martedì, settembre 26, 2006

The Baseball

After an act of remarkable generosity from my editing partner, we went to the baseball last night – sober. Yeah. We each got one beer there and that was it. Ordinarily that would make me want to shoot myself, but baseball with Figaro is as good as cocaine with Jarvis Cocker. Dear God, I think that’s the most ridiculously emotional thing I’ve ever written here. I’ll move on. The Blue Jays won. Apparently this means they’ve finished second in something now. Yay Jays!

In much more interesting-for-me cultural event type news, I’ve finally decided to sit down and watch The Sopranos on DVD. Listening to dialogue from the first season from my hung-over bed of pain at Sugarplum’s reminded me how fucking good it is. So far we’ve managed to watch seven episodes, by dint of extreme laziness.

God, Livia is an insanely good character. The whole structure is just so fucking good; so good I nearly cried with Tony tried to compare his Uncle Junior with Augustus to get him to be more generous with the Capos, and then when that didn’t work told the joke about the two bulls. It’s so good and so inspirational I have to put it here (Sugar, if you haven’t seen the episode this is in yet, stop reading):

A young bull and his father were standing on the side of a hill, looking down on a valley full of cows. “Dad,” the young bull said, “how about we run down the hill and fuck one of those cows?”
His father looked at him and smiled. “Son,” he said, “how about we
walk down the hill and fuck all of them?”

See, if they told jokes like that at all the fucking motivational conferences I go to, I’d never complain about them.

4 commenti:

Melbine ha detto...

I haven't been to a game in almost 10's not even called the Skydome anymore, is it??

The Sopranos has never interested me...which is strange considering how much I enjoy that realm based on Scarface, Goodfellas et al. The lead guy bugs me though. Is he better when he's just acting his part?

Mistress La Spliffe ha detto...

It's called the Rogers Centre now. Except I think they call it Center. Bastards.

What do you mean, just acting his part? What else has he been doing?

Melbine ha detto...

Did they really have the gall to Americanize it?!

Oh, I mean just crap from his personal life that makes it into the tabloids. Try as I might, I let that colour my opinion of actors. I've tried so hard to ignore Tom Cruise's personal life because I've always liked him as an actor, but how do you ignore the crap he's pulled in the last year and a half?

Mistress La Spliffe ha detto...

You like Tom Cruise as an actor? He always looks so constipated to me.