The Mood

He felt it, they all did. “You think maybe we can get some music?” he asked the hostess. “Sorry. No.” “It’s sorta dead in here. I mean, are there any other customers?” “Not this evening.” She was wearing a wooly black skirt and a to large white blouse. Her hair was tussled and she seemed ...

Let’s Let Everybody Play!

Right now the NBA is taking a break, giving 16 teams a couple of days to prepare for the Playoffs… but what about the other teams? What about the 14 squads that don’t get to play… they’re planning vacations instead of First Round rotations? Why not let EVERYBODY play! Why not set up a 30 team bracket, ...

So VERY Wrong

TheLongTalk made some PreSeason NBA Predictions (Scroll down and you’ll see the post) about the final standings for all 30 teams… and man, was TheLongTalk ever WRONG… East Prediction / East Reality Celtics / Bucks Raptors / Raptors (1 of 5) Pacers / Sixers Bucks / Celtics Sixers / Pacers Wizards / Nets Cavaliers / ...

The case could be made…

…that not only is James not the G.O.A.T. but that he isn’t even Top 5. Kareem has more titles, Wilt has better stats, Bill’s resume is simply INSANE (11 titles in 13 years, 8 in a row), Mike is Mike, and Magic has a similar sorta All-Around-Basketball-Greatness / Position-less Point-Center style while being almost as ...

Dave, Dan, and Richard

Three Guys Go To Five Guys -   Dan: Have you guys been here before? Dave: I think, one time with Cathy. Richard: I hate this place. Dan: What? Why? Richard: Burgers are sloppy and cost too much. Dan: You’re an idiot. Dave: Whoa! That’s a bit much. Dan: Nope, it’s the perfect amount of much. ...

Don’t ever

He didn’t know what came next, but probably neither did she. “Should I get my stuff?” he asked. “You don’t have to tonight.” She set the tape down on the table, slid it over to him. He’d made it for her, so he slid it back. “You should have it.” she said. She didn’t want ...

Which one is worst?

73-9 regular season, up 3-1 in the Finals, then lose to Cleveland? 16-0 regular season 18-0 at the Super Bowl, then lose to Eli Manning? Win the Popular Vote, ahead in all the polls, then can’t pull PA and loses to Donald Trump?

Don’t walk… 1

He stood at the intersection of Walnut and 14th. “Don’t walk.” said the homeless man beside him. “What?” “Don’t walk.” He crossed the street and made his way to The Gallery. “Don’t walk.” said the cashier behind the lunch counter. “Sorry. What did you say?” “Don’t walk.” He paid the young lady and took his ...

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How Much Success?

How much is too much? If something seems too good to be true, is it false? How unbelievable does one have to be, before another is justified in disbelief? Do we take face value at face value, do we look gift horses in the mouth, do we question excellence? When it’s not in anyones interest to uncover ...