Monday, July 30, 2007

Mid-Morning Monday Mashup

Okay, apparently Karen Allen (seen here with director Steven Spielberg) has spent the last 25 years encased in protective amber, impervious to the effects of aging. Wow, she looks good. The news broke at Comic-Con in San Diego this past weekend that Karen's Marion Ravenwood character (Indy's love interest in the original Raiders of the Lost Ark) will be returning in the upcoming Indiana Jones IV movie. This is absolutely as it should be. I always thought that Indy and Marion were a much more convincing screen couple than even Han Solo and Princess Leia. [Allen/Spielberg pic courtesy of]

The Daly Planet is all over this story...and you should check it out if you're into NASCAR at all...but ESPN's coverage of the Allstate 400 At The Brickyard yesterday was simply a fiasco. If you saw the post from last night (it's still right down there...see it?), you know that I'm a big Juan Pablo Montoya fan. Anyway, you'd think that a former Indy 500 winner like Montoya finishing second in his first stock car race at the hallowed Yard of Bricks might be a big deal, right? Well, he was never shown crossing the finish line. ESPN only showed the winner, Tony Stewart, crossing the finish line and...mind-bogglingly...they never even bothered to put the order of finish up on the screen before leaving the air. Inexcusable. And we're stuck with these clowns for the rest of the season.

Tom Snyder, host of NBC's "The Tomorrow Show" back in the day, has died. I'll always think of him as the guy who put The Ramones, The Jam, The Clash, Elvis Costello, and Iggy Pop on American TV when radio wouldn't touch any of them.

Finally, this story is just going to kill the Norcross Extended Stay's rating in next year's Gwinnett County Sex Offenders' Hotel Guide.


Daly Planet Editor said...

Thank you for mentioning my blog, I appreciate you taking the time to read my column on ESPN and Indy. When Fox Sports did not show Juan finish in the top five earlier in the season (Bristol or Richmong) I also let them know about it. You should know...its the exact same Producer. Small world.

Mike-El said...

John, I'm a huge fan and I'm very honored that you would drop by. Please feel free to do so anytime and keep up the outstanding work. Your blog is everyday reading for me and it's going straight onto my blogroll (where it should've been from the beginning). Thanks again!