No snarky commentary on the Bush chest bump at the Air Force Academy graduation yet?
I’m very disappointed.
UPDATE BY BRENDAN: Here’s a photo of the bump in question:
(Via the Denver Post.) Heh.
I’d say that this guy has had it just a bit worse than you likely have.
I know that I have personally been guilty of being overly critical of some college athletes about their performance on the field of play. Someone’s not giving full effort, a step too slow, or otherwise just not putting it all out there on the floor for their team and their fans.
Here’s a story that should make everyone check that attitude for a minute.
Tennessee’s preseason All-America guard, Chris Lofton, started off the 2007-08 season in an absolute funk. He wasn’t scoring, his play seemed a bit lackluster, and couldn’t hit a three to save his life.
Well, the facts were really that he was battling to actually save his life.
Diagnosed with testicular cancer following a random NCAA drug screen after the 2006-07 season, he fought a private battle with the cancer, with only the closest of the close among his family and friends knowing what he was going through.
Meanwhile, local sports fans and commentators were critical to varying degrees about Lofton’s performance. There were calls for him to be benched along with wild speculation about what his problems on the floor were.
I just think that this is a good opportunity to remind everyone that college athletes are young kids, from divergent backgrounds, with any number of personal problems that can impact their play. So, before you take time to bash someone on a message board, call in to a talk show, or otherwise express an opinion without all the facts, slow down and take Chris Lofton’s situation to heart.
As most of you know, I’m a die-hard Memphis Tiger fan, and as such, I like to take the opportunity to show some Tiger pride when I can.
Now, all of you USC (and other folk, too) can take an opportunity to strike a mighty blow for Tigers everywhere.
You see, there’s a Mascot competition at the Chicago Trib’s website, and this round features my beloved Memphis Tiger Pouncer against the reviled, drunken, moronic Stanford Tree.
I’d certainly appreciate a little love for Pouncer. That would greatly rock.
Here’s the link.
I don’t know how many folks are aware of the guys from Red State Update, but I love their redneck takes on politics. The guys are radio DJs/comedians, playing the characters of Jackie Broyles and Dunlap.
Usually, it’s simply them sitting at a table, bantering back and forth. This one, however, is a special kind of amusing.
Enjoy. Then, if you haven’t already, go check out their other stuff on their site and/or add them to your MySpace friends.
I’m watching the game live on TV, plus two separate computers with MMOD running. Sweet.
But, as I recall in the past, I have been able to take the MMOD screen to fullscreen. Now, I am not able to find it, using both my Mac and my Windoze lapper.
Is it gone, or am I just not seeing it? Little help, please…
Well, I think that Governor Phil Bredesen is looking to slide into a VP slot with whichever candidate the Dems nominate. He’s pushing a proposal for Democrat Superdelegates to convene in advance of the convention, in order to sort the whole mess out.
He’s featured in an Op-Ed in today’s New York Times.
Honestly, Gov. Phil is a pretty appealing candidate to add to a Democratic ticket. He comes across as much more moderate than I think either Hillary or Obama do. He’s a yankee by birth, but the governor of a southern state.
Maybe Steve Jobs has already gone apoplectic. (Maybe appleplectic?)
Karl Rove is rockin’ a MacBook Air on Fox News.
UPDATE BY BRENDAN: Jim Hu has a photo, taken with an iPhone no less:
On the phone with Apple Care, and got a message that said that an update to Leopard is out, but it’s not showing up with Software Update.
Here’s a link, though 10.5.2 imminent?
If this works, I also recorded about a minute of the automated call with AppleCare, which seems to confirm the availability of the update:
Trailer for an upcoming film about the Mac community. Looks like fun.
Looks like Norm Chow is headed back to southern California to assume the role of Offensive Coordinator.
That is all.
Looks like some are going to extremes to match the new MacBook Air’s uber-thin profile.
Hat tip: Cult of Mac
I looked at this once and though it was kinda funny.
I looked at it again and thought, ehh, this is stupid, but I’ve already started the blog post.
I report, you decide. Or don’t. It’s really OK either way.
Dude, seriously. This would be uber-suhweet.
Here’s the sketchy drawings. Don’t know if it’s remotely real, but if it is, it’d be really cool.