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My Blog Is The New Black

Posted in Nonsense with tags , , , , , , on May 30, 2014 by Bob

That’s right ladies and gentlemen. It has just been announced that Voicesinmybrain has been named the next new black. Thinking about it, I am not even sure what that means. It also doesn’t even make sense.

I understand what they mean when they say a color is the new black. Kind of. Not really. Sorry I am so all over on this. I mean, how can one color be a new version of another color? Another thing, how can they say “red is the new black” and then later say “pink is the new black”. Wouldn’t pink be the new red since red was the new black? I mean, that’s like saying Jay Leno is the new Johnny Carson and then saying that Jimmy Fallon is the new Jack Parr. Doesn’t make any sense does it.

In any case, my blog is not REALLY the new black. I just thought I could get away with it because I saw something today that said “evil is the new black”. WTF? HOW CAN THAT BE BLACK! If they were trying to say that black means evil, then it really wasn’t the NEW black was it? I think it was an ad for Maleficent. I’m not sure. I thought it was an asinine comment so I didn’t keep reading past the subject line.

I don’t really care if Orange is the new black or if Belt is the new Steve. All I care about is that it is after Memorial Day and that means Hawaiian shirt Friday’s. After all, ultra casual is the new tuxedo. Or something like that.


GO BLACKHAWKS!!!!! Because the Blackhawks are the new Stanley Cup.


go hawks


Celebrity Deaths In April – I Don’t Have A Catchy Title

Posted in Celebrity Deaths, Music, TV/Movies with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 2, 2014 by Bob

Well, February, I mean April has finally passed, as well as a number of celebrities this month. The Blackhawks are on so I really can’t think of much else to say. Sorry … but it is playoff hockey.


Lucy Hood – 56 – President of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences – April 2

Arthur Smith – 93 – Songwriter of Dueling Banjos – April 3

John Pinette – 50 – Comedian – April 5

Mickey Rooney – 93 – His 5th wife Barbara was murrrrrrdered – April 6

Peaches Geldof – 25 – Daughter of Bob Geldof – April 7

The Ultimate Warrior – 54 – Professional wrestler – April 8

Shane Gibson – 35 – Guitarist Korn – April 15


Lee Marshall – 60ish – Voice of Tony the Tiger – April 26

DJ E-Z Rock – 46 – Musician – April 27

Bob Hoskins – 71 – Actor Who Framed Roger Rabbit; Hook – April 29


Like I said, Blackhawks are on. I am a little distracted but they are winning 1 – 0 at the end of the first. Sorry if I missed anyone.



Are You A Fan?

Posted in Nonsense, Wacky News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 21, 2013 by Bob

It is Stanley Cup time. We are deep in the middle of a hot series that could go either way. Of course, I am hoping the Hawks destroy the Bruins. I think they will. I hope they will. We need another championship here to hold us over until the Cubs win the World Series. Ok, so, maybe we need 9 or 10 championships to hold us over THAT long.

With the recent Blackhawks frenzy, there have been a LOT of sweaters (jerseys) being worn around work. They all look very expensive and have the name of one of the main stars on the back of them. I have one myself. I bought it years ago and I bought it blank because I couldn’t find one at the time with the person on it that I wanted. I was going to have it added at a later date but … that never happened. I am kind of glad that it didn’t.

I am not against getting a player’s name and number on the back, especially if you can find one of the more underappreciated players and then you got yourself a rarity. The thing is, I have been thinking about this a little bit lately and have come up with a few reasons why getting a player’s name on the back is a bad idea. This is for any sport.


1)      The player gets traded because he is so good. This happens more often than you think. The great player you have the jersey for because they were your team’s go to guy is now somewhere else. You spent a couple hundred dollars on the clothing item and have no problem wearing it during the season even though he isn’t on the team anymore. Until those teams play each other. Then you are rooting for the other team by default. (I know not really but go with me on this one. I need topics)

2)      The player turns out to be a total douche bag. A few years after you get him on your back, you find out he evicts the elderly, ignores children asking for autographs or is an ass toward the fans. Now, along with him, you are reviled all because you wear his name in support.

3)      The player turns out to be a cheater. I don’t know that anyone actually had clothing with Bonds’ name on it but I have a few Sammy Sosa things I am embarrassed to admit to. I even stopped putting up my Sammy Christmas Tree ornament every year.

4)      The player turns out to be a criminal. Don’t even have to go through this list.

5)      The jersey is a hell of a lot cheaper without a name on it. The price will also depend on who’s name as well. Just in case you are of the economical mindset.


For these reasons, in addition to the laziness, I think it is a good idea to not have a star player’s name on the back of your jersey unless you are related to said player in some way. The exception of course is if you got the jersey directly FROM that player (I don’t want to know how) and if that is the case, sell that sweaty, game worn atrocity on eBay BEFORE it loses value for any of the above reasons.


go hawks


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