Starting Four (In Honor of The Big Lewandowski)

Early steak morning, so this will be brief. Sorry.

1. Hey, Did You Happen To See The Most Beautiful Girl In The World?

Well, People magazine thinks it did and thinks that it is Gwyneth Paltrow. Seriously. Comely? Yes. Pulchritudinous? We suppose. But you can bet this morning Sophia Vegara, Diana Kruger and Julianna Hough (among others) are phoning –or firing –their agents. Heck, Gwynnie has not even been asked to appear on “Splash!”.

2. Deutschlansd Uber Alles!

Spain has ruled soccer since 200¬†(Euro Cup winners that summer, World Cup champions in 2010,¬†Messi/Ronaldo, etc.) but in the last two days a pair of clubs from Germany have outscored the world’s two premier clubs, FC Barcelona and Real Madrid, by a combined score or 8-1. Yesterday Robert Lewandowski scored four goals to lead Borussia Dortmund over Real Madrid, 4-1. It’s almost a lock that Dortmund and Bayern Munich, which defeated FC Barcelona 4-0 on Tuesday, will meet in an all-German Champions League final in May.

If you ever find yourself in a German pub in a Tarantino film with an SS agent, that is the proper way to signify “four more beers.”

3. “Close the window; I feel a draft.”

The NFL Draft commences tonight –just one block north of the steakateria. Last night at said steakateria we spoke to a representative from an AFC team who described the draft as “99% boring and 1% terror.” Did you know, by the way, that team reps simply print the name of their pick on a card and hand it to an NFL rep, who then hands it to Roger Goodell? What if you spell the name wrong by one letter and there is another pick in the draft with that name? See, this is why it is wise to name your child Barkevious Mingo. Here is one of our favorite scribes, Matt Taibbi, on “Decoding the NFL Draft.”


Mingo! Mingo! Mingo!

4. I have not yet read this Grantland story on the Iditarod, but I will. Why? Because from a design perspective, it’s the most beautiful story I’ve ever come across on the internet. If MH conformed to such high aesthetic qualities, we’d have at least three different people who commented on our entries.





2 thoughts on “IT’S ALL HAPPENING! 4/25

  1. I just read that there was NO gun found on the boat. I don’t think the police confiscated a gun from him during his arrest, so HOW exactly was Dzhokhar ‘shooting’ back at the cops from said boat?! Wait till Mama hears about this!

    As many great actions by the Boston police & other law enforcement since the immediate aftermath minutes of the bombings, there seem to also have been some spectacular mess-ups (a wounded teenager with no military/NASCAR training somehow getting away by plowing thru numerous cop cars & being able to stay “on the loose” for almost an entire 24 hrs from thousands of trained police-law). And now this. Looks like the FBI may be joined on that Hot Seat. It’s a shame because bottom line, the suspects were identified & brought down in 5 days. With almost every single step by the authorities shown & scrutinized on LIVE TV/Internet. Amazing.

  2. You nail “pulchritudinous” but miss both ends (so to speak) of Sofia Vergara?

    My favorite NFL draft anagrams:

    Eric Fisher = Chief Riser
    Luke Joeckel = Ukulele Jock
    Ziggy Ansah = Zany Haggis
    Star Lotlulelei = Retail Sellout
    Desmond Trufant = Men Draft Donuts
    DeAndre Hopkins = Openhanded Risk
    Alec Ogletree = College Eater

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