Tuesday, August 30, 2011

53 Words: "Crazy, Stupid Love"

Movie alchemy: One part “Love Actually,” one part “Dan, In Real Life.” Stir, bake for 118 minutes and you have a summer gem. Steve Carell is the tempered clown, a gifted comic actor who knows just how far to go for a laugh or a tear. Jonah Bobo is a brilliant young talent.

Crazy Stupid Love - Official Trailer [HD]

53 Words: "Come Dine with Me"

“Come Dine with Me” (UK) The TV setup of setups: strangers hold nightly dinner parties for one week and select one to win a pile of cash. The banter-- sometimes cheeky often downright pie-in-the-face funny. Comedian David Lamb, drier than July in Arizona, offers riotous narrative. TLC tried a rip off and failed.

Come Dine With Breakfast Part 2 (Breakfast, 24.12.10)

First, Sian Williams and Bill Turnbull are doing the cooking, then in Part 2, it's Susanna Reid and Charlie Stayt. Who will win the Come Dine With Breakfast Christmas Challenge? Stay tuned to find out! (C) BBC 2010

53 Words: Talkups

A talkup is the arcane art of saying a bunch of often disconnected words during a song’s intro on the radio with the express goal of talking over the music until the very second actual lyrics begin. If you are on the money, you hit the post. It’s a lost art.

For example, the talkup on the song below would require one to talk jibbrish for about 12.5 second. Try it.

Merry Clayton - Yes (Extended Version)

53 Words: Pizza

Pizza says who you are. If you can get by on frozen store-brand stuff, pizza is calories (and fat) and nothing more. OTOH, if you care about the artisan elements of the pizza oven, crust, etc.. you are to reckoned with and stand by your pie. Best pizza place? See below.

The Backstage, Austin TX

Backspace - Neapolitan pizza, Antipasti, Italian Wines - 507 San Jacinto Austin, TX 512.474.9899
Austin American-Statesman, February 2011 "Shawn Cirkiel opened the backspace in December for the very best of reasons: He wanted to re-create Neapolitan-style pizza at home… We had mushrooms light and earthy, sausage bright with fennel and heat, ricotta and mozzarella like velvet spotlights, marinara that deserved a bowl of its own…"Austin Chronicle, February 2011 "The pizzas are the drawing card and are thought by many to be the best in town…the backspace is about as authentically Italian a...

Apizza Scholls, Portland OR

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Grimaldi's, Scottsdale AZ

Grimaldi's Pizzeria - Scottsdale, Arizona
Let Us Host Your Event While we specialize in NY style coal fired brick oven pizza, we also offer a full Italian menu designed specifically for banquets hosted in our private dining rooms. We can accommodate events from an intimate party of 12 to larger parties of 150 that spill out onto our courtyard and breezeway.

Pizzeria Mozza, Los Angeles

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Los Inmortales, Buenos Aires

Los Inmortales - Café, Pizza & Restaurant
Desde 1952, un clásico que ya es parte de la historia de Buenos Aires.

Little Deli and Pizzeria, Austin TX

Little Deli & Pizzeria
Listed in: Table for one, Intututionalized in Austin, When my dog decides where we… Listed in: Austin on the Cheap Listed in: Scant, Pizza pie-eyed, Freedom Trail, 2011

Geno's East, Chicago

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53 Words: The Phillies

Seasons of heartache. Seasons of joy. Art Mahaffey to Denny Doyle. Chris Short to Arnold Ray (Bake) McBride. Nasty fans. Loving, diehard fans. Shots over the Coke sign. The phanatic. Philadelphia Phil and Phyllis. Double Distlefink Day. Wallenda across the top of the Vet. By Saam. Harry Kalas. Better than the Cubs.

My Team: Always Was, Always Will Be

Bleacher Report >> Philadelphia Phillies Trade Rumors: 5 Pipe Dream Waiver Wire Deals http://t.co/UGAFlLv

August 30, 2011

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From 1919 through 1947, the Phillies finished last a total of 17 times and next to last seven times. A 1962 cartoon in a baseball magazine depicted a ballplayer arriving at a French Foreign Legion outpost, explaining, "I was released by the Phillies!"

53 Words: "Bar Rescue"

A dzlubby guy walks into the bar and says, “The bad news is your place sucks. The good news is I can help you.” And so “Bar Rescue” episodes begin. Jon Taffer is a bar turnaround maven and does so with equal measures gruff and glee. Fret not, there's plenty of ble*p**g.


Friday, August 26, 2011

53 Words: Ain't No Mountain High Enough

Harmony and chemistry is a funny thing. The late Tammi Terrell sang her parts separate from Marvin Gaye and producers Fuqua and Bristol mixed them into a masterpiece. The perfect three-act drama with an ending that leaves the listener with that “I’ve just heard a classic” feeling. Diana Ross’s version? Not so much.

Marvin Gaye – Aint' No Mountain High Enough