Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Sue Me...

I know, it's been multiple days since our last post. I've actually been a little busy at work and haven't had time to do too much. Give me the rest of the week off, hopefully I will be back at it next week. In the mean time watch this Justin Timberlake video over and over. It's that good.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Thursday's This 'N That

The Links

-Why would I post a video that is NSFW on a blog that is dedicated to getting you through your work day? Because this video is friggin' hilarious! Big thanks to Warren S. for sending that one in.

-If you find a video, or an article that you find worth sharing online, please feel free to e-mail it to We will post the link and be sure to give you full credit.


-Last night's Lakers/Rockets game showed exactly why I love watching the NBA Playoffs so much. 5 technical fouls, and 2 ejections were just part of the story last night at the Staples Center. Derek Fisher absolutely had a cheap shot on Luis Scola. There is very little doubt in my mind that he is going to be suspended for Game 3 on Friday night. The Inside the NBA crew breaks it down right here. Ron Artest continues to be one of the most entertaining nut jobs in the Association. Watch his post game comments on his ejection from last night's game, I promise it is worth the time.

Update: I was just told by a friend of mine that Ron Artest apparently applied for a job at Circuit City after his rookie year just so he could use the employee discount. This just keeps getting better and better.

-Rajon Rondo had a triple-double last night to help lead the Celtics past the Magic in Game 2 of their series. Obviously the only reason the Celtics were able to hold on in this game was because JJ Redick fouled out with 4:46 remaining. Had he remained in the game he would have started hitting 30 footers like he was back in college and brought Orlando right back into the game. Believe it.


-American Idol is down to their final 3. I'm not going to post who was kicked off, just in case there are readers who have last night's episode recorded at home. Oh yeah, that and I haven't watched this show in 6 years so I couldn't tell you any of the people's names.

-Last week I mentioned the reality TV show, Jon and Kate Plus 8. Who knew that mentioning it on the blog would lead to such a media blitz? If you've never seen the show, well first of all good work, but you might want to check it out just to see how crazy Kate is. I'm never going to condone cheating on your spouse, but it wouldn't surprise me if Jon was hanging out with some women who were actually sane.

-Do not, I repeat DO NOT mess with Jack Bauer.


-President Obama has provided a more in depth look at his 2010 budget. Obama is calling for cuts that will trim $17 billion from the U.S. budget. There are 121 federal programs that the President will cut funding for, including many in the defense department.

-Ahhh, nothing quite like the occasional porn star running for a senate bid in Louisiana. Stormy Daniels is apparently on a tour through the state to see if there is support for her to potentially run against current senator David Vitter. How many jokes will the late night talk shows get out of this?

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Recession Ender

No post today. 9 AM meetings will do that to a guy. Need something to kill time with today? Check out Saturday's 100th Post for a best of for all the links that have been posted thus far.

See you tomorrow!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Tuesday's Tidbits

The Links

-Today's link is sent in by... ME! I saw this picture over at the Uni Watch Blog and couldn't help but want to share it with the world. Check out Mark Sanchez' helmet. Sanchez was the Jets first round draft pick, and should compete for the starting QB job this season. Good times in the Big Apple.

-Lisa R. sent in this video which shows 5 very talented young girls singing the National Anthem at a Texas Tech/Texas men's basketball game. If this doesn't give you goosebumps you might want to check your pulse.


-Two upsets last night in the Association. The Orlando Magic went into Boston and defeated the Celtics 95-90. The Magic iced the game on free throws by J.J. "Mariano Rivera" Redick. Yeah I said it. J.J. had 12 points in his second consecutive start for Orlando.

-Behind 28 points and 10 rebounds from Yao Ming, Houston went to the Staples Center and beat the Lakers 100-92. Kobe Bryant scored 32 points for the Lakers, but of course he needed 31 shots to get that done. Houston dodged a bullet when Bryant and Yao knocked knees in the 4th quarter. After heading into the tunnel and loosening up again, Yao returned to help seal the deal for the Rockets. Game 2 is Wednesday night in L.A.


-It appears that rookie American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi will be back next season. Simon Cowell told Ellen DeGeneres at a taping of her talk show that the new Idol judge will be back for next season. Hooray.

-Is the season finale of Scrubs going to be the series finale? According to show creator Bill Lawrence, it may be. Lawrence will be departing after this season, as will co-star Zach Braff. The only reason I mention this is for you Jason A. I know you are a Scrubs fan, although I'm not sure why, but read the article and let us all know what you are feeling.


-According to Federal Reserve Chairman, Ben Bernanke, the US Economy should start to recover by the end of 2009. Bernanke says that the economy will bottom out sometime this later this year and begin to turn upward. However he warns that there will be some more bumps along the road, aka more job loss, and the further diminishing of your 401K, and Roth IRA. Not that I'm keeping track or anything.

I've been looking for a 2nd news story to link, I can't find anything that I think is interesting enough to post. So take that news world! Come up with something better for me and I'll link it!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Suck it, iPhone!

The BlackBerry Curve has over taken the iPhone as the #1 smart phone in the United States.

That's how we roll!

Weekend Update

The Links

-Mike C. sends along three videos for us today. The first may be NSFW due to language, but it is pretty freaking funny. More from Axis of Awesome, which he mentions led him to this video.

-Chris B. sent in this newspaper article highlighting what may be one of the most creative Senior Pranks of all time. Chris mentions to us that this is from a rival high school of his, so kudos to him for giving props to a rival. Good luck in Houston Chris.


-After seven overtime periods, multiple last second shots, and hundreds of Sideshow Bob jokes the greatest first round series in NBA Playoff history came to a close on Saturday night. The Celtics defeated the Bulls 109-99 in Game 7 to advance to the 2nd round. Like I said last week, you know it's a good series when my wife is planning our Saturday night dinner plans around watching the game.

-According to a report out of Cleveland, LeBron James will be named the 2008-2009 NBA MVP. James averaged 28.4 points, 7.6 rebounds and 7.2 assists in the regular season, and helped lead the Cavs to an NBA best 66 wins. I'm just going to take a shot in the dark and say that this will be the first of many for the King.

-51-1 long shot, Mine That Bird, captured the 2009 Kentucky Derby. 153,563 people crammed in to Churchill Downs to watch the race. Mine That Bird returned $103.20, the 2nd largest return in Derby history, and the highest since 1913.


-NBC announced their fall lineup this morning. Heroes, Southland, and Parks and Recreation are among the shows that the Peacock is planning on bringing back for the fall. They will join Celebrity Apprentice, The Office, 30 Rock, Law and Order SVU, The Biggest Loser, and Friday Night Lights as returning shows. No word on whether or not Chuck will be picked up for another season. I'm on pins and needles.

-The new X-Men movie pulled in $87 million to capture the box office crown this weekend. Matthew McConaughey's romantic comedy, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past came in 2nd with $15.3 million.

-This weekend's movie was The Soloist. Very solid movie, I thought Jamie Foxx, and Robert Downey Jr. were both fantastic in their respective parts. Highly recommend checking out this flick.


-A man traveling through the Texas panhandle may have found the original recipe for Dr. Pepper. Bill Waters purchased a tattered old ledger book for $200. According to estimates it may fetch as much as $75,000 at auction later this month. Dr. Pepper says that the recipe in the book is not the current secret recipe for the drink, but did not comment on whether or not it was the original recipe.

-We are all going to die. The Swine Flu is everywhere, and apparently we need to cancel all sporting events. What a joke.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

100th Post!

So I was getting ready to publish this week's Moron of the Week, when I realized that this post will be number 100 on 8 Hours to Kill. So instead of getting a Moron of the Week, I am going to post some great links that have been sent in over the past 99 posts that will hopefully get you through your weekend and ready for work on Monday.

-Gus Johnson, oh how we love thee.

-I'm glad KG isn't afraid to speak his mind.

-Boom, roasted.

-I've actually had multiple people send in this video. It's never too early to prepare for your fantasy football team.

-NSFW: T-Pain enjoys his time on a boat.

-This is why I don't dunk. Oh, that and I have no vertical leap.

-OH! He threw your dance move in the stands! I don't know why, but this might be my favorite video that I've posted.

-You've all seen the Afro Ninja. But it never hurts to watch it again.

-Ever since Lindsay Lohan broke up with Samantha Ronson, she has been looking for love in all the wrong places.

-My favorite Moron of the Week thus far.

-My least favorite professional athlete. As if losing to the Lakers wasn't bad enough, now I have to watch this jackass play basketball for another month.

-I just posted this yesterday, but check out a classic Saved by the Bell video.

That will do it for our 100th post. My biggest thanks goes out to everyone who has sent in links thus far, and hopefully there will be many more posts to come!

Got a link you want to send in? E-Mail it to

Friday, May 1, 2009

Saved by the Bell

Absolutely one of the funniest videos I've seen in a long, long time. If you are/were a fan of Saved by the Bell I highly recommend checking out this spectacular YouTube clip.



Before we get to today's links I just wanted to wish you all a Happy Holiday!

What Holiday is it? Why it's National Scrapbooking Day!

See, this is what happens when you get married. You learn these kinds of things.

The Links

-Chris B. sent us in a couple of dandy's today. I'm not sure if any of you have read the Club Trillion blog by Ohio State basketball "player" Mark Titus, but it's a classic. After declaring himself eligible for the 2009 NBA Draft, Titus has been forced to withdraw his name. This has, of course, drawn some national attention. If you have the time I highly recommend going to Club Trillion and surfing through the archives. Great way to kill some time at work today.


-What an unbelievable game last night in Chicago. The Bulls defeated the Celtics in triple overtime 128-127. You know it's a good NBA game when my wife sat through the 4th quarter, and 3 overtimes without throwing the remote at me and asking me to change it to Jon and Kate Plus 8.

-Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson both had great first rounds at the Quail Hollow Championship in Charlotte. Both are making their first appearance since the Masters 3 weeks ago. This could lead to some exciting golf on TV over the weekend.


-Headed to the movies this weekend? X-Men: Wolverine hits the big screen this weekend, but according to Entertainment Weekly, you might be better off saving your money.

-Early leader in the clubhouse for Sunday Morning Movie Madness this week is The Soloist. Has anyone seen this? Is it worth the time to go and watch? Feel free to leave a comment.

-Big ups to Bill Bellamy for being elected to the Rock 'N' Jock Basketball Hall of Fame. If you didn't watch those games back in the day on MTV and wonder if you could make a 50-point basket, I say you're crazy.


-Supreme Court Justice, David Souter plans to retire when the court recesses in June. Souter was named to the nation's highest court in 1990 by then President George H.W. Bush. I guess that means another job opening which can only be a good thing in today's economy.

-Hey, here's a shocker. The popular diet pill, Hydroxycut, has been recalled by the FDA after reports of liver damage. Man, I thought for sure that just taking a pill and not changing any diet or workout habits was our country's cure to obesity. What a joke.

Be sure to check back later today for the Moron of the Week.