Keeping it real


Welcome to the 38th installment of Love it ? or Hate it ? usual we take a subject and tell you whether we love it or hate it. Well, excpet for this time.

We still want you to feel free to throw in your 2-cents.

Humor us..tell us which subjects you love and which ones you hate.

Millions of viewers have sent in email and left messages asking about the origins of the Love it or Hate It blog. Frankly, nobody really knows its true origin. It just sort of appeared out of nowhere.

Years of painstaking research have been undertaken and countless tax dollars used to study it. The most logical conclusion that the research team has been able to reach is that it came from the genius known as Harry Callahan.

So, join us today as we take a stroll down memory lane and salute you, Mr. really awesome blog inventor guy.



From the very first LIHI:

The first subject is..Mark Cuban..Dallas Mavs owner.



Okay i will have first shot.

Harry : I am going with..I love Cuban.

I loved it when he was fined by the NBA $500,000 after saying this about Ed Rush the leagues director of officials.

"I wouldn't hire him to manage a Dairy Queen"

HA ! HA ! HA ! $500,000 is pocket scratch to him..he is worth like 1.5 Billion dollars.

Then he accepted an invitation to work behind the counter of a Dairy Queen to laugh it all off and be a good sport about it.


i B4 e :I love Cuban's too, but make sure you're not getting any Dominicans.


After a wildly successful pilot we decided to add our avatars next to our names. Why? Heck, your guess is as good as mine. I think Harry was smoking the wrong end of bong. Don't tease him though, he's still a little sensitive about it.


Harry: Okay then..i guess i will tee it off first.

The first subject is wombats.


Harry: Love them.

I guess i never really gave the'..marsupial ?..mammal ?..whatever it is..much thought.

Lilwound is a big fan of the furry rodent like..walking manatee.

So if they are cool with him they are cool with me.


i B 4 e: Love them.

I once loved a wombat. The haunting memories of lost love. Our eyes met across the crowded hat store. I, a customer, and she a coquettish wombat. Oh, I pursued and she withdrew, then she pursued and I withdrew, and so we danced. I burned for her, much like the burning during urination that I would experience soon afterwards.


 We soon realized that we might have stumbled on to a hit. Or maybe we were hitting the bong too hard. Either way, the requests to be guest stars started pouring in.


Some of our very firsts guests.


Our third subject is going to be refried beans.

It's All Mine!: Love it.

Also known as frijoles refritos, refried beans bring joy and happiness to an otherwise bland world.

If prepared properly, they are impossible to use as spackling or as a facial mask, simply because their beauty is inescapable. Only a truly evil person would defile such perfection.

One word of advice: Never, ever attempt to make refried peas.


Ahh..okay..moving on to the next subject..which is Heineken beer.


Curly: Hate it.

If you like skunky beer, then this is the label for you! I don't know if it's because it's imported from the Netherlands or wherever it's from, but this stuff always, always smells like the bottle's been open for a few days in the sun and then resealed.
Now, at this point, someone might say "well, that's why you put the lime in offset that taste and smell," to which I'd reply "alright, well I'm sure that dog crap would taste okay if you added enough sugar to dilute it, doesn't change the fact that, left to it's own merits, it's still just dog doo."
So...yeah... Not a fan.



Of course we had to invite the blog's namesake


The second subject is Gene Simmons.

LoveItHateIt: Hate him.

He's a very, very strange man. Although one FN user did liken my tongue as Gene Simmons esque... I guess I took that as a compliment.


And a couple of our now "permanent" panelists started out as guest stars


The second subject is  Paris Hilton.



KPKahder: Love her.

Paris Hilton - Does Paris even have a Hilton? When I was there I stayed at the Marriot by the Arc D'Triomphe.

Oh wait, you mean THE Paris Hilton? Love her. I totally love that chick. Not enough you know to stalk her or give up men or anything.

She can't act, she can't sing but the chick keeps getting acting and singing deals. She has a kick ass body, a beautiful face and rolling in dough.

She has video's of her sexlife plastered all over the net and is she embarrased? Hell no! She finds a way to make money off it !

Ya gotta love Paris Hilton. Any woman that says she hates Paris Hilton is lying through her teeth.


The third subject is Bryant Gumble of H.B.O.s " Real sports with Bryant Gumble".

rstowe: Hate him.

Just another Gumble blowhard who thinks he knows more than he really does. Just how many Gumbles does the sporting world need?


Who could forget our most famous guest?

The first subject is Jerry Glanville.

Cassidy's House: Love him.

JG was the next man in black since Johnny Cash.

Also loved his quote on the role of coaches: 

"We deserve no credit as coaches. We didn't have anything to do with it. I promise you it was all the players. We were just watching."


We have had some guests that we never asked back because they begged to be on the show then stood us up and never showed up to comment. I won't give out their names here. Being permanently banished from LIHI is punishment enough.


Our first, well they are our only guests since we brought LIHI back to Fannation


The second subject is..Tom Brady.


As a team player, I hate Tom because he is on the Patriots (I like the Bills). As a person, Tom is cool. I mean, when you are not looked at as a star player, and then you are put in to replace a good quarterback, and then you go on and win 3 Super Bowls (and don't tell me it's just because he had great players around him), who could hate him?


The fourth subject is what beer do you love and what beer do you hate ?


Ah, a subject near and dear to my heart. I'll start with the beer I hate, which may be a bit of a surprise. The beer I hate is Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. Back in the early 90's, it was Sierra Nevada that first got me to experiment with new, interesting, non-Budweiser styles and brands of beer. For many years thereafter, it was for me my Budweiser's were the staple beer. But then it got popular. Now their production techniques are so geared toward the mass-market, that they've sacrificed the most important element in any beer, the taste. Today, Sierra Nevada is just a darker version of Bud, and I would rather drink water than have one.

The beer I love is Anchor Steam. I could go a variety of micro-brew directions on this topic, but they all seem to have their ups and downs. Anchor Steam is as good a beer now as it was when I first tried it though, and that is to say it is a GREAT beer. When you come in on a 100+ degree day and need a cold beer, Anchor Steam is perfect. When you are with the Mrs. at an upscale San Francisco restaurant for an anniversary dinner,you can't go wrong with Anchor Steam. A delicious beer that is just right for every occasion.


And finally we leave you with the very first appearance of the most popular guest we have ever had in the history of LIHI



This is a new addition called Jyoti's corner..this young lady is way cool..and is an official Pier-11 buddy of ours.

We will ask her a couple questions each week so you can get to know her a little better...she is the one with the backpack front and center.

We advise you to not let her size fool you.. she is a 5th degree black belt in Hapkido and can probably kick the crap out of you in a moments be nice to her.


Harry: Good morning Jyoti..let's get the folks up to speed on who you are.

Why don't you tell them your full name..your age and where you live for starters.


Jyoti: Good morning to you too Harry. My full name is Jyoti Amge and i am 14 years old. I am from Nagpur, India.


Harry: Height and weight ?


Jyoti: I am 1 foot 11 inches tall and weigh 11 lbs...i am the smallest girl in the world.


Harry: Hey thanks Jyoti..we will have you on again next wednesday for another chat...don't want to tell the folks everything about you on the first blog.

Take it easy..and we will see you next week.


Jyoti: week it is then..take it easy Pier brothers.


Well that's it folks..we hope you liked it..if always..we could give a crap.





                                    This has been an Asylum-3 production.

                                                       Est. 5/ 5/ 09



             All panel members were at least 18 years old at the time of production. Well, excpet for Jyoti, but her fake ID totally rocks.

                 Any panel member resembling a real person is merely coincidental.


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