Monday, March 31, 2008

The hell with warm weather!

Today is one of the most glorious days in the world (besides January 21st, 2009, when that joke of a Commander in Chief is finally gone). Everyone starts in first place (er.... 'cept for Boston and Oakland, who already played a couple games in Japan, and the Nats and Braves, who played last night). The grass will be a beautiful green, if you can see it through the fog and rain drops.

So, shall I make predictions? Sure - it's like the cool thing to do:

AL East - Boston
AL Cental - Detroit
AL West - Seattle
Al Wild Card - Cleveland

NL East - Philadelphia
NL Central - Milwaukee
NL West - Arizona
NL Wild Card - Chicago (yeah, I hate saying that, but they have a chance)

World Series: Detroit over Philadelphia in 6

Sorry Cub fans. But don't worry - every team has a bad century.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

YouTube-sday™: Happy Birthday Frank Oz

In celebration of one of the greats in the entertainment biz, a oldie, but a goodie:

Monday, March 24, 2008

Be safe.

To the 4000 brave men and women who are no longer with us from the past 5 years...

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

You-Tube-sday™: Good boy!!!

In a word: brilliant! I would hope they spend some time with him, though. Now if only they could make a machine like that for shooting my kids to school everyday. Then I'll go pick them up with my mouth and put them back in the machine.

Now playing: "She Blinded Me With Science" by Thomas Dolby
via FoxyTunes

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Hey lil' buddy...

I was a bit surprised when I heard about Dawn Wells getting busted for pot. I mean, she's 69 years old. Don't you ever grow out of the desire to smoke the stuff?

Then again, she did work with Bob Denver, who was that total stoner in Dobie Gillis.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

YouTube-sday™: Back to your youth

Com'on... you giggled. I know my entire household just enjoys saying the horse's name.

Monday, March 10, 2008

After school in the playground, loser!


Friday, March 7, 2008

A is for America

Where I live, they are building new schools left and right. While I have watched the farm land turn into housing year after year, there is still a lot of land left to develop, so I am sure the school construction will continue.

Now, I am all for that. I mean, I have two kids and they need to be ed-jah-ma-cated. I am having a had time grasping where the school board comes up with the names for the schools. They started out pretty normal, named after the land area (Grand Prairie, Meadow View) or just location in regard to the high schools (Central, North, South, East). Then they moved to people. Your standard famous like JFK and Jefferson and a couple local folk. Then they did something that, at the time may have made sense, but now, I think is a little silly. In the drive for patriotism (which I am all for), they named a couple schools Freedom and Liberty. Great words, mind you. But certainly not school names, in my opinion. They have been open a year, and still no mascot name. There is already a Eagle mascot. What else could either of those use? The Freedom Uncle Sams? Liberty Bells? Yeah - that nickname won't get the male student's butts wiped...

I hope they go back to the people names. Not saying I want a school named after me. Bad idea, if you ask me. Geez, I can only guess what that mascot might be.....

"Ladies and gentlemen, I give you your 2014 Wilk Elementary basketball team - the Fightin' Dorkwads!"

Now playing: "Pink Tux" by Relient K
via FoxyTunes

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

YouTube-sday™: Royal w/ cheese

Last night, my wife, son and I are watching the tube and we watch some 20/20 special about Queen Elizabeth. I wouldn't say it was riveting television, but it was fun. And it got decidedly more fun when my wife and I started getting weird. See - at times, we will just mute the volume of a show and add our own soundtrack. Been doing it for many a year.

Last night, it started with a segment mentioning that their is no official royal airplane (like Air Force One), but they will charter a flight. That started the barrage of ridiculous ideas in our heads, all spoken in pathetic English accents. From "one bag of peanuts? I am not amused", to "I rather enjoy exiting the plane on the emergency ramp. A royal decree - that shall be my standard exit henceforth", we we just cracking up the rest of the show. There is nothing like just messing with extremely prim and proper people and having something like "Welcome to the cockpit, your Majesty. Tell me Liz... you ever been in a Turkish prison" said to them.

Well - on that note, enjoy Tony Blair singing some Clash: