Friday, October 5, 2007

This weekend, it's College Football


As we boldly go into what the analysts say is "Separation Saturday" we have some predictions for you. Of course that globe traveling colleague of mine will disagree with some these...he's just suffering from eXtreme jet lag.

Oklahoma over Texas
Pretty easy one to pick actually. Cody McCoy will be shell shocked before the 3rd quarter is over. There will be at least one Oklahoma defensive touchdown this Saturday.

Florida over LSU
I feel pretty good about this pick. LSU is playing pretty good football. But so is Florida. If Teebow has any kind of game, the Swamp Tigers are gonna join the long list of one loss teams that think they should be National Champion but sadly they will have lost to Florida, who will climb ahead of them in the polls. Of course Lee Corso will put on the Tiger head at the end of the College GameDay broadcast. It will be obvious though that he made a mistake.

Ohio State over Purdue
As much as I would love to see Ohio State go down this weekend. It will not happen. Take the "under".

Georgia over Tennessee
Tennessee is the doormat for the SEC this year. Be sure to leave a twenty on the night stand Georgia.

Missouri over Nebraska
Once upon a time there were these guys in Lincoln called the "Black Shirts". They were feared throughout the land. But they grew complacent and lost their penises to some other Big 12 North "safety schools" for kids who couldn't get into Grand Valley or Northwest Missouri. Nebraska will have to wait another year to rise up to the upper ranks of the elite Top Ten teams in College Football (or maybe another year after that as well).

Wisconsin over Illinois
Wisconsin will find a way to stop the running attack of Illinois. Which will allow them to continue their pathetic attempt at the win streak record which they will fail at when they meet Ohio State later this season. (47 games)

Too many candidates


Are you Corn-fused about which candidate supports your UNIQUE perspective?
Try a couple of worthless web surveys.


The WQAD quiz had me with McCain.
But the CNN Poll had me with Chris Dodd and then Brownback and then to my shock, OBAMA! I think it's time for me to get back to the Reagan Indoctrination Center for a refresher course.

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Marion Jones admits doping


After years of angry denials, Marion Jones is ready to admit she doped.
"I want to apologize for all of this," the Post reported Jones saying in her letter, quoting a person who received a copy and read it to the paper. "I am sorry for disappointing you all in so many ways."
This sucks. So who ISN'T doping? Maybe that will be a shorter list. We'll just gather up all the medal and awards and pass them out to those guys.

Bad taste?


MIAMI - Ask Jason Atkins about the Michael Vick dogfighting scandal, and his reaction is anger and disgust.
"Our ultimate goal is to be a cultural website," Atkins says of the site. "To produce and show the world's various cultural sporting events."
"It's ToughSportsLive's opinion that rooster fighting falls along the same lines as fishing and hunting," he says. "It's funny that a human can kill an animal and it's OK in the United States. But if an animal kills an animal it's not OK."
An interesting video and approach to the subject.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Koreas seek formal end to Korean War


SEOUL (Reuters) - Leaders of the two Koreas agreed on Thursday to try to bring peace to the Cold War's last frontier, just a day after the North signed up to an international deal to disable its nuclear facilities.
I'll believe it when I see it. I hope it's true.

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Japan's ancient sport in crisis


TOKYO (AFP) - A beating with a bamboo sword. Sand shoved in your mouth -- unnecessary violence, or just an acceptable way of toughening up young novices in the ancient world of sumo?
Japan's national sport has been plunged into crisis following the death of a teenage wrestler who collapsed during practice a day after he was hit on the head with a beer bottle by his stable master.
They give you beer as a teenager? That wasn't in the brochure!!!! Man I love Sumo. I wish it was on TV more.

More women than ever enter West Point


WEST POINT, N.Y. - Cadet Karyn Powell falls in with the guys at midday formation. Same gray uniform. Same straight-ahead stare. Same dressing down from the platoon sergeant for the plebes' imperfectly kept rooms — except for the bit about long hairs in the sink.
Powell is among 225 young women who joined the Long Gray Line this year for the Class of 2011. That is the highest number of female cadets in a single class since women first came to the U.S. Military Academy in 1976 and the highest proportion for any class: 17 percent.
It's about time your gender started helping out....just kidding. We are proud to have you serve.

Webb outduels Zambrano; D'backs top Cubs


PHOENIX - The youthful Arizona Diamondbacks used a combination of stalwart pitching, superb fielding and timely hitting to post the NL's best record. There was no reason to change the script in the playoffs. Brandon Webb shut down the Chicago Cubs, and the Diamondbacks got home runs from two of their kids in a 3-1 victory Wednesday night in their NL playoff opener.
Go....crap. Ummmmm, eeney, meeney, minney, mo....

I had to run this story.


Girls Aloud star Cheryl Cole had a rather cheeky message for onlookers during her recent visit to Los Angeles.
Don't read it....just look at the pictures, like I did.

Public Service Announcement: How to clean just about anything


n her new book, The Housewife's Handbook, journalist and cleaning enthusiast Rachel Simhon shares some of her favourite domestic tricks and shortcuts to solve some of our most frustrating housework dilemmas.
Impress your gal (or guy if you are one of the two women that read this) with these cleaning secrets.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

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N. Korea agrees to declare nuke programs


BEIJING - North Korea will provide a complete list of its nuclear programs and disable its facilities at its main reactor complex by Dec. 31, actions which will be overseen by a U.S.-led team, according to a statement released Wednesday by the six nations involved in disarmament talks.
Like we didn't know where they all were in the first place. What do they think we do with 100 billion in satellite technology?

3 baseball playoff series start today


PHILADELPHIA - Baseball's division series start today with Colorado at Philadelphia, the Los Angeles Angels at Boston and the Chicago Cubs at Arizona.
Go Padres, Phillies, Cubs...yah, Cubs. And Go [insert team here] against the Yankees.
Is a Red Sox, Cubs series too much to ask?

Model criticizes paparazzi in Israel


JERUSALEM - After Leonardo DiCaprio's visit earlier this year resulted in a scuffle with journalists, Bar Refaeli says she will no longer bring her famous friends to Israel.
Cappy hangs with her??? She's smokin' hot. I've never heard of her, but I wish I had.

Bwhahahahahahaha


BALTIMORE - Gas-electric hybrid vehicles, the status symbol for the environmentally conscientious, are coming under attack from a constituency that doesn't drive: the blind.
ecause hybrids make virtually no noise at slower speeds when they run solely on electric power, blind people say they pose a hazard to those who rely on their ears to determine whether it's safe to cross the street or walk through a parking lot.
So obviously we should BAN all electric cars.

According to the AFB.org website.
Approximately 1.3 million Americans are legally blind. That's .043 percent of our population.

Fark.com's headline for the story: Blind people speak out against the danger of quieter (hybrid) automobiles; also concerned about rearranged furniture, plungers left in toilets

Hey, the Blind are suing Target too, Guess why?
Nope, the doors open automatically
nope, the bathroom signs are in Braille
give up? They can't use their WEBSITE!

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge in California certified a class action lawsuit against Target Corp (TGT.N) brought by plaintiffs claiming the discount retailer's website is inaccessible to the blind, according to court documents.
This country is going down the shitter, and it's being dragged down by Kalifornia.

Scientists Amazed at Fish Tag Journey


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- In 2005, a 2.9-inch steelhead left a Washington state hatchery in 2005 with a tiny implanted electronic tag. In April, Maori hunter Dale Whaitiri on Big Moggy Island off Southern New Zealand killed a young sooty shearwater chick, and found the tag.
It had traveled 7,700 miles, fascinating scientists an ocean apart who are trying to figure out how it got there.
That's amazing.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Hot for Teacher Parole Officer?


A Brazos County juvenile probation officer was charged Monday with sexual assault after she admitted to having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old boy who was on probation, police said.
Hehehe. Yeah. Texas style.

Site might be slow to resolve. Apparently everyone at Fark.com went to the site. And now it's experiencing "difficulty".

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'Blunkett's Bobbies' must run away if threatened, leaked memo reveals


The controversy over Police Community Support Officers deepened last night with the emergence of a leaked memo that "makes a mockery" of their ability to fight crime. The memo states that PCSOs - dubbed Blunkett's Bobbies after the home secretary who created them - are not allowed to tackle violent yobs.
What the hell happened to "Great" Britain? They are becoming a nanny state, maybe that should be a ninny nanny state.

UN Council Can't Agree on Darfur Protest


UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The U.N. Security Council on Monday failed to agree on a formal condemnation of a surprise attack that killed 10 peacekeepers in Darfur with an envoy saying members disagree on whether to call it a terrorist act by rebels.
Gosh, I guess the UN doesn't want to hurt anyone's feelings with a strongly worded rebuke.
This is why we no longer take our cues from the UN.

Oak Lawn Schools May Cancel Holiday Traditions


CBS) OAK LAWN, Ill. A southwest suburban school district has taken action, responding to the concerns of a parent who is Arabic.
But now, as CBS 2's Suzanne Le Mignot reports, other parents are angry that traditional school holidays will be renamed or even eliminated.
The superintendent says the reason for the change in tradition comes after one parent wanted Ramadan decorations put up inside Columbus Manor Elementary.
Superintendent Tom Smyth said, "I go back to our policy which says that public schools are to remain neutral in this respect."
Meantime, Arab children are being allowed to pray during what's being called their own time, that's lunch time, during Ramadan.
What the hell? Why not have them ALL in school. Have Ramadan and Kwanza and Christmas and Hanukkah? Cultural diversity, you know?
And what's up with praying? So can the christian kids take a break and say some prayers? Can the Santeria kids sacrafice a chicken?

Sala Abour said, "To take away Halloween and Christmas from little kids, that is very wrong."
Right on Sala, right on.

One in five Germans want the wall back


ONE in five Germans would like to have the Berlin Wall back, according to a poll released ahead of the 17th anniversary of German reunification.
As my friend from Germany pointed out, it cost billions of dollars to bring them in. And who paid for it and how did they raise the money? The West Germans paid with higher taxes.
All of a sudden I'm hearing "Holidays in the Sun" for some strange reason.

Don't get the Germermans reference? You should be ashamed.

Online videos may be conduits for viruses


With computer users getting wiser to e-mail scams, malicious hackers are looking for sneakier ways to spread the codes. Over the past few years, hackers have moved from sending their spam in text-based messages to more devious means, embedding them in images or disguised as Portable Document Format, or PDF, files.
"The next logical step seems to be the media players," Chris Rouland, the chief technology officer for IBM Corp.'s Internet Security Systems unit said.
There have only been a few cases of video-related hacking so far.
Say good bye to watching videos at work.

DAMNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


DENVER - The Colorado Rockies have won the National League wild card. Matt Holliday raced home on Jamey Carroll's shallow fly ball, capping a stunning, three-run rally in the 13th inning against Trevor Hoffman and leading the Rockies over the San Diego Padres 9-8 Monday night in a tiebreaker for the NL wild card.
I waited up watching ESPNews (which trust me was torture) for that!????!!!???
Congrats goes out to the Rockies. At least the Padres didn't roll over and hand it to them. They are playing amazing baseball right now and if they don't get the pennant I'm gonna be even more pissed.
Trevor, buddy, we love you, and trust me when I say this that I mean it in the best sorta way, "I hope you enjoy retirement, next summer."

Lucky 13th?


Yeah BABY!!!! ROCKIES ARE IN THE PLAYOFFS! Yet another devastating loss for our good friend Devil Dog at the hands of a Colorado team! :)
Matt Holliday hits a triple and ends up scoring the game winner in the bottom of the 13th inning against Trevor Hoffman.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Bad Zebras and some good ones too

A collegue of mine's husband is an NFL referee. Derick Bowers. Each week on Bad-Zebras.com you can rate the performance of the NFL refs in an unofficial straw poll.
Turns out the refs all go to this site to see how they did and how the other ref crews did. It's just eating them up that Crew G(West) with rookie Referee John Parry is tearing up the stats.
The funny thing is they can't figure out how the Crew is getting such good marks. And even better the Crew is actually doing a great job. So I ask you to go over to Bad-Zebras and give the Crew G boys a vote for doing a good job. Of course while you're there you can vote on the other Referee teams and their performances.
Each week I'll post up their game. Next week they are off so watch again for the links in week 6 of the NFL season.

Remember this commercial?

US offers $200,000 to catch Taliban


BAGRAM, Afghanistan - The U.S. military has launched a new "Most Wanted" campaign offering rewards of up to $200,000 for information leading to the capture of 12 Taliban and al-Qaida leaders.
Finally a program that will work. Okay I'm just a little fuzzy why we didn't have this in place from the beginning.

Lois Maxwell, Miss Moneypenny, dead, lung and vascular disease, 80


SYDNEY (AFP) - On screen, Lois Maxwell played the woman James Bond never seduced, Miss Moneypenny. In real life, she was more than his match -- an adventurous traveller, an entertainer, and a flirt to the end.
The Canadian-born actress, a constant in 14 James Bond movies as the starring role changed hands, took on the Miss Moneypenny role in 1962 alongside Sean Connery in "Dr No."
And she continued to play the secretary to spy chief M, constantly flirting with her 007 agent, until 1985's "A View To A Kill" with Roger Moore.
She is pictured here with the current Miss Moneypenny Samantha Bond.

Predictable


BEIJING, China (AP) -- Six-nation disarmament talks on North Korea ended Sunday without an expected agreement and with envoys instead opting to send a detailed, draft plan on shuttering the North's nuclear programs to their governments for approval.
You know why they disable its nuke program...they ran out of money. They asked the US for 25 million for fuel oil. But will likely use the cash to start the program back up. I'm not optimistic.

5 of the top 10 teams in College Football went down in defeat.


#3 Oklahoma lost on the road to Colorado.
#4 Florida lost to Auburn
#5 West Virginia lost to upstart #18 South Florida.
#7 Texas got demolished by Kansas State.
#10 Rutgers lost to Maryland.
It was a wild weekend. The Coaches poll still thinks USC is #1 by a fairly wide margin, with the fickle AP pollsters picking LSU by one vote for the top spot.
Fickle? why fickle?
Of the teams in the preseason poll.
#3 West Virginia has now lost. #4 Texas lost to unranked Kansas State AT HOME. #5 Michigan lost to 1-aa App St. and an unranked Oregon team. #6 Florida has lost to unranked Auburn. #8 Oklahoma has lost to unranked Colorado. #9 Virgina Tech lost to #2 LSU which was a good game and not really a surprise. And finally #10 Louisville has to losses to unranked teams in Kentucky and Syracuse. No really Syracuse.
So are the pollsters too quick to believe their own clippings when posting their rankings? Oklahoma ranked #8 preseason solely on their defense, who knows. West Virginia is a good team, top 5 good, nope. Texas, after a poor showing in the bottom part of the season is not a top 10 team and this week's poll shows that. Michigan, wow. Florida is a good team top 5 good. But its the SEC who knows what happens each week. Louisville is a pollster fav that doesn't deserve a top 15 pick.
Let's see if the top dogs can loose and then we have a nice quagmire of 10-1 teams to pick a national champion from.
Playoffs, playoffs, playoffs.

The Mets completely fell apart


The MLB play off matchups are:
Angels vs. Red Sox
Yankees vs. Indians
Cubs vs. D'Backs
Padres/Rockies vs. Phillies
The Padres and Rockies will play a one game winner take all for the NL wild card tonight. (Go Padres)
The Mets leading their division by 7 games at the beginning of September, lost yesterday which knocked them completely out of the playoffs.
The picture above is of the soulless bastard Rockies celebrating.

Police: Man who had child-sex tape turns self in


(CNN) -- Darren Tuck, the man who gave police a tape depicting the rape of a 3-year-old girl, turned himself in Sunday to Nye County, Nevada, authorities. Tuck had recently given police the videotape, saying he found it in the desert, Sheriff Tony De Meo said. Police said he had the tape for at least five months before turning it in.
The sicko Chester A. Stiles, 37, who filmed and did this act is still at large.

Three from four people arrested in Darwin 'are on drugs'


THREE out of four people arrested and detained by police in Darwin are under the influence of illicit drugs, research shows.
Australian Institute of Criminology data reveals 73 per cent of Darwin detainees tested positive to cannabis in July and August, steadily increasing from 46 per cent in January last year.
NORML tells you that pot doesn't lead to more crime. Perhaps they are right. But if your using you are likely to get caught eventually.

Sunday, September 30, 2007

GO ROCKIES!



w00t! The Rockies are playing a tie-breaker for the playoffs versus Devil Dogs very own Padres. Sucks to be you brotha! :P
We will need to keep a close eye on our good friend after the devastating loss of his OU Sooners to oh yeah... the Colorado Buffs! If another one of his teams goes down to a Colorado Team, I don't know what he will do.
LOL
My roving photography captured the picture to the right of Devil Dog moments after the Sooners lost by a last minute field goal by the Colorado Buffs. Please click the respective picture for the story.