Saturday, October 13, 2012

Metapostal

It's been a struggle, friends. I've had the best of intentions lately, but the least of motivation. So in an effort to break things free, I offer you a sample of the posts that I've begun and failed to finish in hopes that a) one you decides to finish them, b) seeing the words on the e-page inspires me to do it myself, or c) postcount!

1. A preview of the new sports documentary Knuckleball, which features one of my favorite athletes, Tim Wakefield, and the terrific story of R.A. Dickey. I got as far as placing the link to the trailer in a draft.

    2. A zman-like new music preview, featuring work by Bob Mould, Cat Power, Divine Fits, Ben Gibbard, Doomtree, and a half-dozen other acts. I made a list of new bands I liked. Didn't get much further. (But seriously, the new Cat Power is sublime.)


    3. A CAA Hoops preview, in honor of tonight's Midnight Madness season-opening practice. Talked about this one on Twitter, but didn't spill any electronic ink in Blogger.
    4. A compilation of the new (again) rumors of a forthcoming Smiths reunion. I got to see the Police when I never thought I would. Caught Bob Mould live when I thought he was done touring. Saw Crowded House on their reunion tour. I'd pay really good money to see Morrissey and Marr live. Got a title on this post in the drafts, and not much else.
    5. A post based on a picture of Joe Biden from last night's debate that made me laugh. I probably won't do much with this one.

Feel free to take any of these and blog away. Or tell me what else you'd like us to start and not finish in the comments.

109 comments:

zman said...

Maybe a post on how Gnats fans' hopes and dreams were mangled like danimal's vas deferens and the potential causal link between the two events.

rob said...

shlara, your visa to visit red sox nation has been approved. small consolation perhaps, but 2003's gut punch helped make 2004 all that much better. 'course, so did 1986, 1978, 1975, and all those years only my grandparents remember.

TR said...

I have no need for a protocol droid.

TR said...

I sense a hangover effect for the Yanks tonight. Too quick a turnaround after an intense 5-game series.

T.J. said...

rob, did you give any effort to, you know, making sure the clips aren't half off the right margin?

T.J. said...

and nice use of the jump...

rob said...

nope.

and the jump thing was an accident i couldn't figure out how to fix. feel free to adjust to suit your needs.

Clarence said...

The Smiths reunion will never happen. They've been offered millions. They've heard adoring fans clamor for it for 20 years. They've had time to reflect. Neither guy is all that interested. If they do, Rob, I'll spring for good seats. If not, you owe me a beer.

Dave said...

don't feel bad, rob. i'm working hard on not writing a sci-fi novel every day.

rob said...

i'm trying to get through cryptonomicon. it's fantastic, but it's so damn long. i'll pretend you wrote it.

Danimal said...

tech sucks but i think they come back and win this by a couple of td's.
texas blows.
IM World Championships coverage on line. half a dozen locals partaking.

rob said...

trying to convince myself south cackalacky has a chance in death valley tonight. anyone wanna help?

Danimal said...

I like so car. I think they win it.

rob said...

tre mason's dad was in de la soul. this is cool.

Danimal said...

Rob....I just realizes I also bet on Texas today so......

Danimal said...

I also bet on stanford

Danimal said...

U punks watching tribe/dukes.

Danimal said...

Is nd playing Metallica a la vatech prior to kickoff? W...t.....f.....

Danimal said...

Jmu is the vatech of our j.v. League

rob said...

same old sorry ass duke. and again, ha ha, auburn (/nelsonmuntz).

rob said...

can't find the tribe game on my telly

Shlara said...

Rob, I don't think I have the heart or stomach to be a Sox fan...this is so painful.

Danimal said...

Nd Stanford a great one if you like defense.

rob said...

nice kick, shankapotomus.

Danimal said...

Note to self....the 2 year old thinks "go in the bathroom and get some t.p. to wipe the snot off of your nose" means put the roll of toilet paper in the toilet.

Danimal said...

Get some Texas tech!

Mark said...

Rob- Tre Mason's Dad IS in De La Soul. They're not dead or broken up. Also! I mentioned this on Twitter last season. Keep up, tiny.

Have to admit, the mud run I participated in was actually lots of fun. Waking up at 6:15 this morning was decidedly less fun.

rob said...

my bad, mark. will try to do better.

and you're welcome to come up here for next year's super spartan.

zman said...

De La Soul Is Dead. No?

Mark said...

Nice work, Z.

Rob: that's all I can ask. And I really appreciate the Spartan invite. Think I'll pass though. As Kenny Powers once said, "I'm not trying to be the best at exercising."

Mark said...

Also, I like South Carolina tonight too. Not enough to bet on it though. Didn't really care for many of the bets today. Except Bama -21. Cause, you know, Missouri sucks.

Bets I do like: Vandy +6 in the 1st half (Vandy's good at home and this has trap game written all over it for Florida. LSU last week with South Carolina and UGA each of the next two weeks).

FSU -17.5 in the 1st half. (They're at home, pissed off and BC is garbage)

The under on LSU-South Carolina (How is the O/U 37.5? Don't know but I'll take it).

Dave said...

rob, you can't finish "cryptonomicon" unless you quit watching all TV.i remember being very proud of myself when i finished it, but now i can't remember a word of it, so you might be better off with the telly.

zman said...

You'll never retrieve the Necronomicon!

Danimal said...

1st non stress free game

Danimal said...

Did tribe miss a kick there? What happened?

Danimal said...

Totally expecting a golson turnover here.

T.J. said...

come on, Irish, at least get this to OT

Danimal said...

Wow...tribe d tough

T.J. said...

GET IT DONE TOMMY

Danimal said...

Donkey dick....wtf is that

T.J. said...

OK, overtime...here we go (dog runs over with beer)...

Danimal said...

Jmu tribe game something else...

T.J. said...

I see danimal is a fan of Brian Kelly's play-calling.

Danimal said...

Reflecting back...it IS Tommy Turnover in the game so ok.

Danimal said...

Let's see how many penalties mike golic jr can get in overtime.

Danimal said...

Dukes win. Irish?

T.J. said...

REEEEEEEEEEEEES

T.J. said...

alex rodriguez back in lineup, batting sixth tonight
/only TR and I care

T.J. said...

i hope this stands

Danimal said...

Yeah. That is right.

T.J. said...

that was an, um, interesting ending

Danimal said...

America. Fuck. Yeah.

zman said...

What's the deal with this sudden surge in Adderall use by NFL players?

rob said...

you are looking live...at george mason soccer stadium, where the tribe of wlilliam and mary is taking on the home team.

Danimal said...

My nads all of a sudden feel great.
Sounds like fun rob. Just kidding.
At least you will see lots of scoring and extreme athleticism on both sides of the ball. Seats are probably comfy too.

rob said...

seats are making my nads as cold as danimal's. scoreless just before the half. but lots of running and jumping.

Danimal said...

You are doing the running and jumping?

rob said...

i'm doing the nad freezing. mason tallies from a corner - 1-0,

Danimal said...

Good wagering Mark.
Diggin the so car uni's

Danimal said...

muschamp caught digging a big old bat out of the cave on nat'l tv. he rubbed it on his pants though so he's somewhat classy.

Danimal said...

Can't believe this mason tribe soccer game isn't on.

rob said...

the nation missed a sick goal from a diving header by the hosts in the 86th minute. 2-0, bad guys.

back home now to warm up by drinking.

T.J. said...

alex rodriguez, still poop

T.J. said...

Curtis Granderson, that did not even resemble a big league at-bat. Good lord, man.

Danimal said...

Matt Millen and the bow tie. Fail.

rob said...

the gtb jinx got taylor heinicke today

Danimal said...

Robert Smith with the Dwight Shrute ensemble. Well played Robert. Well played.

rob said...

dammit, cocks

Lumpy said...

Death Valley proving to be too tough for the cocks

Danimal said...

Game over.

Lumpy said...

Yep I blame the gray camo

Danimal said...

I meant to suggest pregame that everyone take a drink when Brent says "snaps it off"....oh well. Next time.

Danimal said...

Nice make-up call refs.

Danimal said...

A td here would be....reeeeeal naaace.

rob said...

kick the figgie, obc.

or do that.

Danimal said...

Not a td

Danimal said...

Giggity giggity giggity

Lumpy said...

Now is a good time to mention les miles is a huge douchebag

Danimal said...

No contact lenses in so car?

Lumpy said...

The affordable care act will cover corrective lenses

rob said...

same old not good enough ass south carolina

Danimal said...

Oh my

Lumpy said...

Well said Robert

rob said...

ten years from now, we'll learn that the yankees are cheating worse than lance armstrong.

Danimal said...

Sportssportssportssportssports!

zman said...

Raul!

Danimal said...

Lance not a cheater. Not really. Kind of. Okay maybe.

Lumpy said...

At the very least the tigers can pull this out and make it worth it that my daughters gonna start crying in 6 hours

Danimal said...

They aren't really crying if you pretend not to hear them.

Lumpy said...

Is it just me or is Yankee stadium quiet with a lot of empty seats?

Danimal said...

I think they're in Jacksonville

Danimal said...

Tennessee game now interesting. I wanna go to sleepy town.

Lumpy said...

No shit dude. I should turn it in. Switched to coors lite to ride the Yankees game out. But this could go on for hrs.

Lumpy said...

You still out there zman?

zman said...

I am still out here. But I went to bed before the end of the game.

zman said...

Somehow they have two Scottish guys announcing the Shanghai Masters tournament. Unsurprisingly they appear to be rooting for Murray.

zman said...

Mark Cuban does Sketchers ads?

Clarence said...

Mark has said it before in this space, but the Red Zone Channel is spectacular. When your team plays at 4, getting all the best moments of the docket of 1:00 games commercial-free is pretty damn entertaining.

zman said...

Tebow!

Dave said...

first time all season that i am able to connect with my couch and beer for a giants game . . . i don't care if they get killed, t's nice to be not coaching incompetent children at soccer and instead watch some professionals.

Clarence said...

This Skins game feels like being punched in the stomach for 45 minutes where there aren't many bruises, but man, it's fucking rough.

Clarence said...

Wow. Mock the coronation of RGIII by the Skins homers, but that run was friggin' awesome.

Mr KQ said...

Looked like he was ready to bust over a couple hurdles at one point. #gamechanger

zman said...

I am drunk. My father and his wife came over or dinner and I had to drink heavily to make it through peacefully. Geoff, start Bradshaw. He's good.

mayhugh said...

I watched the Skins late on DVR - was it just me or were there no commercials in the first quarter... what up?

Ponder is not quite the finished product.

RGIII does not look very fast, but I think he is.

Pinnacle's line of flavored vodkas is going to make me get drunk 140% more often.

rob said...

that rg3 touchdown is gonna cost me my fantasy contest, but my team didn't deserve to win in the first place.

mayhugh said...

Rob, did you root for the skins during the Saints bye week? You can tell me.

rob said...

watched a grand total of one quarter of nfl football yesterday, and it didn't involve the skins

amanda young said...

Looks fantastic. Looking forward to it. Amanda Vanderpool