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Friday, November 18, 2011

Retirement

I apologize for just leaving with nothing posted in months. Basking in the glow of another Cardinal World Series Championship, some new life decisions have been made.

My love for reality television, and programming for 16 year old girls, still flourishes. My never ending quest for celebrity gossip is still on. My DVR will NOT record anymore programs, because it thinks that 50 "series" are enough for one household to watch. I say, nay. I will just add another DVR...then we'll see. My love for all things St. Louis sports is as strong as ever. I'm still obsessed with everything Saved by the Bell. However, I feel I've shared enough...for now.

The amazing amount of hits this blog gets from the ever nutty ICP fans will always be remembered. How could it not be? The letters and comments still come in weekly. Your remedial rhetoric, and your grammatical errors will always hold a place in my heart. Your band of dropouts, dirtbags, and inbreeds, has given me more hits, than any Jersey Shore fan, any Cardinal fan, or any fan of my horrible writing venture. So, thanks ICP fans for your lack of employment, and endless efforts to show me who's boss. I still believe it's Tony Danza.

Perhaps I've nothing more to say, perhaps I'm just tired of reading my own writing. Either way, I've decided to retire this lovely blog. Thanks to those of you who have read, written, or commented over the last 2 years. It was a fun venture, and a nice outlet to spew my own personal agenda.

I'm not saying I won't one day re-open this file, but for now, I'm calling it a day. It's not that I'm forced to write, but I feel that I should keep it updated, if I'm going to have it. It's only fair that I keep a steady stream of un-formation going, if all 4 of you are going to read it. I really appreciate the friends, family members, Jersey Shore fanatics, and random ICP fans who have kept this thing alive. If no one was clicking on this page, I would have stopped long ago. I think it's time to stop sharing so much. This may only last a couple of weeks, but for now, I'm saying goodbye.

So thank you very much, and I leave you with this...The Cardinals are World Champions...AGAIN! I don't care who your team is, that was one of the greatest runs in baseball history. Milwaukee fans behave as if they've never had a house guest...enjoy last fall, as it was the last time you'll be in contention for anything for quite a while. Jersey Shore is returning to the Jersey Shore for a final season. Chuck is finally concluding its run on television, and I can get an hour of my life back. This last season is really horrible. Watch the following shows: Boss, with Kelsey Grammer, 2 Broke Girls, & The New Girl...they're all great, and I'm not sure why you're not watching them. Read the Hunger Games series of books...there are only 3, and only about 350 pages each. The movie comes out this Spring. Seriously...just read it. Try listening to Watch the Throne, and still pretend you don't Kanye & Jay-Z. Finally, I think we all know I am responsible for the massive popularity of Jersey Shore and it's continued success. Good luck without me!

Take care of yourselves. We'll chat again soon.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Hey Girl...

This is funny...no other reason. Enjoy.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Happy Shoresday...

And now...Snooki News!




Thursday, August 11, 2011

Curiously 3000...

If you are a fan of sports in any sort of way, or just a fan of touching accounts of human beings, you need to get HBO. Recently I sat down to watch both "The Curious Case of Curt Flood", and the documentary special on Derek Jeter's recent journey to achieving 3000 hits. You don't need to be a sports purist to enjoy this, in fact, it's not the sports part of these films that make them great...it's the people and their story.

Admittedly, I watched the Curt Flood story at first, because I'm a Cardinal fanatic.Yet, as the story progressed, I learned about an extremely important piece of history, that until now, I only had a limited knowledge. Curt was an amazing center fielder who won multiple World Championships, Gold Gloves, and was a civil rights activist. His story was stunning and sad in many ways. He had the world at his finger tips, made fantastic money, and played a game to earn his living. I won't go into a whole dissertation on the subject, but know this, the business of professional sports would not exist the way we know it, without Curt Flood.

On the verge of being traded, Curt said, no. In the 1960s, you didn't say no, you didn't say anything...you just packed up and moved to where they told you. Curt took a stand, fought for many years, and basically invented free agency as we know it today...and gave up his career along the way. He wasn't going to go play where they told him, he wanted a choice. Through his years of battle against the US Supreme Court...free agency was created. He battled his own demons with alcohol and was a very mysterious man who fled to Europe and decided to hide out for a time when things got tough, but his mark was made.

I don't want to get too deep into because I think you need to see and understand it yourself. A story of incredible triumph and extreme hardships, formulated his existence. Eventually, we would have gotten to free agency and collective bargaining, but Curt was at the forefront, and truly spearheaded the future of all professional sports. I highly recommend you check this out and learn a bit more about who he was and what he stood for. You don't even have to be a sports fan to enjoy and learn from this film.

Another sports story regarding Derek Jeter's run to 3000 hits was recently spotlighted on HBO as well. A journey that has only been accomplished by 28 professional baseball players in the history of the game. I don't care if you hate the Yankees, you can't hate DJ. He's a guy who has been the centerpiece of a widely publicized organization, in the biggest city in the world. He is young, rich, and famous, and yet you never hear about him stumbling out of strip clubs at 4am. You never hear about steroid use, hookers, children, nor has he ever made himself a target for tabloids. Of course, he's dated some very famous women, but that's about all you hear about him.

DJ is a very solid shortstop, with huge charisma, and a bevy of famous friends. He has always been about the team, and always reached for team goals, never focusing on his personal stats. Yet, reaching 3000 hits is a stat that can't go unnoticed. It's a remarkable feat! He's the first Yankee to reach this milestone...and that's saying a lot if you consider this is the organization that was home to Ruth, Mantle, Dimaggio, Jackson, Gehrig, and many many more. The documentary highlighted just how down to Earth this guy is, and how deserving he is of the accolades he receives. He has a ton of heart and talent, and I for one, was excited to see him reach this plateau. Now, if the Yankees never win another championship...I'll be just fine with that. Yet, if they do in the next few years, you have to understand that it's Derek Jeter that will be the centerpiece of that team.

Again, I don't want to go too deep into it, but I wanted to let you all know that you should give these films a chance. I even got my wife to watch it, and I'm pretty sure she cried at least twice. Heartwarming tales of truly great athletes doing the one thing they know best...playing baseball. So get to your video store, or subscribe to HBO because they keep killing it. They are quite possibly the greatest network ever...sorry Univision.

Basically, I'm saying you need to watch more TV...nothing new. 

Thursday, July 21, 2011

It FEELS like a million degrees, but...

I still firmly believe that a weather update Facebook status is not interesting, and you shouldn't write it. WITH THAT SAID...it has brought some additional weather related frustration to light, and I believe some of you can relate.

First of all, we all watch the weather, and we're all familiar with the natural seasons. Secondly, there's no need for you to tell me it's hot or cold. I know this maaan! It's summer, and it's hot. Truth! Thanks for the updates, masters of communication. I'll move on.

My bigger frustration, beyond the obvious, is the "meteorologists" themselves. Why do you need to tell me that it's 98 degrees out...but it FEELS LIKE 107. Really? Then why don't you just tell us it's 107 degrees? Isn't the temperature based on a "feel"? Why would it feel like 107, if it's only 98? That makes absolutely ZERO sense. In hundreds of years of weather science we haven't been able to update the thermometer? What's the deal?!!

I'm quite perplexed on this subject. I invite any and all meteorologists to write in and explain this ridiculous theory to me. Please!! If it's 18 degrees out, but with windchill, it's -2...THEN IT'S -2 OUTSIDE!!!!! The wind is a factor in determining the temperature, right? The sun is warm, correct? Just tell us the temperature, and don't give us variables to deal with. It's hot outside, and is 100 degrees...period. The end. If it feels like 100, then it's 100.

Clear this up for me...and stop with the FB updates already. You're better than that...Right?

Thursday, June 30, 2011

6 In The Mornin'...

Bits and pieces...in rant formation................................................

First let me apologize for the extreme lull in activity on this blog. I'm sorry. I intend to kick it up a notch in the near future, and when I can't get to it, I'll be sure to let you know. SO much has transpired, and I don't really know where to start, so I'll just get into what's on my mind right now.

First sign of the pending apocalypse...Ice-T deganstarizes!
Remember when Ice-T was the baddest gangsta on the planet? Remember the "Cop Killa" single that was widely criticized and caused Ice to be considered an outlaw by every law enforcement agency in the U.S.? 6 in the morning was when the police were at his door...not when he was waking up to do calisthenics. As the years progressed, so did his career.

Then he was in movies, playing a badass. Then he was on TV...playing the one profession he always seemed to be battling...a COP. For years, he's refocused himself on becoming the law man out to stop the gangsters. Now he's going to be in his own reality show. Yet, this show isn't about gangster ass shit...it's about the love story of one Mr. Ice-T, and the massive assed Coco. Not only that, but it is following an hour of Keeping Up With The Kardashians. Nothing more gangster than that!!! Where is the line? How does America's most wanted become Heidi and Spencer? I'm not mad that life got better, I'm mad at what has transpired. Stop it!

In other newsworthy events not involving a man named Wiener showing his wiener...Why is Blake Lively texting nude photos of herself? I'm not saying I'm not happy about it, but just can't figure out why she would do it. She's on a hit show. She's in movies. She's dating Leon DeCap. How much more popular do you need to be? Why diminish your status by bringing yourself down to Paris Hilton level? Dummy! Everyone knows that in today's modern age everything hits the web. If you're famous, on any level, you're secrets will be out. Especially, your naked secrets.

The greatest show on the planet, Jersey Shore, was finally cleared to shoot in Florence, Italy. I understand their concern, but you can't stop this magic. Once production began, the guidos quickly got integrated into Italian culture...by handing out coupons and selling slices, at a local pizza shop. Florence, being a hotbed for American students doing semesters abroad, wasn't able to contain the "locals" from gawking. So MTv did what any genius network would do...they made everyone who came in contact with the crew sign waivers stating that no one would leak information.

Things have reportedly kicked off like a charm. Ronnie finally fell victim to his steroids and the annoying ways of The Situation, and they came to blows. Apparently the fight ended with welts all over Mike's face, and cuts all over Ron-Ron's fists. Snooki got into a car accident, and Italy has revoked her driving privilege. The US may want to make note of this as well...you know, for the safety of others.

Since the filming concluded, the cast has decided that they want even more money to come back for another season. MTv has decided to start looking for bigger jackasses to keep this gravy train rolling. Something tells me that it just won't be the same if this happens. I'm hoping for the crazy to keep on coming, but I feel that the producers have had enough of the monetary demands. We will see. Until then...we still have another majestic season hitting our airwaves this fall. Also, MTv hedged their bet, and had the cast go straight to the house in Seaside Heights from Florence. Giving them and us a season 5 surprise, we'll all be happy about. (Except Vinnie...he's "burned out", and has left mid-shoot...hopefully he'll come back.)

Other craziness...Google is launching its answer to Facebook, in what I assume will only consume more of my free time in the future. Myspace has officially died, and Justin Timberlake has decided, (with a group of investors), to keep it rolling. I have no idea what purpose it will serve, with so many social networking outlets, but I'm sure we'll all pay attention for a while. Every professional sports is seeming to go into a lockout, with the NFL closing in on missing some playing time, and now the NBA is in a lockout. Give these guys insurance, and share the profits...it's simple!!

Networks have finally figured out that we want to still watch TV in the summer, and new episodes are popping up everywhere. Showtime and HBO are blasting out shows left and right. Transformers 3 is finally here, and this summer is filled with good solid comedies at your local cineplex. Which reminds me...if you haven't seen Bridesmaids, you're doing yourself a disservice. It's amazing!! It's arguably the funniest female ensemble comedy EVER!!!!

Ahhhhhhh! So much more to say, but I want to save some for next time. My mind is exploding with thoughts, and my fingers can't keep up with the pace. For now, I will leave you with this...a video that has come to my attention, and will surely be the next ridiculous song we'll be humming all day at work. With lyrics like, "I got the swag, and it's comin' out my ovaries...", how can't it be a hit? Thanks to Courtney K. for the heads up...it takes a nut from Oakland to show me other nuts from Oak-town....just kidding Court!


Monday, May 16, 2011

Cause The Boy Got Mo' Sixes Than First Grade...

I've been taking a bit of a hiatus from writing, but I intend on that concluding fairly soon. However, in order to continue entertaining you, I have decided to post some videos and quick bits daily, until my little vacation ends.

This first clip is of a young lad on a game show. So what, who cares? Well, this young tot, will one day co-found one of the most influential hip hop acts in history, and go on to break the careers of such no names as, Snoop Dogg and Eminem. So, sit back, and enjoy your favorite "doctor" as a child. (Before anyone writes in...I know the title of the entry is a Jay-Z line, but I thought it was fitting.)

**Thanks to Jason C. for finding this.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Sports & Absent Slips

So I've been a bit MIA lately, many apologies to the 4 of you who read this. I promise to have my parents sign my absent slips. So much going on in the world, and so much to talk about, but not sure where to start. How about sports...

NBA playoffs going on. NHL playoffs going on. NFL draft going on. MLB in full effect. It's a 3 letter abbreviated, professional sports spectacular!! NBA...fun playoffs this year. The Bulls are about a year ahead of where they should be right now, so it's just nice to see them still playing. I don't expect them to do anything this year, but they would be a great upset, even though they're the number one seed. The Lakers are aging and can't seem to get their shit together. I'm not counting them out, but they are beat up, beat down, and now have to depend on more players to pitch in. Boston is still a favorite, and Miami is playing well. However, I don't think Miami is ready yet either. Give them another year to figure themselves out, and I'm sure they will battle Chicago for the Eastern Division in 2012.

NHL playoffs...couldn't tell you what's happening at all. I saw that the Blues weren't in them, and the Blackhawks were ousted. The end. I wish I knew more, but I just don't care. It's baseball season. The season is starting off nicely for the greatest team on the planet, the Cardinals, but they can't seem to win at home. They surprisingly in first place of the division, in the very early part of the season. Not surprising, is that once again David Freese is out with an injury. Man, this guy is talented, but cannot stay healthy to save his life. Another surprise is the fact that the ever hulking Lance Berkman is not only healthy, but leading the league in all sorts of offensive categories. This is bananas! I mean, it's a 34 year old Lance Berkman...out slugging Albert Pujols. The cubs suck, the Reds are creeping, and the rest of the Central will basically wither away by the All Star break...well, Milwaukee may have a chance to stay competitive, but I'm not holding my breath.

The NFL draft saw 2 former Mizzou players go in the first round, including Gabbert sneaking in at #10. The NFL has a lot of work to do to ensure we see some football this season, but for some reason I feel like it's going to happen. There are not going to be more games! This would be a huge mistake. More games means more injuries, and will take away years from these players already short careers. There is too much money to be LOST on not playing this season. I suspect that we may not get a full pre-season schedule, but we'll see a 16 game season played in 2011-12.

On to the important things...television and film. I've not had time to catch up on many of my favorites lately, so I will have to fill you in later. I'm at least an episode behind on everything. I do know that J-WoWW boarded a plane this week, and turned off her Twitter in order to make her way to Italy!! Keep those fists dormant for a few more months, because they'll be pumping out of control by the fall lineup!!!!

I know I've been negligent, but promise to get back into the swing of things very soon. Until then...I hope they catch that damn Bin Laden...wait...............................

Monday, April 11, 2011

Superbad...

My head almost exploded when I found this. Two of my favorites combine for a remix. Enjoy the magic that happens when Passion Pit remixes the Beastie Boys new single, "Make Some Noise".





1077 The End - Beastie Boys - Make Some Noise (Passion Pit Remix) by 1077 The End