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American Chopper: New Venture

15 Oct

October 15, 2012

Once again, I will update this blog as the show progresses, so check back throughout the hour.

Tonight on The New Adventures of American Chopper:
New Venture
Senior receives a stern, on-air lecture from a late night celebrity, Junior launches a new business venture and Senior visits PJD for the first time ever. Then, at Sturgis, Senior rides side by side with a bike industry icon.

I hope this is better than the line of dog toys Paulie tried to launch during his no-complete period.

Meanwhile, the celebrity is David Letterman, so how stern is it?

Look how happy he is to sign autographs for his fans!

This episode is built around, in part, to Paulie and Senior’s trip to the David Letterman show. I did not see that episode but it aired back in August. I’m more interested in seeing Senior’s visit to PJD and his reunion with Vinnie. Vince has been fairly vocal in his criticism of Senior so let’s see how it goes.

Senior is continuing his old-school build for Sturgis, and PJD is starting a new build for RoadLok, a system to lock your bike’s front wheel. As I said last week, OCC is building the bike on the fly according to whatever Senior wants so for once the guys who know how to build and design a bike- like Rick and, I have to admit, Mike- are in charge and are not simply trying to recreate a kid’s sketch. PJD’s bike will be retro too.

Letterman: “I took Paul’s side in this.” (Scattered applause and a loud “yeah!” from the audience.)
“You said things in public about your family I can’t believe anyone would say.”
“Do you know that in certain places you behave poorly?”

Senior (smiling): “He hammered me a little.”

And that’s it. The Late Show stuff ran for about 5 minutes. At 9:15 it is back to the OCC build. Then at 9:17 it is back to PJD, who- and who knew?- created PJD Studios, to do commercials, animation, all kinds of graphic design. Ok, the reality is it is four or five guys in a hot cramped room, but even so, it is a smart move to diversify but Paulie says they need studio space. I say kick Mikey out of his waste of space studio and take over. Much like when OCC expanded, Paulie is going to find some space and build a studio. The bottom line is that Paulie has always been a visual thinker and designer. This “new venture” should be a nice fit. “It is so we can offer the clients we are working with a little more.”

Over at the Roadlok build, Vinnie was not liking the gas tank. “I guess Brendon and Cody like it.”
Paulie: “Looks good, huh?”
Vinnie: “If you’re Ray Charles.” “You know what I want to get you for your birthday? A pair of glasses.”
And guess what? At 9:53 Paulie decides to change the tank.

Cody, despite his missteps last week, is a good person and a good employee. This week, Paulie asks him to go the new studio space and do some demolition. He said “this isn’t the best work but I’m one of Paulie’s employees so whatever he needs done I’m here to do it for him.” Of course, that doesn’t stop him from attacking people in the shop with fireworks.

Senior, while test-riding his Sturgis bike, decides to pop in at PJD. The bike, BTW, is as long as a truck. Both Teutul’s seemed happy and Senior shook hands with the PJD crew, many of whom he fired or quit on him. Even Vinnie got a curt handshake and body language tells all, Vinnie immediately crossed his arms and looked like he wanted to be anywhere but next to Senior. He didn’t look uncomfortable, he looked angry.

“I think his shop is pretty (bleep) cool.” -Senior. “I think he learned a lot from me.”

Paulie has the idea to produce a commercial for the OCC Cafe, which is a nice fit in my book.
“I’m not paying you (bleep)” -Senior, laughing
“We’ll talk about it.” -Paulie, rubbing his hands and laughing
“You can have a cheeseburger.” -Senior

To wrap up the show, Senior goes to Sturgis and rides with Sugar Bear himself, who made the bike’s front end.

NEXT WEEK: In the midst of an all-day American Chopper marathon, there is no new show. As of this moment, it is all repeats next week. However, check back since Discovery has been known to release titles and descriptions late.

Would you hire THIS gentleman for your child’s party?

15 Oct

October 15, 2012

Hi everyone! Sorry I had no content for you the other week. (Or, given the state of my drivel, maybe it should be “you’re welcome”)  I was too engrossed in my fantasy baseball playoff finals to write. Seriously.  Anyone out there play fantasy baseball? If yes, you’ll be familiar with this. Getting into the finals are a chore, I was leading my opponent pretty good but then the guy decided to stream pitcher after pitcher and I had to match otherwise I’d basically give up several categories without a fight. But that takes lots of research, making sure I pick up good pitchers, etc. And believe me, I didn’t  invest $200 and 7 months of my life so I could lose in the finals to a guy who names his team “The Farts”. Seriously.  During the season when he won a weekly matchup he’d post the same obnoxious message in the forum “YOU JUST GAWT FARRRRRRTED ON!”  The amount of “Rs” in the word fart depended on how badly he beat you. Seriously again. So rather than have to listen to that, I spent an entire week+ researching 3rd-tier starting pitchers with names like Erasmo Ramirez  and Esmerling Vazquez.  Yes, it was much fun as it sounded like.

Anyway, yes I DID win, thanks for asking.  The message I posted for “The Farts” was much too graphic and scatological to go into here. The good news is now I only have to spend Sundays watching NFL RedZone to see how my fantasy football teams did. (RG3 BABY! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!)

Yeah, I’m both a degenerate gambler and a nerd. That’s the fantasy sports demo in a nutshell. Now onto this week’s stuff!

Check out this 30 seconds of hilarity:

I see this commercial every evening on my local station and I gotta say…….HELL YEAH I’D HIRE THIS GUY FOR MY KID’S PARTY!!!!  Well, I would actually only if I was divorced and wanted to endlessly piss off the ex by hiring this epic fail clown for the worst kids party evah.

I mean, look, here’s a video of “Uncle Majic” that he posted HIMSELF. So it’s his own fault really. Note the crying birthday girl:

WHY IS HE YELLING AT THOSE KIDS SO MUCH??  It’s like having a birthday party with R. Lee Ermey as the entertainment.  And where’s “Uncle Majic” anyway? It’s just some dude in a sweater. It’s like paying to see a Madea movie and only seeing Tyler Perry.                 


The costume certainly does matter. Heck, if I actually shelled out for this guy part of the reason would be expressly to see him in that awfuk outfit. (Not “awful,” “awfuk.” Try it, you’ll like it. – Mr. BTR)(Thanks for not correcting my typos. – AK)  Now the gentleman in question certainly does have magic (or should I say “majic”) skills – my only magic trick is making a giant Italian hoagie disappear in short order – but I’m not sure I’d have him come yell at my kids and make my birthday child cry. But hey, the hip hop magician has got to be better than the Egytpian Magician:

PS- When searching “Uncle Majic” on google, I came across this one:

God I love/despise the internets!!!!!!

Mr. BTR here. I love Uncle Majic. If I were having a party I’d invite him just so I could heap abuse on him. But I do admire the guy. He is always on and always in character, even if his only audience is the bored guy at the car wash who couldn’t give a crap about the Hip-Hop Magician. This guy’s life is bad enough, washing cars in the middle of the night; he has to put up with this too?




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