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On Friday we asked, "Beside Ron Artest, who recently interviewed himself with the help of ESPN The Magazine's Sam Alipour, who else on the Lakers would you like to see interview themselves? And what would the questions and answers entail?" Here's a sampling of what you all came up with:

"Isn't it obvious? The Machine. If he is half as funny as Sasha V. the Blogger that will be one classic interview. But Ron Ron's interview is the all-time all-time interview. They will be discussing that interview in Sports Forums and even Journalism schools for years to come. When Ron ends his career as a Laker I venture to say - although I know I will get attacked for saying this - That Thriller will be the most beloved Laker of All time, yes even supplanting Magic!...IMHO!" -- Mamba24

""Besides Artest, who else would you like to see interview themselves?" For some reason I'd like to see Sasha and Andrew interview themselves. Sasha, because that's a lot of accent; Andrew, because it would just be so bumbling and awkward it would become fascinating. If Kobe interviewed himself it would be the most terse interview in the history of interests. KB1: Do you? KB2: Yes. KB1: I thought so. KB2: Right." -- Jon K

WHAT'S IS YOUR FAVORITE MOVIE? Terminator, Rise of Machine......and any movie starring international superstar, Fabio. Machine like style of Fabio very much, but Fabio need headband to achieve maximum sexiness.

WHERE ARE YOU MOST AT PEACE? Machine most at peace when hugging best friend Kobe. After game 7, Machine hug Kobe for 2 minutes and 24 seconds straight. Best friend Kobe try to let go, but Machine hold on for dear life.

WHAT ABOUT PHIL JACKSON? DIDN'T HE GET UNDER YOUR SKIN? Impossible to get under skin of Machine. Machine have exoskeleton.

BUT DIDN'T DRAGIC GET UNDER YOUR SKIN? Machine do not understand silly question. Next question!!

BUT YOU DO LOVE THE SPOTLIGHT, RIGHT? Machine hate spotlight, but spotlight follow Machine everywhere Machine go. Spotlight is both blessing and curse for Machine. Spotlight attract sexy lady fans of Machine, but also make people jealous of sexiness of Machine.

DO YOU STILL WANT TO PLAY FOR TEAM SLOVENIA? Only if Team Slovenia change name to Team Machine.

WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON KOBE? Best friend Kobe yell at Machine every day, but Machine don't mind. When best friend Kobe say to Machine "you are an extremely annoying pest", Kobe really saying "I love Machine".

WHO DO YOU WISH YOU COULD'VE PLAYED AGAINST IN HIS PRIME? Danny Ainge. Ainge game most similar to Machine, but Machine beat Ainge at his own game. -- Sasha V

"Andrew Bynum would be an interesting self-interview. He seems to be the most overlooked starter on the team. Really though, he is rather fascinating. He was the youngest player to play in an NBA game, he stood up to Shaq at a very young age, and survived Kobe's wrath during the pre-Gasol era. He also was a student of the legendary Mr. Jabbar for a couple of years. I would also like to hear about how he has dealt with all the injuries through the years, as well as his adolscent days in New Jersey." -- TNTLakerFan

--Mark Medina

mgmedin@gmail.com

Photo: Lakers forward Ron Artest recently interviewed himself with ESPN The Magazine. Credit: Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times.

 
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WHO DO YOU WISH YOU COULD'VE PLAYED AGAINST IN HIS PRIME? Danny Ainge. Ainge game most similar to Machine, but Machine beat Ainge at his own game. -- Sasha V

Whoever Sasha V the poster is, dude or Dudette rocks. That post is all time funny!

Like yesterday, that will serve as the only post for today unless of course there is breaking news.

I am going to be on vacation and completely removed from the blog starting tomorrow until and will return August 9. I'll take over for the blog again and keep it active until August 24th. After that, I'm going to take some more time off and hop back on Sept. 8. And then it's a full go. Lots of stuff to talk about for pre-season. And training camp on Sept. 25 will be here before you know it!

You guys got 565 comments on the last thread (and possibly more). See if you can get to 800!

MM

See if you can get to 800! MM Posted by: Mark Medina | August 01, 2010 at 09:48 AM
800, 800? MM are you ought of your Freakin mind. We slaved all night and poured out our inner child and inner demons to get to 500. At which time there was suppose to be a prize awarded but since there was a 5 way tie no prize was. Now, MM NOW you expect us to slave the rest of the day for 800 only for me to post #799 and think the Prize I have dreamed of all my life, well at least the last 2 months, was mine and someone snatch it, yes Snatch it I say from my grasp. No, No, NO! ROTFLMAO!!

******************* REPOST SKIP AS NEEDED ************
(500) + POST...LAKERS NATION THIS HAS BEEN A MAGNIFICENT EFFORT AND I SALUTE EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU!!
In the chronicles of Blogging when History is written this night and the valiant efforts of so few to produce so much will be written and talked about with awe and amazement. Quad 3-peat, fantastic 12 titles Amazing, 17 titles amazing. BUT...(500)+ PLUS POST By LESS THAN 30 INDIVIDUALS AND NO TROLLS ....OUT FREAKING STANDING LAKER NATION. My eyes grow moist *sniff**sniff* as I think of such a magnificent DEED. When the rest of Lakers Nation realize what you have accomplished you will all be raised to the status of mini Blog Gods. And....It was done with out the help of Trolls. This is truly amazing. I'm sorry *sniff*, *sigh*, the emotion caused by what an accomplishment is too much for I, Yes I to bear.
TO THE (500) BLOGGER WHOEVER THE HELL YOU ARE...KUDOS!!!
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SPECIAL COMMENDATION TO: JOE CORAD, CORNERJ, ADRIAN PALOMAR, ART-FL LAKER FAN, FATTY, WESJOENIXON, LAKERSRYDEORDIE, NEWMEXICOLAKERLIFER, TOM DANIELS WHO TOILED THU OUT THE NIGHT TO BRING THIS GREAT VICTORY!!!
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LROB your dedication must be individually saluted! Much like Wilts 100 point game and Kobe’s 81 point game, Your 73 POST DAY will live for millennia in Lakers Lore. A proud Lakers Nation says to you …OUT FREAKIN STANDING SIR!!!!!
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Honorable mention goes to LEWSTERS, T-PANG, HUMANOMALY, JUSTANOTHERMAMBFAN, 63 FOOTER, EXTENSOR, NEWMEXICOLAKERLIFER, LAKER-J, EDWIN GUECO, MAGIC PHIL, and PHRED, ADRIAN PALOMAR, WESJOENIXON, FATTY, ENJOYTHEGAME, RICK FRIEDMAN, MICHEL H., TOM DANIELS, ICELAKER, EJK, LAKERPEACE, FRMKT, ART-FL LAKERS FAN, LAKERTOM, TROLLMAN, T-SENSEI, WINTON DUPREE, JOE CORRAD, CORNERJ, . A very special….OUT FREAKING STANDING MINI LAKER NATION to you all.
If anyone was missed blame it on the Blogging marathon and the INCEPTION/MATRIX/BLADE WEERKEND VIDEO MARATHON. Where's the Vodka & Percocet when I need it Justa?

WHO ARE WE!!!!
• ALL TOGETHER NOW!!
We’re the World Champion LA Lakers , we’ve won (16) Rings
(10) of the 50 Greatest players played under our wings
We’ve had (4) Lakers Dynasties & you Know their will be more
That’s 2 better than any NBA team ever had before
Best Winning Percentage in History, can’t ask for more
You want Hall of Fame Coaches, Check it, we’ve had (Four)
We got (2) Time Finals MVP, By the name of Name Kobe Bryant
He scored more points than an entire team without even trying
He scored 81 points in a game & he could have scored more
But Rings not number of points is what Mamba plays for.
We got The Logo Jerry West & 1st Great center George Mikan
The Legendary Elgin Baylor & Magic Johnson the Icon.
We’ve had great centers like Shaq, Wilt & of course Kareem
Super guards Worthy, Goodrich & Silk played on the Laker team
Karl Malone & Gary Payton, A glove & Mailman we just leased
A (11) time Title Winning Coach who mastered Zen in the East
Chick Hearn the Legend, Broadcasted our Lakers Games
Now he’s Broadcasting from Heaven & is in the Hall of Fame
We got Sports Winningest & Best Owner, Kudos Dr. Jerry Buss
We play for Rings & Rings only , which is why teams fear us.
That’s just a summary of our Resume, we don’t talk we Do.
We’re The Freaking Champion Lakers, Who the Hell are You
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THANK YOU ONE AND ALL AND…CARRY ON!!!!!
LAKER NATION...DISMISSED!!!!!

I hate posting in old threads...

Speaking of great sci fi novels...

Anyone ever read a collection of sci fi stories edited by some guy like Edmund Spencer? No? That's like asking if you know a guy named Juan from Mexico? Because when I was studying in Thailand I read a collection of short sci fi stories that blew my mind, and I've never read anything like it sense. I wish I would have stolen it so I could have it today, but since I had just ended my stint as a monk and the book belonged to the university that had the temple where i studied, I chose the high road and left the book at the Chiang Mai university library. Bad move, right? I could have illuminated a thousand lives by giving those stories out as homework assignments.

The collection of stories was so great, I have never read anything as fine. One story had a UFO land in the middle of a gun fight in the Mexican wild west, and those alien couldn't get back in their ship and away from Earth fast enough. Anyone ever read it? How about the one where the alien invasion eliminated the male half of the species over 4 generations or so, and the earth was left with just females who could reproduce w/o men? No?

Not being able to find that collection has actually haunted me for a decade. There was another story about racism between future earthlings and an alien species they were bringing home to the consternation of the majority of the crew. They saved one of the species life even though they hated it, and it was pregnant... No one ever heard of a similar collection? It was a bit old in 1997, maybe it's from the early 90s.

Anyways, that trip to Thailand was so cool because i armed myself with all the paperback epic novels I could carry, just in case I was stranded in a hut somewhere for a month or so. That combination of travel and literature is a great, great thing. I loved Atlas Shrugged even if I hated Ayn Rand's personal philosophies. War and Peace read inside an old rickity grey train traveling Thailand's jungle canyons was a great experience and a visual that doesn't fade. In that 6 months I also squeezed in "Jude The Obscure," --Wow!-- Grapes of Wrath, I think some Dante, and ...can't remember what else.

But of all of it, that sci fi collection stands out as the best read. Even as Jude the Obscure and Hardy's great lines remain the most unforgettable.

Hmmm.

Wes

As soon as I saw this headline this morning I thought of The Machine interviewing The Machine. I was not disappointed. Very Groovy. Now back to post production on the next installment of my video project. With no Laker action, I'm forced to stay in my workshop and out of Mrs. Rancher's way. It's much healthier that way.

JR

Mamba24 - Okay fine. Don't shoot for 800. Because of how epic that post was, I'm going to round up the best comments from that thread and make it into a post when I get back

MM

If Mark could pay bloggers $1 per post, we'll reach 1,000 in half a day. Congrats Mamba for accomplishing the Championship Blogging. Is there such thing as Guiness record in blogging?

Edwin,

>>> If Mark could pay bloggers $1 per post...

$1 per post? Surely our comments are worth more than $1. At least I hope so. It's because they're free is what makes them priceless.

Mamba24 - Okay fine. Don't shoot for 800. Because of how epic that post was, I'm going to round up the best comments from that thread and make it into a post when I get back MM Posted by: Mark Medina | August 01, 2010 at 10:02 AM

Just playing with you MM actually I think we will probably hit the big (1000) when all is said and done. Have a good vacation and thanks for my lil post at the top of the thread very nice *sniff*, *sniff* I'm touched. Thanks Blog God!

Congrats Mamba for accomplishing the Championship Blogging. Is there such thing as Guiness record in blogging? Posted by: Edwin Gueco | August 01, 2010 at 10:02 AM

No, No, No! None of this congrat Mamba ISH! Congrats Art-Fl-Laker Fan, Congrats Joe Corad, Congrats Tom Daniels, congrats Laker Nation. But..If you can see that I get that prize for the 500th or 600th Post I would not be mad at you at all. That Prize is my Dream Edwin, MY DREAM!!! If I could win that prize I would never, ever, never, ever ask for another damn thing in my life. DAMNIT!!!!! I WANT THAT PRIZE!!!*sniff* *sniff*.

M2,

Enjoy your vacation. But stock up on scroll wheels so you can catch up on our exploits when you return.

Mamba24,

Excellent work leading the charge past 600 posts. Laker Nation will never be denied.

It would be cool if Kobe's fingers could interview each other.

Right Ring to Right Index: "Any regrets about hindering Kobe's shooting ability?"

Right Index: "Lay off of me, man! You hear about Kobe playing through his injuries? Well I AM his injury!"

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Right Thumb to Left Thumb: "Just got my Ring. Feeling jealous?"

Left Thumb: "No worries. MY TIME WILL COME. Just you wait, baby!"

As for post targets, might I request: substance, substance. (Wes, you take the day's earliest sweeps award, thus far).

I don't think bogus ("hey we're up to XYZ posts!!!!") count.

my 2cents

About 2 a.m. yesterday (L.A. time, back on post 300) we briefly tossed around the idea of folks in/not in the HoF who didn't/did deserve to be.

Any of you who weren't up then want to weigh in? My votes were for Artis Gilmore and Bernard King (not yet in).

As for me, it's 2:56 a.m. in my neck of the woods, so I'm checking out. See y'all when you are on post 246 or so. Do good work, gang.

Remember: substance, substance. No abuse.

Mamba24, Excellent work leading the charge past 600 posts. Laker Nation will never be denied. Posted by: Rick Friedman | August 01, 2010 at 10:42 AM
No, No, No I just try to keep up with classy people like you Rick. As some one said it was a Total Laker Nation thing so I salute you right back Sir! Kudos!

$1 per post? Surely our comments are worth more than $1. At least I hope so. It's because they're free is what makes them priceless. Posted by: Rick Friedman | August 01, 2010 at 10:24 AM
YES!!! NOW THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT!! and...OUT FREAKIN STANDING SIR!!

sorry, Larry, check out my last posted comment on the last thread. Go easy on me, man.

Not my favorite, but some underappreciated sci fi stuff;

Well, come to think of it, I can't even remember the name of the first one on my list. There was a short story collection from Ray Bradbury that was way better than 'Martian Chronicles,' but I can't even remember the name. Some great concept stuff.

2)Isaac Asimov's 'Foundation' Series

3)Kurt Vonnegut. Anything by Kurt Vonnegut. "Galapagos' was sort of underrated.

4)Fred Saberhagen's 'Berserker' series. Just great edge of your seat shoot em up storytelling.

5)"Neuromancer' has already been listed, but it might be my second favorite after 'Slaughterhouse Five'

6)Stephen Donaldson's 'Gap' series. Edgy, brilliant, exciting.

Come to think of it, I read way more Sci Fi books than I watch Sci Fi movies.

Oh, right, I guess some people might consider Douglas Adam's 'Hitchhikers Guide' series as sci fi, in which case it wins hands down. Possibly my favorite book period.

And of course, for great sci fi, check out the "Doctor Who' tv series, all 29 or whatever seasons of it. Great stuff. Hilariously bad special effects, great writing and dialogue.

Rick - Haha I will do my best to catch up when I'm gone!

MM

Rick - I mean I'll do my best to catch up from what I missed once I get back

MM

@PHRED, My brother it's been a long Freakin night and everybody knows I aint wrapped to tight anyways. That was all on me, My Bad 100% . I deeply apologize to you my brother and for any offense given, I'm sorry. With that said I shall take me a nice long nap and see all you marvelous Laker Nation Bloggers in the morning. Once again phred...My deepest apologies my brother!!
mamba24/larrY

The post count is at 641 on the last thread. The Thread that won't die! LOL.

MM's like someone's dad driving cross-country with the kids in the back, trying to get them to shut up: "Hey, see how many red cars you can spot!" One, two, three.... Or giving a kitten a ball of yarn. Asking us to get 800 posts; no fair!

MM's like someone's dad driving cross-country with the kids in the back, trying to get them to shut up: "Hey, see how many red cars you can spot!" One, two, three.... Or giving a kitten a ball of yarn. Asking us to get 800 posts; no fair!
Posted by: 63 Footer | August 01, 2010 at 12:01 PM

Or playing Slug Bug! A game that has taken on new life recently! LOL.

Boston has signed Von Wafer and Ainge is considering adding one of two centers: Kwame or Shaq. ESPN says that Kwame seems to be the more probable choice. Too bad the Celtics haven't noticed that Smush Parker is still on the market. We could have looked forward to a 2011 final of half of the 2006 Lakers against Kobe, Sasha and Luke (?).

63 Footer - LOL love the analogy. As self-deprecating as you guys are, I totally understand and appreciate your guys love and passion for the Lakers. So just trying to find something to keep you entertained when I'm getting some R&R for next season.

--MM

hmmmm, 666 posts on the last thread...

Half time at the Flash Flood Finals and Fatty is still holding onto the lead -

God made a furious rush to overlap my levy, but my nephew came in off the bench to raise and shore up our defense with more sand bags, twenty I think. Not bad for a part time role player...

"Yeah, I know we held HIM back. but I also know, HE will give every thing HE has in the second half. I would exspect no less from such a tough competitor." - Fatty

"Yeah, I know we held HIM back. but I also know, HE will give every thing HE has in the second half. I would exspect no less from such a tough competitor." - Fatty Posted by: Fatty | August 01, 2010 at 01:06 PM
GOD2&&%^$#$ FREAKING MAGNIFICENT!!!! KEEP HOLDING ON FATTY!!!!!!!!

What told me about Andrew's intellect was his answer to the following question when interviewed after being drafted by the Lakers:

"What was your favorite subject in High School?"

Andrew's Answer: "Physics."

No offense, but most professional athletes wouldn't rank Physics high on their list of favorite subjects. I've been around a lot of professional baseball and basketball players throughout my life and I must say a good to large percentage never took Physics let alone liked it.

Andrew's answer told me that, once his skill level developed, he'd also develop a High Triangle IQ (not just a High Basketball IQ). And, except for his unfortunate injuries, he's lived up to my expectations.
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GO LAKERS!!!!!! ONE, TWO, THREE-PEAT TO THE SECOND POWER!!!!!!

First - thanks phred for complimenting my writing. Much appreciated!


2nd - Mamba24 - no apologies necessary - that was pretty funny!


3rd - Adrian - SMOOCH! Knock yourself out.


4th - That entire thread read like an episode of Seinfeld gone terribly, horribly wrong.


LMAO!

MM - have a good relax. Puttin' up with everyone here; they ain't givin' you enough vacation time.

MAN! Fatty, didn't you just escape a big fire and now this??!! Geeez, this is like the stuff they taught us in Catechism.

Good luck to you and your family Fatty! My GAWD, that is noble stuff right there.

"I loved Atlas Shrugged even if I hated Ayn Rand's personal philosophies. War and Peace read inside an old rickity grey train traveling Thailand's jungle canyons was a great experience and a visual that doesn't fade. In that 6 months I also squeezed in "Jude The Obscure," --Wow!-- Grapes of Wrath, I think some Dante, and ...can't remember what else.

But of all of it, that sci fi collection stands out as the best read. Even as Jude the Obscure and Hardy's great lines remain the most unforgettable.

Hmmm.

Wes

Posted by: wes | August 01, 2010 at 10:01 AM"

Wes, I agree about Rand, you did read the Fountainhead by her didn't you???? Read up on her personal life, she was no straight arrow, she sinned.

I've gotten off track, read all of Kerouac, even listened to his jazz/readings, William S. Burroughs, Thomas Pynchon (you gotta read Gravity's Rainbow), Ken Kesey, Ginsberg.....I have thousands of books....will have to make sure they don't get tossed, even though books will be digital entirely eventually.....

I think I had #300 last night, if not close....how does one tell???

"Smush Parker is still on the market. We could have looked forward to a 2011 final of half of the 2006 Lakers against Kobe, Sasha and Luke (?).

Posted by: Tsphere | August 01, 2010 at 12:22 PM"

TSphere, I wonder if Smush Parker could ever be harnessed...he had decent dribbling skills, good speed, fair shot....maybe he was a tweener, maybe he should have been a 2 in his career. When I first heard his college coach, Bob Hill, former Spurs coach badmouthing him, I thought "wow, what's up with that???" Eventually it came to light. Bob Hill was right, but did he have the right to talk crud about an active player?????

"MM's like someone's dad driving cross-country with the kids in the back, trying to get them to shut up: "Hey, see how many red cars you can spot!" One, two, three.... Or giving a kitten a ball of yarn. Asking us to get 800 posts; no fair!
Posted by: 63 Footer | August 01, 2010 at 12:01 PM

Or playing Slug Bug! A game that has taken on new life recently! LOL.

Posted by: JohnnyV | August 01, 2010 at 12:15 PM"

I count Pintos, Mavericks AND Vegas now, its amazing not more than 10 a year now.....what happened to all those Hyndai's the Rodney King model, they sure fell apart.....no more Dusters....I saw a Nova 2 days ago.

TSphere, I wonder if Smush Parker could ever be harnessed...

Posted by: humanomaly (ow) | August 01, 2010 at 02:20 PM

No....Smush could never be "harnessed".

After playing decent in Game 1-3 of the Phoenix Series he flunked the rest (save for a key steal at the end of regulation in Game 4/a three in overtime).

Instead of making Jordan Farmar an incentive to do better he failed at that.

He lost his job at the end of 06-07 to a struggling rookie Jordan Farmar, badmouthed Phil Jackson "I've gave up reading that man long ago", later on called Kobe "overrated".

He couldn't overtake an aging J-Will as starting PG and was later waived by the 15 win Heat after an altercation with a Parking Attendent.

He couldn't even keep a spot on the Clippers (and couldn't make it on the Thuggets either later on).

He tried out for Rio Grande Vipers in the D-League but FAILED. In fact he failed when NBA scouts came to see the talent for the Vipers. He later fled to the Chinese Basketball Association.

http://rgvipers.blogspot.com/2009/01/smush-parker-to-chinese-basketball.html

So no Smush could never be developed. Playing alongside Kobe and under Phil made him look better than what he actually was.

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Ok so the new post has been up for a few hours but it looks like most are still posting here. I haven't seen this before and I'm one of the newer kids on the block so I'm wondering is this normal?

I got a big time dilemna...which post do i use...yesterday or today?

HELP!

I got a big time dilemna...which post do i use...yesterday or today?
HELP! Posted by: LRob | August 01, 2010 at 02:37 PM
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Naw LRob we are trying to set an 800 Post record on the old blog so that's why mostly everybody is there. Usually there about 4 psots or even more a day. But first we wanted a 500 post then 600 and now 800 and next probably 1000 posts thread. So use whichever one you feel more relaxed on but I tell you the prior thread contains the funniest stuff you probably will ever read.
By the way congrats you have the record (72) posts on thread! congrats!

LETS TRY THAT AGAIN!

No LRob, we are trying to set an 800 Post record on the old thread so that's why mostly everybody is on there. Usually there about 4 Threads or even more a day. But first we wanted a 500 post then 600 and now 800 and next probably 1000 posts thread. So use whichever one you feel more relaxed on but I tell you the prior thread contains the funniest stuff you probably will ever read. By the way congrats you have the record (72) posts on a thread! Congrats!

"The post count is at 641 on the last thread. The Thread that won't die! LOL.

Posted by: JohnnyV | August 01, 2010 at 11:52 AM"

I've killed a few blogs in my day, say the word and I'll work my "Magic".....

I think it's good to have a blog that we can go way off base (basketball)...sometimes if you do it on a regular blog, someone gets their tighty whiteys all wadded up and says you're (I'm) not following the "rules", hell, there are no rules, if you don't want to, don't read a post...many people have made friends, maybe friends for years, maybe for life, some have met in person, some are fine keeping it on the internet, so once again, people, don't get upset if someone goes off topic sometimes, if they constantly do it, maybe a polite reminder....hey we all need a break sometimes and I think that the last, unreal blog goes to show, we are all people with various backgrounds and interests, and amazingly, some of our lives have actually almost crossed way back to the 70's.....When I had a birthday, I got many birthday acknowledgements, more than in my real life, when I got sick, I got many sympathy wishes, I really needed that. The members of this blog are a family, and like a real family, there will be issues at times.

Gonna go into read only mode for a while, can't wait, til our computers will just read out the postings as they are put up, so that we can go about our other tasks. I don't want to sound like a nag, but people be careful about blogging at work, in this day, corporations are looking to shed workers, so don't get caught....remember, the computer trail does not evaporate. Keep your jobs and be productive at work. This blog isn't going anywhere, and you don't need to read every single post.

Mamba - thanks but you shattered my record. Man I feel like McGwire. My record didn't even last through the night.

I read through the entire last post good stuff, but I think MM was referring to 800 on the new post. Which if that's the case I say forgetaboutit

For some reason, earning more than $200 million in his career is not enough for O'Neal and he's been chasing one more big paycheck instead of a fifth ring. Sources have indicated he's even tested the market in Europe trying to land one last $10 million payday. But all of that is unlikely. Indeed, the Cavs may consider re-signing Shaq to a short deal that would pay him $5 million-$7 million and wait for a contender to get desperate to match up with the Lakers or Magic. -Cleveland Plain Dealer

GOD*^%$#$ JUSTA POPPED IN AND OUT AND I JUST NOTICED HER POST. This is simply not fair! NO, No, Hell No! I've been up all night waiting for JustAnotherMambafan to post and then she justs pops in delievers her messages and leaves. Come back Justa Come back Now! The Power of The Lucky Stool commands YOU!!!

Mamba - thanks but you shattered my record. Man I feel like McGwire. My record didn't even last through the night. I read through the entire last post good stuff, but I think MM was referring to 800 on the new post. Which if that's the case I say forgetaboutit Posted by: LRob | August 01, 2010 at 02:45 PM
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Naw my posts don't count! They are kind of like background music you know it's there but it's not really important. Yours is the record brother, fair & square. As for 800 I hope he meant the other Post cause I'll tell you now I don't think even 200 is gonna happen on this thread and I would hate to be the one to break it to the guys on the prior post!! LMAO!!

Mamba24 (LarrY):

I missed the blog-a-thon yesterday. Had commitment to several honey-do chores..Will try to catch you guys on our next record breaking attempt.

MM: Where ever you are, have a relax vacation. By the time you got back, we can start planning for your first anniversary as our blog god! Can't hardly wait for the season to start...

In Kobe, I Trust!

I've killed a few blogs in my day, say the word and I'll work my "Magic".....

I think it's good to have a blog that we can go way off base (basketball)...sometimes if you do it on a regular blog, someone gets their tighty whiteys all wadded up and says you're (I'm) not following the "rules", hell, there are no rules, if you don't want to, don't read a post...many people have made friends, maybe friends for years, maybe for life, some have met in person, some are fine keeping it on the internet, so once again, people, don't get upset if someone goes off topic sometimes, if they constantly do it, maybe a polite reminder....hey we all need a break sometimes and I think that the last, unreal blog goes to show, we are all people with various backgrounds and interests, and amazingly, some of our lives have actually almost crossed way back to the 70's.....When I had a birthday, I got many birthday acknowledgements, more than in my real life, when I got sick, I got many sympathy wishes, I really needed that. The members of this blog are a family, and like a real family, there will be issues at times. Posted by: humanomaly (ow) | August 01, 2010 at 02:44 PM
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MAGNIFICENT!!!!...OUT FREAKIN STANDING SIR!!! STUPENDOUS!! KUDOS!!!NOW THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT!!!!! THIS IS GREAT!!!

I missed the blog-a-thon yesterday. Had commitment to several honey-do chores..Will try to catch you guys on our next record breaking attempt.
Posted by: Wallace | August 01, 2010 at 03:09 PM
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Hey Wallace! Man you missed some good ISH! Most fun I had on the Blog in a long long time. Some of these guys stayed up all night to break the record. I admit I couldn't do it but I snuck back early to get that last lil push in. It was some really exhilarating stuff man. So next time join in want ya. Just remember Honey-do comes first then Job then Blog! Lol! Take care Wallace BraveHeart!!!
mamab24/larrY

JUSTANOTHERMAMBAFAN I'm waiting, now come back, come now!!!

OK don't come back JustAnotherMambafan. See if I care. By the way those Virtual Divorce papers were not signed by me yet and if you don't come back on The Blog now, I just might not sign them! NOW!!!

Wuttup Mamba24?

Favorite singers:
1- Chaka Khan
2- Mariah Carey
3- Cherelle
4- Janet Jackson
5- don't know
Posted by: Magic Phil | August 01, 2010 at 03:29 PM

Cherelle? Wow good to see my Detroit homegirl getting some love.

Someone - forgot who - on the last thread mentioned something about odd movies they saw and loved.


Has anyone see "The Spanish Prisoner" with Steve Martin?

Horrible acting - but once you're into it (which doesn't take long) it's a great movie. I loved it.

Wuttup Mamba24? Posted by: justanothermambafan | August 01, 2010 at 03:28 PM
Well you took so long I forgot. But every time I see a post with "Posted by: JustAnotherMambafan", it makes me feel happy inside so that will do. Sorry that I interupted you. Carry on! Oh yeah now I remember, If...I say If I had won the 600 posts thing...would I... have got a Virtual Kiss like Adrian did.
On second thought...No, No, NO! Do not answer that! Carry On!

Someone - forgot who - on the last thread mentioned something about odd movies they saw and loved.

Posted by: justanothermambafan | August 01, 2010 at 03:39 PM

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You should be posting on the prior thread, still going strong approaching 800.

That line about comparing that thread to a Seinfeld show gone horribly wrong was really funny.

JustAnotherMambaFan, these 2 songs happen to remind me of you. No particular meaning attached. Just reminds me of you.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SaoxyNDI7o4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMYn6UxPsPU - OH LOVE – SMOKE

Mamba24 - You still may be in the running for the award...if you take away all the double post...that will change the tally...

Why we need to get 825 total for the 800 mark, to buffer all the double posts...

We don't want a record 800 and have an asterisk next to it...lol

805 on the last thread...

MM - now don't go and change and say 1000...

You can't stop Mama B. 24. You can only hope to contain him.

I'm gone for one day and I miss the 800+ comments thread? Teaches me for not checking in daily...

Some day, in an obscure portion of the LATimes, a marker will be place for future readers to never forget the accomplishment achieved today inscribed with:

Never have so many owe so much to so few. - Winston Churchill

Some day, in an obscure portion of the LATimes, a marker will be place for future readers to never forget the accomplishment achieved today inscribed with:

Never have so many owe so much to so few. - Winston Churchill

Some day, in an obscure portion of the LATimes, a marker will be place for future readers to never forget the accomplishment achieved today inscribed with:

Never have so many owe so much to so few. - Winston Churchill

Some day, in an obscure portion of the LATimes, a marker will be place for future readers to never forget the accomplishment achieved today inscribed with:

Never have so many owe so much to so few. - Winston Churchill

Everyone's still posting on the previous thread, puddle.

hey mama b24,

who the heck is t-pang?

When are resigning Shannon?

I'm gone for one day and I miss the 800+ comments thread? Teaches me for not checking in daily...Posted by: puddle | August 01, 2010 at 04:03 PM
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And I hope you learned it well. Shoot if you were here, that 600 Posts barrier would have flown by and we'd be coming up on 1000 now. But as long as you drop by now and then to see the family that's all we ask. LOl!

You can't stop Mama B. 24. You can only hope to contain him. Posted by: EJK | August 01, 2010 at 04:01 PM
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LMAO!! STOP THIS EJK!! STOP THIS NOW!! One persons mamba24 is anothers Mama- B24 WTF? OH SWEET JESUS!
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Mamba24 - You still may be in the running for the award...if you take away all the double post...that will change the tally... Why we need to get 825 total for the 800 mark, to buffer all the double posts...We don't want a record 800 and have an asterisk next to it...lol Posted by: LEWSTRS | August 01, 2010 at 03:53 PM
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Thank you Lewstrs but...HELL NO! Adrian won fair and square.!! But *sniff*, *sniff* that is really nice of you sir. Actually you ever heard of Hypochondriac? Well I'm a Misery Chondriac! WTF, This is going somewhere just give me a minute. Nawwww that ISH aint going nowhere. Boy i got to get some Rest.
LAKER NATION YOU HAVE BEEN MAGNIFICENT THESE LAST FEW DAYS. GOD###^^&# If I could be a Fan of only one team I'm Glad it's The 16 time NBA Champion Freakin LA LAKERS!

ATTENTION ATTENTION THE 800 POSTS BOUNDARY HAS BEEN BROKEN!!!!
WE ARE NOW AT WARP 9.2 SCOOTIE WE NEED MORE POWER!!
CAPTAIN I'M GIVING YA ALL I GOT!!

Some day, in an obscure portion of the LATimes, a marker will be place for future readers to never forget the accomplishment achieved today inscribed with: Never have so many owe so much to so few. - Winston Churchill
Posted by: p ang | August 01, 2010 at 04:05 PM **
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OUT FREAKIN STANDING SIR!!!!!!!
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Hey mama b24, who the heck is t-pang? Posted by: p ang | August 01, 2010 at 04:06 PM
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Mannnn! The dude told me he was your brother. You mean he's not! LMAO!
Sorry my brother it's on me. It will be corrected. Accept my apologies sir!


im happy,happy,happy...hehehe.Thanks pretty justa...

Okay, I know this is a Lakers blog but as a long-time Angeleno, I can't stand it anymore. Today, I received a groupon email announcing the deal of the day was Dodgers tickets at 50% off. Wth? The groupon feels like a fire sale to finance the owner's divorce. Tacky, tacky, tacky. Talk about running the Dodgers to the ground.

I am so appreciative that Dr. Buss is the best NBA owner.

Okay, I know this is a Lakers blog but as a long-time Angeleno, I can't stand it anymore. Today, I received a groupon email announcing the deal of the day was Dodgers tickets at 50% off. Wth? The groupon feels like a fire sale to finance the owner's divorce. Tacky, tacky, tacky. Talk about running the Dodgers to the ground.
I am so appreciative that Dr. Buss is the best NBA owner.
Posted by: Enjoytheride | August 01, 2010 at 04:34 PM

You know the Dodgers were a once proud franchise until the 1990's. After the O'Mally's exited the scene, it hasn't been the same. I hope we don't one day deal with "The Weirdness" After our treasured owner Jerry Buss passes the baton.

Like the Dodgers when Walter was gone it was passed to Peter. We have Jerry now and it is projected to be passed to Jim Buss. Let's hope and pray that goes well.

Shudder to think...

Mamba24 & rick, just got back to read what you posted this morning. Do ever think LAT will share any money for bloggers? Tshirt, none; Parade space, none; Refreshment for bloggers who happened to be at LAT office, nada....$1 to anybody, never. I'll take my chance with the Sweepstakes promotions than expect something from blogging. We're are getting treatment here for being Lakerholic and LAT blog addicts.lol!

Johnny V:

I too shudder to think. . . I just hope that the Dodgers will once again be a proud franchise once the McCourts are forced to sell. Hopefully to someone that cares about the Dodgers and their once proud heritage and history.

I would like to see Mark Madsen in a dance of with Mark Madsen

@ Enjoythe ride,
I'm with you on that one. I wrote a letter to Peter O'Malley during the last baseball lockout 1994 or 1995. I was telling O'Malley (I doubt he read my letter) that I was a lifelong Dodger fan and that I fantasized playing for him and the Dodgers when I was a kid.

I warned him that it wasn't my patronage that was at risk but the next generations patronage.

That's the only letter I have ever written to a celebrity (I still have it...somewhere). That was before e-mail was common. Sure enough, he sold the team a couple of years later. Maybe the game was changing in a way he didn't like. But I'll tell you, him and his kind are sorely missed.

I live in Orange County and it's tempting to become an Angel fan. But to me, they will always be the Farm Team....LOL.

We're are getting treatment here for being Lakerholic and LAT blog addicts.lol! Posted by: Edwin Gueco | August 01, 2010 at 04:49 PM

LMAO! Hey Edwin how are you sir! Stranger things have been known to happen! how about a dime a post! LMOA!

I am so appreciative that Dr. Buss is the best NBA owner. Posted by: Enjoytheride | August 01, 2010 at 04:34 PM
SO SAY WE ALL!!

Mamba24:

Roger that. If I knew about the blog-a-thon in advance, I'd definitely fake some illness to get out of my honey-do (In-law sitting)!!!!

Glad the LakersNation is doing well. I will not miss the future blog-a-thon...

Peace out, brother!

im happy,happy,happy...hehehe.Thanks pretty justa...Posted by: Adrian Palomar | August 01, 2010 at 04:28 PM
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ADRIAN STOP THAT! Stop that Now! It's not polite to brag. Besides *sniff"
*sniff*. It just tears my heart apart to think you got that freakin Virtual Kiss from Justa and not me. 135 Damn Posts and Nothing, NOTHING I say! OH SWEET JESUS! You the best man Adrian. I aint gone sulk. You better than me.! GOD**^%^#$## I wwanted that Virtual Kiss From Justa! How long Lord? How Long? OH THE HUMANITY!

@Wallace, take care my brother!

We are at(850) and counting on the other Thread

Passionate:

It appears that the 7/8/10 podcast thread had been removed from the website you mentioned below. What is the scoop of the podcast you think we would be interested in?

Wallace

Hello, Lakers Nation.
When you get a chance:
Visit www.790theticket.com.
Click podcast (7/8/10).
Listen to as many podcasts as possible.
You will not believe your ears.

Posted by: passionate Lakers fan

Edwin G:

You're not completely right. Folks like us are not just addicting to the LAT Lakers Blog. We're just addicting to many excellent bloggers like yourself, my man Mamba24, Rick Freeman, Justa, LEWSTERS, LakersTom, Jon K, Wes, WinstonDupree, Trollman and many other regular bloggers who day in any day out constantly keep us entertain. It's the sense of belonging and caring for one another. I feel closer to you guys than most of my friends, family and colleague. Why? Because, the Lakers is part of our life. We're indeed a growing community and has one common interest; the love for our Lakers! Like many of you here, I access the blog at least 4-5 times a day. On the weekdays, it's tough for me since I'm on company time. Access the blog on my blackberry is quite a pain!! But on the weekends, I access the blog from 4A until I go to sleep around 11P. I hope to meet most my fellow bloggers in person one day. May be during the game or just for a drink.

Gotta go cooking! Later!!

@Johnny V:

You mean the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim? Lol. I am still a Dodgers fan although my patience's is being tried these days. I still love the 1970s Dodgers with Steve Garvey, Ron Cey, Bill Russell, Reggie Smith, Dusty Baker, etc. etc. etc.

My understanding is that Peter O'Malley sold the Dodgers in order to avoid the steep inheritance tax. I too had dreams of playing for the Dodgers as a kid (the first female pitcher in major league baseball, thank you very much).

Hopefully, when Dr. Buss passes the baton to Jim Buss that there is no in-fighting between the four Buss children and that they carry out their father's vision and legacy. Rumor has it that Jeannie Buss is most like her father and with the smarts.

Phatty's Pharewell Tour........

Can you guess what's that all about?

News in phuture posts.

Hopefully, when Dr. Buss passes the baton to Jim Buss that there is no in-fighting between the four Buss children and that they carry out their father's vision and legacy. Rumor has it that Jeannie Buss is most like her father and with the smarts.
Posted by: Enjoytheride | August 01, 2010 at 05:40 PM

But, But, Jim drafted Bynum, and stuck by him no matter what, right?. That makes him really smart, no?

Haha, LOL. Okay okay, I'm just goshing. We have had NO BYNUM posts today that I am aware of. I was just KIDDING folks. Everyone back to what they were doing. Besides, Andrew really impressed me in the finals and the Finals is all that matter.

FWIW, Enjoytheride, when I was adressing you earlier, I ALMOST included "Bro" in my post to you. I'm so glad I didn't! There are so many smart women on here and I many times don't know which is which.

Phatty's Pharewell Tour........
Can you guess what's that all about?
News in phuture posts.
Posted by: Fatty | August 01, 2010 at 05:45 PM

Man, I hope the news isn't what I think it is. Fatty, is your house okay? Did you make it through the flash floods?

Man, talk about your perish the thought moment.

FATTY!!!!!!!!!


OMG I HOPE YOU ARE ALL OK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just all of you stay safe - houses and everything in them can be replaced.

I still love the 1970s Dodgers with Steve Garvey, Ron Cey, Bill Russell, Reggie Smith, Dusty Baker, etc. etc. etc.

Steve Sax, remember his lil trouble getting the throw to first base worked out? LOL! What was THAT?!!!

Routine ground ball to second base and he misses the throw to first base! It went on for quite awhile!

@Johnny V:

No harm, no foul. My girlfriends spend thousands of dollars on designer bags, I spend it on Laker playoff tickets. Go figure.

I still remember spending $50 yuan to get internet access in my bungalow at a mineral spa in the remote outskirts China. The front desk was pretty shocked but I needed to know the outcome of the Lakers-Celtics December 25th game (16 hours later). I had awesome tickets from a season ticket holder (at face value) but was forced to go on a mini-family reunion to China instead.

@Johnny V:

No harm, no foul. My girlfriends spend thousands of dollars on designer bags, I spend it on Laker playoff tickets. Go figure.

I still remember spending $50 yuan to get internet access in my bungalow at a mineral spa in the remote outskirts China. The front desk was pretty shocked but I needed to know the outcome of the Lakers-Celtics December 25th game (16 hours later). I had awesome tickets from a season ticket holder (at face value) but was forced to go on a mini-family reunion to China instead.

Posted by: Enjoytheride | August 01, 2010 at 06:22 PM

Okay, let's take stock here:
Dodger fan - check
Lakers fan - check
Asian girl - check

Enjoytheride, you have a best friend? Cause if not, I wanna apply. LOL.

Just kidding! My girlfriend in half Pinay (filipina) and I'm always going on about her being a hot asian babe. LOL...just a personal joke Enjoytheride.

(899) and counting

@Johnny V:

Alas, why are the good ones taken? I am watching game 7 for the 100th time.

WE HAVE PASSED (900) AND ARE NOW AT WARP 9.75.

Re: Inception - I'm gonna see it again too, but I still think the whole thing was NOT a dream... We'll see.Mamba24 - the one date wonder was a guy I went out with - ONCE - when I was in university. The Star Trek Convention date from hell. Posted by: justanothermambafan | August 01, 2010 at 06:23 PM

Pay attention to everything having to do with Cobbs wife and the whole thing will become perfectly clear. IT IS A FREAKIN DREAM! All of it! Lol!

DAMNNN Justa how many of these type of conventions have you been to!
Please say these were the only 2. Please Justa, say these were the only 2! LMAO!!!

Posted by: Mamba24 | August 01, 2010 at 06:40 PM

And this my friends is your 900th post! Mamba24! Hmmmmmm wish you would have declared a prize for 900? Too late! LOL.

@Johnny V:
Alas, why are the good ones taken? I am watching game 7 for the 100th time.
Posted by: Enjoytheride | August 01, 2010 at 06:43 PM

"Are you talkin to me? ...... Are YOU Talkin to ME?" LOL, I wish I was one of the good ones Enjoytheride. I try to live up to the good faith she has in me. We men are hopelessly flawed. And yet we live in grace.

Thank Goodness!

And this my friends is your 900th post! Mamba24! Hmmmmmm wish you would have declared a prize for 900? Too late! LOL. Posted by: JohnnyV | August 01, 2010 at 06:46 PM
NOOOOOOOOOOOOO! OH HELL NOOOOOOOOOOOOO! I'ts just not meant to be JohnnyV! Oh well thanks for the info but this means...I lost out 3 times 500, 600, 900!, Damn another 3-peat!! All be it a losers 3-peat, but yet in still yes, Yes I would say it qualifies as a 3-peat and you, yes you JohnnyV are a WITNESS!! ROFLMAO!!!! THANKS!!!

 
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