Thursday, March 27, 2008

Sip Stealing: The Madness!

Welcome to the last post of March, we're moving along to warmer weather. That means that I have to start mowing grass soon, not fun. Even though my yard isn't big, it's still the point of having to do it on a regular basis. The fans are beating at my door and demanding a new blog, so when the happens, I must get the typing fingers ready before someone chops them off with a machete. What's happening in this edition? We get some Easter chatter, flavored jelly beans, sip stealing, WrestleMania, Corndog with some of his wise words, and much much more..

It's been around for a while, but it's still a commercial that I like. That would be the Coke commercial that deals with sip stealing. For those who are under a rock and don't know of sip stealing, I'll give it a quick intro. You're at some dirty gas station and run to the fountain machine. You're filling up your 44oz fat boy cup with Coke and start to chug some of it right away before you pay. As you drink a fourth of it, you then refill and then go pay for it. I'm sure some reading are guilty of that. I know I am. Some of my buddies give me a hard time on the gas station trips for this, but I don't see it as anything major. As the commercial motto goes, "Not a felony in all 50 states".

Did Easter treat everyone fine? Mine was great, no complaints on my end. As usual, and it's a regular topic around the blog, Cadbury eggs. It's only the greatest candy ever, nothing else can even compare. I loaded up huge on them this season, although I'm pacing myself on eating them a bit. I haven't ate as much junk food through the week like I normally would. Also, Easter is also a time for church-going people to do their thing. I never preach about religion in here and don't intend to this time, but I'll go another route..

I hit up Easter mass early Sunday morning. It's been a long time since I've hit up the Sunday morning mass for Easter because usually it's Saturday evenings (Catholic) for the vigil. It always is funny to see bums you haven't seen all year show up on holidays. You didn't even know they were part of the church anymore, but they want to come a few times a year and still claim to be part about. To each his own, but Easter is a quality time. I was at Monongah for this service and the singing level compared to my regular church is not even a comparison. My home church could be in the running for the worst singing congregation there is, bar none. I'm going in a direction than I wanted, so I better get back on track to my church question. People always say that it's not right to check out chicks at church. Come on now, the rest of you dirty guys can't say you don't do the same. You get the dirties dressing up big time for Easter and you see some sights, that's just how it goes, part of the deal and it can't hurt matters.

I was eating some Jelly Belly jellybeans the other day. You know the ones I'm talking about. It's the brand with the wacky flavors. I'm not a fan of wild flavors and trying different things with candy. Make it simple, I'm easy to please. I bit into one the other day and it was popcorn flavored? You kidding me? Seriously? I like popcorn, jelly beans aren't too bad either, but together? A huge thumbs down from me, that's not a good combo and it was worse than it sounds. They might as well have a roadkill flavored bean. These remind me of the candies that Harry Potter and his crew ate on the Hogwarts Express, it was that far out there.

I was talking to the great Corndog on Yahoo the other day. He was bored and was telling me he was just going through local chicks on MySpace for no reason just to be nosy. Good to know I'm not the only one who does that. I think most people who have the MySpace craze spend half their time looking at people they don't even know. I haven't delved into the Facebook action yet. I know I'm years behind that, but it'd just be something else I'd get ate up with and I'm already ate up on the internet enough. Corndog busts out this gem on us about girls in West Virginia: "I wish all the girls around here weren't alcoholics." Wise words from a dude you just have to respect. He tells it how it is and I couldn't agree more. He also made another funny mention. He says on the front page, you'll see the girls claim they don't drink and party. Then you click on their pics and they're out at some smoke infested filthy bar, being half naked and obliterated drunk. Yeah, that's who I want to bring home, sign me up for that trash, not for me. Not for Corndog either.

A quick sleeping update. For some reason, people like hearing about my weird hours, I'm not sure why either. But if it's what the people demand, I'll update it every so often for no other reason than that. Last Friday night, after no naps the week before, 12 hours of sleep. I went to bed at 10:45 PM on a Friday night, who does that? I did and I wake up at 10:45 AM, all refreshed and ready for a marathon or something. Then the next night, I'm up till 4:30 AM, not too bad for my standards, but I had to wake up early for church. I wake up at 8:00 AM and roll out of the house at 8:30 on a few hours of sleep. Then I come home from church and sleep from 10:30 until 2:00. I eat at 3:00, a nice circle there. Also, believe it or not, I was in bed all this week before 12:30, that's improvement.

This weekend, it's the Super Bowl. How so? The Super Bowl of wrestling is what I'm talking about. If you're a wrestling fan or not, you know all about WrestleMania and I'm getting excited for the festivities. I used to get every single pay per view for years, but I've slacked way back now on that. I'd get a lot more, but most of my crew tapped out on wrestling and aren't fans anymore. I'm still as big of a fan as ever, but I don''t need to be paying $40 a month for it. This Sunday is an exception though. It's pricey, but it's 4 hours of the biggest wrestling spectacle of the year. On stunning HD, it's a whopping $70, that's just nuts. Regular TV is less, but that's a tough decision to make. HD is definitely worth it to me, it's that good, but we'll see. Time for quick predictions while I'm at it:

WWE Championship Triple Threat Match: Randy Orton (Champion) vs Triple H vs John Cena. I'm going a different route here. I say we get a swerve and Orton retains somehow. I know it's always cliche for the "good" guy to always get the win to end Mania, but stranger things have happened.

World Heavyweight Title: Edge (Champion) vs Undertaker. Taker's 15-0 streak at Mania is in question here. I can't see him losing, so Taker will be your new champ.

Floyd Mayweather vs Big Show. The big drawing card for the mainstream media is this match. We get a midget in a sense in Mayweather against a guy that is 7'0"/400lbs in a boxing match. No way Show wins this one.

Flair vs Shawn Michaels. If Flair loses, his career is over. This is THE match I'm most looking forward to. I know Flair is ancient, but he's still my boy and I think this match will be pretty good. After Monday's in-ring segment between these two, if that doesn't get you amped up, Mountain Dew style, then I'm not sure what can. Down goes Flair in this one, in a bloody mess.

Money in the Bank Ladder Match. Due to Jeff Hardy being a druggie and getting suspended, he's no longer in this match. He was the big favorite to win this thing, but not anymore. I like a lot of wrestlers in this one, but 3 have no chance (Benjamin, Morrison, and Carlito). That leaves us with CM Punk, Jericho, Kennedy, and MVP. The smart thinking makes everyone want to take Jericho. I'd like to see Punk or MVP get the win, but I'll still pick Jericho.

Batista vs "Umanga". Please please, give Umaga a big push. Let him beat this guy who can't wrestle, but I figure Batista will win and then act all tough and roar like a lion.

Finlay vs JBL: Belfast Brawl. I look for this to be a real good physical battle. Finaly is going to make the slow JBL look like a million bucks. Finlay takes the win here.

BunnyMania Lumberjack Match: Ashley & Maria vs Beth Phoenix & Melina. This match is basically to hype up Maria showing her naked self in Playboy. I've seen the pics already. She looks nice, but nothing we haven't seen before. Playboy doesn't do a whole lot to me, gotta do more than just lay there naked. Not that I won't look at it, but there's a lot better along that same lines to look at if you ask me, you know what I mean. Ashley and Maria win.

Bird's Dirty Thug Ho of the Week: I never know if these links work if I don't have the direct link, but this seems to work on my end, so we'll get her out there to view:

Bird's Video Moment of the Week: Unforgivable #1 - "Go up there and just give me a chicken sandwich with some waffle fries!"

3 Quick Thangs:

1. Let's try birthdays for Friday, March 28th. Former Red Sox player and always on the Hall of Fame bubble, Jim Rice, he starts us off with 55. Model Kathy Ireland, 45 already, wow. "Salt" of Salt-N-Pepa fame, she's doing it for her 44th. Basketball analyst, Kenny "The Jet" Smith, 43. Freddie Prinze, Jr, who a few people said I look a bit like, 32. Celeb comparisons are always funny to me. James Van Der Beek of Dawson's Creek and "Mox" from Varsity Blues, 31.

2. Today's Fun Fact: Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over a million descendants.

3. I was watching Idol with Cork and his girl Kristen last week. Somehow, something got me and Kristen talking about The Monkees. Out of nowhere, I figured I'd download a Monkees CD and we were all about it. They're goofy, but it's not too bad at all for some 1960s jams. Who else listens to gangsta rap and then the next day puts in some Monkees? Yep, I have too much time on my hands.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

"Your momma ain't name you no damn Barack."

We have a lot of action to talk about in this post. It's the height of randomness and as I'm typing this, I'd like to wish everyone a Happy St. Patrick's Day. It's a meaningless holiday for the most part, but with me being a green guy due to Boston Celtics basketball and Notre Dame football in my blood, it means even more. I have more green clothes than should be possible, but that's how I roll. As Felisha always tells me, I'm one of few people who can rock out the green and not look like a total idiot. I guess that's a compliment, I'll take whatever I can get. So what does this blog hold in store for everyone today? You get my thoughts on peeling an orange, the NCAA 64 Tourney, fantasy baseball, Wii online, Super Smash Bros Brawl, The Moment of Truth, and much much more.

You know one thing that has always amazed me? I guess this will show how much time is on my hands, but you've all tried it before, trust me. I'll set it up. You're eating an orange and peeling away at it, right? Have you ever peeled an orange in one solid straight peel and it's all one piece when you're done? It's harder than you think. Another thing to try it on would be a pack of Spree candies. The long roll, start ripping at the paper and then going around till you get to the last piece. If, at the end, you have one solid string of paper, you're the man. Cork always tries this on road trips, but I'm usually horrible at it. One time he got it and we were pumped. Yep, we're morons. I've yet to get either task accomplished, so I guess I'm a failure at the orange/Spree game.

Last week was one of the first weeks in a long time that I had solid sleep during a work week. Usually I get a few ok nights of sleep by going to bed at a normal hour and then I'm up till way late on the others. Last week, for the most part, I went to bed at reasonable hours and wasn't tired come weekend. Anyways, Friday rolls around and I woke up that day at 6:00 AM for work. I do my thing and then come home to chill. As I'm doing my thing, I'm up all night playing video games and being online, my usual. No surprise there. I ended up going to bed on Saturday afternoon at 12:30 PM. 30½ hours, that's me being stupid, but oh well. I wake up at 4:15 PM or so, get a quick bite to eat and get back online. Then I go workout at 7:00 PM, so I made myself useful if nothing else.

The Moment of Truth. I watched this for the first time the other night on FOX. It was on before Idol, so I figured I'd try it out. It's one of those lie detector shows, but with a twist. I didn't think I'd watch much of it, but it's over the top, so I was hooked after seeing a few questions. This dude had to admit in front of his family such things if he hooked up with his friends' wives, his wife's sisters, drug questions, and everything else. Way too many commercials though started getting me mad. He ended up telling this stuff and quit at $100,000.

New video game time and what I loaded up on is Super Smash Bros Brawl for Wii. If you have a Wii, this is a MUST buy for any age. I'm telling you, you'll be consumed in this game. If you were a fan of the older versions, you'll like this one even more. The best part about it, you can hook right up to battle others online with this as well. If you have a wireless connection, you don't even need to buy an adapter. It'll recognize it immediately. I've had a Wii since Day 1 and didn't realize I didn't need any kind of adapter to get online, doh. I battled Walz on Saturday night through the online setup and we were loving it. My favorite characters are the guys that have speed: Link, Pit, Starfox, and even Mario can surprise some. The big burly characters don't do anything at all for me. I'm not sure you want a piece of me when I get Pit out to regulate and crush skulls. Cork stopped out on Monday night to check it out and he was a huge fan as well, we took on bums online. If you do the online deal and have a Wii, add me with this code: 4214-4784-4339

So that brings us to Sunday and that gave us a ton of sports action. In the afternoon, we had the infamous A#BL fantasy baseball draft. This is the #basketball crew and it's our keeper league that I've talked about recently. 18 men strong and the most competitive baseball league I've been in by FAR, free or pay leagues both. The draft took us about 4 hours in mIRC and the chat alone is worth it to me. Commish Kasher rocked it out in style by having everything organized and putting together another impressive league. I'm sure you're bored to hear what my roster is this year. If not, you get it anyways. Ladies and gentlemen, this is youuurrrrrr St. Paul Apostles!

1B: Prince Fielder (MIL)
1B: Daric Barton (OAK)

2B: Brandon Phillips (CIN)

SS/2B: Ryan Theriot (CHI-NL)
SS/2B/3B: Yunel Escobar (ATL)

3B: David Wright (NY-NL)

OF: Matt Kemp (LA)
OF: Justin Upton (ARI)
OF: Kosuke Fukudome (CHI-NL)
OF: Randy Winn (SF)
OF: Felix Pie (CHI-NL)

SP: Johan Santana (NY-NL)
SP: John Maine (NY-NL)
SP: Hiroki Kuroda (LA)
SP: Kevin Slowey (MIN)

RP: Matt Capps (PIT)
RP: Raffy Perez (CLE)
RP: Heath Bell (SD)
RP: Joey Devine (OAK)

As is always my strategy, I don't want any older injury prone bums. In that case, I usually draft more on potential and youngsters that have recently broke through the barrier and are now officially on the rise. I went with Justin Upton (who I'm a huge fan of) of the DBacks with the #9 pick in the draft. Remember, 90 players are already gone before we even begin drafting due to the keeper side of things, so we're talking hardcore fans doing this league. Unfortunately, as I've said before, my area features very few true baseball fans that really know their stuff. My outfield is a little suspect, but it has definite appeal on potential if they do their thing. I did something I also usually never do and that's to get a relief crew. I like my closers and also think I have a few nice middle relievers, look out for Heath Bell.

Now it's time to unveil my NCAA 64 Tourney basketball picks. I'm sure I'll get rocked since I pick too many upsets, but it wouldn't be fun going another route. I won't keep everyone too long with this, but I'll list my Elite 8 and then break it down to who is going to hoist the trophy in a drunken parade the next day in their hometown. My Elite 8: North Carolina versus Louisville, Kansas versus Wisconsin, Memphis versus Texas, and UCLA versus Duke. I then have Louisville, Kansas, Texas, and Duke in my Final Four. That means that I'm going with Texas over Louisville, 82-73. There you have it, book that in Vegas so you can lose your money. Thursday starts the action, time to gear up!

I'm going to end this top section up with another Kasher find. He's all over the blog this week. It gave me today's real life LOL and those are rare. Considering I'm sitting by myself in my room and just started busting out laughing, you'll see what I mean. This from XXL magazine, which I'm a subscriber to for whatever that's worth. It's an interview with rapper DMX. Enjoy and have fun busting out laughing:

XXL: Are you following the presidential race?
DMX: Not at all.

XXL: You’re not? You know there’s a Black guy running, Barack Obama and then there’s Hillary Clinton.
DMX: His name is Barack?!

XXL: Barack Obama, yeah.
DMX: Barack?!

XXL: Barack.
DMX: What the fuck is a Barack?! Barack Obama. Where he from, Africa?

XXL: Yeah, his dad is from Kenya.
DMX: Barack Obama?

XXL: Yeah.
DMX: What the fuck?! That ain’t no fuckin’ name, yo. That ain’t that nigga’s name. You can’t be serious. Barack Obama. Get the fuck outta here.

XXL: You’re telling me you haven’t heard about him before.
DMX: I ain’t really paying much attention.

XXL: I mean, it’s pretty big if a Black…
DMX: Wow, Barack! The nigga’s name is Barack. Barack? Nigga named Barack Obama. What the fuck, man?! Is he serious? That ain’t his fuckin’ name. Ima tell this nigga when I see him, “Stop that bullshit. Stop that bullshit” [laughs] “That ain’t your fuckin’ name.” Your momma ain’t name you no damn Barack.

XXL: So you’re not following the race. You can’t vote right?
DMX: Nope.

Bird's Dirty Thug Ho of the Week:

Bird's Video Moment of the Week: Kasher comes through again. This is a setup of this chick getting regular bum guys to help her with computer problems.

3 Quick Thangs:

1. How about some birthdays for Wednesday, March 19th? A pretty sad list for the most part, but it still needs to be done. Actress Glenn Close, she's 61. Bruce Willis is throwing f-bombs for his 58th. I'm actually going to stop there. This list is so pathetic it might be the worst day evarrrr. Check for yourself if you don't believe me:

2. For the wrestling fans, how great was Santino Marella this week on RAW? Stealing Jared's sub and then his mic work, incredible. Excellent segment.

3. Today's fact to feast on: If all the blood vessels in your body were laid end to end, they would reach about 60,000 miles. What?? I guess it's true, I won't argue the internet.

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Tattoo Chick Vs. Aussie Boy!

It was 70 degrees here on Monday and as I write this, we have some snow coming down. Gotta love how things go around this time of year. That ends up getting bums sick and then the next guy gets sick and so on. Last week I had the fun sinus infection and all of that. I was able to deal though after taking a day off ball and missing some days of working out which I hated. Anyways, Sunday night rolls around. The past 2 nights of the weekend I had slept 10 hours and rocked it out. So I go to bed Sunday and wake up around 4:00 AM just puking my guts up. Just what you wanted to hear, but that's how it goes. I then go back to bed for a bit, wake up at 6:00 and then head off to work without missing a beat. That's a machine. Still, no fun having my schedule all screwed up with a little sickness, but I'm not down with it anymore.

We're down to the Final 12 on Idol, 6 dudes and 6 chicks. What I'll do is give a quick opinion on each of the people left and go from there. As far as the bunch I was rooting for, my girl Asia'h got kicked out and told to never show her face there again, but Chikezie is still hanging on. I am glad that Noriega is off the show though. You can't have that last name and be a little girl like he was, I'm sorry, but he's a bum. I know the Idol haters won't like this next section, but it's going in regardless. I think with the nicknames and me not writing a book on each can still keep the interest. And here we go with the final bunch:

Skunk Hair Chick: She was on the verge of getting booted last week, but bounced back and was Simon's favorite this time around. She's different and has the mean voice to help her out. Her look and style could keep her around for a while longer.

Brooke: This chick is like 25, but looks 40. She's a cute chick, but looks more like a mom than someone that age. She does the guitar and keyboard thing a good bit. I see talent here, but I'm not a big fan.

Tattoo Chick: She's the real deal. It's the Irish chick with an arm sleeve tat if you were wondering on which. Vocally, nobody can touch this girl in my opinion. She should go a long way.

Kristy MMA Chick: She's cute and has the country thing as her style. She also trains for mixed martial arts, so she might be able to bust up the rest of these other girls, even if she doesn't look like a fighter. I predicted her to be gone this week, but she's still here for some reason. Maybe because she likes to hang out of her top, even though she really doesn't have much.

Midget Chick: This is the little Filipino girl, Ramiele. She can't be any more than 4'10" I wouldn't imagine. I dig her look though. She's tiny, but has a huge voice. She's always the biggest cryer of the bunch, she goes way over the top when someone gets kicked off the show, it's messed up, but funny in the same way.

Syesha: This girl has some major talent I think. She can sing really good (like I know anything about singing) and looks really nice. Supposedly she started singing when she was 3 years old. 3? Come on now, let these kids grow up and do normal kid things for a while before pushing them into that.

Chikezie Eze: Yep, straight out of Inglewood and he's even had a blog topic in his honor. Always decked out in a pimp suit and he goes the route of pimpin' music. I thought he was a goner this week, but was glad to see him still around.

Little David: No matter what this guy does, he should be a shoe-in to be a serious contender. The little girls are creaming themselves over this kid, while he puts Paula in tears, so all ages love this little dude it seems. I figure since chicks are a big majority of the votes, he should do fine.

David Cook: He's the rocker of the dudes side and comes out with his guitar to do his thing. I think he's unique enough and depending on the song, can make a name for himself. He seems to be comfortable out there on stage instead of being scared to death.

Hernandez: This is the guy all over the news. The former stripper and people are making a big deal out of it. Like we haven't had crackheads and all sorts of characters on before. As far as this show goes, the dude can sing.

Fidel Castro: Another guy that has his own look. It's a whitey with huge thick dreads. My odds are on him to be the first guy busted for weed off of this show, but he seems like a likeable kid. I just think there's more to him than the innocent look he portrays.

Aussie Boy: My favorite to win this thing. I think he's the Tattoo Chick of the dudes, on a different level. Maybe that's just me, who knows.

I want something to rant on, so I'll just go random. It may offend some people, but so be it, just stating what I think. One thing that fires me up and some people might disagree with me, deals with pregnant chicks. No, not what you're thinking. It's the girls that hook up with some bum and act like he's the greatest thing ever and there are no worries. They're not even a couple. Then the next thing, she gets pregnant and acts like the world is collapsing all around her, bawls her eyes out like a little baby and goes psycho. Her and the dude should've thought about that long before fooling around, but you see it all too often. I don't get it. Am I one of the few that is weird and would freak out if I got a chick pregnant or even the thought of it? I thought they told us that when were like in 6th grade to be all safe and stuff, but none of these filthy girls (and dudes) care until babies start popping up. Oh well I guess. Gotta learn the hard way. Imagine that.

How's the books been treating me lately? I finally finished Harry Potter 7. I'm years behind everyone else reading that series, but glad I did. Going in, I never expected that I'd like any of those books. Once you start though, it's like Lindsay Lohan and her crack, you just gotta do it. I really liked the last book, but it's tough for me to pick a favorite. I'm still partial to the earlier books because it's more simple and you can get attached more. But then again, on the bigger books, there's so much detail that everything is broken down for you and it's great that way too. If you're one of the few like me who have never read Harry before, go out and start now, you won't be disappointed.

Now it's time for new books. As I type this, I recently finished up A Lion's Tale by Chris Jericho. It has to be one of the best wrestling books I've ever read and I've read a bunch. The stories Jericho tells are excellent and keeps you wanting more. I'm biased towards anything old school ECW and that was my section of the book that I thought was golden. Now when I'm done with Jericho, it's time to try another wrestling book, this one not so much mainstream. The book is called Extremely Strange and it's by a wrestler named JR Benson. This thing gets a ton of hype through the wrestling fans who know their stuff. If it's messed up drug stories you want, it has more than enough, if it's backstage environments that you cherish, it has plenty of that too. I'm not sure what it is, but something about reading about how screwed up many wrestlers' lives are and all of the drugs they get mangled on is interesting to a non-druggie like myself. It's not for kiddies, but you have to check out this review which is one of many like it. The book sounds way over the top, which has to make for a good read:

Missy Hyatt's review:

And if you're curious and want to order the book, hit up JR Benson's site:

I know you're just all holding onto your chairs wondering how League Freak went. I'm about to break it down, whether you want to hear or not. The draft went really smooth and this is what I ended up deciding upon. Here are yourrrrr E-Town Junkies!

1. Miguel Cabrera: 3B (DET)
2. Brandon Phillips: 2B (CIN)
3. Cole Hamels: SP (PHI)
4. Carlos Zambrano: SP (CHI-NL)
5. Adrian Gonzalez: 1B (SD)
6. Delmon Young: OF (MIN)
7. JJ Hardy: SS (MIL)
8. Matt Capps: RP (PIT)
9. JR Towles: C (HOU)
10. Matt Kemp: OF (LA)
11. Justin Upton: OF (ARI)
12. Jason Isringhausen: RP (STL)
13. Ryan Theriot: 2B (CHI-NL)
14. Tom Gorzelanny: SP (PIT)
15. Billy Butler: 1B/DH (KC)
16. Homer Bailey: SP (CIN)
17. Felix Pie: OF (CHI-NL)
18. Brian Wilson: RP (SF)
19. Hiroki Kuroda: SP (LA)
20. Andy LaRoche: 3B (LA)
21. Jason Bartlett: SS (TB)

I'm happy with my bunch there. Most are really young and that's usually my strategy in fantasy leagues. Out of my 21 players drafted, only 2 (Izzy and Kuroda) are older than me, that's messed up. Even more strange is when I see these kids that were born on my roster from 1987 and 1986. Born in 1987 (Upton) and this year he'll make more money than I will in my entire life. How's that to feast on? Anyways, I like that I have at least one backup for every spot except catcher. Miggy Cabrera is a fat boy, but dude gets it done in a major way. I think I'm really solid in the infield, minus seeing what JR "For Who The Bell" Towles can ever do. Props to ManDingo for that nickname. I think Phillips, who I also have in A#BL is the real deal since he can do it all. The outfield is loaded with potential and that's always a fine line to walk. Not a single one of my outfielders has proven themselves on the major league level, but I really like all of their games. The starting pitching staff I have brings pure smoke. Just like my batters are led by a fatty, so are my pitchers and that guy is Carlos Zambrano, but my ace is a skinny dude named Cole. Maybe they can be my version of Rob & Big. This guy (Zambrano) is a tub of fat, but he can just sling the ball and he also guarantees World Series berths and they don't happen, he's a character. Cole is no joke if he can stay healthy, plus his wife is way hot. I don't have too much on relief though as I'm relying on a Pirate and Giant for saves, shoot me right now. I had to pick a few Bucs though so I can watch them in person and on TV both.

Bird's Dirty Thug Ho of the Week:

Bird's Video Moment of the Week: How can ya go wrong with ping pong clips?

3 Quick Thangs:

1. Let's try our birthdays for Monday, March 10th. I don't have anyone personal on that date, so if I missed ya, just give me a cussing. Chuck Norris, feared by all, he's now 68, whoa. I knew he was old, but dang. Shannon Tweed, 1982 Playboy Playmate of the Year and B level softcore porn actress, 51. She also has a few kids with KISS member Gene Simmons. Actress Sharon Stone hits the Big 50. Former NFL baller, Rod Woodson, 43. Eva Herzigova, the Wonderbra chick and most have seen her naked, 35. US gold medalist gymnast, Shannon Miller, she's 31. Singer Carrie Underwood 25.

2. From the College Humor dudes, we have the Nintendo Wii Rejected Games Concepts:

3. I know you're sitting there bored. What to do? Go play some Monkey Kick Off. It doesn't seem like much, but it's not a bad time killer for a few and you'll get hooked possibly.