Tuesday, April 21, 2009


Ramirez is spot-on, as usual. You have to squint real hard to get the gist of what he's saying, though, as the available sizing of the graphic isn't conducive for easy reading. For us Ol Farts, anyhoo. (Via Townhall.com)


It appears my experiment in V-Blogging went down well with the commentariat, and that was VERY gratifying for YrHmblScrb. It's one thing to post your written thoughts to a discerning world; it's quite another to put your time-ravaged face and stumbling verbal skills out there for all the world to see (and laugh at). All y'all were MOST kind with your comments. I'm thinking there will be more of these V-logging thingies in future... as an irregular, occasional thing.


Your hockey update... It seems I was just a little premature in writing off the Capitals. They simply kicked the Rangers' collective asses last night, beating the Blueshirts 4-1 at Madison Square Garden. This series looks like it could go at least six, if not seven, games before it's all over. Ovechkin has yet to score, however... but he DID get two assists last night.

The B's, however, continue the beat-down on Les Habitants. THAT series is over, for all intents and purposes. So much for Montreal's 100-saison celebration. You can bet your boots there will be post-season bloodletting in Montreal. A poor-performing hockey team is one thing that isn't tolerated there. That and Anglais...

The nightcap between the Flames and the Blackhawks was THE game yesterday, though. There's a LOT of bad blood between these two teams and the end of the game was marred by significant violence... or enhanced, depending on your point of view. The game was VERY chippy, what with 116 penalty minutes (including five 10-minute misconducts!) handed out to the two teams... with 12 penalties coming in the final minute of the third period. "Chippy," indeed! But... we have a series here. Calgary is most definitely back in this one, albeit down 2-1. This one might go seven games, and it wouldn't break my heart if it does. It's entirely possible Detroit will get the winner of this series... assuming the Sharks prevail over the Ducks, which is NOT a safe assumption. But I want to see Calgary and Chicago beat the hell out of each other before they get to Detroit. It's only right.


Broadening Our Horizons yet again... but MUCH more successfully this time. I bought a sixer of New Belgium's Mighty Arrow Pale Ale last week while out at the Class VI store and it's already gone. Buck and I had three while he was visiting... him one and me two... and I killed the remainder of the sixer during yesterday's Happy Hour. This is a very crisp and quite hoppy ale that goes down clean and easy! And its 6% ABV content makes it eminently drinkable on a warm Spring day.

Too bad it's a "seasonal" offering... I could get quite used to this beer!


  1. It's five o'clock somewhere!

    Pirates like those above make my skin crawl.

  2. Well shoot, buddy, I do about 95% of my blog reading/posting from work, and video is 100% disabled by the IT goons here, so I had no idea your previous post was...you. I'll have to check it out when I get home.

    I seriously thought Columbus would give Detroit more trouble. Wings are lookin' darn good. And I have been way too busy to catch as much hockey as I would like, but I'm working on that. Especially because I do not want to miss any of that Chi/Calgary that I don't have to.

  3. I sent the cartoon to Toby and Bo - they will love it.

  4. Moogie: It's getting worse and worse, too. They (Congress) just don't listen!

    Andy: I'm more than a little surprised at how easily the Wings have handled Columbus, as well. There are probably a lot of reason for this phenomenon, not the least of which is Columbus' first time in the playoffs.

    Lou: The cartoon IS good, innit?


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