The year? 2014. The place? The Bischer Estate in picturesque Kenmore, NY. The event? I just finished the Lego Star Wars video game on XBox 360. The consequence? My fiancée is shooting daggers at me with her eyes and may or may not be brandishing a knife. Time for a change in plan? Yes. Welcome to the XLVIII edition of my annual Super Bowl running diary.
We start, as always, with this year’s official Super Bowl logo. The generification (I’m maintaining that’s a word) of the logo several years back has my nostalgic side yearning for the colorful, in-your-face logos of Super Bowls past. Woe.
I am an old man and can’t stay up past midnight anymore writing; whether that be Lost recaps, diatribes on the lack of monkeys in government, or the annual Super Bowl diary. Rest assured, I will have it up here at some point tomorrow. In the meantime, gather ’round your water coolers and talk about the lack of any standout commercials and the refreshing vanishing act Ray Lewis pulled in the 2nd half. Until tomorrow…
Welcome back, one and all, to the annual tradition that’s going to be heavy on Tweets, bullet points and my patented shorthand and light on insightful commentary, witty repartee and actual football analysis. Expect lots of links to YouTube videos as well. Let’s get started!
Again, who made the decision to go with these “every year a generic p.o.s.” logos? Like many of football’s current ills, let’s blame commissioner Roger Goodell.
It’s the annual tradition that’s not so annual: The Wayward Cynic’s Running Diary of the Academy Awards! I’ll get right to the action as we join our telecast on the red carpet.
8:22pm: Sacha Baron Cohen shows up as the dictator from his new, similarly-named movie and spreads Kim Jong Il’s ashes on the carpet before promptly being detained and escorted off the premises by security.
8:30pm: We’re underway as Billy Crystal and his synthetic face run through a musical number recounting the year’s most notable film hits.
8:31pm: I’m bored and just turned the channel to “Worst Cooks in America.” Some guy just dropped his pizza on the ground! Oh no!
Thanks to all for joining me for another fun-filled year of recapping the Oscars; see you next year and hooray for Hollywood!
Welcome to The Wayward Cynic’s annual running diary of the great American pasttime’s holiest of holy days: Super Bowl Sunday the 46th! I will cover the game, the commercials, the chips, the dips and the beers, all from the comfort of the Internet.
I miss the old, every-year-a-new-logo format these new logos woefully lack. Woe.
Welcome to The Wayward Cynic’s annual running diary of America’s favorite pasttime: eating mass quantities of dip. Also, I’ll talk about some football as the valiant Packers take on the morally questionable Steelers in Super bowl XLV!
The always-imaginative Super Bowl logo is excited about something
This should do it for a while. The DVD set of Lost’s final season is out today and, barring some amazing discovery within the set’s bonus features, we’ve nothing more to talk about in the context of The Wayward Cynic.
Who am I kidding; I’m gonna go back and re-watch the whole series and do a new round of recaps at some point. Yeehaw!
To tide you over, I’ve put the final updates in for the lingering questions here.
Also, if you haven’t already, catch up on my recap for the final bit of Lost lore from the DVD set: “The New Man in Charge.”
Lastly, “Lost University” appears to be ABC’s last attempt at capitalizing on the show’s popularity. I haven’t done much other than log in but I’ll keep you posted if anything astounding crops up. Doubtful.
I’ll go with our favorite greeting to finish this off: namaste.
UPDATE: Here’s something notable from the commentary on “Across the Sea:” the Chamber of Light was “corked” AFTER Jacob threw the Man in Black down there. So, if that’s the case, why wasn’t the Island falling apart and crashing into the sea if the hole was uncorked? Something to do with the water? This needs more thought.
Our final batch of “answers” arrives in the form of a 12-minute short entitled, “The New Man in Charge.” You’ll find the short on the DVD box set of Lost’s sixth season, or via handy Internet leak below (don’t tell anyone).