Monday, April 20, 2009

Everybody Calm Down! UPDATED

As a Republican, I've been called things that even Rosie O'Donnell would find inappropriate. I respect other people's opinions, and hope that they would return the favor. Which is why I despise responses such as Perez Hilton's in the current Miss USA overblown gay marriage saga.

First, Miss California's response to the question:

Perez's crazy response to that:

Announcing a position held by a majority of people in this country (or at least close to it) is divisive, but calling someone a "stupid b@tch" isn't? Oy.

Which brings me to the appropriate 30 Rock quote:

Tracy: I got to do something important so my children will respect me. Like be a Senator, or a wizard.

Dot Com: Or you can open a school in Africa like Oprah.

Tracy: Everyone calm down!

Update: Evidently, he's taking back his "apology" and would have rather used the "c-word." Mmm Mmm Classy.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

There's a Bar Crawl for Everything These Days

I love bar crawls (correction: I love any group oriented social drinking activity). But it's especially fun donning a specific color, costume, or t-shirt and drinking your head off around a city.
I recently participated in the World's Largest Bar Crawl in honor of St. Patrick's day (please take a look at the many trashy pictures on this site), and while it was crowded and slightly cold, I had a blast drinking with thousands of other history seekers. The point of that bar crawl was to have at least one drink at a minimum of 10 bars and have a bartender sign off on a card they provided to you at the beginning of the crawl. We, of course, took this quite seriously. Along with four other friends, we championed ourselves to 13 different bars, surpassing the minimum, and obtaining 4 completed bar crawl cards with ten different bars listed in the process.

We felt like we were part of something special, something greater than ourselves. We were wrong. When we dropped off our completed cards the next day, this is how it went down:

Bartender: You guys here for the crawl?
Me/Matt: No, we did it yesterday. We wanted to drop off our cards.
Bartender: Oh, you guys actually did that? You made it to ten bars?
Me/Matt: I think we actually made it to like 13.
Bartender: Wow, we like usually never get any of these cards back.

I felt touched.

Maybe this is the type of bar crawl I need to be a part of. I feel like these people might appreciate community drinking in large quantities. That's the camaraderie I was looking for.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Take That, Professional TV Critics!

It feels good to be right. It feels even better to blog about it. Despite their naysaying (Are we in Horseville?), 30 Rock's ratings have steadily improved this year (Jennifer Anniston's horrible episode, notwithstanding).

Here's hoping that Amy Poehler's new comedy does well - so I can stick it to the man again.