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Episode 91: And the BUCKET goes to…

March 5, 2010

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Awards season wraps up when Oscar takes the stage on Sunday…so this
week’s BUCKET is ripe with award-winning callbacks! Does Cablevision
still suck? Does Louie Dee still really, really, really, REALLY hate
Sidney Crosby? You bet your bippy, and probably $5 on the Best Picture
winner too! (Recorded March 4, 2010)

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NEWSWIRE (Fun, bizarre, and sometimes actually newsworthy news stories)
BUCKET favorite “Sully” flies off into the category of Lifetime Achievement
JFK Air Traffic Controllers celebrate “Bring Your Children To Work Day” a little too liberally
but Brooklynites would much rather celebrate “Bring Your Children To Drink Day”
Step Show Controversy: Sprite, whites, and what was right.

SKYMALL ITEM OF THE WEEK (from SkyMall.com)

Spring is right around the corner, and what better to do spring cleaning with than the EyeVac Electric Dustpan? ($99.95)

POPCORN BUCKET (TV / Movies / Entertainment)
The Academy Awards will be handed out on ABC this Sunday at 8/7 CT…assuming you don’t live in New York, of course
Can Zack Galifanakis save SNL this weekend?

KANYE WEST LOSER OF THE WEEK AWARD
The Academy of Asshole Science hands out its “Loser of the Year” Award to…Cablevision for holding up ABC7

SPORTS CORNER (Sports stories)
Olympics Wrapup: Canada is golden, USA “owns the podium” and Pittsburgh hates Sidney Crosby

LOU’S MONEY SHOT for cash and prizes
Get
YOUR Dart Foundation update and see if Louie Dee can hit a low ton and
win one BUCKET listener something awesome (probably not)

PODSAFE SONG OF THE WEEK:
“What You Do To Me” by Cherry Suede (Music Alley)

REGULARLY FEATURED MUSIC and MEDIA:


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KEYWORDS: BUCKET,
Lou, Ann Marie, Corey, Stamford, Connecticut, Primate Update, monkeys,
news, politics, sports, entertainment, movies, TV, podcast, podsafe,
Skymall, Barack Obama,
Sully, Sullenberger, JFK, airport, air
traffic controllers, children, Brooklyn, pub crawl, Atlanta, Sprite,
Step show, Greeks, College, Dancing, electric dustpan, ABC,
Cablevision, Oscars, Academy Awards, Zach Galifanakis, Olympics, Sidney
Crosby, gold medal, hockey, Pittsburgh Penguins, NHL, darts, Cherry
Suede


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Episode 73: Oktoberfest

October 2, 2009

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In this episode, Lou rails again stupid laws, and defends a babysitter.
Plus, Kanye West strikes again for chicken, Saturn bites the bullet,
cheesy pickup lines rule, NHL season preview, and the worst 100 movies
of the decade! (Direct MP3 link … Recorded Oct. 1, 2009)

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TODAY’s NEWSWIRE

Babysitting crossing guard now illegal in Michigan.
Kanye strikes again for charity!
The end of GM’s Saturn cars
Girls love the cheesy pickup lines from men

LOU’s SOLILOQUY OF THE WEEK:
Weird and/or stupid laws

SKYMALL ITEM OF THE WEEK:
The Peanuts Yard Nativity Set ($279.99)

POPCORN BUCKET
Rotten Tomatoes worst 100 films of the decade … discuss!
THE CUBE is coming to Fox!!
Is ABC’s “Modern Family” any good?
Dancing with the Stars update

TEXTUAL HEALING WITH BIG LOUIE SMOOTH
http://TextsfromLastNight.com

SPORTS CORNER
NHL season preview: Who’s taking the Cup
Does baseball need full instant replay?

PRIMATE UPDATE

Monkey Suits!!

PODSAFE SONG OF THE WEEK:
“Whiskey in the Jar” by Bill Gorgan’s Goat (link on Music Alley)

REGULARLY FEATURED MUSIC and MEDIA:

“Textual Healing, with Big Louie Smooth” theme: “Instrumental R&B” by Christopher Wright (Music Alley profile)

“Rap-sterpiece Theater with Sir Louis Dee III” theme: “Quartet No. 4” by Sinfonia Electronique (Music Alley link)

“SkyMall item of the week” theme: “Planning for the Routine” by Leaving Richmond (Music Alley profile)

Sports Corner Theme: “Dodging Buses” by Derek K. Miller (Music Alley profile)

Primate Update Theme: “Meltdown Man” by Derek K. Miller (Music Alley profile)

The new BUCKET Remix theme composed and performed by The Geoff Smith. Old theme too!

All podsafe artists/music are courtesy of IODA Promonet and Music Alley.

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Hanging it up on the Pirates … for a price

July 29, 2009
Sid Bream beats the tag, and starts the longest losing streak in pro sports history.

Sid Bream beats the tag, and starts the longest losing streak in pro sports history.

The 1992 NLCSPittsburgh Pirates at Atlanta Braves. Game 7.

One of the worst nights of my life.  And I remember it like yesterday.

The Pittsburgh Pirates, after two years of NLCS flameouts, were just one strike away from the World Series.

Then, Francisco Cabrera’s hit off Stan Belinda found the outfield … one run scores to tie the game … and Barry Bonds (the non-juiced variety) fails to throw out a gimp-legged Sid Bream at the plate for the winning run.

And the Bucco Blues began for the City of Pittsburgh … the “Outfield of Dreams” (Bonilla, Van Slyke, Bonds) broke up to free agency in the offseason, key pitchers departed as well. And the team was great no more.

After years of rooting for the Pirates as a youngster with my grandfather, and seeing many great NL East rivalry games at Three Rivers Stadium, my heart was crushed by “The Slide” in the NLCS. Little did I know that the pain of that loss would linger still today.

Since that ’92 NLCS game, the Pirates have failed to make the NLCS or World Series, much less the playoffs!  The 16-year losing streak — tying a record in professional sports — will most undoubtedly end this year with the Buccos setting a new record for futility with their 17th under-.500 season. They will be lucky not to lose 100 games.

Today, the Pirates traded away two of my long-time favorite players — defensive wizards SS Jack Wilson, and 2B Freddy Sanchez — for a flurry of prospects. Earlier this season, the fan base nearly rioted as all-star CF Nate McLouth was shipped away. And 1B Andy LaRoche was dealt as well last week.

Again, for prospects, just as the Pirates had done in past seasons with present/future stars like Jason Bay, Brian Giles, Jason Kendall, Aramis Ramirez, and the like.  The Pirates will enter 2010 with the lowest payroll in the majors — $30 Million. Disgusting!!

It pains me so much to see the Pirates, who have five World Series championships in their storied history and play in one of the most beautiful ballparks in the world, to have front-office management that suffer from “small market syndrome” and ownership that refuse to spend the money necessary to compete in a questionably-good NL Central division.

So today, I am doing the previously unthinkable…

I am done with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
I am putting up my baseball team allegiances to the highest bidder. On eBay.

While I still remain faithful to Pittsburgh’s other championship teams, the 2009 NFL Champion Steelers and the 2009 NHL Stanley Cup Champion Penguins, I can no longer support a baseball team that refuses to respect its fan base in the blatant manner the Pirates’ management does. To perform the way they do is a stain on the City of Champions and a slap in the face to the hard-working people and identity of Pittsburgh.

My Pirates jersey and cap. All for sale, along with my allegiances.

My Pirates jersey and cap. All for sale, along with my allegiances.

So, since eBay does not allow an auction of something “intangible” like fan allegiances … I am including in this auction the tangible items that symbolize my Pirates’ support for the past 24 years: My authentic Pirates jersey (with CLAYTON and 33 on the back, my name and number) and my authentic Pirates New Era 50/50 cap, size 8.

In an effort to wash away the failure of the Pirates (and to help fund my upcoming wedding to my beautiful bride-to-be this October, which makes this sacrifice even more personal), I am offering my fan allegiance to ANY PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL TEAM in the United States, currently in the major, minor or independent leagues.

I ask the following of the winner of this auction. In order to properly embrace the team of their choosing, I ask that they promptly:

1. Provide a fitted ballcap — size 8 — of the team I’m to support. Will wear it proudly.
2. Provide some sort of t-shirt or jersey with the team’s logo to wear in photos for the Internet. (Size 3XL or equivalent)

As a new fan of the winning bidder’s team, I will do the following:

1. Learn the team’s history, players’ names/postitions and season statistics. I will also follow the team’s parent club(s), if any.
2. Follow their games via Internet on team’s Web sites and/or other sports sources
3. Try to attend as many games as possible, within given geographic constraints.
4. Include a weekly segment/update on my podcast (at http://www.BUCKETremix.com) about the team’s progress through the season.

As a charitable donation to the city that has given us so many non-baseball championship moments as of late, 10% of the final auction price will be donated to the Mario Lemieux Foundation, who helps fund such much-needed research in the fight against cancer, which my grandfather (an avid Pirates fan) passed away from.

The auction begins Wednesday, August 5 at Noon PDT on eBay. Click here for a link to the auction.

More details will be given about the winning team on BUCKET, my podcast, during its re-debut August 21st. (subscribe here). Updates on the progress of the auction will be displayed on the BUCKET Twitter account at http://twitter.com/MyBUCKET.

Any questions about this auction should be directed to Corey at BUCKETRemix(at)gmail.com. He will reply as soon as possible.

Im sorry, Parrot!

I'm sorry, Parrot!

And may the Pirate Parrot have mercy on my soul…