Friday, November 04, 2011

Mike Tyson Quotes Put To Music

This is hilarious and inspired, although not suitable for work...

Paid to Tweet

The latest trend in advertising is paying celebrities to endorse products via twitter. According to this article, Lindsay Lohan was recently paid $3500 for one tweet.

I just want to let the advertisers of the world know that I'm officially available to tweet for cash. If you'd like to reach more than fifty middle-age-ish people (that's right 50+ baby), I'm your man.

I have some standards when it comes to my writing, but for my Bring on the green.

Boston or Chicago

Which managerial opening is more attractive, Boston or Chicago?

Two ESPN writers debate the subject.

There's also a video at the link of the PTI guys debating it. They both agree that the Cardinals opening is better than both of the others.

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves

Exactly 40 years ago today, this was the #1 song in America. Dig Cher's hairstyle...

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Quade is out

And Ryno will not be his replacement.

The details are here.

THURSDAY UPDATE: Apparently Theo also spoke to Ryno, letting him know the Cubs won't be considering him for the position. That had to be an awkward call.

The Theo Trio

This is the brain trust of the new Chicago Cubs. I'm calling them "The Theo Trio". Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein, center, and new general manager Jed Hoyer, right, and new head of scouting and player development Jason McLeod, during a news conference yesterday in Chicago.

I'm willing to give these guys a chance.


Spamming a Spammer

This week's Suburban Dad column on the City Mom blog at ChicagoNow is entitled "Spamming a Spammer" and it's about my buddy Dave's e-mail correspondence with a Nigerian spam artist.

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you actually answered those ridiculous e-mails they send requesting your bank account information?

Wonder no longer.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Eckhartz Press

An exciting new publisher based in Chicago is readying their first book for publication later this month. The publisher is called "Eckhartz Press".

Details about the publishing company and their first book (and some of the other books already in the pipeline) will be coming soon, but here's an explanation of the company's name. The name is a combination of two names; Eckhard and Fritz. Those were the first names of the co-owners' fathers, Eckhard Kaempfer and Fritz Stern.

The laughing "E" in the logo might give you an indication of the kind of books that will most interest Eckhartz Press.

Forever Lazy

My friend "BP" sent me this link with the tag line: "This is why the terrorists hate us".

I must agree. No other country in the world would produce this product.

The Cubs in Vegas

I'm as optimistic as anyone about the Cubs future, but really, the Cubs won't win the World Series in 2012. Who are these people betting on them in Vegas? The odds at MGM are only 25-1.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

AP Article

There's a great AP reporter named Don Babwin who likes to call me for quotes when the Cubs are in the news, especially when he's writing a story that could use a Cub fan's perspective. He calls me because he knows that I'll be following the story (because of Just One Bad Century) and he knows that I'll give him a colorful quote (because of Just One Bad Century).

The best thing about getting quoted in an AP story is that runs all across the country. And this week's story about Theo Epstein is no exception.

It's in the Boston Globe.

It's in the Washington Post.

And it's in just about every other newspaper in the country, and some others outside the country, like The Winnipeg Free Press.

All I can say is: "Thanks Don."

Father Knows Nothing

This week's Father Knows Nothing column at NWI Parent is entitled "Unsolicited Advice".

You can read it here.