Tremendously exciting basketball being played in this year's NBA Finals so far and I have really enjoyed the games. I know I am not the only guy who insists on seeing sporting events live instead of on TIVO like nearly everything else I watch. Maybe it's because I'm afraid I'll see the score somewhere online or on another channel if I record the game and watch something else.
So that brings me to the commercials I now find myself sitting through. I've made a few notes.
1) Hey, movie company, don't waste your time buying commercials to advertise that Jumper is coming out on DVD. No one, repeat, no one plans to buy that movie to own, not even Hayden Christensen. In fact, based on reviews of his performance in that film, maybe especially not Hayden Christensen.
2) Speaking of movies I saw advertised last night, Hell Boy 2 = no, Love Guru = maybe, The Happening = maybe, Incredible Hulk = no, Don't Mess With the Zohan = hell, no. That one looks so bad I am surprised Hayden Christensen isn't in it.
3) I am a rabid fan of Apple computers but am sick to death of the Mac guy making fun of the PC guy. Dude, you are already dating Drew Barrymore in real life, You don't have to be a dick too.
4) So 24's President Palmer is alive and pitching All State auto insurance. He looks like a nice man (hey, I thought he died, no?) but I still find it hard to believe that "most accidents happen on Friday between 3 and 6 p.m." as he told me last night.
Is that possible? There are more car crashes in those three hours than in the other 165 per week combined? I find it possible that "more accidents happen on Friday between 3 and 6 p.m. than during any other three hour period" but that is as far as I'll go.
5) I love the NBA's playoff campaign this year, the There Can Be Only One commercials with a player from each team's face taking up half the screen while both are talking at the same time about competing, winning, or fear. They were directed by the husband/wife team that made the movie Little Miss Sunshine by-the-way. Saturday Night Live did a hilarious parody a couple of weeks ago using their Clinton and Obama impersonators.
6) Finally, to ABC, we don't care who The Mole is.