I Made It!!!!!

22 03 2010

I have my first post at MoonDog Sports up!!! Check it out at http://moondogsports.com/2010/03/22/the-ole-miss-mascot-conundrum/





Political Rant Vol. 1

21 03 2010

From time to time, I will rant about politics and express my political beliefs. I once studied political science at Tennessee State University, in between having fun and calling Nashville “my personal playground.” By no means am I an “expert.”

To disclose: I was once a mercenary volunteer for the Gore/Lieberman 2000 Presidential campaign. I am a little jaded obviously. People are quick to say that Bush stole the election that year. I am very quick to respond that Al Gore LOST HIS HOME STATE OF TENNESSEE WHICH IF HE HAD WON WOULD HAVE GIVEN HIM THE ELECTION! Of course, I usually say this in all caps. I remember watching “The U” on ESPN, which is a documentary about the University of Miami’s football team from the early 80’s to the mid-90’s. If you have not seen this documentary, I would encourage you to watch, as the entire series of documentaries that ESPN has done is easily the best and most entertaining that the network has done in years. Jimmy Johnson, one of the former head coaches for Miami who would go on to coach the Dallas Cowboys and is now pimping Extenze, was dealing with his players after a particularly painful loss to Notre Dame. The Miami team pointed out the missed calls that the referees made in the game. Johnson was also quick to point out that the failure of the Miami team to put Notre Dame away when it had the chance cost them the game, not the refs. The moral: What could you have done to ensure total victory?

So while I do lean towards Democratic principles, I do agree with some of the Republicans traditional ideologies, such as pro-life and fiscal responsibilities in relation to government. I do consider myself independent, and have voted for both Republican and Democratic candidates for different offices. What I do not like is anyone who are so closed-minded that they refuse to give an opinion a second thought if it comes from someone who is affiliated with the opposite party.

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Yo Gabba Gabba

8 03 2010

I love my daughter, I really do. She is almost 3 and is wonderful. I know kids will laugh at the silliest things, and find entertainment in places that us adults would not find humor in. So as a disclaimer, I would like to say that the following is the opinion of a grown man, and not necessarily the views, thoughts, and/or opinions of kids worldwide. So with that being said, I was forced to watch Yo Gabba Gabba recently…

This is DJ Lance Rock. At first glance, he looks like FroZone from “The Incredibles”. This is the DJ/MC/Ringmaster for the world of Yo Gabba Gabba. If you have never seen Yo Gabba Gabba, it looks like a senior project from the stoners/acid trippers from any college in America. The thing is, kids LOVE this show! I am still trying to figure out why. Here is a clip of one of the most popular songs from the show, entitled “There’s A Party In My Tummy”. No, I am not making this up:

I once had a party in my tummy. I remember it like it was yesterday (10/15/01). I ingested my usual from Taco Hell: a Nachos Bell Grande, extra meat & extra sour cream, 2 chicken soft taco supremes with no tomatoes, and large Pepsi. I had eaten this meal many times. On this particular day, I had not eaten anything. So an hour after devouring my food, it was on like a pot of the finest collard greens slow cooked with turkey necks. I was running for the toilet, not the border, and had it coming out of every orifice imaginable. Oh, did I mention I was in the worst pain I had ever had in my life? So it was during my visit to the emergency room that I learned I had food poisoning. Ever since then, no Taco Hell for me. But had I known that I could have written a song about it and made it to a kids show, I would have had pen & paper in hand, strumming a guitar, and doing my best Tracy Chapman impersonation.

 

Back to Yo Gabba Gabba, they dance and sing catchy songs, and even have celebrity guests, like Jack Black, Sugarland, Biz Markie, and Amy Sedaris, seen here:

Of course, inventive people on youtube have come up with spoofs. This one is a favorite of mine, set to Pop Lock & Drop It:

Whatever happened to the days of Bugs Bunny? A while back, I told a boy with a mohawk he looked like Foghorn Leghorn. He asked me who Foghorn Leghorn was. Man did I feel old and sad. G.I. Joe, Transformers, Voltron, Pinwheel, Today’s Special were great shows. They were not shows that looked like an acid trip gone bad (cue the sarcasm)…

The Chik Fil A Cow, Morpheus with a Soul Glo do, and, well, Pee Wee Herman discussing dating advice. Yup, gotta love kids shows…





YAY!!!!!!!

8 03 2010

I would like to take a minute to say R.I.P. to the 3 year old hard drive in my MacBook. We shared so many memories (and so many files). I knew originally I said that I wouldn’t post everyday, but man I was not expecting to be without my MacBook either…lol!!!

I wanna send a shout out to everyone who had a hand in getting my MacBook (nicknamed Mac Mane) back up and running…