Monday, February 27, 2006
Here's the story about Jeeves's retirement - I'm wondering what Ask.com is thinking - how dare they attempt to topple the mighty Googletron?
Thursday, February 23, 2006
Tuesday, February 21, 2006
- The only thing missing from this photo is a chef's hat on that guy's head. If you think that I'm crazy, tell me...where in this story can I find the cat's name? Oh wait - it's not there? That's because the cat's name is "General Gao".
- Regarding the last line of the story: Do I really have to watch Local 6 for more? Is there really that much more to it? Are they going to give the cat his own sit-com, have Slim Fast sponsor him?
Reason #1: What else would enable me to capture Hilton Armstrong flipping off the West Virginia crowd like this?
Reason #2: I watched the V for Vendetta preview like, 5 times in a row last night...the only thing keeping me from seeing this movie in the theaters is the fact that Natalie Portman is an awful actress. Her only great performance to date was in The Professional...and if you even try coming back to me with "...but she was nominated for an Oscar for Closer," I will fart in your general direction.
Reason #3: Tanith in slo-mo...and watching everyone else fall on their asses, especially that one girl who got CRUSHED and carried off on a stretcher...that was aweso...ful. Just awful.
Sunday, February 19, 2006
He's an amazing guy, and the way he has been portrayed recently in the media is highly inaccurate and really unfair. They've tried to define him, but Dave Chapelle escapes definition. To me, he's the world's greatest comedian, and a good guy to boot. To others, he's some nut who ran off to Africa. And to Oprah, he's an entertaining guest who makes her nether-regions tingle.
Check out the clips on Bravo's website, or tune on on March 5 at 8pm.
Saturday, February 18, 2006
You'll notice, unless this is your first time here, that I changed the name of my blog. This is because my friend, over IM, asked me if I were a big fan of JoPa. After a few seconds, I realized that he was talking about Joe Paterno. He thought the URL I had just sent to him read, "Patterno Flogic" which makes about as much sense as anything else in this blog, so I changed it immediately.
Tuesday, February 14, 2006
I have a website set up for family that showcases her (email me for the address), so I'll save everyone my gushing details about how much I love her - yes, even though its Valentines Day. I did, however, want to talk about fate, because there was a really strange, wonderful coincidence that occured the day she was born.
Everyone in my family has always compared me to my uncle Paul, who passed away from complications with cancer in 2002. He was (and is) one of my favorites - he taught me to laugh hard, and never give up on anything. Anyone who has been to my house has seen the 6-foot tall wooden cowboy ("Woody") - a gift from him, complete with funny story. It was my "inheritance" after he passed away. Paul & Pat, peas in a pod - big sports buffs, joke tellers, life of the party.
So, it didn't dawn on me until about Thursday of last week that when Ella was born, she became something else that my Uncle Paul and I would share forever. We both helped deliver a beautiful daughter on the exact same day. My cousin Myndy, an actress, was born February 5, 1971.
I believe in science, but I also believe in cosmic fate. Life is full of circles.
Friday, February 03, 2006
I suck at remembering birthdays. That one will be easy to remember for anyone else else with my affliction.
Thursday, February 02, 2006
This is a fascinating story - a priest from New York, Father Alfred Juliano, had this crazy idea, to make the world's safest car. To fund his idea, Father Juliano asked his congregation for help. $30,000 later, he had his prototype. He was flying high.
Unfortunately, the 19-foot long Aurora broke down 15 times on the way to its launch party, so no one wanted to buy one.
The Aurora had some revolutionary ideas, such as seatbelts, a roll cage, side-impact bars, and a collapsible steering column...and it had some duds. Most people focussed on the duds. My favorites were:
- Front-end air scoop, intended to reduce injuries to any pedestrians who get in the way (sounds like a great idea for cops who want to clear Boston Common of heroin addicts)
- Front seats rotated 180 degrees so that the occupants could turn around and brace themselves if they saw a collision coming (also useful for Dads who want to make good on their typically idle threats "Don't make me come back there!")
- Foam padding, that surrounded the car (great for when you're getting out of a tight spot after parallel parking - just give the guy behind you a good nudge, and off you go!)
Wednesday, February 01, 2006
Japanese beer maker Asahi plans to give away 5000 personal bartending bots, each of which can store up to six cans of beer in a refrigerated compartment within its belly. At the push of a button the simple robots will open a can and pour the chilled contents into a glass for a thirsty owner.
To win one of the beer-bots, in a promotion for the company's new low malt beer, contestants must collect 36 tokens found on the specially marked beers. But the competition, starting in February, is only open to those in Japan.
You know what they say, don't ever trust a bald barber or a thin chef.
I've tried DiningIn before, a few times. It's worth it if you order for larger groups of people. Or groups of larger people.
So, just to set everyone straight: I now have three features - Things that suck, Things that don't suck, and BlogRace. And none of them are any good.
This week's winners are:
- The Prizblog (Challenger +20 years). Fantastic post, written by a a good writer. Who should write a lot more.
- Life of Smiley (Movie Quote Game). The best feature anyone has come up with so far. And I'm kicking all your asses.
- That's No Moon... (I'm Officially a Steelers fan this weekend). Ben Roethlisburger + Jack Daniels + sorority chicks = paparazzi wet dream.
- The Hag Bag (Adopt or Buy). I love dogs, and I'm going to adopt.
- The Blog of Bomber (Bomber's Going to War). "...then again, I do work with lawyers." Good times.