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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Don't Celebrate Too Soon

This morning on the way to my rehab appointment a bird took a huge sh*t on my car. That's never the way you want your day to start but I figured it could only go up from there...after finishing up and grabbing some breakfast I learned that there was a pretty ridiculous finish to a European game just the other day and I realized that when coach says "play until the end" he means you "better not celebrate until the clock has 0.0 on it" or else you could end up like this team.


I probably should send this into Dime Magazine

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Saturday, April 24, 2010

Plain & Simple

...if this commercial doesn't give you chills then you are not a competitor...


...plain and simple...

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Earth Song

Being that today is Earth Day and it's the first Earth Day that Michael Jackson is not around for...it's only fitting that this blog is dedicated to him...

This is the a summary of the Wikipedia description of the music video...the expensive mini-movie directed by Nick Brandt, was well-received; it gained a Le Film Fantastique: Best Video Award in 1996, the 1995 Doris Day Music Award at the Genesis Awards and a Grammy nomination for Best Music Video, Short Form in 1997. The production had an environmental theme, showing images of animal cruelty, pollution, war and deforestation. Jackson and the world's people unite in a spiritual chant—"Earth Song"—which summons a force that heals the world. Using special effects, time is reversed so that life returns, war ends and the forests regrow. The video closes with a request for donations to Jackson's Heal the World Foundation.
The video was filmed in four geographic regions. The first location was the Amazon Rainforest, where a large part was destroyed a week after the video's completion. Natives of the region appeared in the video and were not actors. The second scene was a war zone in Croatia, with residents of the area. The third location was Tanzania, which incorporated scenes of illegal poaching and hunting into the video. No animals were harmed in the making of the "Earth Song", as the footage came from documentary archives. However, a poacher killed an elephant within a mile of the shot. The final location was in Warwick, New York, where a safe forest fire was simulated in a corn field...(yeah that's where I went to High School)



We often look for help when all of these natural disasters take place (flood, hurricane, volcano) but what are we (myself included) doing to take care of this Earth??? Remember...it is our only one...



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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

I Want An Electronic Bull

So I turned my car radio on today for the first time in months (there is normally a Slaughterhouse CD in rotation) and I heard this Taio Cruz song featuring Ludacris called Break Your Heart...the beat was catchy...the lyrics were real...and I found myself humming it for the rest of the morning...

Then I get home curious to see if there is a video and stumble across another video that features Ludacris...and I must say that I'm not mad at this one...at all


I know John Little will co-sign the ATL doing it big right about now

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

People Change

I'm a huge Shaq fan...always have been. Charles Barkley has always been number 1 but Shaq has been a close number two. One of my favorite pairs of sneakers as a child were his

Shaqnosis' 

 

 One of the most confusing adolescent moments was when these two fools scrapped it out...



then it seemed like they made up until last year when Chuck drunk dialed Shaq about the Playoffs...

but what i wanna know is how Shaq went from this...

 
to this...



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Monday, April 12, 2010

Get Familiar

So I know I've been MIA for awhile but I have a good excuse...ready?

Toward the end of one of my best statistical games of the season I fell from the rim and landed on my left side. I felt an immediate and sharp pain shoot from my shoulder blade down through my finger tips. I sat there for a second and made sure my shoulder was okay. Then checked my elbow and made sure it was just my funny bone. Then I looked at my wrist and was able to move it around with no pain...so I was thinking I was good but then I looked down at my middle finger and it was shaped like the number 7. So I made a fist and watched it pop half way back in. By this point my trainer was there and he walked me to the bench to pop it in all the way. He immediately told me that it was broken but asked if I could go back in and play. Adrenaline was pumping through the veins and the game was close so I replied with an immediate "yes" and worried about the finger after the game. Once the adrenaline wore off and the pain set in I could only think of one thing as I sat in the hospital. "Kobe Bryant"

This guy broke his right index finger and was quoted as saying "you just get used to it, it's a different technique to shoot the ball." So when the doctor walked in and told me 6-8 weeks I simply said "that's impossible, find a way to make sure I suit up [two days later]" Now the doctor told me there's a chance my finger could have ended up looking like this guys but it was just the top knuckle so I'll take my chances. Someone better tell these doctors to GET FAMILIAR

Now, since I've been out the blog game (it's extremely annoying to type without your left middle finger) I decided to get back on my "Brothers & Sisters" (pause). Every family has problems, mine included, but these Walkers...well they fit a ridiculous amount of problems and solutions into 41 minutes. Meaning between the cliffhangers and the blocks of free time, I watch at least four episodes a sitting. Without giving anything away, something major happens to two of my favorite TV characters in the most recent season. With the exception of Entourage and Dexter this is my favorite show on Television. Those three cover a wide array of spectrums and I feel like it completes my TV trifecta. If you are unfamiliar I'd recommend you to GET FAMILIAR very quickly because last month, ABC deemed Season 5 a "go."


Sticking with the TV theme I've also had a chance to check off a few "movies I've wanted to see since the Oscars." Most notably Brothers and Blindside which were neither as good as expected but enjoyable nonetheless. They were both held to pretty high standards so maybe if I could relate to my wife and brother hitting it off or being adopted and looked after by Sandra Bullock I would have enjoyed them more.

Besides the TV series' and the movies I've had a good amount of time to tidy up my music collection. Slaughterhouse (aka the Supergroup aka The Four-Headed Monster aka The Greatest Rap Group of All Time) just signed to Shady Records. So their next collective album is going to be another instant classic (remember where you heard it first)... Anyway, independently all of the members are dropping solo projects



Joell Ortiz- Free Agent
Crooked I- Million Dollar Story
Joe Buddens- Mood Musik 4
Royce Da 5'9"- Bar Exam 3



So as of late, to create that buzz, these dudes have been leaking tracks and freestyles and I'm willing to argue that there is no other "Hip Hop Artist" that can compete with any of these four right now. So if you aren't familiar with Slaughterhouse...GET FAMILIAR...Here is a little taste of how lyrical these guys can be.






"I do this for Sean Bell nobody's forgotten you
I do this for Diallo yeah this what Amadou (I'ma do)
I do this for both Kings, Martin Luther and Rodney
Life beat my ass til Hip Hop came and got me"

"I'm a big f*ckin deal ask Biden, the flow walkin' on water just like Posiedon
with a Trident, I get rich or die trying, just like the n*gga five times ten
so every event you'll see me there faithfully, I'm in the "house n*gga" like I was light skinned during slavery"




"It makes sense, I'm being framed I'm a work of art, But if you broke dawg
Don't blame the economy, Don't come with a handout, Don't try to E.Honda me 
See, I never ask niggas to come and be fond of me
You met your match now, what up eHarmony?"




"You heard who better than me? B*tch bring em, uhhh, he stepped up like Rocky
he’ll probably be finished. He’ll go from looking like he Balboa to Rocky Dennis
you thought you was winning...til every tooth in your mouth is in a pouch in your pocket
the next time you talk to your dentist"


And just so you know I'm not a lazy, 9 strong finger having bum I've also made significant progress in my book. It's entitled Talent is Overrated and it suggests that an ability to achieve greatness is more related to life experiences, lucky breaks and harder work rather than God-given abilities or natural born talent. It's not fair to try and paraphrase 300 pages in two sentences but it's a well written book with a lot of evidence to make you think...so I'd also suggest that if you are looking for a way to pass the time. If you didn't remember that reading is fundamental then you should probably go ahead and GET FAMILIAR.



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BG74 Gottingen vs. EnBW Ludwigsburg 81:76

Gottingen clinched a playoff spot with their 81-76 win at home against Ludwigsburg. Taylor Rochestie was the top scorer with 23 points while Jason Boone led the team with 6 rebounds. Michael Haynes scored 18 in the losing effort.

View Hightlights Here (scroll down)




5 KULAWICK, Robert * 6 0-0
0.0%
0-0
0.0%
2-4
50.0%
2-4
50.0%
0-0
0.0%
0 3 3 3 1 1 0 3 6 -3 24:10
7 MCNAUGHTON, Christopher 9 3-5
60.0%
1-1
100.0%
0-0
0.0%
4-6
66.7%
1-1
100.0%
2 3 5 0 0 1 0 3 13 3 23:14
8 Welzel, Tobias * 0 0-0
0.0%
0-0
0.0%
0-0
0.0%
0-0
0.0%
0-0
0.0%
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 00:04
10 ROCHESTIE , Taylor 23 6-11
54.5%
1-4
25.0%
1-6
16.7%
8-21
38.1%
6-6
100.0%
3 3 6 2 2 1 0 1 17 7 34:32
11 LITTLE, John 14 6-9
66.7%
0-0
0.0%
0-6
0.0%
6-15
40.0%
2-2
100.0%
0 2 2 0 3 1 0 2 11 3 29:36
12 Jacobson, Ben Nicht eingesetzt
15 Meeks, Michael 6 0-1
0.0%
0-0
0.0%
2-5
40.0%
2-6
33.3%
0-0
0.0%
2 1 3 0 0 2 0 0 7 9 17:25
21 Boone, Jason Gregory 0 0-3
0.0%
0-0
0.0%
0-0
0.0%
0-3
0.0%
0-0
0.0%
1 5 6 0 1 0 1 2 5 2 15:09
23 OLIVER, Chris 15 4-7
57.1%
3-3
100.0%
0-3
0.0%
7-13
53.8%
1-1
100.0%
3 3 6 3 1 0 0 2 13 -4 24:12
25 Schiecke, Jan Nicht eingesetzt
30 Jordan, Antoine 8 3-3
100.0%
1-1
100.0%
0-1
0.0%
4-5
80.0%
0-0
0.0%
0 5 5 1 4 1 0 1 16 4 27:53
33 Adamczak, Nico * 0 0-0
0.0%
0-0
0.0%
0-0
0.0%
0-0
0.0%
0-0
0.0%
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 03:45
TEAMAKTION
2 1 3 2 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 81 22-39 6-9 5-25 33-73 10-10 13 26 39 11 12 7 1 15 88 25 200:00
PCT 56.4% 66.7% 20.0% 45.2% 100.0% 7.3
5 KING, Michael 11 3-5
60.0%
0-0
0.0%
1-4
25.0%
4-9
44.4%
2-3
66.7%
0 4 4 2 2 0 0 4 9 -6 23:44
8 McCray, David * 7 2-3
66.7%
0-1
0.0%
1-2
50.0%
3-6
50.0%
0-0
0.0%
0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 4 -7 22:20
9 THOMPSON, TJ 9 0-2
0.0%
0-0
0.0%
2-6
33.3%
2-8
25.0%
3-4
75.0%
0 4 4 1 6 0 0 1 11 -2 30:53
10 Jones, Domonic 6 2-3
66.7%
0-1
0.0%
0-1
0.0%
2-5
40.0%
2-2
100.0%
0 0 0 4 1 1 1 4 2 6 16:24
12 Hadzovic, Nedim * Nicht eingesetzt
14 HEYDEN, Phillipp * 5 1-1
100.0%
0-1
0.0%
0-0
0.0%
1-2
50.0%
3-7
42.9%
0 0 0 1 0 1 1 2 1 -12 12:25
15 Haynes, Michael 18 2-4
50.0%
0-0
0.0%
4-8
50.0%
6-12
50.0%
2-2
100.0%
2 6 8 5 1 0 0 3 16 -8 27:12
22 CHANEY, Richard 7 2-3
66.7%
0-0
0.0%
1-2
50.0%
3-5
60.0%
0-0
0.0%
1 4 5 0 2 2 0 1 14 -6 26:39
23 Freeman, Rashaun 8 3-4
75.0%
0-0
0.0%
0-0
0.0%
3-4
75.0%
2-2
100.0%
2 3 5 0 0 0 0 2 12 8 11:23
34 Sanders, Marco Nicht eingesetzt
44 LOLLIS, Quadre 5 1-1
100.0%
0-0
0.0%
1-3
33.3%
2-4
50.0%
0-0
0.0%
1 3 4 2 3 0 0 2 8 2 29:00
55 Visser, Kyle Nicht eingesetzt
TEAMAKTION
1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 76 16-26 0-3 10-26 26-55 14-20 7 25 32 17 16 4 2 19 77 -25 200:00
PCT 61.5% 0.0% 38.5% 47.3% 70.0% 7.0
* Deutscher U24-Spieler
BG Göttingen 81 22-39 6-9 5-25 33-73 10-10 13 26 39 11 12 7 1 15 88 25 200:00
56.4% 66.7% 20.0% 45.2% 100.0% 7.3
EnBW Ludwigsburg 76 16-26 0-3 10-26 26-55 14-20 7 25 32 17 16 4 2 19 77 -25 200:00
61.5% 0.0% 38.5% 47.3% 70.0% 7.0


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BG74 Gottingen vs. Phoenix Hagen 76:69

Goettingen improved to 20-8 record defeating Phoenix Hagen 76:69. Rochestie Taylor netted 20, Oliver Chris posted 18 and Boone Jason nailed 17. Griffin Chase delivered 20 points in the losing case.



 
MEG GOETTINGEN (Coach: Patrick, John)
  Field Goals Rebounds  
# Name min 2pm-a 3pm-a ftm-a off def tot ast pf st bs pts
10 Rochestie, Taylor 35 5-13 2-5 4-4 1 5 6 5 1 1 0 20
11 Little, John 31 1-3 1-1 0-0 2 1 3 1 3 2 0 5
23 Oliver, Chris 30 5-13 0-3 8-10 6 2 8 0 2 0 0 18
21 Boone, Jason 30 7-11 0-0 3-11 4 3 7 1 2 1 3 17
30 Jordan, Antoine 18 0-6 1-1 2-2 3 1 4 0 2 2 0 5
5 Kulawick, Robert 27 0-0 2-4 0-0 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 6
15 Meeks, Michael 12 0-1 0-4 0-0 1 3 4 0 2 0 0 0
7 McNaughton, Christopher 9 1-7 0-0 1-2 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 3
33 Adamczak, Nico 3 0-0 0-0 2-2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
8 Welzel, Tobias  DNP - Coach's Decision
25 Schiecke, Jan  DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   19-54 6-18 20-31 17 18 35 8 18 6 3 76


PHOENIX HAGEN (Coach: Freyer, Ingo)
  Field Goals Rebounds  
# Name min 2pm-a 3pm-a ftm-a off def tot ast pf st bs pts
5 Griffin, Chase 32 2-4 4-6 4-4 1 2 3 1 2 0 0 20
23 Jordan, Michael 28 1-2 1-3 1-2 1 5 6 4 1 1 0 6
34 Kale, Jonathan 27 4-7 0-0 3-4 2 4 6 1 4 0 2 11
4 Pryor, Quentin 16 0-4 0-1 0-0 0 4 4 0 1 1 0 0
14 Fleetwood, Aaron 12 3-5 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 1 4 0 3 6
44 Turek, John 21 3-5 0-1 1-1 0 4 4 2 5 0 0 7
15 Kruel, Bernd 17 2-2 0-0 4-7 0 3 3 1 4 0 1 8
7 Jonusas, Zygimantas 16 0-2 0-3 2-4 2 4 6 1 2 0 0 2
20 Alijevas, Rolandas 15 0-0 2-3 0-0 1 2 3 4 3 0 0 6
6 Schwarz, Malte 6 0-2 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
8 Schwarz, Kristof 5 0-0 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
9 Grothe, Matthias  DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   15-33 8-19 15-22 7 30 37 16 27 2 6 69


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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Rated R(aw)


My little brother is the biggest Fabolous fan I know...and after I heard this mixtape I knew why...

There Is No Competition...except for Slaughterhouse (as you can tell by the setting of this video)

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Saturday, April 3, 2010

Daaaaaaaamn

My boys over at the DogSlice blog posted this last night and being a basketball player who has dunked on a fair share of people I felt it was a must that I repost it....man oh man...


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Let's Get Naked


Preface: In her latest video, Erykah Badu strips in Dealey Plaza, the location of President Kennedy's 1963 assassination.

CNN's Alan Duke reported yesterday that Erykah Badu's naked stroll through downtown Dallas, Texas, for a music video has earned her a disorderly conduct citation.
The singer shed her clothes as she walked through Dealey Plaza until she was nude and then fell near where President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.
Badu said the video was "shot guerrilla style," without a crew and in one take March 17.
A Dallas Police spokeswoman said earlier in the week that they wanted to press charges against Badu because children were present, but no one had called police or filed a complaint that day.
Police now have their witness.
In a video, Erykah Badu strips in Dealey Plaza, the location of President Kennedy's 1963 assassination.
"One witness did come forward yesterday, thus leading to the charges filed today," a statement from Dallas Police said Friday.
A citation of misdemeanor disorderly conduct has been mailed to Badu, who is a Dallas resident, police said.
"After much discussion, it has been determined that this charge best fits her conduct when she disrobed in a public place without disregard [sic] to other individuals and children who were in close proximity," the police statement said. If convicted, Badu could be fined $500, police said.
"It will be up to her as to how she wants to proceed further with this case," police said. "She can contest it in a court of law or simply pay the fine."
Badu and her representatives did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
She did post a series of short messages on the social networking site Twitter last weekend, soon after the "Window Seat" video was released on her Web site.
She tweeted that "there were children there. i prayed they wouldnt b traumatized."

Now before you watch the video understand that I'm a big Erykah Badu fan, now more than ever. No it's not her amazingly rotund posterior but rather the fact that she was bold enough to make a statement with this video. Her blood at the end spells GroupThink, which is a topic I'm familiar with thanks to a sophomore year paper that was assigned to me at NYU. And the message she's portraying is one people tend to forget...


So everybody...listen to Erykah Badu...it's time to Evolve


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