Sunday, December 30, 2007

Happy Blogiversary

I just wanted to say "Happy Blogiversary" to all the B Town Boyz. It was two years ago today (12.30.05) that this blog was created. Clint predicted the blog would die out in 10 weeks, and who'da thought it'd last this long? How things have changed... two years ago, the Buckeyes were set to play Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl (btw, final: OSU 34, ND 20), Clint just got an XBOX (not 360) for XMAS, Z was livin' it up in India, and T was preparing for his New Year's Eve performance of "Shake It Off."

Friday, December 28, 2007

Name This J. Johnson....

Hint: He didn't win the 2007 NASCAR Winston Cup Championship

No Respect for Joe Pa.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Anyone Up For Some Grifball?

I've got the game variant and the map downloaded. Looks like fun. Checkout the video below and go here for the rules.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Burnout Paradise

releases Jan 22nd. I think it is a more stripped down version of Burnout. I had the previous iteration of Burnout on the 360 and it was great. It had high replay value. All the different variations of the tracks and side games made the game different every level progressed (it wasn't like playing the same boards over and over and over and over and over and over again). I hope it is set for the force feedback steering wheel (all I need is Microsoft to sent me the return box so I can get my steering wheel fixed). Can't wait for it to come out. Gotta go (heading up to Michigan). The Red Wings play at home tomorrow night. Usually the owners take us to a local game if they are at home.

The Snappy Response Theory

I was talking with my friend Nathan (Lodar) last night, and he informed me of a theory he came up with. It didn't have a name, so I'm calling it the Snappy Response Theory. Here goes...

If someone asks you a question or makes a statement, you can respond EVERY TIME with one of the following lines:

1. "That's what she said."
2. "Because you're and idiot."
3. "Sounds like a plan."

You: I think I ate too much meat.
Me: That's what she said.

You: Why is the sky blue?
Me: Because you're an idiot.

You: I feel like I'm going to throw up.
Me: Sounds like a plan.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Cheaper that Anti-Depressants

I Need Answers...

As part of the re-design, I need a few answers, specifically from those who view this blog the most (Z, T, Juddy, Clint, and Marie).

1. What browser do you use (including version)?
2. What is your screen resolution?

For example... I use Firefox @ 1280x1024.

Tnank you.

does this sound familiar to anyone?

has no one in the prison system ever watched "the shawshank redemption"? seriously. as much as i hate a man convicted of manslaughter on the loose, if our penal system is THAT retarded, he deserves it. so i'll help out the law enforcement officers... if you want to catch these guys, they are at the warden's bank right now, withdrawing all the warden's bribe money. go get 'em. hurry, the credits are about to roll.


more Crysis awesomeness

i can't get enough of this finite model element analysis (FMEA) stuff. i might just have to buy crysis for this reason. i can't believe that since i've been playing video games (maybe 20 years), we've gone from "asteroids" to this. seriously blows my mind.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Thanks for Nothing

Almost a week ago, I left a post that I wanted to re-design the BTBz Blog. I also asked for some input at to what you liked and disliked. I wanted all the BTBz to have the opportunity to have some say in what they wanted. And with the exception of Big C (who basically suggested more boobs), noone has suggested any ideas. So here's another opportunity to give me some input if you even give a shite. If I don't get some feedback this time, I'm going to assume 2 things:

1) You are completed apathetic and don't care what the fukk the site looks like or how it functions.

2) I am the BTB Gawd of web design and whatever I choose to do will be so absolutely perfect that there's no reason to question any decision I make.

Seriously though, I would like some ideas, or at least acknowledgment that you like something and would like to keep it. I'm even open to suggestions from non-BTBz that read the blog and have any ideas. I'm desperate here. I'm begging you.

Thank you.

Bringing Your Live Account to Blogger

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Satellite Radio

I was one of those people who didn't understand why you'd pay 13 bucks a month to listen to music. Since I got the Trailblazer in August, I've been jonesing to activate the built in XM radio. A few weeks ago I broke down and bought a Pioneer Inno so I could also take it in my office. Long story short, I can now totally understand why you'd pay for this stuff. It's awesome. Here are my top 5 reasons you should consider satellite radio... I HIGHLY recommend you find and listen to these songs.

5. Afroman - Because I Got High
4. Dead Milkmen - Bitchin' Camaro
3. Glenn Tilbrook - [I'm standing here holding the] Genitalia of a Fool
2. Lounge Brigade - Heart Shaped Box (yes, the Nirvana song)
1. Richard Cheese - Rape Me (yes, again, the Nirvana song)

Wait! Not enough for you? Then this song will seal the deal (or creep the shit right out of you, especially if you are about to have a kid).

As heard on XM Kids channel... Uncle Jim - I've Got a Butt

Wednesday, December 12, 2007


This would be perfect for the races.

my 30th

so, where's everyone going to be on 23-dec? what's everyone going to get into? jules is going to be in town starting on the 20th, but we are driving to florida on xmas eve to visit her family who are visiting their in-laws. i was just wondering if we should make our way to florida from the valley if everyone is going to be there, or maybe we'll cruise on over to cbus if everyone will be there, so have a few drinks. can't stay out TOO late since i think we'll be leaving around 6AM for our 14-16 hour drive. get back to me as to where everyone will be, maybe we can have a mini-shindig.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Shit! Shit!

Find Something Else To Do.

Red vs. Blue: DIY

I've never seen these Red vs. Blue videos before, but this one cracks me up. Here they give you a peek at the new maps(Foundry, Standoff, and Rats Nest) available today for 800 MS points on Xbox Live for Halo 3.

Monday, December 10, 2007

The Horror! The Horror!

The Scariest Film of the Year. Gotta look for it online when it releases.

Sunday, December 09, 2007

New Year's Eve Party

Amy and Alan have asked me to post on the blog that they are having New Year's Eve at their house this year. They also want to have poker that night. All BTBZ's and their significant others are invited.

Future Time Wasters...

Mass Effect is pretty well reviewed. So is Rock Band. This week, NCAA March Madness 2008 comes out (I bought 2007, and it was a good game). I may have to get it. In fact, I will. I haven't purchased a sports game in a LONG TIME. Next week is MX vs. ATV Untamed. Sounds cool. I will have to check out the review of the game.

Well. Gotta Go. Been out drinkin for NFL Games. Stared at a TV too long already.

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Does Anybody Recognize This Person?

I came across this picture by accident and damn-near lost my frickin' mind! Can anybody guess who the person in this picture is? I'll give you a hint... this person graduated from BHS in 1996, left B-Town to go to school in Cleveland, and once dated a 15-year-old Turkmeni prostitute. Any guesses?

B-Town Boyz Redesign

I've been throwing this idea around for a while and I'm interested to hear what you all think. I'm going to start re-designing the B-Town Boyz blog site. Not a complete re-design, but just an overhaul. I like the original design, but it's getting old and tired. Plus, I've been reading a book called "CSS Mastery" which has really given me some great ideas to add to the site. (If you don't know, CSS is a way to program styles, such as layout, tables, pics, etc..., into web pages and do some really neat things. CSS basically extends HTML from a strictly design point-of-view. If you've ever seen the back-end of Blogger, the whole set-up is purely CSS based.) Anyway, I think I'm going to start working on the updated site fairly soon, between work, sleep, and Halo.

Please give me some suggestions as to what you would all like to see. This is OUR blog and I really want input from everybody. If you don't know what you want, at least let me know what you like and don't like about the current blog. Let me know if you like the current layout (main content on the left and sidebar on the right) and what you think about the colors, logos, etc.

I already have a few changes in mind. First of all, I'm going to fix the bug that forces the right sidebar to jump to the bottom of the main content section if someone posts a video over 400 pixels wide. And I'd also like to change the link and post graphics (the arrows to the left of the link text and the arrowhead to the left of the post titles).

That's about it for now, I'll keep everyone updated with the progress and hopefully we'll have it ready to go by January. Be sure to post your suggestions and comments so I have somewhere to start from. Thanks.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

A n00b to pwn...

Guys, in about 9 1/2 months, we're going to have someone else to play Xbox with. We found out Monday that Amy is pregnant. I just hope it's mine... Either way, I am going to start laying the extra controller on her stomach so it can get used to the button layout as soon as possible.

First real Dr. appointment is next Thursday so we'll get an ETA then. I'll keep you posted.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Merry Elfin'


This Game Should Be Good

I owned the original Ninja Gaiden for the Xbox, and it was, perhaps, the best game for that system. It was one of the only original Xbox games I still played on the 360. I can't wait for this sequel to be released (I sold the original one). The action and gameplay and originality will be top-flight, for sure. Day one purchase for me definitely.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

On a Lighter Note...

...I think we need some boobies. And if that doesn't satisfy your need for boobies, maybe this page will.

Monday, December 03, 2007


WTF is going on with this blog?

OK, there's this thing called the Internet. On this thing called the Internet, people often exercise their freedom of speech. Amazingly enough I nor anyone I know have been visited by Bush's stormtroopers yet. I digress. One might even create a web log (or "blog" if you will) on this Internet. These "blogs" are typically set up so that one or several folks with related interests and ideas (I hear they are called "friends") can share these ideas and common interests. In fact, this text has been posted on a "blog" set up by my "friends". Now the funny thing about these blogs is that anyone can read them, but they must type in a Uniform Resource Locator (URL for short) to view the content. This means no one is subject to content of "blogs" unless they type in a URL. This also means that while this "blog" was set up and intended for only a group of "friends" (BTBZ), it is viewed by others as well. Let's go back to the URL for one second. Unless I type in the URL, I cannot view the content and therefore cannot be offended by it. If I am frequently offended by the content posted at a particular URL, I probably shouldn't visit the site going forward.

However, there's a bigger issue with this situation. This isn't a random blog that is being visited. This is the BTBZ blog. I have no personal problem with the anti-everything posts that go up. In fact some of my own posts make the frequent shitting all over God and religion that occurs here look almost acceptable, but only because they were about shit, and they were about my shit, which can be nasty. But I can tell you I don't read a damn one of the anti-Bush, etc. etc. posts I'm damn sure not going to take up arms and try to kill God because of them. I'm not even going to vote. I have a wife who does that. If you want to change the world, posting a three page tirade on Bush, Catholism, and Jesus Christ isn't doing shit and won't ever do shit. Go start a rally. Volunteer for a campaign. Write your fucking congressional representative. I simply don't care about anyone's political or religious views. Your politics and religion or lack thereof are not why I like you people 90% of the time. Posting these rants on a blog, especially this one, with is about as useless as playing Halo 3, Forza 2, GRAW 2, Guitar Hero 3, or Ace Combat 6.

We're not children anymore. Offended? Don't visit the site. Want to make policy? Run for Congress or President. The BTBZ blog isn't anywhere near that powerful folks.

At the very least create a new blog so you don't piss off a "friend".

I got an hour to kill

To clear a few things up:

1. I'm not mad at anyone, I'm not avoiding anyone, nor do I consider anyone to be a dissenter.

2. I have no problem with anything that people post on this blog. That was the reason the blog was created.

3. I have no problem with the topics that are discussed in public by anyone I know.

4. I do have a problem when someone discusses something so much that another person may feel like they are being attacked for what they believe. Especially when the person that feels like they're being attacked is a person I love. Everyone is entitled to their own beliefs. Leave it that way.

5. Check out this cool Halo 3 screenshot of me and C severing some guy's arms.

crysis mass phsyics demo

man, this physics demo looks amazing. the plane flying through the boxes may have been a bit much, but other than that... WOW! i don't even know what crysis is about but with this kind of game control, it's gotta be cool.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Because There's More...

than first-person shooters, I got bored with the same game and purchased some new Xbox 360 games. I picked up the venerable Guitar Hero III (Chad, I am ready for some co-op). Also, I will be having my Ace Combat 6 game with Flight Bundle delivered to my door tomorrow. Can't wait to mess with this new peripheral (since my steering wheel is broke awaiting my shipping carton). That is what HD gaming is all about: realistic simulation with accessories that put you in the action.

We're Going to THE GAME!

...with help from both the West Virginia Mountaineers and the Oklahoma Sooners.

I recorded this clip from the Pitt, WVU game. This is taken right after Pitt scored their final touchdown and are about to kick the extra point. Listen to the commentator during the crowd shot as the little boy drops his "New Orleans" sign. I laughed my ass off and HAD to post this. I hope everybody else can appreciate it too.

Saturday, December 01, 2007

The Town, The Town, B-Town...

Is On Fire!!!!

holy frickin' bluetooth

man, i really might have to get a macbook, or something or other and learn linux or something or other. i always had a feeling something like this could be done. actually when i was at the hotel bar last week, i recorded the awful country song renditions the guy was playing with my phone. i then searched for other bluetooth phones in the area, tried to connect (using '0000'), and seemingly connected to several other persons' phones. i sent them the recording to remind them to never go back to that bar again since that same fellow plays mondays, tuesdays, and thursdays. i'm not sure if it worked, but it said it transferred.

this guy goes one step further, how cool would that be? man i wanna learn this. FUKK THE SYSTEM!!!

Friday, November 30, 2007

Controversial Anti-Religious Commentary

...not really, but that seems to be the direction this blog is going.

I stumbled across this and thought it was funny. I don't even watch 24, but thoroughly enjoyed this video of the un-aired 24 pilot from 1994.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Imagine the Conversation

Dad, did dinosaurs really exist?
Sure they did, son. The Bible says so. They didn't call them "dinosaurs" back then, but instead they were known as "leviathans" or "behemoths".
But, my science teacher says dinosaurs lived millions of years ago. Is that true?
Of course not, son.
Then how old are they?
Well, let's see. The Bible tells us [from Adam and Eve's family tree] that the Universe is only a few thousand years old. So dinosaurs had to have lived within the past few thousand years. That's simple logic, son.
Oh. So that means they were on Noah's Ark?
Absolutely! The Bible says two of every animal were brought [by God] to the ark. Dinosaurs were animals. So, using your logic again son, dinosaurs had to be on the ark.
Huh. So how come scientists say they're older than that? and died way before Jesus?
Well, son, they just make that up. Dinosaur bones don't have labels on them to tell how old they are. In fact, there is no proof whatsoever that the world and its fossil layers are millions of years old. No scientist saw dinosaurs die-
No I'm serious. Scientists only find the bones in the here and now, and because many of them are evolutionists, they try to fit the story of the dinosaurs into their view.
That's sad. But I thought scientists were smart?
Sure, but they don't know everything. So they have to make stuff up to fit their beliefs. While you and I, we have the facts, straight from the Bible.
I don't want to be a scientist!
Ha! That's ok, son. It's better to be right, than smart.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Alcohol Quizzes are Fun!

I followed a link of JHo's post and wanted to share my Death by Booze results.

It would take 23 shots of Jim Beam to kill me

Apparently I was nearly dead in Richmond... 32 oz. bottle divided by 1.5 oz. per shot = 21.33 shots. I was going to post my Vodka results (the infamous bean bag lugie incident) but that was also 23 shots.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Giant Pikachu Vagina

...'nuff said.

For some reason, this made me laugh like a little schoolgirl. Tee hee.

How Drunk Are You???


Wednesday, November 21, 2007

That Bug ATE Me

Scientists have discovered a fossilized claw of a 390,000,000 (that's 390 MILLION YEAR OLD) sea scorpion. The size of the claw was enormous, even for really, really, really old standards. Below is the scale of this bug compared to man.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

My picks for this year's UFL awards show...

because I can't handle anymore creation vs. evolution debating. Calgon take me away!

(1)The Best History In The Making award goes to Big C. In the 5 years that we have been competing in the UFL Big C becomes the first to win back to back championships. Big C did you have JJ on your team last year? We know about Big C's 24-12 record this year, but lets take a look at his numbers for the Chase. He put together a 7-3 record in the chase and also scored 4,111 pts in the chase. Also never lost to Juddy or Z in the chase.

(2)The Worst History In The Making award goes to Big Z. I don't recall a time when the last place driver failed to post at least 10 wins. Big Z's 9-27 record may be the first. If anyone can remember another such event please let us know. His chase record was 2-8. Both wins coming against Chump.

(3)The Lee Corso "Not so fast my friend" award goes to Juddy. Let's take a look at an excerpt from a J Ho post on Friday, October 5, 2007:

"In my final analysis, J Ho pulls out the narrow victory. I say this due to the difficutly of the remaining opponents and the fact that J Ho only faces the other two leaders one time a piece."

Prediction of final records:
J HO 23-13
C 22-14
Red 21-15

What J Ho failed to realize was his 5-5 chase record with 2 wins coming against Red and Z. Thus, he eliminated Red, but was eliminated himself by Big C.

(4)The I pwned you award goes to Big C and Juddy for their group effort in pwning Big Z in every matchup this year. Big Z got beat so much by C and Juddy that it even caused his K/D ratio on Halo 3 to drop.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

And I don't mean O.J.

Another black athlete has been indicted. This one is not surprise. I wonder why it took this long to come back with a decision? Almost everyone in this country knew the truth.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Our New Dog

Amy and I got a dog last weekend. Her name is Lady and she's an American Bulldog. We didn't name her, she's about 2 years old and the name carried over from her previous owners. They had to give her up due to moving. She's as strong as an ox and very quick. She's an awesome frisbee dog. Here's a couple pics.

Queen... Lyrical Geniuses or Gay Potheads?


There was a time in the 80's where people believed that "the evil rock music" (such as was produced by Queen, Led Zeppelin, the Who, and the like) contained hidden messages when played backwards. The whole absurdity of this, of course, is that the music was intended to be played forward and the only people who heard the "hidden messages" were those that were playing the songs backwards with the intention of hearing those "hidden message." It's completely unrealistic to believe that anybody would write lyrics with the intent, that when played backwards, would convince the listener to "accept Satan", or "do drugs", or "join the Pepsi generation." Nevertheless, here's new evidence (actually I'm sure it's really old evidence) that Queen may have not been the lyrical geniuses that we all have grown to know and love, and instead are just a bunch of hippies trying to convince us all to "do the pot."

Listen Here to Queen's message.

Well, let me just say that I've never believed in this hogwash. I've always felt it's just some crazy people trying to bamboozle us with their paranoid tom-foolery.

That is... until today. This next clip undoubtedly confirms that the "play-it-backwards-for-hidden-message" theory is, in fact, real! Remember Britney back in the days when she was actually do-able? When you actually wanted to know what her vagina looked like? Before the days of Federline, shaved heads, barefoot public bathrooms, drunken rambling fits, and neglectful parenting? You know... the days of Britney's innocence?

Monday, November 12, 2007


Big C On Top Again

It's official. The news broken by JHo last night has been validated by Big C locked up the title this weekend. The title is Big C's second in as many years.

"I would like to congratulate all the competitors who make the UFL the most exciting form of fantasy racing based off a single auction draft held at the beginning of the year. Millions of fans around the world tune in each week to watch us compete, and that's what makes this championship so sweet."

When asked if he considered running the league next year, Big C stated that obligations to his sponsors and involvement in charity work prevented him from fielding teams in a competing league.

Annual Awards Dinner Set (Also Big C's 30th Bday Party?)

On the weekend before Christmas, plans are being made to honor the top six in this year's UFL competition. This may or may not be also for Big C's 30th. Please reply back if you'll be in town. Rumor has it this year's event will be held at the Roadhouse.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

The UFL is over!!!

I am announcing defeat at the sticky hands of Big C. C beat Chump by a total of 370-323. T beat Me (Juddy) by a score of 454-420. That puts C up by two with only one game to go. Next year, the victory will be mine!!!

Friday, November 09, 2007

It Rubs The Lotion On It's Skin

Headed North To See Them Buckeyes

This is last years version, but it will still PUMP YOU UP for gameday.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

guitar hero sucks...

6 Guys Beat Hardest Guitar Hero Level Ever - Watch more free videos

... but this is still kinda cool. i think everyone knows that i'm probably the only person who has heard of guitar hero who doesn't like it. still, this is pretty impressive. i'm not so impressed by the fact that in this video, they complete one of the hardest songs in the game, i'm impressed that SIX people can coordinate that well on one little plastic guitar. still, i think they wasted too much time practicing this when they should've been out trying to hook up or something. you can be excited about accomplishing something like this, but you can't shit-talk about this. that's my take. either way, this one is for juddy and T.

Attention Halo 3 nerds: Go to and sign in with your Windows Live ID (use the email addy you used when setting up your Xbox account). See all your stats. See all your friends' stats. Realize only JHo has a positive kill ratio in ranked matches. Check out the file shares. Witness my screen shot of the Valhalla Sniper Shot from 1/2 way across the board.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Go Get Your Shine Box

Warning: The following video contains explicit language. Viewer discretion is advised.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

And now your Phillip McGilton update

McGilton to drive in NCTS for Bill Davis Racing in '08.

HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Bill Davis Racing announced Monday that Phillip McGilton will complete the BDR NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series trio in 2008, with teammates Mike Skinner and Johnny Benson.

"Phillip has shown us his talent on and off the racetrack," said Mark Chambers, BDR's truck team manager. "He tested for us a few weeks ago at Caraway Speedway [Asheboro, N.C.] and ran incredibly well. He has shown his abilities in the ARCA RE/MAX Series over the last few years, and we are just very excited about the opportunities that he is bringing to the table."

The 29-year-old McGilton is a native of Marion, Ill., and has been around racing for a while. McGilton ran in the AMA Motorcross Series before competing on a limited basis last year in the ARCA RE/MAX Series. The 2007 season marked McGilton's first full season of ARCA competition. The season was highlighted by a ninth-place finish at Daytona International Speedway and a sixth-place finish in the championship standings.

"I am very excited about this opportunity," McGilton said. "I tested a few weeks ago at Caraway Speedway with the BDR folks, and things went great. I was a little nervous at first, but the truck was not much different from a car on the short track, so I felt that I adapted rather quickly. This is a great accomplishment for me to land with such a great team, and I can't wait to get the ball rolling."

McGilton will make his NCTS debut aboard the No. 22 Toyota Tundra at the 1.5-mile Homestead-Miami Speedway in November. He will then run the complete NCTS schedule in 2008.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Red's 30th

When: November 17
Where: Our House
Time: 7:00 pm

Come hungry, and bring your favorite party beverage!

Friday, October 26, 2007

Anyone Up For Sitting Outside The...

Wheeling Civic Center?!?!?!?!?!?!?OVERNIGHT!!!??!?!?!?!?!!!?

Soon, the Wheeling Nailers will be having a bobble-head night. I don't know how many they will produce (Answer: 2500), but I (and probably the rest of the B-Town Boyz) want one really, really bad.

Just Imagine this by your entertainment stand, or on your computer desk. Have a bobble of a 'valley original'. WATCH THE VIDEO TO THE RIGHT!!!!!

I will bypass Bristol Spring Race to be at the Civic Center (I mean, WesBanco Arena) on March 22nd. I REPEAT: MARCH 22ND!!!!!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Zero Punctuation: Super Paper Mario

And now your video game update


In what may become a new marketing strategy, The game Yaris was released for free download through Microsoft Arcade. Yes, it is the same Toyota Yaris from the commercials you know and love. By know and love, I mean know and hate with all your being. It's kind of like a combat racing game. You can buy upgrades to your car, new cars, stronger shields, etc. It's not great, but it is free and there are 200 Achievement points to be whored. I've got 15 of them.

Also, if you haven't already downloaded Aegis Wing from Microsoft Arcade (Chump), do it... also free. It's a side scrolling space shooter a la Gradius for the Nintendo... but with 4 player co-op. We played when it first came out and it was hours of fun. The best is when you all four link up and yell at T to get you a powerup. Go Voltron!


There is a rumor, albeit not from a reliable source, that the latest DLC for GRAW2 is coming out next week. No word on the cost (if any). We are definitely going to need to take Chump through the co-op campaign. Also I need two more achievements to score the perfect 1000 on GRAW 2 and I'll need help. I need the Demo Expert and I've got to find 4 other people to play Team Mission with to get any progress towards it. The other is Solo Veteran and I actually may not try for it... I may ask for the assist in whoring that one.

UFL Update - Separation Sunday

Not about Halo 3. Killing time and this could be a post that takes 2 hours to create...


Some thoughts and facts on the teams in the UFL with 4 races to go. Will the UFL Championship be determined this week? All we can say for sure is that there won't be a tie atop the standings after Sunday. Oh the drama. I've got goose bumps.

#6 Big Z - Currently 5 races and 657 points back of #5 Big T. Enough said. Sorry Big Z, no media attention when you secure last place.

#5 Big T - Currently 2 races behind #4 Chump, but 233 points ahead of #4 Chump. Big T suffered a big setback last week dropping the head to head against Chump, which ended a 7 race winning streak. He'll need to pull off some big upsets (next four races: Red, VJG JHo, Big C, and Big Z) and get some help to claim that #4 spot.

#4 Chump - Currently 3 races and 771 points behind #3 Red. Chump went a long way towards securing that #4 spot with a win over Big T last week, but he'll still be keeping an eye in the rearview mirror as he goes after Red. He has the same gauntlet of a schedule as Big T, so he may be content to hang on to #4.

#3 Red - Currently 3 races behind #1 VJG JHo and #2 Big C and 875 points behind #1 VJG JHo and 669 points behind #2 Big C. While the numbers don't look great for Red to move up, he has the advantage of one of the easiest remaining schedules (Big T, Chump, Big Z, and Big C). While not mathematically out of the championship hunt (Big C and VJG JHo go head to head next week, giving one of them at least a 3 race lead over Red with 3 to go), Red will be trying to catch the #2 spot. He finishes up the season with Big C at Miami Homestead, which could provide just the chance he needs. Otherwise he may be looking to help spoil Big C's chances at a championship. A win coupled with a Chump loss will lock up the #3 spot for Red.

#2 Big C - Currently tied with #1 VJG JHo and 206 points behind #1 VJG JHo. Big C faces the toughest remaining schedule, facing off against both VJG JHo and Red in the final four races, and don't forget about upset-minded Big T and Chump.

#1 VJG JHo - Currently tied with #2 Big C and 206 points ahead of #2 Big C. VJG JHo has a statistically easier schedule. After this week against Big C, he finishes out the season against the bottom three teams in the league. But, when you are number one, you have a target on your back every week. You can bet these teams will be gunning for VJG JHo.

What could be the most important matchup of the season will take place this week. It's #2 Big C against #1 VJG JHo. The winner will have sole possession of the top spot in the league and can control his own destiny. I am sure both managers will be watching (playing Halo 3) intently (drunkenly) as the laps wind down. You can bet this will be a great matchup between these two genius (drunk) managers. Will it be the high scoring offense (drunkeness) of VJG JHo or the consistency (drunkeness) of Big C that prevails? STAY TUNED SPORTS FANS.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

New GRAW2 DLC is coming

New maps and achievements(for whores like C). Expected release is the end of Oct. to early Nov. on the marketplace. Not sure if it's free or not. It better be if Ubisoft wants to compete with the Halo 3 juggernaut. Check it out here.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

We need a new B Town Boy

and I think I know who it should be.

Yard getting overgrown? Yard burned out? When he's done catching passes, he'll renovate your landscape!

We need to do some kind of charity thing or something and get him to sponsor it... maybe he'll bring Herbstreit too.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Various Ramblings...

1. I suck so bad at Halo 3 on Live it's not funny. Last night this guy was talking smack on me. Then he apologized, which was strange. He said his wife told him to say he was sorry. How embarrassing, for both of us.

2. In a related note, I almost can't stand the smack spewed on Halo 3. I cannot believe the difference between Halo 3 and GRAW 2. I've played Halo 3 online twice, 6 games in total. There has been a complete douchebag in three of six games, 4-6 players in a room. I've played an ass ton of GRAW 2 online (500+ human kills, do the math) and I've run into MAYBE 3 douchebags, with an average of 8-12 people in the room.

3. As much as I hate it, I have to drive back to NC on Sunday. I've got a shit ton (not as big as an ass ton) of work I have to finish up by Wednesday. Last time I drove to NC after a wedding was after Rob's wedding. At Rob's wedding, I crashed a party at 2:00 AM. The guy answered the door and asked who I was. I replied "That Guy!". The dude says "Who's That Guy?". I said "That guy who crashes your party at 2:00 in the morning looking for beer!". He says "Oh, OK! Well come on in and grab a beer!". All I remember is that most of the people were from Utah. Thank you. The next day on the drive back to NC I puked in a soft sided cooler whilst on the WV Turnpike and stopped puking somewhere near Winston Salem.

4. I hate most of the people I work with. I'm going to get fired because I tell someone they are a worthless piece of shit. I can see it coming any day now.

5. I'm leaving for OH tomorrow around 8:00 AM. Not sure if I'll be on Live tonight. If not I'll see you kids up there!

Monday, October 08, 2007

UFL Update: T's win streak continues, now at 6; Chump warms up

Redness can thank T and Chump for helping him close to within 1 race of J Ho and C for the UFL Championship. T's win over J Ho, 391-367, takes the win streak to 6 in a row(4 in the chase). Redness took down bottom dwelling Z, 339-204, as all of Z's drivers failed to break the 100 point barrier. Chump also proved that he's not so COLD by burning up the track for a week high 445 points. C put up 330 points, but was let down by Jeff Burton and his DEI/RCR engine flop. J Ho(Martin Truex Jr.) and Z(Dale Earnhardt Jr.) were also hurt from the engine woes. Lets take a look at what the records should look like when they are updated later today:

J Ho 19-11 Leads based on points(11,748) L1
C 19-11 Trails by 208 points(11,540) L2
Red 18-12 1 race behind W2
Chump 14-16 5 races behind W1
T 12-18 7 races behind W6
Z 8-22 11 races behind L2

Saturday, October 06, 2007

This is About Halo 3

When I get done with the better game Bioshock, I will check out Halo 3 more. The video clip feature has to be the most innovative. This sucks for the guy on the stairs.

Friday, October 05, 2007

Not About Halo 3!

Just kidding. It is about Halo 3. I think it would be great to set up some kind of race track on one of the stages (preferably near a cliff) and race Ghosts, Choppers, Mongooses, etc. I'm sure someone will eventually run off/get pushed off the side. Then we could watch the race in Halo 3 Theatre and laugh as someone takes a tumble to their death.

Thank you. I am going to leave work shortly and go home and play some more.

And Now We Return You To Your Regularly Scheduled Halo 3 Broadcast

Sorry J Ho. I'm sucking it up in the fantasy league this year and I don't need a reminder. I can finish 18-18 if I run the table, which is not likely to happen. C and I took it upon ourselves to locate some more of the hidden skulls in Halo 3 last night. And let me tell you that there are a couple that are hidden so well that you'll need the guide(Thanks IGN) to find them, as well as a couple of items to get to the skulls. I won't go into great detail as to their locations. Stay tuned for more exciting Halo 3 news.

Enough Halo 3...

how about some analysis of the NASCAR Fantasy League. With 7 races to go, the battle for Fantasy Championship is shaping up to be a nail-biter. C and J Ho are currently tied for the lead w/ a 19-10 record. Waiting in the clutches is Red, who is only 2 games behind at 17-12.

Now for the analysis:

Red's remaining opponents combined record is 97-106, C's is 98-105, and J Ho's is 92-111. This gives the Advantage to J Ho.

Hot and Cold:
J Ho faces a HOT (in win streak, not attractivness) T(W5) twice in the final 7 races and a COLD Chump(L3) once. C faces a COLD Chump twice and a HOT T once. Red faces a HOT T once and a COLD Chump each once. This Gives the Advantage to C.

Individual Matchups:

In the final 7 races, Red faces J Ho once and C twice. J Ho faces Red once and C once. C faces J Ho once and Red twice. The Advantage here goes to J Ho.

In my final analysis, J Ho pulls out the narrow victory. I say this due to the difficutly of the remaining opponents and the fact that J Ho only faces the other two leaders one time a piece.

Prediction of final records:

J HO 23-13
C 22-14
Red 21-15

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Halo 3... Brutally Honest

Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation

Time to blow the dust off the old Top Gun soundtrack. Check out the article here. Watch the trailer below. Download the demo. Also, here's a pic of the flightstick that comes with the $150 bundle.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

When's Halo 4 Coming Out?

Yep, finished Halo 3 last night, less than one week after it came out. I finished it on Heroic because I'm a Hero, not a Zero. I thought maybe we'd all (try to) do Legendary in co-op. For one reason or another, I didn't get the achievement for finishing the second mission, but rest assured I will replay it tonight. The game doesn't seem to like when you mix co-op and solo campaigns. In other words, if you do part of Mission 2 in solo and the other part in co-op, you don't seem to get credit for finishing the mission for the achievement... and you know I'm an achievement whore.

For the record, I'm giving the win to Halo 3 over GRAW 2 in a nailbiter. The deciding factor: vehicles. I love me some Warthog action, driving or shooting. I love to jack a Ghost or Chopper. But maybe the best of all, take a Scorpion and blast the $hit out of everything in sight. If GRAW would throw in the occasional chance to pilot a vehicle (read: AH-64D) it would just be over the freaking top. I suppose having to travel by foot made each level seem so much longer than it really was. Oh well. Vehicles in GRAW 3 warrants its own discussion, but I still think it would be sweet. The gunride sections are good, but I wanna drive!

Friday, September 28, 2007


Z's always looking for a good purchase/investment. Well how about this.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Our Government Is Coming Back To Us

one step at a time. Bush and his loyalists who have done nothing but fill the pockets of their cronies for the past 6 years (eg: no-bid contracts in Iraq, contractors after Katrina). They passed laws which give them almost unlimited power (eg. the cancellation of our Bill of Rights - the Patriot Act). Finally, some Federal Judges are pulling his or her head our of his or her's ass and finally ruling that the Patriot Act is almost completely Unconstitutional. The President, whose oath is to 'support and defend the CONSTITUTION of The United States' pushed a law that goes against the basics of the piece of paper that Bush wipes his ass with. A few more challenges to that law, and it will disappear and our values will begin to be restored. Oh, how the mighty have fallen. The Conservative PLAN of a perpetual Republican Majority and Presidency has been foiled by the most corrupt people of all - the Republican Majority and President.

I may not agree totally with this article (though it is intriguing). I don't think the Admin wants a fascist regime, but it looks pretty damn similar.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

The Time For Talking Is Over

Time To Play!!!!

WARNING: Do Not Buy Halo3...

...until you see this!

I know I know...

I know I said I wouldn't get Halo 3 until later if at all, but I did throw in the caveat that I would probably get it sooner than I thought at that time. Well, I had to stop at Staples to pick up a color laser printer for the office, which is right by my local GameStop. I couldn't help myself... like a moth to a flame, I stopped in and walked out with a copy of Halo 3. I feel like a dirty dirty dirty girl, but absolutely cannot wait to go home and play. I don't care if a 10 year old is going to pwn me.

I am really curious if they ordered a bunch extra in addition to the pre-orders, or if they sold me a copy that really should have gone to some other uber dork. I couldn't find Guitar Hero 2 for weeks, but to find and buy Halo 3 at the first place I looked ON RELEASE DAY? Jesus Tatas! My suggestion to anyone who has the slightest bit of patience is to keep checking the Target ads. Target had Gears for $40 about two weeks after release. Also GameStop will give you a 20% bonus on trades towards Halo 3. Time to finish the fight, if I can finish the work day.

Friday, September 21, 2007

The History of Halo

Read this. Before reading this, I was one of those people who was going to eventually pick up Halo 3. Now I'm ready to go camp out and wait for the midnight madness sales. I never finished the Halo or Halo 2 campaigns. I got pretty damn far into Halo 2, but never knew how it ended because I got swept up in the multiplayer madness. FOUR MORE DAYS LEFT!

Here's one for all you Jr.(the punk) fans

Saw this on Anyone going to bid?
Commentary: Bush fulfills H.L. Mencken's prophecy
By Joseph L. Galloway | McClatchy Newspapers
Posted on Wednesday, September 19, 2007

It took just eight decades but H.L. Mencken's astute prediction on the future course of American presidential politics and the electorate's taste in candidates came true:

On July 26, 1920, the acerbic and cranky scribe wrote in The Baltimore Sun: " . . . all the odds are on the man who is, intrinsically, the most devious and mediocre — the man who can most easily (and) adeptly disperse the notion that his mind is a virtual vacuum. The presidency tends, year by year, to go to such men. As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron."

My late good buddy Leon Daniel, a wire service legend for 40 years at United Press International, dredged up that Mencken quote several years ago and found that it was a perfect fit for George W. Bush, The Decider. MSNBC's Keith Olberman highlighted the same quote this week. A tip of the hat to both of them, and to Mencken.

The White House is now so adorned by Mencken's downright moron, and has been for more than six excruciatingly painful years. It wouldn't be so bad if the occupant had at least enough common sense to surround himself with smart, competent and honest advisers and listen to them. But he hasn't.

We inflicted George W. Bush on ourselves — with a little help from Republican spin-meisters, slippery lawyers, hanging chads and some judicial jiggery pokery — and he has stubbornly marched to the beat of his own broken drum year after year, piling up an unparalleled record of failures and disasters without equal in the nation's long history.

He inherited a balanced budget and a manageable national debt, and in just over six years has virtually bankrupted the United States of America and put us in hock to the tune of nine trillion dollars — a sum larger than that accumulated by all the 42 other presidents we had in two and a quarter centuries.

The man from Crawford, Texas, stood Robin Hood on his head almost from Day One, robbing the poor and the middle class so he could give to the rich and Republican. When the bills for those selective tax cuts, and his war of choice in Iraq, began coming due our president simply signed IOU's for a trillion dollars, with those markers now held by our traditional ally communist China.

Although he titillated the Republican conservative base with talk of his opposition to big government, Bush has presided over a far more grandiose expansion of government than even Franklin D. Roosevelt with his New Deal.

Faced with the tragedy of the 9-11 terror attacks — due in part to a dense and impenetrable federal bureaucracy which didn't know what it knew and wouldn't have shared it if it had known — the president created a far denser, far less efficient and far more expensive mega-bureaucracy, the Department of Homeland Security.

Having made one good move, attacking and toppling the Taliban and running al Qaida and Osama bin Laden out of Afghanistan in retaliation for 9-11, the president and his crowd then turned away, half-finished with Job One, and decided to "pre-emptively invade" Iraq, which had precisely nothing to do with the attacks on America.

In one stroke of George W. Bush's pen America went from being a nation that distrusted foreign entanglements and fought wars only when grossly provoked to a nation that attacked first and without credible reason.

That same stroke — and the ensuing five years of war in Iraq — wiped out whatever remained of our reservoir of good will with the rest of the world. The shining city on the hill donned camouflage paint and went to war in the wrong place at the wrong time against the wrong people.

Now George Bush could posture and strut as a wartime president; could style himself The Decider, and could decide which parts of the Constitution and Bill of Rights bought so dearly by generations of Americans he would give or take away.

The mills of the military-industrial complex went into high gear, as the defense contractors jostled for their places at a trough filled each year with half a trillion dollars of taxpayer money. The Republican political operatives milked them all like so many Holstein cows and the Republican lobbyists romped over to Capitol Hill buying congressmen by the baker's dozen to keep the pumps primed.

When one raison du jour for the war in Iraq failed — and all have failed — President Bush and his general-of-the-month could always come up with another to appease the gods of war and keep the machinery turning.

Throughout this ongoing national catastrophe Bush has kept close around him a coterie of incompetents and ideologues always on guard to defend the indefensible and justify the unjustifiable. They brush the lapels of the emperor's suit of gold and whisper that he is right and God will make him shine in American history.

Perhaps the crowning blow came when it was revealed that The Decider is now getting his strategic advice and counsel from none other than Henry Kissinger, the author of genocide in Cambodia; wholesale slaughter in Chile; abandonment of American POWs in Laos; betrayal of South Vietnam, and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.

God help us.


� McClatchy Newspapers 2007

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

New Miss Teen President

99 Ways to Die

+ 1

Finish the Fight...In One More Week

We are just one week away from the release of Halo 3. I'm so excited I could leave a spot on the floor. If you haven't gotten your fill of Halo 3 yet, then I suggest you check out IGN's Halo 3 Launch Center. Check out the new weapons like the flamethrower and the spike grenade, or the new vehicles like the mongoose and the brute chopper. After your done sit patiently and wait,


Check out the 2 available throwback map packs for GRAW2. Both are now free to download and one comes with a new multiplayer game. Me, C, and J Ho have been checking out the new maps. Mountain Falls and Bunkers provide plenty of entertainment, while Boneyard(huh huh, he said bone) provides some great cover from junked vehicles while you get your gun off.

Stay tuned as we get closer to 09/25/07.

IQ Test

I stumbled on this IQ test and thought it was really interesting. Its an actual IQ test based on a bell curve from 60 to 140, with 100 being the median. It's all pattern association and consists of 39 questions in 40 minutes. I suggest you try this test with:
1. A full 40 minutes to devote to it with no distractions
2. Sober

The first 20 or so were fairly easy with increasing difficulty. The next 10 were challenging, and the final few were downright difficult. Let me know what you guys get. BTW, I scored 126.

Monday, September 17, 2007

YMCA overseas

i didn't think the YCMA could be performed any gayer. i was horribly wrong. check out the boy-shield backup dancers.

Rock On...


Sunday, September 16, 2007

Saturday, September 15, 2007


I was going to call this one. When THE PUNK said he'd like to keep the number 8 somewhere in his NASCAR number, my first thought was, he's gonna buy the 88. Sure enough, this morning on the ESPN bottom line, I see Robert Yates Racing sells the 88 to Hendrick Motorsports. I hope Casey Mears steals it and keeps it for his very own. A small part of me died because I know I'll never hear JHo yell "88!" again.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Does He Know How Full Of Shit He Is?

Read This!!!!

Ordinary life hardly the norm in Baghdad
By Leila Fadel | McClatchy Newspapers

* Posted on Friday, September 14, 2007

"Today, most of Baghdad's neighborhoods are being patrolled by coalition and Iraqi forces who live among the people they protect. Many schools and markets are reopening. Citizens are coming forward with vital intelligence. Sectarian killings are down. And ordinary life is beginning to return."

— President Bush in his speech Thursday on Iraq

BAGHDAD — "Ordinary" isn't a word that residents of Baghdad use to describe their lives.

Gunmen are driving people from neighborhoods in the city's southwest. Electricity, depending on which block you live on, is available as little as two hours a day. Running water, if it's available, is unsafe to drink.

Car bombings are down, but most residents won't leave their neighborhoods, frightened that they'll encounter Shiite Muslim militiamen or Sunni Muslim extremists who'll kill them.

Some markets are reopening in the southern neighborhood of Dora under the watch of U.S. soldiers, but no one from outside the neighborhood visits.

As for schools, it's hard to say: The school year hasn't started yet.

Yousef al Mousawi, a 28-year-old Shiite resident of Sadr City, told this story Friday: Two days ago, his friend Mustafa was kidnapped from his computer shop. He was later found dead, shot in the head. It wasn't unusual. In his neighborhood — controlled by the Mahdi Army militia, loyal to cleric Muqtada al Sadr — he sees bodies every day.

Traffic jams terrify him, he said. He was wounded by a car bomb last year and has traveled the region since for medical treatment.

"The Mahdi Army isn't just killing Sunnis now, they are killing Shiites as well," he said. "I go to university, I'm afraid of suicide bombers and car bombs. I come home and I'm afraid of the Mahdi Army. We're living in fear, endless fear."

Even grocery shopping can be risky. Jassim Mohammed, 53, a Sunni from the neighborhood of Sleikh in northern Baghdad, said he rarely left his home, let alone traveled to marketplaces throughout the city.

This week marked the start of the holy month of Ramadan, when Muslims fast from sunup to sundown. The evening meal is a feast, and everyone wants his favorite food. But what Mohammed's family eats is up to Abu Ahmed, the lone grocer in his neighborhood. If he's selling okra, they eat okra stew. If he doesn't have yogurt, they don't eat yogurt. As a Sunni in what's become a Shiite capital, Mohammed said, he has no choice.

"It has become a dream for us to shop from any central market," he said. "No way can I roam freely in Baghdad. I can barely get from home to work, there are so many checkpoints manned by people I don't trust."

"By what standards can I consider this life ordinary?" he asked. "Would Mr. Bush consider my life normal if he knew the details? Would any American?"

Muhsin al Ribaawi, 45, a Shiite, lives in Hurriyah, a once-mixed neighborhood in northwest Baghdad that's been devoid of Sunnis since they were forced out in December. The change was good, Ribaawi thinks. He can travel freely through Shiite neighborhoods throughout the capital, though he never ventures into Sunni enclaves. He no longer sees as many bodies dumped on the streets. As a supervisor for roads and bridges in Baghdad, he used to encounter as many as 20 a day. "I'm so happy for that," he said.

Still, life is hardly back to normal. Dirty and disease-ridden, the water that comes from his tap is "terrifying."

Mohammed al Ani, 36, a Sunni, lives in Mansour, in central Baghdad. When he travels elsewhere in the capital, he maps out his route so that he passes only through Sunni neighborhoods.

"If they (militias) have my ID and they see my tribal name, al Ani, I may lose my life," he said. When he returns home at 5 p.m., the neighborhood is already empty and he shuts himself inside.

On Industry Street in central Baghdad, Mariam Shleimoon, a Christian, said she spent her days cowering in her home. Earlier this week, the Mahdi Army called her husband. They said he'd cursed the militia and that the family must pay — $4,000, a princely sum for a poor man who makes his money repairing kerosene heaters, a skill needed only in winter.

Shleimoon and her husband went to the police but no one would help, so they stay in to avoid the militia. She'd like her children to stay home as well. Her daughter, Rita, barely escaped a bombing, and her son watched a man be killed as he waited to buy bread. But the heat is stifling — they have only two hours of electricity a day, one in the morning and one at night — and her children want to get out of the house.

"We are living in fear," she said. "I thought about selling out and leaving the country but my husband said, 'I will live and die here.' "

In Saidiyah, in southwest Baghdad, Ali Mohammed, 30, a Sunni, said nearly all the stores in his neighborhood had closed as Shiite and Sunni gunmen battled to control the area. The only clinic closed three months ago. It didn't have any medicine, anyway, he said.

A university student, he fears leaving the neighborhood because the checkpoints are manned by police commandos, units known to be rife with Shiite militiamen, who alert gunmen in civilian cars to attack suspected Sunnis. Three days ago, a father and son were killed at a checkpoint, he said.

Bush, he said, "is speaking the opposite of what's going on on the ground."

(McClatchy Newspapers special correspondents Sahar Issa, Mohammed al Dulaimy, Laith Hammoudi and Jenan Hussein contributed to this report.)
McClatchy Newspapers 2007

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Ah, The Memories

I'm not sure if this will takeoff or not, but since I am the game info poster for the BTBz site, I figured it was worth a try. With the release of Halo 3 less than two weeks away, I thought it would be cool to share some memories of Halo 2 multiplayer matches as most of the BTBz played the game together. I can think of many such as Red's comments to a 12 year old about said 12 year old's mom, J Ho thinking that everyone (and their mom) that he played against had some kind of mod, but the one I'm going to discuss is the one that is probably still talked about the most to date.

One night while playing Zanzibar with Red and J Ho, I received a phone call. Upon looking at the phone I see that it is Red. I couldn't figure out why he didn't use the Xbox Live Communicator to say what he had to say, but I answered the phone anyway. Red then tells me that he is outside the Zanzibar compound in a Warthog and that I should take control of the turret gun and we could takeout J Ho. It sounded like a good plan to me so I ran to the beach area of the map. When I got there I saw two warthogs playing bumper cars. I immediately jump on the gun of the nearest warthog and start laying down fire at the other warthog until it exploded. The next thing I hear is J Ho saying nice shooting. I pause and say "Oh man, I'm in the wrong warthog!"

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Monday, September 10, 2007

Chump... Located (Corrected)

looking for chump 01

Horray! The Actual Chump with Russ has been located in the crowd! The above pic has Chump and Russ somewhere in it. See if you can find them.

After the original post, Z brought to my attention that I found the wrong "me". I thought I was wearing a black shirt with my red Budweiser hat and I foolishly found the wrong person. I am embarrassed, but nonetheless I'm still in the picture. However, in my defense, the person I originally thought was me is wearing almost the same exact attire, sans Russ.

If you need help, you can click here.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

where in the world is JHo?

while at the NNCS bristol night race, T and i decided to try to find JHo and Chump in the crowd. this is a bit of a daunting task considering the enormous amount of people who attend the night race, but i was up for the challenge. i knew approximately where JHo was and T called him to have him wave his indians jones hat to help. after several unsuccessful attempts, being dejected, i took a final pic and as i was putting the camera down, out of the corner of my eye i saw his bright yellow shirt on the view screen, but as i said i was putting the camera down. it happened so quickly i couldn't find him precisely again, but i had a more refined search area, so i turned to my GRAW2 training... "spray & pray". i just took loads of pictures of the vast crowd in the now more specific area to analyze later. after all, this was a bristol race, and i had drinking to do and racing to watch.

today, i analyzed the pix, and wouldn't you know it. out of the 20 or so pix i took, only 2 or 3 were clear, and i actually found him in two of those three. fancy. so here's the pic. try to find him (HINT: he's wearing a bright yellow shirt and looks downtrodden, he'd taken off his indian jones hat at this point). you can click on the picture to see a larger version for better hunting. if you can't find him, you can click here where i circled him. you can see them in order, left to right: leslie, chuggie, chug, and JHo.

i tried the same thing with ChumpAss, but he thinks the scoring pole was DIRECTLY in our way (what luck). again, i did my "spray and pray" technique, so now i'm just waiting to hear back from him as to some landmarks, sections, rows, etc. maybe i can do the same for him. i love my canon S2 IS.

Thursday, September 06, 2007


Appalachian State's win makes new friends in Columbus news services

Updated: September 6, 2007, 11:42 AM ET

The enemy of my enemy is my friend -- and I want to wear my new friend's T-shirt!

That's the newest trend among Ohio State fans, whose latest fashion statement is in the colors of Appalachian State, which shocked then-No. 5 Michigan 34-32 on Saturday in the first win by a Division I-AA team over a ranked I-A team.

Hours after the historic defeat, at least one street vendor was doing brisk business selling freshly minted Mountaineers T-shirts near the Ohio State campus. And local stores say they've been swamped with requests for gear bearing the Mountaineers' gold and black colors and logo, as Buckeyes fans take glee in the humiliation of their bitter rival.

"If I had a dollar for every time someone's asked, I could retire," said manager Greg Pierson at Sports Fan Attic.

The mall store on the city's north side planned to stock Appalachian State shirts within the next few days, though just a small number. "It's very popular at the moment, but it'll die down very shortly," Pierson predicted.

Meanwhile, phone lines at the bookstore on the Appalachian State campus in Boone, N.C., have been jammed with orders for Mountaineers merchandise, with many of the calls coming from Ohio.

But the store has had to be careful, because an old state law limits sales at university bookstores to students, faculty and alumni. A couple of Ohio men wanting large numbers of Appalachian State T-shirts had to be turned down, said Lorraine Childers, the bookstore's assistant director.

Smaller orders might get by.

"If people call in and say, 'My uncle is a graduate' or whatever, we really don't have a way to verify that," Childers said.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Monday, September 03, 2007

Whoa, Nelly!

What a weekend in college football. I have been waiting since the beginning of January for the games to start back up.

The Ohio State University covers the spread (31) in the defeat of Youngstown State. I couldn't watch the damn game because Time Warner Cable doesn't carry the Big Ten Network. The Big Ten Network (BTN) wants Time Warner (TW) to pay them $1.10 per customer. TW wants to put the BTN on the Digital Sports Package, so those who want it will have to pay for it. BTN wants it on the standard lineup (where everyone who has TW will be paying for it). It is just a way of strong-arming TW into giving the BTN as much money as they can. If you live outside the Big Ten region, The BTN only charges $0.10 per customer. Talk about a scam. But no worries, I have tickets for the OSU / Akron game next Saturday so I will definitely be going to see that game.

Don't give a damn 'bout the whole state of Michigan
Speaking of BTN games I wish I could've seen, Michigan was upset (there needs to be a stronger word than 'upset' when it comes to this loss) by Appalachian State. Thanks to Mike Hart being out for a portion of the game, Michigan's D-fence still in the rebuilding stages, the highly-touted Michigan O thinking they will always win in the end (which they almost did), the D I-AA Champs Appalachian State pull off the biggest UPSET EVER IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL. Never before has an A.P. ranked (just ranked; Michigan was 5TH!) lost to a Division I AA opponent. Oh! How I am lovin' it. Henne and Hart only came back (passing up millions from the NFL) to beat Ohio State and WIN the National Championship. Well, they may be able to beat OSU, maybe; they WILL not win the National Championship. It must suck for them, after week one knowing they will not accomplish the main goal of returning to Michigan. And, by the way, how is Lloyd Carr still coaching that school? I can coach Michigan and still bring in big name recruits (it's fricken' Michigan!!). What he never seems to do is have his team ready for games. Michigan should get an NFL coordinator to take over as head coach...

What's Your Excuse Now, Notre Dame?
like Charlie Weis. All those Notre Dame HOMERS who never even been to the school, live by the school, never seen a game live, but always have the ND jersey on are probably in their parent's basement right now trying to figure out what to say as an excuse to why ND lost. I am sure they will be following this FLOWCHART. What about Charlie Weis? The Genius? The Savior? Who will raise the bar again for Notre Dame Football? What about Charlie Now? He was paid $40 million and he did do well the past couple of years (with Tyrone Willingham's players) The offensive guru used 3 different QB's (talk about desperate). I mean, Georgia Tech!!!! I am not talking about a ranked team. I mean, Georgia Tech!!!! And losing 33-3! Almost a SHUTOUT!!!! AT HOME!!!!! ON OPENING WEEKEND!!!!! Notre Dame does not deserve the exclusive contract with NBC. Last time they were good, Lou Holtz was by-passing every NCAA rule in the book and ND was lowering every academic standard.

Well, time to get going. I need to set up my Sirius Stiletto SL100, and I wanna play some Bioshock before I pick up the Ohio State Tickets for next Saturday.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

The Week That Was...

And Still Going On. Well, let's see. Another hypocritical Republican Congressman has been found out to be Gay. Another one of Bush's Senior Administration Officials (code named: C.R.O.N.I.E.S.) is leaving the sinking ship. Yeah, that will change American's minds of Bush, fire ANOTHER one of his inept 'yes' men. The GAO (that's General Accounting Office - for those who spend more time on instead of news sites) says that Iraq has met 3 of 18 benchmarks. Great job Bush for fixing that country! Only been five years, but his Halliburtons and such haven't even given clean drinking water to the Iraqis yet (read about the cholera breakout in Northern Iraq). Yet the Iraqis are responsible for the problems of the country. Now Bush says that the benchmarks that he imposed (which was recommended by the 'Iraq Study Group') were too high a mark to make. He is doing to the Iraqis which he has already done to the U.S.: Make them dumb. Then they don't see the oil slipping out of the country by the truckloads in the dead of night.

The Political Cartoons have been dead-on this week: here are some

New Virus


There is a dangerous virus being passed around electronically, orally, and by hand.
This virus is called Weary-Overload-Recreational-Killer (WORK).
If you Receive WORK from any of your colleagues, your boss, or anyone
else via any means DO NOT TOUCH IT. This virus will wipe out your private life completely.

If you should come into contact with WORK, put your jacket on and take
two good friends to the nearest grocery store. Purchase the antidote known as
Work-Isolating-Neutralizer-Extract (WINE) or Bothersome-Employer-Elimination-Rebooter (BEER). Take the antidote repeatedly until WORK has been completely eliminated from your system.

You should forward this warning to 5 friends. If you do not have 5 friends, you have already been infected and WORK is controlling your life.

DISCLAIMER: I received this post in an e-mail from my mom and thought it was funny so I posted it to the blog. It is not meant to be aimed at anyone as we all suffer from WORK in some way or another. Thank you. We now return you to your regularly scheduled broadcast.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Miss Teen South Carolina

Did anyone else see this?

Thursday, August 16, 2007

cheney '94 interview about iraq

i'm seriously surprised BTVJGJHo hasn't posted this yet. maybe it's a bit too mainstream for his politics, but i thought it was hilarious. now, their excuse is... when that interview was taken, we didn't have a 9/11. wtf does 9/11 have to do with IRAQ? it had to do with bin laden and afghanistan. that's the Grand Ol' Party for ya.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Do we really need a remake of this film

I like this film, but does it really need to be remade. Now, the second film was great. They should really remake it. But how do you remake a film that Mike Taylor says, "Has top notch special effects, great acting, and one hell of a plot." Good luck to the person who attempts it. "Sad story. Got a smoke?"

The Bristol Experience is Officially Open

This is just a quick note to let all the BTownBoyz know that The Bristol Experience is officially open for business. For those of you who don't know what it is, click on the the link and check it out. And if any of the BTBz who aren't already involved want to be a part of it, let me know and I'll add you.

For those of you who know what TBE is (ala Z, T, & JHo) I need you guys to start posting your best Bristol stories. I can think of dozens right now, but we need you guys to start it off. Where to start? How about T's bi-hourly trips to the bathhouse, or Phillis' Mingos at the Sportsman, late-night trips to the Ambulance, the snowiest race ever, or the endless walk to the Mad Greek. Whatever it is, share it on TBE. Also, if you have any pictures, that would be even better!

does anyone remember...

...phillip mcgilton? he was a year behind the BTBz at BHS. i don't recall much about him besides a vague idea of what he looked like, his name, and maybe he got in trouble a lot? anyways, i was watching speed today and caught the 11-august ARCA/REMAX race in nashville, and the #47 is driven by a phillip mcgilton. i thought it was a strange coincidence as i wouldn't consider either of those very common names, so i looked the guy up online. he states his hometown as being marion, IL, but the picture on the page... i think that is B-Town's own phillip mcgilton. i just think it's cool our little town has someone that might be racing stock cars. i e-mailed him to verify, i'll keep everyone updated as i KNOW you are on the edge of your seats.

It's a post from C!

As always, a random collection of thoughts. And by random, I mean mostly about Michael Vick, although I'm not sure why.

1. Michael Vick stole my dog last night and shocked it to death... just when I was about to forgive him for stealing my bike.

2. There was a kid on GRAW2 last night who couldn't have been older than 8 years old. He had something like 22 kills and 5 deaths. It reminded me of why I hate Halo so much. He also called out all the foreign language speaking people. It reminded me of why I hate foreign people so much.

3. Speaking of Halo, I saw one of the weapons is going to be a flamethrower. I am hoping once you set someone on fire, they scream in agony at a ridiculous volume... so loudly you have to pull out a pistol and shoot them quickly so you don't give away your position. Also I heard they had Michael Vick do the motion capture for Master Chief using the pistol to put down his dogs, er, kill enemies. Hey-oh! Somebody stop me!

4. I watched four of the Little League Regional finals over the weekend. Little League loses a lot of the appeal when there isn't a freakish 6 foot tall 200 pounder claiming to be 12 years old throwing 70 mph fastballs at a kid who only weighs 93 pounds. Little League reminds me of EA Sports games set on retard easy level. One team had six or seven homeruns in six innings Saturday. That was as bad as me beating Youngstown State 176-2 with OSU last night.

5. I heard someone say they wouldn't pass judgement on Vick until the trial, that they learned their lesson from the Duke case. I know I'm taking it slightly out of context, but there is one big difference between the cases. The dogs didn't make up a story about being forced to fight on Vick's property or tales of their friends being mutilated if they weren't good fighters. I've seen pictures of dogs playing poker, but I don't think they can talk or write. Maybe I shouldn't pass judgment though.

6. Save some of your liver for Myrtle next weekend.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Here it comes

So what do you do to deflect attention from the shithole which is Iraq? Start talking about bombing Iran. RRRRAAAAARRRR RRRRAAAAAAHHHH RRRRRR Bomb Iran (if you watch 'Little Bush' you know who I'm talking about) .

What is really messed up is not one of the major news organizations (cnn, msnbc, new york times, Washington Post) talks about this. Reuters at least mentions that the Bush Admin (take it for what you think is worth) says that Iran is smuggling more into Iraq. McClatchy News, formerly Knight-Ridder (not the Hasselhoff TV show) has always reported the skinny before anyone else did. Exposed Abu Grab Prison months before it's widely reported, exposed Walter Reed months before anyone else.

Friday, August 10, 2007

awesome GRAW2 accessory

myself and some of the BTBz play ghost recon advanced warfighter 2 (GRAW2) on the XBOX 360. now, the old nintendo systems had the gun for duck hunt, and the pad for the olympic games. if only microsoft could subsidize this accessory, so i could play GRAW2 and get my exercise at the same time. that would be bad ass.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Help the Strippers

Check out this site. Sucks you can't sign the petition online..

Maybe he has had it all along...

It was revealed that President Bush had Lyme Disease last Summer. I think he has had it a lot longer than that. He's had the disease since taking office back in 2001. Here are symptoms of prolonged exposure to the disease.

Nerve conduction defects (weakness/paralysis of limbs, loss of reflexes, tingling sensations of the extremities - peripheral neuropathy), severe headaches, stiff neck, meningitis, cranial nerve involvement (e.g. change in smell/taste; difficulty chewing, swallowing, or speaking; hoarseness or vocal cord problems; facial paralysis - Bell's palsy; dizziness/fainting; drooping shoulders; inability to turn head; light or sound sensitivity; change in hearing; deviation of eyeball [wandering or lazy eye], drooping eyelid), stroke, abnormal brain waves or seizures, sleep disorders, cognitive changes (memory problems, difficulty in word finding, confusion, decreased concentration, problems with numbers) and, behavioral changes (depression, personality changes).

Other psychiatric manifestations that have been reported in the scientific literature include: panic attacks; disorientation; hallucinations; extreme agitation; impulsive violence, manic, or obsessive behavior; paranoia; schiziphrenic-like states, dementia, and eating disorders. Several patients have committed suicide.

Vision changes, including blindness, retinal damage, optic atrophy, red eye, conjunctivitis, "spots" before eyes, inflammation of various parts of the eye, pain, double vision.

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Friday, August 03, 2007

First Google then the world

Did anyone notice this. It also means that those who type it in and press the "I'm feeling lucky" button will go straight to the blog. I thought it was kinda cool to have first place. I tried using different variations to come up with these stats, such as Btown Boyz, btownboyz, B-Town Boyz, etc. Here are some others.

Google #1(every variation came up first)
Yahoo #2(used Btown Boyz)
Ask #2 and lycos #3(had to use btownboyz to work)
msn doesn't like us at all, but how do you expain this.(Btown Boyz and B-Town Boyz came up with the former link. Btownboyz came up with a link for viral video which had our blog listed for something with Guitar Hero 2. I'm guessing J Ho's post with me and him caused this)

And yes it was a slow day at work today.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

captain morgan at bristol?

i was going through old bristol pix, ones i got from BTVJGJHo, form the 2007 spring race. i have an OCD thing where i have to rename pix, that way i can find a pic of dale jr easier than knowing it was DCIM0478 or some such shite. while doing so, i found this rather useless picture (i don't see anything exciting in it) except for this guy, doing an extreme captain morgan pose for the #5 car. what do you think?

maybe we can do a fancy captain morgan's pose at bristol ourselves? submit it, make some benjamins? everyone start thinking.