Friday, June 1, 2007

It's Slowey Time

so i'm jazzed about kevin slowey's debut today. sweet jesus. and since i don't have cable normally i would have to go to the bar to watch the game, but i will be in dreaded fargo where cable is a-plenty. and i like lil papi. but i like him in the bullpen for mop up work and long relief. and i like garza -- but like most power pitches garza can be a headcase. which is why i like slowey. pitches change ups in fastball situations and vice versa. can't overpower a guy, but actually has to think on the mound. and he is lucking out too, because he is starting and away game which is easier on the adrenaline rush and it's against the A's who are so beat up now they look like a minor league time.


Thursday, May 31, 2007

Impaled by The Impaler

So last night I checked out the docucmentary about Jonathan "The Impaler" Sharkey who ran for Minnesota governor in 2006. I will now to the best of my abilities used my non-bias, yet columnist opinion ( I did pay my way through journalism school) to recall last evening's affair.

The documentary is decent. I am a fan of the genre more so that the average girl so I appreciate certain aspects of the filmmaking procedure. There is more of a story that the guy is a vampire running for Minnesota office. But I won't divulge too much, because who wants to ruin a story. And while Mr. Sharkey does have a PH.D. which Hatch and Pawlenty do not, they just have JD's, which seem to be a dime a dozen these days, Mr. Sharkey is full of himself. He loves to have a platform, he loves to have attention, he loves the camera and he loves to hear himself speak.

So really outside of the pro-wrestling background, impaler torch, claims that he slept with his half-sister and the whole blood-sucking vampire thing -- how is he different than any other politician?

It's a good question. And it's this week's Good Question? brought to you by WCCO and Ben Tracy.

But it was a bit bizarre, being @ Oak Street last night. And the Impaler is a bit bizarre, although more in love with himself then the general public would suspect. Normally, I'd set up a link for you to get more info on The Impaler, but I'm lazy, tired and off to a sporting event.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Time after Time (minus Cyndi Lauper)

Timing is everything. Timing is essential in comedy and baseball. If your timing is off in comedy, you are not funny. Unless you have the uncanny ability to hold a joke Norm MacDonald Weekend Update Style
although that ultimately led to MacDonald's demise. But at least he is not a quisling. And in baseball if your timing is off, you strike out. Or if you are a pitcher and your timing is off, you balk or leave a curveball down the middle of broadway. Yep, that's timing for you.

And you can get frusterated about timing, but really isn't that a bit silly. Aren't you just wasting time with being infuriated with timing. Unless of course you are a 38 year old woman who desparately wants children and time and timing are of the essence. But until then, more on timing.

Have you ever liked someone but the timing just doesn't work out? Really, it is the case of most soap operas --- look and Hope and Bo, or Austin and Carrie --- and for most sitcoms. Rachael and Ross. Lorelai and Luke/Christopher. And it sucks when it happens in real life. One personn is ready, the other is in a relationship. Both single but one is taking a job across the country. Both single but then one of the people is pregnant or got his one night stand pregnant. Yea, timing - it's a killer.

Or when you get a new job and find out your pregnant. That's gotta suck. I tell ya, timing makes your question the whole fate vs. free choice. I'm thinking it's a combo, like most things in life. People are mostly in the grey, but yet the extremes on issues are the ones that get notoriety. And I still believe timing is a killer in disguise. And so I will continue to sing my heart out Time After Time.