I have pressure on me for this blog to get it out by Friday. I lied, I guess the last one wasn't the final post of January. How about a 4 day turnaround since the last post? That's not too shabby and here's why: As I said, there was pressure for me to get a blog in, if I don't, word has it that MrsAnswer will send her Vegas posse out here to club me upside the head and put me down for the count. Also, the reason is that it's her birthday, so I better stay on her good side with this one before she breaks bad. Happy Birthday Jamie, have a good one out there rockin' it out! Take care of my boy Answer out there and maybe for one day, you can pretend to be a Ric Flair fan, just admit it. :) That's right, I gotta keep the loyal readers happy, that's what we do around here. It's time to get on with the blog..
We're back for this week's Idol recap. Like it or not, you're getting it on a regular basis. Tuesday and we go to Omaha, Nebraska of all places. Chris comes on and is way too happy. He cries for getting the chance and is a Kelly Clarkson freak. He totally bombs. He then offers to be at the finale to help announce from the red carpet. Simon tells him to go to his local FOX station and tell them to make them their reporter for Idol, weird. Jason Rich (not JRich of the Charlotte Bobcats) had to try a lot of times due to nerves, but turned out to be good and they pass him through. Paula walks in late after her plane was delayed. More like she was smoking crack, but they tell us the plane excuse. Arm Wrestling Chick makes it through. She challenges everyone outside to arm wrestle and she's won 6 tournaments for whatever that's worth. She then beat crackhead Paula in about 1.3 seconds. Seacrest and Paula switch spots and Ryan comes in to judge. Seacrest is ran after one judge session and Paula is back to put Samantha through, a little hottie and one of the better singers of Day 1.
David Cook gets inspiration from Daughtry. His hair is like a rooster. He hits up some Bon Jovi and nails it. He goes through and is very good. I feel like a dorky judge giving these meaningless opinions, but oh well. Johnny Bananas (not to be confused with the Gauntlet III's version) comes out in a James Brown gold glitter jacket and starts dancing around. He says he might be the strangest person out there, said that himself. Leo comes in from a town of 200 people and some humor. The judges love him and he might be the best from Omaha.
Wednesday night and we're coming from Miami for this Idol session. We go from the middle of nowhere in Omaha to living it up in Miami, what a change. The first person was Shannon, a meat cutter. "And you handle meat?.. that's what it says here."- Simon. She was rough, even though she has singing titles as a kid. She doesn't make it. Robbie, a former boy band guy tries to do rock. He hits up some Skynard and is good. He makes it on. Ghaled, a Venezuelan dude is up and has charisma. They pass him on, but they tell him to try to lose the accent. Two huge chicks (Corliss and Brittany) come out together and one likes skinny dudes and another likes bigger guys. One sings to Randy and one to Simon. I'm not sure if it's a stereotype or not, but it seems the huge chicks over the past few years can sing it. They both make it on easy and have the talent to get it done. A single mom who was pregnant at 18 steps up. She cries that she has it so rough, weird hair, but makes it and goes wild. "She is.. interesting."
Remiele wants to be the first asian Idol winner. I'm on record to say that I'm not big on being attracted to most asian chicks, but the ones that do look good are worthy. This one here is on that list, she's tiny. I think Paula wants her. Syesha has a story of her dad getting out of a drug and alcohol center and is pumped to be on the show. Randy says she's one of the best they've seen on the show this year. It seems that we see the same audition songs every year. Who names their kid Ilsy? What's that? Some chick that was Top 20 of American Juniors (I don't even know of that show) when she was 12 came on. The kid turns out to not be any good and is a typical dumb blonde. They tell her she was acting and she freaks out that they didn't like her. Comedian Brandon comes in and isn't funny. He has this half wannabe gangsta vibe and is creative, but tried to get by on comedy and it didn't work. I'm gonna miss the bum characters in a few weeks when people get put on the chopping block.
So I'm almost done with the Harry Potter saga. I just dusted off Book 6, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. This book was very detailed and set a lot of the major storylines in the past up. My only complaint was the ending was quickly done. They basically end with Harry being all fired up and says he's not going back to school again, blah blah. Also, all book, Harry wanted to get in Ginny's pants. At the end, he tells her that for her safety, they probably should end it. She doesn't want to, so there you have a cliffhanger. Book 7 is in the house now, even if I am behind the rest of the world in reading it. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. I've heard a lot of good about this one, so we'll see. I'm still partial to the earlier books, but all have been tremendous. Laugh all you want for the non-believers that don't want to give it a try. I've still yet to see a movie of the series, but the movies are never better than the book.
I'm also in the middle of reading a lot of other things. If I concentrated on one thing, I'd be in business, but I keep the action flowing. Currently I'm reading up on A Lion's Tale by Chris Jericho. I've mentioned that a few weeks ago, but so far, it's an awesome wrestling book. It's filled with wild stories and Jericho is one funny guy in how he tells his life story. Outside of that, I'm always up to date on the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter, the bible of wrestling and MMA news. I've been saying all along, if you're a wrestling or MMA fan and don't have a subscription, something is definitely wrong, it's that good. Then we have my magazines that I frequent and it's a lot of readage for this fella. Yep, readage sounds good to me, so I'll use it.
What's up in the workout routine as of late? I try to stay active and have something going on as far as that goes. I'm not one of these guys that is going to say how jacked they are, because I'm a little dude. I feel I'm in real good shape, but I'm no beast by any means. Here is how I've been breaking things down over the past few weeks and I hope to keep it as it works fine. Monday, run. Tuesday, workout. Wednesday, play ball. Thursday, workout. Friday, run. Saturday, workout and run. Sunday, play ball. Monday, all over again. I'm also due for another batch of supplements. At the beginning of every month, GNC has the setup for their gold card members where you can save big. Of course, since you read the blog, you know I'm a sucker for bargains and will probably be there loading up this weekend. The items I have marked would be Pro Performance 24-Hour Protein Complex and also a product called Amplified Creatine 189. The protein is in powder form and the creatine in tablets. That's if they don't sell out on the first day, because on Gold Card weeks, stuff goes crazy fast.
Rob & Big update. The show starts with the crew putting Meaty in a pink wig. They go shopping and see this box of cereal with a picture of two older ladies, one black and one white. They think of an idea from that and call the company up. They mention that they'd be perfect for their company's ads. They're out with Meaty and he attracts the chicks. Maybe I should get a dog and try that trick. They go to Le Paws, a dog talent agency. They see an animal trainer there and she asks if they've done anything with him. They say they haven't even got him to sit. They say to come back when he gets some discipline. They tell him he might be able to do some dog food ads. They get Meaty hooked up with Natural Balance and get some pics taken. He's on the cover of a tube called Meaty Munchies. Big tries some of the meat and says it tastes like jerky. In a random note, I tried Pupperoni back in the day at Spank's and it was pretty rough, even though it smelled and looked good. Worth a try though. Next week they try to figure out world records to break and also bust out more net gun action.
An update on the 2008 Lobstah Celebrity Deathpool? Through the first month of the year, nobody has earned any points. I guess that's good since none of the celebs picked in our group have died yet. In a demented way, for some, it's also bad since they haven't died either. See how this is a lose/lose situation? Or is it a win/win? My lock of the year, wrestling manager Bobby "The Brain" Heenan is going through multiple surgeries. He's still in the hospital and will be for quite some time. Nobody had Heath Ledger if anyone wondered, he would've been worth 72 points. Messed up, I know, but I'm sure someone out there was thinking if anyone had him. I'll update this periodically.
Bird's Dirty Thug Ho of the Week: I couldn't find this chick's main link, so I'm going with the long version. It should still work: http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=3030726
Bird's Video Moment of the Week: This comes from our video producer of the blog, Kasher. He's back with another find: http://youtube.com/watch?v=cUEkOVdUjHc
3 Quick Thangs:
1. It's happy happy time! Let's try some birthdays for Friday, February 1st. We start off with two what ifs. What if Boris Yeltzin and Rick James were still alive? I'm here to answer that. Yeltzin would be 77, while "I'm Rick James, bitch!" would've been 60. Now to people that are actually breathing. Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of Elvis of course, 40. Then we get what started the reason for today's blog, Happy Birthday MrsAnswer! Outside of that, there's basically nothing going on for famous birthdays. I could dig way deep and find some bum level celebs, but they don't count around here.
2. Want a website to try? It doesn't look like much, but it's kind of addicting for something quick. For each word you get right, you donate 20 grains of rice to help out hunger. No clue if it's legit or not, but check it out. Highly recommended from Jas, so she gets credit for the mention: http://www.freerice.com
3. Want today's fact? We're going with animal insight to give ya some education. An octopus has 3 hearts and can squeeze through a hole the size of a dime. Hapalochlaena species can inject enough venom in one bite to kill several adult humans.