t like that. In general, Bonds is an amazing example of how lying just buries you deeper in a problem.
…The Hangover Part II trailer.
The movie comes out May 26th. This is one of those sequels that has a shot at being terrible. We might have had our share of this plot with the first movie. I like plausibility, in general. A group of guys would never blackout two times. I mean c’mon.
Agreed, looks kinda dumb. I don’t think Zack Galifianakis can save this, even when he’s doing his best Bastion Booger impression.