Star Wars Night is back at Dodger Stadium this evening. It's a celebration of all things Star Wars, which the Dodgers have been putting on for several years now. The Dodgers are taking on the Cincinnati Reds. No word if they'll be in Imperior Guard red, though it is an appropriate battle of Star Wars good guy colors (blue) versus bad guy colors (red).
The man who's built the current leg of his career on his nerd persona, Chris Hardwick, is throwing out the first pitch. He got ready for it by working on batting practice with a Stormtrooper (and hyping his Course of the Force charity relay race ending at San Diego Comic-Con):
Limited edition Star Wars ticket packages in a special Star Wars fan section of the stadium, complete with special Star Wars T-shirt, sold out in advance, but there are still regular tickets left if you want to go.
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Matt Kemp will walk up to bat this year to the sound of "Spend It" by 2 Chainz or ?"I'm A Boss (Remix)" by Meek Mill. Others will listen to songs from AC/DC, E-40, The Killers and more.
Tuesday marks the 50th anniversary for the Dodgers playing at Chavez Ravine, and what a better way to celebrate than with some hard rock and hoochie mama jamz as the players get announced to the batter's box?
From new hip-hop hits to alt-rock anthems, according to the Dodgers' PR spokesman the songs are a fluid system where the songs can change on a daily basis. Thus you will see that some of the players below will have several different songs.
Chad Billingsley, #58, pitcher
*Billingsley seems to have a particular affinity for the Aussie hard rock anthem as he has used "T.N.T." as his song for the past few years.
Matt Kemp, #27, outfielder, NL MVP runner-up:
"I'm A Boss (Remix)" - Meek Mill
Dee Gordon, #9, shortstop
"Shot Caller" - French Montana
Comedian Bill Burr gives a tour of Santa Monica
- You should watch this epic tour of Santa Monica and Venice Beach by comedian Bill Burr, the latest in a series of Burr tours shot by Without A Net's very own TV junkie Tom Lewis. I agree with Laughspin; Bill Burr should have his own show on the Travel Channel. (Warning: The language is not safe for work, young ears, or, well, most places.)
- Well this is the most depressing reason ever to keep working forever: Dodgers announcer Vin Scully says he doesn't want to retire because "I don't want to lose my friends," as he says he knows he'll never see his friends at the office again once he retires. "Some people die twice: once when they retire, and again when they actually pass away."
- Zooey Deschanel: Awesome or awful? I'm personally a fan, but I also liked Natalie Portman in "Garden State," so, I'm clearly a sucker for "manic-pixie dream girls," as they're known.
- Ms. Deschanel is also hosting Saturday Night Live this weekend. Check out the awesome promos for her appearance, featuring jazz hands.
- Speaking of Saturday Night Live, you should read about the spectacle of polarizing hipster musician Lana Del Rey's L.A. appearance at Amoeba Records following her album release and recent SNL crashing and burning.
- Great interview with the showrunner from one of my favorite cable series, AMC's "The Walking Dead," including how he first got his start by calling people he knew in New York and asking "Do you have a cousin in Los Angeles?"
- We're hosting an Un-Grammys event here at KPCC tonight (which you guys should all RSVP for free and go to); we'll have more coverage of the Grammys here and on our Twitter account @WithoutABlog this Sunday, but the L.A. Times has a great piece on how the category most important to a comedy nerd like myself has changed! (Comedy. That category is comedy. In case you haven't figured it out yet.)