Joining the TLBR Network: Chewbacca
TLBR is proud to add Chewbacca, famed Wookie and sidekick to Han Solo, to its vast network of links.Chewy
is known throughout the Universe as a tremendously loyal and versatile being. Now, we can add "blogger" to his interstellar C.V.
Chewbacca tackles subjects from politics, to music, to comedy - this furball does like to "laugh it up." And he does it with his own unique perspective on things.
So welcome, Chewy. And may the Force be...oh forget it.Chewbacca's blog
TLBR's Guide to getting out of jury duty
1. Ask the Court Clerk if you can get out of it.
2. Mention where you work.
3. Hand business card*; offer tickets.
4. Leave the courthouse.
(* if I had a business card ordered for me, it would have been my next logical step.)
I'm all about my civic duty, but I also have to design a cover.
Maybe I can have a contest - you design my media guide cover and if I like it, you win valuable prizes....like a business card, if I ever get them. Or free tickets to the Doodlebops in April. Or I'll write dirty limericks about you and post them here. Or a Dwyane Wade bobblehead.
Fire up your Photoshop and Illustrator programs and get at me, dog. Because I have the creativity of a foot right now.
Jesus Christ, is it your birthday already?!?
I went home for dinner before workday 1.2 and I heard the Boyz II Men version of "Let it Snow," then "Away in a Manger" by Amy Grant or some shit, then the whatever the hell the name of the Journey X-Mas song is...
You see, I really hate Christmas music. Especially in mid-November. I have a very small Christmas music window. It begins around Noon on Dec. 24. It ends shortly after the clock strikes 9 p.m. on Dec. 25. Or when it's time to watch Kobe Bryant (Christmas is the one time every year I watch Kobe, because it's the only thing on).
Before or after those dates, go pa-rum-pa-pum-pum somewhere else. I don't want it.
But, of all the Christmas out there to loathe, there are exactly five songs that I can deal with. One of them is bearable no matter the season.
Here is the list of the TLBR-Approved Christmas Carols:
5. "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," Nat King Cole.
Nat King Cole could sing the Brooklyn phone book, and I'd buy it.
4. "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," Harry Connick Jr.
Always been a big fan of HCJr. He does a nice version of the song.
3. "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," Coldplay
Chris Martin did this song on Jo Whiley's BBC Radio 1 show and it's terrific.
(if you can tell, I only really like one Christmas song)
2. "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," James Taylor
This was a late track on his October Road CD and terrific for a nice little island X-Mas.
1. "Same Old Lang Syne," Dan Fogelberg
This song also make the TLBR list of "Best Narrative Songs." I believe it's second only to "Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" by Gordon Lightfoot. And I'm man enough to admit that I always stop to listen and get a little sad in the soul - maybe even a little teary-eyed - when the snow, it turns to rain.
So drink a toast to innocence and drink a toast to now.
47 pages down...
...73 pages to go.
And I've got the soothing sounds of Gary Stanley and Ed Ingles pacing me through the pages.
Let's all go to the Beechmont Tavern...Pasta Pasta 2023 Williamsbridge Rd. in the Bronx...
(was just thinking: the Red Sox fan base is "Red Sox Nation." When Ted Sarandis had a radio show, it was "Ted Nation." We have a collective group of fanatic basketball supporters. What if they model their nickname in the same fashion - school initials, nation
If you read one thing today, make it Sean Brennan's article
in the NY Daily News
on Army women's basketball.
Have tissues nearby.
An Open Letter
Dear Dumb Stupid president George W. Bush:
You do know that if you "fired" Donald Rumsfeld - or at the very least, he "resigned" - last week, there's a very strong chance that both the House and the Senate would still be Republican.
Dumb stupid president.
Throws Left, Bats Right
Still Alive; Slightly Annoyed
The media guide is coming along. Opponents section and all-time records/results to be fait compleat tonight.
Coaching staff, player bios, and year-by-year results done this weekend.
But two things are really annoying me today. And they're both from Indiana.
1: the Indianapolis Colts. And if you watched the game last night, you'll know why. Dammit. I hate them almost on par with the Yankees.
2: John (Cougar) Mellencamp. You know, a friend way back in 2001 or so bought JCM's greatest hits CD. I mocked him, as I am wont to do.
But then he put it on. And you forget how many really good songs that Mellencamp has put out. No, it would not be my artist of choice, but I didn't shut the CD off.
But this "Our Country" song...the one that they play on the Chevy commercials every 1.8 seconds during sporting events for the last month or so?
No. Stop. Just stop.
And it's not that I dislike Chevy, trust me...I try to make that point as clear as I can for my loyal readers under the employ of the Heartbeat of America...but can you send someone an email in Detroit and tell them to stop? I mean shampooing stop.
I read on Deadspin that someone tried to watch a college football game, and made the "Our Country" commercial into a drinking game - you know, drink everytime the commercial comes on... Well, the individual finished all the beer, all the bourbon, and was onto the Windex and Witch Hazel by the end of the Notre Dame-UNC contest.
So please, just stop. Little Pink Houses. For you and me.