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PERFECT!!!!! December 30, 2007

Filed under: Sports,Tom Brady — iamyourmom @ 9:44 am
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I think this photo says it all…

[photo by Al Bello/Getty Images via NYTimes.com]


This is why Southern football is just better December 22, 2007

Filed under: Sports — davissn30 @ 10:04 am

Or: This is why Southern justice doesn’t exist.

So clearly, this Louisiana judge has his priorities more intact than, say, the judge in my case who scheduled us to respond on two motions on December 28 and January 2, respectively.  Because my judge hates happiness.

From the NY Times:

December 22, 2007

Trial Delayed Due to LSU – Ohio St. Game

Filed at 9:25 a.m. ETNEW ORLEANS (AP) — Justice can wait until after the LSU game. A state judge near the home of the Tigers has agreed to postpone a trial scheduled to start on the same day LSU plays Ohio Statein the BCS national championship game.Stephen Babcock, an attorney defending Imperial Casualty Insurance Co. in a lawsuit over a car crash, requested the delay because he has tickets to the Jan. 7 game at the Superdome in New Orleans. He and other LSU fans have rented out the second floor of a Bourbon Street bar for a pre-game tailgate party.

In his written request for a new trial date, Babcock refers to Ohio State as ”Slowhio” (”due to their perceived lack of speed on both sides of the ball”) and notes that Allstate, sponsors of the Sugar Bowl, are not a party in the insurance case.

”All counsel to this matter unequivocally agree that the presence of LSU in the aforementioned contest of pigskin skill unquestionably constitutes good grounds therefor,” Babcock wrote. ”In fact we have been unable through much imagination and hypothetical scenarios to think of a better reason.”

Babcock, whose law office is in Baton Rouge, said lawyers for the plaintiff in the case also have tickets to the game.

”We might disagree on the merits of the case, but everyone was in agreement on this, for sure,” he said during an interview Friday.

That includes West Baton Rouge Parish District Judge Alvin Batiste, who agreed Thursday to postpone the trial but didn’t immediately set a new date. Babcock said he doesn’t know if Batiste is an LSU fan, ”but most people around here are.”

Louisiana already has a legal precedent for football trumping a trial date. In January, a judge agreed to postpone a trial due to a conflict with last season’s NFC championship game between the New Orleans Saints and Chicago Bears.


Nickelodeon: The new face of teen pregnancy December 21, 2007

Filed under: Gossip,Television and Movies — davissn30 @ 11:08 am

For those of you who were afraid that Jamie-Lynn getting knocked up would affect the airing of Zoey 101, fear not.  For behold I bring you good tidings of great joy.  Which is that Nickelodeon has already wrapped filming on the final season, which will debut in September.  Does anyone else think it is odd that:

a) A season that is debuting in September has already been shot.  What, is Zoey 101 the Lost for the tween set?  And why couldn’t the networks have followed Nickelodeon’s lead and wrapped up their seasons’ line-up before November. 

b) Nickelodeon will continue showing trashy-magoo as a role model to impressionable young girls.  Really, Nickelodeon?  Is this the message to send?  But I guess money talks; the Hollywood Reporter reports, “The Spears series is one of Nickelodeon’s highest-rated shows.”  It seems that ratings make you do things you know you shouldn’t, much like horny 19-year-old boyfriends.  Just watch that you too don’t end up on the wrong side of a pregnancy test, Nickelodeon.  Cause Viacom seems like it would make a mean baby daddy. 


Schilling Spreads Some Christmas Bile December 20, 2007

Filed under: Sports — davissn30 @ 1:37 pm

No one ever said Schilling was a sweetie, but he has out done himself this time.  On his blog, he rips Clemens a new one and says he should be stripped of his CY Young Awards.  Yikes.  And what he says about Canseco? “He never belonged in the big leagues and anything he ever did in the major leagues is a hoax.”  Double yikes.  Either Schilling is just the ripe bastard that everyone always claims, or he is the biggest, most naive baseball fan ever. 

I personally think this whole baseball scandal is much ado over not much.  The stuff they were using wasn’t illegal.  Morally wrong?  Perhaps.  Dangerous?  Definitely.  But then again, so is smokeless tobacco.  Thoughts?

Tiant, Clemens, Martinez, Schilling

Schilling sticks it to Clemens

He says pitcher should lose the last four of his seven Cy Young Awards.

By Bill Shaikin
Los Angeles Times Staff Writer

December 20, 2007

Curt Schilling challenged Roger Clemens to come out from behind his prepared statement, calling on Clemens to surrender the final four Cy Young Awards he has won unless he obtains a retraction for his citation in the Mitchell Report as a user of steroids and human growth hormone.

In a scathing indictment of several of the biggest names in the game, the outspoken Boston Red Sox pitcher Wednesday urged baseball to strip Clemens of his statistics and records over the past decade unless he can refute the Mitchell Report, called the career of Jose Canseco a drug-aided “sham” and “hoax” and expressed concern for the sport that Clemens and Barry Bonds each has yet to clear himself amid evidence each used performance-enhancing substances.

“What does that say about this game, us as athletes and the future of the sport and our place in it?” Schilling wrote on his blog, 38pitches.com. “The greatest pitcher and greatest hitter of all time are currently both being implicated, one is being prosecuted, for events surrounding and involving the use of performance-enhancing drugs.”

The Mitchell Report cites Clemens for using steroids and human growth hormone from 1998 to 2001, starting after he joined the Toronto Blue Jays in 1997. Clemens has won the Cy Young Award a record seven times, including in 1997, 1998, 2001 and 2004.

On Tuesday, Clemens issued a statement denying he had used performance-enhancing drugs “at any time in my baseball career or, in fact, my entire life.” On Wednesday, Schilling said Clemens must back his denial by retaining lawyers to obtain a retraction and public apology so his name can be “completely cleared.”

“If he doesn’t do that,” Schilling said, “then there aren’t many options as a fan for me other than to believe his career 192 wins and three Cy Youngs he won prior to 1997 were the end. From that point on the numbers were attained through using [performance-enhancing drugs]. . . .

“The four Cy Youngs should go to the rightful winners and the numbers should go away if he cannot refute the accusations.” (more…)


How much do I want, but not need, this gizmo?

Filed under: Miscellaneous... — davissn30 @ 10:38 am

I swear, if I were going to have a blackberry for more than a month (to the day!), I would snatch this thing up!  It’s called a Chargepod and with it you can charge all your devices with one cord!

Here’s What David Pogue from the NY Times says:

Chargepod ($50). On paper, it sounds O.K.: a little round hub with six short spokes, each of which can charge one of your mobile gadgets. That is, the Chargepod can charge a cellphone, iPod, Game Boy, Bluetooth earpiece, Palm organizer and BlackBerry simultaneously.

In practice, it’s even better. First, you don’t need a power strip to charge all your gadgets, just a single outlet. Second, you’ve eliminated six hideous, snarling black cables and transformers. Third, this thing is the size of a drink coaster; you can slip it into its carrying case and leave your six individual adapters at home.

The bad news: Since the electronics industry idiotically insists on inventing incompatible, noninterchangeable connectors for every new gadget, you have to order the appropriate Chargepod spokes (actually short black cables) individually, at $10 apiece. Callpod, the company that makes Chargepod, offers dozens of them for individual cellphone models, iPods and so on at www.callpod.com. Ten bucks each for four-inch cables is borderline outrageous; they’re not even labeled.

Still, though — you’ll use and get pleasure from this invention every single day.


Who knew?

Filed under: Design — davissn30 @ 10:25 am

Who knew that the color for next year was No. 18-3943, blue iris?  Who knew that the color for this year was chili pepper red?  Who knew that there was a color of the year and that some random institute choses it? 

At any rate, welcome blue iris.  Chili pepper red, we hardly knew ye.  Really.  What’s chili pepper red?


In Casting News… December 19, 2007

Filed under: Television and Movies — iamyourmom @ 10:31 am
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I though the women of IAYM would appreciate this update on the casting of the film version of My Sister’s KeeperAlec Baldwin has been cast to play the lawyer.


[photo from WireImage via BuzzSugar]

How do we feel about that?  Is he what you’d pictured?  I’m not sure he’s what I pictured.  Seems a little old?  Personally, I’m not sure I can see Alec as anyone other than Jack Donaghy ever again.