Friday, March 13, 2009

This is what six overtimes will do to you

It hurts to type. Despite multiple tooth brushings this morning, my mouth still tastes of Riesling. I've got a 9am all staff meeting. I'm supposed to rally for "TJ and rob Fun Day". And I still can't get this song out of my head...now you won't be able to either:

See the people walking down the street
Fall in line just watching all their feet
They don't know where they wanna go
But they're walking in time

They got Tha Beet
They got Tha Beet
Yeah
They got Tha Beet

See the kids just getting out of school
They can't wait to hang out and be cool
Hang around 'til quarter after twelve
That's when they fall in line

Kids got
Tha Beet
They got Tha Beet
They got Tha Beet
Yeah
Kids got
Tha Beet

Go-Go music really makes us dance
Do the Pony puts us in a trance
Do the Watusi just give us a chance
That's when we fall in line

We got
Tha Beet
We got Tha Beet
We got Tha Beet
Yeah
We got
Tha Beet
Everybody get on your feet
We know you can dance to the beat
Jumpin' - get down
Round and round and round


103 comments:

TR said...

Just got laid off. Dagger.

TJ said...

Oh Jesus...sorry TR.

TJ said...

Now I feel like an even bigger douche than normal bitching about being hungover.

rob said...

fuck, tr.

Mark said...

Sorry 'bout that TR. Get yourself nice and drunk today.

And yes, I am dragging as in a major way this morning. I cannot imagine what I would feel like if I had been drinking last night.

TJ said...

You'd be still drunk. But trying to down a venti coffee.

If, hypothetically, you were drinking until 2am last night.

jerome said...

Sorry TR.

TJ said...

TR, perhaps you don't even have internet access right now, but I think our readership would like a further rundown of this day for you...are you already boozing? Did you whip it out and piss on a desk on your way out? Did you leave a legendary TR souvenir in the bathroom for management?

Mark said...

I feel like management knew about TR's bran plan for Monday morning and decided to cut him off at the pass...you know, before he shit his pants in their offices on Monday. Seriously though TR...have a few on Rob.

TJ said...

rob, better make sure that wallet is locked and loaded, because I'm having between a few and a case on you today as well, you tiny little pissant.

rob said...

it's the least i can do after the showing you, mark and shlara made last night. i'm inventing a new g:tb award for the three of you. magnificent performance.

me, i was asleep two minutes into the first overtime.

rob said...

teej, do you have the matching t-shirts ready? i really think the devito/schwarzeneggar 'twins' gambit will go over huge today.

TR said...

The most annoying thing to me is that I have to take a local train home. I'll be okay as long as I maintain my usual level of vitriole towards society in general.

I may have to turn into this millenium's Fred Garvin. Ghoogle the name if you don't get the reference.

Unemployment. It's the new employment.

Whitney said...

"We find it's always better to fire people on a Friday. Studies have statistically shown that there's less chance of an incident if you do it at the end of the week."

Nice to know one of our own was decommissioned by the Bobs.

TR, if you want, I can throw your former employers on my personal boycott list. It's fairly debilitating when you get placed on it. Just as the Foo Fighters or the Wendy's on Lee Highway.

In all seriousness, very sorry to hear it. I hope your severance exceeds your time out of the workplace by some margin.

TJ said...

Add Creed and the Union Station movie theater to that list.

rob said...

i saw 'showgirls' in that theater. on opening day. yeah, that's right.

Whitney said...

And Paul's Deli. And the Commercial Tap House in Richmond.

I think Rob may still be boycotting the Best Buy at Seven Corners. And the Supercuts where the Asian lady gave him sideburn chunks.

TJ said...

rob, will we be storming the floor later?

rob said...

i should certainly hope so

rob said...

hear me now and believe me later: if michigan state gets a #1 seed they go out in the round of 32.

Mark said...

There's no way they get a #1 seed, is there?

Marlin said...

Are George & Lennie going to provide in game/at bar updates?

TJ said...

Yes, we will provide real time updates for you...

rob said...

i can confirm that we are at the dubliner. i just ate a chicken sandwich with cheddar cheese, bacon, and fried jalapenos. i eschewed the chili on top. teejay is two vodka and red bulls in. hilarity to ensue.

Marlin said...

Gheorghe: The Twitter. . . Fantastic.

rob said...

dub ran out of red bull. teejay not deterred, went to a convenience store to replenish. all is well.

TJ said...

The metro really takes the juoce outta you...

rob said...

no massive crowds leaving the metro. don't these people know an ncaa berth is on the line?

rob said...

time to buy cheez-its.

TJ said...

Yeah, we tearing up some public transpo on our way...

Mark said...

If Rob loves Cheez-Its it might be time for me to reevaluate my hate for him.

Marlin said...

I love the image some indian IT guy on the way home from work sitting next to TJ who is stinking of last night's wine while crushing red bulls and sneaking sips out of airline sized bottles of vodka.

TJ said...

The AU cheer squad is hurting

rob said...

two nerrrvous basketball teams. took us 3 minutes of of clock time to find our seats and no points had been scored.

rob said...

this gym is smaller than my high school's. considerably. atmosphere is awesome. loud, hot, apprehensive. kinda like teejay's wedding night.

rob said...

guy in front of us has a signed kermit washington american jersey. awesome. film at 11.

TJ said...

Its the new 80/20 rule...Patriot League basketball, it white-tastic.

rob said...

teejay's making loud melissa stark references. amusement reigns.

TJ said...

I strenuosly object...the actual AU cheerleaders are kinda moaney

TJ said...

You haven't lived til you heard the AU band ruin the Village People

Shlara said...

Is there any chance we can get a score or some play-by-play recaps of the actual game?

Whitney said...

What's the score? I don't feel like going over to ESPN.com

Shlara said...

And, I don't get these stations in my office...

rob said...

yes there is. you can turn your television to the channel that's broadcasting the game. we're purely color here.

rob said...

well, fuck. au leads 28-18 at the half. little bit sloppy. american's getting points from everyone and playing tough defense. au's conference poy point guard, derrick mercer, had a terrible half - only 2 points. i'd feel pretty good about things if i were jeff jones.

Shlara said...

Ok, then. Give us a play-by-play of the halftime show

TJ said...

It's like Cats...but much much worse

rob said...

halftime pbp: layup, layup, layup, layup, layup, layup.

rob said...

mayor fenty bigfoots somebody, gets front row seat. keeping the little guy down.

rob said...

garrison carr with back to back triples - au up 43-25. teejay gives the billy packer 'it's over'.

TJ said...

rob is already chafing at the thought of us leaving pre-floor storming

Shlara said...

TJ, you CANNOT leave until the kids storm the court. That's the best part!

Whitney said...

Jeff Jones, Cowboy Cafe patron. If the they're tied after regulation, AU wins for that alone.

rob said...

you tell him, shlara.

also, i'm pretty sure kermit just farted. not cool.

rob said...

brian gilmore converts an old school three-point play, au up 53-36. second half moving slowwwwly - lot of fouls, holy cross pressing. teejay unhappy with a foul call.

TJ said...

Oh yeah AU band...its Billie Jean time...

rob said...

call off the dogs, ralph willard.

TJ said...

Stop

Fucking

Fouling

rob said...

storming! cool.

TJ said...

Photos and recap to follow...when we sober up....

rob said...

kicked some old school rap with teejay (grandmaster flash, y'all) before jumping on the train back to my car.

fuck. this really is gtb twitter.

TJ said...

Wow, I was sure Cuse would have nothing left...I was dead wrong...

Steve said...

thought you may be done for the nite TJ. and thought the cuse would mail this one in... guess not

TJ said...

Mark, you think Florida might want to sac up and beat Auburn?

TJ said...

It's not delivery...it's devendorf.

rob said...

cuse has no business winning this game. what the fuck is wrong with these cyborgs?

TJ said...

I mean, Baylor has to win the Big 12 tourney, right? They're four years removed from a teammate shooting another teammate execution-style and the coach deflecting the story with random drug dealers stories.

Plus, Scott Drew is Bryce's brother, yes?

TJ said...

I have tremendous manlove for Jonny Flynn.

rob said...

"nowhere do you show more toughness than by making free throws with the game on the line" - bilas on jonny "tough" flynn.

oops.

rob said...

who's fired up for the duquesne/temple a-10 final?

TJ said...

"So after Ollie makes this free throw..."

rob said...

if this game goes overtime, there's no fucking way i'm going to bed tonight before it's over.

TJ said...

What a shock...more overtime...un-fucking-real...

Shlara said...

I just got home from dinner. Is this really happening again???

TJ said...

I'll tell you what - no team in the last five years has had more great conference tournament moments than the Cuse.

rob said...

gerry mcnamara is suiting up in the tunnel.

Shlara said...

I really don't like Cuse, but I do like this Flynn kid.

rob said...

fucking duke. it's now official, and i really don't know when this happened, but i hate you. i hate you as much as i hate carolina. i hate you as much as i hate syracuse. fuck right off.

TJ said...

seriously, I can't do another overtime

rob said...

that was some bullshit, right there.

Mark said...

Jonny Flynn might have to be the new G:TB mascot. TJ loves him (natch), I love him, Shlara loves and Rob should love him because he's a midget (relatively speaking).

And, I'm saying it right now. I won't watch minute of Florida in the NIT. Not even if they make to the finals again. I've had it with these bunch of pussies. I hate this team and its allergy to defense and toughness.

TJ said...

Suck it Carolina

Mark said...

Damn...I predicted TJ would type "suck it tarheels".

rob said...

little gtb cross-promotion for y'all:

http://stormingthefloor.net/2009/03/stf-road-trip-gheorghe-dances-american-style.html

big thanks to eric at storming the floor.

rob said...

i'm trying to love jonny flynn, but that yankees cap he wore while walking into msg isn't helping.

TJ said...

It appears the Cuse may be all out of juice

TJ said...

Is the Big East getting three #1 seeds now?

TR said...

#1 seeds: Lville, UNC, Pitt, Memphis

Mark said...

TR's probably right but I just can't endorse Memphis as a #1 seed. They are clearly a level below last year's team and their conference continues to be utter crap. For christ's sake, they've beaten UTEP and Tulane in the last two conference tournament finals.

rob said...

jay cutler's a little bitch. he's going on the list.

TJ said...

I would like to see Joe Lunardi miss a couple of bubble teams for once. I'm getting a little sick of his all-knowing attitude.

TR said...

I want the Jets to draft Cutler. I'll take a petulant guy with a cannon arm over Mark Sanchez at #17.

TJ said...

It's almost as if Seth MacFarlane wrote tonight's new Family Guy just for me:

The Juice Is Loose
Peter cashes in a winning 1989 raffle ticket that he had lost. The prize: a round of golf with O.J. Simpson. Peter, who had been unaware of Simpson's notoriety, thinks this is a fine idea.

TJ said...

Buckeyes are toast.

rob said...

we need some gtb-based hijinks/game of skill for the tourney. any ideas?

rob said...

i'm selling the big ten way short and going long on the big east. shocker.

Mark said...

I think thats probably the general consensus amongst our staff, Rob. I'd be shocked if most of my brackets don't have 2 Big East teams in the Final Four. Though, I'm always very weary of picking against Michigan State. For whatever reason, Izzo seems to get his teams to play their best during the tourney.

rob said...

sparty's got a pretty easy run to the sweet 16. i think kansas gets them there. my no-analysis-whatsoever, first-thought final four is uconn, kansas, pitt, oklahoma. i'd pay real american money to see blair and griffin play each other in the semis.

rob said...

i've got 4 big east teams in the final 8. that may be a little much.

Mark said...

I have a bad feeling about Kansas. My first reaction Final Four (and this will definitely change) is:

UConn
Syracuse
Xavier
Michigan St.

Oh god, no, that won't do.

The Drizzle said...

TJ,

Your boys are Siena got a bit f'ed. I'm pretty sure they'd trade their pretty 9 for an 11 to go against Marquette and Missouri instead of a home game against tOSU and then Louisville.

rob said...

i could definitely see cuse making a run - loads of moxie on that squad, and good, good guards, which is a huge deal in march.

rob said...

somehow, i have a marquette/maryland sweet 16 matchup. that ain't happening. gonna need to change that one when i do a bracket for money.