Sunday, October 31, 2004

no time to blog, sorry everyone

I have been out job hunting, as well as busy making signs, so I have not had much time lately to smear those coming in last in the human race. Also, there hasnt really been much in the news anyway, all Ive heard about the past 2 weeks is breaking the curse of the Bambino, and who is a better candidate to fool the public.

Why o' why can't someone poke the right holes in the Bush/Cheney Iraq facade? The FBI is investigating Halliburton's convenient takeover of gov contracts in Iraq, but this has not made much press for the campaigns. Mudge- knowing what you know of politics, why do you suppose this gets swept under the rug?
How is it that they are able to fool 50% of the voting public into believing they started a war with anyones best interest but their own? Everywhere I look I see Iraq as the wrong choice for the American people. Thus, even though I consider myself a middle-liner, I can not support one candidate in Pussy/Penis' corner this Tuesday.

On a side note people,
Republican, Democrat, Libertarian, NaderCrat, Moorecrat, Religican, or Riflecan,
JUST VOTE. VOTE VOTE VOTE!!! The best support or protesting you can do comes at election time!!! The Corner Bar has no room for the opinions of those who will not voice them at war time. "War" in the true, and metaphorical sense of the word.

Sunday, October 24, 2004

a moment of silence

Hendrick Plane Carrying 10 Crashes Near Martinsville
Funeral Home Director Says Hendrick Family Members Among Dead

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (Oct. 24) -- A Hendrick Motorsports plane crashed Sunday on its way to a NASCAR race, killing all 10 people aboard, including the son, brother and two nieces of the owner of one of auto racing's most successful organizations.

A tragedy has befallen NASCAR today. Even those who consistently make fun of NASCAR can not speak harsh words. Racing has lost some of its most important figures.
Although Kurt Busch has this years cup pretty much in the bag, a Hendricks win would ease the pain a bit. Good luck to both Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson.

I am not a Gordon/Johnson fan, but my heart goes out to them in their time of grief.

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

you wasted life, why wont you waste death??

"Joe The Bartender" becomes "Joe the Bum"

In what was seemingly inevitable, Joe The Bartender finally parted ways with the Buffalo Crapp tonight. Heart-Wrenching yet liberating, a person can only stand so much for 7.00 an hour.

Though I can not list too many good things about the job itself, I will miss you all terribly. I am leaving a group of people I care deeply for, and will never forget. You all hold a place in my heart.

Just remember that God works in mysterious ways, and tonight he pointed his finger in a new direction. I welcome your questions and comments, but do not expect to see me around Savage Minnesota for what could be years. I apologize whole-heartedly to those who bore the brunt of my decision. Sometimes a man has to make difficult choices in life.

Farewell Buffalo Tap and Family.

Friday, October 15, 2004

Corner Bar Copycat

200 things.

The Mudge put an entertaining post on recently. He took a break from the norm.
I can certainly understand his needing a change from commentary, being a career writer. Problem is I cant resist doing the same post. Things Ive done in bold.

1. Bought everyone in the pub a drink (hello? I work in a bar.)
2. Swam with wild dolphins
3. Climbed a mountain (visited my friend in college in AZ)
4. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
5. Been inside the Great Pyramid
6. Held a tarantula
7. Taken a candlelit bath with someone
8. Said "I love you" and meant it
9. Hugged a tree (yeah. right.)
10. Done a striptease (youd give me better tips to keep my clothes on.)
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Stayed up all night long, and watched the sun rise (more times than I can count really)
15. Seen the Northern Lights (never up close, too close to the city.)
16. Gone to a huge sports game (Game 7, 1987 World Series Twins beat Cardinals)
17. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa
18. Grown and eaten your own vegetables (nothin better)
19. Touched an iceberg
20. Slept under the stars
21. Changed a baby's diaper (lots of single moms out there, good thing to know)
22. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
23. Watched a meteor shower
24. Gotten drunk on champagne (Good God, do not do this.)
25. Given more than you can afford to charity (always the animal ones)
26. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
27. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
28. Had a food fight
29. Bet on a winning horse ( I can even win online games)
30. Taken a sick day when you're not ill (Ill do it again too)
31. Asked out a stranger (As usual, total psycho)
32. Had a snowball fight (Minnesota, duh)
33. Photocopied your bottom on the office photocopier (not just my bottom either...)
34. Screamed as loudly as you possibly could (she rocked)
35. Held a lamb (chops, legs, Lamb is one of my favs)
36. Enacted a favorite fantasy (she really rocked)
37. Taken a midnight skinny dip (shrinkage, auuuggghh!)
38. Taken an ice cold bath (I hate it when its hot, I do this when its humid out.)
39. Had a meaningful conversation with a beggar ( I tend to ignore beggars, I have to work my ass off for my oney. They can too.)
40. Seen a total eclipse
41. Ridden a roller coaster
42. Hit a home run (Ive lost count really, or do they mean baseball?)
43. Fit three weeks miraculously into three days (corporate America does things "right on time")
44. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking (damn champagne again)
45. Adopted an accent for an entire day (Oh my Golly-Gosh yes! Asian Indian.)
46. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors (one day maybe)
47. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment (22 was my favorite ag so far)
48. Been to the top of the World Trade Center (something I will never get to do I guess. at least not the original)
49. Visited all 50 states
50. Loved your job for all accounts ( Is this possible? maybe if I became brewmaster at Leinenkugels)
51. Taken care of someone who was shit faced (hold her hair back as she heaves, its only gentlemanly)
52. Had enough money to be truly satisfied (probably not in this lifetime)
53. Had amazing friends (and family as well)
54. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country (technically Canada is a foreign country)
55. Watched wild whales ( I once saw Roseanne Barr in person, does that count?)
56. Stolen a sign (why would I steal them? I make them.)
57. Backpacked in Europe
58. Taken a road-trip
59. Rock climbed (AZ, NV)
60. Lied to foreign government's official in that country to avoid notice
61. Went for a midnight walk on the beach (Crystal Lake, but its still a beach right?)
62. Gone sky diving (not with my luck)
63. Visited Ireland( On my agenda)
64. Been heartbroken longer then you were actually in love (cucking funt)
65. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger's table and had a meal with them
66. Visited Japan (NOT on my agenda)
67. Benchpressed your own weight (right)
68. Milked a cow (metaphorically speaking, you figure it out. That damn champagne again)
69. Alphabetized your records/CDs (used to, got lazy)
70. Pretended to be a superhero (pretended?)
71. Sung karaoke (i can sing, but I hate karaoke)
72. Lounged around in bed all day
73. Posed nude in front of strangers (never happen)
74. Gone scuba diving (also on my agenda)
75. Got it on to "Let's Get It On" by Marvin Gaye (cant say I listen to much soul, Enigma is the best for this)
76. Kissed in the rain
77. Played in the mud
78. Played in the rain
79. Gone to a drive-in theater (got hassled by cops who thought a bottle of bubblesoap was fireworks)
80. Done something you should regret, but don't regret it (tough shit, deal with it)
81. Visited the Great Wall of China
82. Discovered that someone who's not supposed to have known about your blog has discovered your blog (not hiding from anybody really)
83. Dropped Windows in favor of something better
84. Started a business ( I still struggle, I have had countless problems with my equipment)
85. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken
86. Toured ancient sites
87. Taken a martial arts class ( I want to go back too, cool stuff)
88. Swordfought for the honor of a woman (what is this, 1600?)
89. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight (Never once have I played D&D, proud to proclaim)
90. Written "For Sexual Favors" on the memo line of a check ( no, but I will now)
91. Been in a movie (mmmm... no comment)
92. Crashed a party (come on, I bring the party with me)
93. Loved someone you shouldn't have (cucking funt)
94. Kissed someone so passionately it made them dizzy (no because she was already dizzy)
95. Laughed so hard you spit milk through your nose ( I always hated my next door neighbor for this)
96. Had sex at the office ( naah, when I worked in an office there was no real good place to get away with it)
97. Gone without food for 5 days (do I look like a dumbass? dont answer that...)
98. Made cookies from scratch
99. Won first prize in a costume contest
100. Ridden a gondola in Venice ( I rode the one at the Bellagio though)
101. Gotten a tattoo (not likely)
102. Found that the texture of some materials can turn you on (silk thongs are Gods gift to men, and some women)
103. Rafted the Snake River
104. Been on television news programs as an "expert"
105. Got flowers for no reason
106. Masturbated in a public place (she dared me, and it was mutual. Although Ill never know if she actually finished. At any rate, Dennys will never be the same experience again.)
107. Got so drunk you don't remember anything (My friends call this "The Joe Show")
108. Been addicted to some form of illegal drug ( legal ones too, I dont discriminate)
109. Performed on stage (evidently this pertained to #107)
110. Been to Las Vegas ( its a friendly tradition now to have bachelor parties there)
111. Recorded music ( it was sad)
112. Eaten shark (mako, it was gross)
113. Had a one-night stand (over 2X my age.)
114. Gone to Thailand
115. Seen Siouxsie live (i have no idea what this is)
116. Bought a house
117. Been in a combat zone (no, but props to all that have)
118. Buried one/both of your parents ( it scares me every day)
119. Dyed your hair
120. Been on a cruise ship
121. Spoken more than one language fluently
122. Gotten into a fight while attempting to defend someone (havent we all?)
123. Bounced a check (I was 16, gimme a break)
124. Performed in Rocky Horror
125. Read - and understood - your credit report
126. Raised children ( almost, and I plan to)
127. Recently bought and played with a favorite childhood toy (He Man is back, allright!!)
128. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
129. Created and named your own constellation of stars
130. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
131. Found out something significant that your ancestors did
132. Called or written your Congress person ( If Coleman gets back in in 4 years, I may do something similar to Tim Robbins in The Shawshank Redemption)
133. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over (I want to sooooooo bad. Damn this forsaken sign business.)
134. ...more than once? (see #133)
135. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
136. Sang loudly in the car, and didn't stop when you knew someone was looking. (No Officer, I havent been drinking...)
137. Had an abortion or your female partner did ( she miscarried)
138. Had plastic surgery
139. Survived an accident that you shouldn't have survived
140. Wrote articles for a large publication
141. Lost over 100 pounds
142. Held someone while they were having a flashback
143. Piloted an airplane
144. Petted a stingray
145. Broken someone's heart (she then turned to hating me)
146. Helped an animal give birth (not a chance)
147. Been fired or laid off from a job (*&#$@%#&%ing assholes. One day I will repay them for everything they fucked up)
148. Won money on a T.V. game show
149. Broken a bone ( still whole here)
150. Killed a human being (even if I had, would I just plainly admit it?)
151. Gone on an African photo safari
152. Ridden a motorcycle (always the bitch, unfortunately)
153. Driven any land vehicle at a speed of greater than 100mph ( not a good idea)
154. Had a body part of yours below the neck pierced (what the hell for?)
155. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol (A friend has a Desert Eagle .50 cal. Holy Shit!)
156. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild ( no, I dont think they were wild)
157. Ridden a horse (long time ago)
158. Had major surgery
159. Had sex on a moving train ( NOW on my agenda)
160. Had a snake as a pet
161. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
162. Slept through an entire flight: takeoff, flight, and landing (just about every time I fly)
163. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours
164. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states
165. Visited all 7 continents (not quite yet)
166. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
167. Eaten kangaroo meat (Ill try anything once.)
168. Fallen in love at an ancient Mayan burial ground (Oh yes, hasnt everyone?)
169. Been a sperm or egg donor (depends on what you mean...)
170. Eaten sushi (i hate fish, much less raw puffer)
171. Had your picture in the newspaper
172. Had 2 (or more) healthy romantic relationships for over a year in your lifetime
173. Changed someone's mind about something you care deeply about
174. Gotten someone fired for their actions (no, he seems incapable of firing people. he would rather demote them and inconvenience everyone)
175. Gone back to school ( I really should, but the thought of even more debt just frightening)
176. Parasailed
177. Changed your name (For a long time I wanted to, no one can pronounce it.)
178. Petted a cockroach (I suppose, if you consider stomping on it petting)
179. Eaten fried green tomatoes ( was not impressed)
180. Read The Iliad (difficult reading, and really not that great to be honest.)
181. Selected one -important- author who you missed in school, and read their work ( Anne Coulter, What a horrible mistake. Who does that bitch think she is?)
182. Dined in a restaurant and stolen silverware, plates, cups because your apartment needed them ( I have an ecelctic collection of bar glasses.)
183. ...and gotten 86'ed from the restaurant because you did it so many times, they figured out it was you (No, Im not that stupid)
184. Taught yourself an art from scratch (yes, but not as much anymore)
185. Killed and prepared an animal for eating (and I dont even like fish)
186. Apologized to someone years after inflicting the hurt (makes me think of Billy Madison)
187. Skipped all your school reunions (they dont do 5 anymore, aint been 10 yet)
188. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language (love those latin honeys)
189. Been elected to public office (I would change the world)
190. Written your own computer language (Oh right, and Ill play some competitive chess, then go home and watch Star Trek)
191. Thought to yourself that you're living your dream (refer to #50)
192. Had to put someone you love into hospice care ( I better not have to anytime soon either)193. Built your own PC from parts (working on one now, mof)
194. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn't know you
195. Had a booth at a street fair
196: Traveled more than 200 miles for a hookup ( no, not quite that far, although I did have one come that far to meet me)
197: Been a DJ
198: Found out someone was going to dump you via LiveJournal
199: Attended a presidential inaugural ball (why on Earth would I even want to?)
200: Been arrested (no comment)

remember, its never so bad that it couldnt get worse

She Sickened Me With Science

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash) -- Your job may be crappy, but according to a report from "Popular Science" magazine, it's probably not as bad as being an Anal Wart Researcher.

Can't argue with that. Bartending may suck worse than Jenna Jameson on crack, but it couldnt be worse than inspecting cracks.

Why? Why? Why?

Man Badly Burned, Shocked While Trying To Steal Electrical Cable

HONOLULU -- A man got badly burned while trying to steal a copper cable from a Maui Electric Co. distribution system.

Is there a new use for electrical cable on the black market? Why in the hell would anyone try to steal cable, much less live ones? Must've been hittin that Maui Wowie.

ooooooooo K. Whatever.

Six to Be Tried in Bush Thong Protest

PHILADELPHIA — The American Civil Liberties Union is defending six men who were arrested during one of President Bush's visits to Pennsylvania because they stripped down to thong underwear and formed a human pyramid to protest the Abu Ghraib prison scandal in Iraq.

With as conservative as America has gone these past few years, this will be a hard case to defend. They will probably win their case though.

My question is did they really do it protest Abu Graib, or did they just like piling on top of each other half naked?
I think there are much better ways of protesting to get your point across.

And in the middle of Amish country? Now thats just funny... Technically Amish should be unaware of the Abu Graib scandal because they don't watch TV or read newspapers. They just saw a bunch of sacriligious queers.

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Could it be explained any better?

Inside the mind of Al Qaida
The group's key goals are aimed at cultivating new members and a militant spirit.

A piece by piece explanation of why the US will never "win" the war on terrorism.

"We regard war as a finite process, with a beginning, middle, and end. For our jihadist foes, it is a perpetual condition," said Jenkins at a recent RAND terrorism conference in Washington.

Without a spy network sophisticated enough, the US will never even penetrate the front lines of the war on terror. The funding is just not allocated.
Bin Laden hopes for another Bush presidency because his war mongering and arrogant banter are what Uncle Binny needs to recruit with. Bush feeds this man his volunteers, while Hollywood and CNN give them ideas for new attacks.

So yes GOP, you are losing the war on terror. Yet you claim that Kerry will not be able to defend us as well as you do. You also make the claim that freedom is the key to beating terror, when in reality it is your so-called spread of democracy that's is fueling the flame.

We can fight a torch with a flame thrower, but we will still get burned.

What is my solution then?
The funding for Iraq, Afghanistan, Haiti, Philippines, Liberia and anywhere else Pussy/Penis have used our troops, should be going to defending our homeland.
We must find the cells that operate here first. A spynetwork as mentioned above would be a start. Then we must do a much better job of scrutinizing our borders. The FBI must do extensive background checks on every single immigrant.
Only after these systems are changed could I justify taking the war overseas.

Afghanistan was politically necessary, the US was hungry for blood. A vote against the war in Afghanistan would have been political suicide. However, in hindsight, what did we really accomplish? We don't know if he's really there, or if he ever was. We created an unstable government, and furthered the region's hatred for the US, thus more mujahideen rose up.

Vote for Bush, vote for Bin Laden. It's that simple.

Pluggin again!!


The Corner bar has added another blog to its list of worthwhile readable sites, Blairs Blog. He is a close personal friend of The Chronic Curmudgeon, and an equally good writer. Mr Blair is also a supporter of the anti-Bush movement, which places him in The Corner Bar's A-list.

So, check out BLAIRS BLOG for more enlightening opinions and comic relief banter.

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Where do they find them?

Man Accused Of Pouring Coffee On Child
Witnesses Say Man Was Angry That Girl's Soda Can Sprayed Him

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. -- A man has been arrested, accused of pouring coffee on a young girl at a farm in North Andover.

The Mudge used a term a while back that has stuck with me. Without exact quotes, it was something about how he loved reading the follies of those swimming in the "shallow end of the gene pool."
This man hasn't even waded in yet, he's still on the steps. I would've immediately poured that entire can of soda in his lap, then smashed it on his head. He is 100% guilty of stupidity.

However, I think Assault & Battery with a Dangerous Weapon is a bit harsh, especially with no injuries.
Must be slow pickins for the DA there in Norh Andover.

A happy ending

Stranded cat, daring rescue

The tiny gray kitten was running out of lives.
Obviously unwanted and apparently thrown over the side of the Brent Spence Bridge, it landed not in the water of the Ohio River 100 feet below but on the understructure of the span.

I had to put this one in because I am a cat person.
I have no idea how someone could just toss a kitten over the side of a bridge. I find that those who are militantly anti-cats have never really tried to be-friend one.
To identify with a cat, you have to understand that a cat is not sitting there waiting for commands like a dog. He/she is waiting for a signal from you that what they are doing is either right or wrong. If he goes to scratch the couch, squirt him with a water bottle. If he uses the litterbox, encourage him for doing the right thing.
Cats are independent which is why they are the perfect pet for me. Low maintenance and not terribly expensive either.
Don't get me wrong here, I like dogs too. But I think in order for me to own a dog, I should own a house first. A friend of mine has a pitbull that he keeps in his 1 bedroom apartment with a ferret, python, and pirrahnas. The poor thing is miserable. A dog needs room to play, jump and run around.

At any rate, if your a cat lover, or just a sucker for sappy stories, you might like this one.

What a Fucking Fool!!

Jolie blamed for Pitt and Aniston marriage crisis

Hollywood couple Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston are allegedly suffering a marriage crisis because Pitt is spending all his time with actress Angelina Jolie.

Does this really need explanation?
Jennifer Aniston is like, the hottest thing that has ever been shown on camera. This dumbass chooses a freak over her? Angelina Jolie is hot, but shes no JA.

Jennifer- I will treat you like the Goddess you deserve to be treated as.

Monday, October 11, 2004

Album of the year

Corner Bar bumps SNOW PATROL: Final Straw ahead of RYAN ADAMS: Rock and Roll

In what seemed like an endless stream of shitty music produced this year, Snow Patrol has emerged as a talented and artisticly motivated supergroup from across the pond.
Ryan (NOT BRYAN!!!) Adams has headed the top 10 all year, I have not a good enough replacement until now.
Anyone who has discussed music with me before knows that I hold pretty high standards to what I feel is truly art, vs what I think is just entertainment. Rarely do I find music in the mainstream that I can actually justify buying an album for. Now, however, we have replaced the FM with satellite radio at work. There is a station for unsigned artists, and one for my absolute fav, UK bands.

The US has had its share of epic artists, but compare them to what has come from the UK and there really is none. All thoughout the history of Rock and Roll, the UK has always sent the most successful candidates to the studio. You could argue thatThe Doors, Aerosmith and The Eagles where epic American bands, yes. But can you name anymore? Better yet, can you name one to come out of the 90's? DMB could be considered, however Dave Mathews has been solo for 2 albums now, and has not had the success equal to that of his past.

Now by epic, I mean longevity. How many bands from the 80's or 90's will still be heard on the radio 30 years from now? We still hear Beatles, Pink Floyd, Zep, Rolling Stones, and U2 on a daily basis. Hell they are all still making music. Will we hear Snow Patrol or Ryan Adams 30 years from now? Not likely.

So ,if your looking for some new music, download or purchase anything from Snow Patrol. I have not been disapointed yet.

Sunday, October 10, 2004

rrrrrrreeeaall tough guys

Madison Brothers Allegedly Chase Children With Hammer, Ax

Police arrested two Madison brothers after they allegedly chased three children with weapons Thursday.

Horst P. O'Brien, 50, is charged with disorderly conduct while armed. Raymond O'Brien, 47, is charged with disorderly conduct while armed and a separate count of disorderly conduct, police said.

I think the word "Wisconsin" explains this one.

Lets talk about sex, baby! Lets talk about you and me!

Spanish Mamacita rocks the world of Joe The Bartender

Holy smokes people! A woman of great beauty has shown interest in yours truly. Again. Same restaurant as the first one. Problem: No Habla Englese

Now, being a bartender I am used to girls hitting on me. Most of them are mental cases, and drunk on top of it, so I smile and flirt back as part of my job. I have had girls flirt with me in front of their boyfriends. Once I even had a girl give me a shoulder massage right on the bar in front of her boyfriend who evidently asks all the time and recieves none. He told me to make sure to arrange one for him. I told him it was his responsibility to take care of his woman, then she would take care of him.

I know THE DEMONIC CURMUDGEON couldn't have this happening, as he has taken to completely smearing my opinion all over his blog for people to berrate. Men who have women to attend to dont usually take the time to make prime examples of family members they feel are inferior. Thus, the constant pursuit of proving to the world he is right must be filling the sexual void.

We have fired back and forth for months now, but I never expected him to attempt a gang-rape of my opinions. He makes the obnoxious claim that he "has to school me" and "it was going to hurt him more than me." None of this hurts me in the least.

Get all your friends to praise Pedro for you. Good.

Then get laid.

She needs a hobby I think

N.S. woman crusades against Sunday shopping

A woman in Nova Scotia is on a personal crusade to convince people in the province to vote against Sunday shopping.

I want to write this woman a letter. She seems to think that somehow the world revolves around her. Also, does she realize that if she succeeds and everything closes, she will not be able to go out that day either, much less go to work.
I would figure Canada the last place they would make laws based on 2000+ year old religious beliefs.
No on is forcing this woman to work on Sundays but herself.

Thursday, October 07, 2004


Solskjær donates advertising money to Eritrea

Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjær is probably the best known Norwegian in the world thanks to his association with the leading English soccer club. While recovering from a long-term injury Solskjær has found a new interest, helping schoolchildren in Eritrea, newspaper VG reports.

Im sure Randy Moss would do the same.

Look at what Nike is paying this guy. Soccer (football) is the second most watched sport in Europe, and he has been offered sponsorship of about 100 000 yearly. I think Shaq spends that much on shoes for the season. (He wears a new pair for every game.) When US Sports stars donate time and money, it is for taxation purposes and press.

Why does football(US) have to be so flashy? Watching Terrell Owens (who at this point IS better than #1 rated Randy Moss) do those God damned sit-ups in the endzone was enough to make me want to kick his gold teeth in. It also killed me to see that Donovan McNabb had already cleaned himself up, and had makeup on by the time he reached the game ending comments two weeks ago. Not off the field yet, but not so much as a drip of sweat, or glare on him whatsoever.
I work on Sunday afternoons, so I watch Bills, Packers, and Vikings games on a regular basis. While play to play excitement still remains, football has been drained of its true soul.



In what couldve been one of the most stressful baseball games ever, the Twins lost game 2 to the New York Yankees 7-6 in 12 innings. The Twins did not go down without a fight, they held the lead at 3 points in the game. Unfortunately between Gardenhire and Nathan, one of them overestimated his abilities and we lost to the cash flow heart of the line up.

Aside from the Yankees ownership and overall attitude, you have to give the players credit. I am not a fan of Anal Rod or Cheater, but I do like Sheffield, Olerud, Posada, Mussina, and Rivera. There is unmatchable talent on the roster. I just think its wrong that every high payed player in either league is a prospect for the Yankees.

If we can pull off a win Friday night, Santana will pull us through. Carlos Silva is not a strong starter and not what I would call an even match for Kerry Wood. Never the less we are back at home, and he has a good infield behind him.

One game at a time is all the Twins should be looking at.

Wednesday, October 06, 2004

1down, 2 to go


In what seems to mirror last year, the Twins have again taken game 1 (in N.Y.) from the Spankees. Defense was the key, as expected. Santana and the bullpen throw yet another shutout with a great deal of infield help.

Tonight: Bad Radke vs John Lieber. ???
Pessimistic on this one, probably because I'm not a huge Radke fan. He is simply not the ace he is made out to be. He is #2 starter this year, only because we lost Joe Mays to surgery in the Spring.

I heard P. Martinez attempting to compliment Johan Santana saying he reminded him of himself when he broke in. I feel that this is too pretentious, and merely an indirect way of saying he is still better.

1.) Santana has become a starter in just one year. Pedro was not a starter until his 3rd

2.) Pedro did not get 200+ strikeouts until he was a 5 year veteran.

3.) Pedro did not get 20+ wins until 1999, 1 year after he was traded to the Sox who actually had offense.

4.) Santana can beat the Yankess at home. ooooohhh, thats low....hehe

Martinez is an accomplished pitcher headed for Cooperstown.
But for him to compare Santana to himself is just wrong. Santana shows far more ability and potential for the next 15 years of his career. He will beat records set by Clemens and Ryan. Martinez will continue to smoke the leagues best, but much like his team, he will never be #1.

Monday, October 04, 2004

Pictures speak louder than words

Attention – it's Mr Radical

I honestly didn't even read the article. One look at the picture and I just about spit soda all over this computer.
Probably thinks he's the first one to come up with something like that.

Sunday, October 03, 2004

Yep. Wisconsin.

Plans underway to re-enact egg battle of 1825

EGG HARBOR, Wis. (AP) -- Plans to re-enact the egg battle that led to the naming of this town in 1825 were simply too true to be good, state officials have decided.

When I read the link to this story, it was not marked. I thought to myself that this had to be in Wisconsin. Sure enough. This event occured because of a bunch of drunken sailors, only in WI would they name a town after it. Naturally 179 years later they'll do an environmentally friendly re-enactment of it.

No it doesnt say they were drunk. But lets face it. What else turns grown men into juvenile delinquents? Just the other day some friends of mine were telling me how they gotten smashed in someone's garage and went to throw water ballons at cars.
Figure it this way. Miller Brewing is the #2 beer maker in the US, (Anheiser Busch #1). Millers #1 selling state is their home, WI. Wisconsin has 6 million people, and they buy more Miller beer than 50 million in California.

The GOP would be outraged

Phallic political artwork raises eyebrows

A sculpture depicting the faces of Prime Minister John Howard and US President George W Bush and others on phallus-shaped structures has caused a stir in a New South Wales town.

I dont see whats wrong with a little freedom of expression.
Imagine if this was in DC and not in Australia. The artist would be painted a traitor, and unpatriotic. It would also be considered an obscenity. People would lose their jobs, others would get sued, and it would probably make CNN for the guy. Michael Moore would get his picture taken with sculpture and probably do a film about him. Hell, he may anyway if he gets wind of the story I just read.

probably too much crack

Thieves Get A Taste Of Their Own "Funny Money"

Some thieves got a taste of their own "money" when they passed counterfeit bills at an area Wal-Mart store.

Words failed me at first. I wasn't sure how to express what this story does to me.

These two go on about this regarding the Walmart employees as complete morons. We subsequently learn that indeed they are.
The second those two came back in the store, management should have called police. Instead, they tried to be cute and let these people know they were on to them. To find out that they came back a third time with still no police involved really blows me away.
They are still in posession of some of the merchandise they bought, they did not return it all. Plus they got their fake money back. Of course they left evidence of themselves all over including eye witnesses whom they showed their faces to twice each. I think the cops should put them all in prison, they obviously can not function properly in society.

Like I said, this will never make sense to me from any angle. I guess I havent spent enough time in the ghetto.

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