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Thursday, May 13th, 2010 08:45 pm
It occurs that I should elaborate on yesterday's post. (Suck it, Crosby!)

I was linked to a post in [livejournal.com profile] musesfool on sports fans and schadenfruede - itself a comment on the Slate article "Why we root for underdogs."

Germane here, because... )

Too bad I'm too lazy to refine this into a study of actual merit/quality. Somebody could do some quality school work on this theme.
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dlgood: (Terps)
Thursday, May 13th, 2010 08:45 pm
It occurs that I should elaborate on yesterday's post. (Suck it, Crosby!)

I was linked to a post in [livejournal.com profile] musesfool on sports fans and schadenfruede - itself a comment on the Slate article "Why we root for underdogs."

Germane here, because... )

Too bad I'm too lazy to refine this into a study of actual merit/quality. Somebody could do some quality school work on this theme.
Tags:
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Sunday, May 9th, 2010 10:41 pm
Is it weird that my current favorite ship is "Flo, the Progressive Insurance Vendor"/"Old Spice 'I'm on a Horse' Guy"
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Sunday, May 9th, 2010 10:41 pm
Is it weird that my current favorite ship is "Flo, the Progressive Insurance Vendor"/"Old Spice 'I'm on a Horse' Guy"
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Wednesday, April 28th, 2010 08:38 pm
What's red, white and blue, and plays golf in May?
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Wednesday, April 28th, 2010 08:38 pm
What's red, white and blue, and plays golf in May?
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Thursday, April 15th, 2010 07:27 pm
1. NHL Playoffs are underway.
LET'S GO CAPS! ROCK THE RED!!!


2. Hot Tub Time Machine. Not a great movie or anything. Could have been better, done more with the premise, no Back To the Future. But still fun to watch. Sebastian Stan amuses me.

3. Still using my Netbook as a daily machine while I wait for a replacement motherboard for my desktop PC. This is suboptimal.
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Thursday, April 15th, 2010 07:27 pm
1. NHL Playoffs are underway.
LET'S GO CAPS! ROCK THE RED!!!


2. Hot Tub Time Machine. Not a great movie or anything. Could have been better, done more with the premise, no Back To the Future. But still fun to watch. Sebastian Stan amuses me.

3. Still using my Netbook as a daily machine while I wait for a replacement motherboard for my desktop PC. This is suboptimal.
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Tuesday, April 13th, 2010 08:24 pm
My cousin will be making her debut at Carnegie Hall on Friday, April 23rd. She'll be singing with renowned professional choir Musica Sacra in Mozart's Mass in C Minor.

Date: Friday, April 23, 2010
Time: 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Location: Carnegie Hall, New York

My cousin is a lovely singer, with a long background in music and this is her first major gig since moving to NYC quite some time ago. I'm very proud of her. While I understand most people aren't particularly inclined or otherwise free to see her show - I'm not averse to a bit of shameless plugging for the family.
dlgood: (Default)
Tuesday, April 13th, 2010 08:24 pm
My cousin will be making her debut at Carnegie Hall on Friday, April 23rd. She'll be singing with renowned professional choir Musica Sacra in Mozart's Mass in C Minor.

Date: Friday, April 23, 2010
Time: 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Location: Carnegie Hall, New York

My cousin is a lovely singer, with a long background in music and this is her first major gig since moving to NYC quite some time ago. I'm very proud of her. While I understand most people aren't particularly inclined or otherwise free to see her show - I'm not averse to a bit of shameless plugging for the family.
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Tuesday, April 6th, 2010 10:51 pm
Have taken in my computer to be looked at - initial diagnosis is that the motherboard failed. Waiting for full assessment, and then I get to decide whether I want to fix that or cannibalize for parts and just get a new machine. Yay.

In other news, "The Good Wife" is a really good show. I very much enjoyed tonight's episode.
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Tuesday, April 6th, 2010 10:51 pm
Have taken in my computer to be looked at - initial diagnosis is that the motherboard failed. Waiting for full assessment, and then I get to decide whether I want to fix that or cannibalize for parts and just get a new machine. Yay.

In other news, "The Good Wife" is a really good show. I very much enjoyed tonight's episode.
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Sunday, April 4th, 2010 01:58 pm
Tried to wake up my computer from sleep mode the other day - monitor never came back on.

Connected monitor to a different computer, and it works. So apparently, I have a situation where my PC, on boot up, is not recognizing the presence of a monitor. (DVI Without any sort of display, this makes troubleshooting extremely hard.

Anybody ever heard of this one?
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Sunday, April 4th, 2010 01:58 pm
Tried to wake up my computer from sleep mode the other day - monitor never came back on.

Connected monitor to a different computer, and it works. So apparently, I have a situation where my PC, on boot up, is not recognizing the presence of a monitor. (DVI Without any sort of display, this makes troubleshooting extremely hard.

Anybody ever heard of this one?
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Thursday, April 1st, 2010 06:55 pm
Honestly, I really can't tell the difference with this new and improved pizza from Domino's.
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Thursday, April 1st, 2010 06:55 pm
Honestly, I really can't tell the difference with this new and improved pizza from Domino's.
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Wednesday, March 17th, 2010 09:02 pm
Reminder. You have until Thursday, Noon EST to sign up for the NCAA Bracket Challenge. See this post for more info.

Be there, or Elijah Dukes will cut you.
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Wednesday, March 17th, 2010 09:02 pm
Reminder. You have until Thursday, Noon EST to sign up for the NCAA Bracket Challenge. See this post for more info.

Be there, or Elijah Dukes will cut you.
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Tuesday, March 16th, 2010 11:15 pm
Reminder. You have until Thursday, Noon EST to sign up for the NCAA Bracket Challenge. See this post for more info.

Be there, or Ovi will check you into the boards.
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Tuesday, March 16th, 2010 11:15 pm
Reminder. You have until Thursday, Noon EST to sign up for the NCAA Bracket Challenge. See this post for more info.

Be there, or Ovi will check you into the boards.
dlgood: (Caps)
Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010 07:20 pm
From the Slate article, Cold Reality, by a former ice skater who tried out for but did not make the U.S. team in the 1980s...
You may be wondering what I learned from my competitive experiences. I learned that Olympians are people, too: They're just better and stronger than the rest of us in almost every conceivable way. They do indeed "want it" more, and they don't care how much it hurts. They're muscular and fit as fiddles. They commit to the sport day after day, year after year, without any guarantee that all that hard work will pay off. On game day, they excel. They remain composed and even manage to smile. And maybe there's something even more, some elusive, magical X-factor … but I've obviously never figured it out.

That's what I watch for... to see athletes achieving the pinnacle of human performance. As someone who is just a touch undisciplined, unfocused, and not entirely ambitious, I really admire those qualities in our greatest athletes.

Also, I admire this: (hint, can somebody Icon this for me?)

Watching Alexander Ovechkin blast Jaromir Jagr cannot get old for me. It feels like justice...
(See video highlight, of the whole play, including Evgeni Malkin's goal.)

I am still really looking forward to that Canada-Russia game. It should be a blast. Seriously folks, if you're only going to watch one hockey game this year, or possibly even in your life, it's probably this one.

Unless you can get the Miracle on Ice on tape...