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4-day weekend

Your omniscient author in absentia:
No strips today (Friday) and Monday, as part of a long weekend I'm taking. I'm actually going to spend a good portion of today working on the Soxaholix site redesign. Hopefully, I'll make some real progress.

Until then …



On the site re-design, I think Lisa should be strutting her stuff along the top of the page.

"Temps Gone Wild" action.

How about a large Berocca sign? Tropical flavor of course(it being ST and all)

in re:Lost

Jack says to the guy. "Did the Sox really win the Series?"

Totally disconnected from the show.

What the fuck.


Look, If it ain't broke don't fix it!!!!

in re: Lost.

I missed last night's episode (and it figures it was a yummy Sayid-centric episode), but checked out lostpedia today and found "All the Numbers are retired Yankee jersey numbers." And writers/prducers, Cruse and Lindelhof, are Sox and MFY fans, respectively.

Lou, back a season or two ago when Jack was held prisoner by The Others, Ben came to him with a videotape. He wanted information and told Jack he'd send him home. Home to New England, where the Red Sox had just won the World Series (2004). Then he plays him the tape. Jack is dumbfounded and taken off guard that The Others had contact with the outside world (something the survivors didn't know until that point). Of course, Ben was also monkeying with Jack's brain, because who'd believe that the Red Sox had finally won a World Series...and could you grasp that concept at the same time as you were trying to understand that there might be an easy way off the island...

A little psychological warfare against Jack who was being extremely tight-lipped and pain-in-the-ass. Make more sense now?

not really.


don't do this to me

What was really said at the Congressional Hearing:
Subject: A Few Good Baseball Players

Clemens: You want answers?

Congressman: I think I'm entitled to them.

Clemens: You want answers?

Congressman: I want the truth!

Clemens: You can't handle the truth! Son, we live in a world that has baseballs. And those balls have to be hit by men with bats. Who's gonna do it? You? You, Congressman? I have a greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom. You weep for steroids and you curse HGH. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know: that HGH, while illegal, probably sells tickets. And my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, sells tickets...You don't want the truth. Because deep down, in places you don't talk about at parties, you want me on that mound. You need me on that mound! We use words like “fastall”, “slider”, “splitfinger”...We use these words as the backbone to a life spent playing a sport. You use 'em as a punchline. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and falls asleep to the Sportscenter clips I provide, & then questions the manner in which I provide it! I'd rather you just said “thank you” and went on your way. Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a bat and dig in. Either way, I don't give a damn what you think you're entitled to!

Congressman: Did you order the HGH?

Clemens: (quietly) I did the job you sent me to do.

Congressman: Did you order the HGH?

Clemens: You're gddamn right I did!!

Fernsco, that made me laugh out loud. Thanks for the chuckle.

Anyone else as depressed as I that we may have seen the last ever episode of FNL last week?

fernsco that was hilarous. I just caught that movie for the nth time the other day. Still love it even if I hate Cruise's wacky scientology act.

Very funny.


The NBC site (I'm too lazy to find the link) says it'll be back on March 21st with 4 new episodes. I suspect those will be the last 4 ever, but I think they will run them.

Thanks, hb. Small comfort, but comfort it is...

No beer cart today, as I'm off to the studio to record a voice-over.

Have a good weekend everyone.

BTW, saw on Chowhound yesterday that Redbones may be serving BBQ at Fenway this year or next.

My suggested name for the pulled pork sandwich:

The Pulled Hammy.

(I'm here all week, try the veal.)


Last night's Lost: Best WTF? Ending

I know the owners of Redbones, and they've been talking to the Red Sox about possibly expanding to Fenway for 2-3 years now. The last I heard it wasn't going to happen, but that was last summer so maybe it's back on the table.

In "Lost" time they've only been on the island a few months...hopefully Jack will get back to see the second WS championship

Course the numbers in Lost are retired Yankee jerseys.

4 -- Lou Gehrig
8 -- Yogi Berra
8 (again) -- Bill Dickey
15 -- Thurman Munson
16 -- Whitey Ford
23 -- Don Mattingly
42 -- Jackie Robinson

Don't even try to calculate the odds of a coincidence. Thought you guyz knew. You don't know dick about the white man, son.

And, just in case you were wondering about the reason for entering the code every 108 minutes --

4+8+15+16+23+42 = 108

108, of course, is the date of Don Larsen's perfect game.


The universe in perfect symmetry. I am the walrus. Goo goo ga joob.

Impressive, pt - ineluctable modality.

The retired numbers thread brings back to me a question I've had ever since I moved back to MA and became able to watch Sawx games again. You see the retired Sawx numbers along the (I think) RF pavilion, all in red, except for one blue 42. Whazzat? 42 was Jackie Robinson's number, as I recall, but his only Sawx connection was the phony "tryout" he was given right after WWII. TIA for any light anyone can shed on this.

Robinson's number was retired by MLB in 1997, and is in Dodger blue at Fenway. The nine active players wearing 42 at the time (including Mo Vaughn) were grandfathered in. The only player still wearing it is Mo Rivera.

Esse est percipi, SDU. Hot rocks under the feet of the Stones.

Your secret is safe with me. I will never reveal that the Lost characters really traveled to Australia to see SDU.

More on the number 42 -- remember how Jack makes a big deal out of telling Ana Lucia that he's sitting in seat 42F? Jackie Robinson Crusoe indeed.

Ug, It's Monday. It's President's day.

It's a day I'm at work.

BTW, underrated hamburger: Waterfront Cafe, Commercial Street, North End.

New Shanghai has better XO noodles than Jumbo Seafood.

My girlfiend's cream cheese and green olive sandwich is disgusting, but she didn't take to kindly to my mentioning that.

On the other hand, my Tabasco, cottage cheese and sardine sandwich remains the example that all other sammies are judged by.

Is it 4:30 on Friday yet?

//On the other hand, my Tabasco, cottage cheese and sardine sandwich remains the example that all other sammies are judged by.//

Oh. My. God.
That's amazing

I love cream cheese mixed with greek olives, one of my fave taste combos ever.

H.B., is your real name Abby?

Bob, h.b. - YUK!!

Heh (and ewwww at the same time).

I'm 99.99999% sure H.B. isn't Abby. However, as you well know, SDU, he just might be that hot bartendress at The Baseball Tavern.

//he just might be that hot bartendress at The Baseball Tavern.//

That's what I'm clinging to.

a comfort food favorite dinner is Ham Steak with Cottage Cheese (with Canned Corn and Scalloped Potatoes as well)

The cold cottage cheese dances nicely with the hot salty ham.

Try it! You'll like it.

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