Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Two new mixtapes - Cool Kids and Bone Thugs

Bone Thugs: Fixtape 3 (Special Delivery)

Cook Kids: Merry Christmas


Another installment of the annual "Battle of the Rock" finishes as expected... but this one was a little different.

SMU was leading 11-2 at one point and went into the half down by only four (40-36). They continued to nip at the heels of the D2 power until about eight minutes into the second half, where WSU established a double-digit margin and held out for the win.

Consider the past two meetings between these teams to put things into perspective:

2008: WSU 92, SMU 65
2007: WSU 118, SMU 53... wow.

I almost consider this year's game a moral victory. We stuck with a national D2 powerhouse for 30 minutes and gave them a GOOD scare. It made me so damn happy to see WSU panicking when they were down 11-2.

David Johnson is just too good. The HVL product is so well-rounded that he was scoring in the paint almost as much as from outside. His three-point shot wasn't as effective as other games this season, but he still sunk 22 points and made the difference for WSU.

C.J. Erickson will be a legendary player at WSU by his senior year. Don't let his meager appearance fool you - the scraggly beard and white tee distract his defenders while he dunks over them. He finished an amazing play tonight where Brad Meyer and him were working a 2 on 1 break against Tim Kunkel; Meyer wisely gave it to Erickson who slammed over Kunkel, picked up the and-one and crashed into the bottom of the hoop. The guy plays with reckless abandon and is well-rounded.

The only two gripes I had were related to the WSU fans. And yes, I consider myself one of them (when they're not playing against SMU)... but they are just absolutely spoiled from a few years of dominance. This is NOT the same Warrior team from a few years ago. All I heard at the scores table was grown men complaining about the calls being made against WSU or even worse, the "non-calls." They think every damn call is going to go their way! Every time down accusations were being tossed around of travels or tic-tac fouls. I guess this is probably just the nature of a passionate home crowd, but it bothered me for the first time ever in McCown gym.

The meat of my frustration comes from the absolute jokers that were dressed as power rangers standing at the corner of the gym. When school is in session, McCown is a home court to be scared of, as students line the court and provide constant noise and intimidation. But with tonight being a non-conference game and students being away for Christmas break, there were these four douchebags that insisted on pestering SMU all game. They were dressed in the stupidest fucking outfits and were behaving in extreme poor taste. The incident that made me enraged was when SMU's Will Wright was laying on the ground injured and they STILL pointed at him and mocked him. I could barely stand it.

Overall, this is a game that proves that SMU can run with ANYBODY. We killed Bethel, nearly beat Gustavus and kept up with the vastly superior WSU for more than a half. Despite our current 4-4 record, I see us winning at least two of our next three and sitting near the top of the conference. GO CARDINALS!

Monday, December 28, 2009

"Big Poppa" on uke and Bennie Lava

Behold "Bennie Lava"... I laughed so hard at this when I saw it this summer. My roommates and I used to watch this one religiously.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas to all of our readers!

Happy holidays to all of our viewers up to this point. I'm fresh off of another classic Christmas Eve seafood dinner, and with toaster and Seinfeld Season 4 DVD in tow, I'm about to head back to the hotel.

Before I leave you, here's two great clips: The first is Andrew Wiggins, the best basketball player from the class of 2014 - that's eighth grade. I'll be seeing him on December 29th.

The second clip is the famous initial Susan Boyle appearance. My aunt got her debut album for Christmas, and it inspired me to look back on her blockbuster performance that made even Simon smile.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


Both president Obama and France's president, Nicolas Sarkozy, take a good hard look at this Brazilian woman at an Italian conference to discuss climate changes and oil prices.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Movie recommendation: Pi (1998)

Pi is a "psychological thriller" from beginning to end. Directed by Darren Aronofsky and released in 1998, the movie is about a man named Max who is both gifted and cursed.

After looking into the sun for too long when he was a child, Max was stricken with temporary blindness and consistent migraine headaches. Since the accident he has had an extraordinary ability with numbers, especially detecting patterns in them. He is convinced that everything - even nature or the stock market - is numerical and works in a pattern.

With the help of his aptitude for math, Max finds a dark secret that is coveted by many. His headaches continue and become more and more painful.

The movie draws many parallels to Requiem for a Dream, which is also an Aronofsky production. Many of the same actors and camera techniques are in both films. Although Pi is a little harder to understand than Requiem, it keeps the viewer captivated from beginning to end and is a haunting depiction of mental disorders, obsessive-compulsive behavior, and the life of a math savant.

The soundtrack is also exceptional. Here's a look at the trailer:

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Insane Domino Effect

Guess What's On My Styrofoam Cup?

This guy and lil' Wayne need to team up. The site has more pics: Sharpie Art on Styrofoam Cups (79 pics)

Snoop Raps About Weed Brownies With Martha Stewart

Snoop Dogg was featured on a recent Martha Stewart show and the two made brownies. While making them Snoop raps about how they are missing 1 key ingredient.

Kid Cudi: "Tearin' it Up"

Spending a lot of time listening to Cudi over break so I decided to pay a little tribute.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Music blog from my friends up in the Twin Cities.

MUSIC THAT ISN'T BAD - A music blog by my friends from the U of M. I was not going to link it but then they impressed me with their work ethic and consistent posting. Check it out...

CRAZY musical composition

Whoever made this is a genius. Props to the world famous Derek Drier for sending me the link.

I lol'd

How you can tell when a black man is lying.

Friday, December 18, 2009

$300 movie trailer get the green light and a $30 mil allowance

"An unknown producer from Uruguay, Fede Alvarez, shelled out about $300 to create a cool video of a robot invasion in Montevideo, the capitol of Uruguay. The four-minute short, "Ataque de Panico!" (Panic Attack) features ginormous (but slow-moving) weapon-wielding robots that blow stuff up."

The amateur director ended up with a YouTube mailbox full of movie deal proposals.

Read the story here.

Here's the $300 clip... pretty nice.

Nice drumming

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Russian color photos from the early 1900's - WOW

It sounds unspectacular at first... but think about it. What's the earliest use of color photography that you can think of? The 1960's?

This dude came out and was doing it as early as 1909. He worked in a train car that was modified to act as a dark room.

Most kids these days (including me) can't quite imagine what life was like from a black & white photograph. When we're young, we think that life actually was B&W back then. But this gallery is such a great perspective, showing the vibrant and brilliant colors from 100 years ago that have never before been recorded.

Very cool website

NEAVE.com - Maybe the most interactive site made by one person that I've ever seen. Go nuts.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Eminem and Lil' Wayne... and Limp Biskit apparently...

So Eminem stopped by the studio while Lil' Wayne was smoking pot and pleasuring himself to his own album covers and they put together some rap/rock song... it's about time.

Eminem Joins Wayne To Drop The World (Audio) | Eminem | Rap Basement

Sunday, December 13, 2009

O.D.B. drunken freestyle + Robocop with live strings

R.I.P. ODB.... and damn, this is the first time I've really liked Robocop.


A kid reacts after finding a rare pokemon in his brand new pack. Don't be too quick to judge. Less than a decade ago you would have been jealous as hell.

Trapped in elevator for 41 hours

Pretty scary.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Bert & Ernie/Barney gangsta raps

Best part of the Barney vid is at 1:10.

A Different Side of Sunny

For those of you that know and watch It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia religiously it's common sense. The relationships between the male and female characters are hilarious but non-existent. Charlie, Dennis, and Mac don't give Sweet Dee anything to be proud of and Charlie is constantly turned down yet desperate to get with the waitress. It came to my attention today that not only is Mac married to Sweet Dee but Charlie is married to the waitress. These photos (especially mac and Dee's) gave me a laugh. I guess this makes them good actors.

Corey Brewer baptizes Derek Fisher, 12/11/09

Miley Cyrus has never heard a Jay-Z song

Too many quotables, this clip really angered me. Also, I don't get why that little girl is just sitting next to her or why she's in a Pocahontas outfit.

Friday, December 11, 2009

It's over 9,000!!!!

I can't believe I watched this show... early 00's


I was on itunes searching around for new music and stumbled upon some very bold claims. I just can't believe what I read about Lil' Wayne's new single, Fire.

You Might Be A Redneck If:


So it's about that time of year for people to begin making their wish lists and start picking out gifts for family and friends. I'm not too sure what any of you guys want for Christmas, but I know that if I could have my way I would not only ask for, but also give all my friends an oozinator. I'm not too sure when this toy hit the market, but it definitely didn't stay on shelves for too long. Just imagine walking around a college campus with one of these things . . . endless money shots!

Far from "amateur"

In my opinion, one of the greatest YouTube videos of all time.

Russian kid drinks a half liter of vodka in 20 seconds

In the world of cheap laughs, there's nothing better than really, really drunk people. Here we see a young Russian boy chug a half liter of vodka and regret it later. This movie truly is a YouTube classic, as I remember viewing it when it first hit the intranets.

And while we're on the topic of chugging...

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Because Mikaburger said so...

For my first submission... a mash-up mixtape with Juvenile rapping over Sleepyhead by Passion Pit.... off the chain...

I saw these guys do a DJ set at First Ave... it was sicker than the sickest boy in Swinefulville....

BasketSmall vs. BasketTall

And everything is going to the beat.

Don't Let the Name Fool You

Yo yo,
I'm ready to see some outrageous stuff and contribute to this blog. As my first post I want to introduce you all to a rapper named Fashawn and his new album Boy Meets World. Some of you may have heard of him but download this album and I promise you will not be disappointed. Some tracks to look out for are Boy Meets World, Hey Young World, and Samsonite Man but also do some exploring. I know some of you will be thinking that his name is a bit whack but never judge a book by its cover. So check it out because I promise you this Boy Meets World album is the coolest thing since Corey Matthews.



"Black Yukon, know what the hell I mean (El-Amin)?"

Check here for a cypher from BET's latest hip hop awards with Wale, Nipsey Hustle, KRS-One and a native African MC. Nice stuff.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

81 pics of Tiger's mistresses

What a great way to kick off DYB!! Here's a large gallery of all the women alleging to have hooked up with Mr. Woods.

Side note: All of this Tiger-bashing is pretty unfair. David Letterman, Glenn Richardson and Steve McNair all got caught cheating this year, but no one really cared. McNair even died as a result of his adultery...

While we're talking about athletes with faulty morals, Favre was an alcoholic and pill-popper. Jordan was a gambling addict and is still a huge jerk. McGuire, Sosa and Bonds were all juicing big-time. The list really goes on and on, enough that almost every huge athlete has some sort of skeletons in their closet. When a normal citizen does something wrong, they can hide it with ease. When a celebrity falters, they get hit in the face with the TMZ tidal wave. Hopefully this ends soon for Tiger, who has otherwise been nothing but a class act in the public eye.


Evolved from my previous blog, DYB will have a larger staff of posters and a different goal. Instead of my own little diary, DYB is going to have multiple contributors posting new music, videos, comedy and commentary. I'm excited about the future of this blog.

100 greatest YouTube moments in 4 minutes

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Ron Artest tells a great story

Apparently, his friend was once pierced in the heart by a table leg. Really.

Changes to come

I'm in the middle of talks with some friends about how to amp up this blog... we're looking at changing everything, the name, the style and adding a few more writers.

For now, listen to the man Steve Jordan on the drums.