Quick Hit Friday . . .

Posted by 2 Dollar Productions Friday, July 30, 2010

“Dying ain’t much of a way to make a living son,” – Clint Eastwood, ‘The Outlaw Josey Wales”

Amen. I could probably run Eastwood movie quotes for the remainder of the year and not exhaust them, however, that one came to mind this week for some reason or another.

Anyway, I don’t feel like my expiration tag is up today, and instead, plan to get my work done and hit the door by 4 p.m. and finally catch ‘Inception.’ But before that can happen, let’s look at the hard stories of the week such as:

I can’t really keep track of the Mel Gibson tapes anymore, but the latest one this week had him disparaging ex James Bond actor Timothy Dalton, among other things.

Dalton had previously dated Gibson ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva.

“Did you get my last message about me being a bad father and Tim being a great dad?” Gibson allegedly asks Grigorieva. “You didn’t hear that one? Well, you should go (expletive) him because I don’t care,” he says.

Gibson finished the rant by explicitly suggesting that Oksana go have sex with another man in front of her 12-year-old son, Sascha.

It’s amazing to be able to watch the human brain unravel right before your eyes (and mostly your ears).

If it’s not Gibson in the news, it’s Lindsay Lohan, and this week Lohan was looking at her post-jail sentence, which is a mandatory three months in rehab.

Prosecutors confirmed Tuesday that Lohan must report to an L.A.-based rehab facility 24 hours after her release from jail, which likely will be Sunday or Monday. Her attorney, however, was concerned that "there's a push now for her to go directly to rehab from jail."

Whereas Lohan would strongly prefer to go directly from jail to the nearest bar or nightclub.

Kanye West joined Twitter this week, which was apparently news for some reason or another. It was obviously a slow week.

West also premiered upcoming songs at the Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto, CA.

"I've been writing new stuff for the new album and I've just got a couple raps that I really like, so I thought it'd be cool just to say them for you all," Kanye said at the HQ.

Wonderful - if there’s one thing that Kanye West has been lacking for years it is more social forums to talk about himself. Just ask Taylor Swift.

Isaiah Mustafa – the star of the popular ‘Old Spice’ television commericals – announced this week that he has landed a role in a forthcoming Jennifer Anniston movie.

Mustafa will join the cast of the film "Horrible Bosses," starring Aniston, Colin Farrell, Jamie Foxx, Jason Sudeikis and Jason Bateman, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

There’s no word about whether or not Mustafa will be on a horse in the film.

{Editor’s Note: If you haven’t seen the commercials then the above comment makes absolutely no sense. It also shows the dearth of news stories this week. Selah.}

Amanda Bynes, who last month retired from acting via Twitter at the ripe old age of 24, came out of retirement just this week. Amazing.

Bynes Tweeted: "I'm unretired.” That was all.

Bynes was driven to return to the workforce when she was repeatedly turned away from the Early Bird Special lines at restaurants near her condo in South Florida.

As always, let’s end with a gold image or two:

A little oil and bare skin feels right this time of year. So, apply lubrication liberally today, be careful not to slide too far from shore and . . . Happy Friday!


{Editor's Note: I will be catching up on blogs this weekend.}


  1. Linda Says:
  2. I am happy to see my new internet boyfriend, Isaiha Mustafa, upstaging the crazies on QHF. The man makes me laugh, has a great voice, and oh that bod! Glad we'll be seeing more of him. I swear the men around me smell a little fresher these days. Old Spice has achieved marketing genius! Be interested to see what you think of Inception. Thinking of seeing it again myself this weekend. Happy Friday!!

  3. I could only listen to two of the Mel Gibson tapes and felt dirty so didn't attempt the rest.

    So is Lindsay Lohan the next Anna Nicole?

    Kanye is a doofus.

    Who saw the Amanda Bynes unretirement coming? Oh wait, that's right, everyone.

    The Old Spice guy is a lucky man to have the women of an entire country lusting after him. His guaranteed to work pick up line is built in: I'm the Old Spice guy. I wonder if I could get that to work.

  4. Miss Ash Says:
  5. A slow week indeed it seems to be the same few people in the revolving door.....

    I could live the rest of my life without hearing about Lohan and Gibson again.

    I kinda like the Old Spice guy :)

  6. Heff Says:
  7. Any chance we can get Amanda Bynes to keep working and for Kanye West to RETIRE ?

    Just curious..

  8. Boxer Says:
  9. 4:00 heh. Well done.

    I love the Old Spice commercials. They are like a breath of fresh air.

    and I sooooo agree with Heff's comment.

    Have a great weekend 2$.

  10. BostonPobble Says:
  11. You did a nice job with a woefully slow week. Mel Gibson I haven't even listened to the tapes, just what's been reported about the tapes and Looking forward to your review on Inception. Have just this week finally seen Shutter Island. Ah well. Have a great weekend.

  12. Linda - I like him too, although I haven't seen all this Internet stuff. But heard he was killing it these days. Good for him. I'm excited about 'Inceptiion' as I have studiously avoided reading anything about it (your review excluded). Happy Friday Linda.

    Native Minnow - Me too on Gibson. It's just so slimy it gets on you too. Lohan is a bit more talented than Anna (but that was a long time ago). Agree on West. Exactly on Bynes and my hat is off to the Old Spice guy. I can't even get jealous. Ha. Happy Friday Minnow.

    Miss Ash - I know. I feel like I'm repeating myself but new crap just keeps bubbling up with Lohan and Gibson. And it has been a slow news summer. Agreed on 'Spice' man. Happy Friday Miss Ash.

    Heff - Seems like a long shot. But I rule nothing out. Ha. Happy Friday Heff. Enjoy it.

    Boxer - I'm scaling it back. Taking back $2 Dollar Fridays. Ha. And I like the Old Spice guy myself and agree w/ you and Heff. Happy Friday Boxer.

    Bostonpobble - It was a dead ass slow week. Ha. And yeah, a big wow on Gibson and a quick - holy shit he can't really be that crazy (?) is what followed for me. I thought the previews for 'ISland' were scarier than the movie and it was a little bloated but still pretty decent. Happy Friday Pobble.

  13. Yes, I like Band of Horses. They're pretty mellow, but they have some amazing songs. You should give them a listen. My favorite songs (in order, even though you didn't ask) include: The Great Salt Lake, St Augustine, Laredo, The Funeral, Is There A Ghost, and Compliments. Look them up on YouTube and that should give you a feel for their sound.

  14. Is Gibson's brain really unravelling or did he just fire his PR guy at the wrong time in his career? Maybe he's always been this much of a looney.

  15. Anonymous Says:
  16. Learn wisdom by the follies of others.............................................................

  17. Minnow - Thanks a lot on Band of Horses. I've heard about them a lot recently and they play Laredo on the station I listen to locally. Will have to check them out.

    Getoffmylawn - I think - think - that's he's always been something of a prick, however, it used to be buried a lot further down and now it's on the surface. That being said, I have no idea about his PR team or any changes so that could be a contributing factor too. Happy Belated Friday.

    #8$*$* - Thanks for stopping by. Happy Friday.

  18. Joanna Cake Says:
  19. Clint for President! I just love that guy!

    Ive not seen the Old Spice commercials - are they available in the UK?

    Like Minnow, I am appalled by the Mel Gibson tapes. I only heard the one. Poor man is seriously deranged and it's such a shame.

    Since my white skin does not respond well to sun, I am ensuring to all other areas well lubricated during a summer break with Ruf :)

  20. Anonymous Says:
  21. Make hay while the sun shines...................................................

  22. Cake - Great to see you around. And don't worry about the sun as long as you take care of the rest. Ha. Enjoy the time w/ Ruf. And yeah, Gibson is a certified nutjob. You should Google the Old SPice ads as I'm sure they are out there and they were funny. Happy Belated Friday.

    #*%*% - Agreed. Happy Belated Friday.


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