Andy McCarthy is right….
…the Saints did play like champions. And it was a pretty damn good game right up until the end. After that interception, though, you could tell the Colts were rattled. Peyton Manning especially. That was the nail in the coffin right there, except it was the Colts and they’ve pulled back from worse brinks before.
I enjoyed the game. I don’t watch much in the way of sports, but I do love a good football game. On that note – anyone here read any good sports-bloggers?
For a slightly more dystopian take, read this. Given the state of affairs we’re in over the growing and consumption of certain illicit plants this is not so far-fetched. And if it is far-fetched, then so is the war on drugs. So is the light-bulb ban.
My favorite ad – probably the stuff from Doritos. I laughed the hardest when that kid slapped the guy for taking his chip.
And I’m pretty excited about the new Ridley Scott Robin Hood movie, which I hadn’t heard anything about until last night. I was a big fan of Gladiator and I’ve always been big on Robin Hood stories. I remember seeing Kevin Costner’s version when I was ten, in a movie theater in Florida. The audience cheered after Morgan Freeman’s speech. Yes, those were simpler times. I still have a soft-spot for that movie, warts and all. I mean, who cares about the accent? If anything, Costner’s performance led directly to some really good lines in Robin Hood: Men in Tights.
You can have an open-thread here if y’all would like….
P.S. – I’m with Sonny Bunch (in the comments) on this one – to some degree. I think the ad was a parody of enviro-extremism, but I also think it didn’t take seriously the question of the security state. In other words, while it parodied the green movement, it laughed off the very real threat of the creeping security state, which can use green policies as easily as it can use marijuana or terrorism to grow and further intrude upon our privacy.