Currently generating a new wish list, since all my wishes were granted over the Holidays.

Friday, March 31, 2006

The Friday Rant "Steroids ERA???"

First, a couple of announcements. I would like to apologize for the infrequent in posting, if anyone reads this. Work has been getting in the way, as well as the fact that I was planning something big. I had been planning a surprise proposal to my girlfriend this past Saturday, and I executed it flawlessly, so I am now engaged, boy that looks weird.

The main purpose of this post is to defend a great baseball player by the name of Barry Bonds. MLB announced an external investigation into steroid use in baseball. I don't mind the investigation what I do mind is the public lynching of Barry Bonds. Especially since he has never tested positive, unlike other players. We do live in America where you are innocent until proven guilty, and until I see a positive test or a public admission of guilt by Mr. Bonds I will not hop on the "Trash Barry Bonds Train". The thing that amazes me about this whole ordeal is how willing people are to believe what is being written in a book as if it were fact. Especially certain people in the liberal blogosphere who I would expect to question the general consensus and be a bit more skeptical. I guess it's okay to take every word that comes out of Michelle Malkin's books or Ann Coulter's books as fact.

One theory I have about the whole gangup on Barry Bonds is the fact that he is an easy target. He is not as likeable as a Mark Mcgwire or even a Sammy Sosa in his happier days. I believe some people in the press do not appreciate the way he treats the press and that is alright if they hold a grudge, but it's not alright if they tarnish a man's playing credentials as a result of speculation and conjecture.

As to the "steroids era". Before we start putting an asterisk next to the entire era, I think it is necessary to actually examine, what effect steroids really have on a ballplayer. It sure didn't turn Ryan Franklin or Alex Sanchez into hall of famers. No one can say definitively that it actually gave anyone an advantage, it actually could have caused more problems for players, take Jason Giambi and the "parasite" problem he had. It is disconcerting, that the sports media is so willing to tarnish an entire era without knowing what impact "steroids" had on the game. If they asterisk this era, we need to put an asterisk next to Hank Aaron's name because he played during the amphetamine era, and who knows what was going on during Ruth's era?

Friday, March 17, 2006

Damn you Tom Cruise, and all you other crazy scientologists

First Isaac Hayes requests to be released from his contract due to what he feels is religious bigotry by South Park. Odd that he never had a problem with their mocking of everything from Islam to Christianity, but when they decided to mock the pseudo religion of scientology, that did it for Isaac Hayes. It's probably just a coincidence that he is a practicing scientologist nutball.

Then this week I was getting ready to watch a rerun of the episode "Trapped in the Closet", the one that makes fun of scientology, when they instead decided to show the "Chocolate Salty Balls" episode. I thought at first it might be a little tribute to Chef, Hayes' character, as he is now going to leave the show. Turns out it was not a tribute but that Tom Cruise got the episode pulled. It seems that Cruise threatened to not promote Mission Impossible 3 if the episode aired again. MI3 is a product of Viacom who owns Comedy Central.

Hopefully the episode will eventually be on DVD or be aired again, it is a great episode and shows what raving lunatics scientologists really are. Not that you needed a South Park episode to understand that. The most histerical part of the whole ordeal was the letter the statement that Matt Stone and Trey Parker released to Daily Variety, it follows:
"So, Scientology, you may have won THIS battle, but the million-year war for earth has just begun! Temporarily anozinizing our episode will NOT stop us from keeping Thetans forever trapped in your pitiful man-bodies. Curses and drat! You have obstructed us for now, but your feeble bid to save humanity will fail! Hail Xenu!!!" It was signed, "Trey Parker and Matt Stone, servants of the dark lord Xenu."

Monday, March 13, 2006

The Donut Hamburger

Sorry for the infrequency in posts, but my job gets in the way and also just nothing to post about.

But this is huge. One of my favorite comedians is Jim Gaffigan. A lot of his material is on the topic of food, which is one of the reasons I love him. He has one bit where he is going to into the absurdity of some of our food items and talks about the possibility of a Donut Hamburger, which is a burger with ham and cheese using two donuts as the bun. He then alludes to the possibility that Dunkin Donuts may steal the idea.

Well, Dunkin Donuts didn't steal the idea, a minor league baseball team in Illinois did. The BallPark Sandwich:

The ballpark sandwich will include a hamburger topped with sharp cheddar cheese and two slices of bacon -- all between a "bun" made of a sliced Krispy Kreme Original Glazed doughnut.

Why is it that the absurd things comedians say seem to become reality? We are truly nuts.

Friday, March 03, 2006

First rant of the day

This type of garbage, just pisses me off. “Conservatives” , “Evangelical Christians”. and “Republicans” have frickin control problem. I put the three groups in quotes because the ones who make the loudest noises are not necessarily representative of the majority of people in those groups.

This rant arose from reading this story on, about the High School teacher in Colorado who was,” put on leave for anti-bush remarks.” I guess one of the students taped class, which I thought was illegal to do without the permission of the teacher, and then played the tape to his father.

“WAWAWAWAWA, Daddy teacher said bad things about the president. “

Supposedly the reason the teacher is being put on leave is because he did not allow for balancing perspectives. Maybe there would have been balancing points if this kid had spoken up instead of secretly taping class. Fricking little baby “conservatives” or “republicans”, think they can tape conversations illegally now because the president does it.

I’m sure these “conservative” students are also taping conservative teachers praising Bush without balancing perspectives and complaining to their parents.

This just gives me confidence that the next generation of “conservatives” will not differ from their parents in their unabashed whining and crying when someone doesn’t say something they like.

Next up on Out of Context, we discuss the new “Dominos Holy Land” in Florida, and why we believe it is a good idea, now if only the rest of the crazies would move there and we wouldn’t have to listen to their complaints anymore....

Update: Finally got around to adding “She Flies with her own Wings” to the read list, I read it all the time, just never remember to add it, shout out to Sir Oolius.