Saturday, February 27, 2010

Best of the Week vol. XXXV

Quote of the Week: There’s nobody out here who’s honorable; there’s nobody out here who’s honorable anymore… except for me. I hate to pontificate about that but you know Martin Luther King says that, “The greatest measure of a man is not the way he handles times of comfort but in the way he rises with controversy and challenges.” (Coach – Survivor)

Song of the Week: Fantaisie-Impromptu in C-Sharp Minor - Frédéric Chopin (as performed by David Sheppard, Lost)

Big News of the Week: People Actually Talking About Hockey: I would have to go back to before the lock out since the last time I talked about hockey with anyone yet that was the topic of conversation for most of the past week. And though the start of the hockey started with a yawn, that all changed last Sunday as The United States of America upset host nation Canada in a thrilling back and forth game that could be summed up by the last goal when Ryan Kesler outhustled Corey Perry to grab an empty netted goal.

One week latter it looks like it will be the same teams but with a different goalie. After the American loss, the Canadians decided to pull Martin Brodeur for back up Roberto Luongo, who plays in the arena for the Vancouver Canucks, while his American counterpart Ryan Miller has yet to give up a goal since they last play. But despite the change in gola for the Canadians, I expect the result to be the same. And when the Americans do win, I hope they celebrate on the ice with champagne, cigars and some Iron City Beer.

Free Download of the Week: Trash Day – Butch Walker (Amazon MP3): For those wondering who was that dude with the banjo that joined Taylor Swift and Stevie Nicks during the Grammy’s last month, it was Butch Walker who has been making some decent power pop music himself. Here is one of them from his latest album, the awesomely titled I Liked it Better When You Had no Heart.

Deal of the Week: Save up to 50% off with Television Deals (Arrested Development, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Big Love)

Video of the Week: Yesterday I posted a bunch of interviews from the cast of Friday Night Lights and after I did, NBC sent along another one featuring Ted Leland, better known to you and me as Buddy Garrity. Here it is:

Next Week Pick of the Week: Parenthood, Tuesday at 10:00 on NBC: I have been watching so much of the Olympics, I could mimic all the ads for Parenthood perfectly. Thankfully the games end tomorrow (Over/Under 5 ads during the Closing Ceremonies) and the show finally premieres Tuesday. Granted I am more looking forward to the second episode because it seems like I have seen most of the first one through all the commercials.

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