Wednesday, June 30, 2004

Red Sox spanked

The Sox embarassed themselves last night at Yankee Stadium and got owned 11-3. If not for Johnny Damon going yard twice it would have been enough to make even the most hardcore Red Sox fan lose faith. Ortiz homered in garbage time, Manny caught the "first-pitch-swing" bug from Nomar, and Lowe tossed beach balls all night long. Nomar looked like an amateur, getting 4 pitches in 3 at-bats and bobbling a routine ground ball for what would have been the last out in the inning. Instead you get runners on the corners and Sheffield unloads for a 3-run shot. He isn't hitting, he isn't fielding well, he's over 30 and he'll be a free agent after the season. Does this scream "TRADE ME" to anyone else?? We already missed on Beltran and Freddy Garcia, two guys that would have helped immensely and apparently we made good offers for, but they weren't enough. Meanwhile, the Yankees are putting the moves on Randy Johnson who happened to notch his 4,000th K later that night. This one could be over in June, folks. We have to take the next two (Wakefield and Pedro) to stay competitive and for morale if nothing else.

And as if I didn't already hate the Yankees enough, NESN cut to a shot of our Vice President, Mr. Halliburton, 2nd Liar in Command Dick Cheney wearing a NY cap. You could tell it was a brand new cap that had just been handed to him, the bill was straight across and it sat on top of his head because it was the wrong size. Pandering for votes, perhaps? Nah, I'm sure he's a lifelong Yankees fan, being from Nebraska and all. Besides, Kerry's got Massachusetts pretty much wrapped up so there would have been nothing to gain from wearing a Sox cap in Yankee Stadium. Except maybe a beer shower.

Yankees suck!

Monday, June 28, 2004

I'm naming my first son "MSNBC"

Parents who named son ESPN to be featured on sports network

Seriously. They named their kid "Espn." And they're not the first ones to do it.

Thursday, June 24, 2004

Someone turn off this guy's Mike...

Board Upholds R for 'Fahrenheit' []

I'm not sure why Moore is making a big deal about this... ok, maybe I do know. As if this movie didn't have enough hype. I heard that Moore is now encouraging teenagers who can't get into the movie to sneak in. The rationale is that these are the kids that will be joining the military in a couple of years and they deserve to know what's going on. I can't speak for anyone else, but at that age I didn't give a flying crap about world events, politics, or heavily biased documentaries. Take it easy Michael Moore, we all know your movie comes out this Friday. I swear I thought Donald Trump had the Media Whore of the Year award in the bag, but Moore is right there with him now. Let's watch the egos fly when Apprentice 2 and the election go head to head this fall.

My favorite part of the article is the quote from Tom Ortenberg, the president of the film's distributor, Lions Gate Films:

"I hope the R rating doesn't have a large impact on the box office."

Thanks for making that clear, we weren't sure about your motivations.

Tuesday, June 22, 2004

George Bush the Elder states that atheists are not citizens or patriots

Unbelievable. []

This is a story from way back in 1992 that I happened upon. It's a pretty biased article, but the quotes don't lie. Just another bit of proof that the nut doesn't fall far from the tree.

Thursday, June 17, 2004

Annoying Word of the Century

Is there a more irritating NON-word in the English language than irregardless? It's a flaming piece of utter nonsense and everytime I hear it I want to pull out a dictionary and beat someone with it.

It's regardless, folks. Adding an extra prefix doesn't add emphasis or make it more meaningful. All it does is emphasize your lack of a high school diploma.

Rant over.

Monday, June 14, 2004

Supreme Court copout...

The Supreme Court got around to a big case today, one that affects just about everyone albeit trivially...

...and completely wussed out.

A guy in California named Newdow had sued to have the "under God" reference removed from the pledge and an appeals court upheld his claim. It then went to the SC for final resolution, but instead of sacking up and making the call, the Justices bailed out by using the man's ongoing custody battle with his wife as an excuse to throw the case out. Turns out he's currently fighting for custody of his daughter and as such isn't her full legal guardian. Therefore, according to the highest court in the land, he doesn't have the right to sue on her behalf. With this explanation, they dismissed the case. How's that for no backbone?

It's not that I care either way about schoolkids blindly acknowledging God in unison every morning (I won't say the pledge, it's a little too 1984 for my taste), but I'd like to think that the Supreme Court has the stones to make these far-reaching, sensitive decisions. This sidestep-on-a-technicality stinks of election-year politics. I'd bet my next paycheck that the word came down from the White House to not rock the boat any worse than it's already rocked, especially on a topic that incites such strong feelings in so many people. The uproar that it would have caused would have been disaster for the Bush status-quo. Of course, these are the same Justices that crowned him President in the first place...

Friday, June 04, 2004

Great Quote

Beauty is in the eye of the beerholder.

Thursday, June 03, 2004

Tidmarsh baby!

David Tidmarsh won the National Spelling Bee just like I said he would! That punk Akshay Buddiga never had a chance. He even collapsed on stage because he couldn't handle the pressure of having to face Tidmarsh. Better luck next year, AKSHAY! Tell your parents you're quitting band and Math Olympiad, and cancel your trip to Odyssey of the Mind because you need to get busy memorizing how to spell words like "autochthonous" and "sophrosyne." Meanwhile, my boy David Tidmarsh will be living it up in style with his new encyclopedias and waiting for his $1,000 savings bond to mature. We should all be so fortunate.

Yay homeschooling!

Beef Stroganoff!

Hi Anna Cate!

Day 3 almost over...

...and it was another boring day of sitting in my cube trying to keep busy on the Internet without nodding off. I'm taking baby steps toward productivity but mainly I spend the day trying to think of things to occupy the next half hour. And I look forward to lunch. And I look at MapQuest to figure out which way i'm going to take to get home today. I'm came in mid-cycle so hopefully i'll be included in the next task that comes down from wherever.

First Post!

Really just did this to see if i could try Gmail. Maybe i'll post regularly, i'll try anyway.