Sunday, May 31, 2009

Ein, Zwei, Die!

I'm not much of a horror guy, but this might be the best horror film ever (from Big Hollywood via Hot Air).

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Helpful Advice

When I mentioned to my friend at work today that I was considering possibly replacing my S10, he suggested I buy one of these:

His reasoning being that with the government soon to take a majority stake in GM, the Camaro will most likely be killed and become a collector's item. Of course, he also offered to keep it in his garage if there wasn't room in my apartment's parking lot, so he might have an ulterior motive.

If I did buy a 2010 Camaro, I think it would have to look like this (which, according to the Camaro website, is a $470 paint option):

And, yes, I'd buy an autobot badge for it.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Rack 'em

Check out the History of the Smack Off! What a great website. Just what the clones needed. I highly suggest you listen to Jay Mohr's and Joe in the OC's rants on the 2009 Smack Off.

Diamond in the Rough

The Red Hawks of Cass City played at Dow Diamond on Wednesday night. Check out the photos and the story here.

Thursday, May 21, 2009


Oof, that's an ugly box score for the White Sox, who lost to the Twins 20-1 today. How often do you see twenty runs scored?

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

"Biblically terrible."

This review of the Honda Insight 1.3 IMA SE Hybrid by Jeremy Clarkston of Top Gear is the best car review I've ever read. And by best, I mean hilarious. A small taste:

And the sound is worse. The Honda’s petrol engine is a much-shaved, built-for-economy, low-friction 1.3 that, at full chat, makes a noise worse than someone else’s crying baby on an airliner. It’s worse than the sound of your parachute failing to open. Really, to get an idea of how awful it is, you’d have to sit a dog on a ham slicer.

And it goes on like that. Awesome. (Hat tip: Iain Murray at The Corner)

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Curve Ball

Here's the three best visual illusions in the world, as chosen by a group of neuroscientists and psychologists. The best one illustrates why a curve ball is difficult to hit, and will freak you out. (Hat tip: Jonah Goldberg at The Corner)

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Best & Worst

According to SI, Detroit has one of the best owners in sports (Mike Ilitch, #1 in the NHL) and one of the worst (William Clay Ford, second worst in the NFL).

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Song and Dance Man

Sounds like Tom Izzo was pretty good at his one man fund-raising show "Izzo Goes To Broadway." I'm still having trouble wrapping my mind around the idea that Izzo was willing to go that far to help out Coaches vs. Cancer. That's why the man is the most beloved college coach in the nation.

More Terminator

Tuesday, May 05, 2009


Okay, there's an official Facebook event for the the class of '99 10-yr reunion. I don't know if that matters to anyone, but there it is. It's going to be July 3rd, 7pm at an undisclosed location in CC. Are the Monkies going to be well-represented?


I am shocked, shocked that Brett Favre is considering unretiring... again. It must feel good to be Tarvaris Jackson right now.

Baseball Update

For those living outside of Cass City, here is a quick recap of the 2009 Varsity baseball season. Keep in mind, our record last year was 9-21 overall, and 1-9 in conference play:

16 Official Games
6-10 overall
0-5 league record

"Fun" stats:
5 of our 10 losses have come by one run. (We had a 3-game losing streak of one run.)
Another loss was by two runs.
Number of victories by one run: ZERO
Number of victories by two runs: ONE

We just lost to Bay City All-Saints tonight (they were the 2008 Division 4 State Champions).
Game 1: 5-6 (We scored 4 runs in the bottom of the first inning. BCAS scored 2 runs in the top of the 7th inning to grab the lead.)
Game 2: 1-10. Enough said.

Of the 11 total innings that we played tonight against BCAS, the lead-off hitter each inning for BCAS got on base NINE times. That's a bunch of crap.

Last season, we gave up 3 or more runs in the 1st inning 16 times out of 30 games. We lost 84% of the time when we gave up 3+ runs in the 1st inning, whether they batted first or not.

This season, we've given up 3+ runs only 3 times. We've lost 2 and one game didn't count as an official game.

On the flip side, we've scored 2 or more runs in the 1st inning 5 times. Our record: 1-4 (that includes tonights 4-run first inning loss).

Positive Notes:
We have a freshman on the team. Let's just say we tell the defense, "Fence, coming your way!" He's got some power.

Quote of the Day

I was talking in the hall with a teacher today after the bell had rang. I was on my prep hour, he was heading to his classroom to teach. We were still talking at least 3 minutes after the tardy bell had rang and a student came into the hall:

Student (Female 8th grader): You're really slow.
Mr. Meunier (Teaching his 39th year): You're really ugly so get back in the room.
Student: You're mean!
Mr. Meunier: I know. But switch that around.

The joke is that his name is pronounced "Mean-yer." So, when you say the words "you're mean," it's the same pronounciation of his name, only backwards.

By the way, the entire middle school loves him as a teacher, so that's just how he jokes around with them. Plus, after teaching 39 years, he's taught all of their parents.

Movie Review

Has anyone seen the movie "The Happening"? If you have, I'm curious what your explanation is to why the people were committing suicide.

Monday, May 04, 2009

The Buzz

The buzz on Facebook is that there might be a 10-yr reunion for the class of '99 over the Fourth of July weekend. Maybe.

I figure a real baseball trip is out this year, but would anyone be up for a Tigers game? Or a blowout minor league weekend? I've got vacation that I need to decide when to take.


I don't follow horse racing. I didn't bother to watch the Kentucky Derby. But I saw the end of the race on PTI, and 50-1 longshot Mine That Bird's win was amazing. As Kornheiser said: " looked like the other horses were running in oatmeal."

Also, I thought this Derby had quite a good showing of names. My favorites: I Want Revenge, General Quarters, and Atomic Rain.

IRS Short Bus Kids

This is possibly the best comment I've read on government intervention this year. An excerpt:

We've looked at the numbers and know what he's planning to do. I know dozens of people who are already putting the legal structures in place to move their companies and themselves offshore and away from the grip of the tax man. These are some of the smartest most dynamic people in the world and they'll have no trouble staying ahead of the kids from the short bus over at the IRS.

Now that's an insult. (Hat tip: John Derbyshire at The Corner)