Barkley had me rolling Monday night with his commentary during the
Redskins and Eagles game. I think Charles brought up a very good point
when discussing the "Film-Gate" or whatever it is you want to call the
filming of the Jets by Boston Bill and the Patriot Thrill. Baseball
players steal signs (especially when on second base) and basketball
players have a scout team play as if they are the upcoming opponent
before the game, all to get into the heads of their opponents and try
to predict what they will do. (I have even watched fighters in the UCF
look up at the big-screen to see where their opponents faces are
located when they have their bodies turned in order to punch their
opponent in the face. So why is it so much of a disgrace when it
happens in the NFL?
The key changes? Slice the potatoes thinner and cook them a little
hotter. Rather than cutting the potatoes into inch-thick chunks (which
usually meant quartering small baby red potatoes), I now cut them into
about 1/2 inch slices. And now the most important improvement of all:
roast them in duck fat.
I wonder if some Ph.D. out there in the land of Academia has considered
doing a study of spam (the e-kind, not the canned kind) and what it
says about the unexpressed dark desires of the American people.
The private security firm, Blackwater, was banned from operations
in Baghdad today. This edict was handed down by the new Iraqi
government. You can bet your butt that soon, like probably later today,
our government here will stomp all over the power of the purportedly
much-longed-for, self-governing Iraq, and will put Blackwater right
back in business.
Since our last entry regarding public transportation vs. Jaguar, oil
reaches $82.16 with a massive Fed rate cut as Alan Greenspan, on a book
tour, finally admits the war is "largely" over oil. Maybe people out
there will finally listen to Easy Al, rather than our big mouths.
Despite the admission of Greenspan, one of us feels very beaten up
today while the other sees some hope in the recent rate cut situation.
Generally, one can't be certain what ponds and other water bodies in
the Charleston area have alligators in them. It's best if you don't
know the pond, to not send your dog into the water. Even a 6 foot
alligator can easily grab and drown a 75 lb. Labrador. I don't even
want to think about the Big Boys that are lurking about.
Me, or the blog. I’m predictably busy and borderline psychotic. Why
in the hell did I think it was a good idea to give my last day at work
only TWO days before I was moving? That gives me almost no cushion
time to frantically pack at the last minute. Instead, I’m staying up
till 3 AM packing, then getting up and going to work early and busting
ass all day to try and get things settled here, then I go home and
start packing again.
Blood sugar, I mean. Mine has been high in the morning in the past and
I've been struggling with how to get it down. For a while, eating a
little protein before bed worked. Exercise in early evening also seemed
to help. But the numbers are creeping back up and that's not good.
Patrick on the double standard:
A few weeks ago, a college student wrote a letter to his local newspaper questioning the way a block party had been covered.
Specifically, he complained that the media had unfairly portrayed
college students as “irresponsible” and suggested that accusations of
“rowdy” behavior was unjustified.
Everyone has an opinion about something and we definitely have our opinions about the people around us - family, friends, acquaitances, even people whom we do not personally know. It is human nature to be opinionted, but my opinion of someone else doesn't necessarily make it true.
Brock is the author of four political books, including “The Republican
Noise Machine: Right-Wing Media and How It Corrupts Democracy.’ His
preceding book, “Blinded by the Right: The Conscience of an
Ex-Conservative,” was a 2002 New York Times best-selling political
memoir in which he chronicled his years as a conservative media
insider. Remember that silly cover photo on The New York Times Magazine
featuring that leopard print mini skirt-sportin’ leggy bile-spewing
blonde Laura Ingaham? Meeeeeeeow!
Lowcountry Blogs is our attempt to keep up with the comings and goings of an active local blogging community. These days it's written primarily by Heather Solos of Moncks Corner Moments and administered by Dan Conover of Xark!. To have your site added to The Big Blogroll or the other lists here, e-mail us your URL, along with a one-sentence description of its focus, style, etc.
Heather's e-mail: Cantalyssa@aol.com; Dan's e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Tuesday, May 16, 2006, the first large gathering of Lowcountry bloggers met in Charleston at a harbor-front bar for the Inaugural Charleston Blog Party.
On the agenda: 1. Drinking; 2. Talking; 3. Posing for pictures with Windviel's incredibly cool Mustang.
Photos by Janet Edens Conover
Adam Boozer A local creative director's commentary on his new life in Charleston.
Afrogeek Mom and Dad Afrogeeks: Black people who love Buffy and Star Wars, who have their own folder at the comic book shop, who thought Living Color (the band, not the show) was the bomb, who always wanted to know where the black elves were in D&D. And now they have kids.
Agricola A politically oriented blog by a conservative Charleston native.
Ask Elsa The public editor at The P&C talks about fairness, ethics, and anything else readers want to know about their newspaper.
Audubon South Carolina A blog by "Swampy," a.k.a. Mark Musselman, the director of education at the Audubon Center of the Francis Beidler Forest. The blog has an environmental focus and documents whatever strikes his fancy during the work day.
Baxter sez... An eclectic general-interest blog by "a professional feminist" and a "white Christian Southern male."
Bessie Gantt's Journal A blog about raising triplets, which is just kind of amazing in its own right, when you consider that a mom could have time to blog while raising triplets.
Bill Hawkins The executive editor of The Post and Courier blogs at Charleston.net.
Eat A Charleston City Paper foodie blog by Jeff Allen.
Fantasy Mashup Fantasy football coverage, commentary, conversation and cartoons from Dan and Janet of Xark.
Feedback File A Charleston City Paper music blog by T. Ballard Lesemann.
Feminists for Colbert Women's and Gender Studies at the College of Charleston LOVES Stephen Colbert. Why? Not only is he a Charleston, SC native, but how great was his segment with Gloria Steinem and Jane Fonda
Smoke Free Action Network This is a news source for all people who want to make South Carolina smoke free. Many cities have already enacted legislation on this issue, now it's time for the whole state to go smoke free.
Tartelette aux USA Helene is a baker three days a week, a personal trainer three days a week, has a master's degree in history and is a French woman married to an American man. Guaranteed to make you hungry.
The Back Channel The Charleston City Paper's omniblog has morphed nicely into a daily feed of the latest posts from the outfit's growing stable of staff-written special topic blogs.
The Birds and Fishes As the Curator of Birds and Fishes out at Cypress Gardens, and a huge fan of it too, I decided there should be a site about the weekly world of animal care. I hope to educate, enlighten and maybe add a laugh to your day.
The Blogland of Earl Capps Various topics, but here's a blogger who not only writes about politics, he does some of his own reporting.
The Bushido Way An entertaining mix of politics, sports and some kind of special sauce. Big on baseball.
Educators for Jim Rex Talk education ideas with the campaign of a Democratic candidate for State Superintendant of Education.
POLITICSROCKS.COM A team blog based in Spartanburg devoted to politics, with an emphasis on state politics. The main writer is the son of a Democratic state senator. Team members also produce Sports Talk Rocks, a blog devoted to Palmetto State sports.