Thursday, September 20, 2007

Random sports trivialities

I don't know about you, but I'm much happier that we don't have to put up with the Patriots as the exemplary class organization that should serve as a model for every other sports franchise, political campaign, or religious leader. It's football, dagnabit, and as long as the players aren't riding down the street in pickup trucks shooting my neighbors, I don't really care what they do. The only thing that matters is pounding the thugs from other professional football cities into submission, and it looks like the Pats will end up doing that better this year than any other team has done for quite some time. If they end up becoming the East Coast version of the Raiders in the process, fine by me. I sincerely doubt Tom Brady or Rodney Harrison are going to be stopping by the EC manse anytime soon for dinner.

As for the Red Sox.....PANIC....just kidding. The Red Sox were a great team in April and May. In case you haven't noticed, they've been pretty darn average since then. About all the late season flop proves to me is that 162 games is a very long season. And don't forget, the Cardinals weren't exactly setting the world on fire when the playoffs began last year.

Finally (because, like everyone else, I'm ignoring the Bruins here), I'm kind of intrigued by the All-Star Celtics lineup this year. I grew up in the 80s, when roundball was king around these parts, and for the past couple years, the overall NBA game has been improving. So, yes, I will have to find out where Fox Sports New England is on the cable box.

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Depressin' Donuts

If George Orwell had created a chain coffee shop to mix up the plot a bit in 1984, it would have looked a lot like Dunkin' Donuts. In fact, I'm not totally convinced that Orwell didn't create Dunkin' Donuts.

It's not like I never go to DD, or that I think their products are an affront to coffee and donutkind, but Dunks makes its mark by being everywhere and being just good enough to get people to come back for more.

The ubiquitousness of Dunkin' Donuts is pretty frightening. There's no need for Big Brother when there's a Dunkin' Donuts on every corner, in every supermarket, and in every gas station. Before long, Dunkin' Donuts will be opening up a franchise in your dining room.

The overall quality of Dunkin' Donuts is fair at best. Sure, a lot of people profess to love their coffee, but that's likely due to the brain-altering chemicals they add to the beans. Dunkin' Donuts coffee is no better and no worse than the coffee at any other number of chains or supermarkets. As for the food, the donuts seem to come out in the morning stale, and they don't get any better from there, and I'd take an Egg McMuffin over their breakfast sandwiches any day.

Finally, Dunkin' Donuts seems to have perfected some kind of Eastern Bloc communist ideal of utilitarian drabness. What makes this even more impressive is that they have managed this even while using a pink and orange color scheme. So, If I need a coffee, and that's bound to happen sooner rather tan later, there's the chance I will be one of the DD drones waiting in the drive-through line, but dammit, I won't feel good about it.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Crabby time

Someone is not happy in the exersaucer. Baby Boy EC has a very determined look as if he is going to bash the stuffing out of the circus seal toy.
Hopefully, I'll check back in a bit when BB EC (normally as happy a little guy as you'll find) either perks up or heads to bed.