Monday, October 27, 2008

Blog Pot Luck

This weekend was chuck full of blog fodder. So much that I really can't decide on one topic. So with the blessing of Brevarious the god of brevity here are some stories, a couple of movie reviews and a sports take. Its like going to Golden Corral but you don't have to leave your house or deal with old people complaining about how the mashed potatoes are too difficult to chew.

Story Time: Gary and I went down to Brevard to visit Park on Friday who was house sitting for a yoga instructor/personal trainer. Gary brought his dog so we had 4 dogs in the house. Park tried as best as he could not to let the dogs get rowdy, but I wasn't trying to hear that...and boy they got rowdy alright. I think the body count is officially one chewed up blanket, two dog doo land mines indoors ( there were countless bombs on the deck outside that I somehow managed not to step in) and one destroyed pillow. Park and Gary argued over which dog to blame...not being the owner of the house or a dog, I chalked this up to a case of dogs will be dogs and continued to eat free food and enjoy the hot tub.

The real chestnut in this adventure was the next morning when we went to go eat breakfast. I'm a seasoned veteran of Ashville's stare at the black guy game, but boy did I get it hard in the sticks of Brevard. To make matters worse, while trying to traverse through spaces in between the tables of the restaurant I accidentally spilled some extremely hot coffee on an elderly white lady. Which immediately resulted in me making this face:



Most if not all of the lava landed on her jacket without her saying a word, but I apologized (without looking at her as to not let her get a decent description of my face to give to police) though I doubt she heard me. Until they left I avoided eye contact and shared awkward laughter with Gary and Park. When they left awkward laughter became loud witty remark time. I think the worst thing that could of happened is that I cost Obama a vote...which really isn't that bad.

Saturday Keller Williams played a free outside concert in downtown Asheville...so yeah...that happened. I would say the dude is overrated, but I only hear people talk about him in passing. Didn't really feel his gig, but I was also helping Matt make fun of people...which was way more entertaining.

Netflix Reviews:
Got to see two very good movies this weekend. It's hard to talk about each film without giving too much away so here is a quick rundown.



13 Tzameti: If you can survive the first 30 minutes of slow paced setup you'll be rewarded with and hour of intense thought provoking cinema. This is a French movie so I hope you can speak French or read...if not you've already wasted enough time pretending to read my blog...click here to redirect to a site that will actually make you look smarter than you are. The movie centers around a 22 year old man and his quest to support his family through odd jobs. Suspecting a big pay day he takes an invitation sent to his recently deceased employer and is quickly hurled into a very dark scenario. Think Saw, but without the bad acting, plot, ideas.
If you are in the mood for a good foreign film pick this one up. Netflix Gold for sure.



Inside Man: A 2006 Spike Lee joint with a hefty cast including Denzel Washington, Clive Owen, Willem "Skeletor" Defoe and Jodie "I feel like I should be attracted to her, but it just ain't happening" Foster. A crime drama involving a highly organized and well thought out bank robbery. All actors show up and give great performances and the movie is written just as well. If you missed this 2006 surprise then I would definitely rent this one. If you aren't a Spike Lee fan, I urge you to check it out. Shows how versatile this guy can be when he isn't on a soapbox. Netflix Silver

Sunday Seance:
Went for a run Sunday morning and came back in time to catch most of the NFL games. I'm glad I had the day off from work, being there were so many great games with awesome finishes. While my football viewing ended on a sour note by watching the 49ers rip my heart out again, I gotta say I love me some Mike Singletary. Dude is straight old school fire. His first game coaching the niners he benched JT O'Sullivan( after he couldn't find the off switch to the turnover machine) and then sent Vernon Davis' prima donna ass to the locker room early for making a fool of himself on the field. Mike Singletary was the first football player who I understood was clearly better than most who played his position. My grandfather was a Chicago Bears fan and I owned Tecmo Bowl and thus began my infatuation with Singletary. Here is a quick excerpt from Singletary's post game presser.

"It's something I told players at the beginning of the week. I will not tolerate players who think it is about them and not the team. We can't make decisions that cost the team, and then come off the sidelines and it's nonchalant. I'd rather play with 10 people and just get penalized all the way until we have to do something else. Rather than play with 11, when I know that right now, that person is not sold out to be part of the team. It's more about them, than it is the team. You can not play with them. You can not win with them. You can not coach with them, can't do it. I want winners. I want people who want to win."

When this man says that...you listen or prepare to eat your molars.



5 comments:

Shaun said...

xcellant bloggetry....or is that faggotry

Anonymous said...

Sitting around making fun of people while everyone else is harmlessly enjoying himself.....

You up for the ph football game this friday? We could have a blast doing that 14 years ago.

John said...

oops that was me ><

Derek said...

Hey gotta do something when you don't feel the music and you are surrounded by hundreds of people. Also if you could of seen some of the people who got drunk and came out, you would have enjoyed our commentary. Especially the guy struggling to stand on an even level, yelling at the stage.

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