Tuesday, January 19, 2010

I'm afraid to say that you're not one of them

Saw this commercial for Blue Moon beer a bunch of times tonight.  The song playing is "Punctual as Usual" by the Parson Redheads.  I think it sounds like "Box Elder" by Pavement, one of my favorite high school jams.  That song absolutely rules.  The Pavement song.  The other one is OK, I guess.

Doesn't make me want to drink Blue Moon though.  Watered-down hefeweizen doesn't do it for me.  


Monday, January 18, 2010

Gunners with a brutal stretch ahead

The premiership title might be decided against Arsenal by Valentine's Day.  Between now and then is just a brutal stretch (after the return Bolton match on Wednesday).

1/27: at Aston Villa
1/31: home to Manchester United
2/7: at Chelsea
2/10: home to Liverpool

Anything less than 4 points from those 4 matches and the title might be out of reach.

The good news is that the 5 matches after that are all against the bottom half of the league.  The bad news is that those 5 "easier" matches come right when Arsenal is playing their Champions' League tie against Porto in the middle of the week.  With their injuries and the importance of Champions' League matches, dropping points against the bottom half is likely.

I think smart spending this window would actually be for veteran players who can provide motivation against Wolves and Burnley, not the flashy move that makes the back page.


Saturday, January 16, 2010

Pundits ignore Mooninite influence at their own peril

The Massachusetts special election for Ted Kennedy's senate seat has garnered national attention because of the underperforming in the polls by Martha Coakley.  Pundits cite democratic malaise, progressive frustration, an uninspiring candidate, and fired up conservatives.  Andrew Sullivan and Radley Balko raise another point though:

"Coakley’s most recent high-profile case was the “Aqua Teen Hunger Force” hoax, in which she defended Boston authorities’ massive overreaction to harmless light-emitting-diode devices left around the city as a promotional gimmick."

One should realize that the Mooninites do whatever they want to whomever they want, at all times.