Since I am stuck for something to blog about, here are some random thoughts:
• So, can it be truly called a bachelor party if there are no strippers involved? I think I’ve been to exactly two bachelor parties that didn’t involve naked or partially naked women … isn’t this really just another night out? What’s the ruling on this? I mean, if a bunch of guys go to Vegas to gamble for a bachelor party, but no strippers are involved in the plans, is this a bachelor party? Shouldn’t there be another name for this … like faux-bachelor party, or the lack-o-balls party? Isn’t this tradition? Your thoughts?
• A new group I’ve been listening to lately – Orson. You can find them on I-Tunes, but probably nowhere else. Really cool sound, nice beat, great Stones-like guitars, and good vocals. I suggest downloading “No Tomorrow,” and then deciding for yourself.
• If you like board games like Balderdash or Scene-It, you really need to try Quip It. Basically, it’s a DVD game in which you and a number of friends (preferably drunk) get together and make up quips and captions to weird photographs, drawings, cartoons, and movie and TV clips, then score points by guessing who wrote which quip. I think alcohol is key to this game – we’ve had hours of laughter … and times in which I thought I was going to hack out my lungs due to too much laughing.
• Had some Hoegarten beer on Saturday night at a local bar … since it’s European, it’s obviously good, but man, what a great summer beer … I’m telling you, this, along with Blue Moon, might take some of my attention away from Corona.
• Ugh, my 36th birthday is rapidly approaching … I’ve gotten to the point now where I have trouble figuring out what I want for my birthday. There was a time not too long ago where I would happily rattle off a number of video games, music, movies, or techie gadgets … now I’m more concerned about getting work clothes … and thus, the transformation into my father continues … HELP!
• Just found out that legendary comedian Harvey Korman passed away … I’ve always loved this guy, from his Carol Burnett days to his nearly flawless job in Blazing Saddles … Hey was the perfect straight-man, someone that people like Phil Hartman probably emulated … of course, the moments when he lost it on the Carol Burnett show just made things even funnier. Check out one of his funny bits: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9T8i4FkNVo.
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