Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Here at DeLorenzo's Dugout, we experienced today's earthquake first as a shaking of my desk while I was working on my laptop. At first I thought it was our cat bumping up against the deskleg, but I couldn't see him anywhere (a 20 pound cat is hard to miss). Then I heard my bobble-head dolls on the wall-length bookcases shaking. I got up and walked over to the bookcases and saw them moving towards me, so I grabbed on to them to make sure they didn't fall over (a full room of books falling on you isn't something I need right now). After the shaking stopped, about 45 seconds later, I looked around to see what was going on, went over to the window in my home office, opened it, and saw some of my neighbors on their balconies looking at me. All of us thought a truck had hit the building or something like that, but we quickly realized that it wasn't anything like that. Naturally my first instinct was to call my wife at work across town on my cell phone -- we all know that don't work no more. I've been in LA & SF for small earthquakes in the past but this was truly scary. I am more freaked out than our cat! Hard to believe Philadelphia and this area would be hit with an earthquake like this. My sympathies to anyone injured or otherwise impacted by this. Now everyone is driving out of the city -- reminds me of what Center City was like in September 2001 -- hopefully this is truly an "isolated incident."
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Saturday, August 20, 2011
One of the most under-rated performers in movies today...From Gangs of New York to Walk Hard, John C. Reilly never fails to enterain me...Hoffa...Performing "Rehab" by Amy Winehouse as Dewey Cox...Cyrus to Cedar Rapids to Talladega Nights to Chicago to Boogie Nights to The Aviator to Magnolia to For Love of the Game (for Pete's sake, if they had just edited out the Kelly Preston stuff it would have been a great baseball movie)...He was nominated for the Academy Award for his performance in Chicago, he should have won it for Walk Hard...John C. Reilly edges out Vincent D'Onofrio and Val Kilmer for my first official DELORENZO'S DUGOUT PANTHEON listing...more to come...Check out another John C. Reilly video for a few laughs, too. By the way, he has an amazing singing voice.
Monday, August 1, 2011
I was excited by the Phillies acquisition of Hunter Pence last week, and had the pleasure of attending two exciting games at Citizens Bank Park last week (both Phillies wins, one over the Giants, the other over the Pirates). But all anyone wants to talk about is Nnamdi Asomugha joining the Eagles. Honest to God, I never heard of this guy before. One host on WIP over the weekend said he was the best player at his position in the history of the NFL. I honestly thought they were talking about the A.W.E.S.O.M-O robot (with Eric Cartman inside). Shows you how much I know! See you in the stands!