we still remember mitch hedberg

A severed foot is the ultimate stocking stuffer.

Mar 2nd 2010

Zidane: No Apology; I’d Rather Die

The man loves his mother.
“More than once they insulted my mother and I never responded, but there … and it happened. And to apologise for this – if it was Kaka, a regular guy, a good guy, of course I would have apologised, but to this one…
“If I ask him forgiveness, I lack respect to […]

Oct 1st 2009

DirecTV Refuses to Carry Versus, Says its Protecting Subscribers!

I am an NHL fan, and when my wife and I caved in last April — after 9 months without cable — we got the channel package that included Versus. Versus is virtually the only network that carries NHL regular season and playoff games in the United States. NBC shows like a half dozen or […]

Sep 19th 2009

BYU Football = US Soccer

Flashes of brilliance followed by habitual disappointment.
I have come to accept that neither are elite teams, nor will be in the near future.

Sep 14th 2009

Roger Federer: Tennis god.

Hit tip to Paul.

Sep 7th 2009

#20 Brigham Young Beats #3 Ranked Oklahoma

Both teams were missing star players. BYU’s star running back, Harvey Unga, did not play at all because of a hamstring injury. OU’s Sam Bradford did not play in the second half due to a shoulder injury.
To me, the real story of this game was BYU’s defense stopping OU a half-dozen times from inside […]

Sep 4th 2009

Massive Catch-Up Post – The Top 80 Stories We Didn’t Blog This Summer

1. May 22, 2009. Olbermann’s hypocrisy on the Gitmo recidivism rate exposed by John Gibson:

2. May 22, 2009. Privatizing education would provide real stimulus.
3. May 22, 2009. Obama’s defense of his national security policies is rife with hypocrisy:

[O]n one hand, the president claims that the Bush administration and the post-9/11 Congress went “off course,” making […]

Aug 11th 2009

“Please tell me that I am the first to suggest renaming the restaurant PORKCINI’s”

A comment on the Rick Pitino story at

Pitino admitted to Louisville police that he did have consensual sex with Sypher in Porcini’s Restaurant and then afterwards gave her the money necessary to get an abortion. Sypher’s allegations were that the sex was not consensual, although both agree on the location of their first encounter […]

Jun 29th 2009

Great Weekend (and Monday)

US Soccer looks to be back. Or at least they did their best imitation of the 2002 team for the past three games, beating Egypt, Spain and then playing a great first half against Brazil. I’m cautiously optimistic.
The Kirchners lost pretty much everywhere in Argentina’s legislative elections. Even in their home province […]

Jun 4th 2009

Some thoughts…

I haven’t blogged in a while. Here are some random thoughts from the past couple weeks:
I don’t get the hubbub about Obama talking about his Muslim roots. It’s great that Obama can reference his Muslim roots to impress the Middle East, gain cred in region. This is a positive for America. Right? […]

May 26th 2009

Officiating: NBA vs NHL

Do you think the NBA can survive a Denver Nuggets-Orlando Magic showdown in the Finals? Would anybody watch? Of course not. But don’t worry. It will be Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. The officials will make sure of it.
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Officiating is yet another reason why […]