February 2012

NBA All-Star Weekend

"As for the Celebrity game, it was Kevin Durant coaching the West and Dwight Howard coaching for the East."

The NBA All-Star Weekend has taken the spotlight off of the sensation that Jeremy Lin has become. But still, Linsanity was in effect on Friday as it was only Lin that was given a press conference when there were other stars such as LeBron James and Kobe Bryant who were also present there.

The Rising Stars Challenge pitted Team Chuck against Team Shaq and Kyrie Irving dominated for Team Chuck in this Rising Stars game with a stellar three point shooting performance which included 8 from beyond the arc and 36 points resulting in a victory for Team Chuck 145-133.

As for the Celebrity game, it was Kevin Durant coaching the West and Dwight Howard coaching for the East. Howard gave us a hilarious impersonation of his Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy before the start of the game. The East had a convincing victory with comedian Kevin Hart getting the MVP honors. Hart wished to share the award with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan who exploded in the first half with 15 points and finished the game with 17 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists.

Do You Have Oscar Buzz?

Will you be dressing up and hosting your own at home Oscar party?


Are you excited about the upcoming Oscars? Do you have a choice for your picks for certain nominations? Will you be dressing up and hosting your own at home Oscar party? Yes, this is the event that has many people buzzing.

This is an event that the stars will be getting all dressed up for as some try hard to keep their fingers and toes crossed that their names will be called as winners. This is the event that will have fans rooting for their favorite actresses and actors. This is the event that will have all those fashion critics ready to put down those too daring dresses and compliment those classy ones. This is even the event that some people will host their own in home party around, while they root on their favorite movie of the year, actor of the year and actress of the year.

This year’s nominees for the best picture includes the following movies: “The Artist,” “The Descendants,” “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close,” “The Help,” “Hugo,” “Midnight In Paris,” “Moneyball,” “The Tree of Life,” and “War Horse.”

The nominees for the best actor in a leading role include: Demina Bichir, George Clooney, Jean Dujardin, Gary Oldman and Brad Pitt.

Shitty-Life Reality Shows

Making you feel better about your life.

There are seemingly hundreds of shows on television these days that show people whose lives are worse than yours. That must be the appeal of these shows. From Intervention to Hoarders: Buried Alive and Toddlers & Tiaras, there’s an entire genre of television to make viewers feel better about their own lives, behaviors and choices. It’s sort of like our fascination with horror porn—we watch shitty-lives porn for a newly-inflated pride in our own, comparable excellent lives.

Linsanity and the Knicks loss last night could be a good thing

Jeremy Lin had some great performances in the first 7 games he started, but they were not without his share of turnovers. These turnovers increased dramatically against the New Orleans Hornets and Lin himself said in the press conference that he should take credit for the loss as everyone has been lauding him when the Knicks were winning. So it is only fair.

Magic Johnson stated in ESPN’s Kia NBA Countdown that he should now look to make use of his many weapons like Amare Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony when he returns. The Knicks have also signed J.R. Smith who is a strong-willed individual but definitely an explosive addition. As for reports of Carmelo’s possible fit in the new look Knicks, it was Carmelo Anthony who wanted Coach Mike D’Antoni to give Jeremy Lin a chance against the New Jersey Nets.


Magic Johnson’s advice was reinforced by another former point guard Kenny ‘the Jet’ Smith who gave some good counsel to Lin about using the rest of the Knicks players as bullets and also to learn to say ‘NO’.

Would You Consider Entering Your Dog Into A Dog Show?

This week the annual Westminster Dog Show was held in New York City. Some of the country’s cutest dogs took center stage during this event that was held in Madison Square Garden. This was the 136th time that this show was held.

Who were the winners this year? Some of the cutest was a small little Pekingese, named Malachy that won “Best In Show.” It was so small that it could actually sit in its trophy cup.

A cute little Golden Retriever named Sydney won “Best Opposte Sex.”

However, the most precious moment of the entire show was when dog lovers Debbie Pars and Brad Slayton pledged their love to each other in the way of marriage, on Valentine’s Day in the benching area of the arena. They shared this perfect moment with their dog Major, who won the title of “Best in Breed.” Major is a Tibetan Mastiff.

Will this wedding start a new trend at the Westminster Dog Show?  Time will tell.

Relaxation Videos

A weirdo, subgenre of YouTube vids.

I’ve never felt more insane. I’ve always liked people who speak softly with little guttural pauses between their words to help me relax. I watched Bob Ross—the ‘fro-haired painter who created representations of happy clouds and 500-branched Evergreen trees—and tracked down clips of him on YouTube to help me relax. On the sidebar of all of his videos are hundreds, if not thousands, of other softly-spoken or whisper videos.