“Crime is increasing
Trigger happy policing
Panic is spreading
God knows where we’re heading”
– Marvin Gaye & James Nix
“Crime is increasing
I wish I could tell you all of these pieces I found for this edition are happy-go-lucky. I wish I could tell you that everything is alright. I wish I could makes those for have suffered from recent tragedies able to not feel pain. But I can’t. I can share stories. There’s a cool Obama piece. Elizabethany went bar golfing for her birthday. There’s an oral history of the 2006 NBA Finals. And then there’s two pieces about the recent shootings. If you normally, skim over these or don’t read them at all, I ask that you at least read the 8th and 10th entries.
Seth Rollins is my favorite wrestler in the WWE currently. There I said it. I’ve been so hurt over CM Punk’s departure that I felt like I shouldn’t have favorites anymore. I didn’t want to burned again. I didn’t want to watch them struggle in the undercard for years (Dolph Ziggler, Cesaro). I didn’t want to have a love for a wrestler who had one main event push 5 years ago who everyone else in the world hated (The Miz).
On April 6, I got off work early and had some time to kill before I had to meet Angel and Aaliyah back home. I decided to head over to Westover to check out the newest edition to Morgantown’s comic shop selection, Comics Paradise Plus 2. Matt and I had tried to go on a Monday last fall but they were closed. As I previously mentioned, I’m a Gary’s kid all the way, but I’m willing to see what other shops have to offer. It’s located at 183 Holland Ave, just up (or is that down?) the street from the Circle K.
Johnny Blaze in your area. Bringing the pain. Smoking all your cheeba. Severely underrated.
I haven’t been doing that great when it comes to reading this year. I set a goal of reading 20 books on GoodReads and my magic number thus far is 2. Meanwhile, Matthew and Heather read (and listen to) books like they take baths, so their totals are constantly rising. I’ve spent the first few months of 2016 podcasting and even that has slowed to a crawl. But I do have the 2015 Men of the Year issue of GQ that I’ve been reading but that can’t be measured on a social media book site.
Anthony. Thomas. Kelen. Together, these three are the Tricycle Offense. Almost four years ago, they started a podcast called the Trike Adventures. Because Kelen is the king of excuses, the microphone on the Trike Adventures had been muted… until two Saturdays ago. In this 9th episode, the gang is joined by Gary “Boomer Boomerang” Wolfe and all things ridiculous are covered. Such as: Boomer Boomerang’s tractor fire! Anthony’s nightmare following Game 2 of the NBA Finals! Boomer Boomerang’s Three Stages of… you’ll have to listen, I’m not typing it out! The polite way to ask… nope! Not gonna do it! And they finally share some embarrassing stories! I held onto this episode until the Finals were over, so I conclude with… congratulations to the first time NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers! The Curse is over!
My friend Kevin Lataille was kind enough to record my performance at June Iz Soundvizion last week. I have to say (and this takes a lot considering how hard I am on myself), this might be the best performance I’ve ever had. Seriously.
This edition of Dope Reads was collected much faster than the last one. And I feel like I’ve read less. That doesn’t mean that these reads are any less dope than the reads that I’ve shared before that I called dope. Enough of the round and round, two of these reads feature photographs of President Obama (H/T Heather) and the late Muhammad Ali. I discovered the story of an awful murder of a baby that LeBron tweeted about… and how his tweet only brought him more criticism. And there’s two really great pieces about Ali from Keith Olbermann and Sean E. Eli. As always, save this somewhere for later because this could take a while.