Sunday, September 30, 2007

Da Bears?

Lions and Tigers (well, not really) and Bears....OH MY.

LIONS 3 and 1! Is it too early to quote Huey Lewis: "Do you believe in love"...?

Probably (heh heh).
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Simpsons vs. Family Guy

Here's a couple of interesting clips demonstrating how The Family Guy (second only to American Dad as the LEAST funny animated show on TV) steals material from The Simpsons (second only to South Park as the funniest animated show on TV).

Family Guy Steals From Simpsons - Part 1 of 2 (link)

Family Guy Steals From Simpsons - Part 2 of 2 (link)

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Saturday, September 29, 2007


He should sue the Jets for sucking.

From (link)

Jets Ticket Holder from NJ Sues Patriots and Coach Belichick

NEW YORK (AP) -- A Princeton man and Jets season-ticket holder files a class-action suit against the New England Patriots and coach Bill Belichick for "deceiving customers.'

'VIDEO: Jets Ticket Holders Sue Patriots, Belichick

Carl Mayer's suit stems from the Patriots being caught videotaping signals from Jets coaches, in violation of league rules, in New England's 38-14 season-opening win September 9.

Mayer's attorney, Bruce Afran, accused the Pats of violating "the integrity of the game." "This is a way of punishing Belichick and the Patriots.''

Mayer is seeking more than $184 million in damages for Jets ticket holders.

Belichick was fined $500,000 by the league, and the team was fined $250,000 for violating a league rule that prohibits clubs from using cameras on the sidelines for any purpose.

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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Eat a Salad

Alicia Silverstone's PETA ad. And I thought vegetarians were supposed to be slim: (link).

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Monday, September 24, 2007

Screwed Again

I'll leave it up to you...

Last week's "Caption Contest" from The New Yorker : (link)

My losing entry was: "Domestic Violence."

Here are the submissions that made the cut.

  • “Oh, now you want to talk, when all week it was 'Do Not Disturb'.”

  • "The time is 11:59. You have one minute to check out."

  • “I can fluff your pillow the easy way or the hard way.”
As usual, I don't think any of the "winners" are funny.
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Sunday, September 23, 2007

Well, At Least It Was Close...

...they only lost by five touchdowns (ouch).

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Friday, September 21, 2007

Vox Pop

(btw, the editors should have come up with a better choice of words for the headline)

Fate of Bonds’ Historic Ball in Hands of Fans

Designer who bought No. 756 sets up online vote to pick what to do with it

Fashion designer Marc Ecko spent $752,467 to buy Barry Bonds’ record 756th home-run ball, and now he wants baseball fans everywhere to decide what to do with it.

Ecko is offering three choices: Donate it as is to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y.;brand it with an asterisk and donate it to the Hall of Fame; or put it on a rocket and blast it into space.

“I wanted the ball to democratize the ball and to give the ball to the people, to give the ball to America,” Ecko told TODAY co-host Matt Lauer during an exclusive interview Monday.

Ecko set up a Web page,, that allows fans to vote for one of the three options. Voting ends at 11:59 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, Sept. 25, and Ecko will announce which option won exclusively on TODAY. (link)

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Thursday, September 20, 2007

Juice Gone Wild


In addition to Thomas Riccio's tape recording of O.J. Simpson's Las Vegas"break-in", there's also a video. (link)

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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Aroma Tire (No Joke)

Wouldn't all that R&D have been better spent on perfecting an electric car?

KUMHO Introduces World's First "Aroma Tire"

For Select Passenger Vehicles U.S. market will carry limited inventory of orange, lavender and jasmine scents

Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. — KUMHO Tire USA, announces the introduction of the world’s first fragrance automotive tire, the ECSTA DX. The project is the “fruition” of more than a year’s worth of research and development to deliver an alluring aroma tire that replaces the normal “black rubber” smell with heat-resistant oils in the scent of lavender, and in later versions, neroli (orange) or jasmine...(link)

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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

What's So Confusing?

California must have the stupidest jury pool in the nation.
  • Exhibit A: OJ Simpson...blood everywhere, low-speed chase, Bruno Malis - INNOCENT

  • Exhibit B: Robert Blake...alibi for the time of his wife's shooting was that he went back to the restaurant to get his gun (that had fallen out of his pocket into the booth) - INNOCENT

  • Exhibit C: Phil Spector...told chauffeur that he thinks he shot someone - HUNG JURY
Case closed.

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Why Do I Bother?

Every week the New Yorker runs a "caption the cartoon" contest (link).

Last week, they had this prehistoric scene of cavemen encountering a giant gun.

My caption submission was "Cro-Magnum Man"

However, these three made the final cut:
  • "So this is what killed the dinosaurs.”

  • “What did you say happened to the last tenant?”

  • “We're gonna need a bigger spear.”
None of them are funnier than my entry (if I do say so myself).
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Monday, September 17, 2007


Six more to go until I win my bet about the Lions finishing at least .500 for the season!!

Will Detroit have a love affair with Jon Kitna?

How many bad games before they throw him under the bus?
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The Emmy's

Three reasons why I'm glad I didn't watch last night's Emmy's:
  • Characters from "Family Guy" (the least funny show on TV) doing a bit where they say "Scrubs" isn't funny.

  • James Spader beats James Gandolfini.

  • 30 Rock beats than The Office.
Who votes on these things??
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Sunday, September 16, 2007

Winston Churchill Quotes

I happened upon this list of Winstin Churchill quotes (link). They hold up very well. Here are some of my favorites:

  • A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.

  • An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.

  • He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.

  • Never, never, never believe any war will be smooth and easy, or that anyone who embarks on the strange voyage can measure the tides and hurricanes he will encounter. The statesman who yields to war fever must realize that once the signal is given, he is no longer the master of policy but the slave of unforeseeable and uncontrollable events.

  • One ought never to turn one's back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half.

  • Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.

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Thursday, September 13, 2007

Leave Chris Alone

Just to clear up any understandable confusion ...

The Chris Crocker (left) who made the emotional YouTube plea to "LEAVE BRITNEY ALONE" (link) is NOT the same Chris Crocker who plays safety for the Atlanta Falcons (right).

It's easy to see how someone could get the two mixed up. I hope this helps.

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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

The Onion on the NY Times

I got a kick out of this Onion bit on the New York Times: (link)

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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

The Truth Is Out There

Moose Change is a spot on parody of Loose Change, that documentary by a couple of wacko losers who claim that 9/11 was an inside job. (link)

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Monday, September 10, 2007

Another One Bites the Dust

For 2007, I'm once again making my yearly prediction that the Lions will finish the season with at least a .500 record (8 wins, 8 loses).

With Sunday's result: LIONS 36, RAIDERS 21 -- I'm on my way.

Woo hoo...only seven more to go!!

BTW, in case you missed it, I'm being sarcastic.

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Sunday, September 09, 2007

That's Stupid


Paris Hilton Sues Over 'That's Hot' Card (link)

LOS ANGELES (Sept. 8) - Paris Hilton is suing over the use of her picture and catchphrase "That's hot" on a greeting card. Hilton sued Hallmark Cards Inc. in U.S. District Court seeking an injunction and unspecified damages to be determined at trial.

According to the lawsuit filed Thursday, the card is titled "Paris's First Day as a Waitress" and shows a photo of Hilton's face on a cartoon of a waitress serving a plate of food to a patron. In a dialogue bubble she says, "Don't touch that, it's hot." The customer cartoon asks, "What's hot?" She answers, "That's hot."

The suit says Hilton owns the trademark "That's hot," which was registered on Feb. 13, 2007...

Donald Trump was able to trademark "You're Fired" and Michael Buffer "Let's Get Ready to Rumble." So, I guess anthing's possible.

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Saturday, September 08, 2007

iScrewed (LOL)

Ha ha ha ha ha ha

Lots of the original iPhone buyers, many who waited in line for hours last JUNE and paid $599, are now pretty miffed that Apple has dropped the price by $200.

But should they be surprised? (I'll answer that -- NO).
From Yahoo Tech: (link)
...Much of the resentment is about the way the iPhone depreciated in value in less than 67 days. Jeremy Riga says, "I am NOT angry at the $200 price drop. I'm angry that Apple has decided NOT to keep the VALUE in the iPhone (or that it wasn't there to begin with). Because as a savvy consumer I understand the difference between buying something of value, and something that is overpriced. I bought the iPhone because I was sold, at $600, on the VALUE. Now today I am finding that I was wrong - it was NOT worth $600 - it was worth $400, perhaps even less. Thus, it was overpriced and I was over-sold by someone I have trusted to sell me worthwhile, and valuable products in the past. Steve Jobs."...
Yes, Jeremy, you're sooooo "savvy." You got so hot and bothered to be the first one you your block with an iPhone that it never occurred to you that the price would drop if you just held off a little longer?

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Friday, September 07, 2007

Numbers Don't Lie

Here's a story you WON'T see on "Countdown with Keith Olbermann":
  1. Bill O'Reilly's ratings at 8pm consistently kick Olbermann's ass

  2. Bill O'Reilly's ratings for his 11pm RERUN consistently kick Olbermann's ass

For the record, this isn't about politics for me. I thought that Olbermann was a mediocre jackass way back when he was on ESPN.

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Thursday, September 06, 2007

Maybe ABC Already Has Enough Money

I hate "vast Left-wing" conspiracy theories, but this is curious given that a DVD release tied into the sixth anniversary of 9/11, would make millions.
Is Clinton's candidacy blocking 'Path to 9/11'? (link)

Screenwriter of docudrama says ABC exec said delay has been prompted by unflattering portrayal of previous administration.

By Martin Miller
Los Angeles Times Staff Writer

September 5, 2007

Among the nearly two dozen television DVDs slated for nationwide release on Sept. 11 is the second season of "Bones," the third season of "Grey's Anatomy" and the miniseries "The Starter Wife" that aired earlier this year. Not on the list on that day or any other in the near future is last year's highly controversial "The Path to 9/11."

The $40-million, five-hour ABC miniseries, which recently received seven Emmy nominations and drew a combined two-night audience of more than 25 million viewers, is for now on the path to nowhere. Its Amazon page reads: "Currently unavailable. We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock."

With no date for the release, questions are being raised about whether political pressure is behind its current status as a stalled or discarded DVD project. The reasons are murky, but the miniseries' writer, Cyrus Nowrasteh, believes it's crystal clear: Powerful forces are out to protect Bill Clinton's presidential legacy and shield Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) from any potential collateral damage in her bid for the White House.

Nowrasteh, also one of the miniseries' many producers, said he was told by a top executive at ABC Studios that "if Hillary weren't running for president, this wouldn't be a problem."

Initially, Nowrasteh was told by executives at ABC Studios that the miniseries would have a DVD release in January. Then, April. Then, this summer. Currently, Nowrasteh has not been notified of a specific release date for the DVD.

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Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Mr. Bookman (Seinfeld)

To honor the start of school, here's one of Seinfeld's funniest bits: (link)

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Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Stop the Presses!!!

Gambling at Rick's...? I'm shocked, shocked!

Study: Men go for good looks (link)

By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID, AP Science Writer
Mon Sep 3, 5:30 PM ET

WASHINGTON - Science is confirming what most women know: When given the choice for a mate, men go for good looks.

And guys won't be surprised to learn that women are much choosier about partners than they are....

...Their study involved 26 men and 20 women in Munich, Germany.

Participants ranged in age from 26 to their early 40s and took part in "speed dating," short meetings of three to seven minutes in which people chat, then move on to meet another dater. Afterward, participants check off the people they'd like to meet again, and dates can be arranged between pairs who select one another.

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Monday, September 03, 2007

Insult to Injury

I hate to pile on, but this pic from the Freep of Appalachian State fans in their "Michigan Who" shirts was pretty funny (link).

No website selling them (yet).

BTW, is that guy on the far right Jack Black?
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Sunday, September 02, 2007

The End of Iraq

From Publishers Weekly:

Galbraith, a leading commentator on Iraq thanks to his recent articles in the New York Review of Books, presents a clear-eyed and persuasive case against the Bush administration's nation-building project there. As a former U.S. diplomat with long experience in Iraq, he offers an insider's view of the American occupation's failures—the poor preparation for post-invasion chaos, the cluelessness about Iraqi politics, the incompetence and corruption of the occupation authority—while advancing a deeper critique...

...Deeply skeptical of attempts to reunify the Iraqi state, he proposes that the U.S. withdraw from Arab Iraq and "facilitate an amicable divorce" between the fractious sections. Galbraith advised the Iraqi Kurds during recent constitutional negotiations and is palpably sympathetic to their national aspirations; his argument sometimes feels like a brief for Kurdish separatism...

Galbraith is pretty damning in his description of the Bush Administration's lack of readiness to take on the Iraq war. For instance, he relates (second handedly) an account of a discussion between President Bush and some Iraqi leaders where Bush didn't seem to realize that Iraq is made up of Kurds, Shiites and Sunnis.

Also, Galbraith lists many of the U.S. adminstrators who were selected for important posts in Iraq after the invasion based upon patronage and neopotism rather than knowledge and experience.
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