Archive for May, 2005

Target Practice (the Wrong Way)

Monday, May 30th, 2005

There was a sad story in this morning’s Star Tribune about a family gathering at Lake Vermillion over the weekend. Near the end of a rainy day, the group decided to get in some target practice in the yard. A 4-year old boy slipped undetected behind a paper target. While the target did not entirely […]

Overlap?

Monday, May 30th, 2005

Some years ago, there was an observation from a guy who owned both a major league baseball team and an NFL team. He claimed that there was only a minor amount of overlap in the owner intelligence between the two sports – the smartest baseball owners were roughly equal to the dumber NFL owners. NASCAR […]

Log Rolling

Sunday, May 29th, 2005

There was an article in the Minneapolis Star Tribune this morning about log rolling. It appears that log rolling is a major hit at the Jewish Community Center of the Greater St. Paul Area. This is apparently the only Jewish community center in the US that offers log rolling.

11 for 12

Sunday, May 29th, 2005

The Twins have been playing decent baseball lately. Any lack of success cannot be blamed on the starting pitchers, who have produced 11 quality starts in the last 12 games.

Causes Blindness

Saturday, May 28th, 2005

Did you see the news report that use of Viagra might cause vision loss? Remember those rumors when you were a teenager, the ones claiming masturbation would lead to blindness? Coincidence? I think not.

Who’s in Third Place?

Saturday, May 28th, 2005

Last night St. Louis Park won the State Synchronized Swimming meet. This was the 14th time they have won the state title, moving them closer to Stillwater’s 18 titles. In the 32 year history of the sport, St. Louis Park and Stillwater are the only two schools to have finished first at the state meet.

Cosmetics Linked to Problem with Male Genital Development

Friday, May 27th, 2005

There were news reports today about a scientific study just published that shows a link between chemicals (widely used in things such as cosmetics and plastics) and abnormal genital development in infant boys. If that isn’t enough to get your attention, the name of the type of chemical is phthalates. Who the hell picked that […]

Johan’s Back

Monday, May 23rd, 2005

After several rough outing, Johan Santana returned to form yesterday against the Brewers. He piticed 7 innings, giving up 5 hits and 2 runs, striking out 11 and walking 1.

Medical Miracles

Saturday, May 21st, 2005

This year Joe Mays is back to pitch for the Twins, after having been gone for a long time due to “Tommy John” surgery. In his last start, he threw a complete game shutout, winning 4-0. The next start for the Twins went to Carlos Silva. About a month ago, Silva was on the DL, […]

Possible Cure for Binge Drinking

Wednesday, May 18th, 2005

Saw a news report today (LINK) that binge drinking might be curbed by taking a herb from kudzu, a plant common in the South, though not a native plant. What really caught my eye in the story, which had folks in their 20’s watching TV for 90 minutes with access to an unlimited supply of […]