Of all the rumors one hears on sports radio, it's heard to get excited about things you hear when you hear a caller say "Uhhh hey dog, what do you think about this trade - Derek Jeter and a pack of bubblegum for Peyton Manning?" So when a caller on WFAN goes on about his buddy at a trade show seeing a Suzyn Waldman bobblehead with audio from her rant about Roger Clemens returning to the Yankees in 2007 (seen in the above youtube clip), you stand up and take notice. So if this rumors are true (and I hope they are), move over Tommy Wiseau bobblehead, you may have been topped.
"haruki sure has opinions on treme" (via hipster puppies)
If Haruki, a hipster pug can have an opinion on Treme, so can I. So I watched the 2nd and 3rd episodes tonight, and after episode 2, I'm stealing it from Dan Kois of NY Mag, "I would say I feel about Treme the same way I felt about The Wire after two episodes: I like it, but I don't feel all wrapped up in it yet. That implies I will get all wrapped up in it. I hope that's true." And after episode 3, I'm liking it even more, getting wrapped up in it even more. ALSO, Anwan Glove who played Slim Charles, thug for hire (Barksdale crew, Prop Joe's crew) on The Wire showed up in episode 2 for a second, and it was like we never left that wire tap operation that happened Baltimore for post Katrina, New Orleans.
Yes times infinity to John Mulaney's Girl Scout cookie inspired rant from Saturday Night Live! Also where are my god damn tagalongs, co-worker of my mother's?
When it comes to TV shows based in San Francisco, I think Full House. When I think films based in San Francisco, I think The Room. When I think of the mash up of Full House and The Room, ,I think of the above video. Do you guys think that Danny Tanner would run Bay to Breakers with Johnny and Mark?
(via Midtown Lunch)
Okay on my imaginary resume, I list that I can "eat the hell out of a burrito" (which is true) so if LEAN MEAN 2010 wasn't happening, I'd be all about this Baja Fresh burrito eating contest on May 5th but I'm all about being lean/mean/2010 but if you think you can eat the hell out of a burrito, get at it.
(via Gunaxin Media)
Party Down, Party Down's back: Recap of the Season 2 priemere of Party Down, the really really good Starz original comedy starring Adam Scott, Martin Starr (!), Lizzy Caplin (!!) and Ken Marino (!!!). So watch it on Starz or steam it on Netflix, it's quite good. (via Vulture)
You know who fights terrorism or crazy people on planes, former Big League Managers: Kevin Kennedy, former manager of the Red Sox and Rangers helped subdue Stanley Dwayne Sheffield, a mentally ill guy who was yelling about the plane blowing up and wanting to get to the cock pit? America, yeah! (via Deadspin)
You don't know chillwave? You gotta know chillwave: I've been listening to all these Chillwave bands for a while now and still don't really have an idea what the genre's all about. (via Hipster Runoff)
Desert Nachos? I'll take 100: Biggest regret of the week? Missing out on Treats Truck's Desert Nachos that they brought back on Tuesday. (via Midtown Lunch)
If this is true, consider Madden '11 pre-ordered: Gus Johnson (of the greatest play by play announcer fame) is rumored to to be doing play by play for Madden '11, OHHHHHHH!(via Paste Padre)
New York City Munchie Guide (or foods Ryan just wants to eat): I've decided that after LEAN MEAN 2010 is said and done with, I'm just going to print out this page and blindly throw darts at it to figure out the answer to the question of "What does Ryan want to eat today?"(via Gridskipper)
In 2010, when a record leaks, bands get proactive and stream the record on their website, on NPR's website, or even on the NY Times. So listen to the new LCD, BSS, Hold Steady, or National records, they are all pretty decent if I do say so myself.
(via AndrewBridgman by way of The Daily What)
Okay so far this season on Lost, we found out that the whispers on the Island were the spirits of those who couldn't move on, that the Man in Black/Smoke Monster/FLocke was in fact pretending to be Christian Shepard (and all the other ghosts on the island presumably), and now that aside from getting off the Island, the thing that the MIB/SM/Flocke wants most is cookies. Answers people, we're getting answers.
Uncle Jesse and Co using Fun Fun Fun for a weight loss ad, Danny Tanner singing Good Vibrations (doing his own harmonies) on Wake Up San Francisco, DJ and Kimmy Gibbler doing the locomotion, Heartbreak Hotel, My Generation in leather pants, and FOREVER with THE BEACH BOYS! For a show about a Widower trying to raise his kids along with his Brother in law and his kooky best friend, Full House had some fun musical moments.
(via The Onion)
The Onion once again "kills it" with an article about the 47th Vice President of the United States, Joe Biden and his lifetime ban from "that glorified Chuck E. Cheese," Dave and Busters.
Okay, I don't have a clue what's going on in the video for LCD Soundsystem's Drunk Girls off of the really really good This Is Happening other than it may be some sort of Panda fetish video that Kenny's fiancee may be into.
(via Concrete Jungle)
Lean Mean 2010 out, Shack Beach Diet in: The menus for the soon to be opened UES, Theater District, and MIAMI Shake Shacks are live on the Shake Shack website, and unique to each location will be new Concrete flavors such as Pineapple Upper East Side Cake (UES), Great White Way, Pretzel! The Concrete (Midtown), and The Shack Beach Diet and Shark Attack (Miami). (via Eater NY)
Sometimes the truth isn't as interesting (or delicious if you're into eating humans): So the Donner Party weren't cannibals after all, they just ate their dog. (via MSNBC)
This blog is correct, Pizza Rules: Before OAB launched, I was this close to securing the Pizza Rules domain but Nick Sherman beat me to it. But there is nothing I support more than his month long diet of pizza (and only pizza). (via Pizza Rules)
Rap Mogules, They're just like us: Like me, Jay-Z fails to support a young man's basketball team by not buying a pack of M&M's. (via Concrete Loop)
P4K's guide to Record Store Day: Extremely torn on Record Store day, on one hand I could spend a bunch of money on some awesome records but it's also day one of the NBA playoffs and I kind of want to sit on my ass and watch basketball all day. (via Pitchfork)
Where is the 1995 draft class of Ki-Jiana Carter, Tyrone Wheatley, Rashaan Salaam: ESPN ranks the top 5 NFL draft class since 1967, Marino/Elway/Kelly class of '83 ranks number 1. In other news, OAB is headed to round 2 of the NFL Draft next Friday night, so be prepared for something epic in the aftermath. (via ESPN)
International DVR alert, Penelope Princess of Pets: A long time ago on a website called Super Deluxe, Kristen Schaal had a web series with Kurt Braunohler where she talked to animals and had to kill the prime minster or something, and now it's gotten picked up as a full series in England. Tally ho! (and what I mean by tally ho is please come to America). (via Videogum)
Covers day at OAB continues, Titus Andronicus along with Cassie Ramone of the Vivian Girls/Babies covers Undone (The Sweater Song) off Weezer's Weezer (The Blue Album). Somewhat on topic - I was totally impressed with the banter between the verses, Brian asked me to do it once for a show he was doingand while the first bit of banter was okay, it died a slow slow death during the "I really want to go but my friends don't want to go" part.
"So, the NBA playoffs tree is all set, with the first games tipping off Saturday. Despite what CC Sabathia says, we still think it's more likely LeBron James leaves the Cavs if they don't win a title than if they do, so let's gear up: We Are All Chicago Bulls Today. Until we all become Boston Celtics, or Orlando Magic, or Whoever the Heck Survives That Crazy Western Conference. We'll be doing updates after every Cavs (weekday) game to remind everyone that cheering against LeBron now can only help you cheer for him later. It's for your own good, LeBron."
(via Will Leitch @ NY MAG)
Dear players of Chicago Bulls, Orlando Magic, Charlotte Bobcats, Boston Celtics, Atlanta Hawks, Miami Heat, Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Lakers, Denver Nuggets, Utah Jazz, Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks, Oklahoma City Thunder, Portland Trailblazers, and San Antonio Spurs,
Please defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers, and let Lebron James realize that the Cavs and the NBA title aren't in each others destiny. And that his destiny is to come to New York, save both a city and a franchise that has suffered in hoops hell for way too long.
Your friend (and supporter),
I'm still not sure if I'm supposed to be "YEAH DES" or "OH NO JOHN LOCKE" but either way sideways Desmond running over Sideways Locke was the best Lost ending of the year so far.
(via Gorilla v. Bear)
Okay, this Best Coast video may feature what could considered by some (me) as a perfect date - In-N-Out Burger, the Beach, BBQ, Beer, and Open Topped Jeeps. Oh, and a fake Ronald McDonald.
Hey Ladies, Have you ever wanted to date a man with an American Flag/Eagle Tattoo who happened to be NFL Star?
"Ok LADIES heres the contest.. Post a video on the “just fans” section of my fbk fan page explaining why u deserve to have me take u on a date 1 nite this offseason… Contest ends sun night 4/18 at 8pm est… Lets have fun w this so be creative but just be careful its not too inappropriate where fbk deletes it!! good luck!!!"
(via With Leather)
Kevin Boss is great and all (which other NFL Tight End has more built in Who's the Boss references?) but I really miss the Shock-Man and his off the field antics.
For whatever reason, I can't see my boss approving my pitch of a mosaic of Mega Man and all of the bosses from the original Mega Man for the windows across from my cubicle at our next staff meeting. Of course, this art work would be done to improve staff morale (and not to entertain myself endlessly).
A night or two after I started Lean Mean 2010, I had a dream about chasing down an ice cream truck and ordering a neutella based ice cream sandwich, and now it's on the internet. Get out of my dreams and into my blog, beep beep yeah.
James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem has created my new drink: I'm as psyched as anyone for the new LCD record but what I'm more psyched about the whiskey/champagne concoction that James Murphy was drinking on stage at MHOW last night. Any way, pictures and the like from last night's "show of the year" are at BVeg. (via BrooklynVegan)
Mayoral quote of the year, White Plains edition: Twice arrested (most recently for witness tampering, second-degree criminal contempt and harassment) Mayor of White Plains, New York Adam Bradley apparently yelled to his wife, "It's over, it's over, you should hang yourself" concerning the hoopla over his first arrest. What was Mayor Bradley first arrested for, you ask? Allegedly abusing his wife, duh. Vote Bradley, you guys. (via Gothamist)
DVR alert (or in my case, torrent alert on Monday) Treme: Alan Sepinwall of the Newark Star Ledger reviews episode one of Treme from The Wire creator, David Simon. Needless to say, we here at OAB (me) are very excited to see how Simon follows up on the greatest television drama of all time with this drama featuring former Wire actors (Bunk and Lester), Matt Sarascen's Mom, and John Goodman among others in post Katrina New Orleans. (via NJ.com)
Nerrddddddddddsssssss getting chubbies, Star Wars burlesque: TTP had a photo of it a while back but now there's video and Sexy Chewie (which makes me feel oddly conflicted), so set phasers to stunning or something. Oh wait, wrong nerd reference. (via Film Drunk)
The Arcade Fire, Spike Jonze collaborate on something: Word on the street is that the director behind your favorite music video (and a bunch of great films too) has teamed up with your favorite Canadian band for a music video, short film, or possibly world domination. (via Stereogum)
Mr Potatoskin, a pleasure to ea, I mean meet you: Cer Te’s (on 55th btw 5th+6th) has this Sandwich of the Month club and this month, it's the Mr Potatoskin. So throw the concept of bread out the window and get with this chicken cutlet w/ bbq sauce sandwiched between two baked sea salt and vinegar potato skins stuffed with aged cheddar and apple wood smoked bacon. (via Midtown Lunch)
Monday's headline on Friday: F*ckmaster back to F*ck Masters, you heard it here first. (via BWE)
Puddle of Afif: Out of all the blogs out there in blogland, there's only one that is written by the guy I used to run a pro wrestling gossip site with when we were teenagers, so you should probably read it. Not just because we used to write together about the Ultimate Warrior fake fighting Hulk Hogan at WCW Halloween Havoc '98 but because Afif is the best. (via Puddle of Mudd)
"Mike Francesca: Tiger Woods is not a bad looking man!
Larry on the car phone: No but Mike, come on, he's a not a SEAN COMBS as a good looking black man."
Kenny as Mad Dog Russo: You got to give him credit Mikey, Diddy's a sharpe guy.
(via It IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS... caught)
You know what the best thing about the New York Yankees have unlimited funds to sign and/or trade for big bats for to boost their line up? John Sterling and his ludicrous home run calls! Oh, the Grandy Man can, indeed.
(via Eating In Translation)
The Cream Cone vendor in Queens definitely wants to de-rail "Lean and Mean 2010" but it ain't gonna happen.
Double down, the sandwich is real: I talked about in a Saturday Sharing ages ago but the Double Down, the KFC sandwich that uses chicken as bread with bacon/cheese/fat sauce is coming to KFC near you on April 12. So get ready (or not), chicken is the new bread. (via BWE)
Pitchfork's Spring 2010 preview: I don't think I've been this excited for a slew of record releases since the last time a lot of good records came out but new records from The National, LCD Soundsystem, Broken Social Scene, The Hold Steady, of Montreal, The Apples in Stereo, Japandroids, Stars, and Diddy. (via P4K)
Ah, "Peeparama-Rama", my favorite Easter event next to "Holy Thursday Thursday": Your yearly peep themed dioramas fix is here in all their sugary, marshmellowey, sticky, artisticy glory. (via Pop Candy)
You mean Bow Wow isn't the new Marlo?: We at OAB (me) get excited when anyone from The Wire is involved in a new project but we're (I'm) kind of side tilting my head at Gbenga Akinnagbe who played Marlo's right hand, Chris Partlow's take in Lottery Ticket with Bow Wow. (via Vulture)
Forget about the Final Four, how's your cake/pie bracket doing: Sorry Duke, West Virgina, Michigan State, and Butler but Apple Pie, Cheesecake, German Chocolate, and Red Velvet are a much more interesting Final Four. (via Jezebel)
Heart Break City - Gus Johnson Soundboard shut down: So CBS decided to send a cease and desist order to whoever came up with the brilliant Gus Johnson Soundboard. But you can't keep a good man like Gus down as the soundboard is back up. OHHHHHH OHHHHHHH!(via Deadspin)
Do you want a check endorsed by my favorite baseball player ever? What if I said that check was from royalties from everyone's favorite baseball related episode of The Simpsons? And no, you don't need to shave your sideburns either. (via With Leather)
Peeps, they're edible too: Earlier this week, we had peep sushi (peepshi?). And now I give to you, peep pizza (peepza?)! Sorry JC, but this is what Easter is all about. (via Serious Eats)
So when Hall & Oates play on my Last.fm, this picture always comes up and gets me every time. Feathered hair and cut off denim vests like whoa.
(via Warming Glow)
Okay, we already know that Jacob was dunking heads dating back to his days as days in the early nineties as one of Jackie Treehorn's thugs, so when Richard Alpert got his head dunked we shouldn't have been surprised. What should surprise you though is someone mashed up Alpert's head dunking with The Dude's, and (un)surprisingly it's incredible.