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.
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
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
Well, since my brudda seems to think I need to make it a regular feature, and since I can't come up with anything [original] about which to write, I've decided I'm going to make another partial list of my pet peeves. Y'all may remember my post a couple weeks ago about more or less innocuous things that … Continue reading Pet Peeves II
Or as I call it, Let's Drink For The Sake Of Drinking And Use The Excuse Of "Ethnic Heritage" Day. Oh, come on, people... "Everybody's Irish on St. Patrick's Day"?! Jeez... looking for a justification for your alcoholism much? St. Patrick's Day is nothing more than yet another ridiculous late-winter "holiday" along with Groundhog Day … Continue reading St. Patrick’s Day
A friend and once-frequent commenter (big ups to Nancy!) mentioned something on the Facebooks once a while back about pet peeves that absolutely drive you crazy. Her premise was things that are pretty much innocuous to most other people but will send you spinning into a dimension of lucid psychosis. So that got me thinking … Continue reading Pet peeves
Oh, like my Groundhog Day post didn't lend itself to a similar Valentine's Day post. Don't act so shocked. And yes, I think I posted something similar last year or the year before, but all my posts disappeared late last year, so I'm doing it again. Shut up and read it. |+|+|+|+|+|+|+|+|+|+|+|+|+|+|+|+|+|+|+|+|+|+|+| This coming Sunday … Continue reading The other useless February “holiday”