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Feb-26-2009

A Hodgepodge Post

I don’t really have enough for a complete post about anything important but over the past few weeks there have been several items that I’d like to spill my thoughts and ideas around. That’s right. This is one of those I don’t care enough to devote full time so you are getting my halfhearted approach.  Welcome to the hodgepodge.

  • Alex Rodriguez is on steroids?  Really?  The savior of baseball?  The one that was to make all of the records right and legit.  Well, he is now just another cheater.  I wonder if he is actually upset at what he did or the fact that his name was released.  I mean, you can’t state that you never did steroids and then be exposed for telling a lie.  It just won’t work out well when you ask us to believe you when you state you are no longer taking them.  He’s a cheater to me and if I actually attended games I’d boo him.
  • The World Baseball Classic is coming up and the world doesn’t care.  I’m starting to notice a trend with these world athletic events.  It seems that the athletes or owners are pushing to not let the players participate.  You don’t see this same concept with the World Cup.  The players will play regardless and the world wants them to play.  Is there a higher sense of honor in the world cup?  Why don’t the other sports show it?
  • I’m a fan of Lost and 24, but Burn Notice is the show that really gets me excited each week.  When its Thursday, I have a smile on my face.  Not because it is almost the weekend.  It’s because that Michael, Sam, and Fie are about to kick butt.  Everyone I’ve suggested the show to has really enjoyed it.  It’s Spy + Equalizer + A-Team.
  • I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again.  Heroes is not a good show.  Yes, I watch it, but it isn’t that great.  The stories are terrible and never really conclude.  The writing can’t develop characters and now there are too many.  The first season was good but only had 2 great episodes (“Company Man” and “Five Years Gone“).
  • Free Agency starts tonight at 12:01AM for the NFL.  I don’t expect big things out of the Falcons, but I could see us going after lesser Free Agents.  Derrick Brooks’ name was thrown out today which I like in ways but you can’t pick up a huge rival such as this while you are dropping your loyal player (Keith Brooking).  Instead how about we get Jermaine Phillips?  I’m always a fan of more Georgia players on my dirty birds.
  • I love it when the “good” NFL combine stories are released.  Especially the ones where a kicker beats the other players in the workouts.  A kicker who benches 225 lbs 25 times?  More than his USC LB teammate?
  • I’ve recently purchase cymbals for Rock Band 2 and I must say that it dramatically increases the amount of fun one can have playing rock’s greatest tunes.  I’m barely moving into the area of “Hard”, but there are a few songs that I really feel like I’m a fake rocker.
  • All this talk about a new stimulus plan reminds me of the following Ducktales Inflation lesson.  I’m just glad we are passing on debt further to our children.  That just means I don’t have to pay for this mess.
  • Yes, the US and the world is in bad shape due to the economy.  We all know it.  All of our investments are dropping.  It’s terrible.  Let’s get over it and begin to move forward.  We can’t fix what most of us caused so we need to begin turning over a new leaf.  No more living outside of one’s means.  Change people.  Don’t wait for someone else to do it for you no matter what John Mayer tells you.
  • Watchmen comes out next week and I’m looking forward to it.  Not because it is another heroes movie.  I’ve read this graphic novel and it blew my mind.  When I started it, I didn’t think much of it other than the writing was quite good.  It wasn’t until I reached the end that I truly realized how good it really was.  Take it how you want, but I will be upset if there is not fully frontal male nudity in this movie (it actually has a purpose here).  Wow, I can’t believe I just typed that.
  • Reese’s Easter Egg time is upon us.  It is now time to begin hoarding for the winter.  If you go to a store and they are out, you know where to find me.
Posted under Heroes, Movies, Music, Other, Sports, TV

Comments

David Bethea Says:
February 26th, 2009 at 8:57 pm

Watchmen is great graphic novel and hopefully the movie will be good, but I'm still not crazy about seeing Mr. Manhattan's business….

David Norfolk Says:
February 26th, 2009 at 9:46 pm

We have actually discussed 2 of these points in the last 2 weeks, but I still don't get tagged. jerk.

Charlie Britt Says:
February 26th, 2009 at 11:12 pm

i love the reeses easter eggs. they somehow "one up" the reeses christmas trees. proof that shape matters when it comes to peanut butter filled chocolate treats.

Benjamin Trice Says:
February 26th, 2009 at 11:14 pm

Charlie I expected you to have figured out the mathematical properties that make this "egg" the ultimate shape. The same shape works wonders for the snickers egg.

And sorry Norfolk. It was a quick write and tag.

Ray Siu Says:
February 27th, 2009 at 2:41 am

I'm busting out my spandex and cape for Watchmen. I'm totally dressing up and standing in line.

Hong Jae Lee Says:
February 28th, 2009 at 12:53 pm

Everyone knows that Reese's deliciousness ultimately depends on the perfect ratio of chocolate to peanut butter which is determined by the shape.

I'm bringing a bucket of glowing blue paint for my Dr. Manhattan costume, anyone else interested? No pants allowed unless you want to be a Smurf and not a well-endowed, deus ex machina.

Brittany Says:
March 1st, 2009 at 12:09 am

I very much agree with your stimulus/economic perspective. Let’s just realize that we aren’t entitled to any sort of quality of life. Let’s be the generation that gladly lives within our means.

Arman Says:
October 4th, 2017 at 2:59 am

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