Sunday, November 23, 2014

Flotsam and Jetsam

Miscellaneous thoughts and observations.

Given Curt Schilling's views on evolution - I wonder if he thinks it was God's will his video game company went bankrupt too... There's Farmer's Markets where farmers sell their produce. Why not Hunter's Markets where hunters can sell their excess game meat like venison?... I've long said that JFK would not be welcome in today's Democrat Party... Happy 74th birthday to Red Sox favorite Luis Tiant. If Catfish Hunter is in the Hall of Fame then Looie should be too... Some cool homages to Arthur Conan Doyle in Sherlock.. Why do they say "hike" before snapping the ball in football? What are they "hiking"? Seriously this little language nugget is bugging me... Neil Gaiman talks about one of my favorite Doctor Who episodes of all-time... Oversized Load would make a great title for a biography of Peter North...

Legalized Pot

For the most part I am in favor of medical marijuana and decriminalizing pot. No worse than alcohol in my book. However, I am kind of glad that the Florida Right to Medical Marijuana Initiative was defeated.

Imagine all the old drivers and crazy people in Florida. Now imagine them driving around whacked out on legal weed. Florida would be so much more of a driving nightmare if Amendment 2 passed.

Just saying.

100 of My Favorite Songs



Today's offering (19) Take Me to Church by Hozier.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Top 5 - Mike Nichols Movies

Here's what I consider MY Top 5 favorite Mike Nichols' movies. Your Top 5 may differ.


Missing from the list are the more celebrated Silkwood and The Birdcage.


100 of My Favorite Songs



Today's offering (18) Seven Nation Army by The White Stripes.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

100 of My Favorite Songs



Today's offering (15) Nobody to Run With by the Allman Brothers.

Red Sox Thoughts

The Red Sox have brought in both free agents Jon Lester and Pablo Sandoval for visits. My hope is that they sign (re-sign?) Lester and let Sandoval go back to the Giants.

Lester is a workhorse and I would not have an issue with a 6-year $127-140 million deal. I see the 31-year old Lester as a left-handed Curt Schilling who was able to pitch until he was 40-years old.

Everyone remembers the heroics of Sandoval in the post-season but in the regular season he's basically just a 6-hole hitter. Brian MacPherson has a good breakdown of what Sandoval is and isn't. Don't over pay for that!

Let me also say that I wouldn't mind if Clay Buchholz was traded as part of a package for Cole Hamels or straight up for Doug Fister (I think 3-years of Buchholz at $38.5 million total is a good value for the free agent to be Fister).

So let it be written - so let it be done!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

100 of My Favorite Songs



Today's offering (14) New York's Not My Home by Jim Croce.

"No More" Hot Pockets

Sometimes an idea just stays with you and you have to write it down to free up your brain. The other day I mentioned it would be funny if the NFL's domestic violence "No More" commercial was about Hot Pockets instead. I keep thinking about how that commercial would look.

"No more moving slow because you just ate one an hour ago."
"No more regret because you shamefully ate one."
"No more drunk or living in a trailer dietary excuses."
"No more dirty microwaves and lava hot fillings."
"No more destroyed roof of your mouth."
"No more self inflicted diarrhea."

The commercial would end with a cut away to Jim Gaffigan with a single tear coming down his face (just like the Indian in the 1970's littering commercial). The great thing is you'd never actually mention Hot Pockets by name but with Gaffigan at the end - everyone would know the joke.

No more.

Monday, November 17, 2014

100 of My Favorite Songs



Today's offering (13) I'm Amazed by My Morning Jacket.

Flotsam and Jetsam

Miscellaneous thoughts and observations.

I wonder how Jim Gaffigan would feel if those NFL "No More" commercials were about hot pockets instead of domestic violence... What is Gruber for the goose is Gruber for the gander... Can we use the term "straight lid" as a synonym or code word for "douchebag"?... I'm going to use the word "feisty" this week to describe random items. This potato chip is feisty! What a feisty gas pump! What a feisty idea!... Seals "raping" penguins. Please don't call this "sexual harassment"... The Growler would be a good name for a WWE wrestler. He would be an angry drunk guy. Look out - it's the Growler... Federal agents raid NFL locker rooms...In the early 1900's there was a prostitute in Chicago named Suzy Poon Tang. She was so good in bed that her name became slang for - well you know...