Monday, April 26, 2010

Gas for the dumpster fire at quarterback

I want someone to explain to me how the University of Georgia football program has gotten to the point where the possibility of Logan Gray transferring worries me.

Getting solid play from a redshirt freshman, who can't get hurt, is plans A through Z for the 2010 season. Brilliant.

Joe: Tennesseesque.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Sunday Shocker: Mettenberger kicked off team

Announced via press release, David Hale reports.

Me: Come the fuck on. What can you even say to this?

Joe: One less thing to worry about? So now we're one injury away from Logan Gray being your starter?

Change the definition of inflammable

Do you ever think we just accept too many ridiculous little things?

By the way, the entire rest of the world can see that this is so obviously a terrible idea, NCAA. You have lost your mind.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Dr. Henry Edwards, 68, computer pioneer

From The Macon Telegraph:
Funeral services for Dr. Henry Edward Roberts, a physician and one of the computing world’s influential figures, will be held Monday in Cochran. He died Thursday after a months-long bout with pneumonia.

Roberts, who was 68, made a name for himself when, in the mid-1970s, he built and sold a primitive home computer called the Micro Instrumentation and Telemetry Systems (MITS) Altair 8800, a screenless box of a machine with red light bulbs on its face that was operated by toggle switches.

The device, named after a star by his daughter Dawn, is now in the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, which notes on its Web site that the machine is the one “that inaugurated the personal computer age.”
A couple of weeks ago we heard rumors that Bill Gates had flown quietly into Macon. It turns out Gates was visiting this man, who some believe built the first personal computer, on his death bed.

Friday, April 2, 2010

They serve sand, and seat you next to a warlord

I can respect how difficult it must be to translate Amharic, or whatever this script is, into English. But the mistranslation here is one of life's wonderful ironic confluences.

I'll take the geologic history of Addis Ababa for $200, Alex.

The restaurant-to-be is at the corner of Chamblee-Tucker and Henderson Mill roads in metro Atlanta.