Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Binge watching

Ever wonder how much time you spend binging on Netflix? Or maybe do you want to budget how long you can avoid family this weekend? This chart should help.

How Long Will It Take to Watch

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Jurassic World

I didn't really like the first Jurassic Park movies (because I was scared) but this looks legit. And I love me some Chris Pratt.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Tailgate Oddity

I've been to plenty of tailgates. You might go as far as to call me a connoisseur. But I saw something yesterday in Minneapolis that I had never seen before, and in all honesty, hope I never see again.

Let's set the scene: there was a crew of boisterous Vikings fan that had quite the set-up. Multiple grills, a TV, booming stereo, hammerschlagen, trophy bucks on a plaque, and...a kiddie pool filled with live fish. Strange, but whatever. It was impressive. of the guys grabbed a live fish, took a hammer and nail, played to the crowd a bit, and then proceeded to skewer this live fish right into the tree stump. There just so happened to be a portrait of Aaron Rodgers in between the fish and the tree, so that might be the message he was trying to send, but I really felt bad for the fish.

I'm not much of an outdoorsman, but I know that before you filet a fish, you bash it over the head. Boom, done. But this guy proceeded to drive a nail right through its midsection. I wasn't gonna call PETA, but come on dude, you're better than that. And no one thinks you're a big tough guy.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Champagne Stanton

$325 million is just a stupid amount of money. No way the contract ends well. But Giancarlo Stanton gets to live a life of luxury now, because he's really good at hitting baseballs.

How would you celebrate signing a contract worth 1/3 of a billion?


I'd probably celebrate in a very similar manner.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Golden age of football in Wisconsin

They may not result in national championships or Super Bowls, but there is some incredible football being played in Wisconsin, and it starts with ridiculous individual performances.

We've become accustomed to games like Aaron Rodgers (and Jordy Nelson, and Randall Cobb) had Sunday vs the Philadelphia Eagles. 341 yards...3 interceptions...yawn.

And I sound dismissive of that in the most appreciative way ever. Aaron Rodgers is a golden god that needs to be worshipped at football altars all around Wisconsin.

But Aaron Rodgers plays on Sundays. On Saturday, Melvin Gordon III stole the show.

Against Nebraska this past weekend, Melvin had a better day than any college football running back has ever had. Ever. And they've been playing college football for a long time.

25 carries for 408 yards. That's stupid. 16.3 yards per carry. That's just absurd.

If the season ended today, Gordon would have the 36th best season ever with 1,909 yards. But the Badgers still have two games left. It's crazy to think that he'd be able to duplicate his 400-yard day against either Iowa or Minnesota, but he could average 200 yards per game against those two. Hell, he's averaging 190 yards per game, so why not? Another 400 yards total could vault him into elite all-time territory, like top 5 single season, all time.

If he wasn't stuck behind the likes of James White and Montee Ball, who, by the way, are both in the NFL, he'd be mentioned among the all-time greats.

He's firmly in the thick of the Heisman race too. He's a distant second at 2-1 odds, with Oregon QB Marcus Mariota at 1-4 odds, but he's in the conversation.

It's crazy that every weekend, Wisconsinites get to see such talent on both Saturday and Sunday. Treasure it while you can.

Friday, November 14, 2014


I understand making a point, but this might be a bit much.

Kind of funny though.

Some animal sanctuaries in Maryland and Virginia have new additions after a man tried to prove to his ex that he had moved on. Last week, the Washington, DC Humane Society had 15 fluffy baby chicks turned in by a postal worker after they were mailed to the woman. Her ex-boyfriend included a note with the baby birds indicating they were proof there are "plenty of other chicks" out there. Turns out, there's nothing illegal about mailing baby chicks in the U.S. Mail.

What a guy: an unhappy ex-boyfriend recently mailed 15 baby chickens to a woman in Washington, D.C.

The best part is that last line. The USPS had to update their policy on mailing birds. 

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Wednesday night in Madison

I haven't been to a rock show at an arena in, well, ever.

They're awesome.

The majority of the shows I've been to were various outdoor concerts, whether it be UWL, Fort McCoy, Summerfest, fairs, etc.

None of them were like Alice Cooper and Motley Crue last night.

It's fascinating to see the amount of thought that goes into the theatrical side of things at a show like that. Lights, pyrotechnics, props, costumes, so on and so forth. It's a lot. And when done right, it's awesome.

Plus, Gary and I got to meet this guy, who insisted that we take a picture of us choking him.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014


I'm not a hunter, but this can't help the deer blend in.

A deer seen running through a northeast Ohio neighborhood with a plastic pumpkin on his head is free to eat and drink again. An animal sanctuary employee found the deer Monday and knocked the bucket off its head when he tried to tackle the animal. Folks in the town of Mentor spotted the deer last week and were concerned about the bucket's effect on its ability to survive.

The effect would be that it would get shot quicker than normal. 

Monday, November 10, 2014

Making history

It's always cool to be a part of something historic. And luckily for me last night, it was the good kind of history the Packers were making.

The first, and relatively minor, note was the record crowd at Lambeau Field last night. I was just one of the 78,292 fans at the Packers game last night, which set a record, largely because they sold standing-room only tickets to the game. The crowd was awesome at the game. Especially on plays like this.

The second was Aaron Rodgers. That dude is pretty good. Six touchdowns in one half? Jeeze. Selfishly, I wish he would have been able to get seven or eight TDs, you know, just to rub it in, but still. It was remarkable. Laughable at times. I wanted him to get the touchdowns so I could say I WAS AT THE GAME WHEN RODGERS SET THE RECORD, but I'll settle for a 55-14 ass whoopin'.

Go. Pack. Go.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Cutler being Cutler

I'm pretty pumped to head to Lambeau this weekend to watch the Packers take on Chicago.

This made me even more excited.

Every Interception Jay Cutler has thrown against Green Bay from Vegard Vangstad on Vimeo.


Thursday, November 6, 2014

Billy and Paul

Billy Joel. Doing the damn thing.

Billy's version of the classic will kick off The Art of Paul McCartney, a tribute compilation for Sir Paul.

Here's more from Rolling Stone:

Joel's version of "Maybe I'm Amazed" kicks off the massive Art of McCartney compilation, which sees release on November 18th. The rest of the roster is filled out by big names like Bob Dylan ("Things We Said Today"), Brian Wilson ("Wanderlust"), Barry Gibb ("When I'm 64"), B.B. King ("On the Way"), Chrissie Hynde ("Let It Be"), Smokey Robinson ("So Bad"), Heart ("Letting Go") and many more. McCartney's own son James appears on the album as well, recording a version of the Beatles' "Hello Goodybe" with the Cure, which Rolling Stone exclusively premiered in September.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

My anaconda don't

As soon as I was about to be really surprised by this story, I saw that it was from Australia, and my reactions was "Oh. That makes sense then."

Either way, it's still a little crazy - a man wants to get eaten by an anaconda. No truth to the rumor that Nicki Minaj is somehow involved.


Paul Rosolie, a Naturalist and Wildlife Filmmaker, has made a custom-built snake-proof suit that he will test when he is eaten by the beast.

The risky experiment, which aims to document what it’s like to enter the belly of the creature, will air on the Discovery Channel on December 7.

The show has already copped some criticism though with animal welfare organisations worried about the welfare of the snake.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

This is one of my favorite internet videos to come out every year.

I think it's a good judge of which kids have good parents.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Hello, Newman

I read this story, and couldn't get a certain image out of my mind.

According to -

An investigation has been launched into a Neenah postal carrier who allegedly dumped into a recycling bin hundreds of political advertisement mailers from the campaign of Mike Rorhkaste, Republican candidate for Wisconsin's 55th Assembly District, Rorhkaste tells Wisconsin Reporter.

Neenah Postmaster Brian Smoot, who was alerted to the incident on Thursday, confirmed there is an ongoing investigation into the matter, and referred Wisconsin Reporter to the Office of the Inspector General for the U.S. Postal Service. OIG representatives there did not return several phone calls seeking comment.

Mail? Sabotage? That could only mean one thing.

God I can't wait for this election to be over.