Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Good Times

1st of all, yeah baby, how bout them Rangers.

2nd of all, finally finished my law school application, now I just have to deal with mid-terms and then it'll be back to blogging every single day. Nice.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Brings Levity To Our Day

So we've had this leak in the bathroom sink for the last couple days. In order to prevent a major flood, I had the ingenius idea to put a garbage can under the leak to gather the water. This can fills up all the way to the top in like 6 hours, at which point I dump it all into the tub. About 20 minutes ago I came back from class and handled the water business. I then realized that the way I poured it out was very reminiscent of how teams give Gatorade showers to their coach. This led my pointing out to Taz that it would be hilarious if Klinger was still here, and we suddenly snuck up behind him and gave him one. Less than 30 seconds later, who should show up in the apartment but the man himself. We love this show.

All Hail

2 posts already today, now that's a comeback. Hopefully I'll have time later for a real post, I do have some ideas in mind, take my word for it.

Mussar Haskil of the Day

Pearls Before Swine

Thursday, March 19, 2009


Here are my picks for today, usually I like to have only 1 bracket that I enter into my multiple pools. However I mixed it up a little this year because I'm a horrible person so here now, my consensus picks:

UConn over Chattanooga, Purdue over Northern Iowa, Memphis over CS Northridge, Oklahoma over Morgan State, UNC over Radford, Butler over LSU, Duke over Binghamton, and Villanova over American. Really going out on a limb with these.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Link of the Day

Why blog when I can just copy and paste stuff and then label it the whatever of the day? Anyways, I approve of this idea.

Mussar Haskil of the Day

Pearls Before Swine

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

YouTube of the Day

I'll be honest, I haven't even watched this thing yet. But it's Kige in a St. Patrick's Day hat, it's gotta be decent.

And yeah, huge wins by the Rangers and Team USA tonight. Maybe a morning strum tomorrow.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Random Crap Monday

Hey, look, Random Crap Monday! And our top story today, as I was catching up on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in my continued quest to see every episode, I saw the March 6th episode with Drew Barrymore. In it, they "spontaneously" decided to play the Fallon hit game show Lick it for Ten. Wait a second, Gossip Girl's back on. And we're back. Anyway, as Drew went in to lick the bowling ball you see above I couldn't help but notice (unfortunately this isn't very visible in the picture): Drew Barrymore has a tongue ring! I'm not sure why this news excites me so much, but hey, whatever.

In other news, former Yankee Ivan Rodriguez just signed with the Astros. It's a good move for both sides, the Astros have two young guys in Towlie and Quintero who they don't feel are ready yet, and Pudge can do the whole veteran leader thing until one of them is ready for prime time. Hold on, 24, it's a busy TV night.

Lost my train of thought there. Whatever. Maybe a Gossip Girl/24/Heroes/How I Met Your Mom review tomorrow, provided I download and watch everything by then.

It's just a game, and it's soccer so come on is it really this important?

So, crazy story out of Iraq as a player on the Buhairat amatuer team was on a breakaway with only the goalie to beat to tie a 1-0 game in the last minute of play. Oh yeah, he also had to beat the bullet that was being fired at his head by a rabid lunatic fan of the rival Sinjar club. So, yeah, he's dead now.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Rangers 4, Flyers 1

Coming after yesterday's loss in Philadelphia, today's home win against the Flyers was absolutely huge. It was also a pretty dominating win, as the Rangers scored 3 power play goals in 1 game for only the 2nd time all season. (Thank you Perry Pearn.)

As of the time of this posting, we are now in 6th place in the conference, as we hold the tiebreaker over Cindy, Gina, and the rest of the Penguins. We are 1 point ahead of Carolina, plus a game in hand, while we are tied in points with Montreal but they have a game in hand.

On to the newest feature on the blog, my 3 stars of the game:

3. Derek Morris- His addition (and the subtraction of Dmitri Kalinin), combined with already solid play from Paul Mara, Marc Staal and Dan Girardi, even with the underwhelming play of Michal Rozsival and Wade Redden, gives us a solid defensive corps. Today, he did what Redden's supposed to be doing, putting a good deflectable shot on net that Avery was able to score on giving us the early 1-0 lead.

2. Henrik Lundqvist- 24 saves, only 1 deflection power play goal allowed. And almost half of those saves were of the holy crap how did he save that I gotta see a replay variety. Another great performance by the King, the 1st goalie to win at least 30 games in each of his first 4 seasons.

1. Sean Avery- Avery was at his best, flying all over the ice, pissing everyone on the other team off (including coaches), drawing penalties, and oh by the way, scoring 2 goals. A classic Avery performance and the reason why I never wanted Sather to let him go.

Also, congratulations to John Tortorella on his 244th win, tying him with Peter Laviolette for most wins by an American-born coach.

As I type this, I'm watching an absolutely insane ending to the SEC Championship game between Mississippi State and Tennessee, where with about 12 seconds left, there have been something like 5 turnovers in a 4 second span. Madness indeed.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

And now we cut Roy Williams

Busy day in Cowboy land. Roy was my favorite player in between the Aikman and Romo eras, but he's terrible in coverage and wasn't the awesome hitter he used to be. Still, I always hoped he'd get back to how he was in his rookie year.

Fun memory of the day, when he single-handedly beat Washington on Thanksgiving that year.

My favorite clip comes at the 1:25 mark and the one at 4:05 is pretty sweet too. The great clip from that Thanksgiving game at 2:07.

Plus A-Rod's going to miss 10 weeks. That's what happens when you praise Jose Reyes. Let the Cody Ransom era begin!

Goodbye T.O.

All posts about the Rangers trades will understandably be pushed until tomorrow. Gotta digest this major news and talk it over with some peeps before I have my fully formed thoughts ready to go. But yeah, it's a sad day but a move that I believe needed to be done.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


Might be in the lineup Thursday at the Islanders.

Live-Blogging Fallon

Big night tonight as Late Night with Jimmy Fallon begins, taking over for the great Late Night with Conan O'Brien. Such an occasion calls for a live-blog as we see how many times Fallon laughs uncontrollably during the show, and hold out hope for a Horatio Sanz sighting. He can be the band leader, they can even call him Manuel. I'm serious about that, I'm not just kidding. Anyway, to the live blog!

12:37- Hey it's Conan! Funny cold open but that was thanks to Conan more than Fallon.

12:39- Opening sequence is pretty boring, theme song nothing too special. And now Fallon's going to attempt a monologue. But first introducing his crew, Steve Higgins (former SNL writer who did a lot of voiceovers for the show) as announcer with The Roots as his band, coming to us from Studio 6B in 30 Rock.

12:43- Decent monologue with some hits albeit with some complete whiffs. And now the first feature of the show at the end of the monologue, slow-jamming the news, with Fallon and Malik breaking down a news story and singing it R&B style. Nothing special. A lot of enthusiasm from the crowd, I wonder if they're doing what they did with Conan when they only had family members of the crew in the audience to ensure a positive reaction.

12:46- Fallon at the desk. Target Demographic Blonde Mothers was okay, not sure the relevance, odd. And after the commercial, our 1st game! Wait, what? I guess we'll find out soon enough. If he's going to play live-blog bingo that will be hilarious.

12:52- AND WE'RE BAAACKKKK! He should've said it like that, wasted opportunity. And now we're playing lick it for 10, where audience members lick something and get 10 bucks. Nice super sexy replay. And with the cute girl from Westchester (Yonkers in the house?) up next, I'm looking forward to a super sexy replay of her licking the copy machine. And it doesn't disappoint. And then the last dude licks the goldfish bowl, holy crap that was creepy. What was the point of this exactly? Anyway, DeNiro coming up next.

1:01- DeNiro as a 1st guest is pretty impressive, let's see Fallon's interview skills at work. Interesting choice from a relevance standpoint, but hey, whatever.

1:04- Decent back and forth, about as funny as you can realistically expect with these 2. Now he's plugging the TriBeCa Film Festival. DeNiro really looks thrilled to be there.

1:06- Oh great, Fallon wants to do a DeNiro impression, it sounds nothing like him but DeNiro's Fallon impression is fantastic.

1:12- Space Train, the movie DeNiro and Fallon were in together that was never released. Between Higgins announcing, DeNiro awkwardly doing comedy and Fallon not being funny, it feels like 2003 SNL. Timberlake coming up after the commercial, maybe he can save this show. Maybe there'll be a Gibb sketch?

1:19- Nice touch by The Roots playing a Bee Gees song as Timberlake came out. And he gives Fallon an autographed Barry Gibb picture which will be on his desk forever and ever. Didn't Timberlake have a beard? And sure enough, they're doing more Gibb stuff, this live-blog is omniscient.

1:22- Hey, something funny, as they show a clip from Timberlake's new show The Phone.

1:25- Timberlake shows off the John Mayer impression, this might only be funny because Fallon isn't talking. Timberlake's the man, too bad he couldn't host SNL this season, great Michael MacDonald impression. And again, it doesn't involve Fallon trying to be funny, so good times.

1:30- Musical guest Van Morrison, got to be honest, didn't know he was still alive, but he'll be a few blocks away from my house at the Beacon the next couple of nights and now he's singing while he rocks the shades. Even though he's indoors in a TV studio. Is he singing any words? Is he drunk? What am I missing here?

1:35- Well whatever that was supposed to be went way over my head.

Final thoughts: Fallon wasn't terrible, but he definitely wasn't good. Considering they had a few months to work on the 1st show the results were disappointing. Lick it for 10? That's the best they could come up with? Timberlake was the one bright spot. But it was only Fallon's first show, and it took Conan awhile to find his groove, so we'll give him a chance.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Laziness of the Day

Stupid quant mid-term canceling random crap Monday. Back to blogging tomorrow, for now your YouTubes of the Day(s):

This never gets old and hey look, a new camera angle:

And the greatest speech of all-time:

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Completely Random Thought

Jarome Iginla is the Dirk Nowitzki of the NHL, and Dirk Nowitzki is the Jarome Iginla of the NBA. I can't think of 2 players in different sports I could subjectively come to the same conclusion, but that just popped into my head.

Also, 5-5 in the Yankees-Reds game, Reds bring in Arthur Rhodes because they're fing retarded. Sure enough, Captain singles, Teix singles, A-Rod doubles, 6-5 Yankees. Then Cano 2 run double, 8-5 Yankees.