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STP's BLOG 11/14/11 "Beast Mode On A Chord!"

What a game yesterday for the Hawks…they surprised the Ravens, hell…they surprised pretty much everyone by walking away with a win.  Ravens…the Hawks have 2 words for ya….no, not Beast Mode….Steven Hauschka.  How bout the former Raven nailed 5 field goals (a personal record for him, and he tied a Hawks record for most FG’s), leading the Hawks to a 22-17 win.  If you have Hauschka on your fantasy team you are a happy camper.  I mentioned Beast Mode because Marshawn Lynch was the real story…another game with over 100 yards, plus he had the hawks only TD…and he had the best fall of the year when he tripped over a camera man’s cord:



I wish I had this dude as a teacher while getting an education at Plattsburgh State University!    George Parrott teaches Psychology at Sacramento State, and has done so  for 39 years…and how awesome is this…he requires  his students to bring him food.  George explains his snack policy on the first day of class:  No food, no class.  I’m not kidding…he has a handout that states, "Not having a snack = no Dr. Parrott."  Not every student has to bring him food, but someone does.  George claims it's his way of getting his students to work together and come up with a snack schedule. I’m sure that is the reason…more like old man Parrott is a little hungry!  Got the munchies, George?  A bunch of stoned psychology majors probably love his class! The syllabus suggests that two students take responsibility each class, and he cautions against repeating snacks from a previous class. Are you like me and wondering what kind of snacks George likes?  Well, he gives the students suggestions of what type of snack to bring:  homemade baked goods, and vegetable or fruit platters.  The entire class gets to have some.  George says it helps keep their concentration up and prevents them from leaving the room to get their own food.  And the cost to the students is offset by not requiring them to buy a textbook for the course. Students finally complained on Thursday (losers), when they forgot to bring the food.  George and his TAs collected their things, left the room, and went out to breakfast, cancelling the class where they were supposed to review for Monday's midterm. The university is looking into the allegations. 

Nic Cage was at a store called Northern Knives in Anchorage, Alaska on Wednesday, when a particular steak knife caught his eye.  It had a handle made with Mammoth Ivory …and it cost $2,000.  So what did he do?  Yes, he bought it. This is the part I love…he didn’t buy it for display only….he is actually going to use it to cut his steak. Based on Nic Cage spending 2000 dollars on a steak knife…What is the most ridiculous purchase you have ever made?  Have you ever made a purchase that you regret?  What was it?  Here are some of the texts we got, and yes…we got a ton of “wedding ring” texts:

$10,000 on a 50cal Sniper Rifle

a shake weight. 'nuff said

Brand new car at 19.....I'm 23 and still trying to pay it off...bad idea -mandi

Bought a stupid sweater that my ex. Girlfriend wanted me to get. Was only 60 bucks but had no money for food the next week.

I dropped $1,000 on one VIP ticket to see front row and meet Ozzy when he was at the tacoma dome in February. He was SO cool and the show was awesome! Worth it!

350 for sunglasses, they broke a week later

People that spend 700 dollars on sunglasses and loose them boating. Then do it again again an again! Figure it out moron.

A guy i work with bought a 400 dollar pair of jeans...

Ive spent more than two grand on magic cards. My girlfriend hates me.

I got drunk and ordered a bowflex extreme 2 with all the extras. Didnt know about it until it showed up on my doorstep two weeks later.... $2300 mistake.

$2500 for a Scotty Cameron Tour putter.

A fleshlight. Worst hundred bucks i spent.


 

On Friday during Listeners On the Loose, we learned about a culture of men that are into My Little Pony, and they call themselves… “Bronies”.  What is this about?  There is a group of guys that obsess over My Little Pony, and the new show…”Friendship Is Magic”… here is a synopsis of the show:

The show follows a studious unicorn pony named Twilight Sparkle as she is tasked by her mentor Princess Celestia to learn about friendship in the town of Ponyville. Twilight becomes close friends with five other ponies: Applejack, Rarity, Fluttershy, Rainbow Dash, and Pinkie Pie. Each represents a different facet of friendship, and discovers themselves to be key parts in the "Elements of Harmony".  In the series, the ponies share adventures and help out other residents of Ponyville, while working out the troublesome moments in their own friendships.

So I read that above, and I can wonder is this…is the weed that much stronger now than it was back when I was in college?  I get getting reefed up & watching the Smurfs or He-Man because it’s funny…hell, even Blue’s Clues (because we all know that Steve was a stoner too)….but why are dudes…DUDES…watching a show that has a pony named Pinky Pie on it?   This is beyond head scratching!!!!

After talking about it on air, BJ’s Facebook page blew up with comments about “Bronies”…here are some of the things that were said:

Daniel:  Bronies = Losing man card. My little pony was designed by Hasbro in the early 80's to sell their toys to little girls, You are playing with little girl toys.

Justin:  We dont like the old stuff the new show friendship is magic is what we like and we don't play with ponies some bronies collect them but I don't I just like the show

Skylar:  We are male fans of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, which is actually NOTHING like the older My Little Pony. The first season was directed by Lauren Faust, same person who directed Power Puff Girls and Fosters Home for Imaginary Friends. The show has beautiful animation, it's well written, the characters are lovable as hell, the background music is very well composed, and the voice-acting is top-notch. Also, I'm a straight male with a beautiful girlfriend, and I've been a Brony since June 2011.

David:  Hey what's next barbies?

Pete:  I bet you like glee too....

Alicia:  Seriously? Why do some people get to procreate? This is the dumbest thing I have seen.

Rich:  This may very well be the stupidest thing I've ever seen. It makes total sense that the Rev would be into it.

BJ gets there's no logical reason for him not liking the show, but there are plenty of things he likes that he knows most don't , hell…most of us obsess over things that others will roll their eyes too…for instance…I love Wrestling, and 9 times out of 10 I get looked down on for being a fan…but I get why it makes no sense to other adults.  So... based on the “Bronies” phenomenon….fill in the blank…People look at me strange when they find out that I am into ______________.  Here are some of the texts we got:

Sorry, I dig Glee... It's all the hot cheerleaders!

People look at me funny when they find out that I am a gamer (dnd and such). Btw dies the rev put his dress on before or after he gets home... – Michael

People look at me funny when they find out that my husband and i date other people. We are currently living in diff states

They look at me weird when I say I like comic books. I'm 30, in great shape, and a fairly good looking guy who likes to wear superhero shirts when I work out.

Ppl think im crazy cause i play alot of wow and im 42

I am 24 and i love teenage mutant ninja turtles.

most people know me as a metalhead, so when I tell them I'm into Phish they look at me funny and think I'm joking

When they find out I'm straight and like the twilight series. -matt
People think it weird that I go tanning, im 19 year old male
A lot of people look at me funny when I tell them I'm dating a chick and a dude at the same time. We've been together for over a year and I hope many more to come
 



Today's Video Blog features BJ's new phone...the iPHONE 4s. We have some fun with "Siri."



Here is the same VLOG for you iPHONE users:


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Locations : AlaskaAnchorage
People : Cameron TourGeorge ParrottMarshawn LynchSteven Hauschka




 
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