Friday, July 29, 2011

Pop Culture Roundup

Still reading Cutting for Stone. I'm much deeper into the book, but for whatever reason I can't come up with a whole lot to write about it. As I think I've already said, it tells the story of twins born to a nun in Ethiopia, and is the story of their being brought up in a hospital culture. I don't think I have a lot to say about it yet because I don't find myself really reacting to it one way or the other. It's just a story that I'm reading; I haven't really formed an opinion about it. In fact, I've been incapable of doing that so far. So I'll just keep reading in the hopes that that'll change.

The eighth and final season of Entourage started this past Sunday. Vince is just getting out of rehab, Eric and Sloan apparently aren't engaged anymore, Ari and his wife have separated, Drama is working on his new show, and Turtle is doing whatever with his tequila business. As is the MO of this show, we weren't treated to the hard stuff involved in Vince's recovery, we just have him getting out and everybody wanting to throw him a party in a house full of hot Hollywood women. It's the standard for this show to never get in too deep with drama or complexity. No doubt, the show will end with these four the best of friends, everything looking up, nobody sad for too long. And yet I must see it through, so what does that say about me?

I was sad to hear about the death of Amy Winehouse. She clearly had some major problems, but at the same time was incredibly talented. I always enjoyed her music. Here's her first single off of Back to Black, "You Know I'm No Good:"

And here's the first Michigan football hype video that I've seen this year: