Thursday, July 31, 2008

Two Quotes

I read these two quotes and thought they'd be pretty funny when put next to each other:

"I have become a symbol of the possibility of America returning to our best traditions."
-Senator Barack Obama

"He said something, yesterday, basically, that he embodies everything good about America. Well, you know, it's good to have self-confidence. But you can, maybe, go too far."
-Senator Lindsey Graham

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Pudge to Yankees

It must be a sad day in the Barrigar household.

Does bringing Farnsworth back really help the Tigers? Do they need another struggling pitcher in the bullpen? At 5 1/2 games back, have the Tigers quit?

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Kwame Brown?

Uh, I hope Dumars has something else up his sleeve, because I'm not sure he can convince anyone that Kwame Brown is the answer. Not to any of the questions the Pistons are asking anyway.

Reform Michigan Government Now

You've probably heard about this ballot initiative in Michigan, and maybe it even sounds good. But here's the inside scoop. Bottom line, it's a trick to give control of the state government to Democrats. To quote Admiral Ackbar: "It's a trap!"

Friday, July 18, 2008

The Dark Knight

Wow, that was intense.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Want to feel old?

Die Hard was released twenty years ago today. Hat tip: (Dirty Harry's Place)

Monday, July 14, 2008

It's Getting Interesting

So now Favre is speaking out about his desire to play this season. Here's a line that caught my eye:

And while Favre said the Packers asked him for a list of teams to which he would accept a trade, he wants to be released to make sure he ends up on a competitive club.

Except, you see, that's not how the game's played. Players, even stars, don't just get to decide where they're going to play. It's not in the Packers interest to release Favre, and I don't think they should. And whatever Favre is saying, it certainly looks like he's using his retirement to maneuver his way on to a team he thinks will be a contender. This is going from interesting to ugly very quickly.

New Blue

Okay, I was all ready to make fun of UM's new football uniforms, but they're really not that bad. They didn't make any changes to the blue uniform, which is good since most would consider it one of the "untouchables" in college football. The white is uglier than it was, but not near as bad as many you see out there (I'm looking at you, Oregon). And I do kind of like the idea of having a saying from a former coach on the inside; I'd love MSU to have some words from Duffy on the uniforms. The biggest shock was that Michigan signed with Adidas. The funniest part of writing this? This was one of the top ten results on Yahoo! when I searched for "michigan jersey".

Stat of the week...sorta

This is actually a "just realized this week it was a stat." I found this on from an article Jason Stark wrote.

DYK (Did You Know):

• Quiz show of the week: The sports-humor site featured a poll last week asking readers to name the most memorable moment in Tampa Bay Rays' history. Our favorite choice:

1998: The team signs Fred McGriff after Tom Emanski refuses the manager job.

If only I could remember how much we made fun of those infomercials during Mr. Guza's class.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Batman vs. Joker

Just a little something to get you warmed up for The Dark Knight:

Saturday, July 12, 2008


Officially, Brett Favre is retired. But that's not stopping him from repeating the same Hamlet act he performed last year when he was considering retiring and decided to play another year; he's just approaching it from the opposite side. Favre reportedly wants to return to the NFL this season. Obviously, this puts the Packers in a tight spot. They've committed to Aaron Rodgers, so if Favre requests to be removed from the retired list and returned to active, they'll either have to trade him or release him. To make it more interesting, two of the most interested teams might be ones in the division. Yikes.

I think it's realistic to expect that Favre has another season in him, but this second-guessing it pretty ridiculous. It's never going to be easy to leave the game and he picked a good time to get out. So stay out. I don't think anyone wants to see a past-his-prime Brett Favre struggling with another team.

UPDATE: Apparently, Favre has decided he wants to play this season and asked the Packers for a release. The Packers have refused. This is gonna get interesting.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Absolute Truth

There's some things in life that simply have to be done correctly. One of these things is putting toilet paper on the spool. Obviously, there's a right and a wrong way to do this, but now we have scientific proof as to which way is correct. Sort of. Anyway, if you're confused, follow the link and check out the diagrams. It's the most important thing you'll do today. (Hat tip: Jonah Goldberg at The Corner)

Thursday, July 10, 2008

The Name Game

Via Dirty Harry's Place, here's an article on strange celebrity baby names. The highlights:

Rachel Griffiths' son, Banjo.
Emma Thompson's daughter, Gaia.
Arthur Ashe's daughter, Camera.
Penn Jillette's daughter, Moxie CrimeFighter.
Ving Rhames' son, Freedom, and daughter, Reignbeau.
Nic Cage's son Kal-El.
Kevin Smith's daughter Harley Quinn (from comments on article).

Okay, some of these make Hyacinth sound not-so-bad. Moxie CrimeFighter? That's so crazy I almost like it. Kal-El? That might be setting the bar a little high. Honestly, I thought the cluelessness of the writer was almost as funny as some of the names. Yeah, it sure is crazy to get a name from the Bible. Whatever they might think, I'm pretty sure Max and Levi aren't really that strange. Of course, none of them have anything on Calvin Coolidge Julius Caesar Tuskahoma McLish, referenced previously here.

Monday, July 07, 2008


I'm thinking about taking my vacation July 19-26 or thereabouts. Is there any reason that would be an awful idea?

Sugar Beet Song

I mentioned to my dad that I had seen this posted on Facebook and he remarked he couldn't remember ever having seen it, so:

Friday, July 04, 2008

Stars and Stripes

MLB teams will look a little different this weekend. That's because they will be wearing special "Stars and Stripes" caps (you can see the Detroit version on the left) as part of the Welcome Back Veterans initiative. Some proceeds from the sales of these caps will go to the fund. You can buy the Tigers cap here, or see all of them here. (Hat tip: John J. Miller at The Corner)

Thursday, July 03, 2008


Have you heard about the rescue of 15 hostages from the clutches of FARC, a Marxist terrorist group, by Colombian commandos? If you haven't, click on the links, it's an amazing story. It's like something you'd see on TV but wouldn't buy as happening in real life. Stupid commies.

Independence Day

The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epocha in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forevermore.
-John Adams, from a letter to Abigail Adams.
(The Declaration of Independence was adopted officially two days later, hence Adams referring to the second rather than the fourth.)

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Your Government at Work

Jennifer Granholm wants Michigan residents to conserve energy. Apparently lowering the speed limit is the way to get this accomplished. You're still going to buy the gas, you just won't get to decided how fast to drive your car with it. You see, you're just too stupid to make those kind of decisions. The state has also started a new website with tips on how to save money, which presumably was developed and is operated with your tax dollars. I'm sure it'll break even.

The Dark Knight

Tuesday, July 01, 2008