April 28, 2016

The Peaceful Visage Of Head Trauma

Lux et Veritas, Scott Sterling.  Lux et Veritas.

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April 23, 2016


On this day in 1348, the Order of the Garter, the first English order of knighthood, was created.  The word hillbilly was used in print for the first time today in 1900.  On this day in 1945, the Soviet Army entered the outskirts of Berlin proper.  Ken Johnson of the Houston Astros threw a no-hitter against the Reds on this day in 1964... and lost 1-0, becoming the first pitcher ever to lose a no-hitter.  Sergei Prokofiev was born this day in 1891.  Today in 1899 saw Minoru Shirota, the creator of Yakult, probiotic drink company and owner of the Tokyo Yakult Swallows baseball team.  The debut album by The Ramones was released today in 1976.  Timothy McVeigh was born in 1968 on this day.

And on the North Side of Chicago in 1968, in a hospital somewhere in the vicinity of Wrigley Field (which hosted its first baseball game on April 23, 1914, under the name Weeghman Park), unto this unsuspecting world was inflicted a Wonderduck.

birthday candle

As always, nobody is more surprised than myself.

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April 21, 2016

These Cubs... They're Pretty Good.

So the Chicago Cubs played the Cincinnati Reds tonight.  They won 16 - 0.  Their young third baseman, Kris Bryant, had four hits, two home runs (one of which was a grand slam), and six RBIs.  That's pretty good, but not quite good enough for tonight's headline.

Yup, Jake Arrieta threw his second no-hitter.  Which sounds impressive, but it gets better when you realize it was his second no-hitter in his past 11 regular season starts.  He's lost once in his past 23 regular season starts... and in that one loss, the other starting pitcher, Cole Hamels, threw a no-hitter.  The Cubs are now 12-4 on the season, which is the best record in baseball. 

I'll give the Reds credit... you gotta admire their sense of humor:

I'm actually really scared of this Cubs team... there's a lot of season left to go, but they're clearly good enough to get into the World Series.  After a lifetime of watching them fail, that's terrifying!

Please, Cubs players: scare me some more.

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April 13, 2016

Internet Fail

My internet connection has been seriously flaky for most of the past 24 hours.  This is the first time it's been up since I got home from work, so I wanted to warn you that there may not be a "F1 on TV" this week, and if there is, it'll be Thursday (hopefully).

The race is in China, with Practice 2 being broadcast at like 1am Friday morning, so set your DVRs now!  See you when I've got something more stable than a pile of pick-up-stix stacked endwise!

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April 12, 2016

The Cubs Know What We Want

I always thought Kaga would be a good pitcher... she's always throwin' zeroes!

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April 05, 2016

Words Of Wisdom

Once upon a time, a very wise person indeed told me "if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all."

While this has stopped me in the past but rarely, I'm too damn tired right now.

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