Meme Monday [12]

This is called the "Conspiracy Keanu" meme. I used it wrong in this instance, but I think his reaction is perfect for the subject.

V-Man's Dancing Skills

I now know where V-Man learned his dancing skills from! Notice the white guy dancing in this clip from Save By The Bell... Looks very similar to V-Man's Christmas solo... Starts at 3 min 30 seconds or use link below

NBA Playoffs 2012

My predictions... Clippers winning it all! What are yours?

Friday Flashback [13]

my high school, senior year.

CdMcNt: Some popular things from the 90s

A look at my childhood in the 90s as I understand it through popular culture and academia.


 1) fashion: bright vibrant colors on the same clothes, guys tucking normal t-shirts into jeans, girls with super V swimsuits. Places with vibrant colors.

 2) words: dweeb, hunk

 3) things: California surfer "dudes", ninjas, dinosaurs

 4) news: ridiculous crime and pollution, anti-drug and save the earth programs

 5) sayings: "come on get with the times, it's the 90s"

 6) US shows off modern military technology


 expanded explanations: I had these thoughts pop up due to finished Saved by the Bell on netflix. I also had a short convo with Lisa on the 90s. Anyway my examples go off several things, among them are my memories growing up and TV shows like Fresh Prince.

  1) It's weird seeing Zack Morris dress with colorful clothes. It's less weird with Will Smith because black people can wear whatever the heck they want and not look weird. For example only black men can pull off white suits. Of course that doesn't stop fob Asians from doing so, but meh. The V-swimsuits were cool, it makes women's legs look longer. A sidenote: many of the places in Rowland Heights were built in the late 80s or early 90s. I know because the 24 and the Taco Bell here look like the MAX from Saved by the Bell. It's got triangles and circles and colors like purple, yellow, green, red.

  2) some words were popular in the 90s, I only listed two. If you ask some high school kids what those words mean, they may never have heard it but can probably correctly guess what it means. It just fits phonetically. Dweeb is close to dork and hunk is close to hulk.
random sidenote: I remember from my linguistics class a lesson where most languages follow this: for words meaning "small" the words are small mouth vowels like (i): for example tiny and "ti" in Viet. For "big" words, the words use large mouth/guttural vowels like (u): huge and "bu". back to the main point, I would guess that some common words now that will not be common in ten years are "lame" and "owned". By the way, the "get owned bro" of the 80s was "you got moded dude"

  3) surfing culture was really popular. Saved by the Bell was based on a Malibu high school, California Dreams was pretty much all surfer culture. Ninjas were popular. Anyone remember the three ninjas series? The one about three white boys that use karate to stop bad guys. Then there was the Karate Kid, Power Rangers, and Mortal Kombat, etc. Dinosaurs were also popular, I've mentioned in a previous post the popularity of Jurassic Park and dino books due to fossil discoveries at the time. All kids knew at least five dinosaur species, some could go over ten. Want to know the best example of all three combined? Ninja Turtles. They were ninjas, duh. They were reptiles, so sort of like dinosaurs. And they talked with a California surfer accent! In NEW YORK.

  4) Crime was bad in the 90s. Detroit and South Central LA come to mind. This is purely academic for me, as I have no memory of the LA riots of the early 90s. I have no clue why crime was so bad, but I just hear older people say that the 90s were bad. But just from watching TV shows I could get a gist of how bad things were. You guys also definitely remember programs like DARE/STAR for anti-drugs and TV show PSAs right? Every 90s show had an anti-drug or anti-gun PSA. I think the whole purpose of GI Joe was to have the PSAs at the end. I also remember at least a couple times from 1st to 5th grade the teacher put a video on TV about recycling and doing things to cut down on pollution. And good things did happen! Environmental damage is alot less now than it was in the 90s, and the schoolchildren of the 90s are now the young adults pushing for a greener society.

  5) Jesse from Saved by the Bell, Hillary from Fresh Prince, and Laura from Family Matters have all at least said "come on it's the 90s" at least once. They were all referring to female empowerment, breaking the glass ceiling, and putting down stereotypes. I think that was the whole purpose of the show Living Single's intro song: "in this 90's kind of world, I'm glad I got my girls". Feminism still exists now, but not in popular culture. It's got it's up and downs. You had women's suffrage movement in the 20s, women going to work in the 40s, the sexual revolution in the 60s, and the popular culture movement of the 90s. Interestingly enough, you can tie all those events to WW1, WW2, Vietnam, and the end of the Cold War. I'm pretty sure war changing society had something to do with it. When men are away, women finally stop being put down and have the chance to stand for their rights. But anyways, why did the women's movement of the 90s fade away? I don't know, but I have a feeling the popularity of Britney Spears in the late 90s set women's rights back a few steps. So much for taking the mantle of "girl power" from the Spice Girls. Fast forward to 2012 and guys are still laying down the sexism. How terrible for the women of the 90s who are now mothers of teen girls. The advent of the internet and memes has totally spread "sandwich" jokes. Jokes are funny, but uncalled for. Due to this retrospection, I hereby declare that I will try not to say sexist jokes anymore. Some might slip out, but eh, no one's perfect.

  6) This one isn't from pop culture, but it's worth noting that most countries now do not have the military technology of America in the early 90s. During the first Iraqi war, America showed off it's new toys to the world. Alot of things were just a few years old: stealth technology, UAVs, the Abrams tank, an M-16 that doesn't jam. HAX.


 any thoughts on the above or did i miss anything?

Birthday Anthem for 24 Year Old

So here it is, the birthday anthem for 24yr old. Most of this is true, enjoy.
I'm 24 - watch more funny videos

The Wednesday Be De

Jill thinks you're real handsome!

some camp videos

I laughed so hard at this video. I didn't actually look back to see how Lisa was running away live, but it's so funny with her flailing arms. The pho skit was hilarious too! Most of the lines were unscripted, and just when there's about to be an awkward silence, someone picks up the action.

Tuesday's Quotes & Sayings [9]

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”-Eleanor Roosevelt
Ballers bring their dreams to reality

Meme Monday [11]

this is the Goodguy Greg meme. It's the opposite of Scumbag Steve.

Friday Flashback [12]

A Thieu Nhi game run by Tommy ... Yo Taylor Imma let you finish, but Tommy was the greatest hiphop dancer of all time.

My Discovery Flight

Questions of the Week!

Howdy fellow ballers! It's time to express your mind with the following questions:

1. What’s something you know you do differently than most people?
2. If you could relive a year during your lifetime, which one would it be and why?
3. Would you rather lose all of your old memories, or never be able to make new ones?
4. What are you excited about at the moment?

Willy Bob says:

1. I hold a pen/pencil differently than most people. Instead of it being between my thumb and index finger, it's between my thumb and middle finger. Looks awkward, but that's how I grew up writing. lol ------>

2. I would easily relive senior year of high school. It was a fun and memorable time for me with many achievements and adventures.

3. I'm more future oriented so I would rather lose old memories and look forward to making new ones.

4. Let's just say I have butterflies in my stomach. ;)

Tuesday's Quotes & Sayings [8]

“It is not length of life, but depth of life.”-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ballers are always trying to make the most of their lives.

Meme Monday [10]

This one is called ScumBag Steve I think. Basically it's a douchebag meme.

Lazy Sunday! #1.3

It's Bear season nation of BiA!

Friday Flashback [11]

I'm guessing 2005 or 2006. My brother was kinda weird back then. But at least back then the armpits didn't stink.

The Wednesday Be De

Hom nay ke Thu Tu Be De se co mot meme voi tieng Viet. Mong cac ban hieu va thich!


... va minh can ke nay khi nao Thieu Nhi di cam trai:

Someone That I Used to Know

This is such an awesome cover of Gotye's "Someone That I Used to Know"

They are playing the song on one guitar, covering high and bass notes, and even knocking on wood for drumbeats. I love the guy at the right, he just holds the end and looks like a boss. All he does is flick the guitar for some pitched notes every once in awhile.

Tuesday's Quotes & Sayings [7]

“Every man dies. Not every man really lives.” -William Wallace

Meme Monday [9]

This meme is called "first world problems" where the girl cries about unimportantthings like... "Went to yogurtland, they ran out of blueberries"

Guess what this picture is!

Last Week's Answer:
Mac and Frosty singing to karaoke

Can you guess what is this photo of?

Friday Flashback [10]

Midnight Yell during Finals Week, every day at midnight. 2nd year. The dorms are not allowed to yell, but it doesn't matter because the damn apartments are so loud.

TECH Thursday [5]

OVER 9000!!!!

So this week, I read an article about this new goggle designed by Google X lab. The goggle is Google's Project Glass and it's suppose to combine your everyday routine without the hassle of reaching for your phone. The small little screen on the glasses notify you of important events, dates, who message you, etc. So this way you can multi-task to the extreme. My first thought about Google's new toy was the resemblance to a Dragonball Z scouter. Watch the video below:

Don't forget this video as well.


The Wednesday Be De

Can you guess what this pictures is? Let's just say it took years for this guy to grow it.

With Easter approaching this weekend, here's a peep show!

Best when sang


New Layout

The page may appear broken (plain white), just click refresh until you see the new layout. I viewed the website with IE, Chrome, and FF. It's totally ugly with IE, they don't support alot of the new CSS codes. And it's smoother on Chrome than FF. If you guys are still using FF, give chrome a try. At first the minimalistic features seemed "too little" but now I love it. And there are cool themes, just like how FF has themes. It supposedly uses less resources than FF too. I don't have proof of that, but it's clear to me that BiA loads smoother on Chrome.

Let me know if there's any other issues. But anyway, I have changed the website to have an image at the top, and changed theme to dark grey and blue. The sidebar is now permanent, and I added the "friendly blogs" so you can take a quick look at Paper Planes (because none of us remembers their URL lol).

You have also no doubt noticed the ads. I know it looks annoying but I'm going to leave it for awhile and see if it's "worth" anything. If it is, I'm sure free boba for the group will make the pain go away :-)

Tuesday's Quotes and Sayings [6]

“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.” -Harvey Fierstein
Ballers are the masters of their own destiny

Meme Monday [8]

The "awkward social penguin" meme.

Lazy Sunday! #1.2

So most of you guys know that I'm a huge stand-up comedy fan. Dillon Garcia a guy you should keep an eye on. I'm pretty sure he's going to get's big (figuratively!) if he keeps it up. :P