WE BACK.

Every week (just about) the contributors to The Irrelevant will share the one thing we've been into this week. It can be a movie, a book, a song, an album, some youtube video, a random meme, or twitter user, anything that's been taking up more space in our mind than it should. We want to share this with you because we like sharing things we're into.


Liz:

Big Brother Prep

The cast of Big Brother 20 on CBS has been revealed and I’m ready to kiss my summer goodbye! Group chats have been set up and I’ve watched all the interviews with these new houseguests which are now done by Celebrity Big Brother runner up, Ross Matthews! Before the show premieres I’m relishing in the only fun part of this experience, which is not watching the show! I get to make predictions of who I think will be the best players, who could ruin their game with a showmance, who will stir up the most drama all based off of reading their questionnaires and listening to their interviews.

This season I am rooting for life coach Kaitlyn Herman to make it far in the game because I think she’s actually different than the past weirdos who may have been cast as the token ‘quirky’ girl. Yes, she is a meditation expert. Yes, claims to be super intuitive and yes, she reads people’s auras and has said that will be her game strategy, but she hasn’t come off as ‘wacky’ and her self-confidence makes me think she could pull off a win. I mostly want to see how other houseguests and America reacts to her.

This is the calm before the storm. Once we actually get to see the game played is when all the criticisms begin, my initial perceptions are flipped and when my lack of sleep sets in because I watch the 24/7 feeds in the house as well. Also, there is a man going into the house that has previously been on some spanish daytime court show and if my experience in watching bad TV has taught me anything, this guy should be a mess. I love Big Brother.


Joseph:

Mike Trout: so So SO Great

I don’t know if you heard but Mike Trout is on pace for the most valuable season of all time. His 6.3 Wins Above Replacement on the season has almost eclipsed his 6.9 WAR of last season in which he finished fourth in A.L. MVP voting, it is June 22, there is another half a season to be played. By fWAR he is currently the 113th best player of all time and is on pace to finish around 70th, he is 26. WAR not your stat? Well here’s how he stacks up to some of the greatest ever now that he has played in 1,000 games:

Last week Mike Trout somehow out did himself. Heading into play on June 20th he made only 8 outs over 8 games while hitting .696/.778/1.261 in 37 plate appearances. His week looked some who turns off auto-save in MLB the Show. He is proving over and over again that he is the greatest baseball player that has ever lived and I really hope he can stay healthy to add greatest season ever to his already impressive resume.

The sad thing is we know how his season’s story ends and he deserves so much better. But let’s not focus on that bummer and be reminded of what matters, my wait for my new favorite shirt.


Rod:

Creed II

The First Creed was a revelation. A perfect movie. Every shot is perfect, the camera is a ballet dancer. The score is perfect, Michael B Jordan is perfect, Tessa Thompson is perfect, Sly Stallone is perfect. If you haven't seen it go watch it, especially since this week this trailer dropped...

WHAT. A. TRAILER.

If you're unfamiliar with the Rocky franchise, Drago is the big ol' soviet half man/half machine that killed Adonis' father, Apollo Creed. So the Drago in THIS movie is that man's child, I'm assuming. Which means the two children of those iconic boxers are going to have a rematch, and I've never been more excited.

Thanksgiving. Get here already.