Nov 9, 2009

Why Clippers Suck

Couple of random examples:
"During his first season as owner, according to Sports Illustrated, Sterling reportedly wanted to save money by jettisoning the team trainer. He asked coach Paul Silas if he would mind taping up players before games."
"As reported here, Sterling's scorekeepers in the late 1990s routinely and dramatically undercounted the Clippers' assist totals. Deliberate or not, the effect was to depress the value of the team's own players."

Nov 4, 2009

NBA nicknames

My favorite: "Bad Porn" – Corey Magette, "sure, there's penetration and scoring, but are you really happy with what you are seeing?"

Oct 22, 2009

rich, dumb, and lazy vs. poor, smart, and industrious

"The study found that family background exerts a stronger influence on a person’s income than even his education level. And its most striking finding revealed that you are more likely to make your way into the highest-earning one-fifth of the population if you were born into the top fifth and did not attain a college degree than if you were born into the bottom fifth and did. In other words, if you regard a college degree as a rough proxy for intelligence or hard work, then you are economically better off to be born rich, dumb, and lazy than poor, smart, and industrious.",2

Oct 5, 2009

Lady Gaga

I never gave Lady Gaga much thought and have never heard any of her songs all the way through assuming she was a talentless hack whose popularity is manufactured by the label.

I was wrong.

3 years ago:
SNL (good stuff starts at 1:30 although the beginning is great for a whole different reason):

Aug 18, 2009

25 Things About Me

Due to popular demand and an overwhelming need to be accepted, I have completed my own "25 things" write up.
  1. I am a chocoholic.
  2. I LOVE dogs, especially puppies. Yay!
  3. I refuse to breathe through my right nostril. Sometimes you just have to be different, you know?
  4. I am a huge fan of short, medium-temperature showers.
  5. If I were granted one wish, I'd ask for world peace.
  6. Sometimes I am just too darn generous with my time and money. I don't plan on changing this.
  7. One time when I was little, I walked past a field with green grass. One patch was yellowing for no apparent reason. It's shape wasn't anything recognizable.
  8. I am really good at closing doors without making too much noise.
  9. I started playing baseball when I was in 4th grade. While I was not the best, I wasn't the worst either. That was Fatty Patty - Patrick McClinton. We didn't have a sense of irony to call him Tiny Patty.
  10. It sucks that everyone is not nice to the homeless. They are people, too!
  11. I have an irrational fear of ceilings.
  12. My favorite food is celery with peanut butter covered in prosciutto wrapped with arugula sprinkled with a light ginger tofu dressing and seasoned with non-iodized salt and soy beans. Yum!
  13. I think food companies are dishonest for labeling their products "fat free" while loading them up with sugar.
  14. I am addicted to cake and carry it with me wherever I go.
  15. One time I beat Chuck Norris in a boxing match. He was not amused.
  16. I called a local radio station during their "Destination Concert with Creed" ticket giveaway. For about two seconds I thought I had won but I actually did not.
  17. I often wonder whether people are friends with me because they like me and respect me or is it because I am related to someone who once touched Tyra Banks.
  18. I can be very secure about myself before straightening out and returning to my usual paranoid state of mind.
  19. I find people who disagree with me incredibly annoying.
  20. I think of money in terms of "chai latte" units. As in, this sandwich costs two and a half chai lattes.
  21. Hilary Clinton is one of the most attractive women I have ever seen.
  22. It's awesome all of you follow me on Twitter. I wove you soooo much, guys!
  23. Kelly Clarkson is amazing. If I were forced to listen to three song for the rest of my life, I'd choose "Behind These Hazel Eyes" three times because it's so awesome.
  24. My secret goal is to one day own a tandoori oven.
  25. I almost led a deal where Haagen-Dazs and Ben & Jerry's would merge into one company. The firm's name was going to be Jerragen-Benazs.

Mar 6, 2009

Emergency and calories

The following story is about a woman who called 911 because McDonald's ran out of McNuggets. We all agree it's stupid, outrageous, etc. and there isn't too much that can be added to the story. The reason I am linking is that the writer felt it was important to include some McNuggets stats to the piece:
"McNuggets, introduced to the McDonald’s national menu in 1983, are sold in more than 100 countries and often are dunked in barbecue or hot mustard sauce. Goodman’s 10-piece selection has 460 calories and 29 grams of fat."
This is what we call good writing since knowing how to eat McNuggets is not common knowledge and the calorie count is extremely relevant to the story.

Mar 4, 2009

Belly button lint

New business idea: belly button protector. Just imagine Billy Mays screaming on TV, "For a low, LOW price of $11.99, YOU can have not one, not TWO, but THREE [beat] THREE!! belly button protectors to keep you lint AND dirt free."

Mar 3, 2009

Glow in the dark

I am typically not a fan of these types of videos. Safe for work.

Mar 2, 2009

Survey results + new link

Results from the survey:
1. Keep the links
2. Update them every day
3. Mention if the link is safe for work
4. One of you thinks I am sexy

One person asked that the links be added to some sort of a blog so they can be traced back and followed later. That makes sense so this is the new format. We'll do another survey later to see if people like it.

New link (cartoon that mentions threesomes - should be safe work):
To preempt the question, the answer is "no."