Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The Hot Club

Katherin told Becky that she hadn’t lived yet because she had never read Sportzine before. Becky said she was a ‘Sportzine Virgin’. So I gave Becky a copy of Sportzine. As Becky began to read it, Easy Ed said, “Once she reads the first line, she’s not a virgin anymore.”

Wise was talking about appaloosas. Wise said that if you are ‘too poor to own a horse, and too rich to own a dog’ then you buy an appaloosa.

Kung Fu Hustle. Both Chuck D and Alexander the Grate highly recommended this movie. So Chuck asked the Ornery Asshole what he thought of Kung Fu Hustle. The Ornery A said “Fantastic…Funny. Energetic. Stephen Chow is an incredible director, writer, actor.” And per Alex, despite being an action-comedy, it has one of the most poignant romances you’ll ever encounter.

Alex also revealed that nunchuks, or nunchaku as he noted, are Japanese in origin, not Chinese. Chuck knew that many Asian weapons were farm implements. Nunchuks were used to thresh rice.

Alexander the Great also called Chuck D what I heard as “Chuckularity”. What Alex actually said of Chuck was “Jocularity.”

Fearless Francis pointed out that A-Rod gets about $150,000 a game. And Manny, if he doesn’t foul off some pitches, is probably getting (or was) $30,000 an at bat. So Francis wondered if you’re a fan and Manny pops out on the first pitch, do you get your full satisfaction? But then I realized that Francis’ math was off. He thought players got about 300 at bats. I told him if a guy played 100 games with 4 at bats per, that’s 400 at bats right there. Nice idea though.

Lizzy Dalton, who’s now bartending on Mondays and Wednesdays (for a while) told me that she is in training to run the Rock N’ Roll Marathon in San Diego in May. It is to benefit The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. A close friend of Lizzy’s, Peter Wright, is a survivor of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. If you wish to make a donation to the good cause, see Lizzy.


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