Friday, August 27, 2010

Kevin Says coming to Internet Radio

Radio is a career that has always interested me since I was a child.  It is something I have always aspired to do, although I have never found it to be too practical.  Well, after looking into it the last few weeks, I'm going to give it a shot on blogtalkradio.com.

My first(and perhaps only) show will debut next Wednesday, September 1, at 5:30 Est/2:30 PST.  The show will last an hour, and I will be talking about things that you have seen here.  I will hit on the world of sports, entertainment, and pretty much anything that piques my interest.  I will also take some phone calls, so I hope some of you people who have been reading my work will call in, and help me create a good program.  It is all in the name of fun, so call in with anything.  If the show is not a complete train wreck, I would like to do it weekly, or whenever I have the time.

I would really appreciate you guys tuning it and giving me a shot to entertain you, and spread my opinion and ideas.  Those of you who have been giving me great compliments on my work have motivated me to do different things.  I will post the links on Facebook and Twitter if you follow me.  So tune in, and lets have some fun guys!

Douchebag of the Week: Jay Mariotti

Jay Marriotti made himself a hypocrite with his latest incident.  For those of you who are not familiar with Jay Marrioti, he is a contributor on ESPN's "Around the Horn," a show that features national sportswriters talking about the day's top sports stories.  Marriotti is featured almost daily, and has an ego the size of Texas.  But simply being annoying is not landed Jay on this list, no he wins "Douchebag of the Week" for another reason.

Marriotti was arrested in Los Angeles, on suspicion of Domestic Violence, and was released on $50,000 bond.  The alleged incident took place, when reports stated that Marriotti was enraged that his girlfriend flirted with another man.  He then allegedly grabbed and pushed her, causing her arms to bruise, and she also had several cuts on her body.

Marriotti, who in the past has chastised athletes who were involved in Domestic incidents, now has to eat his words.  This incident will further stain his career, and will undoubtedly lead Mariotti to make excuses for his actions.  Perhaps he will blame it on drugs or alcohol, or he blame an "anger" problem and seek rehabilitation. No folks,the reason Mariotti was involved in this alleged incident is insecurity.  He is a ugly troll, and couldn't handle the fact that some other gentlemen was hitting on his lady.  I'm sure Jay has a tiny little wiener, and it probably isn't possible for him to satisfy a lady.  So instead of handling the situation like a man, he behaved like a coward.  When he could have told this alleged flirting man to take a hike, he pissed his pants, then took it out on a woman, who I'm sure is much smaller than he is.

Congratulations Jay, you pissed away a career that most sportswriters would kill for.  You threw it away because you decided to put your hands on a woman.  Rest assured Jay, your a winner here at Kevin Says, you're the "Douchebag of the Week!"

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Sports takes for August 24

There's always interesting stuff going on in the world of sports so here's some compelling stories:

Tigers outfielder/designated hitter, Johnny Damon decided to use his no-trade clause, and nix a deal that would have sent him to Boston.  The Tigers are dead and buried in the standings, so Damon blocking a move to a team that at least has a shot is somewhat surprising.  Perhaps his leaving the Sox, and signing with the Yankees burned his bridge with Boston.  He was ridiculed by Red Sox fans in his return, including a sign that said:  "Looks like Jesus, acts like Judas, throws like Mary."  Classic.

Rajon Rondo withdrew from the U.S. basketball roster, so now the roster is set.  This team is a collection of young players, and is ridiculously small.  Kevin Durant and Derrick Rose are probably the best players on the team.  The U.S. will be very vulnerable at the World Championships.

Chad Ochocinco was fined $25,000 for tweeting during the Bengals preseason game.  While it wasn't the smartest thing for Chad to do, I do find him entertaining at least.

The New York Jets signing All-Pro Center Nick Mangold to a seven year, $55 million deal, with $22 million of that money guaranteed.  Mangold is now the NFL's highest paid center.  Good deal for both parties, he was a big reason for their #1 ranked rushing attack last season.

New Music Notes

Interesting albums being released today:

  • Katy Perry-Teenage Dream:  I would be stunned if this album doesn't reach #1 with all the hype it has received
  • Never Shout Never- Harmony:  Acoustic pop-rock, not a favorite of mine, but should chart pretty well.
  • T.I.-King Uncaged:  Hip-Hop album is sure to be popular with that scene.
  • The Devil Wears Prada- Zombie E.P.- Metalcore band releases EP to hold their fans over.  Might be something yours truly checks out.
  • The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus:  To Hell or High Water E.P.-  This generic screamo band had a hit a few years ago with "Face Down," which eventually went gold.
  • T.I.- I'm Back:  I'm confused, two albums in one day?
Also congratulations to pop-punkers, Hit the Lights, who signed to a Major Label today.  Hopefully they can put out more than one record before they get dropped.

Band of the Week: The Ghost Inside

The Ghost Inside, a hardcore band formed in Los Angeles, California, isn't a groundbreaking type of artist, but they are very good at what they do.  They form metal, with some elements of hardcore, mainly heavy breakdowns, and chanting choruses.

They released their latest album, "Returners," back in June, and it is a record I have been bumping on my Ipod ever since.  It has very heavy drums in guitars, with just enough melodic guitars to make it sound complete.  The website, www.thenewreview.net gave the album, 4.5 out of 5, calling the record "nearly perfect."  The record truly is a hardcore masterpiece, complete with awesome lyrics, surprisingly catchy choruses, and a great effort by the drummer.

The Ghost Inside is also touring with Bleeding Through(my personal favorite) and Terror.  They will also hit Australia with metalcore stalwarts Parkway Drive, and The Devil Wears Prada.  If you dig bands like Hatebreed, old school Bury Your Head, and the aforementioned Parkway Drive, then you will dig "The Ghost Inside."

Artist:  The Ghost Inside
Album:  Returners
Standout tracks:  "Chrono," "The Conflict," "Greater Distance"

Personnel:  Johnathan Vigil - Lead Vocals


Aaron Brooks - Guitars, Backing Vocals

Zach Johnson - Guitars, Backing Vocals

KC Stockbridge - Drums, Percussion, Backing Vocals

Jim Riley - Bass, Backing Vocals
 
"Greater Distance"  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=giU9ZUtYyk4
"Chrono:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zaS0OBcj94

When will Jennifer Aniston go away?

I have never really understood the appeal of Jennifer Aniston.  She's a pretty attractive lady that got her big break on "Friends," a show that I never really liked.  After becoming one of the highest paid actresses in the history of television, she graduated into a full time movie actress.  Aniston has also graced the cover of numerous tabloid publications, and her name is always news in the world of entertainment.  Americans seem to be obsessed with this woman, yet her box office numbers haven't really backed up her hype.

Aniston, who made her major film debut in the forgettable 1992 horror flick "Leprechaun," has started in many films, some very successful, and others that haven't been.  When you break down her highest grossing films:  "Marley & Me," "The Break-Up", and "Bruce Almighty," all these films have a recurring theme; all of them feature successful co-stars.  Another film she started in, "He's Just not that Into You", featured an ensemble cast, and would have been successful without her presence.

In films where she is the featured lead, the results have been less than stellar.  Her newest film, "The Switch" where she receives donated sperm, made just $8.9 million in it's opening weekend, and more moviegoers decided to see "Vampires Suck," a film that was slaughtered by critics.  She started in the mildly successful film "The Bounty Hunter," that featured Gerard Butler, but her performance is likely to earn her a razzie nomination.  There are several other flops that Aniston has to her credit, like "Love Happens."

Her performance of at the box office, does not back up the fact that she is Hollywood's highest paid actress.  Not many women have been able to carry films by themselves, but with as much publicity as Aniston gets, you would think that she would.  You simply can't put her in the same league as a Sandra Bullock, since she has not shown the ability to have a hit film, without a male lead carrying the way.

Aniston has leeched on to Adam Sandler, as she will star with him in "Just Go With It," which is slated for release in February.  She also has a film coming up called "Gambit," although it has nothing to do with the X-Men character. 

Aniston is apparently America's Sweetheart, yet we as a society, have decided to ignore her films as a whole.  Aniston needs to do two things:  Get her own reality show, and show her breasts in a film.  Think about it, Aniston can still make a ton with cameras following her every move.  We don't want to see her do movies, yet America has a curious obsession with her personal life.  You sell this thing to one of the major networks, and i can guarantee it will be ratings gold.  I have no interest in seeing her in some generic romantic comedy, yet if you tell me that I can get a peek of her famous boobies, then I would be willing to drop down $12.  American men love to see famous boobies, so again, I guarantee a successful run at the Box Office, if Aniston shows us her "friends."

Jen is a good-looking middle aged women, but that can only carry you so far.  She is an average actress at best, and that can only take you so far.  I am hoping that her run at the Box Office is almost over, and she can just be a person who is famous for being famous.  Jen, please stop making terrible movies.

Another year of Community College

So today I began another year of junior college, and if all goes well, it should be my last.  There are things that I noticed, and i thought I would share with you.

I walked in to my 7:30 AM Biology class to find every single seat taken, and at least another 15 or so standing on the back.  As a student that enrolled in this class way back in July, I found these annoying.  Yo Goober, if your like 25th on the waiting list, don't bother showing up.  It sort of made me feel like I had great box seats at Yankee Stadium, only to have to ask the fat douchebag to get out of my seat.

Perhaps it wasn't the fault of these students, it was more likely the fault of California.  Apprently California is piss-poor broke, so they have to cut money everywhere.  That is why most DMV classes are closed on Friday's, and that's why the budgets allotted to Community Colleges have been slashed significantly.  They have cut hundreds of sections, which means higher tuition, and less flexibility for students.  Which is why we see 85 students trying to get into a class that only has room for 50.  It's only going to get worse before it gets better.

Then we have the outrageous price of textbooks, which in my opinion, is absolute rape.  Is it really necessary to charge $135.00 for a Biology book?  How much does this really cost to produce.  Now some teachers provide what is called "e-books."  This is where you pay for a book, than download it.  $90.00 bucks for that, then you figure another $100.00 in paper and toner, if you want some sort of a physical copy.

Of course it isn't always bad at the JC.  A new year brings another load of fresh, hot high school graduate co-eds.  It is always a good time to make my rounds, and check out all the talent.  It is like Christmas morning for me, no matter how old you are, you have to appreciate 18 year old chicks.

So another school year begins, and I am oh so close to finally getting my A.A., wish me luck friends!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Sports Tidbits for Saturday

A full slate of NFL preseason games today, as well as pennant races in Major League Baseball.  Here is what Kevin Says:

  • Alex Rodriguez is headed to the DL with a calf strain.  A big loss for the Yanks, as they are in a tight race with the Rays.
  • Chargers LT Tra Thomas retired Saturday, ending a 12 year career.  Without Marcus Mcneill in camp, the Chargers are wofully thin at left tackle.
  • Tampa Bay Quarterback Josh Freeman broke the tip of his thumb, and may miss the start of the regular season.  If he can't go, former University of San Diego Quarterback Josh Johnson would take the reins.
  • #1 overall pick Sam Bradford struggled going just 6-14 for 24 yards in the Rams win over the Browns.  Way too early to panic, Rams fans.
  • Former University of Missouri QB Chase Daniel had a big game for the Saints.  He was 15-21 for 182 yards, with 3 TD's and 1 INT.  New Orleans rolled over Houston 38-20.

Spencer Pratt wants $5 million for sex tape

Douchebag hall-of-famer Spencer Pratt is up to his old tricks, offering up a sex tape featuring himself and his estranged wife, Heidi Montag.  Pratt, is shopping the tape to Vivid Video for $5 million, according to a report on TMZ.com.

Pratt claims that he has "an entire website" full of video, and that he could "blow Club Jenna out of the water."  His reasoning for doing this is that a porn flick, could make them even more famous.

This man really is the scum of the Earth.  Hopefully Pratt will be hit by a bus soon.  This guy really thinks America wants to see his 3 inch dong.  I wonder if his pubes are albino too?

I wouldn't mind seeing Miss Montag on the business end of his tiny Johnson, but doesn't this clown really need more money and attention?  Both of these idiots got married for fame, and now she's a drugged out clown, with ridiculously giant knockers, while our albino friend is just as delusional as ever. 

Bill O'Reilly rips Kim K

Bill O'Reilly was mouthing off again, this time bashing Kim Kardishan for her photo shoot with 16 year old megastar, Justin Bieber.  The spread, which will appear in the pages of Elle magazine, depicts Kim K and Beebs as a couple.  The pictures are based on the film, "The Graduate" which is a film about an older woman seducing a younger man.

Bill O'Reilly was quoted as saying:  "I wanted to be a baseball player when I was 16, I didn't want to hang with Kim Kardashian."

Really, O'Reilly?  So a heterosexual boy would rather play baseball than hang out with Kim Kardashian?  Give me a break!  I love baseball as much as anyone, but I'm pretty sure 16-year-old Kevin would rather hang out with Kim Kardashian, hell so would 25-year-old Kevin.  If you would rather play ball than hang out with a ridiculously hot celebrity, then O'Reilly I think you are probably gay. 

The pictures I've seen, seem to be pretty innocent.  I was much more disturbed by the pics Miley Cyrus took with her boyfriend...I mean Father, Billy Ray Cyrus.

You also have to respect the game of Justin Bieber.  I can't stand this kid's music, but I have to admire his talents with the ladies.  Well played, kid.