The first was the ballgirl who makes an amazing catch in foul territory. Not only is it not real, if it were the ballgirl would be in trouble for interfering in the play. The video was part of a Gatorade ad that ran during the 2008 MLB All Star Game.
The second was of a man being struck by lightning. Twice. Caught on a security camera we see the poor sap get struck, fall down, get back up, start to move on, and get struck again. What we don’t see is the video being blotted out by the flash, as it would be, and we don’t see the lightning reflecting of the surrounding trees and such.
In 2007, the movie ‘Look‘ was released. It’s a low budget film using the “found footage” technique. However, there’s a twist to director Adam Rifkin’s use of found footage. He uses the images all captured on security cameras. It’s done really well and I enjoyed the movie, but (you knew there would a but) all the security cameras are equipped with microphones, so all the dialog is audible. It was a difficult hurdle for me to get over.
A chewing gum company (Beldent) finds gum chewers to be more approachable and friendly? Well, no shit.
Of course, I mean the World Cup. I’m not a soccer fan, but my son is, so I saw more than my share of possibly the most boring sport in the world. But that’s just my opinion, I could be wrong.
Tommy Ramone (Tommy Erdelyi) died on July 11th putting all of the original members of the seminal punk rock band Ramones into the “they are all gone” category. It’s hard to believe they are all gone and, yet, Keith Richards lives on. Must have been the glue sniffing.
I’ve been seeing a lot of my Facebook friends expressing disgust at Kendall Jones for posting pictures of her smiling self and her big game kills on social media. My position is that although this may be distasteful to the sensibilities of some, Ms Jones is hunting these animals legally. She is not a poacher and she pays handsomely for the permits allowing her to hunt lions and leopards and other endangered species.
Second ad break bumpers: ‘In Between Days‘ by The Cure & ‘Invaders of the Heart‘ by Cheap Trick
Closing song: ‘Angler’s Treble Hook’ by $5 Fiddle