April 16th, 2008
|12:55 pm - A new reason to love Trevor Peacock|
He's a keen supporter of Yeovil Town.
March 9th, 2008
Anyone who knows me well knows what I was doing tonight, obviously I was watching Carolina beat Duke. Three straight years of watching Tyler Hansbrough humiliate Duke players at Cameron has led me to ruminate on the nature of my feelings about this rivalry.
First, I really, really hate the way ESPN and Dick Vitale have co-opted something I care about the make themselves money. I know when the game is, I've known when the game is since the beginning of the season, you don't need a fucking countdown starting 25 hours before. I know it's a big game, at least it is for me. Why on Earth should it be a big game for people who don't follow the teams? I like Carolina because I grew up in North Carolina, but if you keep pimping this game every year, you're going to get a bunch of fake Carolina fans who have no connection to the team. It's like Yankee fans, they're everywhere and everyone hates them. It belittles my commitment for you to invite all these people to my party, so stop it.
Second, I fucking hate Duke. Now, this might seem obvious and uninteresting, but as a wise man once said "this is explicable." Below I've laid out some reasons why I think Duke sucks, and everyone should hate Duke, feel free to read them or not, it's your call.
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November 19th, 2007
|02:03 am - I really need to sleep soon|
So, tidor and I were having a conversation about weird internet music videos the other day. There's obviously some weird stuff out there, anime music videos to "What Do You Do with Druken Sailor", videos made in Runescape, and assorted crap.
Then, there's this.
It's a Sims 2 music video set to the George Jones tearjerker "He Stopped Loving Her Today." I went in expecting to be really angry. I like George Jones and I love the song, and it seemed like a terrible idea. After watching it though, it was honestly pretty good. It is attempting to be genuinely moving, it illustrates the song well and there's only one "what the fuck" moment(the piano in the weird psychedelic room). I usually feel like I know what to expect from the internet, but it still surprises me sometimes. Sure, it's weird, and perhaps a little too literal, but it's still better than that anime music video to tubthumping someone made me watch, that was all people/giant robots getting knocked down then standing back up.
May 10th, 2007
|10:09 am - Wasting Time|
So, I'm supposed to be studying for Torts, but I'm bored with that. In my boredom I was reading an ESPN article about the growing rivalry between Real Salt Lake and the Colorado Rapids(who knew?) and noticed how ugly the Real Salt Lake jerseys are. Obviously, what follows is a complete ranking of all the MLS jerseys. It's long and full of pictures.
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December 21st, 2006
|07:13 pm - Casual Dining|
So, I was wondering, I know what my preferences are, but what are America's favorite generic casual dining restaurants. This is interesting because these places crop up together so much, and yet I can barely tell them apart. So, in terms of number of restaurants it seems to go:
In you add in places that I consider to be slightly different, you've got IHOP at 1,200 or so, and a variety of steakhouses, Olive Gardens, Bob Evans and the like in the 500-800 range.
Now obviously the four I listen are the tops, but who knew that Applebee's was #1 by such a margin? In addition I think it's interesting that people generally refer to Ruby Tuesday as "Ruby Tuesday's even though that's not the name. You just can't tell these places apart, why is Applebee's so much more popular? Good questions.
You know that bag of baking soda you've got that looks just like cocaine and you keep snorting it because you think it might BE cocaine, even though you know better, but it never IS cocaine and instead you just wind up unhappy?
This is how I am about the new Transformer's movie. This trailer pretty much sealed the deal and there's not even that much to it.
I should know better. It's a LIVE ACTION movie based on a cartoon, those are never good. It's Michael Bay, who hasn't made a genuinely good movie since The Rock. It's got Tyrese in it. Nothing about this movie says it should be worth watching. Except of course, for the fact that's its Transformers.
Transformers might the single most intelligent thing ever to come out of Japan. It's just so perfect. They're giant robots from space who turn into freakin' sports cars. The good guys are led by a giant robot/18 wheeler while the bad guys are led by a giant robot/gigantic gun. Did, did I mention that they're enormous robots from outer space? This could not be more perfect, it's just not possible. They've even got dinosaurs.
It's just too much. I can't avoid seeing this movie, even though I know it will be terrible. Transformers is just too awesome. Obviously taste is subjective, but I feel safe saying that anyone who doesn't like Transformers is evil. It's the only explanation.
December 19th, 2006
|12:08 am - I'm drunk and want to list things|
So I finished my last exam. I'm done until next semester, which seems a long way away. To celebrate I'm drinking(obviously). For anyone who cares, my exams went okay, but not great. I expect a round of B+s which is fine with me. Anyway, I know most of came for the listing so here goes. I've decided to try and see how many players I can name for every NFL team. I'm not going to put their names here, just numbers and positions. Why? Because I'm genuinely curious how much I know about players for teams I don't follow. Will I only know quarterbacks? Who knows. Stay with me, to find out.
I've done it now, and I'm including an executive summary for those who don't want to read the raw data. Mind you, this is all done by drunk me, so these numbers actually don't add up right. Still, I think they're fairly accurate, other than that.
Chicago Bears: 26
Carolina Panthers: 15
Buffalo Bills: 14
Dallas Cowboys: 9
New York Jets: 8
Pittsburgh Steelers: 8
Indianapolis Colts: 8
Philadelphia Eagles: 8
New York Giants: 8
Washington Redskins: 8
Atlanta Falcons: 8
St. Louis Rams: 7
New England Patriots: 7
New Orleans Saints: 7
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 7
Seattle Seahawks: 7
Miami Dolphins: 6
Baltimore Ravens: 6
Cincinnati Bengals: 6
Denver Broncos: 6
San Diego Chargers: 6
Oakland Raiders: 6
Green Bay Packers: 6
Jacksonville Jaguars: 5
Tennessee Titans: 5
Cleveland Browns: 4
Kansas City Chiefs: 4
Arizona Cardinals: 4
Minnesota Vikings: 4
San Francisco 49ers: 3
Detroit Lions: 3
Houston Texans: 2
Now, the raw Data
New England Patriots: 7: 2 QBs, 3 LBs, 1RB, 1K, 1 WR/sometimes mediocre DB
New York Jets: 8: 2 QBs, 2 WRs, 1 C, 1 LT, 1 DT, 1 RB who's injured and probably will never play again, but Lucy likes because he wears number 28
Buffalo Bills: 14: 2QBs, 1 RB, 3 WRs, 2LBs, 1DE, 2 CBs, 1 P, 1K, 1 TE
Miami Dolphins: 6: 2QBs, 1 RB, 1 DT, 1 K
Baltimore Ravens: 6: 2 QBs(well, 1 QB and Kyle Boller), 1 RB, 1 LB, 1 WR, 1 TE
Pittsburgh Steelers: 8: 2 QBs, 1 SS, 1 TE, 1 WR, 1 P, 1 LB, 1 RB
Cleveland Browns: 4: 1 QB, 2 WR, 1 RB
Cincinnati Bengals: 6: 1 QB, 2 WR, 1 RB, 1 FB, 1 TE(thanks to a drunk Falcons fan on the subway)
Indianapolis Colts: 8: 2 QBs, 1 RB, 2 WR, 1 DE, 1 LB, 1 TE
Jacksonville Jaguars: 5: 2 QBs, 2 RBs, 1K
Tennessee Titans: 5 : 2 QBs, 1 WR, 1 DE, 1 CB with a stupid nickname
Houston Texans: 2: 1 QB, 1 DE, damn it I know their running back's name, but I can't remember
Denver Broncos: 6: 2 QBs, 2 RBs, 1 WR, 1 CB
San Diego Chargers: 6: 1 QB, 1 RB, 1 FB, 1 WR, 1 TE, 1 LB
Kansas City Chiefs: 4: 2 QBs, 1 RB, 1 TE
Oakland Raiders: 6: 3 QBs, sort of, 1 DT, 1 WR, 1 K
Dallas Cowboys 9: 2 QBs, 2 WRs, 2 RBs, 1K, 1 LB, 1 TE
New York Giants: 8: 1 QB, 1 WR, 1 TE, 1 RB, 1 P, 1 DE, 1 K, 1 CB
Philadelphia Eagles: 8: 3 QBs, 1 DE, 2 WR, 1 RB
Washington Redskins: 8: 2 QBs, 1 TE, 4 RBs(what the hell?), 3 WRs, 1 FS, 1 LT,
Carolina Panthers: 15: 2 QBs, 4 WRs(3 more than Jake Delhomme), 3 RBs, 1 FB 1 LB, 1 K, 1 LG, 2DE
New Orleans Saints: 7: 1 QB, 2 WRs, 2 RBs, 1 FB, 1 K
Atlanta Falcons: 8 : 2 QBs, 1 DE, 1 WR, 2 RBs, 1 CB, 1 TE
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 7: 3 QBs, 1 LB, 1 CB, 1 FB, 1 RB,
Seattle Seahawks: 7: 1 QB, 2 RBs, 1 FB, 1 LT, 1 WR, 1 LB
San Francisco 49ers: 3: 1 QB, 1 RB, 1 TE
Arizona Cardinals: 4: 2 QBs, 1 WR, 1 RB
St. Louis Rams: 7: 1 QB, 2 RBs, 1 C, 2 WRs
Green Bay Packers: 6: 1 QB, 1 RB, 1 WR, 1 CB, 1 TE, 1 DE
Minnesota Vikings: 4: 1 QB, 1 RB, 1 K, 1 LG
Detroit Lions: 3: 1 QB, 1 WR, 1 CB
Chicago Bears(I saved this for last): 26: 3 QBs, 3 RBs, 1 FB, 4 WRs, 3 LBs, 1 TE, 3 CBs, 1 FS, 1 C, 1 LT, 2 DE, 1 DT, 1 KR, 1 K, 1 P
December 16th, 2006
October 6th, 2006
Okay, so I've got a fantasy hockey team.
Because I was told that there was a pretty good chance no one would take their teams seriously in a public league and I might have a shot at winning. This will help my all important Yahoo! Fantasy Profile, and might even earn me a cool, if entirely fictious, trophy.
Anyway, so from time to time, I will vent about my team, and I figured I'd start now, after two days of games. First all, let it be known that I shouldn't really be venting, my team's doing pretty well, but still.
Here's my team:
C J. Thornton
C M. Modano
LW B. Shanahan
LW D. Sedin
RW J. Iginla
RW A. Hemsky
D P. Boucher
D J. Liles
D N. Baumgartner
D T. Preissing
G M. Gerber
G C. Ward
And the bench
C R. Brind'Amour
LW J. Blake
RW M. Hejduk
D D. Westcott
Okay, for those of you still with(Hi tidor), this is where the bitching begins. Okay actually, I haven't got much to bitch about, except that Gerber should not have allowed six goals against Toronto. I mean come on, try a little harder for me man.
July 11th, 2006
|02:01 am - A declaration|
It's 2AM. I have to get up in four hours. I NEED to go to bed. I am going to go to bed. I am NOT, I repeat, NOT going back to the living room to watch a Canadian football game. It will be boring, they will talk about Ricky Williams despite the fact that he is doing nothing. There will NOT be a rouge, nothing awesome will happen. It will merely be a slightly below average game of professional football played by Canadians.
There, it's official.