Saturday, February 16, 2008

top ten

op Ten Songs I Heard At Work Today While Waiting Patiently For My Company To Stop Being Run By Malicious Three Year Olds:

“Welcome to the Jungle”, Guns and Roses
“Silver and Gold”, U2
“Take Me To The Pilot”, Elton John (performed by Billy Joel)
“Fuel”, Metallica
“Weekend Song”, Billy Joel
“Man in Black”, Johnny Cash
“Cold Hard Bitch”, Jet
“Undertow”, REM
“Highway 61 Revisited”, Bob Dylan
“She’s My Baby”, Traveling Wilburys

Friday, February 15, 2008

The General Falls

Bob Knight, the winningest college basketball coach ever, has quit.

Makes me think of management, and how hopelessly lost my company seems to be. They want us to fight a battle, but they can't afford bullets. Or troops.

And they give us hell when we lose.


Sunday, February 10, 2008

War Time, Party Time

Curt Schilling is hurt. Reports have ranged from out for the season to out until the All Star Break. Nobody really knows, of course, not even Curt.

On his blog, Curt says he is trying to come back this season.

This is not as much of a disaster as one might think. Boston is unusually deep in starting pitching, and Curt is not a spring chicken any more. I think we're going to be fine, and if he can be back for the stretch drive, so much the better. Curt endangered his career in 2004, pitching on guts and one leg, and RSN will never forget it.

Curt also goes on and on about John McCain as well. He's entitled, of course. It's his blog.

One of his points is the plain assertion that everyone wants the war to be over, and McCain more so than most, because, of course, he knows how awful war is.

I don't doubt that McCain feels that way.

But to me, the question still comes down to judgement. Yes, it would be best if the Middle East were pacified to the point where American forces can come home safely. That's obvious.

The question is, does anyone seriously believe that this is even remotely possible? McCain, at least according to Schilling, does.

I say that means he is deeply deluded.