Monday, August 13, 2012

Ben's Mailbag #2 - Jessie J, Cheap Viagra and Ken in a Bikini!



Monday has come again folks and with Monday comes Ben's Mailbag.  If you missed last week, here she be.  Now if you failed to get me your question either via Twitter, email, Facebook, face to face or smoke signal DON'T FRET!  You can just take one of those avenues listed and send it now, then I'll answer or ridicule that question next Monday!  There ya go, see, I told you not to fret.

FACT - fretting leads to early onset type 2 diabetes.

Lisa via email -

Does STOB have a mascot?

Thanks for the email Lisa.  Well technically I don't think we do.  I suppose it'd be the dude in our logo crying into his beer.  In a way it could have been that the mascot was my old cat Garfield, or D the Producer's dog Bentley.  Issue there is Garfield has passed away, and so has Derrick.   Or did Derrick just take a step back from STOB?  Oh yeah, he isn't dead, just busy!  Oops....

So with that I guess that leaves my new cat Jasper as the mascot.

Let me go wake him up from his afternoon nap to give him the news...

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="600"] "Now that I mascot, I can has cheezburger?"[/caption]

 

Dan via email -

Are you going to watch the Olympic closing ceremonies?

Obviously this was sent prior to last nights ceremony.  To my shock I did watch the closing ceremonies.

B....R....U....T...A...L!

From what I learned in last night's closing ceremony is that something called "Jessie J" is the biggest thing to come out of Great Britain musically, correct?

Honestly, as I said, I was amazed I even started watching the thing, but then even more baffled that I continued to watch after "Our House" by Madness started.  Get your damn house out of the middle of the street!  Or if you don't want to go through all that trouble, just stop singing about it please.

So I did watch it Dan-o but I wish I hadn't.

 

Joe Mash via email -

Now that the Olympics are over, I'd like to know what sport you would compete in if you could choose?  Also, what would be the least likely for you to compete in?  And same questions for Ken.

Me -

Most likely - I'd like to compete in men's beach volleyball, I think I'd be aaight at it and I have fallen in love with that game playing in bar leagues the past few summers with a guy whose name is very similar to your's actually Joe.  My best chance at gold though would be if you just threw me onto the USA men's (or womens...I'll wear a wig) basketball team.  You could throw Oscar Pistorius of South Africa on that team WITHOUT his prosthetic springy leg things and they'd still win.  (Boom! 2-2 in Mailbags using Oscar Pistorius...next week will be tough).

Least likely - Water Polo.  A) the game sucks B) I'd die.

My answers for Ken -

Most likely - Women's beach volleyball.  I think we'd all love to see him in that outfit...right ladies!?!?!

Least likely - Cycling...tragically Ken has never learned how to ride a bike.  He'll likely comment on this post saying "Yes I can, I can ride a bike you guys...sheesh," but that is just due to his shame.  Don't bring it up if you run into him somewhere...he gets really embarrassed.

 

RX Products via email -

BUY VIAGRA JUST $0.90 a PILL!

Ok listen RX, how many times in the past two weeks have I emailed you back saying that Ben's Mailbag is a place to ask questions, not point out that Viagra for $0.90 a pill is a great deal?  Had to have been at least 8 times I've reminded you!  Now I am calling you out in public, either ask a question or I may just flag your email address as spam...I don't want to do it RX, you are a good friend who really likes to keep contact by emailing a lot, but seriously there are rules.

 

Ken via text -

Dude, did you know you can get Viagra for $0.90 a pill?

Yes Ken, RX already pointed that out.  It won't help you learn how to ride a bike though, sorry.

 

Nate via email -

LA just landed Dwight Howard, and supposedly the Wolves turned down some unknown offer for Andrew Bynum.  Are you mad at either, both or neither of these things?

Not really mad at either.

Dwight Howard going to LA really made the most sense from the beginning.  I still don't understand why he wanted to go to the Nets initially over LA but for some reason that was the rumor.  The New York area for basketball, as far as I can tell, has never really produced a super marketable player, as Dwight wants to be.  Melo isn't exactly selling products left and right since his move from Denver to NYC.

Kobe/Nash/Dwight/Pau is ridiculous and you throw in Antwan Jamison just for good measure and it gets scary.  The Lakers are far from a lock though, Kobe/Pau/Nash/Jamison are all old and could break down at any time, and Dwight is coming off a back injury.  If the injury bug hits, the Lakers will become more and more mediocre.  Yet, even prior to the Dwight deal that was true with the brittle Bynum.

Speaking of Bynum, yes I saw today that the Wolves turned down an offer to get Bynum.  I am thinking that deal was more than just Derrick Williams and picks, I think Love likely was involved and therefore I can't say I am all that angry we turned that down.  Don't torture yourself thinking it was just for Derrick Williams and picks Wolves fans, it had to have been for more or the Wolves would have pulled the trigger on the deal to get a core of Rubio/Love/Bynum.

 

Mailbag Recap: Jasper the cat takes afternoon naps and was just named STOB's mascot.  Jessie J is the best musical talent to come from Great Britain ever.  Don't build a house in the middle of the street and if you do, definitely don't sing about it.  Water polo sucks, and I would die trying to compete in it.  Ken would look good in a bikini but still hasn't learned how to ride a bike.  Viagra is cheap, just ask RX...or Ken.  Dwight is in LALA land along with anyone who thinks that the Wolves wouldn't trade Derrick Williams for Andrew Bynum.

I need more mail!  Email me: ben@stobblog.com or click in the top right hand corner to go to Twitter or Facebook and give me questions there for next Monday.  So far every question I get, and even RX's statement, get's posted so get to questioning me.

 

 

 

 

1 comment :

  1. 1 - I would look awesome in one of those gals bikinis....not

    2 - If the bike has training wheels, I'm set. Otherwise it's not good.

    3 - That little blue pill really works. And what a great deal!

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