Monday, February 05, 2007

Peyton Manning: Best QB of all time?

It will happen. He will pass Marino's numbers, and Favre's numbers, and he has a SuperBowl win and a SuperBowl MVP.

Will he equal the number of SuperBowl wins Montana and Bradshaw had? No. Too much parity in the league. But he and Harrison will retire as the best QB-receiver pair ever to play together.

And my Chicago family should just be glad that I didn't call them at the end of the third quarter and start laughing.

Monday, January 08, 2007

Political Quiz day here at the VRWC

World's Shortest Political Quiz scores me as 100% Libertarian.

A political quiz written in 1994 from USAWeekend puts me at 25 on a 0 to 40 point scale, equal with George H.W. Bush.

Friday, January 05, 2007

Peter O'Toole interviewed in Esquire

For their regular What I've Learned feature. It's just fabulous.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Friday, November 17, 2006

Bo Schembechler, RIP

Schembechler, who has been in very poor health for the past year, passed away today after collapsing during the filming of a television program.

His passing adds another dimension to the game tomorrow, easily the most anticipated of the season in college football.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

The hiatus is over

Thank god, I'm free at last.

Now I can return to my usual vitriolic garbage-spewing and opinionifying.

Vote Judge Dale in the runoff, my fellow residents of Mississippi Chancery District 10.

Monday, May 01, 2006

El Jefe rocked the Fairgrounds, And I was there!

To the everlasting glory of the infantry, I was fortunate enough to attend Jazzfest all day yesterday, April 30, 2006. The reason? El Jefe himself was playing with the Seeger Sessions Band.

So Ryan and I drove down to NOLA c. 9:30 am, through the rain, arriving at the Natchez Steamboat whart c. 11:20 am, where we embarked on the Jazz Fest Express. Arriving at the fairgrounds was only half of the battle; we faced a long-ass walk through police barricades just to get in.

Eventually, we found ourselves in the Congo Square area listening to the Soul Rebels Brass Band. Totally awesome (totally) and simply overwhelming sound. Following that, we proceeded to the Acura Stage to see Allen Toussaint and Elvis Costello play, and we stayed there for five hours, proceeding by Brownian motion towards the center of the crowd while the Boss was playing.

Jazzfest was the debut performance of Springsteen with the Seeger Sessions Band. I can't recall the entire set list, but here's a partial:

O Mary Don't You Weep
John Henry
Johnny 99
Mrs. McGrath
Jacob's Ladder
Old Dan Tucker
My Oklahoma Home
Jesse James
Eyes on the Prize
How Can A Poor Man See Such Things And Live
We Shall Overcome
Pay Me My Money Down
My City of Ruins
You Can Look (But You'd Better Not Touch)
When the Saints Go Marching In

Those are more or less in order. When the Saints... and How Can a Poor Man... had been arranged the day before by Springsteen, who had taken the original first verse of How Can A Poor Man and added three new lyrics re: New Orleans.

By the time that the Boss stopped playing, almost everyone had gravitated to the Acura stage. Leaving the Fest was easy. We stopped in Slidell and had daiquiris, and eventually landed in Hattiesburg.