Sunday, August 10, 2008

Two Non-Jews Named Bernie And Isaac

  • What I'm Watching/Listening To/Reading:
    • Kirsty Coventry of Zimbabwe has been one of the early stars of the Olympics, with a surprise silver in the 400 IM and a World Record in the 100 backstroke semifinal. She did go to Auburn for college, but she has zero foreign accent. Weird, since she's legitimately from Zimbabwe.
    • I love that they worked it so Phelps was live at night here, but am I being overly whiny if I complain that his medal race tonight wasn't until 11:20 or so?
    • Dubya was on live with Costas from Beijing. A fine interview (other than his snapping at Costas for insinuating that America has problems right now), but I was amused that a picture of the Chairman from across the street was over Bush's right shoulder the entire time. It was like one of those old Looney Tunes commercials where Mao was playing devil's advocate and saying things like, "You will eliminate religion!"
    • Anyone catch Paddy Harrington's putts to win the PGA, his second consecutive major? The winner on 18 was especially sick.
  • Random Thoughts/Links:
    • I had the fortune of walking through an Outdoor World today for the first time ever. I was offered a chance to win a $25,000 shopping spree and I almost jumped on it until I realized it was Bass Pro Shops. Oh, well, nevermind. I'll live without a lifetime supply of camo.
    • Picked up Mario Kart Wii today. Awesome, especially the on-line play which is smooth and allows you to play against people from around the world or from your general region.
  • Daily Rant:
    • First Bernie Mac and now Isaac Hayes. We've lost a couple of greats this weekend. Anyone who saw The Original Kings of Comedy, if not his TV show, knows how great Mac was. As for Hayes? Well, he was one baaaaad mother-- (shut your mouth!). I was just talking about Isaac Hayes. (We can dig it.)

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