Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Heh Heh - Cool Commercial

I'll definitely try some Smith & Forge Cider as a reward to them for such an entertaining commercial.

Linky Links

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

- Wait - what? The guy operating the scoreboard in the Green Monster for the past 25-years is a Yankees fan?

- Interesting perspective: Bledsoe wonders if Romo's time is up in Dallas

- Greg Popovitch is the man

- Tim Ferriss - the Oprah of audio

- Speaking of Tim Ferriss - workout and fitness tips from Ferriss

Monday, September 26, 2016

Top 5 - Music Stars Who Choked to Death on Their Own Vomit

I'd rather choke to death on my own vomit than watch the debate tonight - a thought which got me thinking of this list. Jimi Hendrix headlines a list of musicians who choked to death on their own vomit.

1. Jimi Hendrix - guitar god
2. Bonn Scott - original lead singer for AC/DC
3. John Bohnam - drummer Led Zepplin
4. Tommy Dorsey - bandleader and brother of Jimmy Dorsey
5. Mamma Cass - rock myth has her choking on a ham sandwich which technically isn't vomit but since she really died of a heart attack anyway - I thought I'd toss her in at #5 just to round off the list.

Even though everyone knows how Bonn Scott died - his death certificate actually says "death by misadventure". Maybe that's because it was unclear if he choked on his own vomit. You can't dust for vomit you know.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Flotsam and Jetsam

Miscellaneous thoughts and observations.

I'll start the rumor right now - after the NFL season Patriots Offensive Coordinator Josh McDaniels will be named the new head coach of USC. Makes lots of sense... Chuck Yeager not a fan of Pappy Boyington... For the good of the country - Gary Johnson should allow Belichick/Brady2016 to replace Johnson/Weld2016 on the November ballot... As a reminder - these two guys are responsible for trying to stop the Arizona Cardinals today... Rocky Balboa's first name is Robert - who knew?... In the golf game of life - the year 2016 is a Mulligan... Am I a bad person for laughing at this?...

Venezuela, Socialism, and Democratic Politics

Things are so bad in Venezuela that they are forced to buy oil from the US. Reading that article reminded me of this commercial.

Joe Kennedy's grandfather (and namesake) was one of the great capitalists of the past century and because of that all the Kennedy's are worth millions. The confluence of events makes me rethink my position on estate taxes - would Joe Kennedy think socialism was so great if he was forced to make his own way instead of being born with a net worth in the high 7 or 8 figures?

I still think the estate tax is bad because every parent should be able to leave the results of a life of hard work to their kids. But damn the Kennedy's... well just damn the Kennedy's.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Linky Links

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

- Great Vin Scully interview from a couple of years ago.

- This made me smile

- Heh heh

- Oh the irony!

- The Economist on junk science

- Interesting - is being too busy a sign of an unhappy person? Good advice to slow down and concentrate on one thing at a time.

Thank You KG

Kevin Garnett has announced his retirement. In 21 seasons he was an All-Star 15 times but it was his 5 seasons and one championship in Boston for which I'll be forever grateful to the Big Ticket.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Where's Stampy?

A man mistook the eloquence of Marcus Aurelius as the "elephants of Marcus Aurelius."

Wisdom was dispensed but the man did not hear because he was expecting a circus.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Flotsam and Jetsam

Miscellaneous thoughts and observations.

Republicans having to root for Donald Trump must be like Chicago Bears fans having to root for Jay Cutler... Kudos to Bob Cousy and Holy Cross... So is that DirecTV commercial implying that Lionel Ritchie and Peyton Manning are gay lovers? Why else would Ritchie be in Mannings' home first thing in the morning with Peyton's wife nowhere to be found... And yet Johnny Pesky is not in the Hall of Fame... Suzy Kolber's Mancave would be a good name for a fantasy football team... The truth is the truth...  When Scott Boras is trying to sign a new client - how long do you think it takes him to casually mention that he got JD Drew $94 million in career earnings?... Debunking the Aquatic Ape Theory... July was National Beer Month and August was National Anal Sex Month (seriously). They should combine those two and make September National Regrets Month... Interesting - why Obama won't pardon Snowden...