Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!

2009 just can't suck as much as 2008 did. It just can't.

Good luck to all of us!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Rob Parker of the Detroit News is a weenie!

Watch this.

Rob Parker of the Detroit News was asking the questions.

Marinelli feels badly enough as it is for being on the verge of 0-16. He doesn't need a rude jerk like Parker grilling him about who Marinelli's daughter should have married.

The Lions will, doubtless, fire Marinelli, but if the Detroit News had any balls, they'd fire Parker as well.

Way to go Shaun!!

Shaun Hill went from a quarterback rating of 17 through three quarters to 132 in the last quarter to pull the Niners to a 1-point win against the oh-so inept St. Louis Rams.

Singletary almost yanked Hill, but didn't and Shaun showed us all something.

It was a great game... in the last quarter.

Just wait 'til next year!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

What fabric is it?

OK... I watched The Hulk tonight, and even though I've seen it a couple of times, I never noticed this before tonight's viewing: how do his shorts stay on?!?

What fabric are they made from that they can stretch 20 times their normal size and not rip?!?

Then, when he goes back to Bruce Banner size, how do they go back with him?

I won't lose sleep over this, but I am curious.

You have to love the guy's ability...

George F. Will might not be everyone's favorite, but his talents as a writer are undeniable.

Take this gem from his 12/20/08 op-ed, With Auto Bailout, Bush is Heaving a Shoe at Congress:

"History teaches that it is difficult for Congress to be only intermittently invertebrate."

Oh... he's good.

Friday, December 19, 2008



Bend over New York sports fans.

Which one was the heel?

This story needs to be read.

This journalist,
Muntadar al-Zeidi, was moved enough to take the action he took. If only more of our journalists had thrown their shoes (either figuratively or literally) before the Iraq invasion: we might not have invaded.

Now someone has beaten al-Zeidi?

Sure, he pitched his Hush Puppies at the president. OK. This was maybe wrong-headed at least and incredibly stupid at worst. But should he be beaten, tried, and imprisoned for doing it?

Absolutely not.

Dubya, to his credit, handled it very well.

But even as he keeps blathering about democracy breaking out everywhere, he misses the point: if free-speech is vital to the proper function of any democracy, wasn't al-Zeidi simply
exercising his right to free-speech?

Yes, anyone's right to throw their shoes might end at the point that anyone else's head begins, but Bush should use
his head (for once) and see this act as a positive sign.

Yes, al-Zeidi might not have made it out of the room if he had targeted Saddam's head, but the truth is that al-Zeidi would never have tried doing this to Saddam because free-speech wasn't a hallmark of Saddam's regime. Bush can't have it both ways. (Look what happened when Hamas was democratically voted into power?)

Democracy isn't easy. It takes practice, patience, effort, work.
... thrown shoes.

Give al-Zeidi a fine and a few weeks in jail, then let him get back to being a journalist and exercising his right to free-speech. Iraq's democracy will be better for it.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Madoff Haiku...

hey Bernie Madoff
your sons had to turn you in

you are a douche bag

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

I have an idea, Bernie!

After reading this, I have a great idea Bernie!

Why not get one relative to pay another relative to pay a friend to pay another relative to pay another friend to pay your bail?!

I think it could work!

Oh yeah... right... that's why you're in the mess you're in.

Oh well.

Monday, December 15, 2008

It's Punday!

I just can't resist...

Knock knock!

Who's there?

Bernard Madoff.

Bernard Madoff who?

Bernard Madoff with all your money.

Friday, December 12, 2008

God is an iron...

Spider Robinson once said "God is an iron" in how he seems to use irony like a paintbrush.

Here is a story about a man named Madoff who
"made off" with other people's money.

You just can't write this stuff.

Friday, December 5, 2008

OJ Haiku...

OJ will wish his
jail cell is as nice as the
Palace Station room.