I Hate the NFL Network

November 29, 2007

My Packers are 10-1. The Cowboys are 10-1. They meet in a nationally televised Thursday night game. Two explosive offenses. Should be a total shootout. First team to 40 wins. What could be better?

Hmm, how about actually being able to see it?

The game is on the stupid NFL network. Almost no cable companies carry it. I can’t see it unless I go to a bar somewhere. Lame, lame, lame.

Normally I’d be the first to blame the cable companies, but this time I think it’s totally on the NFL. They are asking the cable companies to pay them for this network but insisting that the cable companies give it away at no additional fee. Well, duh. No wonder the cable companies balked.

So I’ll be “watching” this game on nfl.com and listening on the radio. Go Packers.

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How ’bout them Packers?

November 19, 2007

If you had told me at the beginning of the season that they’d be 9-1 I would have laughed at you. Honestly, who thought they be this good? And I’m a huge Favre fan.

I still think part of it is that the rest of the league stinks. Honestly, are there only four good teams? Patriots, Colts, Cowboys, Packers? OK, maybe the Giants, maybe the Steelers. It’s much easier to be 9-1 when everyone you play is lame.

We’ll see how it goes on Thanksgiving. Maybe Detroit is for real. I keep wondering if the Packers are for real but at 9-1 it’s hard to think otherwise…


Young Frankenstein

November 14, 2007

We went to see the new Broadway show Young Frankenstein last night. While the reviews have been mixed, I loved it. Of course, I loved the movie too. It’s really just the movie with a bunch of wacky songs thrown in.

Of course the one song from the movie is still there. For those who recall the “Puttin’ on the Ritz” number, Dr. Frankenstein does the singing until the chorus when the monster simply yells “Puttin’ on the Ritz!”. Even knowing it was coming, it was still hilarious.

The reviews generally compare it with The Producers, since it’s Mel Brooks’ next effort. But The Producers won more Tonys than any show ever and broke every box office record. Young Frankenstein definitely isn’t The Producers. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t great fun.

The cast was great. I’m a big Gene Wilder and Marty Feldman fan, so I was wondering how the Broadway cast would compare. They were excellent. As was Frau Blucher (horse neighing in the background – if you don’t get that you didn’t see the movie).

And thankfully it’s one of the few shows that is unaffected by the stagehand strike.

So regardless of what the New York Times theatre reviewer thinks, I give it a big thumbs up.


Multi-tasking Humor

November 12, 2007

This Doonesbury cracked me up…


Editorial Humor

November 8, 2007

Here’s the funniest editorial I’ve read in a while. It’s not often the lead writer for The Daily Show writes an editorial, nor do you often read the phrase “neat-o word-packet makery”…


Execs should blog…

November 7, 2007

In light of my official blog being shut down, this link was interesting.


A Happy Birthday

November 5, 2007

Danielle turned five this weekend. We did her party at the same gymnastics place as last year, but this year we did rock climbing. They have a small rock climbing wall for kids.

It was pretty good. Most kids were excited to go up the wall. The coaches were good. Very encouraging and funny. First they did some lateral climbing without being roped in (Danielle is in the middle).

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Then they got harnessed in one at a time and went to the top (well, some of them). Danielle made it to the top (made me proud).

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Then they had cake

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Except Victoria who prefers cantaloupe…

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Our nanny, Maggie is holding her. So a good time was had by all.