Saturday, January 30, 2010

BMBS 5th Anniversary Week

Next week we will be celebrating our 5-year anniversary. The shirts below are available at cafepress (apologies to "MAR", who was not part of this blog when the shirts were designed).  I will probably design a 5-year shirt at some point but am too lazy right now.  

Act now and you can also get a 10 pack of "BC GOT 'EM" stickers that none of you have bought yet.

Stay tuned as we keep you posted on anniversary week festivities.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Home Stretch

The Cadets finish the regular season with four straight home games, beginning Saturday night. One win in that span will clinch the Cadets' first state playoff berth in basketball since 1977. If BC wins out, it will win the regular season championship and host the region tournament. We should win our next three games against Charlton, Tattnall and Appling, which would set up a defacto regular season region championship game versus McIntosh on Feb. 12th. The Cadets' lone region loss was at McIntosh, where BC squandered an 11-point lead and lost by 8. The Alumni Association is also hosting an Oyster Roast before the McIntosh game. I encourage all of you to make your best effort to attend this game. The atmosphere will be unlike any BC basketball game you have ever been to. If you can't make it, then listen to the game on the BC Sports Network.

Remaining Schedule
Jan. 30 Charlton 5:30
Feb. 5 Tattnall 6:30
Feb. 6 Appling 7:30
Feb. 12 McIntosh 7:30

Savannah Morning News Fab Five
#5 Benedictine

WTOC Super 11
#11 Benedictine

Area Statistical Rankings

#5 Jibri Bryan 19.5 ppg

#1 Daniel Coursey 12.2 rpg
#3 Jibri Bryan 9.1 rpg

#1 Jibri Bryan 3.5 spg
#3 Joey Friess 3.1 spg

#3 Joey Friess 4.9 apg

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Keynes vs. Hayek Rap Video

I'm pretty sure you already know which side I come down on here.

Tell Him, Sam

The saving grace of George W. Bush's otherwise tattered and diminutive legacy is that he left us two badass Supreme Court justices. 

Monday, January 25, 2010

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Farewell to Conan

One of the few good things about NBC was Conan O'Brien, who will be leaving that network tomorrow night after 17 distinguished years of service.

This reminds me of a Conan clip I recently came across on YouTube.  Thought ya'll might like to see it.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Mass Hysteria

All eyes on Massachusetts today.

UPDATE:  Brown handily wins by a 5-point margin.  Republicans just picked up Ted Kennedy's Senate seat in Massachusetts and BC is ranked in the state in basketball (although they did lose last night).  I really think I have seen it all.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Lamar Owens Named A-Backs Coach at GT

I think Lamar may have hit up the varsity one too many times...

Heart of a Champion

It's hard to believe that we are already halfway through with the high school basketball season. The Cadets had lofty expectations enterring this season and, for the most part, they have lived up to them. BC is currently ties with MCA atop Region 2-AA with a perfect 6-0 region record. The Cadets are 11-4 overall, with all losses coming to 5A or 4A teams.

BC is getting some good press as well.
#5 in SMN Rankings
#11 in WTOC Super 11

And our players are being recognized.
Area Statistical rankings

Points per game
6. Jibri Bryan 16.2

Rebounds per game
1. Daniel Coursey 10.8
9. Jibri Bryan 6.8

Steals per game
3. Jibri Bryan 2.6
5. Joey Friess 2.5

Assists per game
3. Joey Friess 3.8

Remaining Schedule
Jan. 15 @Charlton
Jan. 16 @Brantley
Jan. 19 @MCA
Jan. 22 Long
Jan. 23 @Jeff Davis
Jan. 26 @Pierce
Jan. 30 Charlton
Feb. 5 Tattnall
Feb. 6 Appling
Feb. 12 MCA

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

See Ya Lane

I know most of you really hate this bastard, but here's a clip of Urban Meyer supposedly getting a text last night when he learned of Lane Kiffin weaseling his way to USC. I think this may actually be a blessing for Tennessee. Good luck with those oncoming sanctions out west Kiffin.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Global Warming

Does anyone here believe in the "global warming problem?"
Do you think it's man-made?
Check out this statistic.

I'm not well versed in the global warming debate, but I think it's a bunch of crap.

Friday, January 08, 2010

BMBS at the Movies: 17 Years Later, Shadow of Murray's Best Performance Can Still Be Seen

I just got done explaining how bad The Hangover was, and I noticed a few commenters posted what I guess were quotes from that movie (but to be honest I couldn't tell you because it was so awfully unmemorable that I don't recall a single line from it).

Once upon a time, movies actually used to be funny and reflected a culture that didn't require the f-word or male genitalia being exposed every five seconds.  I am talking about a style of humor that I'm not smart enough to think of myself.  I am talking about real comedy.  I am talking about movies like 1993's Groundhog Day.

I remember going to see this modern-day classic at the Spartanburg Carmike theater in fourth grade.  It has since become standard wintertime cable movie channel programming, and America has never looked at February 2nd the same away ever since.

We start with our protagonist, Pittsburgh weatherman Phil Conners. Disgruntled Phil despises having to go to Punxatawny, Pennsylviana to cover the annual Groundhog festivities. In Phil we see a more bitter sarcasm than we are used to in Murray; a more vitriolic side to the traditional typical 80's smart-ass roles we are accustomed to watching him play.  Basically a Peter Venkman who wakes up on the wrong side of bed in the morning, every morning, both figuratively and literally.  

While Murray's performance is unparalleled here, Andie "hey, Andie MacDowell ever give you one a these?  Eh?" MacDowell and Chris Elliot are also key ingredients to the film's success.  MacDowell (who is also from Spartanburg) plays the soft, compassionate, idealistic producer who loves people.  As Conner's opposite, it is ultimately she who helps him appreciate the simplicities of life.  Elliot, meanwhile, natrually portrays the gawky, maladroit (thanks!) cameraman and reminds us of a time when the David Letterman show was actually worth tuning into.

To this day, Groundhog Day has become the classic "snowed in" movie to watch in my household (and I'm the only person in my household so that works out pretty well).  Perfect example:  it snowed earlier today in Atlanta, roads are iced over, everyone has the day off from work; so without any hesitation my first move this morning was to pop in Groundhog in the old Xbox DVD player, fix some Orville Redanbachers, and enjoy Harold Ramis' writing and directing genius for two straight hours.

This is not to say that Day doesn't contain a few flaws.  The glaring problem is that Murray is rewarded for abandoning his self-centered, jerk self and becoming a nice guy.  I usually only like movies where the selfish, egotistical guy wins out because, in my mind, selfish people usually do a lot more for the world than nice people do.  That's just the Ayn Rand in me, I guess.

But all in all, this is a comedy and we're not ultimately concerned with issues like plot resolution or character development.  It might be true that this was Murray's jumping off point where he would start increasingly doing more serious and "ambitious" (read: boring) projects, but, like with Ghostbusters or Caddyshack, the measuring stick remains how much laughter is obtained from the audience.  And Ramis clearly hits one out of the park on that basis alone, easily making Groundhog a masterpiece.

So over the next month, when you're flipping through channels like USA, AMC, or TNT, be sure to catch Hog at some point.  Phil Conners demonstrates that sometimes we could all use that annual trip to our own "Punxatawney;" that place deep inside of all of us where we learn that mistakes may be repeated, where we can't seem to get our own personal Sonny and Cher songs out of our heads, but where redemption can ultimately be found.*

*That last sentence really made no sense but I had to cap things off in some way that sounded real powerful and allegorical.

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

2010, Maybe Then

This will serve as the "Pass In Review" for 2009.

I'm pretty sure 2009 will go down as one of the worst years of the 21st century, right on top of 2008.  We've seen the worst job market in at least a quarter century, the most liberal administration since the 1930s, probably the worst Georgia team since Ray Goff despite 8 wins, Michael Jackson's death, and swine flu.  

Top stories:  Washington now owns the car companies, the insurance industry, and the banks.  Next target:  the healthcare sector.  Apparently winning the White House isn't enough when you want to be president of everything.   

Movies:  all terrible.  Especially the Hangover, which was by far the worst "comedy" since Borat.   Haha yea, funny! Cussing and drug references and gross stuff and cussing!  Yea!  Funny!  Take your five-year old with you!

Weddings:  Congrats to Snuffy, Sabogal, Jue, and all others who've signed the one-hole contract.  No turnin' back boys.  Actually there is -- it's called divorce and some of you will probably do it. 

More like

Music: Kings of Leon, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga.

Girls of the year:  Taylor Swift and...that's it.  No others.

Moral of the story?  Apparently things have to get really bad before they start getting better.  And that's why we're optimistic about this year.  Predictions for 2010:  BC will make the playoffs in football, the Republicans will pick up 20-30 seats in the House of Representatives, and...BC will make the playoffs in football.

Friday, January 01, 2010

2009 MOTY Winner: Coach Curley

After 226 votes cast in what was probably the most hotly-contested competition we've had on here, Coach Curley beat out Chris Connolly to capture our Man of the Year award. Coach amassed 116 votes (51%) to beat out Chris' 101 (44%).

Two Shillelagh only managed to garner 9 votes, but we have not seen the last of him. I'm told he will appear on Bing Crosby Rockband, which is due out in March.