I've been on a big fruit kick of as late. I've always hit up a lot of fruit, but even more than usual the past month or so. I was in the kitchen hanging out on Thursday and eating some green grapes. I opened the package up and started tearing into them. My parents are big on washing the fruit off before eating it. It makes sense and most people would probably do that. Dad was saying how the fruit pickers are out there on the farms just wizzing onto the stuff we eat and we should wash it off. That cracked me up. Besides, it gets sprayed down enough over the time it gets to the store and the stores always spray it down too.
Last week I was due to get some new DVDs. I'm wondering if this next combination has been done before. I like my chances of no on this one. So what did I buy? Last Tuesday was when American Gangster came out, so I had to get that masterpiece. Again, if you haven't seen this movie yet, all hope may not be lost, because you can get it now. I've hyped it up enough in here, that's for sure. To go with that, I also bought the first two Harry Potter DVDs. The guy checking me out probably didn't know what type of person I was. As we say in the blog, I kept him on his feet and had him thinking all night on that one I'm sure. You get a kiddie movie mixed in with a movie blowing off heads and throwing f-bombs every 2.3 seconds, thumbs up from me.
Speaking of Harry, what'd I think? I realize I'm way behind everyone else on this series, but at least I'm still getting it. As far as the book goes, in Harry 7, I'm fairly close to wiping out that boy. Just about 100 more pages and I'm good as gold. With the movies, after reading the books, I didn't have high hopes. Most of your movies can't come anywhere even near what the actual book was like. However, I was definitely surprised by the Harry 1 DVD, it delivered. I've heard other people say the movies aren't that good, but after the first one, it's starting out very nice.
With March here, it's time to get pumped for fantasy baseball. I'm in two big leagues this year and they are both going to be competitive. I'm not in a money league for baseball, but ironically our free leagues are so tight that it's just as good. Unfortunately, in my area, it's tough to get a hardcore group of baseball fans that would stick with it. We have a handful, but that's about it who are true baseball guys. Then again, I'm a weird one that likes baseball much better than football, where everyone else seems to bow down to everything associated with football. I like football, but you know. And as everyone knows, basketball is by far my #1 sport to both follow and play. Anyways, I have 2 upcoming drafts.
One is a newly created league, League Freak with the commish being The_Freak as you would guess. It is a 14-man league and we draft on March 8th. Not many care, but I'm still going to list the people involved in this one. We have The_Freak, TheAnswer, Uncle Wilbur, Posey, Cork, MrsAnswer, Bono, Duce, Neon, ManDingo, Duce's Bro, myself, and 2 boys of The_Freak's. This one starts from scratch and isn't a keeper league, so that'll be fun for something different.
The other? It's the infamous American Baseball League (A#BL). This is ran from the blog's video producer, Kasher himself. This one features a whopping 18 people and it's a keeper league in existence since 2003. Both of these leagues have a lot of overlap, but once again, we'll break down who is part of this extravaganza: Kasher, DerekHood, Cork, Trev, Walz, ManDingo, TyLaw, Neon, Duce, Dack, Kris3, Dom, TMac, Blahah, Uncle Wilbur, Big Play Ray, Big Arlo, and myself. It's not even March and we're around 200 posts on our message board already, we get it done. In our basketball league, the A#BA, we have over 1500 posts from the season. No other Yahoo leagues can compete with us, I dare them to. My five keepers this year are Johan Santana, David Wright, Prince Fielder, Brandon Phillips, and Matt Kemp. The first four of those I feel are true absolute studs, so I'm ready to rock out a good draft on March 16th.
I'm recovered from my sickness of last week. Part of those was from my kids practically throwing up on me at work and the other half was getting a few hours of sleep a night I'm sure. I roll to the doctor on Friday after work since I was a zombie that day. Two good things while I was there. One is that I didn't have to wait at all, that's rare. Two, the nurses were hotties this time, how can you go wrong with that? I go in to get my blood pressure checked and all of that. Not one, but two nurses they send in to do that tough job, hah. I didn't mind though, half sick or not, that doesn't hurt things to look at some filthies. Then the doc was in for about 2.3 seconds and asked if I wanted a shot or just medicine instead. I asked what he recommended and he said the shot works instantly. I said, sign me up. Shots don't bother me at all like some people. I remember one time getting a poison ivy shot and this dumb chick broke the needle off in me. I just sat there and looked as stuff was shooting everywhere and she freaked. And you think I'm making this stuff up, but I'm not. This time,a third nurse comes, who also looks good, and does the honor of giving me a shot in the butt. She was instantly drawn to the Italian machismo oozing out of me as she gave that shot. Well, I'd like to think that anyways. Whatever it takes to get better.
We're now booting people on Idol left and right. This week, we booted 4 more, 2 dudes and 2 chicks. At the moment, I'm still rooting for Chikezie and my girl Asia'h. Who I really think has a shot to win on each side? I'm going with Aussie Boy on the dudes and Tattoo Chick on the chicks. Kid David has the chicks going wild though and makes Paula cry, so he should go far as well. The girls on Thursday, were way over the top drama queens, it was a mess. The Alaina girl that got booted, she broke down and said she wasn't gonna sing. Then she ended up singing, weird. I always like how the other contestants act like the world has ended when someone loses. Hey buddy, that helps you last at least another week, be happy. I'm sure they're friends, but there's only one winner and you have to be somewhat ruthless, Eazy-E style. Or as Eazy rightfully said in Ruthless Villain featuring MC Ren:
Cause I'm a ruthless villain,
Cold tearin' shit up,
Don't come on my face,
Pumpin' no kind of junk,
Eazy-E's in control,
And if you press your luck,
I'll smoke you like that,
And won't give a fuck.
I haven't put any old rap lyrics in here in a good while, so it was time. That leads us into newer things. We're due for some more CD updates. We're going all rap in this one, just bringing it with all sorts.
B.G. & The Chopper City Boyz: We Got This. This is mainly BG's boys doing the work, but he's in some of this as well. I'm big on the Louisiana style of rap anyways, so I wanted to pick it up. He's been under the radar lately, but I feel he's really good lyrically, one of the better ones of that bunch from the original Hot Boys.
Crucial Conflict: Planet Crucon. I've been waiting on Crucial to come out with something new for ages. They were one of my favorites in the mid 90s and this one showed why that is still true. For those who weren't around for their first run, load up on these guys from Chicago, very underrated. If you're into the quick raps with some added meanness, you can't go wrong here at all.
Jim Jones: Harlem's American Gangster. Stolen from Jay-Z's pull on the great movie mentioned above, Jim goes at Jay-Z a ton in this one. To me, and I like them, but all of the Dipset guys are the same. They don't distinguish from each other as much as they should. Not that it's bad, but it just seems like deja vu all over again.
Kool G Rap: Half A Klip. We're going with a legend here. You want some viciousness and straight street rap? This is what you're wanting to load up on for sure. Not a long CD, but it gets to the point and does its job, pick it up.
Pastor Troy: Attitude Adjuster. Troy is a guy you either love or hate. There's no in between. He's from the mean streets of the ATL, but doesn't do the club thing that so many other ATL guys do, so I'm down with him. He's gritty and goes at it, screaming half the time. Some can't get past his screaming, but it works in a mean way if you ask me. This one though, he impresses with more lyrical content. Songs to pick up from this CD? I'm Hot, Put Him On The Scope, and Dom would like to recommend For My Soldiers.
Sumthin Terrible: Turf Tested, Hood Approved. This is one of those times where I don't know the artists, but it's worth a try, what can it hurt? They're from Northern Cali, so of course I'm interested in rap from that area. The title sounded rough enough to see what it was all about. I haven't listened to this one yet except for a few tracks, but it seems worthy.
Young Gunz: Rapid Fire. I liked these guys a lot when Jay-Z brought them out a while back. They don't get a lot of love and I'm not even positive they're still with the Roc. They're now under Young Gunz Media as their label, so I'm not sure if that's a branch of the Roc or if they are on their own. Either way, the label isn't going to change my mind on these guys, they bring some talent and I liked this CD. Pretty crazy this is their fifth album and they're both only 23 years old. Yep, that makes me feel old.
Yukmouth: Million Dollar Mouthpiece. More Bay Area rap for the fans to feast on. If you go way back, Yuk was part of the Luniz. He's also a protege of my boy Dru Down, one of my all time picks. As an added bonus for me, Dru Down is on the track East Oakland. Devin The Dude and Crooked I also appear on this. Apparently this CD was 5 years in the making, did Yuk deliver as he usually does? He brings about the unique voice.
Bird's Dirty Thug Ho of the Week: http://www.myspace.com/nessquick
Bird's Video Moment of the Week: We're now ready for Kasher's segment and this one is genius. It's disturbing and something you won't want to watch at work or around too many people however, but it's downright funny. If you're a SuperBad fan, you'll know McLovin and his character. He's part of this vid entitled The Teabag Incident: http://spikedhumor.com/articles/144149/The-Teabag-Incident.html
3 Quick Thangs:
1. Let's start the month of March out right with our birthdays. Saturday, March 1st. Actor Alan Thicke of Growing Pains days, 61. Ron Howard, now director, but most know as Opie on The Andy Griffith Show, he's doing it for his 54th. Daisy Duke is also 54. NBA baller and a guy I always personally thank for my Heels winning the 1993 National Title, Chris Webber, Happy 35th. Zack of Saved By The Bell is now is 34. If that doesn't make my era feel old, I'm not sure what else will. We have a nice mix there, it's worthy of some mentions.
2. Here's today's weird stat: People who ride on roller coasters have a higher chance of having a blood clot in the brain. I guess I'm safe then from my brain exploding into 235 pieces.
3. I was driving home tonight and was behind this car at the stoplight. I'll end with the Potter kick since half the people reading hate that stuff, but I like it, so it's going in. I saw this bumper sticker that says "Republicans for Voldemort". Good stuff right there. I'm a Democrat and don't care one way or another if someone is Dem or Republican, that bumper sticker is creative. Has to be funny to the Potter fans. Also, thanks to Uncle Wilbur for the pics he sent on an email that we used this week.