Monthly Archives: June 2007

Birthday cake – Miss Spider

This was for a little boy’s birthday. I don’t know how old he is and if he picked out the characters he wanted. I do know, little kids do like Miss Spider’s Sunny Patch Friends even if the computer-generated graphics appear primitive … Continue reading

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Free Agency Frenzy starts tomorrow

Free agency opens up tomorrow and we’ll see which teams will be paying too much right away and then see if the decision is vindicated by Christmas. Sadly, Robert Esche will be shown the door by Philly as Biron was … Continue reading

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iPhone is here, now back to the Paris Hilton coverage

Just as Ambassador Kosh said in Babylon 5, “and so it begins.” The Daily Showbit and Stephen Colbert were funnier. I think the iPhone will work out in the long run and if it follows the path of the iPod, it’ll slowly work … Continue reading

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Durant passed over for Oden, only time will tell who’s #1

Seems Portland is going to repeat history by going with the not-so-popular Greg Oden from Ohio State, the school that can’t seem to beat Florida at anything. So I’m being a (fair-weathered) hometown fan by laughing at them for not … Continue reading

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Seems cats have been around us for over 100,000 years

I was half awake for this story on NPR/BBC this morning (much to the wife’s irritation, I like to have the radio on early in the morning which is another story on the “why” element). I knew the domestic house cat … Continue reading

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KMAG’s patterns for 2005

I know my Best of 2006 page is long, long overdue but one of the things I have been doing during the times I can’t think, can’t write and/or I’m killing time; is sifting through KMAG’s logs (the home/main version). … Continue reading

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Alamo Drafthouse is dead, long live the Alamo Drafthouse

How fitting, the 666th post is about today being the original Alamo Drafthouse’s last evening. I fear not because there will be a replacement on Sixth Street in September (say that three times quickly) where the old Ritz Theater used … Continue reading

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George Orwell should’ve been an advertising copywriter

When I went to Costco Sunday, I saw that they’re already selling Olestra II…I mean Alli. I first heard about it on The Colbert Report but I thought he was kidding. No, it’s real and it is comic gold for the … Continue reading

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Move over Emperor, here comes the Venti Penguin

The BBC mentioned a pre-historic penguin found in Peru last night. It lived over 30 million years ago and stood over 1.5 meters tall (almost five feet)! This is definitely a setback to penguins’ ongoing PR campaign to present themselves as … Continue reading

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Draft may have been “dull” but USA’s star is rising

The common gripe about this year’s NHL Draft, before and after, was how unexciting the top picks were. I agree. Canada has run out of Staal brothers and Russia will probably poison the next Malkin with Polonium before they let … Continue reading

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Happy 13th Anniversay Nelson & Tammy!

This anniversary is a little crazy for Tammy, Nelson, Nicolas, Arianna and Lucas. They recently moved from Cleveland to Chicago, really suburb to suburb of the respective cities. It’s great to have Nelson and his family back in the Real … Continue reading

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Happy 55th Birthday Tim Finn

I’m going to let Tim tell his story through his own biographical song “Haul Away.” This was the synopsis of his life before he turned 30 while recording Split Enz’s pinnacle album Time and Tide. The song flows the same way … Continue reading

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Another slight, useless victory for the oldest child

I stumbled upon this story Friday. When comparing my career choices against my brother’s, I’d say this theoretical IQ advantage means bupkes. Same for my wife, who is also the oldest. It’s going to be a tough sell to my three … Continue reading

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1997: Doc Called me from Japan

I was awakened by the phone ringing well before my usual alarm time but I was glad I answered. It was first and only phone call from Lee while he was in Japan! I guess he forgot what the time … Continue reading

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The Good Samaritans of MOPAC

So Thursday night was ugly and it put me in an awful mood as you may know from the big story in Headlines. To top it off, my phone was low on power. I decided to use the car-based-cigarette-lighter recharger … Continue reading

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