Friday, March 27, 2009

Dave Catches On To Something I've Been Saying For Years:

Dean Blais looks like David Letterman

Thursday, March 26, 2009


Okay, I missed the episode last week. So maybe everybody knows this, but:


Tuesday, March 24, 2009

What A Horrible Place To Work, Part 23

In the mid-nineties I took a business trip to Chicago. The company handled booking my flight. I flew into O'Hare in the morning, took a cab downtown for the meeting, grabbed lunch, and then took a cab back to O'Hare.

While my expenses were paid in full, a copy of my expense report was sent back to me with some scribblings from my boss's boss in red ink. I was being scolded for not taking the less-expensive train from O'Hare to and from downtown. I was a little dumbfounded: A) Nobody at the company had given me any info on this train, which I only knew about from The Blues Brothers because it ran right by Elwood's apartment, and B) I wasn't an expert on mass transit in major American cities.

I wrote a note back to the bosses. I think I was wise (?) enough to bring up that nobody informed about my mass transit options, but know for sure I did write this: "Who Watches The Watchmen??"

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

A Quote From One Of The Very Earliest Episodes Of Homicide

John Munch: "A million people died in the potato famine. Ireland is an island. An island by definition is surrounded by fish. A million people died because they didn't like fish."

Monday, March 09, 2009

"Put Your Street Clothes On, 'Cause I Got No Time For Quitters!"

My North Central American English accent is sufficiently thick enough where I can do a pretty good Kurt Russell as Herb Brooks in Miracle.

(And yes, Brooks did talk this way - I heard him many times on local radio before he sadly passed away.)

Friday, March 06, 2009

2009: Tuomala Embraces Scotch

(And I'm drinking the cheap stuff cut with club soda as recommended by Esquire!)

First sip: Ugh, why did I pour this?
Halfway through first glass: Hey, not bad!
Third scotch and soda: I like scotch! I'm a man! I'm forty-(three)!

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Stand Up Roughriders ...

Upstart Grand Forks Red River was outshot 30-12 by Bismarck High (who?) yet prevailed in winning their thirteenth North Dakota hockey state championship. Congrats Riders!!