Thursday, October 21, 2004

Red Sox going to the World Series.

::does a little dance::

Tuesday, October 19, 2004


Jed Babbin is right that there will now have to be punishment for the good of the force as a whole. But what is amazing about this story is that the Army tried to keep it quiet. That, I surmise, was an attempt by the commanders to not have to arrest people and send them to jail. However, the seeming mutineers made thier refusal public and have kept focus on it. In so doing, they have made punishment more likely and more important. Really, bad choice.

Monday, October 18, 2004

The New USA Today/ESPN poll ranks Notre Dame at 25. The AP Poll now ranks us 24. The New York Times Computer Ranking puts Notre Dame at 13. Whoo hoo!

(Add to all this that the BoSox won last night and Gallup has Bush up 8 and you can imagine my mood.)

Sunday, October 10, 2004

I'm in Washington. Just woke up. In the light of the new day, things are looking pretty good.

Thursday, October 07, 2004

Hey all--

I've been knocked down for a couple of days with food poisoning, but am doing better now. I even got to experience my first ambulance ride as I got way too dehydrated. More later perhaps.

Saturday, October 02, 2004

The Straight Dope: Can you walk on hot coals in bare feet and not get burned?:

"But fire-walking in some parking lot is for wimps. If you're hard core there are more challenging methods. I've just spoken to my bud Jearl Walker, the former Scientific American columnist and, it turns out, the G. Gordon Liddy of physics.

"As a classroom demo of the Leidenfrost effect, Jearl not only walked on hot coals (he gave it up after getting badly burned once--he was so cool his feet didn't get sufficiently damp), he also dips his bare hand in water and then plunges it momentarily into a vat of molten lead, 700 degrees Celsius. Says Jearl, who's even done this on Johnny Carson, 'there is no classroom demonstration so riveting as one in which the teacher may die.' It'd definitely penetrate my ennui, I'll tell you. Just don't volunteer in Jearl's class when he asks someone to give him a hand."

Friday, October 01, 2004


This sounds like a neat and potentially interesting job, but it pays only $450 per week for fulltime in Manhattan! That's not really adequete...
The Corner on National Review Online:
"ON THEIR KNEES [Tim Graham]
An old friend nailed it for me:

Plain and simple. The conservative eggheads are overanalyzing and the liberals are praying.

The president knows what he is doing and believes in it. Kerry will say anything he thinks is different than Bush.

Bottom line is that Kerry says: I would have done what the president did but better.

"Posted at 11:48 PM"