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Showing posts from January, 2006

Hamas vs. Fatah

Talk about Sudden Death Overtime! Usually the end of football season is a sad and lonely time for me - left with bleak winter weekends full of basketball games - relentless bouncing and screeching of sneakers on the hard court - I just stop watching TV Sports and read. BUT NOT THIS YEAR. I've got myself a civil war to watch for the next 3 or 4 months and I can't wait to see who wins - hopefully both sides can loose. Of course, if it were anywhere else in the world - Colombia or The Ivory Coast - we would not be treated to wall to wall coverage, but this is Palestine and that means 24/7. You got to love this from the AP: "...a dizzying power shift in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, overturning certitudes and highlighting the failure by Palestinian leaders, Israel and the international community to ease growing desperation in the Palestinian territories." How in the hell did the "international community" fail? By not making sure that Fatah stole the election,

Brokebutt Mountain

Well, the Oscar race is over. It's Brokeback Mountain in a walk. Except a best actress award for Felicity Huffman in TransAmerica (a woman playing a man who becomes a woman) and a best actor award for Philip Seymour Hoffman in Capote (a homosexual man who acts like a woman). This projection is based on the voting of the Hollywood Foreign Press at the Golden Globe Awards most of whom I suppose are homosexuals. I look forward to next year when the awards shows can honor Brokeback Mountain 2: The Transspecies Odyssey. This is the touching story of the Brokeback Mountain boys who are conflicted over their homosexual love and start loving their sheep instead. One of the boys decides he wants to change his species and become a sheep so that he can fully express his passion. Baaaaaah. However the other Brokeback boy is uncomfortable with the idea of his boyfriend changing his species and so decides to have a butt baby sheep by artificial insemination using the latest in biotechnology. O

A Draw is better than Overtime

I hate Overtime! Sudden Death Overtime or any other kind of Overtime in Football is stupid. Last night the PSU vs FSU Orange Bowl game was a prime example of why I hate it. The game was a fantastic football game and BOTH team played their hearts out - it ended in a tie, as it should have. THERE ARE MANY TIMES IN LIFE WHEN THE GAME ENDS IN A TIE. But instead those playing and watching the game were subjected to this: NCAA Overtime Rules When a game goes to overtime, each team is given one possession from its opponent's twenty-five yard line. The leader after those possessions, if there is one, is declared the winner. If the teams remain tied, this continues, switching the order of possessions for each overtime, until one team leads the other at the end of the overtime. Extra points do not count from the 3rd overtime on, making it necessary for teams scoring touchdowns to attempt a two-point conversion. I turned off the game at the end of regulation - for me it will always have ende