Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Good Night, And Have A Pleasant Tomorrow

You've probably already seen this, but it's just too good too not use as a cheap excuse for a post:

The question is, what in the heck is SNL going to do without Amy Poehler? As you can see she's about to give birth, and once she and Will Arnett have their baby she will have done her last show. NBC announced that she will be getting her own show next year, though.

Saturday Night Live hasn't been great for a while, but I still found it worth Tivoing and skimming through for good content (which you can also now find on hulu). Poehler has incredible comedic range, and has typically been the star of a lot of skits. She is also one half of Weekend Update. Without her, I think I'll be doing a lot of skimming to find Andy Samberg's Digital Shorts.

Oh well, giving Poehler her own show might end up being a net gain for the viewers. If it's anywhere near as funny as 30 Rock, I'll be a fan.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Long Live Marty (and Leonardo DiCaprio (and Russell Crowe))

Thanks for the motivation, Marty.

We have a high standard for content here at TLATL (or at least we think it's high), which sometimes leads us (or at least me) to post less frequently. I try to bring something to the table, and avoid writing posts about what I ate for breakfast.

But our audience (Marty, sometimes Austin) demands content, and who am I to withhold it. I had no idea that's how you spelled withhold. Totally thought it was one 'h'.

I saw the movie "Body Of Lies" this week. A Middle East terrorist-thriller, starring Russell Crowe and Leonardo DiCaprio. It was an entertaining movie. If you liked The Kingdom, you would like Body of Lies. I've seen better movies, but I thought it was certainly better than the 3 stars out of 5 I saw in the reviews.

Anyway, my point is that this is the 3rd movie in the last couple years that I've seen with DiCaprio (the other two being The Departed and Blood Diamond (via HBO)). When Titanic came out, for some reason I decided I didn't like Leonardo DiCaprio. Even though I thought he was great in What's Eating Gilbert Grape, The Basketball Diaries and Growing Pains. I just decided I didn't like him anymore. That was kind of stupid, because truth be known I've never even seen all of Titanic.

So I am here to say that Leonardo DiCaprio can act. He really can. I will look for his movies now, and like Russell Crowe, his name in the credits will make me think a movie is worth a look.

DiCaprio and Crowe, man those guys are dreamy. This one's for you Marty.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

On the lighter side, looking to 2012

Anyone remember the election going on? Bill Clinton does. And more importantly for his wife, there will be another one in 2012.

Many said that Bill gave a great speech at that DNC, putting aside the reported grudges over whether or not he used race as a campaign weapon in the primaries and the conflict over the topic of his speech. But he hasn't shown much support for Obama recently. In the past week I heard him on separate occasions go out of his way to make note of his deep respect for John McCain. I was able to find one of the instances, in this audio interview with the Economist regarding the success of the Clinton Global Initiative. The most glaring example is about halfway through the interview, where he says something along the lines of "Everyone knows the enormous amount of respect I have for Sen. McCain. And everyone also knows I respect Obama based on the talk I gave in Denver." Well, certainly not by that interview.

Darrell Hammond did a good job poking fun: