Movember Is Almost Upon Us!!!

29 10 2010

Myself and part of team Cleveland's Mo Bros... Join us

In a few days, it will be November 1st. Not a particularly important day (my apologies if you are born on this day, cause I know it’s important to you!), but it does mark the beginning of Movember. That’s the month for prostate cancer awareness.  In it, guys (dubbed Mo Bros) grow Mo’s (mustaches) and get people to pledge money through the month (much like women do for the Susan G Komen Foundation).  Starting November 1st, the men will strip down to being clean shaven, and grow a mustache for the entire month of November. No goatees, no soul patches…. just the ‘stache. Gets as creative as you’d like it to be.

This MOvement got started down under in Australia back in 2003 and has grown and grown!  The proceeds from the money raised goes to support the Movember Foundation, Lance Armstrong’s Livestrong Foundation and the Prostrate Cancer Foundation. You can all do your part. Just donate!

My team is called Cleveland’s Mo Bros and I couldn’t be prouder. Between the 12 or so of us who participated in 2009, we raised just shy of $5,000…. good enough for 98th place in the top 100 teams in AMERICA.  So I guess you could say we did ok, lol. This year we’re looking to top that and we need your help. Not only your monetary support, but we also need you spreading the word. This event grows every year and i’m sure this can be be the best one yet….

 

 

My Movember Team:

Cleveland’s Mo Bros <—- Click here to check out my team, sign up for the team, or make a donation!  Thanks so much for your support. Even if you can’t donate, just forward this post to your friends!!

 

 

About Movember (from movember.com)

The Mo, slang for moustache, and November come together each year for Movember.

Movember challenges men to change their appearance and the face of men’s health by growing a moustache. The rules are simple, start Movember 1st  clean-shaven and then grow a moustache for the entire month.  The moustache becomes the ribbon for men’s health, the means by which awareness and funds are raised for cancers that affect men.  Much like the commitment to run or walk for charity, the men of Movember commit to growing a moustache for 30 days.

The idea for Movember was sparked in 2003 over a few beers in Melbourne, Australia.  The plan was simple – to bring the moustache back as a bit of a joke and do something for men’s health. No money was raised in 2003, but the guys behind the Mo realized the potential a moustache had in generating conversations about men’s health.  Inspired by the women around them and all they had done for breast cancer, the Mo Bros set themselves on a course to create a global men’s health movement.

In 2004 the campaign evolved and focused on raising awareness and funds for the number one cancer affecting men – prostate cancer. 432 Mo Bros joined the movement that year, raising $55,000 for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia – representing the single largest donation they had ever received.

The Movember moustache has continued to grow year after year, expanding to the US, UK, Canada, New Zealand, Ireland, Spain, South Africa, the Netherlands and Finland.

In 2009, global participation of Mo Bros and Mo Sistas climbed to 255,755, with over one million donors raising $42 Million US equivalent dollars for Movember’s global beneficiary partners.





Kid Cudi Is Losing It….

23 07 2010

Ha ha ha ha ha…. In this day and age w/ camera phones and that, why on earth would you confront somebody at a show? Kid Cudi needs to learn to let his security do their job and worry abt singing, not fighting and then pulling a Milli Vanilli.





It Was All A Hoax

6 07 2010

BTTF

The year is 2010… It is the 25th anniversary of the epic movie, Back To The Future… It cost $19 million to make. It grossed like $381 million dollars. Adjusted for inflation, it’s the 59th highest grossing movie EVER! It was originally cast w/ Eric Stoltz as Marty (wtf?!) Remember in the second movie when Doc Brown and Marty McFly were heading to the future? What date did he set it to? Fuck if I know, I said the same thing you just did.  Imagine my surprise today when I see this picture, talking about how Doc Brown traveled forward to this particular day from 1985:

BTTF July 5

That’s pretty awesome huh? Well then I start getting geeked about the movie and hit up google to see if anyone is doing anything surrounding not only the 25th anniversary of the movie, but the fact that this is the actual day they traveled to. I see something about a hoax, and even though my heart was heavy lol, I continued to read on about it.  When I was done, I truly saw the power of the internet and the social media applications that make it their bitch. Turns out Total Film started this hoax, but not really on purpose. You can read the full explanation here, but I’ll spare you and break down the key points:

– It was an office convo about BTTF, then someone thought that date was July 5th, so yesterday, Total Film tweeted that July 5th was indeed the day the time travelers went to.

– Total Films’ 30k followers started RTing the message and TF decided to photoshop the image of the dashboard to look like this, with a caption underneath that said, “We got it wrong. Apparently 5th July 2010 isn’t mentioned in Back To The Future. So we went back and changed it…” and then the internet simply exploded

-Total Film meant it as an apology for posting the wrong date, but “The image ended up being used as proof that 5th July 2010 is mentioned in the movie, not proof that we were wrong,” says TF. The story gets picked up by multiple online news outlets, it’s the most searched Google topic in 24 hours, and was a worldwide Twitter trending topic.

-Somebody posted the same picture, photoshopped AGAIN that said it was July 6th, which is when I saw it:

BTTF July 6

So I guess today is Future Day…. but the REAL future day is in 2015 😦 I fucking LOVE that movie

For your enjoyment, here’s a couple of BTTF II themed videos I ran across that should put a smile on your face… Pretty much the best parts of the movie: the Nike’s and the hoverboard… Enjoy!





LeBron James Has Officially Joined Twitter….

6 07 2010

LeBron James

Geeks, meet sports geeks…. LeBron James has finally shown up on the Twittersphere… The account has been open since march of ’09, but he just signed on and tweeted about an hour ago…. “Hello World, the Real King James is in the Building “Finally”. My Brother @oneandonlycp3 gas’d me up to jump on board so I’m here. Haaaa.” I’m just gonna go ahead and call that the tweet heard ’round the world. You can imagine what his second tweet might look like…. “I just signed a deal with (insert fave NBA team here). Let’s go to work.”  Twitter is def buzzing about this, as he has received about 100k followers just TODAY!  I’d think it’s safe to assume he may be the most popular Twitter user on the planet in a few weeks, maybe less. Stay tuned to twitter.com/kingjames for the updates, and if you’re in the mood, you can also follow this guy. Reporting to you live, from my couch, this is The Goldfather saying “Lord help us all.”





Joe Biden Knows A “Big Fucking Deal” When He Sees One

24 03 2010
Whoopsie!

Whoopsie!

Damn Joe Biden… You never cease to amaze me that you are actually almost as dope as the guy who you answer to.  If I put both of you together, you can almost be as cool as Bill Clinton… Though Clinton is such a wordsmith, he would have NEVER let this one slip out.  But you still get mad props in my book….. Dropping the F-bomb on national television when your boss is about to introduce arguably the most powerful legislation since the Patriot Act (and that one TOTALLY sucked ass, so here’s to hoping the White House gets this one right!).

I’m really surprised people haven’t been jumping on this like I thought that they would… But in case you missed it, Barack Obama and Biden were on CNN the other night talking about the newly passed healthcare reform legislation.  Biden introduces the President, and when he leans in to hug him, whispers “This is a big fucking deal,” as if the President has no idea of how he should approach his delivery, lol…. No Joe, that’s you bud, hahaha!  After the first time you hear it, the 2nd time sounds as clear as a bell. Take a listen/look for yourself.

Now…. there’s obviously no going back on what he said, and as of this posting, there has been no response from the White House… However, Fox News talked about it in a tweet, as well as White House press secretary, Robert Gibbs, who said “And yes Mr. Vice President, you’re right,” via a tweet.  So obviously no one in the White House really gives a shit…. Which is also kinda baller.





Fujitsu Is Going To Put One In Apple’s Ass In Ipad Battle

28 01 2010

Just a big ass iphone w/ usb ports

Not only has Apple come under fire for naming their new tablet device the “iPad”, inciting chuckles and references to feminine products, it now appears as though they may have a legal issue on their hands. It looks like as they did with the iPhone, Apple is seeking to use a name that existed before. Fujitsu first laid claim to the name with their Windows CE-based iPad in 2002.

Fujitsu's beat you to the punch player. Such blatant theft is an Apple trademark

According to the New York Times, Fujitsu’s application to trademark the iPad name stalled due to an earlier filing by Mag-Tech, and information technology security company in Seal Beach, CA, for a handheld computer encrypting device. According to the US Patent and Trademark OFfice, Fujitsu’s application was listed as abandoned in early 2009, but the company had revived their application in June 2009.

Just one month later, Apple used a proxy to apply for an international trademark for the iPad. Since then, Apple has filed a number of requests with the Patent Office for more time to oppose Fujitsu’s application. Apple now has until February 28 to say whether it will oppose Fujitsu’s claims to the iPad name.

This time around, it doesn’t look like Apple can easily swoop in and pay off Fujitsu for the name, so they may actually end up fighting for it. And that will involve a lot of lawyers, and even more money.

Maybe they should have just named it iSlate….

[Reposted from the Cleveland Leader]





According To Cleveland Magazine, I’m One Of Cleveland’s 10 Most Eligible Bachelors

27 01 2010

Hard to fathom right? @rickonia be damned, i’m gonna say another backhanded Cleveland insult (according to him)….. If this was (almost) any other city, it wouldn’t be so hard for me to find a good woman on my level.  My attempts here are futile and successes are few and far between… When I finally get to here:

You know what that spells.... Left to right bitches!

and start working for these guys (fingers crossed):

Here I come!

I have a feeling that my general mood will be substantially elevated and I won’t have to spend my days and night being consoled/agreed with by Adam King (and to think he used to LIVE in LA and then came BACK!  Crazy, I know).

So anyways, here’s me in this month’s issue of Cleveland Magazine.  Feel free to comment, or even better…. click here and send me an e-mail to my nifty address they gave me, lol….  Like I said, Cleveland Magazine seems to think I deserve this.  I’ve been asked in previous years and turned it down, only to be snatched up by Easter Seals and do pretty much the same thing.  Those Crush parties were a letdown 2 yrs in a row :(… but what do you expect right?  The only reason I even said yes was because I thought I would be giving Liquid (my former employer) some great publicity.  That decision became regrettable abt a month and a half later when they fired me. Good thing CleMag called to do a fact check and I was able to tell them that I was a free agent again!  Kudos to my boy Phil Dupuis from the Lake Erie Monsters holdin it down on the cover.  I would hope you would pick one of these up, but in case you’re that lazy, here’s the transcript.  Feel free to comment.  Also, on the website notice that they save the best for last!

For the record, I NEVER drink coffee (its empty).... AND..... I would usually also have picked up some sort of pornographic or semi-nude magazine by this point as well.

Marcus Sims, 28
Owner, Luxe Lifestyles

The perfect date: My perfect date would probably be doing something active — get outside and just running around depending on the season. Maybe snowboarding in the winter, maybe going for a bike ride in the summertime.Something most people don’t know about me: I was a drama minor in college.

My cell phone: Is filled with too many numbers.

Biggest turn-on: Intelligence and class, wrapped in a proportioned physical package

Biggest turnoff: A woman who can’t laugh at herself

I own too many: Promotional T-shirts

My favorite … place in Cleveland: Probably my mom’s kitchen table. My mom’s a great cook. … sports team: Cleveland Cavaliers, and I’m not the bandwagon kind. I’ve been a Cavs fan since I was 8 years old. … book: From Good to Great by Jim Collins … vacation destination: Definitely Los Angeles … dessert: Probably cheesecake. I just really like cheesecake in all of its forms. … blog: wavesatnight.com, a music blog.

Facebook: yes or no? For my job, I have to stay connected via social media, and even really in my personal life, you know, it’s good to keep in touch.

My usual hangout: At Liquid. Even before I worked there, that’s where I pretty much used to spend all my time.

In high school I was… a clique-buster. I’m a real affable kind of guy, and I was always friends with every crew. I played sports, student government, I hosted the morning announcements on TV. I would just make friends with everybody.

My passion: Seeking knowledge. Always trying to do good by people because it always comes back to you

My best feature: My ability to make people feel comfortable

My bad habit: Sometimes I’m a little stubborn. Sometimes I get overly passionate, and people mistake it for being overly angry. Everything I do is about passion.

My first kiss: I don’t remember, but I know it happened when I was, like, 7.

My guilty pleasure: Probably consuming too much Taco Bell

How my ex would describe me: Passionate, fun loving, ambitious

Blondes or brunettes: Brunettes. Blondes have had there time in the sun; it’s time for somebody else to be that stereotype.

Going out or staying in: Definitely going out

Early, late, or right on time: Right on time because the time when I’m supposed to be there, that’s what time I get there.

Dogs or cats: I would have to say no to both.

My longest relationship: A year and a half

Beer, wine or martinis: Wine, because I just can’t drink straight liquor

Roses or chocolates: Chocolates

My No. 1 dating rule: Always be honest.

My deal-breaker: Closed-mindedness

I hate when a date orders: I really don’t hate when a date orders anything.

Worst pickup line: “Are you tired? Because you’ve been running through my mind all day.”

If I could marry anyone: Halle Berry. She’s pretty hot.

On a first date I never … wear a white shirt.

Best place to meet someone: Wherever you meet somebody is the best place to meet them.

Most unusual place I’ve met someone: I don’t think I really have one. I’ve never met someone at a funeral or something crazy like that.

My take on Cleveland’s single scene: I think that too much power rests with men. I mean, I know it’s the Midwest, and we have very conservative dating value, but it’s time for women to step up to the plate. If you have a good job and you’re a confident assertive woman, don’t be afraid to take charge from time to time.


Last but not least, here’s a great song to fade out to.  Seems appropriate considering the last couple of days: