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The thoughts and theories of a guy who basically should have gone to bed hours ago.

I know, I know - what's the point? But look at it this way - I stayed up late writing it, but you're reading it...

Let's call ourselves even & move on, OK?


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Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Bar Mitzvah budgeting...


Avery is five years old now. That means his Bar Mitzvah will be in roughly eight years. So if Bar Mitzvah's cost $10 million today, how much do you think I should set aside for the event in 2013?

Also, note to self: make sure someone in the band brings a naked woman to the affair, er...., party:

For his estimated $500,000, I hear that 50 Cent performed only four or five songs - and badly - though he did manage to work in the lyric, "Go shorty, it's your bat miztvah, we gonna party like it's your bat mitzvah."

"Fitty and his posse smelled like an open bottle of Hennessy," a witness told told me, adding that when the departing rapper prepared to enter his limo in the loading dock, a naked woman was spotted inside.

OK, everyone say it with me: Oy...


posted by Brian at 12:32 AM | 1 comments

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

The Year in Review...


James Lileks sums up 2005 for The American Enterprise Online. This will likely tick some people off, but I thought it was hysterical. (Hat tip: Instapundit)

posted by Brian at 1:20 PM | 2 comments

Monday, December 05, 2005

It's the thought that counts...


I had a little stomach flu last week, and here's the e-mail I get from my 5-year old son:

     Daddy IhopyouFel Badr

     Love
     Avery :-)


Ironically, when he says "Badr," he means "less bad," not "more bad" as the phonetic would imply.

Needless to say, just the fact that he thought to send me the e-mail made me feel much, much badr.

posted by Brian at 9:14 AM | 2 comments

Saturday, December 03, 2005

And they said 8-track tapes were dead...


OK, anyone remember this guy?



Simulators are so cool...
(hat tip: Mike Starr)

posted by Brian at 12:07 AM | 2 comments

Friday, December 02, 2005

Homecoming pics ain't what they used to be...


Every year, at the University of Pennsylvania's homecoming, my kids bring along their toy trumpets and have fun playing along with dad. It's become a bit of a tradition for someone from the alumni magazine to shoot approximately a roll of film of the kids doing this, and then include one of them in both the online photo album and The Gazzette, the alumni magazine.

Well, this year's version has broken with that fine tradition. Not only are there no pictures of my kids, there aren't even any pictures from the football game. Just a bunch of shots of old folks in formal dress (some gala reception or some such thing, I guess). There's one picture of cheerleaders, but even that's taken indoors (as opposed to on the track during the football game where, you know, they lead cheers).

Anyway, in my ever-so-humble opinion: bummer.

posted by Brian at 11:26 PM | 0 comments