BILLY’S BACK AND WE GOT ‘EM – THE OFFICIAL RULES

The NFL season has begun, and that means Billy the Cuban Pollock is back as well! Billy is one of the best football handicappers out there, and for the past few years he’s helped listeners win quite a few office pools and beat their bookies. But again this year, you’ll be competing against Billy!

Billy’s picks will go up no later than Thursday night (we hope), just like the last few years. They will be posted on both the Facebook group page and here. Your picks have to be sent to me via e-mail (djdeadboy@djdeadboy.com) or messaged to me on Facebook. If you beat Billy? A $20 Amazon Gift Certificate is YOURS! The gift certificate is courtesy the good folks at Amazing Heroes, fine purveyor of comic books, sports cards, and sports memorabilia (and Magic the Gathering too!). That’s it! In the case of a tie, the total points of Monday nights’ game will decide the winner. But in order to win you’ve got to beat Billy. So let’s spell it out, nice and simple:

  1. Picks must be submitted no later than Midnight Saturday, EST. That’s when the clock strikes 12 and Saturday turns into Sunday. Picks received any later will be void.
  2. Picks must include all games on Sunday and Monday. Picks missing games will be void.
  3. Mondays’ pick must include the guessed total points. That means the sum of the total points scored by both teams. Monday’s pick without total points will be void.
  4. Your picks must beat Billy’s picks. That means you must have as many or more wins than Billy. In the event of a tie with Billy, closest to the actual total points of Monday nights’ game will be declared the winner. If Billy is closer than you? Sorry! But you can lose Monday’s game and still beat Billy via points!
  5. In the event of a dead tie, the house (Billy) wins. Sorry!
  6. A tie between two winners will be decided in true NFL fashion: via coin-toss.
  7. If no one wins? Them’s the breaks; the prize is not rolled over to the following week.
  8. There is only one winner per week. The person with the best record who beats Billy is the winner.
  9. All decisions of The Rigor Mortis Radio Show and affiliates are final.

Got it? Good! So watch for Billy’s picks here and on the Rigor Mortis Radio Show group page on Facebook every week. They’ll be up no later than Thursday night. They will also be announced on the show. It all starts this coming week, so get your helmets and pads on   and prepare to go up against the best. But remember: in order to be the man, you gotta beat the man: Billy The Cuban Pollock!

Go West Young (Dead) Man!

Good Mourning guys and ghouls! Just a little update: the move is OVER! Castle Deadboy has OFFICIALLY relocated from The Big Bad Apple to parts west. Now, you’re thinking, where on earth could he go that’s as cool as NYC? Well, if you’re thinking the City of Angels, you’d be wrong. Although it was a consideration, I had to go to “The Home Of Rock”, and it sure as fuck ain’t Cleveland!  There is some more traveling to do next week, there will be some fixin’ of a computer, or a workaround of some sort, and we are gonna get this show back on track. There might be some time changes in the future but I’m going to stay as close to our schedule as possible for the time being. As for where the Crypt and Crew has relocated? Just watch the video right here… And remember, “You can’t kill me, I’m already dead!”

Fucked again…

Well, just when you thought you had it all together… Things were going great! Just celebrated six years on the air and my birthday, show was ready to roll last night and was in the midst of a kick ass first set. And then, as it happens, we had an error. Let’s not call it an error, let’s call it a mal-fucking-function.

I’m not a fan of Windows 8, and I’ve made that abundantly clear. There’s some notorious bugs in there, specifically with laptop trackpad issues. And, once again, the trackpad froze. Sometimes it unfreezes by itself, sometimes by vigorously rubbing the pad it unfreezes, and sometimes by clicking either button it will start working again. None of the above worked. So, while trying to “rub one out”, so to speak, my hand crashed into the screen of the laptop and that was that. Have you ever seen a broken display? It’s horrifying…

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kinda like that, except it’s worse when it’s yours.

 

So, here we are again. Busted computer, and neither the time or resources to get it fixed at this moment. There would have been no show on the 22nd of June (out of town again; busy busy busy) but that doesn’t matter squat at this moment for the 29th and the rest of the summer. There’s going to be some major changes in my personal life over the next few  months, and the show would have probably been (at best) sporadic over the summer; possibly more shows possibly less but different to say the least.  But it doesn’t change the fact that it was still alive and kicking, and at this moment it’s not. “What now?” is the burning question on your mind, and mine as well.

Kickstarter Campaign for funding has been suggested; I’d have to find out how much it’s going to cost to fix. Try and fix it myself and damage it further? No thanks. Bite the bullet and just pay for it? Possible, but funds are incredibly tight and not an expense I can handle right now or god only knows when. Buy a new one, or go back to the original way of doing the show and piggyback off the new Macbook? Possible, but not really an option I want to consider. If I can get the other one fixed, that’s really my favored option as I won’t have to reload everything, which is a colossal pain in the ass.

I’m stucked and fucked, gang. And it’s times like these that make me want to hang up the cans and walk away. It always seems to be something; a little nuisance that stops the show for a week or something major that screws me for months on end, like this. It’s seemingly becoming a constant uphill battle to keep me on the airwaves and try to bring the best damn show on the net to the masses every week. I’m frustrated, angry and just depressed over the nightmare that it’s become. Tell me it’s worth it. Let me know that I’m doing something for you, and that you need me here. Comment below, or inbox me on Facebook. I’ll be watching, and I’ll keep you posted.

If this is the last we see each other for the near future, thank you for all your support. Much love and gratitude to all.