Saturday, September 8, 2007

payback for da foie gras?

From: Hot Doug's Encased Meat Emporium []
To: K-Mad
Sent: Wed 9/5/2007 6:10 PM
Subject: Re-opening

It appears that Doug's leg is coming along nicely (and his bank account is not), so,


For those of you who didn't know, Doug broke his leg about 3 weeks ago and the restaurant has been closed since. Please be nice to him as he's getting on in years and apparently has quite the brittle construction.

We appreciate your patience during this solemn time of convalescence and look forward to serving you a nice sausage (that's assuming Doug can ween himself off the vicodin).

Put dis on da calenda

Fans gear up for Monty Python day

Doune Castle appears as Castle Anthrax in the 1970s film

Hundreds of fans from across the world are set to descend on Doune Castle this weekend for the third Monty Python Day.

The 14th Century keep was made famous as Castle Anthrax in the 1975 classic film Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

Tickets have been restricted to 500 for the event near Stirling, which sees fans taking to the castle's battlements to enact scenes from the famous film.

Aficionados will also have the chance to take part in the coconut conga or the Python Idle talent contest.

The first Monty Python Day was held at Doune Castle, six miles north-west of Stirling, in 2005 to mark the 30th anniversary of film.

Although the event has only been running for three years, the castle's popularity with Python fans is credited with attracting up to a third of its 25,000 annual visitors.

Pilgrims attending this year's event are being promised a few surprises from organisers.

Nick Finnigan, Historic Scotland events and filming manager said: "The event has been a sell-out for each of the past three years and this year has been no exception, with all 500 tickets snapped up weeks in advance.

"As well as all the old favourites, we have introduced some special new activities to the line-up including a Monty Python Hall of Fame featuring photos from past Python events.

"There will also be a few surprises on the day itself."

I'll admit it

I had phokking switched the TV off too when I came back & saw it 10-4...

Chi White Sox 11, Minnesota 10, 13 innings

Preview - Box Score - Recap
September 8, 2007
AP - Sep 8, 1:07 am EDT

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CHICAGO (AP) -- When their team gave up six runs in the top of the ninth after entering it tied with Minnesota, disgruntled White Sox fans streamed out of U.S. Cellular Field and headed home.


Jim Thome helped the White Sox erase a six-run deficit and make some major league history before beating Minnesota 11-10 in 13 innings Friday night. Thome's 496th career homer highlighted the unprecedented rally.

It was the first time two big league teams each scored six runs to remain tied after the ninth.

"A lot of fans are going to wake up in the morning and say 'Wow they won the game? How'd that happen?"' White Sox (moron) Ozzie Guillen said. "Baseball is about surprise. It was a crazy game."

A.J. Pierzynski hit an RBI single in the 13th to keep Chicago from being mathematically eliminated for the AL Central title. The Twins, now 12 games back of Cleveland, are all but out of it, too.

Continued, if you dare...

Friday, September 7, 2007

But, is he smarter than a 5th grader?

And finally: "Even for someone as gaffe-prone as U.S. President George W. Bush, he was in rare form on Friday." He thanked Australia for hosting the OPEC -- instead of APEC -- summit, even though Australia has never been a member of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries. He also brought up the "Austrian troops in Iraq," even though there are Australian, but not Austrian, troops serving there.


Argentina rocked tournament hosts France with a sensational 17-12 victory in the opening match of the 2007 Rugby World Cup in Paris.

Crazy Forners (cont)

Pakistan 'prostitutes' beheaded

Suspected Islamic militants in north-western Pakistan have beheaded two women they accused of being prostitutes, police say.

The bodies of the two women were found by villagers on the outskirts of the city of Bannu.

A note found on the bodies accused the women of "acts of obscenity", a term that usually refers to prostitution.

The region is a known base for militants who want to impose their interpretation of Islamic law.

Police said the women were travelling in a three-wheeled vehicle when masked and armed men overpowered them and bundled them into a car.

Senior district police officer Dar Khattak told Reuters news agency it was the first time militants had directly targeted and killed women in the region.

The note read: "We have started doing this to end obscenity in the area."

Music and movie shops in the region have also been targeted by militants.

Militant attacks in the north-west have increased since the army ousted radical Islamists from the Red Mosque in the capital, Islamabad, in July. More than 100 people were killed in the operation.

Crab Queen: Wishin', and Hopin' and Cheatin'...

Troy Glaus received multiple shipments of steroids in 2003 and 2004 through an allegedly illegal internet distribution network, according to information obtained by SI. A source in Florida with knowledge of the client list of Signature Pharmacy, an Orlando-based compound pharmacy, alleges that between September 2003 and May 2004, multiple shipments of nandrolone and testosterone were sent to Glaus at a Corona, Calif., address that traces to the player. Both nandrolone and testosterone were on MLB's banned list at the time, though there was no designated punishment for using either. Glaus was dealing with major shoulder problems while with the Angels in 2003 and 2004 and may have only been cheating then in an attempt to rehab. Still, there's no reason to give him the benefit of the doubt.

did i already post dis?

Well, it's good enough for a 2nd showing...

New York City Subway Smell Map what it needs is a "Decker GPS Locator" so we can see & smell the fumes he's leaving around the city. (Uh, what's up wid all da feces in Brooklyn?)

we won't have him to kick around anymore

Pirates fired GM Dave Littlefield.

Fants re-loading...

Jay Bruce became the first Reds prospect to be named Baseball America's Minor League Player of the Year on Friday. Justin Upton probably would have beaten him out had he been left in the minors until September, and Ian Kennedy (Cherry!), Steven Pearce (Fant! Monk!) and Evan Longoria also should have been in the mix. Clay Buchholz and Joba Chamberlain (Monk!) were tremendous, but they just didn't throw enough innings. Bruce was as good of a choice as any. The 20-year-old hit .319/.375/.587 with 26 homers, 89 RBI, 135/47 K/BB and eight stolen bases at three levels. He'll enter 2008 as the game's top position prospect.

Punto going for the gold

Nick Punto has a chance to be the first hitter in 16 years to have enough at-bats to quality for the batting title, yet hit under .200. He's currently at .198 as he tries to avoid becoming the first major leaguer to hit under the Mendoza Line since Rob Deer in 1991. Just four players have accomplished this "feat" in the last 32 years. Punto hit .290 last season, but he just cannot find a way to recapture that form.

What the Lattice is about.

Here is what we are according to technorati.

What Lattice of Coincidence is about

moron ozzie guillen bad ideas blip brain-dead americans brain-dead gms brain-dead managers bushian cub (that is so) cubz gm jim hendry expect delays fightin' phils he sucks proven veterans s#i+ blowing up stooooooopid that's so america that's so k-mad totally phokked we are living in a golden age (cont'd)

Here's the reason: You SUCK.

The Phillies have decided to go with Jamie Moyer, Kyle Lohse and Kyle Kendrick on normal, 4 days of rest, rather start Adam Eaton on Saturday. "I don't know what the reason is," said Eaton. "I'm not going to worry about it."

Sarge Beware

Doctor Links a Man’s Illness to a Microwave Popcorn Habit

Thursday, September 6, 2007

"The Surge" is working, and here's proof...

...more dead soldiers.

U.S. Casualties
2003 35
2004 66
2005 85
2006 65
2007 84

This is the one figure Dumbya & Co. can't cook.

Here's another terrist

CTA To Commuters: Misery Is Coming
Huberman: 'We Will Be Leaving People, Literally, On The Curb'

(CBS) CHICAGO CTA President Ron Huberman said when fare hikes and service cuts kick in later this month, commuters will be in for a dosage of misery.

The CTA must make good on threats of a doomsday scenario because the Illinois General Assembly failed to come up with funding. A proposed sales tax hike to offset deficits at the CTA failed in the state House on Tuesday.

"The impact of that will be very severe," said CTA President Ron Huberman. "People will see much greater congestion. They will find it much harder to get to work. We will be leaving people, literally, on the curb."

Starting Sept. 17, CTA cash riders will to see their normal $2 fares rise to $2.50 for buses and 'L' trains. During morning and evening rush hours on the 'L,' that fare will cost an extra 50 cents, making it $3 to ride. Forty bus routes will also be cut.

The CTA is trying in advance to ease the pain by waiving the $5 purchasing fee for the Chicago Card and Chicago Card Plus debit cards until Oct. 31.

I didn't check out the slideshows that came with the story, but they sound like they could be fun...

SLIDESHOW: In To Be Out: Gay Celebrities
SLIDESHOW: Did You Know? Stars From Chicago!
SLIDESHOW: Whose ___ Is This?

speaking of bullpen blowups

Dump doing his best Brett Myers impression...

Top 9th: LA Dodgers
- R. Dempster relieved B. Howry
- J. Jones in right field
- F. Pie in center field
- R. Martin singled to deep right
- J. Loney singled to first, R. Martin to second
- A. Ethier hit for A. LaRoche
- W. Valdez ran for J. Loney
- A. Ethier homered to deep left, W. Valdez and R. Martin scored
- T. Abreu grounded out to second
- M. Sweeney hit for J. Beimel
- M. Sweeney singled to right
- R. Furcal grounded into fielder's choice, M. Sweeney out at second
- R. Furcal stole second
- J. Pierre singled to second, R. Furcal to third
- M. Wuertz relieved M. Wuertz
- J. Pierre stole second, R. Furcal scored on wild pitch
- M. Kemp struck out swinging
4 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors
LA Dodgers 7, Chi Cubs 4

road trip?

An evening with Gallagher
House of Blues San Diego »
1055 Fifth Avenue
price : $22.50 - $27.50
date : Thu, October 11
show : 8:00pm
genre : Comedy ?

Let me know how many tickets to get.

today it was Jenks' turn to SUCK

Bottom 9th: Detroit
- L. Terrero in right field
- D. Erstad in left field
- B. Jenks relieved B. Logan
- T. Perez hit for R. Raburn
- T. Perez singled to second, T. Perez to second on second baseman D. Richar's throwing error
- M. Rabelo sacrificed to pitcher, T. Perez to third
- S. Casey hit for R. Santiago
- C. Maybin ran for T. Perez
- S. Casey singled to left center, C. Maybin scored
- O. Infante ran for S. Casey
- B. Inge grounded out to catcher, O. Infante to second
- C. Granderson hit by pitch
- P. Polanco singled to left, O. Infante scored, C. Granderson to second
2 runs, 3 hits, 1 errors
Chi White Sox 2, Detroit 3

da tarrists continue to win (cont'd)

Southwest fashion police set no-fly zone

A Southwest employee asked Kyla Ebbert, a 23-year-old student and Hooters waitress, wearing this outfit, to change or leave the plane.

speaking of brain-dead Republicans...

News Item: "Republican presidential hopeful Tom Tancredo says Washington should end recovery aid to the Gulf Region and it's 'time the gravy train left New Orleans station.' "

Currently polling at: 100% Who the fuck is Tom Tancredo?

Freedom isn't free (cont)

(CNN) — Congressman Duncan Hunter said during Wednesday night's GOP debate that, if elected president, he would hold terror suspects indefinitely at Guantanamo Bay if he felt they were too dangerous to be set free and the U.S. could not convict them.

"And let me tell you," said the California Republican, that "the proof of that is the fact that we have conducted these combatant review tribunals. And we've actually sent back to the battlefield or sent back to Afghanistan some of the people that we thought were no longer a threat."

"Some of those people have shown up on the battlefield bearing arms against our soldiers and sailors and airmen and Marines, back on the battlefield after we sent them back," declared Hunter. "If anything, we've been too liberal with the release of terrorists."

Hunter went on to say that the conditions at Guantanamo Bay were, in his view, anything but substandard. "The last time I looked at the menu, they had honey-glazed chicken and rice pilaf on Friday. That's how we treat the terrorists," he said.

"They've got health care that's better than most HMOs. And they got something else that no Democrat politician in America has. They live in a place called Guantanamo, where not one person has ever been murdered," proclaimed the presidential hopeful. "And there's not one politician, one Democrat politician in America, that can say that about one of the prisons in his home district. We've got to keep Guantanamo open."

Cricket Rules - Post 4 of 473

Fielding Positions

Fielding is a crucial part of cricket and there are many areas where a fielder will be placed.

The position names can seem a little strange to the untrained eye.

You can field in the slips, at gully, at square leg or even at silly point.

When a position is described as 'deep' or 'long' as in deep mid-wicket or long off then the fielder is usually placed right out on the boundary.

Similarly a position prefixed as 'short' or 'silly', for example silly point means a fielder is placed in closer than a conventional point fielder would normally stand.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

and you thought being a Cubz fan was tough...

From Ma Smiff:

"I am totally disgusted with the Phillies pitching. I guess they will have to score 20 runs if they're going to win another game. What a bunch of lousy relief pitchers. I give up. You should be glad if you had to work and miss this disaster today."

And now you know where i get my "totally disgusted" streak from...

Anudder Shteal for da Fongsta

Bernard Berrian - NFL Breakout Star in 2007.

Meanwhile, dis is what will be happening to da Corporal's first round pick. A lot.

Trouble follows Trouble

NEW YORK (AP) -- It seems trouble is following Trouble, Leona Helmsley's beloved pooch.

The late hotelier left the eight-year-old Maltese $12 million and asked her brother to see to it that her pampered canine live out her life in the lap of luxury.

But apparently that brother, Alvin Rosenthal, to whom Helmsley left $15 million and a percentage of her charitable trust, is not interested.

The New York Post, citing an unidentified source, reported Tuesday that Rosenthal, 80, expressed no interest in caring for Trouble. Whether her grandson David Panzirer, Helmsley's second choice, would step in was not known.

A message left Tuesday for an A. Rosenthal in Manhattan was not immediately returned. Someone answering the phone at Panzirer's home in Westchester said he was not home.

The dog is currently living at Helmsley's Connecticut estate, being cared for by staffers at the 28-room mansion.

It was also Helmsley's wish that Trouble someday be interred with her at the Helmsley mausoleum at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.

But that isn't to be either. The cemetery says state law forbids animal remains buried in human graveyards. Helmsley died last month at age 87.

An even bigger legal headache could turn out to be Trouble's huge $12 million inheritance.
Helmsley's former housekeeper claims the dog bit her numerous times during her three-month job with the hotel queen, and now she wants a bite of that money.

The housekeeper, Zamfira Sfara, 48, had sued her employer in 2004 over one of those bites, but lost the case when a judge ruled Helmsley was protected from liability under the Workers Compensation Law.

Sfara's son, Remus Pop, told The New York Times this week that his mother was asking lawyers to look at going after Trouble's inheritance.

"That is the next step," Pop told the Times. "That dog got money. That money is going to be taken away from that dog."

Rewarding Failure

New Guillen deal may be in works

"I'm the best ting dat ever happen to da Chicago Wite Sox, I tell u what."

The Brett Myers Horrow Show Continues

He keeps sucking, and sucking and sucking...

Atlanta Inning Summary
- T. Gordon relieved G. Geary
- C. Jones doubled to deep right
- M. Teixeira flied out to right
- B. McCann singled to right center, C. Jones to third
- J. Francoeur singled to right, C. Jones scored, B. McCann to second
- S. Thorman hit for J. Ascanio
- C. Woodward ran for B. McCann
- S. Thorman singled to left, C. Woodward to third, J. Francoeur to second
- C. Ruiz catching
- B. Myers relieved T. Gordon
- C. Woodward scored, J. Francoeur to third, S. Thorman to second on wild pitch
- Y. Escobar walked
- M. Diaz singled to shortstop, J. Francoeur scored, S. Thorman to third, Y. Escobar to second
- W. Harris walked, S. Thorman scored, Y. Escobar to third, M. Diaz to second
- K. Johnson fouled out to third
- C. Jones flied out to left center
- End of Inning (4 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)

Bottom 9th: Atlanta
- M. Teixeira struck out swinging
- B. Pena hit for C. Miller
- B. Pena grounded out to first
- J. Francoeur singled to shortstop
- J. Francoeur to second on fielder's indifference
- M. Prado singled to pitcher, J. Francoeur to third
- Y. Escobar walked, M. Prado to second
- M. Diaz doubled to deep right, J. Francoeur, M. Prado and Y. Escobar scored
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors
Philadelphia 8, Atlanta 9

on da udderhand, Putin does have a much better grasp of the english language

"You saw the president yesterday. I thought he was very forward-leaning, as they say in diplomatic nuanced circles."--Dumbya referring to his meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin; Rome; 7/23/01

the beauty queen was right: U.S. Americans lack maps

More hikers wind up lost

"Weekend adventurers often underestimate risks, set out with no map or compass."

Ok, Dumbya is a dangerous idiot, but would we really rather have dis guy?

News Headline: "Putin kisses sturgeon."

He also likes to poison journalists, whereas Bush just ignores their questions. And he's "elected" for life.

Oh yeah? I'll still hate Mondays...

News Item: British education officials have announced that all secondary school students will now attend classes on how to be happy.

One man's end times is another man's job security.

News Item: In the four years since the last edition of the Times Comprehensive Atlas of The World, cartographers have been forced to redraw coastlines and reclassify types of land because of changes already caused by climate change.

Uh, what are they trying to sell me?

Is it almost honey, is it snow?
and the Splendid Splinter.
For a few dreamy dollars, sits at the limit of a kind of world
At the end of the road.
Even if they are staring, the form sought for centuries by
Across the heavens' gray.
Of a far barn, just where the road curves sharply.
Chose to walk out of it, they'd have to pass.
To have been claimed by what we see of what
And beyond, the same sound of bees.
As if your absence now concluded long ago.

The System Works (suckers!)

Capitalism at its finest

QT Trickle-On Economics Update:
• The median income for full-time American workers has fallen for the third year in a row.

• The average American worker has to work 36 years to take home the same amount that the average CEO receives each year in perks alone.

Welcome back from Labor Day!

Coming Soon to America

Faith based airplane maintenance.

Scaring the American Public (cont)

US B-52 'in nuclear cargo error'

A B-52 bomber flew across the US last week mistakenly loaded with up to six nuclear-armed missiles, unnamed air force officials are quoted as saying.

The missiles were unaccounted for during a three-hour flight from a North Dakota air base to one in Louisiana.

Air Force spokesman Lt Col Ed Thomas told Army Times the weapons were "always in our custody".

Army Times said the missiles were to be decommissioned but were mistakenly mounted on the bomber's wings.

The W80-1 warhead has a yield of five to 150 kilotons, the paper said.

A military official told AFP news agency that President George W Bush had been informed of the mix-up.

Next thing you know one of these planes will "accidentally" end up in the Gulf and discharge its cargo upon the Iranians.

Decker Traded a Thief

Lumberton Teens Admit Stealing Lap Top Computers From School
Reported by Sally MacDonald
April 2, 2004 - 6:32PM

It's a crime that went unsolved for four months. But tonight the
Lumberton Police Department has charged two teens with stealing
thousands of dollars worth of laptop computers from Lumberton
Intermediate School. Clay Buchholz and Dustin Dodge graduated from
Lumberton High School last year. Both are students at McNeese State

Clay Buchholz was a star pitcher on the Lumberton High School baseball
team last year. Administrators say Dustin Dodge was a well liked student
at the high school.
Norman Reynolds/Lumberton Police Chief:

"They were and are good young men from good families that just did a
dumb thing."

Lumberton Police Chief Norman Reynolds says Buchholz and Dodge stole 29
Gateway laptop computers from Lumberton Intermediate School. He says the
teens admitted committing the crime when officers arrested them
Lumberton Police Detective:

"2,536 dollars by the time you include all the software."
Together the stolen computers are worth more than $70,000.

Gus Hollomon/Lumberton I.S.D. Superintendent:

"Computers are probably the most vital thing that we teach now because
we know that's what the future is in education."
Since December school administrators have had to make do with less of
them. Investigators say during the Christmas holidays Buchholz and Dodge
climbed through a hatch on the school's roof. Officers say they went
into an unlocked storage room where teachers kept the laptops and stole

Lumberton Police Detective:

"They can get such a small price for them on the street."
Investigators believe the teens sold the computers mostly to students at
McNeese State University for 150 to 400 dollars.

Norman Reynolds/Lumberton Police Chief:

"Eventually we began to get word from folks that these two boys were
involved in it."

Officers have recovered four of the stolen computers.

Gus Hollomon/Lumberton I.S.D. Superintendent:

"We're excited about the recovery, but it's really a sad situation. They
were our students."

Students who police say made a bad decision and whose once bright
futures could suffer because of it.

Buchholz and Dodge are free tonight on $1500 bond each. If you have
bought a laptop computer at an inexpensive price recently and think it
may have been stolen, contact the Lumberton Police Department. By the
way, Buchholz plays baseball on a scholarship at McNeese State
University. The baseball coach did not know about the arrest. He says he
has not decided whether to suspend Buchholz from the team.

Dark Blip woes (cont)

And, of course, they want to fix their woes in the most logical way possible...

All UK 'must be on DNA database' coz there are too many dark blips and not enuff light blips.
Sez this guy...

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Wud Elvis dun it?

So I'm watching Dog the Bounty Hunter (don't really like the show, but I luurve Cartman as the Duug). A commercial comes on. I recognise the tune, I think Elvis sung it. "Viva, Viva, Viagraaaaaa!" Eh? So now you know, the King is hawking boner pills.

seeya, kid

Cubs optioned infielder-outfielder Eric Patterson to Double-A Tennessee. It's a punative demotion for Patterson, one that seems excessively harsh, unless it wasn't a first offense. The rookie was late reporting for Monday's game. No indication was given whether he'd be brought back later.

Of course, Sweet Lou wasn't going to play him anyway. And how many times was Slammin' Sammy late? Every day?

if it's not one ting, it's anudder...

SoCal heat wave enters 8th day
Scorching temperatures in Southern California entered their eighth day, sustaining widespread power outages and causing at least three deaths.

speaking of the big one...

I felt nuttin'.

September 04, 2007
Quake rattles San Diego
A 4.0-magnitude earthquake jolted the San Diego area this morning. The U.S. Geological Servey recorded the temblor at 7:47:59 a.m. in the area of the Channel Islands, about 11 miles west of San Diego and seven miles southwest of La Jolla. So far, there have been no reports of damage.

Recent Earthquakes in California and Nevada

Scientists discover ‘skinny’ gene

Certain flies, mice and people are just born lucky (except in time of famine).

Yeah, but how does that help the rest of us unlucky bastards?

uh, who isn't with the tarrists?

These nuns better watch it - Dick Cheney hasn't shot anyone in the face lately (that we know of).

Coalition of nuns calls for impeaching Bush and Cheney

A progressive group of U.S. nuns has called on Congress to impeach President Bush and Vice President Cheney because of their roles in the war in Iraq. “The National Coalition of American Nuns is impelled by conscience to call you to act promptly to impeach President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney for ... high crimes and misdemeanors,” the group wrote in a letter written on behalf of its board members. The letter says that impeachment is warranted for their “deceiving the public under the false pretense that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction” and “destroying” the reputation of the United States and the good will of other nations. “The time for impeachment is now — before the example of George W. Bush’s regime is set in stone,” they wrote. “Future generations will thank you for preserving the freedom of our nation and its relation to the entire human community.” The coalition was founded in 1969 for individual nuns dedicated to issues of social justice and human rights. The letter was approved during a mid-August meeting of the board, held in Chicago. During that same meeting, the board unanimously adopted statements opposing all war and affirming peacemaking efforts. “Rather than continuing support of a just-war theory, a more compassionate church would oppose all war and teach peacemaking skills for all levels of government and interpersonal conflict resolution,” the statement reads. The board also adopted statements pledging to work to “moderate the impact we make on planet Earth,” and supporting nuclear disarmament and relief efforts for the poor in Africa.

Big Z to apologize to fans

Zambrano meets with Cubs brass
By Paul "the Brain Dead Idiot" Sullivan, 3:26 p.m.
The Carlos Zambrano apology tour returns to Wrigley Field on Tuesday when the Cubs right-hander holds a pre-game press conference to apologize for his actions on Monday. In the original show, back on June 2 at Wrigley, Zambrano apologized for punching Michael Barrett in the face. "It's all my fault, that's all I can say," he said of punching Barrett. "I feel bad because I have to be in control of myself." This time Zambrano is expected to apologize for punching Cubs fans in the face and acting in an inappropriate manner [how is the different from his usual manner?] while being removed from the game. Zambrano is currently meeting with Cubs brass, and an announcement will soon be made regarding a briefing.

So he's not going to apologize for his AWFUL pitching?

What Americans are Looking At

1. Hurricane Felix - A dark blip hurricane kills dark blips
2. Bob Woodruff - Embedded journalist injured in war to kill more darkish blips.
3. Chicago Cubs - Dark blip pitcher blasts light blip fans.
4. Muscular Dystrophy - Light blip "commedian" raises funds for the diseased.
5. Venus Williams - Hot dark blip excelling at a light blip sport.
6. Fall Out Boy - Light blip band that no dark blip has ever heard of.
7. The Brave One - Movie starring hot middle aged lesbian light blip.
8. Angelina Jolie - Light blip adopts lots of dark blips.
9. Sand Sculpture - Light blips wasting time.
10. Schizophrenia - Blips that are both light and dark.

finally, some good news

Chicago adventurer missing

Teams searched rugged terrain near Reno, Nev., for a small plane carrying aviation adventurer Steve Fossett, the first person to circle the world solo in a balloon. The plane has been missing since Monday night.

If he wants a real adventure they should just not look for him.

We need less blips

Most Flights Are Late, and It May Only Get Worse

So the planes are delayed before you have to go thru and make sure you don't have any illegal liquids or gels in your carry-on, the CTA's increasing fares & decreasing service so people can start driving their SUV's to work, meanwhile the highways are overcrowded or under construction when they're not outright collapsing into the Mississip. We gotz too many blips, Mr. Computer Programmer for the Earth. I know you keep sending hurricanes, but they're not doing the job. Fast enough.

i hope K-Mad sees dis - definitely one for da Chix

Nationals purchased the contract of RHP Jonathan Albaladejo from Triple-A Columbus. The Pirates pretty much gave up on Albaladejo after last season, but after joining the Nats, he had a 2.97 ERA in 60 2/3 innings between Double- and Triple-A. The 6-foot-5, 260-pound right-hander is talented enough to become a big asset in middle relief.

Don't forget the REAL enemy

Travelocity Pays Fine for Bookings to Cuba
Published: August 16, 2007

WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 (AP) — In a first for an online travel company, has been fined by federal regulators for booking trips between the United States and Cuba in violation of a 45-year-old embargo. paid $182,750 this month to settle a complaint brought by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the Treasury Department, which said the company had violated the prohibition nearly 1,500 times from January 1998 to April 2004.

“The trips to Cuba were unintentionally permitted to be booked by consumers online because of some technical failures several years ago, and it’s just now being finally settled” with that office, a Travelocity spokesman, Joel Frey, wrote in an e-mail message. “In no way did the company intend to allow bookings for trips to Cuba, and the company has fully cooperated with O.F.A.C. and implemented corrective measures.”

Travelocity, based in Southlake, Tex., is owned by the Sabre Holdings Corporation, which was taken private this year by affiliates of Silver Lake Partners and TPG.

Proven Veteran (cont'd)

The Padres have reportedly come to terms with Brett Tomko, who was designated for assignment by the Dodgers on Aug. 24.

Smiff called this one. GMs just can't help themselves. If this is the best the Padres could do, they should have just kept Fatty Wells. At least he used to be a good pitcher.

Research dollars they shouldn't have spent (cont)

It's always about Elvis...

More Unimportant Dark Blips to the Recycle Bin

Felix slams ashore as Category 5 storm

Have a nice day!

Everything Counts In Large Amounts

The handshake
Seals the contract
From the contract
There's no turning back
The turning point
Of a career
In Korea, being insincere
The holiday
Was fun packed
The contract
Still intact
The grabbing hands
Grab all they can
All for themselves
After all
The grabbing hands
Grab all they can
All for themselves
After all
It's a competitive world
Everything counts in large amounts
The graph
On the wall
Tells the story
Of it all
Picture it now
See just how
The lies and deceit
Gained a little more power
Taken in
By a sun tan
And a grin
The grabbing hands
Grab all they can
All for themselves
After all
The grabbing hands
Grab all they can
All for themselves
After all
It's a competitive world
Everything counts in large amounts