An Amusingly Cranky Eccentric Curiosity.

In The Not-Too-Distant Past.
(Skinny, awkward, baggy shirts…I hated the 16 year old me, and it showed.)

1. It bears repeating that Sunday is the NFC Championship game between the Packers and the Giants. If you live anywhere near the midwest, you’re already aware of the astronomical prices and lengths that people are going to snag themselves tickets to Lambeau Field (considering the embarrassing state of our nation right now, even reasonably intelligent people will take anything they can get to take our minds off of reality, so suck it up and ask for seconds, kids!).

The Missus’ side of the family are season ticket holders, which means that they always get first dibs on securing playoff tickets. Upon the realization that Green Bay would be hosting the championship game, my wonderful Mother-in-law tried to buy out the four family tickets and surprise me and the Missus with them as a gift (and a jaw-dropping gift at that). She offered her parents (the ticket owners) a cool grand for them, which they turned down in favor of selling them to a broker.

How much did they sell their daughter out for? $1200. A mere $200 more than what she offered them. This effects me directly and hurts me deeply, as I was to be the recipiant of one of those NFC Championship tickets. In fact, when I heard the news, my nose started bleeding. Alas, it wasn’t meant to be, and I will spend Championship Sunday in my living room, listening to Troy Aikman ramble on about pass coverage while Joe Buck eats a cheese pizza.

Packers 34, Giants 17. See you in Arizona, Patriots.

This Is Way Cooler Than Porn.

2. I received a piece of Spam e-mail yesterday that contained the tagline: “Be Like Ron Jeremy!

Yeah, that’s exactly who I want to be like. A 55 year old, balding, has-been fatass with a smaller unit than me. Sounds like a raw deal, when you really think about it. I don’t need you, Spam! Find another sucker! Come back to me when your tagline says: “Be Like Ron Popeil!” That guy was a visionary; he invented the Pocket Fisherman, for Christ’s sake.

Tinker Catsup.

3. Benjamin over at Killer Sandbox Productions wants to draw you a picture. For free!

Here’s the thing. Ben just bought himself a drawing tablet, and needs practice before he starts making millions off of his soon-to-be viral web animations. He’s an incredibly gifted artist, and he’ll create something that you’ll love. So head on over there, give the man some much-needed practice and get something awesome and original in return!

Tonight, you’ll find me in line for the 7:30 showing of Cloverfield. Also, the CDP will be taking Martin Luther King Jr. Day off, so expect the funny to arrive on Tuesday. Free at last.

Sound off in the comments section, sign up for the Nationwide Mix-Tape Trade #2 if you haven’t yet, and enjoy your extended weekend.

77 thoughts on “An Amusingly Cranky Eccentric Curiosity.

  1. That was not a fun game to watch. But I have to be honest and say that, at least in this one instance, the better team won. GB’s defensive line was for shit, and NY’s offense ran rough-shod all over ’em.

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  2. I only get seriously frustrated when a team loses because they fail to live up to their potential (see GB/Dallas game earlier this year). When something like this happens, and the Giants win playoff games at Tampa Bay, Dallas and Green Bay, you can only be astonished and somewhat respectful.It was a historic game in almost every sense of the word, and the team that made the most plays won. Al Harris may be a Pro Bowler, but he needs to pull his head out of his ass and stop letting every receiver jump into his head every week. That guy seriously pissed me off some weeks.

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  3. What the hell happened over there? First we were denied our AFC match-up when the Bolts upset the Colts. I was totally looking forward to a 1996 super bowl re-match. Now what? The Giants? 19-0 here we go

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  4. JT- Sure, but if any A-hole Bandwagoneers invade the bar you have my permission to poo on their parade.The Patriot players have been nothing but classy this entire season. They’ve had every reason to be a little cocky and NEVER have. The trash talking big mouths have all been embarrassing faux-fans. I’m sure they have reached epically annoying levels to make up for the fact they just jumped on the wagon.

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  5. <>The Patriot players have been nothing but classy this entire season.<>Even Randy Moss, which amazes me, since I hated him so much in his Vikings days.

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  6. Belichick runs a tight ship; he’d bust some heads if they lost their class. They’re a cohesive unit, and they know they’re not done. It’s almost scary how on the same page that team is. If they come out 19-0, I’ll have absolutely no problem proclaiming them the greatest team in NFL history, statistically and emotionally.I gotta say, though. The Giants are not to be messed with. What they’ve done in the last 10 games is historic in its own right.

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  7. My Top Secret Super Awesome Interview will take place this afternoon at an undisclosed Madison location. Further details will be revealed tomorrow.On a completely unrelated note, I’ll be at the High Noon at around 5pm today if you’re interested in having a drink with me. That goes for everyone.

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  8. As a representative of New England (I live in Maine) I extend our sincerest apologies to the people of Wisconsin. It would have been really interesting playing against the world class Packers, but now we have to play against the pansy-ish Giants. I’m sorry.(but what do I know? I’m a Bears fan first, and a Pats fan second.)

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  9. Crush totally just stepped on some chick’s head, and I loved every minute of it.Also, psyched to hear about your fab interview. But Crush <>is<> a little distracting, so you’ll have to excuse where my focus is at the moment….

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