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Quiet Vibrations in a Wahlberg Chevy

Mark Wahlberg recently bought a Chevy car dealership in Columbus, OH. He is currently scouting locations for a new Wahlburgers around Columbus. He’s also expressed genuine interest in possibly buying and/or participating in the purchase of the Columbus Crew soccer club.

That’s what you call good news on all fronts.

While updates concerning the Crew and a new Wahlburgers location in Ohio’s capital city are in the TBD phase, Mr. Wahlberg recently gave people an impressive first impression of how well-equipped Marky Mark will be at selling cars.

Can’t wait for that first Mark Wahlberg Chevy TV commercial. It should be an action-packed blockbuster of a local TV spot.

Welcome to Columbus, Mark Wahlberg.

Raising a Cane

What’s the one item that can turn any guy into a distinguished gentleman?

Hint: Johnnie Walker never leaves home without one.

Who needs Steve Urkel’s transformation chamber when there are canes in the world.

Speaking of a sophisticated cane Caine…

Whether it’s buying a cane or hearing a funny story from famed actor Michael Caine, either one (or both) will prepare you for this weekend. And while we can’t be Michael Caine with a cane (that just happened), we can get relatively close to that unstoppable style.

Almost as close as the name Michael Caine and a certain phrase that sounds remarkably close to its pronunciation.

Cleveland’s Celebrity Curveball

The Cleveland Indians or the Chicago Cubs?

I was born and raised in Columbus, OH. I am a fan of many teams from my home state, around the country and all around the world for various sports for various reasons. I have written about the Indians and the Cubs qualifying for the World Series through a pop-culture/movie lens throughout the past few days and the fact that rises above all this jubilant chaos occurring in Major League Baseball is that we’re currently living in a Bizarro World. The Cubs are in the World Series for the first time in seven decades and the Indians could potentially win their second professional sports championship in the same calendar year, leading to a city-wide identity crisis.

What is happening right now?

The one thing I do know is that I will be cheering for…

Tom Hanks may have said it best last night.

Go Cleveland Indians!

If Tom Hanks is not shown on national television sitting at a World Series game in Progressive Field (definitely a catchier name) with a typewriter, while wearing an Indians hat and jersey or t-shirt, then we’ve officially entered a new dimension of the Bizarro World. Indians organization: The “Wild Thing”/Charlie Sheen and Tom Hanks are handing you pop-culture TV gold on a platter…take it and show it to everyone!

Otherwise, that’s what those in the baseball biz call a strikeout K – (open parenthesis, SIT DOWN…backspace, backspace, backspace, Shift 8, ”’, close parenthesis).

Happy Monday!

It’s a case we prefer not to carry.

Mondays are tough, with no easy way of transitioning from the relaxing nature of the weekend to the early start of the busy workweek. If we could simply wave goodbye to Monday, that would be ideal, wouldn’t it?

Seems easy enough.

Except, just when you think the case of the Mondays is gone and everything is better, this unrelenting force of surprising necessity reappears next to the piano player in your rec room.

Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling, continuing their unconventional (yet highly-entertaining and effective) promotion for The Nice Guys, sat down for an interview with Stephen Colbert on the Late Show on CBS. Their segment demonstrated that sometimes we need the things we push away the hardest. Without Monday, there would be no “Happy Monday!” courtesy of Jimmy’s Daily Planet to make the jump back to work more fun, inspiring and, above all else, a little easier.

Monday, please come back around (but only on the once-a-week schedule).

Have a Very Nice, Happy Monday!

P.S. The Nice Guys arrives in theaters this Friday, May 20th.