Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Spanish Tutor's G-Talk Status Update

In which the author posts his former Spanish tutor's (female; 23 years old; educated at a prestigious U.S. university) updated Google Talk status.

Current status:

"cansada de la gente estupida"


Twitter killed the blog star(s).

Spanish Tutor's G-Talk Status -- Update!

In which Tuffy posts his former Spanish tutor's (female; 23 years old; educated at a prestigeous U.S. university) Google Talk status. Today's status:

"so tired of bullshit"

Sunday, January 25, 2009

78 awards in 26 categories...

...equals 75 awards and 25 categories too many.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

If I Could Teach the World to Sing

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Bob Knight / Mpls / Jan 22

Bob Knight will broadcast the Minnesota v Purdue game for ESPN from Williams Arena on Thu Jan 22. In this clip, Knight expounds on his impression of the Boilermakers:

The Retirement Tribute Ever. Ever.

From Deadspin:

Jeff Kent Will Fight No More Forever

Irascible shooter of critters Jeff Kent, the all-time leader in home runs among second basemen and super arch-enemy of Barry Bonds and Milton Bradley, is calling it quits.

Don't expect Bonds to be at the retirement party; the two had several notorious run-ins during their time as San Francisco Giants. Kent spent six seasons there, redefining himself as a player, winning a National League MVP award (2000) and appearing in a World Series (2002) in which he hit three home runs. No, he did not play well with others, whether it be superstars who reportedly took steroids, or forest animals which he enjoyed peppering with buckshot. He also famously "fell off his pickup truck while washing it" in 2002, which is code for "fell off his motorcycle while dicking around during the exhibition season," which would have been in violation of his Giants contract. That lie kind of ruined the holier-than-thou image for me.

Not to mention his being both a Giant and a Dodger. It's the most dickish move in all of baseball, being that the two are such hated rivals. Yes, it's an even worse move than Yankees-Red Sox, because at least with those teams, the money gives you an excuse. There's really no reason to move up or down the California coast; it's like giving the finger to every one of your former fans. Yeah, the Astros came in between there, but still.

But that was Kent, who had no real warm spot in his heart for anyone except his family, with whom he has expressed a desire to spend more time. Ironic to think that, if he does make it back to the majors, Bonds will have outlasted the prickly mustachioed one. I've always thought of Kent as a gnarled old chew toy who would be around forever, or at least until they found a cure for churlishness.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Conference Championship Picks

phi (-4) over ARI
bal (+6) over PIT

Playoff Record: 2-6
Season Record: 10-14

Thursday, January 15, 2009

I See The Future and It Will Be

"The future of the future will still contain the past
Time goes slow and time goes fast..."


News Cut

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


I was out of the country when George Carlin passed away on June 22 and didn't return until over a month after his death.

I just got word of his passing the other day.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Garmin-Chipotle Inadvertantly Leaks '09 Kit

The Garmin-Chipotle pro cycling team (seemingly) inadvertantly leaked an image of their 2009 kit on their web page (SlipstreamSports.com).

Although the team has not officially presented their new duds, the '09 kit was worn by rider Julian Dean at the New Zealand pro road race championships earlier this month. Garmin-Chipotle included an image of Dean at this race on their website, thus revealing key elements of the kit.

However, someone with the team must have identified the gaffe because the image has now been deleted from the page in question.

The new kit (as observed on the Slipstream site yesterday) is a predominantly white jersey with orange shoulders. The bibs (or shorts) have predominantly blue side panels over black crotch panels.

Here's the link to the page where the photo had been posted:


The pic (and new kit design) has been reposted. Here you are:

Friday, January 09, 2009

Divisional Picks

bal (+3) over TEN
CAR (-10) over ari
NYG (-4) over phi
sd (+6) over PIT

Playoff Record: 1-3
Season: 9-11

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Wild Card Picks

atl (-2) over ARI
ind (pk) over SD
MIA (+3) over bal
phi (-3) over MIN

Playoff Record: 0-0
Year-To-Date: 8-8