Friday, April 26, 2013

Always Be Alert

When attending a baseball game you always need to be alert for batted balls.

It looks like the guy was trying to record the at bat on his iPad but wasn't actually following the flight of the ball. Amazingly his iPad still worked after this.
But it seems like there was a net up in front of him (which is why he didn't flinch) but I guess it wasn't taut enough and the ball came right back at him.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Why Women Get Away With Crimes

I read this in the San Francisco Chronicle and did not edit it in any way:

"A woman intentionally rammed her car into a man’s car while arguing over a parking spot in the Haight, but the victim was so focused on her low-cut dress that all he could describe to officers afterward were her breasts, San Francisco police said Thursday.

The woman drove away after hitting the man’s car at Haight and Cole streets at 5 p.m. Tuesday, said Park Station Officer Al Wu. The man couldn’t tell officers what kind of car it was, let alone supply a license-plate number, but he “was able to give a detailed description of the suspect’s cleavage,” police said.

No one has been arrested."

I'm glad they said no one had been arrested because I would have been a little worried about the cops had they been able to apprehend the perpetrator based only on a description of her breasts. Would have made for an awesome police sketch though.

Taken Out of Context

If you haven't been following the lively chatter on "Mrs. Poop's Evening Workout" here's what you missed.
The reality show taping at Mrs. Poop's gym in Fair Lawn really was Undercover Boss: Retro Fitness. Mrs. Poop took the kids that night but didn't really see much filming going on. And they certainly didn't get in the background of any shot.
But there is still a reason to watch the episode when it airs April 26.
As the commenters, including Jackie's mother, told us, Jackie (Jacqueline Colluci) got fired. One poster, claiming to be her best friend says Jackie was set up and made to look bad for entertainment purposes. What did she say? What did she do?

Now I have to see the whole episode to understand, but I certainly know reality TV is not reality, in fact much of it isn't even unscripted anymore. I do have a hard time believing that Jackie was a model employee and they were just looking for some fun so they fired her. I would believe though that she was asked leading questions, and pushed into venting about some bad customers.
I'm just sorry it turned out this way I would have much preferred the show to have found some single mom with a young sick kid in Fair Lawn to whom they could have bestowed thousands of dollars in gifts. A shame for Jackie and a shame for Fair Lawn.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The Plan is Working

The intelligent Mets fans who read this blog have been buying what I have been selling since 2009 as the team's only path to contention: get rid of veterans, stockpile a bunch of young talent, develop those players and then sign them to long-term deals.
It will be a long painful process but we are starting to see the plan bear fruit.
Matt Harvey is 4-0 with a 0.93 ERA and will hopefully become a top of the rotation starter for many years to come.

He may never be as good as Stephen Strasburg (whom I predict will be an all-time great) but I expect him to be good enough to battle with him for a long time. If this ever does become a rivalry, the first chapter was written Friday night when Harvey outdueled Strasburg and the Mets fans noticed:

"Harvey's Better! (clap -- clap -- clap clap clap) Harvey's Better! (clap -- clap -- clap clap clap)"
Doesn't this feel great Mets fans? To have one of our own young guys come up and take the league by storm like this. Wheeler is on the way, D'Arnaud is on the way. Harvey is here. There's hope Mets fans, and it sounds great.

Song of the Week

"We Just Disagree" - Dave Mason
"There ain't no good guy
There ain't no bad guy
There's only you and me
And we just disagree."

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Chase's Lucky Day

They say it's good luck to be pooped on by a bird, well then Chase should play the lottery.
We were walking to school and he said "daddy, something fell on my head."
I asked him if it was a raindrop or an acorn then I looked and saw the poop. First thing I did was take a picture, second thing I did was wipe it off. Third thing I did was tell his teacher, and she took him in the bathroom to wash his hair.
As usual he was totally good-natured about the entire incident and we had a good laugh.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Everything's Funnier as a Cartoon

The creators of the Simpsons recently came out with a spoof of the famous "Breaking Bad" montage where Walt cooks meth,counts his money and generally gets his own meth operation running, while "Crystal Blue Persuasian" by Tommy James and the Shondells plays.

Separately, in a new episode of Phineas and Ferb the boys are tricked into switching brains with alien inmates at an intergalactic prison. Their entire escape (the entire episode really) is an homage to Shawshank Redemption.