Monday, June 24, 2013

Congrats To The Hawks

Well that was a classic Stanley Cup finals and a well-deserved win for the Blackhawks. Boston played hard and matched up well but the Hawks just had more and got some luck in the last two minutes.

Hope to see my Wild hoisting The Cup soon.

Now there's just the Twins until Viking training camp starts.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Hello NSA!

Greetings to my readers at the NSA! I've always assumed you were reading all this stuff anyway so this weeks news is no surprise to me. I remember being called an anti-American dirty hippie for speaking out against the so-called Patriot Act a decade ago, now the same ones who passed it are crying foul? The fourth amendment has been gutted over the last thirty years, mostly because of the war on (some) drugs, I don't remember a huge right-wing outcry over that.

Privacy is so twentieth century.

But the collapse will render it all moot.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Wild win in OT!

A nice win on an overtime winner by the rookie Zucker - GO WILD!

Makes the homemade carnitas taste even better.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Because It's The Cup

What a game last night! Unfortunately the Wild came up short in overtime but they hit a couple of posts and could have won with a little luck. That is how you play for the Stanley Cup, all effort, all the time. Great job by Harding in goal and the whole team.

Go get 'em Friday.


ETA: I shaved yesterday morning so I think I'll grow a playoff beard, Hope to look like these guys when the Wild drink from the Cup.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Blowing Past Four Hundred

Look at the little widget on the right side of the page, it measures atmospheric carbon dioxide at Mauna Loa in Hawaii where they have been monitoring the level continuously since the 1950's. It is now poised to go over 400 parts per million(ppm), a level not seen on earth in three million years. This should be front page news but because of the well funded merchants of doubt the general public still think there is a debate among scientists about what is the major forcing that is driving climate change.

CO2 is a greenhouse gas. That is simple physics and can be demonstrated by a smart sixth-grader. We have now gone from about 250ppm to 400 in only a hundred and fifty years, but some still think this has no affect on global temperatures. I've got some news for you deniers - nothing else fits the already observed warming EXCEPT forcing by carbon dioxide. If you can prove otherwise I'd love to see it because believe it or not - I WANT TO BE WRONG! I would love nothing better than to see some peer-reviewed science showing that we are not totally screwed as a civilization but right now the vast majority of papers I see point to ecological disaster right around the corner.

Shit, might as well drink a toast. To humanity! We had a good run but we are still just apes with guns.

Friday, April 26, 2013

There's A New Sharrif In Town

The Vikings really scored on the first round of the NFL draft Thursday night. Because of the run on offensive linemen there were some quality players available when the Vikings picked at 23 and 25. The biggest (literally) surprise was that Sharrif Floyd, the big defensive tackle from Florida was sitting there at 23 when he was predicted to go in the top 5 so the Vikings practically sprinted up to the podium to get him. At 25 they got Florida State cornerback Xavier Rhodes, one of the best cornerbacks in the draft.

They weren't done yet, though. They traded three draft picks with the Patriots to move back up to 29 and get Tennessee wide receiver Cordarelle Patterson, a raw but extremely talented receiver who can return kicks and stretch the field. The price was steep but this kid has amazing open field skills.

All in all I think they got three immediate starters and had the best first round of any NFL team. Now they can get a linebacker in the fourth round and add some depth later.

SKOL VIKINGS!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Humanity Just Sucks

Fuck. The worthless fucking congress can't even pass a toothless fucking background check bill with more holes than Swiss cheese.

Nothing is ever going to get done on climate change.

Fuck I hate my species.