This is one of those weeks where I'll have to pull something out of my hat. No huge stories went down, but as usual, I'll whip up something good for everyone to read to stop the boredom. That means we can have topics coming from all over the place, a little bit of randomness if you will. Get ready for the ride and if you have some ideas for the blog, let me know, I'd consider it for sure.
Trivia games seem to be making a huge comeback. Who doesn't like a good batch of trivia? I know with our crew, we haven't lately, but we used to tear up trivia nights and it'd get intense. What I'm talking about is the trivia on TV recently. Corndog had me check out the World Series of Pop Culture on VH1. It's a really good one I think. It's an hour long, the team names are creative, and they have little gimmicks of how they all act. It's back and forth action, you should take a look at it too, you just might like it. Then the network channels have some new music trivia shows as well. I rarely watch network TV, I need to since I'm missing out, but last week opened a few new ideas. NBC has The Singing Bee hosted by Joey Fat One and it's on Tuesday nights at 9:30 EST. FOX then has Don't Forget The Lyrics hosted by Wayne Brady. This one seems better, but I haven't watched either, just played the online games on the network sites. I guess this one is on twice a week, Wednesday at 9:30 and Thursday at 8:30? Any of you online bums like me and Corndog who live on here, let us know if you're down for some trivia battles, I'm in.
Another solid win for Mario's Fishbowl on the softball circuit. On Friday night, we beat down Inches Away to the tune of 14-4. I believe that's our first 10-run rule of the season, we brought it. We're now 4-6 on the season and are off next weekend, but we mean business the week after that. It's time to man up! 56 degrees it was on Friday when we played, I was seeing my breath in the outfield, but I thought it was perfect weather. I had 2 hits on the night, a single and triple, 3 RBI and 2 runs. I was happy with the performance for sure. I'll update everyone in a few weeks.
I've been rocking out the running scene as of late. I've been on a schedule running 6 days a week. I'll go 5 days straight and take a day off and keep that pattern. It's been working well for a few months. Twice this week, I ran in the rain and that's always fun. Earlier this week, I got stuck in a huge thunderstorm as I was a good 2 miles out, so I just had to keep going. I was drenched, but it felt good. I'd rather do that instead of run when it's 90, forget that mess. As I was running back into town under the bridge, the shop workers by the river were looking at me like I was crazy since it was pouring the rain down. Lately, I've been going anywhere from 2-4 miles a day, it's a good workout.
So the other day in the mail I got a thing that felt like a few DVDs inside. I was waiting for a wrestling DVD order to arrive, so I figured that might be it. But it wasn't the same packaging as the DVD orders I usually get from Ring of Honor Wrestling. This one had GGW on the front and not much else and was from Cali. I was like hmmm.., this might be Girls Gone Wild. Yep, two free GGW videos. They are First Timers and the other is Ultimate Rush. No paper inside saying that I have to pay on it, how to cancel or any of that, weird. I haven't checked these out yet, but I'm not that pumped to do so if you can believe that. We could film better stuff in Shinnston. It's all predictable and half of them put on an act. It's more of a laugh watching these than something that is actually worth buying. We've seen it a zillion times. The chick will act all surprised and scream, "Oh my god! My daddy might see me on this DVD naked! What do I do?!" You know what to do, you're a dirty, it gets old. If they don't play that act, they give the one about how shy they are and won't take any clothes off. Seconds later, they have everything off and they're bouncing around, imagine that. That's just my theory on it, more on the comedy side than actual porn type things that some people may get it for. Kinda boring. Don't waste your money unless you just want to pop it in with a crew of dudes or chicks and make jokes about it, that's always a good time.
On the video game scene, after bugging my eyes out with Resident Evil 4, it's finally taken care of. Me and my boy Spank put in some heavy duty hours playing that bad boy and the game was beat. I'm not one of these people that loves looking up cheats and things like that. What's the fun in a game if you have to rely on that option? Unless I'm super stuck, and we weren't with this game, we just grinded it out, I like figuring it out myself. Next up for a game purchase? I figure I'll wait till mid-August to get Madden 08 for Wii. That's the plan at the moment, but things can always change.
Ever not wanted to pay $40+ for a pay per view? Or just wanted to see something on TV and weren't able to? It's time to plug some sites I've recently came across. ChannelSurfing is a biggie and right now as I type this, I'm watching the TNA Victory Road pay per view. A very smooth feed with audio and I'm highly impressed. It's like I'm watching it from my TV, real clear too. It's not just wrestling stuff, check it out at http://www.channelsurfing.net. Another with similar options is UStream. A few more? Try Stickam and MainEventSite.
Bird's Dirty Thug Ho of the Week: http://www.myspace.com/ashanae
Bird's Video Moment of the Week: This one has been out there, but it's a good. The Asian Twinz with a classic, doing the Weird Al eBay song. This might even be one dude instead of two, I'm not all up on it, but check it out: http://youtube.com/watch?v=jCIp7eo4MvY
Bird's Song of the Week: Poet Laureate V003 by Canibus on the From Whom The Beat Tolls album I mentioned last week. Canibus straight rips it on this song and the entire CD actually. No link on that one, you'll have to find a download, it's worth it.
3 Quick Thangs:
1. It's time to celebrate birthdays. This time we're going with Tuesday, July 17th. Basketball legend, former Harlem Globetrotter, NBA baller, and one of the pioneers of the dunk, Connie Hawkins, he's now 65. Although not what I'd call a celebrity, Lucie Arnaz, daughter of Lucille Ball from I Love Lucy fame, she's 56. The Hoff, David Hasselhoff, 55. Belinda Carlisle of the Go-Go's fame, 49. Super Bowl XXV goat, Scotty Norwood, 47. Not a major A-list crew here, but some days we have to stretch with what is given to us.
2. Strange Fact time: The human heart creates enough pressure to squirt blood 30 feet.
3. Remember the sick game I play with my buddies each year that Kasher runs? The Celebrity Deathpool? Yep, it's what it sounds for those not familiar. We select 10 celebs each year. If one dies, you take their age they were when they died and subtract it from 100. That's the point total you'd get. Out of your 10, you get to pick one lock, that's the one you feel the strongest on. If they die, you get double the points. Sick, yep. But you know you'd try it too. Anyways, I got my lock points the other day by having Lady Bird Johnson pass away. She was 94 years old, but I doubled up since she was my lock and got 12 there.