Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Big Money

Revenge of the Sith made $303,949,700 worldwide in 5 days. What could you do with that much money? You could buy:

- 58,451 Capuchin Monkeys
- 4,052,662 Detroit Lion Jerseys
- 6,681,681 copies of the Star Wars Trilogy on DVD
- 2,554,199 Lightsabers
- 15,205,087 Louisville Sluggers
- 690 Porshe Carrera GTs
- 5,284 Hummer H2s
- 30,394,970 Pizzas
- 75,987,425 Ballpark Hot Dogs

Among other things, of course.

NFL Roundup

A quick recap of some stories in the NFL:

The Competition committee has voted to ban the "horse-collar" tackle. This will probably end up being known as the Roy (Cowboys) Williams Rule as he seriously injured 4 players last year using this move. Roy's opinion of the rule: "Crazy."

Jerry Rice, widely known as the best receiver in Tecmo Super Bowl, has signed a one-year contract with the Denver Broncos to compete for the 4th WR position.

Len Pasquarelli of dismantles Kellen Winslow Jr. in an article here. A quote:

Suddenly, the self-proclaimed "soldier," who will have played just two games during his first two seasons in the league, looks more like a soldier of misfortune. The "Warrior" is wounded, "The Chosen One" a chucklehead.

Also, Len talks about the secondaries in the NFC North here. It's a good read.

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

First Drink of the Day

Dancing, singing, guitar-playing monkeys? Swing music? Alcohol? Intrigued? Check it out here. Might be a large download for dial-up users.

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Want to kill zombies?

And who doesn't? Go here.

Monday, May 16, 2005

Kick T.O. to the curb?

Here's an article by Phil Sheridan of the Philly Inquirer that I really liked. A quote:

Reid simply can't let this slide. He has built this organization a certain way, with certain kinds of people, and he took a chance by making an exception for Owens. A year ago, I was all for that move. I even wrote in this very space that, if Owens was able to control himself for just one season, it would be worth it.

That holds true. Last season was special. It was worth it. But Owens has crossed a very important line here, the one between mere distraction and locker-room cancer. He has forced Reid to do more than simply ignore this mess.

You can live with a distraction. You have to remove a cancer. As soon as possible.

Quote of the Day

"We had some good shots but couldn't hit a bull in the rear end with a bass fiddle."
-Rick Carlisle, Indiana Pacers Coach

Saturday, May 07, 2005

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Who didn't love TMNT when we were kids? They were the last great toy fad for our age group and spawned increased interest in martial arts and lot of pet turtles named after painters. While surfing I found the original TMNT comic book online. Check it out if you were a fan, or laugh at the silliness of it if you weren't.

Weekly Roundup

Since it was finals week I didn't get a chance to post much, so I'll condense everything into one post:

1. Congratulations to Ben Wallace on winning the Defensive Player of the Year award for the 3rd time in 4 years. Congrats are also in order for the Pistons for finishing off the Sixers and moving on to the second round of the playoffs, proving that team play beats one superstar and a perjurer any day.

2. There's a Time Travelers Convention being held this weekend at MIT. You see, they figure they only need to hold one ever and everyone can come. No word on how many time travelers from the future RSVPed.

3. Too much time on your hands? Go here. Flash games that will keep you busy for hours. My favorite? Bullet time fighting.

That's all. I'm out.