Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Mid Week Highlights, Movie Reviews, and a HST Link

Although we were unable to attend, from all the tweets, it sounds as if last night's mini-Tweetup at the Riverfront Tavern was a great success. We are looking forward to news of the next all-ages Tweetup that will be done on a larger scale next week.

Movie Madness...

We went to see District 9 last night which is a very intense movie, especially the second half. If you haven't seen it, it is much better than a lot of the other stuff that is out there this summer. Jackson labeled it the best movie of the summer.

I also saw Julie and Julia over the weekend which was surprisingly good considering the premise. Anyone who blogs can relate to Julie's passion to produce 365 posts in a year. Jackson and Fisher saw The Ugly Truth on Monday which was a little worrisome since it is a chick flick. Then I realized that they were only going to drool over Katherine Heigl so I guess it was OK. We are looking forward to seeing Inglourious Basterds which opens on Friday.

Other movies that we've seen in the last few weeks include Moon and Adoration at the Belcourt in Nashville. Both were excellent flics that you will have a hard time finding if you don't have an art house type theater or a 30 screen complex near you.

In Pred Nation...

John Glennon discusses David Legwand's Olympic prospects. Not sure how the two words appear in the same sentence. Leggy leads most career Pred offensive categories due to his longevity. It would be great if he had a breakout year and got the attention of Team USA but don't hold your breath.

Tom Calahan has an new post at his blog, Predators Prowl. Tom writes about a few of the remaining free agents and advises there will be another Tweetup next week.

Scott Burnside and Pierre Lebrun do the Day two at the Team USA camp video and written story at ESPN and focus part of the story on Ryan Suter, son of Bob Suter, gold medalist from the 1980 Miracle on Ice team.

From Kelly at Confessions of a Pred Fanatic comes a primer on who sucks and who to hate. Good stuff.

Keep voting for the all time Preds Team at On The Forecheck.

Paul McCann posted a few Tuesday Thoughts yesterday.

Matt at View from My Seats wraps up his three-part series on new media today with a discussion about blogs and gives the Predator bloggers a nice plug as filling the hole that the MSM used to provide. He always does a good job. Give parts one (social networking) and two (videos and podcasts) a read too if you missed them.

Around the NHL... had a feature on the best players over 35. There are no real surprises other than Slava Kozlov on the first team.

Puck Daddy writes of the immanent plea bargain of Patrick Kane. You really wonder who is shaking down who in the matter. A plea will cover up the facts forever. If Kane was completely innocent, the charges would have not made it past the Grand Jury. This doesn't pass the smell test in my book.

The Red Wings signed Todd Bertuzzi to a one year deal. This is probably a good fit for Bert and the team.

Chris Chelios spoke to the media at the Team USA camp and is still looking for a deal for this season. He wants to play in the NHL but claims there is interest in the KHL too.

Nick at Let There Be Light(house) follows up Monday's POTG podcast with info about zoning which is the next step in the ongoing process of gaining approval for the Lighthouse Project.

From the AZ Republic comes news that Ballsillie henchman Richard Rodier was trying to funnel information to the Goldwater Institute to hurt competing bids. Where have we seen that tactic used before? Not sure that it is new "news" but the NHL has restated its offer to take over the Coyotes. Here's more mud slinging from The Star.

In simi-Hunter S. Thompson fashion, the Battle of California writes of Minor League Hockey being Decadent and Depraved. For the real thing read HST's classic, The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved. It doesn't matter that it isn't Derby time, this is always a great read. If you aren't familiar with HST, here is a link to help your education process.

More Later...

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