- J.Kidd is desperately wanting to leave N.J. It’s even gotten to the point where he called in sick to the game against N.Y. as an F.U. to Rod Thorne. Wonder where he’ll go?
- The Phoenix Suns and the Miami Heat made a deal to send Shaq Diesel to the Land of the Big Sun in exchange for Shawn Marion and Marcus Banks. This one came out of left field for sure. I’m lovin’ the deal, but Suns basketball will have to be radically different. There is no way Shaq can get up and down the court like they do in their current system. However, if it all blends well, there’ll likely be a trophy headed that way sometime soon.
- The Lakers are the surprise team of the year and are competing for the best record in the West which speaks volumes. Then they took a huge hit with the youngster Andrew Bynum going down with an injury. Just the other day they picked up Spain’s one and only Pau Gasol. Wicked nice move and should solidify the gap in the lineup. Assuming they maintain the same pace, I call Kobe grabbing the MVP trophy. The guy deserves it with a capital ‘D’. Unrelenting and dominant in every aspect of the game.
- Do you guys truly realize how special the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls 72-10 record is? The Celtics were trying hard to be the first team to either match or break that, but then they took a 4-game slide and I highly doubt it’ll happen. They did steal one game against the Bobcats on a ridiculous inbounds play. All Charlotte had to do was get the ball in and they would’ve won…you can watch and see what happened. However, that came back to bite them when they went down to Orlando where the magic was sprinkled on Hedo’s hand in the last second. One more loss during the rest of the year? Yeah right.
- D-Wade is in the All-Star starting lineup. Bullshit. I know it is a popularity contest and all that, but the injustice is never acceptable. Although his team is pathetic at best, at least he played during the first half, unlike a few years ago when Vincanity was voted to the starting lineup despite being injured the whole first half. Come on fans, check yourself.
- The Slam Dunk Contest is going to bring something nobody around the league has every seen before. I promise you this. If you watch Jamario Moon’s behind the scenes tape, it shows the takeoff of what is an incredible dunk. I’ll clue you in…look where his feet are when the camera is directed toward the floor. I’m willing to bet there will be something even more insane than that…which is ridunkulous to even ponder.
- The dunk lineup has stacked up nicely, but I’m still waiting on James White to participate and take the show to the next level. The man has wicked skills in the jam session. Between the legs from the free throw line. Are you serious?
- Was it me who wrote in a post before the season that my Finals prediction was the Spurs vs. the Heat? Way off on that one. The Heat, oops! Couldn’t have been more wrong on that one.
This is not from an NBA game, but has to go down as the greatest comeback in a basketball game ever. Watch this and see how amazing it really is. Bananas!
Aaron Karo is coming to The Punchline on February 17th. In all the years that I lived in Atlanta, I never met a single person who attended a show at The Punchline.
Guess they get crowds since they have been in business and drawing big names for a long time, but who the hell are the people who go there. Guess it’s just the Sandy Springs crowd.
By the way, did Sandy Springs ever secede from Fulton County like they planned on doing a few years back? Well, regardless of that, perhaps you can make Karo’s show your first visit to this ever-allusive Punchline place.
Get your laugh on over at the Audio Comedy Archives.
Check out the biggest pencil ever made. Sketchin’ in at 76 feet long and 22,000 pounds. Comprised of 8,000 Douglas Fir boards, a 10-inch graphite core, and a 200-pound rubber eraser. I won’t take credit for this comment, but I read on some guy’s blog that Lee Corso probably had a giant orgasm when he read the news. Hilarious. Oh yeah, the pencil is so big that it appears on satellite images. Crazy. Let me guess…someone has too much free time on his hands.
This post directed to Khun Ree. After you left at the “new” O’Malley’s (lame!) the other nite, Billy and Phil came rolling in and here is what developed. They forgot who I was…again. I’ve met these guys on no less than 10 occasions and they introduce themselves every single time. I mean seriously, I have two full sleeves, I’m not that hard to forget. If you forget my name, fine; but forgetting in the manner of introducing yourself like you have never seen me before means they’re morons.
They started talking about the Super Bowl and Phil commented “I could be a wide receiver.” Really? This guy is 5′10″ and 175 at most. Fuck no you couldn’t my friend. You’d get your ass handed to you in one down and it’d be season over. What a joke.
The only entertaining thing that came out of talking to these two tools was a conversation about Buster Bloodvessel from Bad Manners which was entertaining as I hadn’t thought about him in a long time. Now there lies an individual who could play NFL football. Easily. Thanks for saying I was on your trivia team which awarded me a free Guinness in an over-sized beer mug that was designed for either getting plastered within a few drinks or as the perfect weapon in a barroom brawl. Cheers!
To the shock of everyone, Heath Ledger passed away on January 22nd. I didn’t see too many of his films, but I did see Brokeback Mountain which is absolutely phenomenal and easily ranked in my top five movies from 2005. Lords of Dogtown was also well done, however the true documentary Dogtown and Z-Boys is far superior. Guess everyone is still wondering exactly what the circumstances are surrounding his death. Seems to be a lot of questions still at hand. R.I.P.
You know you want to listen to the amazement that is the Keller Williams Incident. Don’t resist. You can stream it if you’d like, but, since it’s free, you might as well grab a copy.
I installed Leopard on my Mac last week. I had the upgrade disc for a month or so, but was fearful to install it since I thought it would conflict with the illegal software that I run. I was also getting a prompt stating that I had to have Tiger to install it even though already had that. Anyways, put the disc in last week, got the prompt to go away, installed it, and then I ogled over how nice everything looks and celebrated the fact that it didn’t destroy any of my software.
You might’ve saw two Top Rankin Hi-Fi 2007 year-end lists on this page. Found some choice selections that I forgot about, Blue Scholars, Brazil 70 Vol.2, Gallows, that were worthy of a revision.
- Nickodemus – Endangered Species/Remixed
- Various Artists – Cafe Del Mar: Oriental Mix
- Blu – Below The Heavens
- Giant Panda – Fly School Reunion
- Visioneers – Dirty Old Hip-Hop
- DJ Alibi – One Day
- The La Discotheque Ideale Soul 10-Disc Box Set
- Soul Jazz Records – Saturday Night Fish Fry
- Asa – Self-Titled
- Alton Ellis – Cry Tough
- Portishead – Live at All Tomorrow’s Parties:12.08.2007
- Keller Williams Incident – Live at Bonnaroo: 06.21.2002
- Cheikh N’digel Lo – Lamp Fall
- Merle Haggard – If I Could Only Fly/Roots Vol.1
- Cookin’ On 3 Burners – Baked, Broiled, and Fried
- The Revolutionaries – Roots Man Dub
- Ella Fitzgerald – Sings The Cole Porter Songbook
- Fela Anikulapo Kuti – Expensive Shit/I.T.T.
- The Avett Brothers – Mignonette
- Farid – Crowd Control
- The Slackers – Wasted Days
- Tommy Guerrero – Return of the Bastard
- Clutchy Hopkins – Walking Backwards
- Yesterdays New Quintet – Elle’s Theme/Ahmad Miller Set