Its Sunday mornin…time to do some picks, kid!

Yes, the blog is gettin lame again….has been lame for a little while.

But I need to keep track of my picks….I need to finish what I started.

Here we go:

Home team in caps:

Cleveland -3 over ST. LOUIS: St. Louis is hands down the worst team in football. Bulger’s playing a little better, and they’re playing at home, and Cleveland isn’t all that great….but it doesn’t matter, I can’t put any faith in the worst team in football right now.

CHICAGO -6 over Detroit: Detroit is frisky, but I can’t put any faith in these guys, especially playing on the road in the Windy City. Chicago may be underachievers, but Detriot is underachieves and overachieves at the same time, and that makes me crazy enough to stay the Hell away from them.

Indy -7 over CAROLINA: I smell a blow out.

Giants -10 over Miami (game played in London): This spread slid up to a solid ten over the last few days. It doesn’t matter….you still have to take the Giants here. Both teams are at a disadvantage, seeing as they had to fly over the Atlantic and everything, so it might be a bit sloppy. But the Giants have no business not winning by atleast two touchdowns here. They are a good team; the Dolphins suck.

Oakland +7 over TENNESSEE: I think Oakland keeps it close….but I don’t think they win.

MINNESOTA +1 over Philly: Goin with the homedog.

Pittsburgh -4 over CINCY: I think this is the easiest line of the week. Pittsburgh should come into Cincy and tear apart the soft-bellied Bengals. Should.

Buffalo +3 over JETS: Tough game to call…these teams are almost identical in their mediocrity. Just going with Buffalo for the Hell of it.

SAN DIEGO -9.5 over Houston: A lot people might decide that San Diego has been rattled too much by the wildfires goin on in their home town right now, leading to a crappy game. I think the opposite. I think for the two hours they are on the field, they absolutely unleash the Beast of Fury on Houston as a way of venting aggrevation.

TAMPA BAY -3.5 over Jacksonville: Kind of wish I could watch this one…its on at the same time as the Pats, so I’ll be a little distracted. This should be a good, tough game. I think Tampa comes out on top.

New Orleans -2.5 over SAN FRAN: New Orleans gives me a headache.

NEW ENGLAND -15 over Washington: Well, the spread has come down a little bit, but its still pretty high against a good Redskins team. Well see what happens today.

Green Baay +3 over DENVER: Green Bay…..I guess.

Later kids,

Enjoy the World Series if that’s your thing.

Last Week: 6-7

The Season: 50-45-7

Until Next Time,

Greg

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Shogun Assassin, Bug, and Other.

“Your technique is magnificent. When cut across the neck, a sound like wailing winter winds is heard, they say. I always hoped to cut someone like that; to hear that sound. But to have it happen to my own neck, is ridiculous.”

Master of Death

Shogun Assassin

The above quote was spoken by one of the three Masters of Death, after his encounter with Lone Wolf in the desert.

If the sentence I just wrote doesn’t make you want to immediatley go out and watch Shogun Asssassin, I don’t know what will. But take my advice: you should.

Set in a nameless empire, lead by an evil shogun, the main character, Lone Wolf, must avenge the murder of his wife, all the while travelling with his two year old son, who has a target on his head.

This movie is along the same lines of Sergio Leone’s Westerns from the 60s: in other words, its f**king bad ass. Lone Wolf travels across the countryside, battling ninjas on the way, all the while educating his son and seeking revenge on the Shogun. Trust me when I say…..they do not make movies better than this. They simply don’t. A few notes before I move on:

  • Mom, you would absolutely hate this movie. Don’t see it.
  • If any of my readers own GZA’s Liquid Swords album, then you would recognize the samples taken from the movie. GZA sampled lines from the first ten minutes or so of the movie, and made them intros to his songs. For instance, when you first play GZA’s album, a child’s voice starts, “When I was little, my father was famous……he was the greatest samurai in the empire.” That is likewise the first line to the movie. On another note, Liquid Swords is one of the best damn hip hop albums ever. I’ve always felt GZA was the darkhorse member of Wu-Tang, and this album is him at his best.
  • Watching Shogun Assassin, I could picture myself being a young Quentin Tarantino, sitting in a video rental store and totally getting a hard on from all the violence. The blood effects you see in the Kill Bill movies were taken directly from Shogun Assassin (blood shooting from headless necks, ect…At one point, fake blood actually splatters onto the camera lens. I have never seen this before….its like they said, Screw it, it makes this movie even more bad ass if we leave the fake blood drops on the camera. And you know what….they were right). Ofcourse, that’s Tarantino’s thing: he’s a movie buff who pays homage to almost every obscure movie ever. Its just cool to make the connection.
  • Some of the coolest names ever are used in this movie: Lone Wolf. The Masters of Death. Those two alone are enough to make this movie cool.

Anyway, before I start talking about something else, I will once again emphasize: they don’t make movies better than this. They just don’t.

Another Movie I’ve Seen Recently:

I also saw Bug recently, directed by William Freidkin in 2006, he of The Exorcist fame (and also The French Connection). It stars Ashley Judd, Michael Shannon, and Harry Conick, Jr. My roomate, who is a huge horror movie fan, convinced me to watch it (this is not, however, truly a horror movie).

When I saw it, I was totally, totally freaked out. Of any pychological thriller, this psyched me out worse than any I have ever been. I was actually feeling myself for bugs afterwords, and I had to turn off my ceiling fan (a reference to the movie….you’ll have to watch it). A word to the wise: if you do plan on watching Bug, do not take any paranoia inducing drugs.

But despite my original feelings: I am very glad that I watched this film. Because it is damn good.

There are several main themes, one of them being loneliness, and the effects on the brain and the thinking process that loneliness can cause. Fear and paranoia are also key themes. But more than anything else, there is one theme that towers above all others: Brutal Insanity.

I use the word Brutal because to say Insanity would not be enough: the insanity seen in the movie is so extreme that it actually makes it way into the viewers head: I felt insane watching this movie.

Another theme was Reality: when one starts watching it, he/she is certain that what he is seeing is real. But as the movie goes forward, reality becomes blurred: by the end, we don’t know if what we are seeing is real, or figments of the characters imagination. Brillantly, Freidkin continually keeps us linked to reality throughout the movie, so that we can’t simply assume its all an illusion; reality is always there, right on the other side of the door. I can’t emphasize how brillant these concepts are.

Other notes about Bug:

  • The acting was tremendous. Ashley Judd was superb; Michael Shannon was downright disturbing; and Harry Conick, Jr. was awesome. These three characters made the movie what it was.
  • The movie was originally a play, first performed at Notting Hill, England in 1996. It was written by Tracy Letts, who also wrote the screenplay for the movie. In case you were wondering who Michael Shannon was: he played the character Peter in every performance of the play, as well as the movie. When Lionsgate decided to produce Bug as a film, they wanted a bigger name actor to play Peter, but Freidkin insisted that Michael Shannon be cast as Peter. After watching this movie, it makes perfect sense: Michael Shannon has mastered this character to the point that he really is Peter. I can’t imagine anyone else playing Peter, in fact. Its become a character that has become untouchable by all else. Kudos to Friedkin for sticking to his guns.
  • The play, just like the film, contained ample violence and frontal nudity. It was performed in Chicago and New York through 2005.
  • Mom and Dad: don’t watch this movie, you would both absolutely hate it.

And I guess that about sums it up. If you do plan on watching this movie, remember that it is disturbing. Brace yourself for unimaginable scenes. But if you watch it without becoming too paranoid or freaked out, it is an absolutely brillant movie that is worth discussing.

And now, to totally switch it up and pull the old 180…..

Football Picks:

Sorry to switch gears on you so fast.
Here’s my picks, home teams in caps (mandatory message: I am ripping off anyone who ever wrote pic articles).

Zona +8 over WASHINGTON: Washington’s good, but they didn’t show me much in Green Bay last week. I know Zona doesn’t have Warner anymore (or maybe they do…I’m writing this without checking injury reports). Anyway, they’re a frisky team, and I think they stay frisky in Washington. Should be a good game.

Atlanta +8 over New Orleans: I’m not sold on New Orleans in this game for a few reasons:

  • Both teams play in domes. That sort of takes away the home field aspect that New Orleans had (to an extent).
  • Atlanta can play pretty well; they don’t always do, but they can.
  • Besides last week, New Orleans has been terrible. They haven’t even been underachieving: they’ve been putrid. I know they won big last week, but I just can’t trust a team that suddenly is great in Week 5.

BUFFALO +3 over Baltimore: Its time for Baltimore to lose to a lousy team. Its bound to happen. We saw what the Bills almost did to the Cowboys two weeks, and the Cowboys are a better team. I think Buffalo wins by a touchdown.

Minnesota +9.5 over DALLAS: Two main reasons I’m picking Minnesota in this game:

  • They’re both dome teams.
  • Adrian Peterson. You absolutely have no idea what’s going to happen when this guy is playing. All bets are off, they say.

New England -16.5 over MIAMI: This is always a tough game for the Pats, no matter how well they’re doing at the time. And right now, they are steam rolling people like I have never seen. Not saying this is a trap game or anything: just saying, don’t be surprised if the Fins hang around for a little (when I say a little, I mean the first half. I trust the Pats).

GIANTS -9 over San Fran: This should be an easy win for the Giants. If not, they need to really, really look in the mirror.

Tampa Bay +2 over DETROIT: Little confused here; is Detroit really favored by two? What the Hell? Is it me, or does this spread seem wrong? Tampa Bay’s a much better team, even without a decent back. Just seems two points too high to me (should have been a Pick ‘Em game).

Tennessee -1.5 over HOUSTON: I’ll repeat what I said last week: Houston is just not the same team without Andre Johnson. They desperately need this guy back.

OAKLAND -3 over Kansas City: Okay, Kansas City isn’t playing at home, which means they will most probably lose. Seriously….Arrowhead Stadium should be credited as the twelve man on the field.

As for Oakland….they’re pretty good. I think Oak’s defense just beats up on people all day.

Jets +6 over CINCINNATI: It’s official: Cincy stinks. They are not good. It’s also official: Marvin Lewis is not a good head coach. He proved he can call defensive plays as the coordinator at Baltimore in 2000, when they one of the most ferocious Ds ever: but he is not a good head coach. Period. His name should be number one on the to be fired list across the league. Anyway, I think the Jets atleast keep it close here.

PHILLY -5.5 over Chicago: Just for the record: I hate both of these teams. They’re good enough that they can blow out an opponent any given week, but they’re bad enough that you can never trust them. Screw these guys: I don’t care what happens.

SEATTLE -8.5 over St. Louis: I have a rule: never put any faith in the worst team in the league, especially when they haven’t won a game and have to play at one of the toughest fields in the league.

Pittsburgh -3.5 over DENVER: This one is easy on paper: Pittsburgh has got to win this game. It scares me a little that its so obvious, but I have to go with common sense.

Indy -3 over JACKSONVILLE: Ahh, the infamous Indy-Jacksonville battle. I know Jacksonville always plays the Colts tough, especially at home, but this is Indy’s test to show everyone how good they are. I think they step it up.

Last Week: 6-6-1

The Season: 44-38-7

Have a good Sunday.

Until Next Time,

Greg

Still on hiatus: Here’s some Football Picks!

Dave: “Stop! Stop, where did you go? You just took off after school? Do you know how worried I’ve been?”

Stoney: “God, you sound like my mom.”

Dave: “God, you can’t do that to me. [Looking closely at Link.] What’s on his nose?”

Stoney: “Just chill, Dave, cause you know why? Link and I had a Stoney time at the Mountain.”

Dave: “You took him to Mega Mountain? Are you crazy?”

Stoney: “Yah, cause they’re ridin’ the Vapor in reverse!”

Dave: “They are?”

Stoney: “Uhhh-huhhh.”

Dave: “Oh, cool.”

Link: “Check out the fresh nugs, wheezin’ the juice…..”

Link and Stoney, howling together: “Ooooooooooowwwwwwww! Buuuud-dy!”

In case you don’t know, the above sequence is from Encino Man. For those of you are either too young or too old to remember, Encino Man was about a Caveman, Link, who after being frozen for thousands of years, was thawed out by some high school kids, enabling him to learn English, get a girlfriend, and hang out with Pauly Shore.

Why do I bring up Encino Man this morning? Because I feel like I just woke up from being frozen in time. Let me elaborate.

Yesterday, I worked from about 7:30am to 7pm at an event for my work, after getting only two hours of sleep the night before. Riding high on coffee and energy drinks, I came home at 7 and planned to take a 3 hour nap before watching some TV and hanging out. Instead of sleeping till 10pm, as planned, I slammed my alarm down and slept until 9am this morning. Coming downstairs, I found the following: Number 1 LSU lost to Kentucky; Number 2 Cal lost to Oregon St. (after one of the most inept final minute performances I’ve ever seen; and the Red Sox lost to the Indians, after Eric Gagne (who else?) let up two runs in the 11th.

In this information laden world, where everything important that happens is known within two hours of the said event, I felt like I was living in 1850 this morning. Maybe a little bit of an exaggeration, but you get my point: seperate us from our regular sources of info (TV, phones, computers, newspapers, ect…) for even a day, and you start feeling like Link. A little bit.

Anyway…..I’ve only got a few hours to get my picks in, do my dad’s picks for him (he’s fishing in New Hamphire), adjust my Fantasy Teams, and try to watch Back to School on Comedy Central, as well as write about my picks here. Welcome back to Hell, Greg. [Update: After these commercial messages, I will witness a Triple Lindy].

Onto my picks [mandatory message: Yes, this column rips off Bill Simmons, but it also rips off anyone who writes NFL picks online. So there.]

Home teams in caps:

Cinncinati -3 over KANSAS CITY: This seems easy; maybe a little too easy. But honestly, KC only has two things going for them: they’re playing at home, the toughest field to play at in the league (Arrowhead), and they beat San Diego two weeks ago. That’s it.

Aside from that, Cinncinati is a much better team, coming off a bye. There is no way in Hell Cincy shouldn’t win convincingly here, even if their defense sucks.

JACKSONVILLE -6.5 over Houston: Houston was great at covering early in the season; they were “my guys.” But ever since they lost Andre Johnson, they haven’t been the same. As for Jacksonville, the most consistently inconsistent team in the league won convincingly last week. I’ll take them, grudgingly.

CLEVELAND -4 over Miami: Until Miami wins a game, I’m not picking them for anything. As for Cleveland, New England fans saw last week that they’r better then most people think. Playing at home, I don’t think Miami has a chance.

CHICAGO -5 over Minnesota: I’m a big momentum guy. After their big win last week, I think the Bears get it together, if only for a few weeks. Minnesota is one of those pesky teams who are good at covering as underdogs, but I hope for their sake that the Bears can win at home by a touchdown on this afternoon.

JETS +3.5 over Philly: Taking the homedog here; honestly, it really comes down to the fact that I really, really don’t like Philly. If Westbrook was 100%, maybe, but as far as we know (which means nothing), he’s not. I think the Jets can come out with a win here.

BALTIMORE -9 over St. Louis: This game reminds me of the Perfect Circle Theory that I’ve heard. The theory goes like this: The only people in the world that can draw a perfect circle are completely crazy. I don’t know how much scientific input has gone into this theory (I’m guessing not much), but its an interesting theory nontheless. Whatever the case….I’m good, cause I can’t draw a perfect circle.

But my point is this: Anyone who can look at this Baltimore-St. Louis spread,, and discipher what the Hell is going to happen, is completely nuts. It makes me crazy just thinking about it. On one hand you have Baltimore, the model underachievers of the league; on the other hand you have St. Louis, the worst team in the league. I know Baltimore is going to win at home (that’s easy), but are they actually going to cover? Are they going to inexplicably let St. Louis hang around? Are we going to see updates from New York with Stephen Jackson running for 300 insanse touchdowns? I don’t know, and I don’t want to; if I did, I’d be crazy. And additionally, anyone who thinks they do know, and actually lays a little money on this game, is crazy.

TAMPA BAY -2.5 over Tennessee: Tough, tough game to call. Two really good teams going at it. This is going to be a great game to watch if you’re at a bar or have the DirectTV package. I’m just hoping for good battle.

Washington +3 over GREEN BAY: It’s time for me to stop sleeping on Washington: I have been all year, and they’re good. As for Green Bay: they threw a game away last week, and that’s never good for the psyche. Let’s see how they recover.

ARIZONA -6 over Carolina: I love Vinnny, but I also love Warner.

New England -5.5 over DALLAS: Go Pats!!

Oakland +9.5 over SAN DIEGO: Call me crazy: I think Oakland, coming off a bye, is going to keep it close against San Diego this week. San Diego beat up on a so-so Denver squad last week, and despite momentum, I think the Raiders keep it close.

SEATTLE -6 over New Orleans: Let’s go Bobby Engram!!

Giants -.3.5 over ATLANTA: Yah, it may seem like a trap game; but I just can’t put any faith into Atlanta. Sorry.

That’s it; hope I do well after an absolutely dismal performance last week:

Last week: 5-9

The Season: 38-32-6

Have a good Sunday everyone!

Until Next Time,

Greg

Writing/picks during a tough time

Its been a tough week; its never easy to lose a friend.

Never take a day for granted.

Picks: (home teams in caps)

NEW ORLEANS -3 over Carolina: OK……I don’t want to take New Orleans. I don’t like New Orleans. I don’t like Reggie Bush. I used to like Drew Brees, but I lately I can’t say I do. I still like Sean Payton, although that may change soon. It just seems like New Orleans has no spunk.

But logical thought must prevail here: David Carr is starting for Carolina. David Carr, who I once thought was good, seems to be stuck in the “Well, I’m supposed to get sacked, so I mine as well get sacked and suck,” mindset, brought on from playing in a terrible offense for his entire career. The rest of the team doesn’t impress me, despite Steve Smith’s nastiness.

And, above all else: New Orleans has to win. Has to. And coming off a bye, playing at home, I don’t see them losing by more than three.

KANSAS CITY +.2.5 over Jacksonville: I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again: I’m sick of backing Jacksonville. They don’t have a consitent quarterback, a consistent running game, or any kind of consistency to speak of. And Kansas City, coming off a huge win, is playing at home. I’ll take the points and hope Kansas City can step up at home.

The only problem: Herm Edwards is coaching the team.

Detroit +3.5 over WASHINGTON: I see these teams being almost even. They’re both better than people thought at the season’s start. I just like Detroit a little better. I don’t know what it is. Maybe its Jon Kitna. Maybe its Roy Williams. I don’t know. I’m gonna stick with the cats.

TENNESSEE -8 over Atlanta: Tennessee is a damn good team, and they’re getting the respect they deserve here. I see them winning by two touchdowns, atleast.

HOUSTON -5 over Miami: Tricky game. I have this feeling that Miami is going to cover, maybe even win. It doesn’t help that Andre Johnson is out. But I just can’t put my faith in Miami, even if they are 5 point dogs. I’ll hope Houston covers.

PITTSBURGH -6 over Seattle: Something a lot of people maybe forgot after Pittsburgh lost to Arizona last week: they are still a very good team. They were simply outcoached by Ken Whisenhunt, who left last year to take the Zona job, and knew the team inside and out. Seattle’s good, but I see Pitt beating them good this week.

NEW ENGLAND -16.5 over Cleveland: Go Pats.

Zona -3.5 over ST. LOUIS: Zona is a good team; they should be able to win on a road against a team that isn’t good. It doesn’t matter that they’re the Rams in the Dome……they aren’t good, and they shouldn’t win.

GIANTS -3.5 over JETS: Here’s to Plaxico Burress keeping my fantasy season alive.

INDY -9.5 over Tampa Bay: I like Tampa Bay, but I just don’t see them hanging with Indy in Indy. They’ll probably hang for a while and give Indy a scare, but Indy’s got too much firepower.

DENVER PK over San Diego: This might be a pretty good game: two underachievers battling it out. I don’t like Denver; I just don’t know if San Diego is awake yet.

SAN FRAN + 3.5 over Baltimore: Baltimore giving 3.5 points on the road? No freaking way.

GREEN BAY -3.5 over Chicago: This game may seem trickier than it should: Green Bay is a good team. Chicago is not good right now, due to defensive injuries and the lack of a decent QB. There really shouldn’t even be much thought put into it. This spread is whack. On Sunday night, at Lambeau, I think Favre throws three touchdowns, and Griese three picks. Devin Hester will probably waste his breathe running back two kickoffs for touchdowns.

DALLAS -10.5 over Buffalo: Dallas is really good; Buffalo ain’t.

Last Week: 8-6

This Season: 33-23-6

Until Next Time,

Greg

This Blog is for you, Mary

Funny thing happened this weekend:

I was out at a party with some friends, and bumped into a girl named Mary that I sort of know. I say sort of know because I only met her once before, when I went to a party at her apartment in Somerville (SOMERVILLE REPRESENT, YO!!) about two weeks ago. Well, to make a long story short, at the end of the night, I gave her one of my blog cards. Actually, I’m lying; I didn’t have a card, so I took a marker and wrote my url the back of a piece of paper…..which happened to be her own business card, which was, well, a little embarrassing. Then again, it was about 4am, so at that point, nothing was really all that embarrassing.

The funny part to this story? That night, when I was talking about my blog, I got the typical blog/party requests that I always get:

“Write about this party!”

“Write about us!”

“Write about how great this party is!”

“Write about me!”

Well, I answered in the same way I usually do:

“I’ll try, but I won’t make any promises.”

“This party? Well, nothing’s really happened.”

“I’ll try, but its not easy writing about parties sometimes.”

When the morning rolled around, I did the same thing I usually do following these requests:

Stared at the screen for a couple minutes, thinking, “How can I make this party interesting.” Followed by me writing something like this:

“The floor was sticky with beer; the sink was filled with butts. Outside, the cops could be heard approaching.”

Followed by me erasing it due to its fictional content.

Its even tougher writing about a person than a party. Imagine trying to write about a person you’ve only met once before, in interesting detail. Its not easy; not only that, it never, ever feels right. Say I met Zoe the night before, and she told me, “Write about me and my friends. No, really: Write about me and my friends.”

So the next morning I sit down, stare at the screen, and write:

“Zoe and her friends stood by the table, waiting for their turn at beer pong. Three cups stood at one end; at the other, a single cup.”

Yah, sure, maybe that doesn’t look too bad, except that it needs to keep going while being interesting. And honestly: beer pong ain’t that interesting when you ain’t playing it. I think I would pay money to not read or write about beer pong. And in all honestly: this is usually the kind of shit that goes on at parties.

This isn’t even taking into consideration that writing about total strangers for the whole internet to see makes me feel extremely creepy.

So when Mary and her friends asked me to write about them and their party, I gave them the usual answers, but I switched my routine in the morning:

Instead of trying, I watched Simpsons DVDs. (Hey, I’m still on hiatus in my mind).

So low and behold, who do I run into this weekend but Mary. And the first thing she said:

“You didn’t write about our party! I went to your blog, and you didn’t write about us.”

Me: “But, but….I didn’t think you’d read it.”

Mary: “Well, I did…..and you blew it.”

So I told them, sincerely, that I’d write about them, and I gave them a real business card (but the wrong one….unfortunately I didn’t have any blog cards on me, so I had to give out my “money cards.”), and asked if they’d go. I was answered with a resounding no, followed by Mary chiming in: “You blew your chance, Greg….you blew it.”

So, although I know its in vain, I say it loudly:

THIS BLOG’S FOR YOU, MARY.

And honestly….your party was alright. I’m not gonna sit here and say it was great, and I’m not going to tell any stories from it (because there weren’t many that happened), but honestly: I enjoyed myself.

Maybe someday, I’ll come to another one……if I’m invited.

And quite honestly…….I don’t think I will be.

Onto some blogging:

I hate to pimp out my work, but Ken Burns recently finished his massive documentary project The War , about World War II, for PBS. Well, I stopped into my parents house after a softball game the other night and was rendered speechless as I watched the last ten minutes of Part 2 (its a six-part series). Seriously……watch The War on your local PBS station.

Moving on…..

How bout some sports?

You didn’t think it was coming, did you. Thought I was gonna finally have a non-sports related post? Well, sorry…..but fall is for sports. Here are some thoughts:

  • I’ve done some seriously crazy dancing before, and sometimes regret it…but seriously Papelbon….seriously.
  • Speaking of the Sox: I know its a big deal that we won the Division for the first time in 13 years, but I just can’t get into that much, seeing as we won the World Series for the first time in 86 years a few years back. Just saying.
  • NFL Teams that suck, and why:
  • The Bears: Because they don’t have a quarterback.
  • The Chargers: Because they don’t have a coach.
  • The Saints: Because for no good reason at all, they suck. And Reggie Bush is Hollywood.

Enough with the damn bullets.

Movies: I don’t think God wants me to see SuperBad, atleast in the theatres. I tried to see it four different times…..and everytime, a divine intervention occurred. I’m just saying.

Trivia: I’ve gotta back into playing trivia at bars. My group is damn good: we dominate the Jeannie Jonhson in Jamaica Plain. Once softball’s over.

Underrated Junk Food of the Week: Wise Onion Rings. Different from Funyons. Funyons are thicker, and cut the upper mouth a little more. The flavor is also not quite as distinct. Wise Onion Rings are firmer, more flavorful, and crisper. Go get some today.

Underrated Candy of the Week: Airheads White Mystery: What is white mystery? What it is it? It is fantastic my friend…..Fantastic.

Underrated Meat of of the Week: Ham….I just feel like its not getting enough play these days.

Underrated Beer of the Week: Miller High Life….but then, Miller High Life is always underrated. My favorite beer is only$4.69 per six-pack at the local Martinetti’s.

A video to watch: My New Haircut. I’m not even going to imbed it: just go to Youtube, and look up ‘My New Haircut.’ This is something you need to do yourself. Trust me.

Another funny video: One of the funniest videos I have seen lately is the Kevin Everett blooper from a local news sports broadcast.  Kevin Everett is the football player for the Bills who was nearly paralyzed on a kickoff, but is now moving again.  The clip is not mean spirited; just very, very funny.

Random Cartoon Video:

He-Man.  Why?  Because he’d want it that way.

Until Next Time,

Greg