Humor, Ohio State Football

Happy Halloween, Go Bucks!

10.31.09 | Permalink | Comments Off on Happy Halloween, Go Bucks!

Happy Halloween, Go Bucks!

HT: Ray

Humor, Religion

Handy Flow Chart for Belief

10.27.09 | Permalink | 1 Comment

Saw this, made me laugh. Thought I’d share…Enjoy!

Flowchart for belief selection

Ohio State Football

The Worst Damn Fans in the Land

10.19.09 | Permalink | Comments Off on The Worst Damn Fans in the Land
OSU Fans at a crossroads

Those of you who read this blog with any regularity will know I’m something of an Ohio State football fan. Over the weekend, the team had a very difficult and unexpected loss against Purdue, who outplayed them to earn the victory. Hats off to Purdue, they did what they had to do and pulled out the win.

Now then, on to the central thesis of this post. Something has been happening in the Buckeye fan base that is incredibly distasteful. That is the bashing of players and coaches after wins (and particularly losses) where these “fans” are rude, disrespectful, and have completely lost the plot. What I think has happened is that the fan base has gotten spoiled with routine 10 win seasons and trips to BCS bowls and simply expect that is the right of the Buckeye football team.

This has cultivated a false sense of entitlement that has led to this really horrid display of being a fan. So much so, I’m embarrassed to even admit I am a fan (not because of the team mind you, I’m proud of them and their effort despite the odd disappointment) but because of the preponderance of douchebags who purport to be OSU fans. Ugh, they suck.

This doesn’t mean one can’t observe the offense has regressed this year, it doesn’t mean that discussion can’t take place about what might be a fix. But when these “fans” take it out on 20 year old kids, boo them as the come off the field, shout insults at them, that’s where we need to draw the line. Because, if this trend continues, we could see Ohio State field the best damn team in the land supported by the best damn band in the land, but also dragging along the worst damn fans in the land. And that would be a sad, sad day.

Humor, Religion

Sell the Vatican, Feed the World

10.13.09 | Permalink | Comments Off on Sell the Vatican, Feed the World

I’m not a huge Sarah Silverman fan, but I love this concept. HT: Ray. Watch and laugh, marginally NSFW.


Texting in Motion

10.03.09 | Permalink | 1 Comment
Texting While Driving - Let Nature Sort it Out

OK, so now texting while in the car is the major sin we as a society need to go after and legislate out of existence. It’s complete and utter horse hockey. I’ll admit it, I text while driving. Every single day. Multiple times per day. But it makes not a bit of difference in safety. Why you ask? Because when I choose to text, the car is stopped in traffic or at a traffic light. When the car is moving, my eyes are on the road and my hands are on the wheel.

By the way, it’s the same rule I use when handling liquid in the vehicle. It’s the same rule I use when I handle food in the vehicle. Or read something, or scribble on a note pad, or dial the phone. To do otherwise is stupid. But what is even more stupid is that we’re going to single out texting and make it illegal. Here’s a list of things at least as dangerous as texting that I have personally witnessed while commuting:

  • Eating – There was a guy eating ribs with a sauce to dip in while tooling along at 50mph. Sticky fingers, not paying a bit of attention to the road, swerving, and three near accidents.
  • Applying Makeup – This is a morning activity on the road. A woman was traveling over 70mph about 10 feet off the bumper of the car in front of her, looking in the mirror under her sun visor putting on mascara.
  • Arguing – There was a couple moving along in a traffic jam (about 20mph with braking every 2-3 seconds) in full-on verbal shouting match (windows were open so everyone could hear.) Not a care of actual driving on the driver’s mind.
  • Reading – This is a multiple offender activity in that I see this at least once per week. Some driver tooling along reading a [newspaper, book, computer, phone, etc] at variable speeds and in variable traffic conditions.
  • Kids – This is a good one, “If you two don’t stop fighting I’ll pull the car over and you’ll be in trouble!” – Really, I wish the parents would pull over rather than spend more time looking in the back seat than actually driving.
  • Drinking – I’ve seen everything being consumed in cars, but my favorite was a guy pouring steaming hot coffee from a thermos into a styrofoam cup while cruising along in the hammer lane, zooming across lanes to make time.

So, rather than legislate this stuff out, which includes texting. I’d prefer we let nature (or if you’re a believer, god’s will) take its course. This must be an area where the gene pool would benefit from weeding out some of the induhviduals with poor judgment, preferrably, before they breed. I know there is sometimes collateral damage, but I have to believe society would benefit in the long run.

Meanwhile, I wish the government would focus on the wars, financial, health, and confidence crises we have going on right now. This little issue can be worked out without their help. My spouse calls me a “GOM” aka Grumpy Old Man – guess I’m showing why!

Now, back to your regularly scheduled programming.