Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Go Vote!!!
November 4.

The Future Depends on it.

I think I might have just got anti-McCain...I heard him in Pennsylvania today on the campaign trail promising more coal digging for local economy. Coal digging? Who is he kidding? Clean Coal. That is a True Oxymoron.

Who would Superman vote for? I know...for whom...sigh.


Thursday, October 23, 2008

The Comics Gnome POOTS!...the One, True Way to Defeat Evil...Major Event/Minor Crossover!!!

aka: iRawk...Therefore iPod!
Comics Gnome Edition!!!

We Need To Team Up.

Happy Life.
That is the Comic Gnome's personal solution to The Anti-Life Equation

With the coloring in the cover here...we can't tell which Dead Flash is this: Barry or Bart Allen. The Gold or Blue Pupil.

What did the dissemination of the Anti-Life Equation do to the World? First...it was a mass email...then...

Exclusive DC Preview - 'Final Crisis #4' (22 October 2008 12:00 am ET)

Written by Grant Morrison; Art by J.G. Jones and Carlos Pacheco; Covers by J.G. Jones It's one month after the Anti-Life Equation was released worldwide. Millions now toil as slaves of Darkseid, while the Justifier shock troops of Apokolips lay waste to the planet Earth and hunt down its protectors. The remaining free humans and superheroes are stationed around the world, besieged within the walls of ten very familiar 'Watchtowers', as they fight a desperate, losing battle against the triumphant forces of evil. While Green Arrow and Black Canary attempt to deliver the secret of humanity's last hope across America's blasted wastelands, the Outsiders brave the horrors of the Bludhaven bunker in search of Batman. The ultimate battle is coming…but which heroes will become villain – and vice versa? And what part do the Secret Society have to play in the dawning of this new Age of Evil? Darkness is falling and death rules the day. Is this truly the end of the Age of Super Heroes? Don't miss FINAL CRISIS #4: "How to Murder the Earth!" DC Universe | 40pg. | Color | $3.99 US On Sale October 22, 2008

Check the Narraative Voice...the Obvious Box in the Panel Corner with the Icon and the Words...its part of the story.

The Anti-LifeEquation as Written by Grant Himself (Seven Soldiers, 2006)
loneliness + alienation + fear + despair + self-worth ÷ mockery ÷
condemnation ÷ misunderstanding x guilt x shame x failure x judgment
n=y where y=hope and n=folly, love=lies, life=death, self=dark side

I wrote this to Kiwi who was sick in bed but advising a Dr. Horrible viewing:
So I'm waiting patiently for "motherboxxx" to Boom Tube me
away to the Laundromat again. The iPod is the preferred medium for Joss Whedon's Dr. Horrible. My iTunes & 6 year old (but LOVED!) Apple PowerBook can't stand the KB/sec rate from the external harddrive named "Murphy" but iDigress...
...my iTunes plays Dr. Horrible, visually staggering as the audio is going fine. I bought it as motivation to smith me a "motherboxxx". I think at the end of this week...no. I'm poorer than a Monk. At least I'm good at that! And Happy with it...

So after listening to the Gnome, I personally defeated Anti-Life by solving the Anti-File Equation with My Personal HappyLife Sum:
Work + Love + Effort x transcending the Pain Barrier is greater > than Ego (when suffering=dharma=if/then statement) + good choices + good friends + good times + iRawk music +
god's gifts of green = Me Happy


So I'm happy. I'm Anti-Life Immune. Awesome. HappyLife is a Meme
"I personally think that Grant Morrison would be better"
-The Comics Gnome

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

The Comics Gnome POOTS!...a New Ring, a New Color, a New Motivation...

I'm really liking Geoff Johns direction with GREEN LANTERN. So far, he's brought Silver Age Hal Jordan back to life & back to story focus...and he's telling the type of tales to which we task. GREEN LANTERN is good stuff. I have every issue. It's a reason why I go to the FunnyBook Bodega once a month, at least. In my case, it's usally once-a-week.
I loved the Sinestro Corps War. It got buzz & I was already plugged in...such as Neo Battlestar Galactica but iDigress...

Nonetheless I celebrate the DC Multiverse Crises as the Bobs of Office Space Celebate the Michael Bolton Catalog.

I can't wait for the tee-shirt.

Exclusive Preview: Final Crisis: Rage of the Red Lanterns (19 October 2008 12:00 am ET)
Courtesy of Newsarma

Written by Geoff Johns; Art and covers by Shane Davis and Sandra Hope The prelude to "The Blackest Night" begins here! They come from a place of great anger and hatred. They are the Red Lanterns and they will have their revenge against the greatest Green Lantern - Sinestro. That is, unless the Guardians have theirs first. DC Universe | 40pg. | Color | $3.99 US On Sale October 29, 2008

Monday, October 20, 2008

101 Things That Should Not Exist!

51. Single ply Kleenex tissues. It's like using cardboard to blow your nose.

50. OK...call me a bad sport...but The Tampa Bay Devil Rays. If a team can't generate interest in Game 7 of the ALCS, they (the town) don't deserve a team!

Not the only ticket in town
By Jim McCabe, Globe Staff October 20, 2008
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Inside Tropicana Field, game time was three hours away. Outside, that meant it was time to get to work.
"It could be a slow night," said a man named Darren. "I was here [Saturday] night at this time and it was a lot busier than this."
In possession of four tickets to last night's Game 7 of the American League Championship Series between Boston and Tampa Bay, Darren was measuring the interest levels of ticket seekers. He had secured $85 for each of his $37 tickets the night before, but wasn't holding out hope that he'd match that last night.
Even though it was Game 7?
Darren shook his head. He said the Rays' collapse in Game 5 and inability to clinch in Game 6 had sucked a lot of life out of the party, "and besides, the Bucs are playing and that'll cut into business."
Indeed, on the other side of the Bay, over in Tampa, the Buccaneers were hosting the Seattle Seahawks and Darren offered a reminder that, no disrespect to the Rays and Red Sox, "this is still football country."
With that, Darren pushed on with his business along 16th Avenue, doing his very best to get the utmost value for his tickets. The fact that uniformed police officers looked on didn't bother him, either. After all, two years ago, Florida fell in line with dozens of other states that legalized scalping, though team officials have the right to govern just how the business will be carried out.
Tampa Bay management, for instance, has a designated area between Gates 5 and 6 that is marked by white lines and ticket scalpers must keep within the confines of that box. If you are caught selling your tickets anywhere but in that box, you are subject to arrest and as police monitored the action under a cloudless sky in 85-degree weather, they conceded the controlled environment seems to work well.
"I just don't know how big the demand is," said an officer.
Darren's sentiments were supported by a number of scalpers who confirmed that it was a buyer's market. While the ticket website StubHub was reporting that tickets were going for between $39 and $2,500, scalpers along 16th Avenue weren't coming close to those prices. Scalpers seemed to be asking for anywhere from face value to $50-$100 over, depending on how good the seats were.
But either way, there seemed to be plenty of them as at least three dozen scalpers were hanging out inside the box.
That is why diehard Red Sox fan and Fenway season ticket-holder Alan Gerofsky of Sharon was able to do some bargain shopping. He and his cousin, Ron Stering of Lexington, were all set with their tickets, but they were hoping to secure three more for Gerofsky's cousin and children. He confirmed with the police that this was all legal, and the officers gave him advice on what to look for.
Some 20 minutes later, Gerofsky returned to where Stering was talking to the officers and reported that he had hit the jackpot - three $20 tickets that he could buy for a total of $110. "Sounds great," said Stering, who lives some of the year at his home in Orlando, Fla., but Gerofsky told him it got even better.
"The seats are in Section 301 [the upper deck], a row behind us," said Gerofsky. "What are the chances?"
To make sure the tickets were legitimate, Gerofsky followed the officer's advice and held out payment until Stering used one to get through the gates. When Stering was admitted, Gerofsky completed a transaction that left both parties happy. Gerofsky, who has had season tickets in Section 17 at Fenway Park for 35 years, was prepared to attend his 89th Red Sox game of the year, accompanied by his cousin's son, who'd be seeing his first, and the scalper made a legal profit.
OK, so the profit wasn't what it might have been at a hotbed such as Boston, but Darren and some of his colleagues along 16th Avenue begged for perspective. "We've lost for so many years," he said. "This is new to us."


Sunday, October 19, 2008


October 19, 2008
By Rev. Sully

Four Fingers and a Thumb...
aka: You Don't Know Jack!

Four Fingers & a Thumb Extended in Peace are Stronger than 10,000 Hands Raised with Arms...I read this on a fortune cookie. Actually on a 1937 radio drama called the "Witch's Tale", an old crone cackles and tells a story of the macabre. An Early 20th Century Radio Drama I listen to via iTunes Radio. It's called Antioch 1710 or something. I listen to old radio dramas, storytelling of a bygone era. Although what struck me were racial stereotypes in monaural stories...a tale of Wild West gambling gone wrong. With a Chinese Myth of Magic to boot. Hence the the Fortune Cookie Pith of "Four Fingers & a Thumb...add pithy cliche here" and crack it open. I got my hands full of hockey but for some reason the bars only show Red Sox baseball...I wonder why? I wet my finger to feel which way the wind's blowing.

Can you handle this? One of the most underrated "players" on the Bruins team these past few years has to be...Jack Edwards...play-by-play announcer for all Bruins Home & Away NESN games.

Before Ye Gallery Gawds start throwing crap at me from Upon Yonder Above, Hear Mine Words...
One Finger Pointing can get you into a scrap but Four Fingers & A Thumb can get you out of one...Original Rev. Sully Fortune Cookie.
It's a tough gig. Being the voice of Bruins televised local coverage. The legacy of Fred Cusick from WSBK TV38 when Bruins hockey, every game was on Channel 38...for free.

From 1971 to 1997...45 years overall in broadcasting. He'd yell "SCORE!!!" in a way that taught Myself how to properly project my own voice in similar fashion for likewise situations...at games.
It is hard to embrace change for most people. I think all people in fact. Change is one thing that is a constant in our Cosmos...such as the Bruins team, their TV announcers had a revolving door of good talent that just didn't quite fit the billet. Only recently have the Beantown Bees seem to have been playing "Bruins Hockey", a brand of toughness and of wisdom. Well, after a few seasons warming up I'm glad to inform you that NESN, the sole local provider of Bruins hockey...but NESN's very own Jack Edwards himself is Bruins Tough and a good addition to this team. Edwards brings a joie-de-vive...a true love of the sport of hockey that rivals & surpasses my own. It comes through in his execution of describing the gameplay. He is clever. Jack is witty. He plays very well with linemate, the color commentator ex-Bruin Andy Brickley. I enjoy the Bruins TV Team...nonetheless PUCK readers will recall my cyber-staling of NESN desk ingenue Kathryn Tappen last year. I'm still noticing the same thing but ...iDigress...

Another Cookie-ism from the Historical Radio drama from 1937, It Is Written, Four Fingers & A Thumb are Servants to the Soul...as you would Grasp the smooth aluminum shaft...or wood if you're an olden goldie. I'm used to the over-sized paddle of the goalie's stick, which were the last of the sticks to go composite. Wood is the feel of the earth...the crack of the baseball bat. The shock that translates up the stick when a Smoking PUCK rebounds furiously from the paddle...only baseball has the emotional tactility that resonates with ice hockey. Of the sense, of sight, of sound, of touch. Feel it. Again I wonder why the Red Sox get the attention? As we say in Southie, "der".

Go Sox Go! So the Bruins will get their due...as soon as they earn it, eh? If the Ancient Chinese masters are Right, then we can only truly control what is within our own grasp...such as the Bruins hopes of another Playoff season.


Rev. Sully

All Statistic used in this Smoking PUCK are courtesy of NHL Dot Com’s Statistics page. In the words of Doctor Hooey, “RTFM”.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

The Comics Gnome POOTS!...Another Oriental Rug to Lounge on in Times of Relaxation!

OK...lemme take you on a journey. To the Edges of Entertainment and Beyond!!! Maybe even under the rug as well since we're at the Edge. Under the Rug...it is a place that exists. I think of funnybooks and the stories they create as a simple rug...such as the oriental rug. So...in our imagination we have successfully imagined our imaginary topography as a metaphor...whoa, slow down. Take the DC books the Comics Gnome POOTS on my coffeetable. They accumulate. So do their stories...especially when myriad tales interconnect into a Contintuity. And all that Contintuity is...is only a Rug. Pick the rug up...bring it to the porch or stoop. Shake it out. That's Right...shake it, baby, shake it. After that...shampoo it? Deep clean. Do anything you want...you still need to vacuum the Rug. To Shake it out occasionally. Sometimes we drop cigarettes! Or a glass or wine. Somethings leave marks on rugs. Nonetheless...if the rug is durable enough, it will endure..albeit with a few "dings", huh? The Comics Gnome wants You! to keep this thought in mind when reading "Stories IN CONTINUITY". Stories with a shared overstory...especially properties. It's like watching a soap opera. Each episode...but What If... each Network's shows took place in a shared "universe". If Adam was using predatory lending in "All My Children", Then Blaire's condo goes into foreclosure on "One Life To Live" because both serials are presented on the ABC Network. Hey...that's the mentality. And the accrued OverStory To Boot...sigh...

First Things First...what the FRAK is Continuity?. Then...what the Frak is frak!??? I personally enjoy the Geek's Sense of Glee when Continuity matriculates into Pop Culture. I'm still waiting on "Feltercarb", Myself but iDigress...

My Continuity has Good Friends & a Coffeetable:
I fondly remember one of my favorite people to have at my coffeetable and his love of movies & televised fiction/drama. JRBarnes of this very own Channel OCHO. He said something about the outdatedness of print fiction...but I countered with "all televised fiction starts in the storyboards and a script". Or something like that...although I never won in Chess but iDigress...we had a great pad and that where he said it...in our living room. A Flat. An apartment. The Odd Couple Incarnate. Neat freak and the slob. We were chain-smoking mutha!*^@#$!!! Him Camel Lights, me Marlboro Lights then Parliment. Ashtray Check! He was a neak freak and I hope he still is! He rubbed off on me lemme tell you...I became a better person to live with. What does it take to be a neat freak?..

OBSERVE!!! Attend to This! Now!!! we will metaphorically be the Neat Freak. We shake the rug of the story and take a vacuum cleaner to it!! The Story is a Rug and here comes the FINAL CRISIS.
This Metaphoric Rug is the shape of DC Space/Time. Crap accumulates. Points bunch in & touch in places. Threads from other materials end get entangled with the fibres...will it survive a Hoover? Sometimes things get tracked in on a rug. ewwww...
think of this DC Mutiverse as a rug...
Therefore we have need of a Housecleaning...a DC Multiverse Crisis. Although the Final in Final Crisis will be evident by the End. A house-cleaning...DC has invited the world to see this so it better be clean & good. Know what I mean? What Happened the Last Time the Rug Got Cleaned?...gawd bless wiki... What would you do if you invited the World into your House? Eh? Would you clean your bloody rug before you entertained company?

So for further Geek Points, I gotta mention that willpower is an ally when found in one's self when being a neat freak. I found out tonight that Marlboro Lights per pack in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts cost $7.00. Holy $h!t!
Willpower is an ally when found on one's shelf as well...you shoudl see my GREEN LANTERN accumultion. Lately, I've needed a totem, a fetish in the literal sense. So what I have is a Green Lantern belt buckle.

It's right over my frakkin' Chi Center. For real...you RTFM it this time. You're learnin'! (Sorry...obscure Pixies paraphrase from "Tony's Theme"...but iDigress...).

Really. I swear. Honest to goodness. It's my belt buckle. Well...I do still have the one it came with but it's not the scorpion in amber I bought it for...catch my drift? Nonetheless...I lost a lot of weight. You'd be suprised how useless an unfitting belt can be. It keeps my pants up. For real. But secondary "geek points"...I'm charged up. On willpower. It's just silly...or funny. Or whatever. I get a kick out of it. And it literally does it job. It keeps my pants up Mon-Fri 8AM-2PM. I could get another belt buckle sure but I'm not wearing it to the club, jackhole...

Belt buckle? How about a ring as the story goes..? Well...

Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds #2 (of 5) by Geoff (GREEN LANTERN, ACTION COMICS, JSA) Johns and George (CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS, JLA/AVENGERS, NEW TEEN TITANS) Perez.

Finally...the Green Lantern of the 31st Century and of course he was LEGION. Awesome.
Out this week. Wow.

Speaking of GREEN LANTERN...

Blood...Rage...the Red in the Emotional Spectrum that fuels power wielding fetishes such as a Power Ring.

I'm trying to convey the true definition of what this is. The Green Lantern Ring, et al. It's a Fetish. Only the word got "dirty" in the past 60 years. When the vernacular isn't satisfied with it's own lot, it occasionally knocks up "big" words. Fetish. At one time no one knew what one was. Then the lines got crosses with "objectification" in the mind of the Popular Zeitgeist. Or maybe it didn't. Because it is about an object...classically.

For the people in the Cheap Seats we have:
Willpower/Green...Fear/Yellow...Rage/Red...Avarice/Orange...Hope/Blue...and the rest...nonetheless Black has to do with something most very Wickid Bad...just when you thought all the Light was going out of the Universe; comes something Black!!! Owch...I'm tuned in.
Final Crisis: Rage of the Red Lanterns (one shot) by Geoff (INFINITE CRISIS, ACTION COMICS, FINAL CRISIS: LEGION OF 3 WORLDS) Johns and Shane Davis.

Did you also see the sequential third panel above?
Final Crisis: Rogue's Revenge #3 (of 3) by Geoff (ACTION COMICS, GREEN LANTERN, FINAL CRISIS: RAGE OF THE RED LANTERNS) Johns and Scott (THE FLASH) Kollins.
it's a FLASH funnybook. It's special for very "geek" reasons. These two were a battery on the FLASH years ago for some awesome stuff.

This is the Geoff Johns Final Crisis trilogy. While mastermind Grant Morrison is up front on this FINAL CRISIS, there still is an eyefull in the so-called "ancilarry stuff".

OK...I'm overloaded this week.

Unless. I. Remember. This.
$49/week on Cigarettes.
>$20/usual week on new funnybooks

It's looking better everyday. No More Burns on the Rug. So all I have to worry about is the wine, right?

All things...I like my belt buckle. It reminds me about my willpower. A great thing when the daily grind gets you down. And I'm looking forward to that stack of funnybooks from the Gnome this week to make my rug something to strech out on and fall asleep reading...


Sunday, October 12, 2008

Happy Birthday, OCHO!!!

Hey there!

On October 4, 2002...a Revolution was Televised!!
The Day Some Infinitely Numbered Monkey plugged a Typewriter into a Television. And pooted out...Channel OCHO.


The Infinte Monkey on the Typewriter should be my next tattoo but I have to now illustrate this idea...

So this Year in OCHO I ask the Infinte Monkey for Poo to Throw.

The Infinite Monkey Theorem

I've always mushed my spoken words in a fashion. Such as my aunt Kathy I pronounced "Kaffy". The "Th" would be ennunciated "Eff". So in a way I say "happy birfday". I also like to type "tee hee". "tee hee" is a very fitting manner of letters, arranged by an Infinite Monkey to convey a universally accepted feeling of entertainment.

I will tell you the secret of Channel OCHO...it is our joie de vive for All Things Entertaining.

Give a Monkey a Typewriter and See What Happens. Go ahead.

More OCHO this Year and Next! Coming Soon!
The Adventures of a Man and his Motherboxxx...the Continuing Ballad of "iRawk...Therefore iPod!"
The Smoking PUCK! The new Bruins season is underway...tune in for my home-brewed, grass-roots, TCB/DIY, Boston-based Hockey Column! All Season Long...From the Cheap Seats to Your Browser's Screen. It's my Goal to Get You to a Hockey Game...iPromise. ^_~
The Comics Gnome Returns To POOT Suggestions for your In-Between Moments...from being in a fair share of Emergency Rooms for Asthma treatments to delays on my city's Public Transportation System, I'll State as Dharma, as Tao...as Truth. Always Bring Something to Read. Mario will tell you the Fourth Rule of Tankers: You are At All Times Responsible For Your Own Entertainment. It's an unintentional Buddisht Koan.

I look forward to "el post" and his tales in home-breweing of delicious beer. He's got the method and consistentcy. I helped him brew a stout of my design yesterday. Vanilla, sweetness...working on a Dessert Stout. We'll find out in 4 weeks...we bottle in 2. We get plum snookered on his home hootch on a regular basis. We need to hear what's brewing from Posty Himself...he's usually got two working at one time, one to bottle and one fermenting.

I look forward to KarenMae's musings on All Things Movies. I am a child of cinema. Of the medium of moving pictures. Karen makes movies. Karen's got a Keen Eye. Karen's got a truckdriver's mouth to go with all that Gnosis. We try to one-up the other with the "Gerund/Proper Noun Movie Title Game"...this is serious. People like Us need Encouragement! ^_~

I look forward to my on-line coffeetable being littered with Matt & Kiwi being at either end as usual. I had a flashback waking up in the sunlight of the new day, lighting a smoke and seeing Matt's smiling face at the other end of the coffeetable. Sure...he was wearing only boxer shorts but hey. Kiwi & I walking to & fro as Piglet & Pooh or Rosencrantz & Guildenstern...you be the judge but odds are I'd see her at the other end of the coffeetable on a somewhat daily basis as well. We were quite a pair. ^_~ It was a place in Space/Time Beyond the Ken of Most People. Geography changes but the IntrePoop unites. I look forward to new stories of new adventures. I love storytelling and my guiltiest pleasure is still hearing all your stories.

Six Years. YEAH!!! I love it. And you. Thanks.
More please...the Infinte Monkey Needs to Type.

Rev. Sully

Eric Thomas Matthew O'Sullivan (nee Anzalone)
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
October 12, 2008

Sunday, October 05, 2008

The Comics Gnome POOTS!...Some of the Same Old $h!t...

Being what I refer to as a proudly "PG-13" kinda Blog, I proudly disseminate the reading of this next panel. I read this in the pages of Boston's Weekly Dig, the best free weekly publication of bars, movies, sounds, et al. It's the aging hipster's bible...when I have nothing to report or when the Gnome has nothing to POOT, there is little to chime in about. Until you're sitting at the bar with a pint o'Guinness in one hand and the Dig in the other and almost shoot stout from their snout...

This is the Thinking Ape Blues from Mark Poutenis. And it really sums up my own personal feelings about my own culpability in this past Wall Street Collapse. The Comics Gnome advises me as my de jure attorney that I shouldn't mention anything else without Wrath of Sam. I am frightened by my own government for very personal reasons but iDigress...


October 5, 2008
By Rev. Sully

Close the Fridge Door! The Ice is Forming!!!
aka: Refrigerator Behavior in Other People as Personal Spiritual Learning Tool...Emotional Theory Building

We find the strangest things when we stare into the Icebox. Old leftovers, last week's curry take away. A roommate's condiment collection. How about the Fridge where you work? I actually work in a kitchen because I'm a Cook...and it's an experience in people watching as well. Behavior, tendency, consistency. It's true...I'm a Cook. It's what I do just like it's Zdeno Chara's job to clear the goalmouth or the big shot from the Point...
Other people entering my kitchen on an hourly basis are the house staff. They need the kitchen several times a day. I try not to grouse about it. It's part of my soul growing up a bit that requires a Splinter of God's Infinite Patience...just a Splinter. I recall a George Carlin rant about being "the Icebox Man". And then I think I musta been his kid sidekick...Cooler Boy or somesuch nonsense, who inherited the mantle of the Man upon the demise of the Master but iDigress...

Sigh!...when it comes to the House Fridge, nonetheless I see people leaving the fridge door open all the time. I'm guilty of doing it as well but I'm supposed to be in the fridge such as the big guy should be on the Crease in a Shooting Sitch. It irks me...it bothers me like the wrong guy being on the Power Play Line. Coffee is for Closers...oh man, coffee. If another person opens a new bottle of milk for their coffee when the three open bottles on the shelf marked "Staff" in Sharpie by myself...from three different people who did the same thing; opened a new bottle of milk. Heavy Sigh. I'm trying to delete the "Sigh" out of my life. I exhibit a heavy sigh in a very expressive manner when things aren't going my way. Sigh. See...there I go again. Arrrggh!!! Who am I, Charlie Brown? Sigh...as we say to the kids in the house, "use your words".

What's the Point? Of it all...well, it's a new season. With new people and new things. New challenges. Overcome yourself and the Universe comes with you...
I just deal with the fridge door being open. I can't stand ice cubes on the floor or water spills that they leave behind for me to clean. But maybe that's a life of a Goalie, eh? Is that the lesson to learn?
Is that service?

I spent Saturday in Hockey SportsGasm Mode as OCHO's very own "jrbarnes" identified the term. The NHL Network had the season opener in Stockholm, Sweden the Pittsburgh Penguins versus the Ottawa Senators. Then an hour later the penultimate Bruins Pre-Season Game on NESN at home versus the Islanders. A 30-Pack of Brain Grenades & yesterday's Chinese delivery leftovers warmed in the toaster oven (much better than microwave). Liberal 2nd period napping but I didn't miss Chara's 2nd period goal...it was the B's only of the 3-1 loss. Today's Sunday Sports Action only involves a 2PM tee time of EA Tiger Woods golf on PS2, a 4:15PM Patriots game, a 6PM Redbones dinner, a 7PM Red Sox playoff game and somewhere before all that watch the Mike Myers' movie "The Love Guru" which is a bit of a hockey movie as well. Long Live the Hud...once more drink for Paul Newman! Slainte!!!

I got revved up with real NHL action watching the Senators/Penguins tilt...lemme tell you; those kids can play. It's obvious to me...this Dharma, this Truth, this Tao...the Senators are the team to beat in our NorthEast Division. The Bruins play Ottawa 6 times this upcoming season and the Sens are a different caliber. They're simply the Best...I saw the future of the season in their line combinations. "Sigh"...oh jeez, not again.

Well...talking about hockey seems to me more beneficial than watching MEET THE PRESS this fine Sunday morn. Egg Sammiches, hot black coffee and enjoying a great break'est of talking hockey with friends. I just wished the coffeetable would clean itself...Sigh. Well, here's to changing habits. One thing I don't have to clean on my coffeetable anymore is an ashtray. The Muslim month of Ramadan has just ended and for Islam it was a time of sacrifice & fasting. Much like my childhood's Catholic Lent. Three years ago, for Ramadan & personal spiritual reasons I gave up smoking cigarettes. I was a pack a day smoker for 12 or more years. Cold turkey. I figgered the First 40 Days were between me and God...anything after that was between me & me. Three years, not a one, not a drag. Tempted, sure. Dreams...I'd wake up feeling guilty convinced I could smell them on my fingertips. But spiritual change is a great thing. I can tell you from being in the Gallery for last years playoffs. The spirit has returned to the Gahh-den. Hallelujah!


Rev. Sully

All Statistic used in this Smoking PUCK are courtesy of NHL Dot Com’s Statistics page. In the words of Doctor Hooey, “RTFM”.
From the Mind of Warren Ellis

RE: The Palin/Biden VEEP Debate...for the record, he's British.
Legend: the Pound # Symbol denotes "End of Line". Period.

Palin team learned from Obama, Biden didn’t: she’s talking to the camera, he’s talking to the room. Also, Biden may have been sedated. #
Why does Biden keep flashing her that smile? Does he think he’s got a chance with her or something? He looks fucking smitten. #
Palin invokes fear of “the Feds.” Next up: Barack Obama has black helicopters. #
I can actually hear parts of America passing out as Biden talks. #

@CatJones there should be a decent transcript up at the NYT in the morning, I’d expect. #

Palin: global warming is caused by Satan draping his big gay testicles over the planet #
I think she just called him “Senator Obiden.” #

@josienutter has given me an idea. For a fee, persons may marry me in order to enter the UK. I would like many wives, for nursing purposes. #

@AdamTracey my bit on RESOLUTE has been all done for many months, I’m out of the loop now. Sorry, can’t update you. #

Good morning doomed Americans! Another day on the road to PRESIDENT PALIN for you! Helloooo! #
An obituary: http://www.freakangels.com/?p=59 #
I wonder if the THAT’S MY BUSH crew are geared up for THAT DOGGONE PRESIDENT PALIN? #

Me personally...I'm just revving up my $h!t machine with a pot o' coffee and MEET THE PRESS in an hour. Posty's gonna do likewise and we'll MEET in THE MIDDLE for 36 holes and some freah Smallville Season 8 that I TiVO'd earlier this week. We'll be talking this VEEP debate for another 22 minutes until the Next Politically Shiny Thing distracts us...for example: "Congressional Bailout is to Resuce" as "Mick is to Irish".


Friday, October 03, 2008

"unmanned firehose" by Kelly Henderson from her blog Bemused in the Bluegrass

I'm watching MSNBC and I thought that I'd like to do that "live blogging" thing I've so enjoyed reading from other bloggers during and after other debates and major political events.

But I can't think about anything pundit-ty because it's the Keith Olbermann show. And there are two things I know in this world.

1. The number of women currently getting tubal ligation surgery should be quadrupled for the good of the world and the women themselves.

2. Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow are totally fucking.

It's HILARIOUS!! They are dropping little innuendos. Rachel Maddow actually just engaged in a conversation about manned and unmanned firehoses. And she's blushing. Giggling.

This is too much for me.

Okay. Now on to super serious live blogging. Full disclosure: I have company; we're drinking wine and playing PalinBingo. Feta cheese is involved. This will be wildly unintellectual.

8:44 pm
Sarah Palin has arrived at Wash. U. Per Olbermann "none were injured."

8:45 pm
The merlot is really nice. It's from Chile.

Every week thousands of Americans file for bankruptcy because of medical bills. Thanks AARP commercial. In related news, Sarah Palin can't read.

It's still 8:56.

Sarah Palin asks, "Can I call you Joe?" She seems real nice.

Bailout bill...was this the worst or best?

Biden: Bam. One against Bush. One point Biden. Points out fundamental disagreement between Obama and McCain, he and Palin.

Palin: Soccer mom. First "Betchya." I'm winning bingo. She's come up with an example of McCain's record!

Biden brings up Violence against Women Act. Ding. Paints himself as able to reach across the aisle. "Fundamentals of the economy are strong" line. "Out of touch." Attacking McCain.

Palin: "McCain was talking about the American workforce." Ummmm...they don't have jobs.

Gwen points out that neither of them answered the question...

Who was at fault for the sub-prime mortgage crisis?

Palin: "Darn right it was the predator lenders."

I'm just going to go ahead right now and say [sic] and apply it to all her quotes...

Republicans love strict oversight...new from Sarah Palin.

Biden attacks deregulation and accuses McCain of voting for it more than 20 times. And then connects it to McCain's plan to 'deregulate' health care. The middle class needs relief. Ding. Two points.

Palin: "Darn right we need tax relief." Darn right number two. Cuteness points: two.

Biden: "That is absolutely not true. John McCain voted the same way." "John has voted 477 times to raise taxes."

Palin's sparkly pin is distracting me.

Palin: Talks about all the taxes she cut in Alaska. Biden smiles widely.

Biden: "Where I come from it's called fairness. The middle class is struggling...they got not a single tax break [from McCain.] He brings up the old 95% people under Obama's plan will have lower or same taxes. "We have a different value set."

I agree. We have them. They don't. Values, I mean.

Palin: Appeals to small business who fit into the 250,000+ range...will cost jobs...says government is the problem, not the solution.

To her, the definition of patriotism is the near absence of government. Hmm.

5,000 tax credit...health care plan...it's shitty.

"With one hand you give it, with another you take it."
-Biden on McCain plan. I love it.

Bridge to nowhere joke! Zing!

100 Billion dollar tax dodge is unpatriotic! Ha!

Palin: Calls Biden/Obama two-faced. She says that Obama voted for the tax cuts for the oil companies. She says "the oil companies, bless their hearts, don't like me too much..." She took on the big guys. One point Palin.

Sarah's dumbness gets into the airspace...

Small government = "MASSIVE OVERSIGHT"
Palin. Maker of sense.

"There has been so much revelation made aware to Americans these past weeks...rear the head of abuse...it's a toxic mess on Main St. that's affecting Wall Street."
And. I. Quote.

Biden says homeowners should be able to adjust mortgage principles when they are near bankruptcy.

Palin doesn't engage it. She goes back to energy. She says we have energy all over the U.S. but East Coast politicians won't let us have it!

The climate change question. What is true Palin...?

"Alaska feels and sees climate change more so than other states...I'm not one to attribute it all to man...there are cyclical changes in the climate...I don't want to argue about the causes...we gotta reduce emissions[even though that's not what's causing it according to her]....we're allowing other countries to pollute more than America would ever stand for [WHAT?!!]"

From Biden:
"I think it is man made. I think it's clearly man made...if you don't know the cause you can't solve the problem...John voted 20 times against...clean energy sources...we can create jobs in wind and solar...John thinks the answer is drill drill drill."

"The chant is drill baby drill"

Way to correct him, Sarah Barracuda. Brilliant.

Biden 10 points.

They both support carbon emission caps.

Ooooh same sex question.

"In our administration there will be no distinction between same sex and opposite sex couples in the constitution or anywhere else" (slightly paraphrased because I got excited.)

"Not if it goes to redefining marriage as anything other than between a man and a woman...I am tolerant...we won't prohibit visitation rights in hospital...my non-support for anything other than traditional marriage.

Biden, do you support gay marriage?

Biden: "No."

Okay he's an asshole. Ten points for me for being a better citizen than both these people.

Did he really say that?! What an ass hole.

On to Iraq...

Palin: "It would be a travesty if we quit now in Iraq...etc etc" No mention of a clear plan. She did mention "grow our military." So I guess that's the plan.

Biden: Lays out a clear plan. Mentions the 10 billion dollar per month bill for Iraq. Ding.

"We will end this war."

"Your plan is a white flag of surrender. That is sure not what our troops need to hear right now....The surge worked..." Blames Obama for cutting off money for the troops.

John McCain voted to cut off money for the troops...because the bill had a provision in it to end the war and he didn't like that.


John McCain has been dead wrong. Obama has been right.


Tough question about Pakistan vs. Iran in terms of dangerousness...

Biden: Says a lot of smart stuff. Believes Al Qaeda attack will come from Pak. or Afg. not Iran and they are more of a worry, which contrasts with McCain's view that, in terms of an attack on us, central war on terror is in Iraq.

Palin: More worried about Iran because they are a threat to Israel...brings up Obama's willingness to meet with world leaders without pre-conditions.

"Those who try to destroy what we stand for should not be met with." -Palin

Basically she hates diplomacy.

Biden: "I'm surprised John doesn't realize that Ahmadinejad doesn't control the nuclear capabilities in that country."


"John McCain said he wouldn't sit down with the government of SPAIN. Our NATO ally...I find that incredible."

Double ding!

Reasserts that she and McCain are friends of Israel. Claims she's preventing another Holocaust. Because that's what Iran is threatening...a Holocaust.

Minus 10 points.

"No one has been a better friend to Israel in the Senate than Joe Biden."

Talking about yourself in the third person? Kelly hates it. Minus 1 point.

"These last 8 years have been an abject failure."

Accuses the dems of being incapable of making change when all they do is talk about how bad the past is.

I guess one point.

The past is a prologue! I still haven't heard how your ticket will be different from bush's! But how are you going to be different from george bush??? The same policies in Iraq, Afghanistan, Israel, Iran...it will lead down the same road we're on now!


127 points Biden.

I got up to get more wine. They were talking about Afghanistan. No points awarded in the interest of fairness.


Biden lets out a heavy sigh.

Darfur? Do we have the stomach for it?

We have the stomach for success. Look at Bosnia. We took Serbs, Croats, and Bosnians and we have a relatively stable government there now. McCain disagreed at first, and then he agreed. "I don't have the stomach for genocide." Ding. Several million points. "We should rally the world..."

"You voted for the war and now you're against it...Americans are craving that straight talk...you supported McCain's war strategies adamantly...as for Darfur we can agree on that making sure all the options are on the table there also...as governor of a resource rich state...[they had business with Sudan] we called for divestment to make sure we weren't seen as doing anything in support...that legislation hasn't passed yet but it needs to."

3 points.

"I never supported John McCain's strategy on the war."

John McCain knows what Evil is....he knows how to win a war.

10 points.

What would you do if you became president?

I would carry out Obama's policies...all stuff taking care of middle class. Awesome. "I agree with everything Barack Obama says." 37 points.

Ha ha. He mentions Bush Doctrine!!


I don't agree with McCain on everything. I would push him on the ANWAR thing. I will put government back on the side of the people. I will put Wasilla in the white house and show Washington how we feel about all this bureaucracy.

10 points, people will like this one.

Ask any regular American whether or not the last 8 years has been kind to them. They'll say no.

15 points.

We're not the bush administration.

3 points.

Palin came from a house full of school teachers. How is that possible.

"we need flexibility in NCLB..."

We need to get RID OF IT!!! Minus 9 zillion points. (Oh and FUND whatever goes in its place!)

We need to get back to education.

I can't blog this part because I'm having an orgasm. Go Joe GO!

Funding for ECE...Funding for NCLB...etc etc all awesome. Plus 900 points.

Am I watching Fargo?

Palin wants all the powers (in two branches of government...) that cheney seems to think the VP gets. Biden thinks cheney is dangerous and has read the constitution recently. 10 points Biden.

On experience...

She resents the experience accusation. As an executive in my big state, being a mom, my connection to heartland in America, going through no health insurance periods in life, sending kids to college...etc I understand what it's like to be an average American.

Oh here she goes about the exceptionalism as Americans. Fuck that. We don't want to be exceptionally good or exceptionally kind or exceptionally fair. We just want to be exceptionally hypocritical. We can point fingers at other nations for extremism, but be incredibly extremist in our policies at home. We can say global warming is a problem, but we won't change any of our own behaviors at the risk of offending a few fat wallets. We say other nations are dangerous, but we invade countries that didn't do a damn thing to provoke us. We say democracy means peace, but we are in the middle of two wars. She means exceptional in that we don't give a shit about anyone other than Americans, and even IN America we don't treat the majority of our citizens with respect.

Biden proves the Maverick title is bullshit. 700 billion points!

"So, Maverick he is not." Bam.

Oh man that was awesome.

10:30 pm

Well, she didn't totally fuck up. I'm slightly disappointed. BUT, she did go totally off topic a lot, doesn't know what the Holocaust was about, can't reconcile McCain's love for deregulation with his "reform of wall street" crap of late, wants to be even more powerful than cheney, and she did a heck of a lot of winking.

Biden was awesome. Except for the gay marriage thing. What a dick.

In other news McCain has pulled his people out of Michigan. Ha! We're gonna win. Ohhh please let us win.

Rachel Maddow has sex hair. High five Keith. I'm going to bed.
Posted by Kelly H at 5:39 PM


BT said...

They're not fu@%ing! Rachel Maddow in large part owes her career to Keith because she filled in for him one time, and Keith came back and praised her and made sure that she got more work, and eventually her own show (as of a month and a half ago)
Also of note: Rachel was the first openly gay American Rhodes Scholar.
8:11 AM

Rev Sully said...
If Kelly Sez So, Then...
I love "if/then" statements.

But I am hijacking Kelly's post and disseminating it on my own Blog. With full links, et al. I do this once a year on my own hockey column, the Smoking PUCK! I watch a game and drink beer. I type all game long...talk about the play. The amount of beer. Editing the next day is wistful pruning. ^_~

I watched the entire debate on PBS with 5 friends. And I applaud Palin more because I just like hearing what she's saying. She does it well...as Carly spake, "nobody does it better". I kept comparing her to the Ed McMahon show "Star Search" and the model contest. I caught Biden's cadednce thricetimes slipping into "Whole Lotta Love" by Led Zeppelin so hard that I busted out sing it a few time pretending to play "Rock Band". And I mocked Palin and said "maverick" right along with her. I'm good at watching.

For the record. I am voting for Bob Barr. I believe that a two-party system is only one party away from being a one-party system...but iDigress...

1:09 PM
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Thursday, October 02, 2008

Amazing Spiderman to feature Stephen Colbert as a major presidential candidate.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Really...? They're doing in Batman? That's a shame... so no more Bruce Wayne. I was actually turned on a little by the little grey streaks coming through in his hair. So what if he's 50 ~ that's ageist... He can still be a badass.

I've been off for a week sick... which would normally mean I'd be blogging more frequently, unfortunately this virus kicked my arse... and I've only recently emerged from bed. Luckily I had Buffy to keep me company. I managed to get through season 6 & 7... neither of which I had seen all the way through before and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

In case you haven't seen it... I found this enjoyable...

Dr. Horrible @ WhedonTube

I'm off to hunt down Season 8 ~ I've got an itch to scratch...