Thursday, May 31, 2007

I Am a Curse For the Yankees


I have seent he Yankees play live about 15 times or so.

I have seen them win ONCE. That's it... ONCE. It was in Baltimore for my bachelor party and it was a great time.

I went to two Yankee games this week and both games were disappointing for different reasons.

The Red Sox game was frustrating because dipshit Manhy Ramirez hit a three run bomb in the first inning and the rest of the game went to shit after that.

The Angels game was frustrating because Torre pulled his usual crap by pulling out Mussina too early as he does with every frigging starter which means that the bullpen gave up the game... as they always seem too.

7 innings of really good baseball completely blown by the frigging bullpen... Proctor in specific.

Jerk offs

Anyway... so muh wife and I were talking about my curse on Thursday with the owner of our favorite pizza shop. He made me feel better because he told me that there was a little girl that he knew that was going to the game with her father and she has NEVER seen them lose.

That had to cancel out my curse... right? Wrong... my curse probably made a little girl cry... and now... I feel even worse...

Poop...

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Spaghetti arms!

Oh wait... wrong blog.

It's been almost a month for Spaghetti arms!

I might have to demote my own wife...

So sad....

Happy Birfday Smelmooo's Mom

She loves her oldest son...

Raiderettes



Ladies and Gentlemen...

Allow me to introduce you all to ... the 2007 Raiderettes!!!!

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Fact That Tangent Woman Learned About Smelmooo This Weekend

I have not seen ANY of the Rambo movies.

Time to change that.

bb.com... here I come.

Pimps and Hos Everywhere!


As you know, muh wife and I were out and about in Philly last weekend.

We used up some very well earned Marriott points and stayed at the big one down by the convention center...

All weekend we were surrounded by convention goers wearing their nametages and carrying their corporate sponsored bags. It was cute.

Our room was in the deluxe tower which is attached to the conention center.

On Friday, we came back to the room to settle up for the evening when we came upon a convention of pimps and hos.

Young men were walking into the building and halls with canes and sunglasses with two or three girls on their arms. The hats and absurd clothes were also amazing.

I loved the all purple tuxes and all purple accessory laden fellas... but they must have been pissed that they didn't know they were wearing the same outfits.

Oh wait... this wasn't a pimp and ho convention...

It was a prom.

What an idiot... Who would have known that 500 people would all strive to look like pimps...

This Bums Me Out...

...more than it should.

ACTOR CHARLES NELSON REILLY DIES AT 76

I used to watch a lot of Match Game as a kid... and he always made me laugh.

Monday, May 28, 2007

Happy Memorial Day

Does it seem wrong that the Yanks aren't even playing America's past time in the country on memorial day?

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Crap

Yankees Versus Angels

We are going today... we have had tickets forever.

Come on Yankees... don't suck for one day!

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Day Off...

... I am taking the day off...

Read a book instead of my doped up whacked out words.

Friday, May 25, 2007

It's the Beginning of Memorial Day Weekend...

... now go home and grill some meat.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Book 26 of 52 -- The 6th Target by James Patterson

I decided to read something pretty darn easy for my 26th book. I swear that over the entire 400 pages of James Patterson's latest installment of one of his highly popular series (Alex Cross and this series -- The Women's Murder Club), he didn't use one single compound sentence or anything that was above 12 words long.

His writing is so simplistic and his chapters are so short that he is able to actually build up a lot of suspense in his novels. I am always ready to dismiss his books and I generally do.

He does usually bring me on a journey...often with good results and sometimes with mixed results (i.e. the damned winged bird/kid books he is so fond of.), but this time, I was so into the last 120 pages that I couldn't put the book down. It just took forever to get to that point.



Here is something else about Patterson I don't get... He had FIVE #1 books in 2005 and FIVE #1 books in 2006. FIVE. Every single one of his books has a co-author on them. I am a firm believer that the man doesn't write anymore... he just sells the books of others.

6th Target is the next book... and... it's ummm...good enough...

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Battlestar Galactica

Does anyone watch the new Battlestar Galactica?

King Tut Exhibit -- What Impressed Us

So... muh wife and I took a long ass weekend to Philadelphia where we ate lots and lots of food, but we took a 2 hour pit stop at the Franklin Institute to see the King Tut exhibit.

As a history buff, I love this stuff and was looking forward to it. We were herded into the exhibit and we made our way through the tremendous ... stuff and artifacts.

There were original gold pectorals.

There were original ornamental Ankhs and chairs.

There were pieces of furniture from his tomb.

It was all old and it was wonderful... even the really cool cobra jewelry...

We ooohed and ahhhed. We marveled and thoroughly enjoyed our short visit through history...

Then... we walked into the gift shop...

Something on the shelf actually made us squeal with delight...

It was a tissue box holder in the shape of King Tut's mummy mask. What made it awesome was that you pulled the tissues out the mask's nose!

Awesome.

You can buy your own.. right here.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Why The Hell Did You Do That? Marriott

I am a frequent hotel "dweller." To put it into perspective, this year alone (just 2007), I estimate that I have stayed in a hotel for about 30 days/nights.

I am also allergic to down and feathers.

I add the two together and you get a young man who is constantly asking the hotel to come into my room and change all the pillows and comforters in the room to non-down products -- foam... whatever it takes.

I am used to it.

A couple weeks ago I was staying in a Marriott with my wife and we got into the room and I called Housekeeping to come in and change our pillows. 3 hours later...when we returned to our room, the pillows were changed and we had a very nice night of sleep.

The next morning, we awoke and went about our business for approximately 6 hours.

We showed up in the room and were pleasantly surprised to see the bed was made up and it had extra pillows!

That's right... extra pillows!

Oh wait... I wonder if they are down... those extra pillows...

Upon further examination, I couldn't figure something out.

All the pillows ... and not just the extra ones... but ALL the pillows were changed back to down pillows.

WHAT THE HELL?

We called room service and asked for the re-change to occur. They were very apologetic and made the change... including taking the comforter away that was also made of down.

I still can't figure it out... that was just completely absurd.

Monday, May 21, 2007

My Pirate Name



My pirate name is:


Captain Sam Rackham











Even though there's no legal rank on a pirate ship, everyone recognizes you're the one in charge. You have the good fortune of having a good name, since Rackham (pronounced RACKem, not rack-ham) is one of the coolest sounding surnames for a pirate. Arr!

Get your own pirate name from piratequiz.com.
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Why I Love Ugly Betty



I don't like Ugly Betty.

I don't hate Ugly Betty, but I don't like Ugly Betty either.

Muh wife loves Ugly Betty... a lot. She watches it every week and laughs at most episodes.

I have a few reasons why I LOVE Ugly Betty though... just to be confusing...

1. The show has some absolutely gorgeous and drop dead beautiful women on the show... so I would enjoy it more without volume. It makes it that much more tolerable.



2. When Ugly Betty is on... it forces me to get up and do chores around the house. I do laundry... trim meat... cook food... something that doesn't get done when I interested in watching my television.

3. The most obvious reason... it makes my wife happy... unbelievably happy.

So there you have it... Ugly Betty... except when it is in High Definition... makes me more production and I Love Ugly Betty.

So sue me....

Sunday, May 20, 2007

I Like Cheese

... just in case no one knew....

I like gobs and gobs of it too...

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Happy Birfday Kelli

You don't look 30.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Damn You Applebees

So... muh wife and I have had a very strong aversion to ever going to an Applebees ever again.

For a reminder of why we feel this way, please take a look at this blog from March of 2006.

http://smelmooo.blogspot.com/2006/03/evil-applebees-of-palm-desert_27.html

Last week, muh wife and I were feeling REALLY lazy on a Friday night because she was home late and we wanted to go grocery shopping at our favorite Stop and Shop immediately following dinner... SOOO... we went to Applebees for dinner.

We were quickly seated and we ordered an appetizer for my super hungry wife whose stomach was "digesting itself." Cute honey... cute...

It came quickly and then we ordered dinner.

Dinner came quickly and it tasted awesome.

I had the Quesadilla Burger.



...and Tangent Woman had the Bruschetta Burger...



It made me hate Applebees for being so damn inconsistent and shitty... but proving us and our damn preconceived notions wrong.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Rutgers Wins U.S. Academy College Football Game of the Year Award

Now... don't you wish you were there with Tangent Woman and me?

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Rutgers University's win over the University of Louisville on November 9, 2006 has been named the 2006 "College Football Game of the Year" by the United States Sport Academy.

The Academy will present the award to Rutgers head coach Greg Schiano May 31.

Rutgers will receive a General Scholarship Award of $5000, a shadow box encasing a medallion and proclamation and Artist Proof #1 of foremost college football artist Daniel A. Moore's "Resurgence," which depicts Ray Rice's key run in the final drive of the Rutgers-Louisville game.

The inaugural College Football Game of the Year Award is part of the Academy's Awards of Sport, which pay "Tribute to the Artist and the Athlete." For this award, the Academy created a special voting committee consisting of former college coaches and administrators. Rutgers, which played in the first official college game against Princeton on 6 November 1869, trailed Louisville 25-7 in the first half before the Scarlet Knights stormed back to win on a dramatic field goal by Jeremy Ito in the closing seconds.

Book 25 of 52 -- The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield


The Thirteenth Tale is the story of Vida Winter, a best-selling British writer nearing the end of her life, and Margaret Lea, the youngish apprentice bookseller and part-time biographer, whom Ms. Winter has chosen to write her life story. The problem is that Ms. Winter has spent her life telling stories -- including 19 different ones about her background and childhood.


The Thirteenth Tale is, of course, Ms. Winter's final tale. As it unfolds, the reader meets a troubled family, right out of the pages of Jane Eyre or Wuthering Heights, and a crumbling Gothic mansion called Anglefield, reminiscent of Rebecca's Manderley. There is a secret garden, confused identities, and tragedy, all in the Gothic tradition. But, although this novel pays homage to those great novels that came before, it stands well on its own. To add another layer, Margaret has ghosts of her own, ghosts that are awakened as she hears Ms. Winter's story.


The Thirteenth Tale is a wonderful and unexpected surprise. If you're a fan of DuMaurier, Bronte, Dickens, or even Agatha Christie, you're sure to enjoy this novel.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Holy Shlt That's Dark Outside

it's 4:00 and this storm has made it go from 84 and sunny to 72 and dark as sh;t.

wow.

I Am Elite -- Jealous?



This is how much I do not sleep in my own bed.

I earned elite status by the beginning of March.

Happy Birfday Smelmooo's Dad

He is so handsome for his age.

The Perfect Donut

Everytime I go into Dunkin' Donuts, I look for my favorite donut... They NEVER have it anymore. I mean never. I can NEVER find it and it pisses me off every single time I think about it.

Then... I recently read Minnam's blog and she described her husband's favorite kind of donut. It was the same as my donut... and I am so happy to hear that there is another person out there like me...

It is so perfectly described that I am going to cut and paste it for you right here and then... sit back and read it over and over again until I actually drool.

Hot Damn... I need to find this donut...

"His favorite is the chocolate-iced, cream-filled donut from D&D, and if you substitute custard for cream, there WILL be hell to pay. "

Thank you Minnams for the awesome donut description.

I will now gain 50 pounds just searching for a donut that I thought was dead.

Seth Says I Post Six Times a Day

Was it hyperbole or should I really shoot for six times a day?

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Jerry Falwell Died

WOW!

The gays and lesbians are far more powerful than I thought!

She Isn't Dead

She just travels a lot and works a lot and can't seem to find time to write.

I wish I had nothing to say.

Question -- Posed

So... I was wondering...

Has anyone ever been to a pizzeria with a clean or decent bathroom....?

I don't think I ever have.

Serioulsy.

Happy Birthday Razz and Smelmoo's Father In Law

Everyone was born in May I think....

Everyone...

Monday, May 14, 2007

SURVIVOR COMPETITIONS UPDATE

SURVIVOR COMPETITIONS -- AN UPDATE

Survivor 1 in Borneo -- Richard Hatch (No Game)
Survivor 2 in Australia -- Tina Wesson (Ashfault!)
Survivor 3 in Africa -- Ethan Zohn (Ashfault!)
Survivor 4 in Marquesas -- Vecepia Towery (Pork Chop Express)
Survivor 5 in Thailand -- Brian Heidik (Pork Chop Express)
Survivor 6 in Amazon -- Jenna Morasca (Pork Chop Express)
Survivor 7 in Pearl Islands -- Sandra Diaz-Twine (Pork Chop Express)
Survivor 8 ALL STARS -- Amber Brkich (Pork Chop Express)
Survivor 9 in Vanuatu -- Chris Daugherty (Pork Chop Express)
Survivor 10 in Palau -- Tom Westman (Pork Chop Express)
Survivor 11 in Guatemala -- Danni Boatwright (Ashfault!)
Survivor 12 in Panama (Exile Island) -- Aras Baskauskas (Pork Chop Express)
Survivor 13 in the Cook Islands -- Yul Kwon (Pork Chop Express)
Survivor 14 in Fiji -- Earl Cole (Pork Chop Express)

Overall Totals

Pork Chop Express -- 10
Ashfault! -- 3

Tucker's Nuts -- 1
Rita is... -- ZERO

Survivor Victory!!!! IIIII WWWWWWOOOOONNNNN!!!!!

Lookie lookie... I won twice...

I am not going to brag about it anymore... but let me remind you of how good I am at this game...seriously...

SURVIVOR FIJI GAMES

GAME 1

Tucker’s Nuts

Earl (4) WINNER!!!!!!!!
Dre (1) -- FINSHED TIED FOR SECOND
Cassandra (5) -- FINSHED TIED FOR SECOND
Yau-Man (8) -- FINISHED FOURTH
Boo (9) -- FINISHED FIFTH
Mookie (12) -- Booted Week Eleven
Michelle (13) -- Booted Week Nine
Lisi (14) -- Booted Week Eight
Gary (15) -- Quit Week Four

AASSSFAULT AKA LOSER FACE
Stacy (10) -- Booted Week Thirteen!!!!
Alex (2) -- Booted Week Twelve!!!!
Edguardo (6) -- Booted Week Ten!!!!
James (7) -- Booted Week Seven!!!!
Anthony (7) -- Booted Week Six!!!!
Rita (3) -- Booted Week Five!!!!
Lilliana (18) -- Sacrificed Week Four!!!!
Erica (11) -- Booted Week Two!!!!
Jessica (14) -- Booted Week One!!!!

No Team
Sylvia (19) -- Booted Week Three!!!!

GAME 2 With a New Victim

Tucker’s Nuts
Earl (4) -- WINNER!!!!!
Dre (1) -- FINSHED TIED FOR SECOND
Cassandra (5) -- FINSHED TIED FOR SECOND
Yau Man (9) -- FINISHED FOURTH
Boo (8) -- FINISHED FIFTH
Michelle (12) -- Booted Week Nine
Lisi (13) -- Booter Week Eight
Gary (16) -- Quit Week Four
Lilliana (17) -- Sacrificed Week Four

Rita is a Smoking, Hot Milf AKA SECOND LOSER FACE
Stacy (15) -- Booted Week Thirteen!!!!
Alex (2) -- Booted Week Twelve!!!!
Mookie (10) -- Booted Week Eleven!!!!!!
Edguardo (6) -- Booted Week Ten!!!!
James (14) -- Booted Week Seven
Anthony (7) -- Booted Week Six
Rita (18) -- Booted Week Five
Erica (11) -- Booted Week Two
Jessica (6) -- Booted Week One

No Team
Sylvia (19) -- Booted Week Three

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Happy Mother's Day...

... call her you asshole.

She brought you into this world...

Don't disrepect her.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Thank Lori -- Chicken Joke

A chicken and an egg are lying in bed. The chicken is leaning against the headboard smoking a cigarette, with a satisfied smile on its face.

The egg, looking a bit pissed off, grabs the sheet, rolls over, and says, "Well, I guess we finally answered THAT question."

Friday, May 11, 2007

Three Word Movie Reviews

10 Items or Less -- Surprisingly Very Charming

Alpha Dog -- Actually... Pretty Good

Bobby -- He Gets Shot

Charlotte's Web -- Absolutely Wonderful Film

Code Name: The Cleaner -- Crap, BUT Enjoyable

Deja Vu -- Poop's More Exciting

Deja Vu -- Poop's More Exciting

Dreamgirls -- Pretty.... Something's Missing

Dream On (Season One) -- Fun Flashback Television

Dream On (Season Two) -- Good 90s Show

Freedom Writers -- Gangs Suck.... Again....

The Good Shepherd -- Long, Frustratingly Long

Happily N'Ever After -- NEver Ever Good

Heart of the Game -- Moving, Powerful ... Perfect...

The Hitcher -- WHY??!?!?!?!?! Remake This??!??!?!

Hot Fuzz -- AWESOME, Fun...Good

Larry Sanders Show (Season 1) -- Wow. That's Fun.

Lollilove -- Cute, But Frustrating

Notes on a Scandal -- Scandalously Good... Taut

Smokin' Aces -- Crap, That Sucks

This Film Is Not Yet Rated -- Really Insightful, Good

Thr3e -- Three Times Suckfest

Twin Peaks (Season One) -- Fantastic Quirky Masterpiece

Volver -- Penelope... Fantastic... .......... ........ ....... Average

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Hrm....

I will wait until Monday to gloat.

Survivor Fiji -- Two Episodes Tonight

So... with only tonight's episode separating us from the big finale on Mother's Day...I am poised to win two more cases of beer.

Thank goodness Asssfault finally paid up from the last two wins... so my refrigerator is stocked full of Bass and Harp.

One of my favorite all time challenges ever on Survivor was during the Amazon season when they hung humungous chunks of meat on hooks. Their hands were tied behind their backs and they had to eat the meat off the hooks and put it onto a plate. The person who was able to snag the most meat off the hooks was the winner. They did that challenge again this week.... and it was awesome watching huge chunks of meat smacking into people's faces.... how fun.

I am sticking to my predictions so far... and I really think that Earl is going to win the whole thing.

I need a nap... this show is oh so moderately exciting this season...

At least I am going to get two cases of beer out of the deal.

SURVIVOR FIJI GAMES

GAME 1

Tucker’s Nuts

Dre (1)
Earl (4)
Cassandra (5)
Yau-Man (8)
Boo (9)
Mookie (12) -- Booted Week Eleven
Michelle (13) -- Booted Week Nine
Lisi (14) -- Booted Week Eight
Gary (15) -- Quit Week Four

AASSSFAULT
Stacy (10)
Alex (2) -- Booted Week Twelve!!!!
Edguardo (6) -- Booted Week Ten!!!!
James (7) -- Booted Week Seven!!!!
Anthony (7) -- Booted Week Six!!!!
Rita (3) -- Booted Week Five!!!!
Lilliana (18) -- Sacrificed Week Four!!!!
Erica (11) -- Booted Week Two!!!!
Jessica (14) -- Booted Week One!!!!

No Team
Sylvia (19) -- Booted Week Three!!!!

GAME 2 With a New Victim

Tucker’s Nuts
Dre (1)
Earl (4)
Cassandra (5)
Boo (8)
Yau Man (9)
Michelle (12) -- Booted Week Nine
Lisi (13) -- Booter Week Eight
Gary (16) -- Quit Week Four
Lilliana (17) -- Sacrificed Week Four

Rita is a Smoking, Hot Milf
Stacy (15)
Alex (2) -- Booted Week Twelve!!!!
Mookie (10) -- Booted Week Eleven!!!!!!
Edguardo (6) -- Booted Week Ten!!!!
James (14) -- Booted Week Seven
Anthony (7) -- Booted Week Six
Rita (18) -- Booted Week Five
Erica (11) -- Booted Week Two
Jessica (6) -- Booted Week One

No Team
Sylvia (19) -- Booted Week Three

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Book 24 of 52 -- David Baldacci's Simple Genius



As I have written and for those that have read it... I like reading Baldacci... For the most part, he writes some pretty interesting thrillers and almost all feature a really really bad person in the government that is a really big jerk. This really big jerk often kills people and covers up his or her mistakes.

Simple Genius is no different, but this time Baldacci delves into the world of the ex Secret Service agents... There are good people and bad people and the result is a pretty fun ride to the finish where people you thought were good are not good and people that they lead you to believe are bad... are not bad at all.

Not his best... but not bad either.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Smelmooo's Head in the New York Times

Last week, I was surprised once again by the New York Times.

They featured a prominent picture in their pages of some important individuals (read: Governor Codey) and there was my head... right there... in the background...

My head was clear as day. It was certainly me.

The friends of mine that knew about it ribbed me a bit, but were jealous (or so I told myself.)

It reminded me of my days at Rutgers when I was in the Eagleton Institute of Politics and I was lucky to be in a class that had some rather high profile guest speakers.

These guest speakers would often be advertised and featured in papers such as the New York Times... and twice... my frigging monster tomahawk shaped head was featured.

Ahhh... the memories...

Sooo... if any of you find the picture... you will find my head... and you will bring it to me and I will sign it.

In the meantime... I printed it out and put it on my fridge... so that I can show my mommy when she comes over for Mother's Day...

Mommy will be so proud of the humungo head...Tangent Woman and Tucker are....

Monday, May 07, 2007

Music Mind Control -- Smelmooo Rocks Princeton!

Smelmooo's mind control techniques at the Princeton jukebox were in full effect a week ago.

I was out with some friends... (Happy birfday Kelly) and we ended the night of debauchery at the Tap Room in Princeton, NJ.

The place was full of drunk preppy fellas and ladies on one side of the bar and drunk wedding guests on the other side of the bar. The wedding guests were in tuxes and suits and there was an incredible amount of cleavage from all types of ladies.

Our small group situated itself in the middle of the bar right by the jukebox. It was the jukebox of the future because it didn't have any CD's or records. It was all MP3's and claimed to have "Any Music, Any Time."

Liars... they didn't have any Neil Diamond... but we were lucky enough to see that they had plenty of Britney Spears, Pink, and Christina Aguilera.

My mind control techniques took over within a few minutes when several of the drunk preppies and wedding guests thought it would be their turn to drunkenly DJ the evening... inadvertently dissing our choices of Bon Jovi and Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Drunk people reading and typing are funny people... and easy to manipulate... I would stand behind them and yell out things like... PINK!!!! or play some TOXIC by Britney... and wouldn't you know it? They would...

This created the evil circle of life in that other drunkos would then come over and try to pick better music and I would use my Jedi mind tricks on them too.

I am so glad that I was able to get re-aquainted with the inner 12 year old girl again... god bless Genie in a Bottle, Oops I Did It Again, and Get the Party Started...yes... God bless them all...

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Home At Last



And happy to see my little guy...

Roar... Go Tucker!!!!

I love this guy...

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Work Trip

For the love of god....I am at another work trip...

Come on...

Really?

No...

Really.......

Friday, May 04, 2007

Book 23 of 52 -- Stuart Woods' Fresh Disasters

I am really plugging along. It's amazing how a due date... as in my library book is due in a few days makes me feel -- "I better get this M-Fer read before the date comes or I am going to be charged 50 cents per day! (It's more since they are new releases... and you can't renew new releases... tough noogies...)"

One of my mystery writer standard writers is Stuart Woods. Stuart Woods is an example of a writer who wrote some really detailed and interesting stuff when he was younger. Then... he found some tremendous success with his novels and began to churn out book after book after book.

When this happens to a writer, they tend to churn out less detailed and simpler books to get to the next paycheck. Stuart Woods has reached this level...

His books barely reach 300 pages and the re-occurring characters never seem to develop much. There are small plot continuations, but they don't evolve so you can pretty much guarantee how they will react in any given situation.



His new book is called Fresh Disasters. This book is no different as we follow the storyline of Stone Barrington -- Woods' most successful character.

It's a pretty decent book, but I always wonder how I can enjoy books where they identify the murderer about 2/3 into the book and spend the rest of the time trying to bust that person/persons... it is distracting... but oh well.

And is tradition with Stone Barrington... he bangs a lot of chicks... I think there were three of them in this one.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

No...

I am NOT gellin.

Please leave me alone now Dr. Scholl.

Survivor Fiji -- Coming to an End Soon.



ME = FANCY

I put a copy of the Survivor logo up on the website.... woo hooooo!

Ok... only three more episodes to go.. including tonight's dramatic episode where we narrow down another... EXCITING player. Kidding... most of the players this year are boring or assholes... but I still like watching. Nice attempt at casting Burnett... nice attempt.

Speaking of Burnett... he got married to Roma Downey... the Touched By an Angel star this week... so no stupid Angel jokes... Shari...

Last week was a fun episode after we saw the reaction to the Edguardo boot...and the turned tables and the snakes and the rats and the low IQ of Dreamz continue. I have no problem insulting Dreamz' IQ because of two reasons.

1. If he is that dumb, then he can't read this and I am not worried about him operating a computer either.

2. It is an act... and he can't give up that information to the public.

Stacy or Alex is next... oh boy... I am so daring....with my choices.

How can I lose this game? I mean... seriously.

Here's my prediction as to how the rest of the game will play out.

Final Seven -- Alex/Stacy
Final Six -- Stacy/Alex
Final Five -- Boo
Final Four -- Yau-Man
Final Three -- Dreamz, Cassandra, Earl -- With Earl winning

SURVIVOR FIJI GAMES

GAME 1

Tucker’s Nuts

Dre (1)
Earl (4)
Cassandra (5)
Yau-Man (8)
Boo (9)
Mookie (12) -- Booted Week Eleven
Michelle (13) -- Booted Week Nine
Lisi (14) -- Booted Week Eight
Gary (15) -- Quit Week Four

AASSSFAULT
Alex (2)
Stacy (10)
Edguardo (6) -- Booted Week Ten!!!!
James (7) -- Booted Week Seven!!!!
Anthony (7) -- Booted Week Six!!!!
Rita (3) -- Booted Week Five!!!!
Lilliana (18) -- Sacrificed Week Four!!!!
Erica (11) -- Booted Week Two!!!!
Jessica (14) -- Booted Week One!!!!

No Team
Sylvia (19) -- Booted Week Three!!!!

GAME 2 With a New Victim

Tucker’s Nuts
Dre (1)
Earl (4)
Cassandra (5)
Boo (8)
Yau Man (9)
Michelle (12) -- Booted Week Nine
Lisi (13) -- Booter Week Eight
Gary (16) -- Quit Week Four
Lilliana (17) -- Sacrificed Week Four

Rita is a Smoking, Hot Milf
Alex (2)
Stacy (15)
Mookie (10) -- Booted Week ELEVEN!!!!
Edguardo (6) -- Booted Week Ten!!!!
James (14) -- Booted Week Seven
Anthony (7) -- Booted Week Six
Rita (18) -- Booted Week Five
Erica (11) -- Booted Week Two
Jessica (6) -- Booted Week One

No Team
Sylvia (19) -- Booted Week Three

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

RIP -- Tom Poston



I got home yesterday and turned on the lap top computer.

I was saddened to read that one of my favorite "That Guy!"s was dead.

His two most famous roles were on Newhart and Mork and Mindy.

On Mork and Mindy, he played the downstairs dopey pants named Franklin Delano Bickley. Every time they went downstairs to talk to him, he made me laugh at his sour puss comments.

On Newhart, he played handyman George Utley. He provided some much needed comic relief on that show too.

He was never a superstar and when I told my wife that Tom Poston died, she said exactly what I thought she would say... "Who?"

I guaranteed that if she saw his picture, she would know exactly who he was....

I showed her a picture... and as I thought... she knew exactly who he was...

Good luck Tom Poston...wherever you are... and whatever it is that you are doing...

You were loved by many...

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Meeting Your Friends' Great Friends

I have some great friends. I really do. Most are nice and decent, but some are jerks, assholes, or have a hard time showing why they are great because of a personality that bears changing.

I have no problem admitting that some of my friends would not be liked by many other people, but I love them for what they are -- nice and loyal to me and my wife.

That's all I really care about... Are you good to me and my wife? Do you make me laugh and not uncomfortable when we hang out? Then you are good for me and my psyche and you make me a better person.

So, I meet some of my friends' good friends sometimes and it is not rare that I absolutely can't stand them.

I recently met one of the best friends ever of one of my friends. Oh boy... I didn't like her.

"We are just different people," I kept telling myself. "It's ok to not like your friends' friends." And... I slept well that night.

IT couldn't have been me... really?

This makes me wonder about blind dates too... I went out on some blind dates before I met my lovely wife. Some nice and some disastorous... and every single time I have ever been on a disastorous blind date I have thought the same thing... "Does my friend really know me well enough? How the hell could he/she have thought that I would want to have gone out with this freak of nature?"

heh heh... whatever... another blog and another crappy ending...

How about this question though?

Ever want to divorce one of your current friends?