Moonshining Envelopes

1.) If you haven’t watched that show “Moonshiners” yet, do yourself a favor and check it out.  HILARIOUS. Here is all you need to know: It’s a show about moonshiners in Appalachia who set up hidden stills to brew moonshine and they’re named things like “Popcorn” and “Tickle.” Tickle, by the way, is almost always going to do something hysterical. And yes, it is seems like moonshine fumes and drinking mash liquor for his entire life has turned his brain to mush.  Go figure.

2.) I still haven’t watched that Full Metal Jousting show that my cousin recommended, but I promise to do so soon. Especially since I am immersed in “A Storm of Swords” the third book in George R.R. Martin’s “Song of Ice and Fire” series.

By the way, can I just beg any future fantasy writers out there to leave songs and lyrics and poems and that nonsense out of your books?  They are annoying and all I do is skip over them. Tolkien pulls that crap too with all the little hobbits singing their songs.

3.) I’ve been watching a lot of Sopranos episodes lately, and I have to say, my favorite part is when the mobsters hand each other envelopes brimming with cash, and then the recipient slyly tucks it into his inside jacket pocket.

I think having someone come up to me, give me a hug, slap me lightly on the cheek and hand me a big old envelope full of cash while saying something like, “Go buy yourself something nice” or “Here’s a little something for a rainy day” is now on my bucket list. It doesn’t have to be real, it could be Monopoly money for all I care, I just want it to happen.

4.) I just got a new old TV from my rents (and by “just” I mean I got it about a month ago) and it has a duel VCR/DVD player built in–we’re talking high-tec stuff. This allowed me to watch the original cartoon Transformers movie for the 1,000th time and you know what I forgot?  At the beginning, the narrator states, “the year is 2005.” Why didn’t they set it a little further into the future?  I mean, the movie was made in 1986.  Were the creators really banking on Transformers and Decepticons being built in 19 years?  I think ANY science fiction movie has to set the year that it takes place at least 100 years in the future.

5.) It pains me to say this, but I think the Sixers have peaked.  They got off to a hot start because of the shortened season/little roster turnover but now teams are catching up to them.  I once thought that they could get out of the first round, but I am starting to have my doubts especially because…

6.) LINSANITY!  I had to mention it.  Quite frankly, I am very happy that I do not have ESPN right now (I just moved and Comcast is transferring today) cause I am guessing that is ALL that they are talking about. But in spite of all that, it really is a neat story. Even if the media blows everything up for about a week and then forgets about it in a month. Plus, he seems like a nice guy.

7.) Yeesh, I don’t know how I feel about the new Springsteen song. I mean it’s OK, but it sounds like he is trying TOO hard to sound like Bruce.  Take this lyric for instance: “We’re the eyes, the eyes with the will to see.”

I mean, isn’t that just eyes?  Don’t all eyes have the WILL to see?  Some may not have the ABILITY to see, but I’m pretty sure all eyes want to see.  That’s what they do. They’re EYES!

And yes, I know that he is trying to say that we have the will to see all the atrocities in the world and help out and not turn a blind eye and yada yada yada, but it still falls a little flat for me.  I’m hoping the album picks up after that (and since it has “Land of Hope and Dreams” on it’s track list, I’m sure it will.)

8.) Ok, we like to avoid politics here at Theheadrush, but that story about Mitt Romney strapping his dog to the top of his car DURING A 12 HOUR ROAD TRIP is just too incredibly, INCREDIBLY stupid to be ignored. How…HOW could you think that was a good idea? And that’s not even the best part. The dog goes to the bathroom (I guess it wasn’t scared S-less…BADUMP-TING!) and so Romney pulls over at a gas station, borrows a hose, hoses down the dog and then sticks him back up in the crate on top of the car. Wow.

Then, when interviewed about it, Romney said something like “I guess PETA doesn’t like me wanting my dog to have fresh air.” No. No they don’t. Not when it’s for 12 hours straight attached to the roof of a car traveling about 70 mph.

No wonder this robot is having trouble closing out the nomination.

9.) Plug time!  My co-worker Christy has a blog called Scrink, Bring me Up, and it covers everything from movies to music to books, to Guantanamo Bay!  You should go check it out, not only for the awesome content, but also for the chance to win a FREE KINDLE TOUCH!  But that’s not all, she is also giving away A VEGGIE TALES DVD!  Holy crap.  A chance to win a Kindle and Bob the Tomato?  Double it.

10.) I reached ten!  I did it!

Let me just say that if the WWE doesn’t get The Funkasaurus back on TV ASAP, I may have to boycott.  Also, Bret the Hitman Hart is going to be at a Blue Rocks game this summer.  You will see me in the box seats, screaming like a banshee trying to get him to give me his greasy glasses.

Till next time!


  • moonshiners what a crazy show!

  • Full Metal Jousting is a must! I still can’t stand Ted Mosby. The show may be ruined for me.

  • Thank you headrush for not going crazy with the Jeremy Lin headlines. ESPN, we get it, there are a ton of words that start with “in-.” Great job finding most of these words.

  • Chip the glasses and crack the plates!

    Blunt the knives and bend the forks!

    That’s what Adam Thomas hates –

    Smash the bottles and burn the corks!

  • the sixers have not peaked… they just hit a wall. 2nd and 3rd winds are coming soon!!

  • Thanks for the plug!

    And what channel is Moonshiners on, it sounds hilarious!

    Romney is a pretentious douche canoe and I disabled a certain media sites banner blogs because his face was on one of them.

    Bruce Springsteen lyric smashing? I never thought I’d see the day. Only scholar writers take things so literally ;)

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