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I wonder how many people have a similar reaction to Labour MP Ed Balls. I know I do.

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That’s right…eleven. That’s how many replies and/or comments in my inbox I received from readers who mentioned something about how funny the name “Butt” or “Major Butt” sounds.

Quite frankly, I’d like to think that this blog is a bit more high-brow than that, but I’m a 34-year-old man who laughed…

Belated Movie Review (In More Ways than One)

A couple of weeks ago, I went to the dollar theater and saw American Hustle. It was quite a fun movie, although I admit part of why I found it fun is that I have a bizarre nostalgia for the 1970’s even though I was born in 1987. Also enjoyable: Amy Adams wearing low cut tops pretty  much the whole time. This also seems like as good a time as any to mention that a high school girl in a class I was subbing for told me I looked like Bradley Cooper. I don’t resemble him at all other than having a beard, but I’ll take the compliment.

My playoff picks and entry in the NHL.com bracket challenge thingy. I think this is the year the Sharks finally get over the hump, beating the Bruins in 6 relatively low-scoring games.

My playoff picks and entry in the NHL.com bracket challenge thingy. I think this is the year the Sharks finally get over the hump, beating the Bruins in 6 relatively low-scoring games.

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"History is not what happened 200 or 2,000 years ago; it’s a story about what happened 200 or 2,000 years ago.” — Lewis Lapham

Logo for my fantasy baseball team.

Logo for my fantasy baseball team.

For the last four years I have been the completest slave throughout the length and breadth of the United States. And standing here as a free man I thank God that I am a free man, and have the privilege of speaking as a free man and a private citizen.

Andrew Johnson, on leaving the Presidency, in a speech in Lynchburg, Virginia, as he returned home to Tennessee, March 18, 1869

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Sarah Palin isn’t the only politician to say stupid shit in Lynchburg.

America, which celebrates getting ahead by any means necessary, is demonizing A-Rod and Johnny Manziel, 2 men who have tried to get ahead by any means necessary.

Putin is like Kim Jong-Il except he’s actually a threat to world peace.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin playing touching keys on the piano and singing Blueberry Hill while Kevin Costner and other Hollywood stars clap along in the audience.

I don’t know why I’ve never seen this before, but now that I’ve seen it, I’m mesmerized and can’t stop watching it.  There is just so much unintentional comedy that it becomes so intentionally comedic that it ends up being unintentionally funny again.  If you don’t think that makes sense, watch it a few times. 

Anyone who doubts Putin’s power should watch this video a few times or Google image search “Putin stunt” because this is absolute proof that there is nobody in Russia who can tell Vladimir Putin, “No, I don’t think you should sing Blueberry Hill in English”, or “How about you don’t dress in a marshmallow suit and fly a motorized glider to show cranes how to migrate properly”, or “Maybe you should put a shirt on when you’re riding a horse”.

Two year old me. I’ve always been a nerd. (Taken with Instagram)

Two year old me. I’ve always been a nerd. (Taken with Instagram)