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Category: football

12/27/10 09:28 - 14.ºF - ID#53341

Fair-weather vs Masochism

I just couldn't help but notice the stark contrast from two NFL games yesterday. I ended up going to the Tampa Bay/Seattle game which was played in 45 degrees featuring a team that if they won would guarantee themselves a winning record and still keep them in the playoff hunt. As opposed to a game played in below freezing weather with a team that is playing for a higher draft pick.

To be honest from my perspective anyone that went to that Buffalo Bills game and sat there futilely after the first drive which resulted in the Bills only points is just a masochist. Yes the tickets for the game are cheap compared to the rest of the league. The face value on the scalped Club seats that I sat in at Raymond James Stadium yesterday were $200 but for me it would take more than a collective excuse to get hammered drinking to keep me out freezing my ass off watching pathetic football in Orchard Park. Yet it the place had a healthy crowd! Is it that Western New York just goes out there like a victim of systematic abuse just to keep the perception that it is a healthy metropolitan area and an excuse to get bombed every Sunday in the Fall/Winter? I just don't get it.

I understand that Tampa fans are not big on Raheem Morris or the Glazer family. Their financial problems are not popular as well as they appear to be stuck quite a bit of money from Manchester United It's just to me that it is more than the cold weather that keeps Tampa Fans away. The economy also doesn't seem to be an excuse either as the mall where we parked to go to the game was to capacity. But to me it was just freaky to see a stadium half empty looking like a paper bag scene from the 1980's not a winning team.

Needless to say I had fun for $85 in the club level sitting around a couple of fun lesbian couples and a couple of guys from Chicago who did the game thing we did but paid only $75 for the row behind us. The funny part for me was to notice the "mile" long line that I witnessed for hot chocolate, those people must have waited a quarter to get to order. In my mind I would rationalize, "it's 45 degrees, it's above freezing, this isn't bad at all." Since I was wearing layers it was nice given that I also had a knit cap for when I come back to the BUF. Just watching the Floridians freeze and shiver was kind of hilarious. Some woman told me, "Just keep on telling yourself that you're warm maybe eventually you'll believe it!" Well Lady, I was warm as I spent the entire halftime show outdoors and not hiding in the club. What was scary was it seemed that the crowd didn't return for the second half as when I ventured back in to grab a drink the place was crowded. Also the stadium looked like the dying days of the St. Louis Cardinals in 1987 as it looked like it was at 25% capacity during the 4th quarter.

It is always a refreshing change of pace to be able to go another NFL stadium and enjoy a game in different surroundings. So I hope long term the Buccaneers stick around and don't get moved or anything else along those lines.
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Category: food

12/25/10 10:55 - 24.ºF - ID#53334

Just Pizza

I thought I was going nuts when I saw a Just Pizza down here. Then I went to the website & got a confirmation that it indeed is a franchise on Clark Rd in Sarasota.

I also realized that Spot just open a place in Florida as well in Delray Beach although I have to say it is kind of funny how Yahoo! finance has the opening of a coffee shop written up.
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Category: economy

12/16/10 01:14 - 20.ºF - ID#53283

Jobs/Growth Stats

I was just curious the other day as I saw Michael Milken on CNBC giving a synopsis of the findings of his Milken Institute.

To be honest I have been telling people for a year or so now, "I don't live in Western New York, I just work here." I am the total opposite of the secret class of people that actually in their mind live here in some place like Spaulding Lake but commute to Boston, New York, Washington DC making the big corporate/professional bucks, live in some studio apartment there and make it back her for a long weekend every 3 weeks to see their family.

Me I work here and get out of dodge at every possible opportunity I can grab. I don't want to rant about it because for the most part I've just accepted a few things and to be honest I have no desire to delve into it.

But here is why the one place where I would like to hang out in especially at this time of year is a no go as it is 191 out of 200 cities!


This is surprising but Buffalo isn't that bad off for jobs at 69 this year.


The one item that I found interesting was the fact that on the list of small cities, they were ALL for the most part college towns is UB keeping Buffalo alive? You can make that case with Ithaca NY being #12

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Category: tv

12/06/10 05:55 - 24.ºF - ID#53216

RIP Mark Dailey

A great icon passed away today. I used to love watching CityTv when I would go over to my relatives in Canada. The Late Great Movie intros were always awesome. Plus it was always interesting to see how the news was reported in Toronto.

The Lost Boys SO much better than any of the Twilight Crap we have now...

Streetwalkers I guess that's what Kirsten Dunst used to look at when she told her Mom to drive by the Meatpacking District so she could look at the "Hookies" ;-) Well it was before craigslist and the internet...

For me it was about the into for the Great Movie

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12/04/10 08:48 - 26.ºF - ID#53208

Kirsten Dunst Love

I've always thought she was hot. But any Hollywood Actress Scarlett is hot for the most part. Just that alone will get anyone to want you, period.

Now if you throw stuff out there where I feel a connection to you, then I fall in love with you.

First off she's depressed, I always seem to end up with women that are battling this for some odd reason.

Now She wanted her Mom to drive by to see the Hookers back when she was a kid in the 80's/Early 90's before Rudy You now have my attention!

So Yes, You're now my #1 Celebrity Crush


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Category: internet

11/18/10 12:36 - 42.ºF - ID#53119

Why I'm sick of the internet

So Bill Nye collapses and could have dropped dead, but everyone had to update facebook/twitter/or grab a clip for youtube.

It kinds of reminds this of this pic that my ex-girlfriend sent me


I'm sick of the crap on here. God help you if you are "researching" anything medically related as you will convince yourself into hysteria that you're going to die in about 15 minutes on here. I'm sick of the expectation that you're going to find someone that is out of your league that will be attracted to you just because they're online and live hundreds of miles away. Let me see what else?

I don't know but I do like to write to express myself, share things and also keep a record for myself. At this point of my life is is great to see what I was doing/thinking in 2002 and also compare myself to how I look now. Yes you could have taken pictures back then but it is so much easier to click and open this photo to the one you've just uploaded to say iPhoto.

But Yea, that's why I haven't been doing too much lately. Plus I don't want to carry on about things that most people will shy away from especially the negative personal topics.
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Category: google

11/10/10 10:19 - 43.ºF - ID#53085

Bye Bye Goog 411 :-(

So back in '07 I guess I saw their billboard on Virginia St and I thought Cool. I can call information without being charged and what not. Then I started using it and I loved it. If I was in West Seneca and wanted Chinese or Pizza I would call the phone number with the type of business & City and get a listing of places. The best part is that they would connect me on my dumb phone through so I would have to hang up and dial the number again. Also once in a while I would get the business's address texted to me so I could input in my GPS.

Now it is all gone tomorrow. I guess from their website they're just going to focus on their android phones.

So until sometime in February I'm going to feel naked and lost without GOOG411 Seriously, if I knew more about the business and had their address, I WOULDN'T HAVE TO TEXT YOU GOOGLE! That is why I used your service in the first place.

So thanks for using me for the last 3 years. I'm glad that I was able to help you develop your voice technology for your phones. Now I guess I'll have to download the latest update to my old GPS.
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Category: education

11/04/10 11:49 - 42.ºF - ID#53059

Ju Co

I went with (e:theecarey) to see a world renown theoretical physicist. We were exposed to the Student Government President of my local county community college butcher the pronunciation of summa cum laude & say Cosmetology when he was meaning to say Cosmology.


I am certain that most people in higher learning institutions currently at this moment are just hiding out from the great recession. To be honest I think they would be better working at Tim Horton's instead of racking up student loan debt.

There used to be a "Fast Food Principle" where one could judge how bad a recession was by the quality of your fast food. If it sucked, then the economy was great as no one with 1/2 a brain or clue would lower themselves to work in a fast food joint. If the food is of excellent quality, then the economy is in the dumps as qualified and competent people are desperate enough to take those jobs.

My question is that economy sucks & my fast food and other services that I use are really bad.

That can mean one of two thins. Things are not as bad as they seem or the people that are providing me services are morons.
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Category: politics

11/02/10 04:21 - 47.ºF - ID#53050

How & Why I voted for Governor

I voted for Kristen Davis. I can't get behind Cuomo as I can't with a clear conscience vote for keeping things the way they are currently. The entire upstate area is just a dumping ground for people on Public Assistance for the entire United States of America. The trouble is I can't get behind Crazy Carl even though his message does have valid points. The Greens are a bit too far out there for me and to be honest their points are just a bit to impractical for immediate results.

So i voted for Kristen Davis, Elliot Client #9 Spitzer's Madam. To be it makes perfect sense as someone who always defaults to the "cop out" answer of being a social liberal and fiscal conservative.

I can get behind legalizing Pot and taxing it, in actuality it does LESS damage to society than alcohol.

Legalize Gay Marriage. For me I don't take the whole Love angle, but I just look at it as a contractual partnership. What if two Men or Women that were sexually dysfunctional wanted to get together to show their eternal platonic love even though they were impotent or frigid and pass their assets to the other's family ect like any family member? Let them do it and file Married Filing Joint on their tax returns if it gives them a tax advantage so they can play the system like everyone else.

As for Prostitution I don't see why it isn't legal. Canada now has made it pretty much 100% legal YES, Human Trafficking is a horrible thing and one cannot downplay that fact. But if we made it legal where everyone had to have a SSN Card register and get a business license. If someone wants to sell their services to another person why does it matter that it is sex? A general contractor is selling their back to you when you hire them to build you a house or renovate it. There are guys that can't get laid due to a lack of social skills or a physical disability, they shouldn't be discriminated against at all.

Plus she ran a business which does count for a few things and also worked for a Hedge Fund. So I can get behind someone that was in favor of the Bush Tax Cuts for Capital Gains.

So that's how I voted and the reasoning why I supported her platform.

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Category: film

10/22/10 09:15 - 47.ºF - ID#53001

Sabrefrog Movie

I'm going out Saturday night to catch Sabrefrog, it has a friend of mine from high school who plays the character of Bert. I recently hung out with him in Hollywood when I was out there about 3 weeks ago. Anyway it's playing at

Squeaky Wheel
712 Main St
Buffalo, NY

Here's the trailer:

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