Archive for December 10th, 2007

10
Dec
07

Never Guarantee a Win

Pittsburgh Steeler safety Anthony Smith guaranteed that his team would win against the undefeated New England Patriots. The level of hubris and stupidy boggles the mind. Let’s take a little inventory, shall we? As I said, the Pats are undefeated. They’re gunning for the perfect season so that those geezers in Miami can stop celebrating every year with Champagne when the last undefeated team stumbles. The Pats find a way to win. Pittsburgh is very good when they are good, but they are not very consistent. Oh, and Anthony Smith ain’t all that. He got burned not once, but twice on two long scoring throws. Even Pat’s coach Bill Belichick, who rarely criticizes opponents publicly, took a shot at the second-year pro: “We’ve played against a lot better safeties than him.” A guarantee like this becomes a rallying point in the locker room and winds up usually guaranteeing that the opposite thing will happen. I guess it could have been worse.

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10
Dec
07

Santa’s Packin’

This year gun law expert John M. Snyder is sending Christmas cards of an armed Santa Claus to the President, U.S. Supreme Court justices, members of Congress and other public officials. This custom designed card shows Santa brandishing a semiautomatic handgun as he protects frightened school children from a crazed gunman about to enter their classroom.

See Santa who just in time defends,
Classmates, teachers and their friends,
Gun-right carry laws should extend
Into our classrooms, we contend!

For more on this “interesting” approach, click here.

10
Dec
07

When Robots Rule

It’s not today, but legendary writer, futurist, inventor and all around good guy Arthur C. Clarke will be celebrating his birthday soon. Clarke will turn 90 on December the 16th.

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”

Of UFOs: “They tell us absolutely nothing about intelligence elsewhere in the universe, but they do prove how rare it is on Earth.”

“When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.”