Karl vs Timmy
This picture of Karl Malone kicking Tim Duncan in the
face has nothing to do with Livin' Large. I just like it.

There has been a long delay in completing the Livin' Large Epilogue, and the feelings about that seem to be ranging from "disappointed" to "hostile." But here's the deal: I have to undergo semi-emergency eye surgery tomorrow. The doctor says it'll take me about a week to recover.

So here's my ironclad promise. The Livin' Large Epilogue will be published by the end of next week...no matter what. That's the best I can do under the circumstances.

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60 Comments:
Blogger Dan B. said...
I hope the eye surgery goes wrong. No promises, but eye will try to avoid too many puns. (Damnit! I couldn't help myself. See? Argh! I just did it again. Sorry.)

For what it's worth, that is a truly awesome picture. Brings back memories of last season's Street Fighter 2 references. Though for what it's worth, am I the only person who thought the Street Fighter games paled in comparison to the Mortal Kombat games? Well, you know, before they got all shitty and 3D. (3D Mortal Kombat is almost as wrong as 3D Sonic the Hedgehog games.) They're like Ostertag -- slow, awkward, don't really serve much of a purpose, but are still somewhat entertaining when you're bored.

Anonymous Anonymous said...
dude its all good, we can wait...good luck w the eye

Anonymous Anonymous said...
He's dragging it out to get more traffic to his site from all the people looking to see if it's up yet.

Blogger Dan said...
Good luck. Hopefully it's nothing too major/dangerous.

Although we are anxiously waiting, we can wait for the epilogue.

Blogger CassavaLeaf.com said...
semi emergency?

have dave there with a flip cam recording the process like you're giving birth and we'll [I'll] believe you..



just kidding,

first and foremost get well

Anonymous Anonymous said...
I like toast.

Blogger Basketbawful said...
"He's dragging it out to get more traffic to his site from all the people looking to see if it's up yet."

If you honestly believe that, you're an idiot.

First, Basketbawful has gotten strong traffic for years, since well before Livin' Large began. Second, unlike many blogs, Basketbawful is not traffic-driven. I provide content only for the purpose of entertaining people...hence the reason why I don't post advertisements even though I could make some decent money by doing so.

There's no Machiavellian plot behind this delay.

Blogger Eric said...
Damn. Good luck with the surgery.

Anonymous Anonymous said...
My favorite part is the two old ladies in the upper right corner. They loves them some Big Karl.

Anonymous Anonymous said...
i dont want it posted, ever, bc after it's finished everything will be downhill from there. Oh how i'll miss livin large.

Anonymous Anonymous said...
looking forward to it bawful, can you give us a bit of a clue as to who is commenting? Is Mat T D ?!!? (assuming I have identified him correctly!)

Anonymous Anonymous said...
I would rather wait for a complete epilogue to complete the "story" than have you rush one to the masses for the sake of the masses.

Blogger Cortez said...
"If you honestly believe that, you're an idiot."

A jab right out of the "Cortez's Ultra Advanced Public Relations Handbook".

Good work, sir.

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Who cares about the epilogue when you're undergoing serious eye surgery. Good luck, hope every turns out alright.

Blogger Lord Kerrance said...
What an assface Anonymous is. Eye surgery = no fun. Good luck Bawful, and please feel free to post LL whenever you damn well feel like it.

Blogger zyth said...
hope you get back to kicking ass in that pickup leage of your's soon.

Blogger Dan B. said...
And because I forgot to actually include this earlier, I was of course giving you a hard time to make fun of the many insane Livin' Large fans who have been hassling you lately. And before I could finish my post, I got distracted (by actual work, heaven forbid) while in the middle of typing the post and forgot to come back and finish it before hitting post. Since I forgot to finish my post, it made me look like a total jerk! (It looked like Kobe wrote it to one of his teammates or something!) You know me better than that, but still.

What I meant to finish with earlier: What kind of eye surgery are you having done? Hopefully it isn't something too serious. With any luck you'll be like two of my friends who had eye surgery in just the past month who were back to normal within just a couple days. It's unbelieveable how much better they are at dealing with the eyes than a few years ago when it took significant time to heal up from something like LASIK surgery or cataract removal.

Blogger Basketbawful said...
Dan B. -- It's an orbitotomy to remove a small tumor above my left eye. According to the doc, I should be good as new in about a week-ish.

Blogger tonious35 said...
Get well soon BasketBawful, the world of the NBA needs you. At least after surgery you will be smart enough to wear protective goggles when you play pickup basketball, unlike some $12+ million all-star that blew his team and season not doing (*cough Amare*) that.

Blogger Dan B. said...
Well, at least it sounds like you will get a few days off work. At least I don't think we have to worry about you being that guy who feels compelled to share pictures of bitchin' scars/knife fight cuts/the results of his surgery with all his buddies. Some things are best left to the imagination.

Blogger Michael Hsu said...
WTF Why is Karl Malone kicking Duncan in the face?!? I throught only Bruce Bowen kicked people in the face.

Blogger BadDave said...
It's not a tumor! Oh wait....

Bawful was also nice enough to omit that he is waiting for a small segment from me that I still haven't delivered.

CassavaLeaf - no flip cams. I chose poorly and am now three states away from Bawful. That, and we have a lifelong "no pictures/video" policy. Less lawsuits & blackmail that way.

Blogger In BC We Trust said...
godspeed, Bawful

Anonymous Anonymous said...
badDave you are a wanker for holding this up! (look it up, yanks!!)

bawful, is mat adding anything?

greeting from England!!

Blogger Lord Kerrance said...
Karl Malone is actually doing Timmah a favour by kicking him and not elbowing him out of the space time continuum.

http://basketbawful.blogspot.com/2006/03/karl-malones-greatest-hits.html

Anonymous Rob said...
good luck with the surgery, bawful!

Blogger T-Mill said...
Good luck with the eye, bawful!

Anonymous Turdbird said...
Who needs eyes to type? It's not like you're having a finger-ectomy or something. Weak sauce buddy.... j/k, get well!

Blogger Joe said...
Godspeed Bawful! Good luck with the surgery and get well soon!

PS-Get Dragon Naturally Speaking! jk

Blogger Trev said...
Good luck with the surgery. Nothing says fun like "eye" and "surgery" in the same sentence!

As for the picture I think I'm more disturbed by Duncan and Robinson wearing the same shoes.

Blogger DocZeus said...
Should we take Malone Liu Kanging Tim Duncan in the face as proof that he's salty for Timmy taking his place as the undisputed greatest power forward of all-time? I think we should.

And don't you dare tell me, it's Garnett...

Blogger Basketbawful said...
DocZeus -- I would NEVER claim KG is the greatest PF of all time. No way, no how. Not even close. I love the Mailman. I do. But he's number two in my book, after Duncan.

Anonymous Stephen Hawking said...
You have two eyes but there is only one Livin' Large....get to work, pussy.

Blogger Mr. Chu said...
Good luck Bawful, best wishes. I almost flipped out because the epilogue wasn't ready yet, but health is something you can't take for granted. I had to get all these tests for a hole in my retina a few years ago and that wasn't fun at all. I understand your pain, Livin' Large can wait until you're good and ready.

Blogger matt said...
dude i started reading your blog because of living large and while im one of the ones waiting for the epilogue, i still enjoy all the other stuff you put up. you got a great blog; don't listen to the haters. good luck with that surgery.

Anonymous Boudicca's daughter said...
Dear Bawful,

Hope all goes well with the eye surgery. Take as long as you feel you need. The extra deferred gratification will do us all good!

@BadDave: Get on with your section, sirrah!

The Grand Finale can wait. Bawful, get well soon.

Blogger Will said...
Bawful- are you going to be a pirate for Halloween, then?

Blogger Dan B. said...
"Bawful- are you going to be a pirate for Halloween, then?"

This post = win. Good job, Will.

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Does this mean that you will be wearing goggles for pickup games now?

Blogger starang said...
No offense against the livin' large novel...but I can't wait for the season to start so I can get some good basketbawfulness. Specificaly, I am looking forward to the Memphis train reck and all the commentary that may come from that.

Blogger BadDave said...
Dan B. - I disagree. Will's post was too easy. I think he'll be #2 from Austin Powers.

Boudicca's Daughter (and Anon) - knowing I was going to catch flak, I got it in today 'round 2 or so.

Kevin McHale is my vote best PF.Mailman is #2, Duncan is #3.

Lastly, when viewing the Taco Bell commercial with Evander Holyfield, does anyone else have flashbacks of Larry Johnson and Grandmama?

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Bawful, will you be returning with X-Ray and/or laser vision?

Anonymous Ruben said...
Well, at least eye surgery can't be as painful as watching the Lakers win it all last season. Right? But seriously, I hope you get well soon and you get to eat lots of ice cream. And if you eye doesn't heal up, you might be able to referee some NBA games.

Blogger Basketbawful said...
"Does this mean that you will be wearing goggles for pickup games now?"

Probably for a couple weeks. Fortunately, the tumor is above my eye and not on it. So this isn't an Amare-type situation.

"Bawful, will you be returning with X-Ray and/or laser vision?"

Funny you should say that. Here's a true snippet of my conversation with the surgeon:

Me: "So, is there any chance that I'll lose my eyes."

Surgeon: "No. Your eye will not be damaged in any way."

Me: "Oh. Well, let's say I did lose my eye for some reason. Could you replace it with a bionic implant, like in The Six Million Dollar Man?"

Surgeon: [Laughing] "No, I don't think we can do that just yet."

Me: "Damn. I was really hoping for an eye that shoots ray beams, or maybe lets me see through women's clothing."

Surgeon: "I'll see if we can zap you with some cosmic rays after the operation. That's the best I can do."

Me: "Sweet. But if I turn all rocky like the Thing, I'm gonna sue."

Surgeon: "Then I'm going to have to ask you to sign some papers..."

Blogger Buck Nasty said...
Hopefully your basketball skills won't be affected like your ol' no-depth perception buddy.

Is that a jinx? Eh, who cares. The writing is the important part.

Blogger mhutchin said...
1. Always under promise and over deliver.

2. Never make a promise with a date and say "no matter what", especially to a bunch of strangers.

3. It's a story, it can wait. Why add to the stress you're already under by worrying about a story? Like Dr. Seuss said, "Those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind."

Blogger Dan B. said...
Me: "Oh. Well, let's say I did lose my eye for some reason. Could you replace it with a bionic implant, like in The Six Million Dollar Man?"
Surgeon: [Laughing] "No, I don't think we can do that just yet."


This is where I would have asked "Well, can you at least make it where I run in slow-motion and everyone will hear that awesome chung-chung-chung-chung sound?"

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Holy shit, Mat got you, didn't he? That's what the delay and the injury are really about, isn't it? He broke your face and you have to wait until the restraining order comes through, right? Dude, I WARNED you!

Anonymous Anonymous said...
pics or ducktails.

Blogger Michael Hsu said...
Well it looks like the truth is out. The only reason KG is not the best PF ever is because fail mchale sucks as a GM and gave crap to KG so he wouldn't have the rings that he has.

Statistically KG BLOWS mchale out of the water. It's not even close. KG is the reason why Boston won and when he wasn't there they lost.

KG will be lost in time because of Timberwolves mediocrity. However, consider John Stockton who has 0 rings competes with Magic to as the best PG ever. That's not even considering this new coming nobody who called Chris Paul who might be able to beat Stockton in everything if he stays healthy and will also win zero rings in NO.

Anonymous EvilAsh said...
Pfft...not finishing Livin' Large because of an eye surgery? WUSS. J/k. Get well soon bawful.

Blogger Fishy said...
Just wanted to add more "good luck" to you!

Anonymous Anonymous said...
I suspect the reason for the surgery is the collective cursing of your "livin' large" followers, because of the long delay for the epilogue.:)

Joke aside, get well soon and hope the operation is not something serious.

Anonymous Anonymous said...
The NBA sucks!

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Bawful, I'm happy for you, and imma let you finish, but Amare had one the greatest eye surgeries of all time! OF ALL TIME!

Blogger hellsfrozenover said...
I really enjoyed the Livin' Large installments Bawful. Especially since there's nothing else going on in the NBA right now. It's all good, hope you're surgery goes well.

Blogger lordhenry said...
I'm extremely paranoid about my eyes, so I definitely sympathize with this. I scratched my iris once and that was a pain in the ass! It is fucking HARD to function with one eye, seriously!
Wait......
Did you watch the finals?!
........
Cuz I did, um.....

I wonder if Kobe is a carcinogen?

Oh, shit, mebbe the Lakeshow causes cancer if you watch it too much, kinda like the old saying about going blind if you, you know, too much.
..........
Or it could be from too much basketball?
...........that's not good for me, either way.

Get well, and take care of yourself, seriously. Like actually get eight hours of sleep next week.

Anonymous bizarro said...
good luck with your surgery

Anonymous Anonymous said...
I suggest a series exploring Karl's kung fu moves against opponents over the years. I remember an elbow to David Robinson's temple that knocked the Admiral out cold, for example.

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