This week's Pethouse Pet of the Week has a lot to say about late night talk show hosts, Clutch the Bear, Chipotle, and Man vs. Food."
Pethouse Pet of the Week
Name: Sadie, as in Hawkins Day and the Beatles' "Sexy Sadie."
Date of birth: October 8, 2012 - just entering my heyday.
Ethnicity: "I'm a peachy apricot Miniature Poodle. Ain't I sweet, you see me walking down the street. I'm spayed, well behaved and good to go. But I'm looking for a home where I'm the only pet. That's just me."
Come and get me: I’m available for adoption at Citizens for Animal Protection (17755 Katy Freeway; 281-497-0591) beginning Friday at 11 am.
I'm not surprised that Jimmy Fallon has been passed in the late-night TV ratings. He's an unbearable, insufferable fake laugher and butt-smoocher. I am surprised by who passed Fallon, though ... Stephen Colbert. I would have bet on Jimmy Kimmel, my choice when ESPN is running soccer or hockey or a baseball game I don't care about.
The heat is on
How come the TV weatherman says today's high temperature was 96 degrees, when my car dashboard says 102? Why, because my car lives in the real world, surrounded by concrete and building and humans. The weatherman takes his temperature in the shade in an open grassy field by the airport, where nobody actually lives. The weatherman's temperature has nothing to do with where you live, unless you're a Unabomber-hermit.
Have a laugh
Robert Boudwin, who played Clutch the Bear for the Houston Rockets for two decades, will make his standup comedy debut, August 3, at the Queensbury Theatre. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Todd Krampitz Foundation for organ donation awareness. For ticket info, click here.
Remember Man vs. Food, with Adam Richman trying to eat 100 pounds of mac 'n' cheese in less than 10 minutes? Even for me, it was pretty disgusting ... and I live to watch Joey Chestnut vaporize 72 hot dogs on July 4 each year. Man vs. Food left the air in 2012. But now it's coming back on the Travel Channel next month with actor and comic (never heard of him) Casey Webb replacing Richman. I smell a Caddyshack II.
Speaking of Joey Chestnut, the GOAT — greatest of all time— competitive eater will participate in a taco-eating contest Saturday night. It's the scene that stands out — the contest will be held before a Fresno Grizzlies minor league baseball game. The Grizzlies are the AAA affiliate of the Houston Astros.
It's not the first time that Chestnut performed on a baseball diamond. In 2009, "Jaws" ate 45 Kolache Factory sausage and cheese kolaches at Minute Maid Park.
Chipotle has a sweet deal on August 2. Between 10:45 am and 10 pm, half of the till will go to the Houston SPCA. There's just one catch: you have to tell the cashier that you want your purchase to help the SPCA, which is bursting at its seams with homeless animals. Finding homes for pooches is what this column is all about. But I'm strangely concerned about the start time of the Chipotle promotion: 10:45 am is weirdly specific.