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Blink-182 Reunion at the 2009 Grammy Awards

This is the BEST DAY EVER! Last night, after I arrived home from my trip to Florida I was alerted by one of my friends via Twitter that there had been a Blink-182 reunion at the Grammy Awards. I missed the appearance because I really had no desire to watch the Grammys this year because, let’s face it, the mainstream music industry leaves a lot to be desired.

Since I was alerted to this post after the festivities had ended, I did a search and found several articles online from Rolling Stone and MTV confirming the news. 

The band had been on an “indefinite hiatus” since February of 2005. To celebrate this wonderful news, I have been jamming to Blink-182 albums in my car all day! 

At the Grammys, Mark Hoppus, Tom Delonge, and Travis Barker presented Best Rock album to Coldplay. However, the presenting gig was overshadowed by the excitement of the reunion. During the ceremony Mark Hoppus jokingly said, 

Isn’t it great to see the Jonas Brothers and Stevie Wonder back together again? 

Travis Barker then added, 

We used to play music together, and we decided to play music together once again!

Also, last night during the Grammy Awards, a message was posted on Mark Hoppus’ website. It reads,

Hi. We’re blink-182. This past week there’ve been a lot of questions about the current status from us. To put is simply, We’re back.We mean, really back. Picking up where we left off and then some. In the studio writing and recording a new album. Preparing to tour the world yet again. Friendships reformed. 17 years deep in our legacy.

Summer 2009

Thanks and get ready…

I am SO READY! 2009 is shaping up to be a great year!

 

 

 

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Ok, so here goes! The end of last year was tough for me. I graduated college in August, which was grand of course but then in September I found out I had to have knee surgery and that the recovery process would take three months! At times I didn’t think I would or could, but somehow I managed to get through the process, and for that I am so much more than grateful. I was so happy when 2009 finally came around and I could make a fresh start. More about my adventures thus far in my next blog!

It was announced during the Weekend Update sketch on the October 25 episode of Saturday Night Live that Amy Poehler would not be co-anchoring WU because she was having her baby! Maya Rudolph, who returned to SNL to play Michelle Obama in a sketch sang a duet at the end of WU with cast member Keenan Thompson dedicated to Amy. According to Amy’s rep, 

On behalf of Amy and Will, I can confirm that Amy gave birth to Archie Arnett on Saturday, October 25th. He is 8 lbs 1 oz. Amy, Will and Archie are all healthy and resting comfortably.

Congratulations Will and Amy on the birth of your son!

I was very saddened when I found out that George Carlin had died. After all, he was a comedic genius. When I found out that Tim Russert had died, I checked cnn.com and it was breaking news! I did the same when I found out about Geroge Carlin and what did I see? Absolutely nothing. This deserves as much media attention as Tim Russert’s death received, probably even more so. So why isn’t anyone paying any attention?

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John Cleese is an amazing writer and performer. He has been wonderful in everything he has done, both with and without Monty Python. A Fish Called Wanda is one of my favorite movies but wait…it’s being turned into a musical?

This news is courtesy of telegraph.co.uk: 

John Cleese reportedly agreed to waive his full royalties when he was approached by Eric Idle about turning their film Monty Python and the Holy Grail into a musical because he had no idea that it would be such a money-spinner…

Cleese, 68, tells Mandrake that he is turning his 1988 film A Fish Called Wanda, in which he starred opposite Jamie Lee Curtis, right, into a musical. “I’ve been working on it with my daughter Camilla, who’s 24 and 6ft 2in,” he says. “She’s much funnier and quicker than I am, so I limp along after her.

Cleese could certainly do with the money. He faces a divorce from his third wife, Alyce Faye Eichelberger, which could see him hand over two houses, half his earnings and maintenance of almost £1 million a year.

Oh man, how’s that for depressing? I am still rather skeptical about Eric Idle’s Spamalot since it is “lovingly ripped” a carbon copy of the movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail except without the original Pythoners. But if anyone could pull this off, John Cleese could. Dare I say I am looking forward to it!?

 

 

I saw the movie “Get Smart” last night. It was very good. I remember watching the show as a kid because I loved the opening sequence. After the first 10-15 minutes of the show, I usually ended up changing the channel. But my reaction to this movie was much better than what I thought of the television show as a kid. I really liked the casting of it. Steve Carell and Alan Arkin were by far my favorite characters. The whole cast as a whole though worked really well together. 

Here’s a little spoiler (otherwise known as my favorite quotes from the movie)

Agent 23: If we don’t follow the rules than what are we?

The chief: We’re not people who jam staplers into other people’s heads! That’s CIA crap!

…AND…

The chief: SWORDFISH!!! 

Agent 86: Are you thinking what I’m thinking?

Chief: Were you thinking holy shit! holy shit! the swordfish almost went through my head? If so, yes!

 

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