Random Thoughts on a Wednesday Evening
Regular visitors to this blog - there are some - may expect me to be writing about the primaries yesterday that Senator Clinton largely won. While that last sentence is true, I'm not really going to spend much time writing on it because the delegate math is still way in favor of my guy, Barack Obama, and because it's really exhausting. I do think Obama gains by getting "street-tested" but it's sad that Clinton and her staff are going to read into these wins that getting dirty really helped. I'm not sure how that can possibly be the case when she lead those three states, with the exception of Texas only in the last few days, for the entire electoral season.
OK, so I did write about it.
But anyhow, I've been away for a week and a few things have struck my fancy that are worth mentioning.
- The 49ers signed Isaac Bruce. That's the 35-going-on-50 year old receiver...who today, I heard the 49ers GM proclaim as the #1 WR on the team. Sigh.
- On the other hand, Justin Smith seems like a very good investment. There's a reason Cincy made him their franchise player last season, folks.
- Finally, rounding out the "name" 49ers signees, Panthers reject DeShaun Foster is now a 49er. As someone who repeatedly gambles on Foster in fantasy football because of his promise, I'm both excited and horrified by this.
- Articles like this make it hard for me not to think of Microsoft as being royal pains in the ass. Seriously, it's nice to give stuff for free to libraries...but to do so SOLELY as a way to force development in your software? This is the money quote, I think:
Most disturbingly, users are locked in, too: anybody using an iPhone, an old version of Windows, any version of Linux, or any other operating system or device not supported by Silverlight will be unable to use the Library of Congress' new website. How is that compatible with the principles of democracy or librarianship? It's taxation without web presentation. And how exactly is that a quantum leap forward?
Um, that includes me. I have to use the LOC website occasionally for work and sure, I use Windows - sometimes. But this just drives me nuts.
- Adam Carolla is going to be on Dancing With The Stars. I really can't quite get over this. I heard a Dave Damashek podcast today where he asked whether it was "gayer" for Jimmy Kimmel to say he's having sex with Ben Affleck...or for Carolla to be on this show. I think the only thing that swings the argument away from Carolla is that THIS is his partner, Julianne Hough.. Here's the thing - I'm a diehard Carolla fan, and a reality TV whore...and I'm still not going to watch.
- That being said...the Project Runway finale is tonight. The betting money seems to be on Christian, but I'm going to go with Jillian who seems more talented, more seasoned and definitely way less annoying.
- Is it me, or is this season of Lost just insane? In a good way of course. Not only does each episode truly make me think about things, but everything has actually been set up extremely well. If they didn't know where this show was going from Day One, then it's a miracle. And if they DID know where they were going that early, it's a bigger miracle. Anyhow, it's DAMN good television.
- Among the things we did in Maui, some of the highs and lows....on the plus side, the weather was amazing, the food was terrific, I took a great helicopter ride, saw a lot of whales, and it was awesome to spend some quiet time along with my girl. (Insert your "Awww" noise here.) On the downside, I absolutely fried my right arm in the sun on Day Fucking One, which had the effect of me not nearly getting as much sun elsewhere as one should in a week in Hawaii. I never, ever learn. Also, I had the pleasure of paying for not one, but two $40 club sandwiches.
Read that again. I paid $80 for two freaking sandwiches. Which weren't even that great, and Abby didn't finish hers. That was room service during the Oscars, further showing the brilliant marketing strategy of a captive audience. Hawaii is great, but it's truly criminal how expensive things like meals are over there. I am not sure we had a lunch or dinner under $80 until we left the beach part of the island.
- That being said...when can I go back?