Sunday, July 24, 2005

Conspiracy theory

Well, I really don't consider myself one of the crazy conspiracy theorists who see the hand of Bush behind everything, this is a little hard to dismiss...

Audio bonus: America the Burning and God Hates America, from the Westboro Baptist Church

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Shop at Costco!

Finally, perhaps the pendulum is starting to swing back the other way in the business world. Shop at Costco! The power of Christ compels you!

Monday, July 18, 2005

Katie Holmes Appendix (not to be confused with Katie Holmes's Appendix)

I'm not the only one pondering Scientology lately!

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Katie Holmes Watch Part 3

It is with no particular pleasure that I report on my continuing efforts to save Katie Holmes. Despite my best efforts to make sure that Katie Holmes didn't go down the path to insanity that Tom Cruise is paving for her, it was apparent to all who watched her on the David Letterman show last night (I think it was actually a rerun from when Batman Begins opened) that she is slowly becoming as nuts as him. Or, more tragically, she may be sane and simply having to act as crazy as he is to look make him look better. It was sad to see her on the show, unable (or unwilling) to take Dave's teasing - all she could do was talk about how great "her man" is. No sense of humor about his Oprah performance, or about his height, or anything else. I could practically see her Scientology "handler" off stage making sure that she didn't do anything to undermine their Ambassador of Craziness. This is your last warning Katie - you could still throw him under the bus and come out of this intact. I'm here to chat if you need me.

One real quick way to piss off your wife

Ask her if Dove's new "Real Beauty Campaign" is all about a new soap for fat people to learn to cleanse themselves.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

This is what you get for fourteen straight ten win seasons.

God can only love Bobby Bowden for so long.

Who would want the Olympics?

Is there anything the French aren't bitter over or angry about? It appears as though the mayor of Paris is upset about London's choice to host the 2012 Olympic games over Paris. Who would want the Olympics these days anyway? Look at Greece... they dumped about half of their national budget into preparing Athens for the 2004 games and look at where it got them! Let's face it, with the amount of money that countries now have to pour into completely redoing the infrastructure of the city for the games, building collosal new venues, and keeping security up to par... why would any president, or prime minister or mayor want to deal with the hassle?

Don't be too upset Paris. While London is busy building their next Millennium Dome, trying desperately to live up to the increased expectations that people have for the games these days, you can kick back and watch the city bury itself under a mountain of unsold Olympic tickets.

Saturday, July 09, 2005

Football season

Okay everyone, since the seal has been broken on football trashtalking, I have decided to leap into the fray with no reservations. After spending the last few hours perusing the sports news and talking to my contacts, I have arrived at two main conclusions.
1) Florida State is going to tank this year - This may come as a surprise to some of you because I have generally always been a booster and optimist, even when times were tough. That being generally true, it is hard to be optimistic when players are folding before the season even starts on a combination of academic failure and criminal behavior. Now, neither of those are exactly NEW at Florida State, but when you combine them with the relatively new problem of quarterbacks going insane (I have this one on good word from a mental health nurse in Tallahassee), it doesn't look good. Say what you want about Chris Rix, he never pronounced himself God (even if he thought it). This leads me to conclusion #2...
2) I am going to focus my enthusiasm on Georgia Southern - Ranked #5 in I-AA ball, the Eagles are poised for another run to the finish line. And, thus far, nobody has gone insane, which I now consider a good omen. The bruising Eagle option attack is always fun to watch, and I can get better seats than at Doak Campbell. In any event, you gotta have somethin' to believe in. And this year, it's Georgia Southern.

Thursday, July 07, 2005

I'm always happy to point out some athlete hijinks up thar in Tally-hassy.

The end of late fees my ass!

Several months ago my wife and I subscribed to Netflix. The premise is that for twenty dollars a month you can have DVDs delivered to your house and keep them for as long as you want. The business model has been so successful it's caused Blockbuster to change its way of thinking. Don't get me wrong... I don't have anything against Blockbuster; however, their advertising campaign that they have gotten rid of late fees is ridiculous. And just false advertising... so much so that Blockbuster has been sued over their wording of the advertising. You see, what Blockbuster doesn't tell you is that, while yes they have technically eliminated "late fees", they will now just charge you for the movie purchase if you don't return it on time.

This seems asinine to me and destined to fail. Netflix has an awesome thing going. My wife and I went on a tear when we first got Netflix and rented about a movie every three of four days... however, we now somehow manage to keep movies for most of the month... thus keeping Netflix overhead low... and we still love it.

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Will the Big Brother madness ever stop?!

Remind me never ever to move to Great Britain! Holy Christ, they may have fish and chips and great Pims alcoholic cider, but it's just too damn creepy. Cameras everywhere, devices in your auto to slow it down. Don't Brits get tired of this crap?!

Friday, July 01, 2005

NBA Draft grades

I think that sports websites that post draft grades (e.g. Sports Illustrated's NBA draft grades) should be forced to archive and provide access to previous year's draft grades so we can all see how absolutely absurd they are.

Here is my archived draft grade for the L.A. Clippers from the 1998 NBA draft.

A++ Michael Olowokandi is a superb first over all pick and will be the cornerstone for the Clippers franchise for years to come. He is the yin to cross town rival LA's yang in Shaquille O'neal. These two will dominate the center position for the rest of this millenium and the millenium to come. Olowokandi offers an answer to the true big man that is lacking in today's game. His arrival will signal the Clippers rise to dominance.

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