I saw inception last night.. what a mind fuck. On a side note, the trailer for the movie "Charlie St. Cloud" was included in the previews and I partook in one of the funniest moments I've ever had at the theater. This movie was such cheese that the theater literally erupted in laughter at the closing scene of the preview (which is probably also the closing scene of the movie). It gave me a reinforced feeling of faith in the general public that a packed movie theater could watch a preview for what is supposed to be a romance-fantasy/heartwarming film and instead of just saying to each other "that looks like garbage," people actually shared a moment of uproarious laughter at the sheer perversion. Even after all these years, I'm still surprised by the filth factory that is Hollywood. They lack all sense of theology, geometry, taste, and decency.
have a look for yourself if you can stand 2 minutes of it. It gets really good at about the 45 second mark. sounds like a beaver boy yelling SHRRRRAAAAAMMPP:
good ol' pauly baldwin, that drunk who showed up at fleet st. last year demanding a beer, got arrested for the 154th time this summer. i have to admit, when paul baldwin showed up at the stoop asserting the ridiculous claim of being arrested 152 times, i didn't buy it. but low and behold, he told the truth, and his mugshot appeared in the paper a week later accompanied by a story that he was about to serve a year in jail for stealing a $1.99 tall boy.
now, fresh out of jail, paul baldwin jumped the border into maine, and got nabbed again for stealing two 18 packs and a 12 pack. he might have gotten away, but a rock in clear sight directly across the street from the convenient store was too convenient of a place to start emptying beers into his belly. funny article and wmur video here.
this guy is a legend and deserves more credit. i can't believe the wmur video on youtube only has 154 views. i just hope the guy never sells out like ronnie dobbs did.
BP doctored images of its crisis control center. the screens were initially all blank. in order to make the screens look "busier" they hired a mediocre photoshop/ms paint user, presumably somebody's 13 year old.
Not sure how this one escaped me, but as of February 2010 there's been a new original arcade version Donkey Kong champion and his name's not Steve Wiebe or Billy Mitchell. The official new leader is Hank Chien a plastic surgeon from NYC.
At least it's not Billy Mitchell anymore, I hate that douche:
A couple weeks ago Zoltor and I took a car ride to see Kyle in Colorado. On the south side of the desolate highway 50 that bisects Nevada is a desert trailer park encampment known as Middlegate. The settlement seemed to exist solely for the neon glow of the saloon. Like a scattered pile of drunken moth carcasses under a Bug-Zapper, the trailers looked as if they had fallen from the sky, and the occupants came tumbling out and into the doors of the bar. From the road it appeared the bar possessed the only permanent foundation in the entire town. A few miles east of this bizarre community, Zoltor and I discovered what was undoubtedly the purpose, and livelihood of the residents of Middlegate...the amazing spectacle pictured above known as the "Shoe Tree." Thousands of shoes hanged from the tree's limbs in meticulous arrangment. It is believed by the residents of Middlegate that this tree is a holy site, and the shoes are offerings of penance to the God Pediazus for their sinful nomadic lifestyle.
"LAS CRUCES, N.M. - A 47-year-old man's friends set his prosthetic leg on fire after he lost a drinking bet, causing him to suffer severe burns to his buttocks and lower back. Dona Ana County sheriff's deputies found the man naked on the side of U.S. Route 70 with his prosthetic leg in flames. Deputies learned that the man and his friends were drinking Monday and bet that whoever drank the least would be set on fire."
these drunks could give any fat frat kid in sandals a run for their money..
I've heard various reports that David Stern is laughing all the way to the bank with the news that Lebron is joining up with Bosh, Wade, and scummy Pat Riley in Miami. But to me, this move by Lebron turns the NBA in to even more of a circus than an actual competitive sport. If I want to watch a team beat the shit out of another team day in and day out I'll just watch the Globe Trotters take care of the Washington Generals. I think this is horrible for the league. It might be great for Miami, but it sucks for the other 30 or so teams to know that they're season is probably eventually going to be trampled upon by the Heat. I don't think there has ever been as dominant a combination of players assembled.
Another thing, for as narcissistic as Lebron appears to be (see: ESPN special last night), I don't think he realizes how this will tarnish his career and legacy. He failed miserably in Cleveland. He had the goods to deliver a title and choked. Now if he gets the title in Miami there will always be that huge asterisk next to it, nothing that he had to make a mockery of the NBA salary cap and form an all star team in order to get it. Some might argue that the Celtics did this too with the Big 3, but there's no way Pierce/Garnet/Allen are as dominant of players as Wade/Lebron/Bosh. And plus, they weren't free agents who took less money because they have gazillions in endorsements, they were acquired through respectable trades.
Lebron will now always be second rate to Jordan, Kobe, Bird, etc. when he could have risen above all of them.
dan gilbert wrote an open letter to cavs fans. here's some highlights: "This was announced with a several-day, narcissistic, self-promotional build-up culminating with a national TV special of his "decision" unlike anything ever "witnessed" in the history of sports and probably the history of entertainment."
"[Cavs fans] simply don't deserve this kind of cowardly betrayal."
"I personally guarantee that the Cleveland Cavaliers will win an NBA Championship before the self-titled former 'king' wins one."
CANDIA, N.H.—A Catholic priest in New Hampshire is planning to visit a Candia water park to see if he can see the face of Jesus in the park's lifeguard flag.
The owner of the Liquid Planet Water Park says that when the flag was unfurled earlier this season staff saw what looked to them like a shadowy image of Jesus Christ.
Kevin Dumont says he had been praying for a miracle to improve business.
Since the flag was opened, there have been a string of perfect days and business is up 200 percent.
The New Hampshire Union Leader says Father Volney "Von" DeRosia from St. Joseph's Church in Epping will visit the park Thursday to try to determine if the image could have been intentionally fabricated.
Bill Simmons wrote a great article critiquing the whole Lebron free agency thing. I post it cause it's good, but also because Simmons is a Celtics fan so you know its unbiased.
Favorite point/Lebron diss, but the whole article is worth reading
"Any super-competitive person would rather beat Dwyane Wade than play with him. Don't you want to find the Ali to your Frazier and have that rival pull the greatness out of you? That's why I'm holding out hope that LeBron signs with New York or Chicago (or stays in Cleveland), because he'd be saying, "Fine. Kobe, Dwight and Melo all have their teams. Wade and Bosh have their teams. The Celtics are still there. Durant's team is coming. I'm gonna go out and build MY team, and I'm kicking all their asses." That's what Jordan would have done. Hell, that's what Kobe would have done. In May, after the Cavs were ousted in the conference semifinals, I wrote that LeBron was facing one of the greatest sports decisions ever: "winning (Chicago), loyalty (Cleveland) or a chance at immortality (New York)." I never thought he would pick "HELP!"
Also like the conclusion
"What a week for LeBron's brand. I just hope he remembers to wipe the blood off the knife after he pulls it from Cleveland's back."
So apparently one of three things has happened. Society has lost all class, Rondo is the best player in the world so people are forced to talk shit, or Bulls fans are pissed that we have the best point guard in the game and they're aren't gonna get Lamebron. Check out these quotes from the bulls blog annoyingly named 'Blog-a-Bull' article here titled "why you should hate rondo' I suggest a Party Intellectuals call to arms that we all make phony blogger names and put these bull shit lickers in their places. Names with graphic puns are encouraged.
"Let's take a quick step away from the hectic free agency rumors and LeBron-o-mania while the rumors have quieted for the time being, and let's take a look at my personal least favorite NBA player. I have made a few comments here and there about how much i dislike Rondo thinking that every Bulls fan (heck, any NBA fan not rooting for Boston) would be in total agreement with me. Instead, I got varied responses with some questioning my hatred of Boston's pg. As a patriot to the NBA, I feel it is my duty to ensure that every fan hates on Rondo. And this is why."
This asshole even calls Rondo a dirty player for fouling Brad Miller, the man who most deserves to be fouled of any NBA player.
Please read the rest of the article for this a-hole stupid reasons.