On today’s show, Pat and the guys welcome in 2X State Champion, 2X NCAA Champion, member of the 2008 Olympic wrestling team, former ONE and Bellator Welterweight Champion, and one of the hottest names currently in the UFC coming off a victory at UFC 235, “Funky” Ben Askren, joins the show for an incredible conversation. They cover why the UFC/Dana White ducked him for so long and why Dana still hates him, what he wants to do with the rest of his career in the UFC, what it was like fighting in Asia for a large part of his career, some of his hobbies outside of the Octagon, his thoughts on Conor McGregor, and what some of the defining moments of his career have been (2:01-45:07). The guys also have some HUGE Tim Tebow news, chat about kids today and the issues with a participation trophy society, discuss winter weather sports, where Antonio Brown’s landing spot will be as the Steelers say he should be traded by Friday, what the deal with the anti-vaccine crowd is and where it all started, what the deal with Jim Carrey is right now, and Pat chats about his upcoming plans for Orlando including going to the Avatar theme park down there. It’s a good one. Come and laugh with us, cheers.
Sonic the Hedgehog is back and my mind was just thrown back to a basement in 2002 playing SEGA.
‘From the Producer of The Fast And Furious’ and that’s all I needed to see. First, yeah, I was playing SEGA in 2002, sue me, but this is an incredible start to this movie. If Fast and Furious is behind this then I can’t even imagine what type of high speed chases were gonna get from this movie. Surprisingly, I love the cast they rolled with. Ben Schwartz is going to be a perfect Sonic. Dude was wired up on every episode of Parks and Rec so I think he’ll be able to rock the speed talking Sonic.
This crazy son of a bitch to go with Jim Carrey, James Marsden, and Neal McDonough? Yeah, sign me up right now. This is exactly what Sonic needed because this movie is going to lead to a Spyro like revival and Sonic getting another video game gig. Actually, as I write this, I bet a Spyro movie is in the works too but the smart people know to wait and see if Sonic does well. The Sonic story is stored so far back in my brain that I can’t even imagine how incredible the CGI will make this movie. I mean, if the producer of Fast and Furious is on board then I’m taking the over of Sonic going 200 mph in every single scene. If he isn’t, then he’ll be talking at that speed. If not, then I will be incredibly disappointed in the writing of Sonic the Hedgehog.
No matter what, I’m all in for Jim Carrey. Him as Dr. Ivo is going to be incredible. There are a lot of things Jim Carrey can do, and this role feels like destiny. Producer of Fast and Furious and Jim Carrey as Dr. Ivo Robotnik sets this movie up as one of the premier films for the Oscars. Best Picture nom’s, Best Supporting Actor nom’s, who knows what planet this movie will land on.
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This is going to be WILD. By now, pretty much everyone has heard about the creative process or seen the Netflix film Jim & Andy, which chronicles Jim Carrey’s descent into becoming Andy Kaufman. I’ve never considered Jim Carrey a method actor; making a bunch of goofy ass faces and acting like an ass clown for almost the entirety of the first half of his career doesn’t qualify as method acting in my opinion, but I’m not a thespian. (That doesn’t mean I don’t love damn near every movie he starred in in the early to late 90’s)
Let me be the first to say that I love Jim Carrey’s interpretation of The Grinch. Absolutely love it. I consider myself a rather uuuuge movie guy, but I’d never heard a lick of any of this stuff regarding the hellish filming process the entire cast and crew went through at the hands of Jim Carrey. The method acting excuse is a load of bullshit in my opinion. I understand embodying a character and living in their shoes. Daniel Day-Lewis and Christian Bale stay in character throughout the filming process which makes sense if you’re playing someone like Abraham Lincoln or Dick Cheney. It makes absolutely no fucking sense for someone playing The Grinch. You know why? Because a big green monster who eats trash and terrorizes people who live inside a snowflake is an absolutely fucking bonkers concept.
Don’t tell Jim Carrey that though. Biting Who’s noses off, being a general menace to everyone involved in the filmmaking process, possibly banging the Mayor of Whoville’s wife, scaring the shit out of people, you name it, he did it. Carrey states, “It wasn’t me.. I wasn’t making choices based on what Jim does.. he [The Grinch] felt it was necessary to stay in character. At some point.. he tapped me on the shoulder and said, I’ll be doing my movie.”
Those are the words of a complete and utter fucking lunatic. But god damn if it isn’t going to be some great content. I’m calling in right now, The Mayor of Whoville is our first CAN’T MISS/MUST WATCH of the holiday season. If anyone else has any thoughts on this, I want to hear them.
PS: I find it absolutely hilarious that they’re releasing this on the heels of the new animated Grinch movie. Maybe they’re just trying to build on the cultural zeitgeist The Grinch is finding himself in.. that or they’re cucking the shit out of that and trying to steal it’s thunder with this news. Either way, I can’t wait to watch this.