Friday, October 26, 2007

Boo-Yah, Bishes -- by J.O.B.

1) Secretly locate and forward BB's resume to Ron Paul's campaign offices. I'd really like to see Paul elected and I don't know of anyone that can create more off the wall bullshit explanations of obvious truths than BB.

2) I don't know what happened, but I was just as sure that I posted a comment on AWM's post about We Own The Night as I was about defending myself to Jnicho about Benson vs. Jones (I'd love for you to find me the post where I ever favored Benson to Jones.) Either way, neither are there, so to make a short story more mundane, I saw We Own The Night this past Tuesday. I'd have to say that it's up in The Departed neighborhood, but still a tick behind (to borrow a phrase from Lord Of The Stats.) Not only was the suspense in The Departed a bit more tense with the multiple double-crossing going on, but the onslaught of Scorcese, Sheen, Wahlberg, Damon, DiCaprio, and Baldwin just outclasses Wahlberg, Phoenix, Duvall and Mendes. It's a great story and a really good movie, but I have this feeling that you're going to see a real crime movie next weekend when American Gangster opens. And yes, AWM, I say that just because there are more Black people in American Gangster.

3) The car I've waited for almost 10 years to come across the pond finally made it's debut at the Tokyo Auto Show this week. The Nissan GT-R isn't the most gorgeous car in the world, and it's not supposed to be. The idea is for it to look like a mechanical weapon, and it does. Remember Mechagodzilla - the Godzilla that was encased in metal? Well, the GT-R's nickname has been Godzilla forever and this is easily the Mecha version. Twin-turbo, AWD, 473 hp (probably more - Nissan is known for underlabeling hp in this car,) 0-60 in 3.5 seconds (within .6 of the $1million Veyron) and able to lap Nurburgring in 7:35, which is within 7 seconds of the $450K Carrera GT. Navigation, power seats, and an 11-speaker sound system is standard and all for a base price somewhere around $60-65K. That sound you just heard was the plopping of Corvette and Viper designers shitting their pants.

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4) Found a great site for personal money management. It's called and it's pretty incredible. You can upload pretty much any account you have and it synchronizes everything to show you everything from spending trends, to offering savings opportunities. The thing runs on the same protocols as most banks so your information is secure and it's virtually anonymous as it doesn't require any more information than the account number and password. They also are partnered with over 3,500 banks to provide the service. Nothing like full pie chart of your spending to show you how much you spent on porn last month, right AWM?

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