Archive for February, 2008

The Obligatory Super Duper Super Bowl Post (Updated: Am I Good or What?)

The Obligatory Super Duper Super Bowl Post (Updated: Am I Good or What?)

| February 3, 2008 | 2 Replies

With the warm glow of a freshly-Hall of Famed Art Monk nestled within my bosom, I am now ready to dispense a fearless prediction on this evening’s game. You did know there was a game tonight, right? The story, as it’s currently being told, is that the relentless juggernaut known as the New England Patriots, […]

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Vote Him In (Update: YES!)

Vote Him In (Update: YES!)

| February 2, 2008 | 11 Replies

I don’t know if any sportswriters regularly read this blog but if they do, I’m asking them to right a seven-year wrong and vote Art Monk into the Hall of Fame today. There is no player on this year’s roster of candidates who deserves it more. None has waited as long as Monk. Certainly none […]

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I'm Sorry, Sir. You're Too Fat to Order Here.

I'm Sorry, Sir. You're Too Fat to Order Here.

| February 2, 2008 | Reply

When I saw this, I didn’t not think it could possibly be real. MISSISSIPPI LEGISLATURE 2008 Regular Session To: Public Health and Human Services; Judiciary B By: Representative Mayhall, Read, Shows House Bill 282 AN ACT TO PROHIBIT CERTAIN FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS FROM SERVING FOOD TO ANY PERSON WHO IS OBESE, BASED ON CRITERIA PRESCRIBED BY […]

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No First Amendment for You, Gringo.

No First Amendment for You, Gringo.

| February 2, 2008 | Reply

Constitution? What Constitution? Everyone knows there is a line sometimes that can be crossed when it comes to free speech. And when free speech transforms into hate speech, we’ve got to draw that line. And that’s what we’re doing here today. And we need to make sure that network executives will hold their people accountable […]

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What Hath Our Heedless Destruction of the Earth Wrought?

What Hath Our Heedless Destruction of the Earth Wrought?

| February 2, 2008 | 2 Replies

Oh, great. This is all we need. First the presidential campaign and now zombies. The pair calculated a 32.782412% increase in zombie attacks if CO2 increased to twice its pre-industrial rate. “Clearly, this is a very troubling result,” said Dr. Harrister, “If we don’t do something soon, the streets will be filled with blood.” Might […]

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"Isn't that a Duke Ellington Lick?"

"Isn't that a Duke Ellington Lick?"

| February 1, 2008 | Reply

I’m going to step away from politics tonight. I h ave a couple longish posts rattling around in my head and I want them to percolate for a little but longer before I write them up. Until that happens, I’ll share something really neat I fond while prowling around YouTube. Here’s the incomparable Leonard Bernstein […]

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