Life In Our 20's: Lesson 29 →
lifeinour20s: Know your way around a kitchen. You don’t need to become the next Iron Chef, but be able to cook a few basic things. Being able to scramble eggs and boil water is nice but don’t be afraid to spend $20 to get a cookbook and learn how to make a few different complete (protein, carb, vegetable)… Good rule. I’m a great cook and people are constantly impressed by the...
493. The man at the grill is the closest thing we...
Greatest. Rule. Ever.
Clearly God just made Randy ‘Macho Man’ Savage the first pick in this year’s Rapture Draft. That simple joke led to me creating an entire 10 person league in heaven that is currently making selections for tomorrow’s rapture. The league is as follows: Commissioner: St. Peter God’s Goddesses Jesus’s Apostles Mary’s Cherry Joseph’s Adoption...
What It Meant To Me
It’s been just over 24 hours since we heard President Obama tell us that Osama bin Laden had been killed and in that time everyone has had time to ruminate and what it meant for them and the country as a whole. From the time I first saw the news on Twitter last night to hearing Lauren Hart and the ghost of Kate Smith sing God Bless America and Jim Cornelison sing The Star Spangled Banner...
The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has...– Terence Mann (via rulesformyunbornson)
whitewhine: Just because it’s a White Whine doesn’t mean it isn’t accurate. This is horrible news.
My Friends>Your Friends
I’m not sure whether this blog will read this blog and appreciate the single life more, or if the exact opposite will happen. But either way, I’ll enjoy reading both of them.
Jeopardy! Pet Peeve
People who wager foolishly on Final Jeopardy. At that stage of the game your bet should have very little to do with your knowledge of the category. It comes down to basic math. Your current place in the game determines how much you bet. - If you’re in first, you bet just enough to beat the 2nd place player. - The 2nd place player has several options, we’ll get to them in a...
cockenblog: I Hate Mardi Gras →
cockenblog: I also hate Saint Patrick’s Day. And New Years Eve. Why? Because I am an adult. You are an adult. We can drink literally whenever our little hearts desire. Regardless of date, time, or situational appropriateness. So the allure of paying a $25 cover charge to wear seasonal plastic accessories to a… I’m all for putting an end to Mardi Gras and New Year’s Eve. But...
I have a 10,000-year-old brain and the boogers of a seven-year-old.– Charlie Sheen (who else?)
Jimmy Kimmel is fantastic.
Why Hockey Fans (Myself Included) Sometimes...
We’re incredibly stubborn. Stubborn in a way that can turn casual fans away from the game. Stubborn in a way that makes an average person say, “Why is this guy ignoring obvious facts about the situation?” It’s part of what makes hockey fans extremely loyal to their teams, but also why it can make change difficult, slow-moving, and rare. I want to address the...
I would watch this show. Religiously. It would immediately replace Jersey Shore as my brain-numbing show I can’t miss. What is wrong with me?
If Parks and Rec was only about Ron Swanson, I wouldn’t be upset.
Is the State of the Union still relevant?
The POTUS will be giving his State of the Union speech this evening and, whether you agree with his politics or not, the majority of the population will tune in for at least a few minutes. The question then becomes, why do we still care about it? It has become clear that any information the President wants to share with the nation can be done quickly through the multiple 24-hour news channels or...
It’s unfortunate that gambling is illegal, because this entire post has to be hypothetical instead of real. Remember, this is all HYPOTHETICAL. The Green Bay Packers are 8-1 odds to win the Super Bowl? We have to make this bet. They’re all the way down to 4-1, thank God we got it when we did. Ryan Grant is out for the season… Should we look at other teams to cover our...
lifeinour20s: There is one day that is ours. Thanksgiving Day is the one day that is purely American. ~ O. Henry
I love Thanksgiving turkey. It’s the only time in Los Angeles that you...– ~Arnold Schwarzenegger
In case you were looking...
Some quick writing tips
Yankees, Cliff Lee, Game Theory?
The Yankees announced their playoff rotation for the ALCS today, and to no one’s surprise it will be CC Sabathia, Phil Hughes, Andy Pettitte, AJ Burnett in that order. I say it wasn’t a surprise because it was obvious that the Yankees were not going to pitch Hughes and Pettitte on short rest, which would necessitate a 4th starter even if CC started games 1, 4, and 7. The only...
One Man's Take on New York Hockey Fans
Early today my buddy Luckie asked me to drop some hockey knowledge on him. His understanding of hockey is limited to his ability to name roughly 5 NHL teams-Rangers, Islanders, Devils, Red Wings, and whichever team ESPN is currently talking about. The team du jour happened to be the Avs, who pulled out a shootout win over my Detroit Red Wings last night. Naturally, ESPN hyped the matchup as a...
I’m Hub McCann. I’ve fought in two world wars, and countless smaller ones on...– Secondhand Lions, super underrated movie
Anyone else slightly underwhelmed by the Always...
cockenblog: Don’t get me wrong, still my favorite show on TV, but I’m really hoping they don’t stick with the multiple-episode story arc. One of things I loved the most about Always Sunny is that it was one of the few shows on TV where the episodes are just as awesome when viewed independently or completely out of order. Maybe it’s just me? Edit: Zanussi made the excellent point that Mac and...
243.There is no need to tell anyone you are...
rulesformyunbornson: It’s called an Irish Goodbye. And it comes in handy. A rule that everyone should know. And use regularly.
Don Draper Has His Swagger Back...
Like most people, I was shocked at the start of this season when I watched Don Draper clumsily hit on women and fail to seal the deal. This was not the Don Draper I’ve come to know over the past 3 years and I did not like what I was seeing. Luckily Matthew Weiner has built up plenty of trust so I had some confidence that this change was going to lead to good things. But it wasn’t...
Greg Stink was the 2nd best SNL character named Greg. Behind Greg the Alien obviously.
A movie based on Battleship with Brooklyn Decker? ... →
How does the trailer not have Yogi saying, “Hey Boo Boo, grab the pic-a-nic basket” once? I feel cheated.