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: http://www.myspace.com/ilovetaneish

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. http://www.bofunk.com/video/6537/chick_getting_some_computer_help.html

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: http://www.brainyhistory.com/daysbirth/birth_march_19.html

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.


RatedDAL said...

Now thats an ass on that dirty thug ho. No Idol recap this week and Duke in the final four, r u kidding me? Interested in giving up one of those Mets? Maybe Maine?

Jaleesa said...

I am surprised on how ignorent DMX is! He is famous for god's sake and has millions of fans. How can you be that famous and still represent yourself in that manner? Rappers these days, what a trip.