How about this guy! Playing for the Warriors but also having spent time on the Cavs this season, he will receive a championship ring no matter what right? I'm sure this has happened before with all the trades in the NBA today but what a deal for Anderson. Nice little gift before he heads home to Brazil/Zika.
I chose to live in the upper east side at the end of my last lease to finally get away from all of the vagrants, bums and noise of the lower east side once and for all (cue the old negative asshole jokes). But I did it. Live on a charming street with trees, tons of families, dogs and really not a lot of noise even from the traffic seemingly constant in New York City. Yet, with all these idilic charming facets of my life there has become one massive horrible stain ruining the upper east side living experience: Homeless Yelling/Spitting/Coughing lady.
If you live up here you have for sure had an encounter or at least heard one of her ear-drum shattering shrieks from over 5 blocks away. And, lucky for me it appears that her preferred grazing/spitting area is my street. Look, all joking aside this women is mentally ill clearly. But at the same time, I don't enjoy walking outside of my door wondering if I'm going to get a quick and unasked spit shine from a women carrying Hepatitis A, B, C, and G (bet you've never even heard of that one). And the fucking SCREAMS. No exaggeration, her range his unparalleled and borderline impressive. If she was just some crazy old lady met fan (of which this city also has countless) she could be a real presence at games. But instead she uses this super power to terrorize nanny's pushing strollers and seemingly anyone stupid enough to make eye contact with. She's a god damn villain terrorizing the streets of the upper east side, but I assume every neighborhood has at least one.
PS. This chick also wears a winter hat everyday of the year. And Fuck you De Blasio. The homeless situation is outta control in New York City and if you think otherwise just look around you on these hot summer days and enjoy the smell of human urine infiltrating your nostrils & brain.
Double PS: Ny Press did a story about this broad a wild ago I guess. Check it out below for some picks of this psycho.
As a connoisseur of all things hip-hop there was some shocking news to hit the streets this morning. Today on the Ebro in the morning show over on Hot 97, Steve Stoute an old school hip-hop & ad executive let us know that the all-mighty King Push actually was the ghost writer for the "I'm Loving It" jingle that McDonalds still uses and that Justin Timberlake made famous originally.
As a hip-hop guy, I want to say I'm surprised, but I'm not. This is King fkin Push. CEO of Good Music AKA KANYE'S BOSS ever heard of him? Just dropped a major hit with Jay-Z (Drug Dealers Anonymous) NBD. This guy has been in the rap game since 1992 with Clipse (if you haven't heard Virginia, stop what you are doing) and one of the best lyricist around. Of course he wrote the McDonalds jingle.
PS--Found the original below--Clearly can tell its King Push and may I say dropping some fire bars on this track as always.
Ah Summer. Love is in the air, bridesmaids are horny and dreaming of their own magical day and I'm going to be in a god damn poor house before its all said and done because weddings are draining my bank account like some sort of social gather vampire. I'm 27 and this is the first summer of my life I have a lot of weddings. Bachelor parties too they fall in the same boat. And let me tell you something, I'm going to have to start picking which weddings i'm doing at this point. Can't just have a carte blanche of weddings I guess like I did with Bar Mitzvahs back in the day. But holy shit, simply cannot afford to do it when I'd say every destination wedding I"m attending with bachelor party is coming out at somewhere between 2-3k a pop. And guess what: its selfish! Its short-sighted! Its a great way to get shitty gifts cause no one has any money left from traveling to your god damn wedding!
And this is just a general rule of thumb. No one gives a fuck where you get married. In fact, no one gives a fuck you are getting married really. Your friends have already said goodbye to single-you, he's dead and gone. Parents, eh maybe they are happy you found someone but generally just another notch on the belt. People are simply there for the open bar, steak and better then average chance of getting laid. Don't care about the cards, cake, dress, clothes its all for the bride and her family I think.
And man to man, just because you are killing yourself doesn't mean we all have to die/be poor so just keep your personnel problems to yourself. Leave independent me alone .
Look at that preposterous ash situation on that cigar, what is going on there?
I mean who throws harder then these two guys playing across town from one another in New York? Thor vs Aroldis in a one off, gassing it up to the absolute max possible for the radar gun and the ladies. We saw Thor consistently hitting 101 in his relief appearance tonight and I'm pretty sure Aroldis is doing that on a pretty regular basis for the Yanks.
While I lean toward the hometown Thor, I just cannot overlook Aroldis' fire and unpredictability. This would actually be cool to see at the All Star game this year actually, sorta a la the hardest slap shot in the NHL All-Star game. But I'm sure both of their arms would fall off/mlb & everyone would object. But it would be cool one time. Maybe add in Evoldi and some of the other hard throwers.
Deep down into the vault of stories I just found out about and assume you don't know about either. How about this shit? Artie fkin Lange trying to rob a bank as a teenager? And getting away with it! (In his own words above).
A few quick points on this story:
1. He got away with it by claiming he was just trying to flirt with the teller. This is some shit and I'd argue one of those cases you can look back on as a judge and just say, "Ah, fuck messed that one up." At the time this happened, Artie was probably not that fucked up on heroin, not that fat and still very very funny and likable allowing him to somehow convince these buffoon officers and judge that it was a joke to pick up a chick. In hindsight tho, idk man, I love Artie but the guy for sure wanted to rob this bank! Come on! Just think about ALL the stuff this guy has done over the years, its not a stretch at 18/19 he thought robbing a bank for 50k was a great idea to go gamble and do drugs with hookers all night on or around the new jersey turnpike. Like who in their right MIND when they see a girl they like goes, "well okay I think this bank teller is pretty cute, so in order to impress her and ask her out i'll hand her a note saying I'm armed demanding $50K." In what fucking world is that reality?
2. The punishment is ridiculous. How the times have changed! $500 in court fees & 25 hrs of community service for trying to rob a bank. Today people get larger fines and thousands of hours of community service for things like online bullying. $500 bucks and 25 hours of community service for robbing a bank!!?!?! That type of penalty is almost daring you not to try.
3. And I'm not saying the punishment would have been different if Artie looked a little different, but it could have been I think.
4. The idea of Artie Lange robbing a bank is just preposterous. Just imagine this guy doing flips through laser beams to break into a vault and just holding up the place.
5. What are the odds he tried to rob a bank inside of a supermarket? (Like the ones you find in very poor places w/ Wal-mart banks)
"GIVE ME ALL THE MONEY AND COLDCUTS IN THIS BANK!" - Artie, probably
This will be part one in a multi-part piece highlighting the hypocrisy and bullshit of NY Daily News Beat Writer Manish Mehta. Manish has systematically been trying to destroy the Jets with phantom sources and crack pot theories since at least 2011 and recently has brought his lack of sports knowledge to the nations premier group of sports dbags and blowhards, The Sports Reporters. He also enjoys sliding into random fans DM's on twitter when he is criticized, and backing out of bets he loses in public forums like the NFL Draft.
Todays NY Daily News Headline:
Some Jets now fear Ryan Fitzpatrick could sign elsewhere for less money just on principle
Waking up after MDW many people are struggling. Its 90 degrees, sticky and most everyone is hungover as shit from the weekend that was. I'm a little nauseous without having to think about Geno Smith as my starting quarterback. But, instead of waking up to a nice little nugget about how maybe the Jets and Fitz are closer to burying the hatchet and getting this guy back into camp, we have to wake up to this nonsense about phantom sources saying Fitz is going to spurn the Jets just to prove a point. Except there is apparently no market for Fitz besides the Jets, and this is almost certainly complete bullshit, this story is true.
Harping on his favorite source, "Some Jets." This has been Manish favorite source since his song bird Mike Pettine was kicked out by Rex to coach the Bills and then the Browns (A+ Job he did there too). I honestly wonder who on the Jets would actually pick up a call from Manish at this point (except Geno, I assume Geno is his boy). Guy has been called out time and time again n New York but continues to take shots at the team he covers & to piss of the players who line up for the team.
"Now that the Jets have violated the sanctity of their contract negotiations with Ryan Fitzpatrick by spilling the beans to every member of the working press on this continent, the truth remains inescapable: They’re still low-balling the veteran quarterback."
I'll tell you what, Manish is either an idiot or has the memory of dog (7-seconds right?) because how this man questions the ethics of a professional football team running a business and offering a man 12 MILLION DOLLARS to play football is beyond me. Before I even go into Manish, Fitz may have thrown the most TD's in team history last year, but also blew it in week 17 w/ the playoffs on the line, and lets be honest, every qb in the NFL today is threatening their franchises record for TD throws in a season, the game is just trending that heavily toward gaudy passing stats.
But ooo Manish, oooo Manish you hypocritical, soft, hair-plug needing bastard. Last week, Manish had a little incident where he "spilled the beans" and couldn't keep his fucking mouth shut about Nick Mangold having a kid and missing some OTA's:
Nick seemed REAL happy.
Yet, the Jets finally leaking they are offering a career journeyman 12 million dollars a year to play football makes them an abomination. Ya, okay Manish.
Part 2 to come next week, where we will look at Manish twitter habits, broken bets & Hot takes (aka there should be no tackling in football)
Well well well would you look at that, just a week after the nay sayers came out and bashed Matt Harvey practically to Vegas he comes out and throws an absolute gem on national television. Top to bottom, this was the game Mets fans have been waiting for all year with Harvey hitting 97 consistently on the gun all day and finally over coming his demons and/or subpar physical fitness issues that have plagued him all year in the 4th/5th innings. O and I told you so, amazing what happens when there is some defense and the team scores.
Regardless of what you think about this guys attitude, which can be annoying and condescending to fans, the Mets NEED Harvey to be a stud to have any chance this year. Idk if everyone else noticed, but David Wright might be fully dead again. I'm not talking about a short DL trip either, if this guy has a herniated disc on top of his litany of other back issues, what are the chances he ever comes back again?
Either way, Harvey is back and not a minute too soon.
IN Honor of the Bad Boy Reunion Tour Last Week I'd like to open this blog with a classic Mase song/line....
WELCOME BACK, WELCOME BACK...WELCOME BACK!!!!
Hip Hop Violence is BACK in the streets of NY!!!! And not a minute too soon may I add. Obviously the person dying at this show is a tragedy and here is to hopping that the members of whoever's crew (Maino/Uncle Murda i'm looking at your crews) this is that felt disrespected so they had to fire off shoots wildly into a crowd of innocent peoples finds themselves staring down the long dick of the law very soon.
BUT come on, these comments from NYPD Commish Bill Bratton are solid gold old white man fodder:
"The crazy world of the so-called rap artists who are basically thugs that basically celebrate the violence they live all their lives and, unfortunately, that violence often manifests itself during the performances and that’s exactly what happened last evening,”
Old Man Bill! The CRAZY WOLRD OF RAP ARTIST!!! From the top rope onto hip-hops head!! I think this argument used to ring true, I really do...but have you seen todays hip-hop artist? It's a whose who of lady boys and weirdos. I love hip hop, and if anything has changed about hip-hop over the last 20 or so years its that the glorification of violence and what i'd call the hustle (dealing drugs running in the streets) is just gone as a mass appeal angle (If you don't believe me, what are the 2 biggest hip-hop cds of the year? Fucking Life of Pablo and Views, I rest my case). In the last 4 years, I've probably seen about 60 hip-hop shows in NYC w/o a single incident and more so, can personally attest to 1/2 of these crowds usually being white kids from the suburbs because quite frankly concerts in New York are too god damn expensive for anyone else to go to. In short, this is probably an isolated incident and not the manifestation of celebrating violence in rap music BB, but make no mistake Irving Plaza is fucked. Gotta have better security regardless.
PS: Troy Ave it turns out was shot in this ruckus, bullet to the leg, walked himself to the hospital. Maybe hip-hop isn't dead after all.