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Old 02-05-2006, 11:46 AM   #1
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Happy Super Bowl

I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Super Bowl - it is a holiday to some people, especially given the fact that this day is only second to Thanksgiving in terms of food consumption :P.

I hope for a good game. My only link to Seattle is that I saw Shaun Alexander play in high school - he is orginially from Boone Co., KY and his team regularly made the trip to Lexington. First time I saw him I was like "yeah right, this guy isn't that good"...first play, gone 60-65 yards untouched. If not for him I would probably root for the Steelers.

I say Seattle 23, Pittsburgh 17

So, drink, eat, party and be safe.
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Old 02-05-2006, 11:58 AM   #2
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We're loaded for bear with a metric ton of guacamole, a small mountain of peel and eat shrimp, and 18lbs of prime rib that'll be heading to the oven in a couple of hours...

Oh yeah, and we have a little bit of beer and tequila too.
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We're loaded for bear...
Are you going hunting or did you mean beer?
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Whoops...theres a bear drinking my beer.
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Here we go, Steelers! Here we go!

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Here we go, I Dont Care, here we go!
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So, drink, eat, party and be safe.*
Spouse is at the Reserve drill weekend for the fourth year in a row. *Apparently these guys continue to be surprised by the Super Bowl popping up at the same time each year. *

Or maybe they're not so dumb after all-- the out-of-towners will be partying their butts off at the base club around the pool with its large-screen media systems, imitation-tiki bar, and attractively- & minimally-clad occupants. *(Others will bring their spouses & families.) *Kickoff is 1 PM Hawaii time so business will work through "lunch" and the afternoon muster will probably be held poolside.

And if I'm reading the local preps correctly, isn't next week the Pro Bowl? *Some of those out-of-town Reservists might be staying here for a while.

On the home front, I've just been informed that we're hosting the street's teen Super Bowl gathering.

Apparently a dozen or so kids would rather squeeze into our familyroom around our 27" CRT (and its two 3" speakers) than their parent's large-screen HDTVs with surround sound. *Or maybe the kids don't want to have to watch the game with their parents? *

Said parents will be sending down pot-lucks full of chips, dips, baked goods, spicy hors d'oeuvre, & frosty beverages. *Of course some responsible adult has to make sure the food is safe for its consumers. *Works for me!

I'll be hiding in monitoring the action from the livingroom with a good book (and taping the game for its commercials). *
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I like to live dangerously. I put all my money on the Patriots.
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Who could have known they'd be done in by the referrees?

I still give them an outside chance...
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I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Super Bowl - it is a holiday to some people, especially given the fact that this day is only second to Thanksgiving in terms of food consumption* :P.
I'm gritting my teeth.... there is NO audio on the HDTV channel carrying the game.... all of the other HD channels sound great. Games/events like this are THE reason why I have HD service at all. Anyways, I called the cable company and asked what was going on.... this channel is only being carried for the game (which is fine), and they promised it will be working by game time. If it's not.... I think DirecTV might be getting a call from me. :P
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I'm gritting my teeth.... there is NO audio on the HDTV channel carrying the game.... all of the other HD channels sound great. Games/events like this are THE reason why I have HD service at all. Anyways, I called the cable company and asked what was going on.... this channel is only being carried for the game (which is fine), and they promised it will be working by game time. If it's not.... I think DirecTV might be getting a call from me.* :P
Got another TV with rabbit ears or a radio just for the sound?
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I'm gritting my teeth.... there is NO audio on the HDTV channel carrying the game.... all of the other HD channels sound great. Games/events like this are THE reason why I have HD service at all. Anyways, I called the cable company and asked what was going on.... this channel is only being carried for the game (which is fine), and they promised it will be working by game time. If it's not.... I think DirecTV might be getting a call from me.* :P
Do you have an HD OTA tuner? KOMO is broadcasting the game in HD. Free. (Well, you need a $20 antenna.)
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Well, I had no horse in this race, but I have seen better officiating. Seattle was robbed on a couple of calls. One cost them a touchdown. The league needs to fix this. It almost looks like they are in cahoots with Vegas. Probably not; they're just poor officials.
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And Seattle could use some stickem... :P

Lotta dropped passes...
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We still have to play back the tape (for the commercials). I'm glad the Steelers didn't build up a 20-point lead in the first quarter and spend the rest of the game blowing it.

We "only" had eight teens in the familyroom. Two of them spent the entire game timeslicing between the TV and MySpace.com. (They probably wish they had a PC with a TV graphics card.) Three more brought along some kind of personal video games (PSP?), networked them together and plugged them into the receptacle, and timesliced between the TV & playing multi-player shooters. Judging by the sound & graphics I'm not sure the photovoltaic array could keep up with that power consumption.

One girl, who I worry about a little, spent the entire time on her cell phone. I'm not talking about a phone call every few minutes, I'm talking about three solid hours of connectivity on a single battery charge without even a bathroom break. She even kept up a conversation with the rest of the room and switched flawlessly among the threads. She's an entire consumer-research project for the telcom industry.

My kid and another grrrrrrl actually watched the game argued about the officiating without trying to multi-task.

None, not a single one, of the 13-year-olds recognized Fidelity's commercial. I said "Hey, who recognizes that guy in the commercial? Anyone? Yes, those pictures are all of the same guy. He's one of the greatest pop & rock musicians of the Boomer generation! Anybody? His first name is Paul and he used to play in a group called "Wings"? Hey, is this thing on? You're killing me here!!"

Next time our kid breaks the rules, we're not invoking the usual electronics suspension. We're gonna make her sit in a chair and watch classic rock videos until she begs to behave. But first we're going to make her watch last week's Saturday Night Live (hosted by Steve Martin, music by Prince).
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Mick was more active than Jerome, and in better shape.* Best part of the whole boring mess was Rough Justice, though it seemed like the real crowd (as opposed to the rent-a-audience) would have probably prefered eminem.
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and Al and John are always good. Otherwise, the
whole thing makes me want to puke. I switched
over to HBO (yep, got cable down at the condo)
and watched a Sopranos episode I'd seen 3 times.
They could just skip the Super Bowl and it would suit
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