11.08.2009

Go Bears!


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The Bears play the Cardinals today for the first time since the legendary game in 2005.  It’s been a few years, but this clip still gets me every time:

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10.28.2009

The Shining


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Ahhh the day has finally arrived.  The day I force myself to watch The Shining.  It is one of my all time favorite movies (in the top 5 along with Tommy Boy, Old School, Jackie THE_SHINING-31Brown, and Field of Dreams) and I watch it every year around Halloween.  I absolutely HATE scary movies so it’s pretty crazy that this is one of my favorite movies.

Whenever I tell people I don’t like scary movies but I watch The Shining  and it is my fave, they’re like what that is the scariest movie ever.  I have never understood this.  It is psychologically scary, yes I will give you that.  But it is nothing like Texas Chainsaw Massacre (which I almost died watching I was so scared).  And, I think theshiningthe Blair Witch Project is WAY scarier than The Shining, although actually a little less than I previously thought because I just discovered a few years ago that it wasn’t real and that those people are actors… 

Anyway, The Shining!  Shelley Duvall!  Legendary.  Scatman Crothers!  His name is SCATMAN!  And I need not mention the legend himself Jack Nicholson.  Oh I cannot wait to watch!   

This trailer is pretty clever/hilarious (please note: if you have not seen the movie do not see it based on this trailer.  You will be like WTF). 

Now compare that with this:

Oooooh gives me shivers!  I cannot wait to watch!!

Also check this link out: The Shining in 30-Seconds with Bunnies.

Pet Peeve of the Day: Brian Urlacher’s broken wrist

Quote of the Day: “How could you have such horrible instincts and survive this long.” —Black Sheep

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10.13.2009

Trivia Tuesday’s


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Trivia is just another form of random shit, so you know I love it.  Useless knowledge can help you impress people, or win shots at a bar.  It’s win-win all around.  So try your hand at these questions… NO GOOGLING!!!  I’ll post the answers in the comments section later today…

1) What was Malcolm X’s real last name?

2) What physicist’s last words were not understood because his nurse didn’t speak German?

3) What’s the only U.S. state that serves all of its residents with water systems that have violated the Safe Drinking Water Act?

4) What was the only language Jack Kerouac spoke until the age of 6?

5) What letter begins the moniker of most AFC teams in the NFL?

Things I Live For: Scotch; boots

Quote of the Day: “Standing on the moon with nothing left to do – a lovely view of Heaven but I’d rather be with you.” –Grateful Dead

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09.29.2009

Trivia Tuesday’s


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Trivia is just another form of random shit, so you know I love it.  Useless knowledge can help you impress people, or win shots at a bar.  It’s win-win all around.  So try your hand at these questions… NO GOOGLING!!!  I’ll post the answers in the comments section later today…

1) What company is the largest toy distributor in the world?

2) What was the first U.S. city to host the Olympics?

3) Which book did Americans rate as their favorite– second to only the Bible– in 1900?

4) What was the first animal ever cloned?  (Bonus points– what was the animals name?)

5) Who said: “I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they’ve always worked for me?”

Things I Live For: Fall scented candles on fallish days; the kickers of the Seattle Seahawks and Pittsburgh Steelers

Quote of the Day: “ANY idiot can be famous.  I figure I’m more the LEGENDARY type.” –Calvin, Calvin & Hobbes

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08.13.2009

872?! F U!


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Nooooooo.  Just when I was starting to adjust to the 15+ year old 773, Chicago has announced we will be getting a new area code: 872.  That’s right my friends, Marshall Field’s is now Macy’s, the Sears Tower is now Willis Tower, and here comes 872.  RICHIE!  What is our fine city coming to??  Do you really think we are going to get the Olympics at this rate? 

If you think I’m just going to accept this 872 code, you have another thing coming.  I imagine a scene down the road where I meet a really hot, awesome guy.  He gives me his number and it is 872-555-1111.  Guess what amazingly awesome dude who loves the Cubs/Bears/Chesney/the beach/Klinker/Kerouac/Goldschlagger/snow/Chicago, I will NEVER call you. 

I abhor taking calls from 847, 708, and 630 area codes (all suburban), and now I’ll have yet another area code to blacklist.  I do love raging though, so I guess I can thank the telephone Gods for that.  See, there always is a silver lining!

Things I Live For: The Cousin Trifecta, sunless tanners

Quote of the Day: “Being, not doing, is my first joy.” –Theodore Roethke

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