Monday, June 30, 2008

Let's Try It Again

I realize the link on the last post about this wasn't working.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Once you go black...

If that cliche is about Animal Crackers, then it's RIGHT ON. I have a huge kick for Animal Crackers. They are a great snack. Well, a few months ago, Wal-Mart had some "chocolate" Animal Crackers. I thought, "why not?" Incredible. Then, add a little bit of peanut butter, wow! Yeah, still puzzled why stock in Animal Crackers hit an all-time high in April? It was me. They've even recently come out with "cinnamon" Animal Crackers. They are good too, but I'm not ever going back to the original.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Boom...outta here

For those of you who stop your AM radio dial to the Jim Rome Show have probably heard the Brett Myers "retard" incident many times. If you haven't, well, enjoy this. You'll have to go to the link and click on the audio towards the bottom. And yes, it's unedited.

If you don't know anything about this, here's a little background. Back in August of 2007, Phillies Pitcher Brett Myers was doing a post-game interview with a Philadelphia beat reporter. Obviously, Myers got lit up in the game and wasn't in the best mood to be asked questions, especially by a "retard."

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Ted Being Ted

This one's for Joe. In this story about Toby Keith's new movie, which happens to star Ted Nugent, the following paragraph appears:

At one point, Keith added, a cottontail rabbit crossed the movie set. Nugent, who still had his crossbow in hand from the scene they had just finished filming, shot the animal and gutted it, right in front of all the Hollywood types there on location.

That's awesome. (Hat tip: Dirty Harry's Place)

Saturday, June 21, 2008


This is ridiculous. Lloyd Clarke, a relatively new Frankenmuth resident (atheist, former UAW organizer, and anti-war group member, shocking) was offended by crosses in the town and asked that they be removed. The city pulled crosses off the downtown bridge, but when Mr. Clarke asked for crosses to be removed from the seal, city park, and another bridge the other residents of Frankenmuth got mad. A national organization is considering taking up his case.

I think this highlights one of the worst tendencies of our culture. The article quotes "minorities" as complaining that the lack of diversity makes them feel unwelcome. A new guy moves into town, an apartment no less, and demands that everything change to suit his sensibilities. Here's a secret: If you move to Frankenmuth, it's going to STILL be Frankenmuth. After one drive through town, do you really have any question about what you're getting? Doesn't the architecture make it pretty clear? Lutherans, lederhosen, Bronner's, chicken dinners, that cuckoo clock, and Oktoberfest: these things are Frankenmuth. If you don't like it, don't move there. Is it really that far to Birch Run?

Thursday, June 19, 2008


I downloaded the Spore Creature Creator yesterday and found it's going to be severely detrimental to having any extra free time. It's pretty addictive, and it's only a small part of the full game that will be released in September. Here's a video of a creature I designed using the program.

To learn more about Spore, check out the official site.

UPDATE: Another video.

You Make The Call

You can check out the story here.

I wouldn't be able to eject these guys fast enough. Punks.

Monday, June 16, 2008


It was announced today that a co-worker and his wife just had a baby girl and decided to name her "Hyacinth". Now, I'm all for any name that's not "Riley" or "MacKenzie", but it seems a little odd. Where did all you parents have that one on your baby name list? (When I asked that same question to my friend Eric, I received the funny reply of the day: "It was 75,276, right after [insert name of hated former Coon Rapids employee].")

Not Funny

I know it's childish, but I did smile just a little when I saw this story linked on's front page as "Yankees lose Wang for at least 6 weeks." It's only funny for the Yankees' misfortune though, not for, well, you know.


Has anyone pulled a hamstring jumping on the Detroit Tiger bandwagon? It's starting to get crowded on here. In case you've missed it, the Tigers are rolling on a six game win streak and 8 out of 10 to finish their homestand before heading to San Fran, the Rainbow nation.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

A "Dirty" Father's Day

I don't know about you, but my gift for my dad will "blow your [gift] off" compared to mine! That's right, I got my dad the Clint Eastwood Dirty Harry Ultimate Collector's Edition.


I just saw a TV listing for Lobstermen: Jeopardy at Sea, then saw it was on the Discovery Channel and thought, "Hmmm, probably not as cool as it first sounded."

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

It's Back, Baby!

Yahoo! Sports Fantasy Football 2008 is open for sign-up. Go here to register. The league ID number is 15503 (I suck, the notification came out between lunch and the end of the work day), the password is, well, you know what it is. Everyone is invited automatically who played last year. If we need to add or drop players let me know and I'll take care of the invites. The draft is set to offline, so where are we having the draft party?

Phrase of the Week

"Weaponized bedpost." Courtesy of Jim Rome, via Ump (should it be "Coach" now?).

Kobe and KG should just play H-O-R-S-E

Another great take from Jim Rome, especially because it's about soccer:

You may have missed it and consider yourself lucky if you did! But, Manchester United beat Chelsea on penalty kicks to win the UEFA Championship. I know, “shocking” that the score was still tied at the end of regulation! Even more “shocking” that it was a scoreless tie! And, how fitting that they would decide arguably the biggest game of the year on penalty kicks?! I mean, how “soccer of them”!

Nothing like playing the entire game and then two O.T.’s…and then deciding the championship on penalty kicks?! That would be like Game 7 of the World Series going to extra innings, and “dragging” the pitching screen out to the mound for a little “Home Run Derby”. If the Spurs and Lakers go to Game 7 in their series, I don’t think David Stern is going to have Tim Duncan and Kobe Bryant play a “game of horse” to decide who goes to the finals.

Look, I’m sure the “cats” playing the game are as bored as the rest of us watching it, but how do you decide the title on kicks? Why not come up with something a little less random like, I don’t know, “flipping coins”?! Or, a “rock, paper, scissors” competition?! Anyway, congratulations to “Man U”, your goalie guessed right one more time than their goalie did.

And as always “soccer fan”, let me save the trouble…I know, I just don’t get it. You’re right! I don’t! That’s my point! That’s what I’ve been trying to tell you. I don’t get it. And, I hope I never do!

Does soccer teach anything about life and fighting through it?

Internal Cover-up?

Another interesting take from Jim Rome a few weeks ago:

The only thing more incredible than the Patriots possibly getting caught cheating…again…is that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell may not do anything about it. Goodell has said he’ll investigate former Pats’ employee Matt Walsh’s claims the team was practicing players on the I.R., but that he wouldn’t penalize them further even if the claim is corroborated.

For one, it has been corroborated. Former NFL OT turned media member Ross Tucker said he saw the Patriots do it when he played for them. And secondly, if it is true, not “hammering” the Pats for it would be Goodell’s worst move since he destroyed the tapes. This isn’t Spygate. If the Pats are doing it and have been doing it, it’s even worse! It’s cheating, just as rolling tape on the opposition’s defense is, but there’s a much greater advantage to be gained by doing it! Players on the I.R. are not allowed to play in games or practice. Letting them do so, enables you to develop them and help them improve. Plus, it keeps the vets fresh who don’t take all the extra practice reps. It makes your team better. It’s a huge competitive advantage. That’s why they don’t let you do it.

And, if it’s worse than Spygate, how can Goodell justify “hammering” the Pats for that, and then do nothing about this? The answer is he can’t. And the reason he’s not, is the same reason he destroyed those tapes in the first place. There’s something he doesn’t want us to know. The integrity of the game is at stake! And so is the Patriots legacy and rep.

Hearing this, you can’t help but wonder how many other ways the “Hoodie” may have cheated. He’s starting to look “serial”!

So, what doesn't Roger want us to know? What could he be covering up?

Batter Up

Check this story out. I read about this on the Jim Rome show website a few days ago:

Memo to low lives who burglarize homes: case them first! That way, you won’t break in on a professional athlete. Exhibit ‘A’; the two “knuckleheads” who tried to thieve Green Bay Packer Noah Herron’s home.

Herron was asleep upstairs when he heard glass breaking downstairs. With that…he immediately when into his “home invasion defense”! Right “out of the playbook” and “ran it to perfection”! First, he calmly called the police to let them know someone had broken into his house. Next, he unscrewed one of his bedposts. Then, waited until the intruders came into his bedroom and promptly smashed one in the head with it! “Owned”!

I wonder if a bunch of “mini Snickers bars” and “Jolly Rancher’s” hit the floor when he “cracked open that pinata”! That loser is still in the hospital and he got his dome split this past Saturday. The other genius was arrested outside the house! Again, criminals: case the joint first! You shouldn’t be messing with NFL’ers, but if you’re going to rob one, check the schedule and make sure its’ the off-season or they’re out of town! You don’t do it right in the middle of OTA’s when the homeowner is sure to be there.

Who knows, maybe I’m not giving them enough credit. Maybe, they thought they could handle a 7th rounder, from Northwestern, who goes 5-11, 215. If they did, they were wrong! Not with Noah Herron ready to take some “B.P.” with his bedpost. Next time, “target the punter” or “place kicker”! I love Noah Herron! He protected his house by “weaponizing” his bed. Dude keeps a bedpost on his nightstand! “Bedpost…Boom…Outta’ here!"

What do I need to sleep with a bat under my bed for?

Monday, June 09, 2008

Around Detroit

According to the Detroit News, Michael Curry will be introduced as the new coach of the Pistons at a press conference tomorrow. I guess they weren't looking for a guy with experience?

In Red Wings news, Dominik Hasek announced his retirement after 16 seasons as an NHL goalie. Hasek isn't exactly leaving on top after being replaced by Chris Osgood near the beginning of the playoffs, but how many chances do you get to leave after hoisting the Cup?

"Lady of Spain"

I saw this and thought of Grant:

Saturday, June 07, 2008

What you need to know...

...about Lord Stanley's Cup, courtesy of the Detroit News. A sample of the interesting facts:

- The first US team to win the Cup was the Seattle Metropolitans.
- Scotty Bowman's name appears on the Cup 9 times, more than any other coach.
- It takes 13 years to fill the ring of the Stanley Cup.

Friday, June 06, 2008


This is pretty funny:

Go to Libertas to get the story behind the picture.

I want one.

Hat tip: John Derbyshire at The Corner.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Osgood Interview

I assume you've all seen this:


Here's a question I'd bet you've never asked yourself: Do vampires have rights? (Hat tip: Jonah Goldberg at The Corner, twice)

Wednesday, June 04, 2008


Wings win.



Okay, now that Dumars has tossed coach Flip Saunders, who else are the Pistons going to get rid of? Dumars said: "Make no mistake, everybody's in play now." The consensus seems to be that Rasheed will be dealt (I think I should take the time to note that bringing in Wallace was not the disaster I thought it would be; all things considered, it was a pretty successful move). Here's the most notable names on Detroit's roster:

Chauncey Billups
Rodney Stuckey
Lindsey Hunter
Tayshaun Prince
Antonio McDyess
Richard Hamilton
Rasheed Wallace
Theo Ratliff
Jason Maxiell

Would Dumars really part with Prince, Billups, or Rip? If so, who is out there that's worth pursuing? It doesn't seem to me there's a guy like Garnett available so that the Pistons could go out and copy the Celtics.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Full-Body Shimmy

This article seems to me to speak the truth about the Lions:

What have the Lions done to get better? The running back situation is a multi-headed crapshoot. The offensive line is average at best. And the defense is merely a collection of former Buccaneers who, if they were great players, would be current Buccaneers.

Picking the Lions to miss the playoffs hardly represents a full-body shimmy onto a rubbery tree limb. However, it’s important to nip in the bud the annual sense that the law of averages will come into play and that this year will be the year for the Lions.