Sunday, October 31, 2010

Fire Childress

The man might be able to evaluate talent, but he does not know how to coach a football team. Today, there were 2 minutes left in the game and we needed two scores. The only chance was a quick strike, and a successful onside kick. Slim chance, of course, but not no chance. So what does he do? - calls for short passes. He will say that you have to take what the defense gives you. But the defense gives that to you only because you can't possible win if you take it. Sometimes, you have to try to take something from the defense. He is an idiot.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Storm of the Century

I have never expereienced anything like the storm we had on Tuesday. There were Category 3 hurricane level sustained winds. Our neighbors 6"foot wood fence was destroyed. (I think our fence survived only because there are gaps between the slats that allowed the wind to get through.) When I was driving the car home from work, I had to fight the steering wheel to keep it on the road. We were without power, water, or heat for almost 24 hours. It has already been dubbed "The Storm of the Century."

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Not good

A RUSSIAN police officer hit three girls with his car while driving drunk in Siberia and one was killed after being run over by the ambulance sent to treat them.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

For the record

The Vikings traded for the return of Randy Moss today. For the record, I was in favor of this move 4 years ago. And I still like it now.


Twins vs. Yankees (good vs. evil) starts tonight at Target Field. I was lucky enough to stumble upon a couple of tickets for tonight, and my wife and I are looking forward to it with great anticipation. The atmosphere is going to be like nothing I have experienced since the World Series in 1991. And the weather is going to be perfect.

I need to think good thoughts, so I have been watching this a lot.

Monday, October 04, 2010

Gliese 581g

This is fascinating.

Washington, D.C. - infoZine - A team of planet hunters led by astronomers at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UC Santa Cruz), and the Carnegie Institution of Washington, and supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and NASA, has announced the discovery of an Earth-sized planet (three times the mass of Earth) orbiting a nearby star at a distance that places it squarely in the middle of the star's "habitable zone," where liquid water could exist on the planet's surface. If confirmed, this would be the most Earth-like exoplanet yet discovered and the first strong case for a potentially habitable one.

Will we visit that planet in my lifetime?