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I made it clear to anyone that would listen (mostly my dogs) that there was no way I would ever buy or play Guitar Hero World Tour.  Why, you may wonder?  How can I support a product that is endorsed by a rapist (Kobe), a first-class prick (A-Rod), a first-class dork (Michael Phelps), and Tony Hawk, whom I have absolutely nothing against?  Seriously, when I saw this commercial, I almost puked.  I feel bad for Tony Hawk for having to be associated with these shmucks.  And I just pity Michael Phelps and his stupid “I’m just happy to be here” grin.  I do feel I should be more specific when referring to A-Rod as a prick, because I know that could be applied to Kobe as well.

Anyway, I guess the jokers promoting Guitar Zero got enough complaints, because they came out with a much better version of the commercial featuring Heidi Klum!  Yes!  I like it.  Will I buy or play the game now?  Absolutely!  I lie.  Of course I won’t.  But I forgive them.  And now I have a new video to watch. :)

-Dave Q.

I went to the Spurs-Suns game on Wednesday night.  Unfortunately, the Spurs lost. :(   But instead of dwelling on the loss, I try to take something positive out of it.  Lucky for me it is close to Halloween!

The Spurs dance team, the Silver Dancers, decided to bust a move to the Ghostbusters theme song.  So, in the Halloween spirit, they decided to go the naughty route.  I took the above video, but it doesn’t do it justice.  Towards the end of it I tried to get a better shot from the jumbo tron.  Anyway, they looked pretty damn good.  I saw a Genie, a Nurse, a Cowgirl, etc.  They pretty much went through the entire Frederick’s of Hollywood catalog.

Although I was all for it, I was a little surprised of all that naughty attire in a family-friendly environment.  But, oh well.  That’s their problem.  All I know is that I have to support my team, no matter how naked their dance team wants to get. :)

Anyway, Happy Halloween to all of you.  Don’t eat too much candy…

-Dave Q.

So the New York Yankees and the Dallas Cowboys are now partners in a concessions company that will be handling all the food distribution at their new stadiums.  Anyone surprised?  I’m not. I think it was just a matter of time.  At least I know where I won’t be buying a beer at.

Something is missing in all this.  Ahh yes, where are the Lakers?  You can’t have Hitler and Mussolini without whatever bad guy they had out of Japan.  This will likely piss off the Lakers.  All that money without the Lakers getting a piece of the pie?  Don’t the Yankees and Cowboys remember the last time someone told Kobe “no”?

You want to call me a ‘Hater’?  That’s cool.  I’m drinking ‘Haterade’.  Because, yes, I hate the Yankees, Cowboys, and Lakers.  I am a sports fan.  And as a sports fan I clearly recognize the unholy trinity of sports evil.  Anyone who is a sports fan of those three teams is not an actual sports fan.  Period.  And that goes for Lebron James.  I know he publicly loves the Yankees and Cowboys.  But don’t be at all surprised when he bolts the Cavs to go to play for the Lakers someday.  And that sucks, because I really like Lebron.

And I just realized Lebron James was a topic in 2 consecutive posts.  He will no doubt be receiving an award for this.

-Dave Q.

So this past week began the NBA pre-season.  And that translates to the NBA regular season starting up very soon.  I love basketball.  I’m a die-hard San Antonio Spurs fan.  So I am very pumped up about seeing the season get rolling.  I want to believe the Spurs will do well, but I am skeptical, especially with Manu Ginobili on the injured list with a bad ankle.  I feel your pain, my latin brother!

Anyway, my old friend Roy sent this pic to me and seeing about how pre-season is the time to get focused on the upcoming season, I thought it would be funny to show Lebron James focussing on “other things”.  I guess it goes to show how dominant Team USA really was in the Olympics to be so easily distracted.

Come on, King James.  Really?  I’m disappointed.  If you’re going to be distracted by a female, can’t it be one with a firmer butt?  I know you can do better than that.  And if you cannot, then I in turn cannot in good conscience draft you in my fantasy basketball league.  Because sometimes it’s not just about “scoring”.  Get it?  Scoring?  Ok, I’m done.

-Dave Q.

I’ve been playing some tennis here and there over the last few months.  It’s fun and you get a decent little workout.  Well, if it was competitive tennis I’m sure it would be a great workout.  But since I’m no where near that, it’s good to get the blood flowing.  I think at times I even sweat a little. :)

So yesterday when I went to pay my parents a visit, I brought my tennis gear.  My parents used to play a lot back in the day.  In fact, I remember as a young boy in Hawaii going with my Mom to her tennis lessons.  Anyway, I asked them if they felt like going to the middle school by their house where they had some tennis courts.  After some convincing, they agreed to go out and play.

So here I was thinking I would hit a few balls at them, get the heart rate going, etc.  Little did I know they still knew how to hit.  And that they knew how to hit trick shots, too.  Caught me completely off guard.  So I was hustling trying to keep up.  Granted, it was 2 on 1, and I have a bad ankle, and… let me think of some other excuses, um…  Oh it doesn’t matter, anyway.  We didn’t keep score.  Or at least I hope no one kept score.

-Dave Q.

While in Dallas this weekend, I got to catch the Cowboys-Redskins game.  I know that this is the last year for the Cowgirls Cowboys at Texas Stadium.  All I can say is, it’s about time.  That place is a dump.  Compared to Reliant stadium in Houston, Texas Stadium is ridiculously outdated. So maybe a future Dallas home game will be more impressive.

I know that Jerry Jones and the media love to tout the Cowboys as America’s team.  While most of America would dispute that, I do know of one country that is all theirs.  That would be our neighbor in the south, Mexico.  I saw a ton of Spanish signs like “Viva los Cowboys”, and “Cowboys Numero Uno!”.  Now just because a hispanic person is wearing a Cowboys jersey doesn’t mean they are Mexican, but I’m going to base this theory on geography.  I wish I had taken a pic of the guy wearing a Cowboys jersey that said, “Vaqueros”.

Anyway, it’s no secret that I’m no Cowboys fan.  I just can’t force myself to root for a team with such great role models like Terrell Owens, Pac-Man Jones, Tank Johnson, etc.  So when the group I was with (all Cowboys fans) decided to put a pot together for guessing the final score, I was the only one that picked the Redskins.  So not only did I enjoy seeing the Cowboys lose, I got $50 out of it.  You know what I call that?  A good weekend. :)

By the way, my final score prediction was Redskins 27, Cowboys 24.  I was off by one point.

-Dave Q.

This was a crazy weekend for me.  It started off with a project at work that should have started at 9pm and lasted 15 minutes.  Well, the 15 minutes part was accurate, but due to another scheduled upgrade, I didn’t get done until midnight.  That sucked.  But that was just the beginning.

On Saturday I went to assist with the arrival of evacuees from Hurrican Gustav to San Antonio.  I work every now and then with a company out of Ausitn that does RFID tracking.  To explain that, the people being evacuated are tagged with a wristband that contains a very small radio antenna.  This allows the government to track the departure and arrivals of the evacuees.  Think of it like tracking a UPS package, except that in this case UPS is the State of Texas, and the package is the evacuee.  Got it?  The info on the tag is useful since it contains important info like the person’s name and various medical info.  Here are a couple of pics of some the people arriving at the hangar of the Air Force base we staged the operation from.

I worked 29 hours straight monitoring our system and scanning tags of evacuees. My buddy Horbi helped us out.  I worked from 7am Saturday morning until 11am Sunday morning when Horbi came to relieve me after he returned from getting some sleep.  I was glad he was around.  Leave it to Horbi to keep things light.

Well, after he relieved me and I went home, that is when things really started sucking.  When I got home, I started vomiting.  And didn’t stop.  From noon to 9 pm, I vomited about 7 times.  I wish I were exaggerating.

So Labor Day I spent recovering.  And my friend Cynthia (the owner of the Austin company) spent the day hangin’ with President Bush at the Texas OEM office.  Nice.  I wonder if he asked her to say hi to me for him.  Anyway, I feel much better now.  But I have to say, I feel like I gave back to the community with the work we did this weekend.  Makes you feel good.  Anyway, with all the other hurricanes developing in the Atlantic, they told me to be ready for more.

-Dave Q.

Well, I guess I got a little too hooked on Olympic coverage.  But I am glad it’s over.  Too much of a good thing, I guess.  Anyway, let’s see what we learned from the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

  • Michael Phelps is a stud.  A dorky looking stud.
  • Chinese gymnasts were under age.  Commie cheaters.
  • Beach volleyball is a good thing, and NBC’s segment covering the hand signals demonstrates why.
  • Costa Rica didn’t win any medals.
  • Becky Hammon + Chris Kaman = Traitors
  • Usain Bolt is an Ass-Clown.
  • Synchronized swimming is retarded.  So is BMX racing (that’s what the X-Games is for).
  • Female weightlifting gave me bad dreams.
  • Team USA men’s basketball team was impossible to root for.  Too may rapists and wife beaters.
  • I forgave Alicia Sacramone the second she did whatever she did to lose the gold medal.  Too cute to be mad at.
  • USA dominance in softball ends.  I will miss Jennie Finch.  Will NOT miss Crystl Bustos.  Yikes!
  • The Aussie women’s basketball team should have won the gold medal based on looks and uniforms alone.
  • The opening and closing ceremonies were over the top.  Including the lip-synching kid.
  • Nastia Liukin has a freakishly large forehead.
  • The French talk smack to the Americans and were surprised by the bitch slap?  Come on, Frenchy.  You should know better.
  • Scandals, scandals, scandals.  Way to go China.

Anyway, with the Braves sucking so bad, I need the NFL to get the season going ASAP.  That should bridge the gap until basketball season.  And with basketball and football in full swing, all will be right with the world.  ’sigh’

-Dave Q.

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