Monday, January 31, 2005

And He Scores!!

Either I'm a pervert, or there are some randy women working for CBS Sports.

I was watching the Purdue/Michigan basketball game yesterday afternoon. In between plays, they would show these prepared graphics called Playbooks that would list the attributes of key players. Some of the remarks sounded more like things that would be shouted around the table at a bachelorette party (followed by whoops and giggles), including these:

You're right, I'm just a pervert.

Matt KeiferMatt Keifer

Friday, January 28, 2005

Word of the Day

2 entries found for ginormous.

gi·nor·mous Pronunciation Key (gi-nôr-mus)

1. Very great in size, extent, number, or degree.
2. Much bigger than need be.

[From Latin normis, unusual, huge, monstrous : -, ex-, ex- + norma, norm; see gn- in Indo-European Roots. Sense 2, from Middle English ginormious from Latin normis.]


"That breaded pork tenderloin is ginormous!"

Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Slipping' On By On LSD

Dr. Johnny FeverWhen I was growing up in the early 70's, the pop stations would play custom versions of some songs where the radio station call letters were inserted into the lyrics. (This probably started much earlier than that - before my time.) One song that comes to mind is "Lake Shore Drive" by Aliotta, Haynes, and Jeremiah.
And there ain't no road just like it
Anywhere I found
Running south on Lake Shore Drive
heading into town
Just slippin' on by on WLS,
Friday night trouble bound

When I switched to WDAI - the album rock station - I would hear rock artists doing the station ID. "This is Joe Walsh and you're listening to WDAI in Chicago." Even though we knew that Joe probably sat in a recording studio one day and recorded 200 of these, we thought it was pretty cool.

Yesterday, I was listening to the local "classic rock" station (motto: nothing recorded after 1982 is worth shit!) and heard a weird one.

"Hi, this is Pete Townsend ... this is Angus Young ... I'm Paul Rogers ... Steve Perry ... this is Ted Nugent, and you're listening to ... [insert call letters here].

It is painfully obvious that they couldn't even get any of these aging rockers to record a spot for their station. Instead, some lackey at the Program Consultant company spliced together a bunch of the 70's era recordings and tacked on the cheesy local jingle. It doesn't exactly make me feel like the station holds any sort of importance in the music business. They're just going through the motions.

Monday, January 10, 2005

Equal Opportunity Employer

What's up with the Seattle Beanery?

They've always had a crew of cute blond girls in tight clothes staffing the coffe/pastry counter. Today, when I went in for breakfast, I saw both a redhead and a brunette (cute and in tight clothes) serving the customers!

Must be some sort of diversity campaign.

Friday, January 07, 2005

The Ice Wins

We just came out of 34 hours of no electricity due an ice storm here in Indiana. It's funny how it's called a 'storm' when it is one of the calmest weather events I've seen.

The power went off around 1:00 am. I stuck my head outside and heard the tree branches popping under the weight of the ice. It's not fun having to rely on the kindness of neighbors to take a shower before work. There are 8 or 10 houses that were dark here, but next door had no problems.

Spent an uncomfortable night in the basement near a gas powered heater.

Currently playing: Cigarette Dangles by The Pursuit of Happiness.