Looking Back at “SNL” Films: A Little Bit of Excellent, A Whole Lot of Bogus and Sad

When we learned that the folks at “Saturday Night Live” had decided to transform the “MacGruber” sketches into a feature-length motion picture, our first reaction was excitement, but it quickly dwindled somewhat when we considered the track record of movies which were inspired by sketches or short films on “SNL.” As the “MacGruber” release date grew ever closer, however, we began to do a little more research into the whole “SNL”-film phenomenon, and we realized that the chances of getting a legitimately great comedy are actually a little bit better than we thought. Not that much better, mind you…I mean, after all, you can’t just grant a free pass to a franchise that’s given us “It’s Pat”…but when you factor in the film inspired by the animated adventures of a grumpy, mumbling gentleman named Milton, for a brief moment, you can almost forgive them for “Superstar.”

Almost.

Join us now as we take a look back through the mists of time and investigate the 17 motion pictures which made the jump from “SNL” sketch to feature film, in a little piece we like to call…

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Miss Michigan crowned Miss USA 2010

Despite a near tumble in her evening gown, Rima Fakih, Miss Michigan for 2010, was crowned Miss USA on Sunday. Fakih won the competition after swimsuit, evening gown, and interview competitions. During the interview portion of the event, Fakih expressed her belief that birth control should be covered by health insurance.

Fakih will replace North Carolina’s Kristen Dalton as Miss USA, taking away a one-year lease for an apartment in New York, living expenses, health and beauty services, and an undisclosed salary. When asked about the win, Fakih said only, “Ask me after I’ve had a pizza.”

  

Off to the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino next weekend for the Ultimate Fantasy Weekend

Bullz-Eye is heading to Palm Springs next weekend for the “Ultimate Fantasy Weekend” that will be hosted by the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino and presented by PlayerXT. It’s two days of bikini contests, the National Bikini Pillow Fighting Championships, a golf tournament and more that will be attended by 30 models, 4 Playmates and a handful of NFL stars. We expect to get some great photos and model shoots from the event so we’ll keep you posted!

The Ultimate Fantasy Weekend festivities at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino kick off on Friday, May 21st at 7:00p.m. at the Fantasy Springs pool deck. The bikini pageant and competition gets underway just after 7:00p.m., followed by the National Bikini Pillow Fighting Championships. For this, two bikini-clad models stand on floating rafts facing each other in the Fantasy Springs pool. Armed with oversized pillows, the women try to knock the other off her raft. The winners of the bikini contest and the Pillow Fighting Championships are crowned Saturday evening at 7:30p.m. during the awards party. Thirty models who have graced the pages of national magazines, as well as four Playmates (Shallan Meiers, Stacy Fuson, Stephanie Heinrich and Tyran Richard), will be on hand for the weekend’s events. NFL players Shaun Phillips, Stephen Cooper and Larry English from the San Diego Chargers, and newly acquired Denver Bronco Akin Ayodele add to the Ultimate Fantasy Weekend’s star power.

We were happy to be invited by our friends at PlayerXT to attend the event, and we expect to get some great photos and model shoots from the event so we’ll keep you posted! We’ll also put together a full review of the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, from the luxury accommodations to the casino and the golf course.

  

Video of the Week – Beyoncé

If you didn’t already know that Kanye West was a jackass, he proved it last year when he interrupted Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech at the MTV Video Music Awards to proclaim that Beyoncé “had one of the best videos of all time.”

Everyone agreed that it was a dick move by Kanye, but he did have a point about Beyoncé’s video. Most of you have already seen it, but check out this video of Beyoncé performing “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It).” It will definitely get you in the mood for the weekend!

  

Drink of the Week – Captain and Cola in honor of Captain Morgan’s 375th birthday

Believe it or not, Captain Morgan has been around for roughly 350 years! So, they’re celebrating Captain Morgan’s “375-ish” birthday on May 15th – it’s hard to be really precise when you’re dealing with hundreds of years.

In honor of the Captain, Diageo sent us some samples, and we’ve been getting reacquainted Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum, while tasting Captain Morgan Lime Bite and Captain Morgan Black Cask 100 Proof Spiced Rum for the first time. Great stuff!

For this week’s Drink of the Week, we decided to go with an old favorite made with some Captain Morgan.

Captain and Cola
1.5 oz. Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum (25 oz. per bottle)
3 oz. cola
1 lime wedge

Drink Recipe Preparation:

o Add Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum and cola in ice-filled highball glass.
o Garnish with lime wedge.

It’s simple and easy, but it’s a classic and it’s refreshing as hell.

  

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