Saturday, August 30, 2008

Mmmmm....College Football...

So I'm totally pumped for the start of the college football season. Here's a video from this time last year...a play that I called on this blog "the greatest football-related moment of my life". Let's beat the Filthy Cards again this year:

Friday, August 29, 2008

I Don't Know Why I Find This So Funny...

...but I do. It's hilarious. I think even more so, because very few people call a stove a "range" these days.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Olympic Fever

In honor of the Olympics, check out this gymnast on the uneven bars. (I think she is using steroids, but I could be wrong.)



Hat tip: KSR

And for an excellent column on the many Chinese government cover-ups at this year's games: http://sports.espn.go.com/espnmag/story?id=3542649

Monday, August 18, 2008

Football Is Coming...

In honor of the approaching football season (and the end of the long, dark night of baseball), here is a video from a 1994 Texas high school football championship game. The video begins with Plano East, the team in black, down 41-17 with 2:42 to go in the game. Watch to the end...it is unbelievable. And the announcers are priceless.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Succumbing to Mounting Pressure

So...after months of resistance, I joined Facebook. Time to see if I have any friends...

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Reunion in the Hills

Today was the Former Students Day at my alma mater, Mt. Carmel High School, so Mom, Dad, Buffy, and I headed down to the mountains. This year's reunion had a special focus on children who grew up in the Kentucky Mountain Holiness Association, the parent organization of the school. The first picture you see is a group of some of those "workers' kids" at the reunion. The second picture is of the four members of my Class of 1997 who were present and our class sponsors, the Fowlers.


Friday, August 8, 2008

Is This How One Contracts Bird Flu?


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Hat tip: KSR

"Wanna hear my idea for curin' bird flu? Bird feeders and b-b guns. Either that or don't go kissin' birds. Especially parrotts, 'cause they'll tell the neighbors." - Larry the Cable Guy

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Missed Dunks

Here is a great video of missed dunks from the pros down to the amateurs...alternate title could be "Matt Kinnell: The High School Years"

Saturday, August 2, 2008

AFI's Top 100

People who know me know I love movies. So when our awesomely excellent pubic library (of which I am an employee) decided to expand our DVD collection to include all Oscar Best Picture-winners and all of the AFI Top 100, it provided an opportunity to see a lot of classics that I wouldn't have necessarily paid to rent. I am currently at 46 (update 5/27/10: 99!) of the AFI 100 (I started in 2008 at 25). Here is the list (the 2007 list, not the original 1998 one) with the films I've seen in yellow. How about you? How many have you seen?

  1. Citizen Kane (1941)
  2. The Godfather (1972)
  3. Casablanca (1942)
  4. Raging Bull (1980)
  5. Singin' in the Rain (1952)
  6. Gone with the Wind (1939)
  7. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
  8. Schindler's List (1993)
  9. Vertigo (1958)
  10. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
  11. City Lights (1931)
  12. The Searchers (1956)
  13. Star Wars (1977)
  14. Psycho (1960)
  15. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
  16. Sunset Boulevard (1950)
  17. The Graduate (1967)
  18. The General (1927)
  19. On the Waterfront (1954)
  20. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
  21. Chinatown (1974)
  22. Some Like It Hot (1959)
  23. The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
  24. E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
  25. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
  26. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
  27. High Noon (1952)
  28. All About Eve (1950)
  29. Double Indemnity (1944)
  30. Apocalypse Now (1979)
  31. The Maltese Falcon (1941)
  32. The Godfather, Part II (1974)
  33. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
  34. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
  35. Annie Hall (1977)
  36. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
  37. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
  38. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
  39. Dr. Strangelove (1964)
  40. The Sound of Music (1965)
  41. King Kong (1933)
  42. Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
  43. Midnight Cowboy (1969)
  44. The Philadelphia Story (1940)
  45. Shane (1953)
  46. It Happened One Night (1934)
  47. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
  48. Rear Window (1954)
  49. Intolerance (1916)
  50. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
  51. West Side Story (1961)
  52. Taxi Driver (1976)
  53. The Deer Hunter (1976)
  54. M*A*S*H (1970)
  55. North by Northwest (1959)
  56. Jaws (1975)
  57. Rocky (1976)
  58. The Gold Rush (1925)
  59. Nashville (1975)
  60. Duck Soup (1933)
  61. Sullivan's Travels (1941)
  62. American Graffiti (1973)
  63. Cabaret (1972)
  64. Network (1976)
  65. The African Queen (1951)
  66. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
  67. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
  68. Unforgiven (1992)
  69. Tootsie (1982)
  70. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
  71. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
  72. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
  73. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
  74. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
  75. In the Heat of the Night (1967)
  76. Forrest Gump (1994)
  77. All the President's Men (1976)
  78. Modern Times (1936)
  79. The Wild Bunch (1969)
  80. The Apartment (1960)
  81. Spartacus (1960)
  82. Sunrise (1927)
  83. Titanic (1997)
  84. Easy Rider (1969)
  85. A Night at the Opera (1935)
  86. Platoon (1986)
  87. 12 Angry Men (1957)
  88. Bringing Up Baby (1938)
  89. The Sixth Sense (1999)
  90. Swing Time (1936)
  91. Sophie's Choice (1982)
  92. Goodfellas (1990)
  93. The French Connection (1971)
  94. Pulp Fiction (1994)
  95. The Last Picture Show (1971)
  96. Do the Right Thing (1989)
  97. Blade Runner (1982)
  98. Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
  99. Toy Story (1995)
  100. Ben-Hur (1959)