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Friday Night Fun

Since there’s no game tonight here’s a You Tube tasting session: one time for your mind.

First up on the bill…

Old Friends.

More funny…


The King of Swing:


Mo, Mo, Mo…


Common Sense:

Drama: “That’s what Moreno’s been tryin’ to tell ya…”

Sunk: “Don’t ya know it’s dangerous to trust people you don’t know very well?”

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1 PJ   ~  Jun 5, 2009 10:35 pm

The Yankees are in first place alone again...

Thanks Kevin Millwood and Ian Kinsler!

: )

2 Diane Firstman   ~  Jun 5, 2009 10:46 pm

Water Water Every Hare (which I just downloaded to my iPhone a few days ago) is in my Top 10 Bugs Bunny cartoons of all time ...

"Monsters lead such INNNNNteresting lives .... "

As for Pelham 123 .... one week til the Travolta/Washington remake comes out (yawn).

3 RIYank   ~  Jun 5, 2009 10:46 pm

[1] And don't forget to thank Brad Penny, who has likely pitched himself out of the rotation and also decreased his trade value.

Big Papi went 1 for 4, raising his batting average.

4 Diane Firstman   ~  Jun 5, 2009 10:55 pm

Carl Pavano . . . CG 3-hit shutout of White Sox .... 11th straight game in which he has lowered his ERA.

5 Chyll Will   ~  Jun 5, 2009 11:23 pm

[4] Ya gotta let it go, Diane. The man simply couldn't hold up under the interlocking NY. Good riddance to that endless run of bad puns. Sure gave Ed Whitson a run for the money, eh?

6 PJ   ~  Jun 5, 2009 11:50 pm

[3] I would never thank a Red Sox player for merely doing what he does best, which is sucking!

[5] Exactly, Chyll Will! Carl Pavano is currently pitching for any credibility he can salvage in his well-documented fraudulent career! He deserves to come just short of Halladay in the Cy Young race, for a last place team, and for 15% of the money, for as long as he continues to pitch!

This is precisely why MLB players are teh suk...

Blue Jays Alex Rios (of all people) after his 5 K game leaving a "charity gala" refusing to sign for a kid...


The truth hurts, eh Alex?

7 thelarmis   ~  Jun 5, 2009 11:51 pm

[3] .188 w/ an OBP of .281. ooh, i hope they trade Penny to the Braves for Frenchy. Jeff might hit better at that disgusting little league park, but still...he's been pretty brutal. he'd be happy also - used to carry around a Red Sox credit card. some hometown kid he turned out to be here in the Atl...

8 thelarmis   ~  Jun 5, 2009 11:53 pm

well, i'm w/ Diane - it does pretty sucketh to see Pavano throwing complete-game shutouts...

Big Z gets his 100th career Win and homers in it, taboot...

9 thelarmis   ~  Jun 5, 2009 11:54 pm

meanwhile, was the field a major issue today, 'coz i heard it was beautiful in NY at nighttime...? could the game have simply been delayed?!

10 Ken Arneson   ~  Jun 6, 2009 12:28 am

Wow. I'm beginning to worry that Alex might soon OD on the YouTubes. Do they have 12-step programs for embedded videos?

11 thelarmis   ~  Jun 6, 2009 12:31 am

[10] good to see ya, Ken! once again - eternal thanks for the Toaster! : )

ah, i skip all the you tube vids...

12 thelarmis   ~  Jun 6, 2009 12:32 am

looks like Ichiro might need extra innings for a chance to keep his hit streak alive. he may get it yet...

13 PJ   ~  Jun 6, 2009 12:40 am

[10] "Do they have 12-step programs for embedded videos?"

Even if they did, certain people would still say, "No, no, no!" when asked to go...

: )

14 Chyll Will   ~  Jun 6, 2009 12:52 am

[9] Yeah, man, it was a strange rain this afternoon, the rain that doesn't make you wet, but certainly makes it's presence known. There was no way the players could get ready before the game, and not a lot of fans attempting to get there.

15 thelarmis   ~  Jun 6, 2009 1:06 am

[14] thanks, man. i figured the field may have been a mess also. score one for mother nature. sometimes it rains...

16 Just Fair   ~  Jun 6, 2009 1:55 am

Let's Go Yankees!! Go Penguins!!!! : D

17 Chyll Will   ~  Jun 6, 2009 10:49 am

[16] Interesting; I did a quick search on Shante and what she's been up to. She's a psychologist; having gotten a Ph.D from Cornell which was paid for by a clause in her recording contract, and has a practice in Queens, as well as an ice cream shop. For all the craziness she stirred up in her career, she certainly had a strong (albeit negative) on a lot of good emcees, which in turn inspired some of the best hip-hop tracks ever (think MC Lyte's Paper Thin and KRS-ONE's quick but memorable line about her in The Bridge Is Over, and to a lesser, but certainly direct extent Queen Latifah's No Work).

It's probably not strange to people who grew up with the music in that time, but I could never get behind her as a rapper; she wore the "bitch" label too well by, um, being a "bitch" in her raps almost all the time (see her last official album, The Bitch Is Back). She was a very talented freestyler and definitely held her own in a male-dominated industry, but who missed her when she faded away, seemingly in mid-career? My problem with her was that not only did she sound irritatingly entitled, but she also took too many shots at other female rappers; perhaps feeling they didn't give her the credit she deserved, and the backlash from that ironically helped launch a lot of others' careers; some of whom became heroes to the female cause.

Of course you had rappers who followed who had much worse attitudes than Shante (um, Lil' Kim), but Shante stands out to me not for her sassiness, which served her well at her pinnacle, but for what she inspired; sort of the female Moses of hip-hop. The leader that never quite got there with everyone else.

18 Chyll Will   ~  Jun 6, 2009 10:50 am

[17] I don't know why that had anything to do with what [16] said, but hey, whaddayou think? >;)

19 OldYanksFan   ~  Jun 6, 2009 10:58 am

[11] Never, NEVER skip a classic Muppets video!
As my daughter is well grown, I had almost forgotten how absolutely brilliant the Muppets was. Like many of the real quality media produced for 'kids', ya gotta be an adult to really appreciate it.

And Steve is really a fine banjo player (alough it always sounds better with an arrow through his head).

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