Friday, May 27, 2011
Monday, May 23, 2011
I was helping Emmet get dressed one morning -- pull-on pants, no-button shirt, slip-on shoes, etc. -- when we had the following exchange:
Emmet: Mom, did you know that light isn't really matter? It's really just an idea, even though it can affect matter through radiation... (continues in this vein for a while)
Me: Go to the potty, Emmet; we'll talk about particle physics when you're done.
Friday, May 20, 2011
I used to like Norm McDonald. I thought he was very funny on SNL; I thought they were wrong to run him off. I usually like his stand-up routines.
But Norm's new show, Sports Show with Norm McDonald, grates my nerves. 80% of his set list falls into two categories:
1) "hoo-boy that Tiger Woods sure is a hound dog;"
2) women's sports are dumb.
As far as the former goes -- well, everyone struggles for material, I guess. But the latter really pisses me off. His basic -- I should say "base" -- idea is that no one wants to watch women's sports, and the sports are therefore useless. Fuck you, Norm McDonald. People watch women play different sports than what they watch men play, but the ratings for some women's sports are better than those for their male counterparts.
Norm, I think it's high time Serena Williams send you the way of historical footnote Bobby Riggs.