I'm in 3 leagues and the first draft is today. This league is the Beltway Brawls league my man Lance is the commissioner of. I just logged in a couple seconds ago and see that my luck in the draft order is the same, NOT GOOD. I am the 9th pick in the first round which means there are only 3 people worse-off than I am. This might make me change my entire strategy at the last minute. Draft starts in 15 minutes...
Imagine if he didn't pull-up to show-off in the 100 meters....
Seriously, he set the 100m record and he pulled-up at the end of the race! WTF? He set the world record for the 100m and the 200m in the same Olympics games? WTF? This is almost as historic as what Michael Phelps did. Almost.
in Vegas! At least that's what I have been told. Fortunately, I'll be finding out soon enough.
I'll be headed out to Nevada late next week and I've already got a list of stuff I've been told I should check out but I'm wondering if any of you have anything that's not on my list below that you would suggest. And it doesn't have to be a club or a casino (though those are completely fine), just anything that's interesting. Some show suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Hard Rock Cafe
New York New York
Cirque du Soleil
Water show at the Bellagio
The Wax Museum
I'm sure there are tons more things to do so please let me know if you of anything. I don't expect to do everything there is to do but it's good to have a running list for the second, third, etc. trip out the Vegas.
Also, if you're going to be in Vegas the weekend after next, drop me a line!
PS - I'll be there with my homeboy Woo so all the romantic suggestions... Thanks but no thanks, LOL.
So I'm watching the boob tube television yesterday when I get home and I see something on the news about how China pulled a Milli Vanilli at the opening ceremony of the Olympics (which I only saw about the last 5-10 minutes of). Turns out that the little girl that was singing during the opening ceremony was actually a stand-in that lip-sync'd. Not a big deal I guess, until you learn why.
It turns out that the Chinese didn't want the young lady that was actually singing to be on screen because she wasn't cute enough and had "bad teeth" (Imma leave that one alone). Now I'll be honest and say that there are definitely some butt-ugly azz kids out here (yes, I'm going to hell, whatever) but it's the Olympics, who really cares bout how perty a 7 year old Chinese girl is?
The girl who was actually singing the song allegedly has jacked up teeth (which I can relate to) so the Chinese figured it'd be a better look to have a cuter girl be the face of the song (so to speak). This is kinda effed up but this type of effery happens covertly in many instances if you think about it. But you know how China rolls on that extra gully commmunist shyt when it comes to image and politics. You can't even have more than one kid there, can you? Not to mention they will block your InterWeb page from their entire country if you talk bad about them like I am trying hard not to do right now. So while you see all the beautiful sights there are to see in China while the Olympics are there just imagine how much jacked up shyt is going on that you will never hear about. Just ask these two girls...
Prior to Russia invading Georgia, Georgia invaded South Ossetia to keep them from seeking independence and joining North Ossetia (which is IN Russia). Hmmmnnnn.
So this whole fiasco/invasion (no Lupe or Green Lantern) makes sense if you think about it. But Russia threw the "last punch" so they're the bad guys I guess. Not to mention it was one helluva punch.
You know how you watch a football game and one guy throws a punch and doesn't get caught but the guy who retaliates and hits back gets flagged or thrown out of the game. That's what we're working with here to a certain extent.
Georgia threw the first punch at Russia (be it directly or indirectly) by invading South Ossetia. Russia subsequently "George Bushed the button" on Georgia. Granted, Russia's response was definitely "disproportionate" as many analysts have stated. But at the same time it's like Hov said..."don't make me do it to you homie cuz I'll overdo it."
It's unfortunate and truly effed up that all those people were killed by Russian troops but the Georgian government had to know they were playing with fire. What I find interesting is how Y'ALL PRESIDENT is at the Olympics and he runs into Vladimir Putin and allegedly tells him to (and I paraphrase) "chill with that shyt." And Putin supposedly gave George Bush a positive response that led Bush to believe things would be okay. And then Russia continued to plow (albeit not as hard) through more of Georgia. ZING!
Soooo, how do we solve all this? The way any two honorable countries should solve they're problems. Let the Russia vs. Georgia women's volleyball match decide the war's outcome. And the winner is....
If you're like me, you probably won't notice at first that in the above picture, the Spanish basketball team is "pulling at the sides of their eyes in a slit-eyed gesture" (source: Guardian).
This is allegedly a "good luck" advertisement for the Olympic team. Riiiiight. Good luck in the Beijing (China) games is looking like you have slit eyes? WTF?
I'm not sure how that particular photo/pose is supposed to bring good luck (I'm not learned of Spanish culture I'll admit though I love me some Penelope Cruz) but I do know that that particular gesture is some ignorant ish. Now that I think about, my ignorant azz used to do that as a child trying to mock Chinese kids. Obviously I didn't think it was a big deal as a child because I knew that it was a "no-no" and couldn't understand the real significance of racism and hate at that time. Yet-and-still even as a child I knew it was at the least a "no-no".
Which leads me to the real problem I have with the picture. How could adults think that this is okay and actually publicize it under the guise of being a gesture of good luck? This is analogous to the LeBron Vogue cover. Someone should have stopped and thought: "Man this is some disrespectful ignorant-looking shyt!" But I guess that's what it really means to be racist.
Now I have an Olympic basketball team to root against. SMH.