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December 14 For the Win/For the Loss, One Day Late

Sorry about the delay yesterday. Sometimes I get busy.

Reader: But Marc, you are unemployed.

Shut up. Ok, moving on.

For the Win! šŸ™‚

You Park Like an Asshole: In doing research for the Jasons post yesterday, I came across a wonderful website called, You Park Like an Asshole. I have no doubt I am behind the curve on this website. The website purpose as described:

Sick of a car taking up two spaces on the street? How about a car too close to yours? What about the car at the mall parked diagonally? Now you can do something about it. Simply download a notice and place it on the car’s windshield. The owner of the vehicle will be informed of their asshole status as well as the proper tips to improve their poor parking techniques. It’s time to put an end to asshole parking, or at least to make fun of it.

Not only is this a brilliant idea, but the notices themselves are really funny. There are also galleries of user-submitted pictures of people parking like assholes. Living in a city with one of the biggest population of asshole drivers/parkers, it was quite nice to bask in how upsetting people’s inability to park is for just a few moments. Take a look if you get a chance.

Hungover Owls: Because I haven’t blogged in awhile, sometimes For the Win will include links I discovered a long time ago. This is one of those links. I THINK that my roommate had this in his GChat a few months ago. It may have been my friend Miller. Hopefully neither will be offended if I am wrong. The concept of Hungover Owls is simple; take a really awesome picture of an owl looking angry/tired/ridiculous, and write a quote from said owl underneath it that makes it seem as though the owl is speaking while hungover. They are unbelievably funny.

Scarlet Johansson is single!: I mean, I hate to see couples split up, it is almost always sad. Unless of course one of the people is terrible, in which case its usually a relief. In this case, I actually like both parties involved. Scarlet Johansson and Ryan Reynolds have split up. I struggled with whether this was a win or a loss. Ryan Reynolds is a cool dude. I’m looking forward to Green Lantern. Smokin Aces is a badass movie. Just Friends is probably one of my top five guilty pleasure movies. Then I remembered this….

Definitely a win.

For the Loss! šŸ˜¦

Cliff Lee to the Phillies: 24 hours later and I am no less bitter. The Phillies are probably the best team in baseball right now. The Red Sox are probably a close 2nd. The New York Yankees, with Pettite probably retiring, ARod getting old, AJ Burnett being the worst, and shoddy at best relief pitching, are maybe 3rd. What’s worse is that Phillies fans are absolutely my least favorite fans on the planet. They are worse than Red Sox fans for three reasons.

1) They are the ultimate fair weather fans. Before 2008, I could count the number of Phillies fans I knew on one hand. Since their world series win, anyone remotely close to the city of Philadelphia is suddenly shouting PHILLIES! at the top of their lungs. At least I knew who the Red Sox fans were before 2004, even if they wear more pink now.

2) They have the audacity to call themselves tortured. I don’t care how bad the 76ers, Flyers, or Eagles are, YOU ARE NOT TORTURED SPORTS FANS. I may rail on the Knicks and Rangers mercilessly (a bit less now for the Knicks since they are unstoppable), but I never call myself a tortured fan.

3) They boo and throw snowballs at Santa and intentionally vomit on children and cops.

2011 is going to be a nightmarish baseball season.

LLama:

Check back later today for Jasons Part 2 and more For the Win/For the Loss.

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December 9 For the Win/For the Loss

And we’re back!

For the Win! šŸ˜€

The people have spoken, and they want me to die: An unsettling number of people are interested in the outcome of me drinking Four Loko for the first time. I willĀ obligeĀ this request this weekend. I’ve decided not to live blog the event. In fact, I am handing over my iPhone to my girlfriend when I do it so that I don’t have access to the internet. There is a 100% chance that I will say something that I would regret and immediately want back when I see it the next day if I don’t take these life-preserving measures.

I’m pretty sure I’ll survive drinking Four Loko. I regularly take 5 hour energy shots (still not getting paid to pimp how amazing they are), and I regularly subsist on Red Bull for a week or so around Election Day. Adding anywhere from 4.5 to 136 beers to the mix (depending on who you believe about how many beers worth of alcohol is in Four Loko) can’t be THAT different, right?……right?

Look for the post on Monday.

Top Chef All-Stars: This is going to be the best season of Top Chef, without any shadow of a doubt. The producers absolutely nailed the casting, bringing back many of the most memorable, well liked, and loathed chefs from the previous 7 seasons. There are chefs that I legitimately think could or should have won their seasons (Richard, Angelo) and chefs that I really cannot stand (Stephen, Marcel, Dale). They also brought Casey back, which I love for far different reasons. The first episode’s challenges were great, and hopefully a sign of things to come. I’m really looking forward to watching this show again.

Santarchy: This weekend I’ll be participating in my first ever Santarchy. Hot on the heels of my very first experience with Tuba Christmas, the 2010 holiday season is shaping up to be quite a life-altering one. What is Santarchy you may ask? From Santarchydc.com:

Santarchy/Santacons take place every year in major cities all over the world, involving tens of thousands of Santas. Santarchy is a non-profit, non-political, non-religious & non-sensical celebration of holiday cheer, goodwill, and fun. There is no good reason to dress up in cheap Santa suits, run around town, give gifts, sing songs, have strangers sit on our laps, and decide who is naughty or nice — but it’sĀ a whole lot of fun — so Santa does it anyway. Santarchy is your chance to be Santa, so step up and be jolly.

Exact location hasn’t been announced yet, but I’ll update when it has been.

Youth in Revolt: Saw it a couple of nights ago and really enjoyed it. It is a strange, strange movie. Hysterical, but so strange. Michael Cera almost plays a different character than the “tragic high school virgin,” which was thrilling to experience. Give it a shot. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

For the Loss šŸ˜¦

Crawford to the Red Sox: I’m absolutely terrified by this development. If the Yankees don’t get Cliff Lee, you could make the argument that the Red Sox are a better team than the Yankees, and I wouldn’t laugh at you.

That being said, if you are a Red Sox fan, and you complain that the Yankees buy their wins, I will absolutely punch you in the face. I don’t even care about theĀ repercussions. You just spent in the ballpark (no pun intended, hehe) of $300 million on two players. Welcome to the club of using money to gain a competitive advantage.

Don’t Ask Don’t Tell: Didn’t survive the cloture vote, which will kill the possibility of repealing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell in this Congress. A travesty. The Army and Marine Corps give waivers to felons convicted of crimes “including assault, burglary, drug possession and making terrorist threats,” but God forbid we allow gay men and women to serve openly.

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February 26 For the Win/For the Loss

Haven’t done one of these in awhile, so this is a round up of the last few days.

For the Win

Project Meridank: Some of you may have noticed an addition to the blog roll yesterday. Project Meridank is a blog that my friend Miller and I started. It has a completely different feel than Marc’s GChat. Read and enjoy.

Dwight Howard…awesome: He makes the kind of shot that most only see by way of camera tricks in commercials:

Changes in GMail: Google has made a couple of subtle changes to GMail over the last week or so. Most noticeably they improved the gchat status feature by opening up a separate box for edits to your status. Gone are the days where you are scrolling back and forth in that tiny bar they gave you. They also added a status bar to attachments so you know how far along they are in the upload process, a valuable took for people who are uploading big files to emails. Nicely done Google.

Hey Look, Jimmy Fallon Did Something Right: Excellent moment with Kenneth the Page riffing off of Jindal’s State of the Union “rebuttal.” Naturally NBC.com’s embed code won’t work because the only embed code that ever works on a regular basis is Youtube, so head over to Gawker to take a look.

Speaking of Gawker…: They did a great job recapping last night’s Tom Chef as well. Their write up is hysterical.

So much baconaise: Could be made from this…wow that’s a big hog

For the Loss

An end to the NYU “protests”: By now you all have probably heard about the ridiculous student sit ins at NYU. If you haven’t, Head over to Gawker (wow, I’m linking them a lot today) for a good run down. Long story short, it’s a huge sham, and it gives real civil disobedience a bad name. Well that all ended on Monday:

The video is actually rather entertaining. All in all the students accomplished…absolutely nothing. Way to go.

David Beckham, hawking sex pills: But not really…

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