Alex Ross, noted American comic book illustrator and painter, did a little crossover by casting characters from 30 Rock into members of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Needless to say, this is dope.
You know how some days you just wake up, roll out of bed, and have a certain intuition that today is just gonna be really super? I had one of those feelings this morning. I woke up around 7:30 am, did my typical morning ball scratching and perusing of Deadspin, and I just had this feeling that today was going to be a most exceptional day. On my drive to work, I did my usual routine of listening to drive time sports talk radio. 99 times out of 100 I will be listening to Jim Rome, but he is currently on vacation so I forced myself to listen to the ear drum busting voice of Colin Cowherd. This morning Colin discussed how ESPN's Adam Schefter reported from Terrelle Pryor's pro day that a lot of teams view him as a great athlete with atrocious passing accuracy. I don't know why, but the combination of "quarterback" and "atrocious pass accuracy" are probably words that any NFL prospect does not want to hear in the same sentence. As he was finishing his typical 10 am sign off, Cowherd made a quick fleeting joke about how the Raiders will probably end up being the ones to take Pryor in the supplemental draft later in the morning. I giggled to myself at the hilarity of what Colin has just said. I figured, only in a dream world would something so magical happen.
Not more than about 30 or 45 minutes later, I check ESPN and low and behold, the Oakland Raiders nabbed Pryor with the 18th pick in the 3rd round of the Supplemental Draft. Since that moment, I have ceased to stop grinning from ear to ear. Not only did the Raiders end up taking Pryor, they used a THIRD ROUND PICK TO DO SO. From everything else I had heard, no one was even considering taking him with anything higher than a 5th round choice. God bless you, Al Davis. I hope that one day clubhouse attendants are forced to pry your dead, cold handed corpse away from your desk due to the fact that everyone just realized you've actually been dead for the past fifteen years.
Rumor has it that the team may want to try and use Pryor as a wide receiver or tight end. I say, good luck with that. I am sure the Raiders will look into trading for Time Tebow soon too to do something fairly similar. This is just the little icing on the cake after my 49ers pulled out a 17-3 victory over the Raiders this past Saturday (Which is probably the last time the two teams will EVER play one another in an exhibition game due to the two shootings that took place in the parking lot after the game. Apparently these two teams don't like each other. Who knew?)
You may or may not remember a short time ago when I posted a new commercial from La Liga side Getafe FC, in which a koala is show trying to commit suicide in a number of ways. I think the commercial was supposed to be some sort of convoluted allegory for "Tomorrow is a brighter day" or something like that. Here is the video:
Well, it turns out the head honchos at Getafe may have gone and one upped themselves. Here is their newest commercial, in which they use sperm bank porn in order to try and sell season tickets:
Getafe is quickly becoming my absolute favorite La Liga side. What they lack in skill in talent on the field, they more than make up for in fucking awesome commercials. I can't tell if the advertising people that they are hire are crazy, geniuses, or crazy motherfucking geniuses.
Sorry kids, there is room for only one PA in this world, and that is Palo motherfucking Alto. Also, anyone that actually pays for this song on iTunes needs to be shot post haste. Furthermore, am I crazy or does the Chromeo dude make an appearance at 6:04?
"Good googly moogly, that thang is juicy" tend to be the first words that come to mind when you see pictures and specs for the new Pagani Huayra. At roughly 3,000 lbs., the Huayra is one of the lightest supercars in its class, able to go 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds with its Mercedes-AMG V-12 bi-turbo engine. That kind of machinery carries roughly 700 horsepower. That's roughly 130 more horsepower than the newest line of Lambourghuini Gallardo's. The Italian-made Pagani does not come cheap, featuring a price tag of roughly $1 million. You also won't be seeing this car in the United States until at least 2013. Federal safety regulators denied Pagani a safety exemption for 2012 due to the manufacturer's failure to include child-safe advanced airbags. I'm sorry, but if a child goes anywhere near the inside of this thing, the parent should be shot. Pagani's Italian plant features only 60 employees, so very low numbers of the car are produced every year. At most, five were to be sold in the United States on a yearly basis. A Pagani spokeswoman stated that the manufacturer will look to improve its safety standards in time to break the American market by 2013. Don't worry, I am sure the NHTSA will find some way to ruin all the fun again about a year from now.
I really don't even know where to begin with this one. A small part of me thinks this is all one big joke, but a large part of me wants to believe that this guy is fully legit. I think my favorite part of this entire video is the fake smoke that seems to be billowing from his mouth as he raps into the studio mic. Of course he's from Jersey!!! Keep doin' your thing A. Samuels. Keep livin de life.
If nothing else, this is one helluva promotional poster. On Tuesday, August 9th, the San Francisco Giants will be holding Grateful Dead Night at AT&T Park. The night will feature performances by a number of Grateful Dead tribute bands and original members of the band will be in attendance to throw out the first pitch. One thing I am a little confused by, is Bill Walton being a part of singing "Take Me Out To The Ball Game" during the 7th inning stretch. I know Walton is a huge Deadhead and has attended over 650 Dead shows in his lifetime, including their 1978 show in Egypt playing in front of the pyramids, but the last thing I want to hear is Walton's annoying rasp playing over some giant loudspeakers. To compensate, every fan in attendance will be given a special limited edition "Dancing Bears" collectible statue, complete with two tabs of acid taped to the underside. Who knows, maybe Madison Bumgarner will even drop a tab before taking the mound and try and pull an old Dock Ellis no hitter type of performance. The Giants will be hosting the Pittsburgh Pirates that night so that probably wouldn't be too difficult.
Some of you may know Shawn "Diddy" Combs. I don't know much about him, but apparently he is a hip hop mogul, television personality, and background dancer in Biggie Smalls' music videos. Apparently, his son is a halfway decent college football prospect. Heading in to his senior year at Iona Prep (N.Y.), Justin Combs was fielding offers from a number of low level and mid major programs. However, after participating in some high level 7 on 7 camps this summer, he is starting to garner the attention of bigger name institutions such as the University of Illinois and the University of Virginia among others according to Yahoo! sports. Following in the footsteps of his daddy, it seems he enjoys hitting wide receivers with a little bump bump bump.