Monday, June 30, 2008

Like a knight in shining armor, from a long time ago.

Oh, what the hell. I'm all in.

You're the best . . . AROUND!!!

Will someone, preferably a scientist, explain to me how this is so awesome? Because I need to know. To paraphrase Michael Ian Black, this video blows my mind all over my face:

Just watching this video again, I feel faint from how ridiculously rad this karate is, what with the chopping and the punching and the kicking and the jumping and the hi-ya'ing. I had the VHS version of this movie in middle school, and I used to watch it constantly and get so pumped up. If there was one lesson I learned, it was that household chores can teach you karate. And learn karate I did: do the dishes, take out the trash, polish the silver, re-sew the lace doilies that go on the sofa, feed grandma her pills, clean out the cat box, etc. I learned all the sweetest moves.

Until I finally was ready to confront the group of bullies at school that had pushed me around long enough. Using my karate, I challenged my tormentors to a fight and proceeded to unleash a monsoon of kicks and chops the likes of which the quadrangle at St. Anne's middle school had never seen. While I still got got my head bashed apart pretty unmercifully that day, the main thing was that I finally stood up to those scary girls.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

If it's June, it's Rice at the College World Series

How much does this video get me pumped? Only like ELEVENTY BILLION units of pump up. Yes, I know the song does not have that much true merit, but I love this video so. 

Tomorrow, the 2008 edition of the College World Series begins, with the boys from dear old Rice playing in the Sunday game against Fresno State. This is Rice's third consecutive appearance in the CWS and its seventh appearance in the last eleven years. Now, I'm not good at math, but I think this means that Rice is good at playing baseball. They are not predicted to win the whole thing this year (like they did in 2003, which is where the video below comes from), but who knows? With Wayne Graham, anything is possible (I heard he has three unicorns at home, and I believe it).