Archive for August, 2005

Look! It’s the old song from Scene 8!

Friday, August 19th, 2005

Via Ginger: the musical number from Monty Python and the Holy Grail, done in an entirely unique manner. (You will need Quicktime.) The lyrics to the song are hard to understand. Here’s the text.

A Google Laugh

Friday, August 19th, 2005

I’ve been using the new RSS feature on Google News searches to keep up with Auburn football and some of Auburn’s first-round draft picks in the NFL. Sometimes it’s quite funny what Google turns up, because it searches for literal strings and doesn’t consider context. Here’s the funniest, which came up this morning from a [...]

More Preseason Reading

Thursday, August 18th, 2005

A good article about the Cadillac’s training camp: Who needs training camp? Rookie RBs. A good article about Ronnie Brown’s abbreviated training camp: Brown wins raves from Williams. A good, long article about Tuberville’s first six years at the Loveliest Village: How Tigers Escaped.
Update: Here’s a longer article about the impression Ronnie Brown has made [...]

Auburn Has Everything…

Wednesday, August 17th, 2005

Except experience. Ain’t it the truth.

I Will NEVER Buy Another JVC Camera!

Monday, August 15th, 2005

Two years ago, my girls bought me a JVC MiniDV camcorder for Father’s Day. I picked it out, but it was their gift.
It’s a nice camera. It’s small, lightweight, takes great video, or at least as good as I need. It has an IEEE1394 (FireWire) connector, so I can connect the camera to my computer [...]

Ronnie Brown to Sign

Monday, August 15th, 2005

Ronnie Brown to sign deal with Dolphins today.
Ronnie Brown set to sign contract today.
From a Cleveland Plain Dealer article comes the best assesment of what the sudden reappearance of Ricky Williams means to Ronnie Brown and the Dolphins: “Sure, Ricky Williams lurks, but Miami is committed to Brown, and there’s no telling what Ricky’s committed [...]

Carvel and Krispy Kreme

Friday, August 12th, 2005

Kuff quotes a report of people getting excited over Carvel Ice Cream coming to Houston. (In April, MeMo put her Carvel recommendation in writing.)
Wendy and I got excited like this when Krispy Kreme finally arrived in these parts a few years back. The KK shops here are upscale and “Californy” in their decorating, but [...]

MRO Launches!

Friday, August 12th, 2005

The Mars Reconaissance Orbiter, a spacecraft intended to study Mars in great detail from low orbit, launched today from the Kennedy Space Center.

Email from Jerry

Thursday, August 11th, 2005

Jim,
I’m a my father-in-law’s house trying to troubleshoot his ongoing broadband connection issues, so this is a bit of test, as well.
Kat and I have 2 boys: Tyler 5 1/2 and Connor 2, and we also have Tuffy, the 100# Golden Retriever 6. We’re in Annapolis, MD, still, and I have changed jobs [...]

iPod * Shuffle * Top Twenty

Tuesday, August 9th, 2005

Here’s an interesting idea: you shuffle your music collection and report the first twenty songs, regardless of what they are. I don’t have my entire collection with me at the moment, but I do have my iPod, and it has most of my collection on it. These are the first twenty songs:

“Too Many Hands”, Eagles, [...]

Monday Miscellanea

Monday, August 8th, 2005

Well, today was back to the grind after our trip to Alabama. I have stories to tell and pictures to post later this week.
Football season is under way… at least the NFL preseason. The Miami Dolphins and the Chicago Bears are playing on ABC’s Monday Night Football. The big news at the game is that [...]

Back

Saturday, August 6th, 2005

Back from Alabama today. Long drive. Happy dogs to meet us. Enough said.