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Stupid People Are Breeding, Funny People Are Dying (Patrice O’ Neal)

September 25, 2013 1 comment

Patrice O'Neal

From the AP:

“Many of us have lost a close and loved friend; all of us have lost a true comic genius,” Brandstein said.

In a tweet, Sheen said: “The entertainment world as well as the world at large lost a brilliant man.

“Patrice had that rare ‘light’ around him and inside of him. I only knew him for the few days leading up to the Roast. Yet I will forever be inspired by his nobility, his grace and his epic talent. My tears today are for the tremendous loss to his true friends and loving family,” he added.

Other entertainers also mourned O’Neal on Twitter.

“RIP Patrice O’Neal. You made us laugh til we cried,” comedian Sarah Silverman said.

Actor Jay Mohr said, “Just heard. Goodnight brother. Damn. Just ridiculous. Terrible. Beyond sad.”

O’Neal had specials on US networks Showtime and HBO and was the host of Web Junk 20 on VH1. He appeared in numerous television shows including Arrested Development, Chappelle’s Show and The Office.

Random Dan –  Another comedian passes way before their time.  Almost two months ago to the day, Greg Giraldo died of an overdose.  Whatever the reason for these comedians, it’s usually the life they lived that caused the outcomes.  But you have to think that being a comedian for a ‘career’ has to be tough on the body.  Traveling, late night shows, early morning radio.  I’m sure at every one of their shows there is  someone in attendance that would like to buy them a drink, smoke them out, or give them a bj for their troubles.  

I’ve done stand up a few times and I have always loved the idea of being a full time comic.  It just sounds like the perfect life.  Traveling, making people laugh, partying, etc.  I can see how these guys get caught up in the whole situation.  

Hopefully Patrice is the last of these guys to go young but we know that’s not gonna’ happen.  I just hope this never happens to any of my comedian friends.  

I know if I ever got into comedy this would sure as hell happen to me.

GetOverTheHump-Day: Motivational Videos

August 17, 2011 Leave a comment

Every Wednesday I like to post something that will get you (mostly me) motivated to finish the work week strong.

Today’s motivation:  This link posts ’22 of the Best Motivational Videos’ online.  I’m not one to watch motivational videos.  However, I do think they work.  The length of time that motivation lasts is the key.  I’d say that motivation for me lasts about 4/5 minutes.

But hey, if you’re the type that loves motivational movies, maybe you’ll find something on this site to really get you going.  Happy Wednesday…

http://www.stevenaitchison.co.uk/blog/22-of-the-best-motivational-videos-online-free/

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GetOverTheHump-Day: Everything is Amazing and Nobody Is Happy!

August 10, 2011 Leave a comment

Every Wednesday (except last week because I was in Japan) I like to post something to help make you feel better about today being the middle of the week.  Cuz we all know once we’re over that hump day, it’s that much closer to the weekend.

Thanks to Louis C.K. for explaining how fortunate we really are to be living in the present.

“EVERYTHING IS AMAZING AND NOBODY IS HAPPY!”

Louis C.K.: Those were simpler times I think. I just feel like, we may be going back to that by the way, but ah, in a way good because when I read things like the foundations of capitalism are shattering I’m like maybe we need that. Maybe we need some time where we’re walking around with a donkey with pots clanking on the sides, ya know.
Conan O’Brien: You think that that would just bring us back to reality.
Louis C.K.: Ya, because everything is amazing right now and nobody’s happy. Like in my lifetime the changes in the world have been incredible. When I was a kid we had a rotary phone. We had a phone you had to stand next to and you had to dial it, (yes) you know. You know, you ever realize how primitive, you’re making sparks in a phone and you actually would hate people with zeros in their numbers ’cause it was more (right) oh, this guy’s got two zeros, screw that guy, why do I wanna, ugh… and then if, if they called and you weren’t home the phone would just ring lonely by itself. And then when, if you wanted money you had to go in the bank for (yes) when it was open for like three hours. You had to stand in line, write yourself a check like an idiot, and then when you ran outta money you just go, well I can’t do any more things now (yeah, right) I can’t do any more things (that’s it, yeah) that was it. And, and, and even if you had a credit card they, the guy’d go ugh and he’d bring out this whole shunk, shunk and he’d write and he’d have to call the president to see if you had any money…..
Conan: It’s all true kids. You had to call the president, yeah. It was rediculous. (yes) Do you feel that we now, in the 21st century, we take technology for granted.
Louis C.K. Well, yeah, ’cause now we live in, in an amazing, amazing world and it’s wasted on the, on the crappiest generation of just spoiled idiots that don’t care because, this is what people are like now. They got their phone and they’re like eeaagh, it won’t, give it a second! Give it, it’s going to space, would ya give it a second to get back from space, it’s the speed of light, it’s true, it’s true. (yeah) I was on a, I was on an airplane and there was internet, high speed internet on the airplane (yes) that’s the newest thing that I know exists. And I’m sitting on the plane and they go open up your laptop and you can go on the internet and it’s fast and I’m watching YouTube clips it’s amazing. I’m in an airplane and then it breaks down and they apologize the internet is not working and the guy next to me goes pua this is bull****. Like how quickly the world owes him something (yes) he knew existed only 10 seconds ago (right, right) and on planes ….
Flying is the worst one because people come back from flights and they tell you their story and it’s like a horror story. It’s, they act like their flight was like a cattle car in the 40’s in Germany. (yeah) That’s how bad they make it sound (right). They’re like it was the worst day of my life. First of all we didn’t board for 20 minutes (right) and then we get on the plane and they made us sit there on the runway for 40 minutes. We had to sit there. Oh really, what happened next? Did you fly through the air incredibly like a bird? Did you partake in the miracle of human flight, you non-contributing zero? Wow, you’re flying! It’s amazing! Everybody on every plane should just constantly be going, oh my God, wow (yes) you’re flying, you’re, you’re sitting in a chair in the sky (yes, yeah, yeah) but it doesn’t go back a lot. And it smells really. You know, here’s the thing. People like they say there’s delays on flights (yeah) delays really New York to California in 5 hours. That used to take 30 years to do that and a bunch of you would die on the way there and have a baby. You’d be with a whole different group of people by the time you got there. Now you watch a movie you take a dump and you’re home.

GetOverTheHump-Day: Nature is Awesome

July 27, 2011 Leave a comment

Sometimes you need to stop for a second and realize how awesome and beautiful our world is.  I don’t exactly live in a major metropolitan area but being surrounded by buildings and apartments all the time can really take a toll on you.

Now go get a Prius hybrid you dirty hipster.

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