For those of you who don’t know Captain Nintendo Dude (CND), he is a YouTuber who makes content around Nintendo and Nintendo games. He’s an all-around pleasant dude who makes quality content that he is legitimately passionate about. I just discovered his channel about a month ago, so I had no idea what he is capable of when it comes to his beloved Nintendo….until now.
That’s right, this crazy Mofo (in the most endearing way possible) is waiting outside the Nintendo Store in New York for the launch of the Nintendo Switch. At eye-level that’s not too crazy. I once waited overnight for the Wii, so I get it. But the Switch doesn’t come out until March 3. For those of you reading this in the future, that’s one month away from the date this blog was posted. Kind of crazy, but I’m not going to hate on this level of passion.
Oh, and he’s not alone. Read the rest of this entry
Skooch – One Lower East Side man received what some have called “the most New York note imaginable” after losing his wallet at a concert.
Reilly Flaherty found out after a Wilco concert at Kings Theatre in Brooklyn earlier this month that his personal effects were missing, and later got a letter that was a metropolitan mixture of brash, surprising, honest and mean
It’s tough to be mad at this good Samaritan. He or she went out of their way to return some of the items to this guy, and kept the things that would be useful to them. If you can’t sympathize with a guy or a girl who need some extra cash to buy weed, doesn’t feel like paying for the Metro and enjoys nice wallets, then I don’t know what to say to you. Credit cards are the birds, and what’re you going to do with another person’s license anyway? I couldn’t love this style more if I did it myself, and now I have a blueprint for the next time I find a missing wallet at a concert.
INDY – This was Indy’s last crusade.
Indiana Z. Jones, 21, was arrested Sunday after a 100-mph car chase in Yates County in upstate New York.
According to the Elmira Star Gazette, the hot pursuit began in the Rushville, a small village on the county line.
Jones, driving a 2002 Audi A6, tried to flee a traffic stop.
The chase only lasted six minutes, ending about 12 miles away in the Town of Benton when the Yates County Sheriff’s Office threw down “stop sticks,” spiked devices that deflate tires.
This is one of those headlines that you read and think that the writer or the editor was just in particularly goofy mood when he wrote this story. Then you read the article and realize that 1. this guy REALLY did not want to get arrested and 2. this guy has one of the coolest names of all time. I also need to know what the Z stands for. Zoltan? Zeek? If it’s something as simple as Zack I’m going to so upset. You can’t be named Indiana Jones, engage the police is a 100mph chase and then have Zack as a middle name. It just doesn’t work.
The music scene these days is getting worse and worse. In fact, I believe good music has been on a downtrend since the 90s. So, where did all the good music go? Is it under your couch? Did it fall between the seats of your car? I think not.
Let me take this time to introduce one of my favorite active labels right now; Daptone Records. This is a revival label that is seriously doing things right. Their collection of artists, headed by Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, deliver the kind of funk and soul that your favorite 90s R&B/HipHop artist might have sampled. Daptone, which is based and was started in Brooklyn New York, released their first effort in 2002; Dap Dippin’ with Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings. However, this stuff sounds anything like what you would expect. Recorded on analog tapes and mixed at their studio in Brooklyn, these records sound like they just jumped off the shelves of a record store right onto a turntable. Its gritty, funky, soulful, and very dance-able.
So there you are, if you were ever listening to the radio and thinking “Where did all the good music go?”, now you know, its based in Brooklyn New York under a label called Daptone Records.
P.S – They sell all of their stuff on LPs and 45s at a very reasonable price. So if your a vinyl collector like myself, you can find these on their website.
Jimmy Fallon Joined U2 On Stage At MSG To Sing ‘Mysterious Ways’ & ‘Desire’, Has The Best Life In The World
Jimmy Fallon continues to live the best life of all time, as he joined U2 on stage at their Madison Square Garden show to sing a couple songs and be entertaining as all hell. Anyone who has watched a second of his stint of host of ‘The Tonight Show’ knows how musically talented he is, and he seems to amp it up a little when he’s able to play off people as gifted as U2. This was awesome, and the crowd at MSG got an extra special treat that they’ll probably never forget.
Drank – Authorities say a 44-year-old suburban Buffalo man was drunk when he drove away from a courthouse where he had just been convicted of driving while intoxicated.
The Erie County Sheriff’s Office says 44-year-old J.B. Silverthorn of Orchard Park was found guilty of a DWI charge Monday night in Grand Island Town Court. Silverthorn was charged after he crashed his car into the Niagara River on Dec. 29. He was rescued by firefighters.
Deputies say Silverthorn was drunk during Monday’s court appearance and told not to attempt to drive home.
Officers say Silverthorn then got into his car and pulled out of the parking lot before he was stopped by deputies.
Silverthorn was charged with felony DWI. He’s being held Friday in the Erie County jail. It couldn’t be determined if he has a lawyer.
For someone with such a cool name, J.B. Silverthorn is not having the best week. Not only does he drive into a river, get rescued by firefighters and then get charged with a DWI, but he shows up to his court hearing drunk, then tries to drive home again. In J.B.’s defense, what kind of police officer tells a drunk guy in court for a DWI not to drive home? That’s what J.B. Silverthorn does. He drives drunk. It doesn’t matter if there’s a river in the way or if he’s at court. He’s going to drink and he’s going to drive around. I have to imagine showing up to a DWI court appearance drunk is against some kind of law, so they probably should have just arrested him right then and there. I feel bad for whoever this guy’s lawyer ends up being too. Kind of tough to defend a guy who shows up for a DWI court appearance and tries to drive home drunk.
Jimmy Fallon Chugged A Beer From His Front Row Seat At The Yankees Game Because He’s The Coolest Guy In The World
Jimmy Fallon lives the life. Just a casual Thursday night at the Yankees game with Lorne Michaels sitting in the first row right behind home plate. Being the consummate showman that he is, Fallon decided to put on a show of his own and casually chug a beer during the 7th inning. That’s what big boys do. They go to freezing cold games in April with Lorne Michaels and chug beers. I honestly couldn’t be more jealous of Jimmy Fallon if I tried. His JOB is to interview the most interesting people in the world and ask them to tell stories and/or sing with them. His downtime consists of hanging out with Lorne Michaels at baseball games. That is the life. The context for this is that earlier in the night, Jacoby Ellsbury fouled a pitch straight back and Fallon flinched, knocking off his own hat. When Beltran did it later in the game, Fallon had enough and decided the only remedy on that cold night was to drink a beer. Jimmy Fallon’s world takeover isn’t slowing down anytime soon.
Summerslam – WWE’s biggest Superstars and Divas will be pile-driving their way back to the Big Apple this summer.
After six years on the West Coast, WWE is bringing its powerhouse pay-per-view event, SummerSlam, to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn for the first time, the Daily News has learned.
The main event, to be held Sunday, Aug. 23, will conclude a week-long “celebration” of wrestling and entertainment.
“SummerSlam in New York matches one of the most iconic sports and entertainment celebrations with one of the world’s greatest cities,” John Saboor, WWE executive vice president for special events, told the Daily News.
The official announcement will be made later Thursday.
After six years in Los Angles, WWE Summerslam is coming back to the east coast where it all began. Much like every early WWE pay per view, including WrestleMania, the inaugural Summerslam was held in Madison Square Garden. While the WWE had strayed away from bringing Summerslam back east in recent years, it looks like it’s finally happening, as this years Summerslam will take place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. As much as the spectacle of a big time pay per view is amplified under the bright lights of Los Angeles, those fans can’t really compare to east coast fans. Whether you like them or not, east coast fans like the ones in Philadelphia, New York and even Boston now are rabid. They’re vocal, they’re unpredictable and most of the time they add to the drama of the event. As a Rhode Island native and frequent attendee of WWE events on the east coast, I’m pumped Summerslam is coming back home. Now all WWE has to do is put on a good WrestleMania and keep the momentum going until August. Easier said than done I suppose.