Going into the holiday weekend it was my intent to spend Labor Day doing laundry, knocking out some overdue chores and just playing a bit of catch up. That plan lasted until roughly 9:30 am when I got a call from Adam O'Sullivan with an offer to go to the Cubs game. I had no interest in seeing the Cubs at 9:29 am. Shoot, I wouldn't have even turned on the game. Going to see the Cubs at Wrigley however has a certain appeal. Despite that draw, I did what so many people do and initially said no.
I love Fantasy Football and have done my best to field at least one team over the past ten years or so. Sometimes I go a little overboard and field two or three teams; one year I completely lost my mind and tried to manage five. That was not a successful venture and led to me initiating a rule limiting me to three teams at any one time.
It's no major secret that a lot of people this country is really screwed up. I am of the belief that you really should complain unless you are ready to offer a solution. Well, here is my solution. Is it perfect? Probably not but, I think most would agree that we need some kind of change.
I would enact change in a series of steps. There would have to be some time between each step. Maybe a week, maybe a month, or longer? I am proposing these as if I am the King of the USA.
For roughly the last two months I’ve been “checking in” at Second City, specifically the training center every Sunday night. I meant to write an explanation some time ago, but I just never seemed to get around to it. For those who are wondering, I enrolled in a course titled Writing TV & Film for Beginners. I’ve wanted to write movies for a long time but was always intimidated. The formatting alone looked imposing. One day I was goofing around online and noticed that Second City was offering a course on TV & Film. That’s what I’ve been taking.
Freaks and Geeks hooked me with a rare moment of truth. It was a glimpse into the soul. It was that one special moment that truly great shows can sometimes reach.
Unless you’ve seen the show, a bit of back story is necessary. A geeky kid (Bill) has a mother who has had a rough go of it in life and has been dating the geeky kid’s gym teacher for the last few months. Bill is not a big fan of gym class as he is the perennial last pick and in a way he begrudges his teacher for this. With that said, this clip should make a bit more sense.
Submitted by The Other Dr. Drew on Wed, 07/03/2013 - 13:15
I used to be able to start my tale with "I met my father when I was 26 years old." Then, that son of a bitch Will Smith had to say it in a movie and all of a sudden people think I sell bone density scanners.
Not since my time selling subprime mortgages have I had the stink of other people’s desperation wash over me. I sell stuff for a living. I sell big, expensive things in a B2B format, specifically because dealing with end users nauseates me. End users are the worst. End users with unrealistic expectations are the rough equivalent of getting wisdom teeth yanked out with the claw of a hammer. I thought I was buffered from that sort of nonsense. Turns out, one got through the filters somehow.
The bad guys took home another NBA title. But, rest easy....I think the Heat from this point on and moving forward will be a weaker team. Any talk or conjecture of NBA moves that don't acknowledge the salary cap is just plain old fashioned blow-harding.
The salary cap and tax thresholds for 2013 $58.5M & $71.6M. and for 2014-15 it's $62.1M & $75.7M. Understanding the luxury tax is rather complicated. Let's just say it's a bad thing and every year you are in the tax bracket it get's worse financially and there are other repeater taxes.