Both of the items in this week's belated Quickies post are relatated to HBO. HBO recently launched the website Comedy Fetish where fans can watch clips from their favorite HBO comedy series. I watched a few clips from my favorite HBO comedy series, Entourage and East Bound & Down, only to be disappointed that the clips included are the more tame ones and, guess what, have all the foul language blanked out. If you dig deeper, you'll see the site is nothing more than a marketing ploy to sell DVDs thru Barne & Noble and downloads thru iTunes.
If you'll remember back a couple of years, HBO's Real Sports ran a story on the financial wizardry of form baseball player Lenny Dykstra. Then, earlier this year, Real Sports ran a follow up story on how Dykstra's financial empire was crumbling around him. Last week, Dykstra filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Here's The Philadelphia Inquirer story. But, this recent CNBC interview with Dykstra is far more entertaining.