Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Hibernation officially over


For those of you expecting a Tom Tuesday this evening I'm sorry but its not going to happen. We have missed the last couple due to a regrettable decision i made in letting Carli author one for U of T cruiser, Jamie Thomas. Its not that Jamie isn't deserving, he more than is, its that Carli dropped the ball and in turn made me look like the ball dropper for allowing her this privilege. Since the ball has been doubly dropped i've decided to retire the weekly Tom Tuesday column, I have realized i cannot handle this responsibility nor can my lady. I have no problem resurrecting the column every now and again especially considering we have yet to touch on Tom Brady or the aforementioned gritaholic Jamie Thomas, but for now we shall put it on the back burner.
End Note.

News and Stuff:
I've been M.I.A. lately at ATJ and i'd like to apologize, i have no excuse aside from my own laziness and lack of blog worthy material but i hope the blogger block has come to an end.
In my hiatus Kev dropped the long awaited Kobe post which is must read material and Steve wrecked his ankle. Its not really a coincidence the two events happened back to back.

We're amidst hockey and basketball playoff madness at the moment which has been on a lot peoples minds and has taken up a majority of the conversations between males 12 to 71 in the last week and a bit. Unfortunately i haven't followed either which leaves me a little lost when around such discussions and my "Ovechkin is better than Crosby" can only take me so far seeing i have barely any substance to back this claim only a deep seeded hate of Crosby. In fact most claims i make involving sports are unsubstantiated. Oh well.

Had the pleasure of Steve and Dan's company at the already (in my mind) classic Sunday 9:40 screening of Forgetting Sarah Marshall, I'll have the full review up in the next couple of days but just so you know it will involve pulsating near the point of shaft bursting bone dogs.

I'm sure it will come as no surprise to anybody but my car is in the shop.

During a recent pole amongst co workers i've established that Kristen Bell is hotter than Hayden Panettiere but Stacy Dash snakes them both (proof and more proof).

And with those pics......
Sweet dreams

Friday, April 18, 2008

The Kobe Post

Wow! How about that last post by Steven Q? I feel some what "called out".

I'll be honest. I have been a really good sport. I guess not anymore. Now I know it's been on all our readers minds, all 3 of them, It's probably the most anticipated thing since W.O.C. It will be known simply as the Kobe post. You ask for it, your going to get it.

Yes I'm a huge Laker fan and also the biggest Kobe fan ever to come out of Charleswood. My support never wavers, the Lakers are my team and Kobe is my guy. And let me tell you this regular season has been one of the most enjoyable things I have ever experienced my entire life.

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This is why Kobe is the 2008 NBA regular season MVP. Kobe is more cognizant of legacy than most superstars. That being said, people have often claimed that Kobe has tried to be like MJ. Earlier in his career it looked that way for sure but what 17 year old basketball player wouldn't want to be like MJ, especially if he could. Time does a real weird thing, it moves forward, but for some haters its hard to really grasp that...ahem...Steve Miller. After MJ's 2nd retirement(the first one was actually a 18 month pseudo-suspension because of gambling and really bad breathe that put Scott Johnsons morning breathe to shame) and Colorado there was a shift in Kobe. He then started leaning towards a truer emblematic symbol of the post-Jordan NBA, Allen Iverson. He started to make this separation with tats and "jail-muscles" and the video game stats from 04-07. On that note please never forget 81. Don't ever. But that one thing Kobe has done this season that is truly remarkable, with the way critics were talking down this Laker team and the question marks surrounding them, is he has figured out how to transcend MJ and AI. The key has been embracing his "globalness." Globe trotting childhood. Multi-racial children. Getting lean again. Speaking multiple languages. Embracing foreign-born players. This is Kobe's legacy. Don't forget he is also the best 2-way player in the game and arguably of all-time. The key word here is transcendence and only the absolute great ones touch something like that. Stop the hate, you are witnessing greatness, dont you fucking dare miss it. Book it.

My Rodman-like instincts

First, it must be said that the blog has been dormant for a couple weeks. to all 4 people who check the blog(that would be the 3 bros. and I guess Carli to see if her writing holds a candle to Chris') we are sorry and will try to do better. Since I have some time on my hands today, I figured I would throw a few entries down.

On a personal note, Karma has finally caught up with me. Last night playing basketball, I happened to sprain my ankle. It is common knowledge to the teenage heartthrobs that I have bizarrely strong ankles. This time, it rolled over to much to be called a rolled ankle. It swelled to the size of a softball as I landed on a big ogre's foot when I came down from skying for a rebound.
I mention the Karma thing because the bro named Kevin had the same thing happen last summer to him when he came down on my foot playing hoops. The difference is Kevin was a pussy and his was not half as bad as my sprain is. The even more embarrassing thing for Kevin is that I will be all healed from this by Sunday. Kevin mentioned to me that up until a month ago, he was still suffering from his sprain. Lets see, with some quick Miller Math (counting my fingers) I have added up close to 7 months he lived with a sprained ankle. that's sad considering you could probably contracted and healed from the clap 6 times within that span.

I hate lifetime achievement MVP award winners,


Boner of the Week

Hi all. Chris' rating scale for movies made me think about somthing; Boners.
And boy, I had a saweeeet one a few days ago.
Here's to getting boners in car rides and trying to get them to go away before you have to get out of the car. Or maybe even keeping them.

S to da beave.

Monday, April 07, 2008

Movie Review v.1.0: Deja Vu


"Tell it to me like I'm a 6 year old."
"I'm going to do what i do best, kill people."
"My nigga."
"My man."
"I don't scratch my head unless it itches and I don't dance unless I hear some music. I will not be intimidated. That's just the way it is."

Question: The above dialogue is:

a) A court transcript of the O.J. trial
b) the casting interview between Stephen Frears and Helen Mirren
c) a discussion between my cat Ryu and myself regarding his new green ball of yarn
d) great film quotes by Denzel
e) all of the above

Answer: D

I like Denzel a lot, I mostly rented Deja Vu because he was in it and partially because it was directed by Tony Scott who had worked with Zel on the film Man on Fire and was the director behind Top Gun. Denzel has made every movie he has starred in worth watching, even The Preachers Wife, which i watched with Steve in a Minneapolis hotel room a few years back. Zel couldn't save this one though.


Big ferry explosion 550 dead, murdered black girl, brand new FBI technology, Watching the past on TV, time traveling which leads to two Denzels, One dies the other ends up with the saved girl who was lusted after by the future Denzel who ended up dying, Everyone else is saved.

A terrorist thriller based on a time machine and love without boundries. Deja Vu.

ATJ rating
I liked this movie as much as i like canker sores
1 half boner out of 10 full, rock hard,throbbing, unbendable boners


Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Tom Tuesdays v.4 Helping out a Tom


This is unfair to Tom Cruise. Let the protest begin.


Who's driving?

Complete with you know who to save the day!


Chris.Steve. Please help me on this one.

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I think this is a hairless Teen Wolf way past his prime.