The following list contains the names of just a handful of the people we lost in 2016. These are just the more widely known people. The Grim Reaper must have been getting some major OT this year. January 4: Robert Stigwood, manager (Cream, the Bee Gees); producer ('Saturday Night Fever', 'Grease') 6: Pat Harrington, actor … Continue reading Suck it, 2016. Suck it hard.
People who know me are probably sick by now of hearing how much I hate Facebook, yet can't bring myself to actually leave Facebook, since most people won't give me their cell phone numbers and/or email addresses, but instead say, "Just hit me up on Facebook." But that's just it: I don't WANT to hit … Continue reading If it weren’t for Facebook…
Because humans are the arrogant pieces of excrement that they are, I bet you anything a massive campaign begins to hunt down and kill the scourge and rid the world of the evil beasts known as grey whales. Story here.
So the Super Bowl was last night. Two teams about which I could not possibly care less playing for a ridiculous amount of money. (Don't get me started on the NFL's status as a [exaggerated air quotes] "not for profit" company.) Anyway, here are some thoughts on last night's ridiculous spectacle: -Three hours before kickoff, … Continue reading Super Bowl Exlix musings
As with many members of Cardinal Nation (ugh, how I hate that term), I was shocked last night to hear of the tragic passing of the Cardinals' very promising young prospect, Oscar Taveras, and his girlfriend, Edilia Arvelo. They were tragically killed in a car crash in Taveras' home country of the Dominican Republic. My … Continue reading RIP Oscar Taveras 1992-2014
So I thought I'd blow the dust off of this blog (again) with a little ditty called Friday 5. There is a blog that asks five questions every Friday (hence, the name), and the questions are related by a common theme. Sometimes the link is barely there. This week's questions are about wisdom. Wisdom is … Continue reading Friday 5: Wisdom
No, not the POO-pocalypse- that is what happens after a night of White Castle and Milwaukee's Best. I said the PU-pocalypse, of which "Cardinal Nation" is in the midst due to Albert Pujols and the St. Louis Cardinals not coming to terms on a contract extension by today's noon deadline. Now I am the first to admit … Continue reading It’s the Pu-pocalypse!
Fuck off. --Johann
Springfield's mayor, Tim Davlin, was found dead in his home yesterday morning from "an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound". I'm not here to speak on how he died, why he died, any sort of speculation into that or any sort of conspiracy, actual or perceived. I want to speak about the man. I never met Mayor … Continue reading R.I.P. Mayor Tim Davlin
- I hate Monopoly. It takes forever and the only way to win is to be the banker. Plus, the banker usually cheats. - Being an extreme liberal is equally as detrimental to any form of political progress (AND equally as hateful) as is being an extreme conservative. SIDE NOTE: It's time for some more … Continue reading Random Saturday morning thoughts
I'm in Westport Plaza this weekend for the wife's company's annual "management appreciation" weekend (basically, it's a weekend-long drunk disguised as "work" because they go to meetings on Saturday). I drove up to the McDonald's at the edge of the Westport compound for a couple Egg McMuffins and coffee. As I'm eating, the TV is showing … Continue reading The kindness of strangers
From dictionary.com: patriotism: devoted love, support, and defense of one's country; national loyalty. Tomorrow is the 9th anniversary of the most brutal terrorist attack on American soil in our history. Every year at this time, emails and posts flood our inboxes and Facebook walls with fluff messages about "Never Forget", often backed by some overused Lee Greenwood or Toby Keith song, reminding us … Continue reading Patriotism?
Okay, so back when people used to read this blog, some of them used to comment about how I'm always bitching and complaining about one thing or another, and often asked is there anything that makes me happy. Of course there is. It's just easier to bitch and complain, and- at least back in the … Continue reading Anti-pet peeves
You're kidding me, right? I mean, seriously, lone Blagjovonovajayjayjonovich juror, you're joking, right? Ex-Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich, accused of 24 different counts- not the least of which being trying to sell President Obama's Senate seat, something he was caught ON TAPE doing- was "only" guilty of lying to a federal agent?! So tell us... was … Continue reading One juror: PRICELESS
I don't have much of a vocabulary, as you've long ascertained from reading this dribble. Hence why I routinely get my ass kicked at Scrabble and its more popular iPhone equivalent Words With Friends. I don't know many "$10 words", and I really don't have any use for many of them, out of the mindset … Continue reading Words