Saturday, December 31, 2005

So Long To 2005

This past week has been interesting to say the least. I'll start off with the biggie that a lot of you have heard about anyways. That would be my computer. What's so newsworthy about that? Well, I'll tell ya. On Tuesday night I was doing my regular thing and spyware ate my computer up something awful. It would boot up fine, but I got a zillion new icons of ads, porn, and whatever else you can think of. Whenever I'd click on an icon, it wouldn't open and other things would pop up. I took it into the shop to get it fixed, got it back in a day, and it cost my only $60. I was literally getting sick to my stomach not having the computer for a few days. Yes, I admit I'm that addicted. My boy Spank was saying how it's like I'm a crackhead who lost his pipe except the computer is my crack. I recommend, and thanks to my boys for telling me this for a long time ago, don't use Internet Explorer. Download Mozilla Firefox for your browser and you'll be thanking me.

Interested in what the exact virus I had was? Thanks to Goathead, the man responsible for Lobstah (, he said it is the WMF Exploit. And here's a video of the virus going down. Mine had a lot of similar things as this video:

Other than that I've just been chilling. The new Chinese place I finally tried in town and it's something else. I recommend the Honey Chicken and you get huge portions for dirt cheap. You can't beat having Chinese 1 minute away from your house. I know people in big areas don't think this is a big deal, but to people in my bum town, we're all excited.

It's that time again for the Lobstah Celebrity Deathpool. For those who don't know about this from last year, this one is sick and demented. What we do, at the end of each year, we all think of 10 celebrities we think will die in 2006. Yes, it's totally messed up, but admit it, you know it's interesting and would do it yourself. Thanks to the one and only Kasher for figuring this one out. It's a hit already amongst the #basketball crew. I didn't do so hot in the 2005 version, so I hope to come back with a vengeance this year. Want to know what 10 I selected? Here we go:

1. Ric Flair
2. Red Auerbach (former Celtics coach)
3. Michael Irvin (ESPN football analyst)
4. 50 Cent
5. Muhammad Ali
6. Tony Danza (totally random with this, I'll give it a try)
7. Mark Mangino (Kansas football coach who is a crazy fatty)
8. Rick Majerus (former Utah basketball coach)
9. Bill Clinton
10. David Letterman

New Year's party at Fortney's this year. I'm typing this up before I go, so maybe I'll be back with some stories during the next post. I'm not a party guy at all, but I haven't been to their house, and my crew is there, so it has to be a good time. Maybe Ozzie or Kari will provide some entertainment for us at the party, hah. Just picking on you two, you know I'm playing around. And I'll probably do my tradition and it'll be boring to everyone else, but not to me. Back in the day, we used to have a video game marathon for the holiday for a few days straight. We haven't done that in a few years, but the past 5 or 6 years probably I've been hitting up the BET celebration they have to gear us up for the excitement. Most of the big names in rap will be there putting on a live performance, so you can't go wrong.

Speaking of rap, yep, I loaded up again on CDs. Imagine that one. I got all of these on Friday night, so here's what we ended up with.

D4L: Down 4 Life. You all know the song Laffy Taffy by now. These guys are from Atlanta and do things their own way with some funky dancing and other things off the top of their head. Their latest song Betcha Can't Do It Like Me is pretty good too. No known guys on this one except for Too $hort.

Eminem: Curtain Call - The Hits - Deluxe Edition. The Deluxe has 2 CDs worth of action. Most of these we've all heard before, so this is basically a Best Of. Still nice to have them all on one or two CDs though, so I figured I'd get it. My favorite Em song ever isn't on this thing though, Marshall Mathers from the Marshall Mathers LP.

Lil Wayne: Tha Carter II. As you know, I'm a huge Lil Wayne fan. A whopping 22 tracks on this beast. He mostly does it by himself on this one, which I give him props for. You all know of Fireman and it's on this one. He kills it on this CD, go get it.

Snoop Dogg: Welcome To The Chuuch - Volume 9. There's a lot of Welcome To The Chuuch mixtapes of Snoop and this is one. He also has the actual album of it out too, but I haven't gotten that yet. Confused? Anyways, this is Snoop going harder like in the old days. Bring back the gangsta Snoop instead of singing Snoop.

T-Pain: Rappa Ternt Sanga. No clue what the title of this album means. The hit here is I'm Sprung and this cat is pretty good. A nice mix of R&B and rap. Mike Jones, Akon, Bone Crusher, Trick Daddy, and YoungBloodz on these tracks.

3 Quick Thangs:

1. On the guest commentary thing, I have Corndog and Wilbur wanting spots. Both should be entertaining if I can get them to commit. We'll work on that in the near future.

2. I'll start it out right. The birthdays of January 1st? We start things off gangsta with Grandmaster Flash turning 48. Morris Chestnut of Boyz N The Hood fame is 37. That's really about it. It's been very sad for birthdays the past few weeks, but nothing I can do about that. Mine is on Friday though.

3. This is the last Blog of 2005 for me. By the time most of you read this, it'll already be 2006. I appreciate the comments you guys leave, big ups there. Hopefully 2006 brings more of the same.

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Good Times Over Christmas

Hey, did everyone out there have a nice Christmas? Things went great here, I can't complain one bit. I do have the entire week off, so it can only keep putting me in a real good mood. More on how my Christmas went among other things, but I'll start a few days back. Let's grab that remote and click the rewind button to get back to Friday, that seems like a good start..

Friday's movie at work was Dukes Of Hazzard. I liked this one. It isn't anything amazing, but it's a fun movie for what it's worth. I grew up watching the old school show, so I was interested to see how this one went. You can't go wrong with Knoxville and Stifler in a movie and on top of that you get Jessica Simpson bouncing around half naked. Not one of the best movies I've seen this year, but still good enough.

Saturday rolls around and that is my family's big Christmas Eve party at our house. It's a tradition over the years and it's not just for family, it grows each year it seems. Cork and Spank were along for the festivities. It's a festivus for the rest of us. We spent the night loading up on food, watching football, and getting some good stories going. My cousin Kari was the highlight of the night for most though. She was a mess by the time she left and her brother Ozzie had to actually carry her to the car. Fortunately, my cousin Jill taped the whole deal and it was funny for a while. Kari isn't the type to be embarrassed either, so I'm sure she'll live and learn. The funny part to me was that she was throwing around f-bombs. That fits into our family perfectly, hah. Angie, if you still read this, you missed a good time. Usually I don't care to be around drunks whatsoever, but Kari did bring some entertainment. People were joking how we'll be watching that tape for Christmas Eve parties for years to come.

That leaves us to Christmas Day. I wake up at 9:30 to open and give out some gifts. I didn't have to go anywhere all day, so that made things relaxing. I won't bore you with too many things I got, but I did pretty well. I got way too many DVDs. 7 movie DVDs of classics that I've never owned: Boogie Nights, Office Space, Old School, The Sandlot, Rounders, Rudy, Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle, and Rocky I. Cork got me Harold & Kumar and Rocky I this year, so props to him. I got him the Street Fighter 2 Anniversary Collection for XBox and the 2006 ESPN Sports Almanac. The Sandlot is my favorite movie ever, while Boogie Nights and Rudy are also probably in my top 5 ever. I got 5 wrestling DVDs that I talked about in a previous post and a stretching DVD showing me how to master my splits. If you're an ECW freak like me, you must buy Forever Hardcore. As I always say, I can write about ECW forever (no pun), but I won't. I also loaded up on some hats, clothes, a bookcase, futon, a WWE calendar, Heartbreak & Triumph (the HBK book which is awesome so far), and some other things. Not too shabby.

I also got Smash Brothers Melee for GameCube. This is an older game, but I've heard about it over the years and never did buy it. A great game and it's crazy addicting. I wish I had gotten this a while back, it's good for all ages.

Christmas Night rolls around and I hit up the movies with Cork and Abby. Believe it or not, this is the first Christmas Night movie I've ever been to. I know it's tradition for some people, but I never tried that for some reason. Anyways, we go to Fairmont and watch The Ringer. You have to go see this one. It's totally hilarious. If you're clueless on the storyline, it's the new Johnny Knoxville movie that has him trying to fix the Special Olympics. Also, Katherine Heigl in this one is smokin' hot.

3 Quick Thangs:

1. December 27th birthdays? They are so bad today that I won't even mention it. I'm serious, it's brutal. Check for yourself:

2. My BuddyProfile on AOL Instant Messenger (DruDown894) seems to be messed up right now. If you ever need an updated CD list, feel free to let me know and I'll send one over of the collection. It's always updated.

3. Rumor has it that Corndog wants to be next in line to give a guest commentary to The Madhouse Of Bird33. Details to come soon.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Hop In My Step

Yo yo yo and a ho ho ho! Yep, that's a lame opening, but you work with what you brought to the dance. I'm typing up some of this on Tuesday at work and as of right now, I haven't done any Christmas shopping yet. I'm a mess, but it'll get done, trust me. I'm glad I don't have a ton of people to buy for or I'd be in trouble. The world famous (or maybe not) Christmas cards are sent out and glad to know a lot of you already got yours this week. As the Boston Sports Guy would say, that puts a hop in my step.

First day of winter is today for whatever that is worth to you.

I'm not the biggest Subway freak, but I tore up a Cold Cut earlier. That's usually what I get and it's not bad at all. Less than $5 and you get loaded up. No tomatoes or black olives, but the rest is good times. On Hearty Italian bread, you get provolone cheese, lettuce, pickles, cucumbers, jalapenos, banana wax peppers, green peppers, onions, bologna, and Italian dressing. Yum.

It seems as if you guys enjoyed the words of wisdom from The_Freak in the last one. We may try that again one day soon with another one of my buddies, you never know what will pop up in here. He appreciated the comments and I did too. If you think you have something to add to a Blog of mine, let me know and maybe we can work something out.

The movie for tomorrow is Dukes of Hazzard. Last day for the kids and most people everywhere else have been on break for a good while. Yet, I digress. Anyways, it'll be a madhouse as the kids will be excited for their last day until 2006. I got a ton of candy for my kids and will hook them up huge with it for tomorrow. A movie every week and candy? As Christian would say, my kids know how I roll. They should enjoy both.

High school hoops is really kicking up in my area. I just got back from my guys beating Philip Barbour in OT. I'm telling you, for the locals, Mark Summerfield is the real deal for PB. One of the best jump shots I've seen on the high school level ever. He's smooth.

RAW this week was uneventful. I did like the tribute they gave to the troops overseas. But as far as the matches go, those were brutal and quick. An impressive thing is that they wrestled over there, outside, in 46 degree temperatures. It wasn't like they wore less clothing either, no shirts or if you're the chicks, you're still out there wearing next to nothing. It was nice to see Triple H and HBK matched up, but it wasn't much of a match given the circumstances. A Boot Camp Match and HBK wins cleanly. Not much else of substance worth talking about. Foley was Santa and Flair came out to beat on Coach. Next week though, Angle has a "shocking" message to deliver. Hmm.. Anyways, soon, I'm guessing the week after next is the Best Of show. Those are fun and all, but I like my live stuff. As far as Armageddon on Sunday, it wasn't anything outstanding. No matches blew you out of the water (no pun intended), but a few were good. The Hell In The Cell wasn't good at all though, mainly because Orton had to make up for Undertaker's lack of skill at his worn out stage.

I tell ya what, I've been going nuts on getting new CDs though. I need to calm down with that, but I'm an addict, I can't help it. I could be addicted to worse things than getting new CDs. So what'd I get this time?

Boyz N Da Hood: Straight Outta A-Town. A mixtape here from the crew. No review yet since I haven't heard anything on it, but will soon.

Canibus: Hip Hop For Sale. Known for his rap disses on LL Cool J and Eminem over the years, Canibus has some great lyrics. Only 11 songs on this one though, but what I like is that it's mostly him on the track alone instead of with 45 other people.

CB4 Soundtrack. Yep, one of the great movies that doesn't get a lot of respect. 1993 movie and the soundtrack is a nice one. 12 tracks with the first 9 being from actual rappers such as Ice Cube, Beastie Boys, MC Ren, Fu-Schnickens, Public Enemy, PM Dawn (remember that blast from the past?), and Blackstreet. The last 3 songs are what makes it though. You get the CB4 crew doing Sweat From My Balls, Straight Outta Locash, and their version of Rapper's Delight. Old school rap fans would really enjoy this.

DJ Ideal & Lil Flip: Da Bottom - Volume 6. It's crazy how quick these mixtapes get done. You'd be surprised for those not in the know how many of these are out there. Everyone has them, it's wild.

Little Brother: The Minstrel Show. This is from a recommendation of #basketball guy Don-G. Some conscious intellectual rap here and the reviews seem to be good for this group.

Ohmega Watts: The Find. I don't know anything about this guy, just going on a hunch from some internet reports. Another conscious rapper.

Ras Kass: Re-Up - The Compilation. A nice NY MC here. This one is from 2003. It features Memphis Bleek, Kurupt, Xzibit, and Nate Dogg. Nate Dogg alone is enough for me to want this one.

Talib Kweli: Right About Now - The Official Sucka Free Mix CD. This one is straight fire. Talib is awesome. My favorite song on this one is Ms. Hill, a song in dedication to Lauryn Hill. It's powerful. Fly That Knot is also a great one.

3 Quick Thangs:

1. December 22nd birthdays? Tennis star Billie Jean King goes for 62. Baseball great Steve Carlton hits 61. Diane Sawyer of news fame is 60. Another baseball stud, Steve Garvey is 57. That does it. No youngsters for Thursday.

2. I started shopping today. I hope to finish it up on Saturday. I'll be fine, don't worry.

3. I just finished off some beef ramen noodles. I put worcestershire sauce on it after I mix it up and drain the water off. I topped it off with a glass of white milk, 1%, although I much prefer Vitamin D, Fat Boy Milk.

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Guido Fist Pumping Since '81

Allow me to bring to you our first guest commentary. This will give a little change to the style that I go with, so maybe it'll freshen things up. As I've said a few weeks ago, I'd try to get some of my buddies to post a little bit every so often to change things up. At the end of this section, I'll have a writeup from me as well on what I've been going through. The usual stuff, except we get an added bonus..

Let me introduce you all to a guy who contributes a lot to this space and that's The_Freak. He also picked the title today as well and without further ado, I bring to you.. The_Freak Show!

Allow myself to introduce....myself, for those of you who don't know. My name is The_Freak, because I am a genetic freak of nature. I reside in the mean streets of Ferndale, MD. I'm 24 and I go to the University of Delaware. Props to my boy Bird Double Tre for allowing me the opportunity to speak out on a few topics, a few random things and the like.

One thing I hate, is when dames feel the need to tell you every 3 seconds how they have a boyfriend. I quote a Positive K when I say "What's your man got to do with me?"

Another thing, is just how lame boxing is. I think we need these four simple things to improve the sport. 1) All fighters must be 300 pounds as a minimum, 2) Instead of a pre-fight weigh-in, there's a hotdog eating contest, 3) Fighters will have to wear oven mitts, instead of gloves, 4) Fighters must eat 1 pound of raw cookie dough between each round.

My boy Berman is a Yankee ticket holder. I just found out today that the Yankees terminated his account because he was selling them, for face value, on Stub Hub. That's fucking bullshit.

Another thing that pisses me off, is school, especially finals week. You bust your ass for weeks, and weeks, and weeks, and over the course of one morning (and here they change the room, date, time that you're used to), can blow the first 15 weeks of hard work. Fucking bullshit.

The national championship game is coming up, and I'm pulling for Texas in this one. Sure, Reggie Bush is this great HB, but I'm tired of the hype. Another team I'm tired of, his the Colts. Peyton Manning looks like a fucking fool each week, yet somehow the team finds a way to win. I hope they DO go 16-0, and then choke their asses off in the Super Bowl.

Now, on the food topic, Sour Cream and Onion Pringles are money, as are Fritos, some cheese sticks, and nachos. If you're not down with any of those foods, you're probably not the kind of person I want to be around.

I was looking at graduate schools, because I plan on actually graduating one of these years. My school is a good, I don't know, $730 a credit, yet grad school, granted it's down in Texas, is about half that.

Also, I think it's fucking bullshit that the Sopranos doesn't start for another few months.

That's all I have to say for now,


Entertaining stuff there I thought, I liked the touch. Now he has that Positive K song stuck in my head all day. Great video with that one too by the way. Let us know what you think in the comments for sure.

The movie we watched this week at school was Fantastic 4. I've seen it before in the theaters and wrote about that on here at the time. My kids loved this one and I thought it was a good one too. I didn't have much else going on during the day, didn't have any papers to grade, or anything else, so I watched the movie 3 times, fear.

I didn't get much sleep all week, but still didn't get a nap. I'll be getting some big sleep this weekend hopefully. Also, it's early Saturday morning as I write this. I'm sending out the Christmas cards today, so you'll get them in time for the big day, don't worry.

A few new CDs this time around:

The Notorious B.I.G.: Duets - The Final Chapter. 22 tracks on this one and it is beats and raps along with some of Biggie's unreleased joints. Way too many to name on this CD, but we will anyways. You get Puff, Eminem, Obie Trice, Twista, Bone Thugs, The Game, Faith Evans, Big Pun, Fat Joe, Freeway, Snoop, Luda, Bobby Valentino, Jay-Z, 2Pac, Mary J, Nelly, Jagged Edge, T.I., Slim Thug, Scarface, Akon, R. Kelly, Charlie Wilson, Lil Wayne, Juelz Santana, Mobb Deep, Missy Elliot, Bob Marley, Clipse, and Korn. I've just messed around by listening to a little, but it sounds decent and I'm not one of these guys who thinks Biggie is one of the all time greats. Good, but didn't have a long enough career in my opinion to be a legend. Super producer Scott Storch on this thing too.

Jamie Foxx: Unpredictable. Yep, that Jamie Foxx. This is big time pimpin' R&B and he's talented believe it or not. You know you want to get this one just out of curiosity. Take my word.

3 Quick Thangs:

1. Saturday birthdays? 86 Mets legend Bobby Ojeda is 48. Milla Jovovich is 30. I don't even know who Milla is, but I think they're famous? You kidding me? These are garbage. Check for yourself:

2. One week till Christmas Eve, quality times indeed.

3. Why does printer ink have to be so expensive?

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Fatty Fat Fatty Cops

My mood today? Pumped up as usual. Sure, I'm tired, but that's how it goes. It's no fun being in a bad mood anyways is my motto. Nobody wants to hear a crybaby complainer. If so, they might get the pimp slap from someone, so be on the lookout for my henchmen to come get ya.

Are you feeling the Christmas spirit yet? You know you want to get into the madness if you already haven't. Of course I haven't started shopping yet and that's not a good thing. I also haven't sent out my cards, so I hope that last week before Christmas, the mailmen don't slack. They make big bucks anyways, so you can't feel too sorry for them. I do have most of my cards written out though, so that part at least is going well.

I need to catch up on sleep sometime, but who knows when that'll happen. I never learn and am a total internet junkie. I know what kind of jokes I'll get in the comments, but I bring it all on myself. Tough to pull yourself away from some good internet fun. Not that there's much else going on in Shinnston, so what is a single guy supposed to do?

I hit up the first high school basketball game of the year for my old boys. I left with 2:00 to go and the score was 78-28 against South Harrison. Some AWFUL playing by these bums. The highlight, or lowlight rather, is a new cop we have in town that was on duty for the game. I'm not kidding, this guy goes 4 bills easily. We were all saying how he couldn't catch anyone on foot if he had to. He had to know the entire gym had their eyes on him. He was just waddling up and down the court. My town is a mess. Get some buff cops out there. Poor dude.

I forgot to mention. Or maybe I did before, not sure. The school I work at, their freshman boys basketball team got beat by the girls team. What’s up with that? I won’t be too sexist here, but chicks shouldn’t be able to out ball dudes, I don’t care. Not in a physical sport anyways.

RAW on Monday wasn't a bad show. We also have Armageddon this weekend and that's a SmackDown production. RAW had 5 qualifying matches to see who would be in the Elimination Chamber at New Year's Resolution in January. The winners of those matches? Angle used the gold medal to knock Flair out. Carlito rolled Benjamin up for a win. HHH came down to get Big Show qualified against HBK, so HBK advances. Masters messed Big Vis up. Kane took out HHH with the help of Big Show. Outside of Cena who is champ, we have Angle, Carlito, HBK, Masters, and Kane in the Elimination Chamber, one of the better gimmick matches out there. The show was in Boston and they even got some Larry Bird references in as well as a scene with a model of him inside the arena. Great stuff.

New CDs?

Ludacris: Disturbing Tha Peace. This one is loaded up with Luda's crew and it's feature song is Georgia. I've talked about that one before. Who all is on here? Field Mob, Jamie Foxx, Shawnna, Bobby Valentino, I-20, and a lot of other lesser known names of his camp. 17 tracks, pick it up.

3 Quick Thangs:

1. For the locals, you need to hit up a giovanni from Sunset on Tuesday nights. Or any night for that matter. $2.50? You might as well give it away at that price, these are delicious. Highly recommended.

2. Birthdays for Thursday? Miami Vice Don Johnson goes for 56. Baseballer Mo Vaughn is 38. That’s about all I can do for ya for any decent names, ouch. Sorry I couldn’t bring the goods, but not many quality celebrity birthdays today.

3. Today’s random website? Yep, the Guinness World Records. You’ll be on here for a while out of pure boredom:

Sunday, December 11, 2005

I See Dead People

Today's title is courtesy of my girl Lexie. When I can't think of a title to use, I just ask around and someone will always help out.

What’s new in the world? Things are going great here. Trees are up, lights are strung, and everyone seems to be in a pretty good mood unless you’re Scrooge. We even got the cold weather and snow, which I’m a fan of both. Yes, I’m one of these weirdos who likes winter better than summer.

That leads me into Friday. I heard all week how we were supposed to get snow for Thursday night and all the kids were pumped that we might get out of school. I know by now not to believe the hype (no pun on Public Enemy), but this time it sort of worked. I wake up on Friday and we have a 2-hour delay. I still have to be there at regular time, so I leave the house around 7:15. I get to school and me and another teacher are the only ones in the lot. He comes out of the building and says they cancelled while we were driving, doh! I get to go home though and get paid for it, but still had to wake up early.

On that day I came home around 9:00 after some morning shopping at Wal-Mart. Maybe the least amount of people I’ve seen there and I’ve been a lot late at night. Anyways, I come home and need a haircut. Remember the Wahl? Time to test that bad boy out. My Mom was nervous through the whole thing. I said I’m just shaving it, no big deal. Well, she messes the back up and I have to go back to the barber. It wasn’t messed up bad, but enough to get fixed. My Dad and barber got a kick out of it though. Back to the CT/Paul Wall cut for me, I’m digging it. I might get it touched up every 2 weeks or so though instead of doing it myself. I learned my lesson there.

I’m doing real good on the Christmas cards and hope to send them towards the end of the week. If you’re waiting on that, just be patient. I like to get them out closer towards the big day. But you’ll get them. Again, you have just a few days if you still want in on the action, so let me know for sure if you want one.

It seems like more and more people are hopping along the Blog craze. It’s been here a while, but now it’s getting mainstream. If you have a site and I haven’t plugged it before in here, just drop a line in my comments. MySpace, Xanga, Blogger, whatever. You know how we do. Or drop a line in my comments anyways. I need some cheap posts there to keep my week going, hah.

Another big selection of CDs this time around. What’d we get?

Blackalicious: The Craft. I’ve read some good reviews on these guys. They’re a Bay Area rapper and MC duo and they are compared to Eric B. and Rakim, legends of the craft, no pun intended. We’ll see how they match up.

Black Rob: The Black Rob Report. A very good album here. A ton of people on this joint. We have Akon, Petey Pablo, Craig Mack, Louis Farrakhan, Biggie, Ness, Chopper, and Babs. Some straight New York hip hop.

Lil Wayne: Squad Up 5. This is a crew of youngsters that Lil Wayne started. He’s not with them anymore, but helped get them started. I like this one actually, then again, I like most Lil Wayne stuff. Weezy F. Baby, don’t forget the Baby. Birdman Junior.

YoungBloodz: Ev’rybody Know Me. One of my favorites are these guys from Atlanta. Their songs always featured some great beats that stick in your head forever. A nice slew of artists on this: Young Buck, Lil Scrappy, Mannie Fresh, Jazze Pha, Too $hort, Daz Dillinger, and T-Boz out of nowhere. Xcuse Me Shawty with Lil Scrappy is good times.

3 Quick Thangs:

1. I can’t be the only one who is annoyed by a zillion forwarded emails can I? 90% of the time I don’t even read them, oh well.

2. Monday’s birthdays: Tennis cutie Tracy Austin is 43 and still looks real good. Former NFL face painter John Randle is 38. Kirk Cameron is 35. Jennifer Connelly goes for 35 as well. We also have #basketball veteran Rahl and he’s 24. That about does it.

3. The winner of the first person to send me a Christmas card so far this year? None other than ManDingo! Thanks again buddy. My girl Susie also got one in early too.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Happy 49th Birthday To Larry Bird!

Welcome back to one that has been long awaited, but we’ve made it yet again. 18 days till Christmas and I haven’t started shopping yet. However, I’ve written a TON of Christmas cards already and love doing that. It’s not too late to get on the card list, so if you want some of my personal touches on a card, hit me up at Forget that sending a card and just signing a name on it stuff. That’s boring. You know you want in on this action, so let me know.

The movie we watched last week at school was Mr. & Mrs. Smith. I didn’t think this one would be good, but I was way wrong. One of my kids in class told me to get that one, so I took his word for it. I know I’m slacking, but I think this is the first Angelina Jolie movie I’ve seen. She’s looking nice in this one of course. Great action in this one too, it’s worth the watch. One of the better movies I’ve seen at “work” this year.

My boy Ric Flair is in all kinds of trouble, but he’ll be ok. He gets arrested for having road rage on this dude. He grabbed his neck and kicked on the car, great stuff. My favorite part of the whole arrest is what this guy said that Flair told him: “had his tag number and should knock the shit out of him.” Hah hah hah! Now that is some funny stuff indeed. Check out the writeup on Smoking Gun and the rough looking picture of Flair:

I talk too much wrestling in here, I know. But I’m going to do it again and have to for this thing I need to mention. I got a DVD that has been the talk of the internet as of late. It is from Ring of Honor Wrestling and it is Joe vs. Kobashi. Samoa Joe that is and one of the greatest matches I’ve ever seen. I’m not joking either fans. This match alone is worthy of getting this DVD and words can’t do how good of a match this one is. Just trust me and spend the $20.

The_Freak came up with a possible idea we may use in future Blogs. As I was just kicking together some ideas, I said maybe I’d have him write a guest commentary. To that, he said I could extend it to other people as well. For the #basketball crew, here are the names of commentaries he thought of if those guys, or anyone else, would be interested:

The_Freak: “The Freak Show”
ManDingo: “Dingo’s Diary”
Corndog: “Corndog’s Cabana”
DerekHood: “DH’s Hideout”

I like the ring of that and if they were down, they could name their little guest deals whatever they wished. It could be coming up soon, so be on the lookout for that in the near future to what my boys, and girls if they want, to speak their mind in this very space. If you’re interested, as Teddy Long would say, “Holla, Holla, Holla!”

Let’s go to the gridiron. My Irish are matching up with the Buckeyes of Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl. My guys are the underdogs in this one, but I like my chances. I think we match up well against these guys and have a lot of time to prepare. My personal choice would’ve been to play Penn State as the fans of both of those teams are very deep in tradition. Not that Ohio State isn’t, but give me that whitewash Penn State crowd when they all wear white and get rowdy. Then in the pro ranks, my Bears have won 8 in a row! Now they play local favorite Pittsburgh at Heinz Field. Stupid me had a chance a while back early in the season to get tickets for this one and I didn’t go through on it. Doh! It should be nothing less than a slobberknocker.

Sweet, I just finished up another semester of my Masters classes. One more semester left for those bad boys if all goes right. 18 hours in the book. I just put the clamps down on a 14-page paper and rocked it out, so fear. That’ll give me a month or more to relax and be a bum before my next set of classes start up.

We have a lot to talk about in the world of CDs. Let’s get it poppin’

Chris Brown: Chris Brown. The 16-year old sensation is at it in the self-titled album. I liked this one a lot and this kid has some talent. Juelz Santana, Bow Wow, and Jermaine Dupri on this stuff.

Lil Boosie: Bad Azz. I enjoyed this one too. I compare this dude’s voice as a cross between Lil Wayne and Bone Thugs. I have one with Lil Boosie and Webbie together called Gangsta Musik and this one picks up where that one left off. Boosie goes deep into his family with his raps and where he comes from. Sounds like an honest youngster.

Yukmouth & Ampichino Present: AK47 - Soundtrack To The Streets. I haven’t checked this one out yet, but it’s Bay Area and Yukmouth, so it can’t be bad. I’m not sure what the deal is with Ampichino is yet, so I can’t speak on him.

Yukmouth: Million Dollar Mixtape – 2 Disc Set. I’ve listened to Disc 1 and mixtapes are a nice freshener from the regular style of most albums. A nice selection of beats that Yuk works over on.

3 Quick Thangs:

1. Today… be quiet now and bow in respect… because it’s the man’s birthday. Larry Bird! He’s 49 today. I’m not even going to mention any other birthdays today because his is the only one that matters today. The Basketball Jesus.

2. A song you need to check out if you haven’t heard yet? Georgia by Field Mob, Ludacris, and Jamie Foxx. Nice video to go with this one too, but it’s some high quality stuff. “We ain’t playin’ wit ya!” Field Mob is way underrated.

3. I have this kid in one of my classes who wears a size 15 ring. It’s monstrous. I could put it around my waist. Well, not really, but you get the point.

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Ric Flair Bites

First off, email me at if you want in on the Christmas card tradition that I do. Email me your home address and I'll hook you up big. Something I get into every year and have been doing it for a while.

Wow does the time fly. Yeah, I guess I’ve been slacking. I hope the millions and millions of fans will still be around when this one gets posted up. You never know though, but I’ll see what I can do for the readers.

First off, to the guy that is on the Bird33 payroll, we start with another contribution of The_Freak. You guys should be knowing him well by now. Maybe soon he’ll even drop a few lines into the main section as a guest to give me a break. Anyways, he is giving everyone a heads up on the next sensation, The Kid From Brooklyn. You have to watch this guy’s clips, they’re a riot. A New York accent always cracks me up, especially one that drops f-bombs every other word. I could listen to those guys talk about anything and still be interested. Anyways, go here:

Real World Austin Reunion was shown on Tuesday and it was pretty good. First, everyone says how Danny has changed since the show. Nehemiah starts stuff up and just starts laying into him, calling him a Ben Affleck wannabe like you saw on the previews and everything else. Danny just kind of sat there as Nehemiah turned OG again. They also busted Lacey’s chops for talking behind everyone’s back. Next week we get the stuff they didn’t show on TV, then we wait until February for the next season of the series, nice. Danny and Mel are now engaged too for whatever that’s worth.

Oh, you have to watch the latest MTV Made if you’re out of the loop. I’m telling ya, this one is worth the price of admission. It’s the gay cheerleader dude who wants to be soccer guy. Guy is 295lbs starting off and it’s just crazy funny how big of a wuss this kid is. It makes for some awesome TV, trust me. My girl Jenn Jenn was saying he had bigger tits than her. In my personal ranks, I put this one in the top 3 all time of Made shows. In no particular order, it’s right there with the basketball dude who gets worked by a 6th grader, no lie. Also another of my favorites, not on the embarrassing factor, but one that is actually good, is the whitey rapper who hangs with C-Rayz Walz. Not to be confused with Stonewood, West Virginia and #basketball resident Walz.

Sure, I’ll get in a little wrestling talk. Survivor Series wasn’t a great show, but it wasn’t horrible. I guess it was in the middle as nothing really stood out from the rest. I do love a great 10-Man Tag Match though. That never gets old to see everyone landing their moves at a fast pace and utter chaos ensues. Flair being arrested for road rage and going off on a guy in front of him. That’d be classic to see as you’re minding your business, driving down the road. Also, his chick is accusing him of physical, steroid, and alcohol abuse. She says he slapped, kicked, choked, and bit her. Hah, Flair is biting her. He’s the same guy out of the ring as he is in the ring. Then Flair comes back and says she assaulted him more than once. He’s Ric Flair, he’s not going to get in trouble, come on now. He’s near god-like status to me.

A few new CDs I get that nobody has heard of. Thanks to my boy Dom in Germany, he hooked me up with some new Bay Area jams:

Plot: Mission 4 Loot. I wasn’t big on this one, even if it is Bay Area.

Young Dalley: Never Say Die. Really good stuff here, one I’d recommend. Nobody on it that you’d know, but don’t make that stop ya from getting it.

What is on tap for the weekend? I’m not sure actually. The movie for Friday is Mr. & Mrs. Smith. I heard it’s real good, we’ll see. My kids want to see it too, go figure. I’ll weigh in on that madness during the next one.

3 Quick Thangs:

1. Birthdays for December 2nd? Lucy Liu is 37, geez that’s old. Monica Seles is 32. Britney Spears turns 24. What a weak day for birthdays.

2. No ball this week. You talk about being fired up. I wait around for just two things all week to make me happy. Wrestling and playing ball. Didn’t get to play ball this week, doh!

3. Got bored and figured I’d get some hair clippers to shave my own head. I’ll give it a try over the weekend. I rolled with this: 23 pieces on this beast and everything else you can think of. Pimp pimp. Even the 1/8” blade that I used last time, Paul Wall style

Friday, November 25, 2005

Follow Me To Freedom

Today’s topic comes from The_Freak as he figures out a good bit of my topics around here. Soon he’ll be put on the payroll for this Blog. It’s from an old SportsCenter skit back in the day and featured Charlie Steiner, the man. For those who know Steiner, you laugh everytime you see that commercial air.

Here we go to gear up for the weekend. I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving and Black Friday. Things are going well here. I’m getting used to having time off work and being a bum, but it’s about to end soon. Not so fast my friend. I still have a few days to run shop while I don’t have to wake up early. This week coming up I get to wake up at 5:30 and be at work at 6:50. Gotta love bus duty. I’ll be like a zombie all week I’m sure, but Christmas is on it’s way.

I didn’t hit up Black Friday this year. I did that last year to check out the madness for the first time. I wish I could’ve seen the chicks bust each other up to fight for TVs, but I figured I’d be better off being an internet junkie and staying up till 7:00. Out of the past 5 days I don’t think I’ve been to bed before 6:00 AM. I have a 7:30 and 7:00 in there too. Me and Cork rolled to Denny’s one night at 3:00 and watched people camp out for the XBox 360. That was fun.

Anything big go down over Thanksgiving? Nothing major that I can think of. The food was great as usual and a few of my boys came over to watch games and be our regular bum selves. Other than that, I live on here basically. I was online after dinner from 3:00-8:00 or so. Cork came over to watch some NBA and the WVU game. He leaves, I get a quick shower, and I’m on here from about 12:00-7:00. I think I left my seat once and that was for a Gatorade. Yeah, I’m far too gone now. Way too addicted, but you know I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Real World finale huh? What some drama we had in the first 15 minutes. It made for good TV though, so I won’t complain. Nehemiah turned into straight OG when he got up in Rachel’s grill and had her crying. Maybe she deserved that after thinking none of the guys would step up to her since she’s a chick. He didn’t hit her or anything, just put the fear into her until she bawled her eyes out. Then the last 15 minutes was basically what the entire season was for, to show Danny and Mel together. Not one of my most memorable seasons at all, but I still didn’t miss a single episode. Next week is the reunion, so that could be good. Nehemiah accuses of Danny of being a Ben Affleck wannabe.

Some good wrestling action this Sunday. It’s one of the Big 4 pay per views, Royal Rumble, WrestleMania, SummerSlam, and this week we get Survivor Series. I always did like this one since it has the old school feeling. You can’t go wrong with a good ol’ 10-Man Tag Match. These are usually good matches as everyone gets to put their moves on and it ends up in utter chaos. The big match this year has the 5 from RAW (HBK, Big Show, Kane, Carlito, and Masters) against SmackDown’s crew (Bradshaw, Orton, Batista, Rey Mysterio, and the next roid sensation Bobby Lashley). I always cracked up how some of the guys feuding before this match are now suddenly on the same side to help each other. Our WWE Title Match has Cena defending against Angle. Flair and HHH go at it in a Last Man Standing Match, which will need the Red Cross at ringside due to extreme blood loss. Bischoff is fighting Teddy Long, stupid. Trish puts up her Women’s Title against Melina, who has been improving a lot recently on her ring work. These girls can actually wrestle too, unlike most of the rest of the chicks on the roster outside of Victoria and Mickie James. Of course I’ll be ordering this one, so gear up.

Just one CD to make note of this time. That one is What The Game’s Been Missing by Juelz Santana. I like this one a lot. Rap out of the Dipset camp is always a style of their own and the background noises always made their music I thought. A full CD here too, none of this 50 minute junk. Juelz did it big and pushed about 77 minutes onto this thing.

3 Quick Thangs:

1. The birthdays for Saturday, November 26th? Tina Turner is 67, geez. Former Pirates fan favorite Bob Walk is the Big 50. ESPN Baseball Tonight, and former baller himself, Harold Reynolds is 45. Chuck Finley Kitain is 43, while Mario Elie of Rockets fame is 42. Cork’s favorite Shawn Kemp is 36 on Saturday.

2. Bama Ashley, nice of ya to get a new cam. Already worth it and then some. Quality stuff for sure.

3. The Ringer with Johnny Knoxville comes out on December 23rd. It looks awesome on the previews, but who knows.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Mmmm... Frog Legs

Yo, what’s up out there? I’m just kicking back on my week off, enjoying bum time. Always tough to figure out where to begin, so I’ll just be as random as I always do.

Since my regular Chinese restaurant shop got busted by the health department, I had to go to Option B last night. I went to Grand China Buffet. My old place I was familiar with and was a regular. They knew what I got to drink, hooked me up with deals, etc. Now we roll to the new place. This one has been there for a year or more I want to guess, but I’ve never went out of loyalty to my old place that got shut down. Anyways, this place is a big time operation. Me and my boy Spank saw frog legs on the buffet. We were bored, so we said we’d give it a try. Not too bad actually, it’s like chicken. Not a lot of meat on them, but they were loaded with salt and pepper. Another funny thing is that there is this Chinese dude there named Alan. Maybe I’m crazy, but did they just tag that name on him when he came over here? A Chinese guy named Alan? That’d be like me naming a kid Yao or something to that effect, you get the idea. It cracked me up though.

Wednesday night could be big for me. Well, as big as it gets in my mean streets. Early in the night, we’re playing ball since Thursday is Thanksgiving and everyone and their brother will be at the Pitt/WVU game. But we can’t miss ball for anything. On top of that, my boy Posey is coming in and is setting up a big Monopoly game. Count me in for that action. Win or lose, Monopoly is always a good time.

As I type this, I’m watching some Scarface on USA. The edited version is always a good laugh because this movie might have more cussing in it than any in the history. Still, it’s a classic and I don’t have to tell you that since most are into it. For what it’s worth, I’ll give you my favorite segment though. It’s after Tony’s guy gets cut up with the chainsaw and then his boys come in to help Tony out. As the guy they were going to buy the cocaine off of tried to cross them over, he makes it out to the street. People are all over the place and Tony shoots this guy straight in the head in front of everybody and makes a getaway. Don’t mess with him. And a random Scarface quote that of him big pimpin’, especially when it’s an Italian playing the role with a Cuban accent, that makes it even more strange.

“Now you’re talking to me baby!” - Tony
“Don’t call me baby. I’m not your baby.” - Elvira
“Not yet. Give it some time.” - Tony

I made a late night Denny’s trip with Cork at 3:00 AM and people were camping out for the launch of XBox 360, no joke. I’m a huge video game guy, but I couldn’t see me camping out for the arrival. A few were doing it big though by having TVs setup in the back of SUVs and things of that nature to kill time with. $400 too, not cheap. I’m holding off on the new systems until the Nintendo Revolution comes out.

Here’s the good word on what CDs I got over the past few days..

Chrome: Straight To The Pros. This is a new sensation from The Hypnotize Camp Posse that everyone seems big on. Three 6’s boy. It’s getting good reviews online, but I haven’t listened yet.

Dillinger & Young Gotti: The Saga Continuez. This is the new Dogg Pound or so they want it to be. Daz Dillinger as part of this, so it can’t be too bad you wouldn’t think.

Sheek Louch: After Taxes. From the mighty mighty D-Block clan. The video for One Name featuring Carl Thomas is out already and it’s a good one. Of course the other two members of LOX is on this thing (Jadakiss and Styles P), but you also get Beanie Sigel and Fabolous. Sheek does a 50 Cent diss on this album as well.

Hopefully I can get in another post before the weekend to talk some wrestling since we have Survivor Series coming up. Also, tonight is the finale of Real World Austin. Hopefully it’s good. This season hasn’t been good, but I’ll still miss not watching Real World for a bit on Tuesdays. Until next time, here are 3 things you all want..

3 Quick Thangs:

1. Birthday time, it’s been a while.. Tennis great Billie Jean King is 62. Jamie Lee Curtis turns 47. Former NBA big guy Benoit Benjamin goes for 41. My favorite all time tennis player, Boris Becker, is only 38.

2. I like Usher and all, but seeing him in a gangsta movie should be worth the see. It won’t come out in my racist area unfortunately, but who is Ursh going to get thuggish on? Tony Montana would bury him in two seconds.

3. At SolosBets on the year, I’m 21-18 on my bets. Free bets, but it’s still competitive with my buddies. We bet on NFL, NBA, and NHL. Doing better than most of my crew, but not sure if that’s something to brag about or not.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

A Little Pimp In Your Step

Thanks to the one and only The_Freak for the title today. He also gives this gem of a website:

What is happening out there? Yes, I haven’t posted since Saturday. I’m not giving excuses though, so hold tight and enjoy the ride. As I type this, I just got done playing some ball and that always puts me in a good mood. On top of that, I get 9 days off in a row from work, sweet. I like work and all, but forget those waking up early deals. When I return, I have to get to school at 6:50 and do bus duty, grr. But I’ll manage.

It’s well past the fact and I’m sure everyone has heard the sad wrestling news. Eddie Guerrero passed away this week and there was a RAW tribute show for him. Very shocking when I first read about this happening. Sure, Eddie had drug and substance problems over the years, but he was supposedly clean for the past 4 years. Nonetheless, his arteries had to have been mangled, plus add steroids on top of that. It’s just tough to see one of the greatest pure wrestlers I’ve seen go down so early, age 38. Great tribute show on RAW though as any wrestling fan that watched couldn’t help but cry. I’m a wuss like that anyways with sad stuff like chick flicks, but this one tore me up. I’m man enough to admit that, hah.

Not a lot of drama or funny stories this week, so I’m kind of bummed over that. Now that I’m putting up this Blog, watch something crazy go down that I won’t be able to put up until the next one. I’m off all week, so I should have some post time in there. I’ll see what I can whip up for the fans out there.

Anyone getting jacked up for Christmas shopping? Way early for me. I’m sure all of the chicks will be out there at 5:00 in the morning for Black Friday or whatever they call it these days. That was a madhouse last year when I went, but interesting to say the least. I’d do it again, but I’m not making any plans to do that. I just had fun watching the chicks get into rumbles over something on sale once 6:00 AM hits. I want to egg it on. “Smack her! Get that TV! She doesn’t want any!”

I didn’t get any CDs since the last post. I know, I’m slacking there. I’ll see what I can do for you all soon. I’m stretching for things to talk about, but you know how that goes. The movie for work this week? Madagascar and Dodgeball I believe. We’ll see how that goes. Can’t ever go wrong with a cartoon movie can you? I didn’t think so either. Chris Rock and Cedric The Entertainer as voices? That’s money.

Ok, I can’t stand not to talk about more wrestling. I had to reserve the Bret Hart 3-disc DVD, The Best There Is, The Best There Was, The Best There Ever Will Be and got that last Tuesday. These things are selling like hotcakes, like I knew they would. I haven’t seen all of the discs yet, but it’s already worth it. I could tell stories from what I’ve seen already, but I won’t bore you all yet. One of the best technical wrestlers ever and knew how to tell a story. Rare in today’s world.

A short Blog for my standards, but hey, it’s not too shabby. You know you’re craving for more over Thanksgiving Break.

3 Quick Thangs:

1. Tommy Maddox is starting for the Steelers this week. He’s a mess.

2. It’s cold as balls here tonight. I guess that saying is common everywhere else? Should be. You know what I mean.

3. Classic song lyrics time: Ain’t No Fun by Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg, Warren-G, and Kurupt. We’ll go to the third verse from Snoop:

Guess who back in the motherfuckin house
With a fat dick for your motherfuckin mouth
Hoes recognize, niggaz do too
Cuz when bitches get skanless and pull a voodoo
What you gon do? You really don't know
So I'd advise you not to trust that hoe
Silly of me to fall in love with a bitch
Knowin damn well, I'm too caught up with my grip
Now as the sun rotates and my game grows bigger
How many bitches wanna fuck this nigga named Snoop
Doggy, I'm all the above
I'm too swift on my toes to get caught up with you hoes
But see, it ain't no fun, if my homies can't get a taste of it
Cause you know I don't love em

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Happy 24th Birthday Cork!

What is up out there in internet land? Things are going fine here. 3-day weekend for me, so I can’t complain. Props to Veteran’s Day. In this edition, I’ll talk about movies, playing ball, wrestling, new CDs, and whatever else goes down. At least I didn’t go over a week between posts like I did last time. Let’s hope that doesn’t happen anytime soon.

First off, I’ll start out with a funny story. I won’t even have to say much on this one and it’ll have people cracking up just with the basics, or so I think anyways. This week at school a dude got caught jerking it in the bathroom. I couldn’t make that up if I tried. Not sure what’s going to happen to him if anything, but it’s probably more embarrassing that everyone knows who it was, so they’re cracking jokes. Guess he couldn’t wait till he got home.

The movie of the week? Herbie: Fully Loaded. It wasn’t a bad movie at all actually. I had doubts on it, but everyone seemed to like it and be interested in it. It’s not even an hour and a half, so it’s a quick one to get through. Predictable, sure, but what movie like that wouldn’t be? This is also before Lindsay Lohan got all cracked out. Now she’s 63 pounds and a freak of nature. A freak of nature in a bad way that is.

For the locals who aren’t up to things, we’re now balling on Thursday nights from 7:00-9:00 at The Lighthouse. Feel free to stop down for the action. We’ve had some good runs the past few weeks and the best part of the deal is that it’s free.

I talked about picking up Jake The Snake: Pick Your Poison double-DVD the other day. The commentary alone is enough to buy this gem. The commentary part is 1:40 and Jake leaves nothing out. A great storyteller and one of the best in-ring technicians ever who had the crowd in the palm of his hand. Unfortunately, he was a completely different person outside the ring and couldn’t beat his demons. You get to hear his drug stories, his needed-to-be-heard story of his early family life, an awesome portrayal about how much of a punk the Ultimate Warrior was, and of course wrestling. I haven’t started watching the matches yet, but I’m excited. And on Tuesday? I’ll have the Bret Hart deal that won’t be able to stay on the shelves.

Denny’s trip last night and nothing too major went down. It was me, Cork, Abby, Ally, and Whitney. Major props to Cork today since it’s his 24th birthday! We get the waitress who hates Cork. We don’t even know the reason why she hates him, but she does. Lately she’s been acting all fake and excited when we get there, which is funny. I get the buffalo chicken strips and raspberry tea. I didn’t load up too much since I wasn’t that hungry. Just was nice to get out of the house and be a bum up there. No action this time, but still worth the regular trip. We didn’t go to Wal-Mart on this late night run, but I was already there on Friday anyways.

I know it’s been a few weeks, but I finally got my Halloween pics. I’ll post one here from the night that I wrote about a while back. From left to right: Cork being a gangsta, my cousin Kari, me doing the Beavis thing, and my cousin Ozzie being a chick.

I know a lot of you guys are into the whole blog craze. I’m the same way and you know you get bored enough to check out random places. Thanks to my girl Yvonne who posts here, she throws this jewel at me:

This is from a guy in Bosnia who has a great collection of music on his page. Anyways, check out the song “I’m A Gangster” by Josh Tobin. It’s #3 on his page and the lyrics are creative. “I’m a gangster, grrrrr, I’m mad. I’m a gangster, my rhymes are bad.” I know I’m easily amused, but I’ve been listening to this one repeatedly today. And for some reason, Laffy Taffy is really growing on me. That one is getting major airplay.

Now it’s time to mention a few new CDs I got since our last post:

Chamillionaire: The Sound Of Revenge. Awesome stuff here and you need it. Turn It Up featuring Lil Flip is one that is released now and it’s high quality from super producer Scott Storch. Also on this album is Krayzie Bone, Mike Jones, Pastor Troy, Bun-B, Lil Wayne, Scarface, and Killer Mike. One of the better albums I’ve heard this year.

Thug Angel – The Life Of An Outlaw Soundtrack. This is from the 2Pac movie/documentary for those confused. Mack 10, Tech N9ne, The Outlawz, and Mac Mall on this joint.

Young Buck: T.I.P. I’m not sure why, but no G-Unit members are on this CD. The only notable guy in a track is Bun-B.

3 Quick Thangs:

1. I’m currently rocking out to some Axe Touch shower gel. It’ll have me turning down chicks left and right, hah. Or something.

2. What other birthdays are today besides Cork? 1976 Olympic gold medalist Nadia Comaneci is 44. Ross of Friends turns 39. Former heavyweight champion Michael Moorer hits 38. Baseballers Sammy Sosa and Derek Bell go for 37. Tonya Harding, Happy 35th.

3. 4:04 AM right now as I type this up and it’s currently 33 degrees.