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A Little something about Foo Fighter’s Everlong

Today’s date is October 7th, 2013. Today is the date that I realized “Everlong” can tear me up every time I hear the song.

16 Years I bought Foo Fighter’s 2nd studio album entitled “The Colour and the Shape”. I had been a fan of Nirvana and I also liked Foo Fighter’s first self-titled album. Since CD’s were the “cool” thing to do, I had to purchase the album. I still remember buying the CD on a Saturday in Moline, IL at Best Buy. “Monkey Wrench” was and still is a great song to listen to and I dug the ending screaming portion of the song. I assumed the song was about a bad breakup and you are the source of the bad in the relationship. On the way back from Best Buy, I listened to “Everlong”. At first I did not know what to think, but I had to listen to it again and again three more times. I just liked this song.

Later 1997, Foo Fighters released the video for “Everlong”. Talk about an AWESOME video!!! The dream sequence that leads to the Foo Fighters to playing the last chorus one more, the oversized telephone, and the oversized hand. Such a great video. I listened to “Everlong” 3-4 times a week, to once a month, to once a year, to forgetting about the song.

In November 2008, Dave Grohl played the acoustic version of “Everlong” on Howard Stern. I did not hear this version until late 2010. Once I listened to the acoustic version, I forgot how powerful that song is. I found myself humming the tune in my head over the next few weeks. Around the middle of 2011, I saw the Foo Fighters were playing music from “Skin and Bones” on the channel “Palladia”. I only heard “Cold Day in the Sun” from the “Skin and Bines” album. (By the way, the live version of Cold Day in the Sun is WAY better live than the studio version.) I was in for a big surprise. After smoking a nickel bag of weed, I watched the whole show. I did not expect to hear or see the final song. “Everlong” played and I could not tell if it was the weed or the song, but I it made me sad and happy at the same time. The next 3 days I kept listening and watching the show. The results were the same; sad and happy. I told myself I would not forget about the feeling of this great song.

So it is a Monday in October and I realize I forgot about “Everlong”. Each time I forgot about such a LEGENDARY song, it is like hearing it for the very first time. I thought about creating a reminder to listen to it once a month, but instead I put it on my workout mix and I will listen to it 3-4 times a week.

If you remember this song, please take a listen to it. Here are the videos:
Howard Stern version – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BN1o5wsL8J4
The Skin and Bones version – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiJPP4r4-Hw
The original version – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBG7P-K-r1Y

“If everything could ever feel this real forever; if anything could ever be this good again.” – Grohl ‘97

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A List of Chants during the Randy Orton and Sheamus Match on Raw (2013-04-08)

Oleee, Ole ole ole, Boring! Boring! (Orton even shouts to the crowd “What you saying?”) (Commentary” “What are they saying?”)
Mike Chioda
Oleee, Ole ole ole, Boring! Boring!
Boring
We Want Big Show
RVD (Commentary: “It’s always like this after Wrestlemania” Really Cole? Is it?)
JBL (Commentary: “I love this crowd!”)Jerry (Commentary: “I guarantee they won’t chant your name!” Oh how wrong you was JBL)
Michael Cole
BREAK!!!
DDP
ECW (Commentary: “The crowds going to run out of chants.” )
Booker T
(Mexican Wave) (Commentary: “The night after Wrestlemania is always like this” “Are we in Canda?” Really Canada?)
Anderson (Not sure who, Mr Kennedy? Arn Anderson?)
Randy Savage
HBK
Bret Screwed Bret (They must have seen the twitter feed on the Tron or something, starts just after it around the time Sheamus does White Noise.)
Thank You Big Show (Randy Orton really looks pissed off now)
Yes! Yes! Yes!
Knock Him Out
Cotton Candy (Just before the spear, very quick one. Gives you a good laugh when you hear it, I wonder who walked through the crowd then?)
Holy Shit!
We Are Awesome!
One More Time
One More Chair
Kicked Your Ass (After replays when Orton is sitting by the barricade in pain.)
Jerry

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List of Royal Rumble Entrants and Eliminations 2013

Entrant Number:
1. Dolph Ziggler
2. Chris Jericho
3. Cody Rhodes
4. Kofi Kingston
5. Santino Marella
6. Drew McIntyre
7. Titus O’Neil
8. Goldust
9. David Otunga
10. Heath Slater
11. Sheamus
12. Tensai
13. Brodus Clay
14. Rey Mysterio
15. Darren Young
16. Bo Dallas
17. The Godfather
18. Wade Barrett
19. John Cena
20. Damien Sandow
21. Daniel Bryan
22. Antonio Cesaro
23. The Great Khali
24. Kane
25. Zack Ryder
26. Randy Orton
27. Jinder Mahal
28. The Miz
29. Sin Cara
30. Ryback

Elimination Number:
1. Santino Marella by Cody Rhodes
2. Drew McIntyre by Chris Jericho
3. Titus O’Neil by Sheamus
4. David Otunga by Sheamus
5. Goldust by Cody Rhodes
6. Brodus Clay by a number of wrestlers
7. Tensai by Kofi Kingston
8. Darren Young by Kofi Kingston
9. Kofi Kingston by Cody Rhodes
10. The Godfather by Dolph Ziggler
11. Heath Slater by John Cena
12. Cody Rhodes by John Cena
13. Rey Mysterio by Wade Barrett
14. The Great Khali by Kane
15. Kane by Daniel Bryan
16. Daniel Bryan when he was caught by Kane on the outside, but Kane dropped him to the floor.
17. Zack Ryder by Randy Orton
18. Antonio Cesaro by John Cena
19. Jinder Mahal by Sheamus
20. Wade Barrett by Bo Dallas
21. Bo Dallas by an eliminated Wade Barrett
22. Damien Sandow by Ryback
23. Sin Cara by Ryback
24. The Miz by Ryback
25. Chris Jericho by Dolph Ziggler
26. Randy Orton by Ryback
27. Dolph Ziggler by Sheamus
28. Sheamus by Ryback
29. Ryback by John Cena

Winner: John Cena

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My Interaction at the Gym

For the last 6 months, I have been working out at the YMCA. I have been very quiet about this.  The other day, I had someone come up to me and ask me if I am going to be much longer on the bike. Because they did not want to wait for someone who will only come once a month.  This really pissed me off and this happened on the 2nd of July.  I just hit the century mark on July 5th, 2012. That is right; 100 times this year. I have seen this person at the Y 1 or 2 times.  Ironically, I have not seen this person until today July 9th. I asked where have they been the last 7 days.  They stated they were here on Friday morning; liar. And then said they were here on Saturday and Sunday at 545am. They then asked me where have I been.  I let him know since the Y is closed on Sundays and do not open until 8am on Saturdays, I was here on Thursday and Friday at 545am. He looked at me all pissed off and said he is not lying and was at the y in kewanee on Saturday and Sunday. I let him know again the y is closed during the times he said he was here. I still find thus funny as hell. I said ok and walked away.

I would not have brought this up but it really ticks me off since I have put the work in and he has not.

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HTC EVO 4G MMS/APN Fix

Since I rooted my HTC EVO 4G 7 weeks ago (May 25th, 2012).  I have not been able to send and.or receive ANY MMS messages.  It turns out I corrupted my APN file.   After looking for days, I found a fix that WORKS!!!  Here is what you do:

First download this program: APN Backup & Restore.
Open the app and click Backup APNs button.
Your APN file should be found in the /sdcard/ApnBackupRestore folder.
Make a backup of the xml file.
Now copy the following code into the file:

<?xml version=’1.0′ encoding=’UTF-8′ standalone=’yes’ ?>
<apns count=”1″>
<apn name=”Production” numeric=”00000″ mcc=”000″ mnc=”00″ apn=”1” user=”null” server=”null” password=”null” proxy=”null” port=”null” mmsproxy=”null” mmsport=”null” mmsprotocol=”2.0″ mmsc=”http://mms.sprintpcs.com” type=”mms” />
</apns>

Save the .xml file back to the /sdcard/ApnBackupRestore folder.
Open the APN Backup & Restore app again but this time click Restore APNs. Pick the xml file that you just modified.
Reboot your phone.
PWN3D!!!

Now you can send and receive MMS again!!!  This took a long time to figure out, but it was all worth it in the end.

Andrew

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List of Royal Rumble Eliminations

1. Alex Riley by The Miz
2. R-Truth by The Miz
3. Primo by Mick Foley
4. Justin Gabriel by Mick Foley & Ricardo Rodriguez
5. Ricardo Rodriguez by Santino Marella
6. Epico by Mick Foley
7. Santino Marella by Cody Rhodes
8. Mick Foley by Cody Rhodes
9. Jerry Lawler by Cody Rhodes
10. Jinder Mahal by The Great Khali
11. Ezekiel Jackson by The Great Khali
12. Hacksaw Jim Duggan by Cody Rhodes
13. Booker T & The Great Khali by Cody Rhodes and Dolph Ziggler
14. Michael Cole by Jerry Lawler and Booker T from the outside
15. Hunico by Kharma
16. Kharma by Dolph Ziggler
17. Kofi Kingston by Sheamus
18. Road Dogg by Wade Barrett
19. Jimmy Uso by Randy Orton
20. Wade Barrett by Randy Orton
21. David Otunga by Chris Jericho
22. Jack Swagger by Big Show and Sheamus
23. The Miz and Cody Rhodes by Big Show
24. Dolph Ziggler by Big Show
25. Big Show by Randy Orton
26. Randy Orton by Chris Jericho
27. Chris Jericho by Sheamus

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The NFL Hall of Fame 2012

Here are the 15 finalists for the Hall of Fame this year:

Jerome Bettis – RB– 1993-95 LA/St. Louis Rams, 1996-2005 Steelers
Tim Brown – WR/KR – 1988-2003 LA/Oakland Raiders, 2004 Buccaneers
Jack Butler – CB – 1951-59 Pittsburgh Steelers
Cris Carter – WR – 1987-89 Eagles, 1990-2001 Vikings, 2002 Dolphins
Dermontti Dawson – Center – 1988-2000 Pittsburgh Steelers
Edward DeBartolo, Jr. – Owner – 1977-2000 San Francisco 49ers
Chris Doleman – DE/LB – 1985-1993, 1999 Vikings, 1994-95 Falcons, 1996-98 San Francisco 49ers
Kevin Greene – LB/DE – 1985-1992 LA Rams, 1993-95  Steelers, 1996, 1998-99 Panthers, 1997 San Francisco 49ers
Charles Haley – DE/LB – 1986-1991, 1999 San Francisco 49ers, 1992-96 Dallas Cowboys
Cortez Kennedy – DT – 1990-2000 Seattle Seahawks
Curtis Martin – RB– 1995-97 New England Patriots, 1998-2005 New York Jets
Bill Parcells – Coach – 1983-1990 NY Giants, 1993-96 Patriots, 1997-99  Jets, 2003-06 Cowboys
Andre Reed – WR – 1985-1999 Buffalo Bills, 2000 Washington Redskins
Willie Roaf – Tackle – 1993-2001 New Orleans Saints, 2002-05 Kansas City Chiefs
Will Shields – Guard – 1993-2006 Kansas City Chiefs
Dick Stanfel – Guard – 1952-55 Detroit Lions, 1956-58 Washington Redskins
Aeneas Williams – CB/Safety – 1991-2000 Phoenix/Arizona Cardinals, 2001-04 St. Louis Rams

 

Of the 15 finalists, here is who SHOULD make it:

Tim Brown – WR/KR – 1988-2003 LA/Oakland Raiders, 2004 Buccaneers
Cris Carter – WR– 1987-89  Eagles, 1990-2001  Vikings, 2002 Dolphins
Edward DeBartolo, Jr. – Owner – 1977-2000 San Francisco 49ers
Kevin Greene – LB/DE – 1985-1992 LA Rams, 1993-95  Steelers, 1996, 1998-99 Panthers, 1997 San Francisco 49ers
Curtis Martin – RB – 1995-97 Patriots, 1998-2005 NY Jets
Andre Reed – WR – 1985-1999 Buffalo Bills, 2000 Washington Redskins

Sometimes  I wonder why these 3 WR’s are not in the hall of fame.

Andrew

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CM Punk’s Full Raw Promo Transcript from 06/27/2011

The BEST promo in the last 15 years.

Here’s a transcription of CM Punk’s RAW promo tonight…

(Punk sits down at the top of the ramp)

“John Cena, while you lay there, hopefully as uncomfortable as you possibly can be, I want you to listen to me. I want you to digest this, because before I leave in three weeks with your WWE Championship, I have a lot of things I wanna get off my chest.

“I don’t hate you, John. I don’t even dislike you. I like you a hell of a lot more than I like most people in the back. I hate… this idea… that you’re the best… because you’re not. I’m the best. I’m the best in the world. There’s one thing you’re better at than I am, and that’s kissing Vince McMahon’s ass. You’re as good at kissing Vince’s ass as Hulk Hogan was. I don’t know if you’re as good as Dwayne… he’s a pretty good ass-kisser… always was and still is. Oops… I’m breaking the fourth wall. [Punk waves to the camera.] I am the best… wrestler… in the world. I’ve been the best ever since Day One when I walked into this company, and I’ve been vilified and hated since that day because Paul Heyman saw something in me that nobody else wanted to admit. That’s right, I’m a Paul Heyman guy. You know who else was a Paul Heyman guy? Brock Lesnar… and he split, just like I’m splittin’, but the biggest difference between me and Brock is that I’m going to leave with the WWE Championship.

“I’ve grabbed so many of Vincent K. McMahon’s imaginary brass rings that it’s finally dawned on me that they’re just that. They’re completely imaginary. The only thing that’s real is me, and the fact that day in and day out, for almost six years, I’ve proved to everybody in the world that I am the best on this microphone, in that ring, and even on commentary. Nobody can touch me. And yet, no matter how many times I prove it, I’m not on your lovely little collectors’ cups, I’m not on the cover of the program, I’m barely promoted, I don’t get to be in movies, I’m not on any crappy show on the USA Network, I’m not on the poster of WrestleMania, I’m not on the signature that’s produced at the start of the show. I’m not on Conan O’Brian, I’m not on Jimmy Fallon, but the fact of the matter is I should be, and trust me, this isn’t sour grapes, but the fact that “Dwayne” is in the main event of WrestleMania next year and I’m not makes me sick!

“Oh hey, let me get something straight, those of you who are cheering me right now… you are just as big a part of me leaving as anyone else, because you’re the ones sipping out of those collector cups right now, you’re the ones that buy those programs that my face isn’t on the cover of, and then at five in the morning at the airport, you try to shove it in my face thinking you can get an autograph and sell it on eBay because you’re too lazy to get a real job.

“I’m leaving with the WWE championship on July 17 and hell, who knows, maybe I’ll go defend it in New Japan Pro Wrestling… maybe I’ll go back to Ring of Honor… [Punk waves to the camera again] hey, Colt Cabana, how you doing? The reason I’m leaving is you people because after I’m gone you’re still going to pour money into this company — I’m just a spoke on the wheel — the wheel’s gonna keep turning. And I understand that… that Vince McMahon’s gonna make money despite himself… he’s a millionaire who should be a billionaire… you know why he’s not a billionaire? It’s because he surrounds himself with glad-handing nonsensical [censored] yes-men like John Lauranitis, who’s gonna tell him everything he wants to hear… and I’d like to think that maybe this company will be better after Vince McMahon is dead, but the fact is it’s gonna get taken over by his idiotic daughter and his doofus son-in-law and the rest of his stupid family.

“Let me tell you a personal story about Vince McMahon. You know we do this whole bully campaign…”

(Microphone is cut off. Punk hits the mic a few times, says something inaudible, yells “I’ve been silenced”, and we fade to black.)