Arbitrary Randomness
Wednesday, November 27, 2002
They bet on just about everything in England:

Less than a week after Pete Sampras became a father, bookmakers in England are offering odds on his son winning the Wimbledon tennis championships. William Hill rates Christian Charles Sampras a 150-1 chance to add to his father's seven singles titles at the All England Club. He's 2,000-1 to beat Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf's year-old son, Jaden in a Wimbledon final.
Tuesday, November 26, 2002
Not that commercials in general make sense, but i just don't get the pepsi blue commercials.

Speaking of the new flavors of pop, there is a new 7-UP, with caffeine. I didn't hear anything about it, I just saw it at the store the other day. It's nothing great. Not that it's bad, but nothing special. It is a slightly different taste than regular 7-UP, and has a green color to it.
Monday, November 25, 2002
From the "pictures that crack me up"....
Raking Wet Leaves.... BAD
OSU beating Michigan..... WORSE
Friday, November 22, 2002
Warning, this story probably won't translate to reading, and won't be nearly as funny as when I heard it (plus you need to know who Bob Ufer was, and some of his antics), but here goes...

I was in the car briefly at lunch, and caught part of Damon "the dog" Perry's show, and he was taking calls on people's prediction for the UM/OSU game tomorrow, and the dog was doing Ufer impersonations, and I was laughing so hard, because the dog would start going nuts (a la Ufer) and then the producer would come on the mic and go "HONK HONK HONK HONK HONK HONK HONK" (imitating the horn Ufer had)

I was in tears laughing

Although this appears to be a normal picture of two basketball players, the two players are 7-6.... that just cracks me up.

On a side note, the Mavericks magic number for clinching home court throughout the playoffs is 67
I've been meaning to comment on this.... What's up with NBC's "Julia Roberts' weekend"??? Since when is Sunday and Monday a weekend??? It just doesn't make sense!!!!! If anything, it's a weekstart!!!!
Thursday, November 21, 2002
Stupid rain..... well, usually I don't mind rain... I kind of like rain, but we've got a ton of leaves in our backyard that I need to rake that I keep waiting for the weather to be dry for a few days so the leaves can dry up.

Anyone want to jump in a wet leave pile???
Tuesday, November 19, 2002
It took me all day, and I came up with this....

on either Sunday or Monday, I turned 900 million seconds old. (that means it happened to Russ on like Friday or Saturday)
I should have saved some blogging material for today.... I got nothing
Monday, November 18, 2002
Here ya go, Russ

It's not outside of the realm of possibility that College Football could end the season with 7 top 10 teams with one loss. Michigan beats OSU, and Virginia Tech beats Miami, Fla.

For those against the current system, and for a playoff, would there be anything better than that?? We are stuck with the BCS for the next 3 years (I think), but maybe they would reconsider after that.

I need to stop posting.....
I have a thing against starting to celebrate/decorate for one holiday before the previous holiday is over. This is most commonly done with Christmas. Now I have nothing against Christmas shopping early, but when decorations start going up before Thanksgiving is over, that's a little too early for me.

I can see putting up the lights before it gets too cold out, but you don't need to turn them on at the beginning of November. There is a house I pass frequently that has had Christmas lights on for the last week or two.

On a corner, I noticed today that there is a large pile of cut Christmas trees. Is this a bit early??? So when Christmas rolls around, these trees have already been cut for over a month and a half. I just don't get it. Can't we just wait until after Thanksgiving to start the celebration?

ok, i'm done ranting....... for now
I was watching the Negotiator last night, and was thinking that it ranks up there with my favorite movies of all time..... How I determine that is that if I see that it's on, I have to stop and watch it for awhile. Other recent movies that fall in this category are Shawshank Redemption and Remember the Titans. I'm not saying that those are # 1, # 2, and # 3, but all three are definitely up there.
Friday, November 15, 2002
If you are like me (which is probably scary) you liked the Kool-Aid flavor "Purplesaurus Rex" they used to have. I say "used to" because I have been unable to find it for the last 4 or 5 years. If you did like it, and are unable to find it, here is a close replacement.

Purplesaurus Rex was a grape-lemonade. I do my mix by doing half and half of the grape Kool-Aid and the Lemonade Kool-Aid. Each packet is about 1 teaspoon. So 1/2 teaspoon of Grape and 1/2 teaspoon of Lemonade mixed with the 1 cup of sugar makes a tasty drink. If you are making 1 gallon instead of the standard 2 quarts, just add one packet of Grape and one packet of Lemonade and the 2 cups of sugar.

Thursday, November 14, 2002
John being serious for a moment...

In last night's episode of Ed, Warren (a high school student, in case you don't watch the show) was falling for an older girl, and it came to the point where they were having a romantic evening, with the possibility of having sex. Warren was getting nervous for his first time, and just before they were about to, Warren found out that Emma was leaving town in a few days, and that this would be just a "one night stand." Upon this realization, Warren stopped it, and said that he didn't want to do it if it was just going to be about this one night.

I realize that many viewers will probably blow it off as the geeky kid in school being a do-gooder, or sometihng along those lines, but I find it refreshing for a TV show to show a teenager with some morals. Most teens in TV shows and movies are all after sex. I applaud the creators/writers of Ed to show that even though you have the urges, you can have the self control to stop yourself, and keep your morals.

I probably didn't articulate this in the best way, but I think you know what I'm getting at.
I've criticized Mitch Albom in the past, but I do agree with his column today.
Wednesday, November 13, 2002
While watching the Pistons/Mavericks game the other night, I pointed out 7' 6" Shawn Bradley to my wife, stating that he was pretty tall....I had to laugh when she said (in reference to being that tall), "Is that healthy?"
Joshua Malina plays Will Bailey in the last few episodes of The West Wing (the guy running the campaign in California). He looks so familiar to me, but when I looked at his filmography on imdb I don't find anything familiar. I have seen 2 or 3 episodes of Sports Night, but I don't think that is it. I've also seen The American President, but I don't recall him from there either.

Does anyone know where I might have seen him that is not listed on imdb???
In case you have heard yet, a Miami(OH) coach was arrested yesterday for shoving a fan after their loss to Marshall last night.

I haven't seen the tape (if there is one), but heard a discussion about it this morning on the radio.

My thoughts are this... although it was wrong for the guy to shove the fan, the fan had no reason to be on the field. It's like if someone breaks into your house, and then sues you for something that happen to him while in your house.

When I was a student at UM, there were MANY times we would have loved to jump down and rush the field after a big win. There was a reason that we didn't. WE WEREN'T SUPPOSED TO DO IT!!!! (plus the fact that there were a bunch of police officers ready to stop us).

I don't know the whole story as to whether it was unprovoked or not, but the guy who was shoved's brother said that "he was waving goodbye to the Miami players". I'm guessing it was a little provoked.
Tuesday, November 12, 2002
Sometimes i want to blurt out "Boy.... Crime.... I don't know" for no apparent reason....

....or have someone else blurt it out so that I can reply with "In case you're wondering....'Boy.... Crime...I don't know' is when I decided to kick your ass"
Monday, November 11, 2002
Do you think the Rose Bowl will regret joining the BCS if Miami loses and Ohio State and Washington State win out?
So I've gotten a few hits for people looking for SpongeBob SquarePants Nude. Here's my question. If he is in fact nude, then would he still be SquarePants? Or would it just be SpongeBob? Or SpongeBob SquareButt?

Friday, November 08, 2002
I guess we have the Naval Acadamy to blame for Notre Dame (from this article)

The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, who served as president of Notre Dame from 1952-87, said the two schools have a special relationship that goes beyond the annual game. It started during World War II, when Notre Dame was struggling financially and the Navy put a half-dozen programs on the South Bend campus.

"If it hadn't been for the Navy, we could have gone under,'' he said.

Thursday, November 07, 2002
Not to be picky, but in the first season, the episode "The One With Two Parts" aired on February 23, 1995 (no, I don't know this, I checked an episode guide). The reason I mention this is because in that episode, it was Phoebe's birthday. Last week's episode, they celebrated Phoebe's birthday. Just a continuity error I noticed.
Wednesday, November 06, 2002
I just find this picture extremely funny...

Tuesday, November 05, 2002
I'm just a blogging fool today.... I meant to post this earlier


Thank you.

In case you didn't get my "Ron Mason" joke in my West Wing post last week...

John Aniston (Left) and Ron Mason (Right)

OK, so they aren't identical twins, but you gotta give me a resemblance!!!!!
After watching Trading Spaces over the weekend, Sarah and I were wondering if Doug is really that much of an asshat, or is it done just for the show..... kind of a thing to get people to watch to see how horrible Doug is this week.

In Saturday's episode, he contradicted himself.... he was saying that the owners don't necessarily get what they want, they get what their NEIGHBORS want with the designer's input..... but what Doug was mad about was that the neighbors didn't want to do anything to the wood floor that Doug wanted to do, but that is what the neighbors wanted. He was also a lot nicer on the second day, so I'm wondering if the producers reamed him out after Day 1.
Monday, November 04, 2002
Noli has corrected me about "Best Supporting Actress" Emmy that Stockard Channing received. Apparently the Emmys are based on only ONE episode. So apparently, Stockard Channing didn't need to be in a lot of episodes, just one.

I still don't think she deserves it, but I can no longer use the arguement that she's barely in the episodes.

Now I am curious as to which episode it was that she won for.
Friday, November 01, 2002
I don't know why, but everytime I have McDonalds, it seems like I get a lot of excess phelm in my throat.
For the past few weeks, my remote control for cable hasn't been as good as it used to. I would have to point it directly at the TV, and even then it wouldn't always work. I finally changed the batteries in it yesterday, and holy cow, is it good. I don't even have to point it at the TV now. It's great to be back in control again.

I've been meaning to blog about this for awhile. I'm not sure this will make sense, but I will try. The remote-keyless entry for my car confuses me. If I am walking toward my car, and I hold down the lock button, once I get in the range of the car, it will beep. What baffles me about this is that if I continue to hold down the lock button, it doesn't continue to beep. If the remote sent just one signal when I pushed it down, that would explain the one beep, but I originally hold the button down when I'm out of range, and once I get in range it beeps. So that leads me to believe that it constantly sends out a signal to the car. But if that's true, it would continue to send out the signal even after it beeped the first time. I just don't get it.

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