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R I P: Fred Phelps

Phelps was the founder of the largely distasteful Westboro Baptist Church. Hopefully St. Peter greeted him with a big sloppy kiss before kicking his ass to Hell.

 

RIP: Ohio “State Basketball”

Both of the Ohio

Thankful For Al Franken.

Actually I never thought I would think that, but this morning I am. The US broadband/cable industry is so f*cked it's really hard to fathom a way out now that the power is in the hands of the few and the Congress seems powerless to stop it.

Only A Few Hours Until Spring

12:57. The end of this gods-forsaken Winter.


my heart never beat like it does at the sight of you

Atlantic 10 vs. Mid-American

In terms of quality of the baskteball, the Atlantic 10 conference is roughly the equivalent of the MAC. However, quite unlike the MAC, the schools of the A-10 are located in big cities including big-time east coast cities like Boston, DC and Philly. The location, location, location argument is not much stronger than in this case.

This Week In B1G: March Madness Week One

Let's recap. Here is what I said about the teams from B1G reaching the tournament and where they would be seeded.

  • Michigan gets a #4 seed. #2

  • Wisconsin gets a dreaded #5 seed. #2

  • Michigan State gets a #6. #4

Sounds Plausible

Many of the theories of the cause of the disappearance of Malaysian flight 370 are interesting. Most of the theories I have seen have holes.

This one doesn't seem to.

A taste...

YouTube Saturday: Talk Show Nirvana

Graham Norton hosted a talk show session with Matt Damon, Bill Murray and Hugh Bonneville who were promoting their movie, The Monument Men, along with musical guest Paloma Faith. If you appreciate good humor and talk shows combined, I don't know if you can find a more entertaining bit of TV then this.

 

I’ve Met The Perfect Driver.

This is undoubtedly the poorest design of a parking lot in the history of parking lot design.

Things Only I Like

Actually I am not sure if that is true or not, but this one tickled my funny bone.

Jean-Paul Sartre is sitting in a cafe and says to the waitress, "I'll take a coffee with no cream." The waitress replies, "I'm sorry, sir, but we are out of cream. How about with no milk?" ***