Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Russ Feingold for President

(I love posts that are totally unrelated to their titles)

I know I say this a lot, but they definitely did not have anything like this when I went to JMU.
We did not even have internet access in our dorm rooms and now they have online all-JMU swimsuit calendars and jmu cribs episodes downloadable in every room. That is progress.

Some JMU traditions, however, never change -- the beer pong rules posted on JMaddy are almost exactly the same as they were during my first trip to the 'burg in 1994.

With all that time and practice, I don’t see how someone from JMU did not win this beer pong championship worth $10,000.00. GUH. That’s right, TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS for freaking beer pong. I need to start training again.

I joined a new indoor soccer league on U Street/Columbia Heights, and the tiny gym makes it seem like a combination of soccer and air hockey, but there is an even bigger problem with the old-school gym. I believe I am quite possibly allergic to the asbestos or other hazardous material growing in the run-down dungeon they call Cardozo High School. It may be the killer mold hiding in that place but a little research shows that it may be a ... mercury leak....nice.

Anyway, the RCR better watch out because after the games our team often heads to the league-sponsored bar Wonderland. I hope RCR's hipster haven is prepared for an influx of patrons who actually play sports and do things other than proofread and edit blog posts and comments. It all starts innocently enough with soccer teams and soon enough the dreaded kickball teams are also lurking in Wonderland amoung the beloved hipsters. Looks like the cool crowd better quickly find a bar in an even shittier neighborhood, maybe there is a wonderland offshoot in Southeast or Fallujah.

In the last post, I passed along Chuck Klosterman’s warning that anyone wearing a snowman T-shirt can (and will) immediately sell you cocaine, now I find this report of a brilliant kid who wore his snowman t-shirt TO his criminal trial. I wonder if the judge bought any.

Soooo, you been workin on your book, huh? You know, that novel you've been writing? Got a nice plot and some interesting characters.

Chris McCray was suspended from the Terps for failing to meet academic qualifications. I guess he got a little less out of that P.G. county education than I did. The terps are gonna miss his tenacity and defense but they get to insert a more powerful offensive force into the starting lineup Mike Jones, who?, Mike Jones, who? Mike Jones.

Looks like we coulda used Gilchrist for another season. After all, he is tearing it up over in Zion.

The thigh-master linked to this video yesterday of what he called skins fans being skins fans. It seems to me like its more like Skins fans doing their best impersonation of Eagles fans.

Breaking news. Being cold CAN cause you to catch a cold. Scientists have determined that being cold can lower your resistance to viruses and therefore being cold can cause you to catch a cold. Those who still claim that only viruses and not cold weather can cause a cold are only hyper-technically correct, in the same sense that being drunk and stumbling around in traffic does not cause death, it is only being hit by the cars that make up the traffic that causes the death. Stumble around all you want and you will not die unless a car hits you. Same theory. Although being cold does not cause you to catch a cold, it increases your chances of catching one, just as being drunk and stumbling around in traffic increases your chances of being hit by a car.

TV notes:

1) Thanks to the video Ipod, I now believe Lost is the best show on Network television, but something needs to happen already, time to start advancing the damn plot again JJ.

2) 24 is not a very good show. I don’t want to hear it. Don't try to defend it. It;s just not that good.

3) I have become addicted to Docday on Sundance and DVR about one documentary per week. Here are a bunch of the great documentaries that I’ve seen recently (and their subject matter).

Control room (Al Jazeera), Year of the Bull (High School Football),The War Room (B.Clinton Presidential Campaign), Stoked: the Rise and Fall of Gator (Pro Skater), Super Size Me (McDonald’s), The Corporation (corporations), Telling Nicholas (Death and 9/11), Hoop Dreams (Illinois High School B-ball), Spellbound (The Spelling Bee), Roger & me (Michael Moore), Startup.com (e Companies), Gunner Palace (Iraq War), The Trials of Henry Kissinger (HK), Unprecedented - The 2000 Presidential Election (The Stolen Election), Bush’s Brain (Karl Rove), A Perfect Candidate (Oliver North), When We Were Kings (Muhammed Ali), Do You Believe in Miracles? (1980 U.S. Hockey Team), Howard Zinn - You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train (Zinn), Standing In The Shadows of Motown (Backup band for Motown’s hits), Franken vs O'Reilly (Dumbass O’Relly), The President versus David Hicks (Australian Taliban Fighter), Gigantic -A Tale of Two Johns (They Might Be Giants), Left of the Dial (Air America), Born Rich (Trump’s kids), The Show (Hip Hop), Hype! (Seattle grunge music), Dare to Dream('99 US women’s soccer team).

Let me know of any other great docs out there that I need to tivo.


At 12:36 PM, Blogger Jason said...

kill kill that MFer ST

At 12:36 PM, Blogger Jason said...

"If you Tivo 24, Jack Bauer will kill you. Jack Bauer fucking waits for no one."

At 2:20 PM, Blogger The Redonkulous Linker said...

I would kick Jack Bauer's ass, and then ask him why the hell he whispers all the time.

At 3:00 PM, Blogger Donkey Mcdonkerton said...



At 5:17 PM, Blogger subcontinental.giant said...

HAHAHAHAH.... I don't think it's possible to find a shittier bar than Wonderland.

i keep hearing about this Lost phenomenon as well, will have to check it out.

doco's- gotta see dig! it's pretty fucking entertaining in a psycho-neurotic kinda way.

At 7:14 AM, Blogger The Redonkulous Linker said...

nice I set DVR to record Dig! on Saturday...word

At 12:42 PM, Blogger Donkey Mcdonkerton said...

doco's, is that like dude?

At 6:37 AM, Blogger The Redonkulous Linker said...

No, it means docs like documentaries...doooonkie


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