Thursday Ramblings

With Halloween coming up, the rush is on to find a decent costume to wear. The rush is also on for watchdog groups to get irate at politically incorrect costumes, like the “illegal alien” costume, which is an orange prison jumpsuit with an alien mask and a fake green card. Those looking for a real illegal-alien costume have to go no further than the South End of New Bedford or the fish houses downtown.  … Nothing like a trip down memory lane. IGN.com, a Web site dedicated to video games, movies and music, just finished its countdown of the 100 Greatest Nintendo Games. Good memories clicking through the top 10 and the Web pages look great. For the record, the top three are: No. 3 Super Mario Bros., No 2. The Legend of Zelda, and No. 1 Super Mario Bros. 3. …  Three links for your reading enjoyment this Thursday: 1) Environmentally friendly Berlin whorehouse offering discounts for customers who ride bikes, take public transportation or other “go green” ways to get there; 2) Female firefighters in Australia are given new uniforms that become see-through when wet; and 3) What better place to get married than in a strip club? … So in my Madden 10 franchise mode, I’m in the 2012 season with the Pats. After two seasons, two playoff appearances and zero postseason wins, I won the Super Bowl in 2011 against the Falcons in dramatic fashion. Anyway, I thought it was interesting that only a handful of current Pats are still on my roster: Vince Wilfork, Darius Butler, Pat Chung and Jonathan Wilhite on defense. Brady, Moss, Welker, and Logan Makins are the only ones left on offense. I’ve spent first-round picks on cornerback, running back and right tackle and used second-round picks on a free safety, right guard and some receivers preparing for the day when Moss hangs it up. … Speaking of football, how the hell does Titans coach Jeff Fisher keep his job after such embarrassment last weekend? OK, you’re going against Belichick and it’s snowing, but your team is hungry for a win and you come out and get one of the worst beatings in NFL history. I’ve long considered Fisher one of the top coaches in the game, but the time has come for him to move on. … Happy 71st birthday to the very decent Christopher Lloyd. He played the extremely decent Doc Brown in Back to the Future and had other crazy roles in Who Framed Roger Rabbit, The Adams Family and Star Trek III. I will always remember Lloyd as Reverend Jim on Taxi, one of the most decent TV shows of all time. Remember this clip, which is played over and over again on those shows counting down the funniest TV moments, when he was taking his driver’s test and asking what a yellow light meant? … Community member Yim asked me to wish a happy 44th birthday to Piotr Wiwczarek, lead singer of the Polish death-metal band Vader. As part of the Monsters of Death Tour, Vader will be performing at the Palladium in Worcester, Mass. on Nov. 5. Sorry, the show is sold out, but Vader will be stopping at The White Eagle before the show for some brews if you wanna chat it up with them. … Finally, happy 35th birthday to Swedish model Helen Svedin. Did you know Svedin is married to arguably the most famous Portuguese soccer player of all time, Luis Figo?

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  1. Hi! I’ve been following your blog for some time now and finally got the bravery to go ahead and give you a shout out from New Caney Tx! Just wanted to tell you keep up the fantastic job!

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