Friday, April 28, 2006

Things that suck: Killing somebody the next time

Seeing that the Prizblog is down & out while Ed "focuses on his occupation"...I thought I might update everyone on the Anthony Galluccio story. He got off, no charges. What a joke. From what I've heard, he was stumbling drunk when he got out of the car. Seriously, screw the Boston political scene, it's so friggin corrupt it's not even funny.

And this, from the Boston Herald:
Galluccio has been charged with the offense twice before, but received a governor’s pardon in 1993 for a 1984 offense.
I'm guessing his response to Governor Weld after hearing that he was successfully pardoned in 1993 was, "Thank you sir - it'll never happen again."

A tiger never changes his stripes.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Things that don't suck: You nincom-f__in-poop!

Please, trust me on this one. Watch this dude, all the way to the end. He gets so much more entertaining as time passes...

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Things that don't suck: High-tech stealing

Nice article on the Red Sox brand new video archival system that they travel with...5 terabytes of data on this contains video taken from several angles, both from a batter and pitcher's perspectives...which they credit for a very important moment in Red Sox history:
"In the sixth inning of that game, Dave Roberts pulled up every at-bat he could find of [Yankees reliever] Mariano Rivera pitching with a runner on first base," Conley says. "He played that on a loop. He was trying to gain an edge. Then he went in as a pinch runner in the ninth inning, stole second base and scored, and we turned things around. Having that video was another tool in the shed."
My only problem here is...why did he wait until the 6th inning?! I called that stolen base the day he was traded here for Nomar! I wonder what else they're stealing...

Friday, April 21, 2006

Things that suck: Having your face rubbed in your tragedy

Imagine the following scenario:

You're a 9-year old kid from Boston named Tom Holmes. Love baseball. You've got 2 brothers and a sister, and a loving Mom & Dad. Dad's a detective for the BPD. You love your Dad. One day, you come home from school to find out that your Dad's been shot and killed in a jewelry store heist, leaving your family without its patriarch. Your life is forever changed; ruined.

11 years later, your oldest brother gets killed in a car accident. Your mother dies later that year. In 1991, your older brother gets stabbed to death and has his throat slashed on Valentine’s Day. Seven years later, at the young age of 44, you find out you need a heart transplant.

Then, in 2003, in a cruel twist of fate, the state fails you by letting one of your Dad's killers out of jail on a technicality. He walks free into the Fresh air of Post Office Square, a 5-minute walk from where he was partially responsible for the 6 bullets that ripped through your fathers body, leaving him dead in the street.

Yesterday, in what can accurately define the phrase "Adding insult to injury," the Boston Globe runs a piece in which they try to make that man, your father's killer, a sympathetic figure in an article about prison reform. What a slap in the face.

It's one thing to watch Shawshank Redemption, and feel good that Morgan Freeman escaped the horrible confines of the corrupt prison environment. After all, he feels absolute remorse for his actions. But it's fiction. It didn't erase a lifetime of happy memories for an entire family.

You can say that this particular family's series of unfortunate events is just that - bad luck. I think it was induced by one tragic event, and because of that, that the people responsible should never see the light of day again. It wasn't an accident.

So, to the Boston Globe, I say, shove this article up your ass, and don't let it see the light of day ever again, either.

A quote from today's Herald by Thomas R. Holmes, now 49:
"From the time it happened it destroyed our family,” he said. “He wasn’t supposed to get out. He was never supposed to get out of jail.”

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Things that suck: Going 0-for-13

Interesting piece on the 25th anniversary of the longest baseball game ever played - a 33-inning monster in Pawtucket that lasted over 8 guy watched his average drop about 30 points after going 0-for-13!

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Things that suck: Not being accountable for your actions

Please, indulge me while I say a short prayer:
Please God, please give Tony Armas the cajones to throw a heater at Pedro Martinez's bean tonight. Noone deserves to get scared at the plate like Pedro. Don't hit him, just scare the crap out of him. He does it to everyone else!

I think Pedro still thinks he's in the AL...hello, earth to have to BAT in this league...

Update: Tony Armas is a pussy.

Things that suck: Not getting sarcasm

Newsflash! Wily Mo Pena is a dumbass. From

After today’s missed catch, Pena made back-to-back plays on fly balls to end the inning, prompting a mock cheer from the sellout crowd. Pena didn’t get the sarcasm.

“That was incredible,” he said. “It gave like more energy to me. They’re happy here, whatever you do.”

Um, Wily ...

Monday, April 10, 2006

Things that suck: Having to say, "My grandfather is Jock Semple."

In 1967, in an attempt to protest/raise awareness for women's rights, Katherine Switzer entered the Boston Marathon. Women weren't allowed to participate at the time. As she started the race, the race's unofficial Assistant Director, Jock Semple, tried to run up behind her and rip her number off in anger (photo to the right). Jock was met by another race participant, Thomas Miller, who threw a huge block on him, sending him to his ass on the side of the road (see sequence, below).

In 1967, Katherine Switzer, who registered as K.V. Switzer, was grabbed by race official Jock Semple (wearing dress shoes in photo), who attempted to tear off her number.

When women were first allowed to enter in 1972, eight ran. Last year, the total was 7,708.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Things that suck: RCN's helpdesk

So, for the past few months, RCN has been showing these unintentionally hysterical commercials, hosted by Jim O'Connor. Jim takes people through some "simple" steps to get the most out of your RCN broadband connection. Sounds good, right? This commercial is directly aimed at the over-50 crowd - you know, the ones that are calling them all the time, bugging them about technical issues, such as "I can't open the pictures my daughter sent me."

The first commercial they released talked about setting up email. He makes it sound very simple at first...then you realise after about 8 steps, you've stopped listening. He goes through about 15 steps in 30 seconds, all in rapid-fire format - the whole time having this cheery-sounding voice that seems to beckon, "See? See how easy this is? See?" Must I remind you, it's a 60-second commercial? I'm guessing someone over 50 isn't really going to get much value out of these complete wastes of time.

The best one, by far, is the one where Jim takes us through the steps of power cycling your modem. Man, all you people with Comcast, you have no idea what you're missing. If anyone out there knows what I'm talking about, please respond!

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Things that suck: The MicMouse

New, from the makers of Bad Idea Jeans...The MicMouse! "Perfect" for those who use Skype, GoogleTalk - any econferencing software out there! That is, if you're an idiot.

Check out where they placed the microphone - dead center of the mouse! I'm guessing this invention didn't go through very many rounds of testing before being manufactured. Maybe the inventor just holds his mouse differently. Maybe he's got like, 3 fingers or something, or a hole in the middle of his hand...

All this can be yours, for $14.97.