Thursday, March 27, 2008

Mr. Egg McMuffin Dies

The man who invented the popular egg sandwich as a way to introduce breakfast to McDonald's passed away at age 89. I have a soft spot (no obesity pun intended) for these little sandwhiches, which I used to love to get after hockey practice when I was a kid. RIP.

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Dads and their daughters -- special from the beginning

Beliefnet columnist Rod Dreher blogs about a tender and lovely moment between he and his 17-month-old daughter. He is right -- the differences between the genders start early. Though I hope his daughter also gives him a few sports-related treasured moments, like mine has!

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Isn't This Treason?

Two members of Congress took a trip to the Middle East right before the start of the Iraq War. Many thought then that Reps. Jim McDermott and David Bonior looked like they were too close to cozying up to Saddam Hussein. Now the feds say the trip was financed by Hussein's own intelligence unit, through a Michigan "charity."

McDermott and Bonior say they didn't know how the "charity" got its money. That could be true. But aren't they at least a little bit embarrassed? From the Post story, it doesn't appear so.

It's worth noting that not too many generations ago, the director of the "charity" would at least having to worry about the potential for his head being put inside a hangman's noose.

(HT of sorts: Marshall Manson)


Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Why college is more fun than the pros

Yet another reason.. the band. Love this UW Spring Concert shot. On, Wisconsin!


Monday, March 24, 2008

New York Governer Admits to Using Cocaine and Marijuana

Gov. Paterson, who confessed to repeated infidelities last week, admitted tonight that he used cocaine and marijuana when he was in his 20s. When does this stop? This latest seems less of a big deal, and it makes me wonder whether next month he'll admit to leaving the toilet seat up.

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Somebody Picks the 10 Best/Worst Puns in the World

I am not sure these are either best or worst -- 'carp to carp walleting' is a pun? -- but since puns are part of this blog, I had to offer something up.

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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Australian woman kills husband in Bruce Springsteen argument

See? It's dangerous to not let people listen to Bruce.

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Trauma surgeon has own trauma over a boy's death

An emotion-packed account of what it was like for one trauma surgeon as he stared at the lifeless body of an 11-year-old boy dying of gunshot wounds. May God continue to bless this doctor, and the poor mother of the boy who died. Check out the other coverage of the shooting on

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Wednesday, March 05, 2008

McCain seals the deal as Huckabee plans to drop out

I've removed my Mike Huckabee sticker from the blog, and the bumper sticker will come off the car tomorrow. It's clear that Sen. John McCain has clinched the Republican nomination. I'm glad to have supported Gov. Huckabee, a good and decent man and the only one who consistently outperformed expectations.

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Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Gone 4-ever?

I can say I saw him play at home and on the road. Brett Favre was the most fun and most nerve-wracking quarterback a fan could ever watch. Long-time Packer fans should savor the sweet, sweet memories that this cartoon captures.