Wednesday, July 30, 2008

She's the Greatest Star

It's the middle of summer. The fans and ACs are working overtime to combat the heat, Labor Day seems years away, and to top it all off, my boy Jorge Posada is having season-ending surgery. We could all use a little pick-me-up, courtesy of the one and only Barbra Streisand. Yes, it's sort of random, and a departure from the usual tetris and baseball themed GPT subject matter, but watch this clip from Funny Girl and you'll feel instantly revived.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Posada's Shoulder Injury Causes Me to Act Shamefully on the Internet

The current flare-up of my all time number one super fave Jorge Posada's shoulder injury has left me in a pretty bad mood. Worse, it's turned me into that crazed fan in the comments section of sports blogs, valiantly defending my boy Jorgie when insensitive writers call him old. Here are some excerpts from my recent, shameful work:

"For me, Posada has always be the antidote to A-rod’s headline grabbing, diva-esque ways. Jorge is a sports hero in every sense — he leads by example, is patient with young pitchers, and most of all, stays calm in big situations."
"As fans, we've always assumed Jorge would be there, and only now that he's injured are we starting to appreciate what he means to the team."

The lessons to be learned from this? 1. Mixing the Internet with sports obsessions can lead to strange things, and 2. Jorge is the best and I will cheer for him even if he is degraded into playing first base.

Now I have to go tend to my own sore shoulder (have I been sitting at a desk for too long, or are these sympathy pains??).

Monday, July 21, 2008

"This is Tetris, and this is Jenga": More Fun From Tim and Eric

I have to admit that the first time my little bro introduced me to Tim and Eric's "Tom Goes to the Mayor," I was confused and disturbed. But after becoming more acquainted with the duo's repitoire, I began to see their charms. Here's a hillarious and weird ad for Absolute Vodka starring Zach Galifianakis, Tim, Eric, and their dates, Tetris and Jenga.

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Related: Segway: The Official Vehicle of GPT

Friday, July 11, 2008

The Zohan: Like Munich, But With More Hummus Jokes

Munich was great and all, but let's be honest, it was kind of a downer. Luckily, Adam Sandler's brilliant new film, You Don't Mess With the Zohan, has come along to add a much needed dose of comedy to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. As A.O. Scott of the New York Times writes, Zohan is "the finest post-Zionist action-hairdressing sex comedy I have ever seen." So imagine my delight, then, to discover on my recent trip to Israel that the movie is being heavily marketed in the Holy Land. What do actual Israelis think of Sandler's idiotic accent and obsession with hummus? The ones I've talked to thought it was pretty damn funny. I couldn't agree more.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Dear Yankees, Please Stop Losing

Why do the Yanks make it so hard on us poor fans? All we ask for is a few hits, a few runs and some halfway decent pitching. That doesn't seem out of the question, does it?
Last night's game was a true heartbreaker, with my boys losing 3-2, all because of hit off Mariano in the 9th and some questionable non-bunting by Melky with one out and a runner on first. Despite my super all time fave Jorge Posada getting two hits, those rude Ranger baserunners kept stealing off his weakened throwing arm.
At least there was one high point in the game, namely the two scoreless innings by rookie pitcher David Robertson. My Mostly Random List of Favorite Yankees is on the disabled list at the moment in solidarity with injured fave Brian Bruney, but if I were to revive such a list, David would for sure be on it. Check him out in all his nervous, bashful glory in this interview.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Segway: The Official Vehicle of GPT

Inspired by a flock of Segway riders I encountered during my recent visit to Jerusalem (see photo), I would like to make the Segway the official mode of transportation for Girls Play Tetris. We don't actually own one of these silly super gadgets, but a girl can dream, right?
For more fun, check out the video "Totally Segway" from my little bro's fave comedy duo (and the masterminds behind The Snuggler), Tim and Eric. Watch as they ride around in circles and harass innocent on-lookers. Bonus points for anyone who can find me the code thingy so that I can embed the video (Craig, that means you!). In the meantime, here's the link. Enjoy!

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