Friday, November 30, 2007

Hold up, Wait a minute...

Busy Busy Busy. I haven't abandoned ye olde blog, just haven't had a chance to post. So many stories to tell, so many parties, so little time. First off, I haven't figured out how, but I am trying to get down to Jacksonville, North Carolina one week from today. Why, you may be asking. Well, a childhood friend of mine is an active duty master gunny(Marines) and his 20 years are up, and he's having a party(Yay!). I have no idea how I am going to get there, but my wife says, "A party? You'll find a way, you always do." And besides, it is only the next state down.
Heartbreaking game last night, had some people over to watch. My friend skillet and I both caught it(I can rewind the tv anyway...), the moment when Al Harris shaved points...we think...Damn that sucks
Speaking of sucking, the Monday night Steelers game was one for the ages, dear God almighty...
I have a bunch of links and stuff, but I don't think I can post them right now, have to clean up from last night, then get ready for tonight. I'll be back though...
at some point

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

So she says, "Matt, is that broken glass in your hair?"

Apparently, Zakk Wylde is a legend...(he also happens to hail from Jersey, Howell/Jackson to be exact, and yes kiddies I have partied with him, back in the eighties, worked at Silverton Music in Brick, he looked a little different back then,
Circa 1989
apparently) In any event...
I thought that this might be appropriate to post. Does anyone remember Opie and Anthony's inappropriate bell? Ding ding ding. It conjures up hazy bacchanalian memories of life at the frat house, except that we were hurling the bottles full-on at each other trying to hit each other. Jagermeister and Rockstar cocktails. Cracker breaking Napoleon Dynamite's bedframe on his forehead, OMFG! A lot, and I mean a LOT of broken glass to clean up. When Dan woke up that saturday afternoon, he was like, "WTF? we had 3 kegs, where did all the bottles come from?" One of the taps went missing, that was actually what started the bottle fight. He slept through the entire melee. For some reason, hurling shite is funny when you are shonoxicated...on a related note, but on a different night, I learned that a 22" ride cymbal can just about take your toe clean off (flip-flops around drum kit=bad idea. Unreal how much blood there was), that bastard hurt for weeks. Reminds me of yet another night, this past summer, over at my former employer's house. Slick Rick was on the stereo, a job-site radio, one of the ones with the roll cage. Some asshat broke a glass, I picked it up, went inside, threw it away. In the time it took me to do that and come back out onto the deck, something had happened. Silence. Everything was dark, and no music playing. John had, for reasons still unknown to any of us, picked up the aforementioned job-site radio, and hurled it, and the 2 strings worth of party lights that it was plugged into off the deck, into the back yard, where the dogs were cowering, under the deck, trying to figure out what the hell just happened (along with the rest of us, I might add). I agree with the adage that it isn't a party until the cops show up, but I mean, seriously... Just then, everyone started laughing and screaming random things(WHOOOAH! MINIVAN BEE-OTCH!!!), and started throwing shite off the deck. The dogs weathered the ensuing torrent of cellphones, plates. spare change, pots and pans, bottles, flaming tiki-torches, flowerpots, glasses, shoes, and whatnot under the deck. I guess you had to be there...a local business owner/client/old friend of mine from the eighties and his nephew were there(I had hooked him and my employer up), sort of shocked and awed all at once at the spectacle they were witnessing. Later, during a more laid-back moment, I was there with the light-up slurpee cup of beer and bottle of cabo in hand, trying to spin that this was just boys being boys, blowing off steam from playing even harder than we worked, both of which he witnessed firsthand, combined with the imbibing-to-eating ratio being way skewed. Me swearing that this was NOT a regular occurrence, etc. Oh dear... Again, not sure if they thought I was kidding, no idea what they thought to be honest with you...
See folks, the really f'ed up thing, is that I was one of the only SANE and sober people at that party, the voice of reason, as it were... (Edit)If working HARD 100+ hours a week didn't kill me, one of these little get-togethers might have (it had to end sometime, the date, btw, was September 7th, more on that later).
The story gets a bit wilder after that, brandishing firearms, and the Sheriff's Department showing up and so forth. Several court dates later, that night still lives on in warrants, and whatnot.
Funny? Hell yeah!
A night to remember? Maybe...I dunno. Shameful, a moment that will live in infamy? You be the judge, in any event...
Here are the boys in action, on Jimmie Kimmel Live!
Sort of a credo of mine;
All my life I've been over the top
I don't know what I'm doing,
All I know is I don't wanna stop
All fired up, I'm gonna go till I drop
You're either in or in the way, don't make me,
I don't wanna stop

Priceless Ozzy interview with Henry Rollins
Just another day in the life, I suppose...

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Friday, November 09, 2007

If Jack Bauer had to use AOL 3.0

Omfg,This is the STOOOOPIDEST thing I have ever seen in my entire life! I mean, even for the folks over at CollegeHumor. Just had to share this with ya'll. Btw, that reminds me...Did I mention I spent last summer in a chapter house on the dark side of the RU campus? Great bunch of guys, Sigma Pi, do or die!(MINIVAN!!! That's MISTER Tool to you, friend)

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Thursday, November 08, 2007

"Mean Streets" unplugged

Definitely N.S.F.W. but this is David Lee Roth, so that sorta goes without saying("Say hello to little Elvis", omg...). Oh, and the other clip is Van Halen's press conference from the Four Seasons, Beverly Hills...

What I've been saying all along...

Clapton is God, The Beatles were more popular than God, and now
I will edit this later with some beer trivia, and a picture of my kegerator.
Cheers! Edit. This one website probably has enough info to keep anyone busy for a while, How the Discovery of Beer Led to Civilization As We Know It. Oh, and here are a couple of pictures of the kegerator
From My kegerator

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Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Look out! Cows on the wing!

Errrm, is this funny? I think it is. And after all, there were reports that the cow was distraught, and furthermore, they are not the brightest of God's creatures. But then again, I have been informed on several occasions that I have a warped sense of humor...

Flying cow destroys minivan

Bonus material! And then there's this...
As my wife would site, all of this surely is a sign of the impending Apocalypse...


Anatomy of a car chase

So, anyway, I felt as though I would be in remiss if I didn't post this. Gone in Sixty Seconds has a great car chase in it. However, it is most people's opinion, mine included, that it is not the greatest. It is a topic for debate, but, most agree at the very least, that the following three movies, in no particular order, comprise the greatest of all time.
Bullitt wiki
The French Connection
The Seven Ups
The Seven Ups Wiki
There is a common thread throughout. It is the man, the myth, the legend, although apparently not immortal, a god among men, ladies and gentleman, the original sickman,
Mr. Bill Hickman's Wiki
My man was teaching James Dean how to drift a car, way before there was a Tokyo Drift...
Yet another person of note, Brock Yates Wiki
And what the hell, just for fun. Little factiod, if you have seen this movie, Brock Yates has a cameo as the real Cannonball Run's organizer, Brock Yates...
It's just my opinion, but if everyone could be a little more like the big kids in this movie, the world would be a much better place(Damn man, they must have wasted so much film shooting it!).

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Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Matt + Energy drink = Bad idea

As some of you may, or may not know, I have this hyper-active disorder. I have 2 speeds, Wide f'n open(as the people down here refer to me as), and dead stop. That's it. I know I have no business going anywhere near this stuff... So, now I am this trembling, wired mess with no appetite, which, if you know how wiry I am to begin with, is a very bad thing. So, I'm off to try to choke something down for lunch really quick. One thing though, it did taste really good.
Toodles kidz

Monday, November 05, 2007

Car chase!

This scene from this movie never gets old for me, having ahem... out-driven members of law enforcement on several occasions. See, I learned how to drive from several hardcore people, one of which was a bodyguard/stunt driver/freelance Sports Illustrated photog named Dirk Galleon, a friend of my brother's from when he lived in Aspen. Needless to say, the solitary, requisite "driving lesson" that I took, left the instructor a bit ruffled. The fastest I ever got a car up to was 150 mph, supposedly he is going in excess of 160, I dunno... Oh a footnote, if you are going to go that fast, make sure the windows are rolled up! Learned that one the hard way. Btw, kudos to the Kanuk YouTube user shawnlynch23 for setting this to music, he has several other videos including a 911 tribute, hit him up, and rate his videos!

Got Google phone?

Yes kiddies, perhaps you heard it here first. But as someone commented, this is vaporware at the moment. But as someone else commented, Google wouldn't have released this info if they weren't going forward with it, hmmmm...
The Man Behind the Google Phone from via Tailrank
I really need to read all of my e-mail. I got an e-mail right after I posted this, which in part, reads;
"In case you aren't up to date on the Google Android mobile OS, it is going to be open source Linux with abilities rivaling that of the Apple iPhone and Windows Mobile Devices. This is very promising for the phone modders - and to help developers out Google will be releasing a beta SDK Nov. 12th." Well, so much for the guy that commented that this was vaporware. This e-mail came to me via a developers website, ModMyGPhone. It's kinda cool, a sister site to the site ModMyMoto. a screenshot of the very first app developed for the Android OS. Open source cell phones, damn! Exciting stuff for a gearhead like me. Kinda like the Linksys WRT54G, google that if you don't know what I am talking about, why don'tcha?

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Friday, November 02, 2007

Has anyone ever heard of a kid named Jay Z?

I mean, what the hell, one more video. I used to rock this one back in the day and people were like, "What the hell are they saying?" They are, thiggita thiggita thiggita the... The ORIGINATORS Take THAT Glenn Quagmire...It's really funny, because I completely forgot that Jay Z was in it, I just remembered how sick it was...
As Salaam Alaykum kiddies

Only the Hokies...

And only in collegiate sports, this is just funny...Va. Tech jerseys go missing

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Dj Jazzy Jeff ft Peedi Peedi(P.Crack) - Brand New Funk 2k7
Uploaded by Sugarwill

This is the re-working of D.J. Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince's "Brand New Funk", circa 1988. If he could keep his ass outta the can, Peedi can spit with the best of them. This is a YouTube clip of Will Smith representing in 2005, I believe it was at the MTV VMAs, not for sure. Supposedly they have cut a new album that should break, any day now...

Surfers Rules of Etiquette

Surfers Rules of Etiquette
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1. Paddler closest to the breaking wave has possession.

2. Green is surfing, Red may not drop in.

3. Green is already surfing, so Red has a late take-off and may not surf.

4. Again Red is inside Green, but Green is already surfing so Red is out of luck.

5. Red is attempting a soup take-off but Green has caught the wave on the face and has right of way.

6. Green is coming back to the wave face and is not caught in the soup. Red may not surf.

7. Red has lost forward momentum and is caught in the soup. Green may take possession.

8. When Red wipes out Green may surf.

9. Both boards may surf from one peak if they go in opposite directions and their paths don't cross.

10. Red is attempting to take off behind the peak. Green may go if Red can't make the section. Careful judgment is needed, Red might be good enough to make the wave.

11. Green has sole possession and may take off behind the peak.

12. Neither surfer has right of way in a collision situation.

13. Green has right of way but may not hit Red. Under contest rules Red may be called for interference if he impedes Green's progress.

Surfer in Red never has Right-Of-Way. Go Green and have fun

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