Thursday, January 31, 2008

The Super Bowl...and Tom Brady.

This post is just because I am in love with the game of football, all I watch on t.v. really is ESPN and all they have been talking about this week is the Super Bowl of course so I'm going to. First of all, I'm a bit upset the game went to Fox because in their attempt to keep peddling out that crap called American Idol since it's ratings are slipping, they are letting has been pop star Paula Abdul perform at half time, that really grinds my gears to be honest. Now let's talk about the game. Yes the Giants are good, they beat all the tops teams of the NFC in the playoffs. They weren't expected to beat the Cowboys, but they did, they weren't expected to beat the Packers, but they did. Now everyone thinks they can beat the Patriots, which they won't. My first point on this matter is, before the Giants beat the Packers or Cowboys, when were those two teams ever projected to beat the Patriots? Did the Cowboys beat the Patriots? No they lost worse than they did to the Giants. Secondly, this Giants team isn't as good at the 2004 NFC Champion Philadelphia Eagles who if you remember lost to a Patriots team that was without Moss, Maroney, Welker, Stallworth, and Thomas. All they had was Tom Brady, which isn't saying they weren't good because in my opinion if there was a God, it would be Tom Brady, he is God. There is nothing anyone can say about this man, how could you possibly pick a flaw? (Warning, I may sound gay in a little bit but I'm not, I will openly admit to wanting to be everything Tom Brady is) First of all, like they say on t.v. he is the face that acne forgot. Although I hate Michigan, he went to one of the best schools in the nation, maybe the world. Second, he took the place of a sure first ballad hall of famer in Drew Bledsoe and led that the patriots to a title in 2001 one against the seemingly unstoppable Rams. Thirdly, if he wins Sunday, he will have won 4 out of 7 Super Bowls since he has been the starting quarterback. Also did I mention he is dating an Amazonian Goddess of a super model? No I don't think I did, so here it is. He is dating an Amazonian Goddess of a super model. Also, he has recently said to have been the most accurate Q.B. in the history of the game, in pressure situations that would make a normal man vomit and pass out, he is cooler than the other side of the pillow. He doesn't talk shit, he isn't cocky and he is a great guy. So I would like to ask why in the world would people pick the Giants to win going up against the best Q.B. in the game, the best W.R.(Randy Moss) the best S.W.R.(Wes Welker) in the league and one of the top 5 rated defenses in the league? I don't know. It beats the hell out of me. And why would Giants wide out Plaxico Burress(from MSU) say the score is going to be 23-17 Giants win? I will believe him if he can show me a game tape from this season where the patriots were held to 17 points. Please, show me. Just face it everyone, the Patriots are 18-0 right now for a reason, no one can beat them. Tom Brady is perfect, Randy Moss is a freak of nature, Wes Welker is the hardest working man in the league. Can anyone please tell me one positive the Giants have over them besides being the under dog and no one expecting them to win?

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Finally, more like Kanye.

I realize I am probably the only one of us in this community that enjoys hip-hop music so I don't know how many of you are actually going to enjoy or even care for this post so I don't really expect any comments, if I get one I'll be surprised. But this artist I'm going to talk about is kind of more than just a hip-hop artist to me, kind of like Kanye West in a way. He does have a few clubby radio friendly songs but at the same time has just as many songs with good message in it which is mostly why I like him. He produces his own songs and makes his own beats and has meaningful lyrics just like Kanye as well. His name is Adam Tensta and he is from Tensta, Sweden. Tensta is apparently a suburb of Stockholm. He raps in swedish but also english. When he is speaking english you can't even tell his is from Sweden. The first song I heard of was "My Cool" I liked it just because it was catchy and I just liked it. But as I downloaded more of his songs I started to like him more and more. For example, I was listening to his song "Bangin on the System" which talked about a lot of things from women's rights, over working and under paying people and one of his lines actually said something about paying teachers more because of what they do with the youth. I know me writing it on my blog doesn't make it sound cool but if you listen to the song you'll understand more. I just think he as well as Kanye is more of what Hip-Hop needs. They don't talk about killing or doing drugs, yea they have the occasional comment about sex or something, but who doesn't? I'll put three videos of his up from YouTube. The first one will be "My Cool" just because I am addicted to the song now and I strongly believe it will be on the radio real soon. The second song is going to be "Bangin on the System." Just to warn, the second song does sound like it will be a "gangsta" song, but it really isn't, it has a good message. The third one is called "80s Baby" it is a song about his life growing up, it isn't much of a video, just listen to the song. Enjoy.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

A proposal to KMFP. I need the support of the Artichoke Community.

I propose that KMFP gets a blog while she is in France. I understand she is against blogs and claims to not even read them, but hey, she is in France so this is a completely different situation. For starters, not that she every answered in America, but she isn't going to be calling anyone on her cell phone while she is in Europe. Secondly, she is rarely online, and when she IM's us we may miss it (as I did today and I am deeply saddened by this). Another thing, facebook posts can only go so far, am I right? So I say while she is in France she blogs. Updates us all on her adventures she is going to experience in her everyday life.

Am I the only idiot that cares? If not, let me know, I think if we work together we can convince. United we are one people, united we are one.

Kal El

Monday, January 28, 2008

What really grinds my gears....Session 5.

You know what really grinds my gears? Stupid ass Facebook invitations. I don't need to take a fucking quiz to find out what kind of drunk I am because, well, I'm not even a drunk. Also, I don't need to know if I'm the "funnest" person to be around. The only quiz for that is to hang out with me and chances are if you send me one of those, I won't hang out with you. Another thing, I get all these "Top Friends changed their moods" from people that I do not even have on my list, so why in the blue hell should I care if they changed their mood? I don't get it. What happened to the good old days when people went to Facebook because it WASN'T MySpace? Now all Facebook needs is a music player and changeable backgrounds and you have MySpace right there for you. This is getting really annoying and really really REALLY grinds my gears.

Well, it wasn't much, but it was just enough to start grinding my gears. I'm sure all of you that have Facebook can relate to this.

Kal El

Thursday, January 24, 2008

What really grinds my gears....Session 4.

You know what really grinds my gears? A lot of things today. For starters, people who sit in the back of the class room because they don't ever want to participate in class, but they insist on making stupid annoying comments because they still need to be the coolest kid in class. This is only the second week of class and I have already heard over and over comments about marijuana from this one loser in the back of the class room that sits next to a girl who no doubt he is trying to impress. Yea, we get it dude, you smoke pot, you're cool and we all want to be just like you. Fuck, this isn't high school anymore you don't need to try so hard for attention and make idiot jokes to seem funny anymore. It is amazing how hard it is for some people to make that transition from high school to college. I admit, a lot of times I like to be the center of attention, but even I know the time and the place. So seriously guy, nobody cares if you get high, if you want to impress the girl, whisper the jokes to her, or talk to her during the 10 minute break, or even after class.

Another thing that really grinds my gears has to do with the recent demise of Australian actor Heath Ledger. I'm talking about all the disrespect people are handing out when they talk about this. To start off, John Gibson. For those of you who don't know who he is, John Gibson is a Fox News anchor who has his own radio show. On his show he would play clips from Brokeback Mountain and afterwards would mock Heath Ledger and make light of his death. Making comments such as calling Ledger a weirdo and saying he had a serious drug problem. Saying his death was because he watched the Clinton-Obama debate the night before. First of all, those jokes aren't even funny. Second of all, how are you going to call someone a weirdo with a serious drug problem without even knowing him on a personal level. I think the only reason Gibson said those things was because he wants to make more of a name for himself by stirring up a little bit of controversy. The only problem is he doesn't know the difference between controversy and tastelessness. Let's see in about a month when thousands upon thousands of angry people write to the station and to Gibson's superiors about his dickheadedness and his ass gets fired and has no show to stir up controversy on and make everyone with have a brain that listens to his show sick to their stomach because he is a complete and total jackass, I'm surprise he hasn't ran for president yet.

Another thing that grinds my gears, pretty much the same topic, but this church that I have been reading about on the Head Artichoke's blog. I don't know anything more about them than what is posted on the blog, but from what I have read, it makes me happy to be an atheist. If there is a God then I can guarantee you one thing, you people are NOT what he wants you to be. If there is in fact a hell, I can also guarantee you that you all have a one way ticket to the hottest and darkest corner of hell where Satan himself with personally watch and follow you all day and everyday and make sure you are burning and suffering on every inch of your body and once he thinks you have had enough he will piss on you to put you out. After he is done and does his two shakes, he will light your ass again and let you burn for an eternity.

That is all that grinds my gears today, I apologize to my readers for the vulgarity in this post but at least 2 of these 3 topics really and truly grind my gears beyond belief and I sure hope you can all relate.

Kal El

Monday, January 21, 2008

Artist of the week-Ron English

One aspect of his work involves 'liberating' commercial billboards with his own messages. Frequent targets of his work include Joe Camel, McDonalds, and Mickey Mouse. Ron English can be considered the "celebrated prankster father of agit-pop", who wrangles carefully created corporate iconographies so that they are turned upside down, and are used against the very corporation they are meant to represent. Ron English has also painted several album covers including The Dandy Warhols album cover "Welcome to the Monkey House". Some of his paintings are also used in Morgan Spurlock's documentary Super Size Me.

Songs In English is the world's first blog-as-you-go recording project. It is based on the lyrics of World Renowned Ron English and Brooklyn songwriter Jack Medicine. The project is being arranged and produced by the high energy rock stylings of Velvet Rut. English has also collaborated with Daniel Johnston and Jack Medicine in the Hyperjinx Tricycle project.

I also believe I read or heard somewhere that he worked for Camel Cigarettes for a while because they liked the talent he had. He was fired after about a year because they realized all the art work he had been doing for their ads had small subliminal messages in them to try to get people to stop smoking. Because he took the job people have looked at him in two different ways. Some people think he is a sell out for taking money from a company he swore against and don't believe small subliminal messages would even out with the money he took. Others think he is a rebel/hero or whatever you would call it because although he was paid, the subliminal messages showed him doing what he could with his talents to help the cause of no smoking, and getting Camel to pay for it without them knowing. What do you think?

Friday, January 18, 2008

THIS explains it. (Reply to the Head Artichoke.)

This is why McBest THOUGHT he was tough until he came to America.

Kal El

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

A little help please...

This isn't really a post, just reaching out for a little bit of help on something. I have been really exciting to watch Comanche Moon on t.v. ever since I saw a preview for it but my dumb ass missed it somehow. Does anyone know if and when it will be replaying? If you do, please comment and let me know. Thanks.

Kal El

Just wondering...

Why, in parking lots, do people take the time to back into parking spots? Sure you get the easy forward exit, but it always seems to me like the people who are backing into parking spots have a hell of a lot harder time than people who just back out. If anyone reads this and is a "back into a spot" kind of person, please enlighten me. Why?

Kal El

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Artist of the week-Banksy

Robert Banks aka Banksy is a well known pseudo-anonymous English graffiti artist. I first heard about him in my humanities class and instantly he became one of my favorites. I love what he does. He is believed to be a native of Yate (near Bristol) and born in 1974, but there is substantial public uncertainty about his identity and personal and biographical details. His work always has a message to it which touches on topics like politics, culture, and ethics. Banksy started as a freehand graffiti artist in the late 1980s as one of Bristol's DryBreadZ Crew (DBZ), often assisting writers Kato and Tes. In 1998 he arranged the enormous "Walls On Fire" graffiti jam along with fellow Bristol graffiti legend Inkie on the site of the future "@t Bristol" development. The weekend long event drew artists from all over the UK and Europe and his organisation of the event established his name within the European graffiti scene. By 2000 he had turned to the art of stencilling after realising how much less time it took to complete a "piece". He claims he changed to stencilling whilst he was hiding from the police under a train carriage, and soon became more widely noticed for his art around Bristol and London. Banksy's stencils feature striking and humorous images occasionally combined with slogans. The message is usually anti-war, anti-capitalist, anti-establishment or pro-freedom. Subjects include animals such as monkeys and rats, policemen, soldiers, children and the elderly.

No one really knows much about him, even what he looks like. He tries to remain completely anonymous. He does his art in stencils he makes so when he goes out, he can place the stencil and quickly paint it.

For more information on him you can go to his

Hope you all enjoy it as much as I did.

Kal El

R.I.P. ChiSox

It's a sad day when I have to make this announcement. On Friday when I went to State to celebrate Em Len's birthday, everybody got pretty drunk. Over night when everyone fell asleep, some drunk ass decided it to be a good idea to take a piss in the corner of the living room. In the line of fire, my favorite hat that I wear everyday of my life. My Chicago White Sox hat was covered bill-to-back in urine, completely soaked. In a hung over rage I demanded that someone put it through the wash cycle a dozen times. After calming down I had a change of heart and decided since it has been pissed on, the integrity of the hat has been completely compromised and I would never feel comfortable with it on my head again. So go to hell you drunk urinator, straight to hell. R.I.P. ChiSox.

Can we please have a moment of silence for my beloved hat.

Thank you.

Kal El

"Dude smell this, is this piss?!?"-Me, hung over and very upset.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

What really grinds my gears....Session 3.

You know what really grinds my gears? When people say the word "bra" not referring to women's underwear, but referring to their friend. For those who don't know, bra is the "cool" way to say bro. Cool? No, not to me, I even hate when people say "bro" and "bra" is like the red-headed step child of "bro." It is ridiculous, I realized my hatred for it last night at Kip and Gallagher's place and I would say it as a joke. I even got annoyed with myself at one point in time. Now I'm sorry if you guys think the word is cool and saying it makes you cool, because it doesn't make you cool, it makes you a tool. Just a little rhyme I made up, I do that sometimes. So please, stop calling people bra. There are so many other words you could use like man or buddy. I am a man, and we could be buddies, but one thing is for damn sure, I'm not your bra, bra!

Kal El

"Here comes some sticky on your face!" -Kip Delp playing Halo 3 online.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Artist of the week

Ron Mueck (born 1958) is an Australian hyperrealist sculptor working in Great Britain.

I took this from Kanye West's blog from his website. I know I don't usually do things like this but after taking humanities last semester it made me more interested in art and when I saw this, I thought it was real interesting. This is just one of many pictures from his blog, more info on the artist and more pictures of his work can be seen one Kanye West's blog which is under my "CeleBlogs" section. You may have to search for it when you get there but it's worth it because his work is very detailed and interesting. Who knows, maybe I'll start my own artist of the week on here.

Kal El

Saturday, January 5, 2008


Well, last night was pretty intense. We had a few folks over for some beer pong (I went 10-1, I know, amazing) and someone had a little bit too much to drink. It's amazing that no matter how drunk you are you can sober up in the blink of an eye if you really need to. Last night I pretty much had to save a life. My friend that had a little too much to drink was a hair away from unconscious on his back and vomiting. Since he was my friend, I was the only one who really helped him so I have to carry him (all 6 foot 5 of him) into the bathroom. There I had to use pretty much all of my strength to hold him over the toilet since he was so drunk he would just flop onto his back if he wasn't being held. Once he finally regained some bit of consciousness he decided he didn't want to be there so he got up and started running out of the bathroom. I put my hand on his chest to stop him but since he is bigger than me, if he didn't want to be stopped he wasn't going to be. I then had press my ear on his chest and wrap my arms around him and drive him back into the bathroom where once he was there he was so out of it he just sat down and fell back again. I then yelled for someone to get me a bottle of water and some crackers and they brought it to me and since stuffing food into an unconscious persons mouth would be very dumb, I smacked him (lightly, ha) in the face a couple times until he opened his eyes and I said "hey! I'm giving you crackers will you eat them?" He shook his head yes and reached his hand out and I gave him a cracker and he just slammed it into his mouth and he chomped on his like a fucking horse(which makes sense since he worked at the ranch this summer, ha) and then I asked him if he was thirsty and he said yes so I had him lean forward and open his mouth so I could poor a little bit in his mouth. He drank the water then proceeded to vomit more in and around the toilet. I had someone go in my room and get one of my pillows because he kept falling back and hitting his head on the wall. I got the pillow and laid him down on his side so if he vomited it wouldn't go back into his mouth. I put the pillow behind him in between him and the wall so it would hold him in place. I had to keep slapping him to keep him up so he would eat the crackers and drink the water. Eventually he finished vomiting all over my roommates bathroom and I promised them I would clean it up this morning, which I did. He then passed out in the hallway so I gave him the pillow and a blanket and would check on him every couple minutes to make sure he was still alive, he made that easy because he was snoring like a fucking air horn.

So that was my interesting story and act of heroism. I know the story doesn't sound that exciting but if you were there it was nothing short of intense. Also, here you go Kit, I finally split into paragraphs a little bit. I know they aren't proper paragraphs but it is the best you are going to get out of me so stop bitching, ha.

Kal El

“if you have the opportunity to play this game of life you need to appreciate every moment. a lot of people don`t appreciate the moment until it`s passed”-Kanye West

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

New Year's Resolution

I don't really have a specific one, I feel when people do that it always comes out to be a vow to lose weight, or be a nicer person or something like that. My resolution for 08 is just to become more independent and do whatever I can to better my life and ensure a good future for myself. It may sound kind of selfish or a little too broad, but in this case, I find broad to be better than specific. When people make specific goals, they have a better chance of not reaching it and it makes them feel down and lose faith in the new years, this way, anything I do to better myself will be success, so I'l be happy. Happy 2008 everyone, hope it is better than 07 was.

Kal El

"1, 2, 3, you can get a blade!"-Jesse McBest(snapping his fingers while counting)