An early blog entry today as Remi has asked me to put the word out to you Persons Unknown fans – NBC has moved the show to 8:00 p.m., so if you’re tuning in tonight (or setting your PVR), take note!
Well, with both Italy and England eliminated from Wold Cup contention, my prospects of winning the office pool have greatly diminished. In a way, it’s a relief since I’m now free to root for whoever I like (Japan!) and, more importantly, against the teams I hate (Brazil and Germany!). Carl’s standing also took a hit with USA’s loss to Ghana, but he seems to have taken it well. This was him this morning –
“What do you mean?”he asked. “My team didn’t lose. They won!”
Indeed. That jersey, upon closer scrutiny –
A couple of weeks into the World Cup and you know what I’ve noticed? World Cup referees are, by far, the shittiest refs in all of sports. They make NBA officials seem downright competent in comparison. I’m not referring to occasional oversights or tiny mistakes. I’m talking MAJOR blown calls: phantom off-sides, disallowed goals, the awarding of game-changing red cards like high school science fair ribbons. And you know what else I’ve noticed? Soccer players are the biggest pussies in all of sport, dropping as if shot at the slightest provocation, writing on the ground, clutching their shins in the desperate hopes that their cry-baby performances will be rewarded with the bestowing of a yellow a card (and, sadly, they usually are). I mean, really. These delicate flowers could learn a thing or two from tougher, more macho athletes like, say, that female gymnast who competed in the Olympics with a sprained ankle or little leaguers who get ouchies sliding into second but still manage to play through the pain. Oh, and one final thing I couldn’t help but notice: soccer is only slightly less interesting than watching your wife try on new shoes.
On the SGU front, Director Peter DeLuise started shooting episode #11, Deliverance, in the darkened confines of Stage 5…
Today’s entry is dedicated to blog regular Das and her dearly departed tooth.
Becky writes: “Hey Joe … has anyone asked you if we will be seeing the folks who were left back on that paradise planet again?”
Answer: Boy, wouldn’t that be weird?
elliev writes: “Sorry, but that doesn’t make much sense, Joe. Earlier in the episode, we see all five communication stones in the case.”
Answer: That’s assuming there are no extra stones to provide for loss or damage to any of the originals.
SG7 writes: “And will we be seeing more of “Brody’s” Bar in season 2?”
Answer: We will.
Jovanna writes: “Ever tried a purple icecream that tasted like old Arrowroot biscuits?”
Answer: I’ve tried purple ice cream that tasted like ube (purple yam).
Kymm writes: “Joe – I meant to say that picture of you yesterday, where you were demonstrating the shirt tuck to Carl. You look like you are about 5 years old and are waiting for your Mom to finish talking so that you can tell her something.”
Answer: I burst out laughing at your description. Spot on.
Thornyrose writes: “So, is the Richmond Night Market a 7 day a week thing, or something seasonal?”
Answer: I believe it runs Thurs. – Sun., from mid-June to late August.
dasNdanger writes: “1. With Rob gone, will there be any additions/adjustments to Team Stargate? Like…will you get a bigger office, or anything?
2. Have you ever wanted/owned a big dog, or do you prefer the little ones?
3. What’s your least favorite chore around the house (that you actually do)?
4. You’re watching a movie at home and eating popcorn topped with fresh shredded cheese. What kind of cheese is it?
5. Any opinions on the ever-increasing negativity towards the use of salt in our diets?”
Answers: 1. Nope, no changes to the roster since most of season two has already been mapped out. Paul and I will continue as co-show runners alongside Brad. Carl, Remi, and Linda round out the room. Carl is still eyeing Rob’s vacant office however.
2. I prefer the smaller dogs because it means I can fit more into a car for those long summer road trips.
3. Anything involving a screwdriver. I did fix the front fence yesterday!
4. A most unlikely scenario. Popcorn tops my Three Things I Won’t Eat list alongside candied fruit and Shepherd’s Pie.
5. Nope. I rarely add salt to anything so I’m ambivalent on the controversy.