Thursday, November 29, 2001

Osama's Mountain Fortress

This clearly calls for the highly specialized skills of one man:

Bond. James Bond.

Failing that, Eric Cartman.

Friday, November 23, 2001

Survivor: Africa: Episode Seven

The writer of this article, John Powell, makes a good point when he says that the show is veering from its basic theme, which is 16 people trying to survive in a hostile and unknown environment. Instead it's becoming a manufactured soap opera.

If I wanted soap opera, I would watch it.

The show has just become less and less compelling with each week. Hopefully the return to the South Seas with the next edition will give Survivor the goose in the ass it needs. More wet chicks in bikinis, please!

Wednesday, November 21, 2001 MLB - Ichiro edges Giambi for AL MVP

Exhibit # 2512 in the argument that sportswriters as a group have about as much sense as a bunch of network executives. The only reason Ichiro Suzuki won the MVP was the hype. All season long, he was the player everybody talked about. Naturally, given that sportswriters have the same problem as Oscar voters with long-term memory, they remember that hype and respond to it. Meanwhile, Ichiro wasn't even the best player on his own team (Hi, Bret Boone). Where's my gun?