Thursday, October 30, 2008

On Broad Street

Originally posted here.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Ong Bak 2 trailer

Holy fish hook at 1:42!

(Via Cinematical)

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Cole Hamels.

When he is "on," he works quickly, putting his glove hand up in front of his face, taking his signal from the catcher and methodically repeating the same motion he's been using since Little League. It's something analysts love about him: "Hitters feed off changes they make you make," explains former Phillies pitcher and current postgame analyst Mitch Williams enviously. "That is what he does an exceptional job of: He doesn't show anything." This may sound straightforward, but remaining focused under the pressure of pitching is no easy task. Williams was nicknamed "Wild Thing" for his infamous inability to do so himself.


Read the rest of E. James Beale's profile of Hamels here.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Meal Ticket, City Paper's new food and drink blog

City Paper just launched a new food and drink blog. It's called Meal Ticket. It's written by CP's Felicia D'Ambrosio and myself. It is the most dashing and handsome food blog around and it is the reason I haven't been able to update the TJ as of late.

Meal Ticket features lots and lots of content — paeans to hyper-regional sandwiches, new menus, inside looks at bodaciously adorned Mad Men-esque chophouses and straight-up food nerd ducats like me attending a community meeting to scratch down Tria 3 details.

I'll buy you a beer if you go read. Or how about you go read first and I'll buy you a beer this weekend or something?

Monday, October 06, 2008

The most intriguing House synopsis I've ever read

Repeat, "Paternity", (2004), A 16-year-old boy has night terrors after getting hit on the head by a lacrosse ball, and House (Hugh Laurie) immediately suspects he's a victim of sexual abuse. Later, he changes the diagnosis to MS. (Drama).

I'm watching the episode and the MS lacrosse player sexual abuse victim just jumped off the roof! Poor kid.

Does anyone else find themselves watching House reruns multiple times throughout the week?