Thursday, August 31, 2006

Meathead Rock

So you might have heard that trendy nerd posers are taking over New York. No worry. One look at Billboard's rock charts and you'll see that the meatheads still rule the airwaves. In this audio post, you get to hear some music from my new band, The Guy Ernest Explosion.

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Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Guy Ernest Hemingway

After reading this timeline on nerd history, I was inspired to write a timeline of meathead history. The most important novelist in meathead history is Ernest Hemingway. In my audio post I read my Ernest Hemingway-style short story. In fact, I think I'll make the title of this post Guy Ernest Hemingway.

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Here's the meathead timeline (quotes are from Wikipedia)

*1,000,000 BC - Boxing and prostitution are invented

* 1744 - "The earliest known mention of [baseball] is in a 1744 British publication, A Little Pretty Pocket-Book by John Newbery. It contains a wood-cut illustration of boys playing "base-ball" (showing a similar set-up to the modern game, yet significantly different) and a rhymed description of the sport"

* 1861 - "The Oneida Football Club, formed in Boston in 1861, is claimed by some sources as the first American football team."

* 1891 - "In early December 1891, Dr. James Naismith, a Canadian physician of McGill University and minister on the faculty of college for YMCA professionals (today, Springfield College) in Springfield, Massachusetts, sought a vigorous indoor game [basketball] to keep his Canadian students occupied and at proper levels of fitness during the long New England winters."

* 1903 - First World Series

* 1925 - "Hemingway's American literary debut came with the publication of the short story cycle In Our Time "

* 1938 - "The first known reference to an anabolic steroid in a US weightlifting/bodybuilding magazine is testosterone propinate in a letter to the editor in Strength and Health magazine"

* 1951 - "In the 1951 film A Streetcar Named Desire, the character Stanley Kowalski (played by Marlon Brando) is frequently seen wearing tank tops"

* 1955 - First NBA finals

* 1967 - First Super Bowl

* 1972 - "Rock and Roll Part II" released

* 1976 - "Rocky"

* 1977 - Arnold smokes a doobie in "Pumping Iron"

* 1978 - "We Will Rock You" and "Macho Man" released in the same year

* 1982 - Howard Stern makes his WNBC debut

* 1984 - "The Terminator" is released

* 1985 - "Rambo First Blood Part II" released-both Terminator and RFBP2 are written by James Cameron

* 1986 - Schooly D's "PSK," considered by many the first gangsta rap song, released

* 1989 - Andrew Dice Clay releases the best comedy album of all time, "Dice"

* 1991 - "Get Ready For This" released by 2 Unlimited; clubbing and sports games will never be the same

* 1995 - Maxim first released in England

* 1997 - Maxim first released in the USA

* 1998 - Limp Bizkit makes the Ladies Night in Cambodia tour where ladies get in for free

* 1999 - Woodstock 99

* 2000 - Bush elected President

* 2003 - Dane Cook's "Harmful if Swallowed" released

* 2004 - "Entourage" first fiction show that meatheads watch religously on DVD/On Demand

* 2005 - Sex and money combined beautifully on MTV dating show "Next"