Greetings on a Saturday evening. Saturday after Thanksgiving. Didjas go shopping to get those "special deals"? Didjas get pepper sprayed? Or pushed over, to get some TV, made somewhere, but not here, that will be "out of style" in a few years?
I got an email the other day that I forwarded, but erased of course. So maybe one of you can send it over in the comments section if you got it. It was a very basic tips for "gift giving" this year at the holidays. Some of the suggestions? Haircut gift certificates, car tune up gift certificates, car wash gift certificates, snow shoveling or yard maintenance gift certificates, and maybe even plumbing and contracting gift certificates. I can't remember all of it, but it was good. The basic idea was instead of buying these electronics, or fancy gadgets, why not get people BASIC stuff, that they WILL use and get AWESOME use out of. Not to mention, you prop up some local businesses along the way. Novel concept eh? The original e-mail would be nice, but you get the idea. FYI, I get my haircut from some cat on 87th and 1st, Manhattan, NY. $15 plus I usually drop my man a nice $6-$10 tip. Depending on how rich I feel. Just in case you need any ideas.......
Here's another good idea for the holidays. Volunteer your TIME to some good organization that can use your help. That don't cost you nuthin', except for "sweat equity", and you assclowns who want to say, "Richie, my TIME is very valuable. I don't know if I can do that."? Don't sign up. I'm not forcing you. Until I see you in some tavern or restaurant, "partying". Then I will "out" you on these very pages.
This morning, I signed me and my kid up for a nice program volunteering at the local soup kitchen. (Yes, pal it's local. VERY close to where I live.) I figure it's a nice parent/kid learning experience. Nothing onerous. 2 hours every Saturday during lunchtime. And before you try to hit me over the head with, "oh nice, white man feels bad for stealing, so he thinks by serving soup, his conscience is better", I won't even be out of place. You ever notice how the people that volunteer at these places, who ARE out of place, talk very LOUD and DOWN to the people, they "help"? And then "drive" away from the place with their "driver" and feel like they helped out? Yeah, I've been on this "rodeo" a few times. This will be productive and from the heart. Truly, the only reason I mention it, is to get others to help. And notice I didn't prop up ANY charity so that we can go to some black tie event, and talk about how wonderful "we are" as "we" head back to our fat pads and existences. You pick YOUR charity. Check it out. Just help. They need you now more than ever.
So those are a few messages in the Thanksgiving season from me to you. Now, let me thank any of you, if you sent me the Johnnie Walker Blue, that I'm drinking right now. Cause I haven't come close to spending this kind of money on a bottle of booze, ever. So, it's clearly a gift. Maybe from one of you. And I would hope that I have already thanked you a bunch for it. But now the world knows. And it tastes good.
So, for those who follow this blog, and have partaken in the various offerings of Big D, aka Large Richard, we sit here, after 3 of the 6 picks he has bestowed upon us, have been completed on this glorious weekend. And those are 3 winners. With 3 more to go! Good god, do we attract the money makers?!?! Or what?!?
Speaking of money makers, Howard Stern, the self proclaimed, "King All of Media", has stated that he desperately wants to be a judge on the show "X Factor". You know, the show that Howie Mandel is already a judge on? Howie Mandel, being the cat who tweeted last week that people should check out "his Deal or No Deal girls on their new exercise video". And you SHOULD be buying this video on Amazon.com for a stocking stuffer or something. "Get Ready, Get Fit........and DEAL With Your Body". $7.99. Hit #2 on Amazon.com exercise videos last week, pally. No shiza. Yes, we produced it, if you were living in a cave, the last few months.
Mr. Stern has also made a comment about how if he becomes a judge on the hit show, "X Factor", he's not going to allow people to win "who do older music that NO ONE buys anymore". With all due respect, "Mr. King of All Media", we got a hit TV show, a hit exercise video, a hit blog, and we got "other" projects that are going to blow people's socks off.
I was in the subway today. I MISSED my train to listen to more of what THESE cats were laying down. Now this is a video from last year, that was the only one up on youtube. But when I tell you there were 50 people around them today. Dancing, singing, etc. Christ, I even walked from the other end of the platform when I heard this insane sound. This video doesn't even do them justice. The cat sitting in this video with the black hat, might be their best singer. I bought their CD on the spot, and let's just say we are "Working" on some future things. Mr. Stern, it would be neat if these cats got on the "X Factor", but you DIDN'T. Right? Enjoy the video. And let's go SAN JOSE STATE tonight! And tomorrow, UNDER in the Rams/Cards game AND TEBOOOOOOOOOOOOOW and the BRONCOS. Have a great night.