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Posted by 2 Dollar Productions Friday, September 12, 2008

"We've been going about this all wrong. This Mr. Stay Puft's okay! He's a sailor, he's in New York; we get this guy laid, we won't have any trouble!" - Bill Murray, "Ghostbusters"


Since I heard they might be making a new Ghostbusters movie, it reminded me of the original, which was a fine piece of entertainment. I could use some laughs today as I've got a Friday work training and Hurricane Ike potentially causing some nasty storms in Austin this weekend.

But let's keep things light as we look at the hard stories of the week such as:

Actor Josh Hartnett is suing a British newspaper that claimed he was caught on camera enjoying a "sexual dalliance" with an unknown female in a London hotel room.

The Daily Mirror report suggested security bosses at the Soho Hotel verbally warned Hartnett last week after security cameras taped the alleged encounter. Hartnett is now seeking an apology and damages from the publication and his legal representatives have described the allegations as "not only untrue but a complete fabrication. ... defamatory and unsubstantiated."


The irony is that the sex tape is the best performance that Hartnett has given on film in years.

Stephen Colbert's DNA will be digitized and sent to the International Space Station, Comedy Central announced Monday. In October, video game designer Richard Garriott will travel to the station and deposit Colbert's genes for an "Immortality Drive."

"I am thrilled to have my DNA shot into space, as this brings me one step closer to my lifelong dream of being the baby at the end of 2001," Colbert said in a statement, referring to the 1968 landmark science fiction film "2001: A Space Odyssey."


I'm glad for Colbert's achievement, however, if I had to choose only one talk show host's DNA to shoot into space I would nominate Tyra Banks as long as her actual body went along with her genes.

Madonna dedicated her hit “Like a Virgin” to the pope at a sold-out concert in Rome over the weekend.

“I dedicate this song to the pope, because I’m a child of God. All of you are also children of God,” Madonna, 50, told the 60,000 fans that flocked to the Italian stop of her “Sticky & Sweet” world tour on Saturday.


Madonna later dedicated her song "Holiday" to Santa Claus.

Police arrested Kanye West at Los Angeles International Airport Thursday on suspicion of vandalism after an altercation with a photographer.

An airport spokesman says police also arrested West's road manager shortly before 8 a.m. Airport spokesman Marshall Lowe says early reports are that West got into an altercation with a commercial photographer and a camera valued at more than $10,000 was broken.


West was apparently angry that the photographer wouldn't take enough photos of him in his "fiercest pose in the universe" stance.

Actor Gary Coleman hit a pedestrian with his truck after arguing with him in a Salt Lake City bowling alley this past weekend.

Police Lieutenant Bill Wright said Colt Rushton, 24, and the former Diff'rent Strokes star, 40, got into the alleged altercation after Reston photographed Coleman. Wright said the argument continued outside, and that Coleman hit Rushton and a vehicle as he was backing out of a parking space.


Colston also tried to bowl Coleman down the lane to pick up a 7 - 10 Split, so I can't really blame Coleman for retaliating.

Naomi Campbell underwent surgery in Brazil earlier this year, and this week the supermodel revealed it was actually an operation that corrected her infertility.

Naomi says she can now do something she's always longed for -- have a family. "I was not able to have children up until March," she said. "Now it's in God's hands. I would love to have a family."


If God doesn't grant Campbell a family, she plans to throw a cell phone, curse and claw him into submission.

As always, let's end on a high note with:


Sometimes it pays to sit around and do nothing except ponder your own place in the universe. So, don't be afraid to let your mind wander today, always sit on something comfortable and . . . Happy Friday!

-BDS

19 comments

  1. Miss Ash Says:
  2. I can't even think of a film that I've seen with Harnett in it.......

    Here's to a good weekend, hopefully staying dry and keeping your power!!

     
  3. JLee Says:
  4. Don't be dissin' my man Josh now. ha
    I don't know why he would say it was "defamatory" for people to say he was having sex with a woman in a semi public place. Weird. Thanks for the laughs today and stay safe this weekend!

     
  5. Miss Ash - Then you're lucky on Hartnett . . . Ha. Thanks for the good wishes on the power as that's the one I want. Happy Friday.

    Jlee - I agree about the defamatory thing as I figure it can only help his career. If it was a transexual terrorist hooker, then . . . who knows? Have a good weekend and let's hope we both stay dry & with power & no damage.

     
  6. Heff Says:
  7. This is the first time I've ever heard of Josh Hartnett. I have a strong feeling it won't be the last, though.

    As far as Colbert - Hell, I'm gonna shoot some DNA into space tonight my damn self.

    Wouldn't a better Madonna song dedication to the Pope have been "Pappa Don't Preach" ?

    I can't stand Kanye West. The good thing about him is that He'll probably self destruct in a few short years.

    The Gary Coleman/Mary Carey pic is priceless. I can't touch that.

    Naomi Campbell's surgery SHOULD have been the implantation of a cellphone UNDER her skin, for the safety of the general public.

    As far as the last pic, my place in the universe has JUST BEEN FOUND !

    Enjoy your weekend, 2Dollar !

     
  8. The Troll Says:
  9. I'll spare Austin anything serious. That's a promise.

     
  10. Heff - Nice detail. You're not missing anything on Hartnett, loved the pic of Coleman/Cary too, we're on the same page with "Papa Don't Preach" as I almost used that for the punchline, smart move with Campbell as everyone's safety would benefit, and if you can share your place in the universe with her, I might visit. Ha. Have a hell of a good weekend.

    TheTroll - If you could spare the electricity outage, I would be extremely grateful. Thank you for the benevolence.

     
  11. Gypsy Says:
  12. Now looky here Mr $2. Last week you promised your parting pic would feature a man if I squinted really hard. Well I'm squinting and I got nothing.

    Luckily I am very forgiving and wish you well over the coming weekend. Stay safe from the storm and great post as usual (though I will now have to go to bed without fodder for my dreams so thanks) :)

     
  13. Wendy Says:
  14. They're remaking Ghostbusters? AARRGGGHHHH! The special effects will be better, but unless they have a cast with the same chemistry, it's going to suck.

     
  15. **shudder** Naomi Campbell procreating. Maybe Madonna can put a good work in with the Pope for her?

    I loved the first Ghostbusters. We STILL quote lines from it, which to me shows either;

    1. It was a classic.
    2. I'm old.

    :-)

    Batten down the hatches and have a great weekend.

     
  16. p.s. Wendy is right - remakes from old movies .... BLOW. They should buy your script and make something new.

     
  17. nobich Says:
  18. Good luck with Ike & Happy Friday!

     
  19. Linda Says:
  20. Though there are many, that line from Ghostbusters is one of the funniest! When I heard that news about Josh Hartnett, I said good for them! Remeber, I've met him - yum! Don't really care if he can act. Hope Ike is gentle with Austin, he looks pretty badass. Happy Friday!

     
  21. Gypsy - I almost spelled out in apology to you under the picture. I had a good pic to post with a man and a woman, but my computer broke last week and it is holding that picture hostage for ransome. I can't rememeber where I found it either. But I promise to look for one to post soon (and I want to find that one again). Have a great weeekend.

    Wendy - Remakes are so lazy and often stink, so I completely agree. And I doubt you could find a better cast with chemistry like Ramis, Ackroyd and Murray. Gold. Happy Friday.

    Anonymous Boxer - Ghostbusters is an enduring movie, so don't feel badly at all when quoting from it. Great flick. I hope Naomi doesn't spawn anything either, which is a shame because she is very good-looking, however, her attitude is staggeringly awful. I will batten down the hatches with books, magazines and movies (the latter only if the power stays on). Have a great weekend.

    Nobich - Thanks on the storm & Happy Friday out on the East Coast.

    Linda - I almost forgot about your encounter with Mr. Hartnett. At least it wasn't taped, eh? Ha. As for Ike, it's looking better for Austin, but it still will be bad for a lot of places. Happy Friday.

     
  22. I still believe the greatest movie quote ever is Bill Murray in Ghostbusters saying to the mayor "Dogs and cats living together; mass hysteria!"

    That photo of Gary Coleman copping a peak, oh God, that's hilarious. The look on his face is priceless.

    And didn't Madonna abandon her Roman Catholic upbringing and convert to Judiasm? Just sayin'.

     
  23. Gypsy Says:
  24. Thanks B, You're a legend ;)

     
  25. What 'chew talkin' about, Two Dollar?





    Sorry, I had too.

     
  26. vivavavoom Says:
  27. naomi campbell wants kids...ugh! can't palin teach her abstinence

     
  28. The Troll Says:
  29. You're welcome. Now turn from your sins and repent.

     
  30. Gypsy - I try. And I was excited to finally post that pic as it was good for everyone involved and I want to find it again. Fingers crossed.

    Native Minnow - Ha. I was surprised nobody else went that route as I had to restrain myself from using that as the punchline.

    Vivavavoom - Let's hope she doesn't get that wish unless the father gives the baby his personality.

    TheTroll - Will do except I leave for Vegas tomorrow, so I might wait until I return since it will only get worse.

     

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