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Put your Lighters Up

I was reading my buddy Paradigm’s blog, the More Than Meets the Eye entry.  (nice Transformers reference)  Actually, he introduced me to blogging years ago, but I only sat down to do my own a couple months ago.  He actually wrote a book on blogging, so feel free to support who I have deemed The Originator and his book, The Rough Guide to Blogging.

In the blog entry, he quotes Chuck Klosterman’s definitions of archenemy and nemesis, however I want to take the nemesis one step further.  The way he defines nemesis has a negative connotation, so what if your nemesis is indeed your friend?  What if you not only get an invitation for cocktails, but it’s somewhat of an assumption that you are automatically invited or assumed that you are automatically going to get together each outing?  I will now term this person your “Lighter.”

The idea is that this person will “light a fire under your ass and get you going.”  Someone that drives you to do better because you are always trying to one-up each other.  Nemesis is the source of one’s downfall, whereas the Lighter wants you to succeed as well.  Your success in turn drives them to do better.  Your lighter will tear you down because he knows your strong enough to build yourself back up.

Examples:  makes sure he knows your sports schedule, so he can talk smack when you lose; negotiates a raise, bonus, or salary to make $1,000 more than you; wants you to hook up with a hot girl so he can hook up with her hot friends; wants you to get the Audi, so he can get the Lexus; calls you a lightweight because he drinks one more beer, mixed drink, or shot than you; wants to know your finish time, so he can go out and beat it;  wants to know what you did last night, so his story next time is that much better

A lighter is a good guy really because he drives you to be a better person.  WHO’S YOUR LIGHTER?


October 15, 2008 Posted by | Random | Leave a comment

Ann Curry

You, my dear, are the sole reason I am thinking of switching from the Today Show to Good Morning America.  You’re horrible!

It pains me to watch and/or listen to one of your interviews.  When I watch you interview someone, you make this face like you’re talking about something earth shattering and profound because you put so much thought into it.  Really, all it amounts to is what comes off as a mean face.  Here is Ann Curry’s think face:

Okay, so I thought maybe it’ll be better if I just didn’t watch.  The Today Show is legit, so it gets great interviews that I want to hear.  Turning away from the TV, it’s worse to listen to the actual interview.  You apparently are thinking about your profound comment, for you don’t know when to speak and not.  You’re constantly interrupting as someone speaks.  Let the person answer the fucking question!  Then there are long pauses in between questions that go unfilled.  The interviews just don’t flow, and I just end up being frustrated and wanting everyone to shut the fuck up at that point.

Ann Curry, you’re horrible.  I cut you a lot of slack because you were representing for Asians…sort of.  Meredith Viera, you’re worthless because you’re never there.  You must still be trying to figure out how to say your fucking name properly in Portuguese after 50 years.  Matt Lauer, you can stay because you actually know what you’re doing.  Al Roker, keep coonin because it’s what you do best.  Maria Menounos, you’re hot, so just keep quiet and be a pretty face.



October 9, 2008 Posted by | Ann Curry, Random | Leave a comment

Dancing with the Stars

So Dancing with the Stars must be the most evil show out there.  It is slowly corrupting sports and the balance of entertainment these stars are coming from.  People that have a flourishing career should take a note from Chelsea Lately.  When asked if she would ever go on the show, she replied “No, I have a job.”

That’s just it.  Having done organized hip hop dance in the past, I know that it takes time and physical work to do this “hobby.”  Jason Taylor decided to hold out from football training camp in order to continue competing on the show.  Missing training camp, he also missed the workout sessions to get into football shape.  Dance muscles are very different from football muscles.  Now that he returned to the field, the Dolphins were smart in trading him.  He is indeed getting up there in football years and his lack of off season training has gotten him on the injured list indefnitely.   He also ended his streak of 133 straight games played.  What is the root of all this evil?  Dancing with the Stars!

Now, our latest casualty.  One of the faces of the whole sport of volleyball, Misty May-Treanor, ruptured her achilles and will be out for the next 6-9 months.  Misty, what is wrong with you?  You are at the peak of your career, and you’re fucking around on some dance show.  So now you can kiss goodbye the million dollar tournaments you just won and the contracts you just signed.  More importantly, you just fucked your partner’s career.  This single show has changed the whole landscape of volleyball.  Misty and Keri were carrying the torch with the rising popularity of American volleyball.  Who knows the heights they could have gone with the exposure they were getting?  Will Keri Walsh get a new partner?  She should because Misty is a fucking idiot for going onto that damned show.  Fuck!  The AVP should have stepped in and put the kabash on that!

Misty May-Treanor Talks Leaving 'Dancing'                                Those are acutally “I just fucked up my career” tears!

Going on that show is no more intelligent than Ben Rothlisberger or Kellen Winslow getting into accidents while riding their motorcycles.  It is just as wreckless and an endangerment to those athletes careers.

Bottom line.  No one with a real job should go on Dancing with the Stars.  Only members of AARP!

October 8, 2008 Posted by | Random | 1 Comment


If you had purchased $1,000 of shares in Delta Airlines one year ago,
you will have $49.00 today. If you had purchased $1,000 of shares in AIG
one year ago, you will have $33.00 today. If you had purchased $1,000 of
shares in Lehman Brothers one year ago, you will have $0.00 today.

But, if you had purchased $1,000 worth of beer one year ago, drank all
the beer, then turned in the aluminum cans for recycling refund, you
will have received $214.00. Based on the above, the best current
investment plan is to drink heavily & recycle. It is called the 401-Keg.

kudos to!36664C9801636C53!821.entry for writing this blog way before i even got it in an email.  great minds think alike, so ill drink to that!

October 8, 2008 Posted by | Random | Leave a comment

Stream of Thought v. 1

What has Michigan Football come to when we lose to Notre Dame and Illinois in the same season in bad fashion.

Barack the Vote

Is this country really going to get deceived for a 3rd term by an unqualified cabinet member?  Bush, Bush, Palin

“Looking presidential” is an adjective you can not apply to McCain.

“Looking old and crotchety” are adjectives you can indeed apply to McCain…ala Ebenezer Scrooge.

Will the Lions achieve what the Dolphins could not last year…post a donut in the win column for the season?

Will my Newcastle boys be relegatd this year?  Not looking good.

Will any of my sports teams start doing well, so I have something to root for?  Well, I take that back.  I’m a true fan, unlike so many player first fans out there, so I will always “root” for my teams.  Will I have something to be proud of and be able to talk shit about is the better question?

My current list of good shows to watch – Entourage, Californication, True Blood, Weeds

How bad will the economy get?  Have we seen the worst?  Or has the worst yet to come?

Many times I just wish I was a kid again, without a care in the world!

Predictions for MLB:  Boston beats the Phillies in 6 to win again.  I don’t like it, but it is what it is.

It was a poor move technologically speaking for the baseball playoffs to move to TBS.  On the guide, people, myself included, usually start off with channel 2, scroll down a few pages to cover the main channels, check a few select ones that they like, then go to the movie channels.  TBS is in none of the above categories, so it can’t get any impulse watchers.

I find it troublesome as in what am I doing with my life…yet encouraging that this country has faith in youth (Barack and this guy)…yet all together weird that someone only 5 years older than I is in charge of the $700B bailout.

October 6, 2008 Posted by | Random | Leave a comment


I know 2 people flying today.  Those boys have some cajones cuz theres no way in hell id up in the air today.  Those are not friendly skies!

September 11, 2008 Posted by | Random | Leave a comment

Hello world!

This is the beginning of the beginning.  Putting pen to paper.  Living the dream…LTD!  Everybody love everbody…ELE!

September 10, 2008 Posted by | Random | Leave a comment