Monday, January 30, 2006


I know that I'm not "with it" or "hip" by any stretch of the imagination. Never have been. Something I've always been kinda proud of, actually. But, even with that as a given, I really don't get those PSP commercials with the mice. "Cheese you can listen too outside"? Huh?

Actually, what the commercial really reminds me of is a bunch of 30 something ad executives sitting around trying to figure out what is cool. "Oh, kids these days say 'hells yeah', so lets put that in our commercial." But the dialog between the rats always sounds forced, not natural. Whatever the case, they certainly aren't making me want to buy a PSP.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Center of the F'in Universe

Andalusia is a small city in South-Central Alabama. For the first 18 years of my life I lived about 10 miles north of town in a small community called Gantt (I say I'm from Andalusia because people actually know where that is. Gantt? Not so much.) For much of the next 7 years, I have done my best to avoid the place. However, it becomes more and more clear that it will be impossible to do so. Why? Because Andalusia is center of the fucking universe.

Admittedly, I have lived my whole life in the state of Alabama. Although I have often considered it, I have never done anything radical like pick up and move to Denver or Seattle in order to get away. But even still, Andalusia is not that big. I currently live 300 miles away from the place, yet I still run into Andalusia connections all the time. Just the other day I was in the computer lab before class started talking to my professor and another classmate. The classmate had dated a girl from Andalusia. The professor's mother was from Andalusia. At my previous job, my boss's uncle lived in Andalusia. And I'll never forget the time I was having lunch at a nice restaurant in downtown Birmingham and in walked Johnny Dewrell (those fellow Straughn people will know how big a shock that must have been). Ask around my group of Auburn friends about how many people they knew from Huntsville, Birmingham, and Andalusia, and it will be a close contest.

Why am I bringing this up? It's because the phenomenon is spreading. It was recently brought to my attention that the runner-up at this year's Ms. America pageant, Alexa Jones, was from Andalusia. So watch out. You may all soon be bowing down to your new Andalusian overlords. And believe me, that's a scary thought.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Must Read

I don't have much to say about this article, but it really is a must read for anyone who has a vested interest in Auburn University.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Hook 'Em

I've always liked the University of Southern California's football
program. They have great tradition and a great team. And they
whipped Auburn's butt twice, which of course gets my respect. I also
do not blame them in any way for the giant screw-job the BCS did to
Auburn last year. But I am sooooo glad that Texas beat them in the
Rose Bowl.

I have no special love for UT. In fact, I still kind of hold a grudge
about them stealing our defensive coordinator last year. I also have
absolutely no respect for the Big 12, which is probably a worse
conference than the Big East. Maybe even the WAC.

So why am I glad Texas won? It was that idiotic 10 part series that
ESPN did last week where they decided that USC could beat any of the
top 10 college football teams of all time. How could you declare this
USC team the third best team ever when they haven't even won the
championship yet?

So good job Texas. Thank you for making all of the talking heads on
ESPN look stupid (not that they'll ever admit it).