Thursday, June 28, 2007

William B. Turner

Rank and organization: First Lieutenant, U.S. Army 105th Infantry, 27th Division. Place and date: Near Ronssoy, France, 27 September 1918. Entered service at: Garden City, N.Y. Birth: Boston, Mass. G.O. No.: 81, W.D., 1919. Citation: He led a small group of men to the attack, under terrific artillery and machinegun fire, after they had become separated from the rest of the company in the darkness. Single-handed he rushed an enemy machinegun which had suddenly opened fire on his group and killed the crew with his pistol. He then pressed forward to another machinegun post 25 yards away and had killed 1 gunner himself by the time the remainder of his detachment arrived and put the gun out of action. With the utmost bravery he continued to lead his men over 3 lines of hostile trenches, cleaning up each one as they advanced, regardless of the fact that he had been wounded 3 times, and killed several of the enemy in hand-to-hand encounters. After his pistol ammunition was exhausted, this gallant officer seized the rifle of a dead soldier, bayoneted several members of a machinegun crew, and shot the other. Upon reaching the fourth-line trench, which was his objective, 1st Lt. Turner captured it with the 9 men remaining in his group and resisted a hostile counterattack until he was finally surrounded and killed.

This was during WWI, so that machinegun fire and artillery fire you read about is not old and outdated weapons. That was modern weapons doing what they were designed to do, kill efficently. And they did. Artillery was the number one killer in WWI, and it hasn't changed much since. Machineguns were new and scary weapons. When WWI started the M08 German gun could apit out 600 rpm, but 1918 at the end of the War, they were dealing 1200 rpm. And the Germans believed in machinegun technology and with good reason, it saved them a lot of equipment when they went on the defensive.

Turner was a super bad ass. When they say he attacked 4 trenches, they were not talking about lite work. This was some heavy lifting. The last thing you want to be doing in a war is killing the enemy by hand to hand combat. Turner fought it till the end. Reminds me of the Spartans at Thermopylea.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

This is for me...

Rise of man theory ‘out by 400,000 years’
Dalya Alberge, Arts Correspondent

Our earliest ancestors gave up hunter-gathering and took to a settled life up to 400,000 years earlier than previously thought, according to controversial research.

The accepted timescale of Man’s evolution is being challenged by a German archaeologist who claims to have found evidence that Homo erectus — mankind’s early ancestor, who migrated from Africa to Asia and Europe — began living in settled communities long before the accepted time of 10,000 years ago.

The point at which settlement actually took place is the first critical stage in humanity’s cultural development.

Helmut Ziegert, of the Institute of Archaeology at Hamburg University, says that the evidence can be found at excavated sites in North and East Africa, in the remains of stone huts and tools created by upright man for fishing and butchery.

Professor Ziegert claims that the thousands of blades, scrapers, hand axes and other tools found at sites such as Budrinna, on the shore of the extinct Lake Fezzan in southwest Libya, and at Melka Konture, along the River Awash in Ethiopia, provide evidence of organised societies.

He believes that such sites show small communities of 40 or 50 people, with abundant water resources to exploit for constant harvests.

The implications for our knowledge of human evolution — and of our intellectual and social beginnings — are “profound” and a “staggering shift”, he said.

Professor Ziegert used potassium argon isotopic dating, stratigraphy and tool typology to compile his evidence. He will publish his findings this month in Minerva, the archaeology journal.

The news divided scholarly opinion yesterday.

Sean Kingsley, an archaeologist and the managing editor of Minerva, said: “This research is nothing less than a quantum leap in our understanding of Man’s intellectual and social history. For archaeology it’s as radical as finding life on Mars.

“As a veteran of over 81 archaeological surveys and excavations . . . Ziegert is nothing if not scientifically cautious, which makes the current revelation all the more exciting.”

But others were far from convinced. Paul Pettitt, senior lecturer in palaeolithic archaeology at the University of Sheffield, said: “Are they truly the remains of huts and not a natural phenomenon? Do they really date 400,000 years or are they much more recent? The site formation, age and implications are all questionable.”

He said that Homo erectus was a highly mobile hunter, that human remains can accumulate for a number of reasons and that the evidence to be published by Minerva does not indicate a year-round settlement.

Further scepticism was voiced by Paul Bahn, an archaeologist who specialises in the palaeolithic period. Although he believes that Homo erectus was quite advanced and capable of building durable structures, occasionally coming together in large groups, he remains to be convinced about settlements.

He said: “Homo erectus could have been there for a few days. He wouldn’t have carried the tools around. Inevitably, they accumulate. If hunter-gatherers found no cave or rock shelter, it makes sense that they might have built a shelter for a few days or seasonally. Just the fact that they’re made out of stone doesn’t mean they were permanent settlements.

Nick Barton, a lecturer in palaeolithic archaeology at the Institute of Archaeology at the University of Oxford, said: “No unequivocal dating evidence is presented except that based on the typology of the artefacts. It is entirely possible that the site represents a palimpsest of material spanning the palaeolithic to the neolithic.”

Homo erectus — a species that has been recognised since the late 19th century — lived from about 1.6 million to 200,000 years ago, ranging widely from Africa and Asia to parts of Europe. Most of the anatomical differences between Homo erectus and Homo sapiens relate to the skull and teeth, with the former having a jutting browridge, a wide nose and large teeth.

Professor Ziegert said: “The first archaeological revolution in fact was not triggered by anatomically ‘modern humans’ in the neolithic, or indeed in the technological and cultural revolution associated with the upper palaeolithic, but by Homo erectus, upright Man, an altogether different ancestral species making waves at the dawn of humanity.”

After decades of fieldwork, Professor Ziegert is convinced that future discoveries will uphold his conclusions. Under his direction, the University of Hamburg has scheduled a further programme of excavations at Budrinna and Melka Konture over the next four years.

For those who know me, how true is this!

Your Rapper Name Is...

Humpin' Gangsta

Monday, June 25, 2007

Top of the morning to you....

Just wanted to hit on a few things before I rolled out, on the raod this morning. First I just say that after our first two named storms of the season, the Atlantic has been fairly calm. Maybe the calm before the storm. Get your emergency supplies together. When you go shopping this week, grab some extra batteries. They will get used trust me. If your real ambitious, at Walmart you can get a simple weather band radio for like $13. You will use this more than you think also. When I was down in south Florida after Andrew rolled her, I was surprised at how much I used my radio.

Alright more later. Enjoy the A.M.

Friday, June 22, 2007

I don't know about this.

Here is a shot of Indy on the set of the new movie. The story is set in the 1950's so its kinda cool Indy looks older. But damn Indy looks older! I hope they don't totally screw this up. I mean its got Lucas and Speilberg back together, its gotta have some kind of entertainment value.

A Mexican American to be proud of...

As for those of you that personally know me, you know I can't get enough of stories like the story of CMOH recipient Alfred Rascon. I served with many latinos. From all over too. El Salvador, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Dominican, and a guy from Nicaragua. The usual story is money. The Army is a good gig if you got no bills. Like one big rollin party. Kinda like college without the books. Anyway I digress, I read a lot about MOH winners when I was in. It was easy, they are remembered all over. You know if your unit has had a MOH winner in it. They have a spot for them somewhere in the CQ. This is just a snippet of Mr. Rascon's story
Disregarding his own life and his numerous wounds, Specialist Rascon reached and covered him with his body absorbing the blasts from the exploding grenades, and saving the soldier's life, but sustaining additional wounds to his body. While making his way to the wounded point squad leader, grenades were hurled at the sergeant. Again, in complete disregard for his own life, he reached and covered the sergeant with his body, absorbing the full force of the grenade explosions. Once more Specialist Rascon was critically wounded by shrapnel, but disregarded his own wounds to continue to search and aid the wounded. Severely wounded, he remained on the battlefield, inspiring his fellow soldiers to continue the battle. After the enemy broke contact, he disregarded aid for himself, instead treating the wounded and directing their evacuation.
Go read the whole article. It's worth it. It really makes you think about what you are made of.

Well I know its lame, but look at this one....

You Are 35% Redneck

The wheels still turning, but the hamster's dead.
You're just fakin' bein' a redneck.

Yeah thats about right. I used to be a lot more neck than I am now. I guess that whole army thing beat a lot of the shit out of me. Damn colorless society crap. Anyway I know I have not posted much of late, I have been travelin for work. Sucks. All right party on. Weekend is in site...

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

And I thought my southern draw was getting worse...

Your Linguistic Profile:

60% General American English

20% Yankee

15% Dixie

0% Midwestern

0% Upper Midwestern

Good day ninas!

I have not been bloggin much the past few days cause I have been researching some other sites to add to the list. I recommend the Congressional Medal of Honor Society page for some real amazing stories of valor. Web MD is always interesting. I added a blog on Deep Sea News that has not failed to deliver good stuff since I found it. Restaurant Gal SPeaks is good at reminding me about the west coast and its laid back inhabitants. You will see some stuff from Blogthings on here. Love that site, all you blog owners check that one out. TMZ is here now. Funny stuff our celebrities are. I shortened my news section and added the Armed Forces Journal. I used to read that all the time, i thought it was good to do so again. And thats about it. When I add more, will update. In the meantime, read something useful.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Movie Buff?

Your Movie Buff Quotient: 92%

You are a movie buff of the most obsessive variety. If a movie exists, chances are that you've seen it.
You're an expert on movie facts and trivia. It's hard to stump you with a question about film.

Yeah, thats me. I have seen to many damn movies. But thats my thing. Before I met my wife, there were days I would hit 3 movies a day. I would go to the theater, catch a show, go to Ruby Tuesday's hit 2 or 3 martini's, back to the movies to sober up, and if I was really fellin it, maybe another round of martini's and another flick. Yeah I had a lot of time on my hands. Just take the test.

Father's Day

Okay, I am new to the Father's Day thing. People make it out to be some big deal about father's day, but I don't see it that way. I am just doing what I do. But that dosen't stop others from throwin a party or something crazy like that.

We had no real plans for the weekend, but then luck would be we got some free Orioles tickets and decided a day at Camden Yards is a good thing. Plus the seats were club level and we knew they would be in the shade by the 3rd inning. We packed up the family truckster and headed out. The trip wasn't to bad. Well the trip up wasn't bad. We get up and rock out the game. The Os blow it in the 8th as usual. That was a bummer, but the young un Burres can throw. Homeboy was dealin and threw 9 k's before his day was done. They got some horses in the starting rotation. It is only a matter of time before they go away via free agency. But I digress, the game closed with a 6-4 loss, and we packed up the car to roll out. Baby girl wasn't happy. She didn't want to be in that car for 2 and half hours, but we got a little dvd player for her and The Little Mermaid kept her company.

It was a great day at the park. There were many dad's out and we all had some weird baseball buzz going with the kids around. I just wish we had some time for other activities. That will come later in the summer. Yeah, a good weekend like this sure as hell makes coming to work on monday a bitch.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Alternative Energy Gets BIG.

Check out the 16m blade that is going to be submerged underwater off the coast of Ireland. There will be two of these giants getting churned be the tides. The rotation on the blades will be 10 to 20 revolutions per minute. I guess the big question is how much of an impact will these have on marine life? I would say not much. Fish are some nimble creatures. Whales wouldn't get close to this. I imagine this things makes vibratons and sounds that many a fish or marine species will avoid. But who the hell am I? Certainly not a marine biologist, so we will let the experts look at that. I am sure there will be a study of the impact of this thing.
All that being said, I like it. I had been looking at some companies from Japan and Austrailia that were toying with tidal and wave generation energy sources, but nothing that could get the watts. All the ideas were to passive. Or if it seemed like it could work from an untested thoery point of view, the machine would have to be very very large. Not that the SeaGen isn't big, cause it is, and thats why it looks like it will work to me. It takes the best of the large wind tubines and gives them predictable energy output with the tides. That is the downer to wind, you never know when its going to blow. Tides are a different story. Plus these twin turbines are big enough to power a 1000 homes. And from what I have been looking at, these are the prototype. The small guys. If this works out, you will see a bunch of energy farms like this. Marine Turbines is saying if everything works out with the SeaGen project, they can have a 10Megawatt farm up and running in 3 years. That is power for about 9000 homes. Thats pretty freakin good for tidal generation. Hydro is where its at amigos. I have had a hard on for hydropower for some time. I think there is a way to produce electrcity for practical household cunsumption with roughly 500 to 1000 gallons of water, but that is a post for another time. I really need to work on the specs on that.

Shitty Luck.

I got up the other day and headed out to the grocer to get some breakfast supplies for the fmaily. Eggs, Pop Tarts, juice, that sort of thing. I got to the light and was chillin listening to some blues tunes on the radio and splat. Splat what? A bird had taken a shit and it landed just inside the window, hit the seat and sprayed me. I had bird shit on the side of my face, neck, and arm. WTF? I was sitting inside a car, what are the freakin odds of me getting bird shit on me? I can understand if I was walking on the road or just outside in general. The last time that happened was 3rd grade. But you know that old wives tale that it is good luck to have a bird shit on you? I think it must be true, the next day I was at a brunch and won the 50/50. So a little bird shit is worth $65 bucks.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

WMD's close to home.

Lets go swimming! I'm ready! The bitch is this stuff has been out there on the ocean floor for about what atleast 50 years now. The article does not specify, but mustard gas is a hangover from WWI. The origianal post can be read here. I have not read that blog much, but this one article will change that. Man thats a lot of chem out there off our coast. Any one outraged?

Monday, June 11, 2007

Albero Licks Balls, Part III

I will say something, that ball lickin son of a gun is right about one thing, say Albero licks balls and the site meter will go off. Look at this graph after Mr. Sensitivity pissed a bitch about bein call a nut sack smoothie slurper. Thats a lot Joey's sheep walking on my page. Can't say I want em here, but I have a feelin they will not be back. Roughly 600 more hits than usual. I bet his usual crowd is 1000 to 1200 readers and they hit his site 8 or 9 times a day. And bang 10000 hits. What a dim wit. You would think the man would be at least 10% smarter than the equipment e is using. SO go ahead an open a paper small time. There is nothing better I would like to watch than ALbero throw away thousand on those great writing skills of his or that keenly honed sense of journalism he dispalys on a daily bases. Then have his ass handed to him cause of liable print. But if your basin those circulation numbers on your hit count, you are wrong IDIOT!. So take your sheep and mosey on down the road. Don't let the door knob hit you where the good lord split you.


One of the best finishes ever. Ever. This girl can run. Strong closer. If you missed it, watch this. Last time a filly won the Belmont was 1905 I think, before that 1867. So its a rare event.

Joe Albero Licks Balls. Part II

Hey there Joey boy! Glad to see you stop by from time to time. I bet you were surprised to see your name and lickin balls up there in print. Well I guess you weren't, that shit is all over the internet anyway. My Joey Licks Balls campaign has raised awareness to the plight of your dry tounge and the want it has for moist, sweaty balls to refresh it's taste buds. So your welcome there. The summer shall not be that dire for you now. Anyway I would thank for for jackin up my stat counter, but I dont care about the numbers, like you I use it to see who came to say hi. Also like your little meter, it probably only gets like 300 hits a day. It's okay, you don't have to rage my man. God didn't bless all of us with literary skills, some of us are just better at manufacturing crap and some people are better ar writing crap.

I loved the write up on me! But you will do better to beat up on me a little more. You should have put up the history of why I think you lick balls. See you wrote a tiny half assed article, well not really that either...its just lame. You should have noted that I have been on your ass in the online world for what 2 years now? Calling you names, pointing out your short comings, in short being a pain in your ass. But I gave up on that a long time ago. You're just a ball licker and thats really all I got to say about that. Plus its a way childish thing to do and that probably gets to you more than anything. See I could sue you for something, and you would be fine with that. Bring it on right? Mr. deep pockets wants to flex his nutz on the peasants right? But that aint no fun is it? No challange breaking up families is there? SO you want a mayor on your mantel and you just might get it, or she could walk away and deprive you of the one thing you want to blow your inflated ego wad of man juice on...the mayor being defeated in the election by someone you back. See you have a loud voice and a good flock of sheep, but you're pathetic at politics. And thats ok, that is what they have college and universities for. Go take that fortune you have and invest in you mind you IDIOT!. Of course you will.

Well have a nice day Joey. I can't say it's been fun cause talking to you or about you is like masturbating with a cheese grater, slightly amusing but mostly painful.

Friday, June 8, 2007


Okay, as most of you know, I am the father of a 19 month old girl. She loves cartoons and so do I. I have always watched them. Even in adult life. Well she is all about The Goodnight Show on the Sprout channel. We watch it every night. I don't get down with all the cartoons, The Berenstain Bears is weak, so is Make Way for Noddy. Whats up with Noddy anyway? He needs to grow a pair. Big Ears isn't like Noddy. But there are a few really good shows. Sagwa rocks and Jakers! The adventures of Piggly Winks kicks ass. The characters are Piggly, Ferni, Dannon, and Molly. These guys are the Seinfeld of the toodler set. I admit it that I have invested to much internal memory to that show, but its so damn cute. Plus there are a ton of shows, we have been watching for like 4 months and seen like 5 repeats. But the show takes place on a farm in the 1950's or abouts there in Ireland. Ferni steals the show. But the town they are near is Tara, pornounced like tar with a uh on the end. They play in the castle ruins every now and again. I never really thought that there was this town named Tara with ruins in it, but guess what, there is. Here is an article talking about a situation the castle ruins are in. oooo Jenny mac! Apparently they want to build a highway through there. WTF? This is the place of the Irish high kings from back in the day. Not only that how the hell am I supposed to explain to my kid that we can't visit Tara in the future cause the castle remnants she wants to see are a freakin highway? Those daft Irish better get this shit straighted out.

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Joe Albero Licks Balls.

No secret there. But as I was sitting doen this morning to compose my ritual haiku here at my key board, I noticed 15 comments under my last haiku. And well someone went through great lengths to say Joey Albero licks balls through the beautiful form of haiku. Check it out.

Anonymous said...

smartest of all men
i love to lick hairy balls
love me or hate me

June 6, 2007 10:02 PM
Anonymous said...

better, smarter, more talent
a legend in my own mind
love them hairy balls

June 6, 2007 10:07 PM
Anonymous said...

i am very rich
i love to drop peoples names
i have to buy friends

June 6, 2007 10:09 PM
Anonymous said...

i am entitled
i am a sociopath
i'm a narcissist

June 6, 2007 10:11 PM
Anonymous said...

i am a sick man
i am joe albero
i need mental help

June 6, 2007 10:12 PM
Anonymous said...

so misunderstood
the emotional vampire
you know i am right

June 6, 2007 10:15 PM
Anonymous said...

you think you know me
am i john, dave or rat
keep guessing psycho

June 6, 2007 10:21 PM
Anonymous said...

spreading hate and lies
causing trouble is my goal
i can do no good

June 6, 2007 10:25 PM
Anonymous said...

i betray my friends
i cannot be trusted at all
i hurt everyone

June 6, 2007 10:28 PM
Anonymous said...

i crave attention
i think i'm a journalist
i'm delusional

June 6, 2007 10:29 PM
Anonymous said...

i like to bully
i'm a liar and a cheat
i am number one

June 6, 2007 10:31 PM
Anonymous said...

vindictive and mean
i don't care about the truth
i make my own rules

June 6, 2007 10:36 PM
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June 6, 2007 10:38 PM
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June 6, 2007 10:39 PM
Anonymous said...

superior man
always bragging and boasting
i am impotent

June 6, 2007 10:40 PM

So there you have it. Joey angst right here on my blog. Now I guess I have stooped to local bullshit levels. Oh well. I don't care and thats pretty much our attitude down here in SoCo MD baby. Fuck it, its happy hour somewhere. Peaky's is kickin pretty good from the new ownership, meet y'all there at 5:15 for drinks. Peace.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Operation Overlord

At 6:30 a.m., American troops came ashore at Utah and
Omaha beaches. At Omaha, the U.S. First Division battled high seas,
mist, mines, burning vehicles-and German coastal batteries, including
an elite infantry division, which spewed heavy fire. Many wounded
Americans ultimately drowned in the high tide. British divisions,
which landed at Gold, and Sword beaches, and Canadian troops, landing
at Juno beach, also met with heavy German fire, but by the end of the
day they were able to push inland.

And how. I don't know if any of you have been shot at, but it is an errie sound. That quick hissing whizz as that round zings by, but that was just one bullet. One isolated shot that still is a crisp in my ears today as back then. And I have been on the other end too. Never shot a machine gun at a person, but I have burned thousands of rounds on a M60. Thousands. Thats why I can't hear a damn thing these days. But that was fun. What these guys were met with is beyond fear. These guys knew their ticket was punched. Who thought they would live to tell the tale. Boat loads of guys who never got off the boat. Laying in the sand, paralyzed from machine gun fire watching the tide ebb closer, counting the last hours of you life before the water drowns you.

Still the casualty count on D-Day isn't as bad as you think.
The United States and Britain each lost about 1,000
men, and Canada 355. Before the day was over, 155,000 Allied troops
would be in Normandy. However, the United States managed to get only
half of the 14,000 vehicles and a quarter of the 14,500 tons of
supplies they intended on shore.
The operation was a success, but some didn't view it that way. Either way, the invasion at Normandy will go down as one of the greatest examples of valor in the annals of sacrifice. It's right there with the Spartans stand at Thermopylea. Or the RAFs Battle over Briton. But lets not get lost in the events. While D-Day was the event, it was people like Pvt. George Peters who made D-Day a success. A when a person is determined, nothing can stop them. I read that in the code of the samuri, it is said that even if the head is removed from the body, the samuri must still possess the strength to cause a final blow to his enemy, so to know victory in death. The samuri must have unflappable determination. Peters did.
Pvt. Peters stood up without orders and began a l-man charge against the hostile emplacement armed only with a rifle and grenades. His single-handed assault immediately drew the enemy fire away from his comrades. He had run halfway to his objective, pitting rifle fire against that of the machinegun, when he was struck and knocked to the ground by a burst. Heroically, he regained his feet and struggled onward. Once more he was torn by bullets, and this time he was unable to rise. With gallant devotion to his self-imposed mission, he crawled directly into the fire that had mortally wounded him until close enough to hurl grenades which knocked out the machinegun, killed 2 of its operators, and drove protecting riflemen from their positions into the safety of a woods.

How did Lincoln put it? "Dear Madam: I have been shown in the files of the War Department a statement of the Adjutant-General of Massachusetts that you are the mother of five sons who have died gloriously on the field of battle. I feel how weak and fruitless must be any words of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering to you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom. Yours very sincerely and respectfully, Abraham Lincoln."

Rest in peace boys, you deserve it.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Spring Haiku

humid windy storm
low clouds skip along tree tops
tropical weather

Sunday, June 3, 2007


How about that. On the first day of the hurricane season, a named storm rolls up on us. Welcome Barry. He's gonna give us some rain, some heavy rain in some areas. So get your water boots ready. Some wind. Should be fun. Got your emergency stuff together?

Friday, June 1, 2007


I am now a witness. See when the whole Lebron James thing started to go down, I didn't want to like the guy. I admit I thought of him as I did every other kid jumping straight to the NBA- spoiled, brass, ingnorant. That changed cause of the little things I saw over time. One of the first things that I remember that made me think different about LJ was when he was beening interviewed after practice once, before he started to speak, he stopped to take the gum out of his mouth. Now I know that seems trivial, but it speaks a lot about the character in him. So I started to watch.

Now I have been watching sports since the 80's, seriously watching them, not just keeping up with what goes on. I never got to involved in watching the NBA or basketball in general until I joined the army. I spent many a cold winter night in the army watching college or NBA hoops. And these cats were from Detriot, New York, Texas and what not. Just hangin out with them, you pick up a lot. That was the start of the Jordan era. Da Bulls. It was exciting, it was sexy, it was what everyone was watching. I never felt that in the NBA since. Not even when 45 came back and did it again. Nothing like those first 3.

Last night I tuned in to the Game 5 between the Pistons and Cavs. I watched a guy take over a game and by himself beat down a really good team. A good defensive team. James made long shots, impossible shots. Need a 3, bang got it. He was triple teamed, still delivered. It was his will that won that game. The determination not to lose. And it was all left on the court. Scored the last 25 points and the last 29 out of 30. Nothing else compares in the last few years. That was electric.

So if you haven't watched, you should. LeBron is the real deal. Become a witness.