Thursday, September 02, 2010

It's Change G:TB Can Believe In

Soooooo, I hear the Wizards need a new P.A. announcer?

2010-2011 Wizards Public Address Announcer Tryouts
What: The Wizards are looking for a new voice to announce their home games for the upcoming 2010-2011 season. We’re looking for a booming and authentic voice to help bring our games to life. Basketball announcing experience is a plus, but not mandatory.
When: Monday September 13 from 6pm-9pm
Where: Verizon Center

I've got a booming and authentic voice (many would say annoying as well). I figure if I put this in (virtual) print, I can't back out. So yeah, I'm gonna do this on Monday night the 13th. Wish me luck. No matter what happens at least the wrap-up post will be entertaining.

*So, I googled P.A. announcer to get an image for the post, and it appears Mark is running the google image algorithm, because I ended up with this:

67 comments:

Jessica said...

Do it!

zman said...

Johnny Walker Red, neat. Doowit. Doowit.

T.J. said...

Guy I most look forward to announcing?

Yi Jianlian.

The Teej and Yi Show.

zman said...

TeeJay and YiJay.

d-train said...

is that ric flair?

d-train said...

washboard baby! WHOOOOOO!!!!

Greg said...

ZeeMan and the YeeMan?

Dave said...

who is that guy?

i am in a painful workshop designed to inspire me.

help me.

Dave said...

i am so bored my brain is eating itself

Jerry said...

I'd recommend crafty quips. Like

That's WallBall!
You got stung...by Nick Young!

rob said...

teej, i'll have our guy bronbron put in a good word for you.

Geoff said...

A young lad in my office is a recent W&M grad and is still in touch with current students. Apparently in an on-going effort to curb drinking games/binge drinking, all (remaining) fraternities were told this week that they must immediately remove any beer pong tables from their house, and if they fail to do so the beer pong tables will be confiscated. I don't see how this is enforceable (who's to say what any given table is used for?) but I'm really impressed with the Admin stepping up their game in the on-going effort to eliminate all forms of fun.

T.J. said...

Dave, is your workshop entiled "Don't Stand So Close to Me?"

Dave said...

ha ha.

i predict pong ping will make a come back . . . they can't outlaw ping pong tables. or tables in general-- can they?

T.J. said...

The College of William and Mary. Established in 1693. Table-less since 2010.

zman said...

Sounds like W&M is now run by law firm recruiters.

Greg said...

What they don't realize is that more students get uncontrollably hammered by drinking liquor drinks in some dorm room than any other method.

Jerry said...

I think the only frats that are left are the ones that we don't like.

The real tragedy is that W&M style 2-cup beer pong is an endangered species. It's a far superior game than the more popular style and I don't know if it's played anywhere else. This could be the end.

Geoff said...

The guy in my office is a Sigma Chi. I'm not sure what other frats are still around, but he told me that SAE got the boot last year, I believe.

T.J. said...

Are you talking to the dude with no arms?

Jerry said...

I talked to an '04 guy a few weeks ago. He was a Theta Delt and said they got booted. I think he said it was Pika, SAE, and Moke and maybe that other one that I can't remember Unit D maybe...they were OK sometimes.

zman said...

Wow. I always figured SAE was bulletproof. They didn't haze, they'd take anyone so they could fill their house, they played inoffensive dance music, they enforced the guest list and back door policies (gs)...

zman said...

Here's a list of W&M's frats along with a good indicator of their frattiness.

http://tinyurl.com/27b9lnd

Greg said...

The two cup beer-pong style demands a far greater array of skills than the triangle-style. It's easy to "get lucky" on the triangle-style and hit a few shots because the target area is so much larger for the first half. Also, when your team is not shooting, there's nothing to do but stand around. The W&M style keeps players engaged throughout the match.


And Teej, that guy was a Phi Tau.

Geoff said...

I have run into the Phi Tau with no arms twice since graduation...once at a bar, and once because apparently we use the same financial planner/accountant.

SAE had a drunk pledge fall down their back steps and go to the emergency room and that was the death knell...or so I'm told.

Greg said...

There's also a new frat, "Beta" that you can basically just sign up for. Kind of like the Pika business model.

Geoff said...

SAE has 7 brothers?

Jerry said...

Intentional downsizing so they could increase the size of their pictures on the composite.

Jerry said...

Beta hazing "This IS a drinking club!"

Geoff said...

I'm proud of Delta Chi for sticking it out all these years. Those douchebags proved all the naysayers wrong...except for the naysayers who said "Those guys suck"--those particular naysayers were spot on.

zman said...

What the hell is Delta Chi? I remember Delta Phi.

T.J. said...

Who's the poor SAE brother who doesn't have a partner for Anal Mondays?

Jerry said...

Does he wear glasses? Yup

What does he bench? Less than 100 pounds.

Welcome to Delta Chi.

Jerry said...

With an odd number they just go with the Anal Loop.

Geoff said...

I meant Delta Phi. Delta Chi is the wife swapping fraternity I just joined which meets in the Peruvian chicken place down the street.

zman said...

Quimby.

zman said...

Pollo Rico?

Geoff said...

I believe the 7 SAE's were the inspiration for the Human Centipede.

Greg said...

I'm pretty sure every year there's some freshman who tries to convince his buddies, "let's ALL rush Delta Phi: it's right by the sororities and we can take it over and make it cool".

It's actually not that bad of a plan in theory. But in practice, who wants to put up with socially inept scrubs for something that might not pan out anyway.

Geoff said...

Seriously, how good is El Pollo Rico? The answer: Very to extremely.

T.J. said...

PLANTAINS BITCHES!!!

Greg said...

Pollo Camparo is every bit as good.

Geoff said...

Bull shit, Greg. Take it back.

Jerry said...

Over at Pollo de la Muerte Freduardo cooks a mean bird.

Greg said...

Yeah, but the horchata at Pollo de la Muerte tastes like somebody emptied an ashtry into some milk and poured it over ice.

zman said...

The best part about Pollo Rico is the guy with 6 fingers who chops up the chickens. I always used to watch him chop, eagerly expecting that extra digit to stray too close to the blade.

Greg said...

They omitted the seared pork loin with lime jello. But the mud soup with charcoal-arugula is outrageous.

T.J. said...

Inca Cola is da bomb.

Greg said...

I prefer the "jugo de coco", which is nice with either some light rum or the "Easy Jesus".

zman said...

The zwoman excitedly emailed me that The Situation will be on Dancing With The Stars. Also on the list: Rick Fox and Kurt Warner; Hasselhoff and Michael Bolton; Margaret Cho and Mrs. Brady; Bristol Palin; and a bunch of other people I've never head of.

Are these really "stars"?

Dave said...

i love that jerry got all jersey with the "how much can you bench insult."

by the way,

i can bench any member of the g:tb staff.

Dave said...

and when did "bench" become a verb?

mayhugh said...

Welcome back, football. Love ya, pal.

Mark said...

The last dozen or so comments saved what was a terrible comment thread.

FRAT!

d-train said...

is the utah pitt game not on?

d-train said...

never mind. it's on versus.
i've been out watching some real football. jaguars baby. catch the mediocrity!

d-train said...

hopefully someone here is catching the end of this utes game.

Jerry said...

This is outstanding.

Jerry said...

I despise the super-late icing, but, that was kind of fun.

So icing works...or not

Squeaky said...

Stay strong, Martha Wood.

zman said...

I'm thinking about upgrading from my 4-year-old Motorola Razr to a Blackberry so that my personal phone and my work email are all in one place. It has to be a Blackberry because the IT guys at work won't allow us to use anything else for work email. I understand zero about this stuff. Any suggestions for a good BB that will support TMobile service?

I asked a guy at work and he said something about "tethering" the phone and I said "You mean like wearing it on your belt? I don't want to do that." and he looked at me with disgust and explained that this allows you to get the interet on your laptop through your Blackberry much faster than through wifi. How does that work?

Igor said...

Smirnoff icing? Gay, Jerry. Gay.

Igor said...

Squeaky can probably tell you. A couple of folks in his company do the tethering thing.

Of course, with T-Mobile, I think you only get a strong signal if you are climbing their tower.

Igor said...

And speaking of the Martha Wood, here's an informal invitation to Jerry, TR, Mark/mayhugh, Geoff, D-train, Marls, Michael Jack, and everyone other GTBer and FOGTBer whose address I don't have.

Sept 24-26, 40 Hours of Fun, OBX, Igor turning 40. Let me know if you're coming, and this trip alternate accommodations are needed, Igor's dad is being a bit of a Mike Love about "not ruining the house" or something.

Geoff said...

Yeah, tethering is simply attaching a cord from your blackberry to your laptop and using your blackberry's signal as a way to get internet access. Pretty much every blackberry has this capability.

I'm now on my 6th blackberry and I'm happiest with my current model, the Tour. I would generally avoid any of their models with a touch screen--they do a shitty job with that technology.

d-train said...

igor - thanks for the invite. i saw that a couple months back on your "fb" or maybe in a mass email. will be continuing w/the month of d-train while golfing in scottsdale with the usual suspects from incester, including buckles. if you'd consider moving it back a wkd, i'd consider partaking. let me know.

T.J. said...

http://ow.ly/2z3mN