Sunday, February 27, 2011

Skip's Oscar Picks!

Look, I know it's the 11th Hour, but I've only just finished watching the last of the films nominated for this year's Academy Award for Best Picture.  I thought it only right that I hold off on giving my uninformed and expert opinion until I'd seen them all.

Well, now that I have I'm going to share with you who I think will take home the Oscar gold.

What? You think I want to write this any more than you want to read it? I'm just doing this in a desperate attempt to write off $70 in movie tickets for next year's tax returns.

By the Numbers - Oscar Best Picture Nominees

Since I've just seen all ten films nominated for the year's Best Picture at the Academy Awards, I figured I'd run down some numbers for you.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Remembering - Oz

It was one of televisions finest hours, served as the launching pad for dozens of careers and most importantly it made sociopaths fun.

Of course we're talking about Oz, which aired it's final episode eight years ago today.

So today we chose not to mourn the loss of a great show, but rather to celebrate it's numerous accomplishments.

Five Things I Learned From a Marathon Viewing of Oscar Nominated Films

On Saturday I took a trip to White Marsh to experience AMC's Best Picture Showcase. Basically it's all ten films nominated for Best Picture shown on the two Saturday's before the Oscars.

I was in that theater for 11 1/2 hours. I learned quite a few things, about life, about myself. I also learned that hitting the concession stand at 7:45 pm on a Saturday night is a fools errand.

But I learned quite a few things from the movies themselves:

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Oscar™ "Predictions" 2011

It's that time again; the Oscars are this Sunday.  Every year the Kodak Theatre is packed full of phony industry types and status seekers.  It's all about the size of the name.  Most will only get a smattering of applause, but one lucky soul will reap the loudest and longest applause of the night.

You guess it; we're talking about the annual Montage of the Dead and which dead celebrity earns the coveted closing spot.

And in an equally annual event, we here at Fish & Spaghetti are offering up our complimentary handicapping of the Montage of the Dead.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Friday Face-Off - Ryan O'Reily vs Vern Schillinger

They were two of the most memorable and brutal characters from the awesome show Oz. They were also two of the few original characters to make it all the way to the show's final season.

And thanks to some crafty casting they're both pitchmen for rival insurance companies.  Naturally we thought it these two were perfect for the first Friday Face-Off of the year.

Who's better Ryan O'Reily or Vern Schillinger?

I know, I know; you've missed the Friday Face-Off.  But don't worry baby, it's back and it'll be just like old times again.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Sporadic, Erratic #11

Since I've moved to my swinging new bachelor pad I no longer need to catch the Nutty #19, but I'll always cherish our times together.

My new bus of choice is the #11 and for the most part it's perfect.  The stop is down the block from the crib and it drops me off very close to work.  It's as close to a perfect route as I've ever experienced.

That said, even perfection can be erratic at times.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Skip's Grammy Picks!

It's that time of year again when The Powers That Be decide to load February full of pop culture events in an attempt to take the spotlight away from Black History Month. The Super Bowl. The Academy Awards. The Napa Valley Mustard Festival.

But this Sunday we're all supposed to be distracted by the Grammys, so we at Fish & Spaghetti decided it'd only be right if we gave our picks.  I called heads.

And lost.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Skip Serpico's Concert Adventures - Robyn @ Ram's Head Live 2/1/11

I can't really explain why I chose to make Swedish singer Robyn my first concert of the year. I hadn't heard any of her critically acclaimed recent stuff. I'm not really a big fan of pop music.

But one of my cousins had been raving about her for the past few months. On various forms of social media he made posts proclaiming how deserving she was of a larger audience and how people should give her a shot.

So I saw she was coming to Ram's Head Live and decided to do just that.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Monday Munchies - Little Pepi's Pizzelle

Here's a dirty little secret; I don't know how to shop.

It's true, ask Jay1. I shop like I'm high.  I only buy things that will taste good once I cross the threshold into my swinging bachelor pad.  Needs to be prepared? There's no room in my basket for you and your ilk. Healthy or nutritional? No sir, I don't like it.

And it's because of my pothead shopping habits that I discovered Little Pepi's Pizzelle.


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