Saturday, March 18, 2006
RANDOM ACTS OF THINKING
COOL NEW SITE!
Our friend Karen has started a cool new site called Crazy Canuck Critics Corner. The goal: View and critque all of the American Film Institute's 100 Top American films of all time. It is really a nice site, although it is clear her tastes and mine don't coincide at all. Hated the FRENCH CONNECTION, but loved SINGING IN THE RAIN?
The AFI has a really nice site. I especially like the TOP 100 MOVIE QUOTES. My current favorite: "Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death!" Auntie Mame, 1958
It's tourney time for NCAA winter sports! Which means lots and lots of people running around with cell phones open, checking scores and brackets. Not to mention the pulling of hair, rending of clothing and nashing of teeth. I don't ever remember a weekend with so many huge upsets.
In hockey, the WCHA conferance tourney has seen two huge upsets, with the nations #2 team, Wisconsin, losing to North Dakota, and the nations #1 team Minnesota, losing to unranked St. Cloud State. No, that is not a misprint. Which leaves Michigan as a bubble team for the NCAA tourney. Should St. Cloud somehow pull off another big upset and beat North Dakota, they would get an automatic bid to the NCAA tourney. Which might leave the Wolverines out of the tourney for the first time in over a decade and a half!
Meanwhile gamblers and bracket mavens have to be beside theselves. Seven major upsets in the first two days of the NCAA Basketball tourney! Some just unbelievable. Iowa blows a 17 point lead and looses to tiny Northwest State U. of Natchitoches, La. Michigan State losses to George Mason. Bradley beats Kansas. The list goes on!
The Cajun theme continues at THE CHURCH POTLUCK with Jambalaya the featured recipe!
It's an exciting time for sports - I'm happy about baseball gearing up myself. I'm really tired of hearing about the steriod controversy. I am personally against their use, but please, baseball has been through enough since the strike of 1994.
TJ - yeah, although there are days...
Laura - really nice tribute to Coach Ray. He was such a classy guy!
It is also serious when Justice Ginsberg notes publically that they have received death threats. Of course that happens in America to Justices, but I think her point was that this was different, fueled by terrible rhetoric.
Indeed, I am afraid for the nation and the direction we are taking even if most of us aren't listening. Which may explain alot about how we got here.