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Sunday, February 06, 2005

  Rooting for the Underbird

Although I have cable internet, I've never got a signal as far as my TV, yesterday I went looking for a place to watch the superbowl. Turns out that both the local bars that had wireless internet (the only kind of bar I ever go to) are closed - one for the season, and the other just plain went out of business.

I read, elsewhere, that the Patriots are the odds-on favorites to win.

So, at 3:30 PM today, you'll find me, somewhere in Santa Cruz, helplessly rooting for the underbird. Maybe I'll be online, maybe not. Maybe the ads will be interesting, probably not.

The best rumor about the game I've heard yet: Patriot's and eagles cheerleaders will bare their breasts in a show of solidarity with Janet Jackson.

Well, no, I made that up, and the halftime show looks to be about as bland as can possibly be. I will have to continue to wonder why showing acres of artificially enhanced cleavage bouncing around and men pounding each other to a pulp is more moral than briefly exposing a single natural teat.

I know what I'm going to do - sit in the bar, let the babble box ramble, people watch - try to get into the spirit of things - marvel at the ease of crowd control in a so-called terrorist era - and read a book.

I'm currently reading "Prisoners of Progress", which is about the industrialization of America between 1850 and 1920. Lots of choice quotes to be made... later.

see ya!

--
mike
PS One prediction likely to come true: Firefox will crack 23 million downloads... without running a superbowl ad. Go Iggles! Go Firefox!
 
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