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The Donnybrook
Friday, January 30, 2009
Place your bets on The Boss!

This is a great proposition bet from ESPN...

Assuming he'll play four songs at halftime of the Super Bowl, what songs will be on Bruce Springsteen's setlist?

Here's my guess:

Born to Run
Radio Nowhere
Working on a Dream (gotta sell the new album!)
The Rising

What do you think?

Oh, and here's my pick for the actual game:

Steelers 31
Cardinals 17

The real tragedy of the Eagles missing out on the Super Bowl...

If they had won, you'd be hearing reports coming out of Tampa about people from one side of Pennsylvania beating the living shit out of people from the other side of Pennsylvania.

I'm not saying that's a good thing, but it would've been fun...

Thursday, January 29, 2009
3,000 posts later: What have I learned?

Conservatives annoy me just as much as they did 6 years ago when I started this blog.

Becoming a father and having twins is probably the hardest thing I've ever done. It's also the greatest thing I've ever done.

The theory that you become more conservative after you have children is complete bullshit. I’ve found the opposite to be true.

The true key to happiness is finding someone who laughs at the same stupid shit as you. Once you find that person, grab onto him/her and never let go. It's worked very well for me.

This might sound pitiful, but watching the Phillies win the 2008 World Series was probably one of the five happiest moments of my life.

I hate spending money on clothes.

I’d rather own one expensive guitar than twenty cheap ones.

Dressing a pissed-off one-year-old is harder than shooting pool without using your arms.

I don’t understand the appeal of guns. I realize they’re supposed to be all manly and shit, but I just don’t get it.

The Dallas Cowboys still suck.

The UNC Tar Heels are still douchebags.

I’ve been waiting, but no one has even come close to disavowing me of the notion that Queen is the greatest rock band of all time.

Coming up with introspective points about yourself is very difficult when you're buried in tedious paperwork.

3,000 posts sounds pretty impressive…until you realize that the same ten people have read them.

Thanks, everybody!!!

What makes a Super Bowl party great?

To me it comes down to five critical factors...

1.) Quality of beer.

2.) Quantity of beer.

3.) Quality of food.

4.) Separation of people who are there to watch the game (men) from those who are just there for the party (women). The best way to achieve this one is to have multiple TVs and viewing areas set up for these two groups.

5.) Good opportunities for gambling, but not so many that it overtakes your interest in the game itself.

Credit where credit is due, my buddy Jeremy is a master of the art of the Super Bowl party. He manages to balance all five of these factors in a chilled-out environment.

What am I missing?

Wednesday, January 28, 2009
ZERO Republican votes, just like 1993...

President Obama bent over backwards to reach out to House Republicans, and they in turn voted unanimously to do nothing to improve the state of our economy.

Fine by me. Fuck 'em.

First, they helped bring abut this recession by hitting their knees every time George W. Bush said "boo", now they'd rather see it continue than do anything to help fix it.

You can't say they didn't earn their minority status!

A Democrat gives Limbaugh the treatment he deserves...

Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL)

"Rush Limbaugh is a has-been hypocrite loser, who craves attention. His right-wing lunacy sounds like Mikhail Gorbachev, extolling the virtues of communism. Limbaugh actually was more lucid when he was a drug addict. If America ever did 1% of what he wanted us to do, then we'd all need pain killers."

Tuesday, January 27, 2009
A musical shout out to the modern conservative movement...

"Falling to Pieces" by Faith No More

Monday, January 26, 2009
A history lesson for Republicans who think their input is worth anything where the economy is concerned...

In 1993, Bill Clinton's budget passed the House and the Senate without a single Republican vote in either chamber.

That bill helped usher in an era of economic prosperity and fiscal sanity in this country. No thanks to a single Republican in Washington.

Now, the Republican leadership is bitching again about a newly-elected Democratic President's plan for helping America's economy.

My advice to President Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid: Fuck 'em! You've got even wider majorities in both houses of Congress than you did in 1993, and have been given a mandate by the American people who believe in your ideas more than the GOP's.

Let every Republican in Washington bitch to high heaven about your ideas.

They're powerless to do a damn thing on their own about the problems facing Americans...

You know what I can't believe?

I can't believe that I'm 5 posts away from the 3,000th one in the history of this blog.

It's hard to believe that mediocrity could thrive for so long. Then I remembered that Tom Jones has had a lucrative singing career since 1965...

Saturday, January 24, 2009
Because most children's music stinks...

It's worth noting when it doesn't.

This kid looks like a young Al Green and sings like a young Michael Jackson...

"Duck 4" by Leon Thomas

Friday, January 23, 2009
So that's what those lyrics were!!!

I always wondered...

There was just a massive dust storm in my office...

It was caused by Sports Guy's latest column.

It's still so damn dusty in here... :-(

Mark McGwire's brother drops a dime on him...

Some brother this jizzbag turned out to be.

A new book proposal, submitted by the admittedly estranged brother of Mark McGwire, claims the former major league slugger used both steroids and human growth hormone during his career.

In the proposal, first reported Wednesday on Deadspin.com, Jay McGwire alleges that Mark used Deca-Durabolin and that he introduced Mark to performance-enhancing drugs in 1994.
My brother could shoot somebody in cold blood in my house and I wouldn't turn him in...and believe me, that could actually happen!!!

Thursday, January 22, 2009
Hey, Rush Limbaugh is fat again!!!

...and his skull is still chock full of dog shit.

His brief flirtation with Oxycontin-induced weight loss appears to be over.

Some things are just meant to be...

Tuesday, January 20, 2009
How long we've waited for this day...

No, I'm not talking about 8 years. This country has waited far longer than that for a President who could bring such an energy and optimism at a time when it was so desperately needed.

Not since FDR has a man ascended to the presidency at such a challenging time.

My faith helps me believe that Barack Obama is up to the task ahead, and my wife and children are the greatest reasons I could ever imagine to care so much about a President.

He is a good man. Even those who didn't vote for him must see that on some level.

More importantly, I feel he is the right man. A man with the intellect, stability and confidence to improve America's standing in a rapidly-changing and historically volatile world.

God bless Barack Obama and Joe Biden as they assume this vast undertaking. I know in my heart they will do well for all of us.

God bless America...

Friday, January 16, 2009
"The Miracle On The Hudson" brought to you by America's unions?

It's damn hard to argue with this diary over at Daily Kos...

4 days and counting...

...in the historically corrupt and increasingly insignificant Bush Administration...

"Symphony of Destruction" by Megadeth

(Hat tip to drumsalad...great pick!)

UPDATE: Is anyone else reading something into the fact that there was a plane crash the same day Bush gave his farewell address?

Thursday, January 15, 2009
5 days and counting...

In the tragically ill-prepared and criminally inept Bush Administration...

"I Hate Everything About You" by Ugly Kid Joe

Wednesday, January 14, 2009
6 days and counting...

In the atrocious Bush Administration...

"Loser" by Beck

Tuesday, January 13, 2009
And the countdown officially begins...

7 days left in the disastrous Bush Administration...

"Breaking The Law" by Judas Priest

Monday, January 12, 2009
After 8 years as President...

George W. Bush is still just as a big of a dick as he was on January 20, 2001.

Eight more days...

Another open thread...

Duty calls once again, so have at it.

Apparently, there were some notable football contests this past weekend. I don't really remember since I spent most of yesterday honoring my wife's New Year's resolution suggestion to drink more alcoholic beverages...

Friday, January 9, 2009
The final jobs report of the Bush Administration is out...

Good Lord, please make it stop...

Nonfarm payroll employment declined sharply in December, and the unemployment rate rose from 6.8 to 7.2 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. Payroll employment fell by 524,000 over the month and by 1.9 million over the last 4 months of 2008. In December, job losses were large and widespread across most major industry sectors.
Luckily for Mr. Bush, in 11 days every conservative in this country will find a way to blame every bit of this shitty economy on Barack Obama, and do it with a straight face.

Here's to the future!!!

Thursday, January 8, 2009
You may not like it, but as of this morning, it's official...

Barack Obama's election as the 44th President of the United States has been certified by both houses of Congress...

The real goodness starts about 24 minutes in when Dick Cheney has to announce Obama and Biden as the winners of the election.


Since I've got ZERO time to write about anything...

Let's have an open thread!

Feel free to share...

Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Ann the Man is back in town...

As always, try to avert your eyes from "her" Adam's Apple or run the risk of growing an extra set of balls yourself...

Sunday, January 4, 2009
Because two failed presidencies in one family just aren't enough...

Let's elect another Bush to run this nation into the shitter!!!


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