Category Archives: I Want.

Viva Las Fat Mike

Ok, I really need to get to Vegas now. Fat Mike, you know – that guy from NOFX with the freshly styled hairs, bought a sweet house just outside of Las Vegas and is renting it out to the public.

He calls it the Vegas Punk House –

Check it out:

So why should you rent a huge ass, punk rock house when staying in Vegas?  I’ll let Fat Mike explain himself (taken from

Hi, I’m Fat Mike and this is my house. My punk house. This isn’t the house that I live and sleep in; it’s the house that I visit and don’t sleep in. It’s my house that’s for adults that live like teenagers.

This is why it’s awesome:

It has 3 bedrooms, but it sleeps 10 cuz one bedroom has 6 bunk beds. There’s a full kitchen, sunken living room with an even more sunken bar, poker table room, game room with pinball, record player with a shitload of records, a pool table, and walls covered in thousands of old school flyers that I’ve collected over the years.

The outside has a salt water pool, a cave hot tub, a water slide, a tiki hut, and a 9-hole putting green. That’s a lot of cool shit… for a foreclosure.

The house is 4 miles from the strip (10 minutes) and is on a cul de sac in a really nice neighborhood (used to be till I moved in). That’s about it. Check out our gallery to get a better feel for the place. Have a really good/hedonistic time! The first case of PBR is on me.

Cheers, Fat Mike

The rates for staying are provided upon request.  The place sleeps 10 so if you and a bunch of your punk rock buddies split the fee, it will not be that bad and you will have plenty of money to spend on hookers and blow.

I am thinking I need to crash here one day very soon.  It looks like it would be an absolute riot.

CLICK HERE for more photos.  The place is acutally very nice looking…  Who’s game for a punk rock Vega weekend?

I Want: Tofurkey & Gravy Soda

I came accross this while surfing the internets.  I want.  I really do…

When it comes to a holiday meal I am the one who always gets questioned by my family.  I am for the most part a vegetarian.  I say “for the most part” because I like seafood.  I never labeled myself vegetarian, others did, and I am not a vegan because I love cheese (even though I hate milk).  I guess I am just a picky eater.

Regardless, when it comes to Thanksgiving I usually eat the mashed potatoes and the vegetarian stuffing I bring.  I am ok with that.  Sometimes I even bring Tofurky, but only because my family gets a laugh out of it.  They don’t understand my eating habits. 

This year I am bringing something different to the table…

Jones teamed up with the good folks at Tofurky and came up with this:

Turkey and gravy flavored soda? 

As if that is not hilarious enough, it’s vegan! 

You can buy a gift pack just in time for the holidays if you want to liven things up a little.  Each limited edition gift pack includes:

— 1 Bottle of Jones Zilch Black Cherry
— 1 Bottle of Jones Zilch Pomegranate
— 1 Bottle of Jones Zilch Vanilla Bean
— 3 Bottles of ToFurkey
— 1 ToFurkey Metal Lunch Box.

All this for only $11.99.


Also, with each case sold, Jones will donate $1 to PAWS, people helping animals. That right there is a good thing.

If anyone does happen to order this too I want to hear what you think.  I have had some of the Jones holiday sodas before and they were pretty….well…interesting.  I am looking forward to this.

I Want: DJ Hero

I’m not into video games like I used to be.  This realization almost hurts the geek in me because there was a time when I was more than obsessed with picking up a controller and losing my mind for hours.  Video games have surrounded my life starting with Atari back in the late 70’s.

Back when I was just a small child my folks brought home an Atari 2600.  I would play that system until the controllers would break.  At the time it was the greatest thing ever.  I was able to take a square figured guy and side-scroll him while dodging scorpions and alligators.  Sometimes I would fall into the holes and sneak past the harder parts.  (Yes, I speak of Pitfall)

Throughout my video game years I’ve saved the Princess thousands of times, took the Browns (or Cleveland equivalent) to the Tecmo Bowl, defeated a creepy fat mustached villain thanks to a blue hedge hog, and saved Zelda a bunch after recovering the Tri-Force.  I’ve beat countless countries in Super Dodge Ball as well as even once TKO’d Mike Tyson after he beat me thousands of times.  I’ve won races, done impossible skateboarding tricks, killed a robotic Hitler, and even round the reverse world on Super Mario World.

“Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right B A Select Start” actually means something to me and is not just some random group of commands.  I am a video game junkie, I know this.

The systems just got better and better as I grew up.  My eyes would open wide with excitement when I would hear about new systems being created.  My folks tried their best and not cave in and buy every system that came out but between my brother and I begging them as well as saving out pennies we did good.  Nintendo, Turbo Graphix 16, Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis – yeah, we had em.

Obviously as the years passed the gaming systems just got more insane.  The first time I saw the graphics on a Nintendo 64 my mouth dropped open.  Remember Goldeneye?  What a game…  That and Perfect Dark.  I remember playing Twisted Metal on my friend’s Playstation for the first time. Then there was the first time I saw someone play Tony Hawk Pro Skater – I am sounding like a complete nerd now.  Deal.

I remember these things and it freaks me out sometimes.  Why did I get so excited and further more how is it that many of my memories revolve around video games.  I remember when I was 16 I played Super Baseball 2020 at my friend’s father’s condo in Strongsville.  People are not supposed to remember things like this!!!

I guess one of the reasons I never grew out of video gaming and loved it so is because it was around me all the time.  Video games were not just eye hand coordination, they were escapes from reality.  Once Grand Theft Auto came out it was turning into a violent stress reliever.  Halo took away many hours of my life but I have no complaints at all, I was having fun.

Xboxs, PS2s, 360s, DSs, Gamecubes, Wii’s…  They got better and better and my money was well spent on them.  True story – I have waited in line more than once for a Nintendo product.  I was #101 for the Nintendo Wii when it came out in 2006.  I waiting in the cold at a Best Buy just so I could be one of the firsts to have it.  Why?  Because video games rule…  I also waited in line for the Gamecube when it came out as well as waited in line on 9-9-99 for the Sega Dreamcast.  Call me what you want, I am aware I was a video game junkie.

Forget the fact that sometimes there is a layer of dust on the Wii or the 360 some days.  I am a busy person and don’t get to play the systems like I used to.  In fact I have at least a dozen games I keep telling myself I need to play/beat and I never get to them when I have a day off.  I really just need to drop everything and play those games but then things won’t get done around the house…  UGH – I am turning into an adult.

I have the systems here at the BHP ranch for when I have time to drop a couple hours in a virtual world on rare occasion.  I prefer the 8-bit games usually because of the nostalgia and perhaps the simplicity of the game but I still like some of the games on the newer systems.

One game in particular is Guitar Hero.  I tried avoiding that game as much as possible but got sucked into it.  It is funny to imagine me, a 32 year old, standing in front of my tv and playing this game.  As if that is not funny enough, imagine the thoughts going on in my head as I play it.  There are moments I feel like I am the Guitar Hero, a rockstar.  Who cares if there are no strings on the plastic child sized guitar?  I don’t, I just rocked out to a Coheed & Cambria song and got 98%.

Still even Guitar Hero gets repetitious and I sometimes just put the plastic Les Paul down for months on end.

I have not been intrigued over a game for a while.  I have not played Madden in years, have no idea what players are in Tekken, and to this day have not tried the newest Grand Theft Auto.  Some of me tells myself that I’ve played them before and it is nothing new.  I guess I am bored with it.

Then comes DJ Hero.

This game looks AWESOME.  I want.  I want.  I want.

I love the art of spinning and scratching.  It amazes me and now thanks to a video game once again I can pretend I am something I am not and love it.

I have not caved in yet and purchased it mostly because the price of the game is $120.  That is a lot of money for me to be spending on something that quite possibly may pick up dust in the near future.  Still, I want this damn game.

Why?  Because it looks fun and Daft Punk is in the commercials and I can pretend I am a amazing DJ and so on and so on…  The game really does look well created.  I really should go to a store and try it out but that would be a huge mistake and if I did like it as much as I am thinking I will, it would come home with me.

Looks as if I still am a video game junkie after all…

The Avett Brothers “I & Love & You” Music Video

Tomorrow is going to be a great day for many.  The Avett Brothers will finally release their CD entitled I & Love & You.  This is going to be one of those albums that many folk talk about, I know it.  This is going to be the album that takes the band and puts them in the spotlight where they deserve to stand.

The band just posted their first video from the album:

I adore this song. I adore this band. This is one of my favorite bands out there.  I can not wait till this CD is in my hands on Tuesday morning.

Heads Up: Cleveland’s A Plum Shirt / Contest

One of my favorite pro-Cleveland bloggers has got something to brag about and she can do all the bragging she wants.  Recently Alexa from Cleveland’s A Plum teamed up with the fine folk at C.L.E. Clothing Co. to create this:


That right there is the coolest thing I have seen all day.  Good for for her.  If you are interested in grabbing one of these amazing shirts head over to the C.L.E. Clothing Co.’s website.  Who knows how long they will last.

Better yet head over to Cleveland’s A Plum and enter to win 1 of 3 shirts!

All you have to do is one of three things and I promise you they are all legal…

1. Leave a comment telling her why Cleveland’s a plum.
2. Leave a comment telling her what fruit your city would be.
3. For a second entry: tweet (Twitter) about her giveaway and comment again with a link to your tweet (make sure you comment with the link so she can keep track, I myself did not because I forgot…oops)

She will pick 3 winners and those winners will be proud owners of a brand spanking new Cleveland’s A Plum shirt!  What do you have to lose?  Nothing!  Do it!

You should also check out the rest of the site too.  It is pretty damn awesome.

I only wish I could get a shirt made by C.L.E. Clothing Co…  Wishful thinking.  Until that happens support your local bloggers like Alexa at Cleveland’s A Plum who love this city and pick up one of her shirts.  You should also check the rest of C.L.E. Clothing Co.’s inventory too.  There are some bad ass shirts on their site including these: