Thursday, November 02, 2006

Throwing away my crutches...

OK, I'll bring a few things to the table today.

I must admit that I'll be doing less blogging in the next couple of months. Work is getting crazy on me lately. I haven't been around much this week as a result. I've decided to put my regular blog on hold until I get some stuff done. But, I believe I can still contribute here once a week.

By the way... I've also offered up some administrative control here on the blog. If any of our contributors feel the need to make an update on a link or the top of the page and I'm not around, one of you can do it in my absence. But I have to give you control. I gave Zeke some control. All I had to do was check his name on the box. I can give it to a few more of us too. Let me know.

I'll throw up a few things to get the ball rolling today...

- Saw the NBA opening night last night for a while. I did catch some of the Sixers and Hawks game. I'm pretty sure this will be the best the Sixers will look all season.

After last night, I can confidently say that the Sixers are better than the Atlanta Hawks.

But after that, it's a wash.

- So I'm cruising ESPN.com, and I come across this artcle. Keith Van Horn turns down $5 million dollars this season to spend more time with his family.

Despite the fact that I own a Keith Van Horn Sixers jersey, I have never been a huge fan. I only bought the jersey because it was an authentic and very cheap on the clearance rack. I always viewed him as someone who could have been so much better in this game, but was content to be a marginal star.

However, I find this story interesting. It's one of those things you can look at two ways. He decided not to take a position wth an NBA team for the midlevel exception in order to spend time with his family instead of playing ball. This can be viewed as either...

A. He's a family man who is more concerned about quality time with his family than money.

B. It's an example of why he never became great in this game... no competitive fire.

Probably some of both, in my mind.

Shanoff would say.... "So who is your favorite NBA Star who should have been better than he was and why?"

- Patriots and Colts this weekend... I'm going on record as saying I think Peyton get's ball dipped by Tom Brady this weekend. I think someone else earlier in the blog said that too, so I know I'm not the first. But I'm just adding my opinion.

When I lived in Boston, watching Patriots games with my friends was a weekly ritual during football season. Patriots and Colts games were more fun because it was an excuse for us to just rag on Peyton Manning. He never has good games in Foxboro.

After Peyton's dad Archie influenced Eli's career by advocating that he get the hell out of San Diego, we used to make jokes about Peyton calling his dad on the phone, saying "DAAAADDDD, they're making me play in Foxboro again! Please do something!"

By the way... my friend's names were not J-Bug and House. I just realized those last two paragraphs were very SG of me. So sorry.

- Speaking of SG, I believe he was the one who wrote about the Celtics having dancing girls at their games for the first time this season, and how Auerbach said it would only happen "over my dead body". Then Auerbach dies right before the home opener where the Celtics were about to debut their new dance team for the first time.

I just thought I'd submit the link for all of you to enjoy.

This is what Red missed out on.

By the way... I recommend Danielle for your viewing pleasure, especially for her favorite movie.

And Alexis, who I linked to, her lifetime goal is absolutely freaking hilarious!

That's all I got today. I miss my crutch.

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Isiah Thomas said...

"I have the powerrrrrrrrr" (raising sword in air as lightning bolt hits)

Isiah Thomas said...

I'm all for the advancements and accomplishments of Red, but he missed the boat big time here. Dancing chicks in skimpy outfits - yeah who wants to look at that? WTF Red.

JFreak said...

Giving zeke power...we're all going to hell.

The Rev said...

By the way... I'll throw one more general topic out there that I decided not to include on the front.

I got this link from another story I ran across. I'm just wondering...

Would you hit it?

Isiah Thomas said...

one note on lame NBA gimmicks -

Uh Cleveland - streamers and confetti after a regular season win?

JFreak said...

Zeke...remember...calm down on the WTFs.

El Padrino said...

of course i'd hit it

and Amie and Athena are men
that's just wrong

The Rev said...

I can give more power to others, or now Zeke can.

I just wanted someone else to be able to get to things on the blog if I can't get to them right away.

Isiah Thomas said...

I've only got a few comments about Rev's link.

No way its real.

If it is I ax her:

"Will you accept me on your back(side)?"

The Rev said...

Athenia reminds me of Jazz from the WWE.

Great body, but her face would make a train take a dirt road.

Isiah Thomas said...

I thought the WTF ban was on WTF links and not general WTF comments. Ruling?

because seriously - Red didn't want to see dancing girls. That warrants a wtf in my book.

The Rev said...

Remember Zeke...

if you hit the ass, she's still technically a virgin.

Isiah Thomas said...

Don't mess with Housmazilla....lock it up

El Padrino said...

i wonder if her cherry is still intact? one time this girl told me that she was a virgin but when i porked her, no blood.....so i thought she lied but as it turns out it's possible for the "Hymin" or cherry can dissolve on it's own.
Who knows if she was or wasnt?
My balls itch.

-Jaywhite

The Rev said...

The reason why Red not wanting dancing girls is not as much of a WTF is that it is not a surprise. It's been known about him for years. He believed strongly that the game should be the only entertainment.

It is a WTF only because we don't share those opinions. And really, I agree Red was just being a pain in the ass. But he was Red and they listened to him for a long time.

A true WTF would be if Red died because he had a heart attack while banging Athenia of the dance team, then found out she was a man.

ToddPacker said...

It's a lawless society...
let the WTFs run wild

The Rev said...

I almost bought a TJ Houshmagooshazadooh jersey this weekend because it was 12 bucks, and I like his name. It was the black alternate jersey therefore not as loud. Looked cool in my opinion.

I may go back and get it now just because of that revelation.

El Padrino said...

i say a WTF of the day should be posted by whoever is posting that day. Then in comments throughout the day WTF is permitted.

my original idea was one WTF per day on the main post, from whoever was posting that day.

The Rev said...

I say you can WTF anything you want.

But we reserve the right to call out your WTF if it is lame.

It makes for an interesting side item. You present a WTF, and we the jury decide. Then you put yourself out there for possible shame or possible glory.

The Rev said...

ElP's idea is good too.

Isiah Thomas said...

Rev don't be a punk ass white boy, buy the jersey. $12? Is it intact? Did someone wipe poop hands on it? $12?

Isiah Thomas said...

Rev I'm disappointed no one on your blog made a comment about the comment I left you. I was sure it would get a "hey don't say that about Rev" type comment.

The Rev said...

It was considered an irregular jersey. However, I didn't notice anything missing on it. It looked good to me.

You're right. I might go back and get it.

The Rev said...

I haven't seen it yet Zeke. Let me go look and get back to you.

ToddPacker said...

$12 jersey?...is it made out of tissue paper?

Isiah Thomas said...

good call EP and TP.

It is a lawless society, let's NEVER lose sight of that, and one a day on the main post is a good idea.

The Rev said...

That was funny shit, Zeke!

The Rev said...

It was an official Reebok replica. Had the NFL shield on it and everything.

I'm not even a Bengals fan, but I shoulda got it.

I bought the throwback green Randall Cunningham Eagles jersey for $39 instead.

Isiah Thomas said...

and Rev I miss your crutch also, ever since I picked the fucking Dolphins at home vs the Bills.

FUCK YOU Nick Saban. Catch some more aids Daunte.

El Padrino said...

any thoughts on the hymin
i say, no blood, no virgin!

man-law!

Isiah Thomas said...

if that puppy don't bleed she's telling tall tales.

El Padrino said...

zeke you aiight?

Martin VanNostrand said...

Nice use of the Willie quote Zeke. I don't know about Van Horn. Dude TORE IT UP those first couple years in Jersey. Sports Center called him the Pale Rider and all that. Then he just dropped to a 'solid contributor' type player. I wonder if it just became a job to him. A loss of passion could have dropped him a level in his games.

We all know he doesn't need the money unless he makes MC Hammer his financial advisor. As the article stated having kids and being married before he got out of college though is a lot of responsibility early on. Sounds like it all caught up to him. When you are trying to make a family work it has to be hard. Anybody can knock chicks up and send out checks every month without seeing the kids. When you are trying to make a marrige work and have a good relationship with your children life on the road and trades and all the moving has to be murder on you.

I don't think we'll know about him until next year. If he doesn't come back or if he comes back his lackluster self then maybe he never had it. If he comes back on fire (as much as his age will allow) and with a revived passion then maybe he really needed the time off and is a re-charged family man. I give him props though.

Isiah Thomas said...

We're straight riders in PHX.

El Padrino said...

is martin KVH's bro-in law?

Isiah Thomas said...

Van Horn....he made what $73 mil with his first deal. So he took home a cool $35 mil or so. I can't even fathom that.

My motivation wouldn't be there either.

Isiah Thomas said...

why does Indy plat at NE every year? The league is fucking with Manning.

Isiah Thomas said...

Keith Van Horn never became great with his game because he has a vagina.

Isiah Thomas said...

Peyton will torch that NE secondary. 2 TD's each for Harrison and Wayne.

Brady, Dillon and Maroney will light up that Indy D. What's the over?

El Padrino said...

over/under 48, i'm all over it zeke

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

I also have a Van Horn jersey. Nets style.

Spaceman Spiff said...

hymen can be ripped doing sports EP.
The only conclusion that can be made here is girls should not play sports, its not normal.

El Padrino said...

agreed spaceman

Spaceman Spiff said...

paul pierce was a monster last night for my money league team, i thought his 19 boards was a typo

anonymous said...

im telling you... if you all wouldve went with my WTF ranking system, we couldve had the best of both worlds.

im running for presidency, just chu'dup and and stand behind me.

im like Moses.. i wont lead that ass astray.. we're heading to the promise land. but my ass aint goin to no desert or nothin. i gotta have my HDTV.

Spaceman Spiff said...

whats the ruling on giving a tip to a waitress that forgets to bring you your soup before your entree? i still ended up giving her 8 percent, was that too much

El Padrino said...

too much spiff
i punish waiter's and waitresse's for rookie mistakes all the time.

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anonymous said...

it's called Dine and Ditch. the ultimate food service ball dip.

Isiah Thomas said...

it depends though, if you go to the place often then when they see you, you'll get the lugi special in your food.

Martin VanNostrand said...

Here's Van Horn's numbers from his first 3 years. 20.2PPG 7.8RPG 36.6MPG.

For his career 16PPG 6.8RPG 31MPG

Also most of his career high's where in the first 4 years in the league. He missed 95 games over that period so maybe those numbers are not the best representation. Looks like a durability issue in his decline too as he only has 6 seasons where he played in more than 60 games. Plus as Zeke said he has a vagina.

I still respect him for taking time off for the fam...if that was his real reason.

El Padrino said...

ashame-- he actualyl wouldve have been a good fit in Denver

Spaceman Spiff said...

that place was racist i think, me and my girl the only non white people in the entire place, excluding the bus boys of course. waiters and customers all blanco, they aint never seen anything like this.

El Padrino said...

sarnac Octoberfest brew
not bad

had a six last night
little heavy though

anonymous said...

yeah zeke, you gotta be ready to sacrifice said eatery. u def. cant show the face for a good period of time.

Martin VanNostrand said...

Yeah I always tip, never special order anything (my sis-in-law is the queen of this, sometimes she orders ish not even on the menu) and unless it's just raw never send anything back to the kitchen. I prefer not to eat pubes and bodily fluids.

Martin VanNostrand said...

Sam Adams makes a nice Octoberfest brew. Bought a case of that junk from Costco. They usually have good beer prices. Worked out to like $1.20 a bottle.

The Rev said...

I'll never forget the guy who send one of his eggs back at a diner cause the yolk was broken. He only sent one back and kept the other. He was sitting next to me at the counter.

What are the chances he ate some snot that day?

Isiah Thomas said...

I've never returned anything even if its not what I ordered. No Lugi specials for me thanks.

El Padrino said...

100%

El Padrino said...

Becks is good too
also St.Pauli's girl makes one but i cant find it this year

The Rev said...

I believe you can never totally stiff a waiter or a waitress for a mistake because they get paid so little. You gotta tip something. I relied on tips in a job in my youth delivering pizzas, so I know what it is like.

But you can undertip for really bad service, like 8-10%. Then you gotta be willing to never go back again. Cause if you get a rep in a place, you will have bad times there forever.

In my day, I had a customer who ordered $20 of food a day from our pizza place and never tipped. I used to eat her french fries on the way to her house.

anonymous said...

can someone put together a legitmate argument for how the hell WV is #3 in the country?

seriously... they keep talking about the "backloaded schedule" and thats fine.. if it was REALLY backloaded, but this..

Cincinnati
Pittsburgh
South Florida
Rutgers

does not equal "backloaded" to me.

a combined opponents record of 51-45.. u just cannot prove to me that (so far) they have beat anybody to make them deserving of #3 in the nation.

not saying that theyre not good, but so far, the track record does not equal the hype.

Spaceman Spiff said...

i think undertipping is more of an insult that not tipping. if you dont tip at all, you look like a jerk. but if you give them change or less that 10 percent, you can say fuck you without eating mucus.

anonymous said...

and Octoberfest is solid. better on draft, but bottled is fine.

temwr said...
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anonymous said...

Rev, i pictured you with a big grin on your face while nibbling on that lady's fries.

nicely done.

El Padrino said...

yeah rev
good job on the fry eating

Martin VanNostrand said...

Spiff that sucks. You definitely don't want racists cooking for you. In that situation you don't even have to complain about anything and still might get a mouth full on DNA.

My sis-in-law actually returned a delivered pizza one time. We ordered two pies and the one she liked had an extra topping on it. I don't remember what it was but she wouldn't pick off what she didn't like. Since it was at my house I had to call in the complaint. They brought another pie over and took the messed up one but there was not a chance I was touching the new pie.

Probably should have made her call it in but a 5 minute phone call for me was better than her pissing on my entire weekend.

The Rev said...

No tipping means you're cheap.

Undertipping sends a message.

And yeah... I can still taste those french fries. Our shop made some good ones.

temwr said...

WVU destroyed Georgia for 8 minutes of a bowl game last year and held on to win it at the end. The bowl game was also basically a road game.

Pretty much the entire team returned, except the secondary (which shows when they play defense) so they should still be pretty good. All of this gives them a high ranking to start the season.

Now they haven't lost and haven't really been challenged either. They are "Milton Berleing" (not sure where I learned that reference, either SG or here) through the season. So they deserve to stay where they are.

Of course if Lousville beats them up tonight then they should fall to about 13 or 16. No other ranking though, only 13 or 16 would work.

Isiah Thomas said...

I never stray from Bud Light or Corona. Maybe I'll bust out a six of Negra Modelo or Bass every now and again but I'll stick with the regulars.

The Rev said...

MV...

If I may say so, and don't take this the wrong way... your sis in law needs a ball dip in the worst way.

Iam, would you like to administer that?

El Padrino said...

just so everyone is aware
flava flav is on kid #7

temwr said...

Also that WVU offense is just awesome. And awesome offense is cool.

Isiah Thomas said...

If UM beast OSU I'd love for them to play WVU. UM would destroy WVU. WVU can't pass and UM would completely shut down the neers offense.

The Rev said...

Where did you hear that, ElP?

Did he knock up Delishious?

temwr said...

Also WVU players Pat White and Steve Slaton wear those long sleeve undershirts that have different color sleeves for each arm. I'm not saying that isn't one of the gayest things I've ever seen, but it takes balls to wear those things on national TV. So they get +5 ranking points for having big balls.

jugdish said...

Zeke is the Dick Cheney of this blog.

Isiah Thomas said...

has anyone heard of putting salt in corona? I'll bust out a lime but salt?

Isiah Thomas said...

I guess that's better than being the Rumsfeld of the blog.

temwr said...

WVU would still rush for 2 hundy against UM defense. You can't stop the two headed monster of Slaton and White...Especially in their gaylicious undershirts.

And they can pass a litte too when they need to. That offense is stout. UM would probably score 60 points on them though.

If WVU played UM the score would be 60-49 or something.

Isiah Thomas said...

For the record, I woulda picked New York.

temwr said...

I have seen people put salt on the rim of a corona bottle but not in the corona...and putting it on the rim is stupid, the rim is like 2 inches of glass.

And fuck that man law about no fruiting the beer. Corona was made for fucking limes.

Isiah Thomas said...

WVU would get some rushing yds as that is their only weapon, on the first 3rd and 15 WVU would have, Lamar Woodley would destroy their QB. I'm talking LT/Theisman shit.

El Padrino said...

no delishis is dating portis!!
i love this shit!!

flava flav!!

Isiah Thomas said...

ditto tem...Corona without lime is like Harold Melvin without the Blue Notes...You NEVER goin platinum.

Martin VanNostrand said...

I agree on the food tip. She's not a snotty I'm better than everyone type person but very, very, very high maintenance. Somehow she got married. Dip away Iam, dip away.

The Rev said...

I once heard that the workers in the Corona bottling plants in Mexico piss in the Coronas, but that might be a rumor.

Any Mexican I have ever drank with has told me that Dos Equis is the better beer.

Spaceman Spiff said...

he knocked up someone else, delishus is with clinton portis now

Spaceman Spiff said...
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Isiah Thomas said...

Note to Portis : take the label of the Cigar.

El Padrino said...

zeke you have been missing out
come to me about this shit

a salted lime wedge in a corona is magical, i never drink one without it (unless i'm at a bar)
or lime, then drop a few grains of salt in right after the lime

The Rev said...

Harold Melvin without the Blue Notes... I love it!

I'm a big fan.

El Padrino said...

tonight your mission if you choose to accept it is coronoa with a salted lime while enjoying the BIG EAST game of the year

temwr said...

Why would WVU pass on 3rd and 15??

Isiah Thomas said...

they're showing Dallas/Washington out here on Sunday.

Moss is banged up with a hamstring pull and Portis suffered the dreaded high ankle sprain which wasn't reported nationally.

And Brunell pulled a rib muscle which hurts when he throws. Greaaatttttttt.

Dallas 84 Was 0

temwr said...

After indoor vball, the fun factor of which is determined by the quality of women's butts you get to look at, I will rock a corona with a salted lime wedge.

Isiah Thomas said...

alright I've got 12 coronas chilling in my fridge as I type and I gots some limes. Salted lime, I'll try it.

The Rev said...

Zeke, I must now call you out on cigar etiquette.

You never take the label off the cigar. Unless you're almost to the end of the cigar and want to get a few more puffs. Then it is acceptable.

The label helps hold it together. Although a good cigar won't fall apart, it helps.

jugdish said...

If you have to put a lime in your beer, its time to get a new beer.

Isiah Thomas said...

*greaaaaaaat

greeee-aaaaaatt makes me sound like B-Rad from Bu.

Isiah Thomas said...

I'm not putting cigar label in my mouth Rev.

The Rev said...

I have enjoyed many a Women's V-ball butt in my day. The shorts definitely accentuate the positives.

El Padrino said...

Delishis

Isiah Thomas said...

I've smoked a grand total of like 2 cigars in my life. I ball dip cigar etiquette.


Also, I never realized how poor a speller I was. Without Word or Outlook helping me out with the red squiggles I'm fucked.

The Rev said...

How often do you smoke, Zeke?

I'm a once a week cigar guy.

El Padrino said...

Misty May
that's all I'll say

jugdish said...

Dude...my fiance is a vball coach...I go to a lot of games!

The Rev said...

Never mind... you answered my question.

Isiah Thomas said...

I think I still woulda picked New York.

El Padrino said...

man, it's only 1pm
were cracking 200 by 3 ETA

Isiah Thomas said...

besides copious amounts of weed in my college day I'm a non-smoker now.

The Rev said...

Jug...

does she get mad if you check out her players' butts?

Isiah Thomas said...

I'm extra un-motivated today at work.

The Rev said...

Cigar choices...

Padron Londres or Partagas Black Label for me right now.

jugdish said...

Well...that subject hasn't been broached yet, but it has to be a given that I check out the butts.

The Rev said...

I've had three days of sheer madness at work. It's calmed down today.

I suppose I should go do something to get motivated.

temwr said...

My finance was a division 3 super star....If such a thing as division 3 superstar exists.

She was one of those best players on a bad team thing.

And seriously why would anyone think WVU passes on 3rd and 15? That is a running down and distance for them.

Isiah Thomas said...

my cigar knowlege is centered on Phillie Blunts.

1) Always Phillie
2) Never take a scissor to a phillie blunt, always pop it.
3) Never, EVER take a lighter to the seal.

Isiah Thomas said...

the bottom line is UM would completely ball dip WVU.

35-10.

El Padrino said...

Opus rev, try an Opus
i'm sure you have

zeke, fellow weed-head here as well
that's in the past now

Isiah Thomas said...

It took a few years after college to get the resin coating off of my brain.

And for the record, in leaner times we'd scrape resin from the pull thing in the bong and smoke it. I felt like I needed to share that.

El Padrino said...

it's ok zeke
were in the circle

The Rev said...

I am familiar with Opus. Definitely on my radar screen.

Padron Londres has the best of both worlds. It smokes like a $15 cigar, yet only costs $2.30 a cigar. I have several in my humidor at home. Cigar Afficionado Magazine ranks it in the 90's, and those rankings are usually reserved for the higher end Cubans.

Isiah Thomas said...

if it ain't got a plastic lip thing like a black n mild I ain't smoking it.

Tyler said...

If you're going to go with an Oktoberfest beer you gotta go with something from one of the Munich breweries, like Spaten or Hacker. Hacker Oktoberfest is good stuff right there. They may be hard to find though. I go to a bar that has an Oktoberfest thing every year and they have 20 special Oktoberfest brews on tap.

In responce to the Rev's question; "So who is your favorite NBA Star who should have been better than he was and why?" I'd go with Shawn Kemp and Derrick Coleman. At least with Coleman, he had that minicomeback with the 6ers before he faded to Bolivia. Kemp was just a waste of space after that lockout season.

And besides VC's jump over that Serbian dude (or whoever they were playing) for a dunk, I think that Kemp's dunk over Alton Lister that they used to play at the beginning of NBA Insidestuff every week was probably the best in-game dunk ever. And it pretty much instituted the anti-taunting rule.

El Padrino said...

kemp was a nasty, nasty dunker

Spaceman Spiff said...

Bills fans suck

temwr said...

UM would not ball dip WVU.

Need I remind you that they wear shirts with 2 different color sleeves!!?? How do you ball dip that?

Spaceman Spiff said...

Reign Man! fucker could get up and stay there

anonymous said...

MV, that chick needed to shut her mouth and eat that pizza.. but i totally understand you making it right just so she wouldnt ruin the weekend. gotta do what ya gotta do.

:::commence the dip:::

anonymous said...

shawn kemp was really really good..

at snorting coke.

Eric said...

Shawn Kemp could make babies with the best of em too. And eat.

El Padrino said...

whoa, rabid bills fans

UM would totally ball dip WVU

temwr said...

dammit there would be no ball dipping.

it doesn't matter though, UM will lose to OSU and have to play in the rose bowl against notre dame.

where they will ball dip notre dame.

El Padrino said...

ND aint making the Rose bowl
rose bowl is big ten champ and pac-10 champ

it'll be O-State vs Cal

Mich beats O.State

whocares said...

On the tipping discussion, I just dont get the whole idea of tipping. I mean, I tip the usual 20% regardless of how good or bad the service was. Well, most of the time.

But at what point in the history of the world did it become the customer's responsibility to pay an additional charge for the employees' salaries? I got a job and no customer shows up at my office and throws me an extra fiver for helping them out. Why do I have to do that for waiters, barbers, etc.?

I just dont effin get it.

whocares said...

elp,

The Big Ten champ will most likely go to the National Championship game, so that would leave the Rose an "at large" team to throw in their place. So ND could go...

temwr said...

ND will get a special exemption to play in the Rose Bowl. They get to do whatever they want.

temwr said...

They will also have 3 losses and play in a BCS game. They are special like that.

Isiah Thomas said...

how does that work - I was talking with the boss about this.

If OSU wins is it still Big 10 vs Pac 10 or Pac 10 vs at large?

Isiah Thomas said...

and VC dunked over my boy Freddy Weis.

ToddPacker said...

On the tipping topic:

Do you guys leave a tip in a hotel room for the maid service?

It seems like most do not, just wondering

temwr said...

I think if OSU or UM plays for the title then it is still Big 10 vs Pac 10. Except any of the bowls can opt out and take Notre Dame over whoever if they want to. Actually I think they can opt out and take whoever they want in the top 8 in the BCS as long as they aren't tied to another bowl like big 10 is to the rose bowl.

The whole bowl picking system needs ball dipped.

El Padrino said...

ND could be in the rose bowl?
if they are an at large team?

that'll be disgusting

Isiah Thomas said...

I always go out of my way to over tip my hair cutter bitch.

1) She's hot and has huge ti-tay's.

2) The cut is only $14 or so, I throw her a twenny.

3) If you're cheap with them they'll give you a bad cut and you'll walk around looking a fool.

Isiah Thomas said...

negative TP.

Never tip the hotel staff.

temwr said...

If I am at a hotel more than 1 night I leave a tip for the service. I don't want them pissing on my pillows.

If I am just there 1 night though, I don't tip. I don't care if they piss on the next guys pillows...of course the guy before me probably said the same thing, so I am sleeping on pissy pillows.

Isiah Thomas said...

tyler can you, you-tube a link to that Lister dunk, I don't remember it off the top of my head.

El Padrino said...

TP, the way i trash the rooms i stay in, i leave a ten spot (and usually we all leave a little sumtin', feel bad for those senorita's).

first thing i (we) do is fill the bath tub with ice and beer.
you get the picture

Isiah Thomas said...

i don't tip and I never leave my toothbrush or anything out. Always re-pack the suitcase and put the lock on it.

ToddPacker said...

I hear ya on that one Zeke...nobody wants a bad cut...when in doubt over tip

Isiah Thomas said...

then all 10 mario's get naked

temwr said...

I pay 18 for hair cuts, total with tip. If my cut is $12 they get a $6 for a tip, if it is $15 they get $3. If the cut is more than $15 I don't even go in. I'm basically bald anyway, no point in paying them too much for 10 minutes of buzzing my head.

El Padrino said...

i tip my barber $5
i tip my shoemaker
i tip the butcher (holidays only)
i tip any and every cab $2 minimum and even the mailman (holiday's only)

maybe it's cuz i'm from brooklyn
but money talks and you get trated well when you throw the grease around. ya know.

ToddPacker said...

"then all 10 mario's get naked"

how can you tell with all of the body hair?

El Padrino said...

nice zing zeke

ToddPacker said...

good list, EP

I usaully throw my garbage man some xmas cash also

Isiah Thomas said...

what about including the alcohol when you tip.

I've gone for the $100 bottle of wine a few times with dinner - shit adds up with the tip.

I've heard yes include it when figuring tip, but I refuse to leave a $40 tip.

Isiah Thomas said...

EP - I couldn't resist.

Eric said...

el p you're list is missing one thing: strippers

Isiah Thomas said...

EP - you tip Nike ?

Isiah Thomas said...

I guess that's one of the few advantages to living in an apt - no garbage man or mail man to tip.

My mail doesn't get delivered till late in the afternoon anyway so fuck that guy.

Isiah Thomas said...

and I bring my own pillow to hotel rooms. Never use the pissy pillow.

El Padrino said...

well strippers, of course
how could i forget

ToddPacker said...

zeke, one of my bros is a bartender, so he always crazy-over-tips at bars...it's kind of annoying....although nice big tips usually means some free drinks, so it's usually a wash

Tyler said...

The background music is gay in this clip, but here it is. Also if you've got three and a half minutes to spare the Shawn Kemp Mixtape Volume 1 is pretty nice.

El Padrino said...

ima dirty bastard, i use everything the hotel has to offer
down to the stationary. the one thin i dont do is go under the sheets--- it's strictly comforter for me

Tyler said...

I like how Mullin sees it coming and gets out of the way...

temwr said...

LOV- Sports blog full of crazy commentors who seem to all actually have decent jobs and enough cash so that some of them can actually A) have a shoemaker, B) tip their shoemaker, C) drop $100 on wine, D) drink beer other than Blatz and Weidemans. However none of the commentors has a nice car.

El Padrino said...

awesome tyler, fucking awesome

Isiah Thomas said...

EP - shoe maker?

Like makes the shit from raw leather or fixes the heel or some shit?

You don't get that type of shit out West, pisses me off.

El Padrino said...

speaking of dirty bastards
i cant believe OLDB is dead sometimes.

Isiah Thomas said...

EP the comforter is the worst part. They never wash them shits.

#3 all over them.

Isiah Thomas said...

god damn youtube is blocked here...WTF level 1

Isiah Thomas said...

fuck a car payment right now.

El Padrino said...

yeah zeke
his name is Gepetto (serious)
and he replaces my heels and my wife's tips on her nice shoes and shit, also puts taps on my wingtips
so they last longer

it's excellent

Isiah Thomas said...

you stay classy Blatz

Isiah Thomas said...

get the fuck out of here, Gepetto! That's classic.

whocares said...

So basically, we live in a world where we pay MORE than what something costs or we are going to get shit on?

I love America. A country where the maid gets paid extra not to a.) steal your shit or b.) pee on your bed. Damn capitalism.

Isiah Thomas said...

that's one of the bright spots about my job, its extremely casual dress. I don't have to rock the nice business attire. And I'm wearing shorts today and will do so all winter.

I'm rocking the blue adidas gazelles baby.

El Padrino said...

i know-
we laugh and frown upon stereotypes but you know what, most of them are true

Isiah Thomas said...

there's gotta be a revolving scale for maids

1) a good tip = maybe just rifle through your things and prob not steal antyhing.

2) decent tip = prob just stealing something small, something you won't notice is gone till after you've left and you won't bother to call it in.

3) no tip = your toothbrush is used to clean the toilet and any jewelry or valuables are gone.

temwr said...

I need to get a Gepetto to hook my shoes up with some armor on the top so that when I bang them off the bottom of my desk I quit scratching the shit out of them.

ToddPacker said...

EP

are you ever temped to tell gepetto to:

"go get your shine box"

El Padrino said...

i've always wanted to screw a maid (since Maid in Manhattan a few years back and no i didnt watch is but the previews of her cleaning a hotel room got me excited)
never found one that was attractive though

J Lo as a maid, yea ok, i believed that for like three seconds, and i didnt believe it my dick did.

whocares said...

I dont tip the maids, I just tell them I work for immigration and if so much as a sock is missing, then I'm going to start asking questions. Capeche?

ToddPacker said...

how about the maid-chick on "my name is earl"....smokin hot

El Padrino said...

nah tp, old man is like 90 and he's only like 4'11

Isiah Thomas said...

has Gepetto been in business a while? Did his Pops open the place - he's got pics from the old country on the walls and shit?

Out here "the old country" type shit is the 1970's.

Isiah Thomas said...

I lived in a hotel for a year when I first moved to LA. I thought about offering some of the maids a ten spot to blow me. Never had the courage to follow through with it though.

Eric said...

We have a pretty bangin' cleaning lady in the office where I work. She's always vacuuming the lobby when I come in in the morning. I might buy here a cahmere sweater for Christmas Costanza style and see where it goes from there.

ToddPacker said...

Eric

remember Costanza got fired for that action

The Rev said...

I never tip in hotels. Didn't think you needed to. Maybe I'm ignorant. But I usually don't stay more than a weekend anyway. And I try to steal lots of soap.

I'm usually about 3 bucks for the haircuts. Minimum $2 for a cab ride. Minimum $2.50 for pizza delivery.

The Rev said...

We're getting 200 comments by 2:30.

It's definitely a 300 day.

The Rev said...

Temwr...

Of course we drive crappy cars. How else can we afford the cigars and wine?

We're smart.

temwr said...

Pizzas take like an hour at least to get delivered here for no apparent reason. The delivery guy gets $1 and he better be happy he got anything at all.

ToddPacker said...

Rev

you gotta tip more than 3 bucks for a haircut, what with that giant melon and all

temwr said...

Oh and I forgot to mention that about half of the commentors are "engaged" or at least say they are.

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