Another Wednesday, another 'Best Ink' blog....
Thank god I record these things. I do it so that I can fast forward through the commercials, but fast forwarding through the stupid opening of this show is a bonus. The show opens and we see Nicky putting a rosary around his neck. Now, I'm not religious, but this recent fad (I've seen it in the last few years- mostly on very ghetto/gangsta type people) of wearing rosary beads is retarded. A rosary is used for prayer- specifically the prayers you have to say as penance for your sins- it's a Catholic thing. You use the beads to keep count of all the prayers you're supposed to say after confessing. It's not meant to be worn as a necklace.
For the dopey ass flash challenge, they are told to paint an animal print on a white boot. It would have been way cooler if they had just let them do whatever they wanted on the boots. At the end of the flash challenge, they bring in the people that will be getting tattooed, and their pets! They all want tattoos to remember their pets by. One of the people is a crazy lady all dressed in pink with her dyed-pink poodle. There's also a guy with his pet turtle. He says something about the turtle getting too big and having to be returned to the wild in a year. Too big? The damn turtle fits in his hand. Lets get something straight- A dog is a pet, a cat is a pet, even the snake that the 1 person brought is a pet, but a turtle- that's soup. Snakes, lizards, even fish, will recognize you when you approach their tank- they have personalities. A turtle just doesn't give a fuck. I've had a tank with a turtle in it, and I've had turtle soup, and I can tell ya that the soup was way more satisfying.
I always love the way people get all nervous when Joe walks over to see what they're doing. He walks over to Jon and the first thing he says is "Man, you're slow as hell"- fuckin' great. At this point, Nicky has by far the worst tattoo. I don't like this kid- he's definitely not a tattooer in my mind. He's obviously rattled by Joe's presence over his shoulder- awesome.
Since they're down to the final 5 contestants, there is no more voting for the 'bottom 3'. The judging starts and, wow, the tattoo Nicky did sucks. Fuckin' scratchy garbage! Alexis and Jon are chosen as the top 2, with Jon winning for the week. Nicky goes home, which is great, because that kid sucks. Some tears from Alexis because her little buddy got sent home- boo-fuckin'-hoo.
I was a little disappointed that there was no sweet rant from Joe- last week was so good- I want more of that.
Here's some pics of the helmets I put up not too long ago. Got 'em cleared (thanks Joey), and I gotta say they look pretty sweet. I decided not to do anything else with the blue one- it looked real nice just the way it was. The gold/root beer helmet I did a good bit of striping on, and it really brought it all together. I haven't decided if I'm gonna stripe the green one yet. All 3 are for sale- they are all Large, HCI, DOT approved helmets, and they are $200 each. You know your coconut would look sweet in one of these fancy lids.
Went for a nice ride with friends on Sunday- Jeff, Jason (Earl), Jason (Big Sexy- he doesn't know that that's his new name..yet), and Paul. We rode up to Dahlonega and up the mountain. We left after meeting for lunch at Hot & Cold Chinese Buffet- it's about 80 miles to where we stopped, so by the time we got to the top of the mountain, I was more than ready for a smoke and a cold drink. When I opened my saddle bag, I found that my bottle of Vitamin Water had opened up and soaked everything, including my whole damn pack of smokes- crap. There was also a puddle of 'Energy' flavored drink in my damn bag. So, while I used the cap to the bottle to bail the sticky liquid out of my saddle bag, everyone got a good laugh, except for me. I just kept repeating "This is Bullshit, This is BULL SHIT!" So, here's some pics from the ride, including one of the bailing incident.