Thursday, November 27, 2008

Snark break ... as God is my witness ...

... I thought turkeys could fly ... Happy Thanksgiving, to our American friends.

Be thankful that the NFL is duplicitous about gambling: That's why they created a third Thanksgiving Day game.

Actual words from an actual Ottawa sportscast: "(Mike Fisher's) teammates have been playing some inspired hockey without him in the lineup, going three straight games without a regulation loss." Making the other team play for more than 60 minutes to get a win is not the standard for any hockey team, so why would a professional journalist say that on air? Inspired, indeed.

The media really has been making too much of Brian Burke coming to Toronto.

Carleton University's student association is moving to reinstate a cystic fibrosis fundraiser after its cancellation caused a huge uproar. This means Carleton students officially have more common sense than Queen's University's administration.

Frank Fitzpatrick, writing in the Philadelphia Inquirer: "Lee Greenwood, whose syrupy, sophomoric, flag-wrapped country anthems have ruined more baseball games than Jose Mesa and Comcast commercials combined, has been appointed to the National Endowment for the Arts by President Bush.

"That means Greenwood now will be doling out public dollars to sculptors, composers, artists and filmmakers he deems worthy. Isn't that like putting the Goldman Sachs CEO in charge of the economic bailout?"

Paraphrasing Kurt Vonnegut's Hocus Pocus, if you don't believe Toronto shoppers should be charged five cents for a plastic bag, the inscription for your tombstone: WE COULD HAVE SAVED IT, BUT WE WERE TOO DOGGONE CHEAP. Only it won't say "doggone."

Have fun if you are going home for the U.S. Thanksgiving.

The above was worth nothing, but this is worth noting:

  • Chris Bosh put up 39 points in last night's Raptors' win, but please don't ignore that Andrea Bargnani and Roko Ukic and had pretty nice nights too.

1 comment:

Andrew said...

Gotta give due to the Drunk Jays Fans following tonight's shoot out win: PLAYOFFS BABY!