Funkulator. needs sound. thanks to xine for the link.
careful bob. they can smell fear.
and lo, espn's page 2 brought us much joy, in the form of the sports guy
(who isn't bitter) and the red soxs vs. cubs
of the absurd. Jim Caple on Saturday's . . . events.
in North Carolina have built a brain implant that lets monkeys control a
robotic arm with their thoughts."
from the "you can't make this shit up" department, bubba ho-tep. starring bruce campbell
as elvis. "Elvis teams up with Jack, a fellow nursing home resident who
thinks that he is actually President John F. Kennedy, and the two valiant
old codgers sally forth to battle an evil Egyptian entity who has chosen
their long-term care facility as his happy hunting grounds. . . " [thanks to
kim for the tip]
jim caple [another great espn writer] on last
and, from an article about last
night's controversial home run call [josh is the kid who reached out for
"His father, Phil, said he and Josh are diehard Yankees fans. But
Phil said he didn't feel bad that his son may have contributed to a Boston
"'No,' he said. 'Mussina's been pitching horrible.'"
beautiful. and fox sports gets a brief reprieve from their
terrible commentary by giving us Tim McCarver last night. and for
interviewing Ed, the "objective" yankees fan. *snrk*
still living in the dark ages. masschusetts
house rejects bill to allow sale of liquor on sundays. but it's still ok
to buy booze on sundays between thanksgiving and new year's.
the sports guy finally writes a column about the
series. and he captures the emotional roller coaster beautifully.
ok, so i'm not quite ready to give up on the beach design yet.
maybe next month.
speaking of beaches, everyone should go to belize.
i hate how you've changed
sox on their way to the playoffs. rock on. i was at the last ALCS
game in 1999. hopefully, it won't end there this year.
is back. must. have.
shopping.com. "the web's
#1 comparison shopping site." recently redesigned by the talented folk at signal vs. noise.
article from the globe about red
sox nation. it could've used a good edit, but there are still some great
"For a Citizen of the Nation, beating the Mariners or A's is
merely winning a baseball game, while beating the Yankees is the very
essence of life itself."
"It is relatively easy, of course, to identify the members of the
Nation. . . there is also, I think, a certain look that gives away
membership in the Nation -- it's a look of someone enthusiastic, but wary,
(or wary, but enthusiastic) and there's a certain noticeable hunger to it.
It's all right to believe and to care, the look seems to say, but one would
do well not to invest too much emotion in the idea of actually winning. You
care but you care guardedly. I would describe the principal emotion as one
of deep longing."
if you haven't already heard, make sure you go outside and look at mars
why am i not surprised that this story about
a football player punching a teammate during practice and breaking his
face happened on the raiders?
better world club.
an eco-friendly alternative auto club. [apparently, AAA spends money on
lobbyists.] better world also offers the nation's first bicycle roadside
established to highlight the need for a change in our nation's leadership.
Since Bush took office, we have shifted from a substantial surplus to a
debilitating deficit. Our educational system is under-funded and
ill-equipped, and millions of jobs have been lost due to a weakening
economy." Sort of inspired by the California situtation, but, since the
US Constitution doesn't allow for a voter recall, the goal is to make sure
he's not reelected. Interesting.
the front page of redsox.com
today states, "Boston's bullpen couldn't deliver for the second straight
night. . . " give me a freeking break. sure, kim gave up run and that's no
good. but the boys stranded 17 - yes, seventeen - over the course of
the game. 11 in scoring position. this loss was hardly the bullpen's fault.
espn's page two presents baseball in the land
of oz. [wzlx in boston has a recording from the game. . . it's pretty
funny. and sad.]
page 2 reviews Gigli. "What makes a bad movie truly bad? I mean
so bad that it ranks among the worst ever? Well, obviously, a flimsy plot,
unrealistic dialogue, poor acting, clumsy directing and inferior special
effects all play a part. And it also helps if Kevin Costner is listed as an
you can order address labels with little pictures of your family. too cute.
or too dorky. i can't decide.
an what if i do?
Sliiiiiiiiiiiinky. a 71 foot
slinky. watch. listen.
meg has moved on from notsosoft to me(ish). glad to have her back.
page 2 rates fenway. ok, i have a few issues with this article. first of
all, where did this guy buy his beer?!? i haven't seen prices that low at
fenway for three years. he gives high marks to the scoreboard, but neglects
to mention that you can't see the damn thing from a decent percentage of the
seats. he also gives high marks for the PA system. granted, i haven't been
to the park since june and i guess they could've fixed it, but "all spoken
info was crystal"? i don't think so. he also claims that using the t is
"easy as pie" and "the fans are polite and friendly." is there some
other fenway park that i'm not aware of? wow.
i'll be gone for three days
my date with drew.
independent filmmaker has 30 days and $1,100 to make a documentary about
trying to get a date with drew barrymore.
i thought parts of this looked familiar, but it's been ages since
i posted it. vectorpark.
requires flash. major time suck.
ferrell's class day speech at harvard. freeking hysterical. [via very big blog]
ben passes along the book
of ratings, where lore sjöberg [of brunching shuttlecocks fame] rates
everything from d&d
monsters to state quarters to
hercules. oh, and wedding traditions.
apparently, the website where you can buy funky colored tights
that i posted in march.2002 has moved to we love colors. looks like they've
also expanded their product lines.
what made my day, case 48 in a series. ok, this is actually from
friday, but it was a busy weekend. i was listening to weei's pre-game show,
which always includes a brief interview with grady little. they asked grady
what he did the previous night during the game [he was serving
a one-game suspension]. grady's response? "i sat and watched the game
and second guessed the manager. [awkward pause, as the interviewer tries to
decide if grady is making a joke.] well, isn't that what most people do?"
jayson stark provides baseball's half-year
review. favorite quote from the article: "If you would have told me we'd
get 15 hits off Zito," said Lou Piniella, "I would have looked at you a
even the sports guy says elope.
discovered through a column on espn's
page 2: the octodog. um. yeah.
what made my day, case 47 in a series. Merriam-Webster. They just released the
eleventh edition of their collegiate dictionary. So there is a note on their
web page stating, "We go to ELEVEN!"
i never expected THIS!
someone is giving me the evil eye [is it a good thing
or a bad thing that i was able to guess what the picture would be based on
the title? hmmmm. . . ]
shea homers in
three straight innings. damn.
need a car game for a long road trip? try radio baseball.
international apology shirt. beautiful. [via signal vs. noise]
the national do not call
registry is up.