Sunday, November 28, 2004


Don Knotts is Dubya! I smell Oscar...

Sunday, November 14, 2004

Alas, Poor Dirty...

This is not the kind of news that the good Doctor likes to find when he gets home and checks the intranet to see how his football team did. I loved (love) ODB, the mere mention of any of his many alias is enough to bring a smile to my face. I wrote this about him a few years back, not because it was news, or because I had anything to say, but just because I had a platform and wanted to give some shine to one of the most endearing and entertaining rappers ever to rock a mic.

This is all over the web by now, of course, but TofuHut delivers the best eulogy I've seen so far.

RIP Big Baby Jesus.

Thursday, November 11, 2004

'Cause that's my DJ

Lil Wayne is a huge Derrick Johnson fan, as am I. Video

Monday, November 08, 2004

What Mandate?

I've spent better than 95% of my life living in "red-states" - Georgia and Texas respectively - drinking beer, pickin' n' grinnin', freestylin', eating BBQ and playing and watching sports, and doing all those things almost exclusively with liberal (even radically so) folks, so this map comparison:

while intriguing, strikes me as simplistic and intellectually lazy when used as a "hey, look, these are the dumb racist motherfuckers who voted for W" argument.

Everybody knows that almost half the people in the country voted Dem, and as this map,

breaking the vote down county-by-county and using shades of purple to indicate margin of Red or Blue victory, shows the Dem half is not confined exclusively to the coasts and the cities. Skewing the map to reflect population

blurs things even further, making the nation's regional "split" appear almost non-existant.

What's it all mean? It means the election wasn't nearly as much of a blowout as that red-state/blue state crap might have you think, and, well, maybe if we scrapped the electoral college and made the candidates actually, you know, campaign, like, in every state, the Dems might have a pretty good shot at winning much of the Bible/Corn/Gun Belt as the heart of our nation is misleadingly known.

(Badass maps courtesy Michael Gastner, Cosma Shalizi, and Mark Newman University of Michigan and via SF/J).

Sunday, November 07, 2004

Call it a Comeback

Vince f'n Young completed 18 of 21 passes for 278 yards, rushed 12 times for 130 yards and a TD, and in so doing led the Longhorns to the biggest comeback in Texas history. Down 35-7 with 2 minutes to play in the first half against Oklahoma State, the boys in Burnt Orange proceeded to stomp a mudhole in the Pokes and win the game 56-35. Holla!

Vince had some help from Heisman candidate TB Cedric f'n Benson who banged out 142 yards on a scant 23 carries, added 5 catches for another 51 yards, and put the ball in the endzone 5 times.

Of course they couldn't have done any of that if the Texas D, led by Derrick f'n Johnson, the best linebacker in the country, hadn't absolutely dominated the Cowboys in the second half, recording 18 solo tackles (3 for a loss,) and helping the 'Horns pitch a shutout.


Finally, remember the name Ramonce f'n Taylor, 3 touches, 99 yards, and a TD for the true freshman. That's what we call a playmaker.

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