Friday, June 29, 2007

You will thank me for having the song stuck in your head for the rest of the day

So going out and drinking with Captain Crab last night was a blast. Unfortunately, it left me a little brain-mushed today. Not hungover, just unable to think. It was most likely the second vodka martini. Or the second carafe of sake. Or the big beer. Or the Jack and Coke followed by the fruity drink, I don't even remember what it was now. Either way, there were some epic amounts of alcohol drank by a couple of piratin' fools. We even fit sushi in. It was delicious. The Crab told many stories, none of which I could do justice trying to tell myself. He needs to write more often over there at H's blog. Or create his own! I'd read it.

I had a great, great time last night, even if I went undrafted. I'm really happy for Adam Haluska, maybe I'll try to catch a Hornets/Spurs game when I'm in Texas. I'm definitely going to try to go to a Sonics/Spurs game, to see Kevin Durant. Although, that may be the hardest ticket to find, seeing as how Durant was a stud at Texas, I'm sure plenty of people would like to go see him play. I'll have to use my talents at getting into places.

The end of this post is sponsored by Bill Simmons, The Sports Guy, writer at, on Page 2. This week, his articles have been outta the park, seriously funny stuff. Starting off with a running diary of the NHL Draft, then a chat on Tuesday, and ending with last night's NBA Draft running diary. Anyways, I was reading the chat, and Simmons and the readers sending in questions had an ongoing thing where they tried to come up with the worst possible song to watch a stripper dance/get a lapdance to. Funny enough in itself, right? Some of the songs suggested were great. But my favorite part of the whole chat is as follows:

Mike (Chicago): I would like a lap dance to Rick Astley's "Never gonna give you up".

SportsNation Bill Simmons: I'm glad you brought this up. When I was in college, we used to go to Papa Gino's for All You Can Eat Pasta night, which was fantastic. Anyway, right when we got there one night, I put $5 into the jukebox and just selected that same Rick Astley song over and over again so that it would play for the entire time we were there. The reactions from the diners were priceless. Every time the song ended, you could see people praying that it wouldn't start again, and then it would. I miss college.

That made me laugh out loud, really hard. Of course I had to look up the video. And so, to finish up, here is the wonderfully amazing video for "Never Gonna Give You Up" by Rick Astley. Enjoy.


a said...

It always amazed how deep that guy's voice was. And I used to LOVE that song! I love Bill Simmons and now I love him even a bit more now. I'm glad he did that and now I think I might have to do that one night at the bar!

His NHL draft thing was hysterical!

Whiskeymarie said...

Gayest song ever.
I love it.
I especially loved when Brian on "Family Guy" sang it.

Damn you and your catchy song, F.

Flenker said...

a - Simmons is awesome

whiskey - I figured if it was going to be in my head all day long, I needed to make others join me.

Jad said...

I friend sent me this video just the other day. I'm not sure I can take another run through.

H said...

Jad -- you need to get better friends. =)

H said...

Okay, sorry, I couldn't watch all that. It's going to be in my head anyway. And I am still having a hard time believing that that voice came from that little D-bag. Wow! Thank you, Flenker, and thank you, Bill Simmons, for this little earworm.

the Crab said...

Aaarrrggghhh, we pirates are never more dangerous than when we are brain-mushed!

theCrab said...

After having 36 hours or so to recover I have one serious question: Whose idea was that last fruity drink?

Jad said...

Haha, Haley, you could be right.

Flenker said...

h - I hope you enjoyed me singing it to you last night. I couldn't believe that the song was actually playing at the bar!

cap'n crab - I'm definitely dangerous when brain-mushed. Also, I think that bartender suggested the drink, and we didn't know any better. It was a poor choice on our parts.

jad - don't listen to Haley. Unless those better friends are us. In which case, that's fine. But now that I think about it, I posted the video for you, so I'm torn

lucy said...

why in the world doesn't captain crab have a blog? I want answers.

I may be cheating since the room is ringing with Die Hard 2 buttkicking, but the part I heard while my ear molested the speaker I really liked.

I'd rather hum that all day than Peter Gabriel's 'Don't Give Up'. yeah.