And we are back. As I type this, I’ve went five straight days of going to bed after 7:00 AM. I need to try to get to bed at a halfway reasonable time one of these days. Not that I do anything special, but I might have to give it a try to going to bed at something like 3:00 or so to change things up. Apparently, a lot of people got a kick out of or were grossed out by the story Cork heard at Denny’s one night. That’s the one I posted in the last Blog about the stripper. Thanks for the comments. I’m not sure I’ll have a story of that magnitude in this edition, but I’ll bring something good for ya.
Saturday night we battled at the Barnes Brothers’ place with some Hillbilly Horseshoes action. Some good trash talking here and you’d think it would be a boring game, but it’s not. I teamed up with Mitch this week and we did ok, but not that great. Big Barney, Old Barney, Spank, and Sean Butler were also in the house playing. Spank’s team at one point got skunked like 5 times in a row, it was a bad night for his boys. A nice time killer on the weekends late at night.
I’m big into video games as everyone knows and have a lot of the newer stuff. While that is all fine and dandy, we all eventually go back to playing old school stuff. It doesn’t get much better and you got your money’s worth out of games in those days. Me and Cork have been on another Nintendo kick and we started up a thing where we try to beat all of the games we have. We hung a paper on the cabinet where we put all of our systems and each time we beat a game, we’ll mark it on the board with the date. I know, we have too much time on our hands.
Allow me to go on a wrestling tangent. I’ll try to make it somewhat short though since I can ramble on this topic. First though was this weekend’s ECW shows, Friday night at the ECW Arena organized by "The Franchise" Shane Douglas and the WWE show on Sunday, ECW One Night Stand. I’m hating myself for not going to Philly for the ECW Arena show, but not much I can do about that now. I’ll get both of these on DVD for sure. I was worried about the WWE version of the show in that it would be watered down, but I was proven wrong. For the wrestling fans who didn’t order the pay per view, please get the replay. It’s worth it, trust me. I could write forever on my love for ECW, but I’ll spare you all the reading this time since most reading probably aren’t huge ECW fans unfortunately. Best match of the Sunday show by far was the Awesome vs. Tanaka battle, both former ECW Champions. This one was sick. These guys took a crazy beating, Tanaka mainly. They hadn’t fought on TV against each other in about 4 or 5 years, but this one showed they haven’t lost a step. Also, the mic work by RVD and Paul Heyman was unbelievable. Heyman, as I’ve said before, is by far the best on the mic in my opinion, and that includes Flair. Joey Styles being there for commentary definitely was huge and he even cried to open the show at the reaction. Heyman cried when he came out as well. Ok, I’m done and didn’t even really talk about the shows like I wanted, but I did promise you guys that I’d go onto more.
Quick thing on RAW. Angle is back! The one guy I wanted to come from SmackDown in the recent draft and he’s here. I’m a big Angle fan and think he’s very versatile. He’s in the mold of Benoit inside the ring in that he can make anyone look good. Plus, he has the added feature of being excellent with his interviews and his character. He has the whole package right now. Please send Kane to SmackDown where the rest of the big oafs are at. Also, during the end segment in which Angle came out, HBK returned, sweet. At one point, you had Angle, Triple H, HBK, and Flair in the ring together, all who can just wing it out there when a mic is on their hands. Batista, I just can’t put my trust in yet. He can’t talk one bit. The woooo battle Flair and Angle had was hilarious like Nick Cannon.
I loaded up huge on CDs lately. This will take up a big space probably. Here are the 8 CDs I got this time around for your enjoyment pleasure. If anyone ever wants to trade or wants me to send anything, just let me know. I’m easy to get a hold of.
Babyface Assassins: Success Is Revenge. This one has the trio of Too $hort; Coo Coo Cal and Mob Figgaz working together. No clue how Coo Coo ended up with Too $hort, but if you’ve never heard Coo Coo’s stuff before, I think you’ll enjoy it. He’s talented, but not many know him.
Big Mike: Professional Hood Shit – Part 6. A mixtape with a lot of new stuff on it. No way you can really hype up a mixtape unless a diss is on it, but it seems good.
Black Eyed Peas: Monkey Business. I’m not a huge Peas fan, but I figured I might as well download it to see the action. They’re different, that’s for sure, so they’re not afraid to do their own style. Fergie though, yum. This chick doesn’t get enough credit. She’s gorgeous I think.
Criminal Manne: Street Ways. This is one of B.G.’s boys, but I haven’t listened to it yet. It’s been getting a lot of plugs on the internet, so it can’t be half bad I wouldn’t think.
Fat Joe: All Or Nothing. I really liked this CD. I didn’t think he’d come this hard on his tracks, but I’m impressed. The diss to 50 is on this CD as well, titled My Fofo. He brings some major heat on this that one. Also on this album is R-Kelly, Eminem, Nelly, Mase, Remy Ma, and Mashonda.
The F.E.D.S.: #1 With A Bullet – Presented by Allen Iverson & ABK. I don’t have a clue on anything from these guys, but I saw that Iverson has some part in it, so that should be worth it just for the rarity or comedy’s sake alone. I wish AI’s CD would’ve came out, but the NBA had to stick their noses in it. The song I heard sounded nice though a few years ago.
Gucci Mane: Trap House. A very good one here. I got a Manne and a Mane download this time? Not bad. I’ve listened to this a few times already. This is the guy who does Icy that I talked about in the last Blog. Pick this one up in a hurry, it’s that good.
Luniz: Greatest Hits. Some good Bay Area rap, classic music. An added bonus for me is that Dru Down is boys with them and featured on some songs. I got 5 on it.
3 Quick Thangs:
1. For what it’s worth, I use a Gilette Mach3 Turbo razor for all of my shaving action.
2. I rant on tats enough, but time for another round. Please girls, how many more of you are going to get a tat on the small of your back? I’m sure I’m offending some readers when I say that, but it’s about as unoriginal as you can get. Oh well. Let’s put some crazy tribal sign or Japanese letters down there like everyone else. Maybe I’m getting old.
3. As I type this, I stretched like crazy today about 3 hours ago. And I’m still shaking a bunch from it. The madness.