Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Which Simpsons character is like your school.
  • Notre Dame = Mr Burns
  • Arkansas = Groundskeeper Willie
  • Tennessee = Sideshow Bob
  • Boise State = Inanimate Carbon Rod


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Interesting idea: "the Nike + iPod Sport Kit"


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A new baseball strategy from a fan.
  • The fan's strategy is actually illegal because of rule 3.05a. If you do not bat around in the first, then the guy listed as your starter must actually face oine batter to completion.
  • But one could easily make a legal version of the strategy. Announce a middle reliever as the starting pitcher in every road game. If the 9th spot in the line-up makes it to bat in the top of the first, pinch hit for him and start the real starter in the bottom of the first. If not, let the middle reliever face the other team's lead-off guy, then pull him and bring in the real starter. That is completely legal.
  • Baseball is a very tradition-bound game and many strategies are avoided simply because they are not traditional. The entire concept of a starting pitcher could probably be redefined. A team could legally use all of its pitchers every day, with each guy facing an average of three batters. If one guy is tired or doesn't have his stuff, the manager can skip him or pull him after a few pitches. Would that work? I don't know, but I know it's legal, so somebody with nothing to lose (like the Royals) should try that and some other "outside the box" thinking. If Bill Veeck could come back to life and own the Royals today, his mind would be spinning with crazy ideas - offbeat strategies, promotions, fan involvement ... Today's baseball really needs that kind of mind.


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'Idol' runner-up McPhee inks record deal


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April Scott will replace Jessica Simpson in Dukes of Hazzard 2
  • It sounds pretty good. "The Sheriff finally tosses the Dukes in the slammer, where they are repeatedly sodomized by large, disease-ridden men. Hilarity ensues."


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Jessica Alba Kicks Ass - Now in Video
  • Lots of material related to the MTV movie awards. Some good laughs in there!


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D-backs pitcher admitted illicit juicing, and seem to have ratted out plenty of others.


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Acer releases a notebook computer with a 20 inch screen


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Google Talk is up and ready for testing. This looks pretty cool, but I haven't tried it out yet.


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'Omen' Opens to Tuesday Record. Total ticket sales dollars end in 666!
  • "Twentieth Century Fox's marketing ploy to release The Omen on Tuesday - the superstitiously-significant '6-6-06' date - paid off. The horror picture, a remake of the 1976 thriller about a child who's the Antichrist, raked in $12,633,666 at 2,660 theaters. The Omen edged out Meet the Fockers to claim the highest Tuesday gross ever"


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Step down, Aretha. Soul has a new queen. Paris Hilton's video for "Stars Are Blind"
  • What a voice! It's the second coming of Minnie Riperton!


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More of Heather McCartney's so-called "porn pics."
  • Unless there are some other pictures which are much more explicit, I have to think that The Sun and I have quite different definitions of "porn." A couple of them have "censored" blocks which imply naughtier action, but the placement of those blocks almost seems like they were done by Jimmy Kimmel's writers.


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Movie trivia. If you're a regular reader, you know the top star as ranked by the average quality of his movies. (John Cazale, by a wide margin!) Here's another bit fo trivia to astound at happy hour. Who is the top box office star by the average gross of his/her movies.
  • You can get this if you think about it, but you have to think outside the box. It's not Tom Hanks or even Daniel "Harry Potter" Radcliffe. Think about someone who has ONLY been in mega-blockbusters. The average gross of his films is over $300 million.


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Moivie trivia: Who is Asia's top box office draw?


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Letterman's "Top Ten Signs It May Be The Apocalypse"


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Lewis Black: Black on Broadway - in its entirety


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The Albino Code Movie


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A clip from Nacho Libre!


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An Alaskan Volcano Erupts, is first spied from space.


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