November 1, 2010
Sound like the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear went well with well over 200,000 people in attendance. Jon Stewart’s speech at the end was pretty heartfelt and impressive. If you missed it, here it is:
It’s November 1st. That means it’s officially the first day of Movember.
“Movember challenges men to change their appearance and the face of men’s health by growing a moustache. The rules are simple, start Movember 1st clean-shaven and then grow a moustache for the entire month. The moustache becomes the ribbon for men’s health, the means by which awareness and funds are raised for cancers that affect men. Much like the commitment to run or walk for charity, the men of Movember commit to growing a moustache for 30 days.”
I know I’ve been counting down the days and I can’t wait to see some photos of the participants!
There seem to be an awful lot of people worked up about this stuff. Maybe it’s a vocal tiny majority, but I feel like more and more of these types of posts/pieces are being written. Here are 10 words you need to stop misspelling.
TSA screening got a whole lot more personal and yet still falls short of actually protecting anyone.
November 1, 2010
After succesfully passing my comprehensive exam on Friday, which will allow me to graduate with my Master’s in 6 weeks, I went pretty big this Halloween weekend, so I kind of have of a case of the (hungover) Mondays…especially since I have an 8 page paper to write today. So I’ll use these to distract me:
Please tell me there is a program that makes it easy to loop this 2 second video 300 times…how many minutes did you get through before stopping?
Even if you couldn’t see the Comedy Central special “Restore Sanity and/or Fear” hosted by Jon Stewart & Stephen Colbert, check out the liveblog here.
This is for sports fans, and at that only ones that enjoy making fun of horrific announcing. Here is Chris Myers covering a 50 yard bomb that was almost a touchdown. He sounds as excited as a kid who gets egged and all his halloween candy taken from him on Halloween night from those local teen hoodlums. That never happened to me, and I dont have any lingering issues…promise.
February 8, 2010
There was a time when I was more interested in the ads playing during the Super Bowl than the game itself. Somewhere in the last few years due to more football watching and the recession making the ads less interesting, that changed. This year’s stunk, although I am interested in why Leno, Letterman and Oprah were all on a couch (I couldn’t hear the ad due to a large group of people) and I’m more than a little surprised that Leno and Conan weren’t snuggled up together sharing the popcorn. Please let me know if I missed out on anything groundbreaking by not hearing that ad. In the meantime, here are 38 years of Super Bowl ads on one website.
Quite possibly my favorite duet ever. I mean, it’s tough to top the BeeGees, but these guys manage what I thought was impossible.
My cousin, Hilary, is a member of the U.S. Women’s Ice Hockey Team and they are positioned to do quite well in Vancouver. Here is a link to her bio. If you’re wanting updates and more information, under “Search Athletes” (on the right side of the page) click on “!Alerts” and sign up to receive e-mails and/or texts about Hilary & the Women’s Team.
From Vermont? Like Vermont? How about the Olympics? Check out this blog about the Vermont Olympians.
In case you missed Jon Stewart on the O’Reilly Factor … you might want to check it out. This link includes his reflections on the interview once he was safely back on his own show.