Friday, October 28, 2005

Jacksonville, old school style

This is classic. Who came up with this great idea? I like how everyone white denies this was about race. Apparently, if you don't actually get to lynch them, then it's just good fun.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

While we're on the subject of not being able to polish a turd

To know Macktastic S. Valentine is to know of his dislike of the Pontiac Solstice. It's probably for the same reason that Ricardo Grande dislikes Brett Favre. I've read one too many reviews shlobbing the knob of the bloated Miata. Anyway this certainly doesn't help matters.


Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Chris Webber and his dinghy

Chris Webber was on the Bill Maher show to talk about the NBA dress code and he had some interesting things to say - he said that the idea that it was racist was not true because the players could dress "fly" in suits and therefore express themselves. As he put it, he wasn't going to wear a Brooks Brothers suit anytime soon. It was pretty funny.

The best part was when Bill Maher referenced the Minnesota Viking boat fiasco and asked Chris Webber if he'd ever rented a boat just to have sex and do drugs on it.

His answer: "Naah, I own a boat."

P.S. Spike Lee is crazy. Watch the Bill Maher Show for proof.

NBA Dress Code

I've been hearing a lot lately about the new dress code that the NBA has instituted for this upcoming year. The NBA is now requiring players to wear "bussiness casual" during league functions, before, and after games. Say what you want about the new policy, but please spare me and don't tell me that it is racist. I've heard that statement one too many times. The dress codes no more targets young black males than... well... any other rule in the NBA considering that the league is probably eighty percent young black males. So by that logic, rules such as, say, allowing zone defenses also target young black males. The new dress code has nothing to do with race and everything to do with David Stern's last ditch efforts to save the image of his league.

What really kills me is the idea that the players are "grown men" so they should be able to wear what they want. Well, I'm a grown male and I can't wear throw-back jerseys or "do-rags" to work. Anyway, having said all that, I actually disagree with the policy. If you want to clean up the leagues image then throw out the thugs. The phrase "you can't polish a turd" comes to mind when I think about Rasheed Wallace or Kobe Bryant wearing a suit to the games.

Friday, October 21, 2005

Is this meant as a compliment?

Is this the way you think Reagan should be remembered? This is from an article describing a new exhibit as his Presidential Library:

"The Air Force One Pavilion, which also houses a former Marine One helicopter, a presidential limousine and a replica of an Irish pub, tells the story of Reagan's two-term presidency."

Good heavens! Does the whole world have to know he was a drunk? :)
Maybe the Clinton library will have a replica of a strip club.

Funkiest Mini Ever

Don't ask questions. Just read and learn.

Needless to say... The Mini Cooper has just stepped up a notch on the respectability scale. This is taking creativity to a whole new level. Let's all hope that this vehicle makes it to production just as it was intended.

Thursday, October 20, 2005

The perils of astrology

No, don't worry, I'm not going to go off on some religious indictment of astrology. I'm more concerned with the decision-making skills of this guy. I mean, there are two possible outcomes here.
1) You die as you predicted: the world revels in your mystical powers, but you're too dead to notice.
2) You live: Generally a positive thing, but now everyone thinks you're a sham. Possibly you commit suicide to end the misery of the public mockery that follows you everywhere you go.

So, I suppose the lesson is, if you predict your own death, keep it to yourself. No good can come from it.

Update (12:12am): Lame!

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Random Link

For those that haven't yet seen The Shining recut trailer, this is well worth the time to check out. The trailer was part of a contest by The Association of Independent Creative Editors and is really well done. It makes me want to go out and see this heart-warming non-existent movie. There are links to a couple of other trailers that were done for the same contest, but Shining definitely takes the cake.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Ford GT vs GT4

Edmunds has a great article on running a real lap at Laguna Seca in a Ford GT vs running the same lap on the PS2 game Gran Turismo. I have got to get a different job... or more specifically, I have got to get a job doing these kinds of things. Anyway, the article points out the obvious... you're more likely to take risks in the video game than you are in real life. I'd still like to try it out... just to be sure.

Monday, October 10, 2005

For rizzle!

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Harry Potter Gay?

I haven't read the last few books in the Harry Potter series, but if he hasn't smacked Hermione's ass yet... maybe he is gay!

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