March 26, 2013
Despite a record-breaking game, Storm still come up short

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Adrian Mcpherson made Storm history with 5 rushing TD’s Saturday

(source: Tampabaystorm.com)

 

The Tampa Bay Storm kicked off their season Saturday with a loss to division rivals the Jacksonville Sharks, 64-55. The Storm played to a large, excited crowd of 12,222 fans out to see the Arena Football team begin their season.

The game was a tight tug-of-war between the two teams until a quick succession of scoring by Jacksonville in the 4th, with the Sharks recovering possession of an onside kick that was quickly turned into a scoring drive cementing their victory.

Tampa Bay still performed admirably, the biggest stand out offensively was former FSU quarterback and 2004 AFL rookie of the year Adrian McPherson. This was McPherson’s first game as a member of the Storm and he started it by breaking the franchise record for most rushing touchdowns for a quarterback, running in five TD’s.

Inisght Tampa was able to catch up with McPherson after the game to discuss his performance on Saturday as well as what needs to be improved as the season moves on.

“I think for the first of the game we did okay, I’m disappointed we couldn’t come out with a win. But I was excited about the energy we came out with, the defense came out with a lot of energy. We have a lot of guys who haven’t played the game before, it’s a chance for them to look at some of the mistakes we made and build for next week.”

McPherson was excited about breaking the record, but a the end of the day it’s about winning games to him.

“I just want to win games, I just try to put points on the board.  It’s an honor, I got to play in front of my mom tonight but my main focus is to win ball games.”

Adrian is looking forward to next week’s game against Cleveland, and seemed confident that the Storm can build off Saturday’s mistakes.

“(Things like) the onside kick can’t happen. I think offensively the last 40 seconds, we’ve got to do a little better with that. All in all I thought we played pretty solid. The defense did a good job, I think those guys will get a chance to watch some film (and) get a better feel for the game. I think we’ll be ok.”

Saturday the Storm look to gain some momentum for the season against Cleveland at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. 

March 24, 2013
The Punisher Returns

Thomas Jane at Muvico Ybor on Saturday

By Quincy Walters

Tampa was the backdrop of one of the most explosive comic book film adaptations—The Punisher (2004).

Starring Thomas Jane, as the title role and John Travolta as the villainous Howard Saint, the movie was a box office success.

It was yesterday at the 2013 Gasparilla International Film Festival, that Thomas Jane came back to the area in which the film was made. The Punisher and Jane’s appearance seemed to be the hype of the day and one of the most anticipated screenings of the festival.

Jane also appeared at the festival with screenwriter Michael France, who has written screenplays for blockbuster hits like James Bond: Golden Eye, The Hulk (2003) and Fantastic Four. France is a St. Petersburg resident.

Thomas Jane appeared on the red carpet today, sans shoes, in front of Ybor’s Muvico for photo-ops and interviews. Afterwards, he entered the theater.

The theater was filled with both Punisher fans and Jane fans alike. Many of whom were sporting the iconic skull emblem t-shirts and carrying Punisher memorabilia, action figures and pictures.

As the theater filled with more people, Jane announced that before the featured film, a short film of his own, Dirty Laundry, would be shown.

The short was an odd synthesis of a regular guy going to a laundromat and excessive, Punisher-like vigilantism.  

Raucous applause and whistles followed the short film.

The featured film, The Punisher, began to play and when the Tampa skyline appeared, another raucous applause ensued.

After the screening, there was a Q & A session and Insight Tampa had the opportunity to ask a few questions of both Jane and France:

Can we expect to see you two collaborate on another Punisher film? And if not definitely, would you two collaborate on different projects?

“Yeah, I’d love to work with Michael again” said Jane. Michael France nodded in agreement.

This one was addressed directly to Jane: Can we expect to see more of you on Arrested Development?

“[The producers of Arrested Development] haven’t called me back”.

After nearly a decade, the 2004 film seems to retain a cult-following as well as a broad fan base. Hopefully Jane and France’s idea of collaborating again comes to fruition and The Punisher can once again return to the Tampa Bay area. 

March 11, 2013
Goofy hipster and Juicy J

Goofy hipster and Juicy J

March 1, 2013
INsight Tampa: Hell Is Showbiz: “America’s Funnyman” Neil Hamburger

HEY GUYS I WROTE AN ARTICLE

insighttampa:

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source:twitter.com/NeilHamburger

Comedian Neil Hamburger is quite possibly the hardest working man in show business, between his projects and near constant touring it seems that the long suffering comedian never has a moment to rest. He’s somewhat of a legend on the comedy circuit and…

September 13, 2012

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September 13, 2012

I really need to start using this dumb site again. Of course I don’t know if political articles and rants are the main focus of tumblin’. It mainly seems to be .gifs, fashion photos and pop culture screen grabs. Also info about people I NEVER WANTED TO KNOW. 

Fun Fact: I did meet a guy covering politics for Tumblr during the convention and he was a huge dick. The man wore a skull ring. Fuck him. 

August 3, 2012
CAN U DO IT U GUIES?!!!

blameaspartame:

TAKE THE CHALLANGE TODAY
1. Can you not use a curse or swears for one week? How about a month? We can, and so can you!
2. Tell your parents that you will not curse to them or your dear grandparents and aunties.
3. Pray to Jesus and God the Father in His Heavens that you do not use these curses, these evil swears.
4. If someone says a curse to you, you look them in the eye and you say “Do not say that curse. Do not use these swears. Do not do it. It is wrong and I do not approve. I do not approve of these curses. And swears.”
5. If you have to make a f**t, say “I have to make evil wind come from my bottom,” do not say f**t no matter what.
GOOD LUCK AND DON’T USE THESE CURSES NO MATTER WHAT

CAN U DO IT U GUIES?!!!

blameaspartame:

TAKE THE CHALLANGE TODAY

1. Can you not use a curse or swears for one week? How about a month? We can, and so can you!

2. Tell your parents that you will not curse to them or your dear grandparents and aunties.

3. Pray to Jesus and God the Father in His Heavens that you do not use these curses, these evil swears.

4. If someone says a curse to you, you look them in the eye and you say “Do not say that curse. Do not use these swears. Do not do it. It is wrong and I do not approve. I do not approve of these curses. And swears.”

5. If you have to make a f**t, say “I have to make evil wind come from my bottom,” do not say f**t no matter what.

GOOD LUCK AND DON’T USE THESE CURSES NO MATTER WHAT

June 23, 2012
DAILY POSTS ARE HARD! I’M DOIN’ UPDATES!

So it’s been a hectic week and I’m realizing the futility of daily posts. So far it’s been an interesting trip to say the least. As I’m writing this the idea of going out and seeing the La Paz nightlife may not be an option as the police are on strike and supposedly have been feuding with the military. It’s been two days of protest now and last night you could hear the sirens  from our windows from various forms of unrest. Of course I think this kind of thing is awesome so hopefully I might be able to snap some photos and get some interviews (despite my horrendous Spanish).

The highlight of the week was definetly the Andean New Year. A few of us woke up around 5:30 and trekked up to the park which at that hour of the morning and that temperature was mindblowingly fun. Traditional Bolivian bands played drums and pan flutes (while this dude circled everyone waving the Bolivian traditonal flag) while a priest led the offering. The offering was set up by a group of Cholitas (the women who wear the traditional robes and hats) which consisted of coca leaves, beer, and llama fetuses that were wrapped in paper and ignited to start it off. The whole group of about 200 people went into prayer as the band played and the sun came up. As the sun crested over the mountains everyone put their hands up and excitably chanted together. It was definetly an interesting experience, especially because I stood out as the awkward gringo. I did get grabbed into the dance around the fire in celebration of the sun and it was pretty great considering I have no since of rythm.

Mainly I’ve just been doing research about micro-finace and the imprisoned American and going out to eat but I’ve already seen some interesting things. For instance traffic is like the Road Warrior here, my cab coming in almost hit like 3 kids separate times. Going out has been interesting as well, evidently the only Americans here besides our group are filthy, filthy hippies. At the underground Spanish club I got hit up for heroin by like 3 seperate white dudes with dreads, which I politely had to tell them I was not, in fact “holding”. The gringo club which reminded me of Czar was actually pretty fun until we found out they were racist towards the natives and wouldn’t let our editor in.

Where we’re located is the nicer part of town and it’s pretty safe, even with the aforementioned police strike. Every one in our group is great, it’s mainly constituted by Brits, a South African, and three Americans. And two cats, one of which is fluffy and reminds me of a cranky/old version of DJ Kitty Lo Lo back home. I’m going to try to update more and on specific topics. Especially politics because it’s pretty damn interesting here.

June 20, 2012
Day 1: Layovers,Lightning and Hillbillies.

June 20, 2012
FINALLY! TIME TO CATCH UP!

I apologize for all two of you who have been disappointed by my lack of blogging. The Internet was out in our apartment until Monday, and I’ve actually been working on my stories. Luckily I’ve jotted down some notes to help me fufill my goals of bloggership.

I’m going to put up some photos, there’s not too many kerazy ones I’ve mainly just been going out to eat and researching online about micro-finance, as well as the Jacob Ostreicher case down here (WHICH IS CRAZY). Imma post a video about it, I’m going to try to get an interview with him or at the very least some lawyers down here along with phoning some US congressmen.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKLf6mqOduE

Holla atcha boi

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