Like many men currently in their mid-to-late forties, Anthrax co-founder/rhythm guitarist Scott Ian was a huge, practically obsessive KISS fan growing up. "My KISS window was about '75-'78, when I was 11 to 14 years old," Ian says. "The older kids all hated KISS because they thought it was only ab ... More >>
Yesterday, the Senate, in a rare show of bi-partisanship, passed ENDA (Employment Non-Discrimination Act) 64-32. The bill would ban anti-gay discrimination in the workplace. This highlights that a civil rights struggle we have all been watching slowly but surely come to an end. Of course, not ever ... More >>
Astros fans are getting reckless. The team's losing night after night. There's another 100-loss season staring people in the face. The team's challenging the Miami Marlins for the number draft pick, which would be the third year in a row that the Astros would have that pick. The bullpen's a disaste ... More >>
I am putting up this brief post and (in my opinion, hilarious) embedded video a bit cautiously this morning as, believe it or not, I've already been deemed "weather insensitive" by a few people on Twitter today. At about 6:00 a.m., I tweeted some comments about storm chasers and Darwinism, and a fe ... More >>
Yesterday was a bad day for Miller Lite. Ad Age reported they're in a serious sales slump, and ex-NFLer Bubba Smith died. The defensive end (who spent some time with the Oilers) was part of Miller Lite's famous "tastes great / less filling" ads, which featured retired athletes and offbeat semi-cele ... More >>
When a wookie outthrows you.....I preface this post, a post where I'm about to ridicule people for making awful ceremonial first pitches at professional baseball games, by saying that I would dread throwing out a first pitch at a baseball game. I would be a nervous wreck all day long leading ... More >>
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You may be rich, but your heirs may be dangerous come DecemberIf you're one of those people that has tried a thousand different ways to take off weight, somewhere along the way you've probably tried Bill Phillips "Body For Life" program. It's a pretty popular one because (a) it works and (b) it ... More >>
Raise a calzone and pour out a 40 for The (Other) BossI hate the New York Yankees. I hate that they win all of the time. And I hate that everything that happens in baseball seems to revolve around the Yankees. I hate that the team has its own network. And that the Yankees have a seemingly endless ... More >>
A lot of people hated George Steinbrenner, including Yankee fans. But they'd be well-served to remember just how bottom-of-the-barrel the team was when he bought it for $10 million (it's now worth $2 billion or so).The Stadium was empty, the roster deplete, the minor-league system a joke. It ... More >>
Jay Buhner for Ken Phelps?I hated the Yankees growing up. No...I mean it, I HATED them. I hate them still now, but it's sort of a numb, latent, "I'm hating them because I'm just supposed to" kind of hate.When I was a teenager growing up in Connecticut worshiping Jim Rice, Dwight Evans, and Yaz, ... More >>
So the Yankees are World Champions. Yippee. Between watching Kobe tear out the Rockets' collective heart last night, and then having to flip over to Fox to watch Alex Rodriguez' post-game celebration (rehearsed in the mirror no fewer than 100 times, no doubt), November 4, 2009, will live in inf ... More >>
How to throw a no-hitter on acid, and other lessons from the career of baseball legend Dock Ellis
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