Jul 152014
 

This happened on Facebook earlier today, which I was perusing on my phone because the power was out because JCP&L hates customer satisfaction almost as much as Comcast:

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In the immediate term, it’s fairly obvious that the Knicks are better off.  The Knicks have a ride-or-die Carmelo Anthony and not a coming-off-injury Kobe Bryant.  Putting aside the fact that north of $120 million would have most people ride-or-die for anything from the Knicks to Scientology, Melo is a top-5 scorer and under-appreciated rebounder.

Who knows what Steve Nash (one of my top-5 favorite players of all-time, a list topped by 5 time Champion Timmy D) has left, while the Knicks added serviceable point guard José Calderón in their first competent trade in recent memory.  Still, as a Knicks fan, pessimism about the direction of the team is a reflex.  Could they actually be better off than the Lakers? Continue reading »

Mar 132014
 

There are plenty of comments that people habitually throw out there which are completely devoid of any basis in reality.  “Twinkies can last for at least a couple decades.”  “All toilets in Australia drain clockwise.”  “‘The Big Bang Theory’ is funny.”  “Avatar was a good movie.”

No, no, hell no, and fuck no.  That said, Kaley Cuoco, how you doin’?

Around this time of year, there is always a large group of people who confidently try to promulgate a myth so outrageous, factcheck.org would rate it “Pants On Fire”.

I have no idea what factcheck.org’s rating system is.

With Selection Sunday looming, and the NCAA Men’s College Basketball Tournament a week away, we’re nearing the part of the calendar where you will probably hear someone say something to the effect of, “Man, the college basketball game is better than the pros!”

If this were any more false, Bill Clinton would say it under oath, and then act confused about the definition of the word “game”. Continue reading »