Friday, March 30, 2012

About once a week, I trim my eyebrows with a beard and mustache trimmer. One of the four beard and mustache trimmers that I own. But I only use this particular one for my eyebrows. Otherwise, well, you don't even want to know. I have what may well be the fastest growing hair in the world. I'm not a particularly hairy fellow. It's just that the hair that I have grows very quickly.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Brewed On Grant: Crooks
Wednesday, 28 March 2012
Written by Rob Rogers

State Senator Jane Orie is the latest Pennsylvania politician to be convicted of corruption. Fourteen counts of it to be exact. Orie follows Bill DeWeese, Mike Veon and John Perzel, to name a few. If this keeps up we may have to replace the Pennsylvania state bird (the Ruffed Grouse) with a jailbird.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Trayvon Martin
Tuesday, 27 March 2012
Written by Rob Rogers

I hope all the attention surrounding the Trayvon Martin case will remind Americans that young black men are dying in huge numbers every day. These deaths have become as commonplace on the evening news as traffic reports. Where is the outrage for these young black men? Where is the justice for them?

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Last night, on an apparently beautiful night in Bradenton, Florida, the Pirates played one of only a few nighttime Spring Training home games against the Baltimore Orioles. My parents have tickets to all of the Pirates' Spring Training home games. However, rather than go to one of the four remaining home games at McKechnie Field, my parents decided to stay home and watch "Dancing With the Stars."

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Maybe the signing of Peyton Manning with the Denver Broncos will bring more attention to Denver's truly odd airport:

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

DAVE: I'm watching the Peyton Manning press conference. Denver. I never thought the Broncos would pursue him, but they are a good fit for him.

JIM: I think Peyton probably went to the best team available that he could take over at quarterback for. He was looking for a good team that would give him a chance to get to the Super Bowl, or at least the playoffs. That's why he looked at the 49ers too. I never saw him playing in Miami. that was all just made up by the media I think.

Ultimately, Peyton Manning choosing a team ended up looking a lot like what Lebron did, only Peyton wasn't quite so obnoxious about it.

DAVE: Yeah, I was wrong about Miami. But you were way off with the Jets. As I said, it didn't occur to me that teams like the Broncos and the 49ers (both of whom made the playoffs with their QBs) would go after a 36-year-old. But I was wrong. I still can't believe the Broncos are dumping Tebow. The fucker made fantastic throws to beat the Steelers. He had the game of his life. But he sucked, otherwise. And they knew it.

JIM: Yes, the game he played after the Steelers win had to be one of the all-time worst playoff performances by a QB.

DAVE: That's why it hurts to have lost to him.

JIM: Ha ha.

Monday, March 19, 2012

If you think the look on the face of 2012 Miss Smiling Irish Eyes is bad, take a gander at Uncle Rich's facial expression.

Friday, March 16, 2012

My HP computer is not working right. I'm not sure what the problem is. I don't know whether it's the computer hardware itself or the software installed on it. And the most frustrating thing is that there is really no one for me to consult about the problems I've having. There's certainly no one whom I can call. And I'm not going to take my computer to a business that fixes computers. I'm really on my own here. It's rather frustrating. You buy a computer, and then you're pretty much on your own from the moment you open the box. Maybe it's true that Apple computers don't have these problems, and maybe that makes them worth the extra money. I honestly don't know. The only Apple computer I've ever had was my first computer, a Macintosh Classic II in college. Tiny little thing in black and white. Good times.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

I feel that I owe my vast and loyal readership an apology for neglecting my blog in recent months. I need to try harder.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

So, um, how exactly does this happen?