My Thoughts on the Veepstakes Confession: the term “Veepstakes” makes me cringe. But, alas, I use it nevertheless to describe the Romney campaign’s vetting of potential running mates for Mitt Romney in 2012; the media and punditry’s coverage of the process filled with analysis and predictions; and ultimately Mitt Romney’s decision about who should be the Republican nominee for Vice-President of the United States, one heartbeat away from being leader of the free world.
The cast for Lee Daniels’s The Butler, slated to begin production at the end of July (aka now) is astounding: John Cusack as Richard Nixon; Robin Williams as Dwight Eisenhower; James Marsden as JFK; Alan Rickman as Ronald Reagan; Liev Schreiber as Lyndon B. Johnson; Jane Fonda as Nancy Reagan; Jesse Williams as Rev. James Larson; Melissa Leo as Mamie Eisenhower; Minka Kelly as Jackie O and the list goes on and on… including Oprah Winfrey, Nicole Kidman, Alex Pettyfer, Cuba … →
Participating in my legal fellowship in Arizona this week, the tape delayed coverage of the 2012 London Olympic games is even more of a delay here than it is on the east coast and in middle America in the central time zone. Busy with travel and registration on Saturday, I got a text from Clayton asking me if I’d seen the #nbcfail complaints and protests on Twitter. I quickly checked it out, chuckled to myself, and defended NBC to Clayton. … →
Today, we at The Wise Guise are introducing a new blog contributor. We will allow him to introduce himself… Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Brett Good, and I’m very excited to join The Wise Guise. Joseph brought me on board because I was A) free and B) the best in the business at covering all things college football. One out of two of those is true. I follow University of Texas Football religiously. Am I a little … →
[Editor's Note: The following conversation began by when Colin sent an e-mail to Clayton and Joseph entitled, "Olympics or NOLympics, that is the question" - this conversation followed, unedited for your reading pleasure. If our blog did podcasts, this would have been a podcast. We hope you enjoy... and perform your civic duty by voting in the poll at the bottom.]
First, there was a little diddy that was floating around the internet featuring the late, great Mr. Rogers. It was called, “Garden of Your Mind.” I didn’t watch it for awhile, because I just assumed it was another random YouTube video I’d get to eventually if it was in fact quality.
This year, I decided to begin a new personal tradition – watch Tin Cup every year over U.S. Open weekend. I figured that since The Masters is a tradition unlike any other, I might as well create a new tradition for my second-favorite golf major of the year and our very own national championship. And that new tradition involves all things that are good – a true underdog story about the U.S. Open starring Kevin Costner, Rene Russo, Cheech Marin, … →
Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for The Dark Knight Rises. Even though we do not talk at length or detail about many of the plot twists and turns, we do discuss the ultimate conclusion of the story. If you want to read thoughts from us BEFORE we saw the movie, you’ll want to go here. We just haven’t known what to write yet. To some extent, we still don’t. We both absolutely loved the movie. Although we weren’t together at … →
I can’t sleep, guys. It’s 4:00 in the morning, and somewhere Jef Holm is a future-daddy to TeenMomChildRicki. First of all, I want to say that these recaps are not about being right. They are, as you would suspect, also about finding true love. Which is why I’ll still leave my phone number at the end of this one—and I’ll consider leaving my address. Now, there won’t be tons of highlights from this episode, as I was too devastated to … →
Welcome to the first ever Wise Guise Round Table! First things first, we’ve listed all the major categories Entertainment Weekly felt were worth mentioning below, along with Clayton and mine’s votes if we were respected enough to get one. So if you’re not as nerdy as some of us are, check out what TV shows, movies, and mini-series were nominated… and which one’s were not! Then, below the list of nominees, is a discussion of sorts amongst many friends of The … →