Friday Funny – Nom Nom Norv Turner Edition

19 07 2013



Today we’ve got a hodgepodge of things for your Friday Funny.

First up, how about a video which features – among many other less exciting things – former San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner popping champaign and hopping out of the back of Mercedes?

Next up – finally we have the answer to the question, does the Cookie Monster really have a problem, or is he a recreational user?


Friday Funny – Bump of Chicken & Chris Bosh Editon

21 06 2013

Today we’ve got a little bit of this, and a little bit of that.  First up, a nice team find, led by our San Gabriel Valley bureau chief, and Senior Asian Cinema correspondent – a live-action Gatchaman movie is coming out.

Bump of Chicken is a Japanese rock band

(Not sure if this will work in WordPress – probably not)

In the trailer for this movie, we noticed something strange in the corner of the screen – a reference to “Bump of Chicken”.

It turns out they are a Japanese rock band – and a pretty good one too!

Here’s an entertaining video from them – “Sailing Day”:

Of course, we’d like to give a shout out to our favorite Japanese American/Japanese rock band, Lemon Drop Kick:

They do a great cover of Vacation by the GoGos, but I can’t find it on YouTube.

Next up, we want to salute – in the RttRL fashion – the Miami Heat’s recent win over the San Antonio Spurs, for the 2013 NBA Championship title. Specifically, we wanted to share the following images that were ricocheting around the office this morning:

 Chris Boshtrich ostrich with Bosh's head

Bosh ostrich


Here’s the original from a couple of years ago:

Although, we have to admit – Bosh is a hell of an athlete, as odd-looking as he may be on the court.  And look – when he smiles, he looks nice!  Bosh, you’re on the wrong coast, dude. Come out West please.

Friday Funny – Te’o-ing

25 01 2013

If you’ve missed the uproar regarding Notre Damfootball star Manti Te’o an the elaborate hoax that he was the victim of (allegedly), well you must have been living under a rock or something. 

This is … Te’o-ing:


Friday Funny – Banned Haircut

30 11 2012


Today’s Friday Funny features a great haircut, if you are a fan of Texas A&M’s quarterback Johnny Manziel.


Christian Chavez of Kerrville, Texas decided to have Texas A&M’s freshman quarterback Johnny Manziel’s image shaved into his head as a tribute, along with the Texas A&M’s logo and the words “Johnny Football” shaved in on the other side of his head.

For this transgression against fashion and good sense, he was sent home until the image and words were removed. What a shame!

Racing to the Red Light salutes your dedication to the cause, Christian!

Tim Tebow’s Inbox

18 11 2012

Courtesy our South Bay bureau chief:

Friday Funny – In Da Face!

26 10 2012

Another installment in the “a picture is worth a thousand words” category, taken from Monday night’s game.

Detroit’s Matt Stafford had a rough evening. This picture about sums it up:


Los Angeles Sports Fans

4 01 2012

I watched the Lakers play the Houston Rockets last night, on my last day off before returning to work (and what a bummer that has proven to be already). 

It was an exciting, high-scoring game with multiple ties and lead changes. And the fans?  It was so quiet at times, I mistakenly thought that the audio feed had been cut.

Seriously, with the Laker’s home crowd, it seems like they can’t be bothered to cheer for their team. They will cheer loudly only if a player makes some unbelievably difficult or glamorous shot, or if the team is rallying to come back from behind.

I have a theory that goes something like this: Lakers tickets at The Staples Center are so expensive, that it mostly draws an older, wealthier, more subdued crowd. And for whatever reason, those people don’t get excited about seeing an NBA game live.

After three quarters of each team taking the lead from each other, finally in the last quarter the Lakers began to pull away for the win.   In that final quarter, at one point the TV was so quiet I figured that they were bleeping out some unruly fan as they do from time to time.  I was surprised, but not shocked when instead I heard one of the commentators sniffle a little bit.  It was just that quiet.

Why do they riot during the championship parade, but not make a sound during the games? 

Tim Tebow is bigger than Endor

29 11 2011

As a follow on to my previous post regarding the now full-time Denver Broncos quarterback and media favorite, Tim Tebow (who sucks for his role in defeating my San Diego Chargers this past Sunday), I present:


Notice that he is running the ball here:


My crappy MS Paint skills are unmatched.

Tim Tebow is Bigger Than Jesus

16 11 2011


I know that I am a little late to the party on this one, but I couldn’t pass it up.

For the uninitiated, Tim Tebow is the Bible-thumping quarterback for the Denver Broncos, formerly with the University of Florida.

While he was a Gator, he was absolutely coddled and pumped up by a rabid collegiate football media machine – he could do no wrong.

A coworker recently sent me an image of a Florida fan wearing a Gator jersey with Tebow’s number, with “Jesus” on the name plate. Too funny.

I found some other choice images and wanted to share them – enjoy.