SHE SAID: Case of the Mondays

January 24, 2011

Damn, Nike.  Well done.

Also really unrelated in a related kind of way … Adidas, I’d like to have a talk with whomever is in charge of designing your Australian Open 2011 line.  It’s horrendous.

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I have been on a movie streak of late and have managed to fit in True Grit, The Fighter and The King’s Speech.  Next up, Rubber.

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Two crazy people go a whole month without drinking and check in here. Hesaid just informed me that he dries out for a week each month.  I do no such thing.

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We’ve mentioned and celebrated a lot of eighties stars over the course of our blogging.  Here’s a link to The Babysitter’s Club: where are they now, in case you’ve been wondering what the crew has been up to for the past 20 years.

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And to finish, I leave you with a little diddy passed on by my friend, Maggie.

I love and hate so many things about this video.  But I’m also interested to know where the drummer, guitarist and string player are.

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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: Mainstreamedness

July 23, 2010

Look, I invented a new word! There is no way ‘mainstreamedness’ is a real word.

I’m going to start this post in earnest with my favorite joke (courtesy of faithful reader ZSarg9) – “How many indie hipsters does it take to change a lightbulb?…..wait for it…It’s a really obscure number that you’ve probably never heard of.”

And I’m not just poking fun at people who listen to indie rock (then immediately dismiss bands that make it bigtime), but to anyone out there that is snobbish about ownership over something.  I realize this topic sounds bit ironic given the general tone of most of my blog posts, in which I am generally snobbish about everything, but that doesn’t change the fact that these types of people are dbaggish.

Most recently it’s happened with soccer (and yes it’s soccer, because as Tosh.0 said, “I speak American (first time in awhile I’ve done the double paranthesees, but Tosh.0 is the best show on TV)).  I am a casual soccer fan, and by that I mean I watched lots of World Cup games, and I’ll watch maybe 5 games in total in the next calendar year.  And no, not one of those will be an MLS game.  As a result, myself and those like me get shit on for not being “real” fans.  Just like people who only started listening to a band like Vampire Weekend get shit on after they’ve had a bit of commercial success.  “Oh now you like them? I’ve been listening to them since before they got big.”  Great, now I know two things about a person like this 1. He/she has pretty solid taste in music and 2. He/she is also an uppity bitch.  And for what it’s worth, Vampire Weekend’s second album sounds pretty much like a bunch of b-sides from their first.  Another words, it sucks.

The thing is, I know what it’s like to be a snobbish fan…because I am one about many things.  Especially the Red Sox. I firmly believe that I am a “better” Red Sox fan than most out there.  BUT, that doesn’t mean I look down on other fans.  I embrace them.  Without the many casual Sox fans out there buying pink and light blue Red Sox hats and gear, the organization probably doesn’t have the financial capability of putting out a playoff caliber team year in year out.  On the same token, guess what die MGMT fans?  Those two geeks wouldn’t have been able to make a second record without millions of non-hipster fans downloading their first album just because they liked the song, “Kids.”  And uppity soccer fans, I got news for you too – you want around the clock World Cup coverage on ESPN again (instead of choice games being shown as was the case in the 90’s), you better hope us casual fans continue embracing your sport.

Ok, enough ranting. I hope this made sense…and if it doesn’t let me put it to you this way: If you are a faithful reader of this blog, you are one of about 100…once Nifer and I make it bigtime and start getting paid by a publisher to put a book together, don’t shit on the millions of new fans just because they weren’t faithful from the beginning.


SHE SAID: Case of the Mondays?

June 28, 2010

I have a sneaking suspicion you’re going to get some sports links from Jeremy, so I haven’t included any.

Here’s a moonrise picture for you, taken from my phone, so it’s not the best quality.

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I could see my little guy doing something like this:

Thanks, Mason.

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The Awl has published a segment of a diary of an unemployed class of ’10 Philosophy major in NYC.  I suggest you read it.

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We used to have bats in our house.  I don’t think they looked like this, or at least they didn’t in my head when I heard them whooshing above me in the dark.

Thank, Maggie.

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Some AT&T ads from 1993 with the catch phrase, “you will.”  Pretty interesting to check out in 2010.


HE SAID: Case of the Mondays?

June 21, 2010

I’ve had a case of the Mondays since Friday, thanks to the lack of offense the Celtics displayed in second half of game 7…but then this site about the oil spill kind of put into perspective how meaningless the game really was.  Of course, that didn’t stop me from staying up just about all night reliving the hell that was the loss.

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Hey, at least he made an effort…I hope we still are trying to find Bin Laden as ferociously as this dude.

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This is the best baseball manager tirade I have EVER seen. Promise…definitely NSFW.

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I relish in the French (soccer team) sucking.


HE SAID: Case of the Mondays?

June 13, 2010

I think this is appropriate to lead off with, fun times!

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My Dad forwarded this to me…a bit old, so you might have seen it but it’s also pretty effing hilarious, especially if you like religious zealots getting served.  Oh and if you are wondering about my Dad, and Mom, whom I’m currently living with…it’s going fine so far and my mother would like to report she has not been a nag AT ALL.

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More World Cup fun, courtesy of collegehumor.

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Shrek & Donkey, aka Nate Robinson and Big Baby Davis are highly entertaining…especially the second part of this.


SHE SAID: Case of the Mondays

June 13, 2010

I can’t seem to get the cast of Arrested Development back together, and trust me I have tried.  Orbit’s new dirty shorts are as close as I can get.

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I have been watching a little bit of soccer lately … a little thing called the World Cup is keeping me entertained through the recent rain storms.  Frankly, I’m surprised I hear women griping about having to watch this.  Not only is it a fantastic event and the sport a dazzling display of athleticism, but the gentlemen who partake in this sport are by and large GORGEOUS.  Here is a ranking of the arguably best looking soccer players in this World Cup.

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Here are some absolutely gorgeous shots of underwater ballerinas. After my underwater base jumping video last week and this, it seems I’m going through an underwater phase.

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For all you designers and artists out there, here is a fun game.  Note: non-artistic types will not be entertained by this while sober.

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Twitter.  Some would argue it’s a waste of time.  This golf game, which one could also argue is a waste of time, relies on twitter – the yardage of your shot is based on how popular your word is on twitter in the last 20 seconds.

In related news, the New York Times has banned the word tweet.  Jeremy banned it almost a full year ago from his vocabulary.  That’s right, folks: my boys a visionary.