Thursday, February 14, 2008

Choreographer Thursday: Shane Sparks

Psych! Not happening, as much as Chalk and Smash would love to see it.

I am going to see Step Up 2: The Streets tonight with Sarah for Valentine's Day. I'll give you a review on Sunday in 10 Things...

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Today is a day off from The Block which means there is a lot of work to do here at "The Office." In addition to this little musing, I have to get down to business on my next Passion assignment, put together a little something to post over at Bugs and put in some time on a couple little side projects that I've got on the go.

As per usual though, I've started the day by procrastinating like mad. After getting up bright and early with Sarah with the greatest of intentions, the first hour and a half of my day were spent on the couch watching The Score, catching up on the sports news of the day.

Two major questions from yesterday in sports:
1. Who else is sick of hearing about steroids, HGH, Roger Clemens and Brian McNamee?
2. How does Devean George have the power to block a trade?

And no, Dallas isn't the immediate favourite in the West with the acquisition of Jason Kidd. San Antonio are still the champs and as Ric Flair says, "To be the man, you've got to beat the man. Woooooooo!"

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DVD Commentary tracks are my latest addiction. Even after wasting 90 minutes watching the same 30 minute sports loop three times, I still didn't feel like getting down to work, so I threw in the Dogma DVD and watched the flick with the commentary on. I did the same thing last Thursday with Gone Baby Gone.

I'm convinced that if I watch enough commentary track that I'll pick up a bunch of knowledge that'll improve my writing because I, like many, harbour illusions of being a screenwriter one day. Plus, listening to Kevin Smith and Ben Affleck make fun of each other for two hours is way better than actually doing anything productive...

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Happy Valentine's Day everybody!


Newt said...

I would choose choreographer Thursday over steroid talk any day. If people want to see a sport impacted negatively by steroid allegations, testing rituals and a continued effort to cheat the system look at the tour de france and the cycling community. I dont follow baseball or hockey but I do watch "the tour" each year and I can tell you that unless this steroid problem is quickly straightened out there is going to be a serious decline in fans. I hate watching 16 days of cycling where the main focus is on steriod use and who has been kicked out of the race because of it. I think its a safe assumption that fans of mainstream sports (baseball, hockey, football)will be even less resilient to the constant annoying steroid buzz than I am.

E. Spencer Kyte said...

You don't watch "Mainstream Sports" but you do watch "The Tour" each year?

-2 points.

You're slipping in my Friendship Depth Chart Newt...

Newt said...

There is way more to cycling than people realize. If all I lose is 2 points than I can accept that.
I do watch NCAA basketball or more specifically I follow the March madness tourney. I am considering the NBA all-star game this weekend though. Is the zone defence still forbidden on NBA courts? Thats really what did it in for me years ago.

E. Spencer Kyte said...

The zone is allowed and you score a point back for March Madness.

I'm sure there is way more to cycling than any of us give it credit for (drafting, the team elements, etc.) but watching a bunch of guys in tight outfits peddling their hearts out is just not a thing I'm into...

Newt said...

I will take that point for March Madness and I may possibly give the NBA another try but it isn't going to curb my love for men in tight outfits err.. I mean the Tour de France.

Chalk said...

I was briefly elated at your awesomeness/my influence. even if you didn't go all the way with it well played.

The one year I watched Tour de France it was pretty cool. Kind of like watching curling -- it's mainly interesting because some guy with an accent is all into it while you're just trying to figure out what's going on.

I would much rather watch any sport that begins with a C than go see Dance Movie Sequel on the day it opens.

Also, I very rarely watch DVDs or their extras, but the best commentary I ever watched was the Coen Bros. on their first movie Blood Simple. Do they carry that at the Saskatchewan Blockbuster?