Thursday, April 28, 2005
An Outsider's Perspective
Her brilliant observations about Aaron Rodgers on his cell phone could, I suspect, only have come from a non-football fan. Well done, Alicia.
Thursday, April 21, 2005
The Candidate Trap
Something tells me that if they were Republicans, though, it would have been prominently noted.
UPDATE (2:50 PDT) - They're Democrats. Shocking!
(note: I'm not saying that Republicans wouldn't do this; I'm sure that if George W. Bush had had the foresight to have been born with an identical twin, he'd be deploying him for some nefarious purpose or another even as you read this. I'm just saying that if they'd been Republicans, I wouldn't have had to Google the beejezus out of them to find out what party they belong to; the nice people at Reuters would have been more than happy to tell us)
Congratulations to the Santanas
Dude. I've only been married a year-and-a-half, and I know better than that.
Also, the Santana is from Venezuela, which brings up the question: when a rich Venezuelan baseball player has a kid, does he just send a few hundred grand to each drug cartel/criminal organization up front, or does he wait until the baby actually gets kidnapped?
Wednesday, April 20, 2005
Jane Fonda Attacked
Tuesday, April 12, 2005
The Race Card
As a black guy, you kind of think that's the reason why it's coming up. You don't hear about it in baseball or hockey. To say you have to be 20, 21 to get in the league, it's unconstitutional. If I can go to the U.S. army and fight the war at 18, why can't you play basketball for 48 minutes?
Well, you do hear about an age limit in football, but apparently that's neither here nor there. Sure, it might be weird that at 18 you can join the Army but you can't join the NBA. But you can't get a drink or run for the U.S. Senate legally, either. At 16, you can legally drive your car to a movie theater, but you can't legally see an R-rated movie without a parent or guardian. That's life, Jermaine.
O'Neal didn't go to college, so his understanding of constitutional law might be less than perfect, but, I'm sure someone will challenge an NBA age limit in court. And after the Casey Martin ruling, in which the Supreme Court decided it had the jurisdiction to dictate the rules to a professional sports league, nothing would surprise me.
The racism claim is my favorite; O'Neal is suggesting, of course, the an age limit would only affect blacks, because only black 18-year-olds are good enough to play in the NBA. Which seems to me to be a bit... (wait for it) ... racist!
Monday, April 11, 2005
David Horowitz Attacked
You know, if you wake up in the morning and dedicate your day to eradicating even a whisper of dissenting thought, you don't have any right to whine and bitch when people start calling you "anti-freedom." Okay?
Friday, April 08, 2005
Paul Shirley "Blog"
It's unbelievable. Unbelievable that the NBA allowed him to do it, unbelievable that they allowed the Suns to keep it up (not because it's scandalous, but because it's just so... honest), unbelievable that Shirley had the balls to write the things he did knowing what John Q. NBA Player would think if he ever read it... basically, imagine if you or one of your buddies somehow snuck onto an NBA roster for a week. Then imagine what you'd write.
If you're a sports fan, I'd say it's worth a look. If you're not a sports fan, I'd say it's even more worth a look.
A couple examples, to whet your appetite:
Because I would, if there were such an option, fill in “Professional Basketball Player” on my insurance forms (as it is, I usually have to go with either “Self-Employed” or “Other”, which must raise eyebrows somewhere in the back room: “This guy must be either a drug-dealer or in the CIA.”), I do a fair amount of traveling.
On a further tangent, because this is how my brain works, Tom Gugliotta has the worst tattoo in the NBA. The barbed wire on the bicep is bad enough to put him in the running; the fact that it is the dreaded “I thought I could get away with not having it complete the circumference of my arm” type puts him over the top. It is like wearing a tie that is not only ugly, but is a clip-on to boot. Ugly is at least forgivable; the clip-on aspect makes it reprehensible.)
A Job Well Done
Incredible. Is there any way we can get the people who worked on those movies some Best Makeup Oscars? Retroactively, I mean?
Thursday, April 07, 2005
They Certainly Do
Don't Vote For Pedro
Explanation of Previous Post
So, a few wacky things happen to him, and, finally, he walks into some community center sort of building, looks at a sign that says "Edd Hall Fan Club Meeting, 5:30," does some sort of grin or thumbs up "take," and walks into the room.
The people in the room see him, become enraged, and start beating him. The camera goes back on the sign outside the room, back to the "Edd Hall Fan Club Meeting, 5:30" part of the sign, then tilts down to reveal, underneath, more words on the sign that we hadn't seen before: "People Who Hate Edd Hall Meeting, 4:30."
For some reason that struck me (still does) as one of the funniest things I'd ever seen. Since it was a Leno skit (I've got nothing against Leno as a person, and nothing against his show in theory, but, the "skits" they do are usually painfully lame) I assume they stumbled upon the comic genius inadvertently, but, still. Comedy gold is comedy gold, any way you slice it.
[I would have linked to an explanation or mention of the skit, by the way, but, to my knowledge, none exists. In fact, a Google search of "hate Edd Hall" yields zero results. Which; hey, good for Edd Hall]
Daylight Savings Time Extended?
Friday, April 01, 2005
I'm no Catholic, so I can't say for sure, but, I do think you might want to make sure and avoid mistakes like that when you're dealing with a story like this.