Sunday Services

This week’s services focus upon Game of Thrones star Kit Harington.

Christopher Catesby “Kit” Harington (born 26 December 1986) is an English actor. Born in Acton, Greater London, Harington studied acting at drama school, while starring in the National Theatre’s adaptation of War Horse. His film debut was in Silent Hill: Revelation (2012). He has since appeared in films such as the romantic historical film Pompeii (2014), the computer-animated fantasy film How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) and the British drama film Testament of Youth (2014).

Since 2011, Harington has risen to prominence playing the role of Jon Snow in the HBO television series Game of Thrones, which garnered him a nomination for the 2016 Primetime Emmy Award. In 2017, Harington became one of the highest-paid actors on television and earned £2 million per episode of Game of Thrones.

To be brutally honest, I have never watched Game of Thrones, mostly because I refuse to pay for HBO. I have heard good things.. like many of the actresses get stark naked. Nakedness is good; well, it is for some people.

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Today’s services revolve around the sploosh-worthy Swedish actress Malin Akerman. Malin is in the news this week because, sadly, she is getting married to some fruity British actor.

Malin Maria Åkerman (born May 12, 1978) is a Swedish actress, model and singer. In the early 2000s, she had many television and film parts, including The Utopian Society (2003) and Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004). Following a supporting role on the comedy series The Comeback (2005), Åkerman gained starring roles in the feature films The Heartbreak Kid (2007) and 27 Dresses (2008).

Åkerman played Silk Spectre II in the 2009 superhero film Watchmen, a role for which she was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Yeah, Malin was incredibly yummy in Watchmen.

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This week’s festivities revolve around the star of the new Blade Runner film, Ryan Gosling.

Ryan Thomas Gosling (born November 12, 1980) is a Canadian actor and musician. He began his career as a child star on the Disney Channel’s The Mickey Mouse Club (1993–1995) and went on to appear in other family entertainment programs including Are You Afraid of the Dark? (1995) and Goosebumps (1996).

Gosling came to the attention of a wider audience in 2004 with a leading role in the commercially successful romantic drama The Notebook. Greater success came to Gosling when he starred in two critically acclaimed films–the financial comedy-drama The Big Short (2015) and the musical La La Land (2016).

Gosling is a supporter of PETA, Invisible Children, and the Enough Project and has traveled to Chad, Uganda and eastern Congo to raise awareness about conflicts in the regions. He is married to the actress Eva Mendes, and they have two daughters.

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Today is the 99th edition of Sunday Services, and since I am a huge fan of Wayne Gretzky, the subject of this edition was a no-brainer. Meet Paulina Gretzky.

Gretzky is the eldest child of Wayne Gretzky and Janet Jones and has four siblings. She has three brothers, Ty, Trevor, and Tristan, and one sister, Emma. She is the granddaughter of Walter Gretzky and niece of Keith and Brent Gretzky.

In August 2013, she became engaged to professional golfer Dustin Johnson after seven months of dating. They have two sons, Tatum Gretzky Johnson (born January 19, 2015) and River Jones Johnson (born June 12, 2017).

Dustin Johnson is a beast. Terrific drives, a great short game, and a fabulous babe cheering him on. He is apparently a decent person off the course, too, which helps.

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While sitting home this weekend staring at the television while my burns heal, I caught parts of Captain America: The Winter Soldier (perfect film), Zero Derk Thirty (okay film – would have been better without the insufferable Jessica Chastain), and Batman v Superman (pretty awful film). While doing so, I kept noticing an actor in every one of these films – I have a talent for spotting lesser-known stars. In this case it was Callan Mulvey.

Callan Francis Mulvey (February 1975) is a New Zealand-born Australian actor. He is best known in Australia for his roles as Mark Moran on the Australian drama Underbelly, Sergeant Brendan ‘Josh’ Joshua in Rush, and as Bogdan ‘Draz’ Drazic in Heartbreak High. His American roles include Syllias in 300: Rise of an Empire, Jack Rollins in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) and Anatoli ‘KGBeast’ Knyazev in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

In real life, Callan plays an absolute bad-ass.

Mulvey was injured in a serious car accident in 2003,in a head-on collision at 100 km/h. He was trapped in the vehicle for almost an hour until he could be freed from the wreckage. The midsection of his face collapsed, an incision was made from ear to ear over the top of his scalp, his face “pulled down” and 17 titanium plates were then inserted to repair the fractures to his face and jaw. His left knee and ankle were also badly fractured.

Damn. And the jerk is still a million times more attractive than I am.

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While I am – still – boycotting the NFL, I do regularly follow a few college teams; Auburn, U. of Arizona, U. of Florida, and Pittsburgh. Erik and I were watching a truly horrible match-up between the Florida Gators and Tennessee yesterday, and after Erik left the room, he missed one of the greatest Hail Marys I have ever seen. It won the game for the Gators at the buzzer, and Erik and I went nuts.

(The play starts at the 1:37 mark of the video at the link.)

As a tribute to the Gators, today’s services will focus upon Florida’s fabulous cheerleaders.

The University of Florida has two co-ed cheerleading squads. The Blue squad, composed of six to eight females and six to eight males, cheers for football, men’s basketball, and gymnastics. The Orange squad is composed of eight to ten females and eight to ten males, cheers for home football games, volleyball, women’s basketball, gymnastics, and soccer. The two squads also make appearances representing the University at alumni, athletic, charitable and public relations activities.

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The NFL season begins this weekend, and while I have not been – nor plan on – watching the games, I can appreciate certain players. New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola is one of my favorites.

Daniel James Amendola is an American football wide receiver and punt returner for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. He played college football at Texas Tech. He was signed by the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 2008, and joined the Patriots as a free agent in March 2013. Amendola has also been a member of the Philadelphia Eagles and the St. Louis Rams.

As of May 2016, Amendola is dating Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo.

Wow, Culpo is an outstanding pull, even for an NFL star.

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This week’s services revolve around Australian model/actress Megan Gale. Megan made news this week after Mad Max: Fury Road director George Miller’s aborted version of Justice League was made public.

Megan Kate Gale (born 7 August 1975) is an Australian model, fashion designer and actress. Born in Perth, Western Australia, Gale won a modelling competition at 18 in her home town. In 1999, she was cast in a series of advertisements for Italian telecommunications company Omnitel. Gale has also appeared in Italian movies and television shows. As an actress, Gale played Fatma in The Water Diviner (2014) and Valkyrie in George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road (2015).

In 2005, Gale became the National Ambassador for Kids Help Line and in 2009, she was appointed the first official National Ambassador for The Red Cross.

With respect to Gal Gadot, Megan would have made a terrific Wonder Woman.

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Toddy’s services focus upon Nikolaj Coster-Waldau – common spelling. You may know Nikolaj from Game of Thrones, or the equally successful Slaget på tasken.

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (born 27 July 1970) is a Danish actor, producer and screenwriter. He graduated from Danish National School of Theatre in Copenhagen in 1993. Coster-Waldau’s breakthrough performance in Denmark was his role in the film Nightwatch (1994).

In the United States, his debut film role was in the war film Black Hawk Down (2001), playing Medal of Honor recipient Gary Gordon. He then played Detective John Amsterdam in the short-lived Fox television series New Amsterdam (2008), as well as appearing as Frank Pike in the 2009 Fox television film Virtuality, originally intended as a pilot. He became widely known to a broad audience for his current role as Ser Jaime Lannister, in the HBO series Game of Thrones.

I don’t watch Game of Thrones, but Nikolaj was awesome in Black Hawk Down.

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Today’s services revolve around one of golf’s hottest babes: Sexy Lexi Thompson.

Alexis “Lexi” Thompson (born February 10, 1995) is an American professional golfer who plays on the LPGA Tour. At age 12, she was the youngest golfer ever to qualify to play in the U.S. Women’s Open. She turned professional in June 2010 at age 15. On September 18, 2011, Thompson set a new record as the youngest-ever winner of an LPGA tournament, at age 16 years, seven months, and eight days, when she won the Navistar LPGA Classic. Three months later she became the second-youngest winner of a Ladies European Tour event, capturing the Dubai Ladies Masters by four strokes on December 17, 2011. She won her first major championship at the 2014 Kraft Nabisco Championship.

I’m a huge golf fan, and while I occasionally play golf, I am hardly a golfer. That said, the LPGA has more than its fair share of babes; most of them are even straight!

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