Thursday, March 19, 2009

Good Sports...

March Madness is probably one of the greatest times of the year. Not just because of college basketball, but also the playoff race starts to heat up in the NBA and in the NHL. The only bad part is that spring training started and we are already being inundated with terrible highlights from meaningless games.

Sorry for being terrible about blogging these last couple weeks. I've been kind of busy running around and drinking. I'm trying to get a job here in Michigan but people are still being unhelpful though things are looking up. I'm headed to India with the fam on saturday and I'm trying to get an interview with anyone when I get back. It sounds like the new studios are picking up some steam so we'll see what happens.

I went 16/16 in my bracket today. I am pretty awesome. Last time I did that was junior year of high school when I went 31/32 in the first round. I think I ended up getting third in that pool. Unfortunately, this is the first time since 1996 that I haven't payed to be in a pool. I didn't want to enter a pool and not get to watch any of it (on account of being on a farm in the middle of nowhere in India) and I knew that I was going to have a good tourney this year. I am in one pool but we didn't put any money in, just our egos. I really don't care as long as State makes it to the Final Four. I'll be back in time for it, and if they make it, I'll be at Ford Field dressed as a Spartan.

I'll blog again before I take off. Go big.

-M, p, z & shredder

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Growin Beards...

I suppose the answer to the question of how long it takes after you've grown a beard (and are brown) before someone throws out a racist terrorist allusion is about 3 weeks.

Sorry I haven't blogged in a while, I've got a couple friends in town and the binge drinking has returned with a vengeance. So last night we were out on the town when a friend of mine started sucking this other girls face off. So my other friend and I were left standing there talking to her friends when I made the benign comment that their other friend sitting on the ground on a big puddle of beer looked like she peed her pants. Apparently this was the most incendiary thing anyone has ever said to her and she got up, called me some really bad words and then gave me the finger. Then she proceeded to yell/tell me that it was the most hateful thing anyone has said to her and said to me, "what's your fucking name, Kaleel or Kaleem or whatever Muslim names they have," because obviously, my pee-pee comment was the equivalent of dropping racist bombs.

Then she started crying. Just crying and crying. And we started laughing. Because really, what else could we do. Hardly a coincidence that she was 19, white and from Vermont. I love people.

Go Big

-M, p, z & shredder

Thursday, March 05, 2009

More Fallon...

In case you guys didn't watch Tina Fey on Jimmy Fallon the other night, you should. She was hilarious as usual. What's hilarious is that they event they are talking about at the Natural History Museum was the one that I catered where I met them and subsequently blogged about. I felt like I was on the inside of this somewhat inside joke. Inside jokes with Tina and Jimmy, I'm kind of a big deal.

Go big.

-M, p, z & shredder

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Late Night...

As most of you know, Late Night with Conan had it's last episode a couple of weeks ago. It was a pretty sad episode if you've watched him over the years. Not that sad since he's just moving an hour earlier and taking over for Leno who I'm not really a fan of in the first place, but sad that his late night antics will no longer be as zany. I first found Conan one night in high school when he used to be on at 2 in the morning, probably a little over 10 years ago (that just made me feel really old), and was instantly a fan. He is hands down the funniest man in late night television and it's great that he's taking over The Tonight Show.

So Jimmy Fallon took over for Conan last night in his premiere episode and I'm holding off on my opinion until he gets some more shows under his belt. He had an all star lineup with Robert Deniro, Justin Timberlake and Van Morrison, but somehow the show wasn't exactly what I had hoped for. I was a big fan of the choice to have Fallon replace Conan, especially after hearing some of the other choices they had in mind (Carson Daly, Demitri Martin (who is hilarious but not for a guest/host talk show)) and I remember he did well filling in for Letterman when he had his heart surgery. I'm not sure if it was the fact that he was nervous about his first guest being Deniro or if Deniro is just a bad guest, but that interview went terrible. Then my boy, JT, came on and killed it but there was a strange dichotomy between the two interviews that made Deniro seem really old and out of touch but at the same time made JT and Fallon seem really young and immature. There was one point when JT and Fallon were standing up doing an impersonation of John Mayer and Deniro was sitting in his chair, seemingly unaware of who John Mayer was and questioning why he agreed to come on the show.

The best part about the show is the fact that Fallon has The Roots as his house band. I thought it was awesome that Conan had Max Weinberg of the E Street Band (The Boss' band) but this is much cooler. Also Van Morrison tore the house down. If you don't like VM, you have problems.

Skip to the last segment to see Van Morrison be awesome.

Anyway, not a whole lot else going on over here. More of the same. Hopefully something will change soon or something will happen in my life to break the monotony. Go big or go home...

-M, p, z & shredder