Chris Berman has jumped the shark

I don’t think that there’s a better example of someone doing the same schtick for a longer time and getting away with it than Chris Berman.  I mean, really?  Can I hear, ‘He… could… go… all… the… way!” one more time?  It’s the same crap, year after year.  That’s the problem with being a ‘gimmick’ sportscaster, it gets real old, real quick.

This is not to say that Berman doesn’t offer some good insights, but you have wade through a sea of diarrhea to reach and island of crap. Ok, that didn’t make much sense, but whatever. You know what I mean.

Baby Soul Train

I have a brother.  That brother has a child.  That child will most likely grow up extremely maladjusted due to the action of the aforementioned brother.  However, until that materializes, the stuff that he makes my nephew do is pretty funny.  Watch and laugh.

I believe a shout-out is in order

I just learned today that my very dear friend, Ari Zeiger, has begun writing a blog. If ever the medium was invented for a particular individual, Ari was it. His writing style is self-reverential, filled with tons of big SAT words that I find myself having to look up.  There’s never a time when I read his writing that I don’t learn something.  That something may be a new word, something described in a way I never thought possible, or just how long-winded he can be.  Nevertheless, it’s something.

Let me be the first to welcome his blog onto this mess we call the internet. His first post, true to form, is a good one.  I encourage you to read and comment.  I know there will be many more.

Doesn’t everyone wear a $300,000 outfit?

Vanity Fair just put out a piece that priced out Cindy McCain’s outfit from Monday night at the convention. You ready for this?  Pricing it out piece by piece, the cost of the outfit was between $299,000 and $313,000!  

From the article:

Cindy McCain
Oscar de la Renta dress: $3,000
Chanel J12 White Ceramic Watch: $4,500
Three-carat diamond earrings: $280,000
Four-strand pearl necklace: $11,000–$25,000
Shoes, designer unknown: $600
Total: Between $299,100 and $313,100

I can totally see why they would call Obama an elitist.  I mean, sure, I figured the suits that he wears cost at least a half-a-million dollars.  Right?  I’m sure he goes into his favorite haberdasher and says, “I’ll take the one with the pinstripes.  Can you break a billion?”

Seven homes and $300K outfits… real ‘down-to-earth’ folks these McCains are.