Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Friday, September 23, 2011
George Carlin, on losing stuff.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Saturday, September 17, 2011
She is a cute cat. She's never gotten very big--she is easily the smallest of my cats. She guards her food with fierce sounding growls, leading me to believe that she lived in a household with many cats, or with dogs. In fact, that growl is something of a trademark. She growls when displeased, rather than meowing. It is funny to hear this mean sounding noise coming from this smidgen of a cat.
Friday, September 16, 2011
Race relations in a nut shell:Whites don't trust Blacks not to ruin stuff.Blacks don't trust Whites not to screw them over.Both races have really long memories.To put it positively:Whites assume that Blacks will ruin stuff.Blacks assume that Whites will screw them over.Both groups point to history as their guide.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
1. You are never as good as your best game and as bad as your worse game. This team may not be very good, but they are not as bad as they looked on Sunday.
2. The needs that were not addressed in the off season are still there. Offense and defensive lines are bad and did not get better.
3. As much as we would like to lay a lot of blame at the feet of the coach and the players, I am beginning to question the general manager instead. Scott Pioli has some work to do. He has some explaining to do, but he doesn't 'splain so I will just settle for him to fix this mess.
We didn't draft to need, and we didn't spend the money we have. That is not the way to build a winner. When draft time and "silly season" come around the Chiefs need to be smarter. Small market teams cannot afford stupidity.
4. Clark Hunt, quit trying to run the team on a shoe string. A winning team will make money for you. If you are hoping to be just good enough to generate hope, the hope that keeps people going to the stadium in large numbers, and not take the actions that lead to the next level of performance, then I do hope that those inclined to go to the stadium piss on your expensive tickets and ridiculous parking fee and not go.
When I moved to Kansas City, the Chiefs were just getting good under Carl Peterson. The city really came together over the team and it was like a college atmosphere. That good will has been drained away over the past 10 years or so of losing and seeming not to know how to stop losing. Good organizations are willing to do what it takes to stop losing--that includes taking some reasonable chances and not being afraid to spend money.
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Friday, September 9, 2011
Oh, Christine. Christine?
Here is a nice looking Ford...
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Monday, September 5, 2011
Sunday, September 4, 2011
Thursday, September 1, 2011
It is time for a funny story or a ridiculous one, depending on your point of view.
in your checked bag, or send them home by post or carrier. Because they seemed to be not allowed on the plane. When I heard this tale, I just burst out laughing. There is no end to the TSA and the stories it generates. Now, I suppose that the little bats could be used as weapons or to conceal a weapon, but it seemed a bit foolish to ban them. The x-ray machine would penetrate the wood, and the explosives detector would sense flammables assuming the TSA was using them correctly. Unless you are a ninja, they are really too small to do much harm in and of themselves.