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(Wo)Man Up!: Take it as it is or don’t take it at all

June 8th, 2012 No comments

Some things just shouldn’t be fucked with. But some people just can’t leave well enough alone and have to proceed to put “their spin” on something until they end up with a New & Improved bullshit version of a product that had no need of becoming either. Any of my closest friends, all two of them, will tell you that I am a fan of ingenuity and invention, but only when it’s needed, not in the name of tailoring a product to every Tom, Dick, and dumbshit Harry. Normally, I try to reserve criticism of anything that doesn’t directly affect me, not because I want to present an aire of tolerance, but typically because I’m too lazy to argue about something I could give two shits about. However, on a recent trip to my local Fine Spirit Emporium (aka the liquor store), I was shocked speechless for the better part of five minutes when I encountered a travesty in the whiskey isle. I speak, of course, of Jack Daniel’s Honey. Rant On!

Bountygate & Big Brother: Thuggery and Overstepping at Their Finest

April 5th, 2012 No comments

Have you ever had a random stranger tell you how to do your job? Do you remember that sting of disapproval that made you want to take a rusty knife to their face and carve off that shit-eating grin when they said, “May I?” That has got to be what professional sports leagues feel when the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform walks up twirling their “Look at me, I’m important!” fringed batons. How else are you supposed to feel when some entitled prick screams something to the effect of “You’re doing it wrong!” on a national stage? The Committee’s recent announcement that they will investigate the NFL’s ‘bountygate’ is just another example of their overstepping (The poorly photoshopped chap in the picture above is Rep. Darrell E. Issa, committee chairman – RP). In this instance, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell should do what MLB Commissioner Bud Selig didn’t do when the committee launched their investigation into MLB players’ steroid use: tell the committee to fuck off and go get an ice cream cone. Rant On!

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How NBC and Super Bowl XLVI Screwed Me Into Making Friends

February 15th, 2012 No comments

At the end of last year, we made the decision to join the growing masses of rebels and cut the cable TV cord.  Using Hulu and Netflix, we are able to watch all of the shows that interest us anyway, so why not save ~$100/mo?  For the most part, the past few months have been business as usual with us watching our shows and finding new ones to waste our time.  The only thing I was missing were sports, but even that impact was minimized:  ESPN3 got me through the College Bowl season and I stumbled through the NFL playoffs watching gamecasts (DirectTV is right, it is definitely not the same).  And when I saw that NBC was going to be airing the Super Bowl, I thought the stars were aligning in my favor.  I had watched a few games at the end of the season on their SNF site and was happy enough with the coverage.  I bought lottery tickets that very afternoon. Rant On!

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