Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Is that a burrito, or are you just happy to see me?

The story's pretty entertaining by itself, made funnier by the guy's occupation and what he did at the jail. Lawyers would never pull this kind of crap. At least we'd be smart enough to throw away the pot before the cops got us and then we'd pull the Hodari D card on them.

And by the way, why am I (and Greg) the only ones who are blogging? All of you guys are doing some serious slacking off as of late.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Honestly, how much did the '80s rock?

Since American Gladiators was absolutely one of my favorite shows when I was a little kid, I feel compelled to share this one. It's priceless. Even better, the show's been picked up by ESPN Classic recently and it's on every night again. Between that and the Wonder Years coming back on last week, old-school TV is rocking it out.

(Should I be ashamed to admit that I owned the American Gladiators game and action figures when I was like 10? I say no.)

I think this one has to go out to Jerry and Doug

Small claims court win nets man 33,500 pennies

Associated Press - April 11, 2007

HOWELL TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- A penny saved is a penny earned, but one man says 33,500 pennies won are best donated to a worthy cause.

Bob Wilson of Livingston County's Howell Township won a small claims court case last month over motorcycle repairs and received a judgment of $335.

Karl Stepen, owner of NSK Motorsports in Fowlerville, said he paid Wilson in pennies to show his contempt for him and things he said in court "just basically to make us look bad."

"We paid him in legal U.S. currency," Stepen told the Livingston County Daily Press & Argus for a story Tuesday.

Wilson said he will donate the pennies to the Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency, which has helped him with heating bills. "It's not worth my time to reroll those," he said. Wilson said he bought a dirt bike for his 13-year-old son and took it to NSK in May to get it running.

He did not get the bike back until October, and he said it stopped working almost immediately. He took the bike back to NSK, and it sat unfixed for a few more months. He picked it up and took it to another shop, which charged him $900, he said.

Wilson said he filed the suit in small claims court because it wasn't fixed the first time. Stepen said he had the bike "for some time," but he's a one-man operation with as many as 70 motorcycles waiting to be repaired.

He said he did everything he could to help Wilson with the 30-year-old bike and offered to fix a second problem for free. Stepen said Wilson became impatient and verbally abusive, and showed up with a police officer to retrieve his bike.

District Judge Theresa Brennan, who handled the appeal for Wilson's claim, said she's never heard of someone paying the court in pennies in her 22 years of practicing law.

Still, she said, it's legal: "We don't dictate the form of payment."

Friday, March 30, 2007

All '80s, all the time.

Can you name these hair bands? I'll be nice and give you a hint for the first one with the picture.

If you get half, I'll be impressed.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

These are the people that run the free world...

It's a sad commentary when you refer to last year as the good old days, Dubya. Don't get me wrong though, the whole clip is actually pretty hilarious. I've always maintained that G-Dub would be fun to take to the bar - you know he'd get a couple drinks in him and start having a hell of a good time. Whether he should run the country, well, that's a different conversation.

Either way, it doesn't matchup with this one. Speaking as a fellow white guy, Karl, (and one who can dance a lot better than you can), please never do this again. Stick to screwing up the least you're good at that.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Kelvin, Kelvin, Kelvin

Well, it's been kind of a slow week so far, but today's an important day - it's the anniversary of the immortal and crazy drunken debauchery of Kelvin Sampson Tuesday. It started out innocently enough, with me, Danielle, and Rene looking for a way to skip out of class (plus Danielle's batch of Kelvin hater-ade). So we decided to hit up G-Man to have just one drink. Somehow it ended up multiplying and multiplying. I can't imagine why.

Throw in another six hours of drinks, and plenty of guests joining the party, and you have one hell of an awesome night.

So to two of my favorite women, happy anniversary! I'll drink a creamsicle for both of you.

Friday, March 23, 2007

Crazy Like a Fox

OK, so I know that this is a little bit old, and that a couple of you may have already seen this, but now that I'm blogging again, it's worthy of being posted. (That, and I'm resisting the temptation to write a 2000-word blog about how much Aaron Gray sucks. Honestly, the GM who picks him in the draft should be fired on the spot.)

Anyway, here's the video. It just makes me feel better.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Who's #1?

So, when you have a spare couple hours here or there, you've got time to catch some good TV. Since I have that kind of time lately, I watched VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of the '80s the other day. Here's the top 10, with a few thoughts of my own. What do you think?

10. AC/DC - You Shook Me All Night Long
Actually, I'd forgotten this song was actually in the '80s. It struck me as mid-to-late '70s. But it's 1980. And with that, it deserves to be on the list.

9. Aerosmith/Run DMC - Walk This Way
The song that started the "crossover" era.

8. Madonna - Like a Virgin
Wonder if this song would be quite as famous as it is if it wasn't for the VMA performance (both back then and the Britney one a few years back). Still, it's her biggest song ever, and so it has be here. No arguments.

7. Guns 'n Roses - Sweet Child of Mine
When you think classic '80s hair band power jam, this pretty much covers it. Probably could've been higher than where it ended up, in part because...

6. Hall and Oates - I Can't Go for That
...this song's here. Um, no. When they played this video, they should have played "Which one of these is not like the others" in the background. Just an awful choice. You're right, VH1, I can't go for that.

5. Prince - When Doves Cry
This song's a favorite of mine, at least in part because I think I heard it about 2,000 times living in Baldwin freshman year at Allegheny. And any time you can hear a song that reminds you of being 18 and being able to do whatever the hell you wanted, it's all good.

4. Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
A classic. Arguably the best song off the biggest album of the decade. It's hard to top a CD that has 3 monster songs (Billie Jean, Thriller, Beat It), 2 underrated songs (Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' and The Girl is Mine), and 2 huge guests (McCartney and Van Halen). Should have been higher.

3. Duran Duran - Hungry Like the Wolf
A quality song, covered in amazing fashion by my boys Reel Big Fish (though if you want their best cover ever, it's Take on Me). If you want a less-known but equally strong Duran Duran song, check out "Wild Boys."

2. Def Leppard - Pour Some Sugar on Me
Though I'm hot, sticky sweet, from my head, to my feet, this song was never a huge favorite of mine. But a lot like Sweet Child of Mine, it's got that timeless vibe that tons of people like. It should be in the top 10, but I think I'd flip it with Billie Jean.

1. Bon Jovi - Livin' on a Prayer
The unofficial law school theme song. This song will still be killer 50 years from now.

Sadly, my personal favorite just missed the top 10, coming in at #11. Have no fear, though, your dose of Steve Perry is right here.