Friday, September 28, 2007

The only good war is The War

I have been watching a ton of new TV this week but the best thing I have seen is probably the new Ken Burns documentary The War. It is a 7 part series on World War 2 and it is not to be missed. There is not one person who doesn't know someone or knew someone who fought in this war. Burns really takes you there with amazing footage and testimony from the soldiers who fought. He also brings you testimony from those who stayed behind and waited for friends and loved ones.

Ken Burns focuses on four towns in the U.S. and we get a sense of what it must have been like for the whole country. It is not just learning a history of the war, but a history of our country. I learned about the internment of Japanese-Americans in camps and the segregation that was so prevalent in this country even though we were fighting a mad man who essentially wanted the same thing. The War is sad and eye opening and it is something that all Americans should see.

The War will be shown on PBS all day Sunday Sept. 30th, at least in my area, starting at 10 AM Central and will start rerunning on Thursday, Oct. 4, of next week. If you can, you should do yourself a favor and check it out.

This Can Only Be Bad

One unintended consequence of reelecting George W. Bush in 2004 was the emboldening of our enemies. Bush is such a polarizing figure that the enemies of the United States easily seize momentum in anti-US movements.

That certainly seems to be the case the Ahmadinjad and Chavez, pictured above. It's time to seriously question why other countries hate us. I don't think it's as much that they hate our freedoms or what we stand for, as right wingers say. I also don't think it's just because Bush is hard to swallow and a Cowboy, as left winger say.

In the case of the Muslim communities our support of Israel after WWII and especially in the last 15 or so years has gone over the line with them. Certainly we have key idealogical differences in governmental philosophies as well as religious beliefs and freedoms. But the bloodthirst of the radical Muslim community can't simply be fueled by philosophical differences and maintain the footing that it does. This is an area that really needs examination from our current presidential candidates. I'd like to hear some serious Lincoln-Douglas debates over this.

Chavez is another story. I frankly don't know what his beef is. Other than we don't like him and how he moves and he doesn't like us meddling. But as the lone world superpower we have to accept that we're a target for dictators who want to make a name for themselves. Like the bully in your classroom that earned his credentials by constatnly challenging the authority figures, Chavez gets cheers for bravado, not true bravery.

These two men joining forces can't be good for anyone. They are headstrong and insolent. Look at history and you'll see the world's most dangerous figures were often the same.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Where is Her Head?!?!

Rhythmic gymnastics is following ballroom dancing as the greatest farce of a sport of all time. Checkers is more entertaining and decidedly less pansy. But I saw this picture on Yahoo! this morning and I studied it. For the life of me, I can't find her head. I think it might, MIGHT be leaned back and just barely visible nearly touching her leg that is extended behind her.

Ok, so rhythmic gymnastics is gayer than Liberace in a Roman bath house, but that's pretty incredible right there.

Monday, September 24, 2007

The Bombay Gunrunners Episode 35 is in the air!!!!!

The Bombay Gunrunners are back with their Fall episode.

In this episode of the Gunrunners they discuss, O.J., Lee's cell phone bill, living off the grid and Lee insults a tweaker.

The BGRs also get into the Fall TV schedule and discuss some movies they have recently seen. Then the Gunrunners discuss Fall music and Fall foods.

It is a corntastic episode! Email us with naything you like, or message us or leave a comment on our myspace page. Our podshow page is

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Friday, September 21, 2007

Lock it up, QUOTE OF THE YEAR!!!!!

I am a Cincinnati Reds fan, which means after Memorial Day the baseball season is over for me. That is why it is good to have something interesting coming out of Cincinnati, although it comes out of something sad. Ken Griffey Jr., Cincinnati Red, is one of the alltime greats and by all time greats I mean all time great injury kings. He is hurt every year and if he didn't get hurt every year he would be passing Barry Bonds in about one year, but I digress. Anyway a couple nights ago Jr., and I don't mean Dale Earnhardt Jr., pulled up lame after fielding a ball and when he tried to throw it in he pulled a groin muscle. Say it with me, g-g-groin injury.

Now on to the quote of the year. A columnist asked Griffey to describe what it felt like when he hurt his groin and Griffey told him.

Are you ready?

"The best way I can describe it is it felt like somebody bungee jumped off my right nut."

Alright! It is good to see that we can get a little comedy out of a bad situation. Good luck to Jr. in the future and here's hoping you get your sleepsack repaired.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

I think I made a big mistake!

I was sitting here at work listening to one of my favorite podcasts, The Rock N Roll Geek Show, and the host, Michael Butler, read a review of a Van Halen rehearsal that took place in L.A., I believe. The guy said even though there were only a small group of people, the whole stage show was rolled out and the VH boys treated them like they were an arena full of people. The reviewer also gave a set list and I will go through that on the next Bombay Gunrunners episode. Then I saw a youtube video of still pictures of the rehearsal. I have to say, and I back this up with 33 years of staunch heterosexuality, David Lee Roth looked good. Well, except for the short hair and that little jowly bit under his cheeks, he looked ripped.

I then hit the jackpot and before I go on I must say that the cellphone and I have had a tentative relationship at best. I hardly use it, the batteries seem to run down in an hour, the NEW AT & T has stupid billing cycles when it comes to me, but I must say, God bless you cellphone. I have found a veritable cornucopia of cellphone vids of the rehearsals and seeing them makes me believe I made a huge mistake in not forcing Big Kev to drive me to St. Louis to see Van Halen. I may have to work in some blackmail to achieve this, but something has to be done. And as a treat for you, my fellow VH fans, I will link those vids and you can see for yourself what I have been watching all morning.

Vid 1: This is the only full song that I have seen recorded so far and it is Romeo Delight off the Women and Children First album. The sound quality is crappy compared to most of these vids, but you get to see the whole song performed and it will fire your arse up.

Vid 2 & Vid 3: These two videos are of the song Unchained off the Fair Warning album. The sound is a little better on these two.

Vid 4 & Vid 5: In these two videos you get to see and hear the great Edward Van Halen perform his guitar solo or parts of it. Vid 4 is a song called Cathedral off the Diver Down album and Vid 5 is the end of the classic Eruption off Van Halen's self titled debut.

Vid 6: This next clip is of the song Beautiful Girls off the Van Halen 2 album and you get a chance to hear that classic VH harmony. Ah yeah, beautiful girls! Also, you may remember this song from the SNL commercial for Schmitz's Gay Beer.

Vid 7: This is a clip from Panama of the 1984 album. It sounds amazing.

Vid 8: This is a longer clip that is some different songs spliced together, Ice Cream Man from the self titled album, Jump from 1984, Hot for Teacher from 1984, Pretty Woman from Diver Down, and a clip from Alex Van Halen's drum solo. It is kind of a mini version of the Van Halen show.

Vid 9: The audio is crappy on this compared to some of the others, but it is a clip of Somebody Get Me a Doctor from Van Halen II. It sounds good even with crap audio.

Vid 10: More crappy audio but of a great song, Dance the Night Away off the Van Halen II album. And if my ears do not deceive me, I think you can just hear the band go into Atomic Punk from the self titled album.

Vid 11: This is a video, or slide show if you will, featuring still photos of the band during the rehearsal concerts. In these pics you can really see that DLR is not f'n around when it comes to being in shape for a long tour.

So there you go. I am done geeking out, at least for the next hour or so.

A few things, why is DLR dressed like a cowboy? The only thing missing from the group besides Michael Anthony seems to be long hair. It's a shame we couldn't also reunite Eddie and DLR's hair for this tour. As for Wolfgang, he seems to be holding his own and is at least the same size as Michael Anthony. If you listen to the Bombay Gunrunners next week we will talk about the set list and it seems that VH is ready to play around 25 songs not counting guitar and drum solos. I am even more excited to see them live and even more depressed that I have not got tickets.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Bombay Gunrunners Episode 34 is in the air!!!!

Julie is back and she has the story behind her camping trip FROM HELL!!!!! Well, not really, but she gives us the scoop on her rainy trip. We also discuss the fact that there are no rattlesnakes in this area of Kentucky and what a shock, Lee was right and Dustin was wrong. The Gunrunners also have a few 9/11 remembrances as the anniversary was this past week. And Lee and Pat discuss getting mohawks sometime in the future.

In TV news, the discussion begins and ends with the MTV VMAs and the fallout. In movies, Julie and Pat saw 300 and Lee and Dustin saw 3:10 to Yuma. Lee also saw a thousand other movies. In music the Gunrunners discuss Lee's Van Halen concert plans and his new concert plans of seeing Zed Zed Top. Also the Gunrunners introduce their myspace music pick hit o' the week, Budos Band.

It was a jam packed show and the whole while Lee's football gambling money went down the drain thanks to the Cincinnati Bengals. I curse them! If you have any opinions on Lee and Pat getting mohawks or you have some favorite Fall songs or Fall foods, email us at or message or leave a comment for us on our myspace page. You can also check out our podshow page at

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I'm bustin' Jerry, I'm bustin'

Well, the week in football picks was not a kind week to me. In the Times News picks I missed two games bringing me pretty much even with the rest of the peons and I missed both the Ohio County game (who knew?) and the UK game (again, who knew?). In addition to that, in the one suicide/knockout league I am in I take my favorite NFL team the Cincinnati Bengals, who just beat a very tough Baltimore Ravens team Monday night, on the road in Cleveland. Cleveland is a team that 99% of the people would say is one of the bottom three teams in the NFL. Well, at least until yesterday. The Bengals lost in a shootout and I now curse the Bengals. I curse them to no Super Bowls in my lifetime and I will live to 100 just to spite those bas****s.

In other pick 'em news, in the Bombay Gunrunners Yahoo NFL Pick 'Em I am in second so far this week with 9 correct out of 15 just trailing Julie, who for some reason has once again gotten 10 or more right for the second week in a row. I was horrbile last week and have employed a new picking strategy that seems to have worked out this week. Here's my new strategy for those who are looking for different ways to pick your games. I make my picks on Thursday pretty much going with my first instinct. Then on Friday, I go back and change every pick to the opposite of what I picked. Last week I got 7 correct, this week I am two better and have the possibility of getting ten correct with tonight's game. So there you go.

In other news, this past weekend the UK Wildcats football team, after trying everything they could to give it away, beat the number 9 ranked Louisville Cardinals. Not only did we (and I did say we) beat a top 10 ranked opponent, not only was it Louisville our most hated rival, but we also cost Lousiville any chance of a national championship. Now UK is officially a top 25 ranked team, at least until they get beat this weekend. For those of you who want to relive the victory or somehow missed it, click here for a youtube video that condenses Saturday down to a 4 minutes. And look for a special trash talking appearance by future UK legend Dickie Lyons, Jr.

Snort it up!!!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Do you like train wrecks? Meet Ms. Spears.

I know I am a few days late with this, but if you haven't seen the Britney Spears VMA performance, here you go. It is so uninspired, so sloppy, and so bad it is hilarious. At one point you might even feel bad for Britney. But that soon passes.

At the end, you might think she says thank you to the crowd, but I heard that she actually said I'm sorry. Not exactly the best way to make your comeback. If she can't get straight for one performance, how will this crazy wench ever be able to tour or make public appearances?

Watch the train come off the tracks and enjoy!!!


Speaking of crazy wenches, here's Kanye West throwing another tanturm because he didn't win any awards. He claims MTV won't give a black man a chance. I have to agree, there were no faces of color on the whole telecast of the VMAs...wait a minute.

I think Kanye West is very talented, but he is a b***h. He always has something to cry about. Grow a sleepsack Kanye and fill it with something besides tears, you idiot.

Bombay Gunrunners Episode 32 is in the air!!!!

The Bombay Gunrunners are back with Episode 33 and we are joined by special guest Dr. Jesse as he sits in for a camped out Julie this week.

In this episode the Gunrunners discuss Pat's bad football gambling skills, Lee's escape from death, tattoos and piercings, Larry Craig and bathroom behavior.

We then discuss a little Big Brother 8 and Rock of Love's new bachelor. In movies we discuss That Touch of Mink, State Fair and Hour of the Gun as well as a group review on Rob Zombie's Halloween. In music the boys introduce the myspace pick hit o' the week, Dax Riggs.

There are other things discussed, but it's too early in the morning to remember them so check this episode out. As always we would love your thoughts, comments and suggestions and you can send those to us at or message us or leave a comment on our myspace page, also our show's homepage is

Snort it up, it always goes down smooth.

Friday, September 07, 2007

I can feel it coming in the air tonight, oh Lord, oh Lord

I saw this on G4's Attack of the Show and I have now found it on USA Today's Pop Candy and it may be the best ad ever. I don't want to explain it because I think it needs to be watched to truly be entertained by it. So by all means, click this and enjoy!!!!!

Sweep the leg.

If you have no idea what that means then this is not for you. I was never a huge fan of The Karate Kid, even though as a kid I probably saw it about 1000 times, but I am a fan of this video. It's from a band called No More Kings and the song is entitled Sweep the Leg. It is about the final fight between Johnny and Daniel-san in The Karate Kid.

The video was written and directed by Billy Zabka who was in fact, Johnny in the movie. The video shows what happened to Johnny later in life and what might have happened had he not got kicked in the face. It is very cool and has a Raising Arizona vibe to it. If you love The Karate Kid or Raising Arizona then you will love this.

Snort the leg!

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Soylent Green is stupid...

People are stupid folks.

This might not be a big surprise to any of you and sadly some of you reading this may very well be one of the stupid people I'm speaking of, but nevertheless the world is chocked full o' stupidity and the OC has it's fair share. Possibly even a little too much.

However, over the past few weeks I’ve hit on a common thread of stupid people where this particular faction’s stupidity has nothing to do with intelligence, it’s more ego and arrogance.

These are the same people who, if they were legitimately famous, would drop a “Do you know who I am?” to the cop that pulled them over for doing 69 in a 45 mph zone. And, in fact, they might still do that now depending on what cop pulls them over be it local city cop or county deputy.

This past week I had a woman who essentially went to my boss and complained about something I did when she was the one that actually dropped the ball. This woman didn’t care so she complained to my boss and lied to him saying that I knew everything that was going on and decided to blow it off. Luckily, I’m in a position where my boss and I are pretty much a team where the loss of either one of us is catastrophic. And complaining about something as minute as what she was complaining about just barely concerned him enough to the point of asking me about it.

The only reason he even asked me about it was because he was curious what this nutbar was really talking about.

This is the kind of person I’m talking about. The kind of person who goes out of their way try and cause trouble for someone else because they are upset about something, no matter how insignificant, and have the ego to think “I’ll have someone’s head on a platter for this.” because they are who they are. Even though they are nobody in the real world, but the Paris Hilton of their world.

Another instance happened a few years ago when a colossal d-bag called up out of the blue just to tell the person he called that they sucked at a particular job they were doing. Not to offer any suggestions to make it better or even give a reason why he didn’t like the job they were doing, he just wanted to make it known to them that he believed that they sucked at what they did.

It takes a special kind of a-hole to do something like this for a few reasons.

1) You feel that the person you are calling will accept you opinion and criticism and perhaps thank you for it because it’s coming from you.

2) You feel that even though this person will likely tell several people that you are a d-bag and what you said, but instead of thinking ill of your d-bag ways they will chastise the person for running down your good name because you are who you are.

3) Even though you’ve expressed your d-bag opinion to many different people about many different situations, everyone still believes that you are the salt of the earth and not the biggest a-hole that ever walked on two legs.

The thing that bothers me about these people isn’t that they’ve tried to somehow personally cause me trouble for a very insignificant reason, but it’s that I can’t fathom how miserable these people must be. For something to get you so mad that you instantly fly off the handle and flip into destruction mode for petty issues has got to be a miserable life.

I’ve come to find that I have opinions that I feel passionately about, but about 75 percent of the time these people will fly off the handle start making phone calls and not do any research before complaining. Then when they get the tables flipped they’ll sometimes straight up lie about the situation or attempt to gloss over the very large detail they didn’t look into before making an ass of themselves.

The best example I can think of is the principal or whoever he was in the Breakfast Club. The scene where he takes Judd Nelson into the broom closet to set him straight. He talks about how he makes $31,000 a year, has a house, a wife and kids and he’ll be damned if he’s going to let F-ing Judd Nelson bring down his empire.

That very well might be a hell of an empire in his little world, but little did he know that Judd Nelson and rest of the Brat Pack could give two craps about him, his empire or his a-hole opinion. But he still felt as though they needed to know how he felt about them.

Those are educated stupid people and when you throw those people in with the generally stupid people, it gives me a headache.

Unfortunately, these people breed more a-holes and stupid people causing smart people to rationalize whether or not they want to subject their offspring to such stupidity.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Bombay Gunrunners Episode 32 is in the air!!!!

In this laborious episode of the BGRs we discuss Pat's love of killing God's creatures, Lee's public humiliation suffered by his alma mater, a new contest for BGR fans, Lee's masterful football pickin' skills, Pat has an unfortunate encounter in the post office and Dustin has an interesting anecdote on an OC elected official. It needs to be heard to be believed.

In TV the BGRs discuss Lobster Wars, The Pickup Artist and a little Rock of Love. The BGRs then have some movie reviews including The Last Mimsy, Hannibal Rising, House of Flying Daggers, Hero, some Thin Man movies, a great Vincent Price movie and an even better Cary Grant movie. There is also discussion about Owen Wilson and Rob Zombie's Halloween.

In music the BGRs announce their pick hit o' the week and it is a group called Justice. It will help you get your freak on...or off. We also hear some of Pat and Dustin's favorite summer songs.

This show was jam packed and we came in around 90 minutes. So, enjoy!!!

By the by, Dr. Jesse may be joining us for the next episode and if you have any mental health questions or any crazy dreams you want help with, email us at or leave us a comment or message us at our myspace page. You can also check out our podshow page at

Snort the horn!!!!