Wednesday, June 30, 2004

I saw Spider-Man 2 tonight. On my scale it gets a 10. Definite Purchase. It is on par with the first one. I have a few nit-picky complaints, but a certain suspension of disbelief is required in these types of movies. I liked the character of Dr. Octopus a lot better than the Green Goblin of the first one. Once everyone gets a chance to see it I'll talk about it in more detail, but for now I don't want to spoil anything for anyone.

Tuesday, June 29, 2004

The current Jeopardy champ is going for day number 21 tomorrow. I first heard about him on PTI, and now I've watched the past two shows. The guy knows everything about everything. I can't see how he is going to ever lose. It's unbelievable. Today he had $40,000, and the next closest competitor had $2000.
Jason Giambi has "parasites." I don't recall him living in a third world country. Does he have to bathe in and drink water from the same river that he goes to the bathroom in? I'm not sure about that, but I doubt it.

How exactly does one get "parasites" when you're Jason Giambi?

Monday, June 28, 2004

I have returned. I'm a little sore and a little wounded, but overall I am alright. Here are some pictures from the trip. I am sitting in the front right of the raft. These were taken by a photographer who was with us in a kayak. He would take the rapids before us, then get set up and take pictures of us as we went through.

Wednesday, June 23, 2004

By this time tomorrow I will already be on the river. I'm going white water rafting in West Virginia. My goal is to come back with no broken bones and no limbs torn off my body. I'll be back Sunday night. Yay for me.

Tuesday, June 22, 2004

Now that's my kind of humor.

Monday, June 21, 2004

AYUTHAYA, Thailand - Here come the elephants. Thai officials organized a soccer game between elephants and prisoners Sunday in hopes of discouraging gambling on the European Championships.

"We expect that people will support the idea that we can get fun from playing football, not gambling on football," said Nathee Chitsawang, director-general of the Thai Corrections Department.

Thai authorities have cracked down on soccer gambling in prisons and elsewhere since Euro 2004 began this month in Portugal. Corrections officials have blocked viewing of the tournament in some prisons and have relocated inmates suspected of bookmaking.

Sunday's game was a reward for some inmates from the Ayuthaya prison, which houses about 1,500 men. More than 200 spectators watched the prisoners take to the muddy field with the elephants ridden by drivers from the nearby Ayuthaya Elephant Palace and Royal Kraal.

The prisoners cut through a forest of elephant legs to score the first goal. But without clear rules against "trunkball," the elephants, guided by their riders, moved the oversized ball easily. The game ended in a 5-5 tie.

The Elephant Palace is home to more than 100 elephants, some of which perform for tourists and in films.

"We train the elephants every day to play soccer, kick the ball, and to keep from stepping on the other people," said Pattarapon Meepan, 19, whose father owns the Elephant Palace.

"They are not the best players because they are quite slow," he said. "But they try their best. These elephants can do everything."
SpaceShip One should be firing it's rocket any minute now. They should be around 50,000 feet by now. One it detaches, it will fire the rocket for about 70 seconds and then it should be in space.

Sunday, June 20, 2004

If you've got any kids out there that you don't know about, try to find them today so you can get a Father's Day gift.

Friday, June 18, 2004

Tom Brady is apparently dating Bridget Moynahan. That's a big disappointment. She can surely do better than that. Like with me for example.

Thursday, June 17, 2004

Apparently Yahoo is filtering Gmail invitations into the junk mail folder. That would explain why Ryan hasn't gotten his invitations.

Wednesday, June 16, 2004

How long do summer colds last? Apparently they last indefinitely if you're me. I need a phlegm creator extraction.

Tuesday, June 15, 2004

Rumor has it that the Cavs are trying to trade their number 10 pick this year for Wally Sczerbiak. I would do that in a heartbeat. Sure he's apparently incapable of passing the ball, but he's a proven scorer. The Cavs need a secondary scorer. I also suspect that the Cavs have worked out some sort of trade with the Bobcats that involves Jason Kapono. Normally, a shooter who comes as cheap as Kapono wouldn't be left unprotected, so I think that the Bobcats may have agreed to take Kevin Ollie or Ira Newble in exchange for leaving Kapono unprotected also.

Next weeks rookie draft and the expansion draft the week after that should prove to be interesting.

Monday, June 14, 2004

Last night, Mason, the public adddress announcer for the Pistons, supplied the worst team introductions I've ever heard.

Cha-cha-cha-cha-cha-cha-Chauncey Buh-buh-buh-buh-buh-Billups.

Buh-buh-buh-buh-buh-buh-buh-buh-Ben Wuh-wuh-wuh-wuh-wuh-Wallace.

Teyshaun "The Palace's Prince" Puh-puh-puh-Prince.

You're on freaking worldwide television and radio. Try not to act like a complete jackass.

Sunday, June 13, 2004

I'm sick and I don't like it. I don't know why, but every year at the beginning of summer, I get really sick. This time I could hardly even swallow. It felt like someone was taking a razor up and down my throat. It's better now, but I need more sleep, not more pages from work.

Thursday, June 10, 2004

If anyone wants a Gmail invite just let me know. I have 3 left to give.
If anyone has any photos of the 21 F-15E flyover for Reagan's funeral, please post where I can find them or just email them to me. I can't find more than 1 picture of it, and then it is just 4 of the jets.

21 F-15's at 1000 feet had to be mighty impressive.

Wednesday, June 9, 2004

Why in the world would you want to get a perfectly good draft pick when instead you can just cut Tim Couch?

That's brilliant.

Chalk another victory up for Emperor Davis.
Carlos Boozer is going to the Olympics and I think he is exactly the type of player who should go. If it were up to me I would also send Ben Wallace, Elton Brand, and Ron Artest. The team shouldn't be about ESPN highlights while it goes down in flames. It should be about teamwork and hard work. Rebounds and defense are the key to winning. The U.S. cannot rely on intimidation and raw talent anymore. They actually have to practice for the games now.

Tuesday, June 8, 2004

Ladies and Gentlemen, we have a new number one on the vaunted Top 10 list. Elizabeth Hurley drops down, despite her fantastic work in Bedazzled, simply because I haven't seen her lately. Does she go outside anymore?

1. Keira Knightley
2. Bridget Moynahan
3. Famke Janssen
4. Angie Everhart
5. Elizabeth Hurley
6. Lacey Chabert
7. Jennifer Love Hewitt
8. Jennifer Garner
9. Naomi Watts
10. Natalie Portman

2. Bridget Moynahan
5. Lacey Chabert
7. Jennifer Love Hewitt

6. Natasha Henstridge
8. Ashley Judd
10. Rachel Leigh Cook

I was watching game 1 of the NBA finals. The announcers kept saying how great Detroit's clock management was... well, in fact it was terrible. They were up 12 with 6 minutes left. What does that mean? It means run the clock. It means that if I see someone shoot with more than 5 seconds on the clock, you're going to the bench. Instead they're running down and putting up terrible shots. With 18 seconds on the clock. Man, that really is great clock management. Wow.

What I think actually happened is that ole Larry Brown received a call from David Stern at the beginning of the 4th quarter that went something like this: "Do your best to blow it or else. The only way you can win this game is if the Lakers don't hit their shots, but even so, you must give them every opportunity."

Monday, June 7, 2004

I'm back. Yes it's true. I have some good pictures, which I may bless you with by posting some here.

I saw Shrek 2 over the weekend. It rates a 4. Would watch it on TV if there was nothing else on and I had nothing better to do. I was not impressed. The ratings guide says it is 1 hour and 45 minutes, but it was actually about 1 hour and 5 minutes. I actually liked the first one better, and that's not saying much as I didn't really care for the first one.