June 7, 2011

I’m posting this here because Tad is stupid and doesn’t have a Facebook account.

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May 13, 2010

Really?

BP CHIEF ADMITS COMPANY FAILED
Says they could have done more before and after.

BP CEO Tony Hayward said his company could have done more to prepare for an oil leak like the one that has spread hundreds of thousands of gallons across the Gulf of Mexico for the past three weeks. BP has come under much criticism for its unpreparedness, considering the company is so dedicated to deepwater drilling. Hayward conceded it was “probably true” that BP should have had a better emergency plan, and that the company did not have the technology to deal with the leak. He added that it would have been better if the company had technology to deploy a disaster the minute it happened, instead of “creating it as we go.” (The company will try to cap the leak for a second time on Thursday.) Hayward also said there were “missteps” in the days after the disaster, as when the company handed out small cash payments to locals if they signed a contract barring them for making claims later.

And in other news …

AMA ANNOUNCES OXYGEN IS GOOD FOR YOU
Says breathing is essential to human life.

Doctors from the American Medical Association reported Thursday that oxygen—an abundant element in the atmosphere that makes up the majority of the “air” regularly inhaled by creatures on Earth—is in fact beneficial. Humans have long assumed that respiration was connected in some way to sustained life, but today’s announcement served as confirmation of those loosely held beliefs. “We can say with certainty that breathing oxygen is an important part of staying alive,” Dr. Ima Lummox said. “Humans, animals and even plants are encouraged to continue respiring as part of their daily routines without fear of harm.”

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February 21, 2010

I’m a very proud daddy today.

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February 17, 2010

Si, El Guapo.

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December 16, 2009
Twins GM Bill Smith is fucking worthless. Case in point: Jack Zduriencik, the M’s GM.  The Mariners had a need at short, so they filled it with Jack Wilson (who, by the way, they preferred over new Twins SS JJ Hardy) late last season. They had a need at third (as if Beltre was not good enough), so they sign Chone Figgins — who also could fill a hole in LF or another infield spot. Ichiro + Figgins at the top of any order is almost unfair. They already have one of the best young pitchers in the game in Felix Hernandez, but still they manage to bring in Cliff Lee. Not gonna see too many losing streaks with those guys going back-to-back in the rotation. So where are they weak? Power. Which is why they’re (reportedly) going after Jason Bay. They need a catcher, too. You know who would be a good fit? Redmond. He’s originally from Spokane, I believe, and probably wouldn’t work as an everyday guy, but I’d be curious to see who they have in the minors that would work in a platoon situation. Meanwhile, Bill F. Smith is huddled in a corner somewhere, clutching his binky and crying for his mommy to make it stop. Needs abound — 3B and pitching, for starters — but … NOTHING. I will always be a Twins fan first. But having a team nearby that’s actively trying to improve — rather than sitting back and saying, “Yeah, but, we have a pretty new stadium! And Joe Mauer for another year!” — is a pleasure.

Twins GM Bill Smith is fucking worthless. Case in point: Jack Zduriencik, the M’s GM.

The Mariners had a need at short, so they filled it with Jack Wilson (who, by the way, they preferred over new Twins SS JJ Hardy) late last season. They had a need at third (as if Beltre was not good enough), so they sign Chone Figgins — who also could fill a hole in LF or another infield spot. Ichiro + Figgins at the top of any order is almost unfair. They already have one of the best young pitchers in the game in Felix Hernandez, but still they manage to bring in Cliff Lee. Not gonna see too many losing streaks with those guys going back-to-back in the rotation. So where are they weak? Power. Which is why they’re (reportedly) going after Jason Bay. They need a catcher, too. You know who would be a good fit? Redmond. He’s originally from Spokane, I believe, and probably wouldn’t work as an everyday guy, but I’d be curious to see who they have in the minors that would work in a platoon situation.

Meanwhile, Bill F. Smith is huddled in a corner somewhere, clutching his binky and crying for his mommy to make it stop. Needs abound — 3B and pitching, for starters — but … NOTHING.

I will always be a Twins fan first. But having a team nearby that’s actively trying to improve — rather than sitting back and saying, “Yeah, but, we have a pretty new stadium! And Joe Mauer for another year!” — is a pleasure.

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October 2, 2009

Fucking. Awesome.

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September 17, 2009
A Force We Can Believe In.

A Force We Can Believe In.

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September 15, 2009

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August 28, 2009

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May 12, 2009
Barock! (via davecurry)

Barock!

(via davecurry)

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May 6, 2009
And while you’re at it, bring Bill Simmons to Minnesota, too, as Wolves GM.
"It’s Just Crazy Enough to Work!"

And while you’re at it, bring Bill Simmons to Minnesota, too, as Wolves GM.

"It’s Just Crazy Enough to Work!"

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Bring the circus to Minnesota. Just bring it. Elderly with a bum wing or not, he’s still way better than anyone else on the roster.

Bring the circus to Minnesota. Just bring it. Elderly with a bum wing or not, he’s still way better than anyone else on the roster.

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April 5, 2009
scanwiches:
Alidoro: Salami, Smoked Mozzarella, Artichoke Hearts, Roasted Red Peppers on a baguette
I was so inspired by this sandwich that I went and bought these exact ingredients this afternoon and made one up. It was a little disappointing, honestly. I thought it would be amazing, but it was missing something — even though I added some sun-dried tomato spread, a couple of pepperoncinis and a splash of balsamic.

scanwiches:

Alidoro: Salami, Smoked Mozzarella, Artichoke Hearts, Roasted Red Peppers on a baguette

I was so inspired by this sandwich that I went and bought these exact ingredients this afternoon and made one up. It was a little disappointing, honestly. I thought it would be amazing, but it was missing something — even though I added some sun-dried tomato spread, a couple of pepperoncinis and a splash of balsamic.

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iampete:

In MN - this is what can happen when you go sleep and it’s raining.
You wake up to 2 inches of snow!

It becomes a little more clear everyday why I left Minnesota. Love you, Pete, but I don’t miss this crap.

iampete:

In MN - this is what can happen when you go sleep and it’s raining.

You wake up to 2 inches of snow!

It becomes a little more clear everyday why I left Minnesota. Love you, Pete, but I don’t miss this crap.

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March 7, 2009

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