Friday, September 28, 2007

Happy birthday yesterday, John Michael Paveskovitch.

US Soccer goalie Hope Solo is upset because she was yanked in favor of vet Briana Scurry, who got shelled (for soccer) in a 4-0 loss.

I think she's got a point. Scurry was 12-0 against Brazil, but that's since the dawn of time. Like any career numbers, I doubt they are very meaningful, considering the fact that the first Brazil team Scurry faced is doubtless different than today's team.
"Tonight's Sudoku solution is 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,0....not necessarily in that order."

-Steven Colbert

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

I never thought I'd link to a WorldNetDaily story, but it's a strange, strange world.

I couldn't remember where I had seen it, until this Bill Press column told me it was Newsweek. There is a barber in Jena, Louisiana, the town where that horrible "White Tree" business went town, who says he will not cut black people's hair because his white customers might object to their hair touching the same equipment.

Sometimes I think we are an evolved species, and then I read something like that and I reconsider.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

September 25, 2007
I resubscribed to TWIT again (This Week In Tech), and I have fallen back in love with it again. I don’t know a lot about what they’re talking about, but I can follow it well enough.
They’re talking about monopolies, like Apple/ITunes/IPod/IPhone and about how once one gets ahold of you, the price gets jacked way up. The same thing seems to be happening in retail-big chains swallow up the little guys, then all of a sudden you can’t get anyone to help you and everything is too damn expensive.
I think I missed “International Talk Like A Pirate” Day.
The Phillies are now tied for the wild card lead, which is quite a feat, given their horrific injury history this season. There’s a welcome purity to their situation-6 games left, win or go home. They do have to beat the Braves, though.
TWIT is talking about the Forbes list, which continues to be led by Mr. Gates, of course. Gates’ wealth has gone down significantly since he started giving away serious amounts of money. Say what you will about Microsoft, Bill Gates may be responsible for saving more lives than nearly anyone else on Earth. Pretty good for a college dropout.

Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy was 100% right in his postgame rant.

We give entirely too much attention to amateur athletics in this country.

The reporter claimed she wanted to know what was inaccurate in her story-but during the rant, he told you exactly what it was he objected to. He objected to characterizing the kid who was benched as being gutless, and about the benching as being an attitude issue and the new starter having threatened a transfer. If those things are true, stand by them. If they're not, you shouldn't have written them.
What I've Learned:


Life sucks.

Monday, September 24, 2007

So McNabb has a huge game, a video gamey 56 points on the board. I think that's more a reflection of Lion futility than Eagle brilliance. We shall see.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Radio Lab is without a doubt one of the most fascinating hours of radio ever.

I am listening to the archives, and this episode is about stress. It's right up my alley-talking about kindling responses in rats and all kinds of stuff I wrote about in college.