Archive - Jul 11, 2007

The prettiest thing in the world

Speaking of ads...

Watching network television for an evening is sobering, if for no other reason than the advertisements. Now we have Flomax added to other drugs for various male urinary tract and sexual problems. It wouldn't be so bad if they didn't go listing all the side effects. In rapid fashion, the announcer rattles off a list of potential problems that about make a person want to wretch--and certainly never, ever take the drug.

Getting rich

As you can see, there are a few ads off to the left. With the web traffic coming to this site increasing a bit, I thought I might get rich if I put some ads in. As you can see, Google trolls my website and tries to come up with ads which are relevant to the content here. Sometimes they make odd choices: I think the ad for a co-joined twins support group was a innocent mistake made by a Google computer which saw all of my references to the Minnesota Twins.

All-Star game

For the first time in years, I have watched the entire All-Star game. As usual, I find it boring. It is a meaningless exhibition, made no less meaningless by the fact that the winning league gets the home field advantage in the World Series.

One fun part: Watching old Bruce Froemming umpire behind the plate. He is in the last year of a thirty-six year career. He is a good umpire. Late in the game, Froemming took two foul balls off the chest protector. FOX tuned into him uttering an expletive, then joking that he was going to leave the game.