Harvey, High School Politics, Video Game Movies and Jeff Spicoli

Keep drinking & smoking, fat boy

EL BARRIO, EL BRONX – I decided to treat today’s article a bit differently. I decide to go all Angry Ward like and mix in current events and sports.

High School Redux: It may just be me but this year’s presidential election process reminds me of my HS elections. After being class president during my Freshman and Sophomore years, I lost the Junior class presidential election. I had no idea who my opponent was!            str

It turned out to be a girl who was in the ESL (English as a Second Language) program. She successfully leveraged our school’s 60% Spanish population to her favor. The following year, that Junior class president (Jerama, I later learned) lost to the most popular kid in the class, Ed. During their one debate Jerama advocated for nerdy stuff like more say in grades for students, and school safety while Ed went more of the “Jeff Spicoli” route. Junior prom, Sophomore prom, and more fun after school stuff. This is what I see when I look at Trump v Hillary, the cool kid versus the nerd. You decide which is which.


Video Game Movies: I looked around the other day and I saw that there is a new version of the Doom movie coming out, along with Angry Birds and Warcraft. This is on top of Need for Speed that came out last year and we can go back even further to Tomb Raider and Price of Persia. Why are these movies getting green-lighted?

Hollywood loves to talk about the cost of making a movie. This is why the industry is stagnant with such limited roles for black actors. Huge investment requires some bankable “guaranteed” results. Yet they turn out crap using the worst concepts like video games.

Studios instead would be better served using stories like the Harlem Hellfighters, a group of Black American soldiers that fought for the French because the USA wouldn’t let them see action. Or even films about icons Marvin Gaye or Stevie Wonder-seminal entertainers. Instead, expect and prepare yourself for crap like the Halo movie or the 8th installment of the Fast and the Furious.                                                                  

Keep drinking & smoking, fat boy
Keep drinking & smoking, fat boy

Mets: I saw the warm-up for yesterdays Mets v Nationals game and I had a bad feeling. The Nationals have won 13 straight games started by their ace Stephen Strasbourg while the Mets were shaky so far in 2016 when Matt Harvey pitches. Harvey is no longer the Mets’ ace. That title now falls on the uber-talented mane men tandem of Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard. The Mets should be grateful to have pitching depth that is envied by all.

Knicks:  The Knicks hired Jeff Hornacek as their head coach. I can’t believe I am this old. I remember Hornacek as a player but I didn’t even know he had been the Phoenix Suns’ coach the last three years. Anyway I hate the move because I hate Phil Jackson. If the Knicks are gonna suck then the least he can do is bring in New York born and raised Mark Jackson, or prodigal son Patrick Ewing to coach.


NFL: The Jets and Ryan Fitzpatrick continue to play a game of chicken. Whomever blinks first, loses. It’s May though, so we’re punting on further football flapping.

NHL: Dear Big Baby Jesus, please don’t let the Pens win the cup, I hate them and Sydney Crosby so much, Let the Blues win.

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Junoir Blaber is from Ghana but was transplanted to the Bronx as a young lion chaser. Blaber is the Rain Man of Meet The Matts and is a featured contributor on MTM global partner, Rugby Wrap Up. The name "Junoir" is not a cool African name. Instead, Blaber mis-typed "Junoir" on his Facebook page. But proving that two wrongs indeed do make a right, he embraced his new persona - [June-noire]... Manute Bol is his uncle and his teams are the Mets, Jets, Knicks & NY Rangers... And Manchester United. He knows soccer. [Vomit]. P.s... He has webbed toes and came be followed on Twitter here: @JunoirBlaber