Monday, January 27, 2014

Monday Moaning (20 Albums)

So it's Monday...Last week was busy...Tiring and busy...The household is healthier, and on the lookout for the next bug that spreads around...
I've got nothing for you sports-wise...What am I going to say building up for the "Super Bowl"?   SQUAT!  Yeah, I watched some college and outdoor NHL Hockey this weekend...Pretty impressive keeping a rink in great shape at Dodger Stadium...The Rangers played the Devils at Yankee Stadium Sunday, and they take on the NY Islanders Wednesday night there...That'll be a cold one...
The Pro-Bowl was Sunday...No interest...I watched the Grammy Awards...I'm not sure why I do that to myself each year...I guess I just want to see how far the Music world can slip...This got me thinking about the Music I love, and then one of the games people tag each other in on facebook...
Think of 20 albums, CDs, LPs, that had such a profound effect on you they changed your life....Dug into your soul...Music and or Lyrics that brought you to life when you heard it...That affected you, kicked you in the ass, and punched you in the gut...That damn good is what I'm talking about....So here are my 20 albums...

In no real order....

John Coltrane- Blue Train

Van Halen- 5150

Portishead- Dummy

Alice in Chains- Dirt

Pearl Jam- Ten

Glen Hansard- Once soundtrack

Our Lady Peace- Clumsy

Raine Maida- The Hunter's Lullaby

Deftones- White Pony

K's Choice- Cacoon Crash

Jimi Hendrix- Band of Gypsys

Led Zeppelin- Physical Graffiti

U2- Joshua Tree

Zakk Wylde- Book of Shadows 
Radiohead- The Bends

The Gaslight Anthem- Handwritten
Lorde- Pure Heroine
Paul Westerberg- Stereo
Damien Rice- O
Miles Davis- Kind of Blue

There's 20Albums...Do you have 20?

The Beeze.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Monday Morning, a Day Late and a Dollar Short

                                                              What's Cooking!?!

Well, here I am...Been battling being sick, along with the rest of the family fighting through being sick too...I was just too tired to get writing...But I will get right into the big news...Not the Broncos beating the Patriots...Not the Seahawks, (my team) beating the 49ers...Richard Sherman...Dude made the game saving play for the Seahawks, talked smack, and people were shocked...Dude has always talked smack...Just like many CB's have...And he gave it hard to Crabtree...You know, a guy that plays the position that is known for talking the most shit, WR...

Why...Why are people shocked...And why are people so offended? Seconds after the game, stupid Erin Andrews sticks a mic in his face, and he screams that he is the best CB in the game...Oh, BTW he is...and then he called out Crabtree...So fucking what...Somehow this caused people to go nuts, and the crazy Twitter racists came out in full force, mainly because poor Erin Andrews looked scared...Don't pin her or your inner racist on Sherman...You and her were that way before he said he was the best...

RIGHT_HERE everything you need to know about Sherman, including the stats that backup his theory that he is the best CB...and HERE is a good piece about Sherman, by Dan Wetzel...

I know I'm in the minority....No one seems to like this guy but his teammates...Well, a couple years ago, I signed my fandom contract with Seattle, so while Sherman may be brash...May be an asshole...I like him...He's on my team...I've described myself this way before...I'm not everyone's cup of team...Hell, if I wasn't on my team, I wouldn't like me...But I'm on my team, so I love me! 

That's how I see Richard Sherman...He's on my team, so he's my guy...I've seen abunch of people talking about now rooting for Denver, and hoping Manning schools him...Well, you're free to feel that way...Me, I hope Manning tests Sherman, and I hope Sherman picks him off 3 times...Because some people may hate seeing Sherman's big mouth on TV talking shit, but I hate seeing Manning's big head on TV trying to sell me every possible piece of crap I don't need!

-In hockey, people are all fired up over the line brawl Saturday night between Vancouver and Calgary...Calgary was the visiting team so their lineup is submitted first...They decided to start their thumpers...4th line...This is something that doesn't sit well with Vancouver coach John Tortorella's as we have seen before...Calgary is making it clear, either they want to throw, or they just want to try and rough up one of your top lines...So Torts, as he has done before sends out a lineup of his thumpers...You know shit is about to get real when a defenseman lines up to take the games opening faceoff...

Over 140 penalty minutes in 2 seconds....Classic...

Now there are people saying this is bad for hockey...There's no reason for this...Torts overacted, blah, blah, blah...You know what, a rival rolls into your building and puts out their thumpers, there is only one way to respond..."Nobody comes into our house and pushes us around!"  That's shit isn't just for movies...It's life...Some one kicks in your door and wants to take your shit, and hurt your family, you don't curl up in the corner and say 'please don't hurt me.'  You go right back at the fucker...

Yeah, I know, hockey and everyday life for you and me aren't the same...But you have to see the comparison...These guys are playing for real...This is their livelihood...I'm not putting my top line out there when these guys are looking to rumble....You gotta bring your muscle...

This shit happens in hockey sometimes...It's not all lovey dovey like you see after football games when players from opposing teams are hugging, and all smiles and shit...There's a reason why handshakes are saved for the playoffs...The season is long, and you're gonna see these guys again, and you don't like some of them...

I don't know...I'm kind of rambling...Too much cold medicine and not enough sleep...I'll just close with, Richard Sherman may be an asshole, but I'm alright with it...And hockey's fine, shut the fuck up!

Have a week...

The Beeze.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Monday Moaning

 So the NFL final four is set, and to no real surprise, we will see Seattle face San Francisco, and New England will take on Denver...BRADY VS. MANNING....Again!  Well all you Manning lovers, Brady has won 10 of the 14 meetings they've had, and he's going to take another one...Why am I so sure of this?  BECAUSE I SAID SO!   Oh, sorry, sometimes I just get stuck in Dad mode...Anyways, because Brady is better...He owns Peyton...Because the Patriots are better...Because no matter who is injured on their squad, they will find a way to beat you...Look what they did Saturday...All the sudden, they were the NFL's best rushing team, pounding the ball down the Colts' throats all night...Total dominance...Who knows what wicked plan they'll pull out for the Broncos...Who cares, they're gonna win...It's Monday, and you're getting "The Lock of the Week" already!

 So who will the Patriots be facing in the "Super Bowl" per me?  Well, that would be the team I signed my fandom to at the beginning of last year, the Seattle Seahawks...So, no matter how much it pains my wife, and her family, and the many Gabbers that hail from New England, I'll be all in with the Seahawks....

 -Moving on to college football...Penn State, the home of child rape cover-ups have hired their second coach to follow in the evil footsteps of Joe Paterno, after Bill O'Brien took the Houston Texans job...Next to try to erase the stains left by Sandusky, Paterno, Spainer, McQueery, and all those fucking assholes is James Franklin, formerly of Vanderbilt...Nothing like Penn Rape hiring a guy who was accused of covering for some of his players who had raped around campus, to help re-establish their reputation!   They guy was "cleared" by Vandy, but come on...Do you really want a guy with that hanging over his head, when your school has been through what PSU has been...What dummies!

 -Speaking of dummies...The Baseball Writers Association made their picks for the Hall of Fame, and as usual, they were fucking idiots...No 100% vote for the likes of Maddux and Glavine..."Ruth, Cobb, Mays, no one got 100%!"   SO FUCKING WHAT...That doesn't make it right...It just makes you stupid!  And shorting Craig Biggio by 2 votes...Fuck that...Dude has the numbers, and clearly wasn't 'roided up... Four gold gloves, 3,060 hits, damn near 291 home runs, and 414 stolen bases, 668 doubles, and 55 triples, 1844 runs, and 1175 RBI...Damn good numbers there for a Catcher turned Second baseman...

I also think Tim Raines, and Mike Piazza should have gotten in...Piazza has the 'roids cloud held over him even though there has never been anything that has implicated him, except for the era that he played in...But as a catcher, Piazza's numbers are there...But for some reason catchers get overlooked by the HOF...Do you know how many catchers are in the Baseball Hall of Fame?

16...That's it...Johnny Bench...Yogi Berra...Roger Bresnahan...Roy Campanella...Gary Carter...Mickey Cochrane...Bill Dickey...Buck Ewing...Rick Ferrell...Carlton Fisk...Josh Gibson...Gabby Hartnett...Ernie Lombardi...Biz Mackey...Ray Schalk...Deacon White...

But the biggest news about the HOF voting was Dan Le Batard of ESPN, who has also been a baseball writer in Miami gave his vote to Deadspin to let the public give their imput on who he should vote for...over 30,000 people voted, and he filled out a legit ballot based on that...His ballot did not include Jacque Jones or JT Snow...Unlike a few other ballots...Yet, Le Batard was stripped of his vote for life, and banned for at least a year from the Baseball Writers Association...I thought this was ridiculous....Then I watched Keith Olbermann, and he pointed out just exactly how disgustingly full of shit the BBWA is....

Well, don't those guys look stupid!?!

That's it...I'm trying to fight off a bug...But this weekend I did try to start getting ready the OLYMPICS...

And, I've been wondering about my son's future in FOOTBALL....

Have a week...

The Beeze.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Are You Ready for the Olympics?

Well, this guy isn't....


That is three-time Olympic ski jump champion Thomas Morgenstern of Austria....He was hospitalized with skull injuries, and a bruised lung on Friday after this crash training for this weekend’s Ski Flying World Cup....

So um, good luck with that...

The Beeze.

Friday, January 10, 2014

This is Why My Son Won't Play Football

Seriously!?!  What the fuck!?!  I knew Texas was football crazy, but this is over the fucking top...And I know it's not just Texas...Here in Ohio their are pockets that are insanely football crazy...Just like there are parts in Pennsylvania, and Florida, and all over the country...

This shit is just flat-out nuts...My wife saw this clip, looked at me, and said, "Tommy is never playing Football!"  And you know what, I can't blame her...These fucking ass-hat coaches in this clip are what is wrong with youth football...1. They are taking the fun out of it for the kids, so these kids will burn out on it in high school...2. They're telling kids to go at the head...You can also see these kids leading with their helmet, so clearly they aren't teaching them to not use their head...So by the end of high school these kids' brains will be scrambled...3. These fucking coaches are clearly just miserable fucking assholes, and some of the parents are clearly fuck-tards!

And Roger Goodell and his crew at the NFL offices have to be cringing as they see this...With all they are trying to do, to finally protect players brains, then they see 8-9 year old kids going helmet to helmet...Yeah, they're fucked...If we aren't going to teach 8 year old kids to not lead with the crown of their helmet, and it's wrong that their coach is saying, "put it in his helmet, I don't care if he doesn't get up," then kids will do it through high school, then college, and take it with them to the NFL...If they make it there...If they aren't already fucking brain-dead...

So yeah, my son isn't allowed to play football...And as much as I love the game, I'm not crossing my wife on this one.

The Beeze.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Monday Moaning

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When Bill Cosby Speaks, People Need to Listen


Bill Cosby
Address at the NAACP' on the 50th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education
delivered 17 May 2004,Constitution Hall,  
Washington, DC
Ladies and gentlemen, I really have to ask you to seriously consider what you’ve heard, and now this is the end of the evening so to speak. I heard a prize fight manager say to his fellow who was losing badly, “David, listen to me. It’s not what’s he’s doing to you. It’s what you’re not doing."
Ladies and gentlemen, these people set -- they opened the doors, they gave us the right, and today, ladies and gentlemen, in our cities and public schools we have 50% drop out. In our own neighborhood, we have men in prison. No longer is a person embarrassed because they’re pregnant without a husband. No longer is a boy considered an embarrassment if he tries to run away from being the father of the unmarried child.
Ladies and gentlemen, the lower economic and lower middle economic people are not holding their end in this deal. In the neighborhood that most of us grew up in, parenting is not going on. In the old days, you couldn’t hooky school because every drawn shade was an eye. And before your mother got off the bus and to the house, she knew exactly where you had gone, who had gone into the house, and where you got on whatever you had one and where you got it from. Parents don’t know that today.
I’m talking about these people who cry when their son is standing there in an orange suit. Where were you when he was two? Where were you when he was twelve? Where were you when he was eighteen, and how come you don’t know he had a pistol? And where is his father, and why don’t you know where he is? And why doesn’t the father show up to talk to this boy?
The church is only open on Sunday. And you can’t keep asking Jesus to ask doing things for you. You can’t keep asking that God will find a way. God is tired of you. God was there when they won all those cases -- fifty in a row. That’s where God was because these people were doing something. And God said, “I’m going to find a way.” I wasn’t there when God said it -- I’m making this up. But it sounds like what God would do.
We cannot blame white people. White people -- White people don’t live over there. They close up the shop early. The Korean ones still don’t know us as well -- they stay open 24 hours.
I’m looking and I see a man named Kenneth Clark, he and his wife Mamie. Kenneth’s still alive. I have to apologize to him for these people because Kenneth said it straight. He said you have to strengthen yourselves, and we’ve got to have that black doll. And everybody said it. Julian Bond said it. Dick Gregory said it. All these lawyers said it. And you wouldn’t know that anybody had done a damned thing. 
Fifty percent drop out rate, I’m telling you, and people in jail, and women having children by five, six different men. Under what excuse? I want somebody to love me. And as soon as you have it, you forget to parent. Grandmother, mother, and great grandmother in the same room, raising children, and the child knows nothing about love or respect of any one of the three of them. All this child knows is “gimme, gimme, gimme.” These people want to buy the friendship of a child, and the child couldn’t care less. Those of us sitting out here who have gone on to some college or whatever we’ve done, we still fear our parents. And these people are not parenting. They’re buying things for the kid -- $500 sneakers -- for what? They won’t buy or spend $250 onHooked on Phonics.
Kenneth Clark, somewhere in his home in upstate New York -- just looking ahead. Thank God he doesn’t know what’s going on. Thank God. But these people -- the ones up here in the balcony fought so hard. Looking at the incarcerated, these are not political criminals. These are people going around stealing Coca Cola. People getting shot in the back of the head over a piece of pound cake! Then we all run out and are outraged: “The cops shouldn’t have shot him.” What the hell was he doing with the pound cake in his hand? I wanted a piece of pound cake just as bad as anybody else. And I looked at it and I had no money. And something called parenting said if you get caught with it you’re going to embarrass your mother." Not, "You’re going to get your butt kicked." No. "You’re going to embarrass your mother." "You’re going to embarrass your family." If you knock that girl up, you’re going to have to run away because it’s going to be too embarrassing for your family. In the old days, a girl getting pregnant had to go down South, and then her mother would go down to get her. But the mother had the baby. I said the mother had the baby. The girl didn’t have a baby. The mother had the baby in two weeks. We are not parenting.
Ladies and gentlemen, listen to these people. They are showing you what’s wrong. People putting their clothes on backwards. Isn’t that a sign of something going on wrong? Are you not paying attention? People with their hat on backwards, pants down around the crack. Isn’t that a sign of something or are you waiting for Jesus to pull his pants up? Isn’t it a sign of something when she’s got her dress all the way up to the crack -- and got all kinds of needles and things going through her body. What part of Africa did this come from? We are not Africans. Those people are not Africans; they don’t know a damned thing about Africa. With names like Shaniqua, Shaligua, Mohammed and all that crap and all of them are in jail. (When we give these kinds names to our children, we give them the strength and inspiration in the meaning of those names. What’s the point of giving them strong names if there is not parenting and values backing it up).
Brown versus the Board of Education is no longer the white person’s problem. We’ve got to take the neighborhood back. We’ve got to go in there. Just forget telling your child to go to the Peace Corps. It’s right around the corner. It’s standing on the corner. It can’t speak English. It doesn’t want to speak English. I can’t even talk the way these people talk: “Why you ain’t where you is go ra?” I don’t know who these people are. And I blamed the kid until I heard the mother talk. Then I heard the father talk. This is all in the house. You used to talk a certain way on the corner and you got into the house and switched to English. Everybody knows it’s important to speak English except these knuckleheads. You can’t land a plane with, “Why you ain’t…” You can’t be a doctor with that kind of crap coming out of your mouth. There is no Bible that has that kind of language. Where did these people get the idea that they’re moving ahead on this. Well, they know they’re not; they’re just hanging out in the same place, five or six generations sitting in the projects when you’re just supposed to stay there long enough to get a job and move out.
Now, look, I’m telling you. It’s not what they’re doing to us. It’s what we’re not doing. 50 percent drop out. Look, we’re raising our own ingrown immigrants. These people are fighting hard to be ignorant. There’s no English being spoken, and they’re walking and they’re angry. Oh God, they’re angry and they have pistols and they shoot and they do stupid things. And after they kill somebody, they don’t have a plan. Just murder somebody. Boom. Over what? A pizza? And then run to the poor cousin’s house.
They sit there and the cousin says, “What are you doing here?”
“I just killed somebody, man.”
“I just killed somebody; I’ve got to stay here.”
“No, you don’t.”
“Well, give me some money, I’ll go….”
 “Where are you going?”
“North Carolina.”
Everybody wanted to go to North Carolina. But the police know where you’re going because your cousin has a record.
Five or six different children -- same woman, eight, ten different husbands or whatever. Pretty soon you’re going to have to have DNA cards so you can tell who you’re making love to. You don’t who this is. It might be your grandmother. I’m telling you, they’re young enough. Hey, you have a baby when you’re twelve. Your baby turns thirteen and has a baby, how old are you? Huh? Grandmother. By the time you’re twelve, you could have sex with your grandmother, you keep those numbers coming. I’m just predicting.
I’m saying Brown versus the Board of Education. We’ve got to hit the streets, ladies and gentlemen. I’m winding up, now -- no more applause. I’m saying, look at the Black Muslims. There are Black Muslims standing on the street corners and they say so forth and so on, and we’re laughing at them because they have bean pies and all that, but you don’t read, “Black Muslim gunned down while chastising drug dealer.” You don’t read that. They don’t shoot down Black Muslims. You understand me. Muslims tell you to get out of the neighborhood. When you want to clear your neighborhood out, first thing you do is go get the Black Muslims, bean pies and all. And your neighborhood is then clear. The police can’t do it.
I’m telling you Christians, what’s wrong with you? Why can’t you hit the streets? Why can’t you clean it out yourselves? It’s our time now, ladies and gentlemen. It is our time. And I’ve got good news for you. It’s not about money. It’s about you doing something ordinarily that we do -- get in somebody else’s business. It’s time for you to not accept the language that these people are speaking, which will take them nowhere. What the hell good is Brown v. Board of Education if nobody wants it? 
What is it with young girls getting after some girl who wants to still remain a virgin. Who are these sick black people and where did they come from and why haven’t they been parented to shut up? To go up to girls and try to get a club where “you are nobody....” This is a sickness, ladies and gentlemen, and we are not paying attention to these children. These are children. They don’t know anything. They don’t have anything. They’re homeless people. All they know how to do is beg. And you give it to them, trying to win their friendship. And what are they good for? And then they stand there in an orange suit and you drop to your knees: “He didn’t do anything. He didn’t do anything.” Yes, he did do it. And you need to have an orange suit on, too.
So, ladies and gentlemen, I want to thank you for the award -- and giving me an opportunity to speak because, I mean, this is the future, and all of these people who lined up and done -- they’ve got to be wondering what the hell happened. Brown V. Board of Education -- these people who marched and were hit in the face with rocks and punched in the face to get an education and we got these knuckleheads walking around who don’t want to learn English. I know that you all know it. I just want to get you as angry that you ought to be. When you walk around the neighborhood and you see this stuff, that stuff’s not funny. These people are not funny anymore. And that‘s not my brother. And that’s not my sister. They’re faking and they’re dragging me way down because the state, the city, and all these people have to pick up the tab on them because they don’t want to accept that they have to study to get an education.
We have to begin to build in the neighborhood, have restaurants, have cleaners, have pharmacies, have real estate, have medical buildings instead of trying to rob them all. And so, ladies and gentlemen, please, Dorothy Height, where ever she’s sitting, she didn’t do all that stuff so that she could hear somebody say “I can’t stand algebra, I can’t stand…" and “what you is.” It’s horrible.
Basketball players -- multimillionaires can’t write a paragraph. Football players, multimillionaires, can’t read. Yes. Multimillionaires. Well, Brown v. Board of Education, where are we today? It’s there. They paved the way. What did we do with it? The White Man, he’s laughing -- got to be laughing. 50 percent drop out -- rest of them in prison.
You got to tell me that if there was parenting -- help me -- if there was parenting, he wouldn’t have picked up the Coca Cola bottle and walked out with it to get shot in the back of the head. He wouldn’t have. Not if he loved his parents. And not if they were parenting! Not if the father would come home. Not if the boy hadn’t dropped the sperm cell inside of the girl and the girl had said, “No, you have to come back here and be the father of this child.” Not ..“I don’t have to.”
Therefore, you have the pile up of these sweet beautiful things born by nature -- raised by no one. Give them presents. You’re raising pimps. That’s what a pimp is. A pimp will act nasty to you so you have to go out and get them something. And then you bring it back and maybe he or she hugs you. And that’s why pimp is so famous. They’ve got a drink called the “Pimp-something.” You all wonder what that’s about, don’t you? Well, you’re probably going to let Jesus figure it out for you. Well, I’ve got something to tell you about Jesus. When you go to the church, look at the stained glass things of Jesus. Look at them. Is Jesus smiling? Not in one picture. So, tell your friends. Let’s try to do something. Let’s try to make Jesus smile. Let’s start parenting. Thank you, thank you.