* Is anyone else worried about the National Hockey League season?
* I’m not sure if it’s funny or sad how bad the Minnesota Twins are this year.
* I recently got HBO. You might not see me around for a couple of years.
* I remember when MTV played music.
* Reggie Tales shout out to Uncle Tommy in Michigan.
Exciting day here at WDAZ. Our new anchor, Rob Hudson, will be behind the news desk at 6 and 10:00 tonight! Rob will be taking over the position vacated by Charley Johnson on May 31st.
I think our viewers are going to love Rob. He’s a good guy and it comes through on camera. Rob is originally from Elk River, Minnesota and he comes to us via Missoula, Montana. He loves hockey, fishing and hunting. Although I suspect his hockey allegiances might need some fine tuning. Nonetheless, please welcome him to our airwaves and to our area.
*A man broke into rapper LL Cool J’s Los Angeles area home recently. You might want to think twice about breaking into the home of a man who sang, “Momma Said Knock You Out.”
*If Major League Baseball truly wants to rid itself of performance enhancing drugs, they need to make the suspension 162 games, rather than the 50 it currently is. Fifty is not enough of a deterrent.
*Everyone needs to settle down and take a deep breath concerning the Vikings new kicker. He still hasn’t made a kick that counts. I do, however, enjoy the fact that he can kick the ball deep into the end zone. That is a good thing.
*The Oakland A’s committed four errors yesterday and still easily beat the Minnesota Twins. Think about that for a moment.
*I hope Michael Cuddyer is enjoying all his money as he sits on the disabled list for the rest of the year on the worst team in baseball, the Colorado Rockies.
*Reggie Tales shout out to Jeff in Thief River Falls.
*Apparently what happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas.
This photo was taken by the Kjellbergs on Big Turtle Lake north of Bemidji. It almost looks like a painting. Thanks for sending it to me!
* Some of the finest golf in the Upper Midwest will be on display tomorrow in Casselton as 16 guys from Stephen will tear up the links.
*Donnie Brasco is still a good movie.
*Garlic toast should be available at all meals.
*Bro #3 is firing up his electric smoker for a Sunday feast. I’m hearing rumors of brisket.
*Reggie Tales shout out to Doug from Brainerd.
I went to “The Campaign” starring Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis last night. It had been so long since I laughed in a movie theater that I almost forgot what it was like or if it was even socially acceptable. Well, I laughed more in the first five minutes than I have in the last five movies combined.
“The Campaign” delves into the North Carolina District 14 Congressional race between Ferrell and Galifianakis. Ferrell plays a cross between Ricky Bobby and Ron Burgundy. And Galifianakis plays a wimpy, fanny pack wearing dolt.
The political story line and gags are timely and oftentimes hysterically accurate. The movie takes an obviously exaggerated view of political campaigns but some of the subject matter is very real.
One thing very striking to me about “The Campaign” is that this movie is much more “hardcore” than your average Will Ferrell offering. It carries an ‘R’ rating for good reason. The “F” word makes about 200 appearances in the movie and some of the gags go quite a bit further than you expect from a Ferrell effort. But I’m not preaching and I’m not complaining.
“The Campaign” is very funny and fans of Ferrell and Galifianakis will not be disappointed.
3.5 stars out of 5.
Small popcorn, small Diet Coke, and chocolate covered almonds. Don’t judge me. It doubled as my dinner. Or as we called it in Stephen, supper.
*I see there is a new Cologne called “Bacon For Men.” My first thought is, shouldn’t women wear it?
*Campaign” is my next movie pick. And recently my movie picks have been more like kisses of death.
*The Stephen Guys Golf Tournament is rapidly approaching. Casselton, you’ve been warned.
*Reggie Tales shout out to the Grand Forks Blues Legion baseball team and to tourney MVP Brady! Great season.
*ESPN and their fascination with Tim Tebow is more absurd than their fascination with soccer.
*Preposterous statement of the year nominee from Jimmy From Accounting: “Twins everyday lineup including Trevor Plouffe is about as good as anybody right now.”
I didn’t take this photo, but I wish I had. It was taken this morning in East Grand Forks and sent to us by Kelsey Lieberg. She sends us pictures every once in a while and this is one of my favorites. Thanks Kelsey!
*Doesn’t it seem strange that A.J. Pierzynski is better than Joe Mauer?
*Speaking of the Twins: I’m of the opinion that Francisco Liriano is going to have a very good finish to his season. And the Twins got nothing in return.
*Recently my other job has been getting in the way of this job. Hopefully things will get better.
*Reggie Tales shout out to Heather in Minot.
*When swimmers are swimming can they hear the crowd?