Thursday, April 29, 2010

Jordan Pruitt at The Grove ... and a brief appearance by Miley Cyrus

Yesterday at The Grove, it was a special day for the Make a Wish Foundation.

A special concert was held, with performances by Mark Sallas, Jordan Pruitt, and Miley Cyrus.

The show began with Sallas, followed by Jordan Pruitt -- an outstanding talent:

Sallas and Pruitt each did 5-6 songs of their own.  The head of the Make a Wish foundation then came out to talk about their work, and then, after much anticipation by the overflowing crowd, Miley Cyrus made an appearance.

She sang "The Climb". Then, in a move that took the assembled crowd by surprise ... she said "thank you" and walked off the stage.

After just one song.  Most people looked on in disbelief.  Just one song???

Here's a clip of her ever so brief appearance:

Saturday, April 24, 2010

What choo talkin' 'bout, Willis?

Actor -- and now author -- Todd "Willis" Bridges, today at the LA Times Festival of Books at UCLA.

Arnold -- aka Gary Coleman -- was nowhere to be found.

As Todd said when asked about him, "Gary don't like nobody."

But he did have kind words for his TV dad on Diff'rent Strokes, Conrad Bain.

"We talk almost every other day.  He's like a father to me," said Bridges.

As for working on the show, he said for him, and all the rest of the cast (except Coleman), it was a great experience.

And yes, he says it's OK to call him Willis.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Just Plain Brilliant. And Tasty.

When I first heard of Kentucky Fried Chicken's plan to sell this new sandwich they call the "Double Down", all I could think was "They stole my idea!"

Two fried chicken filets, bacon, and cheese.  That's the "Double Down".

And that's good eatin'.  No matter what it technically is or is not.

We don't need no stinking buns!

But it's not really a chicken sandwich.  In reality, it's more like a bacon and cheese sandwich, in which fried chicken takes the place of traditional bread-type buns.

Freakin' brilliant.  That's what it is.

Only thing that could have made this better is gravy.

That said, I foresee a seismic shift in the food industry as a result.

Next thing you know, one by one, we'll start seeing burger chains throwing away the buns, and replacing them with fried chicken filets.

Now, your Guacamole Bacon Cheeseburger from Carl's Jr. will include all that good stuff in the middle, AND, it will come wrapped in fried chicken.

The day they unveil that thing, man, I'm camping out overnight to get the first one.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Batman and Paul Revere & The Raiders: Classic TV

As far as I'm concerned, TV just doesn't get any better than this.

The brilliantly absurd 1960s Batman series, combined with a band that was brilliantly absurd in their own right -- Paul Revere & The Raiders.

As soon as NBC starts airing programs like this, I'll start watching them again.

(Photo courtesy: Stumptown Blogger)