9.20.2004

Ten More Things I Know I Think

1. I know that Newsday's Jimmy Breslin is on to something when he points out that all those fluctuating presidential poll numbers are bogus since they don’t include cell phone numbers, missing out on, oh, about 170 million phones. That’s not a problem if you have a cell phone and a landline phone, but most young voters have just the cell. And young voters tend to skew Democratic. Unfortunately, these polls have the effect of keeping voters home if they don’t think their candidate has a chance. Move On’s get-out-the-vote hopefully will solve this.

2. I know that the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences did something right when it gave the Best Reality/Competition Emmy to The Amazing Race for the second straight year. Survivor gets all the press, but Survivor often gets annoying, while the Amazing Race never stops long enough to get annoying.

3. I know that John Kruk escapes the wrath I usually have for former baseball players that become ESPN commentators (I'm looking at you, Rob Dibble). That’s because Kruk isn’t afraid to see something other than the player’s point of view. He doesn’t care what the player union thinks. If he doesn’t agree with the players, he says so.

4. I know that I always thought it was cool when a high school let their seniors have something other than the usual yearbook portrait (I remember that Moorestown Friends High gave each grad a full page for whatever picture they wanted). After seeing this site, I’m kind of glad HCHS didn’t let us.

Update: The senior portrait site has been pulled. Gotta act fast.

5. I know from the background of a British photo I saw that T.J. Maxx is called T.K. Maxx in Great Britain. What I don’t know is why.

6. I know I saw a lot of Run Against Bush shirts at PDR Sunday. I didn’t see any Bush shirts.

7. I know Todd Zeile should be congratulated on hitting (pun intended) the 2000 career hits mark this past weekend. Zeile had a cup of coffee with the Phillies in 1996. In fact, Zeile’s had more cups of coffee than a whole dormful of students during finals week. In the last 10 years Todd has played for the Cardinals, the Cubs, the Cards again, the Orioles, the Phillies, the Dodgers, the Rangers, the Dodgers again, the Marlins, the Rangers again, the Mets, the Rockies, the Yankees, the Expos, and the Mets again. What I love about Zeile is that after playing for all these teams, he singles out the Yankees as the team he never wants to play for again. My kind of player.

8. I know that my kids would enjoy the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery just as much as the Garden State Discovery Museum.

9. I know that Jim White has the coolest album title I’ve heard this year: Drill a Hole in the Substrate and Tell Me What You See. I just wish WXPN would play something other than “Static on the Radio” from it.

10. I know that my football guru, Peter King (from whose Monday Morning Quarterback column this post steals its form) picks the Eagles over the Vikings tonight, 30-21.

E-A-G-L-E-S!

5 Comments:

At 8:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The UK is 6 hours ahead of us, so while we are only on the letter J...they are already up to K. Thats why its TJ Maxx here and TK Maxx over there. I know, having actually been to the UK.

Kind of makes you weepy with the pride of having me for a sister doesn't it?

Donna

by the way, random observation....you mention HCHS alot for someone who graduated almost 20 years ago. I bet your blazer is tucked in a closet somewhere in your house, isn't it?
Even I no longer have my Maroon shirt lol.

 
At 11:05 PM, Blogger Dee said...

Your Maroon shirt disintegrated! My blazer was 100% polyester and will never break down.

Your explanation of the tj/tk maxx discrepancy may be the best example of why you would rather not talk about what you did during YOUR your high school years.

 
At 11:08 PM, Blogger Dee said...

Your your your

 
At 11:13 PM, Blogger Mark said...

I just noticed I was logged in as the missus. The views expressed in the last two comments are mine and may not reflect the views of management. Although she went to HCHS too. Did I ever mention that I went to Holy Cross? Great school.

Does this mean that in five years I'll be too old to talk about Rowan, too? Christ, what will I talk about? I might as well shut the blog down now.

 
At 6:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought that was awfully vicious coming from Dee lmao. Thought maybe she had me mixed up with another family member or something.

When you are too old for Rowan, there's always your years at the Pineland Commission. Yep, yep, yep...been YEARS since I've heard a good pine tree story.

 

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