In Which I Don’t Address Kaberle Beyond A Sentence…. Um, And A TitleShareThis
Crap, there’s a picture of Tomas in here too. Sorry for the lies.
If you haven’t been following my obnoxious ravings on twitter, I did end up getting that Droid 2 I was inquiring about. Basically, I “wasn’t eligible for an upgrade” before cause I ran into that one crappy employee at every phone store everywhere. But now…. Shazam! I have the phone. Also, the Shazam app.
I won’t bore you with too many of the details, but my god…. this thing is a GPS (getting a car mount for it), a Sky Caddie, an iPod (w/ Pandora), a social networking dream, a sports highlight machine, a disorganized persons organizer, and…. a cell phone.
I Can Has Cheezburger is now constantly at my fingertips. Productivity – ruined. Social awkwardness evading capabilites – enhanced. Sooo, just me and you on this elevator for 15 floors HEY OMG LOOK something is neat on my phone. Can’t show you what, but I’ll be looking down for the next minute because of it…
Kaberle didn’t get traded – no, instead, he stayed a Maple Leaf in Toronto. Je ne care pas. This is my first summer as an official hockey writer guy, and my first thoughts on it are “this part sucks”. MAD props (yep, I gave em) to writers that muster up such great work during this generally dull time of the sports year - Guys like Wyshynski, Mirtle and Elliotte Friedman, who stay crazy-readable over the course of the NASCAR-packed summer.
While we’re discussing media, I’m seeking reviews on a couple people (who kinda seem like polar opposites). I haven’t really read or watched much from either, but both seem to be popular and relevant (and since I seem to have similar tastes to my readers, lets hear what you think). Larry Brooks of the NY Post (I only know about the Torterella battle, and that it seems like some of his tweets were typed with a flamethrower) and Steve Dangle of…. Steve Dangle… up in T-Dot.
Do we likes? Dislikes? Does anybody wanna go for a beer at Christopher’s in Huntington this week? What about the Off-Broadway Pub in Greenlawn? I love that place.
OMG it’s almost hockey pool time!
First and foremost, a confession – I still owe on a lost bet from last years finals, which if I haven’t mentioned lately, I was in. Out of 20 teams. You’re all idiots, I’m a genius, etc.
AHEM. Anyway…. I owe a bottle of Crown Royal to my man Pat. I still remember buddy.
This year it’s going to be a pay league, since last year’s league filled up in 4.8 miliseconds and had too many teams (and because I love gambling). It’ll probably be similar to the same format with a few less squads, simply because I thought last year worked beautifully. And, I might do two leagues to accomodate more people, blah blah blah I’ll let you know. Likely in the $50 - $100 range with top 3 getting a little cash. I won’t skim any either, unless I find a really awesome way to do it. Like shutting down the blog and moving to Mexico with my $600 CASH, baby.
Also, if you play in my league and ignore your team for a seriously-extended period of time (like a week-long head-to-head matchup and beyond), your money goes towards buying and training something evil that flies (a Mr. Burns monkey?) to come hunt you down and steal your retinas. I HATE that. I don’t remember who it was from last year, but if anyone does, single out that guy who’s neglect cost other people success, on my behalf. Thanks.
Didn’t have time to FJM (or whatever you wanna call it) Ryan Lambert’s “What We Learned” this week (also, I plain forgot), but if you haven’t seen it yet, it can be read here. I’ve grown to seriously enjoy his contributions. Looking forward to calling him a colleague during the upcoming season.
Quick question: Is it one of the world’s biggest scams that all phones aren’t waterproof yet? I mean, they’ve had that technology since back when Mickey Rourke was handsome. And how about the all-telling, warranty-voiding “red dot” feature that gets turned red by water, steam, fog, breath, heavy air or saying the word “wet”. Mine is still fine 48 hours later, but I’ve never made it the full duration of a phone’s life without it changing at some point. Nice hustle goin’ there.
When I return from New York on the 23rd, I plan to kick the hockey season off by doing some 2010-11 previews, starting with a couple video blogs like I did last year (in those, I claimed Montreal and St. Louis would make playoffs as eight-seeds – I was close).
In the meantime, follow me on Twitter, dude. Get with the times! By the way, shouldn’t we have an acronym for Monday? Friday gets TGI (to the F), can’t we rock a FMI (to the M?). That’s a “Fuck me, it’s….”