Tuesday, May 8, 2012

My Valedictory Address...Redux

Old school is the best school, hence the name Classic University. Classic is defined as something created that is generally considered to be of the highest quality and of enduring value. That’s why the older cars are called classics, older pieces of art…classic, older literature…classic, older music…classic. That brings us to University, which is an educational institution for higher learning!
When you add those two words together, (Classic University) it is my way of saying the Oldschool. This site will have news, gossip, sports, music and life from an Oldschool perspective. Why do we need that?

Nowadays everything is fast and furious, supposedly bigger and better, new and improved. Not from where I stand, the kids are crazier, the mothers are younger and the fathers are non-existent. The sports figures are celebrities and celebrities are gods, however they both stay drugged up and under arrest. And why does the average artist album have about 2 good songs on it. WHY?!?!

I know why, because today it’s all about the money, the mighty dollar. Gone are the days of playing sports for the passion of the game, making music for the love of the music, or creating art just for the creativity or the inspiration of it all. That’s why the world that we know today is watered down.

The NBA is full of overpaid crybabies that would not last two minutes in the NBA that I fell in love with in the 80’s and 90’s. Most of todays players are not fundamentally sound and they don’t know the game of basketball. Players these days are just very athletic and trying to get paid.

The beloved all American statistic driven Major League Baseball is full of athletes that are bigger and better…not because they work harder but because they have no problem cheating the game for the accolades or just to get paid.

The Music industry is all about the money as well. Records labels are about putting out a product that can sell units, not about the art of music or even the artist that composes the music. Some of the best artist and singers in the world do not have a record contract because they may be overweight or not attractive enough to sell records. So what happens? We the customers get a synthesized, over edited and a pretty much fake voice and fake product that we have invested money on…that is if you did not pirate the music in the first place!
And don’t even get me started on that. In the world of Classic University, if we wanted to pirate some music, we had to listen to the radio on a component stereo system (look it up on Wikipedia if you don’t know you young whippersnapper!!) put in a cassette tape, set the tape to record and hit pause and pray you were in the room when your favorite song came on so you could un-pause and record the whole song!! Then pray your little sister or brother didn’t pull the tape out of your favorite cassette tape and ruin it. I have spent a many a night sitting there with a pencil and a cassette tape turning, turning, turning and more turning to get the tape back in the cassette…yawldonthearmetho!!!

I tell you what, though…as a result I appreciated those songs, because I had to work for them. That’s how most things were back in the day, had to be worked for and earned so it wasn’t taken for granted.

This is also the reason why Classic University will be consistently fresh and new, because I will work for and earn your respect as a reader, fan, friend or whatever you may be.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

All Day I Dream of Starwars?!?

If you are wondering where that title comes from...for anyone that does not know back in the day people used to say that ADIDAS was an acronym for "all day I dream of sex".
I heard that in middle school, so chances are there is no truth to it whatsoever!.

However I will now be using a new acronym...the one stated above, because ADIDAS has teamed up with, a Classic Univeristy favorite,
Starwars to make...

The Dark Side goes streetwise with the adidas Star Wars Darth Vader Superstar Track Top, a limited edition design inspired by the overlord's Imperial style. Features a detachable cape, breastplate and hood, and a Vader graphic on the back.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Let's Get Physical?

For real, I mean for real, for real? Are you serious about this?

Reuters Reports

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Move aside Madonna and watch out Barry White. The winner of the sexiest song of all time is -- Olivia Newton-John with "Physical," according to music publication Billboard.

Billboard has come up with a list of the 50 most popular songs about sex in time for Valentine's Day with each song given points according to its performance on the Billboard hot 100 chart from August 1958 until January this year. "Physical," released by Newton-John in 1981, topped the list after spending 10 weeks as No. 1 in the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

And while it certainly speaks to sex with lyrics such as "There's nothin' left to talk about, unless it's horizontally," the song became known as well-known as a track for aerobics classes in line with the singer's
exercise-themed video.
Second in the list came Rod Stewart's 1976 song "Tonight's the Night," followed by Boyz II Men's 1994 ballad "I'll Make Love To You."
"Some songs are steamy slow-jams, some are hi-octane arena-rockers, but what they all have in common (and what got them on this list) is that the
subject matter of each song is directly related to sex, in some way," Billboard
said in a statement.

Other highlights include Rod Stewart, who made the top 10 twice with "Tonight's the Night" and "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy," and Marvin Gaye hit No. 5 with the classic "Let's Get It On."
Following is a list of the top
10 of the top 50 sexiest songs:
1. "Physical" - Olivia Newton-John
2. "Tonight's The Night" - Rod Stewart
3. "I'll Make Love To You" - Boyz II Men
4. "Too Close" - Next
5. "Let's Get It On" - Marvin Gaye
6. "Hot Stuff" - Donna Summer
7. "Do That To Me One More Time" - Captain and Tennille
8. "Like A Virgin" - Madonna
9. "Kiss You All Over" - Exile
10. "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?" - Rod Stewart

How is this possible?!!? I mean are you kidding me, do the people that come up with these list even have a radio with a FM station on it?!!

Do the names R. Kelly or Trey Songz ring a bell?

I am been married for 15 years and these 2 guys STILL make me blush!

With titles like “I Invented Sex”, “Sticky Face”, “12 Play”, “Sex Me” and “Bump and Grind”, how does Olivia Newton John’s song even get into the top 50?

These are just some of the songs that were looked up at the click of a mouse, the mainstream radio is loaded with songs about sex and vivid descriptions of sexual acts, so I find it hard believe a song from 1981 is number one on the charts for being the sexist song of all time.

I mean they use Olivia Newton John’s song “Physical” in health clubs all over the country to exercise to, so how bad can it be? Whereas they would probably feel uncomfortable playing R. Kelly’s songs at a strip club. Go figure…how times have changed.

It's been a long time...

It’s been a long time, I shouldn’t have left you, with out some
classics to look thru!
Just think of how many weak blogs you looked thru,
times up, sorry I left you!

Where have I been you ask? (IF YOU EVEN CARE)

Well it was football season, which means it was fantasy football time which means I was swallowed up in it! Not only does fantasy football take up a lot of my time, trying to keep my wife from thinking fantasy football is not more important than her takes up more time than fantasy football itself!

But never fear, Classic University is here! Back now with a vengeance! As well I am back with some CLASSIC UNIVERSITY SIZED ISSUES!!!

As the DEAN, CEO, and VALEDICTORIAN of Classic University, you well know Oldschool pumps through my veins and with each passing day I miss the Oldschool even more. NOTHING made me miss the Oldschool so much as watching the 2010 NBA DUNK CONTEST!

The 2010 NBA ALL-STAR Dunk Contest was the worst Dunk contest in the HISTORY of DUNK CONTEST…and not just the NBA, DUNK CONTEST PERIOD!

NONE of the contestants even looked like they cared, they were missing dunks, no flair, no personality, the crowd was barely cheering and NOT ONE DUNK was original!

Nate Washington, the winner, was just the lesser of the evils, he basically won because he is a small guy and looks decent while missing dunks and doing all the same crap from the last few years.

Granted, Nate has a slight amount of flair, he brought out a few Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders, before on of the Dunks, however they were just eye candy, didn’t use them as a prop, didn’t jump over them, didn’t interact with them at all, didn’t feel them up, NOTHING! Nate just let them stand there while he missed dunk after dunk and changed from one dunk to another and then had the nerve to act like he did something after making the unoriginal dunk!

Back when the NBA was great, they had the NBA’s brightest stars in the dunk contest and those stars took it serious! They worked at their dunks, they thought about what dunks they were going to do and put time and effort into the contest.

Missed dunks were few and far in between and there were no do-overs, they scored you on the miss, you didn’t get another try, there was no “dunk” clock involved, there was no young goofy looking deer in the headlights looking punks in the contest, it was the best of the best, playing for PRIDE!

Not anymore, these tall tattooed up would be janitors have no pride, they are motivated by nothing, content with just being mediocre and it shows.

There are some classes to be taught and lessons to be learned from the Star Professor of Classic University, another one of my many titles/hats worn here on campus, because these young whippersnappers stink and they don’t even know it! I blame the NBA because the NBA is too drunk with money to tell these fools about themselves.

Let them stay drunk, and with out my hard earned money, because I will not being buying any NBA tickets to any thing ALL-STAR related, anything regular season related or anything NBA related until the playoffs begin. The NBA Playoffs is the only time we get to see any real effort out of these chumps, so until then they will not get my time or money!

Have to have this!!!

Traveling doesn't mean you have to compromise style and class. And why not make your next JetBlue flight to NYC feel like more of an adventure?

This classically and perfectly designed expander duffel, designed with the modern jet-setting, road-warrioring, fine fitting man in mind.

Find your inner Indiana Jones with this surprisingly modern duffel outfitted with a hard-case, enclosed bottom section for shoes, suits, wet packs...or whips.

The top is your classic open-up duffel area where clothes can be easily folded or rolled and ready for whatever the world bring you!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Have to have this!!!

The Light & Sound Hat will not only keep your ears warm, and make you cool as well.

It features two light-up equalizer panels and built in speakers, it can be connected to your iPod or other compatible MP3/MP4 players, cellphones in order to let its amplified speakers get to work. Compatible with any music player with standard headphones output.

Featuring two light-up graphic equalizer panels and built in speakers, this headgear will not only keep your ears warm it allows you to listen to music as it glows along to the beat!

This means that as well as being a Hat you can attach your iPod or other MP3 player, mobile phone, or whatever you’re using to play your music and the amplified speakers provide excellent quality sound.

The EQ panels on the sides will pick up the beat and pulse along in time, turning you into a groovy musical light show.

Coolest hat ever!!

Mugshot Tee

Awesome T-shirt


Everything should taste like Bacon!
Now you can make yourself taste like bacon. Our Bacon Flavored Lip Balm is a constant reminder of the awesome power of bacon.

Friday, November 13, 2009

The Face of Failure!?!

Ok I have to say this….The NFL game last night WAS ONE OF THE WORST GAMES EVER!!!!!!!!

I don’t know if the NFL Network production was bad or if there were 15 people in the stands, maybe it was both but it was horrible either way!

I mean this was supposed to be the premiere of the NFL Network's games for the season and they picked that horrible game and those horrible commentators.

They could have picked Cincy at Pittsburg, Dallas at Green Bay, or even Philly at San Diego and they picked a Division 3 game....It felt like I was watching a High School game or possibly a game between Laburnum State University and Colonial Heights Community College!

I would have rather watched a game between some horrible Black colleges...at least halftime would have been good!!!

My class was cancelled last night, so I was excited to get home to see my family and to get to see the early game, but I feel asleep 3 times…EARLY IN THE GAME!!!

It was like watching paint drying and grass growing at the same time!

The commentating was worse than the game!! With all the great personalities on the NFL Network why would they choose that LOSER from the Detroit Lions Fiasco! Why would anyone hire him for anything?!?

After what Matt Millen did in Detroit the only thing I would hire him for is consulting…ON WHAT NOT TO DO, either that or replacing the entire urinal cakes in my office building.

How does he keep getting jobs? He must have naked pictures of all the right people. I mean I have some naked pictures of some very important people but the only problem is that I am in the pictures too, so they don’t have quite the same impact….sigh.

Have to have this!


This clock was created using an old recycled Fischer turntable and a Doobie Bothers album, Minute by Minute, which is replaceable.

The clock movement is quartz, and requires 1 AA battery (included). The album size is 33. The entire clock measures 17"w x 14h and hangs on the wall with 2 hangars on the back.

It will make a great conversation piece on your wall.

These clocks are made from actual recycled turntables and albums.

So oldschool I think I love it.