Monday, January 23, 2006


Some More Morsels (love that word!)

1. We had some interior designer friends over this weekend, and I realized how much I don’t know about interior design. They were talking about window treatment at one point. If my wife told me to go get window treatment, I would probably come back with a case of Windex and some caulk. Actually, window treatment is the more “hip” term for curtains. So, don’t say you didn’t learn anything today.

2. It should be an exciting Super Bowl this year. I watched both games and was impressed with the Steelers and Seahawks on both sides of the ball. I really admire Bill Cowher, even though I’m not a Steelers fan (hard to be one if you are an Eagles fan). However, he does look a lot like Sgt. Slaughter. He spits when he talks too (just like Sarge). The Super Bowl would be awesome if (A) the NFL had a microphone on Cowher the entire game and he said things like “You puke!, You maggot!,” and (B) if they could convince coach Holmgren to dress up like the Iron Sheik. BTW – if you think I lifted the Sgt. Slaughter reference from the Sports Guy, you are wrong – I have e-mail evidence to prove that I had called him Sgt. Slaughter before last week’s article came out.

3. I watched Shawshank Redemption AGAIN last night. It seems like (A) TNT, Spike, TBS, and every other station has a rule that they must play this movie at least once a week, and (B) anytime that I know it is on, I feel compelled to watch it. What a great movie.

4. My wife is now a huge Johnny Cash fan. We saw the movie about a month ago, and she is totally enamored by him. Prior to seeing the movie, my wife would never have listened to his music – I even tried playing a song in the car once, and after 30 seconds, she asked me to change it. Now she knows a bunch of his songs by heart, goes to his website just about every day, and probably knows more about him than I do.

5. I watched part of 60 minutes last night (the football game was on commercial), and saw that there are these gaming tournaments all over the place now – with sponsorship deals, and major prize money. Where was this when the Atari 2600 was all the rage? I would’ve beaten anybody in Yar’s Revenge, and Megamania.


Ink and Stone said...

1. They're curtains for Pete's sake. (Who the hell is Pete?)

2. meh, football, *yawn*

3. Aw... I missed it.

4. I fell into to a burning ring of fire... Ow! FUCK, It's HOT!

Rev. Smokin Steve said...

1. Window treatment? That's their way of giving curtains a fancy name so they can charge you more.

2. I never admired Cowher personally. And I think the whole world was calling him Sgt Slaughter before it came out in Simmons column. I'm rooting for Seattle. But in a way, it feels like an AFC Super Bowl. I've never totally been able to accept Seattle in the NFC.

3. Shawshank Redemption... yeah, that's a classic! "These walls are kind of funny. First you hate 'em, then you get used to 'em. Enough time passes, gets so you depend on them. That's institutionalized. They send you here for life, that's exactly what they take. The part that counts, anyways."

4. If she knows all the words to "Folsom Prison Blues". I'll totally have respect for her.

5. Dude... I would have kicked your ass in Megamania. And I had the Activision patches on my jacket for Pitfall and Ice Hockey. SO there!

Jeff said...

1. window treatments ...
** I'd expect you to return with plywood.
** As guys, curtains are what we use to wipe our, ahem, hands.

2. Bill Cowher ...
** Cowher in fatigues would be priceless.
** Also priceless: if the ref or opposing coach got the "Cowher shower" on TV.
** I'd bet the farm his players call him "Sarge," and he does all that stuff in practice.

3. Shawshank Redemption ...
** Ted Turner drives every movie right into the ground.

4. My wife is now a huge Johnny Cash fan.
** When Karl's wardrobe is all black, we'll know why.

5. 60 Minutes and gaming tournaments ...
** 60 Minutes? Wanted Ted or Alive was on at the same time. I'll take Ted Nugent over Mike Wallace any day.
** Maybe you can arrange a sponsored Rosie Palmer Tournament. But I really don't want to know if you do.

Colleen said...

Thanks for popping by and leaving a comment. Hey, I noticed in your profile that you like Stephen King, and books by comedians and wrestlers.

That surprised me. My best friend is a professional comedian that's into Stephen King and he wrestled in highschool and college. He's always told me that wrestlers and comedians have much in common.