Thursday Ramblings

I’m not scared of swine flu, and I will never wear one of those ridiculous surgical masks like the guys on ER. … So longtime U.S. Senator Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) switched parties this week, deciding to jump on the Obama-led Democratic bandwagon. Screw Specter, who wasted government time looking into the Patriots Spygate issue and is now becoming a Dem just because he realizes he can’t win another Republican primary in Pa. I didn’t know you could switch parties just because you can’t win an election … So the Patriots didn’t do anything I had predicted in the NFL Draft last week, but they still had a great weekend. They picked up two extra second-round picks next year and boosted the secondary with Oregon safety Patrick Chung (Rodney Harrison’s replacement) and Connecticut cornerback Darius Butler. Tackle Sebastian Vollmer (6-7, 312 lbs.)  is the perfect project (Pats O-Line coach Dante Scarneccia will whip him into a solid player) and B.C. defensive takcle Ron Brace (6-3, 330lbs.) adds depth along the D-Line. … I always love calling out shitty sports announcers, and the MLB Netowrk took the cake this week. Matt Vasgersian, who fills in for Hazel Mae on the newtork’s nightly baseball highlights show, asked to see a replay of Brad Hawpe getting injured because he thought one of the security guards looked like Donovan McNabb. “I’m getting a message in my ear that we are still live,” he said as the producer reminded him not to be a dipshit into his earpiece. Maybe the producer should remind him again, because earlier this year he was caught swearing on a live broadcast. … Not only are the drug wars crippling Mexico, but now swine flu bursts in and sickens thousands. Mexico is on a destructive path back to third-world status. … Happy 27th birthday Kirsten Dunst, best known for her role as the whiney Mary Jane in the “Spider-Man” trilogy. Good luck guys, Dunst remains single today and has not been in a long-term relationship for a long time. She did bang Jake Gyllenhaal, though. … Happy 24th birthday to Ashley Dupre, dubbed “the most famous hooker in America” for her escort visits to former New York Gov. Elliot Spitzer. Although her 5 seconds of fame are up, some estimate she made as much as $1.4 million when her single “What We Want” blew up on the Internet when she was all over the news with the Spitzer thing. … Today marks the 64th anniversary of Hitler‘s death. What an asshole. … Also today, the World Wide Web was born to a Swedish company in 1993. It’s worth mentioning that the Web is NOT the Internet, but rather an application that makes the Internet user-friendly. … Cheers to Tubesteak for the decent design changes to the Community. … E-mails and photos are flying in for our Phish Ticket Contest. We’ll start counting them on May 1 and will have updates soon after.


Phish Ticket Giveaway!


So you struck out trying to get Phish tickets. You weren’t lucky enough for the advance lottery and was useless. Well, fear not Phish fans, becasue Decent Community is giving away one ticket to the upcoming Phish concert on June 6 at the Comcast Center in Mansfield!

Don’t feel like spending an arm and a leg (as some scalpors are actually charging on Stubhub and Craigslist)? Just do your damndest to win our Phish Ticket Contest!

We will give away a ticket (general admission lawn seat) to the person who sends us the most pictures for DecentCollage! Here are the contest rules:

1. Go to DecentCollage and see how decent it is! Check out what it is and what we have.

2. Send a picture, whatever you think is decent (weather it’s a picture of Chuck Norris, Eric Clapton, or a picture of your Aunt Flo)  by attachment, to with your name in the subject line. We will crop them and resize them to fit our template.

4. Email your friends, colleagues, grandparents, etc., and request them to submit a photo to with your name in the subject line.  Check back to see your pics in the Collage and check back for updates on who’s leading the contest.

5. The person whose name is in the subject line that has got the most peeps to send a picture on their behalf wins! The contest starts May 1 and ends May 31. No entries will be counted prior to May 1 and after May 31. The winner may pick up his ticket in the Boston area, the New Bedford area or at the show on June 6.

Good luck everyone! Don’t forget to check back for updates. Surf around Decent Community while you’re here. We are your No. 1 source for everything DECENT!