Did you watch the first round of the NFL draft; why would you, really? I did, though. My buddies and I use it as an excuse every year to get together to drink beer and eat pizza, and make bets like, "I got a dollar they're gonna pick a Defensive Back, who wants that action, two-to-one?"
Anyway... some guy named Geno Smith was invited to the event because he was supposed to be the best quarterback and projected to be picked in the first round. Alas, there he sat. All night. Watching pick-after-pick go by, each representing the lowering of his paycheck. Don't worry too much. He'll still get payed a lot of money to play football.
But, what amazed me was how he reacted. Yo, you want to make millions leading a team of the toughest athletes in America, don't act like a cryin' little bi... Whatever. I know he's a young guy, emotional, but, dude, you got a bunch of drunken guys watching you on national television, suck it up.
That "rap" video is the only thing I could find about Geno last night. But I really didn't look that hard.
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I'm not a fan of Reality TV shows, unless you consider survivor-type shows; I really liked 'Man vs. Wild' before the whole it's-actually-kinda-fake thing came out. When I got home from the show last Sunday I flipped by 'Naked Castaway' on Discovery Channel and I just couldn't change the channel. Then I remembered I don't want to watch the commercials so I started recording it, flipped around for 20 minutes and then watched the whole thing straight through.
"Former British Army Captain Ed Stafford was the first person ever to walk the length of the Amazon River, but surviving completely alone on a deserted island is his biggest adventure yet. Can he last 60 days on an uninhabited Fijian island with absolutely nothing? No survival tools, no rations, no clothes, no film crew. It’s a daunting challenge and nobody’s ever done it before." (discovery)
It's good. Watch it if you get a chance. I didn't see it On Demand, though, but I didn't see the first episode and still got into it. Some of the the promos show the progression of his face throughout his stay and it looks like at the end he's missing a tooth. I'm looking forward to seeing how he lost it. Is that weird..?
Hippies are generally annoyingly peaceful people who don't shut the hell up about whatever it is they're being all "hippie" about; Stoners are gernerally D-Bags with "420 4 Life" tattoos and bugged out eyes who end every sentence with "Bro."
Every year on April 20th, Hippies and Stoners come together to sit in Golden Gate Park and smoke weed... just because it's 4/20. To them, it makes complete sense. And besides leaving about five tons of trash*, there was also this awesome brawl that was caught on someone's cell phone and posted on YouTube. To whom I say, thank you, sir.
The best part about the fight is not that a guy cracks someone over the head with a guitar (which I don't think I've ever seen done in real life); it's that he has to remove the hula-hoops from the guitar before he cracks someone over the head with it: follow the guy in the pink tie-dye starting at about 0:39.
Now, of course, people want the annual get-together shut down, which is stupid because it's a public park, where people do illegal drugs out in the open without fear of being busted because they never get busted - though there were citations given out for open containers... And if it's not at this park, it'll be at another park.
My recommendation? I think the City should go nuts with littering citations; hand out a citation to anyone who throws anything on the ground, beer cans, paper plates, roaches (that's narcotic slang for the end of a smoked joint). They're not going to stop, but they can at least be forced to pay for it. Just give the enforcement a good slogan, Hippies and Stoners love a good slogan; like "Hash Not Trash" or "He Who Cleans Gets Greens, Bro."
Alison Haislip's dramatic reading of Sorority Girl email *extremely profane*
If you haven't heard of or read the quickly-becoming-infamous email sent by a University of Maryland Delta Gamma sorority girl - named Rebecca Martinson - to her sorority sisters, just watch the video of Alison Haislip's dramatic reading of it. I can't imagine it being done better. You can read it for yourself here.
The sorority's response:
Aftermath of this event? Geez, it was just a nasty email, right... Or was there an earthquake too? Just kick her out of the sorority and be done with it.
Michael Shannon's reading is also fantastic, and I have a feeling we'll be seeing and hearing a lot of parodies of this. Hopefully.
Update: Ricin guy may not be the Ricin guy...
"Jeff Woodfin, chief deputy with the U.S. Marshals Service in Oxford, Miss., said suspect Paul Kevin Curtishas been released from custody, though Woodfin said he doesn't know if there were any conditions on the release." (sfgate)
This is from the YouTube account KEVINCURTISLIVE, which from everything I've seen is the guy - named Paul Kevin Curtis - who sent the Ricin letters to President Obama and Senator Roger Wicker.
"Ricky Curtis, who said he was Kevin Curtis' cousin, described his cousin as a "super entertainer" who impersonated Elvis and numerous other singers.
Wicker said Thursday in Washington that he had met Curtis when he was working as Elvis at a party Wicker and his wife helped throw for an engaged couple.
Wicker called him "quite entertaining" but said: "My impression is that since that time he's had mental issues and perhaps is not as stable as he was back then."" (sfgate)
"My mother wants me to SHUT UP. My brothers fear me. My sister hates me. My cousins have hostility towards me (they work in healthcare) I have lost most of my friends. I have spent more than $130,000.00 on legal fee's in 13.5 yrs. They burned down my home, killed my dogs, my cat, my rabbit, blew up my 1966 Plymouth Valent."
Blew up his 1966 Plymouth Valent? Damn, that's some cold-hearted shi... This guy may be a bit off his rocker.