Thursday, May 31, 2012

Where does it stop?

 Apparently in NYC, Mayor Michael Bloomberg is trying to impose regulations on the size of sugared beverages. I understand the idea behind it, but I don't agree with it one bit. This is America, land of the free and home of the brave. We can vote for who we want, pray to whatever god we choose to, or even put steak sauce on a nice filet mignon if we choose. (Tip: If I ever buy you a steak, don't put steak sauce on it. I may punch you.) But the government is going to regulate how much sugar is in our beverages? Awww hell no. If I want a 52 oz. mega buddy blue raspberry/lemon lime sugar-infested slushie, I believe it should certainly be my prerogative to rot each and every tooth out of my head with one. And if we start regulating our beverages, what's next? Regulating my freedom to wear socks with sandals? What color car I can drive? This ain't the USSR. It's America.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Vote Wisconsin

One of the many reasons that makes the La Crosse area so great is the scenic drives, ranging from gorgeous farmlands to the scenic bluffs. I've driven to many different corners of the country, and I will argue that the drive on 14/61 from La Crosse to Winona is one of the most gorgeous drives in the country. The only drive that I've been on that rivals that is Highway 77 that runs north/south through the foothills of the Appalachians in North Carolina. In this link right here, you can take some pride in Wisconsin and vote for the Great River Road as the prettiest drive in America.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Scary Baseball Moment

This play was brought to my attention this morning, having happened last night during a game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Boston Red Sox. I've never seen anything like it.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Magic Gatorade

Growing up, I hated Michael Jordan. I loved basketball, but I hated the fact that he and the Chicago Bulls were so good and dominated the 1990s. As I got older, I came to really respect his ability and what he was able to do on the basketball court, especially the "Flu Game" against the Utah Jazz. When I saw the Gatorade commercial highlighting that game a few weeks back, I thought it was a genius spot. I never thought that it was trying to claim that Gatorade had magical powers. It was just a damn good commercial. In fact, here's the spot I'm talking about.

Great commercial, which is why I think this article is a joke.
The Public Health Advocacy Institute is claiming that then spot "encourages teens to engage in dangerous behavior." So they're not supposed to play sports? Right. C'mon people.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Our Reigning MVP

In case you're not aware, the Milwaukee Brewers have a pretty special baseball player in Ryan Braun. Last night he hit three home runs, and each was different. The first homer he went with the pitch to opposite field, the second he hammered into deep left field, and the final one was a line drive. Oh yeah, then he had a triple too. Matt Kemp is the MVBP of the NL right nbow, but I have a feeling that May might be pretty nice for Mr. Braun.