Sunday, December 12, 2004

My cold will not go away!


For whatever reason my brain went into a vacuum yesterday and it hit me that there are no sports teams I can think of that use the nickname of “The Gorillas”.

Think about it. We have all sorts of weird and strange nicknames for teams but no Gorillas.

Ravens-Titans-etc., etc., etc.

But-no Monkeys-Apes-Baboons-or Gorillas.


Matt Leinart won the Heisman Trophy---does anyone care this year?

Do yourself a favor and watch this exceptional tribute.

(Via LGF)

Great piece on Airlines and flying:


If you treat people like cattle, they will act like cattle. If you run your business like it’s the airborne Greyhound Bus system, you can’t be surprised if the customers act like they were paroled from Sing-Sing as early as that morning. If you treat them like valued customers they will respond to that too. Try it, you might find that they come back more often. Airlines today have simply forgotten what business they are in and they don’t honestly believe that people have a choice.

In my business, to do anything you used to have to fly to the problem. I don’t have to do that anymore. I’m not the only one who has been making the Internet work for me. Airlines think I don’t have a choice, but I do, and increasingly I’m choosing not to fly.

Airlines – I’m your biggest fan, and even I don’t like you. This is a problem.

Read the whole thing

It just don’t get any better than this:

From MoveOn.Org to its members:

"For years, the party has been led by elite Washington insiders who are closer to corporate lobbyists than they are to the Democratic base," said the e-mail from MoveOn PAC's Eli Pariser. "But we can't afford four more years of leadership by a consulting class of professional election losers."

Under McAuliffe's leadership, the message said, the party coddled the same corporate donors that fund Republicans to bring in money at the expense of vision and integrity.

"In the last year, grass-roots contributors like us gave more than $300 million to the Kerry campaign and the DNC, and proved that the party doesn't need corporate cash to be competitive," the message continued. "Now it's our party: we bought it, we own it, and we're going to take it back."

I do hope they continue to press the issue. They just might be the very thing needed to establish a filibuster proof margin in the Senate.

Do something meaningful:

"Yellow ribbons tied around trees and red, white and blue

stickers on the backs SUVs saying "Support our Troops"

are things that make civilians feel good but do nothing

for the men and women actually in uniform.

So please consider the following:

The number ONE request at Walter Reed hospital is phone cards. The government doesn't pay long distance phone charges and these wounded soldiers are rationing their calls home.

Many will be there throughout the holidays.

Really support our troops --Send phone cards of any amount to:

Medical Family Assistance Center

Walter Reed Medical Center

6900 Georgia Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20307-5001