Monday, August 29, 2005

US Open - Day One - Update

Maria won! I don't know any other results other than that guy that wears the capri pants won, too.

Here's your pic of the day:
Maria!

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Schilling gets the start. Sox v. Royals Game 3

Yeah, my camera phone blows. Sue me. Well, games two and three were certainly entertaining, but definitely not the outcome I would have preferred. The Royals won 4-3 in 11 innings on Wednesday night, in a game that featured multiple instances of having the bases loaded with less than two outs and coming away empty. Last night featured the return to the starting rotation for Curt Schilling. He looked pretty good (especially in the first inning), but the Royals appear to be on a bit of a hot streak, and knocked him around for 6 runs over the next three innings. Every time the Sox scored a couple to close the gap, KC managed to get them back within an inning. Hopefully the Royals can keep up the pace and take at least a couple from the Yanks while Boston hopefully recovers against Detroit this weekend.

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Red Sox vs. Royals - Game 1

Sox take a 5-0 lead into the ninth inning, and Mike Timlin decides to make it a little more interesting (or just wanted to try and generate a save chance for himself) by giving up a couple of runs to a Royals team that hadn't had a hit since the 5th inning. Sox hold on to win 5-2, and David Wells gets his 10th win of the season, while poor Zach Greinke loses his 15th.

A big "no-prize" to the Blue Jays who choked away a lead at Yankee stadium and kept the Sox from gaining another game on the Evil Empire.

Monday, August 22, 2005

Christmas in August!

Tomorrow's the big day! I've been waiting for this week all Summer, and finally the Red Sox are coming to town. I've had my tickets since they went on sale in Mid-March and I'm excited I'll finally get to use them (they've been taunting me from on top of fridge.) As an added bonus, I'll get to see Curt Schilling's return to the starting rotation on Thursday. Let's go Sox! Time to stop that Royals winning streak at two...

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Microsoft to Gamers: Bend Over

$299 'Core' System$399 SystemMicrosoft released it's pricing structure for the Xbox 360 at a game conference in Leipzig Germany today. $399 for the full-blown package that every self-respecting game geek will buy, or the crippled $299 "core" system that is only being put out there so Microsoft can say, "Hey, we released at $299! It's not our fault nobody bought it." It's disappointing to see the system they've been pushing for months priced $100 higher than I was planning on, but since the separate accessories' pricing is an abomination of it's own, I'll likely bite the bullet and get the more expensive X360. Damn you Bill Gates! Damn you all to hell! lol.

Saturday, August 13, 2005

Secret Message Boards Can Suck

When they're used for evil, instead of good.

You know who you are.

#10, indeed. I'm insulted.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

I live amongst morons.

Kansas moves to stem role of evolution in teaching.

I swear, if I had kids, I'd move. Now I'll just have to tell people "Yes, I'm from Kansas, but I'm not stupid." Thanks so much, "Kansas Bored of Edumication"...

Personally, I believe in The Flying Spaghetti Monster.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

SPACE.com -- Touchdown! Discovery Lands Safely in California


Whew!

Monday, August 08, 2005

Your tax dollars at work, part deux...

It's like a sequel to my last entry. Yes, stupidity abounds on both sides in this issue, however. The 13-year-old should have known that humiliating a 15-year-old in front of a girl would result in reprisal. The 15-year-old's mom gets bonus Dumb Points for just ignoring the court date, regardless of the fact it was moronic for there to be a court date in the first place. I hope the 13-year-old enjoys what will surely be a now unending stream of abuse at school, thanks to his overzealous parents.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

This makes me sick.

When I was this age, my parents would have (rightly so) told me it was my own damn fault for throwing water balloons at girls. Whoever filed the charges is an idiot, and no doubt when the civil suit comes, the boy's parents will be idiots, too. The pussification of America continues...

I guess we can all breathe again...

Today's spacewalk appears to have been a complete success, although I see we have something new to possibly wring our hands about. The thermal blanket issue doesn't appear to be as big a deal as the gap-fillers, which is good. Here's hoping they let Discovery come back to Earth one of these days...

Monday, August 01, 2005

ESPN.com - Palmeiro suspended for steroids, denies using them

Maybe someone slipped a little flax-seed oil into his Viagra...

Hillary vs. the Xbox: Game over

Excellent open-letter to Ms. Clinton. I'd write more, but this dude already covered it, plus I need to go home, drink a forty, smack my bitches around, and shoot whitey...