19 December 2008

Senior Citizens attempt hip hop hits

Looking for that perfect last-minute gift?

I have the answer - Angolan bunnies. Duh.

Happy holidays. Now go make some Pink Panty Dropper and celebrate!

Rather Red's NBA Predictions as of 12/19/08

1. Boston (too fucking good)
2. Cleveland (also really fucking good)
3. Orlando (finally fucking good)
4. Atlanta (surprisingly fucking good)
5. Detroit (surprisingly not so fucking good w/ AI)
6. Miami (Dwyane Wade is fucking good)
7. Toronto (disappointingly not fucking good)
8. New Jersey (definitely not fucking good, but it's a start)
9. Chicago (Derrick Rose will be fucking good)
10. Philadelphia (should've known they wouldn't be fucking good)
11. New York (a little fucking better)
12. Milwaukee (send Redd to Cavs so they can be really really fucking good)
13. Indiana (surprisingly fucking fast)
14. Charlotte (never will be fucking good)
15. Washington (fucking terrible)

1. LA Lakers (they're looking shakier than Boston & Cleveland at this point)
2. New Orleans (started slow, pulling it together)
3. Denver (we forgot how good chauncey was)
4. Portland (roy is legit)
5. San Antonio (just get out of my league already)
6. Phoenix (porter needs to let them run free)
7. Utah (boozer wants to ditch them like he ditched lebron)
8. Houston (still injury plagued, no surprise there)
9. Dallas (most likely to not succeed of the nine)
10. LA Clippers (pulling it together for morale's sake)
11. Memphis (oj mayo... wow)
12. Golden State (even with monta they're not good enough)
13. Sacramento (john salmons is their go-to guy right now... wow)
14. Minnesota (kevin mcFAIL)
15. Oklahoma City (this is what you get for leaving Seattle you fucktards)

2nd Round: Cleveland over Orlando, Boston over Atlanta, Lakers over San Antonio, New Orleans over Phoenix (all expected shit)
Championship: Lakers over Cleveland (Kobe and his all-star team will pull together... Boston is too old to be pushing it 30 games into the season, they'll fade, once Bron gets Redd or Miller, they'll be unstoppable in the East.... but the Lakers will be too much... Odom is their fucking sixth man for fuck's sake)

MVP Voting: LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, Chris Paul, Dwight Howard.
ROY Voting: OJ Mayo, Derrick Rose, Rudy Fernandez, George Hill, Michael Beasely.
1st Team: Dwight Howard, Paul Pierce, LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade
2nd Team: Yao Ming, Amare Stoudemire, Kevin Garnett, Chris Paul, Brandon Roy
3rd Team: Chris Bosh, Tim Duncan, Dirk Nowiztki, Steve Nash, Chauncey Billups
Others receiving votes in no order: Rajon Rondo, Joe Johnson, Allen Iverson, Devin Harris, Pau Gasol, Carmelo Anthony, Manu Ginobili, Tony Parker, Deron Williams, Carlos Boozer, Tracy McGrady, Shaquille O'Neal.

Warped Tour 2009

The first batch of Warped Tour 2009 bands have been announced. It's looking good. I'll list the bands, ones not to miss in bold, interesting choices in italics, and the tour dates that are relevant to fans and members of the LOP crew.

June 26 (Friday) in Pomona
June 28 (Sunday) in Ventura
June 30 (Tuesday) in Phoenix
August 1 (Saturday) in Chicago
August 7 (Friday) in Boise
August 22 (Saturday) in Whale's Vagina
August 23 (Sunday) in Los Angeles
For more dates: Click here

A Day to Remember
Bad Religion
Big D and the Kids Table
Black Tide
Bouncing Souls
Breathe Carolina

Cash Cash
Dance Gavin Dance
Dear and the Headlights
Dirty Heads

Flogging Molly
Hit the Lights
I Set My Friends on Fire
Jeffree Star
Less Than Jake
Meg & Dia


Sing it Loud
Streetlight Manifesto
The A.K.A.s
The Architects
The Ataris
The Devil Wears Prada
The Maine
There For Tomorrow
Therefore I Am
Westbound Train

18 December 2008

AFI's Mystery/Contest/New Album

AFI are finally active again. They played the KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas, and then they started their mystery back up again. I was on their site all day as they changed the main page over and over between various dark and mysterious images. Finally, the mystery led to a website that explained their new contest:

Begin Transmission

It contains the following video. Apparently, contest entrants can make a short video about themselves. Winners get to sing on the new AFI album.

15 December 2008

Afternoon Links: Scranton just got a little Blacker

  • If you haven't gone outside after finals, opting for catching up on masturbation and movie rentals, it's raining buckets.
  • Good news for you Office fans on a rainy day, which will hopefully cut out the bad news.
  • A great piece done by the LA Times (newspapers relevant? who knew!) on the dreams of families done in by the housing bubble-burst here.
  • While weather is on your mind, it might snow in my hometown of Santa Clarita tonight (elevation around 2,000'). Which means hit the slopes nearest you. I will come Thursday.
  • If you opted to celebrate with hideous festive sweaters over the weekend, you missed one of the best SNL's of the season. No Jizz My Pants, but apparently the send-off of Amy Pohler, involving cheap blind governor jokes (just watch) is causing quite a stir on the other coast. Video below.


13 December 2008

Neverender Box Set

Coheed and Cambria played sixteen shows these past couple months: Four in New York, four in Chicago, four in Los Angeles, and four in London. What makes this significant is that in each city, the band played one of their four albums, from beginning to end, each night. They told the story of Coheed and Cambria.

These shows are finished. However, Coheed is releasing a box set of this concert series. The Neverender box set can be ordered online for $110. It comes with 4 Live DVDs, 4 Live CDs, a documentary DVD, a hardcover photo book, and a dragonfly.

Learn more at www.coheedandcambria.com/neverender