How to Win the Lottery – Not the PowerBall, You Nitwits!

In case you didn’t know, today is one of my favorite days in the NBA: the Draft Lottery! Today we get to see the NBA’s corruption justice system at work, as the league’s worst 14 teams find out their position in the upcoming NBA Draft.

Honestly, the event itself is super lame, but the unintentional comedy is unbelievable. Imagine watching The Bachelor results, except instead of 14 gorgeous women you have 14 goofy owners/team executives. Not only are the celebrations top notch, but even better are the begrudging golf claps from the teams who “lose.” Don’t believe me? Check this out:

Unbelievable, right? Is there anything funnier than watching plump, dorky, extremely rich guys celebrate without trying to rub it into everyone else’s faces on national TV? Actually yes, there is. I offer some suggestions to improve the NBA Draft Lottery: Continue reading


Return from Hiatus! – NBA Playoff Predictions, Two Week Recap, and More

In case you haven’t noticed  (which is probably most of you), it’s been about 19 days since my last post, which is, ahem, quite a long time. I don’t really have a great excuse except that I’ve been interviewing for a job, which has occupied most of my attention, and then took a beach vacation where there was no wifi. Either way, it’s been way too long since I’ve put anything up, and for that I’m sorry. It’ll never happen again. It didn’t mean anything! I didn’t even know her last name! Yes I used protection! Just don’t tell the kids… Continue reading

The MulchPile Summer Playlist of the Week

Since my first playlist post received such a positive response, I’ve decided to make the MulchPile playlists into semi-weekly feature (and by “semi-weekly”, I mean “a recurring thing that happens when I get around to making it”).

I think I’ve said this before, but summer is my favorite time of year to listen to new tunes in the car, because you can put the windows down and really “share” your taste in music. I’m sure most people probably find it really obnoxious, but for some reason there’s a coolness factor you can’t help but feel when bumping your music.

One more thing before we get into the music – these playlists are actually self-serving for me, because I drive the only car in the world made after 2006 that doesn’t have an iPod hookup, which means I’m forced to make mix CD’s for my car. As you can imagine, new mixes are being put together rather regularly to avoid boredom, and it’s these mixes that I’ll use for the playlists on here.

Okay, enough chatter, let’s get to the playlist. As usual, here’s the track list, and after that I’ll offer my comments on each song: Continue reading