Monthly Archives: October 2008

Sports Watcher for the Weekend of 11/1-2 (with a Halloween bonus!)

All times PDT, or PST, as applicable. I briefly forgot I had set this for the morning… Friday5-7:30 PM: NBA Basketball, Bulls @ Celtics (ESPN). Whatever. 7:30-10 PM: NBA Basketball, Spurs @ Trail Blazers (ESPN). Without Oden it’s just “Spurs @ a non-playoff team that doesn’t have its much-hyped superstar that’s proving to be Sam […]

The defense rests.

This was supposed to be the Closing Argument for this series. So naturally I didn’t get started until 1 AM, so it’s a piece of crap, AND it’s been raining at just about every time I’ve attempted to post at the near by, finicky connection that doesn’t have any cover, but the longer and more […]

Examining the Democratic Platform Part VI: “Advancing Democracy, Development, and Respect for Human Rights”, “Protecting our Security and Saving our Planet”, and “Seizing the Opportunity”

This is continued from Parts I-V of my examination of the Democratic Platform. Today was not a good day for work on my platform examinations. “Advancing Democracy, Development, and Respect for Human Rights”: No country in the world has benefited more from the worldwide expansion of democracy than the United States. Democracies are our best […]

Examining the Republican Platform Part VI: “Health Care Reform: Putting Patients First”

This is continued from Parts I-V of my examination of the Republican Platform. I say I made good on my guarantee because this is before I went to bed. The rest of the Republican platform deals with social issues, starting with Part VI, “Health Care Reform: Putting Patients First”, which will cross over with the […]

A new way to look at election results!

I know this is kind of short notice – I’ve been sidetracked by my ongoing platform examinations – but I’m wondering if anyone wants to help me track the results on election night? Ideally I would have some sort of PHP and MySQL system set up for inputting and tracking results, but because of Freehostia’s […]

Random Internet Discovery of the Week

Wackily shaped trees!

Sunday Night Football Flex Scheduling Watch: Week 8

NBC’s Sunday Night Football package gives it flexible scheduling. For the last seven weeks of the season, the games are determined on 12-day notice, 6-day notice for Week 17. The first year, no game was listed in the Sunday Night slot, only a notation that one game could move there. Now, NBC lists the game […]

Examining the Democratic Platform Part V: “Revitalizing and Supporting the Military, Keeping Faith with Veterans” and “Working for Our Common Security”

This is continued from Parts I-IV of my examination of the Democratic Platform. To make up for not having an examination yesterday or even shortly after midnight, I guaran-damn-tee two examinations today and maybe even three. So naturally I’m getting a late start with this one… “Revitalizing and Supporting the Military, Keeping Faith with Veterans”: […]

The Angst-O-Meter: Day 5

(From Ctrl+Alt+Del. Click for full-sized mixed emotions.) First, with the election approaching, for at least four of the next five weeks Tuesday will become webcomics day again on Da Blog, counting this post. Second, I’m linking to this post from here and here, so expect at least a slight bump in traffic. With this apparent […]

College Football Schedule: Week 10

You know the drill about the updated rankings and the lineal titles. Matt Sarz seems to have done a relatively sloppy job this week – one game has its game time disagreeing with CBS Sports.com, another has a disagreement on which team is the home team and which is on the road, and three games […]