Archive for October 22nd, 2007

22
Oct
07

Girls Can Play, Too!

 

Venomous Kate was musing about the various play toys for kids and how the Big-Eyed Boy prefers guns to dolls. I mentioned that there are compromises…

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22
Oct
07

Taco Bell: Free Alpo For Humans

Taco Bell has devised a new way to get you to eat their tacos. They’re giving them away. Although the promotion is named “Steal a Base, Steal a Taco”, you don’t have to really steal one. After the first base is stolen in the MLB World Series (gee, I hope that I’m allowed to print that), Taco Bell will announce a specific Tuesday when anyone can just walk up and ask for a free taco. Presumably filled with meat-like goodness.

22
Oct
07

LOLcat Bible

 

Somewhere in the nooks and crannies of my mind… I was aware that there was a global effort afoot to translate the entire bible into LOLcat-speak. Jon Tillman’s blog reminded me of the project. I immediately thought of the line from Pulp Fiction and thought it might sound good. Here’s a sound bite to jog your memory. Of course, somebody beat me to it. Pretty good…  

Teh walkies of the goodie iz fightins an stuff by lotza unfair gredy aholes. Mani cheeborgrz 2 teh goodie man cuz of bein nice n stuff 2 helpin kitties thru teh scary plaice. He gud goodie man and finden losted kitties an such. Ceiling cat gonna pwn demz who fuk wit my budz. U kno mai name iz Ceiling Cat whe I’z busta cap in yo azz n such.

22
Oct
07

Clarence Thomas’ Mastercard Commercial

Yale law degree… 15 cents.
1 can of Coca Cola… 50 cents.
Lifetime appointment to the US Supreme Court… priceless.

22
Oct
07

BCS Still In Deep Kimchee

 

The BCS rankings are suspiciously like this picture of Vanderbilt cheerleaders… Ohio State is still #1 in the BCS standings, with exactly 1 win out of 8 againsta top 25 team. Their biggest challenge comes against Michigan (#19) at the end of the season. South Florida, with 1 loss, but 2 wins against top 20 teams (#17 Auburn and #5 West Virginia) is #10 in the BCS standings. If the season ended today, Ohio State would play Boston College, with only 1 win against a ranked team (#15 Georgia Tech). Meanwhile, LSU would play in the BCS consolation game because they have 1 loss. It really means nothing that LSU has beaten #9 Virginia Tech, #12 South Carolina (oh wait, Vandy beat them, too*), #9 Florida, and #18 Auburn. While arguably the most powerful conference in college football consumes itself with powerhouse schedules, pansy teams get a cake walk into the BCS while feasting on “who the heck are they” teams. Makes sense.

*Let’s talk a bit about Vanderbilt. They are not exactly the sparkling gem in the SEC football crown. Pretty much a perennial also-ran. Right now, they are sporting a winning record in their football season. They have not had a win against a top-ranked opponent like this past weekend’s drubbing of South Carolina since 1937 (that was when they beat #6 LSU in a 7-6 struggle). That’s 70 years of never getting to open a can of whoop-ass against a powerhouse. And why do I dredge up this information? Because my business partner is a Vandy graduate. And there will be gloating. Verily, there may even be a public display of the happy dance. He will be allowed just one week of celebration. Then, we will wrap him in duct tape…