September 25th, 2006

Don't Hassle the Hoff

Man, don't GIVE me this jive shit!

I know I'm supposed to be all into TV on the Radio because they're pushing all these musical boundaries and they're comprised primarily of minorities - which is a rarity in rock music - but I just don't care for 'em. They put out, at best, two to three good songs per album, a bunch of listenable songs, and the rest is kinda shit. Now, some of their quality songs are REALLY good, don't get me wrong. But, the new album doesn't deserve 4.5 stars out of 5 from Rolling Stone, I don't care HOW starved the world is for something different from Pop Music.

P.S. the new Roots album is fucking great, especially the song where they sample Radiohead. Check 'er out.

And I'm not sold on The Black Keys or The Rapture yet, but they dish out servicable new music. Nothing's blowing me away lately, except the new Mars Volta album. Holy FUCKBALLS it's good. Oh, and Eagles of Death Metal is really starting to grow on me. Like, hardcore.

Anyway, today's drinking excursion went a little better. Throughout a football game, I bought 5 beers for $20, then tacked on a 4 buck tip. Not too bad, really. That other Seahawks fan I know wasn't around to take my call - he called later and said he'd just gotten home as the game was ending - so I was sitting at the end of the bar at The Black Sheep root-root-rooting for MY home team.

42-3? Are you kidding? Forty-two to fucking THREE? Forget the 27 garbage points the Giants got in the fourth quarter (when, really, we should've had Hasselbeck riding the fucking PINE, letting Seneca Wallace take over some of the hand-off duties - I'm telling you, every hit to Hasselbeck was hurting me just as badly), we DOMINATED this supposed "competition" today! Now, we could still be talking about an inferior NFC rearing its ugly head again, but I'm still putting the Seahawks on par with some of the AFC's greats - Indy, Jacksonville, Cincy, and to a lesser extent Pittsburgh (I'm sorry, I don't care how "great" you are, if you're 1-2, you ain't THAT great - at least, not at the moment). We'll know how good we are after this next week, though. If we go into Chicago and grab a victory anyway we can, then there's no limit to what we can do, barring injury and all that mess.

Yeah, so I was too chickenshit to wear my Seahawks jersey today. It wasn't out of fear that I'd get the shit kicked out of me, but rather the ribbing I would've had to have suffered if we got beat at home. Then, I'm walking through Manhattan in my Seahawks Blue and everyone's busting my balls all the way home. Who needs that? Next week, though, I'll be out in force - unless, somehow, the UW Huskies pull out another win on Saturday. I'm on quite the two-week streak of wearing my Husky shirt the day after victories. When things are going that good, you can't fuck with the superstition gods.

So, I got ahold of Julie Chen today finally. Yeah, it only took me a month. I invited her to the party as well. Apparently, our party is this FRIDAY, not Saturday as I was originally told (and what I originally told Michael via this very website). Friday, 9ish. I gave Julie the directions and she said she'd talk to Eileen and Braxton to see if they want to show up too. Fuck man, if I manage to have ONE other person I know besides my roommates, I'd be stoked. Nevertheless, the wine's gonna be flowing like beer this Friday.

I drank away my drunkenness via Iced Tea, but now I'm all groggy and tired. Time to watch a movie. Tomorrow I sign up for that proofreading class.
  • Current Music
    TV on the Radio - Dirtywhirl
Don't Hassle the Hoff

Motherfuck You and Your Jinx

Listen, it's not a fucking jinx. It's a random series of circumstances that happen to coincide with something completely trivial! People get injured in the NFL! It happens, no team goes without it.

You know what pisses me off more than anything else? It's not the fact that Shaun Alexander went down with a foot injury - we've done OK with our MVP getting us 50 yards per game anyway. 3 and 0 bitches. No, what pisses me off is that this little foot injury is going to give further creedence to these dipshit dumbasses who BELIEVE this jive about a Madden Curse! Now, I'm gonna have to read MORE bullshit from Bill Simmons and all these so-called fucking sports experts all fucking week. And THEN, to top it off, if we happen to lose this upcoming game to the Bears - who have the best defense since the Baltimore Ravens won a Super Bowl - with Maurice Morris looking sub-par, everyone's going to point to this injury and say, "UH-oh, the Seahawks are in trouble now!"

Look, if we lose to Chicago, it would've happened with or without Alexander! It'll be because we can't establish the run, because they're hitting our quarterback, and because they've figured out our passing scheme early and often. They'll have taken care of the Field Position game and their kicker will make one more field goal than OUR kicker. That's IT! We'll have lost to a GOOD fucking football team on the ROAD! End of fucking discussion!

But, everyone on ESPN, and everyone in the Seattle media will be all over this like a pack of wolverines! And, I don't mean the animal. I'm talking about a pack of the X-Men Wolverines! Slicing and dicing and believing their own insight when really it's bullshit! Alexander doesn't MAKE this team! Last year, he set a record for touchdowns because he ran behind one of the best offensive lines since Emmitt Smith was winning MVP trophies. My grandmother could've fucking ran behind Walter Jones and Steve Hutchinson and Robbie Tobeck and fucking gotten at least 18 touchdowns and 1300 yards!

Maurice Morris is fine. Sure, Mark said he can't run in between the tackles - and this goes back to his University of Oregon days - but there have been plenty of servicable running backs who just bounce outside and get their yards just fine. Let him run! Impliment more sweep plays and off-tackle plays. Pitches, screen passes, whatever! He's fast, he's agile, give him the ball and some open field and let him run around and SHOW you what he can do! Fuck man, Alexander didn't get us single-handedly to the fucking Super Bowl. He's not even the most important player on our team!

If Seneca Wallace is forced to start at quarterback for us last year, I guarantee we win no more than 6 games, MAYBE 7. You can bank on that, he's not a starter and he never will be. Matt Hasselbeck, if he were to injure his foot and be out a month, would be the biggest crushing blow to this team. He's the equivalent to us losing two linebackers, a lineman and a cornerback. It's that simple.

Does that mean I'm down on Alexander? Of course not; it's TERRIBLY unfortunate that we're losing him for the upcoming stretch of games. We're at Chicago - the second best team in the NFC with the best defense in football - then after the BYE week, we're at St. Louis - who ALWAYS play us tough, especially there - which is a division game we NEED to take, and then we're back here at home against Minnesota, another VERY tough NFC rival who just challenged Chicago to a close finish. Who WOULDN'T want a guy with a nose for the endzone for those games? Especially one who's been so durable for so long (up until now). I mean, I like Morris, but Alexander is like a bigger, stronger version of Morris with comparable speed. What's NOT to like? He's amazing! By career's end, he'll be one of the all-time greats who ever played.

I just don't want to hear the bullshit. You know how we can avoid FURTHER bullshit? Win this fucking game and rub it in Bill Fuck-ass Simmons' and all the rest of these cocksmokers' faces who do NOTHING but get on my nerves when they talk about a team like the Seahawks - an NFL elite last year and this, but a team they won't bother learning about in the SLIGHTEST. Fuck you Bill Simmons, take this week's Mailbag and everything else and SHOVE the fucking Seahawks questions UP your ass! Your opinion is moo to me.
  • Current Music
    Marilyn Manson - I Put A Spell On You

Oh Come On Now, Who Needs Human Rights?

You do realize, now that other hostile countries have caught wind of what Americans have deemed OK to do to Prisoners Of War, they'll feel they have free reign to torture our own citizens they imprison with as much force as they deem "reasonable" - whatever tools they need to get the job done, right?

Now, I know G.W. Bush and many people working in the White House are avid "24" fans, but does our president ACTUALLY think he's Jack Bauer? Because, I've got news for him, he would've actually had to have SERVED for our country in some official military capacity aside from sitting in airplanes parked on U.S. soil. You are NOT Jack Bauer, president Bush! Jack Bauer actually CATCHES terrorists! He gets the job fucking done! You don't do shit! You make Charles Logan seem competent!

Allow me please to quote from an outside source (I don't do it often, indulge me). This is from the Guardian online website, the whole article can be found here.

McCain's pyrrhic victory is that under the deal, lip service to Common Article 3 (of the Geneva Convention, which bans torture and inhuman or degrading treatment to prisoners) remains. The problem is that the only viable method of making this effective has been removed. To work, laws need enforcement, and with detainees that means recourse to the courts, where allegations of maltreatment can be made and tested. The deal not only blocks new cases, but it will stop the several hundred pending ones in their tracks. Most detainees will also lose access to their lawyers and, hence, the principal way in which abuses such as force-feeding and alleged brutality have been exposed.

Meanwhile, it states that there is only one authority who decides which interrogation methods breach Common Article 3 - the President. Thursday's text said he would at least publish the list of permissible techniques. By Friday, National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley was saying that some CIA methods would stay secret after all. The President's commitment to Geneva would have to be taken on trust.

First of all, we're talking John McCain - a man who was tortured as a POW in Vietnam - all of a sudden changing his stance. What the fuck? Is this so he'll get the full-spectrum of support from the GOP in his impending 2008 presidential campaign? Regardless, it's obvious, he's fucking caving to tow the company fucking line! It's pathetic! He, most of all, should be the biggest champion of Human Rights for POWs.

Now, we're keeping the vague language intact, but giving G.W. Bush the power of authority over what's excessive or not? God, I wish I had that power, because if I did I'd imprison the president and put his testicles in a vice and squeeze until they exploded - because, in my opinion, mashed gonads isn't excessive for him!

We're supposed to trust a guy who has the common sense of an invalid? Who rushes us into a war in Iraq which now - evidence shows - is making the world LESS safe! OH, that's right! Seems our presence in Iraq has gotten all these Anti-America types riled up to the point where MORE terrorist cells are popping up when - had we not stuck our nose into a fight we had no business starting - there would've been less.

And I'm supposed to read this from our Vice President and feel proud to be an American right now? - "I don't know how much better you can do than no attacks for the past five years. The fact is, the world is better off today with Saddam Hussein out of power. Think where we'd be if he was still there" - Dick Cheney, September 11 2006.

And had Saddam Hussein still been in power today? Well, I'm sure with all those Weapons of Mass Destruction he had, we'd be obliterated! Oh, wait ... that's right ... but no, seriously, Saddam had the power! He could've thrown SAND across the ocean! Oh yeah! You get that sand in your eyes and that's worse than cutting up a thousand onions!
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    The Jesus & Mary Chain - Snakedriver