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  1. Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    it’s only been a few weeks since the Cubs won the World Series 

    cubs locker room

    it seems like a million years ago because Donald Trump took a giant poop in the punch bowl

    REGARDLESS OF THAT

    i have been regularly inspired by what they did and i am using it in my daily walk

    often i hear myself saying

    is it impossible? dude, the Cubs came back from a 3-1 deficit in the World Series

    where they had to win the last two games on the road

    and not only did they do it

    but they finished it all off  in an extra inning game

    in the freaking rain!

    and people say to me, youre right, i guess anything is possible.

    EVEN THIS IS POSSIBLE!

    and thats why i will always have warm feelings about 2016

    even though it will probably be the last full year before the nuclear winter.

  2. Thursday, November 24, 2016

    do i have anything to be thankful for? i do. 

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    starting with you, my family, and friends,

    family

    and all the great food we get to enjoy.

    cubs world series ring

    the Cubs of course especially Theo Epstein and the brewers of Old Style Beer.

    old style

    I am thankful for my health, and the health of Emily Ratajkowski.

    emily

    I am thankful for my great job,

    oscars

    my side hustle,

    when uber was fun

    and high speed internet. I am thankful for my cats even though they are super weird and pretty much ungrateful and entitled.

    cats

    I’m thankful for my khaleesi

    khaleesi

    and all my Uber and Lyft passengers who all want to take selfies with me for some reason.

    obey peace

    I am thankful for the Obey sample sale, Howard Stern, Baba Booey, Fred, Sour Shoes,

    howard stern and beth stern

    Fat Artie, and Robin’s health. I am thankful for the Internet, all my past and future loves.

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    I am thankful for German engineering, Mike Tyson,

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    and all my high school friends who have now had their dreams come true

    friends

    – thanks to the Cubs, Theo and the brewers of Old Style.

    rihanna

     

    I’m thankful for Taylor Swift, Rihanna, cheap gas, Anna Kournikova,

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    Charles Bukowski, Iceberg Slim, the Truest,

    kanye smiling bc he's happy

    and I pray for good health for Kanye West.

    springsteen on the sunset strip

    I’m grateful for Little Armenia, Hollywood Blvd., and Sunset Blvd where the freaks come out.

    obama trump

    I am thankful for my president, Canadian McDonalds,

    the pants

    all of the jobs of my past, the voters of California who made weed legal,

    isla vista

    Isla Vista, rock music,

     

    hippie friends

    my college friends who continue to rock, the Hollywood Bowl,

    sass and her friend in my crib

    Canadians who move to Cali,

    bono and friends

    the readers of the busblog, the moon,

    books

    my favorite book The Bible, KFC $5 Fillups,

    shortsop tyler

    left handed leadoff hitting shortstops who happen to be my nephew,

    jeff solomon lincoln

    and President Abraham Solomon

  3. Wednesday, November 9, 2016
  4. Monday, November 7, 2016

    just realized weed might become legal tomorrow 

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    and unlike a certain baseball team, these people did it super quiet like

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    it might just sneak in there when no one is looking. i mean i saw some pretty whiny complaints in some letters in the LA Times but thats about it.

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    tomorrow at this time you might be reading on here that Cali did it. a little late, but still. did it.

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    any other year i might be nervous about what will go down tomorrow.

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    but this year i know the Good Lord is looking down on us and He’s ready too.

  5. Sunday, November 6, 2016
  6. Friday, November 4, 2016
  7. Thursday, November 3, 2016

    me and mom go to Wrigley Field, a film 

    me and mom at wrigley

    my mom hates driving and hates riding in cars too.

    she thinks everyone else on the road are big huge poop monsters and shes possibly right.

    so today around lunch time i was all, ma, lets go TO WRIGLEY FIELD

    she was like, ABSOLUTELY NOT!

    i said, how about if we take Irving Park Road all the way down.

    she was like, it’ll still be full of crazy pants fools around Wrigley.

    i said, true but i promised this sweet young lady that i would write her dad’s name on the wall at Wrigley where everyones writing the names of their loved ones who didnt get to see the Cubs.

    still in the glow of last night’s giant victory my mom caved in and there we were driving the slowest route ever from the suburbs to the Friendly Confines.

    wrigley wall

    once we got there it was awe inspiring.

    names everywhere. i guess over 108 years a lot of sweet people came and went. and tragically none of them saw the Cubs win the world series.

    so here’s why Cub fans are like no other. there was boxes of chalk everywhere. for free.

    cub fans wall

    and there were lots of parentes with their kids and the kids were waaaay into chalking up the wall, the street, light poles, the curb, their sisters, cops, drunk fratboys passed out in the gutter.

    i even saw someone put his grampas name on the shoe of mayor rahm emmanuel.

    and because every reachable part of the walls were covered: PEOPLE BROUGHT LADDERS AND LEFT THEM THERE SO THAT OTHERS COULD GET UP HIGH AND PUT MORE NAMES UP THERE.

    cubs ground

    it was such a beautifully colorful outpouring of love, remembrance, and thanksgiving, i nearly started bawling like a baby, because deep down im just a man on the verge of tears when i think about the Cubs and what it means to so many people in this beautiful city

    a city, that by the way, has had the most wonderful weather this week. like warm and rainy at night and sunny in the day. freaky nice.

    harry's grave

    before we went to Wrigley we visited Harry Caray’s grave in Des Plains. i aint never visited a cemetery to see the headstone of a “celebrity” before, and it was kind of amazing.

    little known fact: cemetarys dont give a shit if you visit them. in fact, they welcome it. the doors are open, you can drive around easily. and on Find A Grave .com they even tell you where the famous person’s resting spot is.

    mom and i drove around the big cemetery for a while, gawking at the unusually large headstones and i expected a group of people or security or something… but when i saw bushels of green apples i knew we were there.

    in a previous photo of harry’s grave i saw like 6 apples on his headstone but as you can see, i was not the first person to go there and say bro, they did it. we are champs. and we are thinking of you!

    i brought a bottle of Old Style and decided id set it down next to that pumpkin.

    me at harry carays grave

    but first my mom took this picture.

    the two women that you see in the far left corner saw us coming and gave us some time to read some of the things people had written on apples and signs and bags of Cracker Jacks and when they saw us leaving they headed back to his grave. the women were both wearing Cubs shirts and I tipped my hat to them and we told each other how happy we were and how great Harry was and it was so ridiculously sweet i wanted to hug them.

    as we got in the car we saw that they were back in front of his grave, tending to it. chatting.

    not leaving any time soon.

    and weirdly me and mom didn’t really feel like leaving either.

    it was an extremely peaceful, chill spot.

    i thought, so is this how its gonna be now?

    is life just mellow and beautiful after your biggest dream comes true?

    hope so.

     

  8. if i wake up tomorrow and this was all a dream 

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    well, i guess that would make sense.

    who

    what

     

    HOW

     

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    GREATEST FUCKING BASEBALL GAME I EVER SAW

     

    AND FOR SURE THE GREATEST WORLD SERIES GAME SEVEN OF ALL TIMES

     

    and best of all i got to watch it with my dear momma

    who kicked the carpet and swore and stomped around the house

    and screamed louder and got madder than i ever saw her get

    and trust me i used to get her plenty pissed off.

    finally she just had to go to the kitchen and play solitare cuz she couldnt handle it.

    WHO COULD HANDLE IT

    i messed up and got ready to drive to Chicago.

    and i threw on my Zambrano jersey and World Series cap

    but that only brought bad very very bad luck.

    so i had to take all of that off again and put on my pajamas

    AND THEN THEY WENT INTO EXTRA INNINGS

    and holy shit was that dangerous

    and then we won

    and i yelled at my mom in the other room MOM WE WON WE WON

    AND SHE CAME RUNNING IN WHAT

    WAAAAHHHHTTTT?

    AND SHE SAW IT ON TV ALL THE PLAYERS HUGGING AND ME SCREAMING

    AND OUTSIDE FIREWORKS GOING OFF

    HERE IN THE SLEEPY SUBURBS AT MIDNIGHT ON A SCHOOL NIGHT

    DRIZZLE OUT SIDE FIREWORKS

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    THE MIDWEST!

    I RAN OUTSIDE WITH MY FLAG MY MOM VIDEOED ME AND I POURED ONE OUT FOR ALL THE BROTHERS AND SISSTTERS WHO CAME AND WENT

    108 YEARS WORTH

    AND I POURED OUT AN ENTIRE OLD STYLE TALL BOY JUST AS I PROMISED

    JUST AS WAS WRITTEN

    FOR HARRY AND JACK BRICK HOUSE AND MY RELATIVES AND THE FIRST TONY PIERCE

    AND MY MOMS DAD AND ERNIE BANKS AND PRINCE AND

    MY PHONE WAS BLOWING UP ALL NIGHT AND MY BRO CALLED AND IT WAS MONICAS BIRTHDAY SUDDENLY AND LINDA WAS PROPOSING AND I WAS PROPOSING TO ZULIEKA AND LEAH WAS WATCHING IT ON FACE TIME

     

    IT WAS THE CRAZIEST NIGHT OF SPORT OF ALL TIMES AND I NEED TO WATCH THAT GAME AGAIN IN ITS ENTIRETY BECAUSE I DO NOT AT ALL BELIEVE WHAT  SAW

    and now im exhausted.

    oh god THANK YOU JESUS!

  9. Wednesday, November 2, 2016
  10. Tuesday, November 1, 2016

    my predictions 

     

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    this is the biggest cub game of my life.

    all post season the cubs have won due to their pitchers and catchers.

    both sides of the battery have smashed important home runs, hits, and sac flies.

    tonight sorta catcher kyle schwarber, who i told you about way back when, is batting second and DHing

    everyone expects him to be the power supply tonight and his numbers are the best in mlb post season history

    but i expect willson contrares  to finally break out offensively

    he’s already picked off a bunch dudes, but his bat has been silent

    he’s a rookie, but he can rock.

    i love that javy baez is batting last. he’s been the biggest disappointment and

    joe is clearly challenging his machismo

    i expect that challenge to be accepted.

    my hope is the cubs score early and often.

    pictured is the super talented Preston who i went to the Cubs game with Keira Anne and Miss 604 way back in august. he said he did something compulsive and got what looks to be front row tix for tonights game. lucky duck!