First off, if you don’t watch Modern Family you are really, really missing out. You’re missing out because you’re missing out on one of the best shows on TV, but the biggest reason you’re missing out is because you’re missing out on one of the funniest characters I’ve seen on TV in a really long time: Phil Dunphy, the goofy, awkward, ghetto, hilarious father of the really hot daughter from the Olive Garden commercial and husband of the hot wife from Happy Gilmore. He’s played to an absolute “t” by Ty Burrell, and just saying that really doesn’t do how good he is any justice. You just have to watch it.
While not exactly an example of Mr. Burrell’s acting range, the following video is one of the funnier things I’ve seen in a long, long time, as this Funny or Die video features Burrell as the hired “Rant Writer” for public sports figures (actual quote from video: “‘They are who we thought they are’ came to me in a dream.”). It has many a curse word, but if you have time to watch it, Modern Family fan or not, it is well worth it; you’re welcome and enjoy:
In choosing to depict Mike Tyson‘s life in a documentary, the director has chosen a subject born with the God-given ability to make every word that comes out of his mouth incredibly entertaining (due either to the content of those words, or, um, his cadence in speaking them). Couple 90-minutes of Tyson highlights/commentary with the fact that it garnered a standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival last year, and we have a movie that sits near the top of my to-see list for this year (but that, like the others on my list, I will almost definitely be too lazy to go see in the end).
The documentary, ironically-titled “Tyson,” (I made that irony thing up; but if it actually is ironic, give me props on that one) opens nationwide on April 24th, my birthday, clearly indicating my future in professional boxing. Also clear is the fact that I need to get some sleep, so, after all that writing, please just watch the damn trailer…it’s bomb:
NOTE: Just kinda click on the video to make it play; and then definitely watch it full screen (click bottom-right)