November 25, 2009
leitch:

It has been one year since Chinese Democracy came out. Do you remember where you were when everything changed?

I bought the CD at Best Buy. My friends and I listened to it while rearranging the living room. It was so terrible, we all felt bad for Guns N Roses and had to listen to Appetite for Destruction to try to wash the bad taste from our mouths.

leitch:

It has been one year since Chinese Democracy came out. Do you remember where you were when everything changed?

I bought the CD at Best Buy. My friends and I listened to it while rearranging the living room. It was so terrible, we all felt bad for Guns N Roses and had to listen to Appetite for Destruction to try to wash the bad taste from our mouths.

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November 25, 2009
Underbite cat, Quincy. He’s a darling.

Underbite cat, Quincy. He’s a darling.

November 20, 2009
Detainees at Camp in Iraq Use Favre To Tease Wisconsin Soldiers | Newsradio 620

UH. MAY. ZING.

November 13, 2009
Taken by me, San Francisco, 2005.

Taken by me, San Francisco, 2005.

November 13, 2009
What Is This? - Thermal image - Gizmodo

"This" is just about the most perfect thing I’ve seen today, other than the great animation regarding Doc Ellis’s no-hitter while on LSD.

November 13, 2009
Photo taken by me in my parents’ front yard, Pennsylvania.

Photo taken by me in my parents’ front yard, Pennsylvania.

November 9, 2009
Kissing Suzy Kolber : Semi-Fictional Jay Cutler Is the New Semi-Fictional Philip Rivers

I cannot help but love you.

November 6, 2009
"I’ll never forget the sound."

— Some old lady in a Bose commercial, when asked to comment on the amazing sound of the Wave radio, said this. She will “never forget” the sound? What in the WORLD are you talking about, lady? I own one of these and I forget what it sounds like. Christ.

November 5, 2009
Why Are So Many Quarterbacks Kicking So Much Ass? Jamboroo, Week 9 - Deadspin

Excellent discussion on the quality of 2009 quarterbacking by Mr. Drew Magary.

November 4, 2009
Bad NFL tackling stems from lack of practice - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

The boys should be practicing live tackling, that’s for sure. No MMA fighter goes into his serious training prior to a fight without having any 100% practices. How can you properly gauge where a team, or player, is at with their/his tackling skills and how to improve upon them if you only see them in the game? It’s unfortunate teams practice “tackling fundamentals” that aren’t actually “tackling” for fear of pissing off another teammate or causing injury. There are ways to practice physical tackling within a team without causing the kinds of injuries found at times in in-game play. More tackling would equal better football, that’s for sure - this season is looking much like last year’s in terms of missed tackles left and right.

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November 3, 2009
I love you.

I love you.

November 3, 2009
NFL.com Blogs » Blog Archive Reports: Browns GM Kokinis escorted from building «

Don’t worry - NOW the Browns will win all of their remaining games. I’m certain of it.

FAIL.

November 2, 2009
Peter King And The Throbbing Groin | kissingsuzykolber.com

Here is this week’s installment of my favorite NFL-related weekly feature in the world - Kissing Suzy Kolber’s skewering of Peter King’s Monday Morning Quarterback column. Read the archives, too, people.

Also, KSK might just be the best website in the world.

November 1, 2009
Tuffs v. Not Tuffs - WHISKEY EDITION

I have taken my excellent (EXCELLENT) “feature” at streettuffs.blogspot.com, called “Tuffs v. Not Tuffs,” to this new location. Tuffs v. Not Tuffs pits seemingly well-matched foes against one another to be dissected by yours truly in a not-scientific-yet-thoroughly-scientific manner to determine true superiority of one of our competitors. Usually, this is an NFL-heavy feature and true to form I had planned this to be a Fav-ruh v. Goth Rodgers puke-a-thon but then I thought - PUKE-A-THON?! well then, WHISKEY, whiskey works just fine.

Especially because lately my fellow Tuffs and myself have discovered a wealth of cheap whiskey at the nearby Foremost (not to be confused with the Foremost that was nearby, before I moved, that did not have a wealth of cheap whiskey but had a wealth of wealthy whiskey, which is actually very nice thank you) and have set out on the trail of tears that is sampling some of these offerings. One we have tried is too terrible to mention in this comparison shop/fight to the death, but Test Sample Number 2 proved to be quite the competitor to another old standard, Jim Beam.

So who’s Tuffs and who is Not Tuffs?

TUFFS: Setter Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey (the bottle also says “Premium - Private Stock”) - $11.50 with outrageous Cook County and Chicago tChaxes, at Foremost Liquors, North Avenue, Chicago.

setterOh, Setter. Cheap? For sure. But the rot-gut factor is low and the easy-drinking factor is high, leading to possible blackouts to even the most veteran drinker. Sure, Jimmy B. is verrrry easy to drink (no burn like from Jack Daniels, no thick sweetness requiring ice cubes like Makers Mark and all those lovely bourbons of higher quality than Makers), but Setter is easy to Ddddrrraaank. Like, drink it straight from the bottle. Share it with your friends. The alcohol content will kill your H1N1S (Ward) Flu. You will all get drunk. Have I mentioned that even in tax-happy Cook County/Chicago, one liter of this fine brown spirit only costs you $11.50? In a GLASS bottle? This is important. Cheap is one thing; bottle fabrication is another. Plus, you cannot find anything out about this bourbon if you Google it, solidifying it as a cult hit, even if the cult is only the Street Tuffs.

Last night we bought 90 beers, plus whatever beers someone else brought, plus a few people who brought the makings for their own cocktails, and a bottle of Setter, and some of us had quite a night with 30-plus beers left over. Enough said? Probably not, but if you see Setter on your liquor store’s shelves, I’d buy it. Just try it. It will do the job like a $25.00 whiskey but for significantly less. Buy twelve camo High Life tallboys with the money you saved. It’s Cheaper and Better - Settle for Setter!

NOT TUFFS: Jim Beam Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey (this bottle says “Sour Mash” and “Frankfort, Kentucky, USA” - $25.00 for a handle (1.75 liters), with outrageous Cook County/Chicago taxes, at any place in Chicago which has Jim Beam.

Jim Beam is totally played out. Why put it on ice when there is Maker’s Mark or Pappy beamVan Winkle around? Why take shots when there’s Setter for your cheap, consumable goodness? I switched to Jim when I decided that trying to be rock n roll (WHOOOOO AXLLLL) doesn’t translate to drinking that sour, burning Jack Daniels. It’s more about the oft-loathed drinkability and the tastearifficatronism. If you can get the same taste and same glug out of whiskey one third of the price, why bother anymore with the Beam? Further, the Beam Corp is pushing a Budweiser Select-style “aged” “good” “whiskey” with Kid Rock as their maaaayan (not Mayan but May-yan, man), and it looks fucking stupid.

THEREFORE: Save the money, Settle for Setter. If you cannot, get the Jim Beam. Sunny Brook is not worth it (lest you are ready to kill - more later).

October 31, 2009
Max’s Dolores Park Halloween costume (via Facebook)
Best costume I have seen in 2009. My friend is very smart this year.
Happy Halloween, universe.
Oh, what was I, you ask? Well, I wore the same costume I wore last year, because I bought a ready-made one. Sexy Alice in Wonderland. Sad? But true. My thoughts on the “sexy noun” costumes are basically summed up with a hearty “why not?” Why not, indeed..

Max’s Dolores Park Halloween costume (via Facebook)

Best costume I have seen in 2009. My friend is very smart this year.

Happy Halloween, universe.

Oh, what was I, you ask? Well, I wore the same costume I wore last year, because I bought a ready-made one. Sexy Alice in Wonderland. Sad? But true. My thoughts on the “sexy noun” costumes are basically summed up with a hearty “why not?” Why not, indeed..