Friday, October 28, 2011

This is why I don't play Monopoly.

Have you ever played a game of Monopoly where everybody was as happy at the end as they were at the beginning? Many times, Monopoly sounds like a fantastic way to spend an evening, but it almost always ends with hurt feelings, animosity, and in this case, repeated stab wounds.

"Laura Chavez, 60, and her boyfriend were playing the popular board game at her Santa Fe apartment when the dispute occurred. Chavez, pictured in the mug shot at right, allegedly admitted stabbing her beau, Clyde "Butch" Smith, with a kitchen knife."

I get a couple of 60-somethings enjoying a board game, but really? Chavez had blood on her when the police came, and when questioned if it was Smith's, Chavez replied with "Yes, I f$%&ed him up.”

No word on whether or not Chavez had a 'Get out of Jail Free' card handy.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Brotherly love?

There can often be some jealousy when a younger brother has success, and the older brother can be the first to rain on the parade. But this might be a little much.

"It’s brother vs. brother to be mayor of a small Ohio town - and the mudslinging has already started. The all-in-the-family negative campaigning is underway in Elmore, Ohio, (pop. 1,500), where longtime Mayor Lowell Krumnow is facing a surprise - and unwelcome - challenge from his older brother, Councilman James Krumnow."

I wonder which way Mom is going to vote?

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Mustache of the Year

It's obviously that time of year again - time for voting for the American Mustache Institute's Robert Goulet "Mustached American of the Year" award. There are some great nominees, such as Mike Ditka, John Axford, or Herman Cain, but one mustache reigns supreme over all (in my opinion).

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

This is kind of incredible

I've seen mosaics made of little pictures, which admittedly is pretty cool. But I've never seen a mosaic like this. Steve Jobs made out of apples? Pretty incredible. Wonder how long it took.

Steve Jobs Apple Portrait Real Apples Shaping a Tribute Steve Jobs Portrait
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Monday, October 24, 2011

Need costume inspiration?

Need a Halloween costume idea? Check out this gallery of the greatest athlete costumes for some inspiration.

Like this one...Dennis Rodman channeling his inner KISS

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Know Your Customers

So I was frequenting a local establishment last evening, when I went up to the bar to order a beverage. I asked the kind bartender if she could perhaps change the channel to the World Series game, and she replied with "Oh, are the Brewers playing tonight?"
I was dumbfounded by the question, responding simply with "Uh, no". I mean, come on, if you are working at a bar that has many televisions and to which people come to drink and watch sports, the bartenders should have a basic knowledge of what's going on, at least with the local teams. I was actually kind of offended. She didn't get a tip.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

If a lion, bear and monkey are the animals still missing, which ones did they catch?

So a bunch of animals escaped from a zoo in Zanesville, Ohio, and all but three have been recovered. That's not too reassuring. Still missing are a lion, a grizzly bear and a monkey. If I'm anywhere near Ohio, I'm getting the hell out of there.

Police have shot and killed dozens of exotic animals that escaped from a private zoo in Zanesville, Ohio.
Sheriff Matt Lutz said he personally gave the order to shoot the escaped animals, including grizzly bears, black bears, wolves, tigers and lions.Continue reading the main story

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

"You tried to cut my head off. You're going to jail."

I can only wonder what this disagreement was about. Police in Everett, Washington say a woman is accused of cutting her sleeping husband's neck and shoulder with a power saw. She thought he was an intruder, but then why did the husband say "You tried to cut my head off. You're going to jail."

At least the guy lived. Come to think of it, that would be a good haunted house exhibit - Crazy Woman with a Power Tool

Monday, October 17, 2011

Scrabble Controversy

Controversial finishes are commonplace in nearly every professional sport, and that list now includes Scrabble. Nigel Richards won the $20,000 grand prize at the World Scrabble Championships last week, but not without a little controversy. A contestant claimed that another was cheating by hiding a letter, and the Scrabble officials were prepared to perform a strip search for the missing tile. The missing letter was a G. It was never recovered.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Calm Down, UW

So I saw this letter circulating around the interwebs, basically asking University of Wisconsin students to tone it down during the game. I get why Bret Bielema and Barry Alvarez have to write that letter, but I think that they are in full support of the student section doing whatever it is that they do. The student section is what makes Camp Randall famous, and is one of the reasons that the Badger football team has had prolonged success in recent years. If "that's not the image we want for UW" I guess they don't want a winning image either. They players feed off the fans, the opposition doesn't like to play there, and the result is the booty-kicking that UW laid on Nebraska two weeks ago.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

40 point Buck-y

Everybody knows how well Wisconsin sports teams have been playing of recent (other than the Brewers on Monday night), but this might be the craziest thing I've seen yet. The Badgers take on Indiana this weekend, and are a 40 POINT FAVORITE! That's a lot of points. So what if Bucky put up 83 on the Hoosiers last year, being nearly a seven-touchdown favorite is ridiculous.

That being said, I like the Badgers to cover. 56-14 perhaps? Very feasible. Ralph D. Russo, a college football writer for the Associated Press, went a little further. Not only did he pick UW to cover, he picked them to score more points than last year. He has the Badgers winning 90-14. Wow.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Get a flu shot

This morning I manned up and got a flu shot (yeah, it's manly) courtesy of the fine ladies at the Count of La Crosse Public Health department. Quick and painless. And I know that everyone has plenty of reasons why not to get a flu shot, and if you are one of those people, read this.

Here's a bit of the article, from Sue Thoms of the Grand Rapids Press.

For every reason you have to avoid getting a flu vaccine — you never get sick, you don’t like needles, you’re willing to take your chances — Zachary Yaksich has just one response: His daughter Alana.
The beautiful 5 1/2-year-old girl died of influenza in 2003. She woke up on a Saturday morning with a low-grade fever. The next day she lay dying in a hospital after the virus attacked her brain.
Her father is joining state health officials in urging Michigan residents to get flu vaccines — to protect themselves and to prevent the spread of the influenza virus.
”It’s irresponsible for parents not to get their child vaccinated or themselves vaccinated because they’re jeopardizing other people in the community,” said Yaksich, of West Bloomfield.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Real Steel #1? Really?

This movie looked terrible. And America spent $27.3 million dollars on it this weekend. Really? "Ides of March" on the other hand, looked really good. So does "Moneyball" But "Real Steel?" C'mon. If it was actually good, I guess let me know, but I can't imagine how it would be.

Here are the top ten films at the North American box office:

1. "Real Steel" $27.3 million
2. "Ides of March" $10.4 million
3. "Dolphin Tale" $9.2 million
4. "Moneyball" $7.5 million
5. "50/50" $5.4 million
6. "Courageous" $4.6 million
7. "The Lion King 3-D" $4.6 million
8. "Dream House" $4.5 million
9. "What's Your Number" $3.1 million
10. "Abduction" $2.9 million

Thursday, October 6, 2011


If you need a laugh, check out the hidden camera pictures of these kids at a haunted house in California.

RIP Steve Jobs

The world lost one of it's best innovators in recent memory yesterday, with the passing of Steve Jobs. Plenty of beautiful, well-written tributes to a man well-deserving of high praise, but The Onion went a little different direction with their homage, yet I think it still works. (Some naughty language, just so you know.)

FNL coming to the big screen...again

After the cult hit wrapped up its fifth and final season on television, fans of Friday Night Lights have been clamoring for a movie to wrap up the story once and for all. Well, that may be coming soon, according to Mrs. Coach. There might be some momentum to get this made, as the show finally won a number of writing Emmys and Kyle Chandler won an Emmy for Best Actor for his portrayal of Eric Taylor. I love the show, so I'm pumped. If you haven't seen it, catch up on Netflix. Clear eyes, full hearts...can't lose.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Clicker Cops

This man is my new hero. He's 97, and started to freak out when he couldn't find his remote control. He's a die hard Brewers fan, and needed to get his baseball fix. Can't find the remote? Of course the next logical step is to call the police. I'm glad they responded and were able to find the remote. At that age, you can call the police for just about anything and get away with it.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Tale of Two NFC North Teams

Apparently Vikings fans are damn close to giving up on the season. There was a screenshot circulating around the interweb this morning from StubHub showing Minnesota fans selling their tickets to this week's game for four bucks. $4 bucks? You'd have to pay twice that to get a beer.
Minnesota Vikings

On the other side of things, the Lions are flying high after their comeback victory over the Cowboys this week, earning them the Sports Illustrated cover for this week. They play the Bears on Monday night football and sit at 4-0, tied with the Packers for the best record in football. Considering the SI jinx, could this spell doom on Detroit this week? If I were a gambling man, I'd lay money on Chicago.


Monday, October 3, 2011

Attendion GOB and Buster Bluth fans...

If you have never seen the TV comedy "Arrested Development", I highly encourage that you do so because it is phenomenal (it's on Netflix too, which helps). It only lasted three seasons because it could never find a mainstream audience, but all three seasons were critically acclaimed and have become sort-of cult favorites. Well after years of rumors and clamoring from old and new fans alike, reported here that there will be a fourth and final season of Arrested Development, as well as a feature film to wrap up the series. I, for one, am stoked for this to come out in early 2013.

Photo by Fox
The "Arrested Development" cast