December 26, 2005 - December 19, 2005
Monday, November 15, 2004
Hockey -- which is an excellent way . . .
Sorry, I haven't written for awhiles. I've been very busy. Well, I actually have been doing a little
more drinking than usual. My mother and father came in from Europe and they
-- my father for sure -- weren't too happy. My father screamed at me when he saw all the empty
Vodka bottles around. I told him I lost track and was sorry. He didn't talk much after the shouting.
I guess what pushed me over the edges was the anyfell TV contract. What gives? The anyshell has meesed
520 Games and those
guys with the footballs are getting another $17.6 billions US. Us hockey guys only have Barry Melrose and the
chance to sell ads for the games -- sometimes. Nobody seems to mees the hockey as much a me. Alot of my
friends are playing the hockey in Europe, but I want to play in America -- I love America. I did find
(Source Archive) who meeses the hockey,
but he doesn't want anybody to know his name.
I have watched much more of the footballs. The Monday Footballs has a big song with a fat guy in a beard
screaming, kids banging on drums with the cameras inside, girls jumping up and down, and Air Force jets
screaming over the stadium. Then, the game starts and I don't get what happens. Ten seconds of rumble
and the guys walk back and talk about it. Then, you see a commercial. Back to the rumble, the talking,
the commercial. The 10-second rumble, the talking, the commercial. How do people do this?
Don't people know they can watch stretches and stretches of the hockey with no commercials at all. Sometimes
the commercial but not after every shift. Sometimes the buy three tickets get another one for free with a
free T-shirts for everybody, the free hotdogs for everybody, the free Cokes for everybody, and the free parking
announcement read by the guy calling the game. And still the people stay home and don't watch the hockey.
I don't understand it.
Then this guy told me the anyfell plays sixteen games a season. 16! That's the number of wins the team in
has to win to get the Stanley Cup -- in the playoffs. The hockey has 80 regular season games for the team
to play and then they have to get the 16 wins in the playoffs which could take almost 30 games to get! We
could give the TV guys lots more games for their $17.6 billions US. Lots more. And we don't need no jets
flying over the stadiums.
Anywat, my parents left. I got some food from my mother that I love. I've been sober now for about
48 hours. But, I just finished reading this Dilbeck guy
(Source Archive) . . .
Talk to you later . . .
Sunday, November 14, 2004
What gets funnier and funnier about Robin Williams? People saying, "Robin Williams is funny."
Why bag on Robin Williams? We don't know, we just thought it was time. We tried to think of the last time
we saw him . . . can't remember. Maybe it had to do with that Massachusetts Senator that ran for President --
what was his name? We know -- he was great in Good Will Hunting -- but, we just can't
stop thinking of him as Mork. Whatever happened to Mindy? Now, there was a talent.
Tuesday, November 09, 2004
Because a Pointed Stick is a Cannon is a Nuclear Warhead . . .
Phantom Fury (Source Archive) rages in
Fallujah today -- I thought I'd chime in with a little field report on the Heckler
and Koch 40mm GMG (Source Archive), a select-fire
grenade machine gun. Just to give you some idea of what is at the disposal of the guys on the ground.
At 1000 yards it proves accurate; at 500 yards it is absolutely zeroed! Remember, at 1,000 meters the 10' x 10'
plywood target looks extremely small. The reviewer reports that in full auto, the weapon works in terms of 16
meter groupings. Once he figured out how to "ride" the 40mm GMG, he got tight groupings. He picked an area of
brush on the 750 meter mark and covered it with a 3-second burst. The H&K 40mm GMG was finished firing before
the first rounds hit and he sat back and watched the bright flashes of light saturate the area. He was mighty
impressed. I was reminded that the objective was to "cover" an area, not put them all in the same spot.
Keeping the group fairly tight was easy. Indirect fire with a good spotter is better than any mortar
could dream of being.
With a rate of fire 330 rpm; a maximum range of 2,200m; and a muzzle velocity of 241 m/s (THAT IS METERS
PER SECOND -- to put it in familiar terms, that is over 700 feet per second -- for a 40mm x 53 grenade). Muslims
hearing Abu Musab Al Zarqawi's call to take up arms against America should read the full review.
Monday, November 08, 2004
Happy Anniversary -- as important as a snowflake
What a difference a quarter of a century makes . . . Some of you were mere babes in arms back in the
day when we watched the President of the United States tell us all how over the United States
was as a country and a nation and an idea. You weren't so young when this ex-President spoke at the
2004 Democratic Convention and lectured President Bush on international
politics (Source Archive) -- "Truth
is the foundation of our global leadership, but our credibility has been
shattered and we are left increasingly isolated and vulnerable in a hostile world."
Well, well, well. So, what anniversary did we celebrate here yesterday? Well, 25 years ago yesterday,
a group of Iranian students stormed the U.S. Embassy (Source Archive)
in Iran and took 50 hostages. They held them for 444 days. Who was responsible? President James
"call me Jimmy" Carter (would anyone seriously consider calling President Bush, "Georgie?").
Although the author cited in the above article claims that nothing has changed in the past 25 years, we beg
to differ. Today, Iran has 130,000 U.S. military personnel on the ground and ready for any stunt they
might like to pull . . . we're positive they don't like the results of Tuesday's election any better
than the idiots who are "holding" Fallujah. We didn't want you to forget such an important date -- and,
we really don't want Jimmy to forget. And, as far as our 'credibility' and 'vulnerability' -- we think
we're doing just fine, thanks anyway, JIMMY!
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