Sunday, January 15, 2006

Sometimes, "Patriotism" is not enough

I saw my Patriots do something last night they typically do not do: lose a playoff game.

The season, fraught with injuries, was a great run that ended in anticlimax, and the elusive three-peat in football remains so.

Saturday, January 14, 2006

False start for one-stop blogging

To generate buzz about his company, why has the guy who created a supposedly forward-thinking blog forum fallen prey to old school public relations strategists' advice?

One-stop site offered for bloggers

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Riding with the King

Yesterday the Reverend Jerry Falwell condemned "King Kong" for its thinly veiled attempts to advance the bestiality agenda.

"It began in the '80s with 'Gorillas in the Midst,'" railed Falwell. "And now we see this, a thinly veiled attempt to build support for bestiality, an unnatural act condemned in the Bible. It's a slap in the face to Christians everywhere doing their best to protect their children from sex with animals."

When asked whether he thought the bestiality agenda may, in fact, stretch back to the 1930s, when the original "King Kong" hit theaters, Falwell said, "Actually, you're probably right, because liberals were in power back then, too."

Sunday, January 08, 2006

Like I said, it's good to be a Patriot

We writers can be a vain bunch. But when Dan Shaughnessy, widely considered one of journalism's best sports writers, recounted in The Boston Globe yesterday's 28-3 victory by the New England Patriots over the Jacksonville Jaguars, well, he wrote the way I write only in my dreams, and my vanity gave way to grateful reverence:

Patriots sail past Jaguars

If you click on this link after Monday, you'll have to purchase the article through an archive service. But here are perhaps the best lines from Shaughnessy's report:
But [the 40-21 loss to the Colts] was in mid-autumn, a couple of football lifetimes ago, back when New England was struggling to get healthy and Belichick was trying to integrate new players into a new system. Those Patriots started the season 4-4, but the team we've seen since Nov. 13 bares a frightening resemblance to the robotic football dynasty that has won three of the last four Super Bowls.

Saturday, January 07, 2006

The Phony Express

It never fails, these days in Washington, to deliver.

Friday, January 06, 2006

The dumb masses

It's kind of a clever play on words that pretty much sums up the American public. Dontcha think?