Author Archive: griffn

The meaning(lessness?) of the Fort Hood shooting

The meaning(lessness?) of the Fort Hood shooting

James Fallows at the Atlantic thinks there are no lessons to be learned from the Fort Hood massacre: In the saturation coverage right after the events, the “expert”...

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Prince of Persia trailer– aka the Jake Gyllenhaal in brownface movie

Prince of Persia trailer– aka the Jake Gyllenhaal in brownface movie

I think it’s generally ridiculous in the year 2009 to have white people playing this far outside their race. Neither the blue-eyed Jake Gyllenhaal nor the downright...

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Southland lands on TNT while NBC continues to suck

Southland lands on TNT while NBC continues to suck

Good news: Southland has survived its moronic cancellation by NBC and found a home on TNT.  Bad news: It looks like we may only get six new episodes from now until...

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Forbes NFL power rankings: Week 9

Forbes NFL power rankings: Week 9

1. New Orleans Saints (7-0, last week: #1) In seven games, the Saints defense has returned 5 interceptions for touchdowns (3 by Darren Sharper), including one near...

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William Gay’s Law

William Gay’s Law

Titans running back Chris Johnson’s 89-yard touchdown run against the Jags leads to the discovery of a new law of physics: It’s never really a surprise to...

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Classic scare fail: Why Tyrone will never get a surprise party

In honor of Halloween, Fail Blog posted this classic fail from last year and it’s one of my all-time favorites.  A group of Ashton Kutcher wannabes try to punk...

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Best Halloween costume ever: Transformers edition

Best Halloween costume ever: Transformers edition

When I was about five or six, I trick-or-treated in a Transformers costume that was basically a plastic smock with a picture of Optimus Prime on the chest.  That...

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What’s wrong with Matt Forte?

What’s wrong with Matt Forte?

A buddy of mine e-mailed me earlier this week to ask if he should drop Matt Forte in his fantasy football league in order to pick up Rashard Mendenhall, and his...

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Forbes NFL power rankings: Week 8

Forbes NFL power rankings: Week 8

1. New Orleans Saints (6-0, last week: #1) Drew Brees only threw 1 TD, yet somehow the Saints put up 46 on the Dolphins.  Where are all these points even coming...

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Steelers-Vikings Week 7 postgame: Drinking Brett Favre’s milkshake

Steelers-Vikings Week 7 postgame: Drinking Brett Favre’s milkshake

Steelers 27, Vikings 17 ▪ For the two people out there who actually care, sorry for the 24-hour delay, but I spent Sunday afternoon lounging on the beach with...

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