Posted by Trent at 11:57 PM
I have created Kicked It In the Sun in the hopes of creating a forum where we can all discuss sports, music, movies, and politics etc. A few times a week I will add links to any articles or videos etc for your enjoyment. Please email me with any links to anything you think others would appreciate as well. On the right hand side I have included links to websites I check on a daily basis.
"Bringing up anything said on KJR is at least steering the bus towards the thread. Do yourself a favor and stop listening. It might be hard at first, but like quitting any self-destructive habit you?ll be thankful in the long run.
Idiot Sports Talk Radio: just say no."
I saw this on the web today and started laughing out loud. KJR needs some new talent to talk about sports. It's baseball season and there isn't anyone on the station who actually follows the whole sport (minors-majors). Their theories are based on on speculation and not statistics. They plead their case via emotionall response as opposed to using concrete data. Plus, they still don't understand the importance of walking and/or not making outs in general. If Chris Snelling played full time he would walk as much as Giambi, but these hosts want to stick with over the hill Carl Everett and slow left fielder Raul Ibanez.
Posted by Trent at 1:10 PM
Seattle rock band Alice in Chains will perform a free "open rehearsal" concert Tuesday night at 7:30 at the Moore Theatre to kick off its summer tour. Free tickets to the event are available beginning tonight at 6 at the Moore box office at 1932 2nd Ave. The limit is two tickets per person. The show is all-ages, but please bring I.D. The band includes members Sean Kinney, Mike Inez and Jerry Cantrell. There's no confirmation as to who the lead singer will be, but William DuVall of Comes With the Fall has filled in for the late Layne Staley in the past and is scheduled to perform during the European leg of the tour.
From the P-I
Posted by Trent at 10:19 PM
It's hard to describe Goldfrapp. Very eighties synth and house meets Blondie and Kylie Minogue. Anyway, they have a cool song that was featured on Big Love last night. You can listen to it here on ITunes.
I am guessing the ladies will like this more than the guys, but I love dance music. I'm not gay. Not that there is anything wrong with that.
Posted by Trent at 10:14 PM
It's been a while since I have done a blog free-write, so here goes.
I've been enjoying Big Love more than the Sopranos this year. I actually found myself wishing for more of the gay-motorbiker handlebar mustache man side story this week. Oh well.
Last week's The Office contained one of the funniest sequences I have seen on TV in a long time. When they listed all the different ways Jim was torturing Dwight at work I almost fell on Kitty girl after laughing so hard. Moving his desk one inch every time he got up so he ended up at the water cooler? Brilliant. I am going to do that to one of my students who talks too much.
Earlier this year I was in favor of the illegal spying done by the Bush Admin because they said it was only Iraq, Al Queda, and Terrorism related. Of course they lied and now we know differently. I am not even sure why I gave all the DC cronies the benefit of the doubt. And now we find out the Bush team wants Jeb to carry on the insanity? Gimme a break.
Great new albums out right now: Flaming Lips, Drive By Truckers, Goldfrapp, and Wolfmother. I hear the new Grandaddy is really good too (it's their last record).
Mission Impossible III was surprisingly very entertaining. I went based on the good reviews and it reminded my of two episodes of 24 put together. I still think Tom Cruise is nuts and should not be allowed to laugh out loud and smile. It's creepy in a Jacko type way.
My sister is days away from having her baby. Pretty nuts. I am already an uncle to three kids on Rachelle's side, but this obviously hits close to home. I need a drummer and I will buy Dane his first drum set when he turns two.
I recently rediscovered jogging. It has been almost 12 years since I jogged regularly at Central during one of my summers in E-Burg and I forgot what that runner's high felt like. I think it might be kind of like drinking a Long Island Ice Tea on Acid. But that's just a rumor. My goal is to be able to run to Issaquah by this Tuesday.
Anyone seen the Documentary Murderball? A sad and simultaneously uplifting story about wheelchair rugby players. If this movie doesn't hit your heart you must be Dick Cheney (because he doesn't have one of course).
Wilco is on Conan tonight.
Posted by Trent at 10:01 AM
Eddie has an 8.38 ERA and four blown saves. His fastball tops out ot 90 MPH on a day with a 45 MPH wind gust blowing behind it. His shoulder is hurt and he has had major control problems all year.
Move Putz to the closer role and keep Soriano and Sherril in the set up roles. Eddy can gain confidence in long relief without pressure. If that doesn't work, time to Bret Boone him.
Posted by Trent at 10:23 PM
A web cam placed in a pair of bald eagle's nest on Hornby Island, BC with audio. There is one egg in the nest (there was two last week). It is expected to hatch any day now. This web site had an estimated 100 million hits last month. The site is very busy so do not expect it to work all the time. Very addictive site.
Posted by Canada at 3:49 PM