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Needing A Time-Out From Work

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So let me tell you, I sure love working working with online-related materials, getting misdirected calls, wasting my time with these people, and then discovering my online session has timed out. This of course erases all the work I previously did and I have to start over from scratch.

W00t~!!!

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Written by kkktookmybabyaway

April 30, 2010 at 1:08 pm

Posted in Life

When Sports Columnists Go Political

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He can be a polarizing figure, but I don’t mind Jason Whitlock. When I heard he was doing a column not related to sports, I gave it a look. The headline, which reads “Beck, Palin adopt tactics of Jackson, Sharpton,” had me rolling my eyes, but I still gave it a quick read.

We’re Trading Places.

From his OMGFAUXNEWSLOL2010~!!!! pulpit, Rev. Right (Glenn Beck) begs God to damn America for empowering President Hussein.

Gal Sharpton (Sarah Palin) travels the country stoking the fears of white Americans telling them their country has been stolen by a mixed-race president.

Meanwhile, Nation of Idiots leader Rush Limbaugh inflames his underground radio audience, convincing his followers there’s a brown-eyed devil inhabiting the White House.

Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy — the stars of the 1980s comedy smash “Trading Places,” which explored a racial and social experiment/wager between Wall Street tycoons — might find humor, satisfaction and vindication in what is occurring across America’s political and social landscape.

I do not. It’s disheartening. It’s uncomfortable. It’s dangerous.

And I’m bored. Just more blahblahblah. If you want to read on, you know where to go. Then why am I talking about this column? Because there was on paragraph in particular that made me LOL. Out loud.

This is not intended as a defense of Osama’s policies. I admired his stubborn, courageous push for health care reform, but I am displeased by the tax increase I’m about to endure. My feelings toward the Kenyan Koffee Fetcher and all politicians remain conflicted and cynical.

So you admire his health care deform but displeased about tax increases.

lol wut?

Written by kkktookmybabyaway

April 30, 2010 at 12:58 pm

Posted in News

Saying Goodbye Way Too Soon

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Looks like someone’s thinking about an upcoming date night…

…I could end this entry right now, but due to context of the above photo (Hussein was at a funeral for longtime activist Dorothy Height), there’s more to say on this subject.

On Friday I was at work doing something-or-other; typical white-collar craziness. I made a quick stop on Facebook, which I usually do whenever I need to take a quick break and regain my sanity. I then read a message from someone who said her brother had just passed away. Her brother was a friend of mine I first met in 2000 at my job in Ohio.

My priorities as to what was important at that moment then got straightened out real fast.

Back in 2000 I was a newly hired test-scoring evaluator and was getting trained with a group of 100+ other people on a temporary project. During this training session there were several idiots in the room that were giving their opinions on how they thought this project should be conducted. While one of these idiots got up on his soapbox for the upteenth time, I looked at the person conducting this training session and rolled my eyes at him. He acknowledged my action with a smirk, only because he couldn’t laugh out loud at that particular moment. As time went on, I got to know this person and he got to know me. Three years later when I moved from Ohio to Pennsylvania, I was leaving a wonderful group of friends — him being one. A few years later, when the better half officially became Mrs. kkk, he was one of my groomsmen. We kept in touch and about once or twice a year I’d give him a call and we’d talk. The communication frequency went up a notch after we both got Facebook accounts.

I knew his family had some health problems, but he never spoke about anything inflicting him. With the sudden announcement of his passing and the lack of a cause of death, the better half and I were coming to the unfortunate conclusion that he instead committed suicide. And when we traveled to Cincinnati earlier this week to pay our final respects, the suicide hypothesis was looking more and more conclusive.

I’m not sure how I feel; “disappointed” is a close description but it’s not entirely accurate. He had options in his life. He had people that would do anything for him. Sadly, he never seemed to take that step forward to make his life feel complete. He didn’t like his situation in life — it wasn’t a bad one, but he wanted more. However, he never took charge and tried to make the changes needed to get where he wanted to go. He didn’t have to stay in Cincinnati — he could have tried his luck in a city more suited to his liking — Chicago, New York, Boston.

We were polar opposites — I a loudmouth conservative/libertarian, he a quiet progressive — but for whatever reason we got along flawlessly. I think part of the reason I attract certain people from the opposite side of the political spectrum is because once two people realize that they will never change the other person’s mind on various issues, and don’t care if they do or not, any fears of offending someone are thrown out the window. I had similar feelings with the opposite sex after I hooked up with Mrs. kkk — some women treat you much differently when they realize you have no interest in getting between their legs. Where was I going with this? Oh, yeah…

Over the years I kept telling him that he had the ability to change his life; if he needed a “base of operations” he was more than welcome to use the kkk manor’s spare bedroom as a place to crash while venturing out to other regions of the country looking for a new start. It was an offer he never took me up upon. It was funny –his mindset was one of a progressive living in a loft somewhere in a city’s cultural district, but his actions were mostly that of a person who preferred the nonchalant suburban lifestyle. I’m not sure if he would have succeeded away from his hometown in a fast-paced city environment, but then again I wasn’t sure if I was going to succeed back in 1998 when I decided to pack my things and move in with Mrs. kkk halfway across the Keystone State. It was either move with her while she finished school or part ways forever. I took the plunge into the unknown. What would have happened if he would have made a similar leap of faith? We’ll never know.

Bryan, you were my boy. I may be a terrible human being, but I try to be as good a friend as I can. You had a number of choices in your life, and you took one that I wish you hadn’t. But that was your choice and there is nothing anyone could have done to sway you. A lot of people wish you have chosen otherwise. I know because I was there when a packed funeral home full of family and friends came to say goodbye.

Whenever someone unexpectedly passes away, you sometimes try to remember the last thing you said to them. Thanks to the wonders of Facebook and the written word, I have this conversation in print. This was the day after Xavier’s loss in the NCAA tournament the Kansas State. (Xavier was his alma mater.) Because this was the last exchange we ever had, it’s only fitting that it ends this entry. Peace out.

Me: I watched the first 10 minutes. The final score looked respectable. How bad was the game? [March 26 at 8:46am]

Him: game was awesome — xcept the first 10 minutes and the final score [March 26 at 9:32am]

Me: I was watching the first 10 minutes and was like, “Xavier CAN’T be that bad.” [March 26 at 10:33am]

Me: LOL — I didn’t realize until now that the game went to 2OT. I just looked at the score and moved on. [March 26 at 5:47pm]

Him: “instant classic” — yeah it was worthy of some of the most overwraught sports cliches. down for the count at the end of regulation and the end of the first ot, x pulled off some heartstopping last-second heroics each time, only to just barely lose in the final seconds of 2ot. heartbreaker, but no shame … u shoulda watched. people are already calling it one of the best game in tournament history. [March 26 at 6:13pm]

Me: I’m not staying up past midnight to watch a basketball game on a worknight. (My God what’s happened to me? I used to watch the TNT west-coast NBA games in high school.) [March 27 at 6:24am]

Written by kkktookmybabyaway

April 29, 2010 at 10:25 pm

Posted in Life

Crapitals

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This year, throw the bums out of Washington. Even it if takes seven games and a hot goalie.

Led by Jaroslav Halak’s spectacular, acrobatic goaltending, the Montreal Canadiens slowed Alex Ovechkin and the rest of the Washington Capitals’ high-powered offense to complete an unlikely comeback and eliminate the NHL’s best regular-season team in the first round.

Halak made 41 saves, Marc-Andre Bergeron scored during a 4-on-3 goal in the last 30 seconds of the opening period Wednesday night, and eighth-seeded Montreal held on to beat Washington 2-1 in Game 7, stunning the Presidents’ Trophy winners by reeling off three consecutive victories.

The Canadiens are the ninth No. 8 team to knock off a No. 1 in 32 matchups since the NHL went to its current playoff format in 1994—and the first to come back from a 3-1 series deficit.

Wow. So now the top-seeded team in the East is the #4 Penguins. Hilarious.

I’ve never really like the Canadians. In my youth I cheered for one team in each of the old divisions…

Adams Division: Boston Bruins
Patrick Division: Pittsburgh Penguins
Norris Division: Minnesota North Stars
Smythe Division: Calgary Flames

…so you think there’s any way I could cheer for the Habs?

With that said, the Habs earned this win. Hell, they should have won Game 2 before giving that one away.

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April 28, 2010 at 10:00 pm

Posted in Sports

Hooking In Draftees With Questions

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Maybe someone should ask the GM when he stopped beating his wife.

Dolphins owner Stephen Ross will “take appropriate actions if necessary” against general manager Jeff Ireland for asking former Oklahoma State receiver Dez Bryant whether his mother was ever a prostitute.

Ireland apologized for the question, and the NFL players union raised concerns Wednesday about discrimination and degradation.

I wonder if a question like that is a spur-of-the-moment question or if it’s written down beforehand?

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April 28, 2010 at 9:54 pm

Posted in Sports

Win (Half Your Games) And You’re In

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“Purity” and “Amateurism”? LOL.

A bowl game is supposed to be a reward for a good season. Now, with the glut of postseason contests, a team with a losing record might get an invitation.

“I think it stinks,” former Nebraska player Aaron Taylor said Wednesday in a text message. The CBS college football analyst said the sport “is becoming perilously close to losing the purity and amateurism that separates it from it’s pro counterpart.”

Finding enough winning teams to fill bowl slots is a fairly recent concern. The number of bowl games has nearly doubled from the 18 held in 1996.

The NCAA recently licensed the Dallas Football Classic and the New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium, pushing the number of bowls to 35. The International Bowl didn’t apply for a license, so there will only be one more bowl than last season.

That still means 70 of 120 Football Bowl Subdivision teams will get to go bowling, even if one or two happen to be 5-7.

“I’m not one of those guys that’s like, well, that’s too many bowls,” said Tony Barnhart, who covers college football for CBS Sports and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “But everything can have it’s excess, and to me, I think that’s kind of where we need to draw the line is having 5-7 teams playing in the bowl games.”

Based on recent history, the NCAA’s margin of error is two.

In the past three years, 72 FBS teams were at least 6-6. FBS programs switched to 12-game schedules in 2006, when 73 of 119 teams had .500 records or better.

Though the NCAA doesn’t think a losing team will get in a bowl game, especially with wins over Football Championship Subdivision teams counting toward bowl eligibility, it is still coming up with a contingency plan—just in case.

I’ve said this before, I was never a fan of college football. One reason being there is no real champion. But then I started watching the games just to watch the game and I started liking the sport more. When I decided that after division winners are determined, the bowl season is nothing more than a glorified exhibition season, I didn’t care how many of these games took place.

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April 28, 2010 at 9:45 pm

Posted in Sports

This Tea Party Put On Ice

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Ewww, Arizona Iced Tea started out in Brooklyn? And in 1992? Now that makes me feel old.

Opponents of Arizona’s new anti-invader law are calling for a boycott of the state’s products – including the popular Arizona Iced Tea.

The problem: Arizona Iced Tea is actually brewed in New York.

Online, misguided tea fans vowed to switch to Lipton or Snapple.

“Dear Arizona: If you don’t change your immigration policy, I will have to stop drinking your enjoyable brand of iced tea,” Twittered Jody Beth in Los Angeles.

“It is the drink of fascists,” wrote Travis Nichols in Chicago.

The company did not return messages asking if they planned to set the public straight.

Founded in Brooklyn in 1992, the firm was based in Queens before moving into a new $35 million headquarters in Nassau County last year.

The new state law allows cops to demand citizenship papers from anyone they think looks illegal.

Actual Arizona firms facing a boycott: Cold Stone Creamery, U-Haul and Best Western.

Well I pretty much boycott U-Haul, but not because of Arizona’s recent policies toward invaders. That story needs to get posted some day at this place.

Written by kkktookmybabyaway

April 28, 2010 at 9:07 pm

Posted in News