Monday, May 21, 2007

Shouldn't have left you

I missed a week in posting. You can all feel free to dock my salary 100%
A great weekend was made greater by my decision to skip out on Preakness once again. A couple of years ago, I realized that I was about 10 years too old to ride the durnk bus to the Freakness infield and have since retired. The videos surfacing today of all the Port-O-Racing have confirmed that my decision was wise. Much better to drink in my backyard and watch the Preakness nonsense on Youtube, without having to worry about 12 ounce metal projectiles full of Natty Light whizzing by my head.

Port-O-Racing is almost as dangerous for Bmore necks and fratboys, as break-dancing is for babies.......keep watching until the end

And as with every great video on the internets...Here is the remix and in the words of With Leather, with more baby-kicking.
I think the only little kid I would trust around the breakdancers is this guy
Jerry Falwell is now in a box, and while Christopher Hitchens is one wacky drunk, he sure gives an amazing euology
I think I stared at Flickrvision for twenty minutes straight last night, and I have no idea why. Flickervision - watch worldwide pictures get uploaded onto Flickr in real time
The other day I arrived at work without an essential ingredient for my work day -- the almighty ipod. It was like arriving at Preakness without your tribal tatoo or at Falwell's church without anything to bash a gay person with. Anyway, I was immediately unsure whether I could function through an entire workday of helping rich people fight other rich people over money, without constant acceptable music playing in the background. Luckily, I had the ingenious idea of using the Google Gootube search function to find full length concerts all over the Gootube. By using the time settings and the rating settings I was able to find a bunch of great shows, each at least 20 minutes long, and the day was saved.

Here are the jounks I especially enjoyed

Redonkulously good full set of My Morning Jacket at Austin City Limits

1971 Neil Young Acoustic BBC Concert

Pearl Jam - in a Tower Records - just after releasing Ten

Radiohead, live and doing a ton of Kid A material

Bright Eyes on a morning radio show

Foo Fighters trying to save mainstream rock.
Highlarious article on Airborne. I guess since people in my law office already believe in Feng Shui, Astrology, and Noah’s Ark, believing in Airborne isn't all that outrageous
Months ago I had a conversation with a former NSA employee who tried to convince me that our government would not have authorized the warrantless wiretapping unless they were confident that it was legal and effective. Right. Last week we got the real story, as James Comey testified before Congress about how Bush’s incompetent cronies attempted to convince a hospital bed-ridden and drugged-up attorney general to approve the illegal program because the acting attorney general already informed these pathetic clowns that it was unconstitutional. Comey had to race to the hospital to stop Gone-zalez and Card from taking advantage of the guy recovering from surgery by getting him to sign off. If you want to see how low the Bush administration routinely sinks, watch the video of the testimony

If that is not lively enough for you, as with all great internet videos, check out the Godfather remix of the testimony

As Josh Marshall points out, one of the most stunning developments in this story was that Ashcroft almost comes out as a hero. Crazy I know, but the point really is that compared to Gone-zalez and the rest of Bush’s recent cronies, even total idiots like Ashcroft seem like heroes in comparison.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

"I wish that I believed in fate"

With the Wizards season over and Agent Steinz now having to resort to covering pro lacrosse, I was sent the best cross-over website for both the D.C. Sports Bog and Bog-TV Cheddarvision. While it may simply be a way to watch cheese age (it’s the new watching grass grow) it is still almost as exciting as a midlevel boxing match. Go there and watch the cheese age LIVE.

Best of all the, Bog Show can now get its "You Tube Clip of the Week" and its "Artisanal Cheese of the Week" all in one single exciting package. Regional television will never be the same

Mmmm cheddar aging.
If you watch the office, you know you cannot resist the sweet sounds of Andy Bernard. Luckily the Thigh Master has collected all of his a capella song stylings in one place. Check out the greatest hits....and drift awaaaay
For some reason Spoony D sent me this video of real life dungeons and dragons warriors, so I had to show him what happens when these guys get arrested.

I'm wearing boots of escaping!
I soaked up the hype and watched the big fight this weekend. If that was anywhere near the best that boxing has to offer, then it is finished as a major sport in the US. Unlike just about every MMA fight that I have ever watched, there was never even a threat of one fighter knocking the other one down during any of the 40 or so rounds. I don’t need to see blood or broken bones, I just want a chance that one guy will knock the other guy down or at least into the ropes. De La Hoya simply chased Mayweather around the ring while Pretty Boy Floyd danced around and jabbed him in the face when he got tired of chasinge. How exciting. The fight ended in a split decision with each fighter claiming victory, and even Pretty boy Floyd’s own father stating that De La Hoya should have won.

From watching the full broadcast, and the hype leading up, it was clear that boxing knows its in trouble, and has already developed a complex with regard to MMA. If you watch an MMA or UFC event you do not see some clown like Jim Lampley claiming that boxers don’t have nearly the skill of MMA fighters. But for some reason Lampley felt like he needed to take time out to bash the UFC in what had been billed as the superbowl of boxing. Watch a UFC event and the only time boxing is mentioned is as one of the many disciplines involved in MMA. Give it up Lamps and go back to beating your wife.

Also to say that a top flight boxer would defeat an MMA fighter in a mixed martial arts fight is redizzonkulous. A boxer would win in a BOXING match but a top level MMA fighter would destroy the boxer in a cage. Yet leading up to the fight, Mayweather began running his mouth and saying he would beat any MMA fighter. Lightweight champ Sean Sherk immediately accepted any challenge by PBFloyd and SAT RINGSIDE to remind Mayweather of that fact that he would elbow him into unconsciousness if PBF fought in a cage. Here is how a fight between PBFloyd and Sherk would go...Sherk charges at PBF with his hands in front of his fact, Mayweather lands a couple of huge blows to the top of Sherk's hard head as he rushes in, Sherk takes down PBF to the ground and proceeds to hold him in place while he takes his face apart with elbows. Mayweather would, however, win in a jump rope contest.

UPDATE: Mayweather apologizes and smartly claims he does not want to fight in the UFC.


When I saw this headline pop up on the RSS feeder, I did not even read the story.
"NRA opposes bill to stop gun sales to terror suspects."
I just figured this was an overzealous liberal blogger doing what partisan supporters often do, re-writing the headline with significant hyperbole.

Then I was sent the same article by semi-republican Gerard G. under the headline “I need a new party” and I realized
...holy shit, that was the actual real headline, and the intention of the NRA...the NRA is really trying to block a bill that would restrict the sale of guns to TERROR SUSPECTS.

Why do we even have a gun lobby anymore? Do they really think that terror suspects should have a right to hunt with uzi’s if they feel like it. Really, terror suspects should have a right to hunt with automatic weapons? I don’t even know what else to write. I think we can now start commenting freely on Va Tech, this shit is so stupid.
This just in, 3 out of 10 (30% for you non-math majors) of the Republicans running for president likely believe that Noah actually built an Ark and collected two of each and every animal, including aardvarks, elephants, and single cell amoebas before sailing around the world

“As the Bush administration's so-called "AIDS czar," Deputy Secretary of State Randall L. Tobias was criticized for emphasizing faithfulness and abstinence over condom use to combat sexually transmitted diseases.

Tobias was one of these religious right wackos who believed that teaching kids, in both the US and in third-world countries, only about abstienence with no mention of that icky safe sex. Want to stop disease and unwanted pregnancy, just teach them about abstinence, and how to be religious. Tobias even thought that preaching Christianity would help convince everyone to stay in committed relationships like his. So guess what happened last week... the dumbass hypocrite was found on the D.C. Madam’s list ordering hookers like they were netflix movies.
Deputy Secretary of State Randall L. Tobias submitted his resignation Friday, one day after confirming to ABC News that he had been a customer of a Washington, D.C. escort service whose owner has been charged by federal prosecutors with running a prostitution operation.