Friday, June 29, 2007

Good Cop, Baby Cop

Good Cop, Baby Cop

From the same geniuses that brought you "The Landlord" comes "Good Cop, Baby Cop" which according to the video is Pearl's last performance.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Bulls Draft

Bulls just drafted Joakim Noah. Initial thoughts nice seersucker suit, better bow tie, wow he is ugly. Mom Hot. Pax again goes for proven winner from a good program. Not sure where he fits in the bulls lineup. Needed offensive low post player got a young Ben Wallace, rebounder and good defender with not much of an offensive game. Lets see who the Bulls get in the second round.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Tiger Woods New Baby is Ugly

Who would have thought Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren would have an ugly baby. Elin was quite beautiful and Tiger not bad for a golfer. But then I was on today and under pictures of the day, I saw this photo and caption.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Think Twice about Drafting Kevin Durant

I was surfing the tubes today looking for some incite on who the Bulls were projected to pick in next weeks draft. When I happened upon Kevin Durant's (aka K-Smoove) Blog. All along I have been saying the Durant should have stayed in school for another year of experience and maturation, but when you are guaranteed top 2 there is not much upside potential for you. Even with that in mind, up until 5 minutes ago, I was confident that the first pick in the draft should be not Oden. Now after reading his blog I am not so sure.

Apparently K-Smoove is a 13yr girl from Ottumwa, IA. In the opening paragraph Durant uses "LOL JKJK" Its not his only use of overused internet slang, he also uses a ROFL, OMG, OMFG among others. There are entire sentences and paragraphs that he capitalizes FOR NO REASON WHATSOEVER.

He also says he wants 24 because he is one better than Jordan. He recommended changing the Sonics logo to look like Sonic the Hedgehog (he says joking but kind of think he was serious). He says he would like to team up with the Milfhunter (nsfw link) and look for Joakims mom.

He was looking forward to an east coast west coast rivalry with Oden because he confused Portland Oregon with Portland Maine.

Lastly he comments about a poop he took today. This is the kid the Trailblazers are resting their future on? I wonder if Kevin Pritchard has seen this blog. So much for the "New Jail Blazers"

Monday, June 18, 2007

Guilty Pleasure

This is the initial post in the recurring theme of Guilty Pleasures. This will be a song, tv show, movie, book, anything that I really like and have no reason to like. Whether its obviously bad or subtley bad. Frequently it will be a hip hop or pop song that I blast and know all the words to.
For instance this premiere post I am posting the Shop Boyz "Party like a Rock Star" The obvious reason is the spelling of Boyz with a Z which went out of style in my opinion with John Singleton. Its an obnoxious song with a way to simple chorus and cheesy call out "Totally Due." Despite these reasons and countless others whenever this song comes on Sirius I blast it and I bought the single on Itunes.
Another guilty pleasure from a month or so ago is MiMS "This is why I'm Hot Remix"

Thursday, June 14, 2007

MMA Steriods?

MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) is poised to be the sport of the future with all of the media coverage it has been getting in the last couple weeks. But now one of the new MMAers (is that the correct term) has tested positive for steroids. Now before everyone gets all crazy and out of hand its important to remember a couple things.

1. It was Johnnie Morton (former NFL Wide Receiver in first fight).
2. He got knocked out in 38 seconds

His $100,000 purse is being withheld (over $2,631 a second). If he wouldn't have taken steroids he may have lasted less than 30 seconds but probably still gotten knocked out. The lesson is of course, kids don't take steroids.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

The Mix-Up Preorder

Beastie Boys have a preorder for the Mix-up in their store. Usual preorder deal, cd delivered on or around the 26th and comes with a free tshirt that is the cover art for the Album. The dilemna is what if the CD does not come on the 26th do you buy it at Itunes as well, try to find it streaming someplace to hold you over, illegally download it (anyone got a link?)? That is for you to decide.
Full Album Review forthcoming.

Obama Chicago 08 Shirt

I am not one to be political but I saw this shirt and thought it was original. I am not formally endorsing Obama or anyone else, I am just pointing out if you are looking for an original shirt that supports Obama and not an officially licensed shirt (Copyright Infringement) except for the $30 price tag, its a good shirt.

Friday, June 8, 2007

Michael Strahan, the Hetero Rapper

So apparently everyone's favorite gap-toothed defensive end is not who we thought he was. Joining the list of many celebrities who have appeared onstage with the L.A. hair metal cover band Metal Skool, our boy Strahan decides to add his own spin on Def Leppard's "Pour Some Sugar On Me". After an awful rendition of the song with A-listers Ryan Cabrera and Pauly Shore, Strahan announces he is going to do the "Run DMC version". Apparently that translates to setting hip-hop back about 30 years with rapping that carries as much street cred as Ellen DeGeneres. It's a long video but entertaining nonetheless. If you want to skip to Strahan's mesmerizing lyrical display, it's around the 7 minute mark. At the end he takes his jacket off and throws it into the crowd. Ladies...?

The band makes a lot of comments at the start and end of the clip (dare I say "jokes") about being gay. Interestingly, Strahan didn't seem to mind.

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Smoking Monkey

If I had a dollar for everytime someone asked about the origin of the name of the blog, I would have like 3 dollars, but thats not really the point. The point is, well there is no point. Smoking Monkey

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Black Music Month on ITunes

It may not just be for ITunes but June is Black Music Month. To honor the occassion, ITunes is spotlighting different genres of black music and advertising influential tracks and Classic Albums. The list was pretty standard within the Hip Hop Category, I thought I would give a quick summary and rundown of each. This is the order they were in from right to left and top to bottom, not sure if it is grouped this way intentionally.

The Chronic-Dr. Dre
Ready to Die-The Notorious BIG
Doggystyle-Snoop Dogg
All Eyez on Me-2Pac
Paid in Full-Eric B & Rakim
The Blueprint-Jay Z
Enter the WuTang-WuTang Clan
The Miseducation...-Lauryn Hill
It's Dark and Hell is Hot-DMX
Only Built for Cuban Linx-Raekwon
King of Rock-RunDMC
Whut the Album-Redman
By All Means Necessary-BDP
Death Certificate-Ice Cube
Radio-LL Cool J
The Infamous-Mobb Deep
It Takes A Nation of Millions-Public Enemy
Going Off-Biz Markie
Big Boi and Dre Present...-Outkast
Lyte as A Rock-MC Lyte
Mos Def & Talib Kweli are Black Star-Black Star
Mecca & The Soul Brother- Pete Rock and CL Smooth
The Message- Grandmaster Flash

Not a bad list, proud to say I own all of them, or have owned all in the past. Some questionable picks in my opinion-Redman, MC Lyte, The Message, Big Boi and Dre...(Any of the other albums are just as good and not compilations-Southernplaya, Stankonia, and Aquemini should be in but probably limited to one per Artist. At the other end of 5 mic classics-Mecca, It Takes a Nation (same situation as Outkast though), Miseducation, Straightotta, King of Rock, Chronic, and Ready to Die.
The big question is what is missing off of the list, the obvious choices are College Dropout, Peoples Instinctive Travels, 3 Feet High, The Score, Things Fall Apart.

A couple bloggers out there have their lists as well. Check out NappyDiatribe for his list, or StraightBangin who may have started it amongst the bloggers. Feel free to Comment on what you think belongs or doesn't belong.