Thursday, December 30, 2004

I'm still pissed off about this one... Jax ZERO Hou 21. Outrageous. How can you let a team come into your house and bitch slap you around like that. Perhaps they need Ralph Friedgen to come in and fire them up. WE MUST PROTECT THIS HOUSE! Oh well... nice job of choking your way out of the playoffs. You only had to beat Houston and Oakland something that 12 other teams have managed to do. I guess there is always next year.

Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Me and one of my boys are going to be running a marathon in a few weeks. I feel right now a little like I did in high school when I had a huge test and I was nowhere near prepared for it.

Anyway, I am going to be away from posting for a few days because of Christmas so until I get back... I leave you with Seasons Greetings.


Tuesday, December 21, 2004

I think that even though Terrell Owens is out for the rest of the year, the Eagles should steamroll through to the Super Bowl. Four's a charm... it's their year. Let's not forget too that they play in the NFC. The sixth playoff team in the NFC is 6 and 8 Carolina! They should be able to handle the Falcons or the Packers or whoever else makes the trip to Phila for the NFC championship. As much as I dislike Terrell Owens the person, Terrell Owens the player is awesome. Nowhere should this be as evident as when Donovan McNabb threw a pass over the middle to Todd Pinkston a couple of games ago and Pinkston basically curled up in the fetal position when he saw the safety barrelling down on him. Owens was holding onto that ball even as his leg was getting mangled.

I just read that Kwanzaa actually originated with Dr. Maulana "Ron" Karenga who was the head of some group equivalent to the Black Panthers. Apparently Dr. Karenga served four years in prison for stripping naked and then beating with electrical cords two female followers. He also took a soldering iron to one of their faces. Sounds awesome... I only have one question. Is one of the seven principles of Kwanzaa "Pimp slap yo bitch if she be gettin outta line"?

Monday, December 20, 2004

Damn! If I had known that I could pick up a used Delorean for around 25K, I never would have bought the Subaru. I only would have gotten it though if the "OUTATIME" Florida license plate was available.

Could life be any better? All the Christmas shopping is done and the presents wrapped (with the help of the wife of course). And to top the weekend off, I got to watch the Jaguars beat up on the Packers in Green Bay in the cold. Let's not fool ourselves folks... Jacksonville was the far more physical team. I feel that for years I watched Jacksonville be pushed around by more physical teams (like the Titans) and it sucked so it is nice to watch them get nasty and be the bullies. "Brett Favre throws a touchdown against us, we send one of your receivers to the hospital". I'm not advocating overly violent play, but it was awesome to see Donovin Darius just lay out whichever Green Bay receiver that was. They got fifteen yards out of the play, so quit bitching!

I keep hearing about the "assault on Christmas" that is happening. I haven't really noticed anything out of the ordinary. There is a big ass Christmas tree in the lobby of the building where I work, and there was a huge Santa's village in the mall. The only thing unChristmas like in Miami is the 70 degree weather.

Friday, December 17, 2004

So Donald Trump chose his second apprentice last night. I thought he made the right choice. Kelly Perdew really stepped up over the duration of the season. In fact a few weeks ago, I would have thought that he would have been a virtual lock, but I am really impressed with the way that Jennifer Massey fought through everything the last three or so episodes. That is one tough and agressive chick. I don't think she got enough credit last night for the way that she battled towards the end. What I think is really funny is to see the Donald mingling and shaking hands with everyone... I had read somewhere that he is an incredible germaphobe and doesn't like shaking hands with anyone. The Donald is awesome.

It is warming up again in Miami. I have no illusions of wanting to live up north and go through the winters up there, but I do miss colder weather that comes with living anywhere north of here.

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

My friend just sent me this link about the Harvard/Yale rivalry. Brilliant.

So it is about what... ten days till Christmas? I probably should start shopping. I keep thinking that I will wait till the crowds die down around here; however, I am not sure that is going to be happening anytime soon, so probably best just to suck it up, get out there and get it done.

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

My wife and I saw Ocean's Twelve this past weekend. Overall not a bad movie. Not as good as the first. I thought they were reaching a little bit through parts of the movie, but like I said. Overall, a good flick.

Anyway, I can revel in my geekness and I would lie if I told you I wasn't counting down till roughly mid march for the new PSP!

Monday, December 13, 2004

Kobe Bryant is the biggest ass in the NBA. And this is a sport ripe with them (Ron Artest, Latrell Spreewell). Keep in mind Kobe Bryant had a good thing going. He could gravy train off of Phil Jackson and Shaq, collect a few rings, and then retire in the Scotty Pippen realm of "I was one of the best... as long as someone else pulled me along." But just like he ran Phil and Shaq out of town, he intends to run Karl Malone out of town. Recently Kobe has claimed that Malone made a pass at his wife. This after he claimed that Shaq paid out millions in "hush money" to women he was with. Kobe sounds a little like a four year old with an ego, tattling on anyone he feels threatened by. Why anyone admires this clown, I have no idea.

Kobe is not the best player in the NBA... he's not even the best shooting guard in the NBA. The Laker would have won the same three championships with Tracy McGrady, or Allen Iverson or whoever else. Actually without the distraction of a rape charge tacked onto the year, they may have won four. So while Micky Arison watches Shaq pummel the Eastern Conference this year, Jerry Buss can look on while rapist Kobe and the rest of his band of misfits in LA lose to teams like the Chicago Bulls. Nice Job Jerry!

Friday, December 10, 2004

Honestly sometimes when this world just seems dismal and you watch the news and all you see are the horrible things that go on in life it just brings you down. And you think that there is no goodness in this world. And then, as if by miracle you find something that restores your faith in humanity...

Thursday, December 09, 2004

For me, my political beliefs have always been that people should be able to live their lives as they want to as long as they aren't bothering or disturbing anyone else. I bring this up for two reasons. Recently in Orlando, Florida a young child was mauled to death by a relative's pit bull. Of course now people are talking about legislation to ban the breed in the county (or city... whatever). Even Neal Boortz who is a pretty big libertarian has said he agrees with the idea. I just don't get this. The CDC did a study over twenty years regarding fatal injuries and dog breeds. In twenty years they found that pure bred pit bulls were responsible for 66 deaths. Sixty Six Deaths! In Twenty Years! And people want the breed banned? Just because a few people can not control their animals does not mean that everyone should be banned from owning the breed. It is just ridiculous. How many sixteen year old drivers have killed other people on the road in the last twenty years? Should we ban sixteen year old drivers? How many people have been killed by lightning in the last twenty years? Should we ban standing outside when it rains? I believe in letting people make their own decisions and taking responsibility for it. By banning pit bulls or rottweiler's or whatever other breed, you aren't letting people do that.

The second reason I brought this up, is that it is nice to see somewhere people are making logical decisions on legislation regarding people's personal lives.

Wednesday, December 08, 2004

Wow what has this country come to? An eight year old fourth grader was suspened for bringing non-alcoholic Jell-O shots to school. Madness... what about those candy cigarettes you used to eat? Do they still make those? Did you know that Megatron of the Transformers doesn't even look like a gun anymore? I think sometimes people are worried about the wrong things!

Last night I got to catch a rerun of The Apprentice that I missed while driving up to J-Actionville. First off, I love that show. I think Donald Trump is an absolute icon. Secondly, I thought Ivana did absolutely nothing to defend herself in the boardroom. Trump and Carolyn were giving Ivana a hard time for flashing people in order to sell 20 dollar candy bars. At some point Carolyn quipped "You weren't really selling the candy bar then were you?" Absolutely, point well taken, all the more reason to congratulate Ivana. Let's look at the other group, consisting of two blondes, who were wearing low cut shirts, mini skirts, and high heels. I believe the price for their candy bar was five dollars (keep in mind this is the same candy bar you buy for like 50 cents). So if I were Ivana I would have shot back with "Big Deal? The other group wasn't selling candy bars either. Not for five dollars a pop they weren't. They were selling their sexed up image to horny construction workers." And then Donald would have been all like "Carolyn your fired". Actually in all truthfullness, I probably would have froze up, stammered a little nonsense for a few seconds, and then shit my pants. Not a pretty site.

Tuesday, December 07, 2004

There has been a lot of talk recently about privatizing social security. I personally think this is a good idea. In fact, I have a better idea. Get rid of social security entirely. The idea of "social security" is a myth. It is a giant pyramid scheme built on the premise that future generations will have to fund current retirees (or other invalids that aren't able to provide for themselves). I am planning for the future. I don't really see why other people can't. If you are too myopic to realize that you aren't going to be pulling in a paycheck for the rest of your life then that is your problem. I shouldn't be footing the bill for it. What scares me is the possibility of the upcoming retiring baby boomers bleeding me dry, draining social security, realizing what a flawed system it is, then deciding it is a good idea to abolish it. Thanks for your time, thanks for your money, good luck in the future. I would much rather keep the money that I earn and fend for myself.

Monday, December 06, 2004

Yeah bashing on the BCS is almost too easy. Look at the mess they are in. I have to admit, I feel glad for Mack Brown and Texas. If I were him, I would have begged to have my team in the BCS as well. Cal... you can call it classless or whatever you want, but Texas is playing on New Years Day and You are playing in the "Holiday Bowl". Enjoy. Since there really won't be a national championship this year I have a new proposal. How about we have Utah and Boise battle it out in the "Not quite good enough for a major bowl game, but we're still undefeated" Bowl. We'll have two one loss teams Cal and Texas battle it out in the "king of the sucks" Bowl. And we'll put Auburn, USC, and Oklahoma on the same field for the "Ultimate Fighting Championship Whoever is Left Standing" Bowl to determine the national champion. Sounds good until the can whip up a playoff system where Georgia Southern gets an automatic bid to the title game.

This past weekend was a good one. I got to throw down and celebrate my thirtieth birthday with some close friends... I got to watch Florida pull a coup and snatch Urban Meyer from the jaws of Notre Dame. Had Jacksonville won last night it would have been a perfect weekend. Oh well. I am still impressed with the way they played. Going toe-to-toe with one of the best teams in the NFL isn't bad. And I still think this team is a good year away from really being an elite team. Hell, if we could mix in a pass rush now and then we would be almost there.

Other than that all I have to say is MITSUBISHI BLOWS. I am in the market for a new car and I have had my eyes on the Subaru WRX (or STi) but I thought I would give the Lancer Evo a shot. I had read a lot of good things about it and decided to take a couple of my boys out to give it a whirl. Nothing too special. I told the guy at the dealership that I was looking for a new car in a few weeks (not six months... a few weeks!) and they told me "we don't let people drive the Evo unless there prepared to buy it". I'm not really sure how much more prepared I could be to buy it but for the next half and hour the guy flapped on about Gucci Watches and living with me in Miami and about how I would be eating M3s for breakfast if all I would do is buy one of their cars for about 6k over invoice. Long story short, I walked off the lot without even test driving the car. I don't run a car dealership but even if someone came in and told me they wanted to spend way less than what we were asking, isn't the test drive supposed to convince them to spend more? It seems to me like the best way to sell a vehicle is to take it out on the road and allow someone to let loose with it. Whatever. Mitsubishi's ship is sinking quickly and I'm not sure Finbarr O'Neill will be able to bail them out when people can't even test drive their cars.

Wednesday, December 01, 2004

Nirvana is the most overrated group in the history of modern music. I am willing to bet that if Kurt Cobain hadn't killed himself they would have faded into oblivion just like the rest of grunge did. Anyway, even though I knew it was going to happen, watching Ken Jennings lose last night on Jeopardy was still a shock. It took a couple of missed double Jeopardy questions and a missed final Jeopardy question... but... he was beaten. The rule change allowing contestants to be on for more than five days is a fairly recent change. I actually think that when Ken Jennings started his run (on June 2nd) the rule change was only a season old, so my question is, will we someone else like Ken Jennings? Only time will tell.

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