Heisman Run :: RELAUNCHED

“I think we substitute more and change personal more often than we did a year ago. Our style of offense is much les predictable that way.” -- LSU Head Coach Les Miles on frequestn substitutions

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Bullets dodge Chuck Norris.


Yes, Andrew J - I do still find this funny! Chuck's coming for ya!

"I remixed a remix, it was back to normal."

The Mr. Buffalo and I rented some old Eddie Murphy shows at a fairly young age for an evening of entertainment at his Grandmother's house, about equidistant between the two houses where him and I grew up. I believe we rented the Eddie Murphy: Best of Saturday Night Live (featuring such hits as Celebrity Hot Tub with Rick James - "HOT TUB, GONNA MAKE ME SWEAT, HUH", Buckwheat sings "WOOKIN PA NUB", and Velvet Jones) as well as his Delirious stand up special (we hadn't' stepped up to Raw just yet... It would happen later), and for me that was it - I had a deep appreciation for comedy. Oh, we also rented Andrew Dice Clay's stand up special, but it sucked so we still haven't finished it.

While I don't' find much comedy that I don't' enjoy (sketch, films), I think I have a particular place in my heart for stand up comedy. So much so that I even tried it twice - don't ask. Let's just say that for the next 2 weeks, anyone who complimented me on my original poetry was met with a nod and an urge to explain that I was really trying to go for the funny, but couldn't bring it!

I tell you that to tell you this. I had a Mitch Hedberg joke stuck in my head this weekend. Hedberg's entire show is one liners and while reading the content may not be that funny, his delivery is untouchable. So, I jumped online to find some of his material and found memorial notes placed on the sites. According to his official site (www.mitchhedberg.com) he passed away earlier this year. It was a moment that took me back, in light of the recent news of Richard Pryor's passing over the weekend. So, I tell you all that to pay a tribute to both great comedians who will continue to keep me laughing!

Mitch Hedberg jokes - http://funny2.com/hedberg.htm

Monday, December 12, 2005

Monday Movie Madness

I saw a number of movies this past weekend... ok, so a number for me is three. However, for the lack of movies I have watched over the last couple of months I am feeling good about myself. In case you are wondering, we indulged in Chirstmas with the Kranks (bookend movie - good beginning, good ending, terrible middle), Fever Pitch (good movie but I still hate the Boston Red Sox), and ventured to the movies to see the big screen adaptaion of Rent (quite good... lot of topics to handle in 2 hours but I thought they did a great job with it).

But, on a Monday morning, we'll dumb it down a bit for some moive trivia - Where did this quote come from?

"For all you care, our record could be Pip farting on a snare drum. I ain't fartin' on no snare drum."

I can't think of that one without laughing!!!! Difficulty - 3 out of 10.

Friday, December 09, 2005

Sign me up as stupid

I have seen a couple of blog posts per this story item, so I figured I'd give it a try....


While I'll never argue against Ms. Coulter's ability to have any opion that she wants, what actually upsets me about his is her level of professionalism. I have been on the event-planning side of events similar to this (never did a political speaker though) and I have an idea of what type of big money (espeically considering this is coming out of either a student fund or some other limited resources account) goes into hosting someone considered a national figure.

How on earth any speaker would atually call thier audience stupid is well beyond me. These are students/community members who have done the same thing she prides herself on - taking a stand. No matter how attendees felt towards her views, they took time out of their day to give her the "time of day." And even worse, to use it in almost casual conversation like you wanted to say it but didn't really want it noticed ala Kanye West.

... you see I just did the same thing as an example - you have no idea what type of comparision I am making to Kanye West becasue I just added it to the end of a sentence and didn't explain it. Wow, Ann Coulter and Kanye West on the same side of my professionalism discussion.. whoda thunkit.

She is supposed to be a professional, professional talker, but professional none-the-less and with that should accompany an ultra-sharp awareness of what she says because hiding behind "free speech" will not save her all the time. This way, you have less people protesting you when you show up to speak somewhere... oh wait, that is your goal.

See... I did it again.. that whole leading you on and then making a point that I dont' really discuss... like calling an audience stupid in a side comment and then moving on to the next topic.... I just did something similar... maybe.

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Sights of the St. Lou

As a sports fan, I was able to apprecaite what I saw last week in my trip to St. Louis.

But first, as an aside.. congrats to Sweet Hammie on his marriage to Mrs. Sweet Hammie (we still need to find a new nickname for her) - it was great to come up and spend time with you guys and your families, and when is it a bad time haning out with the Underdog - a true real man of genius (I want a copy of the CD's - will pay).

Back to what I saw, Toto Too and I took a frostbitten walk down Market Street in St. Louis from our hotel down to the famed St. Louis Arch. The arch is a true marvel of architecture, but what really caught my eye was Busch Stadium, home of the St. Louis Cardinals.

You see, the stadium is about half torn down/half rebuilt. They are tearing one side down as they build a new side and all at the same time. Now, I am a Cubs fan - so I should be ready to help tear the thing down myself, but instead I had a great appreciation for it. All I can figure at the moment is that it is a bit like life right now - building anew (marriage, homebuying, family) and at the same time letting go of everything that I don't need to hold on to any longer (list of examples a bit too long and detailed to mention without follow up). Its a great feeling, a renewed feeling and it sets the groundwork for the future - much like Busch Stadium.

Hope you are having a great holiday season! Happy Thanksgiving to all - remember to keep giving thanks all year.

Oh, and if you want some turkey leftovers - come by our place. Had a large dinner with the Mrs.' family on Sunday and still plenty left for enjoyment!