Thursday, July 13, 2006


First off, Happy Birthday to my family's own Irish lady, Julie. Our family is so lucky Ben K. married you. With you, some might say our family is actually civil. Thank you for being so patient with us, particularly during the holidays.

The fear of creeping out my neighbor has come to an end. Yesterday as her and her friend left her apartment building she introduced me as the one "cool" neighbor she has. That was nice. I do wonder how I beat out the Dave Baldwin look-a-like. I assume he probably hit on her when he was drunk off his ass, which seems to be every night. She then proceeded to invite me later that night to come over and "smoke a bowl" with her friends. I politely passed. I don't need to sit in a small room with strangers smoking weed.

The greatest album title of the year belongs to the Isley Brothers. They just released an album called..."Baby Makin' Music." Genius.

Earlier this week my Tivo recorded a show on ESPN Classic called Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame Steve Bartman for the Cubs Losing the 2003 NLCS. I've always held that Bartman got the short end of the stick on this matter. There were so many other factors attributing to the Cubs loss that I wish the media would leave this guy alone. It seems every week there's a Bartman reference on Sportscenter. I guess that moment is our Buckner moment, when in actuality the Buckner moment is their Leon Durham moment. Here's the real problem. I thought I could handle watching it. I thought nearly three years was enough time for me to objectively watch the Cubs fall apart. I was so wrong. Five minutes in I was completely depressed. I started fastforwarding the highlights of the game because I couldn't take it. My anger rose every time some Marlin player started talking. What a loser. How long do I have to wait till I can handle this? Will the pain always be there till the Cubs actually win a World Series? Why did I ever become a Cubs fan?

Who do we blame for the come back of the polo shirt with the collars up? Kanye West?

Sportscenter's Make a Wish series + me alone in my apartment = Brad's Bawlfest. Really it's ridiculous. It's like they know exactly what shot is going to spring the waterworks.

Why didn't the boys at 3CT form a team for VH1's World Series of Pop Culture? It would be pure domination if we had a team.

Look we all know Superman would dominate if he played football. I wonder though if he could dominate in baseball. Sure he could probably be a solid power pitcher, but could he hit his spots when he pitches? His bat speed would be phenomenal, but I don't know if he could hit a curve ball or slider. Yes, I'm questioning Superman's hand-eye coordination. I think he could be a solid power hitter in an Adam Dunn kind of way, but I wouldn't guarantee he'd be a lock for the Hall of Fame.

I've been trying to keep this a secret for some time, but I have to let it out. Over a month ago, I caved and bought the Nintendo DS Lite. Sometimes that need to play Mario Kart simply becomes too strong. I'm so weak.


bobby said...

We would make a good Pop Culture WS team, though I'd sink us if I had to answer anything from the last five years, music wise.

Jiff said...

I don't know what that World Series thing is (Pop Culture or baseball).

I don't know what a Nintendo DS is.

I like these quick hits.

Mandy said...

Man, if the Mario Kart craving hits that strong, then at least keep it oldschool with the N64. (I know, old school is fairly relative here. The N64 is no Atari, it's true.)

Bradford said...

Mandy: I can't carry a N64 around with me.

The Sound and the Fury said...

Brad - Try not to let your neighbor catch wind of the fact that she's twice been showcased on this blog.

Bradford said...

It's ok. I'm not really sure she can read.

PotentialLunchWinner said...


First of all, the N64 version of Mario Kart can suck my balls. Until the DS version came out, the SNES version was still the best. However, the DS version is now hands down the king of the Mario Kart family.

Second, I'll submit that the DS is currently the best system available. There are so many kick ass games for it it's unreal. Developers have found some amazingly creative ways to use the touch screen. You should also check out Kirby's Canvas Curse, Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow and Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney.