In the morning before pre-school my wife and I allow our 3 year old to watch some TV on the Disney channel. I don’t mind the Wiggles, Higgleytown heros and JoJo’s circus, they have their good and bad points but mostly they’re innocuous. I draw the line at the doodlebops. I almost wish for Barney. Thats how bad they are. The only thing I can compare them to is, well how do I put this, they are the band Kajagoogoo gone gayer than Kajagoogoo is.
Archive for October, 2005
A young guy from Missouri moves to Florida and goes to a big “everything under one roof” department store looking for a job. The manager says, “Do you have any sales experience?” The kid says “Yeah. I was a salesman back in Missouri.” Well, the boss liked the kid and gave him the job. “You start tomorrow. I’ll come down after we close and see how you did.”
His first day on the job was rough, but he got through it. After the store was locked up, the boss came down. “How many customers bought something from you today? The kid says “one”. The boss says “Just one? Our sales people average 20 to 30 customers a day. How much was the sale for?” The kid says “$101,237.65.” The boss says “$101,237.65? What the heck did you sell?”
The kid says, “First, I sold him a small fish hook. Then I sold him a medium fishhook. Then I sold him a larger fishhook. Then I sold him a new fishing rod. Then I asked him where he was going fishing and he said down the coast, so I told him he was going to need a boat, so we went down to the boat department and I sold him a twin engine Chris Craft. Then he said he didn’t think his Honda Civic would pull it, so I took him down to the automotive department and sold him that 4×4 Expedition.”
The boss said “A guy came in here to buy a fish hook and you sold him a BOAT and a TRUCK?”
The kid said “No, the guy came in here to buy Tampons for his wife, and I said, ‘Dude, your weekend’s shot, you should go fishing.’”
You scored 61 Wisdom, 73 Tactics, 64 Guts, and 64 Ruthlessness!
|Like William Wallace, chances are you have no problem charging a
larger, better trained, better equipped, better armed and armored
English army with a band of naked drunken Scotsmen. I’m not contesting
that you have balls. It’s your brain function I’m worried about.Scottish soldier and national hero. The first historical record of
Wallace’s activities concerns the burning of Lanark by Wallace and 30
men in May, 1297, and the slaying of the English sheriff, one of those
whom Edward I of England had installed in his attempt to make good his
claim to overlordship of Scotland. After the burning of Lanark many
joined Wallace’s forces, and under his leadership a disciplined army
was evolved. Wallace marched on Scone and met an English force of more
than 50,000 before Stirling Castle in Sept., 1297. The English, trying
to cross a narrow bridge over the Forth River, were killed as they
crossed, and their army was routed. Wallace crossed the border and laid
waste several counties in the North of England. In December he returned
to Scotland and for a short time acted as guardian of the realm for the
imprisoned king, John de Baliol . In July, 1298, Edward defeated
Wallace and his army at Falkirk, and forced him to retreat northward.
His prestige lost, Wallace went to France in 1299 to seek the aid of
King Philip IV, and he possibly went on to Rome. He is heard of again
fighting in Scotland in 1304, but there was a price on his head, and in
1305 he was captured by Sir John de Menteith. He was taken to London in
Aug., 1305, declared guilty of treason, and executed. The best-known
source for the life of Wallace is a long romantic poem attributed to
Blind Harry, written in the 15th century.
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Well I guess if you don’t win by 40 points on the road you must suck. The BS poll is out and SC dropped to second.
Here are a couple of videos from the Notre Dame game by Brendan Loy
He graciously gave me permission to post these on my site. The first is when Leinart fumbled the ball out of bounds on the goal line. Most important is not the videos themselves but the sound of the crowd. The Notre Dame fans go ape thinking the clock had run out and they were victorious over their hated rivals. The second is the touchdown run by Leinart to win the game. Just listen to the air rush out of their balloons. It’s fabulous. I get chicken skin listening to it. Thanks again to Brendan for the vids.
Here’s the fumble
Here’s the touchdown
Update:Looks like the link to the fumble vid is screwy, I’m not sure if it’s me or the mpg player I use. Anyhoo the touchdown link will still give you the flavor of the moment. If you have problem with viewing or hearing the video, leave me something in the comments and I’ll try to fix it.
Update 1: My friend Jim sent me this audio of the Leinart TD, thanks to Howie too.
Here’s the audio
Anybody know what an anti dieseling solenoid does and where i can get one for a ’73 BMW 2002?
Well the beautiful and gracious wifey is hosting the monthly all girls Bunco fest at our home tonight. UGH! That means I stuck updstair with the dogs and TV. I get my revenge tomorrow when it’s poker night with the boys.
Update: Came down to get my shoes so I copuld go pick up the little one from granny’s and this is what I heard while trying to nibble on some of the appetizers. “oooohhhh it’s a man! He’s not supposed to be here.” Crikey!
Since the Superdome, home of the Sugar bowl will not be used to play this seasons game, I think they should play it at the Rose Bowl. The BCS championship game is at the Rose Bowl on January 4th and there is no game at the Rose Bowl on the 1st. I’m a traditionalist when it comes to the bowl games, I still believe the PAC 10 and Big 10 champs should play in Pasadena. Until the BCS gets its act together, I’ll live with it for now. I know the Sugar Bowl is going to be played in Atlanta but there is a chance you could have a 10-1 UCLA playing 11-0 Va Tech playing in the Sugar. If you moved it to the RB you could easily sell it out given UCLA’s LA ties. You wouldn’t have hotel problems either with the possiblity of a SC vs Texas BCS title game. Why would an SC fan need to get a hotel room if the game is in their backyard? Therefore, you would have only 2 teams travelling to SoCal for both games. Pasadena and surrounding communities could easily handle this influx of tourists.
Well I’ve decided to take the job with my old company. I weighed the 2 offers, comparing salary, benefits, workplace etc, they were roughly the same. The key ingredient was the old company allowed me to work from home. You don’t know how nice this can be. Prior to the outsourcing problem in May, I had worked for 3 + years of the seven out of my home office. I got to see my daughter grow up for the first 3 years of her life, her first steps, her first words and her first projectile vomit. You can’t experience those things while you’re sitting in a cubicle in some non-descript office building with no windows. It also allows for a great deal of flexibility with my schedule. It gives me time to do the things I’d ordinarily have to ask permission from a supervisor if I was in an office. As long as my work gets finished in the time alloted, the boss is cool. Start at 7am, work til noon, start again at 2pm work til 6. It also makes accruing sick days much easier, because it’s much easier for me to get up when I’m feeling ill if all I have to do is walk downstairs in my flannels, fire up the PC, logon, check emails and work. No driving thru traffic, finding parking and all that goes with a typical commute. In the past I tried to quantify the dollars I was saving by working from my home, I put the figure at between 4 to 6k in savings per year. I only needed 1 car, no extra insurance, no extra car maintenance, no gasoline for the commute, no need to buy fancy clothes to sit in the office, no lunches at a restaurant. I know I could brown bag it but see the part above regarding walking downstairs to start work, I have a degree in Economics and one of the first things they teach you is about Opportunity Costs.
To tell you i’m not just worn out from that game would be a lie. What a game. Hats off to the Irish, NOT. The Irish had about every break you could get and SC tried as hard as they could to give them more. Penalties, penalties and more penalties but still they men of Troy found some way to beat a ranked team in the opposing teams stadium. Once again I’m astondished at the way the game is being called by the ref’s and they were from the PAC-10. Point 1 on the punt return for a touchdown by the Irish, how many blocks in the back did you count? Me, I counted 2. What about the Irish fumble at the beginning of the second half where SC got called for a personal foul after about a 12 minute scrum. Both squads were pushing, pulling and battling with each other and the replay never showed any foul. If anything a foul should have been called on both teams. How about the 4th and 9 with about 1:30 to go? That has to be one of the greatest plays during the Pete Carroll era. How clutch can you get?
I’m biased I know, I’m an Angel fan. The call by the umpire was an egregious error. I’m listening to the interview with the ump and he is a complete idiot. He’s claiming the ball hit the ground but he called the batter out TWICE. Check the video. He screwed the pooch and I believe he is “stuck on stupid”. Errrrrgh.
I’ve been following SC football since about 1972. Probably my first induction was Anthony Davis running back the second half kickoff during the Notre Dame game of 1974. I remember the Pat Haden, JK Mackay Hey days as well. One thing amazing me these days is the way the football “pundits” be it the “announcers” or talking heads in Sports Center will “misunderesatimate” the final outcome of the game. If SC is losing at any time the general consensus is “oh no what has happend to SC”, ” they’re in danger”, “who would of thought!!? I know they want to keep their viewers from leaving the game but come on. At this point it’s getting ridiculous. Look at the last 3 games as an example. Here are the final stats of each of the last three games. If you’d been watching the game or listening to the Sports Center guy, you’d thought SC had lost. The only team that can beat SC is SC.
These stats are against 2 top 25 teams at their home fields. Playing at Autzen(Oregon) and Sun Devil Stadium( ASU)are not the easiest to play in. Ask LSU and Nebraska a few years ago.
USC ORE Score......................... 45 13 FIRST DOWNS................... 31 16 RUSHES-YARDS (NET)............ 42-278 29-65 PASSING YDS (NET)............. 315 197 Passes Att-Comp-Int........... 39-23-1 37-21-1 TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS..... 81-593 66-262 Fumble Returns-Yards.......... 0-0 0-0 Punt Returns-Yards............ 5-27 2-10 Kickoff Returns-Yards......... 4-104 7-152 Interception Returns-Yards.... 1-0 1-38 Punts (Number-Avg)............ 2-41.5 6-40.5 Fumbles-Lost.................. 2-1 1-0 Penalties-Yards............... 11-86 7-68 Possession Time............... 32:40 27:20 Third-Down Conversions........ 10 of 14 5 of 15 Fourth-Down Conversions....... 0 of 1 0 of 1 Red-Zone Scores-Chances....... 7-8 2-4 Arizona State vs USC USC ASU Score......................... 38 28 FIRST DOWNS................... 27 20 RUSHES-YARDS (NET)............ 49-373 32-68 PASSING YDS (NET)............. 258 347 Passes Att-Comp-Int........... 39-23-0 45-26-5 TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS..... 88-631 77-415 Fumble Returns-Yards.......... 0-0 1-14 Punt Returns-Yards............ 3-13 3-111 Kickoff Returns-Yards......... 1-18 3-107 Interception Returns-Yards.... 5-14 0-0 Punts (Number-Avg)............ 7-44.7 6-48.2 Fumbles-Lost.................. 2-1 1-0 Penalties-Yards............... 12-85 5-50 Possession Time............... 34:52 25:08 Third-Down Conversions........ 5 of 15 6 of 14 Fourth-Down Conversions....... 0 of 2 1 of 2 Red-Zone Scores-Chances....... 2-2 3-4
Score......................... 21 42 FIRST DOWNS................... 12 39 RUSHES-YARDS (NET)............ 23-64 52-337 PASSING YDS (NET)............. 181 387 Passes Att-Comp-Int........... 25-16-1 44-29-1 TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS..... 48-245 96-724 Fumble Returns-Yards.......... 0-0 0-0 Punt Returns-Yards............ 1-13 0-0 Kickoff Returns-Yards......... 5-159 1-17 Interception Returns-Yards.... 1-34 1-0 Punts (Number-Avg)............ 6-46.0 2-43.5 Fumbles-Lost.................. 0-0 2-1 Penalties-Yards............... 2-15 6-60 Possession Time............... 23:00 37:00 Third-Down Conversions........ 1 of 9 10 of 14 Fourth-Down Conversions....... 1 of 2 1 of 2 Red-Zone Scores-Chances....... 2-3 5-6
I’ve been watching the ALDS, Anahiem from where ever vs the Evil Satan Yankees. I have to say Joe Morgan has to be the best baseball commentator around. I’m not talking about play-by-play because Vince Scully owns that but for general baseball information explained in a concise manner he has no peers.
Update: Growing up in L. A. I was always a Dodger fan. I lived through Reggie Jackson, Goose Goosage and that 3rd base man who will not be named(Greg Nettles) beating my boys. I find it refreshing if not damn near exhilirating to see an ex-Dodger, Mike Scioscia, manageing the Angels like the Dodgers SHOULD be managed. Hit and run, stolen bases, an occasional long ball and great pitching.
I love it, I love it, I love it. There’s nothing better than seeing the faces of the BoSox fans in defeat. Just some history here, my mom grew up in Quincy, Mass and she couldn’t stand the BoSox either. She was a Boston Braves fan in her youth. Now I need the Angels to drub the hated Yankees and I’ll be even happier. ESPN has the coverage. This week is turning out to be brilliant.
I want to thank Dr. Keith Burgess-Jackson at AnalPhilosopher for my first inclusion in anybody’s blogroll as well as inspiring me to get back on the bike. Thanks KBJ!
I’ve updated the blogroll if anybody cares.
It’s been awhile, (cue Aerosmith) but I’m baaaaaaaack! I previously posted at thekaostheory.blogspot.com but I accidently deleted the blog and couldn’t get back in. Therefore I decide to pickup my own domain and start from scratch. It’s been some time since I did this blogging thing but I feel charged up and ready to rant and rave. In the past I dabbled in some politics, news of the weird and personal stuff. This won’t change. One thing changed since I had the old blog is the lack of work. Back in May the company I worked for outsourced the IT functions to India. It’s not as bad as it sounds because I got to take sometime off (decent severance package) and spend some QT with the family. I picked up road bike riding, lost 2 inches around the gut and recharged the batteries. I had some interviews and opened up new contacts but no concrete hits until yesterday when my old boss asked me to come back. Evidently when management let us all go they had not considered the brain drain attached to losing so many experienced people. Not that the Indians couldn’t do the technical work, it was the knowledge of the business they lacked. Looks like I’ll be starting around the first of November with about the same pay, slightly different position, all my previous seniority and the benefits that go with 7 + years experience. Don’t talk to me about private healthcare insurance, you don’t know how expensive it is until you have to go get it.
Update: From the when it rains, it pours file. I couldn’t get a job offer for the life of me but all of a sudden I’m a hot commodity. I received a nice call from a company offering me a position. Two opportunities within 2 days. It’s decision time in the Kaos household. I’ll post something more about this when I make my choice. Life is looking good.