Sunday, November 25, 2007
Saturday, November 24, 2007
You can be rid of one thing for life. Pick from: exercise, hangovers or dentists.
Assume there will be no negative consequences from your choice. That is, you'd maintain a healthy weight even if you pick exercise and you could still avoid cavities if you choose dentists.
Vote in the poll nearby. [Jan. 5th update: To make way for a new poll, I'm removing the box for this one from the blog. The results: After 33 votes, Hangovers won handily with 50 percent. Dentists and exercise tied with 8 votes each. It's a shame to close this with a tie for second, but life in the blogosphere must move on...]
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
The first lines of the movie are her narrating:
We all know a fairy tale begins with 'Once Upon a Time,' but when something
happens to a trucker, we say 'You're not going to believe this shit.'
I thought there had to a bargument there, possibly about art. But then I thought-- I really didn't know who the $#@! Jackson Pollock was either. So I'm going to go more low-brow with this:
You must forever foresake one genre of movies. Pick from documentaries, cartoons and romantic comedies.
Monday, November 19, 2007
>>> Miami Herald business reporter Hanks has new book out, Barguments
and it is funny given some of the scenarios
Doug Hanks, III, age 36 and a business reporter at The Miami Herald
has written a new book called Barguments and it is not only funny, but also
forces one to consider both sides of a question after some libations and the
different scenarios can produce decent arguments and disagreements. The book’s
subtitle is a Bargument is “A debate with no right or wrong answer that must be
uncomplicated enough to discuss after three beers.”
One favorite of
mine was what animal would win a fight, a bear or a lion? Would it matter if the
match-up occurred in the jungle or in the woods? Hanks told me they actually
called a zoo and the staff, after discussing the matter thought the bear would
win. Another one is “Of all the U.S. presidents which would make the best
drinking buddy?” And there many other examples and many are just hilarious even
if sober, after one thinks through the many different questions. To check out
the book go to http://www.amazon.com/ or Barguments by Doug Hanks and
it is Available for Pre-order at the price of $9.99. >>> Editor’s note:
Hanks is a friend of mine and I normally would not plug someone’s book because
of that relationship, but the book is funny and worth checking out. Further, I
am not condoning excessive drinking in anyway.
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Here's Hector, CGSC bartender and long-time Grove bar fly, at Flannigan's late night with the Barguments review copy. Laura, the bartender, looks on -- probably disagreeing with him on a bargument. She's a fan, though I don't think I got any free beers out of it that night.
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Friday, November 16, 2007
Thursday, November 15, 2007
With that intro, I present this blog's first poll, which you should find nearby.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Name the all-time-best Saturday Night Live cast.
Do Dan Ackroyd, John Belushi, and Bill Murray (78-79) beat Adam Sandler, Chris Farley, Dana Carvey, and Mike Meyers (90-91)? You can get a complete list on the SNL site here.