Friday, April 30, 2010

Chalk one up in the WTF Column - The Human Centipede


that's all I can say about this one...


There is no reason for this movie to ever have been made.  I'm guessing it is going straight to DVD.  If you happen to see this and you don't end up being slightly screwed up then you are amazing.

I felt weird after just watching the trailer.  Watch at your own risks

You Are for watching that insane Trailer

Super Awesome NHL Video - Little Joe is the Man

the NHL has had a pretty good commercial campaign this post season, entitled "History Will Be Made"...

Joe Pavelski has been the best Sharks player this post season.  And as such he has gotten himself his own commercial spot.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Trailer - Jonah Hex

I never read this graphic novel but the trailer for its movie adaptation looks pretty good.

Take a look.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

"Lost" Appreciation - this is what a crazy genius' office looks like

Lost was a rerun this week and it made very very sad.

I however came across this absolutely awesome picture of Lost Showrunner's Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse.  The picture is courtesy of  Wired Magazine ...

(click on the image for super awesome HUGE version of picture)

I don't think there is any spoilerific stuff in the background...but knowing these guys they probably have some code system up there that spells everything out.

Regardless, the picture is pretty cool and this just adds more to my excitement for the last few remaining episodes of one of my favorite shows of all time.

Historical Humor - Sea Captains Carousing in Surinam

Last month my wife and I went to a great exhibit at the Los Angeles County Musuem of Modern Art.(LACMA )

The exhibit featured American Art between 1765 - 1915.  Now I know what you're saying Brian, why the hell are you posting about something as classy as Art on this blog of silliness and hockey.  Well I was pleasantly surprised by the exhibit because many of the pieces were hilarious.

Take for example...

Sea Captains Carousing in Surinam (click the image to see the full thing...Trust me it is worth it)

Finished in 1758 this Satirical Gem of pure comedic genius is absolutely crazy.  As you can see there are people having a raucous good time, enjoying large bowl quantities of booze, smoking, and of course puking and passing out.  You might also notice the man in the center of the picture who is not only puking but his butt is on fire.

Needless to say, this piece of art is absolutely amazing and this seems like a party I would have wanted to be at if I was living in the 1700's.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

"Lost" Appreciation

Lost Fan Posters  Link

This is a great link from a Lost Fan that is making posters for Every Episode of Lost.

If you are a lost fan you should definitely check it out.

Credit for Finding of totally awesome link goes to

Dany Heatley makes a Lousy Pitcher...but he is a great Hockey Player

So having one their Western Conference Quaterfinal Series against the Colorado Avalanche, some of the San Jose Sharks players got a little R&R at Pac Bell Park to watch the Giants play the Phillies.

The crowd in attendance got to watch Dany Heatley (Sharpshooter) of the Sharks throw out the first pitch. Needless to say it did not go well.  To make matters worse, the 17 year old girl next to him throw the ball just fine.

Let this just serve as good evidence of why Heatley picked the right sport to go professional in.

See some of the Sharks other examples of lousy alternative occupations.

Joe Pavelski is a lousy Detective

Dan Boyle is a lousy Weatherman

Ryan Clowe is a lousy Waiter

Joe Thornton is a lousy Ventriloquist

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Craig Anderson's Weakness - Ice Girls

Craig Anderson has been the only thing holding the Colorado Avalanche in the series against the Sharks.  Anderson has been a brick wall of almost perfection against my Tiburons.  That being said it appears that he may have a weakness that the Sharks are yet to exploit.

The last image is during the middle of OT during a questionable stoppage of play that allowed the Avs to have an extra break after Icing the Puck.  Needless to say 23 seconds after the Ice crew came out and this picture was taken Joe Pavelski put the puck past Anderson.

I'm not saying the Sharks need to get hot Ice Girls but I don't think it would hurt us...

Good luck in the game tonight Sharks.

*Credit for the Pictures and Idea for Blog goes to Puck Daddy @

Watch the Preview cut by CSN CA promoting the Sharks vs. Avs in Game 5...

Moments of Greatness - Player Re-Enacts a Great Scene from Major League 2 in an actual game

Well the Title of this posting pretty much sums up what you are about to see...

I don't know what the player's name is but he was channelling his inner Willie Mays Hayes (Omar Epps version) from Major League 2 and he decided to fly over the Catcher to land safely at home plate.

I will try and find a clip from Major League 2 comparing the two...

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Why you shouldn't get Drunk at a Concert in the Desert...

The Following is an example of why you shouldn't get Drunk at a Concert in the Desert...

I've never been to Coachella, I can imagine from stories, that it is a ton of fun and there is a lot of great music....

If I had this hard of a time putting on my flip flops drunk though I think I would just pass out where I was and hope to wake up alive at a later time with all of my organs.

I hope this guy made it home after a weekend of alcohol poisoning and awesome music.  He will forever live on the internet as an example of how a drunk person looks at a concert in the desert.

Chalk one up in the WTF Column - Baby vs. Cobra

WTF ..

I don't know how this situation even happened but it definitely needs to go in the WTF column.

This kid looks like they are playing a game of chicken with a Cobra...That has to be one of the dumbest things ever...

The best part of it can hear people laughing sporadically in the background.  I'm not a Parent yet but I'm pretty sure I would never allow my toddler to do this.


If anyone can explain this to me I would be very surprised.

You Make the Caption - Dan Boyle in the Sharks vs. Avs

I'm starting another new series on my blog....

You make the Caption...

The way it works is pretty simple.  I provide a picture you provide the caption.

The first installment of this series is of Dan Boyle of the San Jose Sharks...

Please leave your Captions in the comment section....

How 4 Chords add up to Pop Hit Success.

Great Concert Clip from Axis of Awesome...

If you are musically creative you may find this interesting/ very true...

It seems that you must only use 4 Chords to have a Pop Hit...

Game 4 aka Bowling with Doug Murray and Joe Pavelski

Game 4 of the Western Conference Quaterfinals was a pivotal game for the San Jose Sharks.

Many writers, bloggers, and fans wrote the Sharks off after their Game 3 loss and chalked it up to the Sharks choking again.

What happened  in Game 4, Dan Boyle redeemed himself by scoring the First Power Play goal for the Sharks in a great while.

In general, the Sharks played a solid game.  There were the usual defensive breakdowns and inability to set up the offensive zone effectively.  But the Sharks stuck to their game plan and the system that won them the 1st in the West.

As the previous 3 games have gone... Game 4 went to OT which brings us to the title of this posting.

Sharks' Defenseman Douglas "Crankshaft" Murray hasn't had the best playoffs so far.  Game 1 - 3 Murray has been a Minus 2 with no points.

In Game 4's OT, Crankshaft decided to change that.  Bringing the puck into the Offensive Zone, Murray tried to dump it deep only to be met by 3 Avs players.  So what did he do, he single handedly took them all out.  The puck landed perfectly on Joe Pavelski's stick and he sent it straight into the back of the Net.

My initial reaction of seeing this was total and utter amazement.  I'm pretty sure I scarred the crap out of my Wife and friend Elysia when I yelled with great glee and excitement over seeing the puck in the back of the net.

One thing  that still needs to be worked on for the Sharks is the scoring by the Top Line.  The normal Sharks feeling of being able to score at will by our Best Snipers is no longer feeling possible.  I don't know what it is going to take for Heatley, Marleau and Thornton to wake up...

But, I hope it happens soon, preferably in Game 5 on Thursday.

That's all for now...

Keep you Head Up

Sharks Fans... We are in a best of 3 Series now.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Are you Feeling Down...? This might help you feel better

Are you Feeling Down?

Did your favorite sports team totally dominate a game just to score an own goal 51 seconds into overtime...?

Did someone cut you off on the freeway and then slammed on their breaks because they thought you were too close to them?

Did something horrible happen to you and you have no one to talk to about it?

Well you should watch this video, it'll make you feel better in no time...

Kick-Ass, Waffles, and Hockey...Oh My... aka what I did over the weekend

If you have the chance you should all definitely go see Kick Ass.  I saw this great film at the Cinerama Dome and it was amazing.  I would argue that Kick Ass is one of the best super hero movies ever forged.

This film is definitely worth the price of admission.


they are probably the perfect breakfast food.  How to make a waffle better use waffles instead of bread for a breakfast sandwich.  If you want a great Waffle Sandwich go to the Waffle on Sunset...  Order the Double Wide it is amazing.  Below is the link for the site.

The Waffle

This weekend was a great for Hockey.  Let me start with the Sharks and their quest for the cup.  On Friday the Sharks had a must win Game 2 and it was one of the craziest Sharks Games I've seen in a good while.  The Sharks had to come from behind 5 different times and then won in OT off of an amazing play by Devin Setoguchi.

Sunday, I had my second game with the Isotopes in Pasadena.  When we were warming up for the game I was very worried.  Our team is suppose to have 11 to 13 players.  5 minutes before the game we had 6 people.  At the drop of the puck we had 8.

The other team, they had 13.  So to say we were outnumbered was a bit of an understatement.  To make matters even better 5 minutes into the 1st period one of our defenders cut his face open on the ice and had to leave to get stitches.

Despite all of these potential problems we absolutely dominated the other team.  We skated faster then them, we controlled the puck longer and better then them, and it showed on the scoreboard.  We ended up winning the game 4-2.  It was a great game for our team especially after we lost our first game.

That brings us to Sunday night and Game 3 of the Sharks vs the Avs...

The Sharks were absolutely destroying the Avs the entire game.  If it wasn't for Craig Anderson the Sharks would have won the game.  But Anderson was playing like a brick wall stopping all 50 of the Sharks shots.  The game ended very bizarrely in OT when our best Defenseman Dan Boyle went for a routine backhand pass behind the net and sent the puck right past Nabakov.

The Sharks have to win the game on Tuesday to tie up the series 2-2.  If the Sharks bring the same level of play they did on Sunday then they should have no problem in accomplishing this.  The Sharks were dominating the Avs all game and their game plan was working to a T...

The only part of the Sharks game that really needs an improvement is the power play.  The Sharks didn't take advantage on the power play at all during the game.  If the Sharks are going to win this series they are going to need to do better on the power play.

There is plenty of hockey still to be played and I am still optimistic that the Sharks are going to come out on top.

That's all for now...

As always...

Keep your head up.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Awesome Cat Video

Since becoming a cat owner I have found great humor from my cats doing ridiculous stuff.

Whether it be scarring each other, fighting down a flight of stairs, or just being crazy...

watching Cats can be pretty awesome.

Below is a great clip of a Cat's first experience with an iPad.

Game 1 - Thoughts

So I've had about 12 hours to sleep on what the hell happened last night at the Shark Tank.

And the biggest thing I can come up with is the ability to change ones game plan.

The Sharks only had 3 shots on net during the 2nd period of play.  For a Team that is built to be an offensive power house, the strategy  last night simply didn't work.

Nabokov had an okay game.  The first goal allowed is one I believe who could have stopped, but he was screened so making the stop would have be difficult but in the playoffs to win  you have to make those difficult stops to keep your team in the game.  The second goal wasn't Nabby's fault... It was Rob Blake's and his inability to pressure the Avs players in his own zone.

As far as the rest of the team  if Ryan Clowe and Devin Setoguchi weren't on the ice, it would have looked like a bunch of teal sweaters coasting around the ice.

For Game 2 the Sharks must be able to adapt to what the Avs throw at the them and respond in an  effective  way.  Whether that means changing our offensive scheme or changing line combinations.  The effort and the heart needs to be increased.

This might be premature to say but...

Game 2 is a must win for the Sharks.  If the Avs go back home winning both games then they can play .500 hockey the rest of the way and still win...

Here's hoping McLellan can get some better effort out of the Sharks on Friday.

I will be watching that game as well and hopefully I will be writing a more positive post after the game.

As always...

Keep your head up...

(I know I'm trying too)

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Other Guys - Trailer

Check out this trailer for the next Will Farrell movie.  There are a ton of people in this and I'm thinking it is going to be pretty good.


Conan being Awesome

The Following is a clip of Conan doing a sound check for his comedy show.

It is pretty good.

credit for the find goes to Justin.


Chalk one up for the WTF Column - House on Fire

So I'm not a smoker.  I don't know what it feels like to get the nicotine from a cigarette into my system.

But one would think, no matter what the "high" you might get from a cigarette it  isn't going to make you so "Happy" that you are going to sit on your porch smoking while your house is burning down.

WTF old guy smoking...


If anyone can give make any sense to why someone would be smoking on their porch while their house is burning down I would like to hear it.

Comment below and if it so moves you Follow my blog...

Tonight is the Night...

Who will raise the cup

I've eagerly waited for this night for a little under a year.

Many sleepless nights of what could have been or  in my view what should have been.

Tonight the Sharks from San Jose begin another trek to the mountain top that is the Stanley Cup Playoffs.  I'm not going to make any predictions, it is obvious what I would like to happen, but even though I sometimes think otherwise...

What is going to be happening on the ice over the next few weeks is completely outside of my control.  My only wish this year during the playoffs is that the Sharks play up to their skill level.  If they can do that any/ all outcomes will be a little bit "easier" to swallow.

With that all being said...

I'm going to be watching the game tonight with much anticipation and exuberance.

To all the Sharks fans out there...

Godspeed on your journey, I hope to see on the Mountain top.

As always,
Keep Your Head Up

Monday, April 12, 2010

It's Official Coco has a new Home...

While many thought Coco was going to Fox...He sadly is not...

Instead he is moving to Basic Cable and Ted Turner owned TBS.  Conan will take over the 11 O'clock hour pushing George Lopez to midnight.

I don't know how I feel about this yet.  While I'm glad Conan is coming back to television, I don't think being on TBS is going to help his numbers any.  That being said, Conan should be able to have free reign over what he gets to do on his new show since it is on basic cable instead of a major network.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

This is how you win a Hockey Fight

Hockey fighting is often looked at in a negative light.  I am of the school of thought that Fighting has its purpose in the game.  If you give a dirty hit to one of the other team's star players you can expect some repercussions for your actions.  Also, if you continually antagonize a player don't be surprised if he drops the gloves and comes at you.

The following is an example of the later...

Evander Kane of the Atlanta Thrashers should consider signing up for MMA training after this monster 1 punch KO on Penguins antagonizer Matt Cooke.

The best part of all of this is Kane is a forward who isn't suppose to be fighting.  This is an example of when it is better to just do the job yourself.

As always....

Keep your head up there

Saturday, April 10, 2010

It's that Time of the Year again...

So once again that time of they year has arrived.

It is playoff time.

One strongly held tradition during this time of the year is the growing of playoff beards. The growing of beards was started back in the 80's by the then dominate New York Islanders.

The idea behind the tradition is each member of your team grows a beard that starts with the first day of the playoffs and the beard is to not be shaven off until the team wins the Stanley Cup or is eliminated.

To show my support of my team I will be joining the Tiburons from San Jose in growing a beard.

While many of you know that I already have a beard...this tradition(at least for me) requires some sacrifice. I am going to completely shave my beard off in the next few days. And let the hair grow hopefully well until June.

I encourage all male Hockey Fans out there to join me in this showing of support for your favorite team.

I'm going to be posting Pictures periodically of what my playoff beard looks like.

We still don't know who the Sharks are playing in the First round but I'm hoping for a Detroit Win tomorrow. That is the only time you will ever hear me rooting for Detroit.

That's all for now...

Here is something to get you all excited for seeing someone raise Lord Stanley's Cup

Remember keep your head up...

Friday, April 9, 2010

UPDATE: Pixels: Retro Gamers Trailer

I don't know what happened to the video...I'm guessing the guy who made it didn't want it up any more...Or He got a Letter from a lawyer telling him he can't show copyrighted video game characters.

Below is another cool trailer. I won't take credit for finding this one all the credit goes to my old high school buddy Joe.

this is a fake trailer but it is still cool.


PIXELS: Retro Gamers from addwork on Vimeo.

Dinner for Schmucks...Awesome New Trailer

I stumbled upon this trailer late last night.

This movie combines to of my favorite things in the world, Steve Carrell and Paul Rudd.


Brian and Bryan play Hockey Season 2

Hey everybody,

So my friend Bryan and I are going to be starting up our second season of playing Hockey together.

This Season we are playing in Pasadena @ the Pasadena Skating Center.

The address is:

310 East Green Street
Pasadena, CA 91101

The parking around this part of Pasadena is expensive. A good option is parking at the Paseo Colorado, buying a drink or some food and getting your parking validated.

Bryan and I are going to be playing on "the Isotopes". We had no control over the team name. I would think any other team name would be better then "Isotopes". There are two "viewing" areas for spectators. A small bleacher at ice level and then there is a balcony that I think you watch the games from as well. The rink isn't anywhere close to as nice as Anaheim Ice but it's still a Hockey Rink so it should be fun.

Anyways, all of the games are going to be played on Sundays over the next few months. You can find the schedule below.

Any questions let me know.

Sun, 04/11/10 03:45 PM Isotopes @ Marauders

Sun, 04/18/10 03:45 PM Puckalolos @ Isotopes

Sun, 05/02/10 05:00 PM Under Dogs @ Isotopes

Sun, 05/09/10 03:45 PM Isotopes @ Under Dogs

Sun, 05/16/10 05:00 PM Marauders @ Isotopes

Sun, 05/23/10 05:00 PM Isotopes @ Puckalolos

Sun, 06/06/10 03:45 PM Isotopes @ Marauders

Sun, 06/13/10 05:00 PM Under Dogs @ Isotopes

Sun, 06/20/10 05:00 PM Isotopes @ Puckalolos

Sun, 06/27/10 05:00 PM Marauders @ Isotopes

Hope to see you out there.


If anyone is interested in going to the games but doesn't want to pay for parking...Driving to Jenn's and My Apartment and driving as few of cars to the rink is a possibility. I want you guys to come to my games but I don't want it to be expensive to do it.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Chalk one up in the WTF Column - Pilipinas Got Talent

The Following clip was featured on the Soup.

Needless to say I wanted to add here. As part of another ongoing theme on my Blog.

WTF Philipinas Got Talent...


Comment below...If anyone can explain this to me I'll be very much surprised.

Life Observation #1 - Driving, Left Turns, and Idiots

I work in a "beautiful" town, said town is full of many of things most succesful towns have. One of these things is something I have to face almost everyday of my work week.

What is this "thing" I am referring to?


It is a crosswalk. Now I know what you're saying lots of towns have crosswalks Brian what is different about this one.

And to that I say this...

This crosswalk is like any other crosswalk in the world. It seems to have the magic powers of bringing together every bad driver in the San Fernando Valley to said crosswalk at the exact moment I attempt to cross through it.

And how are these people bad drivers, well...

When you are wearing a Giant Hockey Sweater that is TEAL I seem to become a Target for the idiot bad drivers instead of an obstacle that should be allowed to pass before they proceed themselves.

Now I can understand looking to your left as you make a right turn and you turn your eyes towards the direction you are turning in mid turn. However, when turning left you are looking the entire time the direction you are turning into. There should be no reason to look right.

While I don't think this rant will ever get across the fear one has of crossing this intersection but I hope it at least makes some aware.

If you are crossing the street look out for idiots making left turns who don't like to look in the direction they are turning.

On a side note...

One other magical power this intersection has is the the gathering of Prostitutes. So if you are driving through the Valley and see a circle of women who can only be described as "Working Girl" looking then you are probably very close to my work.

As always...

Keep Your Head Up

especially when you're crossing the street.

UPDATED: Sharks Beat Canucks 4-2

Tonight is the 2nd to last game of the regular Season for the Sharks.

You can watch the game tonight on Versus.

While the Sharks have locked up the Pacific Division championship for the 5th time in 8 years; the Number 1 seed for the playoffs is still up for grabs.  

Chicago is currently in first, tied with the Sharks, but they also have a game in hand.

That being said, I am hoping the Sharks come out firing tonight.

Sharks win 4 - 2.

Goals by Heatley, Marleau, Couture, and Setoguchi


So I got home a little late from work tonight but I started watching the Game  at the start of the 2nd Period. I was very much overjoyed when I saw the Sharks were leading by a Goal after one period of play.

The game in general was very intense.  The Sharks played like they were built to play, they dominated the boards, the offensive zone, and weren't afraid to play the body when it was needed.  Half way through the 3rd period things took a very ugly turn into a penalty-fest.  It is believed that the Sharks set a new franchise record with the most players penalized at any one time.  Sharks had 6 guys in the box and 1 in the locker room.  Needless to say the penalty kill could only hold up for so long.

Vancouver was able to make things some what interesting but as I predicted the Sharks won 4-2.

The Western Conference Standings go as follows after tonights games:
  1. San Jose Sharks        - 111 pts (1 GR)
  2. Chicago Blackhawks- 109 pts (2 GR)
  3. Vancouver Canucks -  101 pts (1 GR)
  4. Phoenix Coyotes      -  106 pts (1 GR)
  5. LA Kings                 -   98 pts (2 GR)
  6. Detroit Red Wings   -   98 pts (2 GR)
  7. Nashville Predators  -   98 pts (1 GR)
  8. Colorado Avalanche-   94 pts (2 GR) 

So the Sharks are currently set to play the Avs in the 1st round of the playoffs.  Nothing is set in stone yet though.  If the Blackhawks win out they will be #1.  If we win out we are.  It's nice to know that the games at the end of the season actually are going to mean something.  Last year the Sharks limped into the playoffs losing 2 of their final 3 games.  Or in other words the Sharks weren't ready to play Hockey when it matters most.

Next game is on Saturday against Phoenix.  Game Day Post will be made on Saturday.

Until next time...

Keep your Head Up and I'll see you "Over the Boards"

Keep Your Head Up

Well here is my first post on my first blog.

Having visited and enjoyed some of my co-workers blogs I decided to start one as well.

Where to begin...

The name of my blog if you can't figure out has to do with my love of Hockey.  There is nothing like jumping over the boards for the first time and skating across the ice.  

Through my upcoming posts I plan on posting about Hockey, specifically my love of the NHL's best team the San Jose Sharks, Video Games, TV, things I find funny, and pretty much any other random subject I can think of...

I hope you enjoy and remember...

once your go Over the Boards you have to Keep Your Head Up.