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Friday, January 19, 2007

Friday Musings

Winter is trying, it really is. It was cold here for a few days this week, and late last night it actually snowed a bit- we had a coating on the ground this morning, but it was all melted by noon. We've now hit 2/3rds of the way through January and this is the lamest Winter I've seen yet. Not that I mind- our oil bill is gonna be waaaay down this year, which is fine with me. But still, it's sort of unsettling. In a nice way.

What's the latest you ever took your Christmas tree down? We never take it down very early, and since we moved and have a Christmas tree farm right down the street we've been getting very fresh trees that last a long time. I think our personal record is the first weekend in February, which we may be looking to tie this year, as I've just noticed that ever since we put the tree up the Patriots have been winning...

Speaking of Bill, Tom and Our Pats, I'm working on my predictions for Sunday's game, and working hard at figuring out the final score. Tune in tomorrow for details.

The Miami Dolphins have just hired San Diego Chargers Offensive Coordinator Cam Cameron as their new head coach. Ouch. Good move. Those not watching the AFC East might not appreciate it, but that probably makes the Dolphins the third very, very competitive team in the Division, along with the resurgent New York Jets and Our Pats. Next year should be really, really interesting.

China is apparently toying with the idea of shooting down space satellites- they shot one of their own down yesterday (no, not a 3-Stooges' moment, they actually meant to hit their's, not ours). On the one hand, obviously the Bushies are gonna be upset, but on the other hand, you'd think they'd be supportive. I mean, you know- satellites are the tools of Science, and as such are bound to be suspect in Bushy circles, where they spend a lot of time trying to circumvent and stamp out Science. On the other hand, if China shoots down the wrong satellite they might take Bill O'Reilly off the air... God help them then. You can fuck with the Weather Channel, or CNN, but note to China: do not fuck with Bill O'Reilly and FauxNews. They'll have you for lunch...

As Phoebe pointed out yesterday, there is no need to have a reason to post a picture of Jean Arthur, so here is another one.

4 comments:

Mike said...

We took our tree down on Christmas day this year. I think that was a record for us.

Yes, the Chinese did shoot down a satellite. I find that interesting since they really "touted" the need for "space cooperation" back during the days of Star Wars during the Ronald Raygun era. Yep, we went along,trusting little morons that we are, and gave China 20 years to develop their own Star Wars.

Oh well, we got 'em back. We opened up a MacDonald's with a Drive thru in China. That'll teach 'em to mess with us. Stupid little Commies and their stupid satellite shooting down missles. Shoot down our satellites and we will so slap you with a Big Mac!!!

Colonel Colonel said...

Mike- People worry about where the Chinese will be in 20 years. I'll tell you where they'll be- up to their necks in polluted water, choking from polluted air, and dropping dead from high-fat diets.

jgodsey said...

may i recommend Arizona (1940)
she kicks serious ass in that film

Colonel Colonel said...

gods- than you. And good timing- I was just going up on Netflix.