Thursday, January 17, 2008


First things first - it's four in the morning, and after sleeping for five hours, I suddenly can't get back to it. So please excuse my syntax and rambling. I'm in that state where I know I'm doing it, but really don't care enough to try to fix it. So deal with it, ok?

I've said it before, and I'll say it again. People from Wisconsin are insane.
People think I exaggerate the state's love of the Packers, being that I spent practically my entire childhood being teased mercilessly for being a Bears fan (including one incident in seventh grade, in which the principal of the middle school called me out over the school announcements after one particularly unmemorable loss). But my proof is here!

From Wednesday's edition of the Wisconsin State Journal, A 36-year-old Pardeeville man was accused of tying up his 7-year-old son with tape Saturday after the boy refused to wear a Green Bay Packers sweatshirt during the divisional playoff game against Seattle.

Channel 11, the local Fox affiliate serving Northeastern Wisconsin, has learned that Eli Manning's favorite show is Seinfeld. To avoid risking "giving comfort to the enemy," they've decided to remove the show from their normal lineup on Saturday night.

And finally, the Madison Church of Christ, among others, is moving its service up one hour on Sunday. "The church says an earlier service will allow them to have a great worship and which also allows the congregation to pray and then root for the Packers. And, fittingly, everyone is being encouraged to wear Packer- wear in support of the home team." me now?

I've had all of these things I've been saving that I've been meaning to get out, so now's the time, I guess.

This is quite funny, even if you're not a fan of the Law and Order franchise. A bunch of the actors got together and filmed a writerless episode in support of the WGA writer's strike:

The state of New York put together an anti-smoking campaign featuring 48 year old Skip Legault, who blames smoking for his amputated leg, two heart attacks, and stroke. This is apparently news because
Mr. Legault hasn't yet quit, despite his health issues. Why do I post it? Because I like the fact that they used the phrase "kick the habit" when discussing a one-legged man.

And according to Army Captain Kincy Clark, Blackwater's 2005 "accidental" use of CS gas on US military personnel was
"decidedly uncool." Isn't there a better way to put that? One that maybe doesn't make a military captain sound like Bill S. Preston, Esquire?

Over and out.

1 comment:

Jen said...

Yeah...I know what you mean about being a Bears fan in Packer country. I'm living it right now. Our company is doing a Packer "tailgate" party on Friday afternoon and everyone is going to wear Packers attire. Not me. I'll be happy to wear normal work clothes.

Mark Belling was amused by what people were doing with their Packers tickets on Craig's List. One example: a guy who has two tickets and is looking for a "very attractive woman" to take with...oh, and he got a hotel room for the night.

Very classy.