Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Bowling Scores 11-29-05

178, 219, 169 566 series

Gameplan of the night "Remind me to follow through" and "Bowling is 77% mental."
Once again the lanes were super dry and once again no practice for me. I have nothing to say about tonights games other than I was never really into any of the games. The second game I strung together a couple of sets of X's and the high point of the night had to be striking out in the second game which won us the one and only game of the night.

We are currently at 18-17 for the second third of the season. We are 62-43 for the season. We won the first third of the season which automatically puts us in the playoffs in March. So we are still playing for every win because every win gives us more money, but other than that. The way the league works is that you cannot win more than one third of the season. If we were to win this third we are in now then the second place team would be declared the "winner" and qualify for the playoffs. Does this make any sense? It's easier to explain in person.

Went into the night with a 206.7 average...I continue to slide but it seems that every week is a pattern... 1 200 game and two 170ish games. Oh yeah I missed 10 pin tonight...Blah!

Duffy J-

Saturday, November 26, 2005

What a Bust! Jim Cramer

Mad Money with Jim Cramer.... I was introduced to this man who busts the hell out about stocks and such on CNBC during a commercial break on Raw on Monday Night. This is a classic Bust and the best is when he's answering calls regarding different stocks.
Bobby- "Bu..bu..bu..bu..bu..bu..bu BOOYA!!! Jim!!"
Jim "And a BOOYA! right back at ya!"
There's another segment called "Am I diversified" where people call in and tell Jim their top 5 stocks and he tells them whether or not they are diversified while busting the hell out and running around and screaming his head off. It's definately something to check out if you appriciate the bust as I do...........

Best Movie Credits to Clean to....

So today after surviving the "black friday" working the theater. I got to thinking about the busy days from back in the day and "hitting the zone" cleaning crazy style for so so long when it was "Movies 10 for life"
This brings me to the top 5 Movie Credits to clean to and the credits that pumped me up to sprint up and down aisles throwing trash away with super quickness. Without further adu I give you the top 5:

Ha! I just remember the cheezy Marky Mark song with the classic lyrics- "This is how we do it day to day, No doubt representin in the realist way. This is how it is comin out of here... Hardcore, like that, MotherFucker don't sleep"

I don't remember any of the songs from the credits, I just remember good hard rock songs that got me through those thrashed theaters....

Nothing beats an A.F.I cover of "TotalImmortal" by the Offspring. Except maybe it being followed by "Sweet Child O Mine" by Guns n Roses! Classic.

Ahhhh... The credits that introduced me to Electronica! I remember bands playing through these credits included: Apollo Four Forty, The Propellerheads, and Crystal Method. I also have to thank Dave Marabella for also introducing me to Electronica Music. Word up Movies 10 Alumni!

Aside from the Transyberian Orchestra's remedy of "Carol of the Bells" on Cinemark Movie tunes from 1999-2001, the best damn song I have ever cleaned to is the lasts song during The Jackyl's credits. You would understand how pissed I was when I bought the soundtrack and the last song during the credits wasn't even on the album! Dammit!
Anyways these are my top 5 Movie Credits to clean to. Ha! Now as a Manager I never get the chance to clean and hear all the songs during the credits but then again, all the songs these days are pretty worthless.....
Word Life.
Duffy J-

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Bowling Scores 11-22-05

243, 174, 173 590 Series

I arrive to the bowling alley just in time for practice to end, so throw practice out the window. (What are we talkin bout? Practice. Now how silly is that?) I guess it didn't matter my first shot went brooklyn and I got lucky starting with a strike. Oh, the lanes are dry tonight.... Followed that with 4 more in a row but decided to hold off on the Spinarooni this time. The team we were playing some guy with a 165 average was also throwing a crazy game and keeping pace with me. The 6th through the 9th I spared losing my shot in the process. The guy on the other team rolls a 244 so I look up and I have to strike out to tie him. I double in the tenth and leave a 10 pin on my final shot. Dominated!

After that I never really got it going the rest of the night. I left opens in the second and third game although I did pick up a 3-4-6-7-10 split which got some pop from the league... Third game I tried what I did last week and set the ball down earlier not really paying attention to a line but it didn't work. Late in the 3rd game I needed three in a row to salvage a 600 but I came up just short.

It seems I've been on a trend lately where I bowl one really good game and two mediocre/terrible games. Going into the night I still had the 2nd highest average on the league with a 207.5 but my average continues to slide and I'm dangerously close to dropping to third cause the guy behind me has a 205.7 average.

Remember Bowling is more mental than Physical-

Duffy J-

Monday, November 21, 2005

A Bust called Rancor Keeper


Saturday, November 19, 2005

Music Generations

I remember the music I listened to in high school and I remember wondering why anyone wouldn't like the music I listened to. Older people... People who graduated maybe what? 5 years ahead of me? 10? But now I know what it's like to be those people. I look at the kind of music people are listening to nowadays and I'm flabbergasted? yeah flabbergasted at the jobber bands that are popular these days. Here's 10 bands I listened to in the late 90's:
Metallica, Alice In Chains, Smashing Pumpkins, Silverchair, Clutch, Floater, Nine Inch Nails, AFI, Tool, Nirvana.

I don't know where to begin I mean some of these bands were around when I was in high school but seriously: Good Charlotte? Lickin Pork (I mean Linkin Park?) I honestly don't know a lot of these new metal bands because to me they all sound the same. Taking Back Sunday, Who?BAStank? come on what a jobber bunch of worthless music. Then again it's just my opinion. This goes for other music too I mean seriously would you rather listen to N.W.A or Little Jon? This has been another rambling by yours truly.......Dean Evans

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

I must speak on this....

I'm sorry but I am watching the world series of poker and there is someone with a world series of poker tattoo. Could you be any more of a J-O DOUBLE B-E-R? Well I guess you could. You could have a Cinemark tattoo. Speaking of which I heard Bryce Havens verbally agree to getting a Cinemark tattoo if we each pay him 50 dollars. 

This also reminded me of the GWAR concert that I attended about a year ago. Nevermind the random bodily fluids that were sprayed on the crowd.... It was all about the freaks that were at the concert! Some guy with a Fear Factory tattoo across his chest and also a 400 pound guy that got carried out on a stretcher. Not to mention my old roommates brother who was so wasted that he fell down in the mosh pit like 8 times and ended up getting a black eye and blood streaming down his face. I tell you the money for the tickets was worth it and not for GWAR but for the bust factor and for getting to meet the guitarist from Dying Fetus and shaking his hand. He was wearing gloves! What a bust!

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Bowling Scores 11-15-05


150, 181, 256 587 series.

What a bust of a bowling night seriously. The first game I was testing the lanes and I just couldn't find my line. The lanes were dry the lasts 10 feet and medium oil the rest of the way. I think I threw two strikes and 3 opens the first game.

The Second game, once again I was trying to adjust but it was just getting ridiculous. I spared them to death but only managed a 181.

Disgusted with myself and the lanes tonight going into The third game I had not yet even had a double(XX) well, I decided to not care and bust the hell out hardcore after every ball no matter what and throw my line and marks out the window. First frame I spared and celebrated like I had just bowled a 300. It was a bust trust me. Following that I ended up throwing seven in a row continuing to bust the hell out after every one. When I hit 5 in a row I did the Booker T just before he busts the Spinarooni. I spared in the 9th and Struck and left a 9-open in the tenth to end with a 256.

I'm glad the night was not a total loss although my average will slip once again probably down to a 206.

Duffy J-

Friday, November 11, 2005

11:11 Explained

11:11 Explained

Everyone knows I bust about 11:11 and it's more old school than new school as I have just come to accept the presence of the power of the eleven. Here are a couple of sites that explain it way more in depth than I ever could. Beginning with the eleven gates:


aparrently all the gates close on November 11th 2011.
Whether that means the world ends or what it means we have six years left starting today. Also on the platter would be the incredible number of references from the 9/11 terrorist attacks:


It's not just me busting about random sayings this time. I know everyone may ignore, not believe, or just not care about the power of the eleven but it will always be there... well at least another 6 years. After that..... Who knows?

Wednesday, November 9, 2005

German Deep Thoughts


You asked for it and I've got them! Now the following you may find hillarious/disturbing/or just a down right bockus. I have to credit my old roommates friend Chairun Combs with most all of these quotes he still leaves them on my answering machine randomly every few months......Picture the classic German accent when reading these quotes.

"Of the 49 Prisoners........I was the only musician.....this became a blessing, as it was only the gentile strumming of the loot that could keep the guards from killing again"

"It was a quiet night in Berlin......Music filled the streets... yet I could only dream of the American Woman....and the food upon her plate that bared my name.......

More quotes to come.......

Tuesday, November 8, 2005

Bowling Scores 11-8-05


172, 231, 218 (no tap 300)
That's a 621 series which averages out to a 207 average. I pin below my average going into the night. I would like to add that the lanes were the dryest I have seen in a long long time. It took me a while to adjust as the first game I left 2 splits late (one in the 10th)
Second Game I started with a 5 bagger and then threw my only real bad spare shot of the night and opened in the 6th. Spared in the 7th and ended with strikes in the 8th, 9th, and one in the tenth following a spare.
Third game started out looking like a dutch. ( A dutch 200 is where you alternate strike and spare every frame which would end you with a 200 even) Then in the 5th I doubled and threw another double in the 8th and 9th. Ending with not only a 218 but a no-tap 300. (9 or a X in every frame)
Overall I was pleased with my ability to bounce back from the first game. Like I said, Bowling is mentally tough and I know 3 years ago I would have snapped, kicked a hole in the wall or went nuts. I converted all of my 10 pins tonight which may be the most positive result of all. Currently holding the 2nd highest average on the league, only behind the man who's thrown 5 perfect 300 games this year and I have witnessed 2 of them.

Duffy J-

Saturday, November 5, 2005

German Deep Thoughts part 2

"In Germany.....If you are lucky enough to catch a rabbit on a cold winters day...one must show their gratitude by coating a child's face in the rabbit's blood."

Tuesday, November 1, 2005

Bowling Scores 11-1-05


213, 148, 201 ending with a 562 series.

First game I missed a 10 pin and left a 7-10 in the first 3 frames. Followed that with six in a row but fizzled out in the 10th frame and missed another 10 pin.

Second game I mentally broke down. I know how much of the game is mental and I let it get to me. I look back and know I could have spared in 2 or 3 frames in that game. Left another 2 or 3 splits in that game as I rolled my lowest game of the season. I was upset with myself for breaking down.
For those that know me and my importance I put on Guarentee's and your lifetime "Guarentee Percentile", you know I rarely throw them around because I take it pretty seriously.

Before the 3rd game I turn to my teammates and Guarentee a 200 game. Started with 2 strikes followed by 2 spares and then 2 more strikes only to miss a 10 pin (4th of the night) in the 7th frame. I looked up at the scoreboard and knew I could not afford any more mistakes. I struck in the 8th and 9th and left a 7 pin in the 10th. I looked up and knew I had to convert. I picked it up and needed 9 pins for a 200. I dominated and struck to end the night with a 201.

My average continues to slide a bit as going into tonight I had a 210.8 it will now dip below 210 but it's only a matter of time until I break out with a 250+ game.

Until next week,

Classic Quotes

"Well let me ask you a question. Do you have any kids? Oh 3 of them, well that's even better... cause I want their to be an audience when I come over there, drag you out into the street and beat the living bejesus out of you"

Duff- "Maybe we should use slingshots."
John- "A slingshot is not a real weapon."
Duff- "Oh a slingshot isn't a real weapon is it John? Well maybe you'd like to define the word weapon for me while this plastic baby smashes into your temple at 150 miles per hour"

"I wanna eat chicken burgers!"
"You'll eat that god damn roast beef or you'll go to your room."
"This is ridiculous. I'm twenty-eight years old, you think I could eat a chicken sandwich if I wanted one!"
"I saved the day Betty, looks like you guys have problems with Heroes around here"
"I'm so sorry I feel like I've ruined everybody's time.... Here, have a 40 watt lightbulb."