Saturday, March 14, 2009

Yep, He's a Blue Ward Cyclone! He is also a Crab Queen!

Just in case you were wonderin' how Stephen Strasburg's been doing lately (is he the next Mark Prior? Is he the next Tom Seaver? Is he the next what was that A's pitching prospect from around 1990? - or is he just the best goddamn pitcher ever?):


Keeping track of SDSU All-America pitcher Stephen Strasburg this season:

Yesterday: Vs. UNLV at Tony Gwynn Stadium

His line: 7 innings, 6 hits, 2 runs, 2 earned runs, 1 walk, 14 strikeouts.

Result: Aztecs win 4-3

For the season: 4-0 record, 1.97 ERA, 27 1/3 innings, 19 hits, 7 runs, 6 earned runs, 5 walks, 59 strikeouts

Next start: Thursday, March 19, at Tony Gwynn Stadium, vs. BYU at 6 p.m.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Yeah, but have these smarty-pants talked to John Coleman?

Sea Level Rise Hard To Fathom Ice Sheet Melt Changes Earlier

Researchers say sea level rise could be even higher than official estimates two years ago. A UC-San Diego scientist says the previous estimates did not anticipate the pace of ice melt. KPBS Environemnt Reporter Ed Joyce has more. In 2007 the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change forecast a rise in seal level of about two feet by 2100. But scientists at a climate change meeting in Denmark this week presented evidence that Greenland and Antarctica are losing ice faster than previously expected. Predictions now say sea level could rise four feet or more by the end of the century. Scripps Institution of Oceanography climate researcher Dan Cayan says the earlier prediction was conservative. "Of course there's huge stockpiles of fresh water in Antarctica and Greenland, Cayan says. " We don't truly understand how the oceans are going to respond to climate warming and ice sheet melting." Cayan says there's a lot of uncertainty in estimating how much sea level will rise.

Even more bullcrap:
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How soon before the Colonel wishes he was back at the bottom of the river?

Can Japanese Colonel Sanders Statue End The Cubs' Curse?

Let's think about that a minute... NO.

Hello N.I.T.

Minnesota 66, Northwestern 53


I don't phink so

Sears Tower will become Willis Tower.

The insurance broker announced Thursday morning that it will move to the Sears Tower and that the building will be renamed Willis Tower.

Nice try though. They'd have better luck renaming the Chicago hot-dog as "Willis Weiners."

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Cubs & Sox United: Their Fans Can SUCK IT

Sox, Cubs not cutting prices
Local teams won't join others in lowering concession costs


You Guys Are Great

Famous Mayors to Discuss How to Keep Cities Great

Chicago Mayor Richard Daley and former Mayor of Bogotá Enrique Peñalosa will lead a discussion on “The Upside of Down: How to Keep Our Cities Great” at 7:30 am March 20 at the Forum Auditorium on the Scripps Institution of Oceanography campus of the University of California, San Diego....

7freaking30 - in the morning?! Unlikely Smiff will be there...

It's not enough to ban bestiality - we must ban inter-species marriage as well

The act of bestiality is a step closer to becoming illegal in Florida now that a Senate committee voted to slap a third-degree felony charge on anyone who has sex with animals.

Florida is one of only 16 states that still permit bestiality -– a fact that animal-rights activist and Sunrise Sen. Nan Rich learned to her horror when a Panhandle man three years ago was suspected of accidentally asphyxiating a family goat with which he was copulating.
. . .

Rich's proposal was amended to target only those who derived or helped others derive "sexual gratification" from an animal. The amendment specified that conventional dog-judging contests and animal-husbandry practices are permissible.

That last provision tripped up Miami Democratic Sen. Larcenia Bullard.

"People are taking these animals as their husbands? What’s husbandry?" she asked. Some senators stifled their laughter as Chairman Charlie Dean explained that husbandry was the rearing and caring of animals.

Bullard didn't get it.

"So that maybe have been the reason the lady was so upset about that monkey?" Bullard asked, referring to a Connecticut case where a woman’s suburban chimpanzee want mad and was shot...

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Cricket - it rocks

The English just got done with a test match series on those islands to the south of us that we sometimes go to during spring break to smoke some ganja. 4 test matches, that's 20 days of exciting cricket action. Well, more like 19, because the 1st test ended on the fourth day. And what was the score after 4 matches & 19 days of thrilling cricket?

West Indies 1, England 0.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Polar Bear Special for K-Mad

Still Think Polar Bears Are Cute?


capturing da pulse of da city (cont'd)

Today's most viewed stories:

Washington Post: Obama Aims to Shield Science From Politics
Chicago Tribune: Found: The source of ... belly-button lint

You think you're having a shitty day? NOPE.

Man Rescued from Latrine
An unidentified man was rescued from a waste tank under a rest stop bathroom on Highway 30 near Filer, Idaho on Thursday. He had climbed into the tank to look for his keys. Another driver found him and called emergency services. Police, firefighters, paramedics, and other emergency response personnel responded, and found the man up to his neck in sewage. They summoned highway maintenance department workers, who retrieved the man by opening an access port used to remove waste. Pictured is Filer Police Chief Cliff Johnson, who told the story to local news.
“It took some lifting to get him out, and he had cut himself pretty good trying to get himself out,” Johnson said.
The man was allowed to wash off with the fire truck hose at the scene, where he made another painful discovery.
“That’s when he discovered the keys were still in his back pocket,” Johnson said.

Pot calling kettle black (cont)

There was a commercial, on the TV. Had these two kids playing with toys. One was playing delays on the tarmac at the airport, the other gridlock on the highway. That part was actually funny. A third kid playing with his train set had no such problems. So switch to Amtrak. They never have delays.

Smiff, Ripening

Well, that happens every day, but we only count it on one day of the year.

Any advice for us tricenarian whippersnappers?