Sunday, January 14, 2007

The Distinguished Gentleman from Talos IV

I heard about David Wu's Vulcan/Klingon analogy while driving home last week I thought it was bad enough that a Member of Congress would make such a comment. The fact he refers to "real Klingons" makes the guy even more laughable. If this silliness was not bad enough, it turns out he made the comments on the floor of the House.
See for yourself:

Just a note, Mr. Wu, if you are going to throw out the "chicken hawke" meme, it might be taken more seriously if you had served yourself. If you had served, why did you omit it from your official congressional bio?
I can almost hear James Trafficant's signature, "Beam me up, Scotty", not that Trafficant really believed there was a "real Scotty".
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Saturday, January 06, 2007

Sure, It's not the Stanley Cup, but...

It is a story worthy of the Stanley Cup. However, it is about the Liberty Bowl trophy. First a little background. Until 1995 USC (That's the University of South Carolina, not the pretender on the west coast who named themselves for a people who were fooled by a wooden horse) was 0-8 in bowl appearamces and held the record for the longest bowl losing streak (thank you, Notre Dame for releaving us of that "honor" this year). You would think that somebody would have noticed that the trophy was missing.
Well it was and it wasn't. According to The State | 01/06/2007 | Liberty Bowl trophy takes slow ride home to USC it had been entrusted to the team's long snap center, senior, Scott Morgan. Well, Mr. Morgan slept through his wake up call and missed the team bus to the airport, and, consequently the plane back to Columbia. Fortunately some of his friends were still in Memphis so the trophy rode in the backseat between two passengers. They did stop at a Hooters in Conyers, Georgia where it sat in the back seat covered by jackets (didn't want any UGA fans to get any ideas).
When asked if they did anything like drink beer out of it like has been known to be done with the Stanley Cup they replied that they did think about it, but the bell would not turn upside-down. The trophy did make it back undamaged except for one big crack, but it was supposed to be there.

Friday, January 05, 2007

Made the Switch

I finally decided to make the move over to New Blogger now that it's out of beta.

Monday, January 01, 2007

Comments now Moderated

You can pretty much guess why.

The HP Postie Patrol

This is a sponsored post, so no whining that it looks like a commercial. It is a commercial.
I like HP. I have two of their printers, one of which is almost 8 years old and still works, it just does not suit my needs any more. The newer one more than meets my needs. Their "Picture Book" commercial stands as one of greatest of all times, in my opinion.
Now the folks at HP Digital Photo Printing have come up with the Postie Patrol. Basically they send you on a scavenger hunt for cash and prizes. Something like this:

Wasn't that fun? I loved the way she didn't panic when they kept telling her she was running out of time. Her attempt at making a snow angel in snow that had frozen over was rather entertaining too. Would I welcome the chance to participate in the Postie Patrol? Heck yeah!
This post is sponsored by HP.