Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Tomorrow's Sports Headline


Saturday, September 27, 2008

"You know what I do at the Yankees, when one of these old guys is breathing down my neck?"

Sure John McCain was condescending, petulant, sneering, sighing, and kinda pissed-off in tonight's debate. Give him a break. George Constanza explained why years ago:

These old guys, they're up at four a.m., by two-thirty they're wiped.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Find A Comfortable Chair And Fire Up Some Popcorn

On TV the next couple of days:


7:00 Royals at Twins
8:00 McCain vs. Obama


2:30 Colorado at Florida State
2:55 Royals at Twins
6:00 Indians at White Sox
6:45 Alabama at Georgia

And then there's NFL games on Sunday but I should really go for a walk or a bike ride and/or get some reading done.

Update: The Twins are folding, the CU/FSU game wasn't on HD, couldn't watch Cleveland/ChiSox (also folding, "I'm not gonna try it, you try it ... I'm not gonna try it ... Let's get Mikey!") in standard definition when the Twins were in HD today, and the 'Bama/Georgia game was a blowout. After geeking out on the debate and hours of analysis afterwards, I should have caught up on my reading and Netflix today. At least I got an episode of Homicide in when the football turned bad tonight.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

A Little Help?

In a season six episode of Homicide, Lt. Al Giardello proclaims to the squadroom: "I'm surrounded by fools and assassins!"

It's obvious that he wasn't being literal and probably pulled this quote from another source. Shakespeare maybe? Anybody know?

(A google search by the Silver Surfer only pulls up ... references to Giardello.)
Death Of The Compact Disc, Continued

I had Sirius satellite radio installed in my new car today. Said car also has iPod-playing capabilities.

Just five years ago I was excited to have a CD player installed in my car (hey I was driving a five-year-old GM cheapo, a CD player was a big deal for me), now CDs are likely the third option for music while driving. I think I'm only carrying three discs in the car right now instead of the usual ten.

Little Steven, Kid Leo, and Handsome Dick Manitoba deejaying in my car? And that's just one station? Awesome, totally awesome.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Duck Duck Goose??

On Pardon the Interruption today they showed a CFL team celebrating a touchdown by playing so-called "Duck Duck Goose." It was bizarre for so many reasons, then Mike Wilbon confounded me by saying he had never heard of this children's game.

And of course, everybody knows that the one true way to play the game is "Duck Duck Gray Duck"!!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Gophers Suck! (Special "McCain Is A Clown On Economics" Edition)

In case you need yet another reason to hate the Gopher hockey team, Don Lucia warmed up the crowd at a McCain rally in Blaine today:

Head Gophers hockey coach Don Lucia was one of the speakers who addressed the crowd prior to McCain’s arrival.

“It sounds like John McCain and Sarah Palin have a power play going on in Minnesota,” he told the crowd.

Great stuff, Don, really. Further proof you tend to fall flat lately in the big time when you're in a building that's not Mariucci Arena.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Whenever John McCain Opens His Mouth ...

... to talk about the economy, this is all I can hear in my mind.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

John McCain Wouldn't Deliver So Much As A Pizza For The American Worker, Further Reading At AFLCIO.org

Almost everybody knows that the Republicans' M.O. is to screw the little guy, make the rich richer, and then hope that regular folks are gullible enough to believe that wealth will trickle down to them.

So isn't John McCain's sudden embrace of the American worker kinda awkward? Who actually believes he'll do anything helpful for the middle and working classes?

Monday, September 15, 2008


Little Steven was just on his radio show, expounding on the greatness of early Rod Stewart and also his work with the Jeff Beck Group. He was brought back in time to 1969 and said the bass player in one of his teenager bands walked into their practice space/basement/garage with a magazine such as 16 Magazine and said:

"Check it out - Rod Stewart is white."

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

New Issue

Exiled on Main Street #44 is now posted.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

And I Mean Anybody

I have started season six of Homicide. All kinds of people (okay, actually the actors) in the first episode show up who went on to be in The Wire. Gus has always been in the show, but this season adds McNulty's judge buddy and McNulty's ex-wife (yessir) as regular cast members. And who's the big-time drug dealer that Lewis and Falzone go and question? Proposition Fucking Joe!!!

The best line so far was uttered early, by Bayliss:

"An Emmy. They give those things to anybody!"

Homicide? Never even nominated for Outstanding Drama Series. What series did get one instead during that same era? Star Trek: The Crappy Sequel Series Next Generation. Gimme a break.

Thursday, September 04, 2008


Sat down to watch John McCain's speech and realized I needed coffee. Not coffee to stay awake (though it couldn't hurt, man does he come off as unenthused), no I need coffee to make for tomorrow morning's awakening.

Though his highly underwhelming speech isn't over yet. The crowd seems kinda into it. Just kinda.

I'll listen to the rest on NPR on the way to the store.