Saturday, October 30, 2004

I don't recall ever seeing a team fall from grace faster than Purdue has this year. It's completely possible that they don't win another game this year... and if that happens, it won't be because of the defense.

Friday, October 29, 2004

It's that time of the year. A new top 10 has been created. Without further ado...

1. Keira Knightley
2. Kate Beckinsale
3. Lacey Chabert
4. Jennifer Garner
5. Famke Janssen
6. Naomi Watts
7. Bridget Moynahan
8. Elizabeth Hurley
9. Angie Everhart
10. Salma Hayek

Kate Beckinsale works her way into the list because of her fantastic work in Van Helsing. Specifically, the bonus feature called "The History of Van Helsing."

Fantastic... eyeballs. Tremendous.... ears. Great big heaving... nostrils.


Honorable mention goes to the girl who winks at the end of the Listerine commercial and also to the girl in the Taco Bell commercial who is also in the Kia commercial where she's sing about her different boyfriends. Honorable mentions also go to Katherine Heigl in Wish Upon A Star, Kristy Swanson in The Chase, Brooke Langton in The Replacements, and Winona Ryder in Five Finger Discount.

The Govenator is just about the corniest politician I've ever heard.

"Ohio, if you flex your muscles, George W. Bush will be back."
I have nothing to say.

Subservient Chicken

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

The Indians now move up a spot. They're no longer number 3 in line for longest World Series victory drought. Hooray.

We're number 2! We're number 2!

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Keep in mind that the name of every person who votes against George Bush is going to be read aloud on television the next time we're attacked by terrorists.

Monday, October 25, 2004

If I don't talk about them then this weekend will be different. Crap-heads.
This yardwork is making me thirsty.
The Pearl Izumi's seem to lack padding in the forefoot. After only 1 morning of walking around in them, they seem uncomfortable. I will try putting the tiny insert back in to see if that helps at all.

Thursday, October 21, 2004

The 2005 G35's were announced today. If I were to purchase my car starting in December, i.e. with all the options that I got, my car would come with 18 inch wheels instead of 17 inches, and 298 horsepower instead of 260.

I feel like a little girly man now.
I find it interesting how the rivalries in MLB seem to be among the most antagonistic (especially among fans) but then they open their arms wide to players who join their team. For example, I'll be interested to see how Yankee fans react if they sign Pedro this off-season. They opened up to Roger Clemens, but he had been on the Blue Jays for a few years after the Red Sox. Would Red Sox fans open up to Aaron Boone? Would Red Sox fans open up to Mariano Rivera. Would Yankee fans open up to Nomar? I think it probably has to do with the quality of the player. Fans will probably forgive and forget much faster based on how good the player is.

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Yankees - Red Sox game.

The Rodriguez call where he swatted the ball out of Arroyo's glove.

I understand calling Rodriguez out, but I don't understand why Jeter was sent back to first. I agree that the run shouldn't have counted, but if the play had happened normally, Rodriguez would have been out at first and Jeter would have advanced to second. It seems like they double penalized the Yankees for the interference call. Maybe the rules state that you can't advance on an interference play. Who knows.

I'd rather watch baseball without seeing riot police however.

Monday, October 18, 2004

The whole season for Purdue comes down to the Michigan game. If they can rebound and win the game then they'll most likely end up in a BCS bowl. It probably won't be the championship game, but I think all of would've loved hearing about a BCS birth before the season. If they have lost all their swagger and play like crap (for the third week in a row) then they'll lose to Michigan and probably to Ohio State also. Three losses isn't all that bad, but considering the start, it will be a disaster.

Which team comes out? At this point it's probably anyones guess. Maybe it's the team that got a talking to after the Illinois game and destroyed Notre Dame. Maybe it's the team that squeaked by Penn State and then came out with no focus and lost to Wisconsin.

Here's hoping it's the first type.

Sunday, October 17, 2004

Another season of "what if" and "if only" began yesterday.

If Kyle Smith manages to catch a ball that was weakly thrown directly to him, then Purdue beats Wisconsin.

If Kyle Orton puts the ball in the outside arm on his 1st down scramble, Purdue beats Wisconsin.

This is now two weeks in a row when the offense has not looked very good. The Orton-Stubblefield duo looked completely average yesterday. I'm not disappointed with Ben Jones at all. The game should never have come down to a 40+ yard field goal to send it to overtime.
Another season of "what if" and "if only" began yesterday.

If Kyle Smith manages to catch a ball that was weakly thrown directly to him, then Purdue beats Wisconsin.

If Kyle Orton puts the ball in the outside arm on his 1st down scramble, Purdue beats Wisconsin.

This is now two weeks in a row when the offense has not looked very good. The Orton-Stubblefield duo looked completely average yesterday. I'm not disappointed with Ben Jones at all. The game should never have come down to a 40+ yard field goal to send it to overtime.

Saturday, October 16, 2004

Offical prognostication:

Purdue - 35
Wisconsin - 31

Friday, October 15, 2004

I don't want to make predictions for this weekend, but because you the readers demand it, I have to.

Navy - Should Win
Notre Dame - I hate them

Purdue - This game scares me
Wisconsin - Purdue usually handles them

Browns - The Fumble
Bengals - The Drive

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

If I hear one more story about little Jimmy Hoffermayer and how John Kerry met little Jimmy in Jimmy's cardboard box that he called home I'm going to vomit on myself. Why you may ask was little Jimmy living in a cardboard box? It's because Dick Cheney and George Bush stormed into little Jimmys house and murdered Jimmy's parents in the middle of the night. Then they cut off little Jimmy's legs.

Clearly this is not the kind of man whom you want to re-elect as president. Clearly you should vote for me, John Kerry, because as your president, I promise not to murder your parents in the middle of the night.

Another debate tonight. Here is my prediction:

Question: Blah.

Bush: I think it's important to blah. We've spent a lot of money to encourage blah. We need to restrain our spending except for blah.

Kerry: What Bush said, but not what Bush said. More money needs to be spent on blah than he says. I'm just the man to do it, because I fought in a war to defend blah.

And if Nader were allowed in the debate, here would be his response:

Nader: Don't listen to them. They are in bed with EEEEEEVIL corporations who are trying to steal your children's college fund. They do this by fear-mongering. They will kill us all with unsafe cars if you don't elect me.

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

I got my winter rims today. They don't look too bad. I'm interested to see how they're going to look on the car though. Maybe I'll grace you with a picture or two.

Monday, October 11, 2004

Because I don't have enough gadgets yet I am looking to get another TiVo. That way I can network them together and then use my computer as a TiVo home server. I've got to get the USB wireless adapter for the TiVo first, but that should be on its way tomorrow. After that I'll just get it on the network and the install the server software on the computer.

Once I get all that stuff done I'm sure that I'll never use any of it.


Sunday, October 10, 2004

Is Purdue really the 5th best team in the country? I don't think so. When I think of top 5 teams I think of explosive offense and punishing defense. Purdue has one of those, but not the other. I just hope that the high ranking doesn't go to their heads.

That said, if Purdue can beat Wisconsin and Michigan in the next two weeks, they will have made a believer out of me.

One of the encouraging things about yesterday is that they didn't play their best game and they had some turnovers, yet they still won. In the past they would've lost that game by a field goal.

In the end, it doesn't matter that the score is, as long as they win.

Saturday, October 9, 2004

Predictions for the week:

Since I had a dream about it 3 weeks ago, I'm sticking with that...

Penn State - 43
Purdue - 8

Notre Dame - Suck
Stanford - Suck Worse

Browns - 5
Whoever the Browns are playing - 28

Friday, October 8, 2004

My top 10 is probably out of date now, but here is someone worth some further investigation; Allison Munn.

Thursday, October 7, 2004

There is surely nothing better than being audited by multiple companies at the same time. Pratt & Whitney is auditing us for software quality assurance, among other things. Price Waterhouse is doing our Sarbanes-Oxley compliance audit.

Yay. Yay for audits.

Wednesday, October 6, 2004

So hungy.

Tuesday, October 5, 2004

Since I was threatened with physical violence if I didn't post this, I am posting it.

We're not ND
Aaron Purduetik

I want to talk about the game. I want to rehash an excellent game plan, stellar play of an unsung defense, and yet another nearly flawless performance at quarterback. I want to think about the what "will-be's" this season. But, it’ll take too long, so I’ll just talk about the day.

The trip to South Bend was a valuable learning experience. It made me thoroughly appreciate being a Boiler.

The countless strip clubs should have been my first clue that something was amiss. We took the first exit that said Notre Dame, anticipating the sight of the stadium ready to accommodate screaming Boiler fans. Instead, we found ...factories & strip clubs. For several miles we drove on a four-lane road meandering through strip club upon strip club.

Thanks to backed-up traffic, we had several hours to appreciate the sites.
Finally we made it to campus ("I thought I'd seen ugly buildings before — but now I realize I was wrong," said my roommate) and into the stadium.

But the reasons to count my blessings had just begun. Anytime there are more men in kilts than men in football helmets, well, there's something inherently wrong. You may think I'm kidding. But I'm dead serious.

And then there were the “cheerleaders” (if you can call them that). None of which looked like they could make Purdue’s alternate-squad…but what they didn’t have in ability was forgotten because you couldn’t hear them and could hardly see them. But they did have an excellent dance squad, otherwise known as the student section.
And you might think there's nothing wrong with this. Dancing & choreography are good, right? Well, maybe I could excuse it if any of those in the green shirts paid attention to the game. But they didn’t.

Our 25 cheerleaders are able to make Ross-Ade stadium resonate with the sounds of "Boi-Ler-Mak-Ers." Notre Dame stadium resonated with cheering only when the Boilermaker faithful cheered as our Boilers drove 96 yards, ran back a 100 yard kickoff or connected for a 97 yard bomb from the shadows of ND’s goalpost.
After an entire game in Notre Dame Stadium, with the Notre Dame fans all around me, I have no idea what their fight song sounds like. They never sang it. I think the band played it every so often, but the ND fans were too busy complaining about the officiating, they probably never even heard it.

Maybe we're spoiled, since the officials really haven’t been an important part of a game this season…none of the games have been in doubt. But, I guess I’ve come to just understand that after a touchdown, when “Hail Purdue” is being played by The All-American Band, all those clad in gold and black just stand and belt it out…by the way, we sing a lot! But like I said, we’ve been spoiled this season.
Even the individual fans were a disappointment. The ubiquitous presence of Purdue sweatshirts confused and befuddled them. One fan sneered, "What, you don’t all just wear the exact same shirt to every game?" I guess the concept of independent thinking is too much for them to grasp. Understandable I guess, since Irish “group-think” is what they’ve become accustomed to.

As we were heading back to our car, a Notre Dame student shouted insults at us from his dorm window. At this point, someone who would talk trash, after getting their arse handed to them, didn't even surprise me.

We walked away with our heads held high. After all, we thank God we’re not ND. And we don't have to spend the rest of our college careers at Notre Dame.

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"It's great!" - Ryan Dowd

Monday, October 4, 2004

I said POST. Post! My readers demand satisfaction. They will not know what to do without my secret directives.

I mean... nothing to see here. Move along.
The posts don't seem to be posting.




Sunday, October 3, 2004

Purdue wins, Purdue wins, oh my God Purdue wins. I can't believe it.

I feel like freaking Bob Euker in Major League.

Saturday, October 2, 2004

As I sit here before the game I don't quite know what to expect. Every time I have predicted Notre Dame would win, they have won. My luck is sure to break eventually though, but I am predicting Purdue to win based on my College Football pick 'em set. I don't have a good feeling, but then I never have a good feeling heading into ND. It seems like Purdue should always win and yet they somehow find ways to lose.

With that said, here are my predictions:

Ohio State - 7
Northwestern - 6.8

Purdue - 24
Notre Dame - 14

Redskins - 32
Browns - 10

Friday, October 1, 2004

I'm heading down towards Canton tomorrow, which sucks because I'll probably miss some of the game. Stupid 2:30 start time. Boo.

I'm also heading to Cedar Point on Sunday, but that means that I won't have the watch the misery also known as a Browns game. Yay.