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Sunday, March 29, 2009

What I'm listening to... "Lily Allen: It's Not Me, It's You". I've you like Liz Phair you'll LOVE her. A girl with spunk. She's on Facebook, MySpace and Twitter but iDigress ;)

She understands about "the Fear" too Rev... it'll be alright.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

It has begun. I'm not going. I've set my controls for the heart of the Sun. That's me once again putting the "eric" in esoteric but iDigress...

Nonetheless...my Virtual Heart was broken today. I went to MySpace...with the intention of deleting someone as well, ironically. I went to MySpace and found a casualty. One of my friends is "deleted". A Big Red "X" where once was the face of one so dear...a True Hamlet & Yorick moment in pixel. It looks as though Matt packed in MySpace for greener pastures over at Facebook. Am I correct, big guy? The numbers in your tooth...that's not a LOST reference, is it? Dr. Hooey is hell bent on getting me on that Island with him...especially now with the conclusion of Battlestar Galactica.

People say all the time, "Come to Facebook!". I get it. But I don't believe in over Social Networking. I hear the chirps of the Blackberries everywhere...but then I only turn up my iPod. ^_~ Actually...I'll be honest here. I just don't want to be on Facebook. I don't want to deny people...or be denied. Or seek or be sought. I'm here. On the IntrePoop...so to speak, I'm barefoot, out of step, mid-street in the crosswalk...Rev. Sully, Ordained on the Internet. So...I'm an IntrePoop Reverend. S'what I figure. I KNOW WHAT IT IS. It is fear. I fear Facebook. Wow...there. I've said it. Now feel sorry for me. Judge me. Pity me. Mebbe in the Future I'll have no other choice. if Blogger got united to Facebook in ten years? Then what worth will these words and attitude hold? meh!

Although today, through MySpace I did read a friend's Blog. And it gave me good advice. Unintentionally. Which I immediately thought of the people in context in this swirling pool of chi we share...and forwarded the thought along. I'm fascinated with synchronicity and have been probably since the Police album came out. A Happenstance the Other Day, my downstairs neighbor texted to say that if I could feed the cats over the weekend. I hate texting back. I'm cheap...it costs 18 cents even to read an incoming text. So between this and my Facebook-phobia, I sound like a bloody Luddite...but then I ran into my downstairs neighbor on the street as I was walking to join Dr. Hooey & The Missus to dinner. Literally out of step, mid-crosswalk like a 60's BritPop song, I agreed to feed her cats. I'm so allergic to cats it's not funny but doing right by your housemates is alright with me.

BTW: Please No BSG Spoiler Talk. Dr. Hooey & The Missus have yet to see the end and is mid season 3.5. Perhaps a moritorium on BSG on OCHO until past the DVD release?

Friday, March 27, 2009

I think the chip in my tooth is malfunctioning... all I ever get is static, weather reports from Honolulu, and some creepy guy repeating the numbers "4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42".

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

HA!!! I knew we couldn't keep that Gnome down... Glad to see he's looking out for our best interests!!!

posted by CrackedKiwi at 5:00 AM


Well...the truth is the Gnome's Twittering me from an iPhone on the Road, through a chip he planted in my molar. It's actually quite creepy. When he wants you to know about something...I'm sure he'll letcha know. I mean why can't he Twitter you through a chip in your tooth...I mean c'mon!

'namaste...
HA!!! I knew we couldn't keep that Gnome down... Glad to see he's looking out for our best interests!!!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

The Comics Gnome POOTS!...Hope in the Future!

Coming Soon to a Funnybook Bodega near you...

From DC Comics by Grant Morrison featuring art by Frank Quietly in June 2009...

BATMAN & ROBIN #1


Who is this Dynamic Duo? My money's on Batman II being Dick Grayson, the first Robin who will play a light-hearted foil to the violent but learning new Robin, Damien Wayne...the son of Bruce Wayne & Talia Al G'hul and one day could be Batman III according to BATMAN #666. Read more about Batman & Robin #1 here!
This will get me in the bodega at last once a month now...I better start a subscription.

'namaste...
iRawk...Therefore iPod!!!
Brunch Edition!


I love Brunch. I just had the BEST Saturday ever. Sleeping into 10AM after throwing a great dinner party for the Battlestar Galctica Finale...in the early afternoon I caught Brunch at my local pub. I ended up getting a three Bloody Mary and Eggs Benedict Brunch with me & my "Motherboxxx".
Instead of bringing my pub book, "Broca's Brain" by Carl Sagan, I brought my trusty sidekick my iPod.
It was Saturday Morning Cartoons for Adults. I watched Cowboy Bebop, Session #3, Hard Luck Women while the Madness Marches On the Big HDTV screens littering the periphery. I also played a little golf...I worry myself sometime because as OCHO's very own "El Post" will support; I have a case of Golf-Related Tourette's Syndrome. It's no laughing matter when I mutter as I putter. Sheesh. I'm an extra-ordinary vulgarian...but iFrakkin' digress...
I've had for a few years now the Cowboy Bebop O.S.T.

By Yoko Kano & The Seatbelts. When I bought the CD from the Anime Store in the Harvard Square Garage, the Gracenote CDDB sych gave the artist name in Japanese kanji. So it got retagged as "The Seatbelts". It's one of the "perfect Albums" if I had to judge it...every song has "Stars" given, anywhere between 2 and 5 enabling them on several different Playlists. And the jazzy tunes are genre tagged as "Jazz" to slip it into the Random Jazz Play when I dial in by Genre...which I do often at my night job. The music is already part of my daily soundtrack...so when I see it in its original context during a chase scene or an intense fight scene I literally chortle with delight at the bar with my headphones plugged in.

Having a Bebop Brunch...on my weekend. This is nice. I used to have to cook Brunch, you know...
An Era, a Learning Time. I Was the Lead Brunch Cook at a trendy Cambridge bistro for close to 4 years. I rarely took a day off in that time. I started in the basement and worked my way up...I "pnwed" it. When you're the Topkick of the Service, the tunes are your call. And they were with my trusty iPod I'd rawk out! and bust out Brunch service for anywhere between 80 people on a slow Saturday to the Mendoza Line for a busy Sunday, 200+. You'd think a guy who's had to cook as many of thousands of eggs as I have would hate to eat them...no. I love eggs. I'm actually grateful to my old chef Tom Berry...he taught me how to cook an egg correctly. You have no clue how important this is in a culinary sense. I remember the shock, awe and disbelief on his face when he asked me to demonstrate my Hollandaise. I learned it from the Brazilian guy I inherited the station from...that's how we learn in a kitchen; by example from each other. Tom then showed me once the correct way to make an Hollandaise. When the Sensei of the Dojo demos the technique it is good for the Doka (trans. Jap: "student of the way", do=Tao, way; ka=student).
Every morning into Brunch service with a sidekick, either a Central American guy who hated me or a douchbag who hated me or a culinary school intern who hated me or my final & favorite Nick who was Chewie to my Han, Spike to my Jet Black and our kitchen was the Bebop...
I'd crank the Brunch Mix...it would start with "Timmy" from SOUTH PARK with the Lords of the Underworld.


Effortlessly then it slips into "The Thing You Do" by Fountains of Wayne from the Tom Hanks movie of the same name. Sometimes we'd listen to this one a few times in a row.


Then the Mother of all Brunch Songs. Madonna's "Holiday". I'd parody the song and sing over it with "Hollandaise!"...mixed some butter with with my eggs, we're gonna have emulsification! The waitresses loved it. Never underestimate a chick's natural instinct to like Madonna. I'd also say to them "you think you work hard, nobody works harder than Madonna!" to the lazy waitresses. Lemme tell you a trade secret...if you're out to eat at a restaurant and can't find your waitress...chances are they're out back smoking a cigarette and bitching about someone.


I'd turn it up and turn it on...it would pump us up. Get us ready for the @$$-kicking we're about to receive. I had a mantra...either we can Frak this Day or the Day will Frak Us...which one is it gonna be?
I'd fight with waitresses and managers alike. I'd hook up the bartenders and get hooked up after work at my favorite perch on the bar, reading a funnybook with a pint of Guinness. I still love brunch...it's one of my favorite meals. Before the Cambridge Bistro I lived in the Boston's South End where I had a bistro on my corner where I'd brunch; a fruit cup, a Bloody Mary and an Eggs Benedict. Still for me worth the lavish cost...a selfish indulgence. Do I miss those days, nah. But do I value them today, yer darn tootin'.


Headphones Update!
Extra, extra. I got the longest personal use of the standard white Apple earbuds at 4 months of constant use. Now starts the hunt for headphones...I keep one bud in at my day job. A little music, a little Chopra. It works for me and with me. I also finally got some kind of suit for "Motherboxxx"...a little black leather number with a plastic underliner. I got it basically for the display protection and just minor drops. During this past winter, I slipped & fell on an icy patch. BOOM! But I wasn't holding my iPod, it was in my pocket. I was hell-bent on getting an Otter Box as Matt advised but I didn't hook it up. Motherboxxx did go "nekkid" for the first four months. Kinda scary because I'm Droppy McGee with the Dammit sometimes.

Really Genius???
Who in the classroom thinks that iTunes Genius feature is a little spooky, invasive and too Big Brother-ish? If you're tuned into the Genius feature and got a few Bon Mots for share, please do so. Thanks!



The Count:
"motherboxxx", my 120GB iPod Classic
10381 songs
61 videos
137 pictures
8 games
47.3 GB free


'namaste...
Rev. Sully



*motherboxxx art proudly pirated off the IntrePoop but purchased in Final Crisis #5, DC Comics, Jan '09, Morrison, Jones, et al.
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Sunday, March 15, 2009

101 Things That Should Not Exist:

42. Playing Bagpipes Indoors. It's a musical instrument designed to be played on the bloody battlefield, eijit!!! Hey...get this! Motherboxxx & "Drown Out The Rabble" Playlist defeated Bagpipes indoors at my local public house Saturday Afternoon over St. Pat's Weekend. Eijit encored with "Amazing Grace"...I look at the barkeep and asked, "who died?" with my Bloody Mary in my hand & a Wink in my Eye. I couldn't finish my drink fast enough and get home...

43. The Aluminum Pint. I think it tastes funny. I dunno...maybe it doesn't and I'm just making up excuses. I bought a 9 pack of Millah Lite Aluminum Pint bottles. I like Cans. Remember: Coke in the Glass Bottle tastes Better. Feature this: I got a bottle from my Salvadorian bodega and it tastes like real caramel...South American glass Coke bottles have real sugar, not corn syrup as US Coke does...but iDigress...

44. Negative Attention Seeking Behavior in Adults. I work with some really special people. Wow. I've been accused of this in the past. Hopefully I've outgrown it and hopefully these people in my professional lives will too. It makes me think of Karma when having to react civilly to coworker's bad and unprofessional reactions...
The view really is better up here after you've taken your head out of yer @$$.

45. Cupcake Nepotism. This is personal...a buddy of mine who's a baker was in a contest. The Baking Contest was help at a hotel's restaurant. Her cupcake was winning all night long but 1st Place went to the hotel's restaurant. In a word, "boo!!!".
THE SMOKING PUCK!

March 15, 2009
By Rev. Sully

Tis' The Ides of March! Watch Your Back!!!
aka: Reckon the Reckoning...


I love the Ides of March. I kinda know why...Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare is a favorite of mine. It's important to remember that really happened. No $#!T! The Senate Ganged Up One Caesar and had a gangshanking. Nonetheless the Ides of March is a great occasion to review...review...review as Gurney Halleck sang. I think of many things on this Ides Sunday. It's also the day of the St. Patrick's Day Parade in South Boston. I endured walking in three between the ages of 8 and 18. No Thanks, Guys...Have Fun. My Roommates are going. I'm afraid of walking into someone I know. I'm owed or might owe a beating. Hey...this is Southie Logic. I despise the term "a Southie". It's made its way into Maxim Magazine recently about teams to follow & their fans; the analysis was the Celtics and Southies...but iDigress...

I'm revving up for the 3PM Bruins/Penguins tilt with the 12:30PM Flyers/NYC (Patooie!) Rangers Game on NBC. I'm always scared $#!Tless that we'll not see a shootout because of the pre-game of a horserace. That kinda stuff just doesn't happen in real life, right?

Today...I'm taking my own advice. If you feel horrible, clean something. I have no reason to feel bad. I just disinfected the bathroom and kitchen. Preparing for company is a great motivation for a clean common area. Also we're getting a new roommate on April 1...so it would be nice if this place was clean to her arrival. So my house smells lemon fresh today. Lysol, scrubbing, mopping, rinsing. I'm starving! All I want is a beer & a sammich! A extra long Meatball sub, extra cheese & toasted. Well...not until I'm done with my chores. So if I was feeling creeping ennui and overthinking, I did something useful with that "Brewin'" energy. Fundamentals in life are key to be in complete control over...I think I read that on my last Chinese food run. But I remember that the last few times I've gotten Chinese Food, the fried items have been horrible in both places I frequent. As if they're not changing their fry oil enough in this economic maelstrom of woe. People get cheap...people cut corners. The Bruins have found out the hard way that half-assedness gets you scored on late in the game and the Beantown Bees have been on the losing side of things lately although still in First Place in the Eastern Conference and in Contention for the President's Cup.

Newly-acquired 41-year old wily veteran Mark Recchi was spotted by myself chatting up a bobblehead-esque Phil Kessel on the bench in yesterday's 2-1 afternoon win over the NY Islanduhs. The Recching Ball, as he's called, is motivating the young guns by example with endlessly crashing the Goalie's Crease. The crease is the painted area in front of the goalmouth, its netting and the Keeper. Hall of Fame Bruins power forward Cam Neely was known to "hang his hat" in that space therefore earning the local sobriquet "Cam's Office". Well...for the rest of the Season we might call it the Strike Zone seeing this Recching Ball is humming around it. Kessel, for the record scored his 30th Goal of the Season yesterday so Mark...keep Phil looking like a bobblehead on that bench! It's like Crash Davis and Nuke LaLoosh, iSwear! ^_~

Well...to protect my back, I've opted to stay in on the Ides of March and St. Paddy's Parade day. Maybe I was Julius Caesar in a past life? I offended Kiwi years ago by speculating I may have been Christ...Jeez, I didn't know you were so catholic...^_~ Currently in this life, I've experienced that Amateurs go out on on St. Paddy's Day (actually it's reveling at night in Fanueil Hall or a Paddy O'Generic Irish Bar) and NYE. I was rudely reminded of it being St. Pat's Weekend with my Local Pub being packed at 1PM and contending with a bagpipe indoors after by Brunch and 1st Period. I party enough all year long and let the Hoi Polloi Have their Night. But the Parade...Last Time I Graced the Parade with my Presence...I went about 6 years ago with a few mates. It was a walking tour of my old 'Hood with a group of people in the "Where Are They Now?" Column. I was gifted a toy samurai sword...such as the kind I loved to get when I was a kid at the Parade.

Oh well...I'm off to enjoy my ritual 2nd period food coma and then finish cleaning up my cleaning up! I made dirty sneaker tracks across my clean floor! Dammit!

PS...NAOKO FUNAYAMA!!!


'Namaste,

Rev. Sully


All Statistic used in this Smoking PUCK are courtesy of NHL Dot Com’s Statistics page. In the words of Doctor Hooey, “RTFM”.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

iRawk...Therefore iPod!!!
For The Space Cowboys...Bebop!!! Edition




First! I have got 607 Five-Star Tunes! They're in a playlist called "Best of the Best"
Here are Ten At Random!

She's Gone by Hall & Oates from Abandoned Luncheonette

This is the proto-typical Hall & Oates song. Released in 1973...WAY before the 80's! In addition, covered twice successfully by Tavares then Lou Rawls in '74 & '75 respectively.

People Who Died by the Jim Carroll Band from Catholic Boy.

I feel like Dr. Evil AGAIN!!!...LEO! Wah! That was for Kiwi! but iDigress...
I love the storytelling in this one-hit wonder. This is a one-hit wonder to boot by NYC-junkie poet Jim Carroll. I saw the 1995 Leo DiCaprio/Mark Wahlberg movie "The Basketball Diaries" but the story is told more succinctly in this single by the author Himself.

You Know My Name Look Up The Number by the Beatles from Anthology 2 (1996)

Wow. Uhhh...let's hear it for Dennis O'Bell!

The War on Drugs by Bill Hicks from Dangerous

Again...wow. Kinda long at 9 minutes plus. But so funny...a rant. Parts of this end up in the studio intro to TOOL's "Third Eye"...the live version has Timothy Leary's intro. The piece itself is almost 2 decades old but it could have been spoken last year. It's relevant. italics courtesy of Kurt Vonnegut.

Outshined by Soundgarden from Badmotorfinger

AW FRAKKIN' RIGHT!!! I love this tune. Looking California and Feeling Minnesota. But what's wrong with Minnesota? I dunno...I guess I'll find out. Dude...this CD had new car smell when I bought it in 1992. Throw the Goat!

Duel of the Fates by John Williams & The London Symphony Orchestra from Star Wars Episode 1 Soundtrack

The lightsabre duel at the Theed Generator...sigh. The classic horns but the new choral vocals which denoted the Sith & Dark Side of the Force if the lytmotif holds true until Episode 3...What a way to dovetail the 20th Century into the 21st...the Future.

Switch 625 by Def Leppard from High 'N' Dry

It's an instrumental with limited distant vocal harmonies. But it rawks. And iRawk...Therefore iPod! It's classic Def Leppard. It shows they were a tight band and it's only through Metal Gnosis that one can really savor this morsel.

Everybody Wants To Rule The World by Tears For Fear from The Real Genius Soundtrack

This song plays as the ending credits rolls. I totally retagged this song to reflect the fact it played as the ending credits of Real Genius rolled. that's why it get's 5 stars.

Sunday Sun by Beck from Sea Change

The Mother of all Break Up Albums. Christ...Fred Christ on a Martian Pony...this entire album has stars and this entire album is an exercise in empathy. In 2003...when this came out I remember seeing this in the window of Virgin Records at Newbury & Mass Ave when I took the #1 bus from the South End to Harvard Square. I didn't listen to it then. I stumbled upon it much later...but I remember the different album covers, sequential in the window for about 4 months. I hadda look up what sea change meant.

The Seventh Stranger by Duran Duran from Seven & The Ragged Tiger

What the FRAK does "Seven & The Ragged Tiger" mean? I really thought I understood Duran Duren then...I'm still not positive about the title of this album. Sure I could RTFM but I'm gonna hold my breath until someone tells me. this song is a time machine. Suddenly in my belly, my tummy, near my chi center & first tattoo I'm 11-12 years old again. Summer camp, building models, not getting beat up in Southie for trying to look New Wave. True. Well...maybe that's why they DID beat me up!!! SHOOOT!!!

This is Love by PJ Harvey from the Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back Soundtrack

I like movies, eh? I wanna sing this to someone someday. This tune rawks. I see a crowed bar and a dare...
This song is playing too loud too late BTW. heh!!!

Well...in all the excitement I kinda lost count!


Now the Good News. OCHO's very Own "El Post" crunched the entire 26 episodes of COWBOY BEBOP unto my 120GB iPod Classic. It'll work just fine on his iPhone as well.


I'm doing the happy dance.


'namaste...

The Count:
on the road "motherboxxx", my 120GB iPod Classic
10,346 songs
61 videos
137 pictures
8 games


'namaste...
Rev. Sully




*motherboxxx art proudly pirated off the IntrePoop but purchased in Final Crisis #5, DC Comics, Jan '09, Morrison, Jones, et al.
The Comics Gnome POOTS...One For the Road



This is the antepenultimate issue of ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN. At #133, this volume will conclude.

The Comics Gnome sent me a post card from the Road. He's fixed a futon to motorcycle sidecar...he's with my godfather , the Hell's Angel on tour in Canada. Many parts of his location were blacked out in Sharpie but iDigress...

This is too much to say about this magazine. One of my favorite MARVEL mags are coming to an end. There will be a new issue #1 that follows this HUGE EVENT called "Ultimatum" which deconstructs then rebuilds the status quo of the ULTIMATE titles & franchises. All of those accrued stories need a reboot. A Crisis! So NYC is underwater and Spidey is saving lives. J Jonah Jameson sees this as he's escaping and has this profound change of heart about Spider-Man.
"I Must Write...I must write" says JJJ as he sits down to write the Emergency Issue from the Daily Bugle's New Jersey bunker. It's moving as only as this magazine can provide.
There will be an ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #1 along with other ULTIMATE COMICS titles & franchises instead of just ULTIMATE.

I really wanted this title to be like the UK Spider-Man. 30 years of stories and no continuity? He's perpetually an Empire State Grad Student or something? I loved this perpetually 16 year old Peter Parker, in High School...such great panels provided by Brian Michael Bendis with Mark Bagley then Stuart Immonen on art. It's a great story told. The narrative captions of Spider-Man's inner monologue move the story along. The events...how many people know his "secret identity". His friends. Aunt May. This is where the Tobey Maguire movie "Spider-Man (1)" was really based out of.

It's my opinion and the Gnome's opinion as well that a younger Peter Parker is a better Peter Parker. And it's best when he's in High School. The CW's "Spectacular Spider-Man" Saturday Morning Cartoon is the best treatment of ULT SPIDEY but nowhere in the credits is a nod to Bendis. Lame...so sez the Gnome. But a great show nonetheless.

I'll miss ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN. A magazine I purchased once a month for $2.99 literally 43 times (I counted my longbox). OCHO's very Own "El Post" has this Amazing hardcover collection of ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN bringing together lots of the first trade paperbacks. It's Frakkin' Huge! Between the Two of us we got Most of this Entire Title! We got very little to fill in the blanks...it's a great story.

Check it out here at a Local Bodega!


Vols. 2 and 3 of this might be what we need! HUZZAH!!!

'namaste...

Saturday, March 07, 2009

THE SMOKING PUCK!

March 7, 2009
By Rev. Sully

Beware the Ides of March! Get Your Own Back!
aka: Pass the Puck...Passed the Trade Deadline


Mark Recchi and Steve Montador...Welcome to Beantown Faire!
Mark Recchi has a lot of playoff experience with two Stanley Cups, Pittsburgh and Carolina. Montador played in Calgary when the Flames were doused by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 03-04 Stanley Cup. The Local Crew 2009 of Bruins Faithful are now seriously girding loins for postseason play.

So what...February wasn't as good as November. March is a great time for hockey. So it's a great time for the annual Smoking PUCK in-game journal! That's right...YOU yourself get to be my wingman in the safest environment in which I can view a game. At home. I got lots of beer and lots of pasta. Tomorrow, I could run a marathon.

12:30PM...I begin with beer #2 and bowl #3 of pasta. it's time for the Bruins Pre-Game show on NESN. It's good to see the video of the Boston players arriving...all looking smart in suit & tie. The Pre-Game show over analyzes the obvious: the Bruins aren't winning as much as they "should".

12:33PM...This one's for Alex Vert. NAOKO FUNAYAMA!!!

12:39PM...The Mickey D's Fillet O'Fish Sammich commercial is too catchy. All pun with "catchy". Everytime I see a singing wall fish I think of HBO's The Sopranos but iDigress...

12:48PM...I turn on my iPod during the commercial breaks. Sunshine Superman by Donovan fills the Gap while I check in with you. Cam Neely is an on-air guest as Bruins Vice President, the Hall of Famer comments on the two deadline trades. "Superman & Green Lantern ain't got nuthin' on me", so sez Donovan and Cam can too! I mean that space in front of the goalie...it's called "Cam's Office" around Causeway Street.

Fillet O'Fish O-Meter: 2

Saturday Matinee games...the first time I saw someone get thrown out for excessive swearing. True story, lots of kids. Security escorted the two of 'em out. Wow...here we are in the 21st Century and Hockey Fans Being Hockey Fans at a Hockey Game...next they'll come for the Hat Throwers!

1:06PM...Rene Rancourt is singing the National Anthem. Finally. I thought he was dead! (Cross him off then!)

1:08PM...GAME ON! The PUCK Drops...First Period begins.

1:15PM...1st break in action for the commercials. I've already yelled at the teevee 5 times.

1:22PM...YEAH!!! Mark Rechhi's first goal as a Bruin. WOOO! 1-0.

1:30PM..."Wabash Blues" by Duke Ellington & Johnny Hodges come on the Shuffle. Ironic? We are playing the Blackhawks...

1:41PM...1st Intermission. I'm in my Happy Place. I'm eating another bowl of pasta. Yum! It's an homemade all-day red lead Eye-talian from-scratch gravy. With Meatballs! Huge Meatballs half ground chuck, half sweet Italian sausage with a roasted garlic, onion & fennel puree. The non-repeating nature of the iPod's shuffle balance quite well with the jackhammer repetition of the commercials.

2:18PM...almost midway through the 2nd period, no change in score. I've been emailing Battlestar Galactica geek thoughts to a circle of friends.

2:19PM...POO!!! Chicago scores on the Power Play. 1-1.

2:20PM...Fillet O'Fish Count: 3

2:24PM...WOOOOOOO!!! I ran upstairs to get something and missed a goal! But got another one! Bruins up 3-1!!! Mark Recchi's 2nd of the game. HUZZAH!

2:56PM...Food Coma! I wake up with a start! I overslept the 2nd intermission 5 minutes into the 3rd period! Bad fan!!! 4-1 Bruins!!!

3:10PM...my final bowl of pasta. Looking forward to another nap AFTER the game this time! 4-2 Bruins 6 minutes to go in the 3rd period. Lots of time left.

3:15PM...DAMN!!! I ran out back for a second! Chicago goal!! 4-3 Boston 4:30 left!

3:21PM...CONTACT!!! P.J. Axelsson scores the Empty Netter! Almost seals the deal with 30 seconds...

3:23PM...And Game Over! Bruins Win! 5-3! I think I ate as many bowls of pasta than I drank cans of beer. I could really go for another nap...nah! I got bread & buttah smeared with roasted garlic to dredge the sauce.

3:28PM...Gord Kluzak is so sick. But Kathryn Tappen is adorable. And I love saying Naoko Funayama's name out loud. It's addictive. Try it. She's interviewing PJ Axelsson right now! The NESN crew is alright with me.

So another game under the belt me & you. Hey...next time wake me up! I can fall asleep real quick in loud places too. I took a catnap during a Patriots halftime at Gillette. It was a long day...nonetheless, I had a great time. Same time next year? Whatcha say?

'Namaste,

Rev. Sully


All Statistic used in this Smoking PUCK are courtesy of NHL Dot Com’s Statistics page. In the words of Doctor Hooey, “RTFM”.

Friday, March 06, 2009

Okay, I'll play... here's my top 10 songs/albums I like that come to mind right now, in no particular order.

  1. Jim Jones - Bob Dylan : Good as I Been to You
  2. The Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner - Iron Maiden : Powerslave
  3. Atlas - The Wood Brothers : Ways Not to Lose
  4. Scarlet Begonias - Grateful Dead live at Barton Hall, Cornell University, 5/8/77 set II
  5. Jackaroe - David Grisman and Jerry Garcia : Shady Grove
  6. War Pigs - Black Sabbath : We Sold Our Soul for Rock and Roll
  7. Concrete Jungle - Bob Marley : Babylon by Bus
  8. Ants in My Pants - James Brown : Get on the Good Foot
  9. Fight Test - The Flaming Lips : Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
  10. Babe I'm Gonna Leave You - Led Zeppelin : I

Thursday, March 05, 2009

iRawk...Therefore iPod!
Anniversary Edition!


Can you name your TOP 10 fav singles/albums (include personal significance if you wish). It can be of the month, year, decade, or of your lifetime.

I used to say such stuff back in the "Daze" of utter severity & rudeness it would make even the elderly's eyes water...such as the nigh-famous "Dude, I wouldn't $&@# her with your (member)!"...

...and I usually let topics like this drown in a brown paper bag like an unwanted kitten in the River of the IntrePoop. But I actually thought about it for a second and if a good air-making tree had to die to publish "Rolling Stone"'s Mega Lists for Posterity, then I can certainly lend my opinion in a manner...

The first thought came to me in which I can quantify and give you the desired answer. But It would have to be in about three years. That's the amount of time I give myself to where my iPod would turn into "Solaris the Tyrant Sun" and I will...I mean would rule the Planet. But I only have 124 songs on a week-old iPod 30GB. I could actually give you my Top 10 all times, look at it and say, "damn, I do have terrible taste in music". I could give you 10 Johnny Cash songs that fill my heart and I sing word for word, pitch to pitch when they play. I have weaknesses for 50's Doo-Wop, 60's British BoyBands, 70's Glam Rock, 80's New Romantics & Wave, 90's rap/metal fusion...ewwww. If I were to play you my iShuffle, it would be a duel between the Man In Black and Bon Scott.
But looking in the "Most Played" folder over a span of time such as Three Years with a hefty & ideal collection to pull from then I'll be ready to answer. And I bet a few would surprise me as well...

But I'll answer the question soon 'nuff, gotta get going to work and today's cup o' Jamoke.

'Namaste

Originally Posted: 2/24/06, February 24th, 2006

Happy Third Anniversary "iRawk...Therefore iPod!"
We're from Bosco...And No One Could Be Prouder!
And if you cannot hear us...we'll shout a little louder!!!"
Rinse, Wash & Repeat.

We also had another little funny about the Boston College High School...
"B.C. High...B.C. Low...That's Where all the faggots go!"



HAHA!!! Brilliant... I'll have to let him know.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

The Tao of Sully

Part. 5
On Wisdom...


I love listening to good things. I also love sharing.
One of the best things I've ever heard was from Willie Nelson's "The Tao of Willie" (read my review! ^_~)...which got me scribbling this papyrus scroll.
But then iListen to Deepak Chopra compare Brahman to Quantum Physics and everything Grant Morrison & Kurt Vonnegut prepared me for is paying off.

It's Willie's Wisdom that He Who Can Cook a Good Pot Roast will Never Dine Alone.
Food Network's Great Recipe for Pot Roast
So I executed this dinner in my cast-iron enameled dutch oven. Instead of red wine, which I did not have...I used imperial stout in my braising liquid. I also had fresh fennel. I made other adjustments using tomato paste in a bouillon broth instead of having a can of crushed tomatoes & chix stock. The secret is to slightly cook the tomato paste then whisk it into the bouillon.

It's been filling my apartment up on a Snowy Sunday afternoon with the smells of Suppertime.

I love good advice. Thank you Willie Nelson.