HE SAID: Case of the Mondays?

December 20, 2010

If you like sports, read this chat…DJ Gallo is pretty effing funny. And as much as I love Bill Simmons, these jokes don’t feel quite as tired.

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If you like sports, and hate the new york giants, watch the clip below.

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Lunar eclipses are kind of sweet…not quite as sweet as total eclipses, of the heart, but this one will do.

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Check out this new blog i found, it’s funny…i hear the author is great dude.


I SAID: Case of the Mondays?

November 22, 2010

Maybe my co-writer will notice the subtle post title change, and write on passive-aggressiveness again.  And yes, I do forgive her given she has been extremely busy lately…what with a new job and house.  That being said, it takes all of 8-12 minutes to put one of these together.  Happy Turkey week.

This seems as good a clip to start as any…

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Collegehumor take on Social Network, made by other directors. Awesome stuff.

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Why post Nirvana playing Smells Like Teen Spirit for the first time? Why not.

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If you can deal with subtitles…watch this flick.  Called “The Secret in Their Eyes,” it won Best Foreign Film at the Oscars last year; it’s amazing how good a movie can be with acting and no special effects.


HE SAID: Case of the Mondays?

November 8, 2010

Patriots get smoked. Daylight savings times ends. It’s freezing rain here. Yes, even though I have the day off I still have a case of the mondays…

This goalie is far faster than I am.

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Here is a woman’s new art site. She is 90. Quite frankly I think that is awesome…Maybe she will hook me up with a piece for all this press.

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Some cool pictures from yesterday’s NYC Marathon…congrats to Ian (which in addition to being his name, is also his nickname) for finishing his first marathon in under 4 hours.

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Excerpt from tonight’s interview with Big W (former President George W. Bush).  Apparently, Kanye West’s harsh words for him was the worst part of his presidency.


HE SAID: Case of the Mondays?

November 1, 2010

After succesfully passing my comprehensive exam on Friday, which will allow me to graduate with my Master’s in 6 weeks, I went pretty big this Halloween weekend, so I kind of have of a case of the (hungover) Mondays…especially since I have an 8 page paper to write today.  So I’ll use these to distract me:

Please tell me there is a program that makes it easy to loop this 2 second video 300 times…how many minutes did you get through before stopping?

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Even if you couldn’t see the Comedy Central special “Restore Sanity and/or Fear” hosted by Jon Stewart & Stephen Colbert, check out the liveblog here.

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This is for sports fans, and at that only ones that enjoy making fun of horrific announcing.  Here is Chris Myers covering a 50 yard bomb that was almost a touchdown. He sounds as excited as a kid who gets egged and all his halloween candy taken from him on Halloween night from those local teen hoodlums. That never happened to me, and I dont have any lingering issues…promise.


HE SAID: Case of the Mondays?

October 11, 2010

Ok, so a departure from the norm for me, I’m going to get somewhat serious. Steve Nash tweeted last week “I’m pro-creative and individualism. 90% of gay teens being harassed is embarrassing to human race.”  In a culture where that stat is actually true, and also in a culture where athletes are typically making off the field news for less than positive actions, here is a great piece on some athletes that are attempting to change both cultures. Now time for fun…

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In commemoration of Jackass: 3D coming out this Friday (and gender equality), collegehumor presents Jackass for Women.

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For anyone that watched last night’s football game between the Eagles & the 49ers, and for even those that didn’t, check out the tweets about the game from SportsPickle.  I only wish I could be this clever…I’m just not smart enough to come up with “Alex Smith is awesome!!! If there was a pick BEFORE No. 1 overall, that’s where Alex Smith should have gone.”

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I’m not sure how many people watch Jimmy Kimmel & and have seen his Unnecessary Censorship/Ode to the FCC skits (where they bleep out regular words to make it look like they were four letter words and whatnot), but below I present his ode to Mr. Rogers –

 


SHE SAID: Brett Favre … really!?

October 8, 2010

Maybe we should switch this blog to consist solely of open letters to Brett Favre.  It sounds like he could use the input.  In addition to Jeremy’s requesting his official and final retirement, I would add a big “really!?”

I think teenagers are foolish for sending pictures of themselves naked or barely clothed.  Unfortunately, the inevitable release of these photos into the viral wilds of the high school halls leads to embarrassment, bullying, and at best, a life lesson learned.  As adults, I like to think we know better.  Although she’s an adult, I think Courtney Love is foolish as well, but her being cracked out most of the time is a legitimate defense.  Plus, the pictures are more of a life lesson in terrifying people away from drugs, so it’s almost a public service that she tweets so honestly about her life.

And then we have Brett, who has no drug addiction to back up his latest blunder.  No, I’m not talking about wearing crocs as a grown adult (which apparently he was donning in one of the texted photos), but Deadspin’s breaking news item.  And, as an older, married, seemingly intelligent man in a high profile position, I would like to think he would know better than to use MySpace and texts if he was interested in wooing someone.  The MySpace mention was enough for me not to believe the allegations (who even uses MySpace anymore?).  But why would a successful athlete put himself out on a limb and send those texts?  Did he not consider that might come back to haunt him?  Why did he figure that sending her pictures of him holding himself and possibly pleasuring himself would win her over?  Are our treasured athletes that removed from reality that he thought that would work?  And how idiotic do you have to be to provide that material (or ammo) to someone who isn’t a trusted confidant?

While I’m flabbergasted that someone who has the ability to lead a team would make such a grave alleged mistake, ultimately, I’m not sure that I care that much.  Mr. Favre has shown season and season again with his numerous painfully timed temporary retirements, that he is more interested in himself than his team.  Why am I surprised that this mentality carries over to other aspects of his life?  It’s his marriage to screw up, it’s his endorsements to lose, and it’s his lack of six inches that’s getting scrutinized online.  And so all I’m left with, in the words of Tina Fey and Seth Meyers, is … Really!?


HE SAID: Brett Favre…Really!?

October 8, 2010

Well written Nifer, for the most part.  Before I delve into the topic of penis pictures and text messages, allow me if you will to dispell one notion – “While I’m flabbergasted that someone who has the ability to lead a team would make such a grave alleged mistake.”  He no longer has the ability to lead a team, at least to a superbowl; and hasn’t in over a decade (and quite honestly, even that is in question – if my cousin Desmond Howard hadn’t had his best kick return game ever against the Patriots, Favre would be like Marino – ringless, albeit with less of a cocaine issue).  The only thing Favre has done is lead his team to disappointment.

And now, the old gunslinger has led his family down the same path.  Can we officially change his nickname by the way, I vote for Jason Whitlock of

Favre's career has been better than Oden's...but apparently Greg makes up for it in other ways.

FoxSports idea – Dongslinger.  What scares me about this story (besides Brett Favre on myspace), as well as the Greg Oden one from earlier this year,is how many pictures of athletes’ dongs are actually out there.  These are just two guys who got caught, imagine the plethora of penis pics there are from well known athletes just floating out there in cyberspace somewhere.  There is also a side of this story that pisses me off…why haven’t any men come out and revealed some pictures of Anna Kournikova in the nude?  You are going to tell me that in all her years of partying in Miami she didn’t make just one mistake.  My imagination refuses to believe that.

Or maybe, she is just one of the normal ones.  Someone who doesn’t deem it necessary to show off her goods in an effort to woo men.  And let’s face it, she doesn’t really need to.  But seriously, I really wish she did.

I also don’t want to stand down from my pulpit without touching (pun intended) on Jenn Sterger at all.  Before I rip her apart for being a media whore, I want to first say that she is not to blame for the start of this mess; as in just because she looks good is not an excuse for some older creep to text her pics of him slinging his gun (see what I did there).  However, I do have to question why this is becoming national news two years later…is her tv career not going as well as she planned? Ratings down over on the Versus network? Trying to drum up news ahead of some B movie she will probably star in later.  Again, #4 is alone in creating this mess, but it’s at least partially a two way street now.

I’ll leave us with a thought…what if Favre wasn’t married? Would this really be so bad? Gross, yes. But in some ways I still don’t think it would merit the national news attention it would receive anyway, married or not.  As the aforementioned Whitlock tweeted, “Think about it: do we really wanna live n a society in which a middle-aged man can’t showcase his junk n pursuit of a younger woman?”  However that leads more to a whole other topic on today’s media. But it’s friday, and it’s almost time for yoga…