Thursday Ramblings

Kobe Bryant

I’m thrilled the NBA Finals is over. The series was weak and I can’t take anymore Stan Van Gundy-Ron Jeremy jokes. What I am most excited about is not seeing Kobe on SportsCenter every five minutes until April. … Too bad LeBron James wasn’t having a championship parade, but that didn’t stop him from wearing his accomplishments this year on a T-Shirt (what a tool). … Another person I would cheer if he fell off the face of the Gorilla caught holding knife at Calgary ZooEarth: Brett Favre. Hang it up, already. Oh while I’m here, thanks for throwing four interceptions in the last game of last season where the Jets loss kept the Patriots out of the playoffs. … Be careful when going to the zoo in Canada, the apes are packing knives and aren’t afraid to use them. …  Why do I keep seeing headlines about David Letterman and Sarah Palin? His joke, which centered around Alex Rodriguez “knocking up” Palin’s 14-year-old daughter who attended a Yankees game, happened on June 8, and 10 days later, he’s still getting flack for it. Not tasteful when talking about 14-year-olds, but this story still making headlines after 10 days is a sure sign of a slow news cycle and no other big celebrity news trumping it. Think Letterman is wishing Amy Winehouse goes back to rehab to take some heat (protesters seeking sponsor boycotts) off him? Or maybe any publicity is good publicity. … Good example of Lost in Translation: Reporter asks MMA fighter (through a translator) how long it would take to beat her next opponent, and she chokes him out. … Latest entry in Why Money Ruins Things: College baseball teams use metal bats because of sponsorship deals, yet when these kids get to the minors (and Cape and other similar leagues), they struggle with wooden bats and wonder where their power went. NCAA, wake up and make these kids use wood. They’re good enough. … Be happy you don’t live in Toledo, Ohio, because if you do, the police will give you a ticket for parking in your own driveway! … Microsfot launched its competition to Google recently. Titled Bing, it claims to be the uncluttered Google. Maybe I’m just not tech-savvy enough, but the only difference I see is that Bing has fancy photos on its front page. Its image and video searches are very similar. It is very handy for looking for Internet pornos. … Happy 69th birthday to Sir Paul McCartney. Does the decent meter go high enough to fit The Beatles?