Kicking off Month #2  

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1/31/2006 9:35 pm

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Kicking off Month #2

It's February, and you know what that means. A bunch of people mispronouncing the month and worshipping a near-sighted rodent. But as we close the book on the first month of 2006, let's look ahead at the four weeks to come.

Oscar Month on Turner Classic Movies: Now that the Oscar nominations have been announced (Go "Crash"), the one respectable Turner network begins its annual tradition of fine cinema. All month long, under a certain category each day, they will play different movies that have all been nominated or awarded by the Academy. Only the best movies ever made will be played this month. In an age of shameful remakes ("When a Stranger Calls" WHY?) and Straight-to-DVD Disney sequels (We need Bambi II about as much as we needed Rambo II, it's very refreshing to look at some actual films.

Groundhog Day: Not the actual day, but the Bill Murray movie. Great film, a romantic comedy that's *gasp* romantic and funny. Maybe they'll think of it the next time they offer Kate Hudson a role in "How to Make an Audience Wretch in 10 Minutes."

SURVIVOR: EXILE ISLAND: Giggety-giggety GOO. Aside from Bill Murray, on Thursday I get to ring in the new Survivor season. And after reading the cast bios, this looks to be a vast improvement over the past few seasons. Biggest reason: NO MODELS! Only one cast member lists any modeling experience (as opposed to the average of 12 per the last three seasons), and he admits to doing it to pay the bills while he gets the returns on his novels. Add to that the new format with 4 tribes, and the gender/age war, I think we got a winning combination.

Super Bowl: My Eagles aren't in it, but the Steelers are, so break out the Terrible Towels and let's send Jerome Bettis off with a bang.

Olympics: The only time I'll volunarily watch figure skating with no gaurantee of sex afterward. Plus, I can balance it out with hockey. Working for the sports outlet that I do, this will be a very exciting time. Go Bob Costas!

Valentine's: The bane of the single man. This is the day where the lonely are at their loneliest, and the coupled are made broke buying cutesy shit gifts in return for sex they were going to get anyway. This year may be my breaking point. When I was a virgin, my college buddies always joked about getting me a hooker, just so I could turn in the V-card. Well now, I may have to do just that. It's been almost 15 months since I've gotten some pussy, and there are some not-so-subtlely named "escort services" in the phone book. Never thought I'd be reduced to paying for it, but especially on V-Day, I may have to, for the sake of my sanity.

Baseball: Spring Training begins, and regular season tickets go on sale. I'm already planning trips to Fenway, Shea, and Citizens Bank Park.

That's all I can think of for the time being. If there's more, I'll add it. But for now, thank God January's over, and sorry it had to end with Coretta King dying and George Bush talking.

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