Monday, November 28, 2005

Note To Self

Don't ever leave your car at Coach's Corner overnight.

Friday, November 25, 2005

Patrick's 2005 Guide to the Holidays

Starting today, millions will flock to their nearest Best Buy, Wal-Mart, etc. to stock up on Christmas gifts. This always results in gridlock traffic near the shopping malls and hour-long waiting lines at cash registers. After months of intense research, I've come up with a plan of how to alleviate this madness:

Don't buy anything for anybody.

I've followed this rule for the past 22 years; trust me, it works. I never face the problems that plague our society each year in shopping malls, because I simply don't go to shopping malls. I do get irritated, however, when I want to buy something for myself during these next few weeks. Then we have problems.

Anyway, this Christmas, like the previous 21, I'll just give my mom a hug instead of a gift and give her the whole "true meaning of Christmas is about love and not commercialism" crap, and it'll work. It always does. And it should. I don't expect gifts from anyone else, so why should anyone expect gifts from me? And plus, I always know what I want. I never have to worry if the gifts I pick for myself are the "right" gifts or not.

Over these next three weeks, I'm going to do everything I can to act in my own self-interest. I'm going to try my best, at least once a day, to stop whatever I'm doing, and go out of my way to do something for myself. Whether that be making a trip to Dairy Queen, gambling double on bowl games, or ordering a liquor drink at the bar instead of Miller Lite, I'm going to make sure to look out for #1 above all else. I advise each and every one of you to do the same thing. If we all work together, this will be the best holiday season yet.

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Reliving the Past

Came across yet another riveting new column today at on why the 80's ruled and why the 90's sucked, and how, over the past few years, things just may finally be trending back in the right direction.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005


For a few weeks now, pictures have been circling the email chain and message boards alike of these girls that sit in the front row of FSU games dressed to the nines. Since the Stew gave me access to his facebook password a few weeks ago, I have discovered Facebook gold. I implore you to look up Jenn Sterger at FSU and look at her pictures. Probably the best facebook profile....ever. That is a preview:

Monday, November 14, 2005

The Books Are Open

Saturday afternoon, Mike somehow cut his toe and got a few tiny spots of blood on the carpet. If you didn't know, Mike freaks out about carpet. So, he got out his bottle of spot remover and went to work immediately. Being the absent-minded retard that he is, he left the bottle of spot remover and the paper towels he used right there, in the middle of the living room floor. The carpet is also covered with golden strings of pom-pom, the result of Tech's loss to Virginia on Saturday.

The over/under on Mike cleaning up his mess is 5.5 days from Saturday, with Thursday being the fifth day. What say you, BMBS?

Sunday, November 13, 2005

"Shadowfax, show us the meaning of haste!" ~Gandalf the White

I found this Lord of the Rings profiling test. Apparently, I like to eat all day, smoke weed, wear no shoes, and grow frat boy hair. Hobbit

To which race of Middle Earth do you belong?

Saturday, November 12, 2005

I Can Fix the World

I have recently become inspired to branch out a bit from BMBS and create my own spin-off blog entitled "I Can Fix the World." I figured since I am right about everything and I have solutions for all of the world's problems, I should probably share that with everyone.

Even Robin had his own adventures apart from Batman. Even Nick Everhart dabbled in imagination away from Steven Watkins.

Friday, November 11, 2005

A Seafaring Lock of the Week

Navy@Notre Dame(-23.5)

Take the Fighting Lamar's and the points on this one folks. The 41-game Notre Dame win streak will end tomorrow at the hands of a Cadet. Being Catholic I hate to pick against Notre Dame and will go to church this Sunday and ask for forgiveness, but BC Pride>Notre Dame victory. Look for Lamar to have a huge game against a pathetic Notre Dame defense. I am guessing maybe 450 passing yards and 276 rushing with 8 TDs. This victory will immediatly vault Lamar into the front of the Heisman race. Lamar will then part the Red Sea and turn water into wine.
Predicted Score:Navy 120 Notre Dame 7
Notre Dame's only TD coming off of a Samrjidjariaufidaerha reverse.
Here are my predicted scores if Navy would play any other team in the country tomorrow:
-Navy 57 USC 2
That safety was not Lamar's fault( it was the backup QB)
-Mini-Lamar's 18 Mike Ditka 6
-Giant Lamar 14 Hurricane Katrina 13
-Lamar with two hands tied behind his back 62 Camden County 6
He's just got their number what can I say.
-In a Tag Team Match: Lamar and Mini-Me are victorious over Hulk Hogan and the Ultimate Warrior.

By the way, do you remember when Lamar got the Finnacharo Award and started crying in the Well.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

BC has finally made it to Hollywood.

Remember the big dude who was BC's linebacker in '98? Hint: his father was grand marshall last year.... Thats right Will, its Eamon Sheehan! Well, first he went off to Yale on a football scholarship, and now he's a starving actor. Check out his new movie Red Thread. Although the movie is only independent, I can't believe this crap! I don't remember how I found out about it, but Eamon as lost his screws. Leopold Stratton is the producer. Apparently, Leopold is big time... and he's also a fellow BC graduate from the same class as John M. Owens III and my uncle Lloyd Saunders. Coincidently, Leopold owns Leopold's on Broughton Street (the ice cream place.) Ryan, can we expect you to make it to Hollywood as well?

Friday, November 04, 2005

The "Will Shouldn't Bet Anymore" Lock of the Week

Since Will looks to be retired from the lock of the week, I am going to have to pick up the slack. Being that I am 3-1 on BMBS(with the UCF and West Virginia game postponed).

BC has had a few extra days to prepare for this game since they played last Thursday. Playing in Chapel Hill will be a cakewalk compared to last week in Blacksburg.
BC 30 UNC 10

"The Time is Now"

On this day, 25 years ago, Ronald Reagan was elected 40th president of the United States in a landslide victory over Jimmy Carter. My parents voted for Carter. On a side note, they also hold degrees from Armstrong. Anwyay, Reagan is to the conservative movement what Herschel Walker is to Georgia football. David Boaz, president of Cato, a libertarian think tank, has a great article on this.

My favorite part is the 1983 speech he gives at Notre Dame, predicting the collapse of the Soviet Union. Everyone thought he was crazy at the time, the press mocked him, and even his advisors told him not to include it in his speech. Anyway, it's a good read, ya'll should check it out.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

In Defense of "Gouging"

Big oil companies like Exxon and Shell have reaped enormous profits over the past few quarters in response to higher gas prices, prompting many in Washington (particularly Democrats led by Senator Clinton, but some Republicans too) to call for a "windfall profits tax" on firms making over what they perceive to be a "fair" amount.

This is a great move politically; unfortunately it makes no sense economically.

Profits are the rewards that firms receive for taking risks. Tax those profits, and those firms will have less incentive to pull more oil out of the ground, making oil prices rise even further. Is this what we want?

Many on the left claim that oil companies are charging high prices for gas simply because they're greedy. Greedy they may be -- who isn't? But the fact of the matter is these firms have no control over the price of gasoline. Over the past 3 weeks, gas has dropped about 50 cents or so. Why is this? Are they just all of a sudden "less greedy" now than they were last month? How about in January of 1999, the month I started driving, when oil was at $12 per barrel, and 88 cents at the pump. Were the now-greedy oil firms just deciding to "be nice" back then? In September, after the hurricane cut refining capacity, gas skyrocketed to $4. Next September, assuming there's no hurricane, will firms raise the price to $4 again? NO, because there'll be too much oil flowing around relative to demand. They can try to raise the price, but it won't work.

Two simple words decide the prices we pay at the pump: supply and demand. High prices and high profits are what make companies drill more, find more supplies, and, ultimately, give us more gas, which lowers prices. Unfortunately, thanks to government regulations, the last time a refinery was built in this country was 1976, and we're not allowed to drill in Alaska. Thanks Sierra Club. Thanks John Kerry. Thanks for simultaneously preventing companies from increasing output while at the same time bashing high prices that are the very result of those restrictions. Thanks for doing what your party has done best since the Great Depression: passing illogical legislation that hurts the people it intends to help.

"The first lesson of economics is scarcity: there is never enough of anything to satisfy all those who want it. The first lesson of politics is to disregard the first lesson of economics." - Thomas Sowell

Finally, a website we can identify with...

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