Friday, September 12, 2008

Under Construction!!!


Hey friends!

It's been a while since I last posted on here. I'll let you in on everything that's been going on.

It has been an exciting time over here--one filled with new hardware and software that I'm still trying to figure out. Improvements to the website (including this blog) are underway (and, according to a bunch of emails I've received, badly needed!). But, like I said, I'm very excited since there are some really cool things planned for the new we'll see how it turns out!

But, as always, plenty of videos to I hope you'll stay tuned!

In the meantime, check out this new contest being launched by the Tax the winning video response and you could win $5,000!!

Talk to you soon!!


Tuesday, August 5, 2008

"Slow Jam"--new video!

Hope you like it! A little different.

Hope you're having a great day! Okay, off to dinner with me.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Dream Job?

A new video from the great folks at the Tax Foundation, and yours truly:

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

China to Censor Journalists' Internet Access?

I wish I could say I was surprised. If I were a newspaper editor, I would pull my reporters from Beijing.

I've never agreed with all the people who say "the international community should should boycott the Beijing games,"--but I do think more thought should be given to selecting a host anybody actually surprised this is happening?

Brickyard 400

More like Brick-YAWN 400! HEY-OH!!!

I was very excited to watch the Brickyard 400, but what a terrible show. It was kind of interesting to see the different strategies teams used in the unchartered waters of repeated competition cautions in a way--but I would hardly even call it a race.

I wish they went back to the old cars. These COT ("car of tomorrow") races aren't nearly as captivating, for the most part.

The Brickyard 400 is one of the biggest races of the season, and it was turned into a glorified tire-testing session by the COT.

Sunday, July 27, 2008


Inspirational. Just amazing.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Teen Witch

I just saw this movie. The musical scenes are quite possibly the best thing ever. For example...


Friday, July 25, 2008

Round 3....

Kotecki vs. "That guy from MSNBC"....

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Kotecki TV vs. MSNBC?

James Kotecki, of and EmergencyCheese/PoliticoPlaybook on YouTube, is having a "feud," of sorts, with a couple on-air personalities from MSNBC. It seems as if the MSNBC folks made some comments and James...well...take a look at his hilarity from the past two episodes:

Being called "unoriginal" by somebody reading someone else's words off a teleprompter? Odd.

If it were up to me, I'd give James a 10. I hope they invite him onto their show!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Jamboree, woo!


Off to the Jamboree for the day. Brad Paisley plays tonight, woo!! I'm excited.

Morristown here I come!

Monday, July 14, 2008

John McCain

I just came across this first-hand account of his time as a prisoner of war, first published in US News in 1973. Love him or hate him, John McCain is an American hero.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Friends' Blogs...

I recently began reading two new blogs, both of which I thought I'd share with you (and add to the roll on the right).

My friend BJ (who you may know from his co-starring roles in "Thunder Rolls: The Taco Bell Version" and "Washington Capitals: The Hockey Song") just started a funny blog about his daily dining experiences called "Lunch Abominations Made with Love." Here's the blog description from his site:

My dad bought a deli. He says business is good. He brings me lunch almost every day. What he brings is questionable at best. Here I will document some of the best culinary disasters. Sometimes they go straight into the trash, sometimes I pick at them, sometimes I eat them out of pity. I don't have the heart to tell him.

Check it out here:

The other blog is a hilariously well-written glimpse into the life of a new mom. I heard about it and went to check out the latest entry--I ended up reading the entire archive. Here it is:

Just 4 Mom

Hope you enjoy them!

July 4th

A little delayed, but I hope everybody had a great Independence Day!

As for me, I ate eleven cupcakes and completed the greatest Monopoly comeback of all time. In sum, best day ever.

I thing I used up all my good patriotic video links on Memorial Day...except this one...

Monday, June 30, 2008

As Good As I Once Was...

Best cover EVER. A couple country music fans from France cover a Toby Keith classic. I love these guys!

Friday, June 27, 2008

Waitin' on a Woman

What a cool idea! "Waitin' on a Woman" is a great Brad Paisley song, originally on the "Time Well Wasted" album (which, by the way, you should definitely buy if you like country music...or oxygen). I guess the powers that be decided to release that song (or at least the video?) and add it to the new album, "5th Gear." Not that 5th Gear needs any help--I think it has already yielded four #1 singles.

Anyway, it's a great song...can't wait to see the show at the Jamboree. The video was just posted to the Brad Paisley channel. Check it out!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Things That Make Me Go Yelp!

If you're a frequent reader of this blog, you probably already know how I'm a big fan of I check it frequently--before trying a new restaurant, attempting to find a certain type of cuisine, service, professional, etc. Here is a fan video, starring yours truly, expressing my love for the site.

And if you haven't checked it out already, you should! There's a link on the right--and one right here!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Tim Russert

I was in downtown Washington on Friday afternoon when I heard the sad news. I have enjoyed having Tim Russert and Meet the Press in my home on Sundays...nobody did it better. In the age of the 24-hour news networks touting celebrity gossip and other nonsense, Tim Russert always delivered a refreshingly captivating, substantive and educational program.

I was inspired when I heard him speak, with pride, of his Jesuit education, and where he felt one could take an individual. I saw him a couple times in the concourse at Caps games...thinking about it now, I regret not saying hello and telling him I appreciate his great work--what could it have hurt?

Sundays won't be the same without him.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Ovechkin's (short) Hart speech

Caps win in June after all!

What a big night for the Caps!

Caps (Alex O. and Coach Boudreau) took home FIVE of the awards given out at the NHL Awards Night!

Washington is giving Alex Ovechkin the key to the city on Friday!

I'm very glad Coach Boudreau was not overlooked for the Jack Adams award. He led a historic turnaround--one that, fortunately, is now documented...metallurgically?

And stating so probably should be avoided (I mean, FIVE AWARDS!) but Nick Backstrom...

I'll post a pic with this post of Coach Boudreau...what a great picture!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Mike Milbury is bad at what he does. Still.

I refuse to believe there is a recession as long as Mike Milbury has secured employment.

What aspect of his career as an NHL executive leads anybody to believe he knows what he's talking about? Out of curiosity, I came across his Wikipedia entry...

He has traded away defensemen Zdeno Chara, Wade Redden, Bryan Berard, Eric Brewer, Darius Kasparaitis, and Bryan McCabe; goalies Roberto Luongo and Tommy Salo, as well as forwards Olli Jokinen, Todd Bertuzzi, Raffi Torres. Milbury has also come under fire for his draft day decisions such as choosing Rick DiPietro first overall in 2000 over Dany Heatley and Marian Gaborik; as well as his decision to include the 2001 second overall draft pick (Jason Spezza) as part of the Alexei Yashin trade.

Boy did that Yashin thing work out. And Luongo? Is he still around?

His second act as a TV analyst has hardly changed things. We understand, Mike...the guy at the end of his shift is "out of gas." We understand the concept of fatigue. Profound.

There's the famous quotation, "it's best to keep silent and be assumed an idiot than to open your mouth and remove all doubt." Milbury's mouth has been opened. Several times. It's not good TV.

NBC would be better off hiring somebody with no hockey experience whatsoever--at least their hockey failures wouldn't be so well documented.

Scary news from Russia

Something tells me Vlad Putin is the kind of guy who would disable ratings/comments....

Talk about a can't find a channel here in the US that goes more than an hour without making fun of the president!


Talk about taking pride in your work!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Memorial Day Weekend

It's Memorial Day weekend, and I've already seen dozens of motorcycles making their way for DC. I imagine I'll only see more and more as the weekend continues. I was just watching some videos in the spirit of the weekend, and thought I'd share. I'm thankful for those who fought to create and defend a place where folks have the freedom to be what they want to be and do what they want to do. How fortunate!

Friday, May 23, 2008

Allergic to wi-fi??

Is that even possible? Perhaps these people should call Hyde, Price and Scharks...

Great new video

Here's a great new music video by Weezer, starring a lot of your favorite YouTube friends. How great!

Monday, May 19, 2008

ACM Awards

The ACM put on a great awards show last night. A bunch of great performances. A little bit of everything, too. I hope you caught it. Here's a clip of one of my favorite performances of the night, sung as a tribute to Eddy Arnold (country music legend who recently passed away):

All-Star Race

Pretty boring, right? I'm not sure what the right formula is for that race. Oh well, hopefully the Coca-Cola 600 is more captivating...and doesn't take 13 hours...

Monday, May 5, 2008

Terribly Sad...or Happy...

"A man has to stand for something." Talk about character. I can't tell if this story is more happy than sad, or vice versa. It's certainly thought-provoking.

Rubbin's Racin'?

Did Kyle Busch wreak Dale Jr. at Richmond? Or was that just the product of close racing (and/or old tires?). I'm not sure we'll ever know! Here's the video if you missed it.

The Terrorists Have Lost...

So last week, I caught a baseball game at the new Nationals Park in DC. My father was going with a friend, and I tagged along. It was my first visit to the new park. It seemed pretty nice.

As we entered the stadium, the stadium staff were handing out "bobbleheads." Not being someone who enjoys carrying things around, I passed on the bobblehead. However, I noticed that dozens upon dozens of yellow-clad event security staffers were monitoring the bobblehead-dispersing process. If anyone hesitated about taking a bobblehead, a member of the security staff (some appearing more tactful than others...) would inform them they couldn't take one, or take them out of their hands saying "you can't take bobbleheads once you pass this side of the table!"

Watching this unfold, I realized: the terrorists have lost.

If a terrorist threat truly existed on the stadium, would the ballpark have dozens of security staffers governing the bobblehead table? I'm no counter-terrorism expert, but I doubt it. Anyway, I took some comfort in this scene, and thought I would share. God bless America!

Politics of Preschool

One of the featured videos on YouTube today, and deservedly so. It's great!

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

WHAT!?! Does this make any sense in the world???

Government officials take custody of a man's son...for what?? Three cheers for bureaucracy.

When I was younger (maybe 11 or 12), I used to like "Mystic" fruit drink, which came in a bottle. On a road trip, my mom went and bought what she thought was Mystic fruit drink (similar bottle and color). After having some, and reading the label, I realized it was an alcoholic cooler. So she told me to stop drinking it and I did. The situation worked out and--while it must be difficult for Michigan Child Services to comprehend--nobody had to be taken into custody!

Interesting Article

Another example of how short-sighted the government can be. It probably sounded good to them at the it seems the true effects of ethanol standards are playing out in the market.

Monday, April 28, 2008

America's Worst Cook: The Contest!

Hey friends!

Ever want to co-star in a video with me? No?? WHAT!!! Well, anyway, check out my new kicks off a new contest--the search for America's Worst Cook! Check out the contest and the new video (below).

The video stars world-renowned cook and television personality, Howard Helmer! Howard holds multiple Guinness World Records--he's the world's fastest omelet maker!

And if you would like, visit the site and co-star with Howard and me in this rap video!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Tax Freedom Day!

Today is Tax Freedom Day! The Tax Foundation calculates that today is the day of the year we finally stop sending our income to the government, and begin to actually KEEP the money we earn!

Here's a song about it!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The Key to the Caps' Success?

Down two goals? No problem! How 'bout them Caps!! How do they do it???

Well, I think I figured it out today.

Game 1 giveaway: Red towels. WIN!
Game 2 giveaway: Red tassel-thingy. (loss)
Game 3 -- Watched on TV (loss)
Game 4 -- Missed game while performing. (loss)
Game 5 giveaway: Red headband. WIN!
Game 6 -- Watched game while wearing red headband and red towel. WIN!

I think I have found the key to the Caps' success: The presence of absorbent red fan giveaways!

Three cheers for absorbency! Hopefully tomorrow will be red chamois night at Verizon Center! See you there!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Game 6!

Don't Stop Believin'! Still!

The Caps fought off elimination on Saturday--and what a great atmosphere at Verizon Center! It got all sorts of loud!

Game 6 is tonight in Philly. I've got my tickets to Game 7--and I plan to use them. As does Tim Russert. Here's a clip from the end of Sunday's "Meet the Press":

Let's go Caps!!

Danica Patrick Wins!

Some folks said it would never happen, others said it was a matter of time. Congrats to Danica Patrick on her first IRL victory!

I came across this column, which raises a number of potential asterisks, but as far as I'm concerned, it's as much a win as any other race. She's been running up front (with the rest of the Andretti-Green cars), and that's how races are won. If you run up front, the wins will come. Yes, there was a fuel mileage situation involved, but fuel strategy is part of racing. Plus it wasn't as if her team was taking a gamble. They made an effort to save fuel and, in the end, it worked out.

I see the author's point...but that's racin'!

Saturday, April 12, 2008


Don't Stop Believin'!!

What a great atmosphere for the Caps' first playoff game in five years! I was always a big fan of the "White-Out," where all the Caps fans would wear white, but I think I may have been converted to a proponent of the "Red-Out" after tonight.

My entire section spent most of the third period on their feet--jumping, yelling and cheering on the Caps! What a great comeback effort! Hopefully the rest of the series will look like that third period.

Man...down 2-4 in the third period and winning 5-4...BELIEVE!

Thanks for the Ratings!

Thanks for all your ratings on the new video! It peaked as the #1 Top Rated Comedy video on YouTube the day it was released solely because of your kind ratings! Thanks so much!

And thanks to The Law Offices of Hyde, Price & Scharks!!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Monday, April 7, 2008

Samsung 500

Anybody see today's race? Anybody else find it pretty boring? Or maybe it was just that I've been spoiled by two weekends of short track racing.

I can't make up my mind about the new car. On one hand, I don't think it has delivered on providing closer racing--I can't think of many captivating position battles from earlier today. Even Jimmie Johnson--who finished 2nd--complained about the car on tracks like Texas.

But on the other hand, the safety features on the new car helped Michael McDowell survive this horrific crash during Friday's qualifying session:

Hopefully there will be better racing next weekend!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Don't Stop Believin'!


The Capitals were faced with increasingly unlikely scenarios throughout the season, but ultimately proved that hard work and believing in yourself pays off in the end. They now, deservingly, find themselves in the NHL playoffs as DIVISION CHAMPIONS!

Prior to yesterday's game, I was blasting Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" over and over. Don't laugh!!

I can't even count how many articles I read over the course of the season discrediting the Capitals' chances. "Power Rankings" throughout the season--even down the stretch--wouldn't even include the Capitals in the top 15! And, my personal favorite, those commentators who claimed that "if the Capitals' record isn't good enough to qualify for the playoffs, Alex Ovechkin shouldn't be MVP." The Caps were going to end 5 games out of first place in the conference at the end of the season (regardless of if they made the playoffs or not) after starting the season 6-14-1 and firing their head coach. They made the run under the effective guidance of Bruce Boudreau, a great team effort, including the exceptional play of Ovechkin.

I'll see you at Verizon Center! LET'S GO CAPS!!!

Friday, April 4, 2008

The Pregnant Man

Just saw this article on the buzz surrounding "the pregnant man." Am I the only person in the world who doesn't get the hype??

So a lady has gender-altering procedure (hey, it's a free country!). The lady can still have a kid but is now, for legal purposes, a man. The lady/man has a kid. Media goes crazy with stories of how a man has a kid. MASS HYSTERIA ENSUES!!!

My favorite part of the article is how Yahoo searches for "oregon pregnant man" have increased 461% in recent weeks, begging the question--who was searching for that before??

I don't have documented proof, but I'd estimate that 100% of babies delivered in the history of the world were delivered by women (with the exception of Dateline's Chris Hanson, who is a high-tech robot from the planet "Awesome"). So, a quick note to the media: if something's giving birth to kids, it probably has a uterus.

Lets Go Caps!!!

81 games played, and one to go!!

Last night's game was incredible! The Caps didn't look too great in the second period, but played great hockey overall! Tonight, we watch the scoreboard!! Check out the Washington Post's potential playoff scenarios. The Caps need to win on Saturday, and will need some help, but hopefully their hard work will pay off with a trip to the playoffs!

Ovechkin for MVP!!!

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Greetings from California!

Hey friends!

Well, I'm writing this on my phone, so please pardon any double letters. I'm currently in a car heading to Las Vegas (don't worry, I'm not driving!)

I just got yelled at by a homeless guy during lunch, which was pretty interesting. Other than that, not much to report.

I saw a pair of men's jeans at this store in Santa Monica--they had tassles on them. I kinda wanted to get them just to see how hard my friend Matt would punch me.

I'll post something about Las Vegas if anything interesting happens. Though I've heard what happens there stays there...but we'll test that hypothesis.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Basketball--change the rules!

I have been affected by the "March Madness."

I don't follow basketball very closely, but I do get caught up in the excitement surrounding the NCAA tournament. Try as I might, I just can't watch basketball for more than a few minutes before I start thinking they should change the rules.

This happened again this past weekend. So please allow me to offer, once again, my plan to make basketball more compelling.

So what changes would Commissioner Remy make? Funny you should ask:

* Change/Remove/Amend the 3-point line.

Why is it like 3 feet behind the free throw line? I don't see how it's any more difficult shooting a jumpshot from a few feet behind the foul line than dribbling past three dudes to get a layup.

I think they should either get rid of it, or add more lines. Why not have half-court be a five-point line? Yes, I know, that's ridiculous....but if you're going to have a three-point line, why stop there?

* Fewer time-outs

This should definitely be changed. It's annoying to know once the crowd starts getting loud at a basketball game, a timeout will be called. That's probably because each team has like 40 timeouts a game. I say give them one or two per half. People always say it would allow teams to use momentum to build a big lead but, by that same logic, it would also allow for teams trailing late in the games to mount comebacks if they start playing well.

I feel like the joke is on the fans. Anytime the crowd gets loud and into the game--timeout! How deflating.

* No backcourt violation

Who cares? It's a free country. Let them do what they want. Plus, from where else could you shoot a 5-pointer?

* Play to 100 (or some other arbitrary figure)

I'd rather watch eye surgery than the end of a basketball game. It's so boring. Foul, free throws, foul, free throws, foul, Ron Artest punches some drunk dude, free throws, etc.

If the first team to reach 100 points won the game, you wouldn't see the silly fouling towards the end of games. It seems to me the outcome of many basketball games would be reversed if the game were 15 seconds longer/shorter--so which is the better team? Plus, the game would be tremendously compelling, knowing each team would have to keep playing and not just rely on running out the clock.

* No fouling out

If someone wants to commit a bunch of fouls, why not? The other team will get free throws. Plus, it would create an incentive for teams to find players that can actually SHOOT the ball and make their free throws if fouled. It's silly to have a sport in which some of the professional players make 50%-60% of their free throws. How embarrassing.

By eliminating the "foul-out," there would no longer be a disincentive to foul a guy who can't shoot free throws. However, there wouldn't be an increase in fouls committed, since teams would probably adapt and start better shooters and not just big fat guys that can dunk.

* In sum, a better product!

But, then again, I'm a moron and really have no idea how to play basketball. I'm probably wrong, but I would certainly watch more basketball if these changes were implemented! Let me be commissioner, March Madness!

Saturday, March 22, 2008


Alexander Ovechkin reached the coveted 60-goal mark last night, as the Capitals made a late comeback in Atlanta. How exciting!!!

I think there is no doubt in anybody's mind that he is the clear MVP this year...but that's a whole other blog...

Cool video of the game highlights:

Tuesday, March 18, 2008


Fortunately, my driver's test didn't go this bad.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

2007 YouTube Awards

The YouTube Video Awards are back again. Check out some of the years best videos, and vote for your favorites!

My personal favorites definitely include James Kotecki's (EmergencyCheese / PoliticoPlaybook) dorm room interview of Ron Paul, the instructional Rubik's Cube "how-to" video (not that I've ever solved one of those things...) and, of course...Chocolate Rain, by TayZonday!

Check them out and vote today!

Way to Play, Caps!

The Eastern Conference playoff race is crazy!

It's been great to see the Caps bounce back from last weekend's disappointing outcomes, playing great hockey all week and picking up six hard-earned points. Great perseverance!

This week's thoughts:

* I still don't know how Boston has won as many games as they have. I still think they won't make the playoffs, even though they're currently tied for 6th in the conference.

* Flying under the radar, Florida's got a real great chance at making the playoffs w/ an exceptional finish.

* Seriously, though, how is Boston doing so well??

* Quintin Laing is the Caps' nominee for the Masterson Trophy this year, and deservingly so. I'm pretty sure he'd block a shot with his face if presented with the opportunity.

Nine more games to go! Two points out of 8th! Five points out of 3rd! Let's go Caps!

China Blocks YouTube?

"The Great Firewall of China" is, apparently, a term well-applied.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Gov. Spitzer's lady friend... on MySpace???

I'm totally requesting her.

No, not like that!!

Monday, March 10, 2008

Rate Your Cop?

I'm a fan of consumer feedback and customer reviews. One of my favorite websites is, which is home to a spectacular community of restaurant, business and other reviews.

It seems now there is a site where you can rate your...police officer? Check out this video about this new site. My favorite quote:

"Officers who are rated face unfair maligning without any opportunity to defend themselves." Law enforcement is a noble profession, but...welcome to the internet! The information revolution will leave no stone unturned. User ratings have evolved past a simple "star" rating. Now even REVIEWS are reviewed! People frown upon the useless. I think the "he gave me a speeding ticket, I hate him!" reviews will be rated accordingly.

Uneventful Race

I tuned in about an hour or so late, but caught most of the NASCAR race in Atlanta. It seemed as if every driver was fighting a loose-handling race car all afternoon. After the race, a number of drivers were critical of the tire compound provided for the race by Goodyear. Tony Stewart was tactful, as always:

Hopefully they get the compound figured out, and the quality of racing is better than what we saw today!

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Disappointing Weekend...

Four possible points, and the Caps were awarded none. And in ways that could only happen to the Caps...

Just imagine how many penalties Erskine would have gotten had he actually tripped someone!

Pittsburgh is really good. I think they might be the only Eastern Conference team that could take 4 of 7 from the top teams out West.

I can't see how Boston will make the playoffs. They seem incapable of scoring a goal which, from my understanding, is the standard by which a game's winning team determined.

It'll be a shame if the Caps don't make the playoffs. Alas, it hardly seems their fate is in only their hands at this point.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Dumb Tax

Glad they got rid of it. My friend, who owns a service station, was telling me how the car repair business had witnessed a downturn since the new taxes went into effect. Sounds like a great idea.

And thanks to the legislature for looking out for us, by allowing some non-elected authority to levy taxes on us! You're doing great work.

Loved the driver fee idea, too.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Awesome Lunch

Saw this sandwich on the menu at lunch today, and I had to try it. I've posted a photo for your viewing pleasure.

Corned beef. Pastrami. Chopped liver spread. Coleslaw. Swiss cheese.



The Caps dropped 10 on the Bruins last night at the Verizon Center. What a fun game to watch! Here are some highlights. It was great to see them bounce back after a regulation loss to Toronto at VC on Saturday. Great effort by the Caps!

Three back from Carolina from first, with a game in hand! Hopefully they can keep it up!

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Girl Scout Cookies

I was in Great Falls yesterday, and saw some Girl Scouts and moms had set up to sell cookies. WOO SAMOAS!

I asked the girl for a box. "$3.50," she said.

"$3.50?!" Well then I'll get two!" I said.

"How about three?" suggested the young lady.

"Three sounds great," I agreed.

Who am I to stunt an entrepreneurial young lady's sales growth? I love it.

Gotta Love Politics...

Who will Bill vote for???

Current Hillary Clinton ad:

Bill Clinton in 2004:

Who knows!

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Pentagon's Ray Gun

This thing looks awesome. I want'd be the last time anyone shot me with a super-soaker...

Guy shoots for a Million


Capitals Deadline Deals

I would have liked to see the Caps acquire a fourth goalie just in case.

Seriously though, what a great set of pickups by George McPhee and the Capitals. We definitely seemed to need a play-making center, and we got that in Sergei Fedorov. Though I guess nobody told Brooks Laich that, judging by his four points last night...

Great to see Pettinger get a fresh start, he can play much better than he has this season.

Playoff push! Lets go Caps! See you at Verizon Center!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Great Teacher...

Here's a news story on a teacher caught on tape calling her students "dumb."

As a student, I would run into some teachers who would express similar sentiments to me--granted, not as directly as this woman. I did have a few great teachers who believed in me, but I also had some who did not. It wasn't until I got to Wheeling Jesuit University when I realized "Hey! I'm not a COMPLETE moron!" Sadly, some students don't get such a great opportunity. I wonder where I'd be if nobody ever ended up believing in me.

If I were a betting man, I'd wager this kid turns out to be more successful than the angry woman calling her "dumb."

Also, if anybody reading this is a high school senior or junior still looking at applying to schools, give my alma mater WJU a look! It's one of the greatest places in the world.

Monday, February 25, 2008

NHL Trade Deadline

Tomorrow afternoon is the big NHL trade deadline, and those who follow hockey are well aware of how hectic the night before can be. Here's a cool site which seems to be a great place to check out the transactions. It's generally updated quite promptly.

I wonder if the Caps will do anything! It'd be nice if they got an offensive-minded center to fill the void left by Michael Nylander's injury...but I'm sure whatever GM George McPhee chooses will be great!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Food Poisoning...

Had some bad sushi last night. It's unpleasant.

Good news is, they hooked me up to an IV and I'm feeling a little better. I took a pic, since I was bored.

Hope to get healthy soon and back making videos for you. In the past month, I've been sidetracked with a two-week flu and now this. Oh well, it can get plenty worse than this!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Daytona 500 Recap

I guess you can never tell what'll happen at Daytona. (Or Talladega for that matter...)

A wild finish, as always.

Can't help but feel bad for Tony Stewart, who switched lanes while leading to go with his teammate. But you also couldn't help but feel good for Kurt Busch, who pushed his Penske teammate Ryan Newman past Stewart (who punched him earlier in the week, allegedly) for the victory. Good ol' NASCAR...

Here's the finish for those of you who missed it!

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Caps beat Tampa

Good to see the Caps get a regulation win against a division opponent last night. It was unfortunate we had dropped the last few.

I thought Sami Lepisto, who was playing in his first ever NHL game, looked good. He looked pretty confident. While we didn't get to see him make an impact on the score sheet, he also wasn't on the ice for either Tampa Bay that's good!

Okay, back to watching the Daytona 500...

Daytona 500 Today!!

Woo!!! Only a few hours left until the 50th running of the Daytona 500!

There are plenty of storylines this year. Will one of the feel good stories play out? Or will we be surprised with the end result? Regardless, go Jeff Gordon!

Oh the excitement!

Interview with Cookie Monster

Cookie Monster sat down for an interview with NPR. It was entertaining, but...broccoli??

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Speak the Hungarian Rapper

This is probably my favorite song/video ever. If only I could make a video this amazing.

Shooting Down the Satellite

This sounds awesome. Is it possible to televise something like this?

I hope so. Somehow.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Vote for Steve and James!

Hey everyone!

It's always great to see good things happen to good people. Steve Grove from YouTube Politics and James Kotecki from Politico's Playbook TV have both been nominated for awards by the Politics Online Conference.

James is nominated for "Best Vlog," while Steve is nominated as "Poli-Tech Innovator of the Year."

I cast my vote for both of them just a moment ago. If you're fans like me, head over to the online ballot and cast your vote for these great friends/professionals!

And if you're not fans YET, check out Steve's "CitizenTube" politics blog on YouTube, as well as James' "Playbook TV" channel as well!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Vote Today!

I voted! Did you??

If you live in Virginia and aren't sure where to vote, click here for more info!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Virginia Primary Tomorrow!

Am I the only one who wishes they could vote in both??

Both races should be very interesting to watch. With everything we've seen so far this election year, I don't think any outcome can be predicted with any certainty.

On a related note, I saw this article today about a 21 year old superdelegate who was recently taken to breakfast by Chelsea Clinton, and receives many calls on behalf of Clinton and Obama. Can you imagine being a college junior and getting persuasive phone calls from a former President?? How does that even happen!

See you at the polls tomorrow!

Mike Green is the "Real Deal"

Mike Green is the real deal, and don't let anybody tell you otherwise.

His overtime goal in yesterday's game was his third game-winner of the season and 15th goal overall (leading all defensemen). He logs more and more ice time each night, sometimes over half the game.

Mike Green deserves to be seriously considered for the Norris Trophy this year, but it seems few others are giving him the credit he truly deserves.

Caps owner Ted Leonsis actually had a neat stat on his blog today--Mike Green has scored as many goals as Jaromir Jagr so far this season.

Let it be known throughout the land!

Mike Green shall now be referred to as Mike "Real Deal" Green!

My friend Matt was the first person I heard apply that nickname, and I like it. Perhaps now the doubters will be forced to give him more credit.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Newt Gingrich

Back in Virginia. I saw Newt Gingrich at the mall today. Someone who I was with (who shall remain nameless) said "Hey! Tip O'Neill!"

It was funny. I hope he didn't hear.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

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Caps in First Place!

Woo! I had to post this before tonight's games, since Atlanta or Florida may (temporarily!) usurp the Caps' position in the NHL standings...but, woo!!

The media hasn't given the Caps the respect they deserve, even as they climbed from the bottom of the NHL standings to division leaders...but I suspect they'll receive all the respect in the world once they make the playoffs and start to make some noise (the Caps are 20-10-4 since hiring new head coach Bruce Boudreau). Also, I can't remember the exact statistic, but I think Alex Ovechkin has scored A BAGILLION goals during that stretch.

Big game vs. Carolina this weekend...

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

In Miami

Greeting from Miami. I'm writing this from the pool. Woo!

Can you have pizza delivered to the hotel pool? Hmm....

Hotel pic: Not a bad view!

Note: Remy in picture may be happier than he appears...

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Caps win in OT!

I think you could effectively sum up any part of tonight's game with the following phrase: "Are you kidding me?"

It could have been uttered after Nash's 3-on-5 breakaway. It could have been said after the referee tripped up Morrisonn on the goal that put Columbus up by one in the third. And it definitely could have been yelled in disbelief as Alex Ovechkin scored his second of the night in game-winning overtime fashion.

I couldn't help but feel bad for the referee, Bill McCreary, he certainly didn't mean it. But, boy, what a tough break for Morrisonn. It's tough to defend against Rick Nash and even tougher to do so with an injured foot....let alone having to do so with an injured foot and a REFEREE TACKLING YOU!! Still, just one of those tough breaks....McCreary seems like a great referee from what I've seen.

The Caps definitely deserved the two points tonight, and it would have been a shame if they left with anything less. Congrats to the team on a spectacular effort--this fan certainly appreciated it!

Remy on Facebook

People keep telling me I need to start a GoRemy Facebook account, so I finally caved and made one. I enjoy keeping in touch with my MySpace friends, so we'll see how it goes. Please--let's be friends! Here's the link to my profile:

See you there!

Superbowl 42

Did anybody else see that catch the Giants' receiver Tyree made with his head on the game-winning drive??? Unbelievable!

New Blog

Hello friends!

Welcome to the newly improved GoRemy blog! How cool is this thing?? I can post polls and stuff...I'm impressed. Moving forward, I am hoping to post on here a lot more frequently than in the past, so feel free to check back if you're interested. Woo!