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Yo Gabba Gabba!

Posted in About Matskat, Random Shit with tags , , , , on March 21, 2010 by Mat$kat

Just got back from taking my daughter to see “Yo Gabba Gabba LIVE” at the Fox Theatre, here in Saint Louis. For the uninitiated, Yo Gabba Gabba is a super-hip children’s show that airs on Nickelodeon. The creator of the show, and main character, “DJ Lance Rock” is a Saint Louis native and the show is a huge hit. It’s so damn hip! The coolest moment of the show, and a perfect example of the level of cool involved here, was when Biz Markie (the oldskool rapper…remember “Oh baby you, got what I NEEEEEED”) came out on stage and gave a beat-box tutorial to all the children. It was pretty boss.

Now I know this has NOTHING to do with videogames or joysticks, BUT I just gotta tell ya..this show was DOPE! If any of you have kids, and have managed to live under rocks and have avoided ever hearing about Yo Gabba Gabba, then do yourself and your kids a favor and check it out!


And I’m OUT!


No Snakes in Ireland – St. Patrick’s Day

Posted in About Matskat with tags , , , , , , , on March 17, 2010 by Mat$kat

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

You might surmise, by my logo that I am an Irish-American, and DAMN proud of it.

Today is the first St. Paddy’s that I have had to work, usually for the past SEVERAL years I have the day off.

Usually my wife and I spend the day at the “real” parade in old Dogtown (Dogtown is St.Louis’ oldest Irish ghetto,  getting it’s name from the dogs that would chase horses and carriages down the street in the old days). Spending the day stuck in my office, was quite the downer..BUT lemons = lemonade! I spent the morning blasting bagpipes and the Dropkick Murphys – annoying the shit out of my co-workers.

There’s always next year – so have a pint of beer and a glass of whiskey for me!

Faugh A Ballagh!” Gaelic for “Clear the Way!”