(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.
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.
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.