Friday, June 24, 2011

So they finally caught Whitey Bulger

It seems like 2011 is the year of catching the most wanted. So James 'Whitey' Bulger was caught in CA two days ago. At this present moment he's shipping off to Boston (whoa oh oh). Whitey has been on the run for almost 20 years. I cant believe it took them that long to find him. Is it really that hard to find a mobster from Southie? Shouldn't his Boston accent give him away wherever he goes? Like many Americans I found out the news first on facebook and twitter. It was crazy because some part of me is happy they finally caught him, but the other part of me could careless. Whitey was scum (ugh I sound like an old guy. Who says scum besides old people?) He was a snitch, and not the "hood" definition of a snitch, but he was a real snitch. He was involved in crimes and told on others also involved in crimes. Its on record that he was an FBI informant. He used to tell the FBI about rival crews and that helped him in his rise to power. Its ironic how tips got him his power and one tip ended his reign. I dont really care that we caught Whitey. He's 81 years old. HE goes to jail, its not like hes gonna be alive long enough to actually suffer and stuff for what he did. He's pretty much done already. He probably got sick of the running and just wanted to end it. He might of wanted to see the Stanley cup, considering he was in town the last time the won it, and getting caught was a surefire way he would get back to Boston to get a glimpse of the cup. Who knows. All I know is he's caught and is on his way back here...I might do another update when more details come out

My mini review of Book of Mormon

I saw the Book of Mormon the other day and I love it. I absolutley HATE musicals. The songs annoying to me, that wasn't the case here. The Book of Mormon is a play about two young Mormons: Elder Kevin Price (played by Andrew Rannells) and Elder Cunningham (played by Josh Gad) , who get sent to be missionaries in Uganda. When they get there they realize it's not what they expected at all. The story was really good, and the characters in it are amazing. From the title The Book of Mormon you can get the hint that religion, specifically the Mormon faith, is the target of Matt, Trey and Lopez. It's weird because it's not like there totally trashing it, but they seem to make fun of it while at the sane time showing respect towards it. It's really hard to explain. There were one or two small things I didn't really care for. One of the songs *no spoilers* is translated to something kinda crazy, and when I found out what it was my face looked exactly like the two young mormon's face at that moment. The song is catchy though. That bring said I know this is coming from Matt and Trey and since I'm a fan of South Park and Team America, I know that's what they do. They poke fun of things, religions, races, ect without any discrimination. The moments I didn't care for were few and far between. Anyway switching gears. Lets talk about the music. Whats a musical without music? Anyway the music was awesome. If your a fan of South Park, Team America, and other Matt & Trey stuff you'll know they put a lot of songs in their stuff. This play is no different. The songs are fun, hilarious, and catchy as hell. I loved some of the songs so much that I had to get them off of ITunes. "Man up" might be my favorite song on the soundtrack by far. Also everyone did an amazing job. One person who I haven't mentioned yet is Nikki M. James who killed it. I forgot how to spell her characters name, but she did a great job. The Book of Mormon was funny and overall was incredible. 

Friday, June 17, 2011

I dont get why Black people dont like Hockey

So as many of you know the Boston Bruins just won the Stanley cup. They came in the underdogs, and after a intense 7 game series with the Vancouver Canucks, left champions. That night was insane, as a Boston resident and a Bruins fan, I couldnt be more happier for them. As you can see by the topic, i dont understand why black people dont like hockey. Black people really seem to have an interest in hockey, but that changed a bit a few days ago. A bunch of black people I know said on twitter/facebook, "finally watching my first hockey game" and stuff like that. The Bruins broke a few records that night they won the cup, and one of which was they broke the record of the number of black viewers. As I mentioned I live in Boston, we have the Patriots, Red Sox, Celtics, but it seems like the red-headed step child of Boston sports is (or at least was) the Bruins. Not to say that the Bruins dont have fans, they have a huge fan base, but it doesnt seem to get everyone as a whole. Now that I'm done babbling here's why I dont get why black people dont like hockey.

1. Hockey has fights
Lets be honest, black people love watching fights. Black people love watching fights that involve anything from UFC fighters to random bums. Hockey has more fights than hoodrats at a BBQ, they fight all the time. In other sports if you fight you get ejected, in hockey you pretty much go on "time-out" and come back out. Also the refs, sometimes seem to just let people fight. Refs in other sports are like the security team on the Jerry Springer show and break up fights as soon as they look like they are about to get good. Also this reason leads into the number two reason why I dont understand why black people dont like hockey.....

2. Its mostly white people doing it
Hockey is one of the few sports you actually see two white guys just hit each other on a regular basis. Theres hockey, rugby (which black people are getting hip too), and boxing/mma. Hockey is one of the sports where you can see white guys go crazy in a way where no people are killed. Black people have a thing where we like seeing white people do stupid stuff. We already know we have crazy people aka hoodrats, but we just like seeing that white people have their own group of crazy hard hitters too. Why o you think black people like watching stuff like Jackass, and stuff like 16 and pregnant. Simple, because they show a bunch of white girls getting pregnant. If they showed a bunch of black people, then it would just be everyday life, but its something about seeing white people do stuff to make us feel that we are all crazy on some level. Just seeing two white guys take off the gloves, square up, and bang it out alone would get black people even more interested in hockey. Yeah there are a few black guys in the NHL, one of which I would never root for, PK Subban. Not only is he a douche (very talented but a douche nonetheless), but he plays for the Bruins rival, the Montreal Canadiens. The only way I would ever root for him is if he joins the Bruins squad. Other than that, this aint black history month, this is Boston & we take sports pretty seriously.

Those are the two main reasons that come to mind when it comes to why I dont get why Black people dont like Hockey. Feel free to comment, also suggestions are always welcome. By the way if you voted for my blog to win in the Best Teen Blog category in the Black Weblog Awards I thank you, regardless if I win or lose (although I prefer to win) I thank you for all your interest, feedback and support in making this blog awesome.