David Price Is Paying All Dodgers Minor Leaguers (Who Aren't on the 40 Man Roster) $1000 in June Out of His Own Pocket
During his time in Boston, David Price was the definition of a lightning rod. He definitely didn't do himself many favors, but I still think his time in Boston was a success overall.
After signing a seven year-217 million dollar deal with the Red Sox in the winter of 2015, expectations were sky high. Like a lot of fans, I had my issues with Price at times. I hated how the whole Eck thing was handled. There were instances I thought he had a shitty attitude and that he was kind of soft...but I always said if David Price just performed he would be embraced. I think Price's performance in the 2018 postseason showed that. Real Red Sox fans dgaf about your dog, bro. We want to see the team win. To prove my fairness; I will go to my grave believing David should've been World Series MVP in 2018. Steve Pearce's last homer was like an empty net goal. Price's pitching was more valuable IMO. David is like the lefty John Lackey (minus divorcing his wife while she was battling cancer) in the sense that rings are usually instance forgiveness for being a dick.
As part of the Mookie Betts trade that terminated my Red Sox fandom, David Price is now an L.A. Dodger. As part of a worldwide pandemic shutting MLB down, David Price has never thrown a meaningful pitch in a Dodgers uniform. As part of being a good person, David is paying the Dodgers minor leaguers (who aren't on the 40 man roster) that are getting railroaded by baseball a $1000 out of his OWN POCKET.
If anybody says "So what? He can afford it" then why the FUCK can't the BILLIONAIRE owners pay their players? (Do some research about how poorly the minor leagues are run and how the players are treated) This is a beautiful gesture by David Price. Despite what reports have come out about him as a person...there have always been players quick to defend him saying he's one of the best teammates they've ever had. I think this move just about solidifies that. David knows he can afford to do this and it's the right thing to do... so he's doing it. While he still is a mulit-multi-millionaire this affects his bottom line way more than BILLIONAIRES. He respects the grind. Despite being a #1 overall pick he knows how rough minor league life is. Plus there's plenty of top picks that never see the majors.
Billionaire MLB owners were paying minor league baseball players a whopping $400 a week during Covid; literally less than I was getting from unemployment as a substitute teacher (before that went to hell). Then some owners decided that they couldn't bare to pay that. While the Dodgers have agreed to pay minor leaguers through June, even that is garbage for one of the most valuable franchises in MLB. I've made $400 on 12 hour uber shifts in the winter. How is a player who hasn't even played a game for this organization more caring and empathetic to players than the men who employ them? (Don't answer that) What's going on in baseball right now is scumbag city. The Dodgers are worth over 3 BILLION dollars and they have to be bailed out by a pitcher who for all intents and purposes isn't even really a Dodger yet. Like a lot of problems in society this is just flat out wrong. Baseball agreed to pay players a prorated salary because of the pandemic and now the billionaire business owners are trying to fuck over the players and pay them less than they already agreed upon.
I'll be the first to admit I've said some not so nice things about David Price in the past. He can tell me to go fuck myself and he'd be 100% in the right...but just know Ole Dozo now has your back 100%. David Price is doing a noble thing and it's a shame Major League Baseball has allowed it to get to this point. They really are doing everything they can to alienate fans. Again Bravo to David Price and thank you for all you did in Boston. Sorry so many of us were dicks too.
The Madden franchise will continue to be a part of the gaming universe for at least the next six years.
NFL owners on Thursday approved an extension of their deal with Electronic Arts, continuing a relationship that has existed for 30 years. It was also recently approved by the NFL Players Association.
The current contract was set to expire after the 2021 season. The extension means that EA Sports will continue to be the league's exclusive publisher of football simulation games through 2026.
âEA Sports executive vice president Cam Weber said the two sides had been talking for months. Many wondered what the future of the relationship might be after 2K Sports signed an agreement with the NFL in March to produce non-simulation games.
The current edition of Madden has seen a 30% increase in unique players. According to Electronic Arts, more than 330 million hours of the game have been played since it was released last August. The company also has seen large increases in game play during the past couple of months as people have been confined to their homes because of the coronavirus pandemic, with many tournaments taking place among friends and on television.
Rachel Hoagland, the league's vice president and head of gaming and esports, said keeping the Madden franchise at the core of their video gaming strategy was important, especially with the emergence of new platforms and gaming systems. Sony and Microsoft have announced new generations of gaming consoles that are expected to debut by the end of the year.
"EA has done a nice job of ensuring the game matches the experience during a game week. The new technology will allow richer content and add more realism," she said.
Madden NFL 21 will come out in early August with the first looks at the game coming next week.
Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes was last year's cover athlete. Baltimore quarterback and reigning league MVP Lamar Jackson said in April that he would be on the cover this year, but EA Sports has not made an announcement.
Competition breeds innovation and Madden hasn't had any real competition since NFL2K5.
Ever since Christmas 2003 when I got Madden 04 I have had a love/hate relationship with the game. Even back then in middle school we would joke about how they made the same game every year. All they do consistently is update the rosters. With the exception of the failed QB vision experiment in Madden 06 what major innovations have come to the game play the last 15 years? (Hit Stick debuted in Madden 05)
Despite being the only NFL video game, the majority of Madden players think the game itself sucks. It's full of glitches and for the most part hasn't improved in 10 years.
I love John Madden as a football guy and have gotten a lot of pleasure in my life playing his video game, but there is no debate......Madden needs serious improvements. The graphics are below standard, the gameplay sucks, Superstar factors have ruined the game and don't even get me started on how ridiculous interceptions are. Madden and EA have been pure evil for years. They know football fans are hooked and they still put no effort in the game. I'd love to be a fly on the wall at EA to see all this innovation they're talking about?
"Should we change the kicking meter again?"
If you need any further proof at how bad Madden game play is CLICK THIS. The NFL needs to realize taking the bag up front from EA is so short sighted. If 2K got the rights it would be bigger than Madden within three years. They could blow it out of the water. I love Madden, but they need to step it up. Maybe they'll figure it out by the time I'm 40 and already dead for four years? (this is a fat joke; relax)
It's pretty clear there are bigger fish to fry, but the NFL is not going to address the onside kick issue this off-season.
In a twist of irony from my last post... in 2018 I wrote a blog entitled "While You were Busy Crying About the National Anthem the NFL Drastically Altered Kickoffs Forever". about the rule changes that neutered kickoffs. Like I said I don't support everything I've written in the past.
During that rule change in 2018 the onside kick was effectively killed. Unless your name is Younghoe Koo you fucking SUCK at onside kicks.
Onside kicks conversion rates dropped 15% from 2017 after this rule change. While I'd prefer to see the NFL abandon their new kickoff rules (at least for on-side kicks) I don't see that being possible.
The idea of a do or die offensive conversion is a great alternative. Like I said in the 2018 blog...a lot of people find special teams boring. This is just another idea to squeeze in an exciting play to gain fan attention. When a game is 27-10 with 9 minutes left in the 4th quarter; most people aren't watching that game anymore....this could fix that.
It's almost impossible to comeback from a two + score deficit in the 4th quarter without an onside kick (they're even harder in Madden). The play went from being successfully roughly one out of five attempts to one out of 20. In a league that historically favors the offense in rule changes, I am shocked this didn't pass. I love the idea going forward, even though I'd love to see the return of the OG onside kick. This change would increase the possibility of bigger, more entertaining comebacks and at the end of the day isn't what sports are all about? Entertainment. Idk maybe I'm just on my over-simplified swag rn, but this seems like a pretty great alternative to the oh so dangerous onside kick. Maybe next year?
I've used my free time during C doing A LOT of independent research and cataloging my old blogs (not to blow myself but there's exponential documented growth as a person and writer from 2016 to now). I had a Gilded Age phase earlier this year, but the last month or so I've been obsessed with learning about Jim Crow. I am fascinated with the horrors of this scar on America's face. The inability to turn away from a car crash analogy fits this situation like a glove. It blows my fucking mind. If I had a dollar for every time I watched a Jim Crow video after 1 am I could buy a full meal at Chipotle WITH queso.
1960's America is my favorite era in history. There was some actual positive change amongst the turmoil and assassinations. I could talk about the Civil Rights Act for at least three paragraphs without outside sources, but like most white people I was ignorant to much of the horrors from Jim Crow that led to the Civil Rights Moment.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not an idiot. I have a history degree after-all. I knew a little bit about Jim from the two days we talked about it high school and my favorite movie of all time Remember the Titans, but outside of the obvious things most people with high school diplomas know (separate but equal, redlining, the Bus Boycotts) I was ignorant to a lot about our nation's past. We don't spend enough time talking about this in schools. It may be painful, but history is ugly AF. We can't just act like nothing happened. There are still so many throw-away things in society that you wouldn't think twice about with ties to Jim Crow. How did watermelon get racialized? Do you know why some people call sprinkles "jimmies"? Or know how Aunt Jemima originally started?
Cartoons only amplified the racism.
There are tons of people who still don't understand the horrors of blackface. For some time I didn't get it either and would be like the people who say "how is it any different from White Chicks?" If you do a little research it's pretty obvious why the topic is so taboo. That being said I did find the timing of an SNL skit from 2000 where Jimmy Fallon is impersonating Chris Rock going viral at the same time as the murder of George Floyd a little too convenient.
My point here is blackface is bad, but not nearly as bad as mother fucking MURDER; hence the house on fire line. It wouldn't shock me if that story was leaked to get attention away from the real problems since social media loves to look down its nose and scold instead of actually doing something productive.
I even started a blog on the topic of how fucked up Jim Crow and race relations in this country are on May 8th. How even 50+ years after the Civil Rights Act was passed we are still dealing with the scars of Jim Crow as a nation. After considering the weight of the subject, I abandoned ship in fear. As a white guy I'm always worried about getting cancelled since I am rough around the edges and make light of everything. I didn't feel like it was my place. After the murder of George Floyd I had to say something. Just like school shootings; how many more times does this need to fucking happen before we do something????????????George Floyd was killed during broad daylight, in a major U.S. city by officer Derek Chauvin after multiple pleas to get off his neck.
This treatment of AMERICANS is unacceptable. "All men are created equal" is already a fucking joke being written by a slave-owner. How can we say with a straight face that all men are created equal with the way black people are treated in this country? Why are there FOUR COPS holding down George Floyd here for allegedly writing a bad check?
And white people can have straight up hate rallies and bring assault weapons to the steps of government property and Trump says they're good people???
Another bad take I used to have was saying I only cared about things if they affected (effected?) me. That was partly trying to be funny, but partly true and ignorant AF. This stuff all affects us whether the results are directly felt or not. They say a chain is only as strong as its weakest link and I think C has shown us how weak those links are from a public health perspective. We basically live in two different countries (white and black America) and sadly I don't think anything is going to change until white people (the people with the most power and vast majority of this country) start showing that they actually care about racial injustice. Obviously plenty already do and I'm not saying it's right or I agree with it, but I mean that's sort of just how things work in this country. Have you ever noticed since pot has gotten legalized how many already rich white guys found a way to profit off it?
I saw the differences of the two Americas everyday while I was teaching in Prxv (on purpose) or driving for a ride share company in Newport. The kids in Prxv are in buildings from the 20's with books from the 90's with no structure or support. Sometimes close to 30 in a room and not enough seats. How is that right? It's not fair to these innocent kids who are already starting behind the 8 ball when their mostly white counterparts 20ish miles down the road have things like working bubblas with adults who actually care and hold them accountable. Newport, RI has some of the most extravagant mansions in the history of the world. Perhaps the most telling sign of the two Americas the fact that the Newport Mansions and a project are just blocks apart from each other. If you go across Memorial Blvd there are section 8 houses (hidden off from your sight-line) a tennis serve away from the International Tennis Hall of Fame and all the mansions on Bellevue. A true visual representation of the distribution of wealth and class struggles in this country.
There have been countless other African-AMERICANS that have been murdered by excessive police force in this country. You hope George Floyd's death can create some sort of change, but I'm not holding my breathe. I referenced cataloging blogs in the beginning of this post. I have looked over a lot of my past work and there is stuff I'm not proud of. Mainly my take on Kaepernick in 2016. Well your boi is so woke now that I haven't had a good night sleep in weeks (also because unemplxxxxxxxx has been fucking me raw). I mention how I'm a do the right thing guy all the time on DOL and the way we are going as a country is not right. This Michael Che bit from his 2016 Netflix Special "Michael Che Matters" is resurfacing today and is relevant as ever given the murder of George Floyd.
This is why I love comedy. Che was able to use humor to bring this injustice to light in a way that's still funny, but makes you think. We're taking about MATTER. It's such a great bit. It is so fucking ass backwards that our country is still this way in 2020 and the idea of equality is actually somewhat controversial. Clips like this shouldn't need to exist.
I don't want to be some holier than thou preacher on DOL because that's not what I'm all about. I want to make people laugh and be an escape. I know nobody reads my shit and a lot of people think I'm wasting my time, but maybe this is the post that changes things? Maybe finally we as a nation can come together and say this isn't okay. Of course the looting is a bad look, but I don't blame people. Plus some of it is fucking hilarious and a much needed pallet cleanser on this Andre-the-Giant-level-heavy blog.
The media and fake news is only dividing us more. I know it can be so disheartening that you may just want to bury your head in the sand and act like everything is okay. I've done that before and it solves NOTHING. R.I.P. George Floyd
Despite all of this I do feel bad for cops. Their job is almost impossible nowadays. I don't know what the percentages are, but there's hopefully millions of police officers who are disgusted by these actions. I hope some stand up to the crooked cops and decide they've had enough. Standing up to the man can be one of the hardest things to do; especially if you're putting your job at risk, but police are supposed to PROTECT and SERVE. Not kill in cold blood. R.I.P. George Floyd.
Perhaps you prefer watching me get my heart ripped out? Here's my 24-21 LOSS in the Wild Card round (in the snow). I will go to my grave believing if I score on the opening drive I win this game. Madden is glitchy AF; it is what it is. I just gotta find a way to be better. No excuses like AIC. Gotta stop getting in my own head. I cannot wait for next season. #HireDozo
Year One of the Hot Garbage Madden League is in the books. ICYMI I went 11-5 and lost 24-21 in the Wild Card round. As a competitor and football guy, obviously you want to win it all, but I was extremely transparent about my goals going into the league. I wanted to make the playoffs; I did and you can watch my clinching Week 15 victory here!
We are redrafted for season two soon. I will keep you in the loop! #HireDozo
It's no secret ya dude Old Dozo has some binge-boi tendencies. While food is the number one culprit, I do not discriminate with overindulging. I do the same with music as well! I've had many a phase over the years where I listen to exclusively one artist for like three weeks; sometimes it may be only one song. Here are some past examples over the years; Big L, The Beach Boys, Tracy Chapman's "Fast Car", Paramore, The Eagles, "Wannabe" by the Spice Girls, Huey Lewis and the News, TLC, The Beatles, 70's Funk and Madonna's "Like a Prayer". Eventually, things will change and I'll find somebody else, like the 1975.
My latest obsession started on Friday when I was deleting beers, watching music videos with two (2) other people; one of whom I live with. We chill and listen to music. Vibe TF out. Simple rotation. I play a song, you play a song and repeat. I felt like switching it up and dropped some WP.
Actually that's low key a lie....although that all did happen.
It really started on Day 18 of the IG 30 Day Song Challenge with "a song from the year you were born". My first choice was "Hold On" by Wilson Phillips, but I wasn't 100% sure if it came out in 1990 or 1991. (I was born in '91) While my mom is the only person with the heart to call out my technical content mistakes; I didn't want to be factually incorrect and run the risk of being corrected by people who don't even have their own blog. After 45 minutes of deciding, I ultimately went with "More than Words" by Extreme.
While I love a good ballad, this is about Wilson Phillips' #1 debut single "Hold On". I legitimately listened to it five times in a row TODAY while driving and it's been on a loop while I blo...break FREEE, break from the chaiiiiiiiins.
Sure, a lot of my time listening to music the last two years has been with Mac DeMarco and Tame Impala, but there is so much more to me than stereotypical stoner music. Don't ya know I'm a music guy? Of course I've seen Bridesmaids, but I was aware of Wilson Phillips beforehand... You think I didn't know about Carnie Wilson's livestream in the late 90's when normal kids were playing Little League? I watched A LOT of VH1 as a kid. But I'll have to admit "Hold On" was not in my daily rotation until this weekend. It just popped up and I cannot get enough of it. I don't know how you can objectively say this is a bad song? They harmonize great, there's awesome vocal progressions and the song has a meaningful message....Don't kill yourself.
Earlier in C, "Lean on Me" was going viral as a tune of hope. I think "Hold On" fits that mold as well. It's not perfect because this isn't our fault and I don't 100% agree with "nobody can change your life except for you". But I've been worrying like crazy, stressed AF...it's ruining my creative flow. This song has helped fix that block.
During the uncertainty of the Big C and life in general it really is a great anthem to help you take a deep breath and relax during all this shit. We all want life to go back to normal soon but don't you know things can change? Things'll go your way. If you hoooooooooooooooooooold on for one more day. Can you hold on for one more day? Things'll go your way. Hold on for one more day.
I know it's gonna be longer than one day, but hopefully things will be better sooner rather than later.
I live for shit like this.
In my second blog of the day from a new series titled "Things I Saw on Social Media 12 hours ago" it is time to wish the great Peggy Olson a Happy 81st Birthday.
Mad Men is one of my all-time favorite shows and Peggy is on the Mount Rushmore of Mad Men with Don, Roger and Joan. In a show full of great characters, Peggy's growth with the changes of the 60's may be one of the most important and memorable.
During her 81 years (and counting) on this planet Peggy was responsible for some of my personal favorite moments on Mad Men. In honor of Peggy's 81st birthday here are my Top 8.1 Favorite Peggy Olson Moments. In case you have 1/81st of a brain...SPOILER ALERT
8.1. Peggy's Walk Into McCann Erickson (Season 7, Episode 12 "Lost Horizon")
Sporting a cigarette, Ray Bans and Bert Cooper's 150 year old painting of an octopus eating some pu... Peggy shows up with some SWAG. This spot could've easily been the scene before it; when Peggy and Roger have some fun in the final hours of the old office.
8. Peggy Shows She's More Than Just a Secretary with "Basket of Kisses" (Season 1, Episode 6: "Babylon")
(what you really need to see starts 5 minutes in)
This is the first moment on Mad Men where a man at Sterling Cooper takes in interest in Peggy in a professional sense. After helping conduct the lipstick test, Peggy hands Freddy the trash and calls it his "basket of kisses". Freddy loves this line and takes an immediate interest in Peggy after realizing she came up with it herself. You can see the anger in Joan's eyes when another female is treated with respect by man at the company.
7. It Will Shock You How Much This Didn't Happen (Season 2, Episode 5: "The New Girl")
This scene is a flashback to advice Don gave Peggy when she was pregnant with Pete's baby. Earlier in the episode, Don was out with one of his mistresses and crashes his car while getting some neck play. Luckily he was at the legal limit of .15% BAC so he just has to pay a $150 fine. The problem is he only has $63 and some bus tokens. That simply will not do; not even in 1960's America. He offers to come back with $500 the next day, but the officer is not cutting Don any slack. He suggests calling one of his wife's friends and Don calls the only person he can trust in a time like this; Peggy.
His biggest concern is keeping this news a secret from his real wife. Peggy let's Don's friend (the wife of one his clients) stay at her place as she handles everything.
Late in the episode we flashback to a conversation Don and Peggy have while she's at the hospital. Peggy didn't even realize she was pregnant until she was about to pop. She was that career driven! Right as she's finally starting to gain some momentum (she's writing a little copy) this could be the end for her.
This the moment where we really see that Don has a dark past. He see's something in Peggy and doesn't treat her like everybody else. I'd argue there's a lot of moments in the show where he treats her like a man. This is one of them. This scene gives me goosebumps to this day. Don tells Peggy to do whatever the Doctors say and forget this ever happened. Move forward. This never happened. Aaannnd then Donny drops the famous "it'll shock you how much it never happened" tying this episode together like a bow in Peggy's hair pre-make over.
6. Peggy Leaves for CGC (Season 5, Episode 11: "The Other Woman")
This scene takes place in 1967, seven years after Peggy got her start as a secretary at Sterling Cooper at a party celebrating the Jaguar account. During these years Peggy has battled sexism and disrespect as she has advanced in her career. After feeling like she's never going to get the respect she deserves (despite her relationship with Don) with the blessing of her mentor, Freddy Rumsen, she tells Don she's leaving. In one of the most raw scenes from the entire series; we see a side of both Don and Peggy (but especially Don) that wasn't shown much during Mad Men. Don is actually impressed with her forthrightness, but quickly realizes this is not a negotiation. Peggy chugging her drink before breaking the news makes it all the more real. In this moment we Peggy's growth throughout the series to this point and the true vulnerability of Don underneath it all.
5. I'm Peggy Olson and I Want to Smoke Some Marijuana (Season 3, Episode 3: "My Old Kentucky Home")
This scene is so perfectly Peggy (sorry the quality is so shitty). Working OT on a Saturday with Paul Kinsey and others; she smells some reefer coming out of Paul's office. Peggy doesn't narc like other female characters on the show would. Instead she plays it cool AF AND calls out Paul for not taking her opinions outside of stereotypical female products seriously; before uttering perhaps her most memorable line of the show.
4. Peggy's Birthday (Season 4, Episode 7: "The Suitcase")
After missing her birthday dinner to stay working late with Don, Peggy stands up to him. After the fighting he treats her to a birthday dinner, showing there is a human inside of Don after all.
3. Peggy Finds Miss. Blankenship (Season 4, Episode 9: "The Beautiful Girls")
Ida Blankenship was hired for one reason and one reason only. To be a secretary that Don Draper doesn't want to sleep with. She's actually Bert Cooper's former secretary. He described her as a "hell cat". Despite her advanced age and ineptitude, Mrs. Blankenship brings a lot of laughs to the show in her brief time on it. Guess who realized she was dead and not taking a nap?? (You already know from the heading)
2. Don and Peggy's Final Phone Call (Season 7, Episode 14: "Person to Person")
Don and Peggy's final goodbye. There's so much emotion in the scene. It starts with Peggy reprimanding Don for ditching down again only to quickly realize this is not her average conversation with Don. She wants him to come home back to McCann. On the pay phone Don says he can't while admitting his deepest secrets to Peggy; saying he's not the man she thinks he is. After Peggy tells him those things aren't true, Don admits he only called because he never got to say goodbye. At this point you can tell the fear in Peggy's voice. She's worried this could be the end for Don. So overwhelmed with emotions from his reveal, Don collapses to the ground. This is some straight up full circle shit and while the romantic in me wishes Don would say he loves her like a daughter/sister; we get closure.
1. Peggy and Stan Realize They're In Love (Season 7, Episode 14 "Person to Person")
Speaking of romance!!! Peggy always put her life on hold for her career. It doesn't mean she didn't get dicked down along the way, because she certainly did, but that was the 60's baby. As the 1970's went into full swing in Season 7 there was some serious will they or won't they vibes between Peggy and Stan Rizzo. Most notably their nude brainstorming session earlier in the series.
Peggy broke down barriers on Mad Men, showing a woman can compete in the man's world and is so much more than just a home-maker...but at the end of the day, we're all human and want love. Peggy may have barked up some of the wrong trees throughout the series, but in Stan she found her better half. She deserves it more than anybody on the show. The speech on the phone turns Ole Dozo into the Mayor of Waterworks City. This whole scene is sooo Peggy. When she figures out she loves Stan and he comes in running...how does that not make you melt?
Dozo is a happy ending guy and while Mad Men did a great job wrapping things up... I'd argue that Peggy's ending was the best of them all. At 81 years old Peggy has lived quite the life. Stan is getting up there, but their 13 grandchildren keep them young at heart. Happy Birthday, Peggy.
There is so much uncertainty going on nowadays; its terrifying. It seems like life is going to getting back to normal, but should we be? I honestly don't know. I go back and forth with the breeze about what is real and what isn't during all of this. It's way above my brain-scale and independent research abilities since I am more of a one hit wonder and Gilded Age kind of guy. Science ain't really in my bag. I just don't want to be the reason anybody gets sick and dies. Hashtag good guy. Yes, I have self-diagnosed myself as rona-free so that brings some relief, but there is so much fear and misinformation going on that life really feels a little 1984y right now. I just want to be free and live life. Maybe try on some happiness for size?
Some people are so beloved that they can trespass during C and get a hero's welcome. Some people like the Birdman himself, Tony Hawk. Tony already checked his privilege at the door so we don't need to go down that fun rabbit hole!!
I get it times are scary right now. But it's great to see people united and happy over skateboarding and Tony Hawk. This is the face of his sport just dropping by the shred. Imagine if Michael Jordan starting dunking on the hoop at the end of your drive way or the ghost of Babe Ruth tried asked you to retrieve his baseball out of your yard? This is one of the coolest things I've ever seen.
Between the overwhelming love and excitement his video game news received two weeks ago, to random social media exchanges over the years..
..to this heart-touching reaction you'll see again (assuming you watched the clip) in like 26 seconds. I honestly think Tony is one of the most beloved figures in America by people under 40. Who doesn't fuck with Tony Hawk? Tony Hawk is the great equalizer. Rich people love Tony Hawk. Poor people love Tony Hawk. White people love Tony Hawk. Gangstas love Tony Hawk.
Do gangstas love Tony Hawk?
They do! Everybody loves Tony Hawk!!
Life might be wild right now, but there's still little stories out there showing how good society can be with a little love and respect. I can only begin to imagine how pissed people would be getting had this been Tony Woodpecker or Tomás Hawk shredding their pool during a Pandemic, but here Tony Hawk shows the good side of privilege... For at least a little while, by simply doing what he loves to do, Tony brought joy and happiness to some random people's faces. Isn't that what this whole life thing should be about?
I know as much about trap music as Nelson Rockefeller knew about contacts, but this song is fire.
With over 30 likes as of 12:40 pm, @Joogwinik gave IDK the a-okay on the behalf of Jews.
With the fucked up way my brain works, the first thing I thought while listening to this song was "this is gonna piss some people off". OMG, IDK inferred that some Jewish people are accountants. #IDKisCANCELLEDPARTY.
As a humorist I believe that nothing should be off limits in comedy or art in general; stereotypes included. Here's a stereotype. Jewish people are actually cool and will make light of anything instead of being too stupid to understand how comedy is actually a vehicle for societal change. (maybe that's why some want to censor it??) The fact that people gave Larry David shit for making a Holocaust joke is still top three most ironic things that have ever happened. Don't get me wrong, we definitely needed to evolve in comedy. PAGING DR. F@GGOT doesn't play anymore and shouldn't. That at its core is hateful and not okay; even though 17 year old me geeked out in real time.
While IDFW a lot of trap, it's still an art form. I love the call and answer style of the genre. I'm not well informed enough to talk about it at length, but I fuck with Quavo heavy (tons). Jesus, I sound so lame rn.
If Jonas Salk was still alive today he'd be bumping "Mazel Tov" on a blu-tooth speaker while curing Covid and refusing to patent it. Say what you want, but this song is fire. I can already see the outrage by non-Jews about a song that is clearly showing love AND bringing awareness to perhaps the most famous Jewish phrase in history. I'm sure this song got a few people curious.
Out of the tens of thousands of people who have already listened to this song, I bet at least.... 18 have gone down a rabbit hole learning about the Jewish people and their culture. In that research I bet they'll learn how many phrases in our everyday language have a Jewish origin. So not only is this song fire, but it's educational! I know they're kinda saying fuck you to Social Distancing in the video, but look at how much fun these gentleman are having. I for one am jelly AF; especially on the day that was supposed to kickoff Boston Calling. Here Goes Dozo might have to bleed into music because based on two minutes of research, I already fw IDK heavy. I love what it stands for.
Happy almost birthday!
The facts are the facts. We're gonna have to hear from Lil Dicky too.
The "quack, quack" line made me immediately think of this bit; one of Mulaney's best.