Monday, February 28, 2011

Overheard While Walking the Dog

COACH: I'm serious. I will make you do push ups if you miss another easy ball like that.

PLAYER: But you didn't hit it right to me.

COACH: Hit it right to you? Do you think the other team is going to hit the ball right where you want them to, just so you can stand there and wait for it to fall into your hands and not have to hustle?

PLAYER: They might if we ask them nicely.

COACH: Ask them nicely?! What [muffled cursing] kind of league do you think you're playing in here?!

Fun with Unintended Symbolism

Quote from current Associated Press news article ("Obama: Public employees should not be vilified"):

[President] Obama says he understands the fiscal challenges facing cash-strapped states and...everyone should be prepared "to give something up."
Photo currently accompanying this AP news article:

(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

In fairness, President Obama actually made those comments while wearing a standard suit-and-tie, as shown here. Somehow, though, I doubt that I'm the only person, seeing that picture next to that headline and that quote, who immediately thought, "Oh, you have got to be kidding me..."

Well played, Associated Press via Yahoo News! Well played, indeed!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Missing All the Fun

Yeah, I know, I'm missing all the blogging fun when it comes to the Middle East and Wisconsin. But when you're self-employed in a mostly feast-or-famine business, you need to focus on the feast when clients lay out a full spread on your table.

Now, if I can only stop all those fiskings and satires from popping into my mind while I don't have time to write them...

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Because Astronomy Is Still Awesome

Friday, February 18, 2011

Still Alive...

...just overwhelmed.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Because Astronomy Is Awesome

Yes, I know, the planets are spinning and the weather systems are moving in the wrong direction. But that just means this is clearly the Mirror Universe.

And you know what they do to nitpickers in the Mirror Universe...

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

But I Have a Deadline!

I should be writing something about Egypt, or about the District Court in Florida declaring ObamaCare unconstitutional, or about any of the topics that "real" bloggers devour in a big honkin' blogswarm, but I have a deadline.

And then another.

And then yet another.