Wednesday, July 28, 2004

If you didn't catch Barack Obama's keynote speech at the Democratic National Convention live last night, do yourself a favor and give it a look. (You can also read the text.)

I was driving on the Beltway through a torrential downpour while he was speaking, so I only got to hear it on C-SPAN Radio. But even limited to the audio and with much of my attention devoted to white-knuckling it around 95, I felt it was one of the best speeches I've ever heard.

To all my friends back home in Illinois: I am so jealous that you are going to be represented by Senator Obama come January.
Posted @ 1:12 PM

Saturday, July 24, 2004

Just when I thought I could no longer be shocked by silly, frivolous products, I find myself completely bowled over by a new absurd entry to the market.

Today's slice of the ridiculous? IAMS Savory Sauce. Sauce for dry dog food.

Dogs will eat cardboard. Dogs will eat old, smelly shoes. Dogs will eat dirty diapers. All without the need to "kick it up a notch." Why in the name of all that's sane would they need Doggie A-1 to entice them to eat their Alpo?
Posted @ 3:42 PM

Thursday, July 22, 2004

The parade of short-lived TV shows being released on DVD continues in grand fashion. Two series that I loved, both of which were killed during their first seasons by the evil FOX cabal, will be out by the end of the year.

I've known for a while about the impending release of Wonderfalls. Now comes even more unexpected good news. Greg the Bunny, the most brilliant puppet-based show since MST3K, is set to come out in October.

Between these shows, the previously drooled-over Greatest American Hero DVD set, and football (the Hall of Fame game is just 17 days away), I probably won't leave the house all winter. Well, except to go to work.

Maybe I can convince my boss I need to telecommute...
Posted @ 10:35 AM

Saturday, July 17, 2004

I hate that I have to say this again, but this bit of info demands it...


No no no no.


Jack Black as Green Lantern?!? They're gonna go to all the trouble of making a Green Lantern movie, but turn it into a comedy?

Please let this be a rumor. Please please please...
Posted @ 12:34 PM

Thursday, July 15, 2004

There's a great story on the wires today about former Minnesota Vikings running back Robert Smith. He walked away from the NFL four years ago for reasons that were less than clear. Now he's telling his story in a coming book entitled The Rest of the Iceberg.

I'm always fascinated by guys who walk away from fame as he did, on top and on his own terms. I very rarely read books about sports, but Iceberg is one that I'll definitely be picking up.
Posted @ 7:54 AM

Friday, July 09, 2004

Life and work have just been too busy for words of late. I could really use a little vacation. If I were a Navy man or a big Star Trek geek, I'd say I need shore leave.

Wait a minute. I am a big Star Trek geek! And as luck and flimsily-premised blog entries would have it, I can go on shore leave this weekend. Or more correctly, I can go to Shore Leave. The Shore Leave 26 science fiction and fantasy convention, to be precise.

It promises to be two days of fanboy fun, especially when you consider that the great Clint Howard will be a guest. Yes, the Clint Howard!

And given the three guys with whom I'll be attending this shindig, the standard convention experience will be paired with several hours of poker and perhaps an adult beverage or two.

It should be a great, relaxing time. Just what Doctors McCoy, Crusher, Bashir and Phlox ordered.
Posted @ 7:13 AM

Sunday, July 04, 2004

Happy Independence Day!

(Decided to go with a visual celebration this year, courtesy of Just ran across the site today, but it seems chock full of meaty info on the War for Independence.)
Posted @ 11:03 AM


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