Which Game Is That, D-Bot?
So why does the guy who works in the coffee shoppe downstairs think he can ask me "You watching the game?" every time we cross paths?
There are no sports on television at 7 pm on an August Sunday night, yet sure enough, he nailed me with the query like it was October or June. "Which game?" I replied. "Oh, the Yankees?" he retorted. "Nah, I just woke up from a nap," I said. "And all of my teevees are broken."
This dude clearly doesn't like or know anything about sports, and he doesn't even know what game is on when he asks, but he feels compelled to throw out the more manly and personalized equivalent of asking me "How's it goin'?" every time he sees me. I think he wants me to say, "I don't watch sports anymore since I met you...wanna come upstairs and let me fellate your enormous cock all night while we watch Grey's Anatomy?" I don't want to say it.
I mean, I'm friends with the guys that own the sandwich shoppe and I'm friends with the guys in the bodega next door. But this guy...this guy and I shared one pause-riddled awkward conversation about how he wants to be the next great maker of risque and questionable Larry Clark films and now he thinks he can throw me a "You watching the game?" on a summertime Sunday night at 7 pm when nothing's even on the tube. That's laughable, mang.
Slack Quotation of the Day: The Reds downed the Blues yesterday, as my Liverpool club defeated Donnie Fiedler's Chelsea 2-1 in the FA Community Shield on a late goal by Peter Crouch.
Offseason transfer Craig Bellamy supplied the brilliant cross that an unmarked Crouch headed into the net. Bellamy's a real jerk, but he's going to be the most valuable acquisition in the Premiership this year, you can mark those palabras. And when skipper Stevie Gerrard accepts the championship trophy at year's end, he'll have Bellamy (among others) to thank for helping him win the league title. Chelsea better get used to the idea of losing now.
But here's the quote of the year maybe, from the game recap on Soccernet: "[Chelsea manager Jose] Mourinho's blue machine was stopped by the England striker who was briefly famous for his robotic dancing." You have to love a straight-up sports article that has the phrase "briefly famous for robotic dancing" in it to describe the game-winning goal scorer.
Slack Anniversary of the Day: Two years ago today (and the whole weekend), many of us made our way up to Vermont to say goodbye to The Phish. If anyone ever uses the word "goatfuck" and you want to know what it means, read this recap.
Slack Video of the Day: From those fun-lovin' folks in Japan comes the World Record Trampoline Slam Dunk. Awesome shit.
Slack Song of the Day: Here's a new song by Robert Randolph & The Family Band from his website. Kinda sounds like most every other old song of RR's, but then again, I go see Randolph for the fun factor, not the trailblazing musical genius factor. Enjoy the Thrill Of It.