Friday, May 11, 2007

Random bits...

  • Last week wifey & I got our gas bill for April. Despite having the heat turned off for most of the month and taking shorter showers we had the highest gas bill we've ever had-- over $120 USD. So I called Nicor and read the meter off to them... They re-calculated the bill... $37.45. Umm, yeah, I thought so!
  • I have a new favorite Steven Wright quote:
    "What did Jesus ever do for Santa Claus on his birthday?"
  • There's a rather obscure Chicago song from their tenth album (X) titled; You Get It Up. Since I've been in correspondence with Chicago's bass player, Jason Scheff, of late. I asked him if Chicago had been approached by the makers of Levitra, Cialis, or Viagra to use that song in their radio or TV spots. I'm awaiting a response.
  • Gary Betteman, commissioner of the NHL MUST BE FIRED! And soon. He's worked out this "great" deal with NBC in which NBC will be broadcasting Game 5 of the Western Conference playoffs and Game 5 of the Eastern Conference playoffs. That's it! No Games 1-4, and not games 6 or 7 (if necessary). And although it's highly unlikely-- these are best of 7 series. If the winners in each conferences sweep their opponents... NBC won't be showing ANY of the conference finals. The rest of the games will be on the Vs. Network which, since switching to satellite, I no longer get. I'm also hoping that Bill Wirtz sells the Blackhawks to someone who will actually turn them back in a team worthy of their legacy not a laughingstock like they have been for much of the Wirtz-era. It's times like this where I wish I were Canadian... where hockey isn't merely a sport but a religion.
  • Speaking of Canada:


7 comments:

Layla (aka Barbara) said...

GREAT POST!

You are too funny. Can't wait to hear Scheff's answer :)

Awareness said...

You posted Rick Mercer?! That was one funny piece of TV history.....he has his own show you know? Our version of Jon Stewart, though not as biting unfortunately, except for this video :)

Gary Bettman is hated here!! He is not ever allowed in my house, the scum. He messed up the TV schedule in Canada (where the CBC PAYS for the rights to show the games unlike NBC) by bending over backwards for the american stations.......as you know perplex......."Hockey Night in Canada" is a religious thing here. Bettman's antics made the front page of the National Paper and first story on the National news.

OH.......btw.....as I type? 1-0 for the Wings..... Chelios just collided with Perry and the two of them hit the ice. How old is Chelios now? 65? I think he's retirement age.

kim said...

I'll third that emotion to fire Bettman! Embarassing!

BeckEye said...

Hey there, thanks for stopping by!

Stephen Wright never seems to get old. (His material, that is. Physically, he is looking pretty old these days!)

My favorite Jesus/Christmas quote is from Norm MacDonald. Referring to the Kenny G Christmas album: "Happy Birthday, Jesus! Hope you like crap!"

Susan as herself said...

I'd never expect a real present from Jesus. Well, unless he gave me his sandals or a camel ride or something. Santa has access to much better stuff.

And don't say that Jesus could conjure something up. If he did, it'd be fish or bread or something. Not a Porsche or a Tiffany bracelet.

Sorry, Jesus, but it's true.

Dantallion said...

Woo-hoo! Yay for us. ;)

Can't wait to hear Jason Scheff's response. LOL

The Phoenix said...

Since when did Canada legalize insulin???