Can you help a brother out?
Last year, I got completely screwed over by my friends Brock Huard and Mike Salk at 710/ESPN. They were holding an online competition to determine Seattle's favorite sports media personality.
Since I host the Seahawks pre/postgame shows, they included me as a low seed in the bracket. What they didn't anticipate is that my listeners would actually vote for me - and they voted in surprisingly large numbers.
It became embarassing for they because I advanced all the way to the quarterfinals - knocking off some 710/ESPN people along the way.
It looked like I was headed to the finals where I undoubtedly would have lost to Dave Niehaus. But I never got to the finals.
BECAUSE THOSE WEASELS BROCK & SALK KICKED ME OUT OF THE COMPETITION!!!
They never gave a reason. But I know it was because the part-time Seahawks host was knocking off all of the people at their station.
So this year, I'm back with a vengeance. They made me a #13 seed and I'm matched up in the first round against Steve Kelley from the Seattle Times.
I'm so ticked off at those 710 weasels, I want to win their stupid competition this year. And that's where you come in. I never ask you for anything... but would you take the time to vote for this humble Seahawks host in their sports media bracket? It would be greatly appreciated. You can vote here.
Monday, February 28, 2011 @ 10:19pm
Take time to laugh
Daddy got another job rejection letter in the mail... so daddy sat down with baby and ripped the letter up...
I'm sorry... but this is one of the cutest/funniest things I've seen in a long, long time...
Monday, February 28, 2011 @ 4:54pm
Monson in a Minute - Scandal in the Seattle schools
Monday, February 28, 2011 @ 12:45pm
Would you eat breast milk ice cream?
By JAMIE GRISWOLD
The man responsible for breast milk ice cream says the new product has been a hit.
"It's been so popular. We sold out last Friday at lunch time," Matt O'Connor tells KIRO Radio's Dori Monson Show.
O'Connor's London ice cream shop, the Icecreamists, started selling the breast-milk-based "Baby Gaga" last Friday.
"We were debating, is it better for us to use milk from cows, which are pumped full of hormones and antibiotics and are impregnated very nine months, or is better that we use mother's milk," says O'Connor. "It's the most natural thing in the world, and we thought, why not do an ice cream that celebrates the miracle of motherhood, and the Baby Gaga was born."
On Monday, the Associated Press reported government officials confiscated the ice cream amid concerns the dessert is unsafe.
A spokeswoman from Westminster City Council said it was responding to two complaints from the public over whether a shop should be selling edibles made from other people's bodily fluids and awaiting guidance from Britain's Food Standards Agency. The official spoke on condition of anonymity in keeping with council policy.
Viruses, including hepatitis, can be passed on through breast milk.
O'Connor told Monson that they tested milk from all the donors used to make the ice cream.
"We used a handful of donors to start with, who were screened to hospital standards, to make sure that the milk they were giving to us was completely safe."
The company has said that the milk was screened before being pasteurized and churned together with vanilla pods and lemon zest. The dish comes in a martini glass and sells for ($22.50) each.
"As far as we are aware there is no law prohibiting a business from selling breast milk ice cream," O'Connor, said in a statement.
The AP reports O'Connor is cooperating with the extra testing.
The Associated Press contributed to this report
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 12:55pm
How are YOU celebrating John T Williams Day?
I've been very critical of the shooting of John T. Williams by Seattle Police officer Ian Birk. And I think Birk's resignation was necessary in light of what many of us perceived to have been an unnecessary use of force.
Having said that...
Mayor Mike McGinn is insane to have declared today John T. Williams Day in Seattle.
The guy shouldn't have been shot. But how in the world can the mayor honor Williams like this? As SeattlePI.com reported:
Less than a week before his fatal shooting by a Seattle police officer, Williams was recorded threatening to kill police officers. In 2009 prosecutors described him as having 30 criminal convictions over two decades, including lewd conduct and indecent exposure.
Williams didn't deserve to die the day he was shot. But honoring a career-criminal street drunk is yet another example of the politically correct mental illness that is a hallmark of local government.
It's also dangerous. Last night, Seattle Police officers were attacked by anarchists in a Downtown riot. McGinn is feeding that anti-cop frenzy. It is possible to be critical of a single cop's actions - as I have done - without disrespecting and endangering all officers - as McGinn has done.
As for how to celebrate John T. Williams Day today? I suggust you get drunk and go panhandling.
Saturday, February 26, 2011 @ 12:53pm
My Oscar pick!
It's the 83rd annual Academy Awards Sunday night. It's the night when Oscar is king and the stars come out to shine. Every year, movie buffs eagerly await my analysis of the Best Picture category - so here is my official 2011 Oscar rundown!
Black Swan - haven't seen it
The Fighter - haven't seen it
Inception - my wife rented it - I fell asleep
The Kids Are All Right - Have neither seen or heard of it
The King's Speech - I'm guessing it's really dull - but I haven't seen it
127 Hours - Haven't seen it
The Social Network - It was pretty good
Toy Story 3 - Haven't seen it - but I generally like cartoons
True Grit - Haven't seen it - I typically don't enjoy movies involving eye patches
Winter's Bone - Have never heard of it
So my official Best Picture pick for 2011: I have no opinion on this category.
I hope you enjoyed my Oscar rundown. If I have time later this weekend, I'll give you my analysis in the Costume Design category.
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 8:15pm
Worst dive ever?
I love the Seattle Sounders... I think soccer players are amazing athletes... their endurance and skills with a ball are like watching ballet on turf.
But my goodness, I hate the drama queens and outright cheaters that permeate so much of the sport.
I present, for your viewing enjoyment, Chilean defender Bryan Carrasco - who took what may have been the most shameless dive in sports history. What a pathetic little punk this guy is...
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 @ 4:10pm
Monson in a Minute - Snow days ...