Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Of note from the article:
They also worried that smokers like Matt Crider, who works downtown but lives on Wilmington Island, will head outside the city limits and outside the limits of the new ordinance.
"I don't want to smell the smoke in a restaurant. I agree with that," he said Monday as he curled against the wind on a cigarette break near Reynolds Square. "But at a bar, there's an age limit. If you aren't 21, you don't get in. And to make someone of legal age go outside to smoke a cigarette, that is wrong."
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Monday, December 20, 2010
150 years ago this week, our neighbors across the river officially seceded from the United States to become The Republic of South Carolina. Apparently fireworks, video poker, the Heritage, and all-nude strip clubs were not providing the requisite amount of excitement.
In all seriousness, slavery was the cruelest and most horrific of practices. Don't let anyone (Webber) tell you otherwise. The concept of secession, however, is neither cruel nor crazy, and sometimes I think it deserves another shot.
Sunday, December 19, 2010
While driving the other day, I heard a radio ad for Best Buy, promising to help customers save up to 30% on certain gifts before 12pm Saturday. Following that was another ad for a website that helps shoppers find the lowest prices on popular items this year. I have an even better idea that will save people even more money. I have posted it below for all to see.
Don't even buy anything for anybody in the first place.This year, if you're going to get something, get it for yourself. My suggestion would be the Ayn Rand box set, available at Amazon for $13.95. We were all subjected to The Christmas Carol/Wonderful Life stories and adaptations growing up, but the truth is that Uncle Scrooge and Mr. Potter probably created thousands of jobs for people, because they actually cared about how their money was spent and made sure it was invested wisely. I'm sure Bob Cratchit and George Bailey were nice guys, but how many factories did they build? How many people did they ever actually hire?
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Friday, December 17, 2010
I personally think that it can only hurt America. Reducing warheads and delivery systems sounds like a wonderful thing down on Happy Street in the Land of Swirly-Whirly Gum Drops, but what does it accomplish in the real world? I believe it jeopardizes our abilities in terms of missile defense. It won't save a single life. It won't eradicate chemical, biological, or nuclear attacks as a threat against the global community. It won't even lessen the costly toll of a war that involves either the US or Russia.
I understand the logic for the initial START treaty as a means to an end of the Cold War and arms race, but it's a different world now. The Russians have been trying to curb our efforts towards a missile defense shield in Europe for decades. To ratify this treaty is to give them a small victory towards that end. Feel-good, symbolic victories may be great for the "Aesop's crowd", but serve only to make me more cynical towards politicians here in reality.
Thursday, December 16, 2010
As Shane's' name suggest, he is the better of the three Murray brothers (believe or not.) The other two siblings are known as Bad-Murray and Medium-Murray. If you know the Murrays, no explanation is necessary.
It all started during the winter of 2007. After meeting Shane at the annual "Beer Fest" in Statesboro, I found out he actually graduated on time from GSU and was looking for a place to live. Joe and I contracted Shane to be our roommate on Tattnall St. Shane was weary of trusting us at first, but saw the glitz and glammer of downtown Savannah living and signed the lease. Our apartment became the home to Shane and his 5 or so drinking buddies, Weazle being the most frequent and prominent. I think Shane had keys made for them, since they were all propped up on couches at 5:45 every Thursday and Friday, downing a 12 pack and munching on Red Barron pizza, and Shane nowhere to be found.
Shane started his illustrious career at Stingray's on Tybee. Which is great money and free booze during the summer. With Fall approaching, I was worried we would not make our monthly rent, so I signed him up for a data processing job at the office where I worked. After many months of downtown debauchery, Shane, Joe, and I moved into my new house in Fall 2008. Shane and Joe promptly became my tenants; with no lease agreement… the rest is history.
Enough of the sappy story line. Below I listed "Shane-the-Drain"events which should be considered when voting for BMBS MOTY. The list is not to show how "cool" or "bad ass" Shane is, he is certainly not either. But rather, to reveal his inherent disregard for the future or well being of himself and others. For this care free attitude, he deserves slight recognition.
1. Informing everyone of his data processing job's new starting salary.
2. Bragging at his new office of how many tips and free booze he scored the prior night at Sting Rays.
3. Talking for days about how hot Miley Cyrus was while serving her free booze at Sting Rays, when she was 16 years old.
4. Walking away with several handles of top shelf liquor after a company event, all because the lady said he could have a drink.
5. Having a one-eyed dog named "Sparks."
6. Passing out every time a dentist or doctor pulled out a needle.
7. Passing out repeatedly at Donnie's beach house, uninvited.
8. Following a drunk girl home downtown, only to have her pass out on his feet just as a SPD patrol car pulls up.
9. Passing out at Benny's bathroom floor (which the CDC has declared unsafe) in a pull of vomit and urine after smoking a cigar.
10. Getting kicked out of Benny's after event #9.
11. Gaining access to Benny's shortly after event #10 and a quick nap.
12. Faithfully paying rent to Hank each month somewhere between the 20th and 30th of each month, when it is actually due the 1st.
13. A faithfull adherent to "The Seventeeners" club at Kevin Barry's.
14. Not realizing his converted attic room had an air vent, after living through the hottest summer on record.
15. Blowing 3/4 of his disposable income on alcohol, dog tracks, and football trips.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
In an earlier discussion on the future of the BMBS MOTY competition, I wrote that it is difficult to judge a candidate based soley on one calendar year. Rick Schwarz is the exception to that rule.
It did not take long for Rick to get rolling in 2010. In February, a hired hitman attempted to take him out during a night out in Buckhead. Rick was struck by a car travelling at an estimated 35 mph and lived to tell about it!
March is a special month for Rick, and for BMBS. After recovering from the attempt on his life, Rick landed a new job. Always eager to make a good first impression, Rick had to call in on his first day because he chose to attend the Celtic Cross ceremony in Savannah, and stay for the Reception and the Post-Reception Party. On Tuesday of that week, Rick showed up ready to work. However he had to infom his boss that afternoon that he had a death in his family and would be flying to Charlotte that night and not returning until Thursday. This was obviously a ruse to allow Rick the opportunity to get home for St. Patrick's Day, which was on Wednesday. When Rick did not show up on Thursday, it was evident that it would be beneficial for both Rick and the company to go their separate ways.
That one-month stretch from mid-February to mid-March is more than enough to prove that Rick is a worthy candidate for MOTY. Will the third time be the charm for Rick? You decide.
Monday, December 13, 2010
Webster's Defines the words "Man" and "Year" as "an adult male person" and "a period of 365 or 366 days, in the Gregorian calendar, divided into 12 calendar months, now reckoned as beginning Jan. 1 and ending Dec. 31," respectively.(Webster, et al.)
Put those two words together and what do you get??? Jeff Motherf@$%kin' Monken, head coach of the Georgia Southern Eagles.
In less than 10 full months on the job, Coach Monken has taken the once proud Eagles back into the national semifinals by beating (then) #10 Elon, #1 App State, #10 SC State, #4 William and Mary, and #3 Wofford. On 9/11/10, the Eagles came within a touchdown of upsetting the bowl-eligible Navy Midshipmen. With wins over hated rivals App State, Furman, and Wofford, coach Monken has cemented GSU's place as the class of the Southern Conference once again.
In addition to respecting the proud traditions of Eagle Football (yellow school buses, G.A.T.A., Beautiful Eagle Creek, and so on), Coach Monken has started a new one, by having his players sing the Alma Mater to the student section after games. The result: I now know that we have an Alma Mater. And it's awesome.
Why are we already attached to the ball coach??? For his inspirational pregame and halftime speeches:
And my personal favorite:
Coach Monken, a 13 year disciple of Paul Johnson, unites the GSU and GT contingent of BMBS, and he is not, I repeat, IS NOT Mark Richt.
For all of these reasons, I humbly submit my nomination for BMBS Man of the Year 2010 for Coach Jeff Monken.
Just watch out for inflation - I'm convinced it's the biggest threat we'll face the next 2-5 years The price of a tall boy at Pinkie's is currently $2.50. We will use this to track the inflation rate in the coming months and years. Sorry but you just can't trust CPI (it is, after all, calculated by the government). "PBRI" will be a far more accurate measure.
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Tuesday, December 07, 2010
The title makes more sense: there are plenty of upstanding members of society who might deserve recognition, even if they haven't done all that much in the past year.
Or we can keep calling it Man of the Year. I don't really give a rat's ass as long as people actually make nominations. Snuffy and I are the only two people left that actually contribute to this blog, and I should have kicked everyone else off a long time ago, but I am giving you one last chance. Last year we had the most publicized MOTY contest ever. Let's try and keep things at least half as interesting this year.
Nominations are due by Friday, December 17th.
2006 - Tom Powers
2007 - Michael Reardon
2008 - Jack Holland
2009 - Coach Curley
2010 - ????
Perhaps more significant than 10 years ago, was 12 years ago, when CDT/SSG Lane was presented with the Gannam Award. It is worth noting that BMBS members won both awards given out on Gannam Day.
Monday, December 06, 2010
Sunday, December 05, 2010
Also looking for a good new subtitle. The Jimmy Ray quote will remain unless ya'll can think of something better.
Saturday, December 04, 2010
Jim Leyritz: How does he get off of the manslaughter charge? He drives drunk on a suspended NY license (which would render his FL license suspended), gets into an accident and kills a mother of two. Furthermore, his bail was later revoked for drinking alcohol, a violation of his bail conditions.
His Conviction: misdemeanor DUI.
His Penalty: $500 fine and 1 year probation. If he violates probation, its six months in jail.
Where is justice? How is this possible?
Here's my guess, too many New Yorkers in Florida. They couldn't let their two time World Series champ rot in prison where he belongs.
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Wednesday, December 01, 2010
Monday, November 08, 2010
I'm going through an intense Mad Men phase right now. I'm just about done with Season 2 on NetFlix and can't get enough. I get that the show, which takes place in the early 1960s, is probably supposed to be some liberal social commentary on just how backwards and wrong society was before the blessings of hippies, drugs, abortion on demand, draft dodgers, feminists, and single-parent households arrived and saved us all.
But just like with American Psycho, I tune the liberal message completely out and focus on the hilarity of the plot and its characters. Maybe the joke's on me but I don't really care. I walk into work every day now acting and talking like Don Draper. I'll even put a little dab of Brylcreem in my hair sometimes, and I shave every morning with a double-edged safety razor and shaving soap too. All I need now is a pack of Lucky Strikes and I'm set. No wait, nevermind, smoking is gay.
Here's another clip (embedding is disabled) of Don Draper's college orientation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09qFkke-z18
Saturday, November 06, 2010
Obama Acknowledges His Message Didn't Get Through.
More conceited BS here, gang. In His mind, the story of the election centers on His ability to deliver His message...with no deference to the fact that the American people clearly delivered THEIRS on Tuesday.
"Hmm. No, this wasn't as much about the people delivering a message so much as it was about me failing to deliver mine. Where my Chomsky's at?!?"
What a jerk, right guys?
Friday, November 05, 2010
Wednesday, November 03, 2010
Monday, November 01, 2010
- John Boehner will be about as interesting a House Speaker as a Jane Dolan government class. He will not, however, be viewed as extreme, like our current one.
- Harry Reid will lose to Sharron Angle in Nevada.
- We could very well see a 50-50 Senate.
- All of this will seal Obama's re-election chances, if he is smart. I'm not sure he is, though. Intellectual? Certainly. Smart? Not so sure.
- Barnes vs. Deal? Who cares. I don't even know who belongs to what party and I have no clue what their respective platforms are. It's state politics. Voting for PTO mom is probably more relevant. I would still vote Republican though.
- Republicans winning will mean more gridlock at the federal level, which is great news. Most in the media love to chastise gridlock as evidence that Washington is "broken" and that "nothing gets done." But anyone who's read the country's founding documents or Federalist No. 51 knows that that's the whole point.
The whole federal structure intricately designed by Jefferson and Madison was intended to prevent stuff from happening and to prevent policy-making from being held hostage by voters' short-term passions. George Will put it best on ABC's This Week yesterday: "Gridlock is not an American problem, it is an American achievement. The founders did not want an efficient government, they wanted a safe government. Gridlock is not a sign that the system is broken. It's a sign the system is working."
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
Another unlikely scenario is BC making the State Playoffs. The Cadets currently stand at 1-4 in region play. Their 3 remaining games are against Bradwell (2-4), Beach (3-2) and Groves (2-3). The Cadets control their own destiny and will make the playoffs if they win out.
So, which scenario is more likely to happen?
UGA wins the SEC East Division
BC earns a State Playoff berth
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
It was a Friday and the 4-1 Cadets were coming off a bye week after their upset win over Camden County, and preparing to take on the hapless Jenkins Warriors. Rumors about Hank's dismissal started swirling that morning and by lunchtime, plans were already being formed to celebrate the occasion.
Concensus says that the legend of Hank began in the fall of 1997 in the JV locker room. A group of visionary seniors, noticing that Hank's awkward appearance was a prefect match for his name, began quacking his name, like a duck. "HANK" spread like wildfire, and before you knew it, Hank was the most popular kid in school. As we progressed through BC, his legend only grew bigger. It was so infectious, it spread to the Jenkins Boys Club, where basketball teams were formed as the "Hanks" and the "Riners."
By the time 7th period had rolled around on that fateful day, the student-body had worked its way into a frenzy. Students ignored their teachers' lesson plan in order to make signs out of cardboard boxes. When the intercom instructed all students to report to the well, Hankmania erupted. Signs reading, "Hank, I'm pregnant!" and "Hank 3:16" were everwhere. Miss Burke stepped to the microphone and explained what was about to happen. We were informed that Hank would not have enough credits to graduate from BC, so he would be transferring to another school in an attempt to accumulate the required credits. She admonsihed the student-body for making light of the situation. Hank was then brought out to the footsteps of the well and stepped in front of the microphone. It was pure pandamonium. Choked by emotion, Hank squeaked out a barely-audible "Hut 2. Hut 2." and the greatest Fight Song in the history of BC ensued.
Hank quietly left the building and was never seen or heard from again. His whereabouts to this day are still unknown.
Below is a reenactment, loosely-based on the day's proceedings.
Thursday, October 07, 2010
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
And so the muddy dogfight that defined the first half continued well into the second. Both squads violently sloshed against each other throughout the third quarter with nothing doing on either side. BC, desperate to get on the board, finally started going to the air in the final quarter of play, and debuted a freshman receiver by the name of Kenny O'Neal. I distinctly remember after Owens' first long completion to Kenny, which came about midway through the 4th, Reardon yelled out "Who the hell is this kid? Is he Irish?" A few plays later, Owens scampered into the endzone and the Cadets finally had their 6.
But there was just one major problem: kicker John Porzio had been thrown out of school earlier in the week for getting in a fight. Sophomore Brandon Mell, grandson of the legendary Vic, was the backup and had never kicked in a varsity game. Few were surprised when be missed the PAT, and most of us thought that was probably it at that point. Here we were trailing 7-6 with 5 minutes left. Camden would now find a way to come back and ram it down our throats. Even if they didn't, they were still up, so we'd still lose.
Instead, the exact opposite happened. After regaining possession, Camden did pick up a first down or two, but then they collapsed. It sure sounded like the fat lady when, with just 2 minutes left and BC having burned all its timeouts, Camden drove comfortably into Cadet territory. But then a string of penalties against the Wildcats were called, stopping the clock and preventing an additional first down. A Camden receiver also conveniently stepped out of bounds for no reason.
BC then took possession with no more than a minute left at midfield. Lamar hooked up with O'Neal again on a sideline route, and then went to Zeigler, who had already put up the most yards for the Cadets that night, to put BC in what only Brandon Mell and his mother thought was field goal range at that point, 38 yards away with 9 seconds left.
Another series of penalties then ensued. The first against BC for delay of game, the second against Camden for being offsides. By this point all of us are kneeling against the fence near the endzone with our eyes closed and heads down, rambling off as many Hail Mary's as possible, looking up every other second, vigilantly awaiting the final snap.
The ball was finally snapped, and the suspense ended right then and there because the millisecond after it left Brandon's foot, everyone on the away side of the stadium knew it was good. The scene that erupted after it sailed through those uprights is seared into my memory. The 9 of us leapt into the air, hugging each other and screaming the fight song at least 10 times in a row with the rest of the alumni. I cried or at least came really close to it. We then stormed field, taking full advantage of something they wouldn't let us do back home. For a brief few minutes, it felt as if the atmosphere on the away stands of the Wildcat Den was more electric than Memorial Stadium could ever be.
Mell was hauled off the field and is hailed as a hero to this day. Ziegler and Owens will reminisce with you about the experience as often as possible. And Kenny O'Neal is probably in jail somewhere. But congratulations to the 9-2 2000 Benedictine Cadets, Region 3AAAAA Champs, and the last region opponent to topple the Camden Wildcats, 9-7, exactly 10 years ago this weekend.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
We pull in about a half-hour or so before kickoff, and are happy to find the Pyramid there as well. We take our time eating, because everyone thinks the stadium is just down the street, when in fact it's an additional 30+ minutes down 95. You have to remember this is before GPS existed, and when you combine this with Savannahians' mostly benighted sense of geography and distance ("oh no big deal, Camden County is just 'down there', right by Glynn and Jacksonville and Georgetown and Richmond Hill, it's all the same") you can understand why none of us made it to the game until midway through the 2nd quarter.
We go another 30 miles further south, and when we finally make the exit off 95, the torrential downpour suddenly decides to slacken off into a slight drizzle. The lightening and thunder quickly cease as well. It is clear God is set on this contest going forward . We pull into Camden's university-sized campus with Cadet Fleming and his date, young Jennifer, tailgating. We quickly make our way towards the stadium, but can't see the scoreboard because it's facing the direction opposite the parking lot. With each step, the curiosity intensifies. How bad were we down? 21-0? 28-7 maybe? Could we at least keep it respectable?
As we entered the stadium, my eyes painstakingly darted right toward the well-lit, turquoise-colored display, which had finally come into full view. With 6 minutes left in the half, the Cadets were only down 7-0!!
The picture immediately came into focus: Owens was hurt but still playing both ways. Taking snaps every other down, Dotson was filling in when needed. Lamar was struggling to get much of anything going and Camden's offense was driving a little better but could never seem to capitalize or make any big plays. The crowd was pretty thin: in addition to Fleming, Whitledge, Madison, and myself, Cadets Bruce and Toraya are present, as are former (i.e., couldn't cut it in military so had to drop out after sophomore year) cadets Reardon, Hissam, and Sauers, but no one else from the class of 2001.
As the halftime buzzer tried to penetrate the humid but cooling September air, BC fans immediately rose to their feet in astonishment. Could this really be happening? Were we really only down to one of the state's biggest schools and strongest programs by a touchdown after 24 exhausting minutes? Could we just hold on for 24 more?
An unknown freshman wideout, white senior running back, and untested sophomore backup kicker must have thought we could...
To Be Continued...
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
And the reason is that most knew that Camden, whom the Cadets had cleverly managed to never schedule in the regular season for 50+ years, was even stronger than Wayne was. Why bother wasting all Friday evening and the early hours of Saturday driving up and down I-95 just to watch BC get drilled?
The Savannah Morning News predicted the Wildcats would be the easy victor, and I'm sure the Florida Times-Union did was well. At the lunch table that week, I had few takers on my offer to drive whomever was interested to Kingsland. And that's understandable. I'm sure Ryan had to go to a Blink 31182 Chili Pepper's concert, I bet Chris had to work at a grocery store, etc. By Friday, TC, Whitledge, and myself all agreed we would ride down together to watch what looked like it would be an ass-beating, but would turn out to be a spectacle I will be telling my grandchildren about.
The three of us saddled up in my '97 red Jeep Grand Cherokee and got ready to make our way down the entire length of the Georgia coast on a stormy September Friday night. We prepared to depart civilization and venture into the heart of darkness that is South Georgia, where no Catholic kid from the city is safe. Okay, that's probably romanticized and way over-the-top, but whatever, I am trying to make this sound real dramatic so just go with it.
The rain picked up and the thunder boomed louder as we made our way past Richmond Hill and then Darien, blaring TC's Slipknot CD's, descending through what felt like Dante's nine circles of hell, until all that lay between us and the enemy kingdom was the Brunswick Steak and Shake...
To Be Continued...
Monday, September 20, 2010
But without question, the greatest and most exciting BC victory of the 2000s came out of nowhere on the evening of September 29, 2000. That rainy night, the Cadets, having been demoralized the week prior by a 27-3 pummeling by Wayne, pulled into Kingsland, Georgia to face what is now the strongest team in the state and probably the entire Southeast.
Stick with me as we recap this magical week in BC football history.
Friday, September 17, 2010
Good morning I am writing because in the day yesterday was ready to remove the laptop, but to check their average rating in the store with the paperwork executive has instructed me not enough to allow me to make you transccion, thousand apologize and we will not be able to make the transaction
- [deadbeat loser]"
Got this message today from the winning bidder of a laptop I was selling for my Dad. This guy technically has 7 days to pay me, but I know he won't. And what can I do about it? Nothing.
I can report him as a non-paying bidder and he'll get a strike. I can't leave negative feedback for him and there is no way to block bids from bidders who have below a certain rating. Absolutely no protection from trash like this.
This guy is human garbage, unworthy to breathe the sweet air of freedom in this country. I do not accept his "thousand apologize" and I hope he drops dead today. That is, of course, unless he decides to pay.
Sunday, September 12, 2010
What's become increasingly frustrating for the Cadet faithful is declaring "well, at least we know it won't ever get any worse than this" year in and out.
- I can remember driving to Augusta exactly six years ago this weekend to watch BC squeak past Richmond Academy, arguably the worst team in the state at the time, 6-0, in front of no more than 50 fans. BC would go 2-8 that year. I thought we'd reached rock bottom then.
- Then came Liberty County 2006. BC traveled to Olvey field late in the season and was shut out 57-0. Liberty was a lot better than usual that year, but they weren't amazing. We ended up at 3-7 but remained patient as it was Herndon's first year and everyone agreed he'd need another season or two before we'd returned to glory.
- Now comes 2010. Granted, Windsor is good. It's still early in the season and I can't quite figure out how they knocked off Wayne but lost to Pierce. But my point is that irregardless (I didn't think "irregardless" was a word, but black people at my job say it a lot so it must be), 10 years ago, BC losing to Windsor Forest would simply have been unthinkable to anyone in the city. I am happy for the public school programs and am glad they have improved. I would always much rather watch BC play against them than Appling Academy, but Jesus, I thought we'd at least be competitive in Savannah.
So what do you think: have we reached the low point now? Will things get worse before they get better? Are the fundamentals in place, but just not the talent/depth? Or is the problem bigger than that? I've also heard some administrative changes in the athletic department may be in the making. Not sure if anyone can comment on those either.
Saturday, September 11, 2010
James Madison 21 VT 16.....only the second time a 1-AA has beaten a ranked 1A (App state over UM 2007)
Kansas 28 GT 25.... Good passing Nesbitt....What makes it worst was the announcer was saying "Nesbitt is running over Kansas like a F-150 truck".... Go to hell Fox Sports
Oklahoma 47 FSU 17.... Christian Ponder released his inner Chris Rix
Miami 24 OSU 36.....Randy Shannon or Jim Tressel? Stupid Question
Wake Forest 54 Duke 48.....Thanks for that potent o Wake....oh you played Duke? Well learn how to play D
Clemson 58 Presbyterian 21.....Dominating performance Tigers. Let me give you a damn ribbon for the most annoying chant ever
I love college football, but with this display of futile football, I declare the ACC the Big East's little sister. Oh Yeah, Boise State beat a 7-5 VT team, so go play Texas in the Fiesta Bowl and have a blast Kellen "Justin Bieber" Moore.
Go Georgia Southern!
Friday, September 10, 2010
The "Big 4" (Fleming, Houser, Lane, Zeigler) was given a budget of $1,000 to plan the Commissioning Ceremony and Military Ball.
Chris got "f'd in the ass" by the florist, even though he used the same florist that JMO3 suggested.
Chris also informed Carl during rehearsal that he did not have his hat on while outside, to which Chief replied, "F you, Lane!"
I followed in the Holland tradition of marrying the girl I took to Commissioning my senior year. That means Pat is destined to marry Kelly Sheehy.
Nardis stole my thunder by showing up late and being the last senior to walk through the sabre arch.
Ty flipped his truck and didn't show up at all.
Here I am with JMO3 and CDT/LTC Houser, awaiting the arrival of the guest speaker, COL Armbrister (pronounced "Arm-bruise-ter" by JMO3).
Enjoying the Military Ball with CDT/LTC Lane.
With my future wife at the Post-Commissioning Party at Pat's house.
I know I am leaving out a lot, so please post your memories in the comments section.
Thursday, September 09, 2010
"If we move from the location, the story will be that the radicals have taken over the discourse...the headlines throughout the Muslim world will be that Islam is under attack...if we don't do this right, anger will explode in the Muslim world."
'>-Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, on Larry King Live last night.
We always hear that if we do this or that, we will ignite the Muslim world and spur terror attacks. These apologists take a very dangerous tone with these warnings...one that suggests that we bear responsibility for the end result.
The folks in Tennessee that plan on burning Korans on Saturday are crazy through and through, but to get the White House involved out of fear of reprisal is gutless.
Start blaming the people with the crazy ideology. Why should we tailor our behavior to make those who hate us, hate us a little bit less? They will find a reason to recruit and kill Americans for anything we do short of national conversion.
By no means am I justifying any violence or mass burnings of the Koran, but, as a society, we need to quit acting like a bunch of eunuchs.
Wednesday, September 08, 2010
And yet, they could go play the Phillies next week and win two or even sweep them. So, why even bother following a season of baseball? Because it's all just a matter of chance apparently. Flip a coin. It's more like the Braves, who happened to win more games than they lost, faced the Pirates, who happened to lose more games than any other team. If the Pirates can beat the Braves at this point, when they were on top in September, is there any real tension?
When I watched the UGA game last week, I knew they would win. Because of level of player talent, coaching talent, funds, previous win-loss records, etc. I knew that LA Lafayette would lose, because they were the lesser team in all areas. Sure, you can have upsets, like Jacksonville St. beating Ole Miss, or Appalachian State beating Michigan a few years ago, but that's why they're called "upsets." It's rare. When the Pirates beat the Braves, it's just "Pirates beat the Braves. That's baseball."
Or say, unranked UGA beating #7 GA Tech last year. It made sense as you watched the game. You saw what worked for UGA and what was not working for Tech, and you understood and appreciated by the end how UGA deserved the victory. You watch the Braves lose to the Pirates, and you just go, "Oh, well he struck out there. That sucked." Or "he hit into a double play. That makes me angry." Or "Hudson gave up a 3 run homerun after this number of hitless innings." Okay. Great. Means nothing. Because the very next day the complete opposite will happen. Then the day after that back to the crap. Hot streaks, slumps - what's the difference?
In summary, the Braves are pissing me off and I'm still excited about football starting.
Sunday, September 05, 2010
And to top it off, our "Fried Banana Pudding" dessert... one bite, and you're hooked! 4 pc. only $2.99 and the 6 pc. is only $3.99!
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
|QB||Paul Crewe||Burt Reynolds||The Longest Yard|
|RB||Wendell Brown||Eliel Swinton||Varsity Blues|
|RB||Darnell Jefferson||Omar Epps||The Program|
|RB||Julian Washington||LL Cool J||Any Given Sunday|
|WR||Bud||Dog||Air Bud: Golden Receiver|
|WR||Rod Tidwell||Cuba Gooding, Jr.||Jerry Maguire|
|OL||Billy Bob||Ron Lester||Varsity Blues|
|OL||Andre Krimm||Sinbad||Necessary Roughness|
|OL||Louie Lastik||Ethan Suplee||Remember the Titans|
|OL||Benny O'Donnell||Cole Hauser||Dazed & Confused|
|OL||Jumbo Fumiko||Ace Yonamine||The Replacements|
|DE||Steve Lattimer||Andrew Bryniarski||The Program|
|DE||Julius Campbell||Wood Harris||Remember the Titans|
|DL||Ogre Palowaski||Donald Gibb||Revenge of the Nerds|
|DL||Charles Jefferson||Forest Whitaker||Fast Times at Ridgemont High|
|DL||Samson||Richard Kiel||The Longest Yard|
|LB||Bobby Bouchet||Adam Sandler||The Waterboy|
|LB||Gary Bertier||Ryan Hurst||Remember the Titans|
|DB||Charlie Tweeter||Scott Caan||Varsity Blues|
|DB||Phil Elliott||Nick Nolte||North Dallas Forty|
|DB||Jimmy Sanderson||Bill Bellamy||Any Given Sunday|
|DB||Petey Jones||Donald Faison||Remember the Titans|
|K||Lucy Draper||Kathy Ireland||Necessary Roughness|
|P||Stan Gable||Ted McGinley||Revenge of the Nerds|
Sunday, August 29, 2010
- Were we just really bad?
- Is Stroud just not the guy?
- Is the new offense just too complex?
- Will we win more than 3 games this year?
Let's end on a positive note: we have the best-looking uniforms since I've been watching the Cadets play. I wouldn't change anything about them.
Anyways, see ya'll Friday. It won't be fun but it will at least be an excuse to drink. Heavily. Because the line is currently Pius -65.5.