March 29, 2006

Black Watch no more.

Horrible news from Silent Running; one of the most famous regiments of all military history has gone the way of the dodo.

The famed Black Watch has been disbanded.

As SDB says, this would be like the US Army disbanding the "Big Red 1." Or the Navy without an Enterprise.

*sigh* What ARE they thinking?

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March 26, 2006

"It's all part of my rock 'n' roll fantasy..."

Sorry for the lack of posts recently. Along with the job at Duck U., my fantasy baseball league has it's auction in (glances at clock) one hour and of course BATracer is sucking time away as well.

So if anybody ever says to me "you're living in a fantasy world," I can honestly say "yes, but I'm having fun."

Now all I have to figure out is if Pujols is better than Alonso...

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March 07, 2006

I'm an Anime Character!

Well, at least I've got the eyes for it at the moment.

See, I had to get new glasses desperately. The ones I'd been wearing were SEVEN YEARS OLD, and things in the distance were beginning to get a tad blurry. So off I trooped to Lenscrafters, where they were a little surprised to see a duck needing glasses, but like the pros they are, they sent me back to the OptyDoc.

Who had to give me the nasty eyedrops that blow the pupils WAAAAAAY big.

I love the new glasses, I think... I'm not sure, I really can't see them very well right now. Everything is REALLY bright, and my eyes look like an anime character's: lots and lots of black, almost no iris visible.

I have no idea what twisted mind would make me an anime character... maybe something from Gainax, perhaps... but there are people out there who spend $50 a pair for special 'blackout' contacts that do the same thing that I've got going on right now.

Okay, I really shouldn't be looking at the screen, so I'm packing it in for the night. Thanks for reading this latest (dull) entry at Wonderduck's Pond.

Tomorrow, back to F1 talk... I promise.

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March 06, 2006

"...and we'll see you tomorrow night!!!"

Good luck, Kirby.

1108pm Update

Kirby Puckett didn't look like a baseball player. He was short and squat, with a tendency to put on weight in the offseason.

He may not have looked like a baseball player, but he was one. In fact, he was a Hall of Fame centerfielder for my adopted team, the Minnesota Twins. He was born and raised in Chicago, same as me.

In 1991, the first summer I was in Minnesota, he led the Twins to a World Series Championship. Indeed, the title of this post was spoken by Jack Buck after Puckett single-handedly won Game 6 of the World Series with a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 11th inning.

His career was cut short when he lost vision in his left eye after being beaned by Dennis Martinez.

Kirby Puckett passed away tonight, following a massive stroke.

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March 04, 2006

Simon Sez...

As some of you may remember, one of the readers of The Pond is Simon. Simon's job has taken him to the Middle East repeatedly, and he's scheduled to be in Bahrain soon... like in time for the race!

If, indeed, that happens (he's not sure it will), he's graciously volunteered to be F1 UPDATE!'s on-the-spot color commentator.

For now, however, I've received a missive from Simon regarding the weather in those parts. I've left the letter unedited, save for some formatting and the like.

Take it away, Simon! more...

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March 03, 2006

Shattered Sword

It was called "The Incredible Victory" and "The Miracle".

It was hailed as 'the turning point of WWII.'

It all hinged on 'the fateful five minutes.'

It was 'The Battle That Doomed Japan.'

IT was The Battle of Midway. And everything you know about it is wrong. more...

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March 02, 2006

The Most Clever Thing.

I had nothing at all to comment on today. Then I got to The Pond, and discovered that I had been commentspammed. Again.

Which made me weary.

Hopefully, I got them all before anybody saw them... after all, it's not like I've got 3000 readers or anything (I might have to, y'know, be witty then). But geez, I wish that they could be at least INTERESTING commentspammers.

Is that too much to ask?

Oh, the title? I dunno, but it got your attention, no?

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