Saturday, October 28, 2006


Well, the Sox got 366 days of world champion-ness. Go Illinois! (Not really, but it's really close.)

But. What was the deal with all the players wearing safety goggles during the champagne celebration in the locker room? If the goddamn World Series Champions can't celebrate and have a little fun, who can?

Friday, October 27, 2006

A few notes...

  • Firefox 2 seems to be working nice, and faster too!

  • What is this Digg website? Seems like it's a giant circle-jerk popularity contest.

  • What?

  • I think I'm getting sick. Prepare for whining!

  • And it's not spelled "whinge". Quit being a freak, freaks.

  • Thursday, October 26, 2006

    Good times!!

    Election season is getting down and dirty. I await the coming robot holocaust. Welcome Democrats!

    Not really. I trust there are more tricks like this coming up. Perhaps alleged Mexican Tammy Duckworth is playing up having her legs blown off to garner sympathy?

    All I know is that it's a good thing nobody found out about Reagan's "art film" with John Wayne and Raymond Burr.

    Wednesday, October 25, 2006


    Good news for all our gay friends out there. Bad news, you have to go to New Jersey.

    Don't you think the reasonable solution to this dilemma is to remove marriage from the governments' purview completely. If you want the tax break and the divorce, etc., go to city hall. If you want your relationship consecrated by your god, see your local church. Done.

    Monday, October 23, 2006


    Famed private investigator and spin doctor Ernie Rizzo.

    Sunday, October 22, 2006


    Hot Doug's - The Sausage Superstore and Encased Meat Emporium

    I had the regular hot dog, char grilled version. Delicious! I'm generally partial to my hot dogs in the steamed variety, but this dog (a Vienna Beef product) was done to perfection. The char grilled dog is generally well done, but in this case the grilling was perfect.

    I also had the polish sausage (The Elvis). Also grilled, and equally well done.

    The finally finale was the fries. Skin on, medium cut fries. Perfectly cooked- in duck fat. Possibly the best fries I've ever had.

    Hot Doug himself was running the store and was the order taker. Very nice and professional. Or at least as professional as you want your encased meat vendor to be.

    Highly recommended. But remember it's a heavy meal- next time I'm sticking to only one sausage.

    Monday, October 16, 2006

    Am I drunk?

    Are the Bears really undefeated, and thus the best team in football? A quick perusal of the NFL standings makes them the only 6-0 team, with the Coats behind them at 5-0. A much better way to go into the bye week than it looked like ther were going to about 5 minutes before the end of the game. Yikes. The bad news is that they nearly lost this game, and they better not spend the next two weeks horsing around thinking they are one step from the Superbowl. 'Cuz they're not. Yet.

    (By the way, I'm totally jinxing them by writing about this. Bring it on!)

    Sunday, October 15, 2006

    File under: Products That Shouldn't Be

    I currently own a can of SPAM: With Bacon. I'm surprised it doesn't need some kind of magnetic containment field.

    Episode one of... Terrible Lyrics on Parade!

    Read the lyrics to Carrie Underwood's "Before He Cheats" and weep for the youth of America.

    Thursday, October 12, 2006

    Population Clock!

    Watch out nobody turns back the odometer!

    Wednesday, October 11, 2006

    Fall TV Reviews!

    I've seen a few of the new fall shows, and offer these comments:

    Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip I'm sorry. I like Aaron Sorkin. But this show is crap. It's like he said to himself, "Sports Night was good, and West Wing was good. If I combine them, the result will be even better! How much for a gram?" He's even using the same font is the titling of the shows. Seriously- he even kept the drop-cap thing. Have some damned creativity. And I'm sick of Bradley Whitford. He's got one character, and that character was good in Canadian Bacon, and was perfect in West Wing. Now take Jane Kazmerek and go retire somewhere. You've both typecast yourselves.

    30 Rock I think this one will be pretty good. Tina Fey is much more natural in this than she was in SNL, and the characters seem to mesh well. And Tracy Morgan is bat shit nuts. Which is nice.

    NBC in general: why do you have two shows about basically the same thing on at the same time? Nobody cares that much about the ins and outs of a late night comedy sketch show.

    Law and Order: Criminal Intent I'm a big fan of Julianne Nicholson, and she plays the partner of Christopher Noth. I like the Criminal Intent variety of the Law and Order brand- it's a little fanciful and perhaps less realistic, but I do enjoy the ride.

    Twenty Good Years It's a "The Odd Couple" ripoff. If you, humble viewer, can get past that, you might have something. John Lithgow plays Oscar Madison. He too is reprising another character from the past. I'll watch more of it, but if Shatner shows up playing anything even resembling a big giant head, I'm out.

    Speaking of Shatner, could that Boston Legal show be any worse?

    Finally, next time you're in a Starbucks, check out the big gingersnap cookie. Mind blowing, if gingernaps are your bag, sicko.

    Monday, October 09, 2006


    Fox News or Herman Goering?
    "Of course the people don't want war. But after all, it's the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it's always a simple matter to drag the people along whether it's a democracy, a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism, and exposing the country to greater danger."

    Tuesday, October 03, 2006

    Did you know?

    That Super Dave Osborne and Albert Brooks are brothers? Indeed they are. Their father was committed to the comedy craft.

    Also check out the flickr photos for some additions.

    Did you know?

    That Super Dave Osborne and Albert Brooks are brothers? Indeed they are. Their father was committed to the comedy craft.