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And if you're interested, an acapella rendition of 'O Holy Night'.
What chew look'n at?
Name's Brink. No first name, no last name.
Just Brink. I like it that way.
Here's me look'n at you, look'n at me.
Look'n at you.
Hold Yer Fire
Ah yes, the WIR. Figured I do one now that the election is over. Now we can get back to all the important stuff.
He lost. On Tuesday. And I didn't see it. With 75 appearances on Jeopardy - what? you don't watch that every night - and 74 wins, Ken took home over 2.5 million. Before taxes. The final answer?
"This company has a workforce of 17000 people, whose average working year is only 4 months long."His question: "Who is FedEx". The right question - who is H&R block.
But it's not all bad news - seems H&R block think this is gonna make a great ad campaign. So that could be the most profitable question he got wrong. And really, he may make more money losing Jeopardy then winning it.
Another thing I didn't see was Brokaw's last night. Oh well. I'll get over it. The next night his replacement - Brian Williams - won the ratings, but how hard can that be when you're only competing with two other broadcasts and one is CBS.
Yup, I didn't see Rather's retirement announcement either - although I did hear it from another room.
You and I may know of Dan as a rather wacky Texas born, gun pulling, bizarre quote saying, shotgun chambering, heroin testing, anchor desk leaving, memo finding, extremely biased newsman. But Peggy Noonan's article this week shows Dan as a person. It's definitely worth the read, a good perspective on why he's the way he is - coming from a conservative that used to work with him. Actually used to write for him.
Leaving So Soon?
The mass exodus of cabinet members continues. I've never seen this happen. At least not since the last administration. Or the one before that. Or the one before that.
And look who's in the new cabinet. You'd think the President was appointing just those people who will help him get done the things he wants. Unheard of.
Just a post so Bobby sees something new on the RSS feed.
But is it secure?
Remember when the Roam Labs Snowball Cam was cool? Yeah, things change.
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Week In Review
[This week a collaboration. Sorta like voting. It's the will of the readers.]
A Clear Choice
Candidates often say that there is one, and this week we've seen that to be true. A very clear choice was made. Hard to believe isn't it? For some reason you'd think that supporters of President Bush were the minority. Apparently not. They're just maybe not the loudest. Or the most obnoxious.
And it's seems they're still not. Nuff said.
Hmmm...A nude Canadian jumps into the wheel well of a moving plane this week and the rest of the world wants to talk about how stupid we Americans are? A guy can strip naked, sprint across a runway and try to get a free plane ride on the outside of the plane, while Americans choose, with both the electoral and popular vote, to elect an honest, respectable man...a man who has already proven he can do the job, a man who has integrity and values human life...to be their president, and you’re concerned about our intelligence? Very Interesting...
I went to the polls early Tuesday morning and was struck by something very simple and yet profound at the same time. It was here that I was greeted by the normally friendly poll workers that always seem to be there giving a helping hand. It was there that I saw neighbors, some familiar, some not. I saw those like a family friend, a staunch Democrat, standing by his Jeep with a friendly smile. It was here that I found a sense of community; a sense of commonness. We were all in the same boat; feeling the pride of doing our civic duty...together. It didn't seem to matter that my neighbor was a die hard Democrat and I was a red-blooded Christian conservative. There was a sense of comradery and community. We shared friendly conversation and a few laughs. The division of the campaign seemed so far away. Could this be what still makes America great? Could our leaders learn a lesson from the people they serve? Maybe.
A British paper ran the headline:
"How can 58 million people be so dumb?"I think it's time we stopped running from these important questions. It's time to seriously consider their point, and give them an answer.
Here's my answers:
"You still have a queen."How 'bout you? Got any answers?
"I don't know, ask Cornwallis."