Saturday, May 28, 2005

Matt inquired of me: Is this why he's Plaxico?

My answer, no, but that's why he's almost about to hit the FraughtWatch. The only reason I haven't at this point is because it would look spiteful on my part as a Steeler fan to jinx him. But I have to figure something's going to go off between him and Tom Coughlin at some point. It's like the two of them should have the Odd Couple music playing whenever they're in the same building.

"On January 23rd, Plaxico Burress was asked to remove himself from his place of residence. That request came from Plaxico. With nowhere else to go, he appeared at the home of his childhood friend, Tom Coughlin, some time earlier Couglin's team had thrown him out, requesting that he never return to the AFC. Can two divorced men share an apartment without driving each other crazy?"

UPDATE: This appears not to have been Plex's fraughting, but the township's corrupt attempts to defraug Plex gone horribly incompetent (given they were trying to tax him for 1998 and 1999, when he was still at Michigan State.)

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Apparently I was wrong:The fraught was stronger in these two.

Saturday, May 21, 2005

Tonight we went to an exhibition game for the Washington Wild Things of the Frontier League. (Yeah, this was just an excuse to eat a funnel cake, wasn't it.) During the fifth inning they had a substitution of some guy I didn't recognize as a player, and soon they announced he was actually the winner of a one-day contract with team offered on eBay. So he manages to survive in the field with embarrasing himself, and since the contract states that he gets to bat once, he comes up second in the inning. Now the first guy flies out, and he comes up, and here's where we notice the pitcher's a little wild this inning. So much so that the first two balls are nowhere the strike zone. So the catcher goes out and talks to the pitcher "There's no way you're walking the eBay guy." And then just as the catcher goes back, the coach walks up, saying "There's no way you're walking the eBay guy." So after they leave, the pitcher throws a strike, and then he doesn't walk the eBay guy.

He beans him.

Okay, he hits the guy in the shoulder, but it's not as good a story. But still, nothing like paying good money to get smacked around.

Friday, May 20, 2005

I was watching... You don't trade for a punter. Now then where was I... You don't trade for a punter. S'anyway... You don't trade for a punter.

You know I seem to have forgotten what I was going toYou don't trade for a punter.

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Four odd bits from my drive from work to summer practice.

1. For some reason the local golf course which has tried to be the respected PGA Tour Stop has added something they call the "John Daly Learning Center." I'm not really sure if one can applied the Scared Straight metaphor to golf.

2. The election is over here, and we had the odd moment of me considering whether I should vote for former Steeler Dwayne Woodruff for the court of common pleas. Not quite Jim Rooker running for Congress, but then again what is.

3. As bad as that thought, the other option was somebody named, I honestly swear, Robert Downey, Jr. I have to figure that you want to have a Judge of Common Pleas familiar with all the common pleas, so maybe that is bold television on their part.

4. Driving past Parkway Center Mall, I see the following sequence on the mall's flashing annoucement ticker.


In other news....
RIP Frank Gorshin. Be sure to scare the crap out of this guy on your way out. Pittsburgh demands it.

Saturday, May 14, 2005

Yes, I know I've been quiet. Suffice it to say, I've had a very busy couple months. The majority of my business fell under the auspices of getting the latest edition of the software done sufficiently that I feel good about its release, so I think we're finally out from under that rock.

The other big bit is that I finally cleared the Reference Desk up. (That is, fully moved it, and checked all the links to remove the dead ones. Really happy about that, and really happy about the Firefox extension that made it easy to check.

More to come, just wanted you to know I'm not dead here.

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

"The fraught is strong in this one." Also with this, I think I may have a new iron law of things.

The iron law of Community College Parking Lots: Any event worthy of reporting on, which takes place in a community college parking lot, will be a net negative for the subject of the report.