Arbitrary Randomness
Friday, December 21, 2001
In this picture the eagle on the rug is facing the arm with the branches, but in an episode of The West Wing last season (or perhaps it was the first season), the president was in the oval office with Mr. McDowell (from "Coming to America") and he asked the president how they change the carpet, because in times of war, the eagle faces the arm with the arrows. He was curious if they cut out a small section, or replaced the whole carpet. I was bummed that we never found out the answer to that, even though Bartlet said, "I'll find that out for you." I was teased, and have been curious ever since. But that is beside the point. We are in a time of war right now, and the eagle is still facing the olive branches in this photo. My question is this: Was that just a line made up about the eagle changing directions for the show, or is that really true, and they just haven't changed the carpet in the real west wing?

If you know, please let me in on the secret..... I hate not having comments to the blog.
Today is the first day of winter..... which means.... days will now get longer.... woo hoo!!!!! (well, daylight will get longer.... i know that days are still 24 hours long)
Wednesday, December 19, 2001
OK, I was going to let it go, since i only heard one show comment on it, but now i've heard it from multiple sources....

INSTANT REPLAY IS NOT SLOWING GAMES DOWN!!!!!!!! well, maybe a little, but that's not the reason that a football game is now lasting 3.5 - 4 hours long. Is the commercial breaks!!!! There is no need after a score to go to a commercial break for 3-5 minutes, come back, show the kick off for 30 seconds, then go to another 3-5 minutes of commercials. If you have a game that has 6 scores, that's an extra 20-30 minutes that can be taken out of the duration. And six scores is not a lot.

My other question is why the heck do they have bottles at sporting events anyway??? didn't anyone see this coming?? I understand that they are plastic bottles, but still, "... who were the ad wizards who came up with this one?" (that's a combo rant and quote!!!! too bad the comments aren't working)

Monday, December 17, 2001
I didn't know what to watch Saturday night, with the triple play of Randy Quaid on three stations. Christmas Vacation, Vegas Vecation, and Tim Russert were all on at the same time. I didn't know what to watch. I had just watched Christmas Vacation the night before, so i eliminated that one. Tim Russert isn't really Randy Quaid (or is he??? Have you seen them both in the same room at the same time??) so I turned on Vegas Vacation, since I had not seen it before. After an hour of the movie, I just couldn't stand it anymore. It just wasn't that funny. And what's with the kids in the Vacation Movies...... I know you can't always cast the same kids for the same characters (because they would be too old by now), but the ages of the kids should stay somewhat the same. It seems like from movie to movie, they change which child is older, or at least change the age difference. If anyone has seen Vegas Vacation, did I miss anything by not watchin gthe second half??....... didn't think so.
Friday, December 14, 2001
Is there a blog commenting service out there that is allowing new users, or has reliable service????? please email to me.... reblogger, snorcomments, and blogback have all failed me..... please help.... I need to hear the voice of my people!!!!! (ok, so i don't have any people, but the 8 of you who actually come here need a place to voice your opinion without sending an email to me!!!!!!)
Wednesday, December 12, 2001
I keep seeing references to the "art" piece mentioned in yesterday's blog being controversal, but haven't found out why it is controversal (other than the fact that it was an empty room with a light that turned on and off). why is it that i keep giving it more publicity, adding to the mahem that the 8 people who will actually read this will cause. I'm not sure if that was a complete thought or not, but it made sense in my head before whilst i was typing it.

I saw "Mission to Mars" this past weekend, and was disappointed. that's all i have to say about that.

I'm not sure what this means, but I found it rather amusing....linky-poo
Tuesday, December 11, 2001
Please forgive the following use of the phrase "if the playoffs started today". I do not like when i hear people use this phrase, because it really has no meaning whatsoever in the real world..... that being said......don't look now, but if the playoffs started today, the Clippers would be in!!!!!

this is why i'll never understand "art". If this is the winning exhibit, i would hatehatehate (Hadley, 2001) to see the losing ones.

Resources: (I must give credit where credit is due, or else I will get flamed again)

Friday, December 07, 2001
If the name Jimmy "Spiderman" Allen means something to you, or if you remember the lines "we've got an offensive line, who's very tough, we've got a defensive line called the silver rush".... you will enjoy this link.
Thursday, December 06, 2001
I followed Noli's lead to snorland..... but with my experience, it will take a some time before the changes actually take place...... Hopefully my comments will be back soon.
I was watching Ed last night, and was waiting for Jim to start singing, "what goes with pie? Milk, Milk, What goes with Molly? Milk, Milk"
Wednesday, December 05, 2001
I know I am late on this, but Russ's post on Jason Alexander made me think..... if you timed all the commercials for Bob Patterson that aired.... would that time be longer than the amount of time that the actual show was on the air?
Monday, December 03, 2001
Is it just me, or is it strange when announcers and writers refer to players who have been in the league for 4, 5, 6 years as "Veteran Players". I always thought that being in the leage for 8, 9, 10 years made you a veteran. Not that there is a definite number associated with "veteran", but it seems a bit ridiculous to me to have players who have been in the league for a few years be considered a veteran. Also, I think there should be some experience behind those years. What brings this up is that I heard a reference to Ty Detmer being a veteran quarterback. I just don't see it.
On Friday, on the Lockerroom (hopefully I'll beat Russ to this comment = ), I think it was Eli who was talking about how Rumsfeld (sp?) was giving great sound bytes in his press conference, and then proceeded to read some of his quotes. Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't sound bytes, by definition, SOUND from the individual? If you just read them Eli, they are QUOTES.

Is it me, or does it sound funny when you hear Mark Champion use the phrase "head-set phone jockeys"

with wins at New York and at Charlotte, the Pistons have taken first place in their division!!!!! Clippers are only 1 game under .500, but sit next to last in their division

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