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Sweet 16/Elite 8 Update

This one is FAR simpler than last week's update, and the point about folding my bracket in half remains in effect.

East & West Regions: The only game I missed was Duke. I had them losing to UConn, not Arizona I had them beating Texas, though.

Southeast & Southwest Regions: I did not win a single game, these two rounds. Not one. And it's ridiculous that VCU has gotten this far when I didn't even have them winning their play-in game.

Oh, and: WILDCATS TO THE FINAL FOUR!!! FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 13 YEARS!!! W00T!!!
Man, it does NOT feel like that was 13 years ago. More like 6 or 7…I'm too damn old. :(

UPDATE POST!!

So, here's how everything's going after the first weekend:

tl;dr: If I could fold my bracket in half and only look at the left side, I"d be in FAR better shape!Collapse )

Also, what the hell is going on with people's haircuts? Have we really come back around to the whole "You know what would be cool? Shaving strange designs into our heads!" movement?? What's next, the Kid-N-Play look? I already heard that Starter jackets are making a comeback. Here's a prediction: "getting stuck up for your goddamn JACKET" will also be making a comeback. PEOPLE, I LIVED THROUGH THE LATE '80s/EARLY '90s… IT WASN'T A GOOD IDEA, THEN, EITHER!

OT: THANKS FOR THE CUPCAKE, angary! IT WAS UNEXPECTED, YET AWESOME!

SUCK IT, FLORIDA!

Come on, gimme that 3 seed!

And nice work, Duke; I really loathe this current collection of Tar Heels. Not that I like you guys that much, either...

ETA: Dearest NCAA Selection Committee:

WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU??? And this isn't even about the 4 seed, which I kind of expected. This is about the East region. FOUR Big East teams??? The best (in my view) number 2 and 4 seeds??? AND OHIO STATE IS ~*SUPPOSEDLY*~ THE NUMBER 1 OVERALL???

I've seen some jackassery out of you, in my time, but this is really something special.

ETA 2: My Final Four is: Kentucky (this is wishful thinking, I know), UConn, Notre Dame, and BYU. I have UConn vs. BYU in the finals, with UConn as National Champions. This is ridiculous, and I know it. But I don't care, at all.

HAPPY SUPERBOWL, BITCHES!

The game is now two minutes old, and I still have no idea who I want to win. Normally, this would be an easy call: Green Bay is Chicago's biggest rival and I have family from western Pennsylvania; the Steelers have always been my second favorite team. However, I really, truly loathe Ben Roethlisberger, whereas I find it hard to hate this particular Packers team. I guess what I'm hoping for is an entertaining, close game. And for stupid FOX not to go overboard with their shameless self-promotion. Yeah…I have I feeling I'll be disappointed with that last one.

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Alpine Valley

WOO-HOO! Basketball!

Also, I wish I were in Maui.

Watch us lose, now. I'll blame myself for the jinx. But I know nothing about Washington other than their rank. Oh, and that they rejected me for grad school (to be fair, the ~never got back to me,~ other than to say they had "less than no funding, so thanks for the application fee, chump!"). Fuckers!

Is it wrong that delaying the start of the Duke game yesterday made me happy? Because I don't think it's all that wrong.
So. How does one make me actually post something, these days? Find a time-wasting meme that allows me to think creatively while also answering quasi-revealing questions about myself. And then give me two of them. This is what jimmiefearsylar did, and now you can all be summarily impressed by my mastery of vocabulary. Unless, of course, you are ibroketuesday. Then you will mercilessly mock me for not knowing enough vocabulary.

This is called the "two-word" meme. I'd explain how it works, but I give all of you more credit than that.
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So, I'm bored at work when I find the following gem, while reading the latest Yahoo Sports article about my White Sox, who faced a young phenom pitcher by the name of Stephen Strasburg, last night (Obama was there because the game was played in DC and he's a Sox fan):

"The president can now be one of the few persons on the planet to have seen Stephen Strasburg in person and to have visited Strasb(o)urg, France, for a global town hall event."

What?

WHAT???

Thank you, Yahoo. This is precisely the kind of detailed, investigative journalism that I turn to you for. I'll never look at SI again, promise.

It's time for another meme

I have my doubts as to whether this will work, but cookie_simone said I should do this, and I am pretty much her bitch, so here you go:

Pick 20 movies/TV shows/anime/video games/literary works and put their summaries from Better than it Sounds and WITHOUT CHEATING have your friends guess.

Will people actually play this game???Collapse )

I have my doubts… BUT GUESS, BETCHES! PROVE ME WRONG!!!

Hello, I Don't Post Much

And I probably will not be posting much any time soon, however, I have a question for the audience:

Why is it that when I saw this:Collapse )

And in light of this:Collapse )

I Immediately thought of this?Collapse )

I think the answer is quite clear, really.

Even *I* don't care about this.

So, last night, with their 16th and 26th picks, the Bulls selected forwards James Johnson, from Wake Forest, and Taj Gibson, from USC. To each of these picks, I had the same reaction: "Who????"

BUT. Something really, really good—and I can't emphasize that enough—happened last night, as well. With the 13th pick, the Indiana Pacers decided to take Tyler Hansbrough. Now you may ask yourself, "Dave, you don't like Tyler Hansbrough! In fact, you sort of hate him. So why should such news make you happy??" Well, let me tell you: if he'd been there at 16, the Bulls would have taken him. Without a second thought. As if we don't already have the same goddamned player in Joakim "Clown Shoes" Noah. Anyhow, thank you Indiana Pacers. He's your fucking problem, now.

The best internet quiz EVER.

Thanks to irvys_sefie for bringing this place's existence to my attention, but this quiz had me in TEARS while I was taking it. I'm not lying.


Your result for The Despot / Small Woodland Creature Test...

Charlemagne the Squirrel

31% Brutality, 59% Wackiness, 70% Playfulness, 43% Strength, 62% Kindness, 29% Agility and 71% Intelligence!

Charlemagne was King of the Franks from 768 to his death. Today he is regarded not only as the founding father of both French and German monarchies, but also as the father of Europe: his empire united most of Western Europe for the first time since the Romans. Part of Charlemagne's success as warrior and administrator can be traced to his admiration for learning. His reign and the era it ushered in are often referred to as the Carolingian Renaissance because of the flowering of scholarship, literature, art, and architecture which characterise it. Such success for a mere squirrel is surely one of history's most inexplicable occurrences. Charlemagne was able to balance his time between hoarding nuts for winter and enlightening the known world. The squirrel's good-natured attitude, and love of life were boons to Charlemagne...and to you.


Take The Despot / Small Woodland Creature Test
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Hello

I have a new journal style. I'm not quite sure why I feel the need to share that, but I do.

So go: spread forth the word and have many a nuanced discussion about this most momentous of days.

PHONE FUN IS FUN

It's true: I've been neglecting my LJ like I'm being paid to. But what better way than to break out of the funk with some good, down home, meme action?! This one is the ~*Cell Phone Meme*~ that's been making the rounds.

And it comes (as far as I know) from barkinmad.

1. Grab Your Phone.
LOL, SORRY! I FORGOT TO MAKE A CUT, AT FIRST!Collapse )

ETA: I'VE DECIDED TO ACTUALLY INCLUDE THE PICTURES OF MY CAT I MADE REFERENCE TO, SO NOW THEY ARE IN THERE. BUT THEY ARE HUGE. GOOD DAY TO YOU.

ETA2: THEY ARE NO LONGER HUGE. I FIGURED OUT HOW TO MAKE THEM REGULAR-SIZED. CARRY ON.

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Apr. 24th, 2009

IT IS 72 FUCKING DEGREES RIGHT NOW, BUT THAT'S NOT THE BEST PART. LATER, IT WILL BE AROUND 82. FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE OCTOBER 12TH. HOT DAMN.

ALSO, I AM GOING TO A BASEBALL GAME TONIGHT. YAY FOR ME! HOPEFULLY MY SUCK-ASS TEAM WILL NOT LOSE LIKE THEY DID TWO WEEKS AGO WHEN I WENT. EXCEPT THAT TIME IT WAS 30 DEGREES. SO TONIGHT WINS, NO MATTER WHAT.

MOLE OUT.


ETA: Oh, and did anyone else know that Myrtle Beach is being ravaged by wildfires? Really?! Myrtle Beach?! That's not really where I think, when I think "fire-prone regions of the United States." Oh well, I hope they get that under control soon. I loves me some Myrtle Beach.

Didst Thou Know???

As mine eyes gaze upon walls adjacent
and catch glimpse of yon White Sox calendar,
I warm with a measure of elation
and spy the date, twenty into April.
But wilst thou join in my celebration?
Wilst thou commemorate that true genius?
Stricken by awe and pure concentration,
I craft my offering to thine words past.
Today we celebrate the creation
of words and prose that withstand and endure
the ravages of time, from thence nascent.
And I shalt echo my best, thine speakings.
Verily, friends, there is nothing too hard:
Toss modern away, and speak like the Bard.

Or, in English…Collapse )

Continuation

Okay, so I've decided to give some visual hints to the movie meme that I posted yesterday.

These are, in no particular order, the hints.Collapse )

And this is a link back to the original post, if something's jogged your memory.

And y'all can probably expect the answers to those still unguessed in about a day or so. I know, I know… you're all on the edges of your seats. But try to be patient, the answers will come.

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Today is Sunday

So, once I saw this thing going around, you had to figure it would only be a matter of time before I decided to play, too. The problem is that I am distracted by basketball tournament happenings (more on that later). But here is das meme:

Movie Meme

1. Pick 16 of your favorite movies*.
2. Go to IMBb and find a quote from each movie.
3. Post them here for everyone to guess.
4. Strike it out when someone guesses correctly, and put who guessed it and the movie.
5. NO cheating, if you don't know any of them that that's just too bad.
6. You don't have to be tagged in this to play.


But come on, do you ever have to be tagged to do something? No, of course you don't. Tagging is just a silly practice to begin with, but that's a rant for another day. For now, the meme is behind the cut text.

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In other news, the basketball brackets came crashing down upon me yesterday, when Pittsburgh lost. See, at this stage, it's pretty brutal to lose a team you had in the final game. I mean, sure, my champion is still alive, but I took a real hit yesterday. And it looks like Louisville is in trouble, too. That would take out two of my final four picks. Furthermore, if Ty Lawson and company play like they did on Friday, Oklahoma will be in some trouble, as well. But as long as Blake Griffin just destroys stupid Tyler Hansbrough, I will be happy enough. I mean, my bracket's pretty dead, anyhow. Oh well, at least UConn still looks on pace to win the whole damn thing. That will be slightly vindicating.

So a bobcat walks into a bar…

…and then this happens:

WARNING! THIS STORY IS NOT FILLED WITH PUFFY PINK CLOUDS AND UNICORNS, IF YA KNOW WHAT I'M SAYIN'.



My reactionCollapse )

MOLE'S LESSON OF THE DAY: When confronted with a wild and dangerous animal, try to refrain from pausing to take pictures of it. Not only will this be confusing and possibly enraging to said wild and dangerous animal, it also wastes valuable time that should be spent getting other people in between this animal and yourself.

My 2009 Bracket!

Eagerly awaited by all, I know.

I"ll spoil the surprise and tell you that I picked UConn to win it all.Collapse )

So there you go. I am sure that I'm incredibly wrong about all of this, but that's fine. It's all just a crap shoot, anyway.