Where things will go your way...or they won't

Friday, September 28, 2007


The Mets have nearly played their way out of the playoffs. Losing a seven game lead in the last two weeks.

Despite this I am predicting the Mets win their remaining two games, and the Phillies lose their final two games.

Homer Warning: These may be the sad hopes of a completely exhausted man. I have been in a car for much of the previous forty hours.

Update: My laptop has MDT, it is actually later here in Georgia. Which means, not just for storytelling purposes, that morning is also earlier.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Road trip

BBA is out. Tomorrow we are heading to FLA. Really looking forward to driving thruogh Nebraska, really I am... I link to BBA's site even though he never blogs, hopefully he will keep us better informed of his antics when he is Florida.

I may or may not be blogging, while I am road tripping, we'll see???

Friday, September 21, 2007

Return of the No Fun League

T.O. gets fined for this? Goodell you are truly approaching David Stern-like assholeness... oh noes there it went!

The Pina Colada Song

The internet version, it really happened. The joys of marriage. Why do people barter sex(sometimes, I mean they are married) for endless misery and pain. Remember brothers and sisters, its a war. I'm just sayin'...Not that that I'm bitter;)

I just can't take it anymore (NFL picks)

Seriously, the Mets blow a three run twice in one game. If you didn't know, before this baseball season I have never been a passionate fan of the game. Don't get me wrong, I always cheered for the Mets but on a daily basis I did not follow the game until the playoffs. This year I have watched a majority of the Mets games and a lot of Yankees games. Now I know why I haven't invested my self in Baseball before. IT HURTS. It sucks when you watch a team implode right in front of your eyes. This team is clearly the best team in the NL but they can't even close out their division. So now I'm just waiting for the inevitable collapse in the playoffs. As if being a Jazz fan wasn't hard enough now I have to watch another team choke. Anyway, that's all.

Here are my NFL picks for the week.


Final Underdog Pick Status Game Details

6.0--Sun, Sep 23 at 11:00 am

16.5--Sun, Sep 23 at 11:00 am

3.0--Sun, Sep 23 at 11:00 am

6.0--Sun, Sep 23 at 11:00 am

9.0--Sun, Sep 23 at 11:00 am

3.5--Sun, Sep 23 at 11:00 am

5.0--Sun, Sep 23 at 11:00 am

8.0--Sun, Sep 23 at 11:00 am

3.0--Sun, Sep 23 at 11:00 am

3.0--Sun, Sep 23 at 2:05 pm

3.5--Sun, Sep 23 at 2:05 pm

3.0--Sun, Sep 23 at 2:05 pm

3.5--Sun, Sep 23 at 2:15 pm

3.5--Sun, Sep 23 at 2:15 pm

3.0--Sun, Sep 23 at 6:15 pm

4.0--Mon, Sep 24 at 6:30 pm

Its a dog week people.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Stoopid Republicans(mandatory Wednesday blogging)

I know everyone is probably wondering, "Chancelot, Why no NFL blogging?" (Not wondering? I am going to tell you anyway.) Two reasons: 1) I read too many football blogs so it seems as if I have nothing original to say. b) The above mentioned blog reading makes feel as if I am not as funny/insightful/good as the blogs in my blog roll who do the NFL.

For instance, HCIC on Belicheat/Spygate. KSK on the same topic.(Warning extremely funny.)

Too lazy to link to more posts, use the blog roll bitches.

But as you can see from this posts title that, brothers and sisters, is not why we are gathered here today. No we have come together to view in all its naked aggression and ugliness, the stupidity of the GOP, and I'm not even going to talk about the endless series of wars that Shrub is trying to get us involved in, Iran your next motherfuckers.

Here is a piece from earlier in the summer that I missed, apparently abortion is not only bad because of the baby killing but it also causes... wait for it... illegal immigration. Yes, so says Tom Delay.

"I contend [abortion] affects you in immigration," DeLay told the Washington-area gathering. "If we had those 40 million children that were killed over the last 30 years, we wouldn't need the illegal immigrants to fill the jobs that they are doing today. Think about it."

Yes, women, your ability to make choices in your life instead of being the mindless baby machines that Jesus intended you to be causes brown people to stream across the border. Wow, remember this was in front of the college republicans. Can't Delay be indited(again) for poisoning the youth or something. Thats what they got Socrates on right?

Also, remember Alan Greenspan, you know the Fed chair who endorsed Shrub's tax cuts for the rich. Well, apparently he is having second thoughts. Now, I'm no economist but I can't believe that cutting taxes for rich people, while continueing to subsidize their corporations raping and pillaging our country as well as Iraq(see: Enron, Halliburton, Blackwater USA.) had negative consequences. Really? This wasn't a good thing? Really? Thank you Mr. Ex-Fed Chairman, I would have never thought of that.... Except, wait a minute, I did think it was a bad idea. So did 460 economists, including 10 Nobel prize winners in economics. But they can't possibly know more than a C student who believes baby Jesus said "Let there be tax cuts." Ahh, certainty the hobgoblin of great minds...or something.

Here are some quick hits from the candidates for presidential candidates from the Stupid Old Party.

Romney: "Some people have said we ought to close Guantanamo. My view is we ought to double Guantanamo." How the fuck do we do that, oh I know lets invade Cuba.

Giuliani: "Freedom is about authority. Freedom is about the willingness of every single human being to cede to lawful authority a great deal of discretion about what you do." Orwell spoken here.

McCain: "F**k you! I know more about this than anyone else in the room." Grumpy little grandpa isn't he?

Romney: "My sons are all adults and they've made decisions about their careers and they've chosen not to serve in the military and active duty and I respect their decision in that regard. One of the ways my sons are showing support for our nation is helping me get elected because they think I'd be a great president." Thank you, Tag. You really are working for the country. Gotta love those Mormon family values.

Huckabee: "If a person dresses provocatively, they're calling attention -- maybe not the most desirable kind -- to private parts of their body." Oh, the 1950's were such a great time.

Note that none of these are malapropisms or solecisms. These are(theoretically) thought out statements made knowingly to the press. These people are unbelievable. Of course we already know who is going to get the Republican nomination. Ladies and gentlemen the Republican nominee for 2008!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Mets WTF??!!11!???

I'm with BMF. The Mets are scaring me to death. I can't take this shit I'm old. Please win today.


Friday, September 14, 2007

Happy Birthday to Me

Yes, once again the mostest specialest day of the year has rolled around. Of course, the party will be jumpin off at 6:00 MDT at the 7EO. If you can't make it leave a comment... or don't.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Patriot Act

Wow, the Patriot's have to cheat to beat the Jets. The NFL should take away one of Brady's babies.

Photo by Flickr user Silas216 used under a Creative Commons license.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Duck Teabags Cougar

This shit is funny. H/T Larry Brown Sports

The fuckin Duck got suspended. How do you suspend a mascot? Furthermore how do you suspend a duck for reversing the laws of nature and kicking a cougars ass. It's funny. Oregon U needs to relax.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Saving Lives(misanthropic wednesday blogging)

Linsay Beyerstein has a an interesting post about how easy it would be to stop deaths from the flu. I have no problem with her larger point, that we have the ability to drastically reduce the number of deaths from influenza. She ends the post with this.

"...it is utterly within our power to save roughly 28,000 lives per year, and yet we fail to do so."

Apparently the good of this end i.e. saving lives, is self evident. I, however, am not so sure. This kind of talk about "saving lives" inundates the media and our culture. It leads to Utopian programs like Zero Fatalities in my home state of Utah.

I suppose I have two problems with this, the first is grammatical/semantical and may be somewhat petty, but I still think it is valid.

There can be no such thing as "saving lives." What you can do is "save lives for now." I know it is difficult to comprehend, but no life is forever. Everyone dies. Therefore it should be known as "postponing death" not "saving lives." As far as the grim reaper is concerned if it is not one thing then it is another. The underlying implication of the "saving lives" formulation is that this is some kind of inherent good, which assumes that dying in particular time and place is better that at some other time and place. I don't know about ya'll, but I'm pretty sure death sucks no matter when it happens. Got that, Death Bad!

Or is it? Certainly, many of the presumed lives saved in programs such as vaccination and education programs to stop deadly behavior are going people of no particular worth, and may in fact be bad people. The argument that the next Einstein might die in a car wreck is specious. The next Ted Bundy might die as well, and given that of those of us who are still alive are mostly are flawed, corruptible and many times just bad, it would seem that these life saving programs do as much to deflate the quality of life as to increase it.

Now, obviously, I don't want to be the person deciding who life is worth saving and whose isn't but I not sure indiscriminate life saving is such an obvious good as it is made out to be. I'm just sayin'.

power outage

No electricity @ work. Boring, as a co-worker said " We can chain smoke and whack off." Which is about all we can do. no wait I can phone blog... WEEEEEE!!!1!!