Saturday, June 07, 2008

Dems have "Weekend Update"

This is kind of interesting. Apparently, the Niagara County Democratic Party has started a video "weekend update" on YouTube ...

First off - isn't "weekend update" a comedy bit on SNL?

Second, this weekly update hasn't been updated since May 20th ...

Big Brown places last in Belmont ...

With odds at 1-4, and betting at nearly $6 Million at Belmont Stakes, something went wrong minutes ago during the race.

Big Brown was third for most of the race ... then steadily fell to the back of the pack as they rounded the fourth and final turn.

It could have been his injured foot. could have been the heat. Could have been ... a lot of things.
I have to say, though, for some reason, I'm glad that the Triple Crown remains uncracked for nearly three decades.
They just said on TV that Big Brown is the first horse to win the first two legs of the Triple Crown and then come in last in the third ...

Twitter Tease ...

Cruising around on YouTube and I found the following. Don't expect meaning. It's just funny. Especially for those of you using Twitter ...


The Onion: Competitive wing eater reduced to con artist ...

BUFFALO, NY—It's 1:30 a.m. Chris Rierden breathes a beleaguered sigh as he counts a large wad of singles next to the dumpsters behind a local Hooters. Though you wouldn't know it to look at the haggard, sauce-covered 32-year-old, Rierden—who currently ekes out a living hustling unsuspecting locals in impromptu low-stakes chicken-wing-eating contests—was at one time the most promising competitive eater on the professional circuit.

But with one bad decision, that once-bright future went dark forever. Gone is the $85,000 home outside of Akron. Gone is the ESPN2 guest-commentator spot. Gone are the mid-range American cars, the weekend miniature-golf outings, and the decent-looking women.

Chris Rierden threw it all away.

Click here to read the rest ... and remember, it isn't news ... it's The Onion.

Bob Barr on the Colbert Report ...

So this past Wednesday, Bob Barr, the Libertarian candidate for president was on the Colbert Report with Stephen Colbert. As always, Colbert was funny ... but fortunately, Barr was pretty entertaining, too ...

Phone study confirms people aren't stupid ...

Reuters posted this story about people's driving habits.

According to the story, they tracked 100,000 people with special cell phones to determine their driving patterns ...

Most of us go to work, to school and back home in surprisingly predictable patterns, something the researchers said would be useful in city planning and preparing for emergencies.

Despite the diversity of their travel history, humans follow simple reproducible patterns, Albert-Laszlo Barabasi of Northeastern University in Boston and colleagues wrote in their report, published in the journal Nature.

In other words, we figure out the quickest route and then use it. Why in God's name would we drive random routes after we know what one makes the most sense?

Although this survey was conducted in Europe, I'm sure it was government funded.

WNYer wins $25K from Lipton ...

From the Buffalo News:

Ted Krzykowski, a 22- year-old Buffalo resident, won $25,000 from a Lipton/YouTube video contest for the following vid ... all shot locally.