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My baby takes the morning train

The Theo Era Sox avoid arbitration again, signing Youks to 1 yr at 3 mil.


Sweet. And with Spring Training only days away, we're that much closah to talking about who'll win the AL East rathah than who won a Grammy.


Damn, my wife had that on last night and I got my first look at this Amy Winehouse creature. Jesus Christ I guess you know you're getting old when pop stahs not only no longah seem sexy but seem downright gross.


Ah, don't beat yourself up Al, Winehouse is a total skankshaft.


Seriously, I caught her performance last night on the Grammys, and this morning I woke up with the clap.


I like that short hair Rihanna is wearing, though. I hope that becomes a trend. Long hair has nevah really done it for me.


On second thought, Al, maybe you're are getting old. Short hair? Jeez, let's just bring back the 80s why don't we.


What's wrong with that? Sheena Easton? The "Papa Don't Preach" period Madonna? That shit was hot.


Heh, this is coming from a guy who on weekends sports a Members Only jacket with the sleeves pushed up to his elbows.


Listen you kids, some looks are so classic they nevah go out of style.



yuh, and well, that's all like fine, but imagine your frame of reference is Mckendree Spring, Tom Rush, and the band Rhinocerous. Not to mention Vanilla Fudge.

Time, as they say, is a bitch.


ps Truck Day was wonderful.

Not everything about the '80s was bad, musically. X was still in their prime (although "Los Angeles" was '78).

Bring back the Lincoln Stovepipe hat-now there was a look :D

McKendree Spring played at my High School.Hadn't thought of them in years,thanks Lou

Did anybody notice that the members only jacket was $53. just think you could have saved your old crap and gotten double for it years later. If only I would have saved my metal lunch boxes...why didn't anyone tell me.

The 80's rocked and still do. I've been listening to the Fixx for the last 2-weeks. Much better than most of the crap out now. (Sorry Bob)

Women cut their long hair when they settle down with the job, kids, house and husband. Very unattractive. I see those women at the store shopping all the time. (Shudder)

This strip reminds me of my favorite throwaway line from the Onion in Our Dumb Century: "Members Only jackets, just for members?"

The Amy Winehouse/Mark Ronson collaboration "Valerie" was on Dutch MTV constantly when I was there- and it's been playing on infinite repeat on my iPod in the car ever since. Wicked addictive song. Although if I were macabre enough to participate in a Dead Pool, she'd still be my choice...

I concur Nat.

Wino may look scary but her music is the shit. If I were a crack addict I'd be all over that.

As it is I live in a van down by the river.

Ah, 80's flashback...

A Monday-day warrior
Week end died,
Today's Tom Sawyer
Celtic pride.

Though his hart is not broken,
Don't put him down as arrogant.
No bitch has his resplendence,
Writing out the day's events.

The Rivah!

What you say about his cartoony
Is what you say about society.
Catch the riffs, catch the myth
Catch the mystery, catch the Temp.

His world is, his world is,
Bill and Doug and Steve,
Maybe Circle or Al or Mike.

Today's Tom Sawyer,
He gets high on you,
And the space he invades
He gets by on you.

Vince Gill cracked me the hell up. I love Herbie as much as the next guy, but that Joni Mitchell tribute album did nothing for me.

If you like Amy Winehouse, check out Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, on Daptone records. Pure throwback funk and soul. They were the backup band for Winehouse's last record.

Sharon finally quit her day job as a guard ot Riker's a couple of years ago. I love her.

Somedays im sleeping when the strip fires up, but this is the first time Ive heard Al speak that I can remember. Nice counterpoint to Doug Bill and Mike.

Nothing laugh out loud funny, but days like today remind of why I LOVE this strip.

An article in the NYT yesterday regarding Clemens. See Selection Bias

Written by some profs at the Wharton School. Kaz only pointed this out about three weeks ago. You should have written it up Kaz.

PS. - HB, if I have completely screwed up the link, please delete so as to contain my mortification.

Frank, thanks for the recommendation! Just listened to the samples of "100 Days, 100 Nights" on Amazon. She's great, and definitely Winehouse-esque. When I get home to my Macbook Air (just bought, highly recommend, it's sexxxxay!) tonight, will make sure to download.

Yaz, that is an awesome read! Thanks! I'm so damn smart, S-M-R-T! (simpsons joke, for those who don't get it).

In the meantime, did the Truck see its shadow or something? Who ordered another 2 weeks of winter!? 20 degrees F outside, wind chill makes it like 2 deg F at noon today (-7 deg C, feels like -17 deg C to you, sdu).

Jan 28, 2008: "The whole thing is abysmal from a statistical validity point-of-view. They spend more time trying to establish how he trends compared to 1-2 other pitchers and not how it compares to the whole league..." --Kaz

Feb 10, 2008: "By comparing Clemens only to those who were successful in the second act of their careers, rather than to all pitchers who had a similarly successful first act, the report artificially minimizes the chances that Clemens’s numbers will seem unusual. Statisticians call this problem selection bias." --Wharton professors

Jan 28, 2008: "This also would have been about 40x more impressive if it'd been done by an independent agency hired by them instead of by their internal stat guy." --Kaz

Feb 10, 2008: "Statisticians-for-hire have a tendency to choose comparison groups that support their clients. A careful analysis, and a better informed public, are the best defense against such smoke and mirrors." --Wharton professors

Where's my honorary degree, Wharton?

Hey lc,

Did you hear Dale Arnold is taking the #3 position?

Could be worse...

Hell, it WAS worse.


Hey lc,

Did you hear Dale Arnold is taking the #3 position?

Could be worse...

Hell, it WAS worse.


tnx mike. I think it's a good move.


I just got something better than an honorary degree from Wharton...

I won the Second Chance Lottery to purchase opening day or Yankees game tickets!

Kaz, that would be a perfect time to wear your bedazzled World Series Champs shirt.

Maybe my good female friend that I gave the shirt to can wear it instead. I don't look good in sequins. :)

Catching up after a long day.

Has anybody ever seen Ms. Winehouse and Iggy Pop in the same room together?

I'll be here all week.

OK - it's 10:40, there is no strip. Anyone else feel like Panic in Needle Park?

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