6:49 pm October 24, 2011, by David O'Brien
October 26th, 201110:32 pm
Oh, I’m sure VJ feels the same way. The cage match would be strictly for my personal entertainment
October 26th, 201110:34 pm
cab – 32 to 58 isn’t bad…18-40 while closer in years is just a bit creepy (if you don’t believe me just watch mcfanns reaction to this topic)
McFann O O o Get Well Soon, Nolie!!
Bay Area Steve But, scootsie ruled, and nineteen is acceptable for anything greater than eighteen and a half…
Uh…whatever you say…?
And, your post, in its entirety: “‘Sup, yo?…”
Oh, that…yeah, don’t know where that came from…
Maybe you ought to be? Just a thought. Better than drinking, at least…
Hey, well I’m definitely into that…And I’m just not the sit and read type. I like to be doing something else, like talking, drawing, math, listening to music, birdwatching, goofing off—you know, important stuff like that. And on top of the slowness of my reading, I can’t ever get close to comfortable when I try it!! I wish I was more of a reader—I’m just not. My Brother is, for sure…and Mom read to us all the time when we were kids…though I think of the three of us, I would be the least enthused about it—I’m not a sit-still-for-very-long person…attention span for such things leaves a lot to be desired…
cabravesfan The E was capitalized.
VJ is 57… just for the record (and I will be 33 before he turns 58)
Bay Area Steve
October 26th, 201110:35 pm
Dude ain’t 58… C’mon…
October 26th, 201110:36 pm
Damn, he is…
I need to find some new material. Area’s ripe, is what I’m sayin’…
cab – I can tell you pretty close to how it would turn out…he swings and tries a 3-4 punch combiniation which I easily dodge cause hes old. I follow with a 3-5 punch combination which he easily dodges cause I’m fat.
Out of breath we look at each other and in unison say “screw this you want a drink?”
October 26th, 201110:37 pm
“he swings and tries a 3-4 punch combiniation which I easily dodge cause hes old. I follow with a 3-5 punch combination which he easily dodges cause I’m fat”
October 26th, 201110:38 pm
BAS – i’ve heard them talking differential and knew how old she is so I had a decent idea
October 26th, 201110:39 pm
And we would take you to our favorite dive bar on the beach and drink 32 oz. pitchers until you both pass out and I have to drag you back to the car by your legs. Then I will be so disgusted by you that I will leave you in the parking lot and go home alone to my dog
October 26th, 201110:40 pm
Which football player attacked the sport anchor back in 1995 or 96 because the anchor compared him to some tennis player? I can’t remember who.
October 26th, 201110:41 pm
BAS – UFC – Ur F..n Choice (of drink that is)
It was Jim Everett on Jim Rome’s show- he kept calling him “Chris” as in Chrissy Evert- which was just about the funniest thing Rome’s ever done…
October 26th, 201110:42 pm
Nevermind, I found it. Jim Rome.
Lol, thanks cab.
I’ll bet you won’t call me chris again
October 26th, 201110:43 pm
Whatever you say…Chris.
I’ve read some stuff that says it was staged…and I find it difficult to believe if he was that mad he wouldn’t have messed jim rome up
October 26th, 201110:44 pm
considering what an a-hole Everett was, and what an a-hole Rome is, I don’t think it was staged…and he did throw the table at him…
October 26th, 201110:46 pm
From that bastion of accuracy, wikipedia (although I have seen the clip a lot and it happened exactly like this says):
Following the 1989 regular season, Everett was reportedly “shellshocked” from the numerous times he was sacked and hit in the NFC Championship Game against the San Francisco 49ers (the 49ers won, 30-3). At one point in the game, Everett was so rattled that he collapsed to the ground in the pocket in anticipation of yet another sack, even though the 49ers’ defensive players actually had not yet reached him – a play now known as Everett’s “Phantom Sack”. From then on he was perceived to shy away from hits, and later acknowledged that his confidence was never fully restored.
This eventually led to a confrontation in 1994 with then Talk2 host Jim Rome. Rome had regularly mocked Everett’s aversion to taking hits on the field by addressing him as “Chris” Everett (a reference to female tennis player Chris Evert). When Everett appeared as a guest on Talk2, Rome wasted no time, applying the insult twice within the show’s first 30 seconds. Everett warned Rome not to do so again, implying that physical confrontation would ensue otherwise. When Rome did, Everett overturned the table between them and shoved Rome to the floor while still on the air.
Steroids do some crazy things, tiger. It may have been staged, but if not, he should have taken it like a grain of salt.
October 26th, 201110:47 pm
Rome is really good at pushing people’s buttons and being totally obnoxious. He would have pushed until Everett snapped, no matter how he initially reacted
October 26th, 201110:49 pm
Lol, that is true cab. Sometimes the best reaction is no reaction at all. Of course, I don’t practice what I preach that often.
October 26th, 201110:50 pm
Well, Everett was not exactly the most…calm of personalities. Playing in LA for the crappy Rams can do that to a person (not that I was ever a big fan of his…and yes, I know the Rams were good at times during his time there)
October 26th, 201110:52 pm
all I’m saying is I’m no professional athlete…he didn’t throw the table at him walked up grabbed him by the shirt and didn’t very forcefully put him on the ground…then stood there and didn’t throw a punch for about 5 seconds until some little dude came and grabbed him.
October 26th, 201110:54 pm
by “throw a table” I mean he overturned pretty much into Rome’s lap…
yeah I’m not a Rome fan either…maybe I’m just mad chris didn’t pummel him
October 26th, 201110:55 pm
sorry meant jim
October 26th, 201110:56 pm
cab, that he’s not. I saw it on the videos. He and Zambrano would get along just swimmingly, I bet. Either that, or the roid rage would kick in and there would be a fight within the first five minutes.
October 26th, 201110:58 pm
Maybe his better judgement kicked in and he realized he was on camera…
October 26th, 201111:01 pm
cab – so ur telling me you’ve never been really mad? Once you throw the table there is no going back…maybe thats just me
October 26th, 201111:02 pm
I’ve never been that mad on national tv…I’m not really a thrower of objects when I get mad.
October 26th, 201111:04 pm
Once you throw the table there is no going back…maybe thats just me
What does it mean to throw the table and to go back?
October 26th, 201111:09 pm
Moe – is that sarcasm or a serious question?
October 26th, 201111:10 pm
With the end of Rescue Me, Sons of Anarchy has taken over the “best show on TV” slot. From the plots, to the acting to the music. Perfect.
October 26th, 201111:11 pm
Moe – don’t mean that in a combative tone sometimes the dry sarcasm doesn’t translate on the blog.
So…to which team’s advantage does the rain delay play. A resting of the Ranger’s bullpen? A Chris Carpenter return for game 7? Something else?
October 26th, 201111:12 pm
cab – I’m watching another soccer match…still in spanish
tiger, I think he was just wondering what it meant, not meaning anything bad by it.
October 26th, 201111:13 pm
moe – I don’t know either team well enough to know who it helps…I hope it helps the rangers more…
Watching SoA from last night. This is seriously a brilliant show.
tiger–just playing around. I agree sarcasm is difficult to detect in electronic formats.
October 26th, 201111:14 pm
I love me some SofA; pro’ly my first-play-off-the-DVR. But, that thing with Juice hanging himself/surviving was lame. And, killing Piney is bull… Show seems to be on that route of needing to top itself each week… Impossible to do that.
trey – thats what I thought but didn’t want to explain if he was being sarcastic as in… go back? What would that entail would never have considered that
October 26th, 201111:15 pm
What part of “watching SoA from last night” means I have finished it?
kinda like a guy I know said “man scotch and dr. pepper is incredible” that is a path I would never have considered LOL
October 26th, 201111:16 pm
Moe takes everything seriously. ‘Tis why I call him LitMoe. Well, mostly ’cause he’s smarter than I am, but also for that other reason…
tiger–I agree that I hope it helps the Rangers more. (I know that nolie does not feel that way and so will gladly concede my hope for wins for his timely return to the blog.)
What soccer match? Did you see the Manchester United/Manchester City match this past weekend? I was at some relatives’ this past weekend–big Man U fans, who were rather upset by the 6-1 routing by Man City.
BAS – be careful she is setting you up for a cage match with chris everett
October 26th, 201111:17 pm
Nope. BAS and I are going to have a beer drinking competition. I will win.
October 26th, 201111:18 pm
Sorry cab; all I saw:
“With the end of Rescue Me, Sons of Anarchy has taken over the “best show on TV” slot. From the plots, to the acting to the music. Perfect.”
right now I am watching puebla vs estudelantes…the play is less than impressive
October 26th, 201111:20 pm
Anyone who would sully scotch with Dr. Pepper knows nothing about a drink. Even a cheap scotch deserves better than that.
BAS–I know that is your take of me. I live to both fulfill (and surreptitiously undermine) expectations. Which is an accurate representation?
One thing which must realistically happen is obtaining dinner.
Anyone who’s even a minor fan of Pearl Jam, you gotta see the documentary “Twenty.” It was on GPB tonight, which I didn’t realize until I mentioned that I’d watched it on Blue-ray and a few people on Twitter said they were watching it at that moment on the public-broadcasting channel. Anyway, it’s terrific. A definitive portrait of a band, with great interviews and a fresh look at their beginnings and how they evolved, etc. On Blue-ray, the sound is phenomenal. Great footage that’s never been shown anywhere. Cameron Crowe directed it. Solid A-grade.
October 26th, 201111:21 pm
“I will win”
Uh, no you won’t.
And, for the record, I can kick the ‘ish outta Chris Evert. All man, right here.
Moe, I gave up at 3-0. You’re sayin’ it went 6-1? Shoot, I don’t follow the EPL much, but I thought City was the red-headed step-child…
October 26th, 201111:22 pm
I will forgive you only because I figured Piney was going to die at some point. But I had no problem with the Juice story line- you just get the feeling that is going to rear it’s ugly head at some point and it will be spectacular (in a very bloody way…). Besides, there is something almost poetically sad about a guy so desperate to escape, but can’t even end it on his own terms…
October 26th, 2011
Anyone who would sully scotch with Dr. Pepper knows nothing about a drink. Even a cheap scotch deserves better than that.”
October 26th, 201111:23 pm
Not to sound like an idiot, but what is GPB?
I knew I loved that girl…
BAS – I believe Moe’s seriousness is often a part of his sarcasm. Sometimes he uses them big words to explain it though kinda makes it difficult for me and that south louisiana public university education and all
BAS and I are going to have a beer drinking competition. I will win.
Yes, because he will launch directly into the whiskey and never touch the beer. Obviously, you will drink more beer. (Now I am picturing the Marx Brothers in ‘Animal Crackers’–the where is the whiskey anxiety.
Is that an acceptance of the challenge?
October 26th, 201111:25 pm
georgia public broadcasting
Would it help if I pointed out I don’t drink crappy beer, or that my favorite dive bar has nearly 100 beers on tap?
October 26th, 201111:26 pm
DOB–Caught a chunk of it a few days ago on public tv and loved it. Thought it was great. (Although it made me feel old.)
tiger–Thank you for understanding me.
Now I must go and eat the delivery of Indian Chinese food before it becomes entirely cold.
(I realized I was mistaken when I mentioned VJ & I would take you to our fav dive bar for 32 oz. pitchers. They are not 32 oz. pitchers. They are 60 oz. pitchers)
October 26th, 201111:28 pm
“Would it help if I pointed out I don’t drink crappy beer, or that my favorite dive bar has nearly 100 beers on tap?”
Uh, no. Assuming competition = most beer, you cannot win. I have few talents; this is one. Grinch himself is the only MIB-being worthy of such a challenge…
Plus, you’re a girl. And, not 300 lbs. Let us be real, for a moment…
cab – it might not be a pretty place but if it has 100 beers on tap it seriously can’t be considered a dive bar
October 26th, 201111:30 pm
“if it has 100 beers on tap it seriously can’t be considered a dive bar”
cab–I have no doubt about your impeccable taste. (What are your favorites?) I just think that BAS will skip the beer for whiskey. The last time I was in the Bay Area, I did the opposite–as a whiskey drinker, I had a beer with an old friend with whom I met up.
October 26th, 201111:31 pm
You had me until “besides, you’re a girl.” I do not take kindly to anyone telling me I cannot do something because I am a girl. Just so ya know…
October 26th, 201111:32 pm
Well aware, cab.
May have even been my sole motivation. Repeat: may have.
(You know, I’ve read this whole thing for years, right?)
October 26th, 201111:34 pm
Well, It’s a bar that is not fancy, peeling paint, scarred wooden walls, old keg taps on the ceiling, smells like salt water, beer and fried food. Few glass windows, just wooden covers that open out onto the boardwalk and the harbor. Pretty much the perfect place to chill and drink good beer and eat a good burger. Did I mention it’s also pretty inexpensive? (at least by LA standards…)
October 26th, 201111:35 pm
man I’m staying out of this one LOL
My favorite beer is Kona Fire Rock Pale Ale, but I like any not-too-heavy microbrew. I like IPAs, Red ales, blondes, a few darker ones…
October 26th, 201111:36 pm
I gotta say, man: You out of OK is almost as bad as Bat off the phone. There was a certain something I enjoyed about a traveled man as yourself stuck in a basement in Oklahoma. I’m not sayin’ it’s right, I’m sayin’ it was kinda funny…
Further luck in Jersey, my friend. And, I’m gonna need more information on this “Indian Chinese food…”
October 26th, 201111:37 pm
October 26th, 2011
Well, It’s a bar that is not fancy, peeling paint, scarred wooden walls, old keg taps on the ceiling, smells like salt water, beer and fried food. Few glass windows, just wooden covers that open out onto the boardwalk and the harbor. Pretty much the perfect place to chill and drink good beer and eat a good burger. Did I mention it’s also pretty inexpensive? (at least by LA standards…)”
That doesn’t sound like a dive – it sounds like a pretty good spot that may be trying to stay just what it is, and doing it well.
You know I’m just playing with you My beer tolerance is actually not all that high anymore (used to be excellent in college…). Especially when drinking good beer with higher alcohol content than that watered down crap that is Bud Light
October 26th, 201111:38 pm
I hate when I over-comma.
Over-drink: no problem. Over-comma: f’ck. Back to “The Mechanic.”
the dive bar I think about 1/2 the time you went in the bartender/owner would be laying on the bar asleep/passed out with his .32 tucked in his pants. put a twenty on the bar walk around and get your beer leave the caps on the twenty. Risk was you couldn’t make change so you had to hope he woke up or drink $20 worth (and at $1.25 a beer that was tough)
man those were the days
October 26th, 201111:40 pm
cab – I’ve always been a fan of the red’s but a blonde will do in a pinch as well…wait what are we talking about?
October 26th, 201111:41 pm
It’s a fantastic place. And it’s absolutely jammed on Friday & Saturday nights. (they have live music on the weekends) But in the early evenings, even on Sunday, and during the week, it’s mellow and totally my kind of place. I hate super crowded, trendy places that try too hard- and there are way too many of those places here- and I love the smell of the ocean. And good beer. One of the places we looked at when we moved is literally overlooking this place on the water, and if we lived there, I would be at the bar every day. And I am not kidding.
October 26th, 201111:43 pm
Beer, tiger. We are talking about beer.
And I think “dive bar” has a bit of a different meaning in LA than it does in GA…or Louisiana…
October 26th, 201111:44 pm
cabravesfan – given the description of the place, no one could blame you!
October 26th, 201111:46 pm
I to have, used to have, my red head moments, tiger. But since I married a blonde …
October 26th, 201111:47 pm
And maybe the best part is they change their menu every few days, depending on what they get in and how fast they go through what they have, so there is always something new to try. Seasonal, popular, new, imports… they have a few staples, but other than that, the menu always has at least 30-40 different beers every month. AND they have my Kona Fire Rock on tap regularly.
October 26th, 201111:49 pm
Okay, I have a few responses:
BAS (part one): Suck it. Some people know proper grammar. No ignoramus should be humored. Bas. (That is ‘enough’ in Bengali.)
cab–These sound like lovely beverages and ones consumed in any amount that should marginalize that North Californian oaf who has no sense of taste.
BAS (part two): Ignore my cutting comments to cab. Those are weak attempts to ingratiate myself to an admittedly far more compelling blog presence than yourself. Indian Chinese food is basically some vaguely Chinese food with a huge amount of chilis and spice. I must admit that it is much better in Kolkata than Jersey. And much better a little bit north of here than this stupid delivery place. But it is okay.
October 26th, 201111:51 pm
somewhere around 80% of the people I’ve dated are red heads and 100% of the long term relationships I’ve been in have been red heads
dunno what it is I honestly didn’t realize it ’til one of my friends pointed it out to me
October 26th, 201111:52 pm
I was preparing a scathing response to you when I got distracted by your talk of Indian food. Because I love Indian food. And Chinese food. (we had some really good Chinese food last week) DAMN IT. Now I can’t yell at you…
October 26th, 201111:53 pm
alas puebla was too much for estudiantes this evening
“admittedly far more compelling blog presence than yourself”
Well played, Moe. I knew I liked you… You win, sir.
October 26th, 201111:54 pm
Oh, you know you love me too!
October 26th, 201111:56 pm
doesn’t everybody love cab?
October 26th, 201111:58 pm
moe – haven’t really talked to you since you have settled in…how is it going?
I think most folks do. I am kinda awesome
October 27th, 201112:00 am
isn’t it time to walk nala? I’m asking cause zeke just walked to the door and gave me the look
October 27th, 201112:01 am
Waiting for VJ to come home so he can walk her…been a little under the weather this week…
cab–Glad that you decided not to give me a scathing response. I believe you to be the charm that draws people to the blog. (Am I sounding like our upstate NY friend here?) I agree. Indian food is great; Chinese food is great. Combine them and one has found something sublime. One time, I was in an Indian Chinese restaurant in Calcutta. At the table next to me was a ‘Madame’. She had two long time patrons sitting with her. They were discussing how she brought i business. The food served to patrons. The life of a madame. It was quite interesting.
BAS–very glad to know that you like me. You are among the more compelling bloggers that are not charmers.
October 27th, 201112:05 am
tiger- Things are okay here. Over time realizing that NJ is not NYC. Took a little while to realize that they are not the same. For years, when I came to the region, it was always in the city. (I dated someone for some time that lived in the East Village.)
Work is okay. Running an agency behind someone who was an abysmal administrator. Taking awhile to figure out where things got messed up.
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