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MURPHY’S LAW: Cool Blue Oval, Crap Day for Uhl (She Explains), Man of Steel

Posted on: 10:39 pm, June 20, 2013, by

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We’ve heard for months how cool it is for Des Moines to (again) host the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships. Thursday proved it. Watching two of the fastest men in the world, Justin Gatlin and Tyson Gay, running the 100 meter dash is cool. Seeing four-time Olympic Gold Medalist Sanya Richards-Ross stop to autograph t-shirts for kids reminds us some athletes get it. It’s not an Olympic Trials, but hopefully it leads to one…

Fort Dodge’s Lisa Uhl had a rough night. The Olympian out of Iowa State never got it going in the 10,000 meters, and failed to reach the world championships. Uhl did get off a good one-liner regarding a backed up sewer at home, “just had to deal with some crap this morning”. Uhl expects to run again Sunday in the 5,000 meters. Hopefully no one gives her any crap…

With Lisa Uhl at Olympic Homecoming celebration.

With Lisa Uhl at Olympic Homecoming celebration.

So far, I kept my promise to not complain about the heat. We were cold for so long, it seems the right thing to do. I don’t know if I can resist whining when sitting at Drake Stadium with my face melting Saturday, but I’ll try…

My dad has an unhealthy dislike of Justin Bieber. Bieber bad PR antics play a part, but I think it’s this outfit that put my dad over the top:

Justin BieberWe’re not helping. We gave my dad a Bieber photo book for Father’s Day. He laughed. Then he read it, making comments along the way, “He’s only 5’3? I didn’t know he was a hobbit.”. No Bieber sightings at game 7…

I’m posting this before game 7 concludes. It’s currently tied. I’ll just assume the Heat won…

Saw the Man of Steel. Liked it, didn’t love it. The movie looks spectacular, and the cast is terrific, including Henry Cavill in the title role. It’s definitely worth seeing in theaters. It just needed more fun, and less alien vs alien fighting. When two guys from Krypton duke it out, neither can seemingly get hurt. And the final fight goes on for about an hour. It’s loud, and everything gets broken. I think the quiet scenes were more effective, but I’m sure many will love the battles. I’ll give Man of Steel a B. It does set up nicely for a sequel, as long as you can suspend disbelief that somehow Louis doesn’t recognize Superman because of his ingenious disguise: a pair of glasses…

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If you only see on stoner, apocalyptic comedy this year, make it This Is The End. It is raunchy, stupid, and hilarious. It’s not for everyone, but you probably know from the previews if you’re interested. If you are, you’ll laugh. B+…

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Speaking of the end of the world, Erin Kiernan joined Twitter. You can follow Erin at @erinkiernan13. I can’t believe it either…

Kim Kardashian named her baby North. North West. Really?!…

-Keith Murphy

 

 

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