Friday, January 27, 2012

Israel: Iran is Bluffing

So, evidently Israel is claiming that Iran's threats for heavy retaliation are a "bluff" (NYTimes or Yahoo News). This is the best indication I've seen that Israel is ready to strike Iran. If I were a shul rabbi right now, I would be making a deal with my local police to have extra protection. Because Israel at war means that the local US crazies start attacking Jews.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Must Read: Bill Clinton Esquire Interview 2012

Drop everything and read this: Bill Clinton Esquire Interview 2012. Clinton is just so smart and creative... I do wish he could be president again.

Monday, January 09, 2012

The Post-Season

I used to play Quake 3 back when I owned a Macintosh and my favorite move was to use the gauntlet - the worst, most difficult to score with - weapon on opponents. Why? Because you get a special award by doing so - the "Humiliation" patch. When you 'frag' a rival with the gauntlet you get the award and the deep announcer voice proclaims "Humiliation!" (See first clip)

This is how I feel about last night's Steelers' loss to the Broncos. (See second clip)

To be beaten by Tim "More Christ Loving than George W Bush" Tebow? Not as bad as the 4 second overtime emasculation.

I've been following my beloved Steelers quite closely this year in an attempt to finally have a sport to be a fanatic about (it makes sense in the long term scheme of things). And I knew that we were not going to the Superbowl. We were too injured to make it - especially Big Ben, who was crippled by the Cleveland Browns. I knew we'd lose badly in the end because every game since the crippling was depressing. The irony of course is that we lost to Denver because of our defense, not Big Ben. It helped that we lost about 1/3 of our starters to injuries.

Now what can I do in these playoffs? Can I root for the AFC to win? My feeling, now, is that I'd prefer to see a Ravens-Saints superbowl. Mainly because both teams have not gone to the show very often and that keeps the Steelers' SB record safe. And, it goes without saying that I cannot hope for the Texans to make it. The cowboys are bad enough but to have The Texas Texans, owned by Tex "Tex" McTexas, have any success? It'd be Gore v. Bush all over again.

If absolutely necessary, I'd accept the 49ers in the Superbowl just as long as they lose. That way they'd mess up their perfect record.

In any case, I can't read any stories about last night's game yet. Way way way too painful.