December 30, 2006
The US backed government of Iraq decided to follow through with the old adage “If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em.” The recent murder of Saddam Hussein was yet another boondoggle in our quest for “something” in Iraq. Saddam was a scumbag that murdered hundreds of people and ruled with an iron fist(thanks in most part to the help of the US during the Iraq/Iran War). Now that he is dead he will rise to Martyr status among his followers.
What should have happened to Saddam?
He should of been locked up at SuperMax in Colorado with all the criminals that routinely wish they were dead instead of living a miserable life of solitary confinement in a 7×10ft cell.
Capital Punishment is State Sponsored Murder. There is no other way to view it.
The world is beginning to come out against the execution and it is only going to get worse. Way to go Bush, way to get us even more allies in your corrupt war on terror……shit. I am so made right now.
Killing is wrong. It is that simple.
To lighten the mood I will like to contribute to All The Way Ray’s campaign to get a picture of the birdie:
Thanks to Tim Kemen at Kenosha Velodrome for the sick bike for the first part of the year.
This picture was taken on my last night at the Kenosha Velodrome before we moved back to Minnesota. All in all the 2006 season was fantastic as I accomplished two of my goals that I had set for myself early in the year:
- Upgrade to Cat3 on the Road
- Upgrade to Cat2 on the Track
Sub 1:13 Kilo
While both upgrades are satisfying, I am most proud of earning the upgrade to Cat2 on the Track. I worked my ass off to get to the top level. In Kenosha I was doing decent early in the year and gained a few points before the move. When I arrived at Blaine I had a couple of weeks of sub-par performances. Then finally things began to click and I started to win races–including one night when I won two event including the Kierin. That was probably the greatest moment of this past racing year.
I can only hope to have as successful of a season next year, but with the new team I have high hopes for all of us!
I got some entries for the Dead Pool 2007. Keep ‘em coming. 10bucks=10names
December 29, 2006
Saddam is executed.
A last minute lead change.
Get your picks in ASAP to email@example.com!!!
Check the rules and the standings to the right.
Look it’s Saddam and the Devil in Hell.
December 28, 2006
I just found out about the coolest campaign ever. Since the NHL allows for fans to vote for the starting line-up in the All-Star game some die-hard fans thought it would be fantastic to run a Write-In Campaign for an everyman worker-bee to be named a starter. Enter Rory Fitzpatrick a journeyman defenseman that has zero points in 26 games this season for the Vancouver Canucks. Rory has been in the league for sometime and is considered by many coaches as a standup defense defenseman.
Naturally this position is rewarded by the media or the fans all that often. This is where VoteForRory.com comes into play. Currently Rory is in 3rd place in the voting! He has been getting crazy media coverage and there are even campaign ads on Youtube (one of the funniest videos on the net right now!!!!) which are available through the site. Check them out.
It is quite crazy to think that this might work. Never before has something like this worked. It all depends on us, as Rory won’t be selected as an at large player by the coaches. Wayne Gretzky has called this campaign a sham, but the write-in campaign is gaining steam. Go here to vote for Rory. Just drag down to his name on the last option for Western Conference Write-In.
Check out some of the sweet photo’s fan AROUND the league have created for the everyman:
Take the 2min and Vote For Rory! I want to see the faces of the NHL brass when this guy is announced as a starter on TV! If this isn’t a reason to vote for him how about this sweet picture from his rookie card!
The Death Pool is going to come down to the wire as Team Shit The Bed is the only team to have selected Sadaam Hussein who is rumored to be getting hung this weekend. If he drops they win a bunch of money on some last minute heroics. Pretty bad ass.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org by Dec. 31st at 11:59 to get your picks in for 2007! 10picks are 10bucks!
December 27, 2006
Every one should read Gilbert Arenas’ blog. It is the best active pro sports player blog. He is hilariously funny.
He has given himself a nickname “Agent Zero.”
Whenever he shoots the ball while trash talking his opponent he says “Hibachi Grill” aka I just cooked you.
In retaliation for Kobe saying that he only scored 60pts against the Lakers because of garbage points, Arenas has stopped saying “Hibachi” and now says, “Quality Looks.”
I can honestly say that we all have a long way to go to have the humor Arenas does. Read his article about how he has no remorse about scoring 60pts on Kobe because like most assassins he doesn’t have any.
Any basketball player that enters the Arena dressed like this is awesome:
Time is running out on getting your Dead Pools in for 2007.
Nicklenuts is playing. So should you.
I finally relented and started using Google Reader the other day. I was a little hesitant at first, but now I have come to realize that having a “blog reader” is the best thing out there to keep up to date on all of your friends writings with out having to individually check each site. This is how the king of the local blog scene Smithers always seems to be on top of things.
I don’t know about other “readers,” but if you have gmail than you already have Google Reader. All you need to do is click on the “all other services” on the very top of you inbox screen and then when the new display appears click on Reader. All you need to do is add subscriptions to your favorite blogs and then you go to this screen instead of each individual blog! It is super simple. Sometimes like on my blog or smithers you will need to click on the “RSS Feed” or “Feedburner” link to get the proper url-thingy, but once you do this you will never go back.
I have saved so much time using this little tool.
If you have blogger turn on your RSS Feed for Comments as well. This way you will be notified of comments using Google Reader.
Did Lady Bird Johnson die and no one tell us?
December 26, 2006
Gerald Ford just died. Holy crap. You know the guy that pardoned Nixon? Yeah that guy that somehow became president because of two scandals (tax scofflaw and crimes against humanity) just passed away. He was the president of the United States so I will give him that. I wish his family all the best as they no longer will have to followed around by the Secret Service. Good luck with St. Michael as you might not get in because you pardoned Nixon, but I digress.
The Jeriatrics are making a last ditch effort to take over the lead from Uncle D. I hope you all are getting your teams ready as the deadline is fast approaching. $10.00 bucks for 10 names(for complete rules read the right hand column!) by Dec. 31st (email for more information at email@example.com.
In other news from the Death Pool front. Saddam Hussein will no longer be allowed to be on a team as his execution date has been announced! That’s right he only has about 30 days left. Team Shit The Bed is the only team that picked That Bastard for the game. So if he kicks it in the next 3 days he might just win!
Shit The Bed did sound all mad because of this decision, but Ariel Sharon has been alive for quite some time…defying all.
December 25, 2006
After four years of asking for the same thing from Santa Claus I have finally received an Electric Razor! This is one of the best gift receiving seasons ever as I have gotten a full haul. While it may take some time to get used to the new razor it was easy to read the Star magazine and the Harpers Index was once again extraordinary. I hope HPE likes all of her gifts as the suit she got me makes me look really dapper.
James Brown died and no one had him on a dead pool team. Jack Bauer is starring once again in “24.” I just saw the advertisement for the new season on the television. Am I the only one that thinks he is the unluckiest person in the history of the world? It seems like he is always having a really bad day. I think this is season 4 of the series. At what point will he just be able to wake up and not have to “save the world.”
December 24, 2006
The Tally So Far…
- Suit and Tie
- Subsciption to Star Magazine
- Subscription to Harpers
- Subscription to The New Yorker
- 3lb. Box of Cheez-Its
- How to tie a tie DVD (includes instructions for Full and Half-Windsor knots.
I am doing pretty well and I think I gave a bunch of sweet gifts. Can’t wait to see what tommorow brings, but I hope all is going fantastically well for everyone out there. Have a wonderful day off tommorow.
BTW Paris and Nicole are BFF now, but Britney has stepped into the mix because of the nasty break with K-FED. I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to see what happens next!
December 22, 2006
You heard it here first on the Fox News of Minnesota cycling. As it turns out Bill Cosby saw the most recent version of the Little Guy Racing kit that is making its rounds around the local blog-o-sphere and was rather impressed with the organic bright colors and random geometric shaped patterns. He wasn’t impressed when he saw a picture of the Little Guy and his bicycle racing fashion.
The Evidence of Bill Cosby’s well documented love for beautiful sweaters:
Little Guy Racing’s new kit for 2007:
The Actual Little Guy:
I think Bill Cosby will win this case in a court of law.
The roads suck so I have to roll. The man requires me to be in by 8am.
Rep. Virgil Goode from the backwoods of Virginia wrote a letter to his constituents and told them that unless we strengthen our borders and stop illegal immigration more Muslims will be elected to office…like our very own Keith Ellison. Does Goode realize that Ellison can trace back his heritage to 1742 Louisiana?
Goode can probably trace his heritage back to his fifth cousin.
I hit the big time and guest bloggin’ over on RandBall @ the Startribune for this morning. A bunch of readers and I had to find some way to talk about a decent local story…