Congrats to everyone for contributing to a kick ass issue this week. Welcome Corey. It's about time. Welcome back Terence. Great work, everybody. Thanks for picking me up this week.
WHO SAID THIS?
"How many dead Americans is Saddam worth?" (Answer below)
HOW 'BOUT DEM O's
Some interesting things happened to my beloved Baltimore Orioles this week. First, the team signed current fill in manager Dave Trombley to manage the team next year. As if to celebrate, the Birds took a 3-0 lead against the Texas Rangers today. They then gave up a Major League Record 30 runs and ended up losing what was obviously a pitcher's duel, 30-3. On a sad note, it is with genuine grief that I announce the passing of Baltimore cab driver William Hagy, who was known throughout baseball as the Orioles #1 fan, Wild Bill Hagy. With his cowboy hat, long beard and cooler full of beer, he would lead the fans in Section 34 in cheering on their beloved team. It wasn't unusual to see Hagy lead the O R I O L E S chant, twisting and turning his body to spell out each letter. In 1985, the Orioles stopped allowing fans to bring their own beer into Memorial Stadium, which caused Hagy to hurl his cooler out of the stands in protest. I was very fortunate to have his niece, April, work for me in the late 1980s and got to meet the man many times. Rest in peace.
I still hate him!
EVERYTHING'S UP TO DATE IN KANSAS CITY
Quite a hub bub here in KC, which is hosting the annual convention of the Veteran's of Foreign Wars. So far the town has been visited by Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, John McClain, Fred Thompson and, this afternoon, old Dubya himself. The prez pissed off a lot of commuters this morning when he decided to leave his spacious hotel and have breakfast across the river. Because of the road closings for the motorcade, some citizens were up to an hour late for work. All this for a muffin with George Brett. Hell, Brett has a restaurant about 2 blocks from where you were staying. Doesn't he serve muffins?
I'M A TRAVELING MAN
Sorry to be so brief this week, but I am in the midst of packing for a week long vacation. First stop, Chicago, where Juanita and I will try to earn an audition on "Who Want's To Be A Millionaire." The show is looking for both engaged couples and movie buffs! BOING! They are only seeing 2500 people and we intend to line up at 5:00 am Friday morning to make sure we are part of the group. We will also be spending a couple days with my mom before heading to sunny Las Vegas on Sunday. A group of about 30 of us, many of us from the JAWS community, plan to relax by the pool and catch up on our summers. Planned highlights include taking in Monday evening's production of "LOVE," the Beatles/Cirque de Solai show, a group bowling tournament and, for me, finally meeting face to face with PCR contributor Greg Van Cott. Look for all the news, and lots of photos, next week.
WHATEVER HAPPENED TO...? CHAPTER 28: NEXT WEEK
Why, those words of wisdom came from no other but Vice President Dick Cheney in 1994. In the same interview, Cheney theorized that trying to take over Iraq would lead to a "quagmire." Nice.
Well, that's all for now. Have a great week. See ya!
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