Friday, April 27, 2012

NFL Draft 2012 Day 2.

Rounds 2 and 3. All thoughts and reactions go here.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

NFL Draft 2012 Day 1.

Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, etc... all thoughts on the draft go here.

The Cleveland Browns give up 3 draft picks to the Minnesota Vikings to move from the 4th pick to the third pick. 3 draft picks to move up 1 slot seems a bit excessive to me.

Try to hold your shock...the first pick for the Colts is Andrew Luck.

1ColtsAndrew LuckQB
2RedskinsRobert Griffin IIIQB
3BrownsTrent RichardsonRB
4VikingsMatt KalilOT
5JaguarsJustin BlackmonWR
6CowboysMorris ClaiborneCB
7BuccaneersMark BarronSS
8DolphinsRyan TannehillQB
9PanthersLuke KuechlyILB
10BillsStephon GilmoreCB
11ChiefsDontari PoeDT
12EaglesFletcher CoxDT
13CardinalsMichael FloydWR
14RamsMichael BrockersDT
15SeahawksBruce IrvinDE
16JetsQuinton CoplesDE
17BengalsDre KirkpatrickCB
18ChargersMelvin IngramDE
19BearsShea McClellinDE
20TitansKendall WrightWR
21PatriotsChandler JonesDE
22BrownsBrandon WeedenQB
23LionsRiley ReiffOT
24SteelersDavid DeCastroG
25PatriotsDont'a HightowerILB
26TexansWhitney MercilusDE
27BengalsKevin ZeitlerG
28PackersNick PerryDE
29VikingsHarrison SmithFS
3049ersA.J. JenkinsWR
31BuccaneersDoug MartinRB
32GiantsDavid WilsonRB

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Jonathan Goes To the Movies: Summer Movie Season

Next week, Marvel superheroes Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye will assemble in The Avengers, thus kicking off the Summer Movie Season. In addition to Marvel's dream team of superheroes, there's a new movie from the guys who gave us Borat, Jason Bourne 2.0, another MIB sequel, Pixar's latest animated feature, and the return of a Dark Knight. Here's the list of the 10 summer flicks to watch.
1.) The Dark Knight Rises (July 20) - Of all the summer flicks being released, none has me more pumped than Christopher Nolan's third and final entry to the Batman franchise. 2005's Batman Begins almost single-handily made me forget about the black mark on the Caped Crusader (and on movies in general) that was Batman and Robin, along with the ridiculous Batsuit (which need no further explaining), and George Clooney's shamelessly hammy performance as Bruce Wayne. 2008's followup, The Dark Knight, was a game changer, combining slick and stylish action pieces and an immersing storyline of crime and consequence which plays like a crime-drama in the same fashion of Michael Mann's Heat and the Coen Brothers' No Country For Old Men. This time, an older Wayne (once again played by Christian Bale) must spring back into action after an 8 year hiatus as a new villain, Bane (Tom Hardy) terrorizes Gotham City. Now, if i'm just being honest, I don't know if Nolan can top what he pulled off four years previous with TDK, but it'll still be marvelous fun to watch him send off his Batman in grand style.

2.) The Avengers (May 4) - Ever since May of '08 when Iron Man was released, Marvel Studios have have one goal in mind: bringing together their beloved superheroes - Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Captain America, Hawkeye, and Black Widow - to team up for a movie event of epic proportions. Now that audiences have been acquainted with Tony Stark, the God of Thunder, Steve Rodgers, Bruce Banner, Natasha Romanoff, and director Nick Fury, Disney and writer/director Josh Wheedon are ready to unleash the Avengers Initiative onto the audience. If the trailer is any indication of what we're in for, then I can't wait to be in line on Thursday night.

3.) Prometheus (June 8) - Ridley Scott returns to the genre he helped define with Prometheus, a prequel of sorts which dives into the mythology of the Alien series. Rather than explain what it's about, i'll let the trailer do the talking for me:

Also, check out the viral campaign for the film, in which Weyland Industries are promoting their new projects, including David (Michael Fassbender), the 8th generation android, and the founder himself, played chillingly by Guy Pearce.

4.) The Dictator (May 16) - The team behind Borat and Bruno are back with The Dictator, a comedy about the dictator of a fictionalized country called the Republic of Wadiya coming to America. Unlike the past two movies, this won't have a documentary-type feel, but it'll be a studio movie with well-known actors like Sir Ben Kingley, John C. Reilly, Anna Farris, and Megan Fox. Much like the other movies Sasha Baron Cohen has been apart of, his antics of pretending to be Bruno or Borat have gotten headline news, most notably, at the 84th annual Academy Awards, where he "poured" the ashes of former tyrant Kim Jong Il all over him before he was forcefully removed (in reality, this was pancake mix). Still, Sasha Baron and director Larry Charles reuniting for another shock comedy? I'm so there.

5.) The Amazing Spider-Man (July 3) - I'll be the first to say that when I heard Sony was rebooting the saga of Peter Parker and his Web-Slinging alter-ego, I thought this would be a total mess. Then the actors coming on for the reboot had me intrigued: Andrew Garfield, who played one of the founders of Facebook and screwed by his best friend in The Social Network, was taking over as Spider-Man, Emma Stone playing...Gwen Stacy!? (OMFG!) and Rhys Isfan as the Lizard Man, the film's villain. Mark Webb, who previous did the romantic comedy (500) Days of Summer was brought on to direct, while former screenwriter for the last two sequels, Alvin Sargant and Harry Potter scribe Steve Kloves wrote the script for the reboot only made me more interested, but wary. The release of the second trailer, revealing a more mature, darker look at the origins of Spider-Man had me convinced this was going to great.
6.) The Bourne Legacy (August 3) - No Matt Damon to return as Bourne himself? Not a problem, let's hire Jeremy Renner to fill in as a Borne-clone! No Paul Greengrass to direct with the usual high energy and shaky camera work we've know him for? Again, not a problem: give it the guy who wrote all three Bourne films and wrote and directed the superbly crafted thriller Michael Clayton, Tony Gilroy! If it sounds i'm being facetious, i'm not. I really do think the series is still in good hands.

7.) Piranha 3DD (June 1) - Confession: I loved Piranha 3D. It didn't take itself too seriously, Jerry O'Connell as the coke-fueled, Joe Francis-wannabe was a scene-stealer, and the Piranhas were killer fun. The sequel's tagline announces more of the same in this one: "Twice the terror. Double the D's." B-level schlock at it's finest. So there.

8.) Abraham Lincolm: Vampire Hunter (June 22) - Speaking of B-level schlock, here comes the newest film from the man behind Wanted, and its about Honest Abe slaying vampires. What could go wrong here?

9.) Brave (June 22) - Last time we saw Pixar, they swung out and missed with Cars 2, a bland, generic sequel who's coloful visuals couldn't make up for how thin the plot was and how less fun it was compared to the 2006 version. I fully expect them to rebound with Brave, the studio's first fairy tale about a female warriror in training. Like most of Pixar's previous works, the story's plot is being kept under wraps, but judging on the two trailers released, this looks to be the animation studio back in top form.

10.) G.I. Joe: Retaliation (June 29) - I should know better than to pay money to see the sequel to 2009's unwatchable farce G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. Yet for this sequel, it looks like they're doing things right: most of the characters who where in the first film aren't in this one, save for Snake Eyes(Ray Park), Duke (Channing Tatum, who's taking a backseat in this one) and Storm Shadow (Lee Byung-hun).  The writers behind the hilarious Zombieland are writing the script, and leading the charge for the Joes....Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Bruce Willis. And unlike the last go-around where the film opted to be a knockoff of The Incredibles, X-Men, and Transformers, this looks to be a non-stop action film....or this could be total crap. Either way, i'm taking a big risk on putting it on this list.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Boston Celtics 2012 Atlantic Division Champions


Some Thoughts on Auntie and $.



I am not going to post my entire thoughts on the $ Auntie matter at this point out of respect to Auntie and
because things can and often do change so speaking too quickly would probably be a mistake. I think all of you know that I support Auntie no less today than I have ever have and in fact support him even more.

I have often said to both Auntie and Alex on twitter that I thought they needed to block the fucktwits on twitter and not let them distract from the good work they do. Their response is that blocking them won't make them shut up which is true, however I find they have no credibility. They're going to say what they're going to say. However it seems to me by acknowledging them or engaging in Twitter wars with them you're giving them exactly what they want. Koldeys, Blackflon, Graypussy and the rest post the same shit to these two good folks over and over again at will. Why let it junk up your twitter feed? Why waste your time responding. I know they say shit about me. Sometimes I hear it and I say what is the truth...I don't care. Not once have I been amongst people whose opinions matter to me and had them come up and say to me "did you see what "Mark Koldeys said about you?" If I asked them who Koldeys was I'd get the same look I would get if I asked them to explain advanced calculus to me. As Alex, who is Ellen according to the sleuths over at $ dump, or is she Patsy also? said herself their blog has little readership. OK It has more than mine but whuppity fucking do.  It doesn't have enough readership to give them even an announce of respect or credence in my eyes. Again I don't take their nuttery lightly. I've been a victim of one of their stalking hunts. I know that somebody over there (I think I know who) posts or posted as me on various sites like Mediate. But I figure they are such scum (admitted pedophiles and their friends usually are) that I care not what they say or what they think about me or anything else. Hey if they hate you, you muct be doing something right.

When Auntie PM'd me and asked me to read what graypussy had wrote I had just skimmed it because I can not and will not read their bullshit. Personally I don't believe anything they write anyway. I mean near as I could tell these people thought Auntie was Jonathan and everybody else was named "patsy" So my initial response to what little I read was this is all bullshit so as a response I made a flippant response to Auntie which he probably didn't understand and which I now regret. He knows I stand with and by him and I support him 1000%. If that earns me another round of insults from Dollars chumps or another half-assed stalking attempt well then bully for me.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Exclusive Johnny $ Blog Group Photo

Pretty sure the Kid giving the finger is Blackflon.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Spring Game Final Score

VS
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Friday, April 13, 2012

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Shutting Down The Blog Saturday.

As a memorial to our friends Kim and Tom I am shutting down the Blog Saturday at Midnight and will resume Sunday at Midnight.


Rosen-gate Or: Another Meaningless Nonstory for the Right To Latch Onto

And the award for most pointless non-story transformed into political cannon fodder of the day goes to....
Hilary Rosen, a Democratic National Committee adviser, criticized Ann Romney on Wednesday night and accused her of failing to understand the economic concerns of women. 

“His wife has actually never worked a day in her life,” Rosen said during a discussion on CNN's "AC360" Wednesday night. “She’s never really dealt with the kinds of economic issues that a majority of the women in this country are facing in terms of how do we feed our kids, how do we send them to school and how do we — why we worry about their future.”
Now, this was a poor choice of words on Rosen's behalf, though the context of what she said isn't far off:  the Romney campaign using the wife as a way to connect with middle class voters (women and mothers in particular) when she and Mitt have lived their lives fairly comfortably only add to the perception that Romney is out of touch with ordinary Americans and their daily struggles.

But nope! The GOP and the Romney campaign have made this non-story a hot topic on the 24 hr. cable news circuit. And who could blame them? Anything that will get the masses focusing less on an improving economy and the Republicans and their issues with women and Latino voters and more on this hateful bitch, her ties to Bill Ayers and Jeremiah Wright and how she used to be an adviser to the Obama White House, and yet another example of liberal hypocrisy on display (complete with Sean Hannity demanding that President Obama issue an apology to Ann Romney for the vicious and defamation of her good name, because this is, somehow, his fault), the better off Romney will be for a short time.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

On The List Of The Count's Favorite Things David Stern Ranks Somewhere Between A Kick To The Jimmies And Blackflon

GRRRRRRRRRRR I Need something to calm me down fast....


There we go that will do it. Thank you again to Yoga Frog for the great caps.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Durant: Skip Bayless Doesn't Know Shit About Basketball

Let me state for the record: ESPN analyst Skip Bayless is entertaining and tolerable in small doses. He's the kind of guy you knew growing up - the guy who knew his was smart, and made sure everyone else know that he was the smartest person in the room. His personality rubbed many of his peers the wrong way, and was probably the social pariah for being such a smug, know-it-all prick. He can also be Johnny-on-the-spot on a few topics in sports, like LeBron James choking in big-game moments, on this year's Super Bowl XLVI champs, and on Tiger's psyche being shot to hell. That said, Bayless is a loudmouthed, arrogant douchebag, knows he is a loudmouthed, arrogant douchebag, and gets off on it for the sake of being a Trending Topic on Twitter and for high ratings. One of Bayless's favorite targets has been Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook. Almost every single day, Bayless hammers the point home that Westbrook is about "me first", that he's a cancer in the lockerroom, etc. And it looks like Kevin Durant has had just about enough of hearing Skip bash his fellow teammate.
"That guy doesn't know a thing about basketball," Durant said of Bayless before the Thunder faced Memphis on Monday night...I'll stick up for all my guys, especially against a guy that I have never seen at an NBA game before. It just starts to get sickening when you hear somebody talk about your teammate like that almost every day. So I'll stick up for him every single day."
Always nice to see someone tell Bayless to back off.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Rest In Peace Kimberlee.

Horrible news. We lost one of the great ones from newshounds way to soon. Kimberlee Keller passed away April 8th ending her courageous battle with Cancer. We loved her and will miss her. She was a great one.

Sorry no comments on this thread however moderators of course can edit to add their thoughts.

Loved ya Kim!

Edit: We will always cherish this:


Edit by Jonathan: I don't have the words right now; it's too much of a shock. But I do have one great piece of advice she gave me back when I was about to turn 16:
Wow.

One of the gifts that life has unexpectedly given me back is that one of the friends I had at that age, thereabouts (17), lives here in NYC and is one of the most precious people in my life.

She met me when she was 15, and it was through the magic of the internet that we even met up again.

Hmm, where am I going with this?

You never know who your friends are going to be. People you think you will love forever vanish, this happens no matter how old you get. I was never lucky enough, like my dad, to have a friend he has always been able to lean on since high school, but I digress. I met her again, recently, and it's wonderful to know there is still something about us that stays.

Here's the thing, and this is what I realized upon hooking up with my friend from high school -we change, but there is always something of you that stays.

There's so MUCH TIME ahead of you at 16, I think about it and I am overwhelmed. I remember, driving around with my first car, with my first boyfriend and the night sky stretching out for all etenity. At 16, it was like the world went on for forever. Scary and awesome.

Life plays a cruel joke on all of us - when you are young you cannot wait to grow up, when you grow up you miss the eternalness of youth.

16? At 16 you can drive around, and enjoy everything new. Be serious but not too much so. We all forget, when we get older, how long the space is from day to day when you are 16.

The only thing you need to know is to fly straight and right, everything else will fall into place. So long as you do not betray yourself, there isn't a lot you can do wrong.

Don't grow up too fast, and make sure part of you never grows up at all. Some grown up people didn't keep that little part, and they can sometimes suck. Posted by: Kim, Pb.D on Mon 4.17 12:00am
Thanks, Kim. I will forever miss your uniqueness and your kindness.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

AMEN TRUMAN!

truman commented 7 mins ago · Flag
Everytime I conclude that Brain Kilmeade is the dumbest M-F on the planet, Daddy Douchebag spews out crap like this and proves me wrong.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Wisconsin Maryland and DC Primaries

All thoughts and reactions go here.

Willard wins Maryland, DC. Willard wins Wisconsin.

Monday, April 2, 2012

NCAA MEN'S National Championship Game


If Kentucky wins (as most are predicting) what will the idiots in Lexington burn this time? All thoughts on the game go here.

Fray, Cray, Tray...whoever gave an underwhelming national anthem.

And your national champion is...



                  67-59
Of course given John Calipari's track record they'll have to forfeit it in 5 years.

Now sit back and watch Lexington burn.

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