Weekend Roundup

Quiet weekend around here.? Had to work on Easter, the night before Easter much the same.? The Sopranos and Entourage came back in a big way last night.? Both were well worth the wait.? Can’t wait to find out Tony’s fate and whether or not Vince and Ari are gonna hug it out.? Eight things for the watercooler from this past weekend.

  • Tiger Woods blew the Masters yesterday.? And the guy who won?? His name is Zack Johnson and he’s a regular dude from Iowa. ? Tiger finished second and he’s never come back on the last day to win a major tournament.? Because mostly he’s winning going into the final round.
  • The Tarantino and Rodriguez team up Grindhouse crapped the bed over the weekend.? Apparantly no one wants to go see a movie where a girl has a machine gun for a leg over Easter weekend.? Did you ever think that a family-comedy starring Ice Cube would make more money than a Quentin Tarantino or Robert Rodriguez movie?? Top five at the box office: 1. Blades of Glory $23 million 2. Meet the Robinsons $17 million 3. Are We Done Yet? $15 million 4. Grindhouse $11 million 5. The Reaping $10 million.
  • Elizabeth Hurley’s father-in-law is upset over the opulent wedding.? Apparantly she married an Indian dude, dots not feathers, and it’s creating a shit storm.? Snore, yawn.
  • Looks like President Bush will get his way.? The Senate doesn’t have enough votes to override a presidential veto, and they don’t want to cut off funding for the troops.? So what happens?? Well, they’ll give in to pressure to remove the withdrawal benchmarks in the supplemental war funding bill.? Which is good because the Iraqis are growing restless.
  • According to the UK Telegraph, “thousands of Shiites have converged on the holy city of Najaf for an anti-US rally called by radical cleric Moqtada al-Sadr as the country marked the fourth anniversary of the fall of Saddam Hussein’s regime.”? Basically, they want us out of their country.? I’d hate to think what would happen if the Shiites and Sunnis buried their differences and united against the troops.? Not good.
  • According to Lefsetz, that loveable old curmudgeon, the Alanis video that’s sweeping the country, only cost about $2K to make.? She filmed it with friends and a white cloth back drop at her house.? Though we’ve never loved Alanis for fear that she would one day cut off every single man’s balls, after seeing her take on “My Humps” we think we might be in love.? Who knew she had a sense of humor?
  • Al Gore will rock out to save the Earth.? Though his Live Earth concert was hoping to be staged in the nation’s capitol, turns out efforts there are being blocked and NYC is being looked at as a possible site.? According to Variety, “originally, Gore and the concert’s organizers had hoped for the National Mall, but they were informed that it had already been reserved. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) suggested the front lawn area of the Capitol, but that idea has been stalled in the Rules Committee by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and other Republicans. Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) vowed to block the concerts, labeling it a “partisan political event” in an interview with newspaper the Hill.”? And then everyone remembered that the lineup features such craptastic artists as, Bon Jovi, Lenny Kravitz, Sheryl Crow, John Legend, the Black Eyed Peas, Akon, Fall Out Boy and Korn.? Snoop Dogg gets a pass for appearing cause he loves what the Earth sows.
  • ? The smaht kids over at Hahvahd had some smaht kid fun over the weekend.? They staged a reenactment of the 1857 Dred Scott case.? The Scott case is widely seen as the low point for the Supreme Court, since it ruled that free blacks in the North or freed slaves in the south were not still people.? Current Justice Stephen Breyer sat in as a Justice for the reenactment.? Good times, good times.? Allow me a soap box for a second.? This is exactly why Justices have to be activists.? Most of the time the social changes in this country have come from judges being activists.? The Dred Scott Decision is a perfect example of cowardly judges not doing enough.

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