Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Should I be this hungover on a Wednesday?

Regardless of the answer, part of my binge drinking last night revolved around the best opening scenes to movies ever, and since we all know I have an unhealthy love of the YouTubes, I thought I'd put up my Top 2...well, they're the Top 2 I came up with after copious amounts of Miller Lite...but I think you'll enjoy. And a comedy rhombus is welcome in the comments.

Numero a large margin:


Number 2 was the beginning of New Jack City, but I'm too fucking hungover...oh wait, I did find me some Nino Brown:


TJ said...

Jim Bowden, worst GM in baseball:

Cristian Guzman, the Washington Nationals lone 2008 All-Star, has been handed a two-year contract extension worth $16 million.

mayhugh said...


I'd throw in the first 5 minutes or so of "Heat" to that discussion.

Then, of course, there's this:

rob said...

heat has the best gunfight scene in modern movie history, but i'll nominate the first 20 minutes of saving private ryan in the action/adventure category.

KQ said...

I gotta go with Goodfellas, with extra points for best opening line ever:

In other news...Whitney, you didn't tell me you were going to Providence:
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (July 22) - State police say they arrested a man early Tuesday whose blood alcohol level was 0.491 percent — the highest ever recorded in Rhode Island for someone who wasn't dead.
Stanley Kobierowski was taken to a hospital, put in the detoxification unit and sedated, said Maj. Steven O'Donnell. He was arraigned Tuesday on charges of driving while intoxicated and resisting arrest, and he was released after promising to appear Friday at a court hearing.

The person's lucky they survived," O'Donnell said. "There's no doubt he would have gotten killed or killed someone if he had continued on the route he was taking."

A phone listing for Kobierowski could not be found, and he did not have a lawyer in court Tuesday.
Kobierowski, 34, of North Providence, was arrested after he drove into a highway message board on Interstate 95 in Providence, O'Donnell said.

After police arrived, Kobierowski had trouble getting out of the car, then grabbed it and refused to move, forcing troopers to carry him to the breakdown lane before taking him back to their barracks, O'Donnell said.
A breath test showed blood alcohol readings of 0.489 percent, followed by 0.491, O'Donnell said, the highest readings state officials could remember for someone who didn't end up dead.

The legal limit in Rhode Island is 0.08. A level of 0.30 is classified as stupor, 0.4 is comatose and 0.5 is considered fatal, according to the health department.

Dennis said...

That's not nearly as bad as trading your best reliever (maybe your best overall pitcher and still signed through 2010, I'm pretty sure) for a half prospect who projects to be a major-league reserve at best.

I mean couple that with his previous signings/trades, alleged shadiness in the Dominican and his documented history of sauce battles and I just don't understand how he still has a frickin job?

I'm beside myself.

Dennis said...

I'm speaking of Jim Bowden of course...I'm guessing Mr. Kobierowski has his own professional issues that I'm not prepared to discuss at this time.

Rich said...

I think the first few minutes of raiders of the lost ark are worth consideration.

TJ said...

Keyser Soze's lawyer, Kobayashi?

rob said...

not only was rauch signed through 2010, he was signed at a bargain basement price - his '10 option was for less than $3m. bowden's an embarrassment.

rob said...

this josh childress to greece thing is intriguing. if i'm david stern (and i'm not, in case it had crossed your mind), i'm trying to decide if this trendlet bodes extremely well for the nba's globalization plans or very poorly in terms of dilution of the domestic product.