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Tuesday, November 16, 2004

things to watch

1. Scrubs.
Scrubs is the funniest show on television. Watching Scrubs this year is like watching Michael Jordan during the 1991-1992 season. The show is in its prime and it's a beautiful thing.

2. University of Illinois men's basketball
The Fighting Illini have a killer squad this year. With all five starters returning and the backcourt of Dee Brown and Derron Williams, they will kick butt and take names like Marines in Fallujah.

3. MLB "Hot Stove League" season
The Chicago Cubs desperately need to unload Sammy Sosa and add hitting to their stellar pitching staff. Meanwhile, the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox are looking to reload for a 2005 Championship run. Who will be the big winner? What uniforms will Carlos Beltran, Adrian Beltre and Randy Johnson be wearing come April?

4. Nintendo DS , available November 21
Nintendo's new handheld game player is poised to be the next generation of Nintendo's line of portable gaming dominance. Nintendo be up against its stiffest challenge yet in the more powerful Sony PSP, but Nintendo has already taken 2 million pre-orders for the DS. This makes one wonder if the PSP might be Sony's next MiniDisc.


Monday, November 08, 2004

Quote of the Day

"No, I'm bored talking with you. I'm bored, I'll call you back!"- Jude Law as Jerome in Gattaca

This quote pretty much describes how I feel about news and the internet right now. As much as the election stressed me out, I think I have an election-sized hole in my internet reading life (I'm not the only one check out "Posting Slowdown" @ The silent fool.)
. A week ago the internet was a treasure trove of breaking news on the election. I was keeping an eye on upwards of ten different sites, and each one had a take that was worth reading. Today my browsing has reverted back to a toggle between the triumvirate of web greatness: The Drudge Report , ChicagoSports.com , and ESPN.com .

About five years ago, I had a Professor that said that the internet was "A mile wide, and an inch deep". Even then, that was an asininely narrow-minded assessment of the internet, but that's probably the level of utilization that I'm receiving from it these days. Feel free to respond with interesting nuggets that you've come across on the world wide web that may lift me out of my internet/news doldrums.

Wednesday, November 03, 2004

One Last Shot at Kerry

This lil nugget courtesy of Rush Limbaugh: "If Kerry were decent, he'd give Bush all his secret good ideas. "

Makes sense to me, if Kerry can make everything right, then by golly, those are things we need to know!

In Billy Madison, it was one of the Madison servants that let Billy know: "Mr. Madison there's no Penguin!" Now I'm letting you know, Kerry never had any plans.

And that's it. From here on out, I'll do the best to wipe him from my memory.

Currently Reading

Friday Night Lights by H.G. Bissinger

When books are made into movies, the people that have read the book are usually disappointed by the movie. I know from experience. So this time around, I'm going to buck the trend. I've already seen the movie, and I loved it. I loved it like the Germans love David Hasselhoff. I now realize that no movie producer or screenwriter can live up to our own expectations of how our beloved books should be. Somehow we all think of ourselves on a level with Francis Ford Coppola, we would've done such a better job. Reading the book after watching the movie is the perfect solution. You can maximize the utility derived from each experience. So far, I'm enjoying the extra detail that the book brings, but I understand that the movie brings things to the table that the book could not (soundtrack, score, excellent acting performances). Just like Jay-Z and R. Kelly together: "The Best of Both Worlds"