Monday, December 22, 2008

Twelve Days of Gheorghe-mas: On the 11th Day

On the eleventh day of Gheorghe-mas
Big Gheorghe gave to me
Eleven fillers filling
Ten Righteous Moments
Nine Head-lines We Want (in 2009)
Eight maids-a-milking?

Seven clips you-tubing
Six gifts worth giving
Fiiiiive(ish) feeeet of height
Four awful words
Three Richmond wins
Two sweet 'stache photos
And a fat guy in a jer-sey

Do I even have eleven fillers for this post? Does it even matter? All this post needs to do is hold some space until Whitney unleashes his epic Day 12 (yep, no pressure Whit, none at all). Could I talk about one of my favorite fillers here, the "Fashion is Dumb" posts? Sure I can, I'm writing this gibberish. Well then, in that case, here is my holiday selection for FiD (in this case it's not so much dumb as it is an excuse to post a pic of some models in zippy clothing...and awful stockings):

rob and I even tried to disguise our (my) endless filler by giving it a fancy Romanian name, Ceai Complet. It fooled no one, but it's still an enjoyable morning diversion.

Then there's this, my favorite ceai/filler post of all time. Dave even gave me an A++ for my effort. Yet no sentence in my honor. How sad.

Is bitching about the new McDonald's "Nuggnuts"ad campaign filler? I would think yes. Trust me, I like McNuggets quite a bit (you've all seen the fat guy in a jer-sey), but even I am appalled by this. The McNugget wedding cake makes me want to vomit. Then again, is this ad campaign any more bizarre or annoying than the "Whopper Virgin" ads? I'll get back to you on that one, as soon as I figure out why I should give two shits that an Inuit villager prefers the Whopper to the Big Mac.

The Ghoogles...enjoyable as all get out, but glorified filler. I hope all the American Anthem and Christmas Eve in Washington fans can get together sometime. Sounds like a rollicking good time.

Let's not kid. The aforementioned Ceai Complet often ends up just being this blog's version of Jay Leno's Stupid Criminals bit. But in that vein it does provide our loyal following with glimpses at pillars of the community such as this clown...and this fucking moron.

Speaking of morons, Mark's home state of Florida provides enough daily filler to be it's own blog. At the very least it could be its own regular blog post (Mark, I realize you are most likely engaged in a vicious papal ballot recount right now, but that's called a hint).

So, basically, after reading this day eleven drivel you probably want to know why we don't just call this Filler: The Blog? Well, first of all, back off. It's not easy perusing Drudge each morning and pulling Family Guy clips from an episode I watched for the 690th time the night before. But mainly, it's because the rest of the editorial staff actually provides you, the dear reader, with something of substance. Occasionally. But that sure as hell doesn't mean I plan to stop bombarding you with all these exciting "posts" in the new year. You could only be so lucky...

And of course, on that note, I'm ending day eleven the only way I know how...by going that extra push over the cliff, all the way to eleven...

34 comments:

Rhymenocerous said...

9:56 PM post time? Way to shoot yer load for nobody...

But a strong post. Strong to very strong.

TJ said...

If not right now, then we would've had to skip right over Day 11 to get to Whit's supposed Day 12 opus...

rob said...

the concept of 'day' is a bourgeois construct designed to keep the common man down. i applaud teejay's attempt to shatter that definition in pursuit of a better way.

TJ said...

Look at rob trying out that new 15 month "Word a Day" calendar his daughters gave him. Good job little buddy.

rob said...

my vocabularic kung fu is strong.

rob said...

though technically, bourgeois and common man are effectively synonymous. so i may, in fact, have outsmarted myself. i certainly outsmarted teejay.

TJ said...

But can it defeat Whitney's grammar jujitsu?

TJ said...

Actually, I paid very little attention to what you wrote, as is often the case. Someday, when you choose to use proper capitalization, I may actually read the words you write.

rob said...

capital letters are for the bourgeoisie.

TJ said...

Oh. My. God.

Is anyone else listening to Kornheiser right now?

TJ said...

It's a shame Mark is trapped in a bong somewhere, because I think he might appreciate our latest banner ad, which I read quickly and was sure said "Make 5K Meth at home".

rob said...

jmu held on to beat seton hall, and northeastern leads indiana by 8 in the 2nd half. caa feasting on terrible major conference foes. rpi, baby.

TJ said...

Indiana is sooooooooooo awful.

rob said...

please tell me you saw this:

http://deadspin.com/5114668/soccer-only-the-manliest-of-men-need-apply

Mark said...

Nice work, TJ. By the way, I got your hint but I don't wake up consistently early enough to post in the morning. And...yeah, I've been a bit busy lately. Greg's a handful. The only reason I'm in tonight is because his Mom declared in "game night" in the Hildebrand house...Greg's knee deep in a game of Taboo right now.

TJ said...

What, your truncated deadspin link? Yeah...awesome.

I am laughing my ass off right now picturing Greg trying to play Hungry Hungry Hippos or Don't Break the Ice.

rob said...

i just watched a little of that indiana/northeastern game. sucks is way, way inadequate to describe the hoosiers. they had a hard time maintaining their dribble and completing passes, let alone making baskets. i've not seen anything like that since the pickup game i played on sunday.

TJ said...

We've talked about this in this space, but perhaps we have not made this clear to you: they are returning ONE player from last year. ONE. And that one "player" averaged less than 2 points a game.

TJ said...

Lil' Bro Curry had 30 tonight in a Liberty win over perennial hoops juggernaut Northern Colorado.

rob said...

i'm aware of the hoosiers' limitations. it's still amazing to see. they'll be the washington state of major college hoops this season. on the plus side, it seems they'll know how to score some good weed.

TJ said...

I'd just like to make sure all of the GTB hoops fans are aware we are adopting Baylor's Curtis Jerrells this year. You can thank me in March.

Mark said...

Baylor's a nice team. They'd win the god-fucking-awful-this-year SEC.

TJ said...

Kyle Orton...you are the Bama of the Week.

TJ said...

Two nights in a row we've been treated to good games...

Whitney said...

Teejay . . . "filler" is in the eye of the beholder. Remember, one man's sandwich filler is the heart and soul of another man's caesar salad. You will never be just lettuce to G:TB's most fervent followers.

And that's . . . one to grow on.

TJ said...

Stop procrastinating. Get to work on Day 12.

rob said...

careful, teej. i was getting ready to adopt chris warren on our behalf and he went and blew out his knee.

rob said...

masn is reporting that the nats went to 8/184 for teixeira. i will be floored if he signs with that franchise for any amount of money.

Andrew said...

TJ you trying to take me to BWI tonight???

TJ said...

You sir are on your own...I'll be at National in just a few hours flying out myself.

Rhymenocerous said...

The Nationals should've learned from the Rangers' debacle with A-Rod. When you're a bad team and you sign a player to an exorbitant contract, you're still a bad team, but you're now one with a guy on your roster with an exorbitant contract.

The Nats can have him. The Mets or Yanks will pry him away in 3 years.

TJ said...

Happy Holidays...

ORANGE -- An alleged gang member has landed himself in jail for flashing gang signs in a photo he took while sitting on Santa's lap.

zoltan said...

Weenie?

Dave said...

i've got that HBO song in my head again-- except there's no movie.

in fact, i don't even have a TV.