Wednesday, March 20, 2013

A Tale of Two Athletes

We posted a video the other day of Miami Heat star LeBron James dunking over Boston Celtic Jason Terry. The video was noteworthy because legendary WWE announcer Jim JR Ross gave it his best JR reaction.

Now, James is showing why he is universally loathed by sports fans.

Compare the quotes:

Jason Terry:

I'm not even commenting. No comment. Zero. I have none. A basketball play," Terry said. "My reaction was when the fans were cheering and I went up and knocked down the technical. That's a great reaction. Wasn't the first, won't be the last."

LeBron James:

"It was one of my better ones," James told reporters in Miami. "And the fact that it happened to J.T. made it even that much sweeter. Because I think we all know what J.T. talks, and he talks too much sometimes and I'm glad it happened to him."

In case you missed it here's the video:

Get over yourself LeBron, I really didn't notice the dunk, JR stole your thunder.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

New and Interesting Stuff

Here's something you don't see many ex-pro athletes doing:

Interesting story on Deadspin about NBA Hall of Famer Adrian Dantley working as a crossing guard. No, he's not down and out, he's just doing it for the bennies.
Here is some riveting footage:

The NBA gets the JR treatment:

Legendary WWE announcer Jim Ross gives a LeBron James dunk over Boston Celtic Jason Terry the WWE treatment as only he can:

"As God as my witness, he is BROKEN IN HALF!!!"

RIP Captain Peacock

Venerable British actor Frank Thornton of the 60's hit TV show Are You Being Served has died at 92. Mr. Thornton was the epitome of the classic straight man playing off all the off balance characters on the show. He was hilarious and well cast as snooty Captain Peacock, the floor manager of an upscale London department store.

"Are you free Mrs. Slocombe?"

Captain Peacock Remembers Mrs. Slocomb (Mollie Sugden)

A Tribute to Frank Thornton

Rest In Peace Captain Peacock

Huh? $22 bucks an hour for minimum wage???

Does Elizabeth Warren really believe her latest idiotic statement that minimum wage should be $22 per hour based on productivity using 1960's wages as a scale? Well, times they have a-changed Senator. If someone sweeping floors or slinging hash for a living in 1960 was making the equivalent of $22 an hour, I'd like to see what company they worked for.

Because they sure as hell aren't still in business today.

That's some crafty math to come up with the statement that based on productivity, that's what someone should be making in today's dollars. What an idiot. What's a plumber or a lawyer worth then?

National embarrassment and fraud

Welcome to the twisted mind of a socialist who's never had a real job as an adult or ever run a business telling businesses how to pay they should pay employees. 

This is the disingenuous argument by the left that those working minimum wage jobs should be able to support a family. At who's expense? Are people going to pay $22 for a cup of coffee Senator?

How about this, if you plan to have a family, you need to aim a little bit higher than minimum wage. That's why they're called "entry level" positions...

For more information about how Warren fudged the numbers for her argument, Legal Insurrection provides excellent analysis.

If you can't bother to read the article, this little snippet blows Senator Socialism's inept argument out of the water:
How do we know that the productivity increases of minimum wage workers kept pace with the productivity increases of the average worker?  Intuitively, one would think that minimum wage worker productivity gains lag far behind, which is why they are minimum wage jobs in an increasingly high-tech job market.  Think the person serving burgers versus high tech information-based workers, which is more productive due to technology compared to 40 years ago?
Smartest person in the room indeed.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Let's See What Liz Phair Thinks about the Pope

There's never a shortage of celebrities making themselves look like the vacuous simpletons that most of them are.

Especially the "B" listers.

However, even the lesser lights sometimes bubble up with inane comments worthy of more than a raised eyebrow. (I dunno, what would you call Liz Phair, an F or a T lister?)

Liz Phair, I guess is some sort of singer decided to post this gem of a Tweet about the newly appointed Pope yesterday:

Liz Phair tweet

So, let me get this straight Liz, electing a head of an institution like the Catholic Church in your simple little mind is a "medieval ritual"?

Whether or not you believe, support or practice any sort of religion or set of beliefs doesn't matter. Respecting others views, beliefs and traditions is something that people like Liz Phair mock all in the name of being "progressive".

Apparently, Ms. Phair is so enlightened that she is above all the silly rituals that millions of people hold dear and are the core of their existences.

Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Hindu, Muslims and others all over the world are looked at as amusing relics to deep thinking intellectuals like Liz Phair.

It's so nice that a moron like Liz Phair can express her bigotry in 140 characters or less.

North Korea US Propaganda Video Is Hilarious

The good folks over at everyone's favorite dictatorship have released a propaganda video about daily life in the US that is probably one of the funniest videos ever done.

In an attempt to portray daily life in America as bleak and hopeless, those daffy North Koreans have accidentally stumbled on a new talent: comedy.

"How Americans Live Today"

Here are some of the hilarious claims in the video:

  • Americans buy guns to kill each other, especially children
  • There are no birds because they've been eaten by people who live in tents
  • Houses blow down very easily and Americans have to live in those tents
  • The "roofs" on tents collapse often (you'll see rafters in the "roof" of the "tents")
  • The American Red Cross supplies curtains and wool from material from North Korea
  • Apparently Tuesday is the day to eat the few remaining birds in the trees
  • The birds are yummy
  • People eat snow of which there is plenty in the US
  • People hang out with their dead friends drinking snow in coffee cups
  • A "former Republican candidate from Oregon" also has to get coffee made from snow from a truck
  • The "hot snow" tastes nice and is also yummy
  • People sit under expensive Dell computer ads drinking snow from plastic cups
  • Pay telephones no longer work because there is no one to call
  • The generous North Koreans handed out coffee and cakes to the poor destitute Americans

America has plenty of snow for everyone to make coffee and drink. We're probably gonna run out of birds though.

"This is how they live in modern day America, huddled together. The poor, the cold, the lonely, and the homosexual." 

Carry on comrades

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Michael Pollack and Billy Joel

Every now and then someone comes along and seizes the moment. In January 2013,  at Vanderbilt  University, Billy Joel was doing a Q&A and Michael Pollack asked Joel if he could play Joel's great hit New York State of Mind with the legendary singer songwriter.

Joel's response?


The result?

An amazing performance by Michael Pollack where Joel donned sunglasses and belted out the tune, even emulating Frank Sinatra.

Here's the video:

Great job by Michael as he improvises with Billy at the end of the song. Well worth watching!

Here's a link to the story in USA Today.