Thursday, April 12, 2007

Tennis Anyone?

Shoes and socks baby, socks and shoes
We spent the night last night in Newport News
We met this chick last night who looked like Elisabeth Shue
We got bruised

--The Hold Steady, The Swish

Haven't really thought about Elisabeth Shue much, outside of that song. But she's back in the news, and no, not for a remake of Adventures in Babysitting. Shue is going to embark on a professional tennis career because, let’s be honest, tennis players really don't hit their stride until they get into their 30s. Kind of like gymnastics. Seriously, wasn't Jennifer Capriati in rehab by age 12 and retired before her senior prom?

Maybe Elisabeth can team with her brother, Andrew Shue, to form a mixed doubles team because that poor bastard could really use the work. Even he tried that professional soccer thing. Although Andrew probably didn’t have much of a choice because Hollywood probably wasn't burning up that phone line.

And this, of course, will stir a debate about Elizabeth’s best movie role, and the Sports Dork's fans will scream Karate Kid, and fans of prostitutes will say Leaving Las Vegas. And hey, there might even be a call for the Back to the Future gigs, but hands down, her best movie was Cocktail. Not many people can get dumped by Gina Gershon and rebound so nicely in one flick. Fletch will likely disagree.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Needs more Bish

Anonymous said...

And more Angels.

Fletch said...

"Hollow Man" all the way, dood.

NFL Adam said...

Did she get naked in Hollow Man?

Fletch said...

No, but Rhona Mitra did.

Diane said...

She's not looking particularly fit these days . . .

I assume you've heard the radio ads for the Bish's blog on 710? Couldn't help but think of THN

NFL Adam said...

The Bish sent THN a resume, but we turned him down.

insomniac said...

I'm gonna have to vote for The Saint. The movie wasn't all that great, but Miss Shue had the "fuck me" eyes going for the full 116 minutes. Usually I have to buy the girl a bottle of champagne in the VIP room to get that look.

Conrad Bain said...

The Hold Steady should've written a song called "The Bish" instead...

Toupees and rugs, baby, rugs and toupees
Last night we escalated in the Escalade
We met this chick who looked like Morris Day
We got frayed