– Mr. Andrew Cashmere, known to readers of Paul Daugherty’s TML blog as “Nosepile,” writes his second guest column. Topics include sports funks, Demolition beating Strike Force for the Tag Team Championship at Wrestlemania, Top 5 lists, insomnia, giving Chad Ochocinco a pass and Golden Glove winners. He once again works in the phrase “clear and present danger.” He also kindly gives us a shoutout. You should read it.
– Alert Reader Matt Brenner calls our attention to the Baby Snuggie. Those of you with sensitive dispositions; who have recently ingested food; or who have nightmares about the movie Aliens should probably look away.
How many takes were required before they got one of this baby actually smiling in the midst of this torment? Two dozen? A hundred? Several thousand?
– Via Matt Masterson, “Ten facts about Mike Brown’s record-setting ineptitude in Cincy” at WhoDeyRevolution. We’ll pick, at random, one of the ten facts:
9. Since 1991 there have been 13 times when an NFL team began the season 0-8. The Bengals have done it four of those times.
We’d be lying if we said we had any real affection toward the Bengals. But this is the kind of ineptitude you must take pity on. This is Pittsburgh Pirates-level ineptitude. We could revisit the argument over which of those two teams has been more cursed over the last two decades (and we’d still argue for the Pirates), but let’s side aside our differences and simply say: There is no joy in WhoDeyville.
– Hat tip to Jackie Spycher for introducing us to Henri:
This video makes Scooter Thomas cry every time.
– And Oscar the Cat, a kindred spirit with Scooter Thomas and guest blogger at the Hoobler household, reviews Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom. Sample line: “I never got a crack at The Corrections, and I may have been one of the few mammals on the planet that did not read it or at least venture an opinion without reading it, be it a purr or a demur.”