Friday, August 31, 2007

Bikini Friday

Have a good weekend everyone.

North Wins

Norman North 42, Norman High 24.
It was a great game. The story does tell you that we handed them all the field position they got. Our mistakes are what allowed them to score.
We dominated the line.
All in all it was a great night.
Some controversy is brewing in Norman town. After a decade of "open transfer", meaning any student can attend any school. When we openned Norman North most of the talented players in football, basketball, etc. Transferred to Norman High. They had established coaches and winning records. That left North short of talented players and our teams struggled, causing the football team to have 4 coaches in 5 years.
Now we have talented coaches and the talented players want to play for them. As you read in the story Chika Madu transferred to North as well as 3 other key players. The number one reason I heard from parents last night for the transfers: North coaches help the kids with the college recruiters giving them more opportunites after high school.
So with this situation brewing...Norman High is now calling for a "no transfer policy". Isn't that ironic and pathetic all wrapped into one. I have never liked the policy. Dating back to our first child attending North in it's second year of existance. And now allowing kids to jump from team to team is ridiculous. But it's good that High is getting a taste of it's own medicine.

Now after you have read all that. I'll answer a couple of questions with just the answers.
YES. We are passionate about our sports in Oklahoma.
YES. We probably take it too seriously.
YES. Football is a religion in Oklahoma, just like in Texas.

Have a good long weekend.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Blue Ash Police Shooting

Trying to ram a police officer with your stolen car...will get you a fatal case of lead fever.

Big night in Norman Town

Norman High has owned Norman North, winning the traditional season-opening contest all nine years. Sometimes the Timberwolves would come close, but the Tigers always found a way to keep the streak going.
But something happened last November. After getting pummeled by the Tigers to start the season, North got its revenge in the playoffs with a first-round win at Harve Collins Field (the field we share with High, which is on their campus). It was the first ever win for North over its rivals from the south.
They were so cocky. They were so confident. And after the horn went off, if you didn't have your camera pointed directly at the scoreboard you missed the final score. The press box staff turned off the scoreboard within 90 seconds of the end of the game.
Wish us success. I'll post the results up on Friday.

Here's a link to the highlights of that game.

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Stats (bust - waist - hips) 36-34-31?
Looks like she kinda tappers off there....but in a good way.

Just a Reminder: 2000-Year-Old Meteors to Rain Down on August 31, 2007

The meteors that are about to rain down in the early morning of September 1 date from around 4 A.D., the latest calculations show.
Here's a fun page on the American Meteor Society site.

Bad news Beckham hurt again

CARSON, Calif. - David Beckham limped onto the makeshift stage and had a second-place medal hung around his neck.
Once again. SuperLiga is a lot more important than that silly MLS league the Galaxy belongs to.
Andre Canales has a good point.
I just hope all these injuries don't slow down his modeling career.

But DD, if you are a Chicago Fire fan, why is this 'bad news'?
That's an excellent question. While I hope the Galaxy finish dead last every year, I don't hate them as much as FC Dallas who can all DIAF. But back to the question, why this is bad. It's bad for soccer. People pay good hard earned money to watch him play. He is a brilliant player. I love to watch him kick. It is truly amazing how much better the international player is than our own domestic product. He brings a lot to American Soccer. To watch the Galaxy use him like Cleveland used Jim Brown is just sad.

Iraqi cleric: militia in `freeze'

BAGHDAD - Anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr took his Mahdi Army out of action for up to six months Wednesday to overhaul the feared Shiite militia — a stunning move that underscores the growing struggles against breakaway factions with suspected ties to Iran.
Time out guys, I'm loosing too many of my fighters to be affective.

The announcement by al-Sadr — who formed the militia after the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003 — appeared aimed at distancing himself from suspected Iranian-backed Mahdi factions he can no longer control.
How about this. You can't control your "troops" and you've pretended to be in charge. How about we just kill you and work with the next guy?
And they say Iran isn't involved in Iraq.

School Bans Tag After Parents Complain

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- A Colorado Springs elementary school is banning the game of tag on its playground -- after some children complained that they'd been chased or harassed against their will.
OMG! I don't even know where to begin with this one. Look at the Poll. 4 to 1 against banning tag.
First they came for your dodge ball. And you did nothing.
Now you can't chase a kid and say, "your it!" What's next?

'Drug dealer' tarred, feathered

THE past is supposed to be just that, but in Northern Ireland it refuses to go away.
In a chilling reminder of the darkest days of terrorist "justice", a man has been tarred and feathered by hooded attackers.
In a scene reminiscent of the 1970s, when the Provisional IRA regularly meted out this savage treatment in areas where it held sway, the loyalist Ulster Defence Association is suspected of leaving the victim tied to a lamppost in a street in South Belfast.
That's a good start. I'm guessing the drug dealers in Ireland don't hang around in groups of 5 or 6 and don't carry Glocks like they do here.

Giant web creates bug buzz

WILLS POINT –- If you hate creepy-crawlies, you might want to avoid Lake Tawakoni State Park where a 200-yard stretch along a nature trail has been blanketed by a sprawling spider web that has engulfed seven large trees, dozens of bushes and even the weedy ground.
But if you hate mosquitoes, you might just love this bizarre web.
"At first, it was so white it looked like fairyland," said park superintendent Donna Garde. "Now it's filled with so many mosquitoes that it's turned a little brown. There are times you can literally hear the screech of millions of mosquitoes caught in those webs."
That pretty cool. Wish I could find a better picture.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Senator Larry Craig not gay in 1982, not gay now

"I am not gay. I never have been gay," Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho, said at a news conference in Boise with his wife, Suzanne, at his side. "I did nothing wrong at the Minneapolis airport."
Ummm. Dude.
If you're gay, it's okay.
Just don't lie about it.
If you're bi, it's okay.
Just don't lie.
It's called trolling. And he's been doing it for decades. And the good and fine people of Idaho want him to resign.

SUMMARY: Senate Republican leaders called for an ethics committee review Tuesday into U.S. Sen. Larry Craig's guilty plea in a restroom vice sting.

Keith Richards takes a stand

STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards has demanded an apology from Swedish newspapers for their scathing reviews of the group's performance in the country earlier this month.
I got an inside source that said the quote from Keith went like this.
"Fawking bastadge, I've banged more quif than he's ever going to see in his lifetime, I've drank enough booze to float the fawking Queen Mary, I've fawking played every Rolling Stone song 72,fawking thousand times, hell I've been dead for 6 years and I'm still rawking, when that fawking swedish cupcake pulls off those feats then he can complain about fawking rock n roll shows. 145 pounds for a ticket and he's complaining? I drank 145 fawking pounds worth of vodka before 10am this mawning, the pussy."

55 gang members face deportation

Operation Lake County Gang Search 2007 has been under way since Sunday in Waukegan, coming in the wake of last month's major immigration rights rally and the decision by police to apply for special training to deport violent criminals.
As the headline on for this story states:
"You got your gang problem in my illegal alien problem"
"You got your illegal alien problem in my gang problem"
"Wait a minute, I think we're onto something"

Another page with analysis.
Including the pic above, which I thought was funny. Considering the subject.

North-West Passage is now plain sailing

The North-West Passage – the sea route running along the Arctic coastline of North America, normally perilously clogged with thick ice – is nearly ice-free for the first time since records began.
"Since August 21 the North-West Passage is open to navigation. This is the first time that it happens," Nalan Koc, head of the Norwegian Polar Institute's climate change programme, told reporters in Longyearbyen, a town in the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard.
See, you thought global warming was a bad thing. Now the ice road truckers won't have to risk their lives.

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U.S. troops release detained Iranians

BAGHDAD - A group of eight Iranians, including two diplomats, were released by U.S. forces Wednesday after being detained because unauthorized weapons were found in their cars, the U.S. military said. An adviser to the top U.S. general in Iraq called the situation "regrettable."
Videotape shot Tuesday night by AP Television News showed U.S. troops leading a group of blindfolded and handcuffed men out of the hotel in central Baghdad. U.S. troops confiscated a laptop, cell phones and a briefcase full of Iranian and American money in the hotel, the military said.
What exactly do you need Iranian money for in Iraq?
Why to pay people in the currency of their new country when they assist in setting up insurgents, that what.
Most of you are too young to remember this, but isn't this pic ironic. Last time I saw Iranians and Americans in a pic together it was the Americans with the blindfolds on.
When you read the Wikipedia link on the Iran hostage crisis, when you see "The release took place just minutes after Ronald Reagan was officially sworn in as Carter's successor." Know this.
Executive Order 1, was to launch an invasion of Iran by Marines of the 3d MEF and Special Forces, Green Berets and SEALs to rescue the hostages. My artillery instructor was on the LST sitting off their coast waiting for the "go".

Bluebeard and Blackbeard were pussies compared to the Dread Pirate Cheng I Sao

(Mental Floss) -- You can keep your Bluebeards and your Blackbeards. The most successful pirate of all time controlled a fleet of more than 1,500 ships and upwards of 80,000 sailors -- and she did it all without the help of facial hair.
See anything a man can do a woman can do better.

He should have used American Express traveler's checks

Somebody horked our clothes!
Tipsy Canadian boater released from U.S. jail

WINDSOR, Ont. -- The man from Woodstock, Ont., who spent weeks languishing in a U.S. immigration jail after refusing to boat back to Canada because he had been drinking, was back in this country Monday, minus his identification, credit cards, $400 in cash and his clothes.
Terry DaCosta, 39, had been in a Michigan jail since Aug. 3.
Is that headline too obscure?


Just guess who their spokeswoman is....
Oh man. I wonder how long this joke will run?

Let the bidding begin

Online bidding for Barry Bonds' record-tying and –breaking home-run balls begins today, as Sotheby's and SoCal-based SCP Auctions ramp up for the mid-September sale.
And he just decided to catch the game because he was on a long layover between flights.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

The Sexiest Women Over 35

Scarlett Johansson? Please. True sexiness is molded from the heat of experience. Here are the sexiest women over 35, as judged by the editors here at MSN Lifestyle: Men.
I have to agree. Give me over 35 any day. The reasons are too numerous to mention here.
Is it any surprise number one was Salma? It wasn't to me.
The top three.
1. Salma Hayek
2. Halee Berry
3. Diane Lane
Sign me up! That would be my top three as well.

Update: Can I have a do over?

Lauren Caitlin Upton, Miss South Carolina Teen USA, whose mangled response to a pageant question has become an Internet sensation, will have a second chance to answer it on Tuesday morning's Today show.
"I didn't do anything wrong," she told South Carolina's The State newspaper. "I wasn't expecting [the question]. I lost my train of thought."
She added she "completely misunderstood" the question, which she'll get a second stab at on Today.
Upton is described as a varsity athlete and student leader at Lexington High School, where she graduated in June with a 3.5 GPA.
Okay. So you want a "do over" 2 days after the competition?
So my tag, What's Wrong with America is right on the mark here. Maybe I should add one for America's School System is a Joke. She was a 3.5 GPA student in high school.

Why didn't Miss Montana win? Or Miss Iowa for that matter.

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Teen trades hacked iPhone for new car

SAN FRANCISCO - The teenage hacker who managed to unlock the iPhone so that it can be used with cellular networks other than AT&T will be trading his reworked gadget for a new car.
George Hotz, of Glen Rock, N.J., said he had reached the deal with CertiCell, a Louisville, Ky.-based mobile phone repair company.
Hotz posted on his blog that he traded his modified iPhone for "a sweet Nissan 350Z and 3 8GB iPhones."

Astros fire manager Garner, GM Purpura

HOUSTON - Less than two years ago, the Houston Astros were celebrating their first National League pennant. On Monday, they were starting over.
Manager Phil Garner and general manager Tim Purpura were fired by owner Drayton McLane, who said the franchise "needed a fresh start" after a plunge to the bottom of the NL Central.
He's too good a coach to be gone for long. You'll see him in a uniform next summer boys and girls.

The pennant races are shaping up.
It's still close in the AL West, and AL Central, as well as the NL Central and NL West.
I'll dig up my prediction and see how close I got as the season nears it's end.

Galaxy to rest exhausted David Beckham

CARSON, Calif. - David Beckham is taking a break. Exhausted after playing three games in six days, Beckham won't travel with the Los Angeles Galaxy for Sunday's Major League Soccer game in Colorado.
Coach Frank Yallop decided to rest Beckham after evaluating the star midfielder's condition following a 3-0 loss Thursday to Chivas USA. He's expected to play next in Wednesday's SuperLiga championship against Pachuca at the Home Depot Center.
Yeah, Super Liga is something they could actually win...I would save myself for the matches that matter for my team. Which is why Beckham is going to play in Super Liga, cause the rest of the MLS season is over for the suck that is the LA Galaxy.

Dog Killer submits guilty plea to judge, apologizes for 4 minutes and 23 seconds

Michael Vick stood behind a podium, all alone. His amazing speed and quickness was of no use in this predicament. He couldn't scramble away from trouble with one of those nifty moves. All he could do was apologize. And ask for forgiveness. And start "bettering Michael Vick the person, not the football player."
Looking somber and speaking without notes, Vick said Monday he was taking full responsibility for his actions after pleading guilty to a federal dogfighting charge in Richmond, Va.
Penance and atonement, not words, will get you back to the level of respect. Deeds and action towards getting better. And always there will be me. Have fun in prison.

Taliban agree to free S. Korean hostages

GHAZNI, Afghanistan - The Taliban agreed Tuesday to free 19 South Korean church volunteers held hostage since July after the government in Seoul agreed to end all missionary work and keep a promise to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan by the end of the year.
I guess the S. Koreans have worn out their welcome or are costing too much to feed. I could have told them S. Koreans don't make good pets not even for facist Taliban types.

Mississippi, you're number 1!

JACKSON, Miss. - Mississippians need to skip the gravy, say no to the fried pickles and start taking brisk walks to fight an epidemic of obesity, experts say. According to a new study, this Deep South state is the fattest in the nation.
It also became the first state to crack the 30 percent barrier for adults considered obese, with West Virginia and Alabama just behind, according to the Trust for America's Health, a research group that focuses on disease prevention.
Colorado was the skinniest 17.6 percent. That figures...damn dirty hippies and their wheat germ paste diets.
You know Faith Hill is from Mississippi, and she's kinda skinny. Maybe that's because she doesn't actually live in Mississippi.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Painful to watch

This is Miss Teen South Carolina. She is going to attempt to answer a question at this weekend's Miss Teen 2007.
I'm speechless.
This is the new definition of choke.

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Breaking News: Officials say Gonzales has resigned

CRAWFORD, Texas - Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has resigned, ending a months-long standoff with Republican and Democratic critics who called for his ouster over the Justice Department's botched handling of FBI terror investigations and the firing of U.S. attorneys, officials said Monday.

Tread Lightly...ever heard of it?

European diplomats in four-wheel drives have caused millions of dollars worth of damage to a fossilised whale lying for millions of years in the Egyptian desert, a security source said.
Asshats of the Month.

It's called tread lightly you jackasses.

Teacher's Nightmare: Ogling Video on YouTube

The scene was a fifth grade graduation ceremony in Charlotte, N.C., and the star of the amateur video was not exactly the student body, but a teacher's body.
"The video was three and a half minutes of me. It would go to my face, to my butt, to my face," said former elementary school teacher Keri McIntyre. "And then he had his fun zooming in to my butt."
McIntyre said she only recently learned of the video's existence and that it was posted on YouTube, set to the Van Halen tune "Hot for Teacher."
Hey it's better than videos of you that make you out to be a bitch. Uh, do you still have it in your email? We'd like to journalistically review it.

US football gift 'insults Islam' in Afghanistan

American troops in Afghanistan have been accused of insulting Islam after footballs bearing the name of Allah were dropped from helicopters as gifts.
Not intentionally!!! Oh for the love of God!
Where the hell are the people that are supposed to check this shit out before they screw up? Don't we have consultants for this? Damn.

Walk off homer wins it.

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. -- Dalton Carriker couldn't feel his legs as he rounded the bases.
His home run in the bottom of the eighth had just given Warner Robins, Ga., a thrilling 3-2 victory over Tokyo to win the Little League World Series title.
Once again, America dominates a sport we invented.