Monday, March 31, 2008

Maybe Next Year

Confirmation recieved today. There will be no smart car.

Delivery Date Estimator

smart USA is pleased to announce the new vehicle “Delivery Date Estimator”. This online service allows Reservation Holders the ability to see the estimated time of delivery of their vehicle within an approximate 90 day window.

smart USA looks forward to delivering your smart fortwo as soon as possible. We hope you find this tool useful as you plan for the arrival of your vehicle.

Simply enter the email address associated with your reservation.

I did so and the results:

Estimated ETA Date: December 2008 to February 2009

The estimator should laugh at you when the delivery date is a little less than a year away.

Friday, March 28, 2008


Waiting for the UCLA Western Kentucky game to begin. Watching Louisville play Tennessee.

Dick Endberg on Louisville coach Rick Pitino: ~ "(He's) been a winner all his coaching career since playing at Umass. He was a freshman when Dr. J. was a senior. Al Skinner the coach at Boston College was also on that team."

While I dig the Umass* hype, Pitino has not been a winner throughout his coaching career. Under Pitino, the Boston Celtics went 102-146 from 1997 to 2001. While head coach of the New York Knicks, his team went 38-44 during the 1987-88 season.

1970-71 Umass Basketball Team


Dr. J played two seasons for the Minutemen 1969-70 & 1970-71. He left after his junior year

Via Wikipedia (pardon the laziness): "Pitino was a freshman at the same time future NBA legend Julius Erving spent his junior (and final) year at UMass, although the two never played on the same team because freshmen were ineligible to play varsity sports at the time."

*Umass, an NCAA bubble team heading into the A-10 Tournament is currently making the most of the NIT. They beat Syracuse in the Carrier Dome last Tuesday night after coming back from 22 down. Their next game is on Tuesday at 7 p.m. EST, against the defending NCAA Champion Florida in the NIT semifinal.

Marine Corps Commercial Aired during the game:

Marines are on top of Hoover Dam & on the beach outside of San Francisco Bay. Should I be worried? Is the enemy at the gates? I should have voted for that fence. Are they already in? Are they my neighbors? Who do I report them to?

Sunday, March 23, 2008

You Askin' Alot

It was in the 80's in LA today.

"It's the hottest day of the summer. You can do nothing, you can do something, or you can... "

Da Mayor, Do the Right Thing, 1989

Thankfully, there is nice supply of High Life in my fridge.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Money For Nothing

Mills awarded $48.6 million in divorce settlement

McCartney, 65, and Mills, 40, went to court last month to decide on Mills' share of his fortune, which had been estimated at as much as $1.6 billion.

Judge Hugh Bennett, however, found that the total value of all of McCartney's assets, including his business assets, was about $800 million.

The settlement has been a long time coming for the couple, who separated two years ago, after four years of marriage. At the time they said the parting was "amicable" and insisted "both of us still care about each other very much."

$48.6 for four years works out to $12.15 million a year. Not bad by Major League Baseball standards.

Though don't feel too bad for the Walrus, he still has $751 million to burn through.



For any soul that suffered through Nat Geo's Aftermath: Population Zero, at my suggestion, I sincerely apologize. The poor cgi, complete lack of expert testimony and overly preachy content combined for heartache.

After the pain of Pop Zero, the leg will discontinue it's policy of recommending programing based on previews.

If you can take anymore of life after man I still recommend Life After People, which I have seen.

As for the National Geographic Channels attempt to re-brand itself as Nat Geo, cut it out, it's unbecoming.


Baghdad Rocked As McCain, Cheney Visit
Before leaving the United States, McCain, who was making his eighth trip to Iraq, said the tour to the Middle East and Europe was for fact-finding purposes, not a campaign photo opportunity.

To which I say, ". . . you're not foolin' me, man. You might fool the fucks in the league office, but you don't fool Jesus. Is bush league psyche-out stuff. Laughable, man - ha ha!"

Is John "Mad Dog" McCain really campaigning in a war zone?

Just getting a feel for the situation on the ground in case your elected?

Besides being distasteful, aren't you jumping the gun there a little Mad Dog?

How much did the security detail for your field trip cost?


Friday, March 14, 2008

Notes on a scandal

My Fall From Grace, will that be the title of the hardcover due by Christmas or will it be, Do As I Say by Eliot Spitzer?

Can a line of hand bags cleverly titled, "Client 9" be far behind or is it only former White House interns that get a purse line.

She should hold out for Playboy or go with Larry Flynt's mag - Penthouse is tacky.

Does the IRS now go after her for failure to report income?

as source material

I am amazed at how Myspace & Facebook have become the go to sources for photos of those involved in scandal or tragedy, the Virgina Tech shooting victims for example. That mainstream news sources write things like, ". . . according to her myspace page . . ." seems odd to me. Are the media outlets that are publishing photos of Ms. Dupre paying myspace for use of the photos or are they up for grabs, how does that arrangement work?

Can Spitzer call girl cash in?

Dupre also made an appearance in a video by the rapper Mysterious, director Jonathan Ehlers told Los Angeles TV station KCAL on Tuesday. In the video, Dupre is cast as the girlfriend of Mysterious, at one point making a vulgar hand gesture while lip-synching lyrics that include an expletive.
Oh heavens no, not an expletive and a vulgar gesture.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

March Madness

I'm listening to the radio broadcast of the, Umass vs. Charlotte A-10 tournament game (quarterfinals) online.

Great game thus far, Umass is up 31 to 19 at the half. The Zoo is a bubble team and strong tourney run gets them into the dance. The color commentator sounds like Billy D. Williams.

Listening to the local commercials is killing me.

Friendly's, has a dessert called a Happy Ending. There are lots of ways to get free Happy Endings. Get yours today.


FTR: A Happy Ending is 2-Scoop (1 topping) sundae

What the hell is Friendly's?
Friendly Ice Cream Corporation opened the first Friendly's Ice Cream Shoppe in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1935. Friends, family and neighbors have been gathering at Friendly's for over 70 years to create magical moments, enjoy delicious, made-to-order food, and delight in premium ice cream using milk from area dairies. In addition to our restaurant operations, we manufacture and sell a complete line of packaged premium ice cream desserts distributed through more than 4,000 supermarkets and other retail locations in 12 states. Friendly's is proud to be at the heart of warm memories for 70 years, and we're proud to be inspiring more memories for our guests every day.
~Friendly Ice Cream Corporation

Umass lost 69 to 65. They gave up a 17 point halftime lead. I'd say no dance for the Zoo.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

730 Days


Sheriff: Woman sat on toilet for 2 years
Roxana Hegeman, AP, 3/12/2008

Ness County Sheriff Bryan Whipple said it appeared the 35-year-old Ness City woman's skin had grown around the seat. She initially refused emergency medical services but was finally convinced by responders and her boyfriend that she needed to be checked out at a hospital.

"We pried the toilet seat off with a pry bar and the seat went with her to the hospital," Whipple said. "The hospital removed it."

He told investigators he brought his girlfriend food and water, and asked her every day to come out of the bathroom.

"And her reply would be, `Maybe tomorrow,'" Whipple said. "According to him, she did not want to leave the bathroom."


Tuesday, March 11, 2008

status report


I had a leg appointment yesterday. They unwrapped the leg, removed my sutures (a 6 inch running suture) and took a couple of x-rays.

The doc looked at the x-ray and said everything looked "A OK".

He said I could stop wearing the immobilizer as long as I didn't fall. I'll do my best.

Return in a month, no walking, physical therapy twice a week for three weeks (to work on range my of motion), TTWB (Toe Touch Weight Baring).


I saw the x-rays, my leg looks like Barbaro's. There is a metal L bracket screwed into the top right side of my tibia. The screws go almost completely through the bone.

When I mentioned the recovery being more painful than I anticipated the doctor said he he had to break the bone to get at the two large pieces that had been jammed down into my tibia. He propped the bone up with some high grade plaster and the screws and plate will hold everything together while the rebuild sets.


Good Deeds

Patrick Dempsey Dedicates Cancer Center in Maine

Nice work Ronald now if you could just make things up to Kenneth.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Crazy Swayze

Swayze has a tough road ahead, cancer experts say

Keep fightin' Bohdi!

You've been like a big brother to me. You'll be in my thoughts.

Point Break, 1991

Red Dawn, 1984

Roadhouse, 1989

Skatetown U.S.A., 1979

Tuesday, March 04, 2008


Green Bay QB Favre retires

Game day will be a little less exciting now. Farve was the last of the gunslinging quarterbacks I watched as a teenager.


The articles recapping Favre's career and accomplishments will hemorrhage out of every news site and media outlet over the course of the next week or so.

If you only read one, read the Sports Illustrated profile on Favre after he was awarded the Sportsman of the Year Award in 2007.


Show Some Respect

Wear a sweater on 3/20/08.

Fred McFeely Rogers, was not a sniper in the U.S. military at any point during his life nor is Rob Stone (Kevin Owens) Marilyn Manson.

Rob Stone, played Kevin Owens on Mr. Belvedere for 5 seasons.