The definitive Manning-Brady guide

Are you a member of the media?
Are you a Patriots fan?
Did you attend the University of Michigan from 1998-99?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, Brady is better. Otherwise, it’s Manning.

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My Most Mysterious Musical…

Darn the lack of a synonym for “preference” or “taste” beginning with the letter M.


Anyway, I haven’t posted in a while, but there are voices (outside my head, thank you very much) telling me that, contrary to popular belief, some people actually stop by here once in a great while.


Under such pressure (I’m wilting!), I’m certainly not beyond discussing contrived and uninteresting subjects. So, I will provide an opportunity for you to either (A) laugh at my musical tastes or (B) share your own.


Go ahead, you know it’s option (A).


Anyway, I got all of the following from last.fm. (You can visit my full profile here. I know you’re just thrilled!) Using the weekly charts, I have over the course of the better part of 2 years been charting my listening habits. (All in unison now: LAME!) Some weeks I haven’t listened to a single song, but at the same time I often exceed 300. My record is…. wait, why the heck am I sharing all this? You don’t care! Let’s get to the tables and be done. Even though you don’t care about those either. Whatever. Anyway.


First Table: Those artists who have “won” more than one week, i.e. been the artist I listened to most during any given week.


Most Weeks as #1 Artist

Weeks
Most Cons.
Last
VNV Nation
30
5
02/27/11
“Weird Al” Yankovic
27
4
03/13/11
Creedence Clearwater Revival
11
3
10/17/10
The Who
8
4
03/06/11
The Beatles
5
2
01/16/11
Ronski Speed
3
3
04/24/11
Mysto & Pizzi
3
2
10/11/09
Paul Oakenfield
2
2
05/08/11
Dire Straits
2
2
03/27/11
Led Zeppelin
2
1
01/16/11
Mike Oldfield
2
1
06/28/09

Here is the same info for 2011.


Most Weeks #1, Artist
Weeks
Most Cons.
Last
Paul Oakenfield
2
2
05/08/11
Ronski Speed
3
3
04/24/11
Dire Straits
2
2
03/27/11
“Weird Al” Yankovic
27
4
03/13/11
The Who
8
4
03/06/11
VNV Nation
30
5
02/27/11
The Beatles
5
2
01/16/11
Led Zeppelin
2
1
01/16/11
Deep Purple
1
1
01/09/11
Boston
1
1
01/02/11

So go ahead and either laugh, share, or select our most popular option: Ignore.

Classic Post #1

As you can tell, I have been very inconsistent in my writing in 2011. To help alleviate this, I will begin occasionally publishing a past post of mine, from a different blog, in this spot. We’ll see how this works.


Let’s dig in, shall we?



So, I was looking through the channels
Originally Published: April 21, 2006 at http://h-sc.blogspot.com


Last night, ABC was airing a show, that I had never heard of, called American Inventor. I was stunned and asked the following question: Will they ever run out of ideas for “reality” television?

Well, since apparently, network execs won’t shy away from any idea for a “reality” TV show, even one as crappy as American Inventor, I have some ideas for them.

Survivor: Inner City Detroit

Normal People, Abnormal Jobs

Behind the Counter at McDonalds

American Hooker

To any TV network employee reading this, I don’t mind if you take an idea, just as long as I get money out of it. And both you and I know you like them.



Epilogue
Yeah… I have no idea what happened to American Inventor. On the very off chance that you do, let us know in the comments!

A Christmas Post

“Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” – Luke 2:10-11

“Ho ho ho, Merry Fishmas” – Mr. Burns (“The Simpsons” Season 12)

It seems doubtful that the writer of that episode of The Simpsons (Rob LaZebnik, it turns out) was thinking much of symbolism when he concluded the episode with Mr. Burns as Santa Claus on a float throwing fish entrails on the crowd of a parade while shouting “Merry Fishmas.” Fish just happens to mostly rhyme with the first syllable in Christmas; Mr. Burns is evil; that was probably, and perhaps hopefully, the extent of the joke.
Yet let’s pretend it went beyond that. Most people are aware of the fish as a Christian symbol. Of course, in the episode they were gutted fish, being used in a parade by a bad rich man. The joke couldn’t possibly be a statement on how materialism has “gutted” Christmas of its meaning, could it?

No, I don’t think so either. Now, please disassociate Luke’s Gospel from The Simpsons as quickly as possible.

And Merry Christmas everyone.

The Ones That Were Taken

So since this “blog” is on its last legs, I looked to create a new one. I decided to find a URL first, which makes no sense. However, all the ideas I have that were already taken means that there is, somewhere, a blog with the said taken URL. So I checked each one out, looking to see when it was last updated. Needless to say, there are a bunch of people out there as inconsistent about this as I am who haven’t posted in years but nevertheless HAVE TAKEN MY URL IDEA.

In exchange for, well, nothing, these people get free publicity–except for the fact that, you know, they haven’t written in years plus this blog talking about something doesn’t exactly equal “publicity.” But without further ado:

The URL: http://iamnotfrench.blogspot.com
My Rationale: I am not French. I would never want somebody to confuse me as such. Thus, this URL would make sense.
Who Used It?: Some lady named Kristin. She’s a Virgo, if you’re wondering.
Their Last Post: May 26, 2008. This qualifies as “years ago” but not quite “eons ago.” We’ll get to that other stage momentarily.

The URL: http://thegoodonesweretaken.blogspot.com
My Rationale: Well, they are!
Who Used It?: They don’t want you to know. At least, they want you to look for their name. I don’t care to do so, so I will not.
Their Last Post: April 9, 2004. Now this is “eons ago.”

The URL: http://h-sc.blogspot.com
My Rationale: Something to do with a fostering mother. If you know me and Latin, you’ll understand… I think.
Who Used It?: Just some guy. Who shares my name. And birthday. And…
Their Last Post: Today. April 1, 2010.
Their Last Real Post: I can’t really tell, actually. Most of the last ones were garbage.

The URL: http://howlameisthis.blogspot.com
My Rationale: Very.
Who Used It?: No idea. See for yourself.
Their Last Post: Near as I can tell, no first post even. On the whole this blog looks to be actually quite the clusterbleep . . .

Anyway, not sure what URL my next failure of a blog should be. I’d ask you for ideas but a) I don’t want them and b) you won’t give them.