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Colon Pow!

Sunday, April 30th, 2006

I guess it’s the General’s turn to pile on.“WASHINGTON – Just back from Baghdad and eager to discuss promising developments, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice found herself knocked off message Sunday, forced to defend prewar planning and troop levels against an unlikely critic – Colin Powell, her predecessor at the State Department. On Rice’s mind [...]

The Intimidator Returns

Sunday, April 30th, 2006

Junior dressed in black. It’s about damned time!Oh, to be in Alabama this afternoon! It took five years, but Dale Earnhardt, Jr will be driving his late father’s colors at the Talladega Superspeedway. If there’s any justice, Junior will avoid trouble and take the checkered flag. Is there a NASCAR fan on Earth that won’t [...]

Stick It!

Saturday, April 29th, 2006

Okay, this film looks absolutely lousy . . . Then again . . .

Nerd Trivia (Answer Key)

Saturday, April 29th, 2006

Even the promise of a prize was not enough to get you slackers motivated! Only three people (Randal Graves, Fmragtops, and Tyler D.) entered this installment of Nerd Trivia. For shame! The answers will be listed below, and the final results will follow. Part 1: General Nerd Trivia 1. Give the full name of Squidward’s [...]

Commercials I Hate

Friday, April 28th, 2006

It was a slow week on the PIH front – I mean, really, how many times can I list jackasses like Ray Nagin and PA Governor Ed Rendell? – so this week we turn our forward batteries to those annoyances everyone loves to hate: commercials. Brother P-Touch (aka “The Label Baby”) This radio spot runs [...]

A Programming Note

Friday, April 28th, 2006

Where is my sniper rifle when I need it? Although I am totally against watching this crappy show, one or two of you may have a burning desire to see what kind of hovel in which your humble host resides. With that in mind, I feel it is my duty to inform you that the [...]

Scare Of A Lifetime

Thursday, April 27th, 2006

He may look innocent, but this kid nearly killed me this afternoon. This is my two-year old son Erik, and like his father and brother before him, today he caught the nasty virus that has been going around. But unlike his father and brother, Erik woke from his afternoon nap with a 105 degree fever. [...]

The 2nd Nerd Trivia Contest

Wednesday, April 26th, 2006

The first ever SYLG Nerd Trivia Contest was less than successful as far as participation was concerned. However, that didn’t stop Stella Piccolo from running away with the title. It was the question about The Tick that put her over the top. Fear not, aspiring nerds, the winner of this installment of SYLGNT will receive [...]

Fat Stat Update

Wednesday, April 26th, 2006

The long strange trip continues. After a brutal week which included an upper respiratory infection, four days in court and fitful bouts with the sandman, I actually managed to get in some exercise. On one day I mowed the back yard, yesterday I mowed the front yard, and I took the stairs during each of [...]

Five Great Film Beginnings

Wednesday, April 26th, 2006

Sometimes a great opening scene can make even the worst films worth watching. Sometimes a great opening scene can turn a good film into an excellent film. Here are five of my favorite opening scenes that keep me coming back for more: Desert Chase – The Road Warrior The penultimate beginning car chase – at [...]

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