Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Dirty dirty tease

Ahh, NHL Network has already been taken away from me.

Damn you Cable Company. First taste is always free. But you failed to give me a strong enough taste to hook me and pay for the other 29 to 59 channels in order to upgrade my subscription for the ability to watch replayed games two days late.

Not even with the promise of Don Cherry and his spectacular suits.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Somebody needs to say it

I just feel that it is my responsibility to point out some of the truths I see in the world. And since I have a blog, I'm going to do it from time to time in a segment I'm calling "Somebody needs to say it."

Uma Thurman is not an attractive woman. And she's not that talented an actress either.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Beat me like a rented mule

At this point the season is over half over (not including the playoffs) and my Penguins are struggling to get back in the playoff race. They even went so far as to fire their coach, usually a sign of desperation or deep frustration with the way the season is going.

And what did I just find out by accident? That we get the NHL Network on our cable package. At least for this weekend that is. Nice. How many games did I miss? How much news coverage? How much Hockey Night in Canada? Who can say?

How many insane suits worn by Don Cherry have I missed out on? If you don't know, google image him. I'll wait.

See the majesty? I realize some is better than none but I'm still sad inside. Senators versus Capitals starts soon though, so I have that going for me.

And the title is a reference to Mike Lange, voice of the Pittsburgh Penguins. The man is an artist. If you don't know, you better find out. Michael, Michael Motorcycle, am I going to watch some hockey.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Let he who is wearing white shoes cast the first stone

Don't know if this came across your pop culture radar but I just found out about it. A month or two ago, former relevant performer Pat Boone made some...interesting remarks about his feelings about homosexuals, equating people who protested Prop 8 with the Mumbai terrorists. Yes. Seriously. No, really, go read the article and come back. He went there.

One of my favorite blogs, Armagideon Time has been taking Boone to task over the last few days. But I couldn't resist taking a shot myself.

I was working at a record store when Boone's covers of heavy metal songs came out.

At the time I thought he was in on the joke. Now I wonder if maybe he was thinking, "Pat Boone is back on top, baby, giving the kids what they want." At this point he's obviously delusional so anything is possible.

I thought about buying it for the weirdness factor (and because it would be dirt cheap with my employee discount). Now I'm glad I didn't.

On the other hand, you'd think that Boone would be a little more supportive of minorities. He made his career ripping off African Americans in the first place. You'd think it would have made him more open minded.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Fuzzy Wuzzy was a professor

Wife's most recent description of me:

"You are a prodigiously hairy man."

She went on to ask what it is like to be so hairy.

Most of the time it is a lot of fun. But some days it is itchy. And it takes work.

To tell the truth there are days I wish I could shave it all off for a while and keep it clean. Lot less work. Clean shaven also makes me look even younger than I already do (last week someone told me they thought my age is ten years younger than it actually is). Much better than looking 10 years older than I am.

But the secret shame is I have a skin condition* that gives me dry patches in the mustache region. Most of the time it is not too bad but when it flares up it's a little gross. Mustache hair covers it easily. So shave and risk it or stay in a constant state of fuzz. Pretty easy choice.

*The weird thing is my skin condition is mostly seen in infants and senior citizens. I'm a genetic anomaly. I'm also really lazy about going to the doctor unless it involves bleeding that won't stop or coma-like conditions. So getting to the dermatologist just isn't a priority. Maybe I'll try after the semester ends.

Monday, February 2, 2009


This is pretty lame to just post links to other sites but considering my love for the more peculiar of the holidays (previous posts about Halloween and April Fool's Day) then you got to know I love Groundhog's Day as well.

So watch this while you ponder the impact of Punxsutawney Phil seeing his shadow today.