Friday, March 11, 2005

Random Thoughts

Or, if you will, Random Redbird Reasoning, without much to do about Redbirds.

How washed up is Darius Rucker, aka Hootie, to be signing jingles for Burger King? I should have known that the Blowfish were done when they played Ribfest at Naperville last year.

While were on washed up bands, what is up with Bret Michaels, the former (and current) lead singer for Poison? I've never watched an episode of Nashville Star, but isn't that him that I keep seeing on the commercials? Why use him for a judge to pick the next George Straight? I mean, I realize that Paula Abdul could have never cracked the top 100 in an American Idol competition, but at least I can kind of see her as a judge. A bad choice of a judge, but a judge nonetheless.

OK, this next one is a bit racy. In fact, I probably shouldn't even post it. If you're a kid, stop reading now.

I stumbled across a web site that is cracking me up completely. If you get bored sometime, go to Gizoogle. You enter a url into their "search engine", and it will translate it for you into "Snoop Talk." Here is an example.

Here is a paragraph from what I wrote about Ankiel a couple of days back.

Let's see - Ankiel is out of options, and thus will have to either clear waivers or stay on the active roster. The Cardinals currently have 3 outfielders on their bench, making it uncertain as to how there will even be room for Ankiel in the first place. And, of course, there is the fact that he hasn't had a major league hit since the 2000 season, when he hit .250/.292/.382 over 68 at-bats.

And here it is after getting "Gizoogled".

Let's see - Ankiel is out of options, n thus wizzill hizzle ta eitha clear playa or stay on tha active rosta. The Cardinals currently hizzy 3 bitch on they bench, mak'n it uncertain as ta how there W-to-tha-izzill even be rizzy fo` Ankiel in tha fiznirst place. And, of course, there is tha fizzay thizzat he hasn't had a major league hit since tha 2000 season, when he hit .250/.292/.382 over 68 at-bats wit da big Bo$$ Dogg.

Beware - it will spit out some F-bombs and whatnot (thus I didn't show you the last paragraph of the same article.) It's worth a chuckle or two. Who knows? It might even liven up a Peter Gammons article.

3 Comments:

At 6:45 PM, Anonymous Neal said...

wait, robb, naperville rebfest? i live less than a mile from there. have you been a chicagoan all this time and i didn't know?

 
At 8:48 AM, Blogger Robb said...

I lived in the Western suburbs of Chicago for 8 years, moving to the St. Louis area a year ago. Ribfest was always a must!

I lived all over, including Naperville, Wheaton, Lombard, Batavia, and North Aurora. (I moved way too much.)

 
At 12:28 PM, Anonymous joeg said...

fo' shiggadale!
i hate gammons. "canseco had about as much mobility as a lighthouse." what a stupid line. even if it is true. those espn guys are one step over [at best] a tabloid staff.

 

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