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Saturday, February 28, 2009

Ouch, Thats got to Hurt!

One of my favorite "Simpson's" clips:

Don't try this at home:

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Someone Lend Obama a Pen!

President Obama has finally signed the stimulus bill into law in Denver.

Will this new stimulus jump start the economy? Who knows.

I heard President Obama wanted to sign the bill on Monday but did not have a pen.

Vice President Joe Biden was notified and flew in from Washington to resolve the issue.

Above: President Obama signs the stimulus bill into law while
Vice President Biden waits to get his pen back. Photo courtesy of MSNBC

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day

Look out for Cupid's arrow.

I'm guessing an arrow in the rear would probably hurt!?

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Super Bowl Saturday?

Super Bowl Sunday XLIII has come and gone and most of us are looking forward to next years football season.

Every Super Bowl Sunday I always come back to the same question. Why not change the Super Bowl to Saturday?

During the regular football season, college games are played on Saturday and the NFL plays on Sunday so both do not compete on the same day.

By the time the Super Bowl comes around, the college bowl games are over so why not have the Super Bowl on Saturday?

I found a poll on a yahoo chat forum and it seems the results were mixed. Those who opposed a change cited tradition and having an excuse to take off of work on Monday.

I would fully support the Super Bowl changing to Saturday for the following reasons:

1. More people would watch and enjoy the game and not have it in the back of their minds that they have work the next day. Super Bowl kickoff is around 6:30 PM and not over until after 11PM.

2. People will have an extra day to recover from their hangovers. Hangovers are not fun.

3. More people would be more productive on the Monday after. Some people can't get the day off.

4. Besides, NFL Playoff games are played on Saturday after the college season is over. Why not the Super Bowl!?

I am going to prepare and send a comment to the NFL. I encourage all those who agree with me to also contact the NFL. Please click on the blog title up above for the NFL website. Please keep your message civil and respectful.

Also, please take a moment to complete the poll on the left. All comments for this topic would be appreciated. Thanks!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Switch to Digital TV Delayed

It looks like the deadline for the switch from analog to digital TV has been delayed.

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill delaying the "switch" from February 17th to June 12th. The Senate already pass the bill. President Obama is expected to sign the legislation.

The question I have is why is a delay needed? This transition has been in the works since 2005.
If people are not ready by now, there not going to be ready a few months from now.

I wouldn't be surprised if another delay was announced in June.

Well for those who are not prepared you have a few more months. For those who need help setting up their analog converter box, see clip below.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Groundhog Day

In about an hour at 7:25 AM Punxsutawney Phil will emerge from his burrow in Punxsutwaney, PA. Once a year the world watches from this small Pennsylvania town to see this groundhog predict the weather .
For those who are not familiar with this tradition, Phil is coaxed out of his burrow once a year on February 2nd.
If Phil sees his shadow, there will be six weeks more of winter. However, if Phil does not see a shadow then there will be an early spring.

The question I have is how is Phil not able to see his shadow? With all the media there with their cameras and lights. Besides in the one hundred twenty years plus this tradition has carried on there have only been a few times that Phil has not seen his shadow.

Whether Phil sees his shadow or not, I hope it warms up considerably in the few weeks.

I am getting tired of winter.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Super Bowl XLIII

The kickoff time for Super Bowl XLIII is approximately ten hours away and, like most people, I will be on my couch with a beer and pizza in my hand enjoying the company of friends.

The Pittsburgh Steelers and the Arizona Cardinals face off in what could be a competitive game.

I have been a Steelers fan for many years and want them to win.

In truth, it doesn't really matter who is playing tonight. The Super Bowl is the one game where football fans will watch no matter what team is playing. I have never heard anyone say they were not watching the Super Bowl because there team was not in it.

The Super Bowl is not merely a football game but a celebration where football and non football fans come together to watch the game in harmony and enjoy their favorite food and drink.

The Super Bowl has become the Thanksgiving of February.

So let us give thanks for the game, the commercials, the halftime show, the good food and libations that make most people look forward to Super Bowl Sunday. Enjoy!!