WEEI.com is reporting that former Red Sox shortstop Nomar Garciaparra will sign a one-day contract with the team today and will subsequently announce his retirement as a member of the team. It's a symbolic gesture, sure, but a classy one as well. Glad to see the wounds have apparently healed since 2004, when the team surprised everyone by trading Nomar to the Cubs (you may have heard about what happened later that fall).
Had Avatar won Best Film, at least snobs would have gotten to say, "Yeah man - that bullshit took the big trophy, but unlike all the drones who bought into that crap, I was paying attention to this genius contrarian piece that nabbed the Oscar for animated short." Either way - check this out if you haven't already...
So JEREMY RENNER was one of few people associated with The Hurt Locker who didn't win an Oscar last night. But it's not like he's gone completely unrewarded for his role in the film: above, video from this past February of Renner accepting his Best Actor from the Boston Society of Film Critics, along with an interview by Loren King.
As some of you might have seen, this past week I wrote an article about local WTKK personality and Fox News regular Joe Ligotti. In the time since, I have received multiple "fuck you" emails from readers, most of whom are angry liberals reeling at my reminding them that a world exists beyond their bubble.
Truthfully I've been looking for an excuse to do a blog post in which I could use this clip of Jean-Claude Van Damme dancing in Breakin' 2, Electric Boogaloo, and now I finally have an excuse -- unitards! I thought long and hard about the development of the unitard and I've deduced it's definitely making a comeback.
I'm not sure who the audience is for this article, but I presume it's not me, since I already know that Wendy's is the choice quick grub establishment (so long as there is no Arby's, Chick Fil-A, or Sonic around). Anyway - maybe I'm just being sensitive, but this exercise strikes me as just a bit ridiculous, if not pretentious.
The Oscars may be this Sunday, but the Phoenix is giving you the chance to pick your favorite films of the last year right now. Remember when WFNX was doing that best albums of the decade thing? Where they pit two albums against one another head to head and forced you to vote for your favorite between the two? Well, we've set up the exact same thing with the year's best and biggest movies, placing them all in our battle arena awaiting your input to decide their fate.