Daily Archives: February 2, 2014

Super Bowl Poll

Woody Allen Cheerleader squad?

Woody Allen Cheerleader squad?

The Experts say it’ll be a close game, “best offense vs. best defense” and the game totals I’m seeing guessed are pretty much along the lines of 24-21, Denver prevailing. Contrarian that I am, I figure one side’s going to figure out the other and whup ’em. If it’s the Seahawks, then maybe the score will be low, but my (figurative) money’s on Denver out-smarting the Seahwaks and pounding the snot out of the. Walt’s in at Denver 31, Seahawks, 17, I’m guessing Denver 41, Seahawks 13. I know exactly nothing about football except that the guy throwing the ball is usually the quarterback, but somehow I suspect that makes me just as qualified to guess the outcome as the experts. Your chance to win precisely nothing is here. Go for it.

UPDATE: Looks like my Seahawk prediction of 13 points was, er, a little off. On the other hand, I did no worse than these quants, who picked Denver by +3. 

UPDATE II : Wow, the poll results show an amazing number of readers picked Seattle to win! I probably should have shut off voting by, say, the first five minutes.

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Fine by me

 

On guard

On guard

East Hampton residents stop deer culling plans. I certainly don’t want to hunt in the Hamptons, let alone visit there, so I don’t care what happens to the inhabitants, although I am cheering the deer ticks on, and won’t be too upset to see an outbreak of the deadly powassan virus among the animal lovers on Hampton beaches.

The resident deer population out there is estimated to be 35,000; if the deer do what deer usually do and double their numbers in two years, it will be interesting to watch the results. Friends of Animals is on record as preferring that deer starve to death rather than be shot, and its sister group PETA is fond of claiming that it’s hunting that causes deer to overpopulate, and argues that creating no-hunting sanctuaries will bring the numbers in check. That’s never happened, of course, but it’s nice to think it will, this time.

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Well besides that, he’s just wrong

Daily Caller: “Cruel, heartless Obama mocks his most loyal, unquestioning supporters: art history majors.”

Urges parents to prod their children towards careers in fluid hydraulics (plumbing ) rather than incur huge debts obtaining useless degrees in art history and the like (no mention of victimhood studies, though). The audience: manufacturing workers at a GE gas engine factory, applauded, but academics around the country have reacted with shocked outrage.

That’s understandable – we’re talking basic bread-and-butter professor jobs here – but they should have mentioned the many, many career opportunities afforded art history majors, like these:

Hanging "wall accessories" at Hotel 6s

Hanging “wall accessories” at Motel 6

Painting fences

Painting fences

Pole Dancer

Pole Dancing

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