Sunday, December 31, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor

Happy New Year

Joe Bonamassa doing Burning Hell..enjoy and have a safe and sane New Years Eve ya'll.

Saturday, December 30, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor

Rolling Stones classic photos

Jeff Beck with glam hair, Johnny Cash and ironically a very youthful James Brown are here in a great black and white montage of pictures from one of Rolling Stone's first photographers, Baron Wolman.

Its a flash site, so you can't steal any of these great photographs. Believe me, I tried.
Friday, December 29, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor

Is Barry Zito worth over $100 mil..

No..in fact, Hell no.

His numbers for the last 3 years say that, not me. Lets review Zito's numbers since 2004 shall we?

Complete games-0
Shut Outs-0
Lowest ERA-3.83 for 2006
Win/Loss record- 2004-11-11, 2005-14-13, 2006-16-10

Sportsline ranks Zito as 17th best pitcher for the last season, yet Zito is now the highest paid pitcher in MLB.

But he is a lefty..jesus christ, when will baseball teams value pitchers by their worth, not by which arm they pitch with? A starting pitcher only pitches once every five days but this contract rivals a recent contract given to Toronto's Vernon Wells, a center fielder and pretty decent hitter who plays every day.

It should also be noted that Zito's agent is Scott Boras. Scott is god's gift to baseball players..even those not worth the money Scotty gets them. Like Kevin Brown and Chan Ho Park to name two. Good read up on the Chron about Boras here.

It gets harder to love the game of baseball with contracts like Zito's..it really does. That kind of money for someone that only plays every 5th day..fucking amazing.
Thursday, December 28, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor

Do you know football like I know football?

OK..I know my football..how's about you gents? I think three guys read this crap..take the test you stud muffins!

How well do you know football?
Wow, you know your football!

You really know your football. Congrats.

Take this test
Tuesday, December 26, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor
Sunday, December 24, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor

Lights, Music....one helluva electric bill

Happy Christmas!



This this guy fucking nuts or am I just a scrooge?

Happy Christmas every one!

May your day be spent as you wish it to be..if not..sorry for your luck.

I will be watching football and cat napping..its the american way at my house. I have cooked all I am going to today.

GO CHARGERS!!!!!!

Fantasy teams be damned..one playing for the championship..its a fantasy and that is all there is to that tune.

I need to go now..bitch at the ball and chain to go get some egg nog..need to mix the brandy with something other than gatorade.
Saturday, December 23, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor

As of midnight..Tower Records will be but a memory.

As a native Californian..I grew up hanging out in Tower Records. It was more than just a place to buy albums..it was the early version of hanging out in the "mall". Tower was a national company when it came to an end..but it was founded here in Cali. I remember bands playing in the stores, listening parties, all kinds of stuff.

I feel very old today.

We buy our music as mp3's not black plastic albums with intricate album covers. We don't visit with friends as we purchase our music..we sit at the computer more times than not. Tower is a dinosauer that just went extinct on our ass.

Fucking bummer.
Friday, December 22, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor

Let it snow, let it snow, let it STOP!

Here is a pic of my brother in Colorado this week..is he nucking futs or what? Mental Illness and practical jokes do run in the family...Click for larger..the dipshit is in sandals too!

I am on my way back to Cali, the weather is just as sucky as it was when we got here..have a good day folks:)
Thursday, December 21, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor

Last night in Vegas..

The man, the myth, the wonder of blues guitar. Joe opened his set apologizing for blowing off last nights show. He was in the final throes of a bad cold. It was obvious by his congestion and constantly blowing his nose..but his guitar playing didn't suffer. Here are some of my shitty pics..christ, I wish I could learn to use that damn camera.


He ended the set with "Asking 'round bout You" . It's so Ray Charles sounding, that tune..I would say it was well worth the trip from Bakersfield to see my man Joe play. Back to Cali in the morning..long ass drive that it is....night all..going down for some grub and then hit the sack.

there is more here at my flickr site.

Some Xmas cheer...

This lovely ditty is over at Republispin. Its a "not office safe" mp3 entitled "I wanna rock you hard for christmas". Go enjoy the fruits of free speech and lots of crass verbage my dear reader, with lines such as "I want to fill your stocking with my candy cane of joy"...

Tonight is an important football game. Ah shit..they are all important in some way..either a fantasy player going, or someone going for homefield advantage..my Chargers will have to win to get homefield..the Ravens win if it goes to the head to head battle. Tonight is that battle between the Vikings and Green Bay..wait a min..perhaps this game doesn't mean shit afterall..hell its football..the odds sheet I picked up have the Packers minus 3 and a half..real barn burner that game..but..

I can fucking watch it since the casino has satellite..praise jeebus and make me another skyy and soda :)

Have a good day..the concert last night got cancelled..I was depressed and drowned my sorrows in an entire bottle of grey goose..drank the bar completely out of the shit. Ain't that something to be proud of? Perhaps not..but its my story and I am sticking to it.
Wednesday, December 20, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor

It's freaking freezing in Las Vegas!


I had an idea it was going to be cold when I saw snow on the ground for the last 90 minutes of our drive. A beautiful but strange site in the Mohave desert and surrounding mountains.

Ok, so when I arrived in the town known as sin city..it was 43 degrees. Seriously, it was 43 friggin degrees at 4pm. As I write this, at 5:46am..its a balmy 34 degrees. This just ain't right folks!

Did someone move the Vegas Strip to northern Canada? WTF is this crap? When we got all our luggage up to the room, the ball and chain waltzed over to the window, looked down at the pool and said..gee, no one is swimming.

Well no shit sherlock, these pools aren't heated, and only an idiot would be swimming when its its in the low 40's outside.

The high today is expected to be..ready for it? 49 degrees.

The casino is kept very warm..too damn warm in my opinion. I am used to being able to hang meat in my living room, The ball and chain keeps the thermostat on 60, not because he is saving the environment, because he is a cheap sob. In my office it's always warmer..but jeez..not as warm as the casino.

So, I plunked down a $20 bill, shoved it into the poker machine as I talked up Pat, my favorite bartender who always remembers my drink of choice: Grey Goose and soda, two limes. I run it up to $60 bucks in a matter of minutes..cool, this might be a good trip. I watch the basketball game, having the power to command what is on each of the 6 tv channels at the bar..Pat is such a dear, and besides he knows I tip well. I flirt with the $100 range for awhile on the poker machine, finding out all the newest gossip here, watching the Lakers and rooting for them to lose. Pat keeps those drinks a-coming..christ, I have to tell him I need a breather..I am not longer able to sling them back with the rest of em as I did when I was a young drunkard. When the trip to the bathroom becomes an exercise of putting one foot in front of the other, I announce to the ball and chain its time to get some grub.

Oh, the poker machine...I ended up with $50 bucks. Not bad for a $20 investment and all the Grey Goose I could drink.

The temperature is still 34 degrees. Why did I bring my bathing suit? Why did I envision a nice lil tan? I ain't going anywhere near the damn pool, much less outside unless an extreme emergency arises...I forgot to bring my snow boots and parka.

As for today, some more booze, some more gambling and a lot of loud blues with Joe Bonamassa.
Monday, December 18, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor

Alrighty then...

I will be at the above location for three days..getting tanked on expensive booze for free and listening to some great blues upclose and personal. I will blog from there when I can't sleep. God knows if it will be coherent.

My fantasy teams sucked this week. I started with 4 teams in the playoffs..down to 1 going into the finals..I am satisfied this season..McNabb really hosed me big time..so I can't complain. Romo better keep up the good work is all I gotta say.

Have a good week, I know I will :)

The cat below is my usually docile signature cat out on the town in Vegas..shame on him smoking..he bets too.

Peter King is a douchebag..among other things..

For someone, especially King to write an entire article about Mora's little radio interview the other day just bakes my ass.

Mora was playing along..its a fucking joke you fuckwitted morons..get a grip on reality..then your johnson and suck it.

People make so much outta nothing sometimes..
Sunday, December 17, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor

NFL=Not for long if you keep spitting on people T.O.

Sweet jeezuz in a speedo dude..it's his friggin job to piss you off. Falcon's cornerback DeAngelo Hall did his job well Saturday night..His reward? Getting spit upon by the man he was tasked with shadowing..Terrel Owens. How come no one is breaking this guys legs when he goes "long"?

T.O. fessed up to the crime on live tv when being interviewed on the NFL Network. He said the guy got in his face, the guy pissed him off..can you say fuckwit? I can.

God. what. an .asshole.

Another bit o NFL news..big pussy Tank Johnson, who evidently is a big fucking baby and afraid of normal folk..was out an about with his BODY GUARD Sat. night. Said body guard is now dead. Tank is a fucking NOSE TACKLE. Its not like he is some little wide receiver, or pansy-ass Quarterback. Tank has also been arrested 3 times in the last 18 months..wotta clown!

3 of MY 6 fantasy teams are still in the playoffs..of course after today's games..I will be lucky if any are still playing..its been that kinda football season.
Friday, December 15, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor

Another year older, and deeper in debt...

My gift to the two folks that actually drop by and read this stuff is the best young blues player in the business, Joe Bonamassa. Listen to him, enjoy him because my happy ass will be traveling to hear him gratis next wed and thurs in Vegas! The ball and chain always takes me to Vegas for my birthday...truth is, I hate Vegas. But I go to listen to good music and my man Joe will be playing there for free two glorious nights! Enjoy his music, there is another tune of his up on my political blog if you want some more of his riffs..Somewhere in that 27 year old body is a old black bluesman..HERE is an awesome version of "Burning Hell" off Joe's website.



Interesting that its in b&w..because like I said..he plays like an old bluesmaster from the 50's.

Edit: Ok, my ass has been up since 3am. The back is being a bitch, god I fucking hate it..but hey..I got to watch the sun set, the moon rise and the fog roll quietly in for another year. I am grateful for that, really I am. I am grateful for another year of Padres baseball, my cats and 2 dogs..even if those fuckers will drive me to drink on occasion.and pick me up if I get drunk as the proverbial skunk. :P

Ok, so its 6am now..time to crank some Allman Bros.
Saturday, December 09, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor

Big Mac's stats say no HOF for him.

The rage for baseball nutz, such as myself, to rant and rail against Mark McGwire's nomination into the Hall of Fame has mostly been because of his "supposed" use of steroids and HGH among other things. Even taking into consideration that Big Mac used that shit prior to it becoming illegal doesn't calm anyone down. He did it..he should not be allowed into the HOF.

But, being the bleeding heart liberal that I am, I say Big Mac should eventually get in. Michael Bradley, a columist for Sportsline, who goes by the moniker "El Hombre", says not so fast sportsfans. His recent column on the subject of Big Mac's HOF nomination brings up many points which I, personally, had not figured into the equation. Things like Big Mac's stats, those suckers really aren't up to snuff according to El Hombre. Lets revisit some of them..its a slow sports Saturday and I don't have a damn thing to do, since I just sent the ball and chain out to get my car detailed for my trip to the coast tomorrow.

McGwire played 16 seasons and finished with just 1,626 hits. If he were admitted to Cooperstown, he would find only 13 players with fewer knocks. Of them, four (Roy Campanella, Monte Irvin, Jackie Robinson and Larry Doby) spent considerable time in the Negro leagues, three had just six seasons of 100 or more games played and five had 900-plus fewer at bats than McGwire. His .263 lifetime average reflects his lack of pure hitting prowess.

McGwire can't be considered a big RBI man, either. He finished with 1,414, fewer than any of the other three mentioned so far. He had 100 or more in a season seven times, and in 1998, when he hit 70 homers, he drove in 147, evidence that he A) cracked a lot of solo dingers; B) he didn't have too many other run-producing hits; or C) both. That year, McGwire hit just 21 doubles and had only 103 total bases that didn't come from round-trippers.

And finally, these stats:

Finally, let's look at McGwire in comparison to a player who hasn't made the Hall -- but who many think is worthy -- Jim Rice. Like McGwire, Rice played 16 seasons. He hit .298 for his career, rapped out 2,452 hits, had 1,451 RBI, 4,129 total bases (against McGwire's 3,639), 373 doubles, 1,249 runs scored (to McGwire's 1,167), struck out 1,423 times (vs. 1,596 for McGwire) won an MVP award (McGwire didn't) and finished in the top five on five other occasions (three times total for McGwire). Rice had 200 or more hits four times, vs. zero for McGwire, and knocked in 100 or more runs eight times.

Makes sense to me..sorry Big Mac..but if any of the voting members make these connections, along with the drug flap..yo ass won't be in Cooperstown any time soon..if ever. I have always been depressed about Rice not making it into the HOF. But I don't vote..I just bitch.
Friday, December 08, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor

The Webby's are upon us..

Its that time o' the year..The Weblog Awards! This year, I have two blogs I would like my dear readers to vote ala "Chicago style" on.

The first is Bring it On!. I am now a contributing writer to this forum, even if someone hasn't gotten around to putting my name on the contributor list yet. Every Tues, Thurs and Sat I will have an article or two up on the main page and three times a month I contribute a "feature" article. To vote for BIO, you will need to go here and cast your vote DAILY. We are up against some very popular political blogs, but we are the little guys, so please try to get us at least into the top 3, which would make us very proud indeed. The fuckwits have us listed under "liberal blog" which is retarded because we have contributors and writers from every spectrum, including conservatives..unlike the folks we are up against. Sites like Daily Kos shun us because we want dialogue with the rightwingers...how the fuck else do you bring this country together? Enough editorial shit..

Next, we have that fine and very funny sports blog, Kissing Suzy Kolber. I heart these guys. They aren't so much about providing news but making fun of the sports news and figures. Some very excellent writers on this site so please go here to vote for KSK, ok?

These things are basically popularity contests, but fuck it, we all wanna be loved don't we?
Thursday, December 07, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor

Happy Birthday

Tom Waits.

Baseballs winter meeting wrapup

This is the week when all the GM's and their associates get together in sunny FL. to talk about all things baseball. They also party a lot, drink a lot, and ocassionally get some business done. They re-sign some of their current players, trade for others and sign a free agent or two. They meet and greet the smarmy agents representing the players who are looking for a team to play for. In the case of free agent Barroid Bonds, he actually showed up at the meetings with his current agent, whos name I refuse to utter.

Thats because the market for his services has dried up like a river running through the desert in the heat of summer. Guess the market conditions aren't real good for a 42 yr old slugger who's only goal is to become the home run leader, surpassing Hammerin' Hank Aaron. Bonds only needs 21 homers to tie Aaron. Bonds hasn't played an entire season in over 3 years. He has bad knees..very bad knees, which only really worked for part of the season this year, seeing his Batting avg. drop to a dismal .236 at one point. So Barroid made an appearance. Barroid of course, expects top dollar for his services.

So does a hooker walking the boulevard in any city in the U.S.

Enough on Bonds. There was a grand announcement on the first day of the 4 days of meetings:

Baseball will celebrate it's diversity by holding the Civil Rights Game, a new annual event to celebrate the movement begun in baseball by Jackie Robinson. Its a dumb name imho. Real dumb. Should of named it after the man himself.

Ah baseball, the best players union in the world. Donald Fehr is one helluva negotiator. That minimum salary requirement will rise this year, just as it always does because players so not worth it, will recieve salaries that would feed a small African nation for a year or a huge section of the Domenican Republic.

Yet Alfanso Soriano's new contract pays him more than Albert Pujols. That just ain't right.
Tuesday, December 05, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor

Wife shoots husband..over warm beer, and other bullshit of non-interest to normal folk.

Funny, but I don't get why the beer was warm..they had a snow storm for christ's sake..but here goes, courtesy of Deadspin and STL today:

ST. LOUIS: Warm beer led to killing, police say

12/04/2006

A St. Louis man was shot to death Sunday night over a warm beer, police said.

St. Louis police say a woman shot her husband, who was about 70 years old, four to five times in the chest after he tried giving her a warm can of Stag beer.

Police said the wife admitted shooting him about 5:40 p.m. in the kitchen of their home in the 5100 block of Terry Avenue. Police said the home had no electricity at the time.

Homicide detectives would not identify the man. The woman, whom police also did not identify, was taken into custody.

If you have ever had a Stag beer..you would understand why she shot him folks..

Now, for my shit.

The past week was bad from a fantasy perspective. I started out in the toilet and stayed there all the way thru Monday. Baseball hasn't made it any better so far. Manny won't be leaving Boston for San Diego..damn it all to hell. Neither apparently will Barry Zito. That fuckwit said publicly he wanted to go to SD..wtf happened? I will tell you..that tightassed owner most likely. God forbid that sumbitch drop some money on a decent fucking pitcher..John Moores..kiss my hairy ass you worthless bag of batshit. And tell that George Hamilton-tanned dipshit GM to suck eggs too.

Other than that..I am contemplating drinking alot for the remainder of the week..unless you my dear reader have another suggestion.
Friday, December 01, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor

Yes Virginia, Michael Irvin IS retarded.

I just can't believe this fuckwit extraordinaire has a job as a talking head at ESPN. He has the IQ of a blade of grass. Below is the now famous piece of ESPN'S Sunday Morning football pregame show where Tom Terrific asks the big question of Mike: Are you retarded? Before that however, read the newest bs coming out of Irvins' piehole.

Now it seems Irvin has once again come off like the idiot he truely is. On Dan Patrick's radio show Monday, Mikey started waxing poetic about Tony Romo's Dallas' new QB. Mikey had the nads to intimate that Romo must have some African-American in his heritage. Seem's that is the only way Mikey can explain that a white player could possibly be any good. Slate has a decent writeup about this newest faux-paux by America's biggest sports nimrod and why he should get as much heat as Jimmy the Greek did when he made a comment along the same lines many years ago. Jimmy was white of course, and Mikey isn't. The article points out that Trent Lott's gaffe about Strom Thurmond cost him his job, yet sports figures seem to get little heat for their racist remarks,tirades and bad jokes. The Big Lead also has a good writeup that gives you pretty much the entire fiasco from Dan Patricks radio show where Mikey let loose with the Romo bs yesterday. Mikey has of course apologized. Asshole.

Now..lets watch Tom Jackson call Mikey a retard shall we?

Monday, November 27, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor

An online game..get Santa Drunk..

For those of you bored out of your skulls at work..go here. Just keep the drunk bastard off the train tracks. He does start staggering after about the fifth glass of champagne so be careful. His belch reminds me of the ball and chain..isn't that so cute? :P

Enjoy!
Sunday, November 26, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor

In fantasy football, its dog eat dog

This time of year, as we aim for the playoffs in both fantasy and the real world of the NFL..it gives one pause.....


To comtemplate what in the blue hell was I thinking when I picked Ben Rothlesberger in four fucking leagues this season as my backup qb. Why did I pick Donovan McNabb when I knew full well that sumbitch hasn't finished 3 straight seasons without getting hurt in some form or fashion.

There are other things I think about as I hang on in several leauges and kick ass in a couple others. Its all in where you draft and what is left in the Free Agent market when your star player goes down for the rest of the season.

I just thank god I am not playing for money. I am not good enough for that. But it doesn't mean I don't fret and get frustrated by how each of those god-forsaken fantasy teams are fairing.

Then there are those most excellent moves where Romo was still available and I picked his ass up in time for a 5 TD Sunday....Pray jeebus, can I get an amen?

I know...its a fantasy. It beats snorthing meth or jogging until the your natural high kicks in and your heart is screaming for a break.

Neither of which I have done btw..just saying. :)
Saturday, November 25, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor

Saturday Mammal Blogging..

Hey if you don't like it, too damn bad. Its the Dusty Pet parade and revue. You want something deep, head over to the political blog my dear reader. If you want something with a little snark or fuckwittery..read this. A real ironic read if you ask me.

Thursday, November 23, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor

OK..its a Thursday..and we got Football!


Besides that..

HAPPY FUCKING THANKSGIVING!


The animals and the humans will dine well, I will cook and watch the scores on my fantasy teams. And nap when it suits me.

Enjoy your long weekend, if you have one. If not..it sucks to be you :P

*Image stolen from
Deadspin, a decent sports blog, even if it is owned by a big nasty-assed corporation.
Wednesday, November 22, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor

Well..we are going back to cable. So long NFL Network..

Not before I get to watch the inaugural launching of the NFL Network's 3rd game of the Thanksgiving day extravaganza. I love this channel. I sleep with it freaking on. I want a baseball channel like this. For those of you, which is apparently millions upon millions, that don't get the NFL Network, here is a great writeup about what your missing. I too will miss it after next Tuesday..thats when the damn cable gets reconnected.

I do have to admit, I really don't like the DishNetwork. The remote and subsequent programming of said instrument is NOT user friendly. It should be noted that I am not a retard when it comes to programming things, I have driven far and wide to provide such services for many friends and family members. When I buy things that have technology-driven insides..I can usually fuck with it for a minute or two, without reading the 50 page manual, and set it to however I want it to work, load 40 favorites and schedule all my tivo activity for at least 6 months.

This was not the case with the remote for DishNetwork. If I have to read a fucking book to figure out how to do the most innane things..fuck you charlie, your going back to the company in a box real quick.

But I sure will miss the NFL Network..perhaps I can call my cable company daily in my "screaming mimi" voice and they will get it..in time for NEXT friggin season.

What? the MVP is who?

Since most folks assumed Jeter was going to get the AL MVP..I wasn't paying attention when the winner was announced yesterday.

Jeter didn't get it..Justin Morneau did.

Morneau received 15 first-place votes, eight seconds, three thirds and two fourths for 320 points in voting by a panel of the Baseball Writers' Association of America. Jeter finished with 12 firsts, 14 seconds, one fourth and one sixth for 306 points.

I love diversity..and this award did make me smile. Not because Jeter lost, but because a guy who started the season batting a paltry .236 won it. He finished the season with some great numbers; a batting average of .321, 34 homers and 130 RBI's..

Good for you Justin. Ya did good kid.
Saturday, November 18, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor

Saturday Mammal Blogging..

The first one is Crazy Patty. She loves that bowl. I can't bear to throw it away.
















The Second one is Sasha and Bobby when they were both young. Sasha is the dog. She loves those damn cats...they, on the other hand, tolerate her.
Friday, November 17, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor

Sweet Jeebus in a thong...

Ok, I took it upon myself to lower our cable bill. The ball and chain complained recently that our bill was going to hike up to $126.00 a month starting next month.

I said very loudly....WTF?

He repeated the price and said we have been paying $106.00 a month because he had whined six months ago about the bill and they graciously (or not) lowered the bill by $20 a month to shut him the hell up. But thats water under the bridge starting next month.

The cable company basically has said..Merry Christmas, choke on this mutha fucka.

This bill also includes our cable internet bill too, but its still a lot of friggin money to lay out each month to watch HBO, SHOWTIME and for me to play fuck-around on the internets. Mind you, I have RoadRunner light..not full speed RR. The fuckers wanted $40 a month for full speed.

The ball and chain is a good man. He doesn't ask much of me..a meal a day prepared for him, feed and care of all the critters and he gets to go out once a week and get shit-faced with his cronies.Sex is optional and at my discretion..I do know how to negotiate sportsfans. I did however, in all honesty, have an ulterior motive for going to a dish system.

I coveted the NFL Network. Our cable company doesn't offer it. I wanted it. Bad.

After 45 minutes of shucking and jiving with Dish Network..I managed to get everything that would make us both happy and the bill was down to $71 a month. This is minus the internet connection. But Dish was happy as a fucking clam to hook me up with SBC/Yahoo DSL for an additional $25 a month.

So, in reality I wasn't going to save us a whole helluva lot. $96 a month vs. $126. But $30 bucks IS $30 bucks, right folks? For a year, that comes out to $360..which is a decent amount. Thats an extra trip to Vegas in my book and the ball and chains too.

So it was hooked up yesterday. The picture is awesome. I can actually read the crawler on the bottom of the TV screen, unlike with cable.

But the ball and chain wouldn't let this go. When he called to cancel the cable last night, THEY offered him a GREAT deal. They said hey dude, come back and we will lower your bill to HALF for a year. The ball and chain..with dollar signs swimming in his little hazel eyeballs, came running back to my part of the house and commenced to argue for going back to cable.

I said..what happens after a year fuckwit o' mine? He said..well, it goes back up to $126 a month. I said..and we will go through this same shit again this time next year, right? No, we stay with Dish..fuck cable and the games they play with our wallet. Fuck em long and hard.

The ball and chain won't let this go. He is now down at the cable company, getting their bottom dollar in writing. I have to hook up my DSL today, which I don't relish one friggin iota, since it probably means re-doing my wireless router too.

This little situation is far from over..I know its not. His arguement now? He gets 5 more HBO and SHOWTIME channels with cable than with DISH..

Who gives a shit? Not me..I got my NFL Network. I am not giving that up for a couple more channels showing the same shit as what's on the other 8 HBO channels. No sir, not moi.

To be continued...

PS...Collage football Coach,Bo Schembechler has just died at 77 years of age..Michigan fans are gonna be sad this week :(
Thursday, November 16, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor

More Airline news..

OK..I sense a trend here on Moments in Time..I am stuck on airline bs..this new one is really a doozey;

A young man was arrested at small airport in Southern California for trying to carry-on a rubber band ball. First security officials suspected it of being a bomb, then they decided that anyone carrying a big rubberband ball must be smuggling drugs and/or on drugs:

Are the security people at airports all fuckwits? A g.d. rubberband ball? Do we perhaps hire the handicapped for these jobs?
Wednesday, November 15, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor

Emmett Smith..HOF running back and...


Championship ballroom dancer?

WTF???

Personally, I thought Mario did a better job..just saying.

Oh Yes, I watch this crap. Its the ONLY reality show I watch...unless you count Keith Olbermann's show has reality..I count it as news :P

Emmett in green shoes and matching shirt....jeebus, even that idiot Michael Irvin wouldn't dress that friggin pimpy. Leprechaun anyone?

Some folks just don't have a sense of humor..

A couple flying out of LA wanted to join the mile-high club..bad move my beauties..

Some stewardess, who probably hasn't had sex this year..got nasty and told them to stop. They didn't. They were told to stop again..the male told said Stew..to stfu and leave them alone or there would be serious consequences..

Ok, that was enough. The Stew had them arrested for threatening her when they landed..seriously...under the Patriot Act.

Read all about it here...jeebus..you just can't enjoy yourself on a flight anymore.

I am sure by now you all have heard about the huge sunami that hit the Japan coast.. Huge only if your hung like a flea..it was a whole 16 inches..not feet..inches..
Tuesday, November 14, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor

hello, how the hell are ya?

I have been ignoring this blog for months. I post sports because I don't want to actually think, but figure I needed to put something up for the 50 folks that still stop by every day..god, people..GET A LIFE!!!


Just kidding about getting a life..


The election is over, and I am taking a break from informing the world about all the bullshit put upon us by the current administration. My brain is fried on politics. I got enough shit to deal with..like the 3 discs that are gone in my back, and other assorted things.


My blog bud John aka John Q. Public, has moved from Indiana to Phoenix...god knows why..but it just goes to show I haven't kept up on my non-political blogs in forevah! I want to enjoy some life, read some funny and/or interesting blogs that have nothing to do with politics..I need to get back into the swing of life.


So, consider this a new page, a new day, and perhaps this blog will contain funny stuff again, as well as the strange and friggin weird stuff than I am known and loved for..at least by the freaks of the world..


Until I get going..this is the best you get today. I have to quit reading political shit and start reading funny stuff again..its going to be tough, But..I know I can do it..life is too short and the Dem's better not fuck it up now that they have control of both houses come January!


BBL freaks..have a good day. Afterall, your dumb ass could get hit by a beer truck and make your significant other,or closest relative very rich... tata for now :)
Saturday, November 11, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor

Cowboys cut Coleman..anyone surprized?


This dipshit couldn't find his ass w/both hands..seriously. He already got nailed this year with a four game suspension for violating the leagues drug rules..and then gets a DUI. Can you say

FUCKWIT?

Why do these guys think they are untouchable? Are they really felony dumb? I know playing football isn't akin to rocket science..but for the love of god..get a clue dude.


Wednesday, November 08, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor

Padres hire Bud Black as Manager.

Frankly, I am glad it wasn't Dusty Baker..not only because it would be weird for moi to talk about someone else named Dusty..I just wasn't fond of the man's methods.

I hope Buddy is the key to the next level for my boys in San Diego. But I think they need more than just a decent manager. John Fuckwit Moores needs to open the ole wallet too. Something he hasn't been very good at in a long time.

First off, they sent Josh Barfield to the Indians. I will miss him, he was a good kid, decent player. They got infielder Kevin Kousmanoff and pitcher Andrew Brown. I will have to look these guys up since I don't have a friggin clue who the hell they are. Josh was 3rd in the League with only 9 errors. His BA wasn't too bad for a rookie: 280.

That well-tanned freak, GM Kevin Towers has commenced his wheel and deals starting with Barfield. He is after Gary Sheffield and the second part of the Giles brothers, Marcus..and will only have to give up set-up man Scott Linebrink, who is one of the best in the business imo.

Can't wait to see what happens..the party has just begun.

Oh yeah..the Dem's swept the table on Tuesday night..This might not make all my readers happy but it put a smile on my face.
Tuesday, November 07, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor

Vote, Vote and then Vote again..


Of course if you can't vote often...vote at least once ok? Since we use Diebolds, I am not really sure I voted...Now on to the sports..

The Free Agents are thick as thieves already..not a surprise of course..Baseball players file whether they are changing teams or not.

Looks like Dusty Baker will be the Padres Skipper..strange isn't it? Bruce Bochy goes to the Giants( I am still depressed over that) and a former Giant skipper goes to the Padres..

Football and Basketball are not filling my days like baseball did..I am jonesing bad. I fiddle with my fantasy teams, trying to fill the void left by the end of the baseball season..

Meanwhile, if the Repubes maintain control of both houses of Congress I will be nailing that bottle of Skyy vodka I have in the kitchen cupboard.
Saturday, November 04, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor

Gold Glove winners for '06

American League:
P -- Kenny Rogers, Detroit
C -- Ivan Rodriguez, Detroit
1B -- Mark Teixeira, Texas
2B -- Mark Grudzielanek, Kansas City
3B -- Eric Chavez, Oakland
SS -- Derek Jeter, New York
OF -- Ichiro Suzuki, Seattle
OF -- Torii Hunter, Minnesota
OF -- Vernon Wells, Toronto

Glad Kenny Rogers got one..he was something to behold. No Boston GG's however..oh well.



National league:
P -- Greg Maddux, Los Angeles
C -- Brad Ausmus, Houston
1B -- Albert Pujols, St. Louis
2B -- Orlando Hudson, Arizona
3B -- Scott Rolen, St. Louis
SS -- Omar Vizquel, San Francisco
OF -- Carlos Beltran, New York
OF -- Mike Cameron, San Diego
OF -- Andruw Jones, Atlanta

Personally I saw Cameron screw up ALOT of easy catches, so I am some what mystified about his GG..but hell..who am I but just a rabid fan longing for some Baseball.
Monday, October 30, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor

Harold Reynolds to sue ESPN for firing him

According to FoxSports, Harold will be lawyering in the near future. Harold..good luck dude..I did appreciate your work, and I can't stand BBT since you left. Kruk only goes so far and Stevie sucks pond scum.

Thinking about your holloween costume?

Ok..bored out of your skull? I stole this from the Ole Blue Heretic's blog..here is what it told moi:

Your Halloween Costume Should Be

A Sexy Bunny
Sunday, October 29, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor

Hey Red, you were one of a kind.

Red Auerbach passed away Saturday..he was 89. If you are a Boston Celtic fan..you also were a Red fan. Red and his big-ass cigar that was always hanging out of his piehole. He lead the Celt's to 16, count em, 16 Championships as either their Coach or GM. He signed such talent as Larry Bird, Kevin McHale and Bill Russell. His Celts won 8 straight titles at one point.

When I lived in Boston ,I loved going to the Garden. When they tore down the original Boston Garden I shed a tear and raised a glass to the first place I ever attended an NBA game. Red was still employed by the Celtics, as their President, when he died.

I will toast him today..one of the great old men of round ball.

Congrats to the St. Louis Cards and their fans. I was compelled to put that in. LaRussa finally pulled it off.

I have been trying to post on Blogger since Sat. Morning..bitch is sure fickle lately.
Thursday, October 26, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor

It's not looking good for the Tigers..


They commit errors in each game. Their pitching isn't up to snuff. They get a lead and they can't hold it. The odds of them winning the next three games are slim and none.

But I hold out hope none the less.

To make matters much worse..Bruce Bochy has agreed to manage the friggin San Fran Giants. He is abandoning my Padres.

I am off to take a pill for the physical pains of a trashed back. I hope the emotional pains take a hike whilst I sleep. I suppose it could be worse..the Padres could be moving to Las Vegas or my mother could call and announce she is coming here for the winter instead of San Diego...
Monday, October 23, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor

jesus, do the cowboys have issues..

It was friggin sad to watch. They ended the first half and began the second half...with an interception..

By two different QB's..The Tuna looked suicidal from there on out. I thought he was going to cry during the post-game Q&A, which in and of itself is scary. This from a man that will tell a member of the media to fuck off quicker than I can tell my son no when he wants to borrow some money. He apologized for 20 minutes, for the love of god.

As for Kenny Rogers..it doesn't matter. People who have played the game weighed in and basically told ESPN to shut the fuck up about it. As long as it did not change the way the ball behaved, they all do it and no one gives a shit. I don't care if cat shit gave him a better grip on the ball..it does not change the ball's spin. Now...if only we wouldn't spend the remaining games getting shots of all the pitchers palms.
Sunday, October 22, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor

World Serious moves to St. Louis Tuesday

The temp at gametime was in the 30's, guys were bundled up like they were in the artic, it was strange to see. Tonights game was grrrrreat. 3-1 was the Final score. Kenny Rogers the 41+ year old pitcher was en fuego. He threw 99 pitches in 8 innings, not giving up a run. He now has 23 consecutive post season innings without a run. Can you say awesome?

I can. The man is freaking instense. 46,000 fans screaming his name. Well, make that 46,001. I was driving the cats mad with my yelling. Todd Jones gave up a run in the 9th inning..fucker. Ol Sparky Anderson was there to root on his Tigers. The St. Lou catcher, Yadier Molina, took a baseball to the nads, poor dude..he was hunched over for a few minutes.

Kenny was told to go wash his hands early in the game by the Ump. No one is saying what, if anything he had on his fingers. The Cards could of got him tossed if they had bitched about it. BBT is saying it was pine tar. Rogers said in the post game interview it was "dirt"...oookay.

He actually pitched better AFTER he washed his hands. So, I don't care at this point.

The series moves to St. Lou for three games starting Tuesday.

On the football front, the Chargers lost to a rotten team today. KC beat em and it's being reported by ESPN, that Shawn Merriman of the Chargers will be cooling his heels for 4 games for steroid use. Damn, they just dont get it. Roids....

Have a good monday y'all.
Saturday, October 21, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor

World Serious, game 1

The first game in Detroit had lots of ambience..intros to the lilting tones of...Ted Nugent. The Star Bangled Banner was scraped for America the Beautiful by Bob Seger. It was a moving and rock-filled beginning...then..

Detroit went down the tubes fairly quickly. The rookie pitcher for St. Lou, Anthony Reyes pitched a gem. Only 4 hits in 8 innings and two lousy batters crossed home plate. The Detroit pitcher was also a rookies and his stats weren't that sterling. Justin Verlander didn't do bad..he just wasnt' as good as Reyes with 5 innings pitched, 6 hits and 6 earned runs. Damn..

Game 2 is tomorrow 5pm Left Coast time..I will assume the position and watch with anticipation. Come on Kenny Rogers..get the Tigers a win darlin..you can do it.
Wednesday, October 18, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor

Game 7 tomorrow night!

It's always fine with me to have a series go 7 games. Now, I just want a good final game. If the Cards win, good for them..and for B. B is a pessimistic Cards fan. First, he had the audacity to say my Padres would beat him. I went along with it...what the hell.

Then he said the Cards would win 1 game in this final series before the World Series. You know, I think he was probably sandbagging. Damn, I hate sandbaggers. But the Mets did their best pitcher tonight..last years Cy Young winner Chris Carpenter. Sorry for the loss B, but he can't win them all.

I am still rooting for the Tigers in the World Serious..no, its not a typo..not for a manic like moi.

Then I have Football and roundball is starting up. I will be semi-lost until spring training. But sports are sports..I hooked up my wireless router tonight. I can haul the laptop all over the house now. Good stuff for a computer addict. It also means I can sit in the living room and talk to the ball and chain whilst being online. Nirvana some might call it. I just call it giving him some quality time..LOL..

Cards got 1 to go..


So, the Cards need only 1 win to get into the World Series. The last two games will be played at Shea, but even this seems unlikely to help the Mets at this point. Jeff Weaver, the winner of last nights game, has pulled a Derrick Lowe-type of post-season out of his ass. Lowe had a horrible regular season the year the BoSox won it all, but he was the savior for them in the playoffs..Weaver reminds me of Lowe at this point.

I am rooting for the Tigers anyway..so I don't care who wins the NLCS. Jim Leyritz, come on down old man..I hope you get the ring. With all that time off between the ALCS and this weekends start of the World Series..I hope your pitchers are well rested.

Steve "Psycho" Lyons won't lose his part-time gig with the Dodgers and Sweet Lou Pinella has stuck up for him both in print and on the air, with regard to the tacky and supposed racist statement/joke he made on national tv during the ALCS.

Speaking of "Sweet" Lou Pinella, he is now the proud manager of those shitty Chicago Cubs. Lou has very little patience and one would think managing the Cubbies will try all the patience he has..Good Luck Lou..your gonna need it, along with some tranquilizers..

Koren Robinson, WR for the Packers and world-reknown drunk has gotta a year off....without pay from the NLF. He plead guilty to charges of drunken driving and fleeing police stemming from a high-speed chase in August. This wasn't Koren's first brush with the law whilst drunk...nor his second. Koren had this to say after the NFL told him to sober up for a year: "I am disappointed".

No shit jackass..so is Green Bay. You screwed up with Seattle and Minnesota as their star drunk..you get a third shot and what do you do? You get hammered and played high-speed chase with the cops again..some folks are felony dumb..I am looking at you Koren. Hope you saved some of the major league dough you have made..a year is a long time to go without a paycheck.


Monday, October 16, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor

NLCS tied up..Big Ben wakes the hell up and more..

The Mets evened up the score Sunday night. I have to admit, I was starting to wonder about them. Tomorrow is another game. The Cards are proving to be a formidable foe..dammit.

Football was good and bad today. Terrell finally found the endzone..3 times to be exact. BFD. The Chargers scored their asses off against a lousy team. BFD. Big Ben Roethlisberger and the Steel curtain beat the bejeezuz out of the Kansas City Chiefs franchise 45-7. Three of their regular starters didn't suit up for the Steelers, which does make the huge blowout even more interesting..are the Steelers finally gelling or are the Chiefs that friggin bad? The Chiefs backup QB has been quite decent lately..but evidently not this weekend.

But I have decided to keep Big Ben on my fantasy rosters for another week, like I have a choice at this point in the season... He is my backup QB, so no fear.When Big Ben was asked what changed this week he said:

"I tried throwing to the guys in the black shirts rather than the guys in the white shirts," -Good answer dude, like your sarcasim.

Have a good Monday you hard working sots.
Saturday, October 14, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor

Steve Psycho Lyons fired from Fox sports

Damn dude..you said what? But its all about Political Correctness evidently over at Fox Sports. Unlike the "news" dept..but we won't go there.

I liked Psycho when he co-anchored the original FSN verson of SportsCenter. It wasn't his first offense at being offensive on the air apparently, he has practice.

Oh fucking well. Sorry your leaving dude..take care.

Tigers in the World Serious. Cool. Congrats to Jimmy Leyland and the boyz..
Thursday, October 12, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor

Ok, so the Mets won round 1...

In a 7 game series that isnt' shit..seriously..it's not.

But I am rooting for the NL leader in wins..why you ask?

Because I can not root for the team that knocked my Pad's out of the playoffs..very simple no?

Tommy Glavine was one of the best..in his prime. The only thing he has going for him now is that he has been in the playoffs a million times..He's been to the big show.

ok..not a million..but close..He is a great pitcher to have on your team when everyone gets the fucking jitters in the playoffs becuase they have never been there.Glavine has been there with the Braves..alot. And he can tell them what its like. His clubhouse presence matters at this point. He doesnt' get the jitters..he loves this time of year. He lives for this time of year. Its what the whole fucking ball of wax is about...the playoffs..

And Tommy only allowed 4 hits..fuck me running..thats low..I would kill for Tommy to have been on the Pads..Hes fucking 40 years old for the love of god..give him his due ok? This is the best of the best...suck it and deal.

Since most of the Mets have been with the friggin Dodgers at some point in the last two years..god knows I love em because they are no longer with the Dodgers..fuck the Dodgers. fuck em hard with a big ol pole. Mota was with the Dodgers last year and they had no faith in him. So Fuck the Dodgers....who is the getting tee times?

And as for Weaver....that fucking space cadet...he only gave up 4 hits too. But the difference was the 2 runs he handed them. Glavine gave up zero runs..This time of year..every run counts.Besides..Weaver is a mench..a fucking mench..he is either good or bad.no in between.

But the difference tonight was The Cards don't have a pitching staff...its a fact jack. Their closer..Izzy is out..the rest of the pitchers depend on the offense getting some runs to cover their ass..yeah yeah yeah..Carp is last years Cy winner..bfd..he can't pitch every damn game.

So my money is on the Muts..god bless those former Dodgers,every one.
Wednesday, October 11, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor

Pitcher Cory Lidle in plane that hit building in NYC.

Sad day for Yanks fans..my condolences. The game at Shea tonite is cancelled. Lidle started his career as a Met.
Tuesday, October 10, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor

4:20, Baseball and Net Neutrality..not in that order..

I was happy to watch the Tigers beat the A's. One of the sports blogs I comment on told me baseball is gay. Fuck that blowhard bag of batshit...not literally..he gets a shitload of readers, whereas I am lucky to get the occasional bored soul.

It is not gay however.

Lynchburg VA's own Brandon Inge was the player of the game. I didn't get to see Jim Leyland trying to snitch a smoke ..dammit. I get a smile when I see him do that. I know, thats weird..but hey. c'est moi.

Long-ass day. Not as bad as black dogs but a long hard day none the less..4:20 couldn't come fast enough. The Net Neutrality thang was excellent. I taped the audio portion of it and will play it back in the next couple of days and blog the good, important stuff. My two dear readers need to at least blog about it..the whole Net Neutrality thang affects us all, regardless of personal beliefs or politics. I will be checking blogs and you guys know who you are..you will break my heart if you don't post about it...enough of that shit for tonite.

I gotta get comfy. Have a good Hump day ya'll..I have been sitting in this chair much too friggin long today.
Monday, October 09, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor

Net Neutrality-Bill Moyers on America, PBS Wed. night.

If your reading this blog, net neutrality is important to you. If you use Google, or read news reports online or do research..net neutrality is important to you. If you want to do anything on the internet, net neutrality is important to you. Thats why you need to watch Bill Moyers show Wednesday at 9m on PBS. You can catch a short clip of the show here.

Its about freedom, net neutrality. Freedom of speech, freedom that we have enjoyed, up until the cable providers got involved in trying to take it all away.

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ATTENTION KMART SHOPPERS: The PBS Moyers show on Net Neutrality is NEXT WED. the 18th..sorry..my bad...gives me more time to do an excellent writeup..
Saturday, October 07, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor

Breaking News: Torre out per NY Daily News


I do NOT live in NYC, so I have no idea of the validity of this article, but here it is. ESPN is also reporting Sweet Lou Pinella will replace him..

Damn..thats harsh. A winning season and the playoffs every year and your ass is still gone..ain't that some shit...

Dodgers OUT...Pads still hanging on by a thread.

The fact stated above makes me happy. Very happy, because even if the Pads get tossed tomorrow, the Dodgers went out before us..

Hey, I need something to hang onto.

With the pitchers going tomorrow..I can only hope and pray. Woodie is an old man...Carpenter is last years Cy Young winner..doesn't bode well for my Pads..but you know what?

I still love the game. And I still love my Pads.specially since they lasted longer than the Dodgers :)


I love that Detroit is in the next round. God love em and Jim Leyland, I know I do. The A's and the Tigers..wotta matchup! Come on kids..rejoice muthafuckas!

Kenny Rogers is da man. Seriously, I have had his measly ass in all my fantasy leagues for the past two years. He is almost as old as Roger the Rocket Clemens(41 as opposed to 42)..but unlike Roger, he is still playing and not getting a Tee time for his golf game. Kenny has spunk as witnessed by his assault of a photog last season. Not that I condone such behavior..just saying..

God damn, I love this game! and screw you that don't. Well, not really, but you know what I am saying I hope. Life is more than paying the mortgage and credit card bills..its about the wide world of sports too..

among other things..
Friday, October 06, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor

Pics from peaceful protests around the nation and some sports..

I know most of you readers hate when I go political on you..but today, its pictures from some of the 235 protests carried out around the US yesterday. I want to thank PeaceTrain.org and our faithful members for posting their pics on the site..I have a few of them below, click on the pic to go to the next one.



Cool Slideshows


As for Baseball..looks like the Dodgers and Padres are going down..and congrats to the A's fans that swept the poor Twinkies today. I am looking forward to the Yanks/Detroit game on next. Peace to all..and good sports as well..hockey season starts up this week..and football is going strong..later my dear reader.
Monday, October 02, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor

A Lasorda post season extravaganza..

Well, its just a commerical for ESPN's post season games..but its better than last years commercials. Hey, its only 30 seconds..chill.

How to fake your way through the Baseball playoffs

Perhaps some of you don't know shit about baseball. You read this blog because your bored out of your mind and find it better than cartoons, or actually working during the day..I dunno.

So, we here at Moments in Time, have found the perfect primer for those of you that can't find your ass with both hands with regard to the baseball playoffs :) Its from my daily political spot, Slate.com. Here are a few do's and dont's:

American League Division Series: Oakland A's vs. Minnesota Twins
Historical context: Oakland won the World Series in 1989, thanks to the syringe-powered exploits of "Bash Brothers" Jose Canseco and Mark McGwire. Suggest to your viewing partners that light-hitting A's outfielders Jay Payton and Mark Kotsay should henceforth be known as the "Sucky Siblings."

American League Division Series: Detroit Tigers vs. New York Yankees
Historical context: The 26-time champs haven't won it all since 2000, falling to the Diamondbacks and the Marlins in their last two World Series appearances. With no traditional Yankees rivals in the AL field, debate whether losing to the Twins, Tigers, or A's would cause Billy Crystal the most embarrassment.

I am skipping the Dodgers/Mets series since I am praying to GOD that the Dodgers lose..so onto the National League Division Series: St. Louis Cardinals vs. San Diego Padres

Conversation starter: "I guess La Russa can't be blamed for the Cards' 4.54 team ERA." Conversation stopper: "But he deserves all the blame for that greasy mullet."

Conversation starter: "Cla Meredith was the best relief pitcher in the majors this year." Conversation stopper: "The only stat I care about is the Cuteness Factor."

-personally, I would smack the shit out of you if you use the Convo stopper we share in the section above :)

Enjoy the games!

Baseball..god I love this sport.

We are now less than 24 hours from the start of the playoffs. Praise Jesus! ESPN has a nice list of 100 things they love about this years playoffs, thanks Bruce for the link :)..some of the funny and not so funny ones:

61. Coming to the conclusion that if Nick Swisher were an adult film star his stage name would be … Nick Swisher.
47. Chris Carpenter's attempt to prove a one-man starting rotation is good enough to lead a team to a World Series title.
42. More camera shots of Joe Mauer's girlfriend.(They have a pic of her up..she is a looker)
32. Watching Padres catcher Mike Piazza throw two-hoppers to second base.
23. Potential camera shots of Tigers manager Jim Leyland stealing a smoke.
13. The possibility of St. Louis slugger Albert Pujols facing Hoffman in the bottom of the ninth with the game on the line.
Sunday, October 01, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor

Padres win the west, Titan stomps on a players head that was minus a helmet.

The fuckwits from St.Louis will have to come to San Diego after losing their final game of the season to...

The Brewers..The Cards have lost 7 of their last 10 games while the Padres have won 8 of their last 10. I will not wish the Cards luck, fuck em..its every fan for their team at this juncture. Luis "Gonzo" Gonzalez was a good player that won the 7th game of the World Series for the Dbacks against the Yanks so many moons ago. I was living in AZ for that series..and I can still see Luis smiling through his tears on the field after the game was over. They will miss him in AZ, the fans that is..the owners..not so much..they told him months ago he wouldn't be back as a Dback..Luis isn't ready to hang up his glove..so I hope he finds a team that will appreciate him as a person and a player. BTW..the Padres win was pretty ugly today..it ended on a call that didn't look right to me or the announcers I was listening to. Hope the Dodgers get their asses handed to them when they visit the Mets in:

1 day 22 hrs 23 mins 1 sec
I do love the Tommy Lasorda commericals for the Playoffs..The man is a fan and I do heart his spirit :) Thats the only time you will hear me say anything good about a former or current Dodger...If I can find any of his new commericals on YouTube, I will post them.

Now, the Titan with the over-abundant supply of testosterone was Albert Haynesworth. Fat Albert has been in trouble before, but this one takes the cake..he stomped on the head and face of a player that had just gotten a TD for Dallas. His helmet had come off..and there was Albert..standing above the fallen player..

Andre Gurode said he did not have any words with Albert prior to the face stomping. He had to get stitches in his forehead and below his eye. Fucking Fat Albert is lucky he didnt' take the guys eye out. Then the sumbitch had the nads to protest the call of unsportsmanlike conduct and toss HIS helmet, which thankfully got his ass tossed out of the game. I heard that this isn't Alberts first brush with unsportsman-like conduct. I hope they toss his ass for the rest of the season. Sure, there is emotional highs and lows on a football field, but to kick/stomp the face of a man laying at your feet is pure and simple evil..the man has problems and they need to be addressed before he is allowed on the field of play. This is a game..its a fucking game played for lots and lots of money and glory. But that shouldn't provide a backdrop for intentionally going after a player who has said or done nothing to piss you off, other than scoring on your worthless ass. Be a man, suck it up and deal Albert you douchebag.
Saturday, September 30, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor

Ok..the Pads and the Dodgers are in the playoffs..

For the first time in the Pads 37 year history, they will go to the playoffs in consecutive years. Whether they go as NL West or the wild card, will be determined by tomorrows games. If both the Pads and Dodgers win tomorrow, the Pad's win the NL West by having won the most head to head games this season.

Trevor is now in the hunt for the CY..have read it on more than a few sites, and with the records he holds as of this year..He fucking should be. David Fatass Wells got the win today. Gonzo played his last game as a Dback. I love Gonzo..

Sweet jesus, Wells just gave a hat tip to my town and his..Ocean Beach Cali..on National TV..in previous posts I have regaled you with tales of drinking and womanizing by Fatass as witnessed by moi in OB on many occasions..fucker has even bought me a drink or two when he was drunk on his ass..damn, it doesn't get better than this..well it does..but for today, this will do.

Well this certainly sucks.

The hated Dodgers and the Padres are tied for 1st in the NL West. Friggin MLB will not show me todays game since FOX Sports has a right to all games shown prior to 4pm Cali time My Pads-Dbacks game will start in 15 minutes.

FUCKING BULLSHIT! Fox is showing the g.d. Dodger game. At least I won't have to listen to the ball and chain whooping and hollering..he has a birthday party to go to..

Since when do old farts have birthday parties? Answer: When they are all drunks that use any excuse to drink and be merry. Fine with me however..I will sit and "watch" my game on Sportsline.com...which isn't really watching it, so much as a 5 minute delay of stats for what is happening live on the field..oh fucking goodie.

Here is your Sat. Mammal blogging..hope I haven't shown these before..
This isn't my pic..I don't allow my cats to smoke..drink yes, but never smoke.










These are my kids when they were newly hijacked from their feral mom..they were just becoming housecats and skittish as hell. They are now well adjusted house kitties that drive us insane.









I got this off the 'net too..its so damn cute.
Wednesday, September 27, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor

T.O. tries suicide..then says he didn't

Who friggin knows with this whackjob? Sportsline has the lastest..he's catching passes this afternoon and it was all a mistake..

or a bad reaction...

or the supplements he was taking..

or pick a new one..this guy is nucking futs..and the biggest attention ho this side of pluto.

A copy of the unedited police report is here from the smoking gun. The cops are now blacking out most of the info if you request a copy of the report per various sources.
Tuesday, September 26, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor

Oh Sweet Jesus, its almost playoff time in baseball!


In 6 days, 20 hours, 32 minutes and 13 seconds they begin. The Baseball playoffs.

I am so excited. I love this time of year. Even if MY team doesn't make it into the playoffs, I love them. My Padres are in 1st in the NL West by two games as I write this..although they are attempting to give this evenings game to the St. Louis Cards..bastards. The Dodgers, the ball and chains team, are beating the Rockies..and since the Phillies lost today, I guess thats a good thing for the hated Dodgers in the race for the Wild Card spot.

I could give a shit as long as my Padres don't give it up to the Dodgers..only 6 games left in the season. I just don't want to listen to a whole friggin winter of "my team made it, how about yours woman?". That shit tends to piss me off. I don't gloat...well, maybe here on the blog..but not to him. Its not nice to gloat.

The game now is..who will win the MVP, the Cy Young and the ROY (Rookie of the Year)? These awards are voted on by the baseball writers.. an illustrious group of fuckwits if ever I saw one. Half of them are egocentric blowhards, the rest are pretty good and sometimes quite funny. There is a nice breakdown of the players that might possibly win any of these awards over at SI.com

I would like to see Pujols win the MVP again..but the kid from Philly is looking like the sure winner. Ryan Howard would be the first Philly since Mike Schmidt to win the MVP. I still like Prince Albert. He is a good person, doesn't have a huge ego and truely cares about kids. His stepdaughter has downs syndrome and I think he has a non-profit organization that helps these wonderful kids. To me, an MVP is more than stats..its about character and Albert Pujols surely has that in massive amounts.EDIT: I have been informed that yes, A.Pujols has a foundation for exceptional kids, the linkage is here.

There are also whispers that my man Trevor Hoffman might get the CY..I am not banking on it because Brandon Webb really deserves it. I watched Webb come up through the Dbacks ranks when I lived in AZ.

When its all said and done baseball players are grown men playing a childs game for a whole lotta money.

OK, gotta root the Padres on..and my back is thrashed as it was physical therapy day..have a good Hump Day my dear reader :)
Monday, September 25, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor

Etta Baker, Blues musician passes on.

She was 93, and influenced many a musician like Taj Mahal and Dylan. She started her career late in life according to this fine writeup about her on BET:
"As a professional musician, she was a late bloomer; she didn’t commit to being a blues artist until 1991 at the age of 60, after working 26 years at a textile mill in Morganton, N.C. Born on March 31, 19131 in Caldwell County, N.C., Baker took guitar lessons from her father as a child. Soon she became a superb practitioner of the Piedmont-style blues, which favored rhythmic guitar finger-picking, chattering vocals and opened tuning. In addition to being a well-kept music secret and working at a textile mill, Baker raised nine children."

Hope you can play with some of the greats that went before you Etta, rest in peace.

The Superdome once again hosts a football game.


Almost 70,000 people will celebrate pro football tonight in the Louisianna Superdome. The Saints are also unbeaten at this point in the young NFL season. I will be rooting for the Saints, if only because the residents of the area could use something to cheer about after enduring the last year of horror and broken promises. Plus I think I have a couple of players going tonight in a fantasy league or two..

GO SAINTS! Enjoy yourselves New Orleans :)
Sunday, September 24, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor

Trevor Hoffman, No. 51 : Off speed KILLS..

41,000 strong were at the ballpark today to see Trevor Hoffman record the save that put his name in the record books. He started as a Marlin in '93. He has only been on two teams his whole career, and he did it in 3 less years than Smith did. I watched it live on my laptop. I got misty I tell ya. So, in Trevors honor, we shall listen to Hells Bells, a song I have heard more than any other song in the friggin world..at least 300 ya know? Say what you want about the Pads, but they got him the game enough times over his career to get to 479, and all of two of them with the Padres. At the last game of the last homestand of the year..all fucking right dude :)

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Saturday, September 23, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor

478..its a great number tonight for Padre fans.


Trevor Hoffman tied Lee Smith for saves tonight. The ol man is going to set the new record this year for saves..god love him..I sure do.

Oh yeah..the Dodgers are losing as I type this..

478..I really never thought Hoffman would do it after he blew his arm out a couple of years back..just makes me proud ya know?

We still have never had a no-no..but tonight..who cares?

Touchdown Jeebus pulls one out of his robe.

What a game. 3 TD's in about 5 freaking minutes..ND does have someone watching over them.

Meanwhile..Padres tied w/ Pirates after 6 innings. 1-1 ..but the Dodgers aren't looking too good either.

Some Blues for your listening pleasure...

You win a toaster if you can tell me who this is and the name of the song..



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Once again its that time..to post some animal pics so I get out of thinking..its a heavy sports day folks..football, baseball, beating someone's ass in fantasy playoffs..so enjoy the cats in strange ass places..

Friday, September 22, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor

SF Reporters given 18 months by Federal Judge


Fuck you U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White. He agreed with the prosecutor in the case and handed down an 18 month jail sentence to both Lance Williams and Mark Fainaru-Wada, authors of "Game of Shadows", the book about sports figures who cheat to gain an advantage. They refused to name the individual that provided them with confidential Grand Jury transcripts. The judge is allowing the reporters to stay out of jail pending an appeal to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

But Barroid Bonds continues to play baseball and get paid millions and lie his worthless ass off about what illicit drugs he used when he set the record for most homeruns.

How is this justice? Plainly it isn't. But I salute the two reporters for keeping their yaps shut on their sources. Reporters are the guardians of truth and as such shouldn't be punished for providing it to the citizens when it comes to secret hearings and court proceedings. SI has a writeup here. The Feds fucked this whole BALCO investigation up from the start by allowing the manufacturers and distributors to basically go free, several did a few months.

No one has done 18 months who was guilty of anything, and there were plenty of guilty muthafuckers. With regard to the millions of tax dollars spent on the investigation and subsequent hearings and trials, its all bullshit..and a dog and pony show which gave the government the ammo it needed to lean on professional sports about their lack of testing for and punishment given out to players that use performance-enhancing drugs to gain an edge over their competitors.

Fuck you all, you federal bags of batshit..twice even.
Wednesday, September 20, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor

A-rod..its all about A-Rod again?

There is no reason to concentrate on A-Rod, and I am tired of all the fucking print, web, tv and god knows what over media types I have missed that concentrate on A-fucking-Rod. He is but one cog in the wheel known as the Yanks. SI, the NYT, a plethora of media types are focused on one man and his numbers.

Are they jealous of what he makes? Who isn't for christs sake? He makes more than the entire team payroll for the Marlins.

Are they jealous of his talent? God was good to the boy..lets not quibble here.

Everyone is going off about all the A-Rod shit. Fuck him. The team would win with or without him. There is a me in Team but me only takes you so far..it won't keep you warm at night..and pumping up your own ego is highly over-rated.

Lets keep some things in perspective..the Marlins have won a World Series in the recent past....the Yanks have not. Lets keep the focus on the team..not A-fucking-Rod. I hate when the media makes a mountain out of a molehill of bullshit.
Tuesday, September 19, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor

Good article up on Slate about..gasp..the NFL Sunday show

Its written by a guy that used to work as a film cutter at ESPN. He tells us what is wrong with the new Sunday game being on NBC and the group that makes up the "Football Night in America" studio gang. Let me just say this..Costas isn't Boomer, and he isn't kind to the new group giving us the days games and highlights. He does like the new NFL Network, which I don't get here in the friggin San Joaquin valley. The linkage to the article is here.

First penis transplant a sucess but the patient changes his mind.

Gee, its nice to know they are transplanting "johnson's" now, but for some reason the Chinese dude didn't like his and asked for it to be removed..friggin people..you can't make them happy no matter how you try. The article is here.

Now if only they could transplant Brains..we could move Bush to the head of THAT list.
Monday, September 18, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor

Padres vs Dodgers..after two innings..

Its 4-2 Pads..

Both pitchers are pitching like shit. This was touted as ace vs. ace. Penny is sweating like a pig and Peavy is bitching and yelling at Piazza. There have been 10 hits through 2 innings...

Its gonna be a long night.

Rothlesberger and the Steelers aren't looking so hot either..but then neither are the Jax.

Like I said..its going to be a long night. My fantasy era is going upward each time Peavy takes the mound. I cringe at the mere thought of looking at my stats tonight.

On a positive note the new tv season starts. The two tv shows, not counting sporting events, I watch will premiere this week.

This just in..Mike Cameron..you fucking suck. Keep you eye ON the ball and Catch the fucking ball. Its not complicated you fucktard.

Should I continue to watch this trainwreck or watch whatever I was dvr'ing an hour ago?

Oh bfd. They split the series, it's the worst that can happen right? We are back with the Dodgers in front by half a freaking game. Pads still on top in the Wild Card party. Did the Mets clinch?

That bag of batshit in the livingroom has been hooting and hollering for five fucking minutes. God, can I kill him now? It's tied you dipshit, its still early and my pen is better than yours...I think.

This is so unfair on some level..

Its Monday..yuck

My back is killing me, I have to write up something to say in front of people for tomorrow..I would rather just show one of the three documentaries I rented. Our local arm of the World Cant Wait" is having a free showing of the Bush War Crimes Commission film tomorrow at BC..Bakersfield College.. its at 4pm in the Fireside room if any locals read my drivel..

Sports..Padres are back in 1st in the NL West..Praise Jesus, can I get an amen..probably not..this is Dodger country where I live..there is one more game tonite..Peavy vs. Penny..ace vs ace..hope its good..and we still maintain our standing in the division..

Things aren't looking too good for my 6 fantasy football teams.. but if Pitt's real QB plays tonite, and plays well I can pull a couple of wins out of my posterior..is it wrong to pray for such things? Probably..

I am in the final round of the Baseball fantasy Championship for a league I was never higher than 4th in all season..I beat the guy/girl that had been in 1st all season last week and it was a SURPRIZE sportsfans..I am proud of that fact even if I lose my ass in this final round..which btw runs the final two weeks of the real baseball season..it will be fun..and I plan on not stressing over it..because it isn't real..its fucking fantasy!

T.O..broke a finger..tsk tsk..couldn't happen to a nicer jackass in my opinion..I feel bad for the Cowboys though..Tampa Bay's D still looked like shit..I am hunting for a new Defense in most of my fantasy leagues..

Edit..this just in..Clarett plead guilty..saving the state some money. He will do a min of 3 and a half years..hope your asshole is clean and in good shape Mo..your gonna have plenty of use for that area of your body in prison.