Jan 18, 2015
commented on The Seahawks Beat Green Bay, 28-22
Not even the Seahawks can beat the Seahawks.
Seriously, we really had ourselves on the ropes there, turning over the ball and dropping catches and executing the daring no-pass-rush gambit (giving Aaron Rodgers an entire quarter to stand in the pocket and choose his pass) and having Chancellor break Sherman's arm, but we would not let ourselves stand in the way of another Championship. To be the best you have beat the best, and now everybody knows that not even the defending Super Bowl Champion Seahawks can beat the Seahawks.
May 27, 2014
commented on Steve Ballmer Reportedly Met With Shelly Sterling Over the Weekend to Discuss the Clippers
"How many professional basketball teams does California need?"
Let's see ... California has four NBA teams (Lakers, Clippers, Kings, and Warriors) while the Pacific Northwest has one (Trailblazers). The estimated 2013 population of California is 37,332,521 while the estimated population of Washington + Oregon is 10,901,471. That works out to a population ratio of 1:3.5 or 2:7.
Thus California should get three more teams and Seattle should get one.
Feb 27, 2014
commented on "The Glass Over the Salad Bar Seems to Keep the Foods Protected."
No, Paul. No, no, no, no, no.
These reviews are incredibly sad. All I can ever think about when I read them is how cramped the poor lady's world has been that a trip to a chain restaurant is worthy of praise. Children are innocent, but grown adults are tragically ignorant.
And if this is "folk reviewing," then it's folk reviewing that has been immediately co-opted by businesses. She is supplying their marketing departments with a bit of folk authenticity. Makes me wretch.
Feb 15, 2014
commented on The Saturday Morning News
RE: The 800-Pound Snowball
"'It was not the talk of campus until the story came out,' Myers said. 'The people that were there knew about it, but now it has kind of taken us by storm.'"
It's as if the story has gained an audience so rapidly that its size and momentum now surpass anyone's ability to restrain it. If only there was a metaphor for this type of situation....
Dec 6, 2013
commented on While Reading a Book on the Bus
I recall reading on some blog or other that the popularity of ebooks and "Fifty Shades of Gray" might very well be linked: while the physical book might be embarrassing to read in public, the ebook version is anonymous.