Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Double Secret Probation

Are there any competent phone or tv service providers?

"Additionally, if you do not want to receive e-mail communications from us, you must provide us with the e-mail address we should not contact."

What next... will guys be approaching ladies at the club with the line, "hey baby, what are your digits so i don't call you."

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Thank You!

Thank you all for reading this meandering, intermittent, (sometimes) punchy blog. I hope it has been as fun to read as it has been to compose. And a personal thank you to Will for responding with a timely solution to my last post upbraiding the Google Reader team. A great workaround courtesy of Will is to surf to a barebones Google page enabling sharing single items. Once you log in, you can include the "email/share" button on your links toolbar and then tag any individual webpage to share. Then, you can subscribe to the RSS feed of this shared items page to loop through your Google Reader account just like any other RSS subscriptions. Schweet!

Happy Holidays y'all! See you on the flip side!!!

Friday, December 28, 2007

Google Reader

Dear Google Reader Team,

Please create functionality to allow the ability to share/star/archive a single URL without subscribing to an RSS feed. My problem: I randomly surf to a bodacious webpage worthy of a star or maybe even a share with friends... but the Google Reader forces me to subscribe to the RSS feed before I can take action. Arg!!! An analogy... I'm not going to listen to the entire Right Said Fred album just to share "I'm too Sexy" with friends... which would be a pity for all of us cause that song is HY-sterical!

Instead, create a way to read into Google Reader a single URL entry bypassing the RSS feeds for sites that are a one-hit-wonder. "And I'm too sexy for this blog."

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Past Time

Bud, you just don't get it. After documenting Sen. Mitchell's distinguished track record, Selig underscores, "Senator Mitchell has made 20 recommendations, all of which I will embrace... Those recommendations that I can implement independently, I will do so immediately." Amen!

But, a few sentences later, Selig states, "I am going to review each one of these [players] on a case by case basis"--even though Mitchell recommended not spending a single minute reviewing the circumstantial evidence contained in the report. Why the confusion? During Q&A, Bud revealed that he has yet to read the entire report! You had 3 days between receiving the report and his news conference this afternoon!?!? Three days where you had the exclusive right to review this report... perhaps the most sensational document since the Gospel of Judas surfaced in 2000.

You really are asleep at the wheel. And even though you're stretched too thin to read the Mitchell Report, how do you have the capacity to pick up where 22 months of focused work left off? Priorities Bud(dy).

When will the commissioner be held accountable? Head coaches are fired after a couple losing seasons. You've had over a decade's worth of losing season. Owners, give him the heave-ho!

An Era Draws to a Close: Can the MLB Move Forward?

It's the holidays. That means jingles... like Deck the Halls. Speaking of decking the halls, as of today, there are no MLB players from the past decade that are On Deck for the Hall of Fame. The Mitchell Report is now available... and there are names. All-stars and September call-ups. Mitchell, after weighing the pros and cons, opted to publish the list of names in recognition of the failed policies of the past decade plus. For proof though that steroids don't automatically make one an all-star, look no further than Marvin "I swing through every eye-high fastball" Benard. However, he also cautioned that it is a partial list with dozens names already retired and, thus, outside the reach of the MLB for punishment.

In the holiday spirit, Mitchell recommended to grant a form of amnesty to all past offenders. I could not be more supportive. The bungling league officials stuck their collective heads in the sand even when faced with striking evidence of steroid/HGH use through the late 90's and early 00's. There's little reason to be mired in the past to create an MLB McCarthy List of Cheaters. Instead, hopefully the league office moves quickly to enact best practices to combat drug use; and then channels their energy to seek acceptance and adoption from the MLB Players Association.

If misery loves company... Bonds must be enjoy finally be teamed up with 7 time Cy Young winner, Roger Clemens. Maybe Bonds DHing with the Yankees in '08?