Archive for March 13, 2009

A Long Night At The Garden, There’s Always An Excuse For A Picture Of Scarlett, And Why You Should Be Watching Chad Vader

Posted in College Basketball, Comic Books, Movies, Sports, The Wrapups with tags , , , on March 13, 2009 by thelasthonestman

Updating anything today is going to be a huge hassle – my internet connection is spotty today, as according to the recorded message I got this evening when I called tech support, there’s a “network issue” that won’t be resolved until sometime later this afternoon.  In the meantime, if I’m lucky, I get a few moments of brief connectivity – and then, nothing.   On the bright side, it’s not like I don’t have enough other things to do right now; not being able to surf online will probably help me be more productive.  However, if you’re reading this, then I did manage to get access long enough to weigh in with some thoughts going into the weekend:

— You can forgive any fans of Connecticut or Syracuse if they’re still sleeping in right now, following their epic contest last night at the Garden.   The six-overtime thriller is the longest game in Big East history, and I believe the 2nd-longest game in NCAA history.  The remaining Garden crowd gave both teams a standing ovation when the game was finally over – and they deserved every bit of it.  I only caught the ending of the game – but it’ll air again on ESPNU from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. ET (and hopefully, again on ESPN Classic ), so check it out if you can.

— It’s official – Mickey Rourke and Scarlett Johansson have both joined the cast of Iron Man 2, now scheduled for a May 10 release. Rourke will play the villain Whiplash, while Johansson will play the Black Widow.  Rourke has been a question mark for the role, after a dispute had arisen over his proposed pay, while Johansson replaces the first choice for the Widow, Emily Blunt.

Obligiatory Scarlett picture

Obligatory Scarlett picture

— Looking for something completely different? Check out Chad Vader: Day Shift Manager by creators Aaron Yonda and Matt Sloan and available online both on YouTube and at their website, Blame Society Prodcutions. The story revolves around Darth Vader’s younger brother, who works as a day shift manager for a local store called Empire Market. It’s hilarious, especially if you’re a huge Star Wars fan — but even if you’re not but just know a little about the Vader name, it’s well worth your checking out if you’re looking for a laugh.

There’s a whole first season available for viewing, and the show’s second season has begun as well.  It’s finding gems like these that make the internet worth every penny (at least, when I can get on it).

—  And speaking of that, my Internet connection permitting, I’ll be back over the weekend with a look at a cartoon that’s caught my eye of late. Until then, I hope your access to web is better than mine.

Nope -- I'm not frustrated at all.