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Friday, May 29, 2009
Near as I can tell, this one hasn't been released in the United States. At least not yet.
Caught some of the UEFA Champions League final between Manchester United and Barcelona the other day on Sirius. Good stuff. Coincidentally, the Howard Stern show is off this week for vacation. So in looking for something to listen to, I landed on BBC Radio 1 via Sirius.
On another occasion when Stern was on vacation, I had listened to the Chris Moyles show on BBC Radio 1 and liked pretty well. It's a morning show that they play on tape delay here. It's a group of folks on the air with a main host.. It's great hearing the accents and the different use of language. Some funny stuff, too. I enjoyed it and went back this week.
This was one of the tunes they played during the show this morning. Let's dedicate it to JD Harmeyer, shall we? Brilliant!
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
mrs. noternie arrived home first and discovered the theft. The police (or the po-po if you use my niece's phrase) came and took a report and listing of all stolen stuff. A neighbor actually saw a very strange guy walking down the street with a black duffel bag and--you guessed it--a black guitar case. Said he gave her the creeps. She was worried he would approach her, in which case her plan was to spray him with the garden hose she was using to water the grass, grab her daughter who was sleeping in her car seat and head for the house.
Turns out he had tried to get into a neighbor's house, but didn't make it all the way in. Someone over that way also apparently got a look at the guy.
So now we've got to go through a sucky inventory and estimating process to do a claim for the insurance company, I guess. Investigations are also underway for an alarm system for the nest.
It's all very sucky, sucky, sucky. My wife has lost some things that are very important to her. The stuff taken from me was mostly just stuff. For both of us, the biggest loss is some of her happiness and her feeling of comfort and security in the house.
Pardon my French, but you're an asshole, burglar guy. I am wishing some very uncomfortable experiences on your person.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Circa a long time ago. Was reminded of this songs wonderfullness the other day when I heard it on Radio Margaritaville, Sirius Channel 31. Now I can't get it out of my head and I don't mind.
I'd like to get mrs. noternie on a slow boat to China.
Who was by his side when he passed? Minnie Mouse, of course. Actually, it was. His wife has been the voice of Minnie Mouse.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Tip #1 to the two guys having a chat about drumming up business either in a booth or on the floor of the New England Expo for Business or another one coming up in Metro West: When you're having your conversation while standing at the urinals in the men's room, you might want to wash your hands on the way out if you hope to do business with anyone else in there, like me.
I wish I had gotten their personal and company names off their badges. Alas, I was busy washing my hands. Wouldn't you love to know before a meeting that John Doe from Business, Inc doesn't wash his hands? Maybe I could do a composite sketch...
And even though a few people have suspected that bone marrow donation is a painful procedure, I hope they do call me and say they need it. It'd be really nice to know you gave a chance to someone facing those long odds, wouldn't it?
Go ahead, check it out.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
Here's what they'll cite:
Patriots get perfect season, but only regular season.
DOWN GOES BRADY! DOWN GOES BRADY!
Sox lose to Rays(!) in ALCS.
ORRtease can't hit anymore.
Two Game 7 loses in the TDBanknorthFleetBankBostonNotAsLoudAsTheOld Garden in a four day span.
Yes, some of these things overlap with the Celt's banner last year and BU winning the national championship in hockey. But we're not talking about geniuses here, we're talking about people who believe in curses and don't really like Boston. People like CHB.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
By the Ventures. Go Bruins!
Note: Yes, Emerson, Lake and Palmer did a version of a song called Nut Rocker origianlly recorded by B Bumble and the Singers. But I think this is the one used by the Bruins and Channel 38 back in the day.
Wonder if Freddy will be in the building tonight.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Sure, a good deal of it is probably attributable to the sucker punch and the reaction of the league and the Whalers, but the NHL playoffs are always exciting. First round demolition of the Habs was fun, too.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
He was doing a regular shift on WEEI yesterday and they had Dan Duquette, who had slammed Merloni’s comments, call in and discuss it with Lou live. You can listen to the exchange here.
Clearly, if the Sox bras--and potentially management of other clubs--didn’t tell players to take steroids, they knew they were being used and the advice they gave encouraged their use. When you go from warning about the risks to advising about the rewards when they are used in a specific way, you not only concede they are being used widely by players, but you condone it. And when a team condones something like that, you encourage it, if only indirectly.
Duquette’s a schmo, by the way.
Monday, May 11, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Either that or Bay's allowed to take four minutes to round the bases the next time he takes Jabba deep.
First team to have a player charge the mound is a rotten egg.
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
I've been able to train myself to throw a football pretty well with both arms, but there's a lot more mechanics involved in pitching. There's also a lot more talent required to get a professional contract.
The funniest aspect of the story might be the rule they made up to deal with the switch pitcher-switch hitter showdowns.
Here's where our nation's English heritage is a win-lose. Coffee took off here in large part due to the boycott on tea. But they were still such English-y tea lovers that they added sugar and cream to sweeten it up.
My mom drinks it black and maybe that's why I do. I like the taste better than the sweet stuff and it makes life a lot easier for me that I don't have to worry about finding and adding things. Just brew, pour and drink.
I can't remember ever agreeing with a Jacoby column before today.
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
"The End" was one of the first movies rented for the family VCR back in the day. And his appearances in the Mel Brooks movies were excellent as well.
To me he might be the prototypical "funny fat guy."
Monday, May 4, 2009
Celts miss Garnett desperately on the defensive end. They've looked lost on the offensive end the last few games, too.
Friday, May 1, 2009
Most probably know it. I'm not sure how many like it. I do not. But a coworker heard it while on vacation with her husband, parents and in laws and remarked how everybody knew it and was bopping along.
I present it here so that she can reminisce about a warm climate with pool, beach, drink and no responsibility to go to work.
Amy Winehouse puts her gift to work in a remake of the Shirelles' classic. Too bad she's such a trainwreck of a human being. Winehouse is a very talented singer.
Note: Gerry Coffin and Carole King wrote the song. It's been done by lots of prominent folks since. And with good reason. Great song.