Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Looks like I'll Need A New Jersey Now

Johnny Damon going to the Yankees was bad enough.

I was on the phone last night with my parents when they informed me of breaking news on WVCB that the most clutch kicker in history was in Indianapolis talking to the Colts. I was hoping nothing would come of it, but woke up this morning to find out he was now a member of the team we love to beat.

He will be missed in New England. People talk about the Superbowls he has won, but to me his defining moment was The Kick In the Snow.

I'm just glad Ray Bourque has already retired. With the way this winter has been, it would just be a matter of time before he headed to the Canadiens.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

The Biggest Whammy Of Them All

Thanks to K-Dawg for unearthing this tragedy:

For people my age, the words Big Bucks were always followed by No Whammys. Well today the great Peter Tomarken took his last spin as his plane crashed into the ocean. For those that don't remember Press Your Luck, I am truly sorry. There was no better way to spend a day home sick from school than watching the big board. He hosted and updated version of the game a few years ago simply called Whammy, but it just wasn't the same.

Rest in peace, Mr. Whammy

He's Taking His Chocolate Salty Balls And Going Home

It seems that when South Park was making fun of Christians and Jews, all was good in the world of Isaac Hayes. I guess Scientologists have a hard time with a parody of themselves. It seems Chef will no longer be serving salisbury steak to Cartman and Co. because he feels "There is a place in this world for satire, but there is a time when satire ends and intolerance and bigotry towards religous beliefs of others begins."
Matt Stone commented "we never heard a peep out of Isaac in any way until we did Scientology. He wants a different standard for religions other than his own, and to me, that is where intolerance and bigotry begin"

Maybe Chef would have been better off being consumed by the succubus after all.

Friday, March 10, 2006

Another Sequel That Didn't Need To Happen

While not as bad as the idea of Slapshot 2, I can't imagine what the thought process was for Cutting Edge 2. I was just sitting here minding my own business watching I Love Toys on VH1 and saw a commercial for it.

Speaking of toys, I was shocked that my beloved NES didn't make the top 10, coming in at #21. I've got my money on Atari to be top 5, but can't seem to find a place to place a bet. Maybe one of the signs of having a gambling problem is when you seek out to bet on a "best of" list.


They're not just for donuts anymore

What could be better than a day at the old ballpark? Well, it looks like in Sauget, IL they are hoping a coronary will add to the enjoyment of watching the boys of summer. The Gateway Grlzzlies of the Frontier League(no relation to the Federal League) will be offering this concoction during the upcoming season. Luckily for the rest of us, you can only be subjected to it by attending a game. No fear of finding this at 3AM in a drunken stupor at Walgreens.

The ballpark sandwich will include a hamburger topped with sharp cheddar cheese and two slices of bacon -- all between a "bun" made of a sliced Krispy Kreme Original Glazed donut.

Hopefully the team doctor is a cardiologist.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Helmets can be dangerous after all

It looks like wearing a helmet can be dangerous for a hockey player as proven in this incident. I guess the lesson learned is be sure to keep it strapped on tight enough that nobody can take it away and use it against you.

Kirby Has Left the Building

I was never a Twins fan, but I was always a fan of Kirby Puckett. My good friend S enjoyed taunting him at Fenway by dangling a donut on some string over his head, but I knew I could count on him when I was playing RBI on my NES. It's kind of weird when players you had in video games die. Maybe it means I'm getting old. Who knows?
As if seeing my old toys on VH1 all week won't make me feel old enough. Where is my Magic 8 Ball anyway?