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JonathanMCook said...

GD, the show in reference is called "The Serreal Life". VH1 reality shows are basically the mutated daughter of the Jerry Springer show. Thankfully Mr. Van Winkle stepped up his game by showcasing his homebuilding skills on the DIY channel. ;)

March 12, 2014 at 2:35 p.m.
JonathanMCook said...

Chase- Not surprising. My grandfather Melvin Land Cook (actual name), worked for Union Carbine during WWII in Oak Ridge. I know he was working at one of the facilities (which one slips my mind) that was building components for the atomic bomb. Einstein was touring the facility and was trying to get out of the pomp and pagentry and learn "how this REALLY operates". He takes my grandfather (who was in charge of him) to the side and asked him to show some of the inner workings. He was very impressed with my grandfather's know-how of the facility that I find it rather "ironic" that instead of being born on February 22nd (doctor estimate), I was born on March 14th. By that time, both my grandfather and Einstein had passed on so who knows if there was something from the great beyond that both orchestrated. ^^()

March 12, 2014 at 11:42 a.m.
JonathanMCook said...

OG beat me to the punch on Hanks :(

Though that might make a good Rushmore: Actors and Actresses who started in "B" films and went on to win Academy Awards/Evolve their acting careers.

March 12, 2014 at 11:25 a.m.
JonathanMCook said...

Regarding McConaughey (or as local's call him Dallas' favorite son [to make fun of in the Observer]), I believe Tom Hanks was in that same boat when I was in high school. As in "how can the man who gave us 'Bussom Buddies', 'Bachelor Party', 'Dragnet', and 'Spash' can be taken as a 'respectable actor'?"

I'm just saying.

Next topic: any manilla envelopes in the 5&10 mailbox?

Also, my B-day is on Friday (I share mine with Billy Crystal & Albert Einstein).

Saw where Drago from Fargo made the Big Dance. Interesting to see how their B-Ball program is.

Speaking of free agency, I saw a trailer for what appears to be a smash-up of "Moneyball", "Bull Durham", and "Jerry McGuire" called "Draft Day". Looks promising. Definitely up your alley Jay. Suppose to come out in April.

March 12, 2014 at 11:21 a.m.
JonathanMCook said...

Followed the highlight clips over the weekend in regards to the SoCon tourney. I personally imagined XY Mocs at least making it into the finals by the skin of their teeth, but this was a team that was 100% Shulman and like with Coach H on the pigskin, is going to take a good 2-3 recruiting classes before we start see a more Mac McCarthy type squad. On the flip side of the gender coin, the XX Mocs might as well walk to the Big Dance doing the "Keep On Truck'n" strut. Foster had a good squad going in and can build on that. However, I do have to give humor props to the UTC Athletic Department for the candid shot (on their Facebook page) of Jim and the girls in their sweatpants doing a hotel hallway walkthrough. Red Payne holding a Pom-Pom. XD (Did she bring her Rainbow Dash pony for good luck?) :P

On a sidenote, the "package" should arrive by Wednesday, Jay. Also, next week: Mocs Spring Practice.

March 10, 2014 at 10:18 a.m.
JonathanMCook said...


May I remind you that Green Bay is smaller then Chattanooga? I'm just saying.

I'm hard-pressed to see McKenzie go. If it was as old as Chamberlin Field was that's a different story. I like the idea but it would need to be built just "slightly" off-campus onto city property. That way, if Chattanooga hosts a minor league NBA franchise or arena football team, they can serve beer-mixed drinks and not run afoul of the "state property = no beer/booze" law.

I agree the conference tournments need an overhaul. There's too much power over the one-bid conferences making the regular season completely useless.

March 7, 2014 at 10:51 a.m.
JonathanMCook said...

So far I've remained dormant simply because there really isn't anything of interest. I'm sitting on the Mocs until tournament time, Could care less about the campaign to bring Brucey back to Big Orange Country, and so on.

RIP Tim Wilson, did a brief self-orbit on my FaceBook page. Own three CDs, got to watch him live twice , sad he never made it to the national level of Foxworthy, Engvil, and White. ):

Big weekend plans: Seeing Miyazaki's final film (it's a big deal to me).

February 27, 2014 at 11:04 a.m.
JonathanMCook said...


Big D weather was paradise yesterday. Seventies for both Saturday and Sunday. Nothing of major. Got to go running, some B-B-Q-ing but nothing sexy. Did take a nice drive out to Richardson for some Cabo beer-battered fish tacos at Taco Ocho. It's a big deal because the drive from Irving to Richardson from 635 is longer then Middle Valley to Gunbarrel.

But they're THAT good!

Moving on..

XY Mocs in February is more realistic. Simply because they still have the long stretch to master. While XX Mocs have the conference title on paper, they still hav to win the tournament in order to get the at-large bid. And even after the brackets are decided, will this be the actual year they break into the Sweet 16?

February 24, 2014 at 10:49 a.m.
JonathanMCook said...

(thumbs up on Russ's extention). Would love for an auto transcript available of the interview but my guess is that's more work then the engineer is willing to do.

Other then that, this whole week has been vanilla as hell.

February 20, 2014 at 10:38 a.m.
JonathanMCook said...

"Some of the biggest names on the block this week: Dallas defensive end Demarcus Ware"

I rarely pick up a DMN nowadays but if they start reporting some "inside local stuff", I'll be sure to clip and mail them. Right now the Mavs are taking up the most ink although with spring training (game-wise) beginning March 3rd, it won't be long until the all of North Texas will be getting the rust off of our claws and antlers (YUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!!!)

Regarding the Olympics, I would say this is probably the most I've watched since the Calgery games in 6th grade. I would imagine 6-7 hours combined (mostly sking and speed skating events; did come across US/Canada women's Curling via channel surfing but only watched 5-6 minutes of it).

My favorite team is in the news, but mainly in regards to the schedule for this year (which I'm sure we'll cover on Friday).

February 18, 2014 at 11:08 a.m.

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