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Friday, March 30, 2007

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Postgame Alert - Preseason



Detroit Tigers Postgame Alert
March 24, 2007

Atlanta 3, Detroit 1 at Joker Marchant Stadium
Atlanta Record: (14-8)
Detroit Record: (15-10)

Winning pitcher - Rafael Soriano (1-0)
Losing pitcher - Preston Larrison (1-1)
SV - Macay McBride (2)


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Next Detroit Game: March 24, 2007 12:05 PM CT vs. Houston Astros

Postgame Alert - Detroit at Houston



Detroit Tigers Postgame Alert
March 24, 2007

Detroit 7, Houston 5 at Osceola County Stadium
Detroit Record: (16-9)
Houston Record: (13-9)

Winning pitcher - Zach Miner (2-1)
Losing pitcher - Ezequiel Astacio (0-1)
SV - Felix Heredia (2)


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DET HR - C. Monroe (2)
HOU HR - None

Next Detroit Game: March 25, 2007 01:05 PM ET vs. New York Yankees

Friday, March 23, 2007

Postgame Alert - Detroit at Washington



Detroit Tigers Postgame Alert
March 23, 2007

Detroit 4, Washington 10 at Space Coast Stadium
Detroit Record: (15-9)
Washington Record: (10-11)

Winning pitcher - Joel Hanrahan (1-0)
Losing pitcher - Nate Robertson (2-1)


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DET HR - T. Perez (3) C. Shelton (2)
WAS HR - R. Zimmerman (3)

Next Detroit Game: March 24, 2007 12:05 PM CT vs. Houston Astros

Upcoming Detroit Home Games:
vs. Atlanta Braves, March 24, 2007 01:05 PM ET Purchase Tickets
vs. New York Yankees, March 25, 2007 01:05 PM ET Purchase Tickets
vs. Washington Nationals, March 26, 2007 01:05 PM ET

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Postgame Alert - Detroit at Cleveland - Tigers win



Detroit Tigers Postgame Alert
March 22, 2007

Cleveland 4, Detroit 5 at Joker Marchant Stadium
Cleveland Record: (12-9)
Detroit Record: (15-8)

Winning pitcher - Todd Jones (1-0)
Losing pitcher - Juan Lara (0-1)


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CLE HR - D. Dellucci (4)
DET HR - None

Next Detroit Game: March 23, 2007 01:05 PM ET vs. Washington Nationals

Upcoming Detroit Home Games:
vs. Atlanta Braves, March 24, 2007 01:05 PM ET
vs. New York Yankees, March 25, 2007 01:05 PM ET
vs. Washington Nationals, March 26, 2007 01:05 PM ET

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Television with the most erudite Caveman

It's not really news that the Cavemen ad campaign from Geico (the characters are usually referred to as the "Geico Cavemen") is being adapted into a television series, that is the characters are being taken from the ad series and ABC is considering a sitcom with the characters at the center. Slate has an article analyzing the history and possibilities.
Two comedic elements here: 1) the lighthearted satire of interest-group pique, 2) Neanderthals as urbane sophisticates. An amusing dual premise, but the elevating genius is completely in the details... The caveman (en route to or from a vacation) totes a wooden tennis racket in a canvas shoulder bag. The implication of these careful cultural signifiers: The caveman has grasped not just literacy and reason but also the affectations of the modern hipster aesthete... At the campaign's ancillary Web site, CavemensCrib.com (it lets you poke around their apartment), we learn that the cavemen are into (among other things): blogging, Tolstoy, yoga, smoked Hungarian paprikash, and Paddy Chayefsky movies. They have poetry magnets on their fridge … in Esperanto.

The ad folks are clearly having a blast curating the cavemen's highbrow lifestyle. But the joke, unlike the cavemen, is not evolving. We get it: Cavemen are historically portrayed as brutish oafs, not au courant intellectuals. This limited approach is no problem (in fact, it's a plus) in a 30-second ad. But can it sustain multiple episodes of a TV show?
I don't really share the writer's concerns, even though he has a point. What the article seems to be missing, ultimately, is that the cavemen in their characters, reversal of expectations aside, seem to be very very similar to Frasier, when it comes to the total package.

Friday, March 16, 2007

getting ink stains out of stuff

apply Hair spray to the stain.

scrub the combined application with. a bar of soap from the tub. Bath soap.

Friday, March 02, 2007

at CPAC 2007

I report from CPAC 2007.

My only true regret is that I never heckled Arlen Specter.

"Please sir, if you may explain what a left-wing abortion advocate such as yourself is doing at the Conservative Political Action Conference? I mean, you are even speaking here! Did you get lost?"

He had a Q and A session.

I also apparently missed an opportunity to see (and likely pictured with) Newt Gingrich and John Bolton.

I deliberately decided (rightly or wrongly) to miss Presidential candidate Duncan Hunter's speech at 8:30 AM in favor of watching some episodes of Dogfight on the History Channel.

I saw someone's motorcade today. I got a few bad pictures shot off.

It is doubtful that I will be posting again before a week from Sunday. I would be even more apropriate if I do not totally end the hiatus before some weeks from now, as I would be re-equipped and re-tooled, re-enabled for action and life.