Monday, January 31, 2011
I know, it's a temporary joy, but a joy nonetheless. When you hear your iPhone blasting the Jeopardy theme song at 8:15 in the morning (or in Notorious's case, a Buffet anthem at 3:00 pm), you want nothing more than to fire that fucker out your window. You probably would if it wasn't for the red tags handcuffing the screen to your windowsill (A word of advice: live off-campus). That's why God, God or Zuckerberg that is, invented the snooze feature.
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Male or Female?
1. Ideal foursome on the golf course? Write three names.
2. Tweet something:
3. “Crocodile” or “Alligator” and why?
4. What baby chafes you?
5. What will be the next jersey you buy?
6. Favorite NFL kicker? Why?
7. Thoughts on pea coats?
8. Would you rather have the ball down 1 with 10 seconds left or be up 1 playing defense with 10 seconds left?
9. Write a haiku (Lines of 5 syllables, 7, then 5):
10. What happens when you die?
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Friday, January 28, 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Alright Zuckerberg, I'm on to you. I've seen White Chicks and I know how good make up can be. But you posing as Obama during the State of the Union address just to drop the word Facebook is crossing the line. But that's not the point that I'm going to dwell on in this post. What really has been bothering me recently is my news feed. I think the last 6 times I've logged onto facebook, I've had shitty news feeds. Now I don't ask a lot from you Mark but one thing I want is for you to provide me with a news feed that doesn't make me refresh the page thirty times for no reason. By now you know who I sleaze on with Facebook. You know who I like to keep in touch with and you know whose profile I haven't clicked on in 2 years. When I log onto facebook, my news feed should reflect this. I don't want to see a random kid's status with comments from people's names I can't even pronounce. I want to see what some hot babes are doing tonight and I want to see some funny posts from people I hang out with. I wouldn't go as far as to say this is a threat but you better figure it out (shoutout to Summer Sanders, sick show back in the day) soon. Call up Eduardo and write some sick formula on a glass window that fixes the news feed so it reflects who and what I want to see.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
With the 2010 World Cup a distant memory, Japan has started preparations for its 2022 World Cup bid. Judging by what they're showing FIFA, it's going to be ridiculously futuristic. Like real-time holographic matches beamed across the world futuristic.
Fans will gather in stadiums around the world and Japan will show a holographic version of the match, in real-time, on the field. Players will run, stars will score and fans will cheer—it'll be as close as you can get to watching the real thing.
Japan also plans to use buzzword technologies like augmented reality and 3D to complement the beautiful game and introduce newer tech like an automatic audio translation system and "Freeviewpoint Vision" (a more versatile version of the NFL's Skycam). No word on whether they can convince FIFA to take on replay by then though.
But the competition to host the 2022 World Cup will be stiff. There are a ton of countries in the running—the US, England, Spain and Portugal, Australia, and others—and since Japan co-hosted in 2002 and FIFA isn't exactly known for being technology friendly we may not see the awesomeness just yet. And here marks the first time I root against America.
Okkkkk Japan, we get it with the crazy holographic technology. Chill out. Stop trying to make us look bad with the fancy gadgetry. We're getting that World Cup anyways, so you guys can watch the Star Wars versions back in Japan while we enjoy the real thing on American soil.
"...For me, the weekend began in Chestnut Hill, not Cambridge. I’d driven up to Massachusetts with a couple of good friends and they had made plans to stay at Boston College for the night. It seemed like a brilliant idea at the time; surely, BC could provide the fun that was lacking across town. Indeed, as we rolled through St. Ignatius Gate and into Boston College’s maze of looming Collegiate Gothic edifices, we came across several other Yalies with the same thought on their minds.
But as the night wore on, I began to feel more and more out of place. Our hosts — a suite of 10 outgoing sophomore girls — were nothing but wonderful. Their enthusiastic welcome reminded me of the kind you’d get upon first meeting your younger brother’s new girlfriend: gregarious and eager to please. Yet, I couldn’t help but feel that there was an invisible barrier between us and them. As they zipped up skintight dresses and told colorful stories of grinding on the members of White Panda, we fumbled to find suitable subjects of conversation. They welcomed in bros with backward baseball caps and high-tops; I self-consciously noted that I’d donned boat shoes and a collared shirt for the occasion. We listened to a typical Friday night playlist, looked at a few random pictures of their friends and then skipped out the door.
Thirty minutes later, we were in Cambridge. An occasional acquaintance met me at the parking garage and I followed him back to Dunster House. On the way, we fell into a surprisingly easy conversation that flitted from the corruption plaguing Indian electoral politics to the quirks of Tommy Lee Jones to the history of Harvard-Yale gridiron rivalry. Before I knew it, we were stepping through the door of his suite and into the midst of my first Harvard party.
Dare I say it? It was a blast..."
- Rory Marsh, The Yale Daily News
Soooo yeah, not really sure where to go with this one. Suites of sophomore girls, skintight dresses, the White Panda, and Friday night playlists might just be four of my favorite things on this planet. I guess my dear bro Rory prefers Indian electoral politics. Dare I say? You're a tool.
P.S. Would I be one of the five coolest kids at Yale?
Read this almost-definitely-a-virgin's full article here.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
NEW YORK - MTV is concerned that its racy new TV show, "Skins," might get the network in trouble with the law.
Executives at the cable channel are worried that its adaptation of the British teen drama may violate federal child porn statutes.
According to the New York Times the executives ordered the producers to make changes to tone down some of the most explicit content in the third episode of the series set to air on Jan. 31.
"Skins" features a cast of actors who range in age from 15 to 19, most of whom have never acted before.
Before the show even premiered, the TV watchdog group Parents Television Council condemned "Skins" as "the most dangerous show for teens." The group objected to scenes of drug and alcohol use, violence and sexual acts on the show.
- CBS News
Monday, January 24, 2011
He created and is the lead singer of the cult hit group The Dan Band. His Los Angeles show, Dan Finnerty & The Dan Band: I Am A Woman was filmed as a one hour concert special on Cable TV's Bravo channel, directed by McG and executive produced by Steven Speilberg who then cast him in The Terminal.
Finnerty is best known for his foul-mouthed rendition of Total Eclipse Of The Heart as the wedding singer at Will Ferrell's wedding in the movie Old School, directed by Todd Phillips, who continued featuring Dan, using him as the sleazy bat-mitzvah singer in Starsky & Hutch and again as the irreverent wedding singer in The Hangover. He has released "The Dan Band Live", the full-length cd of his live show, which Entertainment Weekly dubbed "the hottest ticket in Hollywood." As well as a Holiday album called Ho: A Dan Band Xmas through Razor & Tie Records. The album consists completely of original Dan Band songs, with no covers. Songs on the album include "Ho, Ho, Ho" (a smooth R&B Christmas song about a prostitute) "Merry Christmakwanzakah," "Please Don't Bomb Nobody This Holiday," and "I Wanna Rock U Hard This Christmas" whose video featured Florence Henderson from The Brady Bunch making the moves on Santa at a retirement home.
This is obviously the hilarious wedding singer from The Hangover and Old School. Scenes in each movie still go underrated. No reason this guy shouldn't play the wedding singer in every movie requiring one from here on out. Actually had no idea who he was or about the whole Dan Band thing at all, but they're funny as hell and sing awkwardly well for being as hilarious as they are. Should make for a rock solid 10 minute Youtube session.
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Come dressed in pink or red and get ready for Valentine's Day the right way. Our boy Brenton Duvall (shout out Boulder shout out Potomac, MD) is going to serenade an extremely lucky 300 of you at Copperfield's Bar on Thursday, February 10. Not many people have been able to see this kid play a live set. Plus he makes bangers. Do the smart thing and make sure you're there.
21+ valid ID required.
Ticket info and drink specials to come.
I wonder if these would be fun to hear live and drunk...
Oh yeah and White Out was OK I guess.
Saturday, January 22, 2011
I don't know what goes through a chicks mind when she's drunk but I do know they have a weird obsession with stealing hats off guys' heads. Ladies, if we wanted you to take our hat, we'd give it to you. When we wear our hats out, it means it is part of our outfit. For all you know it could be the glue that holds the whole thing together. Without the hat we might feel like the Cavaliers without LeBron James. Not only that, but you treat them like shit too. I average a 23% return rate when it comes to hats at a bar. And 89% of those returns, the hat is in worse condition than it started with. It would be the equivalent of a guy walking up to a girl and taking her necklace off. Oh, you need this? I thought since it was just resting on you that I could take it and prance around the bar with it for a little while, then give it to another chick as a birthday gift. Lay off the hats ladies. Let me grind on the dance floor in peace.
There is nothing worse than waking up with cotton mouth after a long night out. Your mouth is as dry as Ray Ramano's humor and your head hurts like you got struck with a 2 x 4. The only remedy, a cold cup of water. At this point in time the water can come from a water bottle, a water fountain, a sink or even the water cup from the ruit table last night. Drink up and replenish for a speedy recovery. If you're making the walk of shame, fill up like a camel before you leave so you can make it back to home base. Enjoy the rush of liquid down your throat as you can finally lay easy in bed once again.