With the Black Sheep trail and the Super Bowl party behind me I thought that this would be the week I would kick back and get some R&R. How wrong I was. There are too many personal details to explain, but suffice to say that these entries may be a bit sparse and disjointed (the first person to comment “But how will we be able to tell the difference?” will be smacked).
Now that I’ve lowered your expectations…
What can a person with too much time and a few bucks to burn produce?
Yes that’s right, I’ve gone and had my own bumper stickers printed. I wonder if this is how William Randolph Hearst started?
In A Time Before Color
Last night’s Meet The Hashers victory was not without confusion and controversy. We decided that a return to Johnny’s Pizza for cheap eats was in order.
During the game the host screwed the pooch when his “expert” gave him a question that was oddly worded and then he proceeded to alter it. As written the question was “What was the last essentially black and white movie to win the Oscar for Best Picture?”; as read it was “What was the last exclusively black and white movie to win the Oscar for Best Picture?” We first lept to the obvious conclusion “Schindler’s List”, but wrote that off as incorrect when it was brought up that there were color sequences at the end. Our next best guess was “Raging Bull” (after intra-team controversy regarding whether “Paper Moon” was a black and white film, and if a sepia-toned film could be considered as black and white. If pistols had been present we might have a duel at ten paces). When the host read the answer as “Schindler’s List” there was an eruption of disgust which probably reminded the guy that he should probably not have sought out a career in trivia hosting. After much consultation with his “expert” they agreed that the correct answer should be “The Apartment”, an answer provided by no team.
Because of the betting scheme employed by The Trivia Factory no lead is really safe going into the final question. This sparked the second (and far more frequent) argument of how many points to wager on the final question. Last night’s category was “The Super Bowl”. I’m not sure how many points we wagered, I only knew that “Paul the Sports Guy” better come through or the team’s loss would lay directly on his shoulders repeating the fate of men like Scott Norwood (look it up). Here was the question.
Name the starting Super Bowl quarterbacks for the following teams
1995 San Francisco 49ers
1987 New York Giants
2000 St Louis Rams
2003 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
CD Pick Of The Week
Today’s CD Pick of the Week brings with it a valuable rule. Today I am picking “The Life Pursuit” from Belle & Sebastian.
The rule, is aptly named the “Belle & Sebastian Rule” (for men), and it reads as such… When trying to impress a woman it is good to have a Belle & Sebastian CD in your collection and to admit to her that you really enjoy listening to their gentle music. Amongst your guy friends you deny ever hearing of Belle & Sebastian and openly question why they are allowed to put out CDs.
I guess that this rule was not created soley for Belle & Sebastian, in fact Simon & Garfunkel quickly come to mind as well (maybe it’s all bands with an ampersand in their name?). If you have any other bands which should follow this rule, please share.
And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – still worn out
Current Music – listening to WRAS, aka “Album 88”
Website Of The Day – Want your own bumper sticker? Go to MakeStickers.com.
If you ever want a quick glance of the sites I’ve picked for my Websites Of The Day, you can check them out on del.icio.us, my user name is InsideThePerimeter (go figure), and they are all tagged as “blogged.”
Exercise (b)Log – sadly nothing (and feeling way too fat to justify)
1995 San Francisco 49ers: Steve Young
1987 New York Giants: Phil Simms (feared Jeff Hostetler, but that was 1991)
2000 St Louis Rams: Kurt Warner
2003 Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Brad Johnson