I’m running several hours late on the evening’s last post, and I’ll tell you why: After several people over the course of the last several weeks shamed me about the load speed of the site, I finally spent much of the day trying to improve it. And after hours and hours of research, I learned something incredibly rudimentary about website layout. So, while the page as a whole doesn’t load particularly quickly yet, the left column — where all the content resides — should pop up in your browsers jiffity split. I know, I know. You’re thinking: Big deal. That sort of thing is probably second nature to a famous Internet personality. Well, need I remind you of this important fact: I have severe mental retardation.
If any of the rest of you would like to shame me into doing something else I have absolutely no expertise in, now’s the time.
In the meantime, here’s the second trailer for Todd Phillips’ road trip comedy, Due Date, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis. The good news about the second trailer is that 1) it’s funny, and 2) about 75 percent of it is new material that wasn’t in the first trailer. Now, that either means that they’ve managed to put all the good jokes in the two trailers, or it’s only a small taste of what the rest of the movie could be. And if the rest of the movie has even twice the number of laughs as the first two trailers, we could be looking at the best comedy in years, even if it is a complete rip off of Planes, Trains, and Automobiles. (RIP John Candy.)
Now, the trailer is only available on Apple, so what I’m going to do is create a hyperlink image that takes you to the Apple website. But it’s going to look like an embedded video. I’m telling you this in advance because I know about 40 percent of you will skip over everything I just wrote and go straight to the trailer, thinking it will play on this page. And when it unexpectedly takes you to a different page, I’m going to point at the computer screen and laugh at you. That’s what you get for shaming me.