Is Ann Romney a Bitch?

I caught this little exchange on Facebook this morning.

This is exactly the type of intelligent political debate we need to move our country forward.

Do people read news stories or do they just glance at a headline then fire off whatever pops into their head?

PilotNorthAmericareDunnCoke Field

Our gem of baseball stadium downtown still has got it going on!

I don’t go to as many Bisons’ games as used to.  And by the numbers over the last few years, neither do you.

Saturday’s game was the first I went to all season.  The game was part of the 25th Anniversary celebration for the ballpark. I got see the Earl of Bud and was transported back to 1988.

I made a promise to myself when exiting the game Saturday.  The promise to see more games next year.

If you need to be inspired to do the same, check out Mike Harrington’s excellent piece on baseball published in the Buffalo News last week.

In it, he quotes James Earl Jones to Kevin Costner from the Field of Dreams about baseball in America:

“The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It’s been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt, and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game is a part of our past, Ray. It reminds us of all that once was good, and it could be again.”

Amen!

Render This

Artist renderings rarely look exactly like the finished product when it comes to architecture, but the new Buffalo Federal Courthouse doesn’t even come close to  living up to the expectations I had when I first saw the picture on the right.

The public should have some type of recourse when this happens.

Star Wars Disco

As I was helping my mother go through the her as she prepares to move and sell her home, I stumbled upon this gem in my father’s (RIP) record collection.  A disco version of Star Wars music by Meco Monardo.

My dad had all kinds of crazy records like this.  I distinctly remember him buying this one from Cavage’s at the Thruway Mall back in the late 1970s for one reason.  After he bought the album, it skipped.  He took it back for a replacement.  Problem is, the replacement copy skipped in the same place.  He took the replacement back for another and same thing happened.  This situation repeated itself two more times before the clerk at the store gave him a copy from a different box in back.  The pressing for the originals in the batch my dad originally bought from were bad.

As the intertubes are great for finding music, I found it on YouTube.  I know you want to listen to it and here you go.

One Giant Leap

I posted this photo on Facebook when I heard Neil Armstrong had died this past Saturday.

Facebook Friend Sean O’Neil posted this comment after I posted the pic:

“The definition of American exceptionalism.”

I loved the comment.

I also loved this by Buzz Aldrin:

“Whenever I look at the moon I am reminded of that precious moment, over four decades ago, when Neil and I stood on the desolate, barren, yet beautiful, Sea of Tranquility, looking back at our brilliant blue planet Earth suspended in the darkness of space, I realized that even though we were farther away from earth than two humans had ever been, we were not alone. Virtually the entire world took that memorable journey with us. I know I am joined by many millions of others from around the world in mourning the passing of a true American hero and the best pilot I ever knew. My friend Neil took the small step but giant leap that changed the world and will forever be remembered as a historic moment in human history.”

RIP Neil Armstrong

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