Streaming video…

Which is more ridiculous?
The woman who is afraid of pickles on Maury Povich?
The montage of fireworks accidents and pranks
Kim Jong-Il propaganda (this could be the best video ever if it was subtitled)
Those crazy Brits (I’ve seen this game show clip before, but it’s still funny)
One last oldie but, goodie.

In the news…

Only in America…

On a day where recent happenings in the world include the launch of the Space Shuttle, North Korea fires several missles, and Ken Lay kicks the bucket… the news stories I keep coming across include a guy who put a hot dog on his antenna 5 years ago on July 4th and it’s still there… as well as this video. Short version is: bear climbs into car, mayhem and hilarity ensue.

While quite entertaining, I think there may be more important things to talk about. :-\

The hits just keep coming…

Since today is Monday July 3rd, and most people took the day off (except me), I am here at work with not a whole lot to do. So here is another quick thought based off of an article I just read.

The gist of it is that Keira Knightley wasn’t sure that the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie would be any good. And it wasn’t until she was sitting at the premier with Orlando Bloom that either one of them felt confident that the movie would work.


Really? Maybe that is why so many bad films come out. Actors take these jobs because they could use the cash and really have no idea if the film will be good after reading the script. I had always wondered why some good actors take roles in movies that are just putrid… but maybe you just can’t tell from a script whether or not the movie will actually be any good.

Getting comfy…

Ahhhhh… these new digs here at SP, while unfamiliar, are pretty snazzy . So let’s try and get comfortable with a familiar style of entry…

Go here, and come back.

I found this article quite interesting. Mostly because I firmly believe that baseball can be used as a metaphor for life, but it does not get much less transparent than the score of this ballgame. Republicans 12, Dems 1.

I think there is a lot that can be taken from this article. The most obvious is that the Democrats stink at baseball. But the fact that the Republican team is 10 years younger is very telling. Isn’t the GOP supposed to be the team of old white men? The current crop of reigning (and I use the term loosely) Dems are getting old, very old. Much like good old Martin Olav Sabo himself. Where is the young blood in the democratic party?

Another startling item is that Heath Shuler is running for Congress. Sure, the GOP gets Steve Largent… and the Dems get Heath Shuler. Figures…

Lastly is the new strategy of the Dems manager, Pennsylvania Democrat Mike (Mad Dog) Doyle. No longer will Marty’s little-league philosophy of “you’ve got to find a way to get everyone in the game” be followed. Much like the prevailing sentiment in politics these days, in and out of the beltway, there is no longer a sense of involvement and cooperation.

Of all places shouldn’t it be politics where it truly isn’t about winning and losing? Shouldn’t it be how you played the game?

While Marty wasn’t much of a coach (career .278 winning percentage), he sure played the game real well.