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December 02, 2005

Put Yourself On The Map

Ok, so i joined the Frappr! bandwagon. Whatever, i'm a sheep. Put yourself on the map before this whole Frappr! craze blows over.

Posted by annika, Dec. 2, 2005 | TrackBack (3)
Rubric: On The Blogosphere



Posted by: Jake on Dec. 2, 2005

OK, I know that you are interested in really important stuff like this and don't care a fig for the fact that one of the biggest games in college football is going on today.

No, I don't mean Army-Navy.

OK, Annie, you are always out on a limb, so I'm gonna join you with a prediction: It'll be a shoot out, but USC has more guns than anyone (especially when we bring the Referee, Umpire, Line Judge and Back Judge, plus the replay officals with us). I say USC will score in the 40's but UCLA will be in the high 20's, maybe 30's. The line is 21; I think it's just too many for this game, where nerves are raw and it's all on the line for both teams' bowling chances.

Take the 21 and laugh at the suckers.

Posted by: shelly on Dec. 3, 2005

OMG, WTF r u thinking? You have displeased the football gods, and you will be punished. Better go out in the yard and sacrifice a goat with your broadsword. If the neighbors say anything, tell them you're getting ready for a cookout.

Posted by: Casca on Dec. 3, 2005

i'll take Navy, and UCLA plus the points.

Posted by: annika on Dec. 3, 2005


Because Annika insisted that I visit the Midway aircraft carrier I spent a week in Coronodo two weeks ago. Nice little city.

I was very impressed with the Midway. It is one of the better restorations of military ships I have ever seen. I spoke with one of the volunteers, and he said that all ten planes were derelicts and were restored by volunteers-mostly retired Navy guys. He said the volunteers used their connections to get old parts from bases around the world. Some of them work 60 hours a week on the restoration projects. Only in America could this happen.

Posted by: Jake on Dec. 3, 2005

Why do you come to me now, on this my daughter's wedding day? If you'd have come to me first, then the scum who gave you travel advice would be suffering this very moment. You're taking travel advice from Annika? Shoulda talked to me. Just kiddin', put the gun down.

I hope you crossed the street, and went to the Aviation museum in Balboa park. It's the round building on the East side of I-5 just South of the I-94. There is a real live Catalina flying boat on a pedastol in the courtyard. They were built here in San Diego during WWII by Consolidated, and you can still see the ramps across the bay on North Island where they used to drive in and out of the water. Hopefully, you also had a cocktail in the skybar at the Hyatt, then drove up I-15 to the March Field aviation museum. It's the best collection outside of Wright-Pat, and the only reason Wright-Pat compares is because they raped the collection here. Nobody should visit San Diego without talking to Casca.

Frankly the Midway puts me off because the charge vets fullboat price, and they put park benches on the end of the flight deck. They should be publicly pissed on.

Posted by: Casca on Dec. 3, 2005

BTW, it's Casca you dumbass.

Posted by: Casca on Dec. 3, 2005

Let's see besides the tiresome Keith Jackson... was there a single fucking penalty called on USC in the first half? It's hard to lose when the officials never call holding or PI on you, but the other team is fair game.

Same thing for Texas, they were going to win anyway, but the officials turned it into an embarassment. Two on one just aint fair.

BTW, I have a vested interest in both Texass and SUC winning. That way the buckeyes are at large BCS bowl picks.

Posted by: Casca on Dec. 3, 2005

Sheesh. UCLA was overrated. this is why i don't gamble with real money.

Posted by: annika on Dec. 3, 2005


I am not a dumbass, I am a smartass.

Posted by: Jake on Dec. 3, 2005

That's right; I'm the dumbass. Not only did I bet UCLA and the points, I bet under 74.

We;ll, at least I won an expensive dinner from one of my law partners and it will more than cover my losses.

Annie, this limb is bery uncomfortable; how do you stand being on it every week?

I'll wait for the line to come out, but if USC is less than 14 1/2, I'll lay the points on January 4. They are AWESOME, and, they showed their hidden D today as well.

Posted by: shelly on Dec. 3, 2005

Jake, I'm sure that you'd like to be thought of as a smartass, yet it remains to be seen.

UCLA is now as they've always been. Their shit is weak. They need a real coach to prepare them to win both mentally and physically. They have enough skill.

Posted by: Casca on Dec. 3, 2005

AHHH! I posted my football stuff in the above Elvis thread, go read it I'm too lazy to repost.

Posted by: Kyle N on Dec. 3, 2005

There's a reason we play the games, but I go by the gameday rules. Corso picks Texas over USC. That's enough right there to bet the farm on USC. Herbstreit observed that Texas' only quality win, a win they didn't deserve, was over Ohio State. The point being, that they've played nobody since week two. Sadly, the Rose bowl is all Trojans.

Penn State? Wherever they go, they'll get tromped. They too got lucky to slip by Ohio State. The Buckeyes will stomp the Domers. All others are too low to mark.

Posted by: Casca on Dec. 3, 2005


I am digging your blog. I see that you are interested in poetry. When you get a chance please visit www.fortunateadversity.blogspot.com.

It will give an idea of the type of poetry I write and I would be interested in getting some feedback from you.


Posted by: Glenn North on Dec. 3, 2005

Sadly? Sadly? What is sad about USC's success?

We stole the game from ND fair and square. Fresno State, too. If they didn't like the officiating, they should have brought their own; they are too cheap to do that, relying on Football Jesus didn't do it this year.

Charley Weis will not be the pushover for the Pussies that Casca thinks; the Pussies have a way of blowing important games with their stealth offense (viz. Texas, Penn State). Check the points before you bet that one.

Sadly. Indeed. Piss off, Big Red.

Posted by: shelly on Dec. 4, 2005

You are fucking high on something. What is it, khat, steroids, road rage? What's this "pussies" business? There are a handful of real defenses in the NCAA where they're going to really hit your ass. Ohio State has one. Texas has one. The entire PAC 10 doesn't. Now that I'm sober, I've reconsidered. If Mack Brown can put together a gameplan, Texas can win. It'll come down to coaching.

Posted by: Casca on Dec. 4, 2005

Nah, Texas cannot win. They can get close, but the only way to beat SC is to outscore them. They will score 50 or more on Texas, just like everybody else.

Ohio State may have a defense, they just can't find the end zone. Texas can, but not enough times against an improving SC defense.

Reggie will pick up the hardware in New York and come back to prove it on January 4.

USC is not about to let a third consecutive National Championship go down the drain.

I don't blame you for drinking too much; hell, if I went to school in Columbus, I'd be drinking myself.

So close, and yet so far.

Posted by: shelly on Dec. 4, 2005

I just looked at the map. Helloooo Anna! And Betty! And Carolyn! And D-Rod! No, wait...

Posted by: gcotharn on Dec. 4, 2005

Casca's right; the Pussies and the Fighting Irish in the Fiesta Bowl.

Will the offense remain hidden?

Stay tuned.

Posted by: shelly on Dec. 4, 2005

It's embarrassing to watch an old man addled by the destructive forces of mind altering drugs. Put down the pipe.

Posted by: Casca on Dec. 4, 2005

BTW, considering all the free fashion advice one gets around here, and the garb of your users, shouldn't one make a stand against tie-dye? It was a really bad idea the first time it came around.

Posted by: Casca on Dec. 5, 2005

Goes to show you, the best defense is still a strong offense.

Posted by: shelly on Dec. 5, 2005

Put your pants back on, cowboy. It was just a costume. However, tie-dye is still fashionable up north here, especially in Berkeley and Bolinas.

Posted by: d-rod on Dec. 5, 2005

I'm sure that it's popular in any venue where taste has taken a holiday.

Posted by: Casca on Dec. 5, 2005

The City of Berkeley, and all that it contains, has never been affliated with the real world.

Posted by: shelly on Dec. 5, 2005

Tie-dye makes a good target and stands out at ranges over 50-yds.

Posted by: -keith in mtn. view on Dec. 8, 2005