Category: He Got Game

He Got Game: Superhero Edition

Advice you never asked for from someone who probably shouldn’t be providing any…

Superheroes are all the rage in the summertime… maybe it’s the spandex…

Superhero movies are back in full force this summer. Two weeks ago, The Amazing Spider-Man swung into box offices, raking in over $200 million domestically and proving audiences don’t mind the super-fast series reboot.

While Spidey’s success is impressive, the year’s earlier superhero blockbuster, Marvel’s The Avengers made $200 million its first weekend, becoming the largest domestic opening weekend in history. The Avengers has gone on to make $613 million in North America, settling in as  the 3rd highest domestic box office draw in history.

But if you think we’ve already seen the year’s high water mark, hold on to your butts. We here at The PO Life fully expect The Avengers’ box office record to fall faster than the Spider-Man series was rebranded when the incredibly successful Batman trilogy concludes this weekend with the release of The Dark Knight Rises .

Christopher Nolan could afford to burn his money from The Dark Knight because he knew he’d make way more on The Dark Knight Rises.

To prep for the weekend’s wild ride, I’m here to tackle a topic of great dispute among comic book readers: What makes a superhero great?

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He Got Game: Blackout Style

Advice you never asked for by someone who probably shouldn’t be providing any...

If you live in the Mid-West or Mid-Atlantic areas, there’s a good chance you had a strange weekend. For those of you outside the area who haven’t been keeping up with the weather around the nation’s capital*, some weird shit went down. Thanks to some record breaking heat, everyone in the DMV area learned what a Derecho is. Essentially, it’s a heat and humidity fueled storm that acts like a tornado if the wind doesn’t swirl. Popular accounts, including my own**, tell of a storm that appears suddenly, with little or no warning. Out of nowhere come winds as strong as 80-90 MPH. Within minutes, the rain and lightning start, followed by the massive power outages. Finally, the storm disappears after only a few minutes, as suddenly as it appeared.

*You mean Washington DC isn’t the center of the universe? Who knew?

**That’s right, I think I’m popular.

This is a picture from about a mile from my old neighborhood. Apparently, this specific tree is keeping about 1700 homes from getting power as of this morning.

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He Got Game: Beer Pong

Advice you never asked for by someone who probably shouldn’t be providing any...

“[Beer Pong] is ninety percent mental and the other half is physical.” – Yogi Berra

“I see great things in [Beer Pong]. It’s our game – the American game.” – Walt Whitman

These quotes may have been slightly tweaked, but their wisdom rings just as true, if not truer, than their original forms.

Let’s get this out of the way: Beer Pong is great. I recognize it, you recognize it, Walt fuckin’ Whitman recognized it. I know what you’re thinking: This McCannon fellow is on to something…I love beer pong. At the same time I’ve accepted the fact that my game is absolute slop and I’m doomed to embarrass myself once I finally get on the table* at any party.

“Nah, dude, you’re next after next after NEXT…after next.”

Cut this defeatist, un-American bullshit right now. Anyone can learn to rip up competition on a beer pong table. All you need is this ONE WEIRD TRICK! It’s driving all the scientists crazy!

Anyone can play guitar…or beer pong

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He Got Game: Improving Your Bed Game

Advice you never asked for by someone who probably shouldn’t be providing any...

“I’ll sleep when I’m dead.”

“Sleep is for the weak.”

We’ve all heard the sayings before.  In fact, some you may have even said them yourselves.  I’m here to tell you that you’re sadly mistaken, my friends.  Sleep is an important part of your life that should not be taken for granted.  A healthy sleep cycle provides you with at least 6-8 hours of sleep per day.  That means that you will spend between 25% and 33% of your life catching Z’s.   It’s damn near criminal that people spend that much time snoozing but neglect their cradle.  Your bed should be your chariot to dreamland so would you rather roll up in Yugo or a Cadillac?

Let’s be honest… you’re taking the Caddy

Luckily for you, I’m here to provide you with 5 tips to trick out your trundle:
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