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So I was watching a Red Sox game last night when a Milli Vanilli concert broke out.


Wait. In that analogy who are the impostahs? The all of a sudden dominant Royals, or the slumping home boys?


You tell me. But evidently Theo thinks pretty highly of the Royals as yestahday he said the "we're facing the most adversity we've faced." What the fuck, Theo? The last place Royals? Adversity? C'mon, dude.


Thank Christ and Mohammed for that 'closed door meeting' before last night's game.


I've nevah understood the concept of the closed door meeting. I mean we're incessantly reminded that Major Leaguers are professionals who can tune everything out yada yada, but, fuck, just closing the clubhouse door has some sort of double-secret motivational effect?


Yeah, Tito's all, "See that closed door, fellas? Well, you know what to do. W00T!"


I guess one purpose is to give a slumping team a chance to get away from the meddlesome media, but, you know, all things considered with a 4 game losing streak and all, the Keyboard Knights are being remahkably restrained.


Well you know, that's just it, "Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition."


Right the Boston Media's chief weapon is surprise … surprise and fear … fear and surprise … Their two weapons are fear and surprise … and ruthless efficiency … Their *three* weapons are fear, surprise, and ruthless efficiency … and an almost fanatical devotion to the Yawkeys … Their *four* … no... *Amongst* their weapons … Amongst their weaponry are such elements as fear, surprise….



hopefully, tomorrow's strip won't be entitled "Bring Out Your Dead".... off to find me a shrubbery. Thanks for the laugh hb

Sox to Royals:
"It's only a flesh wound..."

"Come back here and I'll bite your leg off!"

**Image of Crisp doing the "Ministry of Silly Walks" bit around the bases**

God, I love those Python guys!

Yes, h.b., thanks for the huge laugh on another bleak morning. Hopefully this recent slump is "just a flesh wound."

Come back here, I'll bite your legs off...

Okay, Rob in CT, now that's just scary. Great minds think alike :)

And I'm free......free falling......

That bunnys a killer

Yup, Rich, it's definitely time to break out Thy Holy Hand Grenade...

Sox will win tonight. The Royals are just a harmless little bunny.

They've for sure been biting our bums lately:(

Natalie - Too Funny!

I thought about playing the "What is your favorite color?" or "What is the airspeed velocity of a swallow? What, African or European?" card, but opted for the Black Knight instead.

Hope our Sox don't pick yellow, no, blue! Aaaaaaauuuuggggghhh!!

Great minds, indeed!

"Three shall be the number, and the number of the counting shall be three. Four is right out...."

Always look on the bright side of life.

We have been taunted a second time and perhaps should be on our guard against flying livestock but maybe if we built this large wooden Badger....

Gawd I love our site!

I fear the MFYs are farting in our general direction...

Let's hope our Norwegian Blue is only "pinin' for the fjords", not "gone to meet it's maker"...

Harwich Rich - I'm with you. God bless H.B. and God bless the Sox. Heh, heh.

Big Papi=Holy Hand Grenade

"We're only 5 games out..."

*interrupts* "3 games out, sir."

Big Papi=Holy Hand Grenade

"And Saint Attila raised the hand grenade up on high, saying, "O Lord, bless this thy hand grenade, that with it thou mayst blow thine enemies to tiny bits, in thy mercy." And the Lord did grin. And the people did feast upon the lambs and sloths, and carp and anchovies, and orangutans and breakfast cereals, and fruit-bats and large chu..."

you can't make this shit up...

Awesome NV! I found the same thing and was astonished at the fruit-bat reference.

It's in the gospel; we shall prevail.

h.b.: [about the inscription on the rock] What does it say, Brother NV in SD?
NVinSD: It reads, "Here may be found the last words of Jason O. He who is valiant and pure of spirit may find the post-season in the House that Ruth Buaauuuggghhh..."
h.b.: What?
NVinSD: "The House that Ruth Buaaauuuggghhhh"
RobinCT: What is that?
NVinSD: He must have died while carving it.
h.b.: Oh come on!
NVinSD: Well, that's what it says.
h.b.: Look, if he was dying, he wouldn't have bothered to carve 'Buaaaauuuggghhhh'. He'd just say it.
BigBri: Maybe he was dictating it.
h.b.: Oh shut up!
Natalie: Well does it say anything else?
NVinSD: No, just "Buaaaaauuuugggghhh".
[readers making groaning sounds]
BigBri: Do you think he could have mean, 'Comericaaaauuuuggghhhh'?
harwich rich: Where's that?
BigBri: France, I think.
buckner was framed: Isn't there a Saint "Abreauaaaaagh" in Philly?
h.b.: No that's Saint "Thome".
Sir Lancelot: Oh, yes. "Thomeeeeee"!
[All knights saying, "Thomeeeeee"]
BigBri: Whooooouuuuaaa!
buckner was framed: No no no, it's "Buaaaauuuugggghhhh" from the back of the throat.
BigBri: No I mean, "Whoooouuuuaaa!" as in surprise and alarm.
buckner was framed: Oh, you mean like, "AAAHH!"

The Black Beast devours BigBri.

A fitting end,Kaz. Now bring on the Knights who say Nee :)

This is what happens when people get injured. Get used to it. Wake will be back in a few weeks, Wells is still coming back, yada yada...

This are going to turn around.


Vice President Dick Cheney cast the Red Sox latest loss to lowly Kansas City in ominous terms, suggesting that it would hearten the forces of evil. "Terrorists are betting on the proposition that they can break the will of Red Sox Nation in terms of our ability to stay in the fight and complete the task..."

Kaz, as our friends in the Guinness commercials would say, "BRILLIANT!!"

Harwich Rich, too bad we don't have Roger the Shrubber pitching for us.

I'm surprised no one posted the next part of The Spanish Inquisition:

"NOBODY expects the Spanish Inquisition! Amongst our weaponry are such diverse elements as: fear, surprise, ruthless efficiency, an almost fanatical devotion to the Pope, and nice red uniforms"

This losing streak ends tonight (cue John Cleese):

"And now, for something completely different..."

Rich, aren't they now the Knights who say Ekki-Ekki-Ekki-Ekki-PTANG. Zoom-Boing. Z'nourrwringmm"?

Kaz- that was awesome.

Yes, on the red uniforms!

Absolutely love all the comments today.

Can't believe this is only the first time a Monty Python reference has appeared (to the best of my knowlegde). What a treasure trove to dip into.

"Mount Everest. Forbidding. Aloof. Terrifying. The mountain with the biggest tits in the world."

h.b. - and don't forget about the exdedition to build a bridge between the twin peaks of Mount Kilamanjaro...

And there was much rejoicing!

h.b. I think you've used "bring out your dead" previously.

On a more serious topic, I've been thinking about how each new thwarted terrorist attack brings a whole new set of restrictions. Couldn't those Terrorist guys come up with a plot, that would be thwarted, involving killing thousands of innocent people by wearing a MFY cap? And don't you love the word thwarted?

What is your name? GaryGeiger

What is your Quest?

Right! If that's the way you want it - Cardinal! Poke her with the soft cushions! Confess! Confess! Confess!

BTW, it's obvious there are several MPFC fanatics here today. Here's a great site I've had bookmarked for ages:


Bob, your quote reminds me of the awesome stand-up comedian Eddie Izzard and his bit about how the Church of England would have handled the Spanish Inquisition, if in charge of it: with options. “Cake or death?” Hilarious.

Thanks, Bob. Nice link.

btw, did you hear, Theo picked up Arthur "Two Sheds" Jackson off the waiver wire to help with the bullpen?

Crucification?! Lucky bastard! Anyway, I felt a bit like that last night...one of those slow-motion car accidents.

Ever since the ALCS '04, I do not count the Sox out...ever. I know they are not all the same guys, but not matter how old I get or how bad it looks, I will believe they can make it to the playoffs (until they are mathematically eliminated from both the AL East and Wildcard).

Natalie, I saw Eddie Izzard live about four or five years ago here in Boston. He had me shooting beer out of my nose. The strange thing is, I wasn't drinking beer at the time.

And, in the truth is stranger than fiction dept: "The Twins placed Francisco Liriano on the DL today, and recalled righthander Boof Bonser from AAA Rochester." Boof Bonser? As played by Eric Idle, perhaps?

//So I was watching a Red Sox game last night when a Milli Vanilli concert broke out.//


"are you sure you've got all the stuffing up one end?"

this slump feels horrible. we need puff boy Shaughnessy to write a piece to say "its over"...before we can turn around....

Nice dialouge Kaz- glad I could be a part of it (plus, andything that ends with a MFY lovin' asshat being eaten by a monster is good in my book).

The next question that I can see is, where does 'Fawlty Towers' fit into this conversation?

I think the terrorists have really pissed the American public off now. If I was forced to travel without shampoo, cologne, and various other personal items, I'd rather be dead. This is no longer a conflict about religion, it is a conflict about basic hygiene. Remember - cleanliness is next to godliness. [Unless you use satan-worshipping P & G products to bathe, in which case, my argument falls short].

Yaz - LOL. You tell those dirty towel-heads!

Do the Moonies still control P&G? heh.

When I read that the conspirators were going to mix a gel-like substance in a bottle of British Gatorade and detonate with an MP3 player, I had the same thought, yazbread. Seriously- if they ban all electrical devices and any liquid-like products, no one is going to fly.

Hey! Hug a terrorist, okay!?

They're the ONLY market force in the past 3 years that can reliably cause a drop in oil prices (woo hoo, we're below $75/barrel again!).

Well, at least Wily Mo is due up second. He's looked good tonight. Oh, wait. It's Kapler. Thank you Tito.

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