Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Detroit Tigers

Last night, Vic renamed the Detroit Tigers, "Miggy and the Minors" then "Miggy and the Mud Hens". The recent loss of Magglio Ordonez will make for a tough finish to the season. Detroit is faced with a 9 rookies on a 25-man roster. I've stopped counting the times that I've asked, "Who is that and where did they come from?".

So, what do we have to work with?

Austin Jackson, even though you're not really a rookie to us, please keep hitting over a .300 and making exceptional plays on the warning track.

Boesch, you proved early in the season to Detroit fans that rookies can play essential roles. Even though your momentum has slowed down, we're waiting with our fingers crossed that your lull ends and you're back to hitting grand slams.

Ryhmes and Worth - we don't really know you yet but feel free to step up and start making plays. If you play your cards right, you'll be a household name in no time. Promise.

Needless to say, the Detroit Tigers have an interesting second half ahead of them. However, looking back over the past couple years, I can't help but think... if we survived Todd Jones - we can overcome anything.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


My coworker, who is annoyingly singing Morrissey songs right now in an attempt to make fun of The Smiths, sent over this Hipster breakdown. Surprisingly, it does a fantastic job of showing the both the fashion and emotional evolution that started with The Emo back in 2000. If I had to pick a persona, I'd probably be Miss 2005. I think the fur hat is fancy and she look genuinely happy on that teal Vespa. It will be interesting to see what 2010 holds - I'm guessing face tats, ipads and gladiator sandals.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Rod Allen

I've always heard about the Rod Allen indecent when he played in Japan but this is the first time that I've YouTubed the video. Wow. It's like something out of Major League. Or even Major League: Back to the Minors. Both fantastic, underrated movies - sorta like this clip.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


My friend Garrett emailed me this convo yesterday. Only in Detroit.

Setting: Bronx Bar (Cass Corridor)

hot girl - "can I have 2 orange juices no ice?"
Bartender - "sure." (cracks two cans and pours into a glass)
hot girl - "oh... i thought it was going to be fresh squeezed."
bartender - "do you know where the hell you're at?" (laughing)
hot girl - (laughs along a bit) "thanks".
(girl orders breakfast and goes and sits down.)
bartender - "what's the deal with these two hot chicks. They're gorgeous."
patron - "dude that's Miley Cyrus."
bartender - "hannah montana?"
patron - "yeah."
bartender - "i hope she's not pissed that no one knows or cares that its her."

Monday, July 19, 2010

I Heart Funky Cowboys

Goober and The Peas put on another awesome show at Saint Andrews last Saturday night. I was lucky enough to grab a spot by a giant fan which kept me cool inside the sweat-bath venue. The new songs were fantastic and, as always, so were the crowd favorites. I snapped this pic during "Loose Lips Sink Ships" and began to wonder what that actually means...

Turns out it's a WWII slogan to remind military personnel and civilians that talking about troop movements could result in enemy intelligence agents collecting data and being able to report when troop ships took off. Fascinating.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Laugh Hard It's a Long Way to the Bank

When I first heard Modest Mouse, I wasn't sure if I was a fan. Float On was an instant hit but the whole "Punch you in the Glasses" song wasn't exactly what I wanted to listen to in my free time.

Once their songs started appearing onto my Pandora stations - I was pretty much hooked. I tried to learn a bit more about them and came across their wikipedia page. It's pretty awesome that Issac Brock made something out of the hand he was dealt with as a child (read Early Life). What a crazy mess to live in.

Anyway, the ROMT show last Friday was fantastic. Two thumbs up.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Mason the Wonder Dog

My friend Matt pretty much has the coolest dog ever. Aside from pulling off a varity of common tricks, Mason has also mastered arguably the coolest trick of all time. Score!