Thursday, April 30, 2009

Sand Gnats

If the Sand Gnats became the single A team for the Braves, would it make you care more?

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Top Eleven Albums of the 1990's

Chris and I came up with this list the Friday Night of Heritage weekend in Hilton Head. We couldn't eliminate one to make it an even ten. I challenge you to try.

Here they are in no particular order.

Ten - Pearl Jam
Cracked Rearview - Hootie & the Blowfish
Purple - Stone Temple Pilots
Dookie - Green Day
Blue Album I Weezer
Mellon Collie & The Infinite Sadness - Smashing Pumpkins
Get a Grip - Aerosmith
Vitalogy - Pearl Jam
Insomniac - Green Day
Unplugged in New York - nirvana
The Colour and the Shape - Foo Fighters
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Sunday, April 26, 2009

Beach Music Challenge Final Results

Congrats to Snuffy on his wedding. Hope he and his wife have fun in St. Lucille or wherever it's called. Also look forward to helping Rick Schwarz set his business up so he can be a CEO by 26. This assumes, of course, that Rick actually makes it to 26.

Here are the results from our contest:

At #5, a three-way tie: Up on the Roof - Drifters, What Kind of Fool - Tams, Carolina Girls - Chairmen of the Board

#4: 39-21-40 Shape - The Showmen

#3: Double Shot - Swinging Medallions

#2: Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy - The Tams

And the number one beach music song (no surprise here)...

Give Me Just A Little More Time - Chairmen of the Board

Final Results:

Me - 35 points
Ty - 25 points
Bryan - 25 points

Thanks for playing.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

I just found out the Heritage Bank on Stephenson was robbed this morning. Maybe today is not a good day to work at a bank on the Southside...

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

I cleaned up my posts about mobile blogging from earlier. Go to your Blogger Dashboard to set it up.

Check out email posting

The Y is crowded so I'm going later.

I just set myself on email posting. You can too from your Blogger Dashboard.

Sent from my mobile device

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Tea Party Economics has a great article up today that explains the "concentrated benefits, diffused costs" principle, why democracies fuel government growth, and why the tea parties might be a signal that things are finally starting to move in the other direction, at least temporarily.

Will 2010 be another 1980 or 1994? Too early to tell. Probably not. The public still doesn't trust the Republicans, who have nothing remotely resembling the charismatic leaders that led them to victory in both years. But considering that the generic congressional ballot poll is now tied for the first time in 5 years after double-digit Democratic leads, and that the president's "strongly disapprove" ratings have more than doubled during his honeymoon period, things aren't off to a great start for the party in power.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Making New Friends

The Final Stretch

Please meet our final 10 contestants:

Artist: The Drifters
Hometown: New York, NY
Song: "Up On The Roof"
Year: 1962

Artist: Chairmen of the Board
Hometown: Norfolk, VA
Song: "Carolina Girls"
Year: 1980

Artist: Mel and Tim
Hometown: Holly Springs, MS
Song: "Backfield in Motion"
Year: 1969

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Artist: The Tams
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Song: "What Kind of Fool (Do You Think I Am)?"
Year: 1964

Artist: The Showmen
Hometown: New Orleans, LA
Song: "39-21-40 Shape"
Year: 1961

Artist: Doug Clark and the Hot Nuts
Hometown: Chapel Hill, NC
Song: "Baby Let Me Bang Your Box"
Year: 1966

Artist: Chairmen of the Board
Hometown: Norfolk, VA
Song: "Give Me Just A Little More Time"
Year: 1970

Artist: The Swinging Medallions
Hometown: Greenwood, SC/Athens, GA
Song: "Double Shot"
Year: 1966

Artist: The Tams
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Song: "Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy"
Year: 1968

Artist: Sam Cooke
Hometown: Clarksdale, MS
Song: "Twistin' the Night Away"
Year: 1962

voting continues tomorrow...

Friday, April 17, 2009

Tale of the Tape: Fender v. Fender

If any of you have been following the nonsense over at our bastard stepchild blog OIA (which you probably have not), then you have seen the debate about who is the real Fender. Currently holding the belt is Jeffrey "Fro Pup" Fender '01. The challenger is an upstart from St. James named Robert "Schwarz, Jr." Fender '07. The tape does not lie, so let's jump right in.

Jeffrey: Fro Pup
Robert: Schwarz, Jr.
Advantage: Jeff

Class of
Jeffrey: 2001
Robert: 2007
Advantage: Jeff

Jeffrey: Major
Robert: Major
Advantage: Push

Family currently attending BC
Jeffrey: nephew
Robert: brother
Advantage: Robert

Higher education
Jeffrey: maybe some classes at Savannah Tech
Robert: University of Alabama
Advantage: Robert

College team of choice
Jeffrey: Clemson
Robert: Alabama
Advantage: Jeff (always been a Clemson fan)

Ultimate career goal
Jeffrey: Manager of Tubby's in Thunderbolt
Robert: Insurance agent
Advantage: Push

Most often compared to
Jeffrey: Charlie Webber
Robert: Rick Schwarz
Advantage: Robert

Parochial school attended
Jeffrey: BSS
Robert: SJS
Advantage: Jeff

Ever slid in a pile of dog shit at recess?
Jeffery: Yes
Robert: No
Advantage: Robert

Known Snuffy since
Jeffrey: 1991
Robert: 2006
Advantage: Jeff

Final Score:
Jeffrey: 5
Robert: 4

There you have it, folks. The tape does not lie.

Club 7teen Resumes Tonight

Club 7teen will kick off the 2009-10 fiscal year tonight at Kevin Barry's. Items on the agenda include:
- Election of officers
- Participation in the Beach Bum Parade
- Discussion of a post-parade gathering on St. Patrick's Day
- Selection of the All-Cannon Basketball Team

Try to make it if you can.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Sergio Garcia....

You sir are a whiny little bitch. They set the course up easier to appease the crybabies like you, but that's just not good enough. I thought it was a great Masters, and the course played exactly like they wanted it to:

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Blue Horshoe Does Not Love CTC

However, Blue Horshoe loves CJH. More on this to come...

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Chet Harper

One of the greatest SNL skits of all time.

Monday, April 06, 2009

Round 2

Here are the 18 songs that made it through our first round:

"Double Shot (of my Baby's Love)" - The Swinging Medallions
"Up on the Roof" - The Drifters
"What Kind of Fool (Do You Think I Am)" - The Tams
"39-21-40 Shape" - The Showmen
"Backfield in Motion" - Mel and Tim
"Baby Let Me Bang Your Box" - Doug Clark and The Hot Nuts
"Give Me Just a Little More Time" - Chairmen of the Board
"Build me up Buttercup" - The Foundations
"Dancing in the Moonlight" - King Harvest
"I Love Beach Music" - The Embers
"Under the Boardwalk" - The Drifters
"Twistin' the Night Away" - Sam Cooke
"Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy" - The Tams
"Carolina Girls" - Chairmen of the Board
"Just My Imagination" - The Temptations
"Brandy, You're a Fine Girl" – Looking Glass
"Tears of a Clown" - Smokey Robinson and the Miracles
"Another Saturday Night" - Sam Cooke

There remains a great deal of animosity among beach music purists, myself included, toward "Brandy" and "Dancing in the Moonlight." Well this week is your chance to see to it that songs like this don't advance. Things are going to speed up a bit now too - this time around, 6 songs will be voted on and only the top 3 will advance to the third round, leaving us with only 9 for next week.

Friday, April 03, 2009

Thursday, April 02, 2009

What Does It Take... get more votes for this song?