Because I can’t really think of anything else to write about, I’m going to rip off Jamie’s columns and write some assorted musings of mine from the holiday season.
-I got a Wii for Christmas, which is totally sweet. Believe the hype. Super Mario Galaxy is “out of this world!” (Let’s see if that one ends up in a Nintendo commercial. Yes, I’m totally willing to sell out with dumb ass catch phrases if it means getting more site hits. Fuck me? Fuck you!). Even a game like Mario Party that you might be initially apprehensive about is pretty badass.
-One of the best parts about the Wii is that you can download old Nintendo and SNES games for like $5 a pop. I already have both Blades of Steel and Ice Hockey, as well as Contra III. One of the greatest thrills of the past week was playing as the
Of course, there are plenty of other games I still want. Punch Out, Baseball, and Tecmo Bowl are right at the top of the list. I’m sure there are plenty of other awesome games out there, even if Aerobiz isn’t there yet (hopefully it will be soon).
-I don’t really have any plans for New Year’s yet, nor am I terribly concerned. What’s the big deal about New Year’s, anyway? A lot of people use it as an excuse to get inappropriately drunk and do crazy shit. The problem is, I don’t really need an “excuse,” per se, to do that, so it’s far less special than for a lot of others.
-I recently bought the American Pie Trilogy and watched them all. I have to say, though they’re funny, in hindsight all of the guys are huge pussies, except for Stiffler. Even though Stiffler is a bit of an asshole, he’s the only one in the movie with any kind of confidence. Instead, these guys are always giving in and never asserting themselves, yet they somehow fall ass-backwards into getting laid and “self-discovery?” Uh, yeah, that’s how it works in real life…
-Quick movie grades:
Golden Compass: C
American Pie: B
American Pie 2: C+/B-
American Pie 3: C+/C
-Week 17 of the NFL is here. Who even gives a shit? I guess Pats fans do, as well as the 4-5 teams that have a shot at making the playoffs. Other than that, I’m stuck rooting for Kurt Warner and the Cardinals to beat the Rams so that they get the second overall pick in the draft, which they will inevitably squander on some no-talent asshole who will either be chronically injured, inconsistent, or just plain bad. Did I mention our clueless head coach will be coming back for another year of shitty football? What a great time to be a Rams fan!
-These bowl games are getting to be kind of ridiculous, too. How the hell are we supposed to have a pick ‘em pool if half of the goddamned players are academically ineligible, in jail, or found to be on the take from boosters? It’s ridiculous. It almost takes some of the shine off of the premier, after New Year’s match up this bowl season. Of course I’m referring to the GMAC Bowl. I mean, come on! How are we supposed to know which football powerhouse involved in that one is truly the better team? Bonus points to anyone who can name one GMAC Bowl participant without looking (answer at the bottom of this column).
-The hot stove has kind of cooled down in baseball, too. Not that it matters, because the Cardinals are pretty much fucked no matter how you slice it. Although not impossible to obtain a frontline starter and two bats while refusing to give up what few talented prospects you have, and instead trying to exclusively deal above-average relievers, it ain’t easy, either. Damnit…
-Finally, headed to the Blues game tonight. Even though that last sentence probably caused most people to jump to another site already, I still like the Blues to bump back from the 5-0 drubbing they took at the hands of
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