Saturday, May 30, 2009

#1 G.I.W.L.T.F.

Krystal Forscutt is a straight up Australian Bomb Shell! And the winner of the G.I.W.L.T.F. post so there you have it Iggles there was a winner. This girl is so hot I don't think i can out do myself.. it is only right the post retires with her as the champion.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Quote of the Week!!

This quote is from one of my best friends PJ Bard AKA Turtle to some:

"If Hal Gill wins a Stanley Cup, I will no longer watch NHL hockey anymore as long as I live".

--PJ Bard


This is the quick letter that I sent off to NESN today:

Dear NESN,

First off I would like to send my well wishes to Jerry Remy and I hope he has a speedy recovery. Secondly, I see that you have been filling his spot on Red Sox broadcasts with Eck, Dave Roberts, Dewey, Ron Coomer, and others. I think you should give Jack Edwards a try. I know that he does an outstanding job as the Bruins color guy and I think he could fill in admirably for the Sox as well. He has worked for ESPN in the past so I have no doubt he would succeed. Lastly, keep up all the good work you guys do over there.


Derek P. Whitley

Happy Birthday Mario (are own RIO)

Happy Be-lated Birthday Mario, you share your special day with some other very special people..2 assasins, 1 singer, 1 NASA astronaut arrested for being a stalker while wearing diapers, 1 former disney star now on Saturday Night Live, and 1 smokin hot actress who has been in Cloverfield and Transformers...
Those who share your day:
Bono: 5-10-60
Mark David Chapman: 5-10-55
John Wilkes Booth: 5-10-1838
Kenan Thompson: 5-10-78
Lisa Novak: 5-10-63
Odette Yustman: 5-10-85 (enjoy the photo)

No Chewey Sprees

Taste for gummies gets man in sticky situation

ROGERSVILLE, Tenn. -- Police in Rogersville says a man's taste for gummy fruit chews landed him in a sticky situation.

The Kingsport Times-News reports Rogersville police chased 19-year-old Wesley James Hough as he fled on his motor scooter after taking a Life Savers Gummies pack valued at a little more than $1 from a Dollar General store on Monday.

Hawkins County Sheriff Roger Christian said Wednesday police found meth lab ingredients and components stashed in Hough's yellow motor scooter.

Hough was charged with promotion of manufacturing meth and theft under $500.

He remained in the Hawkins County Jail Wednesday evening on $10,000 bond, with an arraignment set for June 8.

Was he stealing the Life Savers gummy fruit chews to use to make Meth? I am a little confused as to why he is robbing the Dollar store in the 1st place. I will tell you this though the judge wasn't fucking around, $10,000 bond is NO FUCKING JOKE.
Kiefer Sutherland

Jack Bauer? He's all that in the eyes of a new CTU agent to be played by Freddie Prinze Jr., the latest actor to sign on for 24's eighth season.

A star of such films as She's All That and two Scooby-Doos — where he played opposite lady love Sarah Michelle Gellar — and the short-lived sitcom Freddie, Prinze Jr. joins 24 as Davis Cole, a Marine who now heads up the resurrected CTU's Field Ops division. In that role, Cole fancies himself the new Jack Bauer, says the Hollywood Reporter.

I don't know about this choice, Freddie as Jack I don't see him as an agent capable of torturing and or killing potential terrorists, friends, witnesses etc. The 8th season of 24 may be the last season if Jack Bauer is killed off.

Hockey Finals

Dear Boston Bruins,

I wanted to take a few minutes out of my day to write a letter so I can explain how you ruined my hockey season. Granted I’m not a Bruins fan but I think that is irrelevant at the moment. You were the #1 seed and were clearly the best team in the Eastern Conference…..after sweeping the Canadians you had a clear path to the Finals. Who else in the East could beat you? The Penguins? The Flyers? The ‘Canes? Well, apparently the answer was the ‘Canes……you decided to play your worst hockey of the season during the playoffs. I don’t want to hear the excuses about running into a hot goaltender… were outplayed by a freakin’ expansion team. You are the Boston Bruins….a member of the Original Six….and you lost to a team from North Carolina. Completely UNACCEPTABLE!

All you had to do was hold serve and at the very least make it to the Stanley Cup Finals…..that’s all I was asking for. Since you couldn’t hold up your end of the bargain I’m now forced to root for my arch rival, the Pittsburgh Penguins, to win the Cup so I don’t lose my bet. Thank you very much Bruins… can take your Hub of Hockey and shove it.

Sincerely (and by sincerely I really mean SCREW YOU),


Ok….now that I’ve gotten that off my chest. I’ve been put in a horrible position….I need to hope Sid the Kid, Gino Malkin, and Fluery can pull off a miracle and beat the Red Wings. Do I think it’s going to happen…..NO! But stranger things have happened…just ask the 18-1 2007 New England Patriots. GO PENS GO (I just lost 5 years off the end of my life having to write that)!


I think that Iggles may of lost it, I know the kid doesn't like to part from his $MONEY$ but writing a letter to the Boston Bruins- come on?

I am up 5-4 heading into the Stanley cup finals with the winning team getting the right to have their name etched onto the cup(and a free case of beer for me). So since I have been picking the Western Conference for the whole playoffs then I must take the Detroit Red wings. I am not feeling all the confident that the United Nations of the NHL will win Lord Stanleys cup due to all their current injuries but fuck it, winners win and Hockey town will win again.

The series starts Saturday night and I should be drinking my beers by the end of next week. If the Pens win it all, tied game and no one owes anyone any beers. If the Wings win it all, Sam Adams Summer ales at my place for an afternoon cookout.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Operation Flashpoint 2 Dragon Rising

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2

John Daly

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Job Fair

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-Thanks to BBW MCLOVIN!

All star vote

Don't forget to vote for the MLB All Stars. You can cast your vote up to 25 times a day. We don't need any American Idol controversies so make sure you vote early and you vote often.

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Just a reminder if you want to go to the Sox and party with 100 of your new and closest friends:
Don't look know but SoxSlam is less than two weeks away! We hope everyone is looking forward to the first ever Sox Slam breakfast. Surprisingly enough, we still have a handful of tickets remaining, so we have taken away the ticket limit. If you haven't purchased tickets yet, or already have and need more, please let us know soon before the tickets are gone.

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SoxSlam will be held on Sunday, June 7th, 2009

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The Baseball Tavern is located near Fenway at 1270 Boylston St.
Sox Game: 1:35pm - Texas Rangers vs. Boston Red Sox

Tickets are now on sale and available at two prices:
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SoxSlam 2009

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Hump day again

I like Wednesdays. They break up the week quite nicely. It is the best day of the week to take off. If I could I would take off any and all Wednesdays - 2 days of work 1 day off 2 days of work then 2 days off - it is quite brilliant. But this Wednesday sucks. The weather is dark, cold, humid, clamy and straight up gross.

This is what the beat writers in Minny are saying about David Ortiz:

Everybody has a theory about Big Papi's huge drop in production, tarnishing the former Twin's rosy aura.

David Brewster, Star Tribune

We remember David Ortiz as a Twin, limping around the Metrodome, looking older than his advertised age, a hitter who couldn't turn on a fastball or stay on the field. As a Twin, Ortiz was more likely to lift his teammates' spirits than carry the team.

Tuesday, Ortiz made his first appearance of the 2009 season at the Metrodome and reminded us more of the guy the Twins ditched than the player Boston embraced. Stuck in a slump that could threaten his career, Ortiz carried a .195 average and one home run into the game and for the first time in five years found his name somewhere other than third in the lineup. Boston manager Terry Francona batted him sixth, hoping to alleviate pressure, but Francona can't shield Ortiz from the perceptions of the era in which he plays.

Ortiz was a brittle, slump-prone hitter who enjoyed a meteoric rise and now is suffering through a precipitous fall. I spoke with a wide variety of baseball people at all levels of the game, most of whom offered one of three explanations:

1.) Steroids helped Ortiz become the player who helped the Red Sox to two World Series titles, and the increased effectiveness of steroid testing has scared him off the stuff.

2.) He is much older than his listed age of 33.

3.) He has hit the power-hitter's wall like a latter-day Mo Vaughn, the bulky lefthanded slugger who went from 36 to 26 to three home runs in his last three years in the big leagues, leaving the game at the age of 35.

Tuesday, Ortiz went 1-for-3 with a walk and a double, raising his average to .197. "When you hit third, you must be swinging good," a glum Ortiz said after the game. "I'm not, obviously. The manager moved me to sixth because we've got guys swinging the bat good.

"Now I've got to work my way up, right? That's about it. I'm an employee. I follow orders."

Twins outfielder Michael Cuddyer played with Ortiz in Minnesota and is aware of the implications of his struggles.

"There is so much that is unknown in this game," Cuddyer said. "It's funny, players are always nervous on Opening Day, because you don't know what's going to happen the next 162 games. So, yeah, when you struggle like he has, there might be a certain amount of doubt that creeps in, saying, 'Do I still have it?'

"But with him, he has such a good outlook on life in general that he's going to be fine."

Cuddyer knows, though, that a player experiencing Ortiz's statistical fluctuations will face questions about steroids.

"I think it's always going to be fair to jump to that conclusion now," Cuddyer said. "Which is sad to say. Do I jump to that conclusion about David? No, I'm not saying that at all. But is anybody fair game in this day and age? Of course. That's what everybody means when they say that those guys are giving a black eye to baseball. It's because everybody jumps to the conclusion, 'Well, it's because he juiced.'

"That's not right, but it's obviously fair, because people in the game are giving you the opportunity to think that. It sucks. It's unfortunate. Do I think David did it? No."

Cuddyer agreed that Ortiz's struggles raise the spectre of age-fixing, too. "That's another conclusion you can jump to, and that's also a black eye for the game," he said.

Whatever the cause of his slump, Ortiz gave Boston five years that transformed a franchise. "To win two World Series for that franchise, to be loved by everyone, it was the perfect storm," Cuddyer said. "He's an amazing person, an amazing guy."

In his first at-bat Tuesday, Ortiz turned on a fastball, just like old times. He rumbled into second base with his old verve and for at least a moment, the end didn't seem so near.

So what do you guys think it is? 1, 2, 3 or 4 (Maybe you have your own theory)?? I think he looks slow. He is having a hard time catching up to an 88 mph fast ball. He seems to be slowly fading from his fun loving self to an angry angry man. Has father time caught up to Papi or did he do a few cycles? Let me know what you think.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Darksiders Wrath of War

3 AM.

Quote of the week

I am a little behind lately I know, I was on vacation in the Dominican Republic. Here is a Quote from a person that we all may know and for those that don't you may want to keep it that way..this was on the mustache pubcrawl and directed at me.

"Hey Mario have you been working out? You look like you have put on 30 lbs since the last time I saw you."-- Chris Barros


Elin Grindemyr from Sweden

Ever have one of those days


Canseco's first professional fight ends as expected. He fought 7'2" Choi a Korean Kick boxer and got his ass handed to him. Canseco had previously fought NFL player Vai Sikahema and gotten his ass kicked, and then fought former Patridge Family star Danny Bonaduce to a draw. If you can't win a celebrity fight what makes you think you can take down a professional fighter, not to mention one that is 7'2. Canseco needs to go back to retirment and work on writing a new book.

Hong Man Choi Jose Canseco Fight Video


The Big Shows weekly up date:

Starting weight 338 lbs
Current weeks weight 314lbs
-24 lbs (Up 3lbs)


Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day and here is to a nice week of fun.

Things I learned this weekend:

1. Jeremey Shockey is an animal. Too fucked up at the Hardrock that he had to be taken out on a stretcher.
2. Over heard at a cookout: Calamine lotion cures mild cases of chlamydia. I don't know if it is true but i'm passing that along.
3. Never let a 5 year old and his little sister name your puppy - Anakin Yoda Skywalker is not the greatest name for a bulldog.
4. People are still buzzing about the Bruins and their salary cap situation.
5. The UFC fights are getting pretty over saturated with watered down pay per views.
6. The Magic are up 2-1 but all people can talk about is that last second shot by Lebron.
7. The Blackhawks look like they are fading faster than a Smiddy relationship.
8. Apparently people think that Kevin Youkilis is the greatest Red Sox player of all time and Pesky is a close second.
9. This weather is fucked - 93 on Friday, 66 on Saturday, hail and thunderstorms yet 74 yesterday...nah there is no such thing as global warming.
10. Dorchester Shrimp never ever ever gets old...ever!
11. Bandit is the best/calmest pit bull puppy under the age of 1.
12. Dorchester Day and the Annual Bowl off has people talking and its 2 weeks out.
13. Raw burgers and moo-ing steak tips are not universally received at a roofdeck cookout.
14. Thank a Veteran today...I know I will.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

I hope everyone is having a nice memorial day weekend.

Friday, May 22, 2009


Casey Batchelor guess i am back on the Brunette band wagon.......

The Harpoon Summer Session - Harpoon Brewery - Brewers of Harpoon IPA and UFO Hefeweizen

The Harpoon Summer Session - Harpoon Brewery - Brewers of Harpoon IPA and UFO Hefeweizen

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Unjustified Arrest????

UPPER UWCHLAN — A man from Secane was arrested after calling a township woman to quiz her about her feet, according to police.
David Fetter, 44, called the woman Feb. 28, asked her if she had taken her shoes or socks off yet, then tried to start a conversation with her about her feet, police said.The woman hung up on Fetter, who she did not know, and contacted authorities, police said.Using phone records, investigators determined Fetter had made the call, police said.During an interview with police, Fetter admitted to making foot-related phone calls to women to fulfill his fetish, police said. Records indicate Fetter had made 126 phone calls to women within an hour and a half, police said.All of the calls were Fetter’s attempt to engage women in conversations about their feet, police said.Police said he would only pursue conversations with women age 20 to 40.Fetter was charged with stalking, harassment and related offenses, police said

I believe the saying is ‘to each his own’….we all have our own little quirks but is it really necessary to make 126 phone calls inside of an hour and a half? That’s like a call every 45 seconds… is that possible? Do you just sit down in front of a phone book and just keep dialing away? I’ll give the guy credit at least he was persistent.

And the other issue I have is what exactly were the charges? Stalking and harassment……well if he called 126 different people how does this qualify? I can understand if you called the same person 126 times but from the way this is written the guy was just making random phone calls. Don’t get me wrong…I’m all for getting these sickos off the street. But if this qualifies as harassment then we need to start locking up all these telemarketers.


Knifeman 'copied scene from The Shining' as he attacked paramedics
A knifeman copied a scene from the horror film The Shining as he threatened to "carve up" two paramedics who he had lured to his flat, a court has heard.

By Murray Wardrop
Last Updated: 7:08AM BST 22 May 2009

Hilton must serve a minimum of 27 months behind bars Photo: PA
Philip Jones, 43, and Lorna Wood, 41, found themselves caught in a "malicious trap" after responding to a hoax call from Leonard Hilton, claiming that he had attempted suicide.

The pair were forced to barricade themselves in Hilton's sitting room after he locked them in the flat and lunged at them with a kitchen knife.

They then cowered in fear of their lives as the 45-year-old repeatedly plunged the blade through the door while shouting actor Jack Nicholson's famous line "Here's Johnny!".

Mr Jones and Miss Wood were only saved when police smashed down the door of the property and disarmed Hilton using CS gas spray.

Hilton was handed an indeterminate jail sentence on Thursday after he admitted two counts of making threats to kill, two counts of false imprisonment, and one of affray.

Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court was told that Hilton dialled 999 on September 30 last year and told an operator that he had cut his wrists in the bath.

The two paramedics rushed to his 12th floor flat in Oldham, Greater Manchester, where the factory worker opened the door holding a towel over his wrists.

The ploy however, was a trick to get them inside so he could fulfil the wish of voices in his head, which he claimed had told him to harm paramedics.

Prosecutor Jaime Hamilton said the pair took refuge in the sitting room, where they barricaded the door with a sofa.

Mr Hamilton said: "The defendant was banging on the door trying to get in and shouted 'I'm going to kill you, you are not getting out alive, I am going to carve you up'."

He added that Hilton then began stabbing through the door, shouting: "Here's Johnny! Come out and play. I am going to stab you."

Neither of the paramedics was injured in the attack, but both suffered "severe trauma".

In a victim impact statement read to the court, Miss Wood said: "While we were trapped inside that flat I was terrified that we would be killed.

"I will live with that fear for the rest of my life."

Passing sentence, Judge Leslie Hull said: "If anyone deserves the protection of the court it is these people who do no more than their best to treat members of the public who are injured or otherwise unwell.

"One of them, a young woman, has contemplated turning her back on her career."

Hilton, a father of one who has a previous conviction for committing arson endangering life, must serve a minimum of 27 months behind bars.

Speaking after the hearing, Det Con Mark Tiffany, of Oldham CID, said: "They believed it to be a genuine emergency – it was in fact a malicious trap set by Hilton.

"The incident highlights how those responding to emergencies can put themselves in very clear danger."

North West Ambulance Service area director Delwyn Wray added: "This tragic incident highlights how ambulance emergency staff can be put in serious danger by violent and abusive people."

How crazy is this dude. I mean I thought it was pretty cool when the Shark in finding Nemo did the here's Johnny line...but this guy has taken this line to the top tier level.

I shaved too soon

Furry-faced men from across the globe trek to Alaska to compete for title of fanciest whiskers

In this Thursday photo, John Dahlen, back, Tim Slade, left, Jonathan Galin and Neal Haglund, who will compete in the upcoming 2009 World Beard and Moustache Championships, display their beards and moustaches in Anchorage. More than 200 competitors from 12 countries, including Germany and Austria, will compete in the event hosted by the South Central Alaska Beard and Moustache Club.

By MARY PEMBERTON , Associated Press

Last update: May 21, 2009 - 8:16 AM

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The world's fanciest whiskers are coming to Alaska so their owners can strut their manly stuff in a land that has long appreciated furry faces.

On Friday, the 2009 World Beard and Moustache Championships will come to Anchorage, where more than 200 competitors from 12 countries will brandish facial hair ranging from delicate Salvador Dali-style mustaches to bushy full beards.

Seasoned competitors say Germans have the facial hair to beat.

"They take it very seriously. It is an age-old tradition there to have beards," said Bob Gengler, a 44-year-old physical therapist in Anchorage who sports a big bushy beard.

The Germans' 20-person contigent this year will not include Elmar Weisser, who is renowned for his ingenuity in the freestyle full beard category. In 2005 in Berlin, he styled his beard into the shape of the Brandenburg Gate. Two years later in Brighton, England, his beard formed London's Tower Bridge.

David Traver, 43, of Anchorage, has won three times in the world championships and hopes to capitalize on Weisser's absence. He's planning something special for the freestyle competition, he said, but he'll only reveal that is is "very Alaskan." Mount McKinley, perhaps? The Northern Lights?

"In freestyle, you can do anything except you can't use wires and pins. It is anything goes. The only drawback is your lack of imagination," Traver said.

At the world championships, contestants compete in three main categories: mustaches, full beards and partial beards. The competition is divided into 18 categories.

"We, the local guys, are in it for fun," said Robert Crawford, who grew a long, white full beard after 24 years in the Air Force where he was forced to have a military-style cut.

Will Merrill, 45, a marine equipment salesman in Anchorage, will be competing in his first world championships.

"In Alaska, I think I probably have the biggest goatee right now," he said. "It is right about to my belly button."

Merrill is shopping for some bright red pants to match his red goatee. He'll wear a white dress shirt to complete the "red, white, red" ensemble, he said.

There's a lot that goes into growing a competition-ready goatee, Merrill said. He has shampooed and conditioned his goatee every day in preparation for the competition, he said. He finishes off the preening with a blow-dry to keep his hair looking tidy.

The last time he was completely shaven was when he was 19 years old. He did it for a girl.

"I hated it," he said.

But since then, the bachelor said he's gotten lots of compliments on his facial hair.

"I've had women tell me that it is the best goatee that they have ever seen. I could tell they were very impressed," Merrill said.

George Haskins, a 53-year-old clerk in Fairbanks, said children will sometimes stare at him and his mustache as if he were a cartoon character. Haskins placed second in the English mustache category two years ago in his first international competition at the world championships.

The grocery store where Haskins works doesn't allow mustaches that droop past the corner of the mouth.

But his mustache gets to stay because it "doesn't go past the corner of the mouth," he said. "It just goes about a foot to each side."

Gengler has found that having a big bushy beard requires making some changes. When he goes to his favorite hangout for a beer, he asks for a straw.

"If you don't do that, you are covered in foam when you are done," he said.

But Phil Olsen, founder of Beard Team USA, said the competition is more fun than sacrifice.

Every two years, a contigency of hairy men get to come together and have a blast, he said as he boarded a ship in Vancouver, British Columbia, for a seven-day cruise to Anchorage.

"Here we have on board the ship about 80 people from many different countries who are all friends from this competition," he said. "It's all about friendship."

Smoke em if you got em

Five arrested, 543 pounds of marijuana seized after North Shore delivery

State Police seized 543 pounds of marijuana and about $200,000 in cash, while arresting five men, as they broke up a major drug delivery Wednesday in Peabody, Essex County prosecutors said this afternoon.

State troopers set up surveillance at a Costco parking lot on Route 1 in Danvers on Wednesday morning. At about noon, a rented truck arrived. Troopers allegedly observed men loading pallets of marijuana from the tractor-trailer onto the rental truck, Essex District Attorney Jonathan W. Blodgett's office said in a statement.

Teams of troopers, agents from US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and Peabody police followed both vehicles as they headed in different directions.

Police later arrested three men at 134R Newbury Street in Peabody and found that the pallets of marijuna had been unloaded there. Meanwhile, another team followed the tractor-trailer to Route 128 and stopped it just before the Massachusetts Turnpike, arresting two other men and finding the approximately $200,000 in cash.

Brian J. Toto, 42, of Revere; Phillip Watson, 37, of Saugus; Michael Schrimpf, 36, of Saugus; and R.J. Norton Jr., 41, and Melvin Vanmeter, 38, both of Indianapolis, all pleaded not guilty today in Peabody District Court. Each man faces charges of trafficking Class D marijuana over 200 pounds and conspiracy to violate drug laws.

Judge Robert Brennan set bail at $250,000 for each defendant and set another hearing for June 18. The men, if convicted, face a maximum of 15 years in prison, with a minimum mandatory term of three years, prosecutors said.

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FIVE HUNDRED FOURTY THREE POUNDS OF WEED? I bet these dudes were sporting mullets, rat tails, and driving Camaros. Just messing around. That is a ton of weed. How much is the street value of that much weed? I don't smoke and I don't know many people that still do so I am actually clueless to the cost of weed. On a side note I thought the North shore was all about the 8 balls and yayo.

Great Job

Not to sound like a broken record but thanks again to everyone who showed up and donated at the 2nd Annual Mustache Pub Crawl. As you know we raised $1220.00 for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute(Plus the $25 dollars that CustomInk, who made the shirts for me, donated brings the total to $1245.00). Here is the letter that they sent me thanking us for the donation. I asked them to put the money towards head and neck cancer. I hope to see you all next year at the 3rd Annual Mustache Pub Crawl, Saturday May 15th, 2010.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Red Head Love

I realize from my posts I don't show much love to the red heads. Now this is not on purpose in anyway or a bias on my behalf. i do not know who she is but i give her a 10. Happy memorial Day Weekend to all may you luck out and find a chick this hot.


10 Tips to Help You Grill Like a Man

This is a guest post by James Nicholson who writes about all things manly at Just A Guy Thing. Subscribe to his site to get your daily dose of manliness.

Memorial Day is upon us and that means the start of grilling season. Every guy knows that to truly be a man, you need to know your way around a grill. Whether you’re using charcoal or gas, here are 10 tips to help you unleash your inner grill master:

1. Get the right tools. You can’t be a grill meister without the proper tools. Make sure you have a good spatula, tongs, grill brush, and a meat thermometer. Each of these implements needs to be big so that you can easily flip a large burger or turn massive steaks. Also make sure the handles are long enough to flip lots of things at once without burning yourself.

2. Clean the grill. If you don’t properly clean the grill, your food will taste like soot, no matter what you do to it. The best way to clean a grill is to get it very hot (if you’re using a gas grill turn all the burners on high). Leave the grill at full temp for 10-15 minutes to burn off all the stuff from the last time you barbequed. Then thoroughly scrape down the grill using your long handled grill brush. Make sure the brush can handle high temperatures - not all can.

3. Know the difference between direct and indirect cooking. Direct cooking over high heat sears the meat, giving it a nice crust. Indirect cooking, which is done over medium or low heat, cooks the interior of the meat without completely charring the outside. To accomplish this using a charcoal grill, stack up the coals higher on one side than the other. With a gas grill, turn one burner on high and leave the rest at medium. For indirect cooking, you’ll need to keep the lid down.

4. Use enough charcoal. What’s the point of spending $50 on steaks and then steaming them over a puny flame? You’re a man - you need a big fire! If in doubt, add more charcoal than you think you’ll need. Make sure you wait at least 30 minutes for the charcoal to reach the proper temperature.

5. Make oil your friend. What’s the secret to making sure burgers and veggies don’t stick to the grill? Place a large dab of cooking oil into a wad of paper towel and then (using your long handled tongs, not your hands!) wipe the grill with the oiled towel just before you put on the food. Make sure you swipe the paper towel quickly over the grill so it doesn’t burn.

6. Don’t apply barbeque sauce too soon. Unless you want a charred mess, wait until close to the end of the cooking time before adding sweet, sticky barbeque sauces to your meat. Adding the sauce during direct cooking only burns the sugars in them, making the meal unpalatable.

7. Know how to cook perfect steaks. Grilling a steak is not as easy as it looks. First, make sure the steak is at room temperature and season it with a bit of salt and pepper. You’ll first want to sear the meat on high heat for 2-3 minutes a side. Then move it to the cooler part of the grill to finish cooking. Using a meat thermometer is the only accurate way to know how well done the steaks are. 125 degrees for rare, 140 degrees for medium, and 150 degrees for medium-well. Make sure you let the steaks rest for 5 minutes before serving.

8. Don’t forget the veggies. Grilled vegetables make great accompaniments with plenty of bright, intense flavors. Asparagus, eggplant, portobello mushrooms, onions, zucchini and bell peppers are especially well suited to grilling. Make sure you slice the veggies thick so they don’t char too quickly and use a dab of oil on the grill as noted above. It’s easy to overcook vegetables, so keep a close eye on them.

9. The key to great corn on the cob. Few vegetables embody summer like corn on the cob, but too often corn turns out charred and tasteless when grilled. The key to perfect, delicious corn on the cob is to peel down the outer husk to just one layer. Removing most, but not all, of the husk allows the charcoal flavor to infuse the corn without letting it char.

10. Know what to pair with your meat. Pairing the right adult beverage with your food brings your grilled meal to the next level. If you’re drinking beer, a darker, heaver brew will go with beef dishes while a lighter beer like a Hefeweizen pairs nicely with chicken or seafood. Similarly, a big, spicy red wine like a Zinfandel complements grilled red meat while a light white like a Sauvignon Blanc or Chablis goes with white meats and fish.

One final tip: if you’re hosting a big cook-out with lots of people watching, you might want to practice ahead of time. Learning on the job with a dozen friends watching can be pressure-packed. Like exercise, grilling gets easier the more you do it.

Denise Milanni in Pink

Blond Vs. Brunette

As long as time this debate has raged on, the never ending war of who is hotter the Blond vs. the Brunette. Here are the contestants you pick.

Thirsty Thursdays

It is going to be mid 80's today. It's Thirsty Thursday and no one wants to go out and celebrate this nice weather?

Any takers?


I would like to thank everyone who helped me raise $345.00 for the Boston Bruins Foundation.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Little Mac

Normally I don't post video game posts. That's what the cheifdude is for. BUT everyone played Mike Tyson's Punch Out in the late 80's and early 90's. The WII has released a new version and damn it I am this close to running out to buy both the WII and PUNCHOUT!

The grades are in

Ok so I am finally ready to talk about the Bruins game 7 loss. Its almost been a week and I feel like my frustrations have simmered down. We played well, had a few chances and didnt't put the biscuit in the basket, we didn't come out on top but did it have to be WALKER?? Seriously FUCKING WALKER?

Here are my final grades for the season(review my mid-season grades here):

P.J. Axelsson C+ not much has changed since mid season. He kills penalties. He scores a goal here and there. He is a free agent and I expect him to be playing in Sweden next season. Thanks for all your hard work Per Johan!
Patrice Bergeron B- Towards the end of the season he really stepped it up. He was increasingly better as the playoffs went on. The only cherry on this sundae would of been a game winning goal here or there. Is available in the off season for a bag of pucks and a new back flap.
Byron Bitz C+ Bitzy came up big on the 4th line. He filled in when Blake Wheeler hit the rookie wall during the playoffs. I like Bitzy hope to see him on the 3rd line next season.
Zdeno Chara A We won't be giving out many A's this season but Big Z get one. He played against every top line and either slowed them down considerably or plain stopped them. You can have your flashy Mike Greens, I'd start my defense with Z.
Andrew Ference D+ I know this grade my not go over well with Mrs. Watchdog but why can't this guy stay healthy? He comes back from injury and then all of a sudden something else breaks. Is he made from paper mache?
Manny Fernandez F- Yes F MINUS. Thanks for 2 terrible and hurt season. I wish you well in raping someone elses salary cap Mr Fernendez.
Shane Hnidy B- very consistent on the blue line. There were not many times during the season that I scream at my television because of the Sheriff. His missing tooth grin makes me laugh too(Thats what moved him from a C+ to a B-)
Matt Hunwick B- Who would of thought that Matty Hunwick going down would of hurt so much in the playoffs? I hope him and his spleen speedy recovery. God Speed Matty Hunwick
Philip Kessel A played an integral role in getting the B's into the playoffs. Played hurt. Kessel the 2nd Bruin with an A.
Chuck Kobasew B The Chuckwagon delivered. Period!
David Krejci A- When he was hot he was SCORCHING. When he was cold he was FREEZING. During the playoffs he played with much more consistency. He did win the 7th player award and that may of added a few dollars to his next contract.
Milan Lucic B He had his ups and downs this season, from 1st line to 4th line and everywhere in between. He may not be the most talented guy in the league but he works hard and if he can't score on you he will pummel you...have a good off season Looch.
Steve Montador D- YOU SUCK!
Mark Recchi B- Grade would of been higher if he played here all season. The Reching ball was a great addition to the team and he wants back next year. Sign him up now even if he is 846 years old.
Michael Ryder B- Ehhh you know he played well ehhh and its always nice to score ehhhhh too bad he scored in bunches ehhhhh and disappeared 2nd round of the ehhhhh playoffs. If someone will take him in the off season I wouldn't be dissapointed.
Marc Savard A There is not one thing bad I can say about Savvy. He plays hard. He is emotional. He has the will to win. He leads by example. I will be sad when his contract is up and he goes to Philly or NY.
Mark Stuart C+ Stewie oh Stewie. You need to be a little more aggressive back there buddy. We all know that when you are playing well you are a force but those times seem few and far between. I know you are still young so please put it all together this offseason.
Marco Sturm I You got hurt and we carried on. Your fire was missing from the ice but people stepped up. I hope you are traded to Dallas.
Tim Thomas A- You got better as the season went on. You proved yourself to all the doubted. You are in the running for the Veneiza trophy. You got rewarded with a $20 million dollar contract. I wish you well on June 18th at the NHL awards.
Shawn Thornton B- you did what was asked of you. You are gritty, hardnosed and not afraid to drop gloves with anyone.
Aaron Ward C- Where the fuck did you go Wardo?? You played decent throughout the season but when the playoffs started you went ghost on us. If Scott Walker didn't sucker punch you in the eye then I probably wouldn't of known you were on the roster.
Blake Wheeler B You my friend get a solid B. We all knew you had talent before the season started(a top 5 pick 3 years ago) but no one thought you would contribute so early and so often. Kudos!
Dennis Wideman C+ OVERATED! Too many turnovers and if Z wasn't back there to bail you out who knows how this season would of turned out. He was like a hockey turnstyle back there
Stephane Yelle B For the price the B's paid for this guy he was worth 5 times as much. He should see his pay day increased this off season with whatever team he signs with. Solid back up who does all the little things.
Claude Julien B+ Does a fantastic job with what he is given. He is not afraid to change styles depending on opponents. He tries to keep the team fresh for the whole season. Not too many things wrong with his coaching.
Blades B Blades the Bruins mascot gets a grade here for showing up to all the R.O.A.R's and putting up with the bullshit.
Ice Girls B- Shake your booty. Not one shirt near section 19.

I hope we have a nice off season. I do not envy Peter Chiarelli. He has to make choices with just about everyone: Krejci, Kessel, Bergeron, Bitz, Sturm, Recchi, Savard, Yelle, Hunwick, Fernandez and some of them cats down in Providence. Whether it is free agency or trades. Rest up boys see you in September.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


Usually I always go for the dirty girl for this post but this week I am going for the good girl. Not to many dirty pics of her out there but I guess when your this hot you don't really need too. Kristen Kruek

My Music Review

Chris Cornell goes electronic on new CD
Melody Baetens / The Detroit News
Chris Cornell is a true American rock star. He's had major success as lead singer of grunge-era bands Soundgarden and Temple of the Dog, of modern-rock group Audioslave, and also as a solo artist.

As with many career musicians, Cornell's music is bound to evolve. His latest solo album, "Scream," has certainly taken a sharp turn, one that might worry some hard-rock fans.

Cornell teamed up with hip-hop producer Timbaland, creating a less organic and less rock and roll sound than his previous efforts. Instead, "Scream," his third solo album, leans toward electronic dance music. He even brought in former boy-band member Justin Timberlake to co-write and sing back-up on the track "Take Me Alive."

"I just thought that would be an interesting thing to do, different than anything else I've ever done," Cornell says. The singer says he likes the "trippiness" of hip-hop music, which makes sense to him because as a kid he listened to a lot of '70s stoner-rock music.

So far, the album has gotten lukewarm reviews from SPIN, Rolling Stone and Billboard, but "Scream" still debuted at No. 10, on the U.S. charts, making it Cornell's first Top 10 solo album. The following week, however, it dropped to No. 65, which is the first time in more than two years that a Top 10 album has dropped that far in its second week.

Whether you are into Cornell's new sound or not, his live show still will be mostly rock-based -- newer songs will be played with the traditional guitar-bass-drums band setup.

"We approached it by playing the (new) songs as a rock band ... even though we'll have a keyboard player," Cornell says. "They basically transform into rock songs but rhythmically, and to some degree sonically, they're still different and stay true to the record."

Cornell also says his set will change each night of the tour, and will include music from throughout his career

I have to say the first time i heard this CD it was a little ruff around the edges to me. Being a huge Cornell fan from Temple of the dog, Sound Garden, Audio slave to electric music was a little odd for me to hear. Keep in mind I love Timberland too I think he is a great producer the beats on this Cd are straight out of Timberlake or One Republic but for him to think Cornell for this had to be of a reach i would think. But as usual he was 100% right the CD is awesome and i would put it in the Category for best Album of the not saying it would win but it is that good. So different than what you would expect from Cornell glad he explored out of his genre a little the dude can sing...

Weight a minute

The Big Shows weekly up date:

Starting weight 338 lbs
Current weeks weight 311 lbs
-27 lbs

He is down 2lbs from last week. Not bad considering he probably drank at least 36 Budlights this past Saturday, on the pub crawl.

Do you? I Drunk!

The Patriot Ledger


Police say alcohol fueled a dispute at a wedding reception that landed the groom in handcuffs and the intoxicated bride in Jordan Hospital.

Police went to the Garibaldi Club on Castle Street where Donnie A. Silva, 31, and Natalie Handy, 24, both of Marshfield, were holding their wedding reception about midnight Friday.

Police said Silva had fought with another man who left before officers arrived.

Silva was drunk and disorderly and fought with officers, prompting his arrest on charges of resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, and assault and battery on a police officer, police said.

The bride, heavily intoxicated, was taken to Jordan Hospital for evaluation, police said.

No one was seriously hurt in the altercation.

This seems like common place. I mean who goes to a wedding NOT to get shitfaced beyond comprehension? Men go to weddings for 2 things: 1. Get smashed 2. hook up with slutty bridesmaids. Apparently the groom can't start banging the wedding party so he got bombed. End of story. I am a little confused why the bride was taken to the hospital? She is drunk, send her off to bed to sleep it off.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Nhl Playoffs

Iggles NHL Eastern Conference Finals picks:

GOD DAMN BRUINS……they ruined my whole plan. Going into the NHL Playoffs I figured it would be the Red Wings vs. Bruins in the Stanley Cup Finals with the Red Wings winning in 6 games. So all I needed was the Bruins to win out in the Eastern Conference (which they should have done easily) and I could sit back and drink my Yuengling with a big smile on my face. But nooooooooo……the B’s had to screw me now I’m tied with Mr. Booze going into the Conference Championship games. I absolutely have to pick the winner between the Penguins and ‘Canes……and I have no freakin’ idea who is going to win. Lots to look at in this series: Offensively the edge goes to the Penguins…….the Special Teams edge goes to the Penguins…..Defensively a very slight edge to the ‘Canes…..and Goaltending the ‘Canes have an advantage. Uggghhhhhh……I guess I’m going with the ‘Canes in 7. When in doubt go with the better goalie…besides I hate the Penguins and I can’t remember the last time there was a rematch in the Stanley Cup Finals.

My Western Conference Finals Picks:

Apparently Iggles is a little bit angry at the B's, not because he is a fan mind you but, because they may cost him some Money. If there is anything more guarded and closer to Iggles heart than cold hard cash well then please someone show me! Now onto my pick. I am a big fan of the resurgence that the Chicago BlackHawks have shown over the past two seasons. They are a young fast team. They clearly have the better goaltender in Nikolai Khabibulin but they don't have the experience. Does anyone have any playoff experience prior to this season? I know That Chris Osgood is not a flashy goalie but he gets the job done. I am taking the United Nations of hockey AKA Hockeytown - Detroit Red Wings.

If you are still jonesing for some Bruins action:


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Monday Monday Monday

So a quick hit recap of the weekend boys and girls:

The Celtics lost a really shitty game last night. It seemed to me that no one really wanted to play defense. Some sports reporters, who are in the "know", say the Celtics over achieved. I say FUCK THAT. They are the defending champs, play like champs. Oh well no worries. We will come back next year bigger badder and stronger. Great year boys.

The 2nd Annual Mustache Pub Crawl was a success. We raised $1220 dollars for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute: $1100 from the sale of T-shirts plus $120 in donations, $20 from Jenn Gamberdella and $100 from Rob Knudsen.
** This just in CustomInk donated $25 dollars to the cause**

We had celebrities: Dale Ernhardt Sr., Sid Breem, Dennis Eckersley and even Howie from the backstreet boys.

Also an impromptu dance off/meringue dance lesson:

Things I learned this weekend:
1. Drinking with some of your friends is fun but drinking with over 100 people is much more fun.
2. Raising money while getting bombed is a win win for everyone.
3. Stingers are evil.
4. "I am the Smidawg" is a perfectly fine answer to most questions.
5. Ordering quesadillas, while totally shattered, eating them, not paying and then having your friend throw them on Smiddys tab - priceless(Way to go Bigshow)!
6. Karaoke is fun/addictive and best enjoyed while bombed out of your mind.
7. "Nice Mustache" is a good conversational starter.
8. Never order mixed drinks at Zumas; especially on a pubcrawl.
9. I didn't know that Bell in Hand had such a huge dinner crowd. Hey dude there were 3 people in there before we showed up and a room full of dudes on a bachelor party for Mitch and Rob on the other side - douche.
10. God damn chicken on a stick is hot as fuck!
11. People are looking forward to the 2nd Wingalympics...gotta figure out a day to get that done.
12. Apparently giving chicks nuggies is a form of flirting.

Dear Le,

I don't know if you read the blog but as your neighbor, in the Dorchester area, please be on the look out.


Your friends at Drunknothings

MPC 2009