Summerish Weather = Windows Down & Cruisin’ Music

3 03 2011

The weather has been so damn nice in Arizona recently (and should only be getting better)… that it’s starting to feel a bit summerish.

Yeah, the lukewarm days and the just-right temperature nights.

It’s getting to be the perfect time of year here in Arizona.

And in my opinion, there’s no better feeling than cruising with the windows down in your car with weather like this.

Personally speaking, I’m a big fan of old school hip hop.

Ice Cube, Dre, Too $hort, Biggie, 2Pac… no particular order but you catch my drift.

A particular genre that I’ve taken a liking to is G-Funk, a style of West Coast gangsta rap over smoother, calmer instrumentals that gained quality airplay in the early and mid 90s.

And to me, if you combine rolling in your car with the windows down and summer-esque weather, you better be bangin’ some good throwback instrumentals.

Here are five of my favorite G-Funk cruisin’ tunes for you to bump:

Too $hort – Just Another Day (1993)

Ice Cube – You Know How We Do It (1994)

Dr. Dre – Keep Their Heads Ringin’ (1995)

Ice Cube – Check Yo Self (1993)

Geto Boys – Damn It Feels Good to Be a Gangsta (1992)

From the movie Friday to the movie Office Space, you may have heard these before, but one thing I can assure you is that these are just a bunch of 15+ year old hits that will making cruising in your car even better.

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Winning! Charlie Sheen is the Dude Everyone Wants to Party With

1 03 2011

When Charlie Sheen was asked if he likes to party, his response was,

“What’s not to love?”

When Charlie Sheen was asked if he is bi-polar, his response was,

I’m bi-winning.”

And that’s why Charlie Sheen is currently “the man.”

As Mugatu would say, Charlie Sheen is so hot right now.

So hot that he joined Twitter today (with his bio saying: unemployed winner), and he already has surpassed 375,000 followers (update at 11:30 pm Pacific: 589,000+ followers).

The guy who once played Rick “Wild Thing” Vaughn in the movie Major League has turned into a wild thing of his own recently.

Recently, Charlie Sheen has:

  1. Had restraining orders against him,
  2. Been arrested for domestic violence,
  3. Had briefcases of cocaine delivered,
  4. And completely busted up a hotel room, passed out naked and had a stripper/porn star locked in his hotel closet.

You know. The usual.

Sure you may get caught up in all the hooker and booger sugar talk, but what’s really been captivating lately have been his interviews.

His interviews with Dan Patrick, Piers Morgan and ABC have had everyone laughing, amazed, confused and astonished all in one.

And his frequent use of the word “winning” is quickly turning into the next catchphrase.

I couldn’t care less about Two and a Half Men having their last four episodes canceled.

Whether or not Charlie’s completely clean… I don’t care… all I know is that he’s just funny as hell right now.

And honestly, if you can only party one more time in your life, and you can go to a wild party hosted by anyone in the world… who wouldn’t pick Charlie Sheen?

Then again, I might pick Brian Wilson of the San Francisco Giants, considering he already kicked it with Mr. Winning already. But then again, Wilson and Sheen are pretty much the same person.

Two things are guaranteed on a night out with Charlie Sheen: police that night and TMZ on your doorstep the next morning.

But it would be totally worth it.





Teaser trailer released for ‘The Hangover Part II’… Let the anticipation begin

24 02 2011

In 2009, ‘The Hangover’ was arguably one of the best comedies of the past decade.

Now, with the upcoming sequel ‘The Hangover Part II’ set to drop on May 26th, the first look at the new movie was released today.

A teaser trailer was put up on YouTube… and it seems that some serious shenanigans are going down in Bangkok following the wedding of Ed Helms’ character, Stu.

It even looks like Mike Tyson’s presence will indeed be felt on one of our protaganists’ face again, but this time, it won’t be via a right hook to Zach Galifianakis’ dome, it’ll be to Ed Helms’ face with Tyson’s iconic and moronic facial tattoo right around the left eye.

However, as much as I hate to say it, with all the ridiculously high expectations, I think The Hangover 2 is bound to be a disappointment. It’s extremely hard to top what the original did.

Mike Tyson’s great cameo and sucker punch of Zach Galifianakis.

Ken Jeong’s hilarious naked performance and great one-liners.

Basically all the crazy sh*t that happened… it all was too good and too funny.

I mean how can you top that?

I hope I’m wrong but either way, I’m forking out some cash to see it.





Cedar Rapids: Best comedy since ‘The Hangover’

21 02 2011

It was a super rainy Saturday, and since I had nothing to do, I went to go see Cedar Rapids up in Scottsdale. The previews looked funny and I had read good reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, so I figured I might as well throw out 7 bucks and have a good laugh.

I thought the movie would be funny, but god damn it was hilarious.

Ed Helms plays the role of Tim Lippe, a small town insurance agent who has never left his hometown of Brown Valley, Wisconsin. He has to travel to Cedar Rapids for an annual insurance convention to try to win his agency the prestigious Two Diamond Award.

What ensues over the movie’s 86-minute duration is plenty of laughs and great performances from Helms and John C. Reilly, who plays the wild and crazy Dean Ziegler. The movie was casted to perfection, and for working on only an $8 million budget, Cedar Rapids definitely outdid itself.

I can’t think of a better comedy since ‘The Hangover’ came out in the middle of 2009, which also had Ed Helms in it.

For the record, I plan on seeing it at least once more.

If you’re looking for a great laugh, Cedar Rapids is your winner. There wasn’t a dull moment and trust me, you won’t regret chucking out a couple bills for admission.





The Tillman Story – A Must-See

6 09 2010

At first, I thought it was my duty as a fellow Sun Devil to see the documentary regarding Pat Tillman, his death, and the subsequent cover-up that took place. I thought I’d see it to support a fallen ASU grad and explore a case that I had found extremely interesting.

I found out that this documentary goes far beyond the Sun Devil community.

It was my human duty to see The Tillman Story. And it’s yours, too.

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