Saturday, February 28, 2004

Hola, nerditos. Today was a pretty nice day. Temps were pushing 50. Got out for a 10-mile run and was wishing I wore shorts. And I even got to play a little hockey with Hannah in the driveway for the second time ever. The last time was in January. She hasn't quite mastered the right way to hold the stick (I got her a set of plastic sticks and nets for Christmas) or shoot, but she likes running around chasing the hockey ball.

The Oscars are tomorrow night. I'm rooting for Bill Murray and "Lost in Translation," although they'll probably be overshadowed by "Lord of the Rings." We shall see. In the meantime, you've gotta love the Razzies.

Lots of stuff in the news about the hunt for Osama Bin Laden, including some rumors he had already been captured. You've gotta believe that John Kerry is hoping it doesn't happen any time soon, although Bushie didn't get much of a long-term boost from capturing Saddam Hussein. Of course, Hussein didn't attack us on our own soil like Bin Laden did.

This is one of the stranger stories you'll ever hear. The managers of four Wendy's restaurants in Massachusetts were called by an anonymous person claiming to be a cop, who told them one of their employees was stealing from customers and needed to be strip-searched. I guess it doesn't say much for the quality of Wendy's managers that all four actually did as they were told, forcing specific employees to strip head to toe. One female manager allegedly went a little too far in searching her male employee. How stupid are these people?

Why doesn't Michael Jackson just lay low until his trial is over? Does he really expect nobody to bother him when he shops at the Wal-Mart in a ski mask? And why am I asking so many questions?

Figured I'd throw in my two cents on the Howard Stern/Clear Channel controversy: In a word, hypocritical. Before the Janet Jackson boob flash, Clear Channel had no problem with anything Stern did because he made them loads of money. Now that they're on the hot seat at a Congressional hearing, all of a sudden he's a menace to society. Clear Channel, the Congressional nitwits behind the hearings, and the FCC are all a bunch of pompous buffoons who are wasting valuable carbon.

The mini iPod is selling like hotcakes. Doesn't make sense to me, since for $50 more, you can get 11 gigs more of storage. But I guess people like their iPods in purty colors now. As for my iPod, I've got about 1730 songs loaded. The thing rocks.


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