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Daily Crasher Entries for January, 2009

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Super Bowl 43 vs President 43

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Is there any doubt that Super Bowl 43 is going to be a lot better than President 43? Some years the Super Bowls don't get anyone excited. The last few years we've been lucky. And it's great to hear all ...

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Honking at the Homeless

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Yesterday morning I was running late, and of course Murphy's Law...I drove up to an accident. It probably happened an hour earlier. But the idiots in front of me all had to slow down at look at the mangled vehicle ...

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Talking with Peter Max

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Artist Peter Max is arguably the most famous living artist. I talked to him recently, and the conversation seemed to keep going back to music. He talked about his studio in New York, that’s 30,000 square feet. He told me ...

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Monster Truck Shows -- death of a 6 and 93-year-old

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My girlfriend and I walked in the other day and turned the TV on. There was a story about a 93-year-old man that froze to death. Now, sometimes the stories about a person freezing to death make sense. It could ...

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100 Point Basketball Game

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As a kid, I'd read anything I could about the old-time basketball players. Their stories always fascinated me. There was the New York Knicks teams in the early 70s, with an injured Willis Reed coming out and helping them win ...

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Miley Cyrus Dating Habits -- And Celebrity Parents

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A few celebrity stories caught my eye over the weekend. One was John Travolta being involved in an extortion plot. Someone said they took photos of his dying son in the ambulance and that they'd sell them to the tabloids ...

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The Dog Blog II -- The Maltese Falcon

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So my girlfriend and I had gone to all the shelters. We spent lots of time on this thing. We'd drive down to Chula Vista to see one dog, and we wouldn't care for it, or other people already had ...

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Sports Shorts -- LT and high school violations

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A few of the local sports stations (the ones that haven't fired their hosts, anyway), are talking about how the Chargers are handling the LaDanian Tomlinson situation. It's a good topic, but really, if you're a Chargers fan, you're kind ...

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And the Oscar Goes To....

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I saw the list of Oscar nominations. A lot of what everyone would expect...Slumdog Millionaire and Benjamin Buttons getting loads of award nominations. Same with Doubt, Milk, and all the usual suspects. I saw that there was no Clint Eastwood, ...

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Blood and Chlorine

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The other day I was at LA Fitness, having just finished a few games of basketball. I don't usually get there at noon, and when I walked in there were so many people I decided instead of waiting 20 minutes ...

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The Dog Blog

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So I decided to get a dog. As a kid, my older brother and I always hounded my parents for one. But, we had two things going against us. When we had pet lizards and snakes (which we caught in ...

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When black smoke hits your eye from a big pizza pie, that's amore

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I finally got around to reading the last issue of the Reader. And when I came to Barbs column about making pizza, two things happened. It made me crave pizza the entire weekend. I thought I'd get my fill watching ...

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Overrated Movies -- Gran Torino, Wrestler, Reader, and Slumdog Millionaire

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I think Doubt lived up to the hype, although as we argued in an earlier thread, it didn't achieve it's main objective with me (which is, that you're supposed to have 'doubt' as to whether ot not Hoffman molested the ...

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Angel at the Fence -- The Comedy of Robert Schimmel

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There's nothing as fun as watching a great comedian. And I love talking about comedy. I've been arguing with my girlfriend about Chris Rock. She thinks he's great. I think he's okay, but overrated. For some reason, black comedians can ...

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Sinking on an Airplane

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I thought I could do a blog about Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner doing what celebrity couples do best. No, not getting divorced. But giving their child a crappy name. They went with Seraphina Rose Elizabeth. Their first daughter Violet ...

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A May Day in January -- Pilot Faking His Death

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When that businessman crashed his plane and faked his death, a few things popped into my mind. First, that there were people that believed Jim Morrison and Elvis faked their deaths. Or that the Beatles covered up for Paul dying. ...

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Buying Brides With Beer

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I heard on Headline News that a woman was auctioning off her virginity, and the bidding was in the millions. But these stories pop up ever few years, and everything that can be said about 'em already has been. What ...

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Shake it Up -- A great local band, crazy animals attacking

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I did a music feature on a local band called The Shake Ups. I really dug their sound. A nice mix of poppy sounding tunes, like the Cars and B-52s, put in a blender. And they covered a Nick Lowe ...

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Bad Customer Service

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Well, since the blog the other day got some people talking about a doctor or hairdresser working on you, and instead talking with other people, I thought about the bad customer service I've gotten the past few days. In the ...

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God Save the Queen

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I saw The Wrestler the other night. It was good, but not as great as the critics say it is. And Maresa Tomei is badly miscast. Don't get me wrong, seeing her naked I'm fine with (although it was a ...

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The Swimmer

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Well, I'm proud of myself for sticking with LA Fitness. When I joined last year as a New Years resolution to lose weight, I didn't want to become one of those statistics. The gyms love January. They have to. And, ...

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Dear Abby -- Who's Your Daddy? And What Do We Call Him?

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I had torn out a Dear Abby last week, in case I was at my computer and it was time to blog, and was too lazy to think of a topic. I thought the question was funny and would throw ...

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Music Notes

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A few deaths of note in the music world. The first was a band that had their first album come out the year I was born...1969. Ron Asheton, the guitarist with Iggy Pop and the Stooges, passed away. He was ...

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San Diego Stupid Chargers

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No Fred, don't get excited. This has nothing to do with any stadium issues or the team moving, or any of that. It has to do with idiotic NFL players, doing idiotic things. I said once before, I couldn't believe ...

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Anita O'Day Day

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I always complain when my friends want to go see a documentary, and then I end up loving them. This year, I was a bit disappointed with the Hunter S. Thompson documentary. And the other day I saw the one ...

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San Diego Super Chargers

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So I'm driving back from the dry cleaners an hour ago, and I hear an AM sports station talking about the Chargers. A guy with a thick accent called in, saying that LaDanian Tomlinson is a big baby, because he's ...

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Leaving Off the Airplane

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On New Year's Day, nine Muslims were kicked off a flight from Washington to Florida. As they were boarding, they got into a conversation about where the safest place to sit on a plane was. They talked about being close ...

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The Idiotic Charles Barkley

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I've read articles from people that complain about ex-athletes being hired to write or broadcast sports events. To me, it makes sense. Why not have a person like Dan Fouts, who is good looking, a great speaker, and knows about ...

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Lottery Tickets

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The guy I've been playing racquetball with for 20 years, once had an interesting idea when we were in the sauna after the game. He said that if either of us wins the lottery, we should buy a mansion that ...

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