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Happy New Year!

I still have no idea what this is. I don’t know what it means. I don’t know if it’s an advertisement, or a video, or a cartoon, or a warning. I just know that it is the one item I’ve found on the ‘net this year that I absolutely cannot comprehend in any way, shape, […]

That I Would Be Good

that I would be good even if i did nothing that I would be good even if i got the thumbs down that I would be good if I got and stayed sick that I would be good even if I gained ten pounds that i would be fine even even if I went bankrupt […]


How’s this for annoying? When I returned from San Diego I realized that the cable company had rearranged all the channels. ESPN2 moved from 68 to 32. The TV Guide channel (previously 44 and the most-useful of all stations) is missing. And I can’t find Animal Planet (used to be 59) anywhere. Crikey! I don’t […]

San Diego

The Bucs won. I had a good time. Chris and I played Teras Kasi and MTV Snowboarding and argued at length about logic, infinity, nanophysics, the soul, “dark matter”, and relationships until 4 am. Then we watched the Simpsons. Chris is doing well. He has a really cool girlfriend named Al. She burned me a […]

Make a Hologram

Ever wondered how to make a hologram at home? I think it’s neat that they used Woodstock as a model …


I finally managed to finish all my Christmas cards last night. It figures that I would run out of stamps with three left – mom, dad, and Nana Rainy’s. People should start getting my Christmas cards around the first week of January, so that’s always pleasant. And of course I haven’t mailed any gifts yet. […]


One Headlight – the Wallflowers


From It didn’t mean all that much at the time. Early last March free-agent quarterback Elvis Grbac took a spur-of-the-moment trip to the Maryland home of Ravens coach Brian Billick. It was assumed that Baltimore would sign free agent Brad Johnson, who had played for Minnesota for seven years while Billick was an assistant […]

Christmas in LA

And so this was Christmas …


Observations like this are why I love to read Tuesday Morning Quarterback: This season, style demands that NFL players on the sidelines don baseball caps, often worn backward. Look closely next time you see a shot of a backward cap on an NFL star. TMQ has been doing this lately, and has noticed-the adjustable bands […]


I just heard Stuart Scott on Sportscenter talking about Barry Bonds’ season this year. He said something that just blows me away. I hadn’t – until now – really appreciated Bonds’ home run extravaganza. The 73 (SEVENTY-THREE!!!) home runs in a season is amazing, obviously. But Scott just said that Bonds hit a home run […]


In other NFL news, NBC has announced that during halftime of the Super Bowl, it will air a 20-minute special of the drek “reality” show Fear Factor – reality shows” being the least real things on television – in which the contestants are six former Playboy Playmates of the Year. Swimsuits will surely be required […]

Helen Keller

“I had once believed that we were all masters of our fate – that we could mould our lives into any form we pleased … I had overcome deafness and blindness sufficiently to be happy, and I supposed that anyone could come out victorious if he threw himself valiantly into life’s struggle. But as I […]

Danny Wuerffel CD

Danny Wuerffel is the latest athlete to cut a CD, but unlike other jocks, he’s not flowing about the grittiness of the mean streets. On the 14-song Heaven and Nature Sings – Christmas with Danny Wuerffel, Family, and Friends, the Bears’ quarterback lends his vocal stylings to such chestnuts as Silent Night and Joy to […]


Wow! I’m sitting here in LA with ESPN’s Best of Sportscenter on the TV and I just saw Steve Spurrier wish all the armed forces a Merry Christmas. That was cool.


Happy Xmas (War Is Over) – John Lennon This is my favorite Christmas song. It’s one of my favorite songs period. I can’t remember a Christmas that I didn’t hear this song. This was notably the second year in a row that I failed to hear Alice’s Restaurant by Arlo Guthrie on Thanksgiving.


*Note: There is no new song in this post. So you have an audio CD and you want to convert some of the songs on it into mp3 format. How in the world do you do that? It’s easier than you think. There are only about a million places on line with tutorials and software […]

Christmas Eve Kayaks

Here’s another one of my dad’s photographs. He’s been kayaking all over New England for the last year or so. He’s got a thing set up so he can have his camera on the end of the kayak while he’s … er … kayaking. (Y’know, there really aren’t any synonyms for kayaking.) I just think […]


Double Merry Super Christmas Eve! Or, alternately, Bah Humbug! You choose.


I absolutely adore that they call the show “Monday Night Football” even when it’s airing on a Saturday night.