Monday, February 07, 2011

The Super Bowl

As she does each year at this time, yesterday, Laura asked, “Well, are you ready for the Super Bowl?”

As I do each year at this time, I replied, “I am not an aficionado of bowling, but since you apparently enjoy the sport, I shall be pleased to watch it with you.”

As she does each year at this time, Laura said, “Grrrrrrrrr.”

At this point, each year at this time, I enjoy a wonderful NAP. This year, however, I was suffering greatly from back pain and could not sleep. For this reason, I watched the Super Bowl for the first time (EVER). I realize this will be taken as an affront by many otherwise dedicated followers of this blog, but bear with me: Continue reading, and you shall reap immeasurable rewards! After all, if you are truthful, you will admit that you did NOT come here anticipating an erudite critique of yesterday’s game. In fact, MANY of you—given the promise of anonymity—will admit they really watched the game in order to view the ADS! Knowing this—and maintaining, as always, YOUR entertainment and edification as the goals of this blog—I spent a great deal of time and exhaustive effort compiling a listing of ALL THE ADS from yesterday’s game! Simply GO HERE to access all the ads! You are welcome!

In the News Today
Catch Me If You Can - snow plow chases suspected purse snatcher 21 miles
Stupid Criminals - hit-and-run driver arrested after leaving false teeth at scene
Crime and Punishment - Scottish criminals "only jailed after 40 convictions"

On this Day in History: February 7, 1845 - A drunken visitor to the British Museum smashes the irreplaceable Portland Vase into over 200 pieces. The elaborate glass amphora was created when Augustus was Caesar and is about ten inches high. It takes months to repair.

Born on this Day in History: February 7, 1965 - Chris Rock (1965 - ) Raised in Brooklyn, comedian Chris Rock caught national attention when joined the "Saturday Night Live" cast in 1990. That same year, he released his first comedy album, Born Suspect. His sitcom "Everybody Hates Chris" debuted in 2005, snagging several awards, and in 2009 he won an Emmy for his "Kill the Messenger" HBO special.

Scripture of the Day

Video of the Day - submitted by Laura

Video of the Day - submitted by David

Imagine my surprise when I encountered this scene at Walmart while journeying to my office this morning! Click to enlarge.

Technology in the News Today
AOL buys Huffington Post; Huffington named EIC
Facebook expected to discuss move to Menlo Park
Dating site imports 250,000 Facebook profiles without permission