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The Madhouse: Week of 3/27 - George McCloud, unemployment, other non-basketball things

The Madhouse is getting weird. You want to talk about some things? Lets talk about some things.

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NBA: Phoenix Suns at Toronto Raptors Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

What to talk about?

Oh! Hey! Here’s a basketball thing! Today (or yesterday, or two days ago by the time this gets published, I don’t know, I’m not in charge) my brother texted me that on this day 19 years ago George McCloud, then of the Denver Nuggets, dropped a career high 22 dimes on the Chicago Bulls in 109-104 overtime win.

Aren’t you curious what that box score looks like? I am. Lets look at the box score. Ain’t s*** else to talk about.

Oh hey. This is fun.

Calbert Cheaney had 1 point and 4 fouls in 41 minutes.

Kevin Willis went for 18 and 13 at 38 years old.

James Posey had his highest scoring game of the season.

As did Jamal Crawford.

So there are some old basketball names. Have fun? Me neither. We’ll probably do it again next week.

What I’m Watching

AT&T Sportsnet Rocky Mountain, easily the worst name of anything ever, has been replaying classic Vegas Golden Knights games while we navigate this global health crisis. Tonight I watched the first game in franchise history, something I had never seen, since the Knights were on the road and I was out of state at the time.

I’m an Ozark fan. Season 3 will be released tonight. I’ll get a start on that tomorrow.

I’m a Love After Lockup fan. Calories don’t get emptier when it comes to television consumption, but I consume the calories ravenously, all the same. I wrapped up that season last weekend.

I’m been watching a lot of old games, like a lot of others. I remember when ESPN Classic first became a thing. We thought that was the coolest thing ever. It’s less cool now, but still fun. Last Saturday I watched Yankees at Mariners, Game Five, ALDS. You’ve seen the highlight, Griffey sliding in to score the winning run in extras.

I’ve been watching a lot of YouTube stuff. There’s a lot of stuff on that YouTube. Hit me with your YouTube recs.

What I’m Playing

Still shoot ‘em ups. Lots of shoot ‘em ups. I put the most time into WITCH-BOT MEGLILO, Phoenix Force, and Space Elite Force II last week. I also jumped on that $30 Octopath Traveler sale on the Switch but haven’t put any time into them yet.

What I’m Reading

You know last week when I told you about those two books I’d be reading? Well, I haven’t started them yet. But I will be tonight. I mean it. Back off. The apocalypse is headed our way.

What I’m Listening To

The Office Ladies Podcast

What I’m Thinking

You’re going to lose your job.

I am not a medical expert. I am not an economic or financial expert. But you know what I do know a little bit about?

Getting s***-canned.

Yes, shocking as it may be Keith has found himself unexpectedly unemployed on more than one occasion. I’m not saying he didn’t deserve it. He probably did. Most of the times anyway.

But here’s the deal, you can’t beat this. It doesn’t matter how smart you are. It doesn’t matter how hard you work. It doesn’t matter how ‘necessary’ you think you are to your company, your community, or the larger society.

You can’t beat this.

This thing is ugly. And who knows how ugly it will get? But you’re going to lose your job.

That’s the perspective you have to have. That your employment has a timer. So you’ve got to do things different. Sock that dough away. As much as you can, for as long as you can. And work. Work for as long as you can.

But the work is going to end. For you. For your family, for your friends. For millions of Americans.

And that’s grim isn’t it? But I’m telling you, take it from someone who has had the rug pulled out from under them more at once, “Nah, I’ll be ok,” is a turrible, turrible perspective.

Plan for the worst. Now. Start. Start planning for the worst.

Unless the worst has already happened. If that’s the case, f*** it. Spend your last $375 on these Paul Westphal game used warm up pants from 1987.

Stay safe. Save money. Go Suns.

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