It’s always a good Monday at work after the Steelers win, because usually the only time I hear from Ravens fans is when the Steelers lose. Then they’re out like the carrion-eaters they are.
But I got on the elevator on Monday as one of my fellow members of our secret Steelers alliance, the Steel Citi Underground, came on talking football with another employee. She stood right in front of me so I said, “Don’t worry, I’ve got your back.”
One of the Ratties fans said, “You know, you’re still outnumbered.”
To which I answered, “Not in Super Bowls,” eliciting “Ooooooooohs” from the rest of the riders.
“Wow”, she said, “Right for the jugular.”
You gotta play tough.
It’s been funny how sensitive about all the Jet’s smack-talk the Ravens are. Before the big Monday Night Football game between the Rats and the Jets, the Jets’ coach (and former Rats coach) Rex Ryan was doing a lot of talking, and the Rats players and fans went ape-shit.
I don’t think it was because of what was said… I think it was because it’s their job to flap their gums and beat their chests. When someone else does it, it’s considered intellectual property theft.
In the actual game, the Ratbirds were the beneficiaries of 14 NY penalties, 6 of which gave them first downs when the Jets had held them on 3rd down.
For years around here, Ravens players, coaches and the media have been peddling these conspiracy theories that the league and the refs are out to get them. (As opposed to simply being a sloppy, undisciplined team that can’t keep their egos in check…) I think we just got this cleared up. It’s not the Ratbirds that the refs have it out for… it’s Rex Ryan. Now that he’s with the Jets, the refs are unjustly stealing the games from him!
I went to vote in the Maryland primary election today. Ya. Hoo.
I probably vote in the lamest precinct anywhere. Every time, I always get the volunteer that seems like she’s never been there before. And the worst part is that they don’t give out stickers that say “I Voted.” Harrumph! That’s like going to give blood, because it’s the right thing to do, then you don’t get your juice and cookie.
I was lucky this time that there was no line at all, probably because this is not exactly a “glamour” election. When I showed up, there weren’t many people milling about out front. I hate that… I’m just trying to get in and out, then get to work. But first I have to dodge a gauntlet of people trying to press their candidate’s flyers into my hand.
I wonder if that really works… like people were just going to show up and push some buttons, but at the last minute, they’re all, “Ooooh, 4-color tri-fold brochure… I’m voting for him!”
Anyway, this morning, the guy running for Baltimore City District Attorney was out front getting interviewed, so the volunteers were watching the “showbiz” while I was able to slink around behind everyone. Not to worry, I made sure not to scratch anything as I moseyed by.
More Search For Reality
The Indian Aunties phenomenon just won’t quit.
I had the following searches show up this weekend (includes home country):
India: Hot Indian Aunties
Saudi Arabia: Indian Aunties Photo
Dubai: South Indian Hot Aunties
Maybe I should just call my blog “Hot Indian Aunties”, by Indian Uncle Bluz
Albania: Porno Vidio Bubble Butts. I have NO idea how that search landed here. I don’t think I’ve ever used the phrase “bubble butt.” Maybe it was truncated from Hot Indian Auntie Bubble Butts.
Another search from India landed on my picture titled Dude and Dog. (the one of StillaDog and me at the Orioles game.) I can’t imagine how that one got here either, unless it was a search for pics of dudes and dogs… er… frolicking.
We may be many things, but this Dude and that Dog do not frolick.
Lastly, for the last week or two, I’ve been getting a whole bunch of searches for pictures of Pennywise the (evil) clown, from Steven King’s “It”.
I ran that back in March of 2009 when I posted the tragically under-read All Time Favorite Movie Villains post. (That was Part One: Monsters. Part Two (Comic and Character Villains) is right here.) I have no idea why all of a sudden Pennywise has become a big search item. Most of the searches come from European countries. Maybe it’s just been on HBO: NATO or something. I also get a lot of searches for the “Cloverfield” monster, in the same post, but not nearly as many.
Damned clowns… always leaving white greasepaint marks on the mirror and their red noses laying around.
You know why cannibals don’t eat clowns?
They taste funny.
There, for the ending… the only clean joke I know.