Yes, indeed. It was one of those weeks where there was slightly more politics than dumbass criminal or freak ass news stories like the voodoo mind hump. Actually kinda of cool to rant on politics again, especially since idiocy is replacing efficiency at an alarming rate.
Another thing I have been meaning to do for years is actually writing up the stuff that didn't make it onto Probably Uncalled For as a weekly column, but it usually wound up being one-off columns about one or two topics, whatever I could wring at least 300 words out of. Having said that, this is what slipped through the cracks in terms of time this week...
Goddamn it, Hollywood. I mean, more than usual, what the fuck? Somewhere in the year 2013, the damn present, there are forces conspiring to bring about a sequel to Dodgeball: Who care what the rest of the title is? Why can't they just stay semi-current and give us Sex and the City 3: Sisterhood of the Traveling Diaphragm, or some shit?
Meanwhile, in other crimes of taste and common sense, a bottle of scotch valued at $26,000 was walked out of a liquor store in Toronto. Police there were asking for the public's help after the uber high-end Glenfiddich Single Malt was taken from the store on April 7. Hate to break it to you, Toronto Police, but if it is taking this long for the news to come out online, I'm pretty willing to bet that scotch is long, LONG gone. And the fuckwit probably mixed it with Sprite, to boot.
Finally, yes...you read that right. Vanilla Ice (above, with thine Amish), who has been hosting The Vanilla Ice Project, a home renovation show on the DIY network since 2010, is getting another show to boot: Vanilla Ice Goes Amish. While I'm sure you thought about the same wacky hi-jinx goin on over in Amish country that I did initially, the show is going to follow Ice as he lives in an Ohio Amish community to learn how they the secrets of Amish construction. Or, as I tweeted:
The messed up part? In addition to two shows starring Vanilla Ice, DIY is also shooting series with Reverend Run from Run-DMC and Daryl Hall. So let me get this straight...reality shows knocked the musicians from MTV, so now the musicians are migrating to DIY. Where are the home improvement hosts going to wind up, C-SPAN?
And with that, welcome to the rest of your week...
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