Dikembe Mutombo

While on Facebook a few days ago, one of the guys in my fantasy basketball league sent me a link to an online 8-bit style video game.

This free game contains a few of my favorite things, that’s why I’m sharing with you, my half dozen loyal readers.

No. 1, the actual voice and likeness of NBA shot blocking legend Dikembe Mutombo.

No. 2, A talking bear named Science.

No. 3, the Mayan Apocalypse.

No. 4, one though three are good enough.

If for those reasons that I wholeheartedly endorse “Dikembe Mutombo’s 4 1/2 Weeks to Save the World.”

Warning: Please don’t try this at work if you have things to do. I played it at home last night when I had 45 minutes. It also takes between 30 minutes and half an hour to play.

If you play let me know what your favorite Mutombo quote is in the comments.     

Only three shows of “The Odd Couple” left

In case you haven’t noticed there are only three shows left the 2nd ACT Community Theater production of “The Odd Couple.”

We opened last night and the Thursday crowd seemed to enjoy it.

I hate to be a shameless self-promoter but that’s the case today.

A very talented cast acts with in this production.

If you want tickets for tonight (Friday) you better hurry, there might be a pair left.

Stop by the Arts Center in Jamestown or call 251-2496 to reserve tickets.

Tonight and Saturday night will feature a dinner theater starting at 6 p.m. with the show at 7. Saturday will have a matinee at 2 p.m. without food, so eat some lunch before you come.

And it’s “The Odd Couple” so it’s pretty much a classic.

Come down and see why tonight’s show is nearly a sellout.

Goodman’s ‘City of New Orleans’

Wait, what?

That’s right Arlo Guthrie did not write the “City of New Orleans,” in fact it was Steve Goodman.

Goodman a two-time Grammy from the Windy City was a mentor for John Prine, who I know at least one potential reader greatly enjoys.

He also got himself through college by singing advertising jingles.

Pretty cool story for a guy from Morton Groove, Ill.

Enjoy the tunage and let me know if you think it holds a candle to Arlo.

(This kind of goes along with one of my last posts, about a dude who really likes trains)

‘Minnesota Nice’

I stumbled upon this documentary about Joel and Ethan Coen’s 1996 film “Fargo” and while back.

It’s a good view, but a bit long at 28 minutes.

Fans of the Coen brothers however will enjoy this behind the scenes look at how the two team up with the entire crew when making a film.

The documentary also mentions how some actors were cast in part because of their Midwest “accents.”



I’m back — here’s ‘Cloud Atlas’

I’ve taken a break recently because I’ve been so bogged down with other things, but as I wait for a call back I figured I’d give the blog a whirl again.

I caught this extended trailer for “Cloud Atlas” on kottke.org a few days ago and it’s too good for me not to share.

The movie appears to be a big undertaking for the Wachowskis (directors of Matrix trilogy) and Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run).

The three movie makers are undertaking the task of taking David Mitchell’s novel to the screen and the complex plot his award-winning novel has.

Looks good but I might need to watch it a few times to fully get it.