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Friday, December 22

Friday Fives

1 Egg nog or snogging under the mistletoe?

egg nog, with plenty of Brandy, Poindexter

2. What songs (other than Christmas themed songs) make you think of Christmas or the holidays?

my favorite Christmas song is Joni Mitchell's 'River'.

3. Would You Rather… fight to the death The Rock -or- fifteen clones of Barbara Bush? Hmm.

hmm, I am pro 'The Rock', and deathly afraid of Barbara Bush. In fact, how about the Rock (I call him Dwayne) and I against Barbara Bush? That is my offer to you, sir.

4. Any favorite Christmas memories to share? What was the best Christmas you ever had?

at the risk of sounding super cheeky, every Christmas with my family around is the best. In fact, am here now after the great blizzard of 2006. Read on below.

5. And to be fair - any Christmas disasters? What was the worst Christmas you ever had?

I can't think of a worst, but I just had a doozy of an experience. See, I was supposed to fly into Phoenix yesterday for a relaxing week in Phoenix with the fam. Normally, we drive. However, since Southwest Airlines has come to Denver, our options are many. Anyhow, it was set to be a stellar Christmas, with family in from as far as Florida. The wife and I got snowed into Denver during the blizzard. The airport was closed, the airport is still closed. So, the second the Governor opened the freeways last night... we drove our asses here. 16 hours straight through, and my brain is mostly melted right now. Could not miss Christmas with the family. Am here safe and sound and couldn't be happier.

Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 18

Fighting in Professional Sports

This last weekend, there was a terrific melee at the Garden. The Denver Nuggets (this would be my team, were I to care about Basketball) and the Knicks. The whole court erupted in fighting and the NBA is furious. On the heels of the incident at the Palace (where even the audience starting fighting) last year, the NBA is very serious about cleaning up their image. Commissioner David Stern (or whoever the commissioner is now, like anyone cares) brought down serious penalties for players involved in the fracas. Denver player Carmelo Anthony was suspended for 15 games for his participation.

I would like my feeling on this known to all. I want to see WAY more fighting in professional sports. Seriously, y'all... two fights a year won't cut it. I mean, if men who are in the best physical shape of all society want to beat each other senseless in front of TV cameras, well I think that is just terrific!

I mean, if anyone were to fight... aren't atheletes the best choice? Also, they have health care and are insanely rich. Frankly, a good beatin' is all that keeps me from hating these guys even more.

I think it is regrettable that this seems limited to pro Basketball. How much would you pay to see Terrel Owens get punched out? Especially after he spit on that dude this weekend during the game. Come on, someone hit this guy soon and hard. I will personally cover the fine if possible. In fact, just about all the great wide receivers are total buttholes... so maybe we could do a round robin tourney.

I'm just sayin'.