Friday, September 30, 2011

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Dereks Take (DT)

14 Most Outdated Pieces of Baby Advice.

This is the original article on Yahoo...

Basically it lists a myth and then the correlating truth. Well I am going to read the myth, the truth and give you my take -"Derek's take" or (DT) for short... If this works out maybe I will do this more in the future.

Onto the article:
Much of yesterday's baby wisdom has been proven untrue today. We checked in with Parents advisor Ari Brown, M.D., author of Baby 411, to get the scoop on why these old-school parenting facts have become fiction.

Myth: Infants need to be bathed every day.

The truth: Babies don't get stinky from sweat the way adults do, so they only need a bath every two or three days (except following a major diaper explosion!). If it's part of your wind-down routine, a daily bath is perfectly okay too--just moisturize afterwards.

Derek's take(DT): Wash your damn babies. They smell like shit, puke, piss, burps and nasty baby food. You know that nice newborn baby smell? That is because parents wash their babies!!
Myth: Babies sleep best in a room that's silent and dark.

The truth: While some children really are light sleepers, most do fine with background noise and a little light. Plus, if your little one gets used to some activity around him when he's sleeping, he'll be more willing to snooze in a variety of situations.

DT: This doesn't mean you call all your friends over and throw a bash. You can't have people drinking 40's, smoking blunts and showing up with an 8ball just because the little one went down for a nap. You can however have a few guys over to watch the Sox, B's or Pats game. Ladies you can still have a few glases of wine while attending book club.

Myth: When infants are running a high temperature, rub them down with alcohol to lower their fever.

The truth: Rubbing your baby with alcohol won't actually bring down her fever--plus it's unsafe, since alcohol can be absorbed through her skin.

DT: You are way  more fucked up that I thought if you are rubbing alcohol on your babies. That shit burns! We have all rubbed alcohol on our skin to clean something and that shit stings for quite some time. Now if you are are actually rubbing vodka, tequila or gin on your babies then you are just a straight up alkey and should seek immediate attention.
Myth: Letting your little one stand or bounce in your lap can cause bowlegs later on.

The truth: He won't become bowlegged; that's just an old wives' tale. Moreover, young babies are learning how to bear weight on their legs and find their center of gravity, so letting your child stand or bounce is both fun and developmentally stimulating for him.

DT: What kind of moron thinks that bouncing a standing baby on your knees/lap will cause bowlegs? You know what causes bowlegs? 1. You walk crookedly and your parents are too wasted to correct you and 2. you are soo lazy that you never get your fat ass off the couch except to change the video game on your Xbox and PS3.

Myth: Listening to classical music will raise your baby's IQ.

The truth: Music can enrich a little one's life, but no conclusive research has found that having a baby listen to classical music in particular can result in significant brain-boosting benefits.

DT: Listen if you like shitty classical music then listen to it but don't blame an unborn child for your taste in shit music. Hell the kid would be coming out the womb with 2 strikes against it - 1. You are their parents and 2. You like shitty music.

Myth: Let your baby cry it out; if you pick her up whenever she's wailing, you'll spoil her.

The truth: Babies under 4 months of age have few self-soothing strategies; they know how to suck to soothe and like being swaddled, but that's about it. Picking infants up when they cry helps them learn that parents will always be there to take care of them.

DT: What are you some sort of shit head? You are going to sit down crush a few Bud heavies and listen to your new born baby scream its little head off? You know what sucks about babies...they can't tell you what's wrong with them. Maybe they pissed, shit, are getting a rash, a fever or a new tooth is coming in. Hell, maybe they are lonely and just want the nice warmth of being near their parents. Either way stop being a selfish dickhead and pick up your screaming baby. (BTW your neighbors can hear the baby screaming bloody murder and in this day and age everyone calls child services...Im just saying)
Myth: Babies should be woken up in the night to have a wet diaper changed.

The truth: Urine is sterile, and today's diapers are highly absorbent, so it's fine to leave a baby in a wet diaper overnight. However, staying in poopy diaper for too long can cause a UTI or a bladder infection, especially for baby girls--so if you smell one, change it out.

DT: Listen ya filthy animal. How would you like to sleep in pissy pants all night? Doesn't sound like a night at Disney world now does it? Get off your fucking ass and change the diaper. You wanted(maybe you didnt but you had it anyways) the child. Plus if the baby sleeps in a pissy diaper it eventually leaks onto the sheets and matress and you just added more things for yourself to do in the morning.
Myth: It's dangerous to immunize your infant if he has a cold or a low-grade fever.

The truth: A minor illness won't lower your baby's immune-system response to a vaccination--or increase his risk of any nasty reactions from a shot.

DT: I know it is a baby(remember I said it sucks that they can't tell you something may be wrong) but when I was little your parents toughed it out. No one was running to the doctors every 5 minutes. Now I am not saying if your baby has a 105 fever let em ride it out but if the baby is 99.8 give it a cold bath, let it cry and wait it out a bit. Hell when you scraped your knee back in the day - you rubbed dirt on it. Now you go to the ER get some iodine cleansing to make sure you dont get an infection for falling into a dirty puddle. Heaven forbid a baby attempt to walk and fall on its ass and cry...
Myth: Never apply sunscreen to an infant under 6 months of age.

The truth: The risk of skin cancer down the road from sun exposure is greater than the risk of your baby having a reaction to sunscreen. It's best to keep her away from dangerous UV rays as much as possible from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M., but put on sunscreen with at least 15 SPF if she'll be in the sun. The AAP says that it's fine to apply a minimal amount of sunscreen to small areas, such as a baby's face and the back of the hands.

DT: This myth shouldn't even be addressed. Lets use some common fucking sense. Hey how about this; You just had a baby...lets stay away from the beach, is that really too much to ask? At least a 6 month stay away ban from all beach activities. There is no need to bring a new born to the beach to bake away. I know, I know they make fancy carriages that block out the sun and the baby is in the shade. Have you ever been to the beach and sat under a shady umbrella AND STILL NOT SWEATED YOUR BALLS OFF? Now bringing a newborn to basically cook away in a carriage sounds like a wonderful fucking idea. What next? Lets see what happens when we place the baby in the microwave?

Myth: During the first month of a baby's life, it's critical that all baby bottles and nipples be sterilized.

The truth: Sterilize bottles and nipples when you first take them out of the package--but after that, washing with soap and water is fine. Babies are exposed to many more germs than those that remain on a well-scrubbed bottle or nipple.

DT: This is only a myth because some lazy bitch(probably a dude) complained about steralizing bottles and nipples. Would it really take more than the time water boils to steralize any bottles, nipples, or pacifiers? Just run the dishwasher without soap and just use the scolding hot water. Quit being lazy.

Myth: The safest way to put an infant to sleep is on her stomach.

The truth: The safest sleep position for a baby is on its back. In the past, doctors worried that babies might choke on any spit-up if they weren't lying on their tummy or side, but studies ultimately linked these positions to higher rates of SIDS.

DT: I guess this one would have to be talked through with your doctor. I mean seems like your fucked if you put em on the back and you are fucked if you out em on their stomachs. Just dont sleep and watch your child 24/7 or take turns sleeping. Your wofe can sleep in the day and you at night.
Myth: Putting rice cereal in your infant's bottle will help him sleep.

The truth: Hold off on introducing solids until 4 to 6 months. Research suggests that babies who are given solids before 4 months are actually worse sleepers than their formula-fed counterparts--an studies have revealed a link between the early introduction of solids and obesity later in life.

DT: Everyone has a study now a days. I actually did a study on studies but I got so shitfaced I forgot where I left my notes. Do whatever shuts up your child. If formula and milk aint cutting it then give them some rice cereal. if they are obese later in life it's probably because they are bowlegged from not exercising enough.

Myth: It's critical to keep your baby on a strict feeding schedule.

The truth: It's better to feed on demand, as infants' internal hunger cues will tell them when they're hungry and when they're full. By putting your child on a feeding schedule, you may negatively affect your little one's inborn healthy-eating habits.

DT:  We ain't dealing with rocket science here. If the kid has been changed and the mobile above it's bed isn't keeping it occupied and it starts to cry most likley it is hungry. Give it some food and if thats not it then maybe it just wanted to say hello but starving a baby because it is 3:30 and you feed them at 4:00 DO NOT STARVE YOUR CHILD!
Myth: Infants need hard-soled shoes to protect their delicate toes and keep their feet properly aligned.

The truth: Babies use their toes to grip the surfaces that they're walking on, so they should actually go shoeless indoors. To keep tiny tootsies safe outside, get a shoe with a good grip on the sole--hard-soled shoes can be too slippery.

DT: Unless your baby is all of a sudden going to be going into a contstruction job that requires steel toed boots then just get a regular pair of shoes on the baby. God knows that in 2 months the baby will need new shoes anyways. The baby will be wlaking in now time!

I hope that this first try at Derek's Take was a success. If we learned anything it is that baby myths are straight up bullshit.

If all else fails remember this:
If you get it out, put it up.

If you sleep on it, make it up.
If you wear it, hang it up.
If you drop it, pick it up.
If you dirty it, wash it.
If you open it, close it.
If you turn it on, turn it off.
If it rings, answer it.
If it howls, feed it.
If it cries, love it.

hanks to MikeyT for giving me this wonderful idea.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

TMX week 3

Welcome to the week 3 recap from TMX.

Tmx is a fantasy football reporting media COMMITTED to 85% truth in all reports and closely associated with the number 11 ranked website on the planet. Its was another wild week with alot of big numbers and another season ending injury for the Devils. Rosters are beginning to get tested and the waiver wire is active but still no trades to speak of. TMX is researching possible moves around the league with Joseph Addai, Cam Newton, Fred Jackson and Shady Mccoy topping the list of people possibly moving. This weeks winner was once again The Slippery Wizards, a natural hat trick, taking the first three weeks. TMX had to make the painful call to the Wizards GM once more and here's how it went. Hey its TMX calling again congrats on another week you must be thrilled. " Thrilled? You serious TMX? Still no bonus for 400yds? My defense blocks a fg attempt no points, and it aint just us complaining you see that Welker guy, known former Wizard, got 200yd rec no bonus? Now this league is against former Wizards!! Its unreal!!" Uhmm you knew the rules and scoring its been like this for over 6 years? Cant you just say thanks for calling? " I want my 40pts and my flex. This league owns me 40 and a flex TMX and you know it.(chanting 40 and a flex in the backround) Quit calling me before you're part of the lawsuit, someone get me Jackie Childs, I'm done with you." CLICK. TMX isnt in the market of rooting for other teams but this Wizard team is bordering on unbearable and hoping we get to call another team next week, now onto what we are here for TO HELP.

This week's last place finisher was once again Dillons Villenz.
The totals are as follows:
K. Kolb 13
Shady Mccoy 25.5
Mendenhall 4.5
D-Jax 4
S. Johnson 19
M. Lewis 2
S. Janikowski 11
Pats D 6
for a total of 85 points.

Last week TMX suggested a trade was the best way to fix this even saying get rid of a rb? Well, Villenz decided not to which is fine but both his rbs on the bench were among league leaders with over 18pts each!! His wr corp is not bad with a hit or miss Desean Jackson missing early, he could try and get a wr on the wire or trade; his tight end is weak he could do the same and Sanchez has outscored Kolb this week but isnt getting starts. He seems to have some good parts but isnt using them. TMX's advice if he isnt going to make a deal (as suggested last week) is to try and find a partner to help him make the decisions? Smiddy? Iggles? Mungo? Again he has options. TMX made a call to Kevin Kolb to ask him why he put up 13 points on a Seattle team playing without Brian Bosworth . Hey Kevin its TMX. " Oh hey TMX I heard alot about you whats up? Is someone in ADSL going to pick me up?" Uhmm Kev you're a starting QB on the Villenz. " oh golly no kidding this is great I knew leaving Philly would help me. Got Giants, Minnie, bye, Balt then Pitt coming up so we should be good. Tell Villenz thanks for the faith" Ok Kevin. One of the weirdest calls in TMX history. I know its early and TMX is hoping this Kolb guy starts slinging it or for the Villenz sake Warner comes back. Now on to the All Iggles team for week 3 ( editors note- TMX is not afraid of threats so please--- if your guys make all Iggles dont blame us, same with TMX player of the week awards)

QB-Joe Flacco 39pt ( I have no legs)
RB- F. Jones 21.5pt ( Devils)
Rb- R. Matthews 28( Villenz)
WR- D. Bowe 14 ( Devils)
WR- P Burress 12.5 ( I have no legs)
TE- B. Pettigrew 21.5 ( I have no legs)
Def- Tampa 18pts ( Sflabohfrw)

This weeks total is 154. 5. Down from 167 which is good but apparently I have no legs may wanna change his name to Iggles? He gave them 73 points this week!!! That cant happen if you want to make a move toward the top. Now onto the TMX player of the week. A lot of players put up big numbers including a 40 burger from TMX week one player of the week Wes Welker. Dmc, Gronk, Ravens D and Shady we see your efforts but this week the player of the week goes to the Devils Jermichael Finley. 29.5 points is not the highest we've seen or even the highest tight end of the week but a guy who TOTALED 15pts this season stepped up big when the Devils had to have it and thats what fantasy is all about. Britt went down, rbs did nothing and Finley came through. Congrats. Hope everyone stays healthy and good luck this week.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Rolling along

Chrissys 34th birthday is coming up and there is a plan in the works for a trip to the Wickedon Pub. What weekend works best for you guys? We will probably go down on a Saturday and stay over for the night and bang out AT LEAST 20 beers!

This is what I learned this weekend:
1. Mike G is rocking a 2011 Subaru Legacy. The kid is styling and profiling.
2. How is it I go to a Bs game and try my damndest not to swear and the one time I do, I get spoken to.
3. Ladies go crazy for Pandora charms and bracelets.
4. The new banners look nice:
5. I am still pissed about this remake of Scarface. What next a remake of Jaws?
6. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise reports that drinking pickle juice relieves muscle cramps 37% faster than water.
7. Glad to see the Gunnah celebrating his birtthday with random Southie fun.
8. Mike G hopes this Redsox collapse will teach them a lesson.
9.  Kevin Romine kid plays for the Yankees and his brother plays for the Angels. I always had a soft spot for Kevin Romine.
10. CVG was getting hit on by a 40 year old and he didn't like it. Ran out right after preforming a wedding ceremony.
11. Irish ingenuity(This is how shaun Larry holds up his visor. Screws and sheet metal):
12. Three mile walks on 80 degrees 100% humidity days are not always the best idea.
13. Trigen has changed their name to VEOLIA energy.
14. Iggles is getting hitched so now there will be a Mrs. Iggles.
15. October 1st, Rio is going to start his beard. He will not shave it off till after the B's season. He will keep it trim.
16. The average cost to raise a child is now: $227,000...that's just until they turn 18 years old. 10 years ago it cost $166,000.
17. Rio and his crew are looking to rent a ski house for New Years weekend. Does anyone know of a place or have any good suggestions.
18. It is funny when the B's schedule comes out, everyone wants tickets but when it's time to pay the man the same people are hard to find.
19. Matty Kohansky has been found in North Carolina. There is no truth that he was living with Manuel Noriega.
20. People are going to hate no matter what you do, so just smile and let them.

Till next week...stay drunk and happy!

Saturday, September 24, 2011


STATS: 7 Lbs, 16" Long 4" , Diameter, 100% veal, beef, pork, 40 servings per dog, Made in Chicago, IL
Order a few here:
Now  I don't know why anyone would need a 7lb hot dog but I think it is something that someone should break out at a July 4th cookout. I feel like a total fool for not buying one of these and slicing it up into burger size patties and serving em up. Do you think anyone could eat this in one sitting?

I guess my one real question is how is this any different from a huge bologne?

Friday, September 23, 2011

Top 10

I have only actually tried wings at 3 of these places - Wendells, Whiskeys and the Sunset Grill(I think) but you know I am always up for a road trip

Boston - Sure, you could hop a flight to Buffalo for a taste of the original. But the fact of the matter is, since the Anchor Bar created the Buffalo wing in 1964, the recipe has seen enough variation and improvement that the only real way to determine the best Buffalo wing out there is via subjective methods. Maybe you're a boneless kind of person. Or perhaps you like the wings breaded just a bit. To each his or her own. In New England, there are plenty to choose from. Here are some of the best.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

A little Gambling



Tuesday, September 20, 2011

TMX week 2

Tmx week 2 report is here.

Tmx is a fantasy football reporting media with an association with the number 9 reporting site Tmx is COMMITTED to 85% truth in all reports!! There were some big weeks by alot of big name players as well as some tough injuries to big name players. The winner this week was once again the Slippery Wizards. Tmx dreadfully made the call to the Wizards team owner. Hey its Tmx looking to hear a comment about your week 2 win. Sounding groggy and possibly under the influenc, " who's this? oh Tmx yeah I've been up all night hoping to pull off this win, what the hells up with only 2pts for a safety? this league is out to stop the Wizards from winning" Uhmm you were ahead by 70 going into the night game and your defense didnt even get a safety? " hold up Tmx you anti Wizards too? first no bonus for my qb getting 500yd or even 400yds now 2pts for a safety. I'm done. I gotta hit the waiver wire and get a defense that gets safeties CLICK. Well there you have it. Guess two wins still wont make the Wizards stop complaining.

Now onto what Tmx is really here for- TO HELP. This weeks last place team was Dillons Villenz here are the totals- Kolb 20pts; Mccoy 25; Mendenhall 14; Mike Williams 0.5 ( note he had MINUS four yards rec); D. Jackson 3pts; Chandler 8pts; Janinkowski 5pt; Pats d 14pts for a total of 89.5. The easy choice for why the Villenz came in last would be the MINUS 4 yds recieving Mike Williams finished with. Guy played a whole game and thats what he ends up with? Wow. Tmx however did countless hours of investigative research and player analysis to find the problem. The problem is the Villenz have too many rbs. Tmx never recommends trades but in this situation it may need to be explored!! As a manager you need to have choices but when you get overwelmed it creates a bad clubhouse. How do you look at the guys you benched and say sorry this guys better? YOU CANT. Tmx made the call to good friend of Tmx Rashard Mendenhall. Hey Mendy its yours friends at Tmx. " ooh bet, did i get Tmx player of the week? I brought one to the house saved Big Ben on that one. This is sweet" Uhmm actually we are calling cuz you were the lowest scorer on Villenz team and we need to know if you can step it up? " Tmx you joking? what is dudes team all rbs or something? dang, have him trade me an rb I'm in Mjd's league can he cross trade? I mean I got 66yds and a td maybe he got too many rbs or something. Call me when I get Tmx player of the week bro. Mendy out" Jeez sounds like the clubhouse isnt happy. Well Tmx wishes the Villenz well and hopes they solve the problem!

Now onto the All Iggles Team.

The all Iggles team is dedicated to former Iggles owner that left the league in a storm of controversy which involved quitting the league and selling off team assets. These players are the ones Iggles owner would have started and the members of the league chose not to for whatever reason;

QB- Cam Newton 33pt ( WIZARDS)
RB- F. Jackson 31pts ( BEACH BUMS)
RB- R. Mathews 21.5 ( VILLENZ)
WR- S Johnson 19 ( VILLENZ)
WR- D. Bowe 18.5 (DEVILS)
TE- T. Gonzalez 23.5 (SFLABOHFRW)- Editors note- there was a TE with .5 more points but since Sflabo's starter got ZERO we chose this guy. Iggles would want it that way
DEF- Saints 21 (TMFNTM)
K- Tony Franklin- one cold toe.

This weeks total was 167.5 down from 193 last week. I'm guessing the reason is the shame that is associated with being on an all Iggles team. Apparently Wizards and Beach Bums like the squad as they combined for 64pts!!! Tmx is investigating if Beach Bums sat F. Jax as a sort of "thanks for gore" tribute. Either way lets try to keep the Iggles team in the 80's people!! Now onto the tmx player of the week

Tmx player of the week is the player who came out of nowhere and got it done. This player is usually not one of your first players taken Tmx expects them to excel. This week we had a clutch 40pt performance for Jeremy Maclin and a 4td game from Matt Stafford but with Stafford sitting alot of the 4th quarter and doing team Hoodsie wrong by not coming out for 6 more yards to get him the 300yd bonus he was out. Maclin's performance was great but Tmx went with Tony "Holy" Romo as the player of the week. He put up good numbers and left the game only to see Jon Kitna come in and throw 2 picks so he said put me back in and leads the team to victory. He did all of this with a punctured lung and cracked rib!!! Thats Tmx player of the week type stuff. Get better Romo and congrats. We didnt want to disturb Romo so we call wide reciever X ( that dallas wr who got caught at the 1 when he should have had a long run and got Romo a td and bettors a cover) Hey its Tmx what's good wide reciever x? " why aint you using my name? you see that play?" tmx hears what sounds like a door getting kicked in then " what the? who are you? whats a skza? no no i didnt know you had money on the game..........CLICK" Well I hope wide receiver X is ok.

Til next week hope everyone is healthy and outscores the Iggles.

Hell week

In honor of Hell week here is some spicy information about hot peppers:

Spicy peppers may cause your body to burn more calories

7/10/2010 - Losing weight is just a few spicy peppers away, according to a recent report out of the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition. Researchers there say that the capsaicin compounds found in peppers that give them their spicy taste, actually help to burn calories as well. Scientists believe that the reason...

Capsaicin could stop a heart attack in progress, scientists find

10/14/2009 - The late, famed herbalist Dr. John Christopher was nicknamed "Dr. Cayenne" because he was constantly recommending the healing powers of cayenne, the substance found in chili peppers that produces a sensation of heat. He especially advocated using it for cardiovascular health and even made the claim...

Common Spices Work Better than Aspirin to Stop Blood Clots

6/16/2009 - Spices do a whole lot more than liven up food. New research has found that the active ingredients in several common spices prevent platelet aggregation and blood clot formation up to 29 times better than aspirin, and without the side effects. Scientists in India have done extensive testing to determine...

Hot Peppers Make Prostate Cancer Cells Die and Taste Buds Come to Life

4/19/2009 - Hot peppers are great for spicing up food. They may be even better for keeping the human body feeling in the spice of life. Capsaicin is the active ingredient in hot peppers and the one that turns up the heat. It is a compound useful in nature for preventing pepper plants from being eaten by insects...

Spicy Food Can Prevent and Heal Disease

1/3/2009 - Spicy foods add an incredible amount of flavour to food. As ethnic foods become abundant, chilli and spicy food is increasingly popular. The good news is that adding spice to our food has a range of benefits for our health and wellbeing. Chillies have long been used in traditional medicine, probably...

Capsaicin from Chili Peppers May Work as Potent Dental Anesthetic

4/11/2008 - An injection that combines an ingredient from chili peppers and a local anesthetic may provide localized numbness without the loss of muscle control caused by traditional anesthetics such as Novocaine (procaine), according to a study conducted by researchers at Harvard Medical School and published in...

Capsaicin from chili peppers may help prevent obesity, weight gain

11/1/2007 - Chili peppers, already seen as having anticancer properties, may also help you fight flab, according to new research involving mice from the National Chung Hsing University in Taiwan. Chili peppers are a prime source of capsaicin, and capsaicin is now being shown to prevent fat cells, or adipocytes,...

Study: Hot chili pepper compound kills cancer without side effects

1/18/2007 - -- Capsaicin -- the compound that makes chili peppers spicy -- can kill cancer cells without harming healthy cells, with no side effects, according to a new study by researchers at Nottingham University in the UK. The study, led by Dr. Timothy Bates, found that capsaicin killed laboratory-grown lung...

Astonished researchers report capsaicin injections cure Type 1 diabetes in mice

12/22/2006 - A new Canadian animal study published in Friday's issue of the journal Cell found that mice injected with capsaicin -- the chemical that makes chili peppers hot -- were rapidly cured of Type 1 diabetes. Researchers from the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto believe that Type 1 diabetes -- the...

Sinus Buster Hot Pepper Nasal Spray Outsells All Other National Brands By Huge Margins (press release)

11/21/2006 - Known as the world’s first "FDA registered" Capsaicin nasal spray, "Sinus Buster" is well on its’ way to becoming a household name. Recent data from Information Resources Incorporated, (IRI) shows Sinus Buster outselling the closest competing national brand by more than (3 to 1) in Price Chopper Supermarkets,...

Pepper Component Hot Enough to Trigger Suicide in Prostate Cancer Cells (press release
8/14/2006 - Capsaicin, the stuff that turns up the heat in jalapeƱos, not only causes the tongue to burn, it also drives prostate cancer cells to kill themselves, according to studies published in the March 15 issue of Cancer Research. According to a team of researchers from the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer...

The Palm Springs Diet Promises to Help You Lose Weight, But Does It Really Work?

8/6/2004 - Following the popularity of the Hamptons Diet and the South Beach Diet, a new diet product is emerging on the market called the Palm Springs Diet. This isn't a book, but rather a product that promises to help people lose weight by taking nutritional supplements. But does the Palm Springs Diet really...

Monday, September 19, 2011

September is on a roll

I can not believe that it is almost October.  That means that Chrissy's birthday will be upon us, as well as his favorite holiday Halloween. I think he is having a huge bash this year but don't quote me on  that.

This is what I learned this weekend:
1. Joey Martell is rocking a H2 Hummer.
2. Danny can not wait to have babies.
3. MikeyT likes to get after it at Red Sox games.
4. Jeffrey enjoyed his first time at Maggianos.
5. The key to Robs fantasy success is all the small tips his wife gives him throughout the season.
6. I finally got around to watching the movie Avatar and I wasn't all that impressed with it.
7. Ronald Regan was a ginger?? I had no idea.
8. Having a dog with a broken left toe on his paw is not fun:
9. Getting your season tickets is like Christmas in September:

10.  I guess Shaun Larry does not drink on Sundays.
11. Ryan is on WWF as SKZA.
12. (I actually learned this last week) Katie just signed up for a library card.
13. MikeG has his NH boating license.
14. People love the TMX report but they don't like their guys on the All Iggles team.
15. The Skza is back at work doing it up big.
16. I hate WEEI even more now that they are on 93.7 AM. I miss MIKE FM already

As always there is probably more things that I learned but I just don't remember it all.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


The first weekend in October is time for our German style Octoberfest- one of the biggest in New England. Come enjoy fresh Harpoon Octoberfest beer, German food, and German Oompah music. Prost!


All About Harpoon Octoberfest:

The 22nd anniversary of Boston’s favorite Octoberfest celebration

A festival of beer, music, and Fall in New England at the Harpoon Brewery

A wide selection of fresh Harpoon beer including IPA and UFO Hefeweizen

Plenty of German food sold by a local guest restaurant

The best Chicken Dancing this side of the Alps and the famous keg bowling game

Three stages of music including New England’s premiere German Oompa bands

Come celebrate the original New England-style Octoberfest

When is Harpoon Octoberfest (Remember - Rain or Shine):

Friday, September 30, 5:30 pm to 11:00 pm (Doors close at 9:30 pm)

Saturday, October 1, 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm (Doors close at 7:30 pm)

Where is Harpoon Octoberfest?

At the Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern Ave., on Boston's Waterfront

Click Here for Map/Directions

How to get to Harpoon Octoberfest?

1.FREE SHUTTLE - from the South Station area. Departs from behind the Federal Reserve along the Fort Point Channel off Summer Street. Look for the Shuttle Sign.

2.TAKE THE "T" - hop aboard the the Silver Line at South Station. Visit for schedules, rates and bus routes. Take SL2 or SL3 and get off at Harbor Street.

3.PUBLIC PARKING - available for a fee at the Brewery in garage across the street

Harpoon Octoberfest Admission:

Cover charge $20.00 and includes a souvenir Pint Cup and one (1) drink ticket (does not include food or additional beers

Must be 21 or older and have proper I.D.

Cash bars offer a selection of fresh Harpoon & UFO beers for $5.00 a pint

Plenty capacity, come anytime!

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TMX is back

Welcome back Fantasy Football!!

TMX here for another season. Tmx is a fantasy reporting media with close ties to the number nine website in America Tmx as always is COMMITTED to the truth ( 85% or greater). Before we get to the recap Tmx would like to apologize for not having a draft recap, we hired former owner Bill "truthless" Smiddy to do the recap and he no-showed on draft day. Lesson learned. I do have the quote of the draft from Leslie to Mungo " i'm not on the menu yet but i might be later" that more or less sums up the draft. Now on to week one action!!!
This weeks winner- The Slippery Wizards with God Brady having a career day. We attempted to get a quote out of the talkative Wizard GM but with all his usual bitching "what? why is there no bonus for 400yds or 500yds passing? the league hates wizards always has" we just spared the blog his rant. Tmx is after all here to help. Now onto to helping out first week last place team- White Devils. On paper or on a computer like they used at the draft the Devils look to be a favorite but as they say the games aint played on paper.

The totals are as follows:
Big Ben 9
Charles 12.5
SJax 11
Bowe 2
Wallace 19
Finley 6.5
Crosby 6
Chiefs d 3
for a total 69 ( insert Chrissy giggle here).

Tmx in and effort to help did extensive research to try and identify the problem and came up with- THREE CHIEFS in your starting lineup? Look we all know the damage done by their championship run with 3 Patriots guiding them to victory but starting Bowe, Charles and the Chiefs d seems to be putting to much on a team that well is without Charlie Weiss and Tmx doesnt see as being that good. We could put in a too many chiefs not even injuns joke but we will spare the humor as first week losses sting enough already. Tmx called a good friend Steven Jackson to ask him what happened to the devils. " Hey sjax its us Tmx whats good?" "Yooo tmx you see me break off that long run, dreads flowing i felt good like back in my wizard days, right" "Uhmm yeah steven but then you sat out the rest of the game killing the devils?" " true true but them dudes wanna play all chiefs anyway im a take next week off to get some appreciations, peace tmx" Well there you have it, not sure what appreciations is or how taking a week off gets it but............

This season in appreciation or mocking you decide Tmx is going to have the all Iggles team. A tribute or kick in the teeth of former owner and writer for the blog. The all iggles team will be comprised of players Iggles would have played and you didnt cuz as we know he's a fantasy genius. We will not have a kicker on the team ( calm down wizards with your kicker love- sflabo went without one this week). Each week the kicker will stay the same. Tony Franklin ( no relation to Hoodsies dog), an iggles type guy, barefoot kicker on cold weather teams.


QB- Mark Sanchez 27 pt ( Villenz )
RB- Mike Toblert 30.5pt ( Slippery Wizards)
RB- Cedric Benson 23.5pt( Bring back Mungo)
WR- S. Smith 38pt( TMFNTM)
WR- K. Britt 32.5pt ( White Devils)
TE- A. Hernandez 24.5pt( White Devils)
DEF- Raiders 17pt ( Villenz)
K- Tony Franklin- 1 cold foot.

Team iggles scored 193 points that adsl left on the bench this week. Its week one but lets hope the Wizards, TMFNTM and White Devils do some better managing or team iggles will walk away with this thing and who wants an iggles win?!!

This week TMX player of the week is Wes Welker from the Jerkshots. I know Brady would be most peoples choice but Tmx went with Welker and his 37pts. Plenty of reason for this one, the least of which is it took Team Jerkshots 34 minutes to make Welker their first wr off the board and when it was made there was outright laughter and gasps. At Tmx we give credit where its do, kudos to Team Jerkshots. We attempted to reach GM Wes Cash but as is known at Tmx he is not readily available for comment and denied our request. We also tried to get a quote from the mysterious partner known only as The Notorious J.E.B. and was told its not happening. Tmx is on the case to speak with one of these two for next weeks blog to get a feel of whats going on in the Jerkshots camp as they have made it clear they will be contenders.

GOOD LUCK THIS WEEK, if you got any info fantasy worthy hit TMX up.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Is it Fall yet?

I know it isn't fall yet on the calendar but for god sakes it felt like it this weekend. Seemed like the morning was cool with a bit of chill in the air(at least at 25 Poplar) but it warmed up  nicely throughout the day. You know what I always say - Bring on Fall.
This is what I learned this weekend:
1. When Jeffrey sings The Frank Gore song(to the theme of the Tom Green Show) it just sticks in your head..."This is the Frank Gore show not the Gore Frank show. This is my favorite show, because it is my show". See what I mean?
2. It is going to be a long ass fantasy football season if Chrissy text every time his team does something good.
3. The Mcdouble with bacon sucks!!
4. There are a ton of broads at Babies R Us. I think some of them just wander around to check out all the babies.
5. I think Katie may like the new Slaine cd more than me.
6. The HP touchpad is pretty cool and for $100 you can't beat that price.
7. The wagon aint so bad.
8. The habanero cheese from Cabot is no joke.
9. Shaun Larry is rocking the whole fantasy season without a smartphone or a computer. I guess he goes to a cyber cafe,  the public library, or his girlfriends house.
10. Jeffrey doesn't even have short list of names for his unborn child. Kordell, D'Brickashaw and Gage have all be ruled out.
11. I still havent spoken or seen Smiddy since Game 7 of the Stanley Cup. Hope he is alive.
12. I can't believe Andy Whitfield died.
13. Team Thundercats, owned by Katie and GM'd by Jeffrey had a rough 1st game.
14. If you need any fire wood, Iggles has plenty.
15. I guess Jeffrey works part time at Circuit City, or at least he dresses like he does.
16. Supah P is officially moving to Little Sandy Pond in Pembroke. Ladies lock your doors the pimp is in town.
17. I can not believe the Megabucks is up to 6.5 million. No one has hit in over 6 months.
18. Another year and I am out of the suicide pool in the 1st week.

I hope every one is doing well.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

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Everybody was Kung Fu Fighting

DailyMail - It seems America has a new Karate Kid.

Cory William Morrel, 27, allegedly knocked out his mother after she told him to stop practising martial arts in their Florida home.

She was kicked in the head by her son and left unconscious for five minutes, police said. Morrel has been arrested on suspicion of battery, the Naples Daily News reported.

Collier County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to Morrel's home on Friday and found his mother was unable to recall what happened and appeared disoriented and nervous.

She shouted at her son several times, asking him what happened, reports said.

Morrel told deputies that while practising martial arts in the living room, he accidentally kicked a wall causing a scuff mark, the Naples Daily News reported.

He said his mother became angry with him and cursed at him.

It is unclear what happened next due to redacted information related to Morrel kicking his mother in the head, but the suspect said he called 911 when she became unconscious.

His mother was transported to an NCH hospital for further medical treatment, the Naples Daily News reported.

Morrel, of the 7800 block of Regal Heron Circle in East Naples, faces a charge of domestic battery.

Jail records show Morrel was still being held yesterday on $10,000 bond. His court date is set for September 20. It is not known if he has an attorney.

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I guess the moral of the story is "BITCH WANTED SOME BITCH GOT SOME". This dude is - karate here, karate there, karate everywhere and he just happens to scuff up the wall with one of his bad ass kicks? Guess what Mama, you can not just start swearing at a known karate machine and not expect to get KNOCKED THE FUCK OUT!!! You know she was knocked out for more than 5 minutes. I don't care what this report says.

Five Guys Tops List of America's Favorite Fast Food

TIME - America, we're quite impressed with your taste in fast food.

Proving that super-size isn't always better, the ever-growing Five Guys beat out big boys McDonald's and Subway as America's favorite fast food joint, according to a Market Force survey. The firm asked 4,500 Americans to choose their favorite “quick-service” restaurant (quite a euphemism), and Five Guys rose to the top of the list when tallied by location count, earning 7.2% of the total votes. It appears that America also likes their burgers “animal style,” as West Coast-based In-N-Out Burger grabbed the second place spot with 5.9% of votes. But it wasn't all burger boys topping the charts: Chick-fil-A landed at number three, favored by 4.1% of Americans.

(LIST: Top 10 Worst Fast Food Meals)
In terms of straight votes, the numbers were slightly skewed. Chick-fil-A was the favorite fast food restaurant of 10.4% of Americans, and Panera Bread and Five Guys rounded out the top three. But Market Force noted that “consumers are only likely to vote for restaurants they visit,” so they adjusted the data to reflect the number of stores each has. Given that Chick-fil-A has 1,500 locations, more than double that of Five Guys, the chicken joint slipped down a few spots. In-N-Out received a bump in the indexed rankings given their slim 258 stores. (Which, NewsFeed thinks, they should most definitely increase – particularly eastward!)

 Courtesy Market Force

But In-N-Out couldn't stand up to Five Guys, a newcomer on the fast-food scene that first opened in 1986 in suburban D.C. Their overflowing burgers fill a made-to-order hole (with grease and deliciousness, of course) in the stomachs of many Americans. They can truly be considered the new "burger kings."

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I have yet to eat at a 5 Guys even though there is one right in Hanover. But what I hear, from Chrissy, Jeffrey and MikeyT is that the fries are awesome(only order a small) but the burgers themselves are just okay. I guess it it 100% better with all the fixing than with just mustard and ketchup.

I am not actually writing to talk about the 5 Guys but more to ask why the fuck isn't FATBURGER on this list? When I start talking/thinking/booking a trip to Vegas all I can think about is Fatburger. So much so that I have, upon occasion, looked up the closest one to Boston to see if it was close enough to make it a road trip. There is no way on god's green earth that New Jersey is just a road trip away. So I check back periodically to see if maybe CT, RI, ME, VT, or NH have ventured into the Fatburger arena but so far - NOTHING!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Holy good god

Its been a while since I blogged and I do apologize for that but Chiefdude, Chrissy, Chrissys betterhalf, StyleGal, Mike Foley and Rio could all of posted something.  I mean anything is better than nothing.

I can't believe this year is moving as such an alarming rate. We are already into Septemeber and football is about to start.

This is what I learned while on vacation:
1. Fantasy auction league drafts are long.
2. Steven Whitley is afraid of the Angry Lobster.
3. I knew Chrissy was an animal but picking up a steak bone and knawing on it at a restaraunt takes it to a whole new level.
4. Sometimes adults over the age of 55 need to grow the fuck up.
5. The Skza dwells on negativity, to the point that it eats him up.
6. Never come between Mungo and $5 dollars. EVER!
7. Jeffrey finally made it to the Wickedon pub, he is only 50 behind Chrissy.
8. Good food cost money (13 people) -

9. Tim Wakefield is either a love or hate player there is no gray area.

10. Sometimes you need a day to sleep till noon, get lunch, take a nap and wake up at 5 - just a total wasted day.
11. Sox fans are starting to panic about who will pitch.
12. Bricking up and old window is a bit tougher than I thought.

13. CVG bets hard, heavy and with a system.
14. Hiking Blue Hills is kinda fun:

15. It is never good when your dog eats through the cord of your AC.

16. I don't exactly know what a Mister Sister is but it sounds Freaky Deaky:
17. The $100 HP Touch pad is harder to find than a Unicorn.
18. Gennaro's in Quincy is pretty good.
19. Who knew BK was so against drugs? I mean everytime I go there all the kids seemed stoned:

20. These things are gross:

21. Jeffrey is in LOVE with the Beach Comber.
22. If you are into WWF then play  MJ Flounder. No one likes to play as much as him. He also will gloat when he plays a big word and never give you props when you play one on him.
23. People are way into the suicide pools.
24. Apparently the Iron Shiek is one of  Chrissys favorites to follow on the twitter.
25. Cucumbers(WHICH I HATE) are actually a fruit and not a vegetable.
26. The word Pussy is Hungarian means kiss. HA so  if any Hungarian broads ask you for some pussy she just wants a smooch. Don't get all worked up.

I am sure there are plenty of things that I forgot about over the last week and a half.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Tweet of the week

Yes this weeks tweet come from the Iron Sheik. I actually spit out my coffee this am when I read this.

"@the_ironsheik: Andre the Giant biggest piece of garbage ever. he have smaller rooster dick than the hulk hogan"