Friday, March 31, 2006
Thursday, March 30, 2006
New shit, new shit!! Just got the new Ghostface; it's a banga! Seriously, the wu may not be relevant to the young youth no mo, but yo, cop this shit. The DOOM tracks are especially good, but the album's solid all around. Whoever thought these two would hook up? Pete Rock handles beats on a few too. Trife shows up on a couple tracks and he's decent, in a chino xl kind of way, I had no idea. The skits are funny even. Those circuit city bitches had it for 7.99 but were sold out. Best Buy's got it for 6.99, less than the price of 2 cracks. Oh, the pic's from all4gta.com.ru...crazy fuckin russians.
Tuesday, March 28, 2006
Well I made the shift to Linux, and man I've had to battle some buyer's remorse. It has become painfully clear how ignorant I am about how computers do what they do. Sometimes I just want to go back and undo taking the pill that allowed me to leave Microsoft's oh-so-convenient world, however I don't quite know how to undo things in Linux yet. D'ah well the steep learning curve does go to reinforcing my suspicions that too much convenience is no good for a person. Makes 'em stupid and easy to control. Anyway I hope to have enough skill to administer the league from my computer this season. I'll keep folks posted.
Ok, after 5 lifeless games, last night I finally saw the Sabes do some of the things that made them great to watch this season. It was a shootout loss yes. The Sabes were up 2 to start the third and could not seal the deal, granted. The Sabes did for the first time in 5 games play with honest-to-goodness passion and even a little desperation, and I prefer to take that as a good sign.
This is where Jasper will not be going.
You know that feeling you get when you realize you got on the wrong bus? This is not what I signed up for. I’m real tired of the world where this is a reasonable expectation, where people talk about their friend on the judiciary committee, where (as Joni Mitchell says) people are standing in the center, giving to get something.
I was feeling OK as of 7:00 though, I had my magnum bottle of wine and the Sabres were playing the Rangers, so it would be on my local MSG channel. But, for reasons I still don’t understand, the game wasn’t on TV. The channel guide was wrong, and the Sabres went on to lose in a shootout.
I saw the Neil Young concert film Heart of Gold last week. It’s the premier of an album he recorded two days before going in for risky brain surgery. A guy about to die sings about exactly the things you would expect: his favorite guitar, the best dog he ever had, and his time back home.
Everytime I think aboutDamn Neil Young, you’ve always been my boy, but that is just about exactly right; what I wouldn’t give for a beer and a smoke up on the old Urban porch.
It’s cool and breezy
I wish that I could be there
Just passing time
But, as Pilon up in Tortilla Flat would say, this is not a poem. The Sabres play on NESN tomorrow and I think I’ll buy a bowling ball. Any advice on what to look for?
Why did we think this was private?
So I guess my point is, fuck you world. If four superbowls can’t crush my spirit this Ivy league alienation isn’t going to make a dent. I’m going bowling this week, and I’ll watch a hockey game, and the Buffalo Diaspora will shuffle forward.
Monday, March 27, 2006
Like Carl Spackler, I have to laugh, really. While it's really fun to think about Bill putting on the camo and night vision specs for a late-night buzzing of KT's house the better target for the imagination is to figure out how to export this ineptness to other state GOP parties.
2) Randy Newman's album Sail Away = Amazing. Also, I found a copy of Cheech and Chong's Big Bambu album *with the original rolling paper* still inside at a local Chicago record store. Score.
3) I expect to be drinking vodka gimlets in the Twin Cities with Nate within the next 48 hours. The proper local authorities have been notified.
Sunday, March 26, 2006
The most eye-catching part of this bill is the part about the big-ass fence that is going to run along the border. The estimated cost of the fence is over 2.2 billion dollars. If we build a good-enough wall it can become a great piece of world history. The entrance can be a big arch with the words Gateway to
As the 2006 elections draw closer, we'll keep a watch on guys like Tom Tancredo who our friend Jasper may get to meet in a few months. Make sure to check out the immigration reform caucus.
On a lighter note, get ready to donate in the name of science.
Friday, March 24, 2006
The weather is warm and the golf is cheap. I'm about to storm this place like James K. Polk.
Adam Morrison gave us a moment out of Free to Be... You and Me. His squad may have had an epic collapse, but we now have the new diabetes role model in America.
This is some good stuff. If you havn't put some Sweet & Salty Nut to your lips, do yourself a favor and take a bite.
Tuesday, March 21, 2006
I can never post any pictures. The photo posting works about 5% of the time for me. How can I make a post without a picture. I need to type the html to put up a picture. Well, I cut and paste, but it's more steps than what I should be doing. That's ok. Why doesn't anyone ever write on this thing? Jasper! where have you been? I found this slideshow of Jasper working the back allies of Souix Falls. this may explain why he is too busy to post. I'll post on Fridays and Mondays for sure. Everyone pick up some days. I want some good shit to read.
Who here has watched the Oblongs? Introduced to me by Jess, I like to kick back with a High Life and watch a show that could take place in Buffalo. They live in the Toxic waste that pours in from the burbs. Power lines all around them. The dad, voiced by Will Farrell, is a honest hard workin guy. The mom is a raging alcoholic. That show is funny. Which brings me to a question that can start some chatter: What is the best cartoon on TV today?
Yo, If anyone is looking for a job in Buffalo, go to Buffalo.craigslist.org. Eastern hills mall is hiring people to wear Easter Bunny costumes.
Friday, March 17, 2006
Here's the heroic political statement of the week, with its not-so-unexpected consequences.
In the past I haven't liked the fact that the arena gets packed with leafs fans when the golden oldies come to town. This season has caused me to view the situation from another angle. To watch the Leafs put up such a spirited effort and still lose in front of 5 or 6 thousand Tonto faithful was real satisfying. Watched a nasty little skirmish break out at Pearl Street after the game.
Thursday, March 09, 2006
Wednesday, March 08, 2006
I really got going after I saw Beasties on Letterman. Most musical guests don't throw down like the Beastie Boys did on Letterman last night.
Then I read the Caps spot about the mix tapes. That had me jumpin and pumpin my fist. It took me back to throwing some maxell's in the recorder to catch what was being spun on WBNY. I remember how some punk friends of mine went down there and stole a 40. I sipped that shit like 3 years later. I think it had been sitting cracked open in the fridge the whole time. It was that or orange extract.
Let these memories light a spark. It's on this weekend.
Friday, March 03, 2006
Our local eateries have thrived off of this tradition for years. Catholic or not, growing up in Buffalo meant eating a fish fry during lent. Fish fry Friday was as inexpensive as pizza night and good for us too. Not only was there fish, but also potatoes, vegetables, and fruit. On a diet of fried food, the lemon wedge is a fruit.
Our eateries thrive on this time of year. A great fish fry can make a bar or restaurant. As the snow begins to melt, we come together once again as a community and celebrate being Buffalonians. Sadly, our way of life is under attack. That's why it's important to get out and eat a fish fry today. Buffalo needs each and every one of us. I will be sending money home to get a fish fry for me. My personal favorite fry is at Casey's Tavern.
Thursday, March 02, 2006
Can't say that I blame him though. Mismanagement over the past 5 has left some gangrene throughout the roster in desperate need of amputation. I still think that the Bills could have gotten a year or two more out of Milloy with a better D-line, and speaking of which, I gotta wonder what the plan is now that the brewer and patriot is gone. Adams takes with him any credibility the interior D-line might have had. This could really be a bumpy ride next season what with the uncertainty surrounding the CBA.