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optimism running rampant (at some point)
optimism running rampant (at some point)
So I suppose you are asking why did I have Winner Winner Chicken Dinner as a title of today's blog? Two reasons. The most important is that I'll get a ton of hits over the years from people googleing what the hell it means.
And I'll tell you!
The legend tells that years ago every casino in Las Vegas had a three-piece chicken dinner with a potato and a veggie for $1.79. A standard bet back then was $2, hence when you won a bet you had enough for a chicken dinner.
The other reason is that I was reading about the Megabucks winner that came from Winner South Dakota. A winner from Winner. Of course that brought up other interesting names for towns like Intercourse Pennsylvania. In fact PA has a few odd names such as Blue Balls PA.
Then taking the winner thing and slanting it a little, one of my neighbors is in Las Vegas right now and will be competing in the World Series of Poker Event #4 which starts tomorrow. I've actually played online against someone from Columbus WI. Small world.
I was almost in the Main Event at the WSOP about 9 years ago when I was at the final table with six left in a satellite tournament. Winner gets a seat in the Main Event. There were only two good players left and I was one of then and 2nd in stack size.
I hit a Full House and pushed all my chips in but my opponent ALSO had a full house but bigger then mine. By By! Speaking of poker - I had a hand a few nights ago. I had a set of 5's on the flop. Pushed all in and what I saw was amazing.
One guy had a set of Queens and the other guy had a Nut Flush. I was 3rd until a 5 hit the river and I won the hand with quad 5's. The rule is if you have a set and lose you better lose a LOT or else you played it wrong.
From various Brewer ramblings.
So Corey Hart is working to remedy his problems and help the team win. Ryan Braun, meanwhile, is making plans to host a party Friday night for the official launch of his "Remetee" clothing line. Seriously? This couldn't wait until the offseason? Thanks for keeping your priorities in line, Ryan: When the Brewers aren't winning I could not possibly care less about the success of your t-shirt line. Also, you have a sore wrist and your OPS has dropped almost 130 points in the last 17 days. Maybe you should get some rest?
Todd Coffey is hot again and there is a new wrinkle in his RUN to the mound as reported in the New York Times.
One last thing about the Brewers. This last 12 games that they have played really tired them out. I had heard that the 9 game road trip was the worst trip in many many years due to timing and when the games were being played. Four times they arrived in the next city around 3:00 in the morning for a night game that day. They lost a key member of their team and played 12 straight days. It's gotta wear on you.
They were do for some losses as their big winning streak was against teams also having bad trips, missing key players due to injuries and other oddities. Hardy said they had Thursday circled on the calendar and really needed an off day.
Anybody seen Valkyrie? We got in on Netflix and watched "the making off" stuff. Very very interesting. All filmed in the actual locations. I did not realize that there are NO war hero monuments for Germain solders in Germany EXCEPT for the 4 Valkyrie hero's. In fact that is why the movie was made.
The Director and Producer were best friends as kids and played army in their back yard (as I did). They were in Berlin for another movie and noticed the only plaque in Germany with names they had never heard off. Did research and found an amazing story.
Of course the Valkyrie on the right is a different Valkyrie but it brings back mammary's.
They said Tom Cruz was made for this roll as he looks almost exactly like the original Claus von Stauffenberg. In fact all the major look like the original people.
This last weekend we watched Ghost Town and Outsourced. Both pretty good movies. Outsourced is a nice little romantic comedy about a guy that is sent to India to teach a group of Indians how to work in a call center and he falls in love with an Indian woman.
Ghost Town stars Ricky Gervais, a guy that can see ghosts. Funny, not LOL funny but chuckle funny.
and speaking of Ricky Gervais (you can see how my brain works) The Office. He was the original The Office which only lasted 12 shows on the BBC. The American The Office used basically the same exact scripts in their 1st season (which sort of sucked).
But my point is . . . have you ever watched the Webisodes of The Office? Pretty funny - go to the NBC Site, each Webisodes is 2 minutes of a 10 minute show and they star the office workers (not Micheal or the bigger stars).
OK - I'm out of junk in my head.
Have a great weekend.