Heading to an outing to meet up with a new acquaintance, Steven had jitters. Though the outing was no more than just that, he was unsure of what to say, or how to act. Steven even began to wonder if his attire was appropriate enough. He had on casual black shoes, dark blue jeans, and a fitted t-shirt; and although many women were checking him out on the metro, Steven paid them no attention. Instead, he was just focused on the outing with Alexis.
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Vicarious World's NBA Western Conference Season Preview Pt I: good luck in the lottery by Jersey Campbell
When I saw preseason basketball on NBATV last Friday night (76ers @ Pistons) I immediately had to change my boxers. Not only did the lockout make me yearn for professional basketball, it also made me realize that the season should start on Christmas every year. Players have long been clamoring for a shorter regular season, but it will never happen because, you know, revenue and shit. I’ve never been so hype for a game featuring Ben Gordon, Greg Monroe, Andre Iguodala, and Jrue Holiday. And we learned why the number 8 means so much to Ben Gordon. Anyways, let’s get down to this NBA 2011-2012 season preview.
We will be breaking down each team in the NBA and ranking them based on how good we think they will be this season, not necessarily where they will finish in the standings. NBA sources tell us it’s gonna be a fluky season this year.
Saturday, December 17, 2011
As silly as it may sound to some, I’m excited for the NBA season to begin. I think we could all use a little distraction in our lives, and the NBA can provide that distraction in spades. NBA basketball is one of the few sporting platforms that is exciting no matter what team is playing; constant floor pounding action and fan cheering fun. Now that I’ve gotten my inner-childlike sports fan out, let’s take a look at how the NBA East is shaping up for the start of this season.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
It was only a couple weeks ago that I was clamoring for a revamp of our democratic principles. Today, I have an example of why our power to the people model is inherently unfair. Albeit a trivial example.
OK, here's the scenario. I am the proud commissioner of a fantasy basketball league (Proud commissioner? Haha. Is the fantasy league my child?). There is a heated argument going on right now over weekly vs. daily roster alterations. Some owners want their rosters to be available for daily changes, others don't. What is a commissioner to do?
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
For a character that asks, "What do you want me to say?" for what seems like every Mad Men episode, Don Draper sure knows how to string some words together to create insightful statements and can't-miss advertising proposals.
As you can see, today's quote of the day comes to us from Mad Men's Don Draper, a man who always has something to say. Unless he literally asks what he should say.
“When a man walks into a room, he brings his whole life with him. He has a million reasons for being anywhere, just ask him. If you listen, he’ll tell you how he got there. How he forgot where he was going, and that he woke up. If you listen, he’ll tell you about the time he thought he was an angel or dreamt of being perfect. And then he’ll smile with wisdom, content that he realized the world isn’t perfect. We’re flawed, because we want so much more. We’re ruined, because we get these things, and wish for what we had.”
Sunday, December 11, 2011
The beard on my face,
Is just a trace,
Of the man I am,
Judged like a fan,
Of Communism and Anarchy,
As once was Darwinism and Russian royalty.
Neurotic thoughts rule the mind,
But not the mouth,
We are espoused,
To outcast the last of the original and different,
In contrast to everything we have been taught,
Seen, learned, discovered, and thought.
The mind has been reserved,
For science and math so we can learn,
The intricacies of space and time
Which leaves undefined,
What we cannot see,
What is difficult to know.
It is a tiny window,
Through which we observe the world,
Until we accept the possibility,
That anything is possible,
That we can right our wrongs,
With love to all,
And acceptance for those individually,
Who think and do differently,
And don’t look down on your narrow affinities,
Friday, December 9, 2011
Today I bring to you my all-name squad. Using only objective analysis, I have created a foolproof formula that will spit out the most majestic monikers the EPL has to offer. In the case of two or more names being equally awesome, the tiebreaker will be form and ability. On to the selections. (Clubs in parenthesis)
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
being lost in conversation,
working a task to completion,
not wanting more,
regarding the past without embarrassment,
not worrying about the future,
being content in the web of now,
nothing without pain,
the absence of pain,
relative to pain,
Sunday, December 4, 2011
I'm looking into the tunnel, but what's really at the end of it? Is it fans with tasty refreshments, or is it water and Gatorade filling the sidelines? Is it insanely loud spectators cheering for me or for another player? Or is it a marked off field with field goal posts at each end? What will be my destiny in the next sixty minutes? Will it be fame, or glory? Will I be famous for fumbling the ball, missing a big catch, or not shaking defenders off? Will I walk off the field with my head high in victory? Penciling out the endless possibilities I feel they still have no affect on what I am about to do. Instead, they’re just mere imagines of my real opponent. It's apparent if I beat my mind, I can beat anyone. Game Over!
Friday, December 2, 2011
Mind at Peace
When the mind is at peace,
the world too is at peace.
Nothing real, nothing absent.
Not holding on to reality,
not getting stuck in the void,
you are neither holy or wise, just
an ordinary fellow who has completed his work.P'ang Yün (龐蘊 Hõ Un) (The Enlightened Heart 34)
Some crazy shit has gone down in the XXX League sending vitriolic reverberations and reactions around its umbrella association, the Professional Ladies of the Night League (PLNL). The crazy shit I’m referring to is the signing of a male ho from Long Island, New York named Jonnie Gee to the Newark Tricks and Hoes. Newarks’s (which uses the name “Newark” because it sounds like “New York”) new team owner/pimp Gangsta n shit has shocked the world of professional prostitution with his first roster move. It is a signing totally unprecedented. The rulebook does not explicitly state that a man cannot compete in the PLNL, but most of the hoes will tell you it was carved in stone in the unwritten rulebook.
Jonnie Gee will be a member of the practice squad, training with the team and possibly getting a couple starts on the XXX League tour.
Rather than go through the details myself, I’ve written down a few of the noteworthy comments from players/hoes, coaches, and executives/pimps.