First, let me thank everyone for submitting names for Hippie Assistant Matt. I'm kinda partial to DoobieBoy at this point. The interesting thing is the vast majority of you who submitted a name for him sent it to my email address at firstname.lastname@example.org. That's OK, but if you want to comment on anything we write here, try to do it on the blog post. That way others can see and enjoy your fun and inappropriate remarks : )
Friends, I've been concerned about you. Some of you have been very sick with a bad case of INeedToSeeAShittyMovie-itis. You, the American moviegoer, have made Norbit, Ghost Rider, and Wild Hogs the No. 1 movies at the box office. I accept your apology because I'm sure you are going to redeem yourselves by making 300 the No. 1 movie this weekend. 300 ROCKS! And if you don't go see it IN THEATERS, then don't even try to call yourself a moviegoer. After you go see it, let me know what you thought of it and whether or not you would recommend it to your friends.
I want to give a big shout out to my friends Spencer, Jenny and Adam, the morning show DJs at KJEE in Santa Barbara, Calif. After losing an Oscar bet to them, I agreed to do a personal appearance at the station, so I spent the morning on their show. First, if you've ever been to Santa Barbara, you know it's one of the most beautiful places on earth. It's a small beach town with all the advantages of the big city. And home to one of the biggest party schools in the country. But one of its biggest assets is the local rock station KJEE. Although I must say that being in their studio was a little like being in the studio of Wayne's World after Mom and Dad had pulled the funding (get some friggin' air conditioning). Now these guys (and gal) were well prepared for my visit and had me doing all sorts of crap I wouldn't normally do (it was part of the bet ... I had to do what they wanted). I think the high point for me -- and the listeners -- was going through the McDonalds drive through in the KJEE van and ordering breakfast: "for a sausage McMuffin with egg, press oooone." We attracted quite a crowd, most of whom were in cars behind us and wanted to kill us. We also got thrown out of a SuperRalphs, which is a story too humiliating to tell. But let it be said that KJEE ROCKS! You should all be so lucky to have such a cool station in your town.
So kids, please don't let me down. Redeem yourselves and go see 300 this weekend. It's the kind of movie that was made for the big screen. And then let me know what you think. Have a great weekend and I'll see you at the movie!