Sunday, October 21, 2018

St. Patrick’s Day in America: A spectacle of white entitlement and assholery

Seriously, you’re doing this again? By Andrew J. Pridgen I wonder about people who still celebrate St. Patrick’s day in America. Like who the fuck are you and why do you give a shit? More importantly, why do you think everyone else needs to give a shit about you and your hammered ars? ...Also, you realize it’s a day of religious contemplation,...

Living in a time when the facts get in the way of a good drunk story

Our devices have essentially negated a millenia of social norms and placed us in a worst-case-scenario world where we are acting, volunteering even, as our own Big Brother. It is sobering to note that we have so much access to evidence that no story is to be believed UNLESS there’s photo/video proof. Such is the case for four American...

Walmart scuffle shows Rousey’s biggest fight is outside the octagon

UFC women's reigning bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey has waged war against the world’s worst company for refusing to sell her autobiography. And once again, she is winning. By Andrew Pridgen Ronda Rousey is a dichotomy in a sports bra and hand wraps. The embodiment of the awful truth that courses through her energy drink-soaked and tribal-tatted sport. And that is, there’s...

40 Days of ‘Gayting’

Warner Brothers this week acquired the screen (and 'life' — no joke) rights to 40 Days of Dating, a he-said/she-said blog (well-designed internets-hipster publicity grab ...that, like, worked) by a pair of Manhattan-based graphic designers who documented 40 grueling days in a row of forcing the other to hang out. By Andrew Pridgen Each day was documented by blog subjects Jessica Walsh,...

Fifty shades of my new iPhone 5s

I'm a man who takes his time with new devises, and today, both the iPhone 5s and I ...arrived. I caress the packaging until I find that incredibly small nub at the end of the shrink-wrapped seam halfway between precious sharp corners of the box. I lick my index finger and thumb as I place my ear upon the box...

49ers’ Aldon Smith admits he has a problem…getting caught

The Forty Niners released Aldon Smith Friday after the All-Pro linebacker was arrested on suspicion of his 3rd DUI Thursday night. Smith was booked into Santa Clara County Jail on suspicion of hit-and-run, driving under the influence and vandalism, police said Friday. Forty Niners CEO Jed York said third-year All-Pro outside linebacker Aldon Smith will seek treatment and will not...

This summer’s 4 must-see sports movies

Awwww yeah, here we go — it's summer sports movie time 2014 edition! (!!!) Summer sports movies usually happen starting right about now, in the summertime. They feature people you often recognize from TV but doing stuff you don't recognize like giving long speeches and trying not to smile. There's no smiling until the end of summer sports movies. Summer sports...

I am none of the surprised that 2016 stole Alan Thicke from us just under the wire

…Oh I will waste another minute on my crying tonight. By Andrew J. Pridgen Saturday, August 27, 2016 might be one of the greatest sports days of my life. It started in an Uber in West Hollywood looking for a liquor store that sold Colt 45 Blast en route to Dodger Stadium and ended with a toast at famed hole-in-the...

To the surprise of few, today’s column declares ‘I’m gay’

Until yesterday, today's column was to be known as just another commentary on how desperately hard the NFL tries to stay in the headlines during its offseason especially when overshadowed by the specter of the Winter Olympics set in a seaside community where the weather is 60 degrees and sunny and the whole thing is overseen by a scowling...

Midweek Musings: Kenny Loggins’ Celebrity Bikini Tennis Tournament

Editor's Note: Every couple weeks, we roll out Midweek Musings. Bad one-liners that are actually (sadly) rejected column ideas. We apologize in advance for the three minutes you'll never get back. By Andrew Pridgen I think credit bureaus should be in charge of writing people's obits. That way we can find out who they really were. Unlike in the movies, I...