Three cheers for Warner Bros

You may recall a blog posting that went viral last fall about the little boy who dressed as Daphne from Scooby Doo for Halloween.

Turns out Warner Bros read the post as well, and sent the young man a really cool care package.  Read all about it in his mom’s blog. The hyperlink isn’t cooperating but you can paste http://nerdyapplebottom.com/2011/01/06/warner-bros-is-amazing/ into your browser.

RIP Mary

I think I need to cry now.  Mary Travers, dead at 72.

DANBURY, Conn. — Mary Travers, one-third of the hugely popular 1960s folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary, has died.

The band’s publicist, Heather Lylis, says Travers died at Danbury Hospital in Connecticut on Wednesday. She was 72 and had battled leukemia for several years.

BCS declares Germany of WWII

Don’t know the original author, but this is priceless.  Goodbye BCS, you can’t die too soon.

US Ranked 4th

After determining the Big-12 championship game participants, the BCS computers were put to work on other major contests and today the BCS declared Germany to be the winner of World War II.

“Germany put together an incredible number of victories beginning with the annexation of Austria and the Sudetenland and continuing on into conference play with defeats of Poland, France, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Belgium and the Netherlands. Their only losses came against the US and Russia; however considering their entire body of work–including an incredibly tough Strength of Schedule–our computers deemed them worthy of the #1 ranking.”

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Questioned about the #4 ranking of the United States the BCS commissioner stated “The US only had two major victories–Japan and Germany. The computer models, unlike humans, aren’t influenced by head-to-head contests–they consider each contest to be only a single, equally-weighted event.”

German Chancellor Adolf Hitler said “Yes, we lost to the US; but we defeated #2 ranked France in only 6 weeks.” Herr Hitler has been criticized for seeking dramatic victories to earn ‘style points’ to enhance Germany’s rankings. Hitler protested “Our contest with Poland was in doubt until the final day and the conditions in Norway were incredibly challenging and demanded the application of additional forces.”

The French ranking has also come under scrutiny. The BCS commented ” France had a single loss against Germany and following a preseason #1 ranking they only fell to #2.”

Japan was ranked #3 with victories including Manchuria, Borneo and the Philippines.

Go Utes

As a transplanted Utahn, last night’s beat down of Alabama in the 2008 Sugar Bowl was a joy to behold, even though I didn’t graduate from the University of Utah.

It does highlight, again, what a crock of shit the BCS is and how if is an utter fail in selecting a “champion”.

Well done boys.  Here’s to next year.