Saturday, October 9, 2010

Saturday Soreness

I must have raked up over 1000 pounds of acorns today! Just unreal. The yard looks great but my arms and back are not happy at this point. Getting old is no fun at all.

I bought two nice chuck roasts for tomorrow's BBQ. I will slow smoke them and make pulled beef at the end. I should post some pictures tomorrow.

No real huge games in the NFL and seeing that my picks have been atrocious I am lay off making them until after week 6 when I hope I have a better read on the teams. The only game this week that is big will be the Jets and Vikings. Randy Moss will have the cover of Adrian Petersons running so I will enjoy watching him vs. Darrelle Revis once again.

Ozzy Osbourne
Reader Watchtower asks why I have not played any of the newest Ozzy songs from the latest album. To be honest I have not been a huge fan of the later Ozzy albums. Ozzmosis was the last one I really liked. I don't think Ozzy has changed too much, but his music now just does not grab me like the older stuff. I like to think of this group of men who made some of the greatest music I have ever heard:

That is Randy Rhoads, Ozzy, Rudy Sarzo and Tommy Aldridge.

Don't Go to the Bathroom
For the boxing fans.

In 1989 there was a fight between Michael Nunn and Sumbu Kalambay. It was supposed to be the IBF/WBA unification bout, but the WBA stripped Kalambay before the fight. Kalambay was a rock solid boxer who had never been knocked out. Nunn was a boxer that could not punch his way out of a paper bag. Still, it looked to be a chess match kind of fight. The prefight stuff moved fast and I was in the bathroom when the opening bell rang. I figured no big deal, long fight. I heard the crowd going nuts and when I got out, the fight was all over:

What a shot! Maybe Nunn's only real KO victory.

One more. Iran Barkley shocks the world with an upset win over Thomas Hearns as Barkley was about to be knocked out himself (skip to the 6:00 mark):

I remember seeing that fight and being totally stunned.

And for an Ozzy at the very height of his powers and armed with the songwriting genius of Randy Rhoads, here is "Tonight" as a special bonus:

Huge News
In what can only be described as history altering news, NASA's picture of the day clearly was photoshopped to hide an alien spacecraft near the Saturn moons of Titan and Dione:

The picture on the right clearly shows a space craft with some kind of ion drive. Maybe E.T's need a bailout and heard this was THE galaxy for that?

Have a good night.


watchtower said...

I figured it was something like that.

Our classic rock station picked it up and started playing it for some reason, I thought the song's message was pretty good and couldn't believe how good Ozzy sounded considering his age.

Oh well.

I would guess that you have read the Murray Pollit piece 'Economic Hallucinations' over at Dave's site?

" may take a month, it may take a year, but the meltdown is coming."

And then on the other hand we have the Econophile guy basically saying, and I'm paraphrasing here, that hyperinflation is probably not coming.

I've been thinking about this.

I'll admit I'm leaning more towards the Murray guy.

It just seems like everything has been a lie, in fact, lies upon lies.

NINJA loans?

For crying out loud just how far down does a man's morality have to sink before he (or she) thinks a NINJA loan is OK?

And there is the root of the problem IMO, our nation's declining moral structure.

So yeah, I believe it's possible for a crisis to hit our currency.

Could be that maybe the world can't rescue us, even if they wanted to.

getyourselfconnected said...

I think that may be the longest comment you have ever left! And a great one at that!

I think when I started off this blog I was SURE of so many things. Now given the evidence (I am a scientist after all) I can say things are very dissociated and very loose. Everyone likes to talk about Japan doing QE for years with no ill effect (and no progress) but there is NO similarity between us and them, none at all. The markets go up one more "help" beacuse it is just money that needs a place to go. Its a mess.

Ok, it is Saturday so I don't want to get all nuts but things are not on the rise or getting better. It is an experiment on how long we can hold our collective breath, and its geting late.

Did you and the wife visit New England yet? The leaves are getting colorful!

watchtower said...

We did not make it this year.

We were planning on going from Boston to Loon Mtn. NH, but just couldn't make it happen this year.

In fact this was supposed to be the weekend (Columbus Day weekend).

It is in the works for next year though, it's on my wife's 'list'.

I would love to go to that couples only Sandals resort that you frequent, but it's not easy leaving our daughter for so long.

Maybe when she gets a little older we'll get a chance.

getyourselfconnected said...

Hey brother,
sorry you could not make it out here this year. I really wanted to meet up!

The Sandals is just too much fun and I can give my highest recomendation. What? You did not buy SLV when I said to?

GawainsGhost said...

I agree with you about the first two Ozzy albums, that was some incredible music. And Randy Rhodes was a prodigy.

Ozzy's work has suffered since Rhodes died, it is true. But I got to tell you, when Black Sabbath rejoined, they were tight. I saw the Reunion Tour at the Alamodome in San Antonio, and it was excellent. Iommi, Butler and Ward were synchronized. Ozzy was Ozzy, insane.

getyourselfconnected said...

No doubt! All I was saying is that the old stuff gives me so much.

Jeff said...


I remember that Barkley fight. That was such a shocker.

I love your boxing flashbacks.

Boxing was so great back in the '80's/90's. So many great fights.

Keep em coming!

WAtching it today sucks but I still hold out hope that Manny and Mayweather will eventually agree to fight.

That will be one hell of a fight if it ever happens.

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