Saturday, October 12, 2002

YEAH, THAT'S ABOUT RIGHT

A hilarious moment took place during the Angels-Twins ALCS game. In the top of the 4th. Fox shows a shot of Governor Gray Davis, John Travolta, and Michael Eisner sitting together watching the game. Check out the deference paid to Davis by the announcing team of Thom Brennaman and Steve Lyons:

Lyons: Hey, John Travolta. Vinnie Barbarino's here.

Brennaman: Michael Eisner, uh, wearing the Angels cap, the chairman and C.E.O. of The Walt Disney Company, the owner of this Angels ballclub. Tapped to the right side, one away in the inning.

Long Pause

Brennaman: And Governor Gray Davis of California.

Friday, October 11, 2002

IS JEB REALLY IN TROUBLE?

We have long hoped that Bill McBride would bloody Jeb Bush's nose in the November election, but we hadn't started holding our breath. Well, take a look at how Campaigns & Elections has been handicapping Jeb's chances:

9-5-02---57.1% chance Bush is re-elected.

9-23-02---54.5%

Today---52.9%

You think some folks down in Florida, and in the White House, are getting a touch nervous?

TRUER WORDS WERE NEVER BLOGGED

Mighty Girl gave us this gem 6 months ago, but it's still true to this day:

Raspberry bathroom air fresheners are unsettling. The area where one defecates should not smell edible.

Mighty Girl is a hoot.
THE RALPHIE TREATMENT

If you're a fan of The Sopranos, you are probably already squirming (if you're a male you're squirming, if you're female you might be enjoying the visual) at the idea of The Ralphie Treatment. Bill Simmons (read down) is the first to coin it in print.
IS THIS FUNNY?

MSNBC was giving up live coverage of the sniper killings in D.C. when we got this exchange:

Chris Jansing: I have on the phone Michael Scenna, he is the manager of the Exxon station where the shooting occured. Michael, thank you for joining us.

Michael Scenna: Yes, I'm here.

Jansing: What can you tell us about what happened this morning, where were you, what, what did you see and hear?

Scenna: I'm the manager here and I was working when, when, when this all went down this morning, and uh, basically this gentleman, he comes into the store everyday, and he's very well known, and everybody likes him, and it was just horrible to be, um, what had happened to him.

Jansing: Did you see anything? Did you hear anything? We know that there has been one guy who works across the street who reported seeing this white van, um, but what did you see?

Scenna: I saw the man, um, being snowballed by Howard Stern.

Thursday, October 10, 2002

HOW ABOUT THAT CALPUNDIT?

In a shameless attempt to be quoted in Calpundit's 'Props' section, we'd just like to mention that Calpundit is a bitchin' blog.

Kevin Drum runs a pretty tight ship over there, and we like that. Kevin is even-handed, ocassionaly a smart ass, and has absolutely owned the human v. computer chess story.

However, while we certainly are impressed with the Kevin Drum's musings, we certainly don't endorse his practice of posting a picture he cut out of GQ so he can pick up chicks.
SO, WHAT'S YOUR SIGN, KATHERINE?

Maxspeak has this review of Katherine Harris' performance on Hardball. Max seems to think that Matthews is smitten with Harris.
THE COOLEST NAME

Matt Welch has a lengthy history of good baseball players that enjoyed brief and underwhelming stays with the Angels. Matt's knowledge of Angel history, or at least his ability to open up his Baseball Encyclopedia, is quite impressive. In fact he mentions the Angel with the bar-none coolest name in Angel, and possibly Major League Baseball history.

VIC POWER

Isn't that the best?

Speaking of Vic, did you know that he played for 4 teams in his last two seasons? He started 1964 in Minnesota, went to the Dodgers for a couple of months, before being dispatched to Philadelphia to finish the season. He played his last year, 1965, with the California Angels. (We have a Baseball Encyclopedia, too.)

We're pretty sure that after the Angels win the World Series, and they will win it, no matter what Jeff Cooper says, we'll stop this continual baseball posting.
SOME WOMEN SCORNED

Andy Rooney has pissed off a whole bunch of women with these comments:

"The only thing that really bugs me about television's coverage is those damn women they have down on the sidelines who don't know what the hell they're talking about.

"I mean, I'm not a sexist person, but a woman has no business being down there trying to make some comment about a football game."


The thing is, he's half right. We'd banish the male sideline reporters as well.

Wednesday, October 09, 2002

THERE IS A GOD

And He is a good God, and a merciful God. For He has decreed that at 8PM (ET) the puck will drop on the NHL season.

Hockey takes to best of eveything to make the perfect sport. It takes the speed of NASCAR, the hitting of the NFL, the random violence of today's society, and it's all done on skates! What's not to love?

ESPN has a listing of predictions from all of their hockey, ahem, experts. 20 guys and only Al Morganti gets it right. The Los Angeles Kings will lift Lord Stanley's Cup come springtime.

Tuesday, October 08, 2002

PREMEDITATED VOMITING

William Burton threatens to vomit on Bud Selig if MLB picks Mark McGwire's 62nd dinger as baseball's Most Memorable Moment. It seems that Bill (you can call William 'Bill' when you've known him as long as we have) is a tad chagrined over Mr. McGwire's 'alleged' steroid use.
PAT BUCHANAN MAKES A POINT!

Pat Buchanan felt the need today to point out three different times that Congressman Harold Ford, Jr. (D-Tenn), is an African-American:

Buchanan: Upcoming, we've got Congressman Harold Ford, black Democrat from Tennessee, who stood right beside the President of the United States and supports his war on Iraq. We're gonna ask him why.

Buchanan: Welcome back, our guest is Congressman Harold Ford, a Democrat of Tennessee, an African-American who was standing right there in the Rose Garden with the President...

Buchanan: Welcome back, our guest is Congressman Harold Ford, African-American Democrat from the conservative state of Tennessee...
WE KNEW IT!

While our law school education will come to a not-so-abrupt end in December, we have long figured that law school professors get a perverse enjoyment out of humiliating and embarrassing students they had it in for. Now Jeff Cooper admits it, and tells us of his next victim.
THE RALLY MONKEY SPEAKS

Jim Caple gets the first interview with the bizarre, yet powerful Rally Monkey. It turns out that the Rally Monkey , like Bo Jackson, refers to himself in the third person, and, like Matt Welch, has kind of a potty mouth.

We love the Rally Monkey even more now.

Monday, October 07, 2002

HOW MUCH DID DICK ARMEY GET FOR THIS ONE?

Dick Armey: In these extraordinary times, an extraordinary shift in national security is necessary. No American wants to go to war, but the President’s proven leadership has shown that the conflict may be our only, our only option to defend freedom.


LESTER'S IN, ASHLEIGH'S OUT

We mentioned last week that one of the ideas being kicked around by the MSNBC muckity mucks was banishing Ashleigh Banfield from the schedule, and we got the news today that it's a done deal.

Lester Holt, and his situation room, we presume, takes over the 7PM (EST) timeslot with Countdown; Iraq, which makes its debut tonight.