Thursday, July 29, 2010

Stickball Stickball Field; More Radio Bangers "Toot It and Boot It" and "Teach Me How to Dougie" Hey LeBron Knows What's Up

 Stallone is fucking ready to DEVOUR a ground ball. 
These shots are from this past July 4th at a very decent Manhattan yard by the United Nations that Al K. Mza's cleverly christened "Stickball Stickball Field" in honor of former UN head Boutros Boutros Ghali. My runner-up name is "The Polio Grounds," as it is FDR Drive adjacent. Mza was the deserving winner. In the game I was the deserving loser to Biz, but only cuz of walks. Walks are outdated, L.A. way all the way.
We also kept score via the IPad, it was genuinely cool and convenient. These pics should feature in an ad in some manner.
Very silly controversy over at Espn as they yanked a story about LeG.O.D.D.'s Vegas partying shortly after posting it. Can LeBron live? Can he live??? So he partied, did it up, did it up. The highlight of the story was the dance-off betwixt Bron-Bron and Lamar "I Picked the Wrong Sister" Odom. Video footage would be priceless. The story in full is here.

"Teach Me How to Dougie," by the pooooorly-named California Swag District, is currently Coachette's #1 jam, followed closely by YG's (Young G?) "Toot it and Boot it." The drum loop in "Dougie" is other-wordly hypnotic, a livened-up 3-6 style. Both jammies are 80's throwbacks, and follow the leader, last year's super-banger "You're a Jerk (I know)" by the New Boyz.

By the way, YG is not from L.A., he's from Kompton/Los Skandless.

The beauty of the 80s coming back in fashion is that, with the hindsight of 20 years, today's youth can pick-and-choose only the good bits. Sort of like how in the 70's, the 50's came back in fashion, with movies like "American Graffiti," shows like "Happy Days" and punk rockers wearing cuffed jeans, white t's and leather jackets.

In the 90's we had to endure girls wearing their hair up, rocking Timbos, baggy jeans, and hoodies. In many ways, the 90's were a pop culture wasteland. Peep the outfits YG rocks in the vid, today's youth have it better. Which flies in the face of one of Dr. Miz' most famous theories.


Bryan said...

stickball stickball field = greatest thing ever

al k mza said...

i assume you refer o the baller cosby swacket (sweater jacket) he's rocking.

I respond to you like do the youth have it better when we already had it?

coachie said...

but we didn't have it. the 80's weren't our decade, the 90's were, and for pop culture it sucked. mainstream fashion sucked, mainstream music sucked, most mainstream movies sucked. everything sucked.

Anonymous said...

i disagree. you need to adjust your calendar a tad.

our "decade" was really 86-94. By the time you get to college, it's more throwing up than growing up.

I'll put those 8 years over any 10 year stretch in terms of any comparable. so we didnt land on the moon ok, but, we had THIS:

Even had the best of the "worst" then! milli vanilli and vanilla ice!

now i'm not hating on evolution, because things getting better is pro, but I will ask you this rhetorical question...without Commando, do we have The Expendables?

Biz said...

Taking the Henry Clay route by agreeing with coachie AND amonsynus. spend any time listening/watching to a 90s music/video station and it is simply appalling, a nonstop thought bubble of "ugh! remember THIS?" But the 80s really went thru 93, and a ton of my pup culture memories are from 88-93.

Also, pitching is half of stickball, and walks are part of pitching. Don't shortchange MZA's excellent defensive contributions to the victory, either!

coachie said...

wow, several great points here.
1. love the henry clay name-dropping.

2. while i agree that decades blur (blurrrr) into each other, i don't agree that our time goes as far back as 86. i was 7 years old! no doubt we have strong memories of 80s pop culture, but we weren't part of pop culture, we weren't the ones help shaping it until the mid 90s.

3. 'do the right thing' is amazing, just watched it again recently. spike lee might be my fave of all.

Biz said...

But I enjoy hella TV shows/cartoons from the 1984-1987 time frame, and as we've demonstrated, we remember them surprisingly well.