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!