Friday, October 27, 2006

Fried Coke?

My wife and I had a philosophical discussion about soup last night. It was butternut squash soup that my mother-in-law sent us. I've never eaten soup out of a box, but it was... not horrible. Not really enjoyable, mind you. But, I didn't die. What exactly does one call that state?

I love my wife.

(I know, it didn't make sense)

This week's theme:
Songs you won't be able to get out of your head:

You either click it or you don't. But you've been warned.

Today's song that you won't be able to get out of your head
(You never realized how addictive this one was, did you...)

Baseball bits:

So, they played baseball last night in St. Louis, and my did they play. The joy of baseball is that it keeps you on edge for so long, and then does it again the next night. Tonight (or tomorrow, depending on the weather), America might just watch the Cardinals capture their first World Series since 1982, and on their own home field. This hasn't happened since 2002 when the Angels and that awful Rally Monkey beat the Giants.

But, then again, you already know what happened last night.

As always, a reminder that everything is just fine in Gotham. Gary Sheffield will complain about making a guaranteed $13 million next year. And Mariano Rivera says that A-Rod shouldn't be traded. (Wink, wink.)

The Giants hired Bruce Bochy away from the Padres. This means that the Padres are now looking at the same goup of possible managers that the Giants were. When Joe Torre finally goes after another disappointing season in which the Yankees only win 92 games and get to the playoffs, it looks like Don Mattingly will replace him.

Tom Glavine is deciding between the Mets and the Braves. One more time, could we get Maddux/Glavine/Smoltz back together in Atlanta? Hey, it worked before... The Rockies are looking for a center fielder. Chris Burke has been mentioned as a target.

And apparently, in the 1980's, some of the Pittsburgh Pirates were getting cocaine from the mascot. True story.

On to the news:

Only in America
(From the land where we take nice healthy salads and top them with fried chicken)

Another "fire station catches fire" story
(Ironic, but all too common...)

Politicians eggs on collegaues by wearing chicken suit to council meeting
(Ends up with egg on his face. At least he didn't chicken out.)

Bright, shiny objects:

You'll only get this if you watch Family Guy
(But if you do, you'll understand...)

From the people who brought you the live-action Super Mario Brothers
(Comes Street Fighter... live...)

Today's random "next blog":

Curiosities and Contemplations of Family and Life
(Blogging about family, poetically)

Today's strange anniversary:

October 27, 1941 -- Chicago Daily Tribune editorialize there will not be war with Japan. These are the same folks who told us about Dewey defeating Truman. Now, what paper will I pick up on my way home? (By the way, these are also the people who own the Cubs... this is all starting to make sense now, isn't it?)

Fun fact of the day:

Most Americans' car horns beep in the key of F.

And finally:

It's time for our weekly check of Is It Friday dot net.


David said...

Some good gear. Thanks for sharing.

Chris said...

Great entry.
Yeah....the fried coke...yuck.
Baseball postseason was a bit of a snooze fest for me this year. I just couldn't get excited about it.

See ya later, Danny Boy. (We used to have a whole other song for that about being "knocked up" but I can't remember all the funny lyrics we came up with.)