Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Jocko Willink - Motivation "Good"

Wow! I bet if you listened to this every morning for a month that your life would change for the better no matter what your circumstances.

Linky Links

Stuff I found interesting or amusing and thought I'd share.

- End of an era - the last Dodge Viper

- The wisdom of Cam Neely

- K9's are awesome

- Obama on Afghanistan vs the reality in Afghanistan (history will not be kind)

- Good question

- Sean freaking Connery

- Joke going around Chinese social media (it stings when your country is the butt of such a joke and the joke has the ring of truth)

- A Tom Brady hater has his eyes opened to the truth

Monday, August 21, 2017

Fishing with John

Just discovered the 1991 cult TV series Fishing with John.

This is going to kill my productivity much more than any eclipse.

Joe Strummer

Joe Strummer would have been 65-years old today.

Miss you Joe.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Flotsam and Jetsam

Miscellaneous thoughts and observations.

I have to wonder if the Red Sox will place David Price on waivers to see if anyone claims him. And if someone does claim him will they decline to pull him back off waivers or would they be happy to be free of his contract?... This is pretty cool... Vaginal Seeding would be a good name for a band (or a porno disguised as a documentary)... Price has 5-years and $157 million left on his contract and can opt out of his deal after next season. Most in Boston wouldn't mind seeing him in another uniform. The sooner the better... Death of a hero. Hopefully his work can continue... Heroic Nudes would be a good name for a band (or a fitness based strip club)... News you can use...

Friday, August 18, 2017

25-Years Ago - Larry Bird Retires

On this day in 1992 the Larry Bird era officially comes to an end as Larry Legend announces his retirement after winning a gold medal at the 1992 Olympics as a member of the first (and in my opinion only) Dream Team.

In Boston the number 33 makes you think of just one person - Larry Bird. In the mid 1980's if you asked the average Bostonian about Bird the reply was likely to be, "Larry Bird is a God." Bird was a player whose greatness could not be expressed or understood by simply looking at his numbers. I've heard a number of people compare Dirk Nowitzki to Larry Bird because Nowitzki's points per game and rebounds per game were similar. Just looking at the numbers just doesn't tell the story of how important and how great some players are. As great as Dirk Nowitzki was he just wasn't close to Larry Bird in greatness. Maybe 2 or 3 players in NBA history can legitimately be compared to Larry Legend.

Linky Links

Stuff I found interesting or amusing and thought I'd share.

- The Tao of Mookie

- Heh heh (and reminder my Twitter handle is @ALargeRegular)

- New England Patriots take on rest of AFC East and Roger Goodell

- Interesting read on the relationship between Jimmy Johnson and Bill Belichick

- A message from the children of Johnny Cash

- In case you missed it - the Red Sox ceremonial first pitch to the nuts

- Daniel Craig on board to play Bond one more time

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Don't Blame Me - I Voted for Gary Johnson

My vote for the Johnson/Weld ticket last time around is looking better and better in hindsight. Hopefully I'll get a chance to vote for Romney/Rubio in 2020.

Mitt Romney's dad lived to be 84 so I'm not concerned about his age. This country needs a person of integrity to right the ship of state and put America back in it's rightful place as the world's leader.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Waffle House and the Eclipse

Everyone wants to get in on the Eclipse business. Above is a map of the best places to watch the eclipse while eating at a Waffle House. Because - you know - people were clamoring for that information.

The last time I ate at a Waffle House was in Nashville (one of the yellow dots on the map). The waitress took our order and a few minutes later, unbeknownst to us, quit her job mid shift. It was about 20-minutes before anyone came to our table to check on us and ask us again for our order since it was never put in by the now former employee. After we ate the manager, prince of a man, offered us a 10% discount on our meals for our trouble. Did I mention it was the last time I ate at a Waffle House?

In other news, my daughter is going to Nashville to view the eclipse. I think I raised her well enough that I don't have to advise her to view the eclipse from somewhere better than a Waffle House.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Flotsam and Jetsam

Miscellaneous thoughts and observations.

Has to be asked - how long before we see one of those Hitler in the bunker videos about Charlottesville?... Heh heh... Had my first Pumpkin Spice beer over the weekend. I know it's still summer and not close to fall yet but I couldn't resist... The word "overmorrow" means the day after tomorrow. What a great word! How come we never use the word overmorrow?... Heh heh... Lobster Cooch would be a good name for a B-52's cover band or a hipster seafood dish... Just a reminder - Dr. Jane Goodall believes in Bigfoot... If they do a Batman re-boot - I hope they cast Christian Bale as a villain. How cool and meta trippy would that be?... Meanwhile the Washington Post is destroying their credibility in sports too... Strip Club Chowder would be a good name for a band (or a porn movie)... Still disappointed that when Burger King and Tim Horton's merged they didn't change the name of all the franchises to Burger Horton's...

Just Like the Jesuits

Every once and a while I get these urges to say certain things just to give myself a chuckle. The latest urge is to randomly say the phrase "Just like the Jesuits" after someone else has said something. For example:

Barack Obama: "It's not surprising, they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them"  
Me: (Thrusting my finger in the air for emphasis) "Just like the Jesuits!"

Random guy at McDonald's: "I much prefer the sausage McMuffin over the regular McMuffin."
Me: (Nodding my head in agreement) "Just like the Jesuits."

Anyone hearing the comment will have to wonder what the hell do I mean? Am I crazy? Am I being anti-Catholic in some way? Do the Jesuits really like the sausage McMuffin better? In reality it would just be something I'd be saying for my own enjoyment.

Just like the Jesuits!