What a fun weekend of football that was! The Chargers found yet another new way to lose in the final seconds. The Bears offense continued to Jets it up. The Vikings are back, the Bucs are making all those super bowl predictions like stupid, and we capped it off with two of the worst teams battling it out on Monday night. Let’s break down the winners and losers of week 9 of the NFL season.Continue reading “NFL Winners & Losers: Week 9”
Week 9 of the NFL season is in the books. Matt Drufke has questions. Fancy Boys Football expert Jack Baker has the answers. Let’s mailbag.Continue reading “Fancy Boys Football: Mailbag Week 9”
It’s a story set a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. A bounty hunter, held to a deep code of honor, travels the stars with a tiny, magical being. His purpose: to bring this little one back to its people, but in order to do so, he must find his own clan who have gone into hiding.
This is the story of The Mandalorian, the brightest gem in Disney Plus’ crown and one of the best shows on television right now. It’s a fun space western that is absolutely gripping and exciting, and gives us many things to think about. After this last episode, one thing is crystal clear:
Tiny Yodes is a real fucking dick.Continue reading “The Mandalorian And The Understanding That Tiny Yodes Is Kind Of A Dick”
I’d like to answer, “What’s another way this year can suck?”, please.Continue reading “Remembering Alex Trebek (1940-2020)”
If you’re like me, then you have a preponderance of people on social media who post some of the stupidest stuff imaginable. And I don’t want to say that they’re all Trump supporters, except they are and let’s not mince words about it.Continue reading “Election 2020: Dude, Where’s My COVID?”
Our long national nightmare is over. Our new national nightmare is just beginning. It’s election season baby! A time for our corporate overlords to chart our new direction forward, not backward. Upward, not downward. And twirling, always twirling towards freedom. Let’s break down the winners and losers of the 2020 election.Continue reading “Winners & Losers: 2020 Election”
Week 8 of the NFL season has come and gone. As always, Matt Drufke has questions and Jack Baker is not only the man smart enough to answer them, but the only person to put up with Matt’s bullshit.Continue reading “Fancy Boys Football: Mailbag Week 8”
We’re just six days away from the election. I thought I would answer some questions you may have about the election, what you can do, polling, and a bunch of other fun stuff. Let’s get into it.Continue reading “Election 2020: All Of Your Questions Answered!”
Week 7 of the NFL season is in the books. Matt Drufke has questions. Fancy Boys Football expert Jack Baker has the answers. Let’s mailbag.Continue reading “Fancy Boys Football: Mailbag Week 7”
Even with theaters re-opening, there are still many options on where to stream movies at home. I caught up with the new film from Sophia Coppola.
In 2004, Bill Murray got robbed.
The comedian and actor was in the middle of one of the great second acts in all of film, and it felt like the apex of that was going to be his role as Bob Harris in Sofia Coppola’s Lost In Translation. Murray, who had started taking roles that allowed him to show more range since 1998’s Rushmore, delivered not just the best performance of his career, but- HANDS DOWN- the best performance of that year.
Of course, life isn’t fair. In a twist that could only happen to a Bill Murray character, he lost the Best Actor Oscar to Sean Penn, who was fine in the wildly forgettable Mystic River. I’ve watched Lost In Translation over thirty times since I first saw it in the theater, while I can’t even tell you which of the many rivers is supposed to be the mystic one that Penn is looking for, or whatever that stupid movie was about.
While Bill Murray has been good- and even great- in roles since Lost In Translation, I don’t know that he’s ever captured that same magic. There’s something about Sofia Coppola that brought out every facet of what he could do; from broad comedy to deep emotional anguish to self-loathing to doubt. Coppola knew how to use Murray perfectly in that film, and the two of them teamed up again for 2015’s A Very Murray Christmas, which was a delightful little Netflix special. But I wanted to see the two of them collaborate again like they had in 2003.Continue reading “Fancy Boys Stays Home With The Movies: On The Rocks”