Monthly Archives: December 2012

I Didn’t Move To Arizona

for 40 degrees and rainy. Meh.

On the plus side, I realized as I bundled up to walk the dogs that I’ve had the same Carharrt traditional blanket-lined coat for almost 20 years now. I love a good product.


Christmas Eve

and it’s quiet around the house. Cancelled plans to go out for dinner as this pesky sinus thing of mine isn’t going away in a timely fashion. That works out though, as my lovely wife has offered to prepare homemade chicken marsala which will be as delicious as anything I could get dining out. Then on to presents and relaxing; tomorrow we’ll go down to the shelter and walk dogs *g*.

All y’all enjoy your holiday!

This Is Why Dogs Are Awesome

Because a real dog in the same situation would behave exactly like this. I’ve seen it more than once.



Wow. Just Wow.

Via Tam, who finds the neatest things:

Every single minute difference between the book and movie versions of The Fellowship of the RingThe Two Towers, and The Return of the King tabulated in handy list form.

Now, don’t get me wrong – I agree that there were substantial differences. I don’t always agree with his opinions about how they affected the story (OK with eliminating Bombadil? Heresy…) and I don’t think he goes into quite enough detail, but it’s not a project I’d ever undertake. At least not outside of me head, where I do it EVERY TIME I see one of those hack jobs *g*.

UFC On Fox 12/8/12

So Dana White did a lovely job  of setting up 4 fights where the new crop of fighters beat old- and middle-guard guys. Way to make a point.

Unfortunately, it’s a good point; younger, better conditioned guys who have trained at all 3 ranges their entire career will beat older guys whose conditioning simply doesn’t hold up. No More Tito Ortiz’s. Welcome the age of the professional MMA fighter in the boxer niche – let’s see if the model is sustainable.

Oh, an good on you for deliberately humiliate BJ Penn, Nate Diaz, Shogun Rua and Mike Swick. Ya prick ya. Fuck you Dana White and your media bosses.