if you at all needed a reminder, a&m is lame.

a&m "yell leaders" are straight disrespectful.

long story short, they disrespected one of college football's greatest coaches in joepa.

i liked the quotes from joepa himself, basically subtly telling the yell leader, "son, you're young and you ain't shit."

but the real story here is the following quote:

"The yell leaders -- similar to cheerleaders -- are A&M's official spirit organization and lead fans' cheers during games and other school events."

that is all.

Hustler's Ambition.



Great post over at Mark Cuban's blog going over his past as a poor motherfucker trying to get rich. He offers in great detail how he got scammed $83k by some bitch, how he got hammered for cheap, and many more stories. Most importantly he gives a different opinion on the 'big idea' approach to entrepreneurship that most books, magazines and people try to pitch.
Most people think it's all about the idea. It's not. EVERYONE has ideas. The hard part is doing the homework to know if the idea could work in an industry, then doing the preparation to be able to execute on the idea.

This is a 180 on most of the stuff I read and hear, especially in the advertising world where the industry really stresses how they're so different and unique and creative. One of the recurring phrases in advertising is 'big ideas'. 'All it takes is a big idea.' 'We are in the business of ideas.' Motherfucking 'Idea City'.

Give me a break.



Remember how funny Chris Rock was? The things age does to a person...

I been on a tear lately, but I guess that's what the holidays do.

Bullshit?



A different approach to money, art, business and general 'do what I want' mentality:

“I’d be lying if I said, ‘Just do what your heart tells you, stay true to yourself, and things will eventually come’—that’s bullshit. It’s all about strategies and risks.”

- Tobias Wong via Theme
This is a little less adolescent than David Choe's mentality and a little closer to mine. I first heard about Tobias Wong with his 24k McDonald's Coffee Stir/Coke Bump utensil. As much as we need people like Choe in the world, they're not very practical. This is America, after all. Land of the Git'R'Done. Even Hiroshi Fujiwara, one of my heroes, likes to spew a lot of the 'I just do what I like' rhetoric that anybody can see through. So I can really appreciate people like Wong who doesn't have to sacrifice lofty idealism because he never had any in the first place, and still creates designs that takes a laugh at the world. It's nice to see some middle ground between the rebellious art-types that is still stuck in a teenage mindset, rebelling against 'the man' and the boring, safe pieces of shit who should've been an accountant instead.

Here's another good Tobias piece: The Lamp.

The story for this is amusing: Wong convinced Philippe Starck's people to give him a prototype of Starck's new chair for an art project. He then turned it into a big fucking glow light and debuted it as a completely original work. A day before Starck debuted the actual chair.

*Philippe Starck (wiki) is kind of a big deal in the design world, although a lot of his stuff gets a big 'meh' out of me.

Let It Rain, Bitch. (Happy Christmas!)


Everyone I know that has a lot of money and stupid boring fucking safe lives keeps telling me what to do with my money like smart wise shit like ,buy real estate and shit, and all I got to say back is what James Van Der Beek said in that football movie” I don’t want your life.” I really don’t , my life is fucking awesome, and I’m young dumb and full of cum , fuck it, kill it, fingerbang it, burn it all down to the ground, making art, making music, making love, making war, making shits wherever I go, where I lay my head is home, I’m my own worst enemy just like the song I’m sleeping with my clothes on, self destructing at every turn its my most favorite thing to do, I come back even stronger every time, I sound like a fucking idiot because, I am, I CAN’T COME DOWN, I WON’T COME DOWN, I CAN’T BE LEFT ALONE, becuz I don’t know how to act, becuz I don’t give a fuck and I don’t even care, but sometimes I care too much, reborn rebirth replacable redemption , I ‘m out on the run looking for some fun and tomorrow I’m gonna do it all over again, I never fucking learn, you just live life now, spend the money ,take chances ,what are you fucking waiting for? tomorrow may never come.. so knowing all that about myself I made the best decision and smartest investment I ever made in my life, check out my new wheels,yes it's got suicide doors beeeeyotch!I don’t even own a home and rent in a shitty part of downtown… don’t worry I still have the mini van .. I win !! I rule!! amen---Joshua 23:9-11

cross posted from
David Choe's Blog
While I don't completely agree with David's over-simplistic approach in saying 'fuck it', it is quite admirable. Plus I find it hilarious that he'd compare himself to James van der Beek. LAWL.

If you haven't been watching Thumbs Up, you suck. Peep game:


A few songs I've been jamming the past day or two:
LCD Soundsystem - All My Friends
Armand van Helden - I Want Your Soul
DJ Class - Tear Da Club Up (Ruff Ryders)
DJ Mehdi - I Am Somebody ft. Chromeo (right click, save as)
Jay-Z - Blue Magic ft. Pharrell (The Knocks remix)
Shout Out Louds - Impossible (Studio remake)
Inner City - Good Life
The Notorious B.I.G. - Nasty Boy (DJ Mehdi "Le Cirque" Remix)
Action Action - Photograph
one for the old school: Fatboy Slim - Rockafeller Skank

I saw Eastern Promises today. Nothing really happens at all in this movie. Viggo Mortensen looks cooler than you or me ever will, big fucking surprise. Weird thing about the film is that the most vicious fight in the movie, hence the best scene in the movie, happens while Viggo is buck ass naked. Like schlong and balls and all. No homo. I'd say it's worth watching but I'm glad I didn't pay 8 bucks like I was going to. It also makes London looks like a complete shithole that I don't really want to visit.

Don't watch I Am Legend. Absolutely horrible. I didn't know I could dislike a Will Smith action movie since he's probably one of my favorite human beings. Nigga was the Fresh Prince, for christ's sake. But it was incredibly boring for the most part and sadly, too much Will Smith is possible.

Happy Christmas to everybody, especially people that don't celebrate it.

mavs to the nba: "be afraid."

just when people were writing dirk and the mavs off, here they go on a 5 game winning streak, beating 4 quality teams (no, houston, orlando, phoenix) all in good fashion. don't look now, but a certain "soft" team is only a half game out of the western conference lead (as is a supposedly "out of sync" suns team. seriously, who comes up with this knee-jerk reaction junk? you can't say that the regular season doesn't matter and then go berserk when things aren't going as well as they usually go, which is actually still pretty good when considering the exceptional level of play from the top three teams in the west).

as for dirk? brought out his A-game against the best, scoring 31 pts in straight games against orlando and phoenix, and then scoring 30 against the clippers for three straight 30 point games. yes, this season he hasnt been at his best (most stats and shooting %'s across the board are lower than usual, though his assists are up a little), but i hear some of that is in part to the mavs trying to incorporate more of the team into the overall game-plan on the offensive side instead of running the high screen and roll with dirk all the time (though to be fair, since the embarrassing defeat to denver, the mavs have upped the amount of screen and rolls from 40 to 65% of the time...coincidence with dirk scoring more points? i think not. since that game, dallas has won 7 of 8). one good representation of this fact is that, as of right now, josh howard leads the team in scoring (i dont expect that to be the case for the rest of the season). i'm all for this game plan. it makes your players more confident (see: brandon bass, j-ho), it builds trust among teammates, and now dirk doesn't have to shoulder so much of the load (which means a little less PT for dirk, which will translate into a healthier and much more rested dirk come playoff time). a great example of this is dallas' win over new orleans, where dirk only scored 7 points and the mavs still won by nine. that makes me happy and much more comfortable with our team. the point is, yeah, dirk has not been consistently playing at the level he usually plays, but he is by no means a fluke of an mvp. he's still here, he's still very good, and i still think he will lead us to the promised land. fun fact from dirk's mvp season: dirk is one of only two players to ever post a season average of at least 20 points, shoot 50% from the field, 40% from downtown, and 90% from the charity stripe. the other dude? none other than the guy dirk is often compared to: larry legend. let's hope dirk will end up with a similar legacy.

portland...still running up that win streak. now it's up to ten. i can't really consider them a serious contender or anything, but it really is amazing what this young team has been doing. i am really looking forward to seeing them playing at full strength with oden (KD and oden, among other things, make me really excited about the future of the nba). could they be that dangerous come playoff time? we shall see.

another young team to watch out for? the atlanta hawks (man, it feels really weird saying that). they haven't been to the playoffs since '99, so you know that city is achin' for some good news and a playoff spot (especially with the whole debacle that is the atlanta falcons). they're currently riding a 4 game winning streak. like portland, they've lost to some crappy teams, but they've also had some pretty convincing wins against the likes of dallas, phoenix, orlando, and utah. they're sitting at 4th in the eastern conference, and with the quality (or lack thereof) in that conference, they definitely can't be ignored. props to al horford, who's having a great rookie season.

found this gem on si.com:



marcus camby: master of the blocked shot, and apparently ugly purses too.

anyhow, keep watching those mavs. you won't be disappointed. there are still some issues with consistency, and as always, the mavs still have problems with putting games away. that said, they are working themselves back to their old form, and it's also really exciting to see the growth of devin harris and josh howard. should be another great season, even if we have to work through the grind that is the 82-game season (which must seem ten times longer considering what happened last year). let's get excited mavs fans!

"Top Three Women on The Hills
3. Lauren
2. Whitney
1. Lo"

from The Fader's Listmania 2007

Just wanted to make sure I publicly wholeheartedly agree. I think all she does is just show up every third episode and makes fun of people.



Taken @ Taiwan Cafe on 15th and Independence

I remember seeing a collection of photos documenting the misuse of quotations by Chinese businesses. Wish I could add it to the group. Somebody tell me if they know what I'm talking about.

Mexicans love Roy Williams


Suspended!

I always see Mexicans wearing the number 31 jersey. It's a good thing the Cowboys have this pro-bowl safety and his tacky sleeves locked up until 2010.

I'm sure the Cowboys defense will miss Roy this Saturday against Carolina. Who's their QB now? Carr? Testaverde? Steve Smith? Julius Peppers?

Come to think of it though...who is our back up strong safety? Pat Watkins? He's hurt and he usually comes in at free safety. We should just put in Bobby Carpenter. Put that 2006 FIRST ROUND (OUCH!) pick to good use. Have him do the same things that Roy does... play up in in the box and make impact plays.

I think tomorrow I'm going to write up a post on the most under appreciated and underrated special teams player on the team: Bobby Carpenter.

cowboys-eagles



despite the disparity in the standings, this will always be a tough match up for the cowboys. a few reasons why this will be tough/i hate the eagles:

  • with the exception of 2005 and our first meeting this year, we've been pretty much dominated by the eagles since 2000. it's been defeat after defeat after defeat, and they pretty much laughed in our faces the whole time. we sucked back then, and they just made us look even worse...so it makes my week whenever we do get to beat them.
  • remember the 2000 season opener that started with their onside kick? we then proceeded to get out asses whooped that day...the agony! i'll always remember that play...that set the tone for the rest of the season next three years, where we were below mediocre and strung together three straight 5-11 seasons. thanks for nothing, dave campo!
  • it's been a weird situation with donovan mcnabb since he's been in philly. booed by the fans when he was first drafted, he's shown them that they made the right choice. that is, when he's not injured. but despite his numbers this year, i never sleep on mcnabb. expect him to come out strong today and show off his grit (westbrook, too).
not as many points as i was hoping for, but the game is about to start.

quick prediction: 34-27, cowboys. closer than i would have hoped, but romo will have another dominating performance.

romo: 295 yards, 3 tds, 1 int.
TO: 95 yards, 2 tds.
MBIII: 70 yards, 1 td
one for crayton too.

mcnabb: 250 yards, 2 tds, 2 ints.

just guesses...but hopefully my score prediction rings true.

enjoy the game, and go cowboys!


halftime edit: gonna need a just a few halftime adjustments to fit my predictions lol. maybe it'll be a barn-burner in the second half. let's make TO happy. back to the game.

Correction

Baron Davis is not only a bitch when playing against Dallas

Proof:
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Plus he looks like a terrorist. If Kobe didn't pull his dick muscle, no way they would've won last night. 24 couldn't play any D and was limping around like a gimp. I blame Lamar Odom for having zero handling skills.

the west? still fly.

you're so lucky to have three different blogger posts in the same day middle of the night.

didn't know how to do this cross out thing before...i'm an idiot.

studying for the finance final? not really...i've been thinking about this:

Western Conference

W L PCT GB HM RD CONF DIV PF PA DIFF STRK L10
San Antonio 17 5 .773 - 12-0 5-5 12-5 5-2 100.5 93.1 +7.4Lost 2 7-3
Phoenix 17 6 .739 ½ 7-3 10-3 6-4 3-2 110.0 104.7 +5.3Won 1 6-4
Denver 14 8 .636 3 10-3 4-5 8-5 4-0 107.0 102.0 +5.0Won 3 6-4
Dallas 15 9 .625 3 10-2 5-7 10-4 5-2 101.6 98.5 +3.2Won 1 6-4
New Orleans 14 9 .609 3 ½ 6-5 8-4 10-6 3-2 96.0 94.3 +1.7Lost 2 5-5
LA Lakers 13 9 .591 4 8-4 5-5 10-5 2-1 106.9 102.5 +4.4Lost 1 6-4
Golden State 13 10 .565 4 ½ 7-5 6-5 7-6 4-2 109.0 106.9 +2.1Won 1 7-3
Utah 13 11 .542 5 8-2 5-9 7-8 1-2 105.3 100.5 +4.8Lost 6 3-7
Houston 12 11 .522 5 ½ 6-3 6-8 8-8 2-4 94.3 93.2 +1.0Won 1 6-4
Portland 11 12 .478 6 ½ 9-3 2-9 8-6 2-1 94.6 97.6 -3.0Won 6 6-4
LA Clippers 9 13 .409 8 4-7 5-6 5-6 2-2 94.5 98.1 -3.7Won 1 3-7
Sacramento 9 13 .409 8 8-4 1-9 5-11 0-4 99.2 102.1 -2.9Won 1 5-5
Seattle 7 17 .292 11 3-8 4-9 2-11 1-2 99.1 105.7 -6.6Won 2 5-5
Memphis 6 16 .273 11 4-7 2-9 4-10 1-6 102.6 105.2 -2.6Lost 6 3-7
Minnesota 3 18 .143 13 ½ 2-9 1-9 3-10 0-3 92.8 101.3 -8.5Lost 3 2-8


i dont care what people have to say about boston and orlando...that playoff picture right there is what's scary. any of the 8 teams making the playoffs in the west this year will not be able to get comfortable at any point in the post-season. and it's not even like there is a huge drop-off in talent after the first 8 teams. take note:
  • houston is down there dickin' around, but if they can devise some kind of system where t-mac can play in a suit of armor and be around for the whole season, you know they'll be around come late april. the same kind of applies to yao too (in terms of injuries), who i'm proud to say has taken huge strides the past couple seasons in overcoming the natural passive-aggressive nature of mainland slanty-eyed folk.
  • if the other LA team can stick around long enough until (if?) brand comes back, who knows what could happen? two years ago you saw what kind of guts they had (despite a coach who is iffy at times), and last year they just missed the playoffs (thanks in part to a spectacular run by...you know...), so if they can remain relevant come february or march (which, playing in this conference, may be a pretty tall order), that extra boost from brand my help them slip into that 8 spot. props to chis kaman so far this season after an uninspiring one last year. i guess he's trying his best to fill that void left by brand.
    • on a side note, here's to hoping shaun livingston makes a strong comeback from his knee injury...he tore about 47 different ligaments his mcl, pcl, acl, and lateral meniscus in a horrific fall last march, and coming back from this, not just physically, but also mentally, will be tough to overcome. good luck dude.
  • remember when sac-town was actually good? they were actually our rivals a few years back, as crazy as that sounds now. that said, when bibby (1/2 of the greatest duo of point guards who dont know what race they are. who's the second? you...most definitely...know.) comes back, they'll still be a moderate force to be reckoned with. don't laugh, but i think the starting lineup of artest, martin, miller (that fucker), bibby, and moore is pretty solid. we'll see how this goes when martin and bibby are at full strength.
  • this one may be more of a long shot, but dont sleep on portland yet. they're currently riding a 6 game winning streak, beating utah (twice) and a still pretty hot golden state team (baron davis' clutch 3 to put away the game against the lakers...sick. baron davis in general...awesome player when not injured and/or fat. baron davis against the mavs...i dont wanna talk about it...). they've lost to a lot of crappy teams, but have also picked up a few wins against good teams (dallas, utah, gs, no, detroit). my boy lamarcus is holdin it down over there with roy, and i'm sure all the young folk are learning daily lessons from darius miles on how not to mess up your career (btw, he's still only 26! does he have the will to turn it around when he comes back from season-ending surgery? probably not...couldn't even find the will to get a consistent jumper...or just a jumper). they have a good, young team up there (along with their northwest buddies, seattle), and i'm excited to see what they got in-store the next few years. oh yeah...there's also some thing about some guy called oden...
i just spent a long time writing about 4 teams that aren't even in the playoff picture right now. i think that in itself is a testament to how strong the west is overall. sure, three of the above may end up being marginal teams at the end of the season, but they'll have at least some kind of shot.

i originally was going to write about boston and orlando, but i dont think i can push off studying any longer. more on those two later. but basically the east is still pretty abysmal. and i can't wait for the top two leastern conference teams to take a dip in the southwest. that'll be fun...we'll give them a little taste of how we do it in the western conference.

that will be all for now. good luck on the rest of your finals...god knows i'm gonna need some.

p.s. more on the mavs in the coming weeks. i am admittedly a little worried, but i think we'll get our feet under us in due time. however...dirk, we need you.

Finals Blow

That's basically it. Since Sunday, I've only studied in the hours I've been up. After Monday morning, I should be able to feel good.

Couple of things:

1. I can't decide if I should cheer for the 'Horns during the Holiday Bowl.

Advantages (not really) if we win:
- Mack gets his 10th win for the 6th season in a row.
- Our coaching staff becomes even more complacent.
- Our program remains mediocre in the post-VY era.
- Our only real solid win this season against a very good Arizona State team.

Advantages if we lose:
- Wake up call for Mack Brown and Co.
- Wake up call for Deloss Dodd to put Mack under some pressure for some conference championships. Or maybe just some wins over our rivals.
- Maybe our program gets serious and stops dicking around for next season.

Apparently, there's an award called the "Outstanding Linebacker Award" that they give out every year. Guess who won this year? Derry, Bobino, Killebrew. This is just beating the dead horse. Good thing Killebrew earned his degree.

2. There could be some real changes in the Electrical and Computer Engineering program here at UT.

- First off, they should really consider renovating ENS. The building is such a piece of shit. Even the ME's get their ETC redone. The only thing we got was the "penthouse."
- Fire some professors. Start with Professor Pore.
- Start a class called: EE301, Introduction to normalizing in society. This class would require all engineers to bathe at least once a day and go on from there.

3. I've got nothing sweet to report on. Andrew and Justin have done a great job updating with cool stuff. Jason's a bitch.

4. I want to pass 3 out of 4 of my classes this semester. If I do that, then I'd consider this semester a complete success. The academic semester.

candyflippppppp



I don't know if this was ever used in a movie, but this would go so well with some epic showdown gunfight, i.e. the matrix. It's still my cup of tea for the moment, this shit makes me want to candyflip and just go nuts in some sweaty club with a bunch of drug kids dressed in technicolor and girls that look like this:

might as well be gasoline.



This mix came out a while back in September but I've only gotten around to listen to it fully now. Supposedly made for peoples in heartbreak, but it certainly isn't a downer by any means. Filled with of-the-moment indie rock dance remixes, it's been the background music for me as I read up on Russian billionaire oligarchs and their respective pieces of gold digging poon (like Dasha up there) instead of studying modern Chinese history.

Drastik Pleasures (mp3) - zShare

TRACKLIST:

1. Drastik Pleasures Intro
2. The Paradise - In Love With You vs Justin Timberlake - My Love (Drastik edit)
3. Phoenix - If I Ever Feel Better
4. Juvelen - Watch Your Step (Krazy Fiesta Remix)
5. Infadels - Love Like Semtex (Metronomy Remix)
6. The Sounds - Rock N Roll
7. Arcade Fire - Rebellion (Cousin Cole Edit)
8. Robots In Disguise - Turn It Up
9. Electric Soft Parade - If Thats The Case, Then I Don’t Know
10. Junior Boys Ft. Andi Tomi - In The Morning
11. Feist - Sea Lion (Chromeo Remix)
12. Shout Out Out Out Out - Forever Indebted
13. New Young Pony Club - Ice Cream (VanShe Tech Remix)
14. Scissor Sisters - I Don’t Feel Like Dancing (Linus Loves Vox)
15. Hot Chip - My Piano (Dj Kicks Edit)
16. Zoot Woman - It’s Automatic
17. The Bird And The Bee - Fuckin’ Boyfriend
18. Air - Mer De Japon
19. GoodBooks - Leni (Crystal Castles Remix)
20. Ladytron - Discotraxx
21. The Futureheads - Skip To The End (Digitalism Remix)
22. Mstrkrft - She’s Good For Business
23. Dragonette - I Get Around
24. Dragonette - I Get Around (Midnight Juggernauts Remix)
25. Shout Out Louds - The Comeback (Big Slippa Mix by Ratatat)
26. Wolfmother - Woman (Mstrkrft Remix)
27. Supersystem - Miracle
28. The Scanners - Lowlife (L.A Riots Remix)
29. Silversun Pickups - Lazy Eye (Curtis Vodka Edit)
30. Peter Bjorn & John - Young Folks (Cousin Cole Edit)
31. Cut Copy - Hearts On Fire
32. Digitalism - Pogo (Shinichi Osawa Remix)
33. Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out (Daft Punk Remix)
34. Modest Mouse - Float On
35. Lcd Soundsystem - Someone Great (Drastik Edit)
36. Dead Disco - The Treatment (Metronomy Remix)
37. Tv On The Radio - Snakes And Martyrs
38. Architecture in Helsinki - Heart It Races (A-Trizzy’s Rusty Tin Can Mix)
39. Mark Ronson Feat. Daniel Merriweather - Stop Me
40. Fibes, Oh Fibes! - Get Up



This one is from Justice. Not so much indie rock tracks here, a lot of funk and disco mixed with distorted synths.

Justice - Klubbing Einslive (mp3) zShare

or if you want, the longer 2 hour version of roughly the same setlist:

Justice - Essential Mix

Earth Wind And Fire ‘In The Stone’
Janet Jackson ‘What Have You Done For Me Lately’
Prince ‘Earthquake’
Dmx Crew ‘Unknown’
Daft Punk :’Musique’
Busy P ‘Rainbow Man’
France Gall ‘Musique’
Justice ‘Valentine’
Alan Braxe ‘In Love With You’
M83 ‘Run Into Flowers (Jackson Remix)’
Les Rythmes Digitales ‘Sometimes'
I Robot ‘Spacer Frau (Boys Noize Remix)’
Hall And Oates ‘Private Eyes’
Chromeo ‘Tenderoni’
Tepr ‘Minuit Jacuzzi (Data Remix)
Chic ‘Everybody Dance’
Midnight Juggernauts ‘Shadows’
Goose ‘Bring It On’
The Proxy ‘Destroy’
Zongamin ‘Double Dostiev’
Zombie Nation ‘Tape Me’
Boule Noire ‘Super Lady’
Chemical Brothers ‘It Doesn’t Matter’
Tc Crew ‘Unknown’
Surkin ‘Unknown’
Dj Mehdi ‘Lucky Boy (Surkin Remix)’
Vamp ‘Outlander’
Fields ‘Unknown (Sebastian Remix)’
Feadz ‘Sekstyle’
Jamelia ‘Something About You (Mr Oizo Remix)’
Jesse Velez ‘Fire’
Justice ‘D.A.N.C.E’.(Live Version)
Surkin ‘Radio Fireworks’
Soundhack ‘Freakin’
Justice ‘Stress’
Zzt ‘Lower States’
Justice ‘Stress’
Scenario Rock ‘Both Gotta Move On’
Vanessa Paradis ‘Be My Baby’
The Ronettes ‘Be My Baby’
Breakbot ‘Happy Rabbit’
Jacques Dutronc ‘Les Cactus’
Justice ‘Dvno’
Kavinsky ‘Testarossa Autodrive’
LFO ‘Freak’
Mr Oizo ‘Lotus Suite Koln’
Autorepeat ‘Most Keys Are Auto Repeat’ (Soundhack)
Midnight Juggernauts ‘Into The Galaxy’
Buggles ‘Elstree’
Das Pop ‘Underground’
Gilbert O Sullivan ‘Alone Again (Naturally)’
Human League ‘Things That Dreams Are Made Of’
Savas Pascalidis ‘Defend It’
Rainbow Brothers ‘Unknown’
Chromeo ‘Ah Oui Comme Ca’
Leonard De Leonard ‘Leonizer’
Ian Pooley ‘Chord Memory –(Daft Punk Mix)’
Human League ‘Don’t You Want Me’
The Prodigy ‘Girls’
Klaxons ‘Gravity’s Rainbow (Soulwax Remix)’
Paraone ‘Liege’
Daniel Balavoine ‘Vivre Ou Survivre’
Miss Kittin ‘Requiem For A Hit (Gegm Remix)’
Mr Oizo ‘Stunt’
Handycap ‘Murphy’
The Rave ‘Mother’
Fancy ‘Inside Of You’
Syreeta Wright ‘Sweet As Candy’
Modest Mussorgsky ‘Night On A Bald Mountain’
Joni Mitchell ‘California’

Top __ of 2007 soon.

real news

floyd mayweather says the mavs are going all the way this year.

(video of his post-fight interview, standing with buddy mark cuban, to be posted later.)


oh yeah, j ho is a FUCKING hoss.

player card watch.

for all professional athletes, everyone has to go through the pain that is their rookie season. they get little respect, they have to do the veteran players' bitch work, and they are often times the targets of pranks. espn has added another level to this, by not giving many nba rookies proper player card pictures. let's examine.

yi jianlian:

look how optimistic he looks. that's an "i'm ready to play in the nba and looking forward to the future" kind of look. that's also a "there are no black people in china to play basketball with" look. optimism, meet real competition.

sean williams:

"god i can't wait to get done with this season so i can get a real picture."

glen davis:

does that not look like a young shaq? of course, he wont be as good, but the resemblance is there.

jared dudley:

this one might be the worst i've seen so far...someone actually chose this picture to represent him on espn.com. if police were given only this picture and were told to find him, i don't think they could do it.

juan carlos navarro:

he's putting up decent numbers as a rook, and this is what he gets in return.

no respect.

MANIFESTO



On ho's:

"Not only am I the most attractive player in Cleveland, I am the most attractive player in the NBA. If I decide to go out to dinner or a club after a game, you'll never see Damon Jones running behind any women. I don't have to. Women choose. If a woman is interested in Damon Jones, she's going to have to pursue me or we will never meet. I don't have to pursue any woman. I have what every woman wants. I'm attractive, I'm charismatic, I'm rich. I'm every woman's dream."

On clothes:

"D-Wade was a sweat suit and jeans type of guy. I think my flair kind of propelled him to what he is off the basketball floor. A lot of guys say they don't like it. It doesn't look good. Now I'm starting to see a lot of guys taking on my style. What sets guys apart and puts me way ahead of everybody else is my great shirt and tie combinations. The biggest fashion mistake is trying to reach my level. That cannot and will not happen. No one will ever be able to put clothes on the way I do."

- The Mayor of this here town

RG101 via c+d

and just for good measure, the foundation for this shit:

one more post today

the most dangerously drunk cities in the US

keep in mind this is the most dangerously drunk cities (taking into account death rates, alcohol-related arrests, and things of that nature), not the drunkest.

things to note:

  • texas has 4 in the top 10 most dangerously drunk cities (san antonio, austin, lubbock, and el paso). i dont know if that's hilarious or scary.
  • of course, austin is way up there as the 7th dangerously drunk city. represent...i think.
  • not to be outdone, colorado has 2 cities in the top 3, with denver topping this list.
  • surprisingly, nyc was the 8th least dangerous. however, with no research to back up this statement, nyc has to be in the top 10 for most dangerously cracked out.
  • i should have written this post drunk.
that's all for today, unless i decide to not study for my international business test. i'll put my chances of updating tonight at 58%.


the music of seal on ice?

holy shit, who's with me?

(it's worth pointing out, this incredible event is brought to you by...apple sauce.)

Tastes

Here's what Justin has been enjoying for the past couple weeks/months

Music

- DJ mixes: all the internet kids want to be a DJ right now and fuck it I'm one of them. I don't necessarily want to buy turntables or whatnot, but it'd be nice to have a seamless stream of music playing. Favorites: DJ Benzi's Get Right Radio series, Mark Ronson's Essential Mix (mp3).

- Daft Punk Alive 2007: the best Daft Punk mixtape you can't make for yourself. Funk+Disco+House+Pop song structure+Arena Rock Spectacle = awesome. Favorites: Harder Better Faster Stronger/Around the World (mp3)



- Kenna: I think he's an African or something, but he has pretty good hooks on some spaced out Neptunes beats. All around good pop record. Favorites: Out of Control, Say Goodbye to Love (mp3)

- Britney Spears: some questionable samples, but all around a very strong effort. All dance-pop where she sounds like a robot. I read an article noting how this album is pretty much untourable because her voice is so heavily filtered through all kinds of effects. I wasn't aware she sang live in the first place. Favorites: none particularly, but it's not as bad as you'd think.

- Freeway: there are many reasons to not listen to Freeway, him being an ugly black guy with one of those scary Muslim (suicide bomber) beards at the top of my list. Good thing I'm not superficial like that. His new album Free At Last is heavy on soul beats that reminisce Jay-Z's Blueprint. Very listenable through the entire disc which is something that never happens in rap music. Favorites: This Can't Be Real, Take it to the Top (ft. 50 Cent) (mp3)

- Spank Rock: scrawny back hipster that spits the most misogynistic shit your ears will hear. Favorites: Loose, B-O-O-T-A-Y



TV
try www.alluc.org for links, but many networks put their shows on their websites anyways

- Cowboys football: shit we look good, even with different mistakes, I feel extremely confident about this team. Super Bowl, bitch.

- Dirty Sexy Money: people with money > people without money. I'm not sure if that's entirely true for all subjects, but in TV land it sure is.

- Gossip Girl: 'what a faggot.' All I'm saying is dudes out there will not be hating if they are forced to watch by their girlfriend. The girls are absolutely smoking hot, and there's the biggest piece of jailbait I've come across on television. The show is basically the OC in NY and if you'll remember, the OC was awesome the first season. Photogenic rich people backstabbing each other is some good shit.


Guess which one is 14.

- Other usuals like The Office, 30 Rock, Always Sunny In Philadelphia have had strong seasons so far. Dayman/Nightman and Greenman being the best part of Always Sunny. I also enjoy the Hills which has been thoroughly mediocre/awesome as always. There's no distinction between good and bad reality TV is there?

Internets

- David Choe's Thumbs Up America on vbs.tv: David Choe is a bad ass Korean artist that is also kind of crazy, which makes perfect sense cause all Koreans are fucked up in the head. Vice decided to send him and his cousin Harry across America hitchhiking only. They're on season two now but you'll want to watch all of them if you start one.



- Kanye West's Blog: up until his mother died, Kanye posted multiple times a day. Mostly it was just him copying and pasting shit he thought was cool from streetwear and design blogs. Nonetheless it was still cool to see him get so into sharing himself with all of the fans.

- Danpat:

more here, and corny white girls in general.

- All my other usual daily stops: superfuture, nah right, BBV4L, honeyee, the fader among tons more.

Clothes

- Black: everybody looks good in black. There is pretty much no way to fuck up black. It might look kind of drab but honestly drab is better than looking like someone projectile vomited a box of crayons on you.

- Suits: suits will always look cool as long as they fit properly. Partying in formalwear makes everybody feel and look like a bad ass.

Proof:


- Clot Royale Silk Western shirt: only in red. Large majority of Clot's stuff is horrendous and sells out purely on hype and Edison Chen, but this time it's legit. Not worth retail nor the resell prices of course.

Shit, I'm tired as hell and this is about as good as I can make it. Hope you guys can waste some time with this.

football talk

just a few quick points before i start working on my third class presentation of this week:

  • first, a few administrative things:
    • where did all the bloggers go? apparently, the writers' strike has affected college blog writers as well. as i said before, i'll be on this more often over the next few months...dont know about the other lazy guys.
    • most readers of this blog suck because they dont comment at all. blogs are meant to be communities/open forums. no comment on my awesome prediction on the last cowboys-giants game? damn...fine. then at least respond to my questions about jet. or comment about any sports. or for that matter, make any comment at all about anything, i wont give a shit as long as you comment.
  • RIP sean taylor (and for that matter, darrent williams, who was shot after an altercation he was not involved with, and eventually died in the arms of teammate javon walker). i know in normal circumstances, death is something people deal with every day, and that just because someone is famous doesn't mean they should receive any extra attention. however, when things like this occur in the sports world, when a member of the sports/sports fandom brotherhood is killed, it sends a wave throughout the sports world that touches everyone, even those that arent fans of that player or team. it's just another sad story of a budding nfl superstar, one with a fiance and new-born baby, dying far too young. people forget that athletes are human sometimes, and this is a tragic reminder that they too are mortals despite the constant idolizing. i hope the redskins are able to band together, rally behind this, and make the playoffs (only to be beaten by the cowboys). im saddened by this loss, and my prayers go out to those closest to him, as well as the redskin community.
  • prediction for tonight's game - 27-17 cowboys. 1 each for mbIII, witten, and crayton. 2 ints for favre.
  • terry glenn...find your knee before the playoffs!
  • the hated eagles deserve credit for a good effort against the patriots, but as all the writers pile on the compliments, did everyone suddenly forget that the injury-depleted colts almost beat them as well? i'd go with their gameplan as opposed to the eagles, which may or may not have been the same.
    • on a side note, they must love aj feeley in philly right now. donovan is done in philly after this season...i'm pretty sure everyone hates him. he seems like he's usually a pretty stand-up guy, but his strange demeanor doesn't really endear him to fans, as he comes off as pretentious and cocky most of the time. the conspiracy theorist in me says andy reid is in no rush to return mcnabb because he likes the change of pace.
  • what are the browns going to do next season? who would have thought that the guy who didnt even begin the season as a starter would become a premiere nfl qb? with brady "i'm not that good" quinn in the background, there will be some important decisions to be made this offseason...which will be put off a little longer since it seems as if the browns might make the playoffs (dammit dammit dammit i wanted a high draft pick). somewhere in seattle, charlie frye is sitting in the corner of a room, naked, crying, and alone.
  • disappointing return for ricky williams. i really wanted to see what he could do as a drug-free (i think?) athlete cause he always tore it up when he played in years past. and as the race for the number one pick in the draft continues, one interesting question will be asked of miami: is darren mcfadden too good to pass up? they have an excellent running back in ronnie brown (the poor man's LT), and jesse chatman has done decent in his own right. john beck doesn't really look like the qb of the future, so that needs to be addressed as well. maybe they'll trade down or something. we'll see.
    • by the way, this is not the worst team in nfl history. the dolphins have lost 6 games by 3 points or less, which, among other problems, means they cant execute worth shit down the stretch. there is obviously talent on this team (though the defense is getting old), and the season-ending injury to ronnie brown didnt really help much either. had he stayed healthy, they might have 2 or 3 wins right now.
    • on a related note, on the way to a possible undefeated season (though that remains to be seen with a good steelers team and a formerly dangerous ravens team (their defense has lost a step or...five)), people seem to be overlooking the fact that the patriots play in a fake division. there are the pats...and some other high school teams in there i think. the bills, jets, and dolphins? seriously? that's a division? that's like having an eating competition between a starving african kid and a rock. yes, that's the analogy i'm using for this situation, because it is almost exactly the same.
    • and on another similar note, i don't want to hear all this junk about how the afc is wayyyyyyyyyy better than the nfc. yes, the afc is better as a whole, but outside of the division leaders (sans the chargers) and jacksonville, the nfc has many comparable teams. does the nfc have a division leader at 6-5? no. the browns are the fake good team of the afc, just like the lions are the fake good team of the nfc. baltimore sucks because they dont have a qb, and their defense, as i mentioned earlier, has been declining with age. they are not to be feared like they were during their superbowl run (when you had to worry about ray lewis possibly murdering you after the game). cincy can't play defense, so there goes another "elite" from the afc. the point is, yes there may be a noticeable difference in talent in each conference, but, with the exception of the pats and colts, it is not as big as you might think.
so this post turns out to be longer than the "quick" one i had previously thought i would write (which means i didnt want to work on my presentation). anyhow, enjoy the game tonight, and go cowboys!

i'm feelin frisky...two posts in one day.

f it...i'm sitting in contemporary US-China relations and we have a guest speaker. this seems like the appropriate time to write a post about the mavs.

you can't judge a team too much by the first few games of the season (who knew the mavs would win 67 after an 0-4 start, then collapse in golden state? seriously, who knew?), but from the 3-4 games i've seen thus far, i'm liking what i'm thinking we're going to become. avery is taking the time to try different line-ups against different teams, giving jj and bass some serious PT that was really lacking for many of our bench players last year (though jj has started a few games with mixed results. he's got good vision but needs to fine-tune his quick decision-making, as he does seem to be a split second late on some passes he makes. he's short, but can be a capable back-up to harris.)

brandon bass gets his own paragraph. this dude is all over the place. he's still extremely young at 22, but it seems like he's got some huge upside. at 6'8", 240, he's one beast of a man and is not afraid to get down in the trenches and fight for rebounds, despite lacking a little height. i'm excited to see him grow this season and am very interested in how avery will use him in different lineups with dirk. he gives us a lot of flexibility, which is always great. sometimes it does seem like he's running wild out on the court, a la dj mbenga with a little more sense and a better grasp of the english language. i feel like the mavs were hoping dj would have been a taller version of bass, but the injury really set him back and so far it seems like it was definitely a better option. oh and props to management on getting bass and dropping pops, however much i did like him. point is, watch out for bass. he probably wont be a superstar by any means (surprise me?), but i see really good things for this guy.

lackluster game last night against golden state. yeah we won, but it was pretty much a repeat of last may. i know moral victories don't really mean much, but golden state left with big smiles on their faces despite being 0-5. the fact that baron davis had a big ol' terrorist smile on his face after he missed the potential game tying three really said something to me. it's just a regular season game, i know, but this was a chance for the mavs to say something, and we ended up looking as defeatable as ever. anyhow, we did get the win, it's early in the season, and neither team was at full strength...so for now, we'll take the win and keep moving ahead.

you've probably already heard it and will continue to throughout the season, but how about jet coming in and lighting it up as the sixth man? he likes to remind people that he held the same role in arizona the year they won the ncaa championship. seems like he's getting comfortable in this new role, and it makes me feel even better that there will be times that our seventh man is jerry stackhouse. that's a pretty good ass bench. we missed a lot of bench production last year despite many people complimenting us on our "depth." last year it was too fluffy and apparently no one except stack liked to score.

one more thing about jet: he does get a lot of flack for having a lot of fundamental problems, especially on the defensive side (he is pretty much rendered useless when his shot is off), but i would be more than happy to have him on our team in this new role if any kind of deal for kobe is out of the question (which it seems like it is). he's a good guy, a decent team player, and he likes where he is. i really like his swagger as well, as the mavs are seriously lacking in that department. but, is it just me, or does his swagger seem a little forced? for some reason, he feels like a miniature pinscher: big bark, little bite. and yeah, he takes a few cheap shots every once in a while (i think it's hilarious when he goes up for layups and basically climbs the guy trying to defend him). i feel like he doesn't have enough skill/credibility to back up that swagger. i might be crazy or something, but i feel like he could reach another level if he had a championship under his belt to help back up his walk and talk. lest we forget, he single-handedly beat miami in game 2 of the finals in the first of our two disastrous years. he's got a bit of that killer's mentality and isn't afraid to take important shots, and i like that about him. anyone have any thoughts on my last points on jet? agree, disagree? i'm curious to see what other people think about him.

once i get my laptop back, expect an awesome picture of stack after he posts a huge game.

hope you could navigate through all of my bad grammar/punctuation and run-on sentences. i'll make some nba predictions on a later date, and again, have a good weekend.

more sports = less productivity

sorry for the lack of updates...i busted my laptop, and i've been busy and will continue to be this month, but expect tons of updates in december and january, when caring about anything school-related is at an all time low.

so the cowboys are kinda sittin pretty right now atop the nfc, which is nice since the cowboys have not been able to claim such a thing for a long time. i say kinda just because lo and behold, the tiki-less g-men have won 6 in a row and are coming hungry to play off a bye week, where coughlin gave them a whopping 5 full days off. despite my hatred for the giants, good for them for stickin it in tiki's face (all of this, of course, barring the usual mid-season breakdown they have every year). my personal take on tiki is that he's a selfish son-of-a-bitch who turned his team against its coach, which can and many times is deadly in whichever sport you play. yeah yeah, coughlin ruled with a steel hand and often put himself at odds with players, but the coach isnt here to be friends: he's here to win, and he'll do what he feels is right to do so. some coaches are friendly and it works for them, and that's great, but it's not a requisite. so right after tiki leaves...

what do ya know...now his players are backing him, saying he's a changed man, and their 6-2 record reflects that. their comments go along the lines of "he used to be a gigantic douchebag but now he lets us rest during the week." pretty much an exact quote.

so the point is, here come the giants. in short, they're playing well on defense (that is a scary starting front 4; yes, even strahan), plax leads the nfc in tds, and brandon jacobs has quitely come back and dominated since his injury in week 1 (averaging over five and a half yards per carry. sick!). there are still relatively weak spots on offense (manning is still not a man...ning, and they only have two really capable receivers in plax and jeremy cuntbag, with toomer running a distant third), so i still believe the cowboys are very capable of winning.

i'd be pretty happy if we left the crappy-lands with a hard-fought victory, and it would be a pretty big statement if we did, considering the quality of many teams we've been playing have been subpar (f the patriots; and for the record, i thoroughly enjoyed laying down the law on donovan's big mouth).

i see the cowboys winning this one, 31-21. two tds each for TO and plax.

a few last notes:

  • despite serious problems on this longhorn team, here we are, sittin at 8-2, still with an outside shot of winning the big 12. i gotta give it to 'em, this team is truly gritty. and what have i been sayin all along about JC? amidst all the fumbles (and dropped passes leading to crucial interceptions...!!!!!!), people forgot that he's actually talented and really fucking fast. so hopefully we can keep this momentum going and gut out two more wins, and we'll see where we're at in a month.
  • i know, i know, the nba is back up and running and this blog has said nothing about it. i do in fact love the nba, so we'll be on it soon, and i'll be giving you my take on this year's mavs and maybe a few predictions to go along with it. oh and brandon bass: total monster-to-be.
  • t.i....if you were here, i'm shaking my head at you.
there's some good football this weekend, and now it doesn't all have to be covered in talks of the patriots running the table. enjoy the weekend, hook 'em horns, and let's go cowboys.

i smoke rocks.



". But the point is, Crackhead, that you have done me wrong. Now, I get that you love crack. That is totally understandable. I've heard it is really fun, at first, and quite addictive. What I don't understand is,

YOU ARE A CRACKHEAD. WHY DON'T YOU OWN A CRACKPIPE? "

-
Hey Crackhead (best of Craigslist)

Proof that no one cares about the Texans. Or the Raiders I guess, especially with the Colts-Pats game this weekend.

Also, Sergio Kindle is out for this week against Oklahoma State. I guess we'll be seeing a lot of awesome linebacker play from my number one man, Robert Killebrew. By awesome I mean blown coverage assignments, missed tackles, and personal fouls. Lame.

insights.



more at vbs.tv

This guy is one of the most bad ass guys ever. Definitely worth it to hear what he has to say.

Carrying on Tradition.


Remind you guys of anything?

"One of the weakest links in the exam system was the authentication of examinee identity. Without photography, fingerprinting, or other means of authentication that are available to us today, examiners relied on verbal descriptions of candidates for identification. Consequently, hiring substitutes to take exams, particularly at the low-level prefectural exams, was quite commonplace. During the late Qing dynasty, as many as 30%–40% of prefectural examinees were illegal hired substitutes.

Other common cheating methods included bringing and using concealed cheat sheets and notes, communicating with outside confederates, and bribing exam officers. Cheat notes were found in pockets, inside linings of clothes, hollowed soles of shoes, baked bread and cakes, handles of pens, hollowed bases of ink slabs, and hollowed bases of carrying cases; were written on undergarments; and were even written on undergarments with invisible ink (made from herbal medicine). The ink became visible when rubbed with dirt. Communicating with outside confederates was done by tying sheets to rocks and secretly throwing them over walls of the guarded exam compound. Candidates would also use carrier pigeons to send notes back and forth, and signals were also sent using lanterns on long poles or even fireworks displays."
- Chronic Consequences of High-Stakes Testing? Lessons from the Chinese Civil Service Exam via University of Chicago


And we thought we were doing something new and crazy.

But at least we were carrying on tradition. Heads up high, gentlemen.

Some games this week!

It's been awhile since I've posted due to having 2 tests a week for 3 consecutive weeks.

Games to watch this week:

Texas at Baylor - We should win this. Yeah, it's Baylor, but I'm predicting that they will be picking our LBs apart all game. Have you seen Killebrew play coverage? He doesn't. Slot receivers for the Bears will have a huge game. Our offense should have no problem moving the ball through the air.

Red Sox at Indians, Game 5 - Could this be it for the Red Sox? I hope not. Down 3-1 in the series, and the starting pitcher is Beckett. Assuming the Bosox prevail, and Schilling shuts down the Indians offense in game 6, that leaves Dice-K to pitch game 7 at Fenway. Talk about pressure for Matsuzaka, who has yet to show up for a post season game.

Vikings at Dallas - AD aka Adrian Peterson will be shut down. It will be fun watching Roy Williams getting trucked by his fellow ex-Sooner. Also, Cedric Griffin on TO should be a fun match up to watch. Brian Robison will also be starting for the Vikings.

Titans at Houston - For all the VY fans out there, this one should be interesting. Last year in OT, VY took the ball in for the game winning touchdown. Now, no one knows if Vince will be playing on Sunday due to his quad injury. No, the madden curse is stupid, and it isn't real. If Young ends up playing, should be pretty interesting.

I hope the Patriots keep winning. Keep winning, maybe even go undefeated, and then just lose out in the play offs. This team is so smug (see below), and I hate Rodney Harrison so much. Last year against the Titans, they stuck in Testaverde to throw a touchdown pass to set a record for most consecutive seasons(20) with a TD pass even though the game was pretty much over. How about that Doug Flutie drop kick the year before? I hate the Pats. It's okay. They will lose at the end of the season, and that's all I will say about that.

tom brady is a goat fucker.


true story. you heard it here first.

"At the end of the game, Brady let backup fullback Kyle Eckel score a 1-yard touchdown instead of notching his 22nd touchdown pass. Eckel is from Navy. It was a tribute to coach Bill Belichick's father, who spent so much of his career at Navy."
via espn

So that unnecessary TD with less than a minute left in the game by the Pats, who were already up 14, was a tribute to Bill Belichick's dad?

Fuck Bill Belichick's dad.


a few things i've wanted to blog about:

1) first and foremost, props to the colorado rockies for winning 18 of their last 19, but even more so to the players, who they themselves decided (with no prodding from upper management, i might add) to give a full share of their playoff earnings (which could end up being quite a bit the way they are playing, probably ending up in the $100K-$300k range depending on how they finish) to the family of the deceased rockies minor league baseball coach, who was killed earlier this year by a line drive foul ball that tragically hit him in the head. relative to what some of the players make, it may not seem like that much, but i really do commend them for such a gesture. sometimes people forget it's just a game (myself included...i take losses pretty hard), but when something sad like this happens and people band together to do some good, it really shows the true heart of sports and what it's really all about. pro's have given/can give back so much more to the community than people realize, and this is one shinning example of compassion that should be followed by all.

2) antoine walker is still fat...about the only thing consistent in his career, other than being a complete douche bag (though i kinda felt sorry that he got tied up and robbed in his own house. but only kind of). methinks he buried his feelings over the robbery by eating an exorbitant amount of polish sausage.

quote from espn:
"And in this case, Riley would define "optimum" as 235 pounds with 7 percent body fat. Riley estimated that Walker weighed 262 pounds with 15 percent body fat at the start of camp."

amazing. remember folks, don't try this at home...apparently he's a professional athlete.

3) "Like Moss, Owens has made a decided effort to integrate with the team. He is a regular fixture, along with running back Marion Barber and linebacker Bradie James, in the lunch-time dominoes games in the Valley Ranch locker room."

how awesome would it be to get in on that? i bet it gets pretty crazy in there.

4) stephen jackson's new tattoo:



let me answer your question: yes, that is a tattoo of praying hands holding a gun. jesus would have loved that.

apparently the meaning behind this subtle tattoo is his praying that he never has to deal with guns again. man, that's so deep i might have to re-evaluate my own life. seriously. no, seriously.

though to his credit, tim duncan, a pretty credible source i'd have to say, calls him the "ultimate teammate," and he's received similar compliments from the likes of don nelson, rick carlisle, and others. just watching him play, it's easy to see why his teammates love him, as he is fiercely loyal to those with him and plays a very tough, passionate game (sometimes more so than necessary).

not like this hasn't been said before, but the mavs need/ed a person of his type on the team, not so much for his skills, which are good in itself, but for his mental toughness and a gang mentality he brings to the table (combo of stack and eddie jones bringing that fire this year?). we were jockin bitches in our run to the finals in 2006 with that kind of gang attitude, but for some reason or another, it felt like that was entirely missing from the outset of the playoffs last year.

great quote from jackson, to end this section:
"I knew Baron [Davis] was a G, when I came to the team and he smoked me out the first night I was in town."

classic. if that's what encourages team-building, then j-ho needs to open up his stash and start spreading the wealth.

5) i love player cards on websites not only because they have comprehensive stats, but they also have some un/intentionally funny profile pictures.

exhibit A: Michael Strahan



i just don't know how to describe it. one of the most feared defensive ends of all time has one of the most harmless photographs i've ever seen. 68% chance he's gay. though to go along with my theme of feeling bad for players, it sucks his wife took $15 million from him in their divorce settlement (over half his assets). prenup, man, prenup.

exhibit B: zach randolph

though it took some searching, i found my favorite, zach randolph's pic from last year (which has since been changed from what i labeled "bashful zach" to "looks like i just got beat up zach").

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i'll post some more whenever they come up. i thought about being really dedicated to this blog and going through every nba team roster to look for funny pictures, but after going through the mavs and halfway through the rockets, my better judgment slapped me in the face and i decided to stop.

6) one last thing:

HOW 'BOUT THEM COWBOYS?!?!?!


i'm so excited about this weekend's game. no prediction from me on it; i'm just ready to enjoy a helluva good game. we lose, then fine, at least we get a good look at the team we're playing in the super bowl.

funny stuff.

i hate ksu too, so i found this hilarious:

take that take that take that take that



Definitely the best MNF I have ever witnessed. Despite one of the worst QB playing in the NFL, on par with Grossman, the Cowboys pulled one out of their asses.

I don't know how many different bad situations we had to sweat. From the interceptions to the missed conversion to the on-side kick to the incomplete pass to that bitch ass Dick Jauron. And yet we triumph. YAAAAHHHH, BITCH, YAAAAHHHH!

Oh, a big fuck you to all the pats fans out there.

next level shit



Travis barker cements himself as black people's favorite white boy.

Soulja Boy is truly awesome. Hes got a lackey called A-RAB!

baydinbaydinbaydinbaydinbaydinbaydinbaydinbaydinbaydinbaydinbaydinbaydinbaydin ape!

Texas v. OU

Expert (HAHA) picks:

sad to say, but like everyone else, i predict a loss for texas, which is basically devastating to any goals we had for this season. yeah ou lost last week too, but they gave it away to colorado, and plus, they were in boulder. texas, on the other hand, was at home, played like shit, was thoroughly outcoached, and most, if not all, of our problems were exposed. like the kind of exposed where someone pulls down your pants and spanks you in public. and all of this in front of UT's greatest alum, the honorable vince young. this team of slackers should be ashamed.

we'll somehow keep the score close, but we'll clearly get outplayed: 24-13, lame asses.

that said, we'll hope for a surprise, and HOOK EM HORNS!

-andrew

It's halftime right now. The 'Horns are playing a great game. Great offensive play calling, and we're moving the chains and had two good efficient touchdown drives.

We need to stop giving up 40+ yards on kickoffs.

OU has a good run defense. Keep airing it over the middle.

Great job on the defense. More pressure needs to be put on Bradford for us to win. He has way too much time to pick our secondary apart. HUGE first half for Foster and Palmer.

Hopefully, our inexperienced O-line doesn't get fatigued in the 2nd half.

- Sam

Is it really that hard to hold on to a football when that's what you practice everyday?

I wish I could've seen this being made/THOUGHT OF IT!

Also, reference: