Tuesday, November 29, 2011

New Release Tuesday - 11/29/11

New CD Releases
Smashing Pumpkins - Gish (Remastered)
Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream (Remastered)

New DVD/BluRay Releases
Our Idiot Brother
30 Minutes or Less

30 Rock - Season 5
Smallville - Season 10
Smallville - The Complete Series
The Six-Million-Dollar Man - Season 1

Monday, November 28, 2011

Nickel's Back(ish)

The last time Nickelback was relevant (to my memory) was when they lost to a pickle in a race to see who could get more friends on facebook.

Then, just a few weeks ago, football fans voiced their displeasure when we learned that Nickelback was set to perform the Halftime Show during the Thanksgiving Day game between Detroit and Green Bay. Detroit natives even went so far as to sign a petition to keep the show from happening.

Heavy stuff.

In response, Nickelback has created a video with the help of Funny or Die in what appears to be an effort to make light of the situation.

I'll grant them this...it is pretty funny. Check it out

100th Post

This is my 100th Post.

That is all.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Way Down in Kokomo...

I've never been to the Caribbean.

And chances are, if it's half as incredible as everyone says, I may not be returning.

Just kidding...they'll no doubt end up deporting my ass back here after a time.

At long last, I'm finally going to get to see what clear water looks like for myself. It'll probably be terrifying when I actually see what's in the water with me, but I have a feeling I'll get over it. White sand beaches, temperatures predicted to be in the 80s for the whole time I'll be there...yeah, I'll be just fine.

I've always wanted to travel to the islands, and now I'm finally getting the chance as I take a well-deserved vacation (or at least what I think is well-deserved) for the better part of the month. I'll be hopping around the Caribbean for the next week, and I'm also taking a few days off after that which will carry into Thanksgiving and then 97.9X is the Station on Vacation for that whole weekend which buys me a few extra days.

I'll definitely be attending "Share the Welt" at the Mohegan Sun Arena on the 26th, and I hope to run into a bunch of you guys there.

Finally, on Monday the 28th, I'll be back on-the-air and we'll all return to our regular routine of nightly shredding.

In the meantime, stay safe out there. And try not to miss me too much.

Later, greasers!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

I'm Still the Best Driver

I've always felt that drivers in NEPA suck, but now I know that they aren't the worst. They're still bad...but not the worst.

In a recent report by a website called Car Insurance Comparison, all 50 states in the US were ranked from worst drivers to best drivers by fatalities per million miles driven, number of tickets, drunk driving rates, and careless driving rates.

The worst drivers (according to this study) are in Louisiana. The best of the best are in Rhode Island (because I'm assuming everyone walks everywhere in RH since the state is too small to bother installing roads). Pennsylvania came in 27th (from the bottom).

See? We aren't all that bad around here. We're at least in the upper half.

You can view the whole list and the report here.

There's a couple problems I have with this list, such as how the hell Jersey came in 39th. That, and how New York came in three spots better than us at 29th. Other than that, it seems pretty spot on.

Feel free to comment and tell me what you think.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

New Release Tuesday - 11/08/11

New CD Releases
Angels & Airwaves - Love Part One & Part Two
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
Disturbed - The Lost Children
Rush - Time Machine 101: Live in Cleveland
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here Immersion Box Set

New Video Game Releases
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Skyrim: The Elder Scrolls V

New DVD/BluRay Releases
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
The Change-Up

Law & Order - The Complete Series
Doctor Who - Series 6, Part 2

Monday, November 7, 2011

Want to Feel Inadequate?

See that guy in the picture? He's better than you....and he knows it.

His name is Christoph Niemann. Originally from Germany, he's currently a columnist for the New York Times Magazine, blogger, and illustrator.

He also runs marathons.

And lately (out of what I'm assuming is sheer boredom coupled with the desire to exemplify his superiority), he's been doubling up and showcasing his multiple talents at the same time.

For instance, while he ran the New York City Marathon, he DREW SKETCHES of stuff that he saw while he ran. Without slowing down. I can only assume he was also nursing a baby eagle, delivering a pizza, and carrying a orphanage-full of children to safety on his back after he rescued them from a burning building.

Here are some pictures of his mid-marathon doodles:

You can see all of the sketches on his Twitter account.

Seriously...screw this guy.

I'd point out that he's never been a DJ, but then he might come take my job just out of spite.


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

New Release Tuesday - 11/1/11

New CD Releases
Metallica & Lou Reed - Lulu
Megadeth - TH1RT3EN
Journey - Greatest Hits: Volume 2

New DVD/BluRay Releases
Cars 2
Crazy, Stupid, Love

Californication - Season 4
Deadliest Catch - Season 7
Rawhide - Season 4, Vol. 2