How Has It Taken Us This Long to Talk about This??

Seriously though. This is like the quintessential A&E music video. It’s a cool hip hop song with great lyrics set to music from Sonic 1??

I don’t want to be the guy that analyzes things for a living, but…come on man. This is just begging to be analyzed. If only because: I see a lot of myself in Charles Hamilton. Or: Does he see a lot of himself in me??

Ah, nope, not really.

Ah, nope, not really.

Anyway: let’s break this bitch down, shall we?

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Listen to This: Do You Ever Feel?

 

Just ownnnnnnnnnn the night

Like the Fouuuuuuuuuurth of July!

 

Edit: Ahhhhh, I have NO idea why I find this so funny to just randomly send you, bro. It’s like my Rick Roll I guess. I originally meant this as a very insider-y metajoke, but hey, I keep watching the video every time I see it, so I’m leaving it up. You’re welcome!

You Either Die Cool, or You Live Long Enough to See Yourself Become the Nerd

“God, I REALLY hope the Bat Signal doesn’t go off for the next, like, three hours.”

I’m a football fan. Haven’t always been, but for whatever reason it really started to light up my brain right around the time I went to college. It’s a violent, brutal game, sure, and I’d be lying if I said I didn’t feel at least a little morally compromised watching grown men throw their lives and futures into the wind all for the smallest possible glimpse of glory or, worse yet, because they don’t know what else to do with their lives. I can’t help it, though — football, at its finest, is a beautiful game to watch. It doesn’t take much effort to figure out most of America feels the same way.

Being this passionate about a thing — anything, really — lends itself to a lot of interesting side-effects. Chief among them in this case? Fantasy football. It’s a game where you select players in draft format and your “teams” play “games” against each other, and a “winner” is determined by whichever team’s “players” accumulate the most stats during the week.

Does this sound lame to you? If so, you’re not alone: a Google search for “fantasy football dungeons and dragons for jocks” yields just under 5,000 results as of this writing. It’s a common refrain from the nerd crowd, who are all-too eager to prove that they’re no different than the “jocks” who allegedly persecuted them back in their adolescent years.

But what irks me most is that this comparison is short-sighted at best and completely unfair at worst. Tempting though it may be to call fantasy sports a “nerd” activity, it’s mostly borne out of wishful thinking and hypersensitivity.

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Podcast Stuff…

Okay, so, the Podcast hasn’t been working since Dropbox has crappy restrictions on the amount of bandwidth a thing can use. Whatever…

We’ve been looking into a better delivery method that we can use, and we’ve decided YouTube is probably best. We already have a video for Episode 4 done, so that will be posted soon, with back episodes coming soon after.

Apologies for anyone who has missed out already, we appreciate your interest in the blog, and will get things in order sooner rather than later.