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What Kind of Dumbass Says “Perhaps So” About Nuclear War to Get Elected

Posted by Patrick on 11 Sep 2008

Let me first say, I’m not going to discriminate against anyone. I dole out my opinions in a blanket fashion for all to endure equally. Does “lipstick on a pig” pertain to Sarah Palin if Obama says it? No, of course not, and stop being a whining dumbass about it. Even if it did – thought it doesn’t, imagine that – she has the whole pitbull image but couldn’t take a harmless dig? Ok, on to the interview that Charlie Gibson had with Sarah Palin.

My first thought was: “omgwow, I can’t believe the Reps let this lady sit through this interview.” This interview with Sarah Palin may have been historic, but it really opened my eyes to what kind of person she is, how little she actually knows about a)things outside of Alaska, b)the current presidency, and c)the state of the world, and a little bit into why McCain would have chosen her. Although, now he may be wishing he didn’t.

I thought Charlie Gibson was fair – that he did a good, unbiased job of asking for her position on stuff outside of Alaska and being a stickler for making her answer the questions he asked instead of letting her keep sidestepping them when she didn’t know the answer. There were a few things that I just found uber hard to believe.

It must be only because she’s from Alaska that we had to hear how bring a former Oil commission chairman meant that she had credentials in national security, and she was touting it like some magic ace in the hole.

When he said “But this is not just reforming a government. This is also running a government on the huge international stage in a very dangerous world. When I asked John McCain about your national security credentials, he cited the fact that you have commanded the Alaskan National Guard and that Alaska is close to Russia. Are those sufficient credentials?”

Her response was “But it is about reform of government and it’s about putting government back on the side of the people, and that has much to do with foreign policy and national security issues Let me speak specifically about a credential that I do bring to this table, Charlie, and that’s with the energy independence that I’ve been working on for these years as the governor of this state that produces nearly 20 percent of the U.S. domestic supply of energy, that I worked on as chairman of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, overseeing the oil and gas development in our state to produce more for the United States.”

She’s been working on energy independence for “these years” as a governor? How many years is that, Pyle? Sir, 1 and a half, sir!

My feedback was the same as Charlie’s feedback, “I’m just saying that national security is a whole lot more than energy.”

When Charlie asked “Do you agree with the Bush doctrine?” she had no idea what it is. Here is the text of that discussion – I laughed because I hate politics but I knew what the Bush doctrine is.

CG: Do you agree with the Bush doctrine?
SP: In what respect, Charlie?
CG: The Bush – well, what do you – what do you interpret it to be?
SP: His world view.
CG: No, the Bush doctrine, enunciated September 2002, before the Iraq war.
SP: I believe that what President Bush has attempted to do is rid this world of Islamic extremism, terrorists who are hell bent on destroying our nation. There have been blunders along the way, though. There have been mistakes made. And with new leadership, and that’s the beauty of American elections, of course, and democracy, is with new leadership comes opportunity to do things better. CG: The Bush doctrine, as I understand it, is that we have the right of anticipatory self-defense, that we have the right to a preemptive strike against any other country that we think is going to attack us. Do you agree with that?
SP: Charlie, if there is legitimate and enough intelligence that tells us that a strike is imminent against American people, we have every right to defend our country. In fact, the president has the obligation, the duty to defend.

It doesn’t take an astute person to call bullshit. I felt like I was watching a high school kid that didn’t do their homework get called on in class. Was Charlie picking on her “because she’s a woman”? Don’t be a dumbass, no. He was trying to get her to answer the question even if he had to give her a dissertation on what someone that is trying to be VP should already know.

But hold the phones, we’re going to talk about something VERY, VERY SCARY that she said. I would type this out but I found it online at talkingpointsmemo.com, so I’m just going to copy it from their site. This is the exchange where she basically said that we’d possibly have to go to war with Russia if they invade one of the countries that she believes should be in NATO.

GIBSON: And under the NATO treaty, wouldn’t we then have to go to war if Russia went into Georgia?
PALIN: Perhaps so. I mean, that is the agreement when you are a NATO ally, is if another country is attacked, you’re going to be expected to be called upon and help.

But NATO, I think, should include Ukraine, definitely, at this point and I think that we need to — especially with new leadership coming in on January 20, being sworn on, on either ticket, we have got to make sure that we strengthen our allies, our ties with each one of those NATO members.

We have got to make sure that that is the group that can be counted upon to defend one another in a very dangerous world today.

GIBSON: And you think it would be worth it to the United States, Georgia is worth it to the United States to go to war if Russia were to invade.

PALIN: What I think is that smaller democratic countries that are invaded by a larger power is something for us to be vigilant against. We have got to be cognizant of what the consequences are if a larger power is able to take over smaller democratic countries.

And we have got to be vigilant. We have got to show the support, in this case, for Georgia. The support that we can show is economic sanctions perhaps against Russia, if this is what it leads to.

It doesn’t have to lead to war and it doesn’t have to lead, as I said, to a Cold War, but economic sanctions, diplomatic pressure, again, counting on our allies to help us do that in this mission of keeping our eye on Russia and Putin and some of his desire to control and to control much more than smaller democratic countries.

His mission, if it is to control energy supplies, also, coming from and through Russia, that’s a dangerous position for our world to be in, if we were to allow that to happen.

Is this the person who you want fingering the nuclear button? And did you notice that she can’t say the word “nuclear” just like Bush can’t say it? It always sounds like “nucyelehr”. No politician in their right MIND would say that. Maybe Bush would have said that after a few shots of Gentleman Jack, but even he is sharp enough to dodge THAT question. Is that change? Hell yes it is. Is it change that you actually want? Hell no it isn’t. If the stated priority is protecting America, WTF? Here’s a hint, if they have nukes, DON’T CALL THEM OUT ON TV. Could you imaging if the Cuban Missile Crisis was conducted like that? Oh, nevermind, JFK was a.. say it with me.. De-mo-crat.

And wow, when it came time to answer 1 simple question about her foreign policy judgement, she had no idea how to respond. Does this sound like change to you?

CG:”Do we have the right to be making cross-border attacks into Pakistan from Afghanistan, with or without the approval of the Pakistani government?”

SP:”As for our right to.. invade.. we’re gonna work with these countries, building new relationships, working with existing allies, but forging new, also, in order to, Charlie, get to a point in this world where war is not going to be a first option in fact, war has got to be a military strike.. a last option”

“But Governor, I’m asking you, we have the right in your mind, to go across the border with or without the approval of the Pakistani government?”

“In order to stop Islamic extremists, those terrorists who would seek to destroy America and our allies, we must do whatever it takes and we must not blink, Charlie, in making those tough decisions of where we go and who we target

“… I got lost in a blizzard of words there; is that a yes, that you think we have the right to go across the border, with or without the approval of the Pakistani government, to go after terrorists who are in the Waziristan area?”

“I believe that America has to exercise all options in order to stop the terrorists who are hell-bent on destroying America and our allies. We have got to have all options out there on the table.”

I maintain that I am an undecided voter until after the debates are held. But wow, one more of these from the Republican folks and I am going to have to vote against. I hear a lot of half-truth from the Republicans all over the place, and I hear a lot of banter about how “our plans are better” but we have no idea what the details of their plans are.

What’s sad is that so many Americans care so little about politics yet they want to vote. So they see the MILF on TV and vote for that, regardless of what their vote represents. I admit, if I knew nothing, I’d be in that boat as well – the whole “hey look, McCain’s got a second trophy for his office” opinion – but wow it’s hard to un-say what this lady said about our potential future.

You can read through this (congratulations) and berate me if you wish, on 2 conditions. 1) bring your A game and 2) back up what you say with facts that are verifiable and include some kind of non-partisan reference to your facts.

*edit: corrected post title to “Perhaps So” from “Possibly So”

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Taking Bets on Hayden’s Closet Status

Posted by Patrick on 10 Dec 2007

We all read the interview or saw the video online where Hayden Panettiere is quoted as saying that she’d love to have an affair with Angelina Jolie, among other hotties with whom many men also want to have an affair.  She’s saying that she’s ok with the media portraying her as a lesbian candidate but didn’t come out and make a statement in either direction about what her reality is.

Before I get down this path, I want to say first that I tolerate all people and their lifestyles as readers of this blog; I don’t bash many types of people simply because of who they are – where I draw my line is when one group of people aims to infringe on the rights of others or the rights of unsuspecting bystanders.  In this case, that is – in the context of this post, if the subject is homosexuality or bisexuality, that’s fine with me.  I have several friends who are one or the other, as many of us do, and I accept people who lead this lifestyle alongside my peers.  For the record, I have voted in favor of gay rights every time I’ve voted on an issue because I believe the old Christian principles, while valuable and influential to a large audience in the US, infringe on the rights of those who may even practice another religion.

Sorry for the diatribe; I want to check my guns at the gate before proceeding.

So, let’s set some odds on Hayden’s quoted relationship candidates and the chances that the hookup will ever happen. I’ll open with these:

Hayden and Angelina:  75:1
Hayden and Charlize:  50:1
Hayden and Jessica Alba:  200:1
Hayden and Kate Beckinsdale:  100:1

Hayden and any currently-declared celebrity B/L:   15:1

At least 1 year passing with no announced hookups:  7:4

What would I pay to see?  How about an episode of Heroes where Hayden and Kristen Bell get steamy; yep that would hold my attention.

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How Computer-Savvy is Your Mate

Posted by Patrick on 9 Dec 2007

If you’re reading this post, you can at least wield a mouse and keyboard enough to search for something on Google or your favorite search engine, or you can navigate wordpress fairly well.  How about your significant other?  I’ve devised a quick little quiz to bring out the true nature of your mate’s overall computer skills.  You may play along if you wish.

1. What is the commonly-used name for these compressed file types?
a.  .zip
b.  .rar
c.  .tar.gz

2.  Which one of these isn’t a popular GNU/Linux distribution?
a.  Fedora
b.  Slackware
c.  Xubuntu
d.  Leftish

3.  Which one of these is not a web browser?
a. Concerto
b. Flock
c. Opera
d. SeaMonkey

4.  Which one of these is not a common PC input type?
a.  RJ-45
b.  RG-11
c.  RCA
d.  SATA

5.  Which of these protocols operates at the fastest speed?
a.  USB 2.0
b.  DS-3
c.  Firewire
d.  ATA

 

How did you do?

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Gamer Husbands Top Most Loyal Spouses List

Posted by Patrick on 19 Oct 2007

Ladies, we know what the statistics say.  Most studies and exit poll type surveys on married couples attribute that 60% of men and 40% of women that are married are or have been involved in an extramarital affair of some sort.  Moreover, in the US it is approaching the 80% likeliness rate for at least one partner in a marriage to have had such an affair.  Like so many other researchers and sociologists, I aim to find out what some of the triggers are; but beyond that, I’m looking for classes of men and women who don’t have the propensity to be unfaithful.

Please don’t scoff at the title, though I’m sure some will.  From January to October 2007, I conducted a sociological study of married people to assess where their tendencies towards infidelity are most prevalent.  Oddly enough, I ended up collecting more data than I had intended, and some of it is extrapolated for this purpose.  This research is my own and the results I choose to share are my own; I have submitted to several relevant publications for inclusion and hope to gain some spotlight from at least one of them.

A little bit of demographic information:

Total surveyed 16583
Men 9726
Women 6857
Average age (all) 31y 172d
Age (men) 32y 31d
Age (women) 30y 219d

I’m not going to go into racial/ethnic balance and geographic dispersion, but I will say that the demographics are close to the overall American population averages, and that I have at least 50 respondents from all 50 states and Puerto Rico.

So, first let’s talk about what I found were the categories of men and women that are most likely to be unfaithful.  In my population, 916 respondents (5.52%) reported an annual income of over $200k per year – the majority of these were also in large metropolises.  Of those 916 (552 men, 364 women), 788 (86%) admitted to either a current or previous extramarital affair in their current marriage.  From that 788, only 207 averaging an age of 29y 106d were in their first marriage which simply tells us that 581 (73.7%) of those who are cheating in the high tax bracket have been married at least twice. Lesson to be learned:  if you are divorced and looking for a big fish to pay the bills, be prepared for her/him to step out for free samples, because nearly all of them are doing it once they’ve gotten back on the boat at least once.

Among other income brackets, those earning under $25k per year were the second most likely to cheat at 52.6%.  I found that, on basis of income alone, those married people earning between $40k and $60k per year (5147 respondents) were the least likely to cheat, but this number was still at 31.911% and was higher for women than men.

Where propensity to be unfaithful gets interesting is when it’s broken down by common hobbies.  I think it is largely untouched to approach the hobbies of married people as a basis for comparison.  While it can be said with some value that individual personalities drive their hobbies and ultimately their mental framework of fidelity, we can certainly learn a lot about a person by what they value in their spare time.

You may be surprised (and you may not) by these stats.  The hobby which garnered the most unfaithful responses in the survey was weightlifting/working out.  Maybe this isn’t a surprise; people who are attempting to take care of their body and shape themselves as they wish are usually more confident and able to carry conversation better than those who do not value personal appearance.  But an alarming 75.22% of those who marked their primary hobby as weightlifting/working out also noted that they either have or currently are having extramarital relations.

Looking at the faithful end of the spectrum now, I was absolutely shocked at my own results.  There are 4844 (29.2%) respondents who marked “video games” as one of their top two hobbies, which was surprising, but not so much over the average age of 31y.  This is comprised of mostly men, of course, but more than 1000 women are in this category.  Overall, only 372 (7.68%) people in this group responded that they are/have been unfaithful in their current marriage.  2941 in this group have been married more than once, and 1502 of these 2941 said that a previous marriage ended because of their spouse’s unfaithfulness but not their own.

Breaking down this gamer category for men and women, there were 3683 men and 1161 women.  Of the 372 marking themselves as unfaithful, 244 were women and 128 were men.  This gives us a yield of 3.48% of gamer men having fidelity issues and 21.02% of women.  Despite the relative disparity, these numbers are still well below other demographic rankings and certainly below the national statistic estimates.

A brief list, by primary hobby, of fidelity rankings:

Best – Men
1.  Video games
2.  Reading
3.  Religious study

Worst – Men
1.  Weightlifting/working out
2.  Financial investing
3.  Golf

Best – Women
1.  Knitting/Sewing
2.  Religious study
3.  Video games

Worst – Women
1.  Weightlifting/working out
2.  Club hopping/bar hopping
3.  Volunteering/Community outreach (!)

I will repost or update this post if my full research is published in any accredited publication.

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When do gamers grow up?

Posted by Patrick on 20 Sep 2007

The community of adults, especially adult males, in the US that hold onto habits traditionally attributed to children is an ever-growing one.  Why do you think that is?  Are we socially more immature, or are we men devolving mentally into lengthened adolescent periods whereby we don’t realize our true potential until well after we reach adulthood?  Or, is there some other force at work?

I’m 31, which puts me square in the prime demographic of adults these days who are absolutely hooked on video games — not just adults who enjoy playing freecell on the computer or who like to occasionally drop a quarter into Ms. Pac-Man, I’m talking about adults in this country who are absolutely addicted to video games.  We are the first in line when a new console hits the market, we are the demographic of people who keep companies like AlienWare in business — we think of computing first as a method of gaming, and secondly as a method of being productive with work. What’s more, the “hardcore gamer” community is looking at a growing population of women, to boot.  Whereas we medium-aged gamer adults pioneered most of the gaming consoles and usually have hours of stories about the time we pwned mob X in game Y with friends A B and C.  It’s not a hobby — no, it’s an entire existence.

Does an addition to video games make us less mature as adults?  Sociological studies disagree on this topic, but I must say that I think so.  From the perspective of one study, the constant interaction present in many online multi-player games (MMORPGs) promotes social awareness and tact.  Another study, published more recently, indicates that young men and young women who have a strong affinity towards video games (who play games more than 20 hours a week) grow as adults to be more socially eccentric and are generally less comfortable in human-to-human interactions than the same demographic of non-gamers.

So, what are the criteria for someone to have “grown up”?  If you ask me, it’s when a person begins to accept responsibility for themselves, but more than that, it’s when a person makes conscious decisions to better themselves and follows through with them.  To me, that is the mark of someone who has grown up.  When I think of that, I always have questions:

  • Can a hardcore gamer be “grown up”?  Absolutely. 
  • Are the majority of adult gamers also “grown up”?  No, they aren’t. 
  • Do I mean to imply that kicking the video game habit can help someone grow up?  Yes, I do.
  • Do I have an addiction?  I used to, but have outgrown it.
  • Am I a gamer myself? Yes, I am, but casually.
  • Are time-sink video games hurting American society?  Yes, they are.
  • Do I think I have “grown up”? Yes, but only after my first child was born.

Are video games the only source of the social devolution?  Of course not; just look at network TV these days.  It plays on the most basic of human instincts to try attracting viewers.  There’s literally nothing on network TV in prime time these days which is suitable for children.  Compare that to a socially fluid country like Japan — take a look at what comes on TV in the prime hours in Tokyo; you’d be amazed.  It’s full of variety shows, educational shows about Japan itself (like places to go to do X kinds of things), and lots and lots of comedy and drama.  This is a different post, but drama in Japan is not medically, criminally or sexually driven like every drama in this country.  No, they actually maintain some sort of socially responsible standard.

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Katie Leung as Cho Chang

Posted by Patrick on 3 Jul 2007

Katie Leung

Back in March, I began a review of the female cast for the upcoming movie, “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” but evidently I never finished it. And wow, how could I have possibly forgotten the (arguably) most important girl in the Order of the Phoenix story?

The half Chinese/Scottish youngster Katie Liu Leung is one of the older cast members among the Hogwarts students — she will be turning 20 this year (in August). Katie has a lot of appeal visually ~ her first on-screen role is this recurring role as Cho Chang, but in an open audition that has her beating out more than 3000 other girls, and doing so with no prior film credits, is an absolute accomplishment. I give some ground that her actual acting in GoF is a little wooden at times, and I do expect it to improve in OotP since she has so much more of a major role.

What really gets me going is her voice. I watched an interview with Katie during the webcast of the OotP premiere, and being the part-Scotsman that I am just absolutely love hearing her talk. From the few lines she has in GoF it’s a bit hard to tell, so I do hope that it comes out a little more in the OotP movie.

I think it’s a little unfortunate, based on the reading, that she’ll be playing minor parts in the HBP and (I believe) DH movies. Of course, she’d be 23 or so before the DH movie kicks off, and that’s just quite ok by me.

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Who watched the HP:OotP premiere webcast?

Posted by Patrick on 3 Jul 2007

I caught a few minutes of it this morning – and man I think they were the right few minutes as well. Who saw Katie Leung at this event? Wow, I mean, I guess this whole time she hasn’t really had enough real movie dialogue for her natural voice to kinda take you away, but I’m a sucker for that light British accent. She was by far the best looking — I should say, the most put together — of the girls from the cast who were at the premiere, and I mean absolutely wonderful, but just hearing her talk for a few minutes without being in a character had me wishing I was about 15 years younger today. And insanely rich. And in London. And at that event.

I thought Emma Watson looked just like she always does, but man she looks pretty skinny, so I hope we really aren’t seeing her start to slide downhill. I’d give #2 honors to Bonnie Wright, and #3 to Jo Rowlling herself (stunning outfit) ~ they seemed to be enjoying themselves a lot more than that other girl. Emma seemed quite frazzled at the 50,000 autographs she decided to start signing.

On the guys side, they were all having a good time. The best interview in the webcast was uncle Vernon.

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Is Emma Watson becoming Britain’s Lindsay Lohan

Posted by Patrick on 28 Jun 2007

It’s the mark of a sad, socially-malevolent condition. Female minor movie star gets tied into life of heavy underage drinking and partying, then spends time in rehab to stop drinking before even becoming old enough to legally do so. Meanwhile, adolescent alcoholism promotes a commonly-linked addiction to painkillers like Oxy. It’s already happened to “Herbie the Love Bug” starlet Lindsay Lohan, who incidentally was at her hottest ever in a great part on SNL as a busty Hermione.

Pictures circulate the Internet all the time showing Emma Watson drinking. Let’s visit UK law for a second. It’s only illegal to consume alcohol in a residence if you’re under 5, where it’s only allowed if medically prescribed as per the Children and Young Person’s Act of 1933. The legal drinking age for most alcohol, especially beer, is 18. So, between 5-18 years old, it’s perfectly fine to get plastered in the privacy of your, or your friend’s, home. It is *illegal to do so in a restaurant or public house that is licensed for alcohol. There’s some laws about having port wine or sherry in a pub at 16 in the company of an adult, but I’m not doing research to find this out.

So, what does all that mean? Well, normally when we see our Emma drinking, she’s on a couch or sitting in what’s clearly a kitchen setting. Chances are it’s at someone’s house, so it’s technically ok. The question here, though, is whether or not we’re witnessing a devolving into what we’ve come to expect from Lindsay.

My opinion: we in America have to do a lot of Internet reading to really keep up with what Emma is quoted as having done. Though I have a few colleagues in London proper, I don’t get much news from them. So, it’s hard to say from my perspective. However, I really hope this is not the case and I am a little fearful that it might be heading this direction. It’s a shame if Emma takes this landslide downward like Lindsay has already done. Watching the general American pubescent male grovel over Lindsay only to see her turn into what she is now (no thanks to her parents, btw) is just saddening — if you’re a young girl you can’t exactly look up to her even though she’s a beautiful woman. On the other hand, Emma is in that 17 mode where we don’t really know what’s going to happen with her. I’d venture that as long as she doesn’t find her way to LA and get tangled up in the scene there, she may pull through to 21 just fine. I mean, she’ll be 19 when the last Harry Potter movie is filming.

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ESPN taking the sex appeal route? Ok by me

Posted by Patrick on 21 Jun 2007

Maybe it’s the just way the timing of the summer reporter and anchor schedules happened to work out. But I beg to differ on this subtle but noticeable move that ESPN is flirting with recently by introducing more sex appeal in the anchor slots for their studio shows and remotes. Let’s take a peek at what I mean.

1. The College World Series remote in Omaha. Who is anchoring that coverage? Yes, it’s the uber-hot, single, smokin’ University of Florida graduate Erin Andrews. Granted, she has some chair time to her credit in her pre-ESPN days, and I give Erin dap for being much more than just a hot body in front of a camera, but this is probably the hottest girl in sports reporting today, and ESPN has taken her out of the dugout/sideline role and put her in a chair. Solid move ESPN, it has me watching.

2. NFL Live: This is normally hosted by Trey Wingo or Merrell Hoge. Who’s filling the chair on the right today other than football sideline reporter goddess Bonnie Bernstein, keeping Mark Salisbury at bay. I love Bonnie because she understands the strategies behind the game and not just what she reads the day of a shoot. Yes, she’s a capable anchor, but again ESPN has taken one of their own hotties and given her a lot more face time with the camera. Again, solid move ESPN, I watch reruns of NFL Live a few times a day.

3. SportsCenter. There isn’t much new here but it’s worth mention — they rotate anchors multiple times daily and take the best show for the overnight reruns. Chris McKendry was out for quite awhile (I believe for maternity leave) but she’s back and as hot as ever. They decided to bring over and do some makeover work on Cindy Brunson, who I actually thought was hotter with the glasses, but she’s still taking the sexy-news-lady role and doing ok with it using her new look. And don’t forget Michelle Bonner, who is on my “to do” list but maybe she’s not on everyone’s; Suzy Kolber who needs no introduction; and Linda Cohn who has her moments but is a bit more motherly than the other girls.

4. NASCAR coverage. All I need to say is Shannon Spake. I want to see more of this girl on TV — she doesn’t bubble up on google well at the moment but, give her time. I’ve got her in the top 10 of my “to do” list.

5. ESPN’s Bureau reporters. Have they even hired a guy in the last.. I dunno.. forever? Ask yourself, men, who you’d rather look at giving you a report: John Clayton or Colleen Dominguez? Pfft. Rachel Nichols or Sal Paolantonio? Pfft. Lisa Salters, Wendy Nix, and Holly Rowe or Woody Paige, Jay Mariotti and Michael Smith? (ok, the guys may be funnier, but hawt they are not).

and I’m not even mentioning WNBA game coverage, but just to get Stacey Dales’ name in this post, I just did.

To round out the gambit, here is what I think ESPN needs to do:

a. Get a hottie on Baseball Tonight. I think this would be great for Erin Andrews since she usually does baseball games.
b. Oust someone from NBA fastbreak and put in a hottie. Hire someone new like Sue Bird if she retires. She’s hot enough.
c. Find a way to get Amanda Beard on the staff (and my staff). She was on the HotSeat the other day and the studio nearly melted down.

Thoughts?

edit 24 June 07 I’m getting a *lot of hits here from people looking for Amanda Beard’s nudie Playboy photos. I have seen them — she’s pretty smokin’ in them, but the photos themselves are almost tame enough for FHM or Maxim. There’s a few uncovered topless style photos in all their glory, there’s one camel toe shot where it’s still left to your imagination thanks to a carefully placed belly chain, and the rest are as suggestive and as teasing as what you’d see in FHM. So, gents, I’m sure you’ll find them eventually — WordPress would flip out if I tried to host them — but they’re not the creamiest cheese in the dip.

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Men’s Euphemisms for Women

Posted by Patrick on 13 May 2007

If you’re a Laura Mallory or otherwise hypersensitive, mark-of-society woman with no sense of humor that can’t stand to be called anything other than your first name, then please have a nice day and continue on with your life without reading this post.

This is meant to be a fun post. I wish for men to participate and for women to contribute as well as be educated. What I want to take time compiling here are the absolute best nicknames, euphemisms, references, whatever that men use to refer to women and/or their favorite parts of women.

The euphemisms will be classified as such, and upon receiving the first reader submissions I will organize this post into this format:

1) Women in general, including full body/physique jargon
2) upper body including privates
3) lower body including privates
4) butts
5) feets
6) all others

I will be moderating comments and submissions on this post by disallowing standard comments and requiring the contact form at the bottom of this post in their place. My moderation rules are simple: you will receive credit for your submissions if accepted. This is meant to be humorous for men, so if it’s funny, great; if it’s practical, I’ll probably still take it; if it’s neither, chances are slim. In all submissions, you may not defame women or a specific person. Do not send me something which implies violence. You may be crass, you may be off-color (but not obscene), you may be rude if it is funny (to me) — if you think it’s questionable, try me. In the case of all submissions, I will personally decide which ones are posted. If you try to spam me because I rejected your post, I will block your IP address foevah evah and have a nice day.

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