Return of the Hodgepodge

It's been a while, but I'm back. And so is Hodgepodge Tuesday.

If you didn't watch the Chicago-Arizona game on Monday night, you may have been surprised if you saw that Chicago only won 24-23. Arizona wasn't supposed to have a chance to stay in the game. Of course, you might be more surprised if, like me, you watched the first three quarters and turned the game off, thinking the game was over with Arizona leading 23-3. Almost miraculously, the Bears scored three touchdowns (none offensively) and somehow pulled off the win. I know I picked them to do the Superbowl Shuffle last year and was wrong, but I might have just been a year early.

Scientists created yet another element yesterday. If you're keeping track, we are now unofficially up to 118 (ununoctium?). One scientist called creating a new element "the holy grail of nuclear physics." I'd say it's just smashing two large atoms into each other and seeing what sticks together. That's probably because I don't really see the point in creating something that cant exist for more than a milisecond before decaying and then splitting.

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Maryland) apologized for saying that Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael Steele, a Republican Senate nominee, "slavishly" supported the GOP. If you couldn't tell, Steele is African-American. This is just ridiculous. Not the statement, but the apology. I've got no way of knowing if Steele was descended from slaves and I don't really care. This shouldn't be any worse than saying Lieberman 'slavishly' supports the GOP (Jews have been used as slaves too). Are we not even allowed to mention any form of the word slave anymore? It's not like anyone said Steele will 'niggardly' hoard pork if elected to the Senate.

In a somewhat related story, Chris Rock's mother, with the help of Al Sharpton, is going to sue the Cracker Barrel after being refused service. I am not saying it's right, but if you make a place called Cracker Barrel serve blacks, aren't you forcing them to commit false advertising?

To change topics, before I allude to any more racial slurs...
The Fort Myers Beach Council voted 4-1 Monday to allow the Surf Club bar to use the Turkey Testicle Festival name.

That's called ending on a high note.


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