Thursday, April 30, 2009

In Honor of Kirk Hinrich.

That's not a fight...This is a fight!
Pacers-Pistons Fight

Winner of the 2009 SCAN Film Fest

Don't get me wrong, I got a few chuckles, but damn Dave. We blew it.

How Am I Supposed To Feed My Family?!?


American Stonehenge: Monumental Instructions for the Post-Apocalypse


Sisters, age 65 and 70, accused of dealing heroin

STROUDSBURG, Pa. – A northeastern Pennsylvania prosecutor said he's shocked that two sisters accused of selling heroin are 65 and 70 years old. Monroe County District Attorney David Christine told reporters Wednesday that to look at the suspects, it's hard to believe the charges they face.

Police said the women are believed to have been dealing heroin out of their Stroudsburg-area homes for almost six months and pulling in about $10,000 a week in sales.

A 28-year-old Allentown man was accused of being their supplier.


Radio Shack employee punches customer

Wed Apr 29, 3:16 pm ET
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. – A Radio Shack employee faces disorderly conduct and battery charges for punching a customer. Police said the customer was trying to return an item Sunday, but the employee wouldn't let him. The customer then asked to talk to a manager.

That's when the 52-year-old male employee began punching the man. A bystander called 911.

The employee is due in court May 19.


so this jerk became a democrat?

remember this doozy:

frigg off spector!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

So Reggie miller...

So I heard a rumor that Reggie Miller said he thinks KG will play if we get past chicago. That made me think about how lame he is and how pissed I am that TNT uses Reggie instead of Charles Barkley.
Mailbag...more like windbag. here his is sucking Kobe's dick.

Here's a clip of him being good at Basket Ball...appropriately set to 3 doors down, #2 on Reggie's mailbag answer of what music to listen to.

And While We're Talking About Torture...

Classic video of John Yoo (the key architect of the Bush Torture memos) dodging questions for 7 1/2 minutes in front of a congressional panel. There is currently a huge debate going on at UC Berkeley, which despite being perhaps one of the largest bastions of liberalism in America, has John Yoo as one of the tenured faculty at the law school. Naturally, the Berkeley crowd wants his head.

Cliff May and Jon Stewart on Torture


Part 1
The Daily Show With Jon StewartM - Th 11p / 10c
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A pretty decent discussion on the torture memos and the general debate. Both make good points, although both set up tare down straw men, make some cheap shots and talk over each other at times.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Ten Days And Counting

Senator Spector Joins Democratic Party

Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania said on Tuesday he would switch to the Democratic party, presenting Democrats with a possible 60th vote and the power to break Senate filibusters as they try to advance the Obama administration’s new agenda. “I’m not prepared to have my 29-year record in the United States Senate decided by the Pennsylvania Republican primary electorate, not prepared to have that record decided by that jury,” Mr. Specter declared in a rather defiant tone at a press conference Tuesday afternoon. In a statement issued about noon as the Capitol was digesting the stunning turn of events, Mr. Specter said he had concluded that his party had moved too far to the right, a fact demonstrated by the migration of 200,000 Pennsylvania Republicans to the Democratic Party.

“I now find my political philosophy more in line with Democrats than Republicans,” Mr. Specter said in his statement, acknowledging that his decision was certain to disappoint colleagues and supporters. If Al Franken prevails in his ongoing court case in Minnesota and Mr. Specter begins caucusing with Democrats, Democrats would have 60 votes and the ability to deny Republicans the chance to stall legislation. Mr. Specter was one of only three Republicans to support President Obama’s economic recovery legislation. The news shocked Senate Republicans, who had been hanging on to their ability to block legislation by a thread. Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Republican leader, called an emergency meeting of party leaders who had no forewarning of Mr. Specter’s plans.

NYTimes - Read Full Article

Potentially a very big deal with respect to a few issues, such as health care reform and further fiscal stimulus bills.


Florida Marlins
Entire 2009 Team Payroll: $36,000,000
11-8 First Place NL East

Alex Rodriguez
2009 Salary: $33,000,000
0 Games Played, NYY 9-10 3rd Place Al East


U.S. military forgets to think...again

So the military thought it would be a good idea to have a 747 fly really low in NYC for a photo op, cause that couldn't possibly cause any problems.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Atheists Shout It From the Rooftops

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Two months after the local atheist organization here put up a billboard saying “Don’t Believe in God? You Are Not Alone,” the group’s 13 board members met in Laura and Alex Kasman’s living room to grapple with the fallout. The problem was not that the group, the Secular Humanists of the Lowcountry, had attracted an outpouring of hostility. It was the opposite. An overflow audience of more than 100 had showed up for their most recent public symposium, and the board members discussed whether it was time to find a larger place. And now parents were coming out of the woodwork asking for family-oriented programs where they could meet like-minded nonbelievers.

“Is everyone in favor of sponsoring a picnic for humanists with families?” asked the board president, Jonathan Lamb, a 27-year-old meteorologist, eliciting a chorus of “ayes.” More than ever, America’s atheists are linking up and speaking out — even here in South Carolina, home to Bob Jones University, blue laws and a legislature that last year unanimously approved a Christian license plate embossed with a cross, a stained glass window and the words “I Believe” (a move blocked by a judge and now headed for trial). They are connecting on the Internet, holding meet-ups in bars, advertising on billboards and buses, volunteering at food pantries and picking up roadside trash, earning atheist groups recognition on adopt-a-highway signs. They liken their strategy to that of the gay-rights movement, which lifted off when closeted members of a scorned minority decided to go public.

“It’s not about carrying banners or protesting,” said Herb Silverman, a math professor at the College of Charleston who founded the Secular Humanists of the Lowcountry, which has about 150 members on the coast of the Carolinas. “The most important thing is coming out of the closet.” Polls show that the ranks of atheists are growing. The American Religious Identification Survey, a major study released last month, found that those who claimed “no religion” were the only demographic group that grew in all 50 states in the last 18 years. Nationally, the “nones” in the population nearly doubled, to 15 percent in 2008 from 8 percent in 1990. In South Carolina, they more than tripled, to 10 percent from 3 percent. Not all the “nones” are necessarily committed atheists or agnostics, but they make up a pool of potential supporters.

Despite changing attitudes, polls continue to show that atheists are ranked lower than any other minority or religious group when Americans are asked whether they would vote for or approve of their child marrying a member of that group. Until recent years, the Secular Humanists of the Lowcountry were local pariahs. Mr. Silverman — whose specialty license plate, one of many offered by the state, says “In Reason We Trust” — was invited to give the invocation at the Charleston City Council once, but half the council members walked out. The local chapter of Habitat for Humanity would not let the Secular Humanists volunteer to build houses wearing T-shirts that said “Non Prophet Organization,” he said. Part of what is giving the movement momentum is the proliferation of groups on college campuses. The Secular Student Alliance now has 146 chapters, up from 42 in 2003.

NYT - Read Full Article

I checked the Secular Student Alliance web page, and UNH has neither a group nor one in the works. If I get one going in the next month, would you want to take it over Dave?

Let's Move to North Cali

Law-breakers in northern California’s Contra Costa County, population 1 million, stand to benefit from the county’s budget gap. On Tuesday District Attorney Robert Kochly told his county’s police chiefs that beginning in May, his office will no longer prosecute a host of misdemeanors because he has to lay off 20% of his staff, or about 18 prosecutors. Which infractions won’t be prosecuted? The list includes non-DUI traffic offenses such as driving with a suspended license and reckless driving, simple assault and battery, lewd conduct, trespassing and shoplifting. Here are stories from the SFChron and ABC News.

Even some felony drug cases involving smaller amounts of narcotics won’t end up in court. That means anyone caught with less than a gram of methamphetamine or cocaine, less than 0.5 grams of heroin and fewer than five pills of ecstasy, OxyContin or Vicodin won’t be charged, according to the Chron story. But bad boys (and girls) shouldn’t get too cocky: “Core” misdemeanors offenses involving domestic violence, drunken driving, firearms and vehicular manslaughter will still be prosecuted. And the Mercury News reports that the police department says it will still make arrests for all misdemeanors, meaning suspects could spend time in jail, even if they aren’t punished by prosecutors.


Somewhat hilarious that the author casually mentions that assault and battery, along with shoplifting will not be prosecuted, but then seems legitimately surprised that ::gasp:: someone with a little bit of blow won't be prosecuted. Either way, society is falling apart brahs.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Its Almost Festy Season

Naked Wizard Tased By Reality from Tracy Anderson on Vimeo

You've probably already seen this, but whatever. Hilarious in the beginning, sketchy and disturbing at the end, bizarre all around.

And you think $8 a pack is expensive?

Kip Viscusi, who teaches economics and law at Vanderbilt Law School, has written widely and well on the risky choices that people make, especially smoking.

A new working paper, co-authored with Joni Hersch, attempts to put a price on each pack of cigarettes smoked:

This article estimates the mortality cost of smoking based on the first labor market estimates of the value of statistical life by smoking status. Using these values in conjunction with the increase in the mortality risk over the life cycle due to smoking, the value of statistical life by age and gender, and information on the number of packs smoked over the life cycle, produces an estimate of the private mortality cost of smoking of $222 per pack for men and $94 per pack for women in 2006 dollars, based on a 3 percent discount rate. At discount rates of 15 percent or more, the cost decreases to under $25 per pack.



Of course, this model is assuming that the swine flu doesn't spread and kill us all, in which case, smoke em if you got em.

Friday, April 24, 2009

I hate Joakim Noah

Bill Simmons articulating how we all feel about Noah;

There's hate and there's sports hate. Real hate is not OK. Sports hate is OK. We are fans. We are allowed to "love" certain athletes and "hate" others. It doesn't mean we actually love them or hate them. So under that umbrella, I present you with the following statement: I hate Joakim Noah. I hate looking at him. I hate his hair. I hate how he dunks. I hate the way he high-fives. I hate every reaction he has. I hate his game. I hate the way announcers pronounce his name. I hate the story that I've heard a million times about his tennis-playing father.

I want the Celtics to win for a variety of reasons, but one of them is because it means Joakim Noah would lose. I want him to cry when it's over. And we are only two games in. I can't imagine how I'm going to feel about him by Game 5. He's like a cross between Bill Laimbeer, Marcus Camby and Lisa Bonet. Near the end of Game 2, he wandered over to the Boston bench after a whistle and lingered there pretending to be disappointed about a call -- breaking the NBA code of "don't hang out for too long near someone's bench," because, you know, he's a complete jerk that way -- and I was screaming at Kevin Garnett (on my TV), "PUNCH HIM! PUNCH HIM! DON'T LET HIM GET AWAY WITH THIS! YOU'RE NOT PLAYING ANYWAY! PUNCH HIM IN THE FACE!!!!" I hate Joakim Noah. I hate him.

Little does he know, but I already exacted my revenge on him a few months ago, when I took my daughter to a Clippers-Bulls game. She was entranced by Noah's hair for some reason and asked me in all seriousness, "Is that a girl?" I thought it would be funny to convince her that, yes, Joakim Noah was a girl. She didn't fully believe me for about a quarter. By the end of the game, Noah was her favorite player and she was excited that girls could play in the NBA. We came home and she said, "Mommy, we saw a girl play at the Clippers game!" My wife thought it was evil that I did this. She made me feel bad. Now I feel happy. I love that it happened. Just retelling the story makes me happy. I hate Joakim Noah.

Read Simmons full article on the series here
, there's some good segments, especially on Ray Ray at the end.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

shittin' on the stack, pt 2.

(click for detail)

although the plentiful imagery in smokestack willy's latest post made this visual approximation unnecessary,,, when your bored on the stack and dont gotta poop, you gots to find something to do.

Possible Legal Arguments Supporting Parental Abuse Part 1

Tim and Eric movie to be produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay

"Besides the movie, Tim and Eric are finishing up Check It Out!, the Awesome Show spin-off featuring John C. Reilly's ineffable Dr. Steve Brule as he heads out of the studio and onto the streets for some "man about town"-style journalism. Wareheim reports that bits will leak into the fifth season of Awesome Show, which is scheduled for production this summer, with Check It Out! debuting sometime in "late '09, early 2010."

But wait! That's not all, T&E junkies! The duo will contribute four sketches to the HBO debut of Funny or Die, a half-hour program filled with bite-size videos sprung from the twisted minds of the many comedians who contribute to, the website started in 2006 by Ferrell and McKay.

Wareheim offered tantalizing details about two of the four: one is a "sitcom" dubbed "Just Three Boys," featuring him, Tim, and frequent collaborator Zach Galifianakis; another is a "religious talk show called 'Morning Prayer with Scott and Bear'" with guests Will Forte, Bob Odenkirk, and Frank Black (yes, that Frank Black). The Funny or Die TV show began production this spring, but no air dates have been set yet."


public lynching?

yesterday this guy hung himself:

the man is david kellerman, "16-year veteran of Freddie Mac" who "had been the company's CFO since September, after a government takeover of the company following the housing crisis."

"This is a solid salt of the earth kind of family and guy, and I just cannot imagine what has occurred," neighbor Paul Ungar said. "I mean, I understand the economy, I understand what's gone on with those companies, but I just can't imagine what would have driven him to that."

although a touching eulogy from mr. unger, it still does not disguise the foul stench that will continue to linger long after kellerman's body has decomposed. really, i wonder why he really hung himself..

merry earth day

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

It all began this morning at 250, up on a stack in Boston; peaked somewhere around 400’ in the air, and all ended at sea level.

Today my stack comrade committed an act that will live on in the annals of stack lore forever. The incident was a truly transformative experience that I felt could not be kept within the confines of the very narrow sphere of stack testing. It all began this morning at 250 feet up on a stack in Boston. My fellow stack rats and I were conducting some routine testing when Probe Pushing Pedro had a sudden dreadfully concerned look on his face. “I have to shit.” He said with grave assurance. Shaking his head he pondered how to resolve this pressing issue. With a ten minute elevator ride down and a ten minute elevator ride back up a visit to the men’s room was not an option. Pedro quickly grabbed an empty ice bag, stretched it over the inside of a 5-gallon bucket and galloped out of site to the far side of the stack. Luckily there was thick fog settled over the smoke stack preventing the Boston skyline or the innocent city dwellers below from witnessing this depraved stack rat busting vicious stack-ass in a bucket. After a few grueling minutes of ass-on-bucket terror Pedro came back around the corner with empty bucket in hand and a grin like the Cheshire cat stretched across his face. “Where’s the shit?” I asked. “In the bag” replied Pedro. On the dark side of the stack lay a bag stretched with the evidence of Pedro’s stack-infested lower intestine.

As the work days end came near the looming question of how to dispose of the “evidence” demanded an answer. Our slightly deranged comrade T. White suggested surrendering the bagged goods to the stack Gods. In other words, put Pedro’s steaming stack load into the stack and letting the flue gas carry it to the heavens 200’ above our heads. Pedro cried in defiance that his load was far too heavy for the stack to carry. After many terse and frank evaluations we concluded that the Gods were on our side and the pouch of poo would soar to the celestial doves in a magnificent holy testament to the stack. Pedro fetched the offering, said a small prayer and crammed his hot bag of shit into the stack. We quickly ran to the edge of the decking surrounding the stack and looked to the sky. Out it came like a hot brown streak across the sky, blazing a gravity defying trajectory towards its holy zenith, where upon it began its rapidly accelerating and terrifying descent towards the power plant below. Fortunately the bag found its final resting place on the pavement below and not on the hard hat of an unsuspecting power plant employee. The celebration was not short lived and we all agreed it was one of the greatest events to ever occur on a smoke stack. I am confident we will all have the stack God’s watchful eye keeping us safe. May the stack be with you Pedro.

Smokestack Willy

Powe Done For Season

Boston Celtics forward Leon Powe is out for the rest of the season with a torn knee ligament.

The Celtics are already without Kevin Garnett as they try to defend their unprecedented 17th NBA title.

The Celtics beat the Chicago Bulls 118-115 on Monday night to even their best-of-seven first-round series at one game apiece. Powe hurt himself on a spin move but stayed on the court three more minutes trying to play. Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo is sitting out practice Tuesday and Wednesday with a sprained ankle. But coach Doc Rivers says Rondo will be able to play in Game 3 on Thursday night.


Looks like we'll be seeing more of Mikki. Fuck. At least we're getting Scal back and Baby has been playing well. Let's hope that Rondo's ankle is alright.

Monday, April 20, 2009

.04 BAC Limit in the Future?

President Obama has nominated former Mothers Against Drunk Driving CEO Charles Hurley to head the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Longtime automotive writer Eric Peters of the Detroit Free Press discusses the implications here. Peters specifically notes:

"Under Hurley, MADD has been pushing to have the legal threshold reduced to .04 BAC, which would turn anyone who had a glass of wine over dinner into a 'drunk driver' as far as the law was concerned -- and subject them to penalties more severe than those applied to many violent felons."

Shady. Nobody wants drunk drivers on the road but the folks in MADD are simply ridiculous.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

NH In The News

Donkey Ball Stubbornly Holds On Despite Criticism

GOFFSTOWN, N.H. — With her fearsome nickname, unpredictable style of play and two pairs of custom-fit, rubber-soled shoes, the athlete known as Timebomb thundered onto the court at Mountain View Middle School. But even as the crowd whooped and the loudspeakers shook to the strains of “Who Let the Dogs Out?” before a recent game, other details made it clear that Timebomb — along with her teammates Reckless, Ginger and April Surprise — was no ordinary athlete. She plays for carrots. She has hairy ears. She is not potty-trained. Timebomb is a donkey, and she and the others arrived at this gym to play a quirky twist on basketball in which humans ride donkeys. Called donkey ball, the pastime has been around since at least the 1930s, kept alive by fewer than a dozen family businesses that truck the donkeys to school gyms across the country in exchange for a cut of ticket revenue. Company owners say that their donkeys are beloved, spoiled pets, and that their work helps local charities that host the events to raise money. But the practice has drawn criticism from animal-welfare groups that say the donkeys are mistreated, leading some schools to cancel the events. That, along with a handful of lawsuits, has left some operators to wonder how long this peculiar slice of Americana will survive.

“I would ask people to actually go see a donkey basketball game before they jump on the bandwagon of trying to put it down,” said Brenda Amburgey, who owns Circle A Donkey Ball in Henry, Tenn. Between animal-cruelty concerns and liability issues, she said, “there’s going to come a day when there’s no longer going to be a donkey ball.” The rules of the game are straightforward enough: teams of four players must be astride their mounts in order to shoot, pass or play defense. Dribbling is nonexistent. Participants wear elbow pads and helmets, and they usually attend a briefing on the rules and treatment of the animals. If the game is simple, playing is not. The sport turns on the donkeys’ stubborn nature, a quality that is encouraged by the referees. Some are trained to buck or to duck their necks — sending the players sliding to the floor — and referees reward the mischief with carrots. Other donkeys plant themselves under the hoop, providing players with a reliable scoring opportunity.

New York Times

I can't believe we just lost that game

like woah

it's five a.m. and smokestack was runnin' across landrovers until he got pc'd!! protective custody we woah endlessss cigareteeee

Friday, April 17, 2009

david lynch + moby =

Shot In The Back Of The Head from Moby on Vimeo.

i'm pretty sure lynch made the video for moby's song "shot in the back of the head" all by his lonesome..pretty cool..i kind of like the song too...

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Danny Ainge Suffers Mild Heart Attack

Celtics President and General Manager Danny Ainge has suffered a heart attack, SportsCenter 5 has learned.

Ainge was resting comfortably after being taken to the hospital early Thursday morning, SportsCenter 5 reported.

Ainge, 50, who took over reins of the Celtics in in 2003 and orchestrated last year's Celtics championship by bringing in Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen, did not attend Wednesday night's Celtics game because he was feeling sick.

Ainge woke up Thursday morning with chest pains and was taken to the hospital. Doctors later inserted a stent to unclog an artery that was 100 percent clogged.

Ainge will be in the hospital for a few days and will probably miss the Celtics' playoff opener against the Bulls on Saturday. He is expected to make a full recovery.

I guess Ainge took the Garnett news worse than anyone, but in all seriousness hope he gets well soon enough to see us put up a good fight.


Doc: Garnett Likely Out For Playoffs
by Jeff Clark on Apr 16, 2009 9:56 AM EDT in Rumors

More photos » by Douglas C. Pizac - AP
Banner 18 looks pretty far away at this point.
Doc Rivers reported on WEEI that "there is a strong possibility Garnett will miss the entire playoffs."

"I just finished watching him run and he's not gonna be ready."

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Worst free throw attempts

So I was pretty frustrated by rondo's freethrows on Tuesday, but I know he's not that bad. Then I found Chuck Hayes. This is real ugly. 36.8% this year

dog days

This is copyright 1997. But tradition is gilley's number one priority so I guarantee they still do this.

May 28-30, Barcelona

Damn shame I'm going to this instead of Bonnaroo....

Primavera Sound Festival

DOOM - born like this

so mf doom has publicly changed his name to DOOM and just released his latest's awesome..

here's the original version of "gazillion ear", the track 2 banger, produced by j dilla:

on a side note, i know j dilla must've produced thousands of beats in his too short lifetime but who has the rights to them? it seems like every lp someone releases features a j dilla beat...who knows...

psst: "i'm passin' out"

this guy realized the abusridty and simplicity of beck's pathetic ramblings. then he passed out..

nh headlines!


"One drug dealer looking for a supplier asked another dealer for contacts in southern California and Mexico, and the result was the largest cocaine bust in state history, authorities said yesterday.

Using police informants and undercover FBI agents, investigators uncovered a multi-million dollar cocaine operation in the city, where cocaine was bought and sold in 10- or 20-pound lots costing $230,000 to $460,000, according to court papers on file in U.S. District Court in Concord. Five people were arrested Easter Sunday at a Brown Avenue residence where police seized about 100 pounds of cocaine with a street value of more than $4 million, along with $60,000 in cash.

Seized: $315,562, 11 vehicles, 100 guns, 45,553 grams of cocaine, 59 pounds of marijuana, 3.45 grams of heroin, 2,187 Oxycontin tablets.
--Where a drug dealer rents in his own name a public storage unit to stash an Uzi with 25 rounds of ammunition and a Keltec, PLR-16, 5.56 mm rifle with pistol grip.

Police Chief David Mara said he hopes the arrests and seizure of nearly 100 pounds of cocaine sends the message to anyone coming to the city with the intent of selling drugs -- or who is already dealing -- that they will be arrested and jailed.

The arrests were made at 4481 Brown Ave., where the cocaine and $60,000 in cash was seized. The ranch-style home, with brick veneer and vinyl siding, is owned by state Rep. Saghir Tahir, R-Manchester."


NH burglar apologizes, turns over stolen goods


"Sat Apr 11, 9:18 am ET
PELHAM, N.H. – Police in southern New Hampshire are searching for a burglar who says he's sorry.

Pelham police say a resident who pulled into his driveway Friday afternoon caught a burglar coming out of the house with jewelry boxes and electronic items.

The homeowner told police that when he approached the burglar, the man apologized, then put the stolen goods back.

Police say the homeowner tried to detain the burglar by engaging him in conversation, but the suspect fled by the time officers arrived."


keep scratchin!

Million-Dollar Ticket Still Out There

CONCORD, N.H. -- A New Hampshire million-dollar scratch ticket has yet to be claimed, and lottery officials said the game is winding down.

The New Hampshire Millionaire's Club game started in 2007. So far, 1.8 million tickets have been sold, and one of two $1 million instant prizes has been claimed.

Lottery officials said they don't know if the other million-dollar prize has been sold, is in a store or is still in a warehouse.

Officials are asking people to check their tickets. The game will end when 90 percent of the tickets are sold. So far, retailers have sold 87 percent of the tickets.

phil spector - rest in piss (in jail)

phil spector?

Phil Spector Pictures, Images and Photos

or sex pro dr. ruth?

dr ruth Pictures, Images and Photos

you make the call!

frank zappa with three douchebags on cnn in 1986

i had to post this. epic.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Meet Ralph Gilbert

Founder of our fondest neighbor, Gilly's PM lunch. I figured we should pay homage to the man who has brought us so much pleasure. Thank you Gilly you've touched all of us.

black lips - short fuse

this songs been stuck in my head ever since i heard it on wunh during my masshole commute this morning. i definitely had a bounce in my step cause of it. the video's pretty sweet too. can't wait to get the lp...

Ray Allen suspended one game

Boston Celtics guard Ray Allen was suspended one game without pay for elbowing Cleveland Cavaliers forward Anderson Varejao in the groin on Sunday, the NBA announced on Tuesday.

Allen, who averages 18.2 points and 3.5 rebounds, will serve his suspension when the Celtics visit the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday. Allen will be docked more than $167,000 in salary. Kevin Garnett also will miss the game to rest his strained knee.

Tempers boiled in the third quarter of Boston's 107-76 loss at Cleveland on Sunday when Varejao and Allen got tangled under the basket after a free throw.

Varejao flung Boston's guard to the floor, and Allen responded with a well placed elbow into the forward's groin area. Both players jawed at each other before getting technical fouls.

"It was a dirty play," Allen said. "He locked my arm and threw me to the ground. I wasn't going to allow him to think he could do whatever he wanted. I'm always going to stand up for myself. It's one thing for a team to be beating us, but they're not going to walk all over us."

The frizzy-haired Varejao had his own take.

"You don't hit a man in his [groin]," he said. "He doesn't like Brazilians or he doesn't like my hair."

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

This is really funny..way to go Ray Ray. The Varejao quote is priceless. Of course he doesn't like your hair, no one does.

Phil Spector Convicted of Murder

Famed record producer Phil Spector was found guilty on Monday afternoon of murdering 40-year-old actress Lana Clarkson in 2003. He faces up to 18 years in prison. Click here for the early story from the LA Times.

Over the course of the trial, which began in October, the prosecution portrayed Spector, 69, as a sadistic misogynist who had a three-decade “history of playing Russian roulette with the lives of women” when he was drunk. A prosecutor told jurors in her summation that “by the grace of God, five other women got the empty chamber and lived to tell. Lana just happened to be the sixth woman who got the bullet.” But Spector’s defense team contended that Clarkson committed suicide. A 2007 trial ended when the jury deadlocked 10 to 2 in favor of conviction. Spector produced records for a who’s who list of pop-music stars in the 1960s and 70s, including the Beatles, the Ramones, Leonard Cohen, the Righteous Brothers and Ike and Tina Turner.

From the dude who may have helped break up the Beatles.

I overdressed today

Here I am, sweating in the McConnell cluster and trying to figure out why its so warm out for mid April, when I came across this on Freakonomics;

Did you know that in 1965 the U.S. Department of Agriculture planted a particular variety of lilac in more than 70 locations around the U.S. Northeast, to detect the onset of spring — in turn to be used to determine the appropriate timing of corn planting and the like? The records the U.S.D.A. have kept show that those same lilacs are blooming as much as two weeks earlier than they did in 1965. April has, in a very real sense, become May.


Enjoy the sunshine brahders.

American Craft Beer Fest 2009

The largest craft beer fest on the East Coast

Tickets are $40 per session (service fees apply) and include:

* Entry into one session; 21+ w/ valid ID
* All 2oz beer tastings
* Access to over 300 craft beers!
* Fest guide
* Tasting cup

You may also call Ticket Alternative at (877) 725-8849.

Fest Times

* Friday, June 19, 2009 = Friday Session; 6-9:30pm
* Saturday, June 20, 2009 = Session One; 1-4:30pm
* Saturday, June 20, 2009 = Session Two; 6-9:30pm

Venue location:
Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd in Boston, MA

* Anderson Valley Brewing Co. (CA)
* Arcadia Brewing Co. (MI)
* Bear Republic Brewing Co. (CA)
* Berkshire Brewing Co. (MA)
* Boston Beer Co. (MA)
* Boulder Brewing Co. (CO)
* Brewery Ommegang (NY)
* Brooklyn Brewery (NY)
* Butternuts Beer & Ale (NY)
* Cambridge Brewing Co. (MA)
* Cape Anne Brewing Co. (MA)
* Cisco Brewers (MA)
* Clipper City Brewing Co. (MD)
* Coastal Extreme Brewing (RI)
* Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery (NC)
* Eel River Brewing Co. (CA)
* Flying Dog Brewery (MD)
* Foothills Brewing Co. (NC)
* FX Matt Brewing Co. (NY)
* Haverhill Brewery (MA)
* Hight & Mighty Brewing Co. (MA)
* Ithaca Beer Co. (NY)
* Kennebec River Brewery (ME)
* Lagunitas Brewing Co. (CA)
* Left Hand Brewing Co. (CO)
* Odell Brewing Co. (CO)
* Opa Opa Brewing Co. (MA)
* Mad River Brewing Co. (CA)
* Mayflower Brewing Co. (MA)
* McNeill's Brewery (VT)
* Milly's Tavern (NH)
* Narragansett Beer (RI)
* Paper City Brewery (MA)
* Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project (MA)
* Pennichuck Brewing Co. (NH)
* Rogue Ales (OR)
* Sebago Brewing Co. (ME)
* Shipyard Brewing Co. (ME)
* Shmaltz Brewing Co. (CA)
* Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. (CA)
* Sixpoint Craft Ales (NY)
* Smuttynose Brewing Co. (NH)
* Southern Tier Brewing Co. (NY)
* Stone Brewing Co. (CA)
* Stoudts Brewing Co. (PA)
* Terrapin Beer Co. (GA)
* Tuckerman Brewing Co. (NH)
* Unita Brewing Co. (UT)
* Victory Brewing Co. (PA)
* Weyerbacher Brewing Co. (PA)

Video from 2008

Who's coming with me?

Monday, April 13, 2009

Nissan Cube Pickup

Expect to see every redneck with one of these soon

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Friday, April 10, 2009

Kanye's Respnse to South Park


Kanye blahg

random online picture find...

bridget found this picture after a girl bobby martin is sort of seeing friended her on try and figure out who this girl was (so bridg claims), she casually trolled through every photo collection available until she stumbled on the gem above..

this is me, the next morning, after a mini-festival on matty green's land in otnemom's neck of the woods..

doom - "gazillion ear" (thom yorke remix)

here's what pitchfork thought:

"Too often is the Villian the victim of his own ambitions, crafting beatscapes so bugged out that the acrobatic arc of his rhymes are often rendered too labyrinthine, reducing his best moments to Twitter-length one-liners. Here it feels like DOOM is trying to outrun Yorke, sandbagging his own flood of clever non-sequiters as those mechanized pulses encroach nearer. Sounding like the schizo street corner preacher he so often resembles, DOOM reminds us that "One monkey don't stop the slaughter." If blame must be laid, Yorke's certainly guilty."

honestly..this reviewer needs to create something of his own..the song still got a 7 out of 10..

in my opinion, this song feels good..and if it feels good, do it. then do it again..

what is wrong with a "twitter-length one liner" like this:

"in any event it's fake like wrestlin', get 'em like jake the snake on mescalin..."

on a side note, mf doom has officially changed his name to "DOOM".

kanye west = gay fish

the most recent episode of south park doesn't have to make sense. it's funny.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Bill-O Post of the Week

Where to begin, this is classic Bill, as the hypocrisy is obvious on so many levels. First, this crappy Eminem video attacks various other non-conservative women, including Jessica Simpson and Karadaishin, which he isn't concerned about. Secondly, Eminem has been getting heat from feminist groups for a decade now, the only reason this video hasn't gotten any more heat is because Eminem's shtick is well known and his cultural relevancy pretty low. The notion that the liberal media is protecting Eminem because he is bashing the right is hilarious, but my favorite part is when he uses the example of Hilary criticisms during the primary as a "misogynist attack" by the left on a candidate that was challenging the liberal status quo. If their isn't a better example of liberal status quo than Clinton coming into the last election, than I don't know what is, and further, the "misogynistic" attacks were of course coming from the Right, from people like Bill-O, who then cried foul anytime tried to play the gender card against him.

And of course any number of youtube videos could demonstrate the hypocrisy of Bill O'Reily calling someone a misogynist...

Go Bruins

Playoff Hockey season is about to start, and the B's have the number 1 seed in the East. The way its slated now, we will be playing the Rangers in Round 1, so to get us all in the mood I figured I'd post them most infamous moment in Bruins/Rangers history; when after winning a game the Bruins climbed into the stands at MSG to beat on some New Yorkers. If we're lucky maybe the CEOs of AIG will use their bonuses to buy some front row seats for the Ranger series...

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Tommy's Replacement?

He must talk about reggie miller cause he has the same ears.

Vujabitch gets slighted

This video has been on for a while, but is too hilarious not to post. With all the big KG question marks I think all of Cs nation needs to laugh at this one.

Neil Young Pt II

Here's some not new, but hopefully at least partially unheard Neil Young stuff.

Neil Computer Cowboy feat. express raider

Pixies - Winterlong at the Paradise
Man are they old, but the singing is still good.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Oh Neil

Neil Young - Fork In The Road

Neil Young's new single Fork In The Road, a single cut, low budget video that features Neil playing air guitar with his head phones plugged into an apple. The lyrics aren't any subtler. There's a bailout coming but not for me / Its all going to those creeps watching tickers on TV / Download this / Sounds like shit.

Oh, and don't worry Neil, we will keep blogging 'til the powers out.

Nick Cage Japanese Commercials

A series of commercials Nickolas did for Sankyo Pachinko, a Japanese pinball/slot machine maker. Brilliant, although I'm not sure any match up to the benchmark set by the Governor of the World's sixth largest economy;

Sunday, April 5, 2009

fastsest skateboard tow ever

I remember back when the x-games was more bad ass biker sherlock was killing the street luge and downhill skateboarding events. I don't know how he's still alive.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

prince feat. qtip - chocolate box

i guess the prince collabo at qtip's house of blues show wasn't as random as originally thought..

this is what kanye wishes he was doing..

fuck asher roth.

honestly, who the fuck does this guy think he is? i hope someone like redman just knocks him out..

i tried, lord knows i tried...

but i still like the pains at being pure at heart..i feel like the name alone insinuates indie-hipsterness but the songs are just so fukkkkin catchy.. just look at them for shits sake! they even have the hot stereotypical asian hipster playing keys..i was defenseless...

Friday, April 3, 2009

club banger: welcome to rumney.

it almost sounds like he's rapping quiet so other people in his house couldn't hear him..

Sweet Caroline -> Tweeprise

"Phish’s May 31st gig at Fenway Park has been confirmed! Right after Dave Matthews Band rocks the Fens on May 29th and 30th, jam band legends Phish will headline their own show! This is the first time there will be two shows at Fenway in one year, and will kick off the band’s 2009 Summer tour!" - AceTickets

This would have had great Manny-Photoshop potential.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Bombs for Bollywood

With all the Slumdog hype, and the ability of Bollywood songs to sell almost anything in India, the defense industry has stepped in. This is a video made by an Israeli arms firm Rafael for an Indian trade fair. Despite the absurdity, India is buying numerous missiles from Rafael, as one Indian defense officer said, “We are buying a whole host of missiles … and other equipment from Rafael. Their products are good. But this advertisement is quite tacky … like a C-grade Hindi movie song.” Apparently he was upset about the production value and not the fact that Israel thought Indians would lap up defense missiles if they were pitched in a Bollywood music video...

motorized bar stool + 15 bush lights = great fluff news piece..

9 patients made nearly 2,700 ER visits in Texas


AUSTIN, Texas – Just nine people accounted for nearly 2,700 of the emergency room visits in the Austin area during the past six years at a cost of $3 million to taxpayers and others, according to a report. The patients went to hospital emergency rooms 2,678 times from 2003 through 2008, said the report from the nonprofit Integrated Care Collaboration, a group of health care providers who care for low-income and uninsured patients.

"What we're really trying to do is find out who's using our emergency rooms ... and find solutions," said Ann Kitchen, executive director of the group, which presented the report last week to the Travis County Healthcare District board.

The average emergency room visit costs $1,000. Hospitals and taxpayers paid the bill through government programs such as Medicare and Medicaid, Kitchen said.

Eight of the nine patients have drug abuse problems, seven were diagnosed with mental health issues and three were homeless. Five are women whose average age is 40, and four are men whose average age is 50, the report said, the Austin American-Statesman reported Wednesday.

"It's a pretty significant issue," said Dr. Christopher Ziebell, chief of the emergency department at University Medical Center at Brackenridge, which has the busiest ERs in the area.

Solutions include referring some frequent users to mental health programs or primary care doctors for future care, Ziebell said.

"They have a variety of complaints," he said. With mental illness, "a lot of anxiety manifests as chest pain."

glenn beck is a stupid jerk.

The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
The 10/31 Project

thanks steven.

i don't care if cliff doesn't like okkervil river...

damn fat cats...