Friday, May 25, 2007

It was 30 years ago today.

People always call me a Star Wars nerd. I just don't get where they get that idea. But I am a slight nerd. I guess you can see proof of my nerdness here. Or here. I can remember the first time I saw Star Wars. It was at the awesome Coral Theater in Oak Lawn. I remember when the movie started, and the Star Destoyer just kept going, and going, and going.....I was hooked. My mom would drop me off at the Coral every other weekend for a viewing. If my count is right, I have seen ANH in the theater 57 times. Factor in video and DVD at home, along with this 8 track (age comments will get you hurt, readers) story I had of the movie and the number of "viewings" exceeds 300. More than a space movie, it was an incredible telling of the basic good versus evil. I, like many, can honestly say my life changed the very day I saw Star Wars.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Good guys wear black

So the ChiSox bats are finally waking up. After giving away 2 games to the Flubs over the weekend (yes - gave away - those were not clean wins Flubs fans), they decided to wake up their bats. Now, it's not doing jack squat for my fantasy team yet, but at least we can battle in games now. Nice to see Thome back and hitting as well. Ya need a stick like that to keep the other teams honest.

Related, while speaking of the Flubs, they did announce that Mr. Cub Ernie Banks is getting a statue outside that pit they call a ballpark. It's about damn time. While you can hate the uniform (it's in your DNA, people), Banks was a hell of a player. How do they give Harry Caray a statue before Ernie? Harry was a shell of himself when he was with the Flubs. Backwards talk, stupid fan shout outs and poor play calling....Caray should have quit years prior (like when he left the ChiSox booth in '82). But if you have seen the videos "When It Was A Game" - Harry was on his game. That guy could announce for the Cardinals. Rent them if you can find them. You might just need to buy those videos, but they are worth it. Baseball from 1946 thru the early 60's. In color. Now that is baseball.

There....I have given you a movie night. Enjoy yourselves.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Post Uno

Don't really read this. It contains nothing you would really care about. In fact, it contains absolutely no pertinent information, except possibly a misspelling. But everything must start somewhere, so here is where it starts. Where it goes? Well - that really depends on what I think or feel. It could end mighty fast; it could just drone on and on about nothing (kind of like this first post); or it could really mean something. Who really knows what might come from my mind and into my keyboard.

I guess this will be just like a big Tootsie pop. Sooner or later, you get to the center.

I guess this first post did have something - a retarded analogy comparing it to a Tootsie pop. I hope I at least got a wrapper with a star on it.