Monday, December 25, 2006


by chinwhat at 12:35 a.m.

Late Pass on this, but thanks for everyone who gave me some bornday wishes! from Ballin at the Burnhamthorpe CC, to the drinking debacle afterwards. From everyone at work to phone calls and messages on messenger and email, i really appreciate it! i haven't felt this popular since grade fucking eight!

(btw, isn't the worst day, the day *after* you bday? i mean, you gotta wait another 364 days before you get some of that *extra* attention... ah well...)

Monday, December 18, 2006

"Try to fucking stop me!" (c) Yao Ming

by chinwhat at 10:16 p.m.
Ooooooooooh, he's got some swagger now! And most importantly, he's got the numbers to back up that talk! Yao's a beast, son!

(from their game on Dec 17th)

Dick in a box!

by chinwhat at 10:02 p.m.
Hahahaha, funniest shit I've seen from SNL in a long time (not that i watch the shit). This is funny on sooooooooooo many levels!

Heated is Mad

by chinwhat at 10:01 p.m.
Monday night is ball night w/the co-workers
I expect to lose once in a while
Because you can’t win every game
All I ask for is effort
If you’re on my team, I expect you to try
When you try, it’s all good
Even when we lose
And I really don’t like losing
But at least try
If you don’t try, I’ll get mad
If you don’t try and we lose
I get really mad
For example, we lost our second straight game (10 – 2) and I was pissed.
Because stupid loser idiot wasn’t running back on defense
He just trotted back to half court while the other team took it to the basket and scored every time
I was really pissed
How pissed?
The winning jump shot went in and I caught it since I was under the net
I took the ball and whipped into the ground
It bounced up to hit the bracket that was holding the basketball net
And it made a loud >clang< noise
Everyone looked confused and scared
I walked off to get some water
Next game was the same teams
Which meant I had stupid loser idiot on my team again
His defensive intensity didn’t change at all
Being a human pilon doesn’t help our cause
I decided to do to him what Zeke did to Jordan during that all-star game: freeze him out
I didn’t pass to him
Not once!
I don’t care if you’re open
I’m passing it to the guy who can’t shoot for shit
At least he tries to play D
Needless to say, we lost again
And I swear, if I have him on my team again, he’s not getting any touches from me…

>grumbles under breath<

Monday, December 11, 2006

Feet First Part 1

by chinwhat at 10:30 p.m.
My number one goal for shopping at Grove City a couple weeks back was to cop a pair of Stephon Marbury’s Starbury kicks. I’ve heard a little bit of hype around them and wanted to check them out. Priced at only $15USD, how could I NOT get them? These are the actual shoes he’ll be wearing this season!

When I hit Steve and Barry’s (the only place you can get the shoes) I noticed that not only did Marbury have his basketball shoe, but an entire line of gear for the amazingly low price of $9.98USD!!! He’s got it all: casual walking shoes, hoodies & jackets, ball jerseys & shorts, warm up gear even denim jackets and jeans! All for $9.98! And the reason? He wanted to get out a clothing line that the less fortunate could afford, yet still shine in. Despite what Shaun thinks, poor people should be able to afford nice clothes too and from what I saw, everything looked great. Props to Marbury for this one!

Anyways, I grabbed two pairs of ball shoes. The home pair of New York Knicks white, orange and blue and the away versions – black, orange and blue. They’re not light, but definitely not heavy. I’d say they’re just a touch heavier than my current ball shoes, the And1 Low Rise’s. Visually, they look nice. I like them. Nice and simple. Clean looking. Great design. The workmanship feels a touch cheap, but for the price, I can’t really complain.

The real test though, was using them in a game. I was initially concerned with the grip since they didn’t look too deep. When I was playing, I found that they were slippery. (I should mention though that the gym I play in only gets cleaned twice a year. Summer and Christmas break. So it was dusty as hell in there. But I should also menition that I never have a problem making/sticking cuts in my Low Rises) The sole felt very ‘plasticy’ – which isn’t good. It’s as if they didn’t want to bend. I noticed when I ran, it was very “flop flop flop”ish. I’m also spoiled by my And1’s heels. They have their shoes rounded in the back which I really love. The Starbury’s are like every other shoe where it’s just a straight cut. And like any new shoe, these bitches gave me a WICKED blister on my achiles!

I guess it’s not really fair comparing them to a shoe I really like, but they’ve got quite a bit to live up to. Despite the initial poor impressions, I’m gonna give the Starbury’s next after my And1’s conk out. But I think overall they’re a decent shoe, especially at the price point!

Thursday, December 07, 2006


by chinwhat at 8:49 p.m.
For the record, I'm not the only one who confused Umbra with Umbro. When I first heard people getting hyped for the Umbra sale, i thought they were out of their god damn minds! Why would anyone wake up early just to get their hands on some greasy gino soccer gear??

At any rate, the Umbra sale allegedly starts on Friday (no it doesn't say on the image below, but that's just what ParadigmRetail told me...)

Sunday, December 03, 2006

On This Day in 1978

by chinwhat at 9:55 p.m.
Happy 28th Birthday ChrisAl! Damn you guys are old!

(yes, i used this pic last year, but eff it. shit's CLASSIC!! That and i don't have pics from yours and Shaun's camera)