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


- 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

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?


- 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.


- 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.


- 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.

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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.


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