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Saturday, September 27, 2008

Monkey See, Monkey Do

I give you another look inside my brain (using the Facebook test)


Friday, September 26, 2008

Bye High

Oh NO, no, no, no, nooooooooooooo! I can just FEEL IT! The Patriots aren't going to win this week. Remember I said that when they don't.

On a more serious and somber note


Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Yes, 'homeschool' is a word.

It's official. You don't have to feel guilt the next time Microsoft Word spell-checker tells you 'homeschool' isn't a word. For 'homeschool' is now an entry in the Merriam-Webster dictionary. For those of you who underwent some other form of education:


One entry found.

Main Entry:home·school

intransitive verb
: to teach school subjects to one's children at home transitive verb : to teach (one's children) at home
Realizing that this word may be obscure to some, the dictionary kindly includes a recording of the pronunciation.

But who was the lucky person who coined this term in 1980?

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Sunday, September 21, 2008

Fins Flay Pats 38 to 13

Chef Tony Sparano's recipe to beating the Patriots.

1. Mix in three and 1/2 quarters of Matt Cassel playing
2. Add five members of a Patriots offensive line that couldn't block a one year old running with a pair of scissors
3. Throw at Ellis Hobbs the entire game
4. or at anyone else since their not being covered
5. A super game from Fins running back Ronnie Brown who ran for four touchdowns & also tossed one on a trick play just to rub it in.

That was a ugly game. I didn't watch the entire thing because it became a route around the second quarter and it wasn't like Matt Cassel was going to rally for a comeback or anything. Pretty pathetic; but it was going to happen at some point.


Friday, September 19, 2008

How I Invested My Life Savings in AIG, the Layman Brothers & Bear Stearns and Found Permanent Happiness, Joy and Sunshine (and lost 350 pounds too!)

First, let me make this very clear so even those other than me, I and myself can understand - I don't like how Rex gets to act smart by posting all sorts junk of about the economy (see below post) while I post insightful, mind stimulating des ordures. So, after much thought and tears, I've decided that that must come to an end. Faithful readers, lend me your ears! I'm about to become Jim Cramer on steroids!

My first economic observation - the economy stinks

My second economic observation
- Rhode Island's economy especially stinks (8.5% unemployment, 2nd highest in the US of A)

My third (& final) economic observation - Why is the government bailing out companies from bankruptcy when the government itself is bankrupt?


Monday, September 15, 2008

The Most Biggest, Baddest Bankruptcy in US History

Click here to view the full-size Bloomberg chart.

And with worthless Ch. 11 laws to boot!


Hockey Moms For Truth Strikes!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Oh J-E-T-S, Where Is Thy Sting?

Attention Pats fans, tree huggers and Mike Garvel holdouts! This Matt Cassel thing might not be too bad after all... as long as he just keeps on dumping the rock off to Kevin Faulk & Wes Welker( 7 rec. for 72 yards) for the short stuff and somehow learns to toss it up for Randy Moss the Patriots should be able to win some more games. Underdogs for the first time in years, the Pats beat the New York Jets by a score of 19 to 10, the first victory since 2000 in a game without Tom Brady as the starting quarterback. Overall, the defense had an excellent game and Steven Gostkowski kicked the pigskin off the football all day (four field goals & about a billion touchbacks). Another player who had a great game was the former Jets, LaMont Jordan who tore right through the Jets defense the entire second half of the game (11 rushes for 62 yards)

Not everything that happened was positive by any means. Cassel still isn't in rhythm with Moss & it really showed today (especially on the deep pass that Cassel underthrew by about 15 yards) and took way too many sacks (despite the offensive line playing pretty well). Because the Jets stink, it didn't matter too much today - and might actually not matter too much the next three weeks (Dolphins, Bye, 49ers) - but when the harder games start piling up after week (Chargers, Broncos, Colts, Bills), it's going to be essential that the Patriots have a legitimate deep threat. One reason for the lack of coordination may have simply have been that Moss missed most of the practices last week with a back injury (as did Jabbar Gaffney who had no receptions at all in today's game).

Anyways, this game has too be a huge disappointment for Jets players & fans. For what was supposed to be a revenge game for the Jets (for SpyGate, the opening day blowout last year, the Mangini vs Belichick thing, etc), they really missed what was probably their best chance in this decade to really pound the Pats (Brady will be back next year & by the next time we play them in week 11, the Patriots should be a better team).

Next week - it's the 0-2 Miami Dolphins (the last team the Patriots actually lost to in the regular season back in 2006).


Saturday, September 13, 2008

September 13, 2008


Web Browser feature suggestion for upcoming releases (Part 2)

The other idea would be automatic zoom to the width of the website...

Then you wouldn't even have to think about it...

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Web Browser feature suggestion for upcoming releases

Browsers should have a site-specific "save zoom" feature. Some sites have much small fonts than others, and it's a pain to have to adjust the zoom for the site each and every time (e.g. when you have a widescreen display. However, it would be fairly easy to use a cookie to remember which zoom the user prefers for a particular site.

Now we'll see which browser -- Firefox, IE, Safari, Opera, or Chrome -- will be the first to incorporate this feature....

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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Oh Yeah, The Brady Thing...

For some reason when Brady got injured it almost seemed like it was supposed to happen. After the way the last two season have ended I sort of expect bad things to happen to the Pats. This year the bad stuff just happened on opening day rather than the Super Bowl or AFC Championship. In a since, the injury does make the season a little more interesting because we have the underdog status back that we haven't had for years. Maybe winning won't just be expected, it will be celebrated (and not just winning 16 in a row, just winning any game).

Unlike probably most of the rest of the world (including Vladimir Putin [who just btw signed a 15 year, 400 billion $$$ extension as Russia's dictator], Matt Gutierrez and Chad Jackson), I expect Matt Cassel to fill in pretty well for Brady. Having 8 foot 9 inch stick man Randy Moss running go patterns for you and Wes Welker running around in circles already makes Cassel one of the top 10 quarterbacks in the AFC because unlike some other QB's, he has real targets to throw to. Hey, even I could probobly break the single season touchdown record if I had Moss & Welker to throw to*.

As for my prediction for this weeks game... Pats vs Jets, Belichick vs Mangini, Farve vs Cassel, Randy Moss vs 5-11 Dwight Lowery, and Kris lights out - I'm retiring - the nosetackle Jankins and his D-Line friends vs the Patriots offensive line & the Pats tripled headed (Maroney, Morris, Jordan) running attack... So after an completely unbiased appraisal of the situation. I'm going to predict that the Patriots will win by a score of 35 to 24 (oh yeah, & David Thomas is going to have a big game [and if he doesn't I'll just delete this like it wasn't ever here...])

*assuming that I could also throw to myself and the NFL changed abolished the salary cap so the team could afford to pay me


Tuesday, September 09, 2008


District 39, Exeter, Richmond and Charlestown GOP State Rep Primary Results

With 100% reporting
-Dave Hathaway, 56%
-Joseph Arsenault, 44%

You can view the results by precincts here


Sunday, September 07, 2008

URI's new logo...

New URI Logo
I really like it. Now if they can only get people to start saying "URI" less, and "The University of Rhode Island" more. The full name has a ring that will put the school, at least subliminally, on par with other respected state institutions such as the University of Virginia.

Now if we can only get a big donor to name the business college after him/herself.

I'm less impressed by the "Think Big, We Do" slogan. But I can't think of anything better at the moment.


Saturday, September 06, 2008


...eats a lot of time. I just finished my first week and survived (so far). I'll try to keep this site updated as often as I can (I don't want to fill the clinics with millions of people having mental issues because there's nothing new here).


Friday, September 05, 2008

RNC Photos

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Monday, September 01, 2008

What Happened At 11 O'Clock...

"The donkey going to eat ME!!"
"Good Donkey... Nice Donkey..."

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