The Beat Goes On

Rivalry #10
Largemouth Bass vs. Smallmouth Bass – Smallmouth Bass live in rivers and streams and they fight extremely hard for their size.  Pound for pound, they really surpass the Largemouth Bass.  The Largemouth Bass typically lives in ponds and lakes and they grow a lot bigger.  Both fish love to jump once they’re hooked which lead into breath taking battles where your line goes slack and you’re unsure if the fish is still hooked, until it lands and the line is taught again.  While the Smallmouth Bass is a better fighter pound for pound, no one cares about the light boxers, they want the Heavyweight prizefighters.  The Largemouth is a big and bruising fish and their ambush attacks on topwater baits make for some awesome fishing.  Largemouth Bass wins the battle. 

RKDeem’s #10 Band
Weezer – Not sure what stunted my love of Weezer, but I didn’t get into this band until a couple years ago.  I can listen to the Blue album all the way through on any occasion in any mood.  They’ve put out some other good songs, but that album is just awesome, it’s their best and the only thing on their resume that gets this on this list.  It’s not a lot, but it’s awfully good.  Standout track – My Name Is Jonas, I have no idea why I love this song so much, but it is a favorite, one of the few songs that I know all the words to:

My name is Jonas.
I’m carrying the wheel.
Thanks for all you’ve shown us.
This is how we feel.

Come sit next to me.
Pour yourself some tea.
Just like Grandma made
When we couldn’t find sleep.
Things were better then.
Once but never again.
We’ve all left the den.
Let me tell you ’bout it.

Choo-choo train left right on time.
A ticket costs only your mind.
The driver said, “Hey, man, we go all the way.”
Of course we were willing to pay.

My name is Wakefield.
Gotta box full of your toys.
They’re fresh out of batteries.
But they’re still makin’ noise, makin’ noise.
Tell me what to do.
Now the tank is dry.
Now this wheel is flat.
And you know what else?
Guess what I received,
In the mail today.
Words of deep concern
From my little brother.

The building’s not goin’ as he planned.
The foreman has injured his hand.
The dozer will not clear a path.
The driver swears he learned his math.

The workers are goin’ home. (x4)

The workers are goin’ home. (x3)
Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!

4 thoughts on “The Beat Goes On

  1. Ed – you really stood up for 7/11 in the comments section of that rivalry. I wanted to let you know that I had a good 7/11 interaction this morning. I was picking up some gum and a 60 year old white guy was buying two packs of sunflower seeds or cashews, I guess the price was too high and the white guy said something insulting about the 7/11, the cashier started flipping out and told the guy to get the hell out of his store. The white guy was confused and embarrassed and just stood there. The cashier just kept saying, “Get Out Now! Get Out Now! Leave My Store!” It was awesome.


  2. now that’s what i’m talkin about! you can expect those sorts of things to happen probably 2 out of every 3 times you go to a 7-11.


  3. My favorite 7/11 experience was in Warminster. Jaclyn, Laurie and I all wanted some ice cream, I wanted a Snickers Ice Cream bar. We decided 7/11 was the closest place, but Laurie and Jaclyn warned me that this particular 7/11 can get out of control. I figured we see some idiots loitering out front, but nothing too crazy, boy was I wrong. We got to the 7/11 and I think a drug deal was going down between two parties and it looked like it was getting heated. We walked by them to enter the store. When we opened the door, it sounded like we were in the first row of a rap concert. Rap music was cranked up, just blasting away, complete with profanities and lewd innuendo. I looked at the cashier and winked. The song went on for about 30 seconds building to a climax and then it just stopped. We all looked at each other and figured he just really digged that song and he needed to hear it once at the 7/11 to quench his need. Then all of the sudden, the speakers come alive and we hear, “REEEEEEEEEMIX!!!!!” and the song came back on. It was like a club in there. Jaclyn was grinding with the ICEE machine, Laurie was spraying water all over fans entering the store, and I was throwing dollar bills into the air saying, “Make It Rain”. Just a typical night at the 7/11.


  4. hahaha! thats what the Sev is all about. When i was in junior high i went with my mom into 7-11 to get a drink or whatever. as i was leaving with a handful of grub i grabbed the door handle and held it open for a few of the people coming in or out. i sat down in the car and got myself settled and put my food down. then i realized that everything i touched was now covered with mustard. the car door, my food, my clothes, my slurpee, the seat. my hand was totally covered because when i grabbed the door handle there was mustard smeared on the underside of the handle. it was disgusting and i was embarrassed.the worst part was the i was sure i knew who did it as a few punker kids were leaving with pretzels about the same time i was going in to the store. bastards!!since the Sev is getting all this love i’ll have to put my 2 good stories up soon. work keeps getting in the way though. bastards!!


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