Friday, May 31, 2013

Futile Superfans Pantsless Griffins Uber NCAA Baseball Previewgasm

I was told to write a Tribe NCAA baseball tourney game preview. Well, here you go...(warning, this post is going to be a disaster)

For only the third time in school history, and the first as an at-large bid, the William and Mary Tribe have made the NCAA baseball tournament, despite a lackluster showing in last weekend's CAASe7en tourney (went 2-2, losing to academic bastion Towson in the championship round). The Tribe take the field today at 2pm as the #3 seed in The Raleigh Regional, facing #2 seed Ole Miss. You know what they say, throw our the records when these two get together (no one in their right mind says this). Also in this regional: top-seed NC State and soon-to-be-CAA member Binghamton (I think. conference realignment scares and frightens me. much like an elliptical machine). Regional play is double-elimination, with the pod winner advancing to the Super-Regional. For the hell of it, here's who the Tribe will face after they win the pod (FUTILE SUPERFANS UNITE):

Fun fact: William and Mary has ZERO wins in the NCAA baseball tourney. ZERO. I even checked with twitter to confirm what I think I thought I already knew (I sound like FUPA Peter King now). But hey, unlike the Burg hardcourt denizens, at least these guys have made the dance...

The Pantsless Griffins have made the NCAA tourney two times prior to the 2013 at-large selection, in 2001 as CAA champions and in 1983 as ECAC South champs (now you're just making up conferences). In 2001, Clemson and South Alabama took down the Tribesters. In '83, North Carolina destroyed W&M 11-0 in the first game and then the Tribe lost 13-8 to the scholars of JMU.

Quick aside: You might have heard the (god awful) mascot for William and Mary is a Griffin, a Griffin who lacks a particular piece of clothing. Well, today I learned there is an actual f'ing website called "Dress The Griffin". Seriously. It even has an app. Who are the ad wizards who came up with this one?

Killer chain, bro

Please keep the mythological Greek creature away from the children.

Game preview: Oh, right, the actual contest at hand. W&M enters the game with a record of 37-22, one victory shy of the school record for wins (their 17 CAA victories did set a record). Ole Miss, after beginning the season 19-1, also enters the game with a 37-22 mark. At their highwater mark this season, the Rebels were ranked No. 6 in the nation.

The Tribe will send sophomore Jason Inghram (8-6, 3.46 ERA) to the mound this afternoon, opposed by Ole Miss junior Mike Mayers (5-5, 2.98 ERA). W&M star pitcher John Farrell, a 1st team all-CAA performer, is the likely regional Game 2 starter. I think rob delved a bit into Farrell's outstanding season in a previous post, but since I don't read anything on here, I'll add a few nuggets on the best pitcher the Burg has seen since before WWII. Farrell was 11-2 on the year, with a 2.80 ERA and 86 strikeouts against just 13 walks. The kid is a neuroscience major, and three grafs into this profile of Farrell we get a Marcus Aurelius name drop. Stoicism, for the win.

Moving the dish, the non-pants-wearing Griffins are led by 1B Michael Katz, who is hitting .365 with 5 HRs and 47 RBI entering Friday's action. His plate work is complemented by 2B Ryan Lindemuth, who has a nearly identical offensive line (.363, 4 HR, 47 RBI). As a team, the Tribe hit .296 on the year with 17 home runs, 330 runs batted in and 367 runs scored.

Not to be ignored, Ole Miss has a hitting superstar as well, catcher Stuart Turner. The junior backstop is hitting .381 with five dingers, 44 runs scored and 50 RBI. On Thursday Turner was named to the Collegiate Baseball's All-American team.

TJ, how do I follow along with the action, you may (not) be asking? Hunker down in your cube with (@TribeAthletics) open in your non-porn browser window for live stats and audio, provided by Wes Kempton and new FOG:TB Kris Sears (@kasear). It seems ESPN3 will also be streaming action from all 16 regionals this season, so hit that up if you get it.

Important youtube clip inclusion:

Are you pointing to the sky? Are you #1? Or do you just want everyone to watch the Lloyd Christmas clip again?
Go git 'em, Tribesters. Do it Bill Bray, Brendan Harris and Will Rhymes, fellas.

For more details on today's matchup, and the squad in general, be sure to check out this legitimate game preview, not the schlock I provided above.

Full NCAA tourney bracket can be found here.

Action Bronson is Very Gheorghe

I briefly mentioned Action Bronson here once before and I again encourage you to listen to his music. Here's the cover to his upcoming album, Saaab Stories (which should not be confused with Leaders of the New School's "Sobb Story"):

Despite this very misogynistic but musically traditional woman-as-object cover art, Action Bronson is very Gheorghe. Seriously, he must have watched yesterday's cottage-cheese infused post before he put this gem together.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Squeaky sends a link

Everyone once in awhile, I will receive a twitter direct message from Squeaks with an interesting link that he wants me to post. Sometimes, it will be a dick shot, Weiner-style, but those I just print out and frame. The useful links, I post here, such as the video below.

This is apparently a band called Major Lazer, who sadly I am barely familiar with (I do see that they have a label, and have therefore been featured on GTB before, but alas, I suck at the music). In fact, I know more about the folks featured on this track than the actual band, but that is neither here nor there. Enjoy this doozy, folks:


 And yes, I realize we are days behind the internet hivemind in posting this. But I don't care.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Roll Your Own

For more than 200 years, a hardy band of Britons met each May at the top of Cooper's Hill and chased an 8-pound wheel of Double Gloucester cheese (a full-fat, hard cow's milk cheese, for the uninitiated) to the bottom.The winner of the race has traditionally been awarded the wheel of cheese for his or her efforts (men's and women's events are run separately).

In 2010, however, bowing to pressure from authorities increasingly concerned about the number and severity of injuries resulting from several dozen bodies tumbling pellmell down an extremely steep and uneven hill, organizers replaced the actual cheese with "a wheel of cheese-resembling foam". (Basically, Velveeta in the Round, as I understand it.)

Enjoy the footage below from the 2012 event. There's a particularly spectacular pileup beginning at about the 1:45 mark.

This Monday, in what we believe to be a first, American Army Veteran Kenny Rackers made his Memorial Day, um, memorable, winning the first race of the 2013 Cooper's Hill Cheese-Rolling and Wake. America (and cheese), Fuck Yeah.

I believe we have a new contender for hosting an international G:TB Summit.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Pugbraham Lincoln

We had a guest over the weekend, and put him to work prior to his important parade duties:

Also, if you have not checked out the clip zman placed in the post below, I urge you to go watch it.

Monday, May 27, 2013

This One's for Teedge and the Ghooghles

If you're too impatient to watch the whole thing then fast-forward to 3:30. This will surely show up in our next edition of the Ghooghles with some sort of shirtless tag ... and Rollergirl is involved.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Happy Sunday

Happy Sunday gents. Recovering slowly after an inpromptu mini-Lammie gathering Saturday night at the casa de Juan Carlos. Wife threw a 40th birthday party. Both brothers were in attendance, as well as Zman. I was able to stay and drink until my 3 y/o collapsed in exhaustion on their kitchen floor and ended our night.

A big Jersey night ahead for this guy. Trekking to the tremendous outside stage at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park to see Gaslight Anthem. The "Bruce is coming" rumor hovers over every rock show in the place, from Steve Earle to the Black Crowes. Not sure we'll get him tonight with these guys, but it's been known to happen before. I may be there in a sweater and skullie tonight, given the sub-50 degree lows forecasted and the venue's location a block from the beach, but should be a good time. 

Friday, May 24, 2013

Memorial Day Weekend, the Official Start of Summer**

Happy Friday, Gheorghies. Tiny Dictator demanded some holiday weekend filler, so here's a random sampling of shit about summer (kinda, sorta)...

(Literal) Summertime jam:

Welcome to the O.C.


Look, an Olympian


A good summer-related song used in the opening to that movie with the "Snakes on a Plane" guy and the "Moonlighting" dude


**I have no idea if that still holds true. Maybe summer starts May 11th, what the fuck do I know?

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Official G:TB Stock Market Meltdown Anthem

Buy the dip, my friends.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Happy Belated Birthday Biggie

Yesterday I realized that zsister and Chris Wallace, aka The Notorious B.I.G. share a birthday (May 21), and I've previously noted that zson was born on the anniversary of Biggie's death (March 9). zsister said this was meta. I think it's gully.

But not as gully as Biggie's 21st birthday party which was captured in part in this preposterously NSFW video:

This is exactly like my 21st birthday party, except I didn't have three hiphop icons performing at Unit M.

The Ballad of Rosy Waugh

This is @rosiexwaugh. Best I Could Do.
In 1938, colorfully named William & Mary pitcher Rosy Waugh won 10 games for the Tribe's nine. Until this month, nobody else in Green and Gold baseball history had matched him.

Last Thursday, John Farrell (not THAT John Farrell) gave up two earned runs in six innings at home against Georgia State, and his teammates backed him with 15 runs to give the senior righthander his tenth win on the season. Farrell's 10-2 mark and 2.42 ERA earned him first-team All-CAA honors, making him only the sixth pitcher in school history to make the league's top team. Farrell tied for the CAA lead in wins and finished second in ERA.

First-year Head Coach Jamie Pinzino earned CAA Coach of the Year honors as the Tribe finished with a 35-20 mark, including a school-record 17 conference wins. W&M finished second in the CAA, better than all but two seasons in the 320 years in which Tribesmen have played baseball. Or rounders. Or other ball and stick games. The Tribe was second in the league in both 2001 and 2002, as well.

Actual John Farrell Here.
While W&M was last in the league in homeruns and at the bottom of the conference in most offensive categories, Pinzino's squad won on the strength of a dominant pitching staff. The Tribe led the league in ERA, had twice as many shutouts as any other team in the conference, and allowed 55 fewer bases on balls than any other league foe.

Farrell and sophomore Jason Inghram (2.53) both finished in the top five in ERA, with Ingrham recording the league's best opponent's batting average (.219) and finishing second in strikeouts with 94.

That 2001 team earned the second of W&M's only two NCAA Tournament appearances, defeating JMU, 6-5, in the final game of the CAA Tournament. W&M opens the 2013 CAA Tournament tomorrow against the winner of the Delaware/JMU opener. Only seven teams are eligible for the championship in this, the year of the CAA's discontent.

So you're sayin' there's a chance. The Ghost of Rosy Waugh is sitting up and taking notice.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

High Finance

I don't know precisely how Marissa Mayer intends to deliver a return on the $1.1B Yahoo! is investing in Tumblr, but I think it's a pretty short path from monetizing puns to profit.

(h/t, Gheorghe: The Tumblr. Obviously.)

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Footy Filler

In typical Gheorghian fashion, we've waited until the final day of the Barclays Premier League season to bother writing about soccer. We'll make up for it with a mishmash of semi-related footie items.

In Paris yesterday, David Beckham played what will likely be the final match of his storied career, as Paris Saint Germain topped Brest, 3-1. While his international celebrity outpaced his on-pitch performance, Becks will go down as one of England's all-time greats. Very few in the history of the sport can match the accuracy of his service and his ability on set pieces. Check out arguably the most famous goal of his career, the 2002 strike against Greece that sent England to the World Cup and inspired the movie, 'Bend It Like Beckham':

David Beckham goal - England v Greece 2002 by fatv

If you're reading this before 11:00 you've still got time to turn on Fox Soccer Channel to catch Tottenham Hotspur taking on Sunderland in a final bid to overtake Arsenal and snare the BPL's Champions League berth. The Gunners play at Newcastle at the same time, needing a win to ensure the all-important 4th place finish.

Matheson's late goal gave Canada bronze at the 2012 Olympics
Closer to home, the Washington Spirit beat the Seattle Reign, 4-2, earlier in the week to capture the franchise's first-ever National Women's Soccer League win and improve to 1-2-3 on the season (combined with DC United, local professional soccer squads are a dismal 2-11-4 in league play this year). Canadian national team stalwart Diana Matheson scored the Spirit's first goal, her league-leading 4th of the season. Matheson also paces the NWSL with 10 points. More importantly, she's also my daughter's favorite player. We've attended two Spirit games this season, and the 5'1" Matheson was, by far, the smallest woman on the field. Nonetheless, she tallied goals in each of those games, inspiring my little one, who will be lucky if she makes it to 5'1". You can have 'Bend It Like Beckham' - we're Driven Like Diana up in here.

Finally, if you want an entertaining (and far more knowledgeable) take on all things footie, check out FOG:TB John Day's stylings over at Dangerman Futbol. Maybe next season, anyway.

Friday, May 17, 2013

This is My Wife

You're undoubtedly aware, at this point, of the many ways that cancer (you motherfucker) has impacted Team G:TB. Today's guest post comes courtesy of Work Jerome von Dumbarton, a long-time FOG:TB and current Buffalonian (may not be a word). This post is actually reposted from Jerome's blog. It'll both impress you (at one woman's courage) and piss you off (at fucking cancer, again).

If somebody tells you that 36 hours from now Angelina Jolie is going to temporarily flip your world upside down would you believe them? I wouldn't but that's what happened to my family. Yesterday morning the world awoke to find that Ms. Jolie underwent a double mastectomy. As sometimes happens the local media jumped to find ways of bringing a national story home.

Not everybody knows this but approximately six weeks ago my wife, Madeleine, underwent a double mastectomy at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Somebody from Roswell got a hold of my wife's story and she spent the better part of yesterday and this morning making the rounds on local media. It's worth noting because women are making this same decision every day. This is her story.
My wife broke the news to me in the summer of 2012 while we were still living in Washington, DC. It was, in a word, stressful but her OB's recommendation was clear. Double mastectomy and, for kicks, removal of both ovaries. There was a lot going on at the time so we put off the inevitable while contemplating the next phase of our life, which include relocating to Western New York. It was a little abstract but it was always there lurking in the shadows. I'm fairly certain it was attached to the U-Haul trailer.
Jump ahead to February 2013. We're sitting at Roswell meeting with the various surgeons. Shit just got real. I quickly learn how courageous my wife is to go through this for her family. It's important to note that if you have a strong family history you have options and you should investigate them all. For the few, including my wife, with the BRCA1 mutation it means statistically the best option is a double mastectomy. We (meaning my wife) reviewed all the research, considered all the options and then we consulted with the surgeons; who confirmed what we already knew. We made the decision to have the surgery primarily for the twins. Kids need their mother. I think Madeleine explains it best to the listeners of WBEN (here) and viewers of WIVB (here). What the hell - here too.
The surgery was Tuesday, March 26th. We arrived at 9:00a. Madeleine went under the knife shortly before 1:00p. I saw her next at 8:00p. Over the next two weeks, including three days in the hospital, I really understood Madeleine's strength. She took a short walk less than 24 hours after going under, was eating and sitting up shortly after, and off her pain medicine less than a week after the surgery. Then it was just clearing drains regularly, rebuilding strength, a few weeks of physical therapy and visiting nurses and we are done...with Part I.
Then it was regular filling of the expanders (you can Google it). At the end of July Madeleine begins the reconstruction process. The entire show should be over by the end of the calendar year. The twins, at the ripe old age of 3, have been remarkable through this process. The support of friends and family is immeasurable.
I am telling this story to brag. Not about my connection to Angeline Jolie or about Madeleine's 15 minutes. I am, however, bragging about my wife - her strength, her courage, her love and sacrifice for others. We are telling this story so others have a better understanding while making this important decision. Hopefully many other women are telling their stories as well. Also, F-You Cancer.
Us - 1
Cancer - 0

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Drink With Me

An ode to the ingenuity of man. One of these was particularly enjoyable.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Old Time Hockey

I don't usually post random pictures of hockey players as filler, but when I do, it's usually something sensational. As you all know by now, the Boston Bruins came back from a 4-1 third-period deficit last night, scoring two goals in the final 82 seconds with their netminder, Tuukka Rask, pulled for an extra attacker, to tie the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Then, 6:05 into the do-or-die Game 7 overtime, the B's Patrice Bergeron (below, center) - who scored the game-tying goal with less than a minute to play - tallied the game-winner to send Boston to the Eastern Conference Semifinals against fellow Original Sixer, the New York Rangers.

We've written about overtime playoff hockey before, but I can't imagine what the TD North Garden was like in the frantic last minute-plus last night. I just saw the video and I've got goosebumps.

Sports, man.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Metal Lullabies

Rachel Barton Pine won her first major international violin competition in 1992 at the age of 17, becoming the youngest person and first American to ever win the Johann Sebastian Bach International Competition in Leipzig. She's since toured with a number of the world's great orchestras, recorded with a baroque group called Trio Settecento, and performed at nearly ever major classical music festival.

She just released a new album, entitled Violin Lullabies, which reached number one on the Amazon Bestselling Classical list on the day of its release.

I'm quite certain a readership as refined and erudite as ours already knew all of this. I'm sure most of you already bought her new record. But I'd be willing to bet that very few of you were aware of Ms. Pine's alter-ego and the breadth of her musical interests.

The same woman who records as part of the Jupiter Chamber Players is also one of the keys to the sound of Earthen Grave, about whom no less an authority than said, "If the doom gods are with us, this band will stay around and continue to produce the kind of unique, powerful and thoughtful music contained on Dismal Times." I don't always listen to doom/thrash, but when I do, I prefer mine heavy on the metal violin, as in the recording below for Blood Drunk, the first single from the band's self-titled 2011 release. I didn't expect to like it as much as I did.

In a radio appearance on The Bob Edwards Show, Pine spoke at length about the similarities between doom/thrash and classical, and how her passion for the former informs and expands her ability to connect with audiences of the latter. I don't know a thing about either genre, but hers is a cool story. Rock/chamber on, Rachel Barton Pine.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Until Gheorghe: The Music Festival Happens, This'll Do

Sometimes it all comes together. 

Music festivals abound these days, and although not a single one seems to have popped up in my hometown yet (yet . . . business plan forthcoming), they seem to be weekly occurrences in most of the country, at least in the warmer months.  A few hometown friends recently embarked upon the Allmans' Wanee Music Festival in Florida with great success, and I'm hearing about other such rocking gatherings all the time.  So, I'm giving another music fest a little G:TB press . . . ho hum, right?

Well, this one seems to have several very Gheorghian elements to it.  Although I think pigeonholing this event as a "music festival" is likely giving the weekend's other aspects short shrift, it's several days' worth of Appalachian folk/bluegrass/rock/whatever music on the edge of the Pisgah National Forest not far from the Smoky Mountains.  Right up rootsy's alley, right?

It takes place down in the Tar Heel State on Memorial Weekend -- in Transylvania County -- not the same Transylvania where Gheorghe: The Dude hails from, but an interesting coincidence.

In Brevard, North Carolina, to be precise, and Rob knows what comes next.  Brevard is the newly opened east coast home of Dale's Pale Ale.  Oskar Blues Brewery expanded east last year, opening a post in Brevard to serve the massive mid-Atlantic demand stemming from Leesburg and Norfolk, VA. And the brewery is one of the festival's platinum sponsors, natch.

Good music and voluminously hopped mutha of a pale ales in Big Gheorghe's homeland namesake?  Need one more G:TB hook?  Okay.

What's it called?  The White Squirrel Festival, of course, celebrating certain inhabitants of Brevard trees and parks. Our very own white squirrel would be right at home.

There's a parade, 5k/10k White Squirrel races, a white squirrel photo contest, and something called the SquirrelBox Derby. (Different than the one from our undergrad days.)  They even have Pisgah Pete, a white spokesquirrel who is reputed to be able to kick Punxsutawney Phil's ass.

So, until we get off our duffs and create our own brewery-sponsored music festival, this will have to do.  Anyone looking for something rather Gheorghey to do over Memorial Day (other than hanging in DC with Abe Lincoln Whitney), head on down to western Cackalacky and take in the White Squirrel festival. 

In the meantime, here's a highly compelling video of white squirrel Rob (not to be confused with White Power Bill) and his family.  Gripping stuff.  SFW.  SFCP.  (Safe for church picnics.)

You're a Peach

South Carolina, you magnificent asshats*, you've done it again. Just when we were convinced we'd seen the limits of your bugfuck crazy political culture, you push beyond any rational barriers into whole new levels of inappropriate buffoonery.

* - The asshats in question do not include my mother, a resident South Carolinian. She just sired birthed** an asshat.

** - EDITOR'S NOTE: As an eagle-eyed and grammatically inclined G:TB reader pointed out, my Mom didn't sire me. That was my Dad. He had asshat tendencies, too.

He looks like a...Harpootlian, doesn't he?
Earlier this week, former state Democratic Party chairman Dick Harpootlian (oh, come ON) made news when he suggested that voters should send GOP Governor Nikki Haley, "...back to wherever the hell she came from". Haley, the child of Indian immigrants, is no stranger to Harpootlian's 19th Century grasp of societal norms. Last year, he drew condemnation when he compared Haley with Eva Braun before backing away with grace and subtlety, saying he, "...wasn't trying to insinuate that Nikki was a Nazi. I was saying that she was hanging out in an insular bunker in Charlotte when she won't give access to the press here in South Carolina. So she has some hurt feelings? I didn't know she had feelings."

As you might imagine, Harpootlian's class shone through in his apology for his most recent mouthfootery.

"I'm the grandson of immigrants. She's not from India," Harpootlian said in an interview. "She's from Bamberg, South Carolina, where she was an accountant in her parents' clothing store called Exotica. All I'm suggesting is she needs to go back to being an accountant in a dress store rather than being this fraud of a governor that we have."

It's a measure of South Carolina's colorful politics that the Harpootlian story wasn't even the week's most unlikely. That honor goes to the good folks of South Carolina's 1st congressional district, who returned Haley's predecessor and noted Appalachian Trail aficionado Mark Sanford to the U.S. House of Representatives.

Sanford, who left the Governor's mansion in disgrace after lying to citizens and staff members about his whereabouts while flying to Argentina to visit his mistress, defeated businesswoman Elizabeth Colbert Busch in a special election. (Yes, she's related to that Colbert.)

While we're generally supporters of a more European view of prominent citizens' personal lives (live and let live, none of our business, and all that), we find it ironic that a party so very interested in telling people who they should sleep with would conveniently turn amnesiac at a moment of convenience. Without question Sanford is a talented politician who worked his ass off to erase Ms. Busch's large, late lead. I'm sure he'll represent his constituents well in Congress, a place where he served three terms before ascending to the Governorship in 2002, and I don't begrudge the highly conservative citizens of SC01 their choice of a legislator who best fits their political worldview.

Just spare us the 'family values' bullshit going forward, mmmkay?

Thursday, May 09, 2013


Just got this in from one of our roving reporters. Are we positive this isn't Clarence?

[h/t The Clearly Dope]

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Holy sh*t, I can't believe this is real...

Everyone remember Jimmy "The Rent Is Too Damn High" McMillan? Well, the man has really outdone himself now:

That's just, well, wow. Wow.

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

The Boundless Influence of Gheorghe

For such a seemingly inconsequential little filler/dipshittery purveyor, Gheorghe: The Blog has made an outsized impact on the larger world. As Clarence has repeatedly pointed out (via the comments section, naturally, so there's no link I can use to prove the notion), the editors of Grantland routinely scour G:TB for new ideas. And it's pretty obvious that we turned Sports Illustrated on to Elena Delle Donne's greatness. A whole anti-CERN cottage industry has sprung up around our coal mine canary efforts regarding the Large Hadron Collider.

After those and other influential campaigns, we've turned our efforts to a far more fundamental pursuit. We're changing math.

In partnership with Briton Rob Eastaway, our very own Zman has pioneered an entirely new way to think about computation. Friends, we give you zequals (zequals).

Let's allow Eastaway to offer a description:
Zequals means you have to reduce any number to a single significant figure, followed by Zeroes (so the Z is for Zeroes, and also for the ZigZagness of the symbol).  For example 67 becomes 70, and the calculation 7 x 8 = 56 becomes 7 x 8 zequals 60.
Ultimately, zequals is extremely valuable when precision is less important than general directional sense. If we need to know roughly how many cans are in 18 cases of beer, 400 is good enough. If I need to figure out whether my kid's 98.8 degree temperature requires a trip to the doctor, 100 is probably a bit imprecise. But as Eastaway himself notes, "Many people develop the knack of estimating when they discover a real need for it: business people assessing the viability of a project, engineers looking at how long a job is going to take. In these examples, it’s the ballpark figure that’s important, not the number to its third decimal place."

Eastaway explains the concept in more detail in the video below. And while he doesn't credit Zman, we'll not take offense. We all know the truth, and that's good enough for us.

Monday, May 06, 2013

Work Jerry Filler

Work Jerry, who moved himself and fam back to Buffalo about a year ago, was in town this weekend for a brief mini-vaca, allowing us to catch up over some adult beverages. While imbibing, he shared the picture below with me, taken outside a Harley dealership in Buffalo. It is both baffling and glorious:

Go Sabres, I guess?

Friday, May 03, 2013

Friday Filler, from Our Namesake's Homeland

God bless ya, Romania. This is quite the ingenious way to get injured players off the pitch. Hell, based on this guy's excitement and the excited response of the crowd, I get a feeling these guys take a dive just to get a free wheelbarrow ride to the sideline.

Would Gheorghe fit in this device?

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Our tiny dictator encounters Minnesota "Spring"

Sent to me on the tweeter machine via direct message, a photo of our fearless, height-challenged leader experiencing snowfall in Minneapolis on May 1:

Now, someone post something better, please.

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Caption This

It appears some fine Colorado State students wanted to recreate the surprising box office success of "Project X" (not the Broderick/monkeys movie) over the weekend, and indeed they did throw a "legendary" block party. Unfortunately, it turned into a fucking riot and shit got out of hand quickly. You can read about it here...and please, make sure to at least skim the article all the way to the bottom, as the subject of today's "Caption This" is the highlight of the entire piece:

See you all in the comments.