October 12th, 2006


Three Things

Topic The First

Hey! It's snowing!

Actually this morning we didn't have very much and most of it was graupel, a funny sort of snow which is more common by the Great Lakes than in some snowy regions -- forms little plastic-like snow pellets which bounce when they hit things.

More snow today, ugh. People forget how to drive in snow.

Topic The Second

How about them Tigers?

Normally I'd not care too much about the Detroit Tigers -- (a) we're in West Michigan and previously lived in the Upper Peninsula, and while some people are Tigers fans here, there's also some strong rivalry statewide against southeast Michigan; and (b) they're American League. Frankly, we're Cubs fans, and before that I grew up with Pittsburghers and was in the New York City area in time to see the '69 Mets. Cubs and Braves of the NL provided "superstation" cable service for a long time, which added to their fan base in the Time Before 500 Channels.

However, I will concede that the last couple of years have provided some great drama in the American League. First the Boston Red Sox. Then the Chicago White Sox. And this year, Detroit. If it was just Detroit doing well and heading for the playoffs, I might not care. But geesh, they lost 119 games in one year just a couple of seasons ago. This is a remarkable turnaround, and one I have to applaud even if I don't normally root for those teams not in The Senior Circuit.

Which brings me to... Some Tigers jokes I came up with today...

(1) Detroit won 9-2 last night. Oh wait, that was the HOCKEY team. The Tigers beat the A's in Game 2 by a score of 8-5. Man, typical of the Tigers' season -- doing great and yet get outscored by a hockey team.

(2) Oakland has figured out a way not to lose in Game 3 Friday night. It's called snow.

(3) And after a disastrous ALDS, Yankees' pitching has finally figured out how to put one over the plate. Unfortunately it was the engine block of a light plane in an upper story apartment of a NYC high rise...

(Hey, I never said they were good jokes, or even polite.)

Topic The Third

Another in the vein of Which Whatever Are You? This one about New Battlestar Galactica:

You scored as Capt. Lee Adama (Apollo). You have spent your life trying to life up to and impress your Dad, shame he never seemed to notice. You are a stickler for the rules. But in matters of loyalty and honour you know when they have to be broken.


Capt. Lee Adama (Apollo)


Commander William Adama


CPO Galen Tyrol


Lt. Kara Thrace (Starbuck)


Dr Gaius Baltar


President Laura Roslin


Tom Zarek


Col. Saul Tigh


Number 6


Lt. Sharon Valerii (Boomer)


What New Battlestar Galactica character are you?
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I found this via 2004 Clarion classmate Eric's blog and he, too, scored an Apollo. Not quite sure we're all that similar, but the questions are mostly interesting and I give them bonus points for the rating scale you use with the questions. Besides, I'm never really any of the main characters. I'm the third guy from the left in the fifth row in the big crew gathering scene. He isn't even the one who shows up dead in the 33rd episode. (grin)

Battlestar Galactica -- The New Season

They continue to surprise and mess with our minds in this new and dark Battlestar Galactica. I saw most of the first episode this season, and you've got lead characters making a case for (a) running suicide bombers against the Cylon oppressors and (b) wishing they had gone ahead and rigged the election so they wouldn't be in the mess we're in.

Now cut that out! (grin)

Dr. Phil
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