Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Real life Pac-Man

Haha, this video made me laugh.

Kal El

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

My favorite time of year. The NFL Draft

I know it's been a couple days and I told Matt I would do this once the draft was over, but let's just say I wanted to take a day or two to think about it first, or I'm just lazy.

Matthew Stafford, QB, 1st overall-Ever since the 2008 season ended I wanted an offensive lineman. I didn't want a QB. Culpepper came back to training camp this year 30 lbs. lighter and is looking like his old self. Even more so since he is reunited with his offensive coordinator from his successful days in Minnesota, Scott Linehan. I would have rather drafted and OT with the first pick, but, it didn't happen, I'm over it. I think Stafford was an alright choice, if he is handled correctly, he could be good. When I say handled correctly, I mean not really see any, maybe limited time this season. Now Matt has already said that he thinks Stafford would have to play 35% of the snaps this season to maximize his contract. I don't agree. I think we should be safe with him. Let him sit for a year, obviously getting some snaps in the pre-season. If he is rushed, he could turn into a bust. But if we rest him this whole season, let him learn the ups and downs of the league and the new system he is in, get to know his teammates, I think that is the way he could maximize the huge contract he was given. If he plays this year and it causes him to be a bust, we just lost a lot of money. If we rest him and next year he is stud and gets us into the playoffs consistently, then he has earned his money. The only way I want to see him pay a significant amount of time this season is if the season turns out to be an obvious wash, or if Culpepper gets hurt. But, I'm hoping Culpepper stays healthy, and I honestly don't think this season is going to be a wash.

Brandon Pettigrew, TE, 20th overall-A lot of people, along with myself, thought this pick was going to be an OT, Michael Oher to be exact. But it wasn't. It was a surprising TE, but he is the best TE in the draft and I have grown to like him, a lot. Here is why. He is huge, 6-6 around 250 lbs. He is a great blocking TE and a great receiver who is another huge target for our QB. In a way, he could serve as an OT in the TE position because of his great blocking skills. I'm going to put another selection in this review section because they go well together. TE Dan Gronkowski, there 7th round selection. He is another huge TE who will serve well as a blocker and is a decent receiver. Our coordinator, Linehan, likes to run a 2 TE set and what better TEs to have in that system than two huge, blocking TEs who can also catch a ball. These two will help out our O-Line giving them extra people to help block opposing DEs and opening up space for our receivers and running backs. They can also help chip away at DEs or LBs to slow them down then jump out for a pass and get the balled dumped to them to move the chains. Also, along with Calvin Johnson who stands at 6'5", we will be a red zone team that no one will want to mess with. That's what you want in the red zone, big tall players with great leaping ability(which Pettigrew has with a basketball background, and Johnson has because he is a freak) to get over everyone and bring the ball down in the end zone for 6. I like these picks.

Louis Delmas, S, 33rd overall-When this pick came along, I was thinking Rey Maualuga was going to be our starting MLB this season. But again, I was surprised when they picked Louis Delmas. I was a bit angry at the time, but like Pettigrew, he grew on me. Delmas is a hard hitting, knock the snot out of you, safety. Much like Bob Sanders with the Colts. When Sanders isn't on the field, the Colts run defense takes a huge dive. Delmas could be the defensive leader we wanted and needed. He is also a quick ball hawk who will keep QBs scared to through and cause them to hesitate, or he could jump the line of scrimmage and get a sack on the QB or at least hurry him into and incompletion or an INT. I like this pick, although I believe we could have maybe got him later, I still like it. He will be an instant starter and a hard hitter, which we need and Coach Schwartz said he wants on his defense.

DeAndre Levy, LB, 76th overall-I honestly don't know much about this guy except what I have read from the people who drafted him. He is a hard hitter and can knock downhill running backs on their asses. So I like him. They are considering starting him at MLB, he is a bit undersized, but hey, we will see.

Derrick Williams, WR/RS, 82nd overall-This guy is small, and quick. And for those who don't know what the RS stands for, Return Specialist, which is just what we need, badly. Our return game was horrendous last year and he is only going to help it get better. So obviously, he is going to be an instant starter for special teams and might even see some playing time at WR. I like this pick.

Sammie Lee Hill, DT, 115th overall-This is by far my favorite pick in the draft for the Lions. I am so happy we got this guy. He is the huge run stopper we needed to plug up the wholes in our D-Line. If he succeeds, Delmas, Sim, Peterson, Levy, OUR DEFENSE succeeds. IF coached properly this mammoth 6'4" 329 lbs. DT will be our saviour and I really hope this works out because he is a great kid with a great heart. Also is the hero type. He and friends once helped an old man from a burning building. Look it up. Love this kid. Love his heart. Love his size.

This is all I can type now. If someone wants to know what I think about the other 2 or 3 picks, just make a comment about it and I let you know. My hands are starting to hurt.

Here's to a successful 2009 season!

Kal El

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Ruining Gym Class

I just saw this and was outraged. This is courtesy of

"We just caught a recent episode Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel and were surprised to learn that in schools all across America various Principals and gym teachers are changing physical education the way we remember it. Games like dodgeball, jump rope and tag which may cause kids to get hurt are being removed for safer games - like playing tag by stepping on someones shadow, not touching them and jumping rope without the actual rope, just moving your hands like a crazy person. Taking it one step further other gym teachers are removing all games that require competition, so the kids can never be “winners” or “losers” again. Sounds like fun………

Is this as stupid as we think it is??? Or are these teachers right….

Now would be time to talk about you bitter childhood memories….LOSER! (we kid.)"


Kal El

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Superman on "The Ronnie Johns Half Hour"

I thought this was pretty funny, in sort of a simple way.

Kal El

Saturday, April 18, 2009

My favorite children's show of all time.

Eureeka's Castle. For so many years people always made fun of me because I don't eat the traditional PB&J. I just eat peanut butter sandwiches. Well, thanks to wikipedia, I figured out why. Because in my favorite T.V. show as a child, Eureeka's Castel, my favorite characters, Bogge and Quagmire, LOVED peanut butter sandwiches and that is ALL they ate.

If you've never heard of Eureeka's Castle, shame on you, but here is the opening theme anyway. Just imagine a 5 year old, blonde haired little Adam sitting on the floor in front of the T.V. with my eyes glued and my chocolate milk and cookies my mom always had waiting for me. Singing along, of course.

Eureka's Castle Intro - The best free videos are right here

A nostalgic Kal El

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Pictures from Iraq

Here are some pictures from one of my best friend, David's, time in Iraq. Some are from his first deployment and some from his second.

Fortunately, I get to pick him up from the airport for leave in May and take him home to surprise his parents who aren't aware he is coming home. Unfortunately, it's a month away and has to go back when leave is over. Here's to hoping he makes it home safely.

Kal El

Friday, April 10, 2009

New E-Mail Address

Thursday, April 9, 2009


I am fucking pumped for this movie. Seth Rogen is my idol!

Kal El

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

GM x Segway P.U.M.A

Here are a few questions. Will this really help GM stay out of bankruptcy? Would you drive this around your city? Will they ban cabs, buses and trucks to avoid mass murder? Hit the jump to see the final concept! It will debut this week in New York for the auto show. Did I mention it seats 2 and goes up to 35MPH?

Kal El

The Horse Chandelier

The horse chandelier designed by fashion designer Stella McCartney is now on display at Belsay Castle in the UK.

Kal El