Archive for December, 2006

I am BATman! Er, um, I mean SPIDERman!

Saturday, December 30th, 2006

I took a “which superhero are you” quiz. The result…

Your results:You are Spider-Man

Spider-Man

85%

The Flash

75%

Iron Man

75%

Hulk

60%

Green Lantern

60%

Supergirl

57%

Robin

55%

Superman

55%

Catwoman

35%

Wonder Woman

27%

Batman

25%

You are intelligent, witty, a bit geeky and have great power and responsibility.

Click here to take the “Which Superhero am I?” quiz…

Dad and Chris in the air

Friday, December 29th, 2006

They’ve crossed the Mississippi River into Louisiana:

Looks like they’re flying into bad weather. We’re going to keep an eye on their flight status before we leave for the airport to pick them up.
Update, 6:44 PM: They’re flying around the weather:

The web site estimates that they’ll arrive 10 minutes early. We will have to leave for [...]

In today’s Indepdence Bowl News

Thursday, December 28th, 2006

Looks like al.com has hired an Alabama graduate to manage the Alabama football page. Check out that headline!

Oh yeah, Alabama lost the Indepdence Bowl 34-31 on a last-second field goal by the Oklahoma State Cowboys. The team best known for producing Barry Sanders ended the year with a 7-6 record while Alabama dropped to 6-7. [...]

J.B. Pennington

Monday, December 25th, 2006

I received several books for Christmas this year, including You Better Be Right, My 25 Years as an SEC Football Official by Dick Burleson. I’ve read a few chapters already and find it to be a humorous and informative book about SEC football and officiating. What makes it worth noting here, though, is the mention [...]

What day is it today?

Thursday, December 21st, 2006

Let’s see… it’s the first day of Winter. It’s the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year. And something else… something else… oh yeah…
IT’S BRYN’S BIRTHDAY! Happy 13th, Bryn Rae!

Update: Today is also the birthday of the crossword puzzle. The first crossword puzzle appeared in the New York World on December 21, 1913. [...]

Harbaugh to Stanford. Borges to stay at Auburn?

Tuesday, December 19th, 2006

When Stanford fired head football coach Walt Harris earlier this month after the Cardinal concluded a 1-11 season, speculation was rampant that Auburn’s genius offensive coordinater Al Borges might be Stanford’s next coach. Borges was said to be “absolutely” interested in Stanford, and Stanford was interested in him. Borges would have been a good fit [...]

A weasel at Home Depot

Monday, December 18th, 2006

Read John Wagner’s story about the unbelievable treatment he and his wife received at a Houston-area Home Depot. I have never hit anybody in anger, but if I heard somebody say something like that about my wife, I would be hard pressed not to punch the guy in the nose. I hope I would be [...]

Sheboygan Mystery

Saturday, December 16th, 2006

I imagine that somehow, someway, Sue is responsible.

Today’s ta-ta news

Friday, December 15th, 2006

Todd Ackerman at the Houston Chronicle reports on a dramatic drop in breast cancer in 2003. The study, conducted at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, shows that the breast cancer rate dropped by 7% in 2003, after rising about 2% a year in the 90s, then decreasing slightly thereafter. The doctors who conducted the [...]

Goodbye Peter Boyle

Wednesday, December 13th, 2006

One of my favorite actors in one of my favorite TV programs has passed away.
Peter Boyle, who left the life of a monk to study acting and went on to become one of the most successful character actors of his time in films like “The Candidate,” “Young Frankenstein” and “Monster’s Ball,” then capped his career [...]

Disscovery launches!

Saturday, December 9th, 2006

STS-116 just got off the pad in a spectacular night launch. The vehicle appears to be performing beautifully. Looks like another safe, successful launch.

Paul Finebaum finally makes sense

Tuesday, December 5th, 2006

In today’s Press-Register, Paul Finebaum takes a break from being a Bama sycophant to write Michigan deserved what it got:

Cry me a river for the Michigan Wolverines. Send me the time and place for their pity party and I’ll be there in tux and tails — all black in honor of their state of mourning. [...]