Saturday, July 11, 2009

Friday Backpasses: Zero Effect

Tonight's Guest Backpasser: LB

One of my favourite movies of recent times, and I cannot understand why it seemed to fail so completely and utterly. Pullman and Stiller work surprisingly well together as a idiosyncratic Sherlock Holmes & Watson, the script is fresh, the characters compelling and funny, and you can't go wrong with a soundtrack by the Greyboy Allstars, no sir. As I lie awake with LB jr taking a late-night nap on my belly, I'm reminded of its excellence Plus Bill Pullman drinks Tab! That's just insane!

Anyways, around this time in the early hours of Saturday, July 25, a bunch of us will be stumbling around Baltimore's Inner Harbor. I cannot wait!

Ronaldinho's is in danger of becoming fat, like orca fat. Meelan are scared [Wales Online]
Nike's been juicing with their new soccer balls. At least the next John Terry PK miss will occur with a sexier ball [Gizmodo]
Citeh allow Jo to spend more time at Everton on loan [Guardian Sport]

Manchester United miss out on yet another player, as Huntelaar agrees to shift to Stuttgart [Sky Sports]
Tranny involved in Originaldo scandal last year dies of AIDS [Brisbane Times]
Diadora goes belly-up; Scotland need new shirt maker [BBC Sport]
American coach to take over the reins at beleaguered Scottish First Division club []
Aberdeen decide to sue Elton John for pitch damage that happened 5+ years ago [Evening Express]
Some info on the NYC soccer movie festival [NY Times]

And finally:
Sad news about former Blackburn/Scotland legend Colin Hendry. His wife died following complications from botched cosmetic surgery []



ΓΌ75 said...

Glad you finally got to this.

strong like bull smart like tractor said...

Nice call, LB - I'm a big fan of that movie, and was confused when it sank through the national consciousness without a ripple. It's not even a cult classic, fergawdssake, and it really ought to be. The whole soundtrack album is fantastic, too.

jjf3 said...

Ditto on the movie. I could not remember ever hearing anything about the movie, even in passing, when I came across it on one of the Showtime channels, and was instantly hooked. Then made a point of watching it almost every time it cycled through the Showtime schedule for the next month or so...haven't seen it in ages, though. Its got to be due for another cycle through the encore channels by now...

Mike Georger said...

Zero Effect is streaming on Netflix, I'll check it out.

Kudos to the Keeley's suggester as well. Christ on a cracker I got too drunk too early there today. I was the only one in there from two until noon so I had nothing to do but pound.

Mr. Aggro said...

has said group figured out your pregaming situation for the milan match?

Lingering Bursitis said...

Mr. Aggro -- there will be a post or two on the blog closer to game day with such details.