Friday, September 23, 2005


If you are a Texan, then you know we have a gubernatorial election next year. Before you mindlessly vote for some moron with a "D" or an "R" next to their name, check out what Kinky Friedman has to say.

His website:

Animated Ad that explains why he's running:

He's got my vote!!!!!

Monday, September 19, 2005

A Rotten Review - New TV Shows

Okay, so after the first couple of weeks, I've watched a few new shows. Here's what I thought:

Reunion: Fox, 9/8 Thursdays - Premise sounded cool. Unfortunately, it didn't turn out that way. What we have here is "The OC" (aka 90210) in a "Desperate Housewives" mystery with a "24" gimmick. Stupid, cookie cutter characters are boring and borderline unwatchable. I might watch this in summer repeats if I have nothing better to do. Or if "Alias" pisses me off as much as I think it might.

Bones: Fox, 8/7 Tuesdays - Again, cool premise. Turns out better than Reunion, but still not a hit. Characters are interesting, dialogue is witty, acting is good. But, the first episode story was bland. There wasn't enough forensic investigation. The mystery wasn't intersting enough and the direction really didn't seem to go anywhere. It seemed kinda lost to me. Haven't dumped it yet.

Supernatural: WB, 9/8 Tuesdays - So far, my favorite new show of the season. Young characters & actors who don't act like moron characters/actors from some usual teen show. Great effects and a cool underlying plot will hold this series together through the season. It's like all the non-mythology episodes of the X-Files (the ones that weren't dealing with the alien thing). Only problem, it's up against House, which is my favorite current show. Guess I'll be using my archaic VCR.

Threshold: CBS, 9/8 Fridays - I don't know. I watched the first half of this one. Not sure what it's about. Aliens I think. Kinda X-Filesish. Brent Spiner is cool. There was a dwarf guy who was pretty cool. My wife likes it. Might become the "Only thing on Friday night" show.
Looking forward to "My name is Earl", although I probably won't see that until summer either (it's up against House & Supernatural). "Everybody Hates Chris" might be fun. "Ghost Whisperer" looks retarded. Everything else looks like schlock.

Thursday, September 15, 2005


I had something funny to post earlier and now I've forgotten it....

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah

I heard this song last night at the end of House (a kick arse show!). Now I can't get enough! It is fantabulous.

I Hate Opie & Anthony

Actually that's not true. I couldn't care less about Opie & Anthony. It's their jackass fans that I can't stand.

Sunday, September 11, 2005

The Death of Science

You know, it' s a sad day when science gets diluted the same way Major League Baseball, journalism, and television have. Apparently, anybody can be a scientist now and it takes no skills whatsoever. Gone are the days of real research, study, theory, hypothesis, testing, etc. Now we get morons like this:

Scientist disproves town's strange luck
By Paul Hoskins Fri Sep 9,11:23 AM ET

It's official -- scientists have proved that the people of the small Irish town of Skibbereen do not have unnaturally good fortune. But they do seem pretty happy anyway.
The picturesque town near Ireland's southern coast earned a reputation as the country's luckiest after a series of lottery wins.
But Professor Richard Wiseman of the University of Hertfordshire in England told a meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science in Dublin that he had proved there was nothing particularly lucky about the place.
He bought 50 lottery tickets in Skibbereen and another 50 in Dublin. He didn't fare any better in the country town than in the capital, proving with statistical precision that its luck is little more than a myth.
But that didn't dampen the spirits of the locals.
"They didn't strike me as very superstitious, they struck me as very outgoing and optimistic," he said. "But it (Skibbereen) is imbued with this idea of being a very lucky place."
"I suspect what's happening is that, by chance, somewhere has to do well and it happens to be Skibbereen," he said.
Optimism can be a blessing. Studies show that a positive outlook improves the chances of cancer sufferers, he said. Positive people, who cross their fingers rather than avoiding ladders, perhaps make their own 'luck'.
"It maintains an optimistic world view which can then become a self-fulfilling prophecy."
But he said an irrational belief in good luck can be a very dangerous thing for the hardened gambler who turns negatives into positives so that losses become 'near-misses'.
"When applied to a situation like gambling it can actually be very, very negative."
He proved nothing, other than an Englishman can't win one lottery in either Skibbereen or Dublin. That's not scientific theory at work, that's a skeptic who throws eggs at people and then says, "See, you've got egg on your face!"
Consider this quote:

"I suspect what's happening is that, by chance, somewhere has to do well and it happens to be Skibbereen," he said.

Uhhh... that sounds like "luck" to me. What a moron.

Tuesday, September 6, 2005

Sunday, September 4, 2005

Baseball can be fun!

I discovered that Starting Line-up baseball figures can become cool fighting figures. Take 1 part 'roid action Rafael Palmeiro and 1 part sliding into base action Lou Brock and you get what looks to be a savage beating about to take place. Call it a Base-brawl!

Saturday, September 3, 2005