Wednesday, June 30, 2004
It was a great weekend for professional sports in Rochester, NY
There was the annual Rochester LPGA golf tournament with $1.5 million in prizes, sunny skies and record crowds (105,000). In years past, I had tended bar at this event, but desk jobs have left me rusty in the skills of mixology/sociology. On Saturday night, I missed the Rochester Rhinos soccer team improving their record to 10-2 and moving into first place of their division. Instead, I went to Rochester's first ever Twilight Criterium, professional bike racing thru our city streets. Lance Armstrong was busy in Europe, but there were several Olympians and top ranked professionals from around the world. The city closed off a 0.95 mile loop of streets for a very organized and high speed race that lasted over two hours. One could walk around the course and see a hundred racers squeeze into tight street corners at 40mph. These guys were in fantastic shape. The organizers also had a beer and sausage stand near the Finish Line, so I was happy ;^)
Tuesday, June 29, 2004
What's happening with Saddam?
Have they cleaned him up since that last photo from the spiderhole?
Has he passed thru some 12-step rehab program?
Is he re-conditioned ala "Clockwork Orange"?
Will Saddam be part of the proclaimed Iraqi Empowerment?
Monday, June 28, 2004
Baseball, the All-American game
I've been to a dozen or so games this season and it's invigorating:
you're outside in the fresh air and occasional sunshine
you're jumping up and down, cheering, getting some exercise
the peanuts and malted barley beverage are almost a vegetarian diet
and the people-watching is a great lesson in fan motivation.
not-so-work-friendly fan photo
Wednesday, June 16, 2004
Ultimate Redneck Tatoo (from our SME, Slurpee Slinger)
A Google on this pic led me to other Redneck qualities, particularly useful for our Indian readers who want to learn more about Western leadership ;^)
(and if you Canadians think you're getting off easy, eh, let the world not forget your contribution of Red Green)
Thursday, June 10, 2004
Nancy Reagan has a powerful voice
While many are mourning the Alzheimer's-complicated death of ex-President Ronald Reagan, many are renewing the call for stem cell research as it applies to that tragic and incurable disease. The former First Lady now has a voice that favors stem cell research and is being heard more clearly than thousands of scientists in years past. Mrs. Reagan's current voice overpowers that of her husband's when he denied federal funding of fetal tissue research during his tenure. Nancy Reagan's 83-year-old voice suddenly overpowers that of ex-President George H.W. Bush who continued the ban during his administration. In the midst of personal sorrow, her voice today can be heard over all of the 1995 Congress who voted down research funds. Perhaps Mrs. Reagan is not only voicing her fairly recent reality, but that of others over the decades.
In a related web story, Bush should fear Nancy....
Tuesday, June 08, 2004
From our friends at Supreme Pies...
Monday, June 07, 2004
Kudos to the State of Maryland. I saw a few dozen of these electrical generators tastefully set into the rolling hills as I drove to Cumberland, Maryland on Saturday. Someone is thinking about the day after tomorrow ;^)
Thursday, June 03, 2004
Is it real or is it Memorex?
When the boss isn't looking, check out the following non-porn website, Subserviant Chicken and leave your comment via the "digging/dirt" feature below.