Posted by: abake23 | August 4, 2009

Ines Sainz vs. Erin Andrews

look below at the pictures before voting.

erin andrews

ines sainz

Posted by: abake23 | August 4, 2009

For the record, I hate Internet Explorer. <<< Safari.

So im sitting here at work until I realized:

Writing on my blog > formatting spreadsheets in Excel to run mail merges on Microsoft Word.

All the news so far this morning has been very, very strange.

China has declared that all new astronauts that want to be a part of the next wave of space exploration cannot have any cavities, scars, or a history of bad breath. Now that is just plain funny. 

Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin did an interview with a Russian television program, and claimed that having sex before and after games actually helps his performance on the ice. I guess you cant argue with a top 2 player in the NHL who has barely missed a couple games in his career, which brings me to this: How good would Tim Tebow be if he learned this secret?

pops: bang, bang, bang

pops: "bang, bang, bang"

A pregnant woman in Virginia got tazered by police at a baptism party because of a noise complaint from the neighbors. The officers also proceeded to taze the grandfather of the soon-to-be newborn. At least the reporter thought it was funny, leading off the story with: “a child’s Virginia baptism ended up being a real shocker!”

Next…25 year old intelligent dumbass Daniel Gonclave has been arrested for stealing the rights to the domain name “p2p.com” and selling them to NBA forward Mark Madsen. This guy evidently hacked into the godaddy.com account of p2p.com’s previous owner, transferred ownership to himself, and then sold it to Madsen on eBay for a nice little piece of “Vincent Chase-like” change- $111,000. Through all of this, Madsen still owns the rights somehow. Evidently Madsen buys all kinds of domain names and sells them later for a profit. (some of the domains he has been linked to are internetdating.com, denial.com, carbohydrates.com and my personal favorite: registeredsexoffender.com.)

…I guess thats what you have to do to make money when you might be the worst player in the NBA.

Oh yeah, and Super Mario and the princess have made a sex tape.

(For the record, this is pure stuff of excellence.)

Posted by: abake23 | August 3, 2009

testing this whole v-logging thing…

multiple ways to reach me…..

myspace.com/_aaron_b

facebook.com/aaronbaker.23

abaker7@live.com

Posted by: abake23 | August 3, 2009

Got Photoshop CS4 A Few Days Ago.

here are a few of my random doings, granted they are not thaaat great but im just figuring the program out. as i learn more i will do some pretty crazy projects because i always have had a knack for many aspects of art. enjoy.

completely random and meaningless.

completely random and meaningless.

this one actually has some meaning, however i didnt take the time to make the dreads look all uniform in color and size.

by request of a friend...

by request of a friend...

here is a couple more, these are “color pop-outs”

lil mojo doing work.

lil mojo doing work.

best receiver on the planet.
best receiver on the planet.
Posted by: abake23 | August 3, 2009

THE BLOG IS BACK (and if you dont know, now you know.)

after taking a ricky williams-like break to find myself, i am back to blogging stronger than ever about my favorite things. sports, music, shoes, life, and love.

i will have daily small updates (bullshit videos, random stuf) as well as stories, poems, and features.

i will also now be using my webcam to vlog as well.

peace, love, unity

AARON BAKER.

Posted by: abake23 | May 4, 2009

Hawks Knock Off Heat In Game 7!

Joe Johnson’s slump is officially over. And so is this series.

Johnson shot was, as lil wayne would say, wetter than Nu-rain. 

After every successful three that he drilled, the Phillips Arena crowd rose with the feeling that the Hawks recent playoff misfortunes were about to be a distant memory. JJ lit up the Heat for 27 points on 6 of 8 from three point land, knocking down a couple threes from seemingly 40 feet out. tx_smith-050309c

Then came the dagger. 

With about eight and a half minutes left in the game, Johnson jab-stepped Dwayne Wade and nailed a three in dramatic fashion that put the Hawks up by 26. He then slowly walked up the court with a world of swagger.

However, D-Wade wasn’t bad, scoring a respectable 31 points. He just didn’t have the supporting cast that the Hawks do. Flip Murray scored in double figures and the unpredictable yet explosive Josh Smith scored 21 points and grabbed 9 boards, including a couple of nasty slams. 

This win places the Hawks into the second round for the first time in ten years, yet nobody will give them a shot to beat the Cavs in the conference semifinals.

Of course, they were heavy underdogs last year against the eventual NBA champ Celtics, the scary thing is the Hawks have gotten better. 

A lot better.

Posted by: abake23 | April 15, 2009

Gas Station Slash Wendy’s Slash Starbucks!!!!!!!!!!

Imagine walking in a gas station and seeing this. I bet the people in this place were absolutely stunned, walk up in there and see these guys eating the same meal that you were about to order.

That boy dwight howard had a strawberry frosty, thats good stuff. Also, he must have been HUUUUUUUUUUUUNGRY! D12 didn’t say a word the whole damn time, and we all know how much he likes to be the star with all the attention.

lol @ chris bosh: “…and a quart of penzoil!!!!…”

Posted by: abake23 | April 15, 2009

Ray Allen Suspended One Game For Being a Prick.

Allen looking like a complete jackass, arguing with ref.

Boston Celtics veteran guard Ray Allen has been suspended one game without pay for elbowing Cleveland Cavaliers forward Anderson Varejao in the ballsack. The good news was announced today by the widely hated (at least by some Spurs fans) Stu Jackson, NBA Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations.

Posted by: abake23 | April 12, 2009

It’s About That Time.

It’s about that time of year.

The time when sixteen cities ooze with jubilation and a sense of hope.

The time when actions, decisions, and emotions are put under a magnifying glass.

The time where what was started, is finished.

Of course I am talking about the NBA playoffs which kick off on April 18th. For many fans the playoffs represent a few more games for their teams season, which they may or may not watch, and nothing more. For the basketball purists, this time of year is the time to sit back and enjoy every one of the series’, regardless of who you may like or dislike. Whether the game seems like a slugfest or a track meet, all have an exciting and unique aura about them….

…Recent memory….?(Winner in Bold):

  •  ’08 Atlanta Hawks(8) vs. Boston Celtics(1) (The young Hawks pushed the eventual champs to a thrilling 7 game series… WET!!!!)
  • ’07 Golden State Warriors(8) vs. Dallas Mavericks(1) (The Warriors and their blistering pace completed the biggest upset in playoff history ) 
  •  ’08 San Antonio Spurs(3) vs. New Orleans Hornets(2) (Very heated series; Spurs win game 7 on the road 91-82)
  • ’06 Los Angeles Lakers(7) vs. Phoenix Suns(2) (Phoenix comes back from down 3-1 in the series against the hated Lakers)

Games and series as a whole are usually intriguing but sometimes they become something else entirely. On these rare nights, we witness a player taking his game to its absolute zenith, to the point where everyone knows where the ball is going, but nobody can stop it. Here are a few of the best performances in the last few years:

  • Dwayne Wade’s performance in the 2006 finals: Who could forget “flash” willing his team to victory against the Dallas Mavericks? Already down 2-0 in the series with game three and the title lookiing like a dream and not reality, Wade tied his career playoff high with 42 points and cleaned up 13 boards. 15 of his 42 points came in the fourth quarter, where he led Miami’s comeback in the fourth to end up winning 98-96. D-Wade scored 42, 36, and 43 points in games 3, 4, and 5 respectively in what was the best performance in a while. Wade ended up averaging 34.7 points, 7.8 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 2.7 steals in the series. Surprising to most, John Hollinger’s Player Efficiency Rating actually ranked his performance in that series at 33.8, highest since the NBA and the ABA merged in 1976. Yes, that means better than Jordan.

 

  • Lebron James’ game 5 takeover: The Detroit Pistons are probably still having nightmares about the night of “The Chosen One”.  Lebron cooked up 48 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists in the Cavaliers 109-107 double-OT win in Game 5 of the 2007 Eastern Conference Finals. Lebron absolutely took over late in the game, scoring Cleveland’s final 25 points and 29 of its last 30. Whether it was the raining fadeaway threes over the outstretched arms of the Pistons defenders or the seemingly frantic yet calm game winning layup, anyone who had their TV’s tuned on to TNT that night was a witness. The scary part is The King hasnt even touched his potential and we could see many a night like this one.
  • The big fundamental’s quiet dominationAs usual, an underrated Tim Duncan performance. The ’03 Finals against the New Jersey Nets was one of the lowest rated finals series ever, which made it even less noted in fans’ memories. In the title clinching game 6, Timmy was a couple blocks short of getting a quadruple-double. He also Held Kenyon Martin to 3-23 shooting that game. Duncan was going up against two stellar defenders in Martin and Dikembe Mutombo, but averaged 24.2 points, 17 boards, 5.3 assists, and 5.3 blocks nevertheless. He ended up with the 2nd highest PER(32.0) in a finals series behind the before mentioned Dwayne Wade.
  • Vinsanity answers The Answer:  Allen Iverson kicked things off in this intense playoff series with a electric 54 point barrage in Game 2 of the eastern conference semi’s, hitting shots from every angle imaginable and dominating the Raptors in way only AI could. However, Carter didn’t fade into the night. In game 3, as each three point shot rang home, it was clear as day that Vince Carter was having one of those trancendentdal nights. Carter put on a performance that rivaled what Allen Iverson did in game 2, making his first 8 threes and finishing with 50 points as Toronto beat Philadelphia 102-78. The third-year forward from North Carolina was absolutely unconscious in that game and became only the 16th NBA player to reach 50 in the playoffs. He walked off the court to a standing ovation after a two handed breakaway dunk that counted as his 50th point of the night.        

Once again, the western conference  standings are so close that the seeding wont be decided until the last game of the season. At this time of year, that home court advantage and higher seed can mean everything in helping a team gain momentum. So don’t expect Byron Scott to rest Chris Paul (45 minutes vs. Mavs on 4/12), or teams to take anybody lightly. The Spurs barely squeaked out a win in Sacramento last night, thanks to Michael Finley’s three with less than two seconds on the clock. The shot was controversial however, being that the shot clock was at 00 when he released it, but according to NBA rules they can’t review a play unless there is no time left on the GAME clock. But this year looks grim for the Spurs after it was announced that Manu Ginobili would be out for the remainder of the regular season and the playoffs. Only the stellar play of Drew Gooden and Roger Mason could save SA Town, but I just don’t see that happening. George Karl has the Nuggets playing an exciting brand of ball, but in the playoffs if you cant play defense, you can’t win. And lets just say that defense is not Karl’s forte. Yao’s foot is bothering him but if he is able to play at full strength I can see them making the second round, nothing more. Portland, New Orleans, and Dallas all look like they could make runs, but the Hornets are only on that list if Tyson Chandler is 100% healthy. The Lakers are looking even more like a repeat finals team now that the young Andrew Bynum is back, one could only hope that his knee holds up and he is the dominant force he was before the injury this year. Last year it was “We didn’t have Bynum, we would have beaten Boston with him!” so it will be fun to see what happens. If seeding ends like i see it, I think the Jazz will play the Lakers in the first round, which could be an upset. Mark my words on that one. I know, call me crazy because the Jazz are horrendous on the road against above .500 teams, but coach Sloan will hae them ready and D-Will is capable of being better than anyone on the court at anytime.

In the east, It’s looking like a Cavs/Celtics showdown again…and thats only if Garnett is Healthy. I would venture to say that Cleveland is a lock to go to the finals this year, but Boston has a slim chance of knocking them off. Orlando will crumble and the Hawks just don’t have the team to take down Lebron and Co. If you want a surprise, I guess Dwayne Wade could go beastmode on and make a run, but chances are if they win their first round battle they will have to face Cleveland in the second. “Insert PacMan Game over music here.” Anyways, not much for story lines in the eastern conference because of the little amount of competition there is. However, some of us will still watch anyways because every game is its own story and you never know when you are going to see something unfathomable that will make your blood rush and make you jump out of your chair.

 And by the way, The Cavs should have won an oscar for the intro. See below.

With that, I wish all the players luck, I wish that everyone stays healthy, I pray that we will be blessed with at least one of those epic and unforgettable games or performances, and i hope that there are no ridiculous fires in the middle of the game that take 20 minutes to extinguish and completely break the other teams momentum.

Like the commercials say, “Where will amazing happen this year?”

And with that, Im out.

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