Saturday, January 18, 2003

First official SAUNAAB tests
Stupidity is usually the soup du jour when guys have too much time on their hands.

Watched Yao and the Rockets take on Shaq Daddy and the Lakers with David. I was surprised by how well Yao kept up with the Daddy, even blocking his first 3 shots. I already knew from watching before that Yao was fundamentally pretty sound and had some game, but thought he'd be overpowered by the Diesel, but he more than held his own. Gotta give props to an Asian professional athlete, truly a stranger in a strange land. The best part of the game was watching the MacIntosh ad with Verne Troyer (Mini-Me) and Yao during the breaks.

Fox renews Simpsons thru 2005
And someday I will own them all on DVD. Once I get a job.

Finally rented and saw Shrek last week. And apparently there's gonna be a Shrek ride at Universal Studios this summer.

Friday, January 17, 2003

Gas Passers Sitting Pretty
Strange... but apparently true. They should sell these out front at places like Fuddruckers, or El Famous Burrito. Thanks to alert reader Mike Herman for the link.

Interesting pictures on Yahoo News today:
This is one ripped Korean soldier
Wonder what was in the water balloon

Song stuck in my head: "Honestly" by Zwan. Yah I know it's kinda corny, but it's catchy. Is Billy Corgan getting mushy on us? Awwwwwwww.

Don't like garden gnomes? Me neither, Amelie notwithstanding. They should die screaming with sharp things in their heads. Or you could just read about the Turkish Star Wars.

Does beheading hurt? The New Scientist knows. In other news, surgery tools are left in 1500 people a year.

The National "Do Not Call" Registry is coming!

Attention, Todd Hertz. Get your furry animal costumes here. Don't I say I never did anything for ya.

For your weekend sendoff, enjoy a Heartfelt Plea for More Peaceful Violence.

Thursday, January 16, 2003

WARNING: the following paragraph is way too sports-heavy for some of you

You know you care about your team too much when hearing a sports update on the radio as you're getting up in the morning can get you hyperventilating. I'm slowly lurching awake when I hear that the White Sox have made a trade:

Announcer Guy: "The White Sox acquire Orlando "El Duque" Hernandez (I am now WIDE AWAKE and PISSED) for pitchers Antonio Osuna and Delvis Mantigua."

(Anger now at full, white-hot throttle.)

"They then turn around and deal El Duque to the Montreal Expos for pitcher Bartolo Colon....(rest of the announcement drowned out in boisterous, drunken yelling)."

Quite a mood swing. I care about my sports teams WAY too much. Anyway. Here's what more objective, soberminded folk think about it. Puts my team in a good position, but I still remember the crappy ghosts of David Wells and Jaime Navarro, other"great" White Sox free agent pitcher signings.

New Harry Potter book due June 21
Brace yourselves. I don't read them, but I know plenty who do. I do wonder sometimes if the long series like Harry Potter get better as you go along. I'd think the writing and the story might be better if it was shorter.

For those of you looking to get a new car, you might want to check out the McLaren F1.

Hmm. The Derfman apparently wrote letters to his favorite food companies, like Nabisco, Kraft and Campbell. You like V8? Dang. I thought only crazy people like my dad, who like a goat can eat anything, drank that stuff.

Wednesday, January 15, 2003

Nothing much to blog today. David has got me hooked on 24, mostly because the pacing is good and they have a quota of one unexpected death per week. Where else do you get that?

Tuesday, January 14, 2003

Frank W. Abagnale
The guy DiCaprio plays in Catch Me If You Can.

ESPN's Page 2 ran a list of the 10 greatest playoff upsets in NFL history.

Things I Worry About
Which is pretty typical of the fare at I'm trying to decide if it's funny or not.

Russian ad agency fined over inciting a soccer riot from showing a clip of The Big Lebowski. You can't even make stuff like this up. And here's a site about the movie, complete with downloadable sound files for the quotes, even those of the greatest secondary comedic character in the history of film, Jesus Quintana (played by John Turturo).

Jesus Quintana: "You said it man. Nobody f***s with the Jesus."

Monday, January 13, 2003

Priciest Burger in NYC Debuts at $41
Mmmm. I really miss In'N'Out Burger at times like this. Or you can have some chicken, if you prefer.

I was making fun of one of my buddies who has an oscillating toothbrush, cuz those things seem like so gimmicky. Joke's on me, I guess.

I have a thick, nauseous feeling emanating from somewhere inside my head. It's a bit odd because I think I can feel it everytime I inhale, in the back of my throat and in my nose. Maybe I should start sleeping at regular hours, and watch less TV.