items, bling, etceteraRE: The ring ceremony, here is Jonathan Papelbon, looking remarkably reserved and subdued on the solemn occasion of collecting his World Championship ring:
The great thing is that I'm being completely unsarcastic. He really does look remarkably reserved and subdued … for Papelbon. He's got pants on and everything.
(Having snuck to a bar across the street from my office to watch the ring ceremony, I was also more subdued than I expected. The 2007 season had the most double plus awesome outcome you could ask for, which made a small part of me sad that it was finally time to close the book. But, on the bright side, apparently the 2008 version of Daisuke Matsuzaka throws strikes on a much more consistent basis and the 2008 version of JD Drew is getting on base at a .400 clip.)
RE: Best beloved blogsake's star turn in the new Dunkin' Donuts video (it was on, like, five times during the Celtics game last night, but I haven't been able to find video on the internet – if anyone has a Youtube clip or something, let me know), I have several observations:
1. Lay off the bronzer, kid.
2. Do you think there was originally a version where he had speaking lines and then they had to edit them out because he kept laughing in the middle of his delivery or demanding that they be translated into Spanish?
3. Do you think the director offered to use a stand-in ass for all the parts where you only see him from the waist down and Papelbon totally refused?
4. How many times do you think you can watch this commercial before you start to get sick of it? Because I'm betting 2,384,590, but I'm sure NESN will test me.