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  1. I was wondering all season how much Osi's preseason injury affected the Giants' pass rush. More than anyone, he was probably the guy missed the most.



    He was gone all year though. You can live with that. It's not like he got injured last week and couldn't play today. Giants had 42 sacks in 14 games against the rest of the league and 0 in 3 games against the Eagles.


    Well, exactly. Every little bit counts. I'm thinking about how the Giants weren't so great on getting that big third down stop sometimes (or how they couldn't force Cleveland's punter to make a single appearance through an entire game). I'm just reflecting on the season now that it's over, and the theme of the Giants from last January to now seemed to be "does any single person count? Who was really missed?" in terms of Barber, Shockey, Strahan, Osi, Burress and Jacobs. I'm not here to answer such questions definitively, as they can't honestly be measured in any sort of quantitative terms. Maybe the last two, but I'm mulling these things over right now.



  2. http://www.villagevoice.com/2008-10-15/mus...e-giant-panties


    'There are not enough panties on my stage tonight," declares Maxwell, to shrieks of near-homicidal lust. He has interrupted the intro to a song called " 'Til the Cops Come Knockin' " (which is not about homemade crystal-meth production) to lodge this complaint, and soon, indeed, he is proudly brandishing an enormous pair of feminine unmentionables. (Remember the "Giant Underpants!" episode of Pee-Wee's Playhouse? Like that, but sexy.) "You got some junk in your trunk, girl," he notes, appreciatively. "I don't mind." The shrieks of near-homicidal lust intensify. " 'Til the Cops Come Knockin' " resumes. And soon, Brooklyn's finest exiled soul singer is crawli—goodness gracious, he appears now to be actually humping the floor.


    Still, this is merely the second-most salacious moment of Thursday night's sold-out, absurdly libidinous Radio City Music Hall spectacular: Earlier, during a song titled "Everwanting: To Want You to Want," Maxwell had engaged in fairly graphic public coitus with his microphone stand. Missionary position. He was not on top. "He's freakin' a microphone, man!" my usher declared, incredulous, nearly drowned out by the ecstatic din.



  3. Here's one I heard today that I thought was powerful. It's a story on a Vietnam Vet beginning to cope while on a flight home from the war. Maybe I'm just a sucker for Dvorak's "New World Symphony." Click the "Listen Now" button at the top of the article.




    Here's an Iraq War widow talking about those first surreal days when her partner died. The part about getting her husband's clothes back and how even the smallest consolation for her was dashed is almost too much to bear.



  4. Sorry, the one person I knew in Brooklyn that was a huge burnout just had a child and got it all out of her system in the last 10 months (it also helped that her dealer moved out of the city). If you don't find what you're looking for, maybe one of NYC's Hookah Bars would be an interesting substitute. I've kind of wanted to try it just for the selection of exotic tobaccos and to try and smoke out of those huge, ornate, urn-like things while trying to keep a straight face.


    You can also find an Ethiopian restaurant and get fucked up on the honey wine. So good.


    Heartland Brewery in Union Square is a busy place, but this time of year they usually have their Pumpkin Beer. I also really like that.


    One thing in NYC I've never done and I really need to do before I leave is visit the FDNY firehouse whose external shots served as the headquarters for the Ghostbusters.


    You're at W 107? So you're around Columbia U? There's some relatively cheap eats at Tom's Diner, on Broadway and (I think) 110 St (don't quote me on that). Not only was it the external shot for the diner on Seinfeld, but the '90s hit "Tom's Diner" was also about that place.


    As for me, it's time to fight the masses on public transportation to get to work in Mid Town. Always a battle I have to gear myself up for.

  5. blah blah blah you live in America, Obama will be president, he IS your president! GET OVER IT!



    And I just think its amazing a black man did win because lets face it there is a ton of horribly racist people EVERYWHERE. I can wait to see it all just eat away at those people.



    Hear, hear. I'm grinning ear to ear thinking about how the Bushies get to feel for at least four years the same hopelessness and frustration I felt for the better part of a decade. I still remember how utterly flabbergasted I was in the aftermath of Election Day '04, so yeah, I want to see them squirm.




    Nation Finally Shitty Enough To Make Social Progress


    WASHINGTON—After emerging victorious from one of the most pivotal elections in history, president-elect Barack Obama will assume the role of commander in chief on Jan. 20, shattering a racial barrier the United States is, at long last, shitty enough to overcome.


    Faced with losing everything, Americans took a long overdue step forward and elected Barack Obama.


    Although polls going into the final weeks of October showed Sen. Obama in the lead, it remained unclear whether the failing economy, dilapidated housing market, crumbling national infrastructure, health care crisis, energy crisis, and five-year-long disastrous war in Iraq had made the nation crappy enough to rise above 300 years of racial prejudice and make lasting change.


    "Today the American people have made their voices heard, and they have said, 'Things are finally as terrible as we're willing to tolerate," said Obama, addressing a crowd of unemployed, uninsured, and debt-ridden supporters. "To elect a black man, in this country, and at this time—these last eight years must have really broken you."


    Added Obama, "It's a great day for our nation."


    Carrying a majority of the popular vote, Obama did especially well among women and young voters, who polls showed were particularly sensitive to the current climate of everything being fucked. Another contributing factor to Obama's victory, political experts said, may have been the growing number of Americans who, faced with the complete collapse of their country, were at last able to abandon their preconceptions and cast their vote for a progressive African-American.



    After enduring eight years of near constant trauma, the United States is, at long last, ready for equality.


    Citizens with eyes, ears, and the ability to wake up and realize what truly matters in the end are also believed to have played a crucial role in Tuesday's election.


    According to a CNN exit poll, 42 percent of voters said that the nation's financial woes had finally become frightening enough to eclipse such concerns as gay marriage, while 30 percent said that the relentless body count in Iraq was at last harrowing enough to outweigh long ideological debates over abortion. In addition, 28 percent of voters were reportedly too busy paying off medical bills, desperately trying not to lose their homes, or watching their futures disappear to dismiss Obama any longer.


    "The election of our first African-American president truly shows how far we've come as a nation," said NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams. "Just eight years ago, this moment would have been unthinkable. But finally we, as a country, have joined together, realized we've reached rock bottom, and for the first time voted for a candidate based on his policies rather than the color of his skin."


    "Today Americans have grudgingly taken a giant leap forward," Williams continued. "And all it took was severe economic downturn, a bloody and unjust war in Iraq, terrorist attacks on lower Manhattan, nearly 2,000 deaths in New Orleans, and more than three centuries of frequently violent racial turmoil."


    Said Williams, "The American people should be commended for their long-overdue courage."


    Obama's victory is being called the most significant change in politics since the 1992 election, when a full-scale economic recession led voters to momentarily ignore the fact that candidate Bill Clinton had once smoked marijuana. While many believed things had once again reached an all-time low in 2004, the successful reelection of President George W. Bush—despite historically low approval ratings nationwide—proved that things were not quite shitty enough to challenge the already pretty shitty status quo.


    "If Obama learned one thing from his predecessors, it's that timing means everything," said Dr. James Pung, a professor of political science at Princeton University. "Less than a decade ago, Al Gore made the crucial mistake of suggesting we should care about preserving the environment before it became unavoidably clear that global warming would kill us all, and in 2004, John Kerry cost himself the presidency by criticizing Bush's disastrous Iraq policy before everyone realized our invasion had become a complete and total quagmire."


    "Obama had the foresight to run for president at a time when being an African-American was not as important to Americans as, say, the ability to clothe and feed their children," Pung continued. "An election like this only comes once, maybe twice, in a lifetime."


    As we enter a new era of equality for all people, the election of Barack Obama will decidedly be a milestone in U.S. history, undeniable proof that Americans, when pushed to the very brink, are willing to look past outward appearances and judge a person by the quality of his character and strength of his record. So as long as that person is not a woman.


  6. ^It'll be a fight to the end. It looks like the 'Skins saved a lot of cupcakes for the end of the year, while the Giants used them all up early and face a tough road to the end. The Giants must keep winning 'cause the 'Skins will continue to breathe down their necks.

  7. Despite the fact the Giants won the Super Bowl last year, I will still be really pissed if Kerry Collins EVER wears a Super Bowl ring. Who is this man in a Titans jersey, and what the hell did he do with the guy that couldn't get his team a single offensive TD in SB XXXV?