We're back in action and ready to get with it. What do we have in store for the readers this week? I was off work for the entire week, so I should have some things to ramble about, so we'll see what goes down. A quick preview as I normally like to do. I will give my NBA All Star Weekend thoughts, a Dear John review, way too much Call of Duty, stupidly being up till 1:00 in the afternoon, blizzard fun, junk food, and other things that will mix and match, criss and cross. Away we go..
Movie time as that's always an easy place to start. I've been on a roll lately, so I'm back on the grind with my current movies. The latest was one I meant to see a few Fridays ago, but it didn't go down due to the snow. I was out and about that night as you already know, but we had to be sent back to Shinnston as we couldn't get through. Thanks FedEx. Anyways, Tuesday night it was movie time and some say I was taking one for the team. Either way, the movie in question is Dear John. Every girl out there turned into a 12-year old bouncing off the walls from a candy high. Hey, I do that now, so maybe that's not a good analogy. The guys did their part and went along for the ride. I don't mind chick flicks, I've went on record of saying that before. Comedies are by far my favorite movies, but I wasn't opposed to seeing this. I did not read the book though, so my review is strictly on the movie end of things without knowing anything else in the storyline other than previews. Keep that in mind.
A lot of you have went to this too, whether you want to admit or not. Every girl had a Facebook or Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/Bird33WV) post with their excitement. That also gave me yet another place to cheaply plug my Twitter account. Facebook I enjoy like most of you just to see what's going on in the area, to get some gossip and kill a lot of time. The past few months, I've been tons more into Twitter though, it's a total blast, at least for me. It makes it a lot better when many in your crew take part in the action. Ok, I was sidetracked there, now back to your regularly scheduled program. I actually liked this movie, it's worth seeing and this is a guy saying it. Maybe it makes me less manly to some that I went, but a lot of guys reading did the same thing, so there ya go. It may have ya breaking down in it, but I held up pretty well. I figured this would be a crying movie, but it wasn't for me, some it was and usually I'm easy to get. The part that got me was when Channing Tatum was at his dad's side when he was in the hospital bed. That had me holding back much more than any of the stuff between Tatum and his chick. As far as the chick, I'll be honest, I think he should've forgotten about her in the end and walked out of the house. That's just my thought, but I'm probably in the minority there. This is worth seeing though. My final grade? I'm giving it 8.1 Afghanistan war stints out of 10. Whip gave it a 8, while IMDB somehow has it at a very low 5.3 as I type this? 5.3, seriously?
Our message board talks about anything and everything as we noted last week. We have a little junk food discussion going in one thread and it may have you thinking. The poll that is up there, Chewy Chips Ahoy versus Oreo. As I type this up, Chips is in the lead in a close one. I voted Oreo and why? Well, one because I love Oreos. Two, I've never tried Chewy Chips Ahoy that I know of. I've tried regular, but not chewy. Apparently the boys don't know what to think that I've never tried these. I guess I better get on that soon and see what the hype is all about. What does DerekHood say on this matter? "oh, Chips Ahoy all the way. If it came right down to it, I could plow through a whole bag at one sitting. Oreos are at best average without milk and even with are a little too much after the first fistful. Maybe if the cream wasn't in there giving you the diabetes it'd be a different ballgame. As it stands, I'm an Ahoy Boy."
Speaking of junk food, I gotta send the thank you props out for the package in the mail the other day. Felisha, I've already talked to you, but you and your mom threw it down this year for the cookies and fudge, no joke. The sprinkled sugar cookies can't be topped and Dad says that's the best fudge he's ever had. I owe ya big, but don't think you want that in the form of cookies, that might turn out disastrous with me getting things going. I can cook fairly well for not doing it as often as I should, but baking I'm sure I'd be a total mess at, wouldn't have a clue. Bucs season is starting soon though, I'm sure I'll see ya around for a few games. You know I'm in for that action, gotta see my boy Akinori Iwamura straight tear things up.
How'd NBA All Star Weekend go? I'm not about to miss that quality TV entertainment. Friday I enjoyed, even if it doesn't get as much hype as the rest of the weekend. That's when the rookies beat the sophomores as it was run and gun ball at it's finest. Rusty Westbrook blew up for 40 points in a losing cause, while Ty Evans and DeJuan Blair did their thing for the kiddies by becoming co-MVPs. It still amazes me how Blair plays that well with no knee cartilage in either knee. My favorite to watch was my boy Brandon Jennings. He was nasty out there, smooth as all gets with a little streetball feel and of course the high top fade, old school style.
Now onto Saturday, the biggie. I haven't missed this in I don't know how long, I can't even remember, seriously. HORSE was somewhat entertaining as compared to last year's debacle. Durantula won again, but Barkley's live commentary on the court more than made up for any down parts. It was pretty impressive to see Durant (already the 3rd best player in the league if you ask me and he's only just starting) and Rondo have the long range shootout, who knew Rondo had that in him? I've ranted on it for a while, but if you're a true NBA fan that doesn't watch many games and that's a lot of people out there unfortunately, do me a favor and watch Durant, he's the real deal and then some. The Skills Challenge, eh. Nash did his thing and I love his charisma. He's great for the game, even if his defense is some of the worst the league has seen, he's still one of the best point guards of our era. Go Pierce go! I personally, even as a Celtics fan didn't give Pierce much hope to win the 3 Point Shootout. I figured he wasn't an off-the-rack shooter and more of a clutch bomber in games. He proved me wrong as I had predicted Steph Curry to win it. I definitely was glad to see Pierce get it, more recognition for the Celts, I'll take it however it comes. To the locals, we need to try this one day with racks just because. The Dunk Contest? Ugh, just beyond brutal. You've all read the reports or even seen the footage, but awful. The fans shouldn't have that vote first of all. DeRozan really won the thing though, not Nate Dizzle. Still one of my favorite weekends of the year and the Sunday game was a great battle as well.
Does this snow ever end out here? This is insane, but I'm one that isn't complaining a bit. I've said it countless times, I love my job, but if I can get paid to sit at home on a snow day, sign me up. I was off all of last week and already have a few days off this week as an added bonus. During that stretch, the earliest I woke up was 11:00. Yep, total bum. It's back to the hours of being up till stupid hours of the day and then doing whatever. The snow wasn't about to keep me off the roads though, I'm all about driving in that mess just because. It also didn't affect any of my workouts, got those in too. Saturday night/Sunday morning was one of those stupid ate up time killers. That night I played Call of Duty for 5 hours and then got back on here around 4 in the morning and stayed up till 1 in the afternoon. I then got a two hour nap. Yes, I'm an idiot. I got in a big amount of COD each of those days off, nothing else was happening.
Speaking of games, let's go to the online version. It might not sound like much to some, but when my boys and I get into online game battles, it ensues into some good trash talk and overall fun. Either we'll never grow up or we're easily entertained. Who am I kidding, the answer is both to that. If it's not Yahoo Graffiti, it is Monopoly on Pogo. You can play up to six people in Graffiti and four in Monopoly. We wish Monopoly would hold more than that, but the way they have their setup is really slick and easy to use. The games usually aren't crazy long is another plus if you're one of those people who are worried about that. In the past two games for me this week I've came in 2nd Place. Still, that's not in the winning column. In those games, not that anyone cares but Corndog and TheAnswer brought home the trophies. If you're not doing much else online, and chances are you aren't right now at the moment, bust out some Monopoly on Pogo.
Before we get to his video, Corndog appears again. He posted this the other night, so I figure it's worth a read for everyone else too: "I just saw a guy almost walk in the womens bathroom at wal mart, it was funny. Then later I saw the same guy standing by the jewelry counter smoking a cigarette. That was a very weird thing to see. The lady told him he wasnt allowed to smoke in the store because this is a smoke free county. Really? Are there counties where its ok to smoke in wal mart?"
Bird's Dirty of the Week: We're hitting up Pharr, Texas this week where everything is big or however that cheesy saying goes. Speaking of Texas, we'd like to wish our boy Bono a Happy 31st today. You can visit him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/scrodieodie. Back to the chick now. She doesn't have any memorable quotes or anything really to laugh at this time. It's not one of those. From opinions of others too, this girl gets it done. Apparently her friends do too, who knows. Anyways, here's this week's girl: http://www.myspace.com/63544089.
Bird's Video of the Week: Corndog said this one was blog worthy. When Corndog talks, the blog nation listens and at least checks it out. After further review, this is legit and we're going to use it this week. It's the Turtleman! Tons of quotes to use in this thing. Some people have no sense at all, but he's entertainment in his own way. "They think I'm crazy, but they can't help but like me." The rebel indian yell is classic too. Good ol' Kentucky, it's pretty much West Virginia. Sad, but true, these people exist, but you know you're going to watch. He also doesn't smile much since he got his teeth knocked out by a chainsaw.
3 Quick Thangs:
1. A quote from Kasher the Great's Twitter on Monday: "On this date in 2005: YouTube is launched. One of the greatest non-porn sites on the net." Visit Kasher at http://twitter.com/NotDirtyKash.
2. Pitchers and catchers have reported to baseball camps this week. Oh my, just around the corner! Between my Yanks ready to rock, going to see a good bit of Pirates games this summer as usual, and the two ultra-competitive fantasy baseball leagues I'm in (Chin Music: 30-man dynasty league, 55 man rosters, minors and salaries included, A#BL: 18-man keeper league with the Lobstah gang that is ran by Commish Kasher), I'm started to get excited.
3. Here's some facts to end up on, let them soak in your brain. A snail can sleep for 3 years.. An ant always falls over on its right side when intoxicated. Uh, that's really a proven fact? No clue, but I found it anyways.. One car out of every 230 made was stolen last year.. The Philadelphia Mint produces 26 million pennies per day. Forest fires move faster uphill than downhill.