Archive for March, 2008

Twitter Updates for 2008-03-31

Monday, March 31st, 2008
  • keeping a running tally about how many people tell me about the horace mann story. we’re up to 5 so far. #
  • hm article count up to 8 #
  • 9… thanks martha #

From the same set as the Jerome Walton rookie card

Monday, March 31st, 2008


This was in my elevator’s mirror when I got home tonight. What is it? That’s right - it’s a 1989 Topps Atlee Hammaker card.

Random? Yes.

Awesome? Totally.

Twitter Updates for 2008-03-30

Sunday, March 30th, 2008
  • That guy in the cdw ads looks like sammy hagar #

Twitter Updates for 2008-03-28

Friday, March 28th, 2008
  • just installed a new x10 module. their ads are ridiculous, but after 10 years, i’m still a satisfied customer. #
  • bball time #

flex announcers

Friday, March 28th, 2008

You know how the NFL has those flex games in the schedule to ensure that the Sunday night game late in the season is always the best matchup of the week? The same should be done for Gus Johnson. Gus Johnson is the best announcer in sports, and just about every blogger, columnist, and blogger-slash-columnist whose work I care about agrees with me. Unlike the expected blandness that we get from most announcers, Gus Johnson’s genuine enthusiasm is a joy to hear.

Thankfully, Gus is covering the Davidson game tonight, and by the looks of it the Wildcats are going to win, meaning that we’re getting a full dose of Gus Johnson Excited Voice. But for future Tourney games, why not book him on whatever the biggest game is of the night, and if that game turns out to be a dud, make him watch the better game on satellite and have him scream while calling the feed? Texas-Stanford getting close? Call in Gus Johnson!

He can even do spot duty. When Western Kentucky pulled close to UCLA in the second half last night, Gus could have been there. When UCLA finally put the game away, return to the regular announcers. Or just keep Gus. He’s better anyway.

Absurd? Yes. Awesome? Kinda.

Twitter Updates for 2008-03-27

Thursday, March 27th, 2008
  • sorry he got sent home mike #
  • just learned that a new crepe place opened on 53rd and 3rd. going on a reconnaissance mission at twelve hundred hours. #
  • midtown crepe place was a disappointment. satisfying, but nothing to write (blog?) home about #

great moments in awkward script reading

Thursday, March 27th, 2008

Dick Enberg“They said it was impossible for an underdog to go the distance, but then again they said it was impossible to get real Coke taste and zero calories and now there’s Coke Zero.” -Dick Enberg, uncomfortably reading a sponsor message after a stop in play during the UNC-Washington St. game

hi you’re live

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

holy robin byrd show, batman. american idol contestants now answer viewer questions from the couch on the results show. i normally fast forward through these things so perhaps i’m behind the curve here, but when did this start happening? is fox trying to turn ryan seacrest into a cross between larry king and the early 90’s star of channel 35? gotta go, want to catch the rest of this feature on no longer famous former contestant kimberly locke. they’re showing her inside of a restaurant in westchester. maybe she works there now.

Twitter Updates for 2008-03-25

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008
  • it must be spring, my allergies are horrible right now. so why is it still cold out. #

my new favorite word

Monday, March 24th, 2008

We’re not even looking for interns but that doesn’t stop ambitious students from sending my company unsolicited resumes anyway. We got an internship application today from a well-educated, hopeful young lad from Florida who, among his interests lists “boating, sailing, fishing, and lobstering.” Notwithstanding the redundancy between boating and sailing, how does one conjugate the verb “to lobster?” I lobster, you lobster, he/she/it lobsters? If lobstering were translated into French, when would it take the vous form?

Need to get back to work. I’m trying to leave early today to take the new lobstering class at Equinox. It’s in between spinning and pilates.

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