The Sabres and Islanders are underway in Buffalo. It’s a scoreless tie midway through the first period.
To which I say: enough with this scoreless tie s**t. I’m sick of the Sabres pussyfooting around. I’m sick of down-to-the-wire games between the NHL’s best team and the worst team in the playoffs. It’s crap. I want to see the Sabres play like they’re capable of. I want a blowout. I want blood. You’ve got 50 minutes, boys. Yeah, all we need is a win to clinch the series, but a win isn’t enough. Anything short of Buffalo 7, New York 1 will be a disappointment. That’s all I have to say about that.
P.S. The Isles might be better if their players weren’t druggies. Hehe.
P.P.S. Bfloblog has an open thread.
UPDATE: 1-0 Sabres, end of first period.
UPDATE 2: Pominville scores less a minute into the second period, and it’s 2-0. I like where this is going. Now, no stupid penalties, no lazy defense. Keep up the pressure. Go for the kill. C’mon Sabres!
UPDATE 3: 3-0!
UPDATE 4: 3-1, with 13:42 left in the third period.
UPDATE 5: 4-1! w00t!
UPDATE 6: 4-2. Harumph.
UPDATE 7: F**k! It’s 4-3 with 8:53 left. This is exactly what I did not want to see. Lame. LAME.
UPDATE 8: SABRES WIN!!!!
Well, it wasn’t the blowout I wanted, but a win’s a win, and a series win is a series win. And they clinched it at home! WOOHOO!! On to the conference semifinals!!!
Finally brought my E18 error-plagued digital camera to Best Buy for repair. Cross your fingers!
UPDATE: There are actually three separate problems with my camera (a Canon PowerShot A95). The newest and most severe is the aforeblogged E18 problem, whereby the camera’s lens will intermittently get stuck, make a grinding sound, and produce the dreaded E18 error, preventing me from using the camera at all. The other two problems have been occurring almost since I’ve had the camera: every couple of months, it resets to the factory default settings for no apparent reason; and the sensor that’s supposed to determine whether a photo is vertical or horizontal sometimes doesn’t work, causing it to rotate some photos that shouldn’t be rotated, and vice versa.
I told the Geek Squad technician about all three problems. I also explained that the latter two are inconveniences that I’ve tolerated until now, but that have been happening almost since I bought the camera in December 2004. He typed out a summary of the problems, then said the camera will be sent out for repair — and darkly hinted that the technicians might conclude that a slight dent on the front of the camera voids the warranty. Needless to say, I’ll be very, very annoyed if that happens, because the dent has absolutely nothing to do with any of the problems. It’s really just a cosmetic issue. Yeah, so I’ve dropped the camera once or twice. Every camera gets dropped once or twice. It’s part and parcel of regular usage. S**t happens. It’s precisely because I know that “s**t happens” that I paid $60 for a four-year service plan (almost one-fifth the price of the camera). Anyway, the E18 error is a common problem, so it’s ridiculous to blame it on something I supposedly did wrong — and besides, the other two problems long predate any alleged physical damage to the camera. If Best Buy screws me on this, you can bet I’ll be blogging extensively about it, a la Jeff Jarvis’s Dell Hell.
Anyway, the Geek Squad guy said the camera should be back in 2-4 weeks. Hopefully it’s closer to 2 than 4, so I’ll have it in plenty of time for 3L Week and graduation. But I found my “backup camera,” the old three-megapixel A60, so I’m not cameraless in any event.
A man entered a NASA building took two hostages, and eventually shot one and himself today at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX.
More details here.
John McCain says critics of his “Bomb Bomb Bomb Bomb Bomb Iran” quip — which may have been based on an antiwar Internet video that “went viral” last year — should “lighten up and get a life.” (Hat tip: InstaPundit.)
And here I thought Cho Seung-Hui did it. Silly me.
UPDATE: Actually, I think an angry, MSM-hating God did it!
Apropos of Mickey Kaus’s Instalanched quote — “The Imus affair does look kind of small in retrospect, doesn’t it?” — Andrew e-mailed me a few days ago about how the Virginia Tech massacre has taken over the 24-hour news cycle and erased the previous megastories du jour, Imus and Anna Nicole, in much the same way that 9/11 took over the news cycle from Gary Condit and Chandra Levy (and, I would add, shark attacks). He suggested: “Maybe God is trying to send us a message that He hates cable news and the 24/7 media cycle.”
Heh. Andrew could be on to something! Does anyone remember what stories were dominating the news media before Columbine? Before Katrina?
Scott e-mailed me this morning asking about the possibility of setting up a Yahoo Fantasy Baseball league for my blog readers. I’ve never done fantasy baseball before, but it seems like it might be fun. And the deadline to get in is eight days from now, so we still have time. So I just thought I’d try to get a sense of reader interest… would you join such a thing? And would anyone like to volunteer to manage the league, since I don’t really know what I’m doing? :)