Friday, October 07, 2005

Handful O' Links

It's a gloomy Friday, so what better way to get through the day than by surfin' the world wide web. You know, the Internets. So here's what we found on that newfangled information superhighway this morning:

1. First off, a little self- and cross-promotion...Over on our unofficial sister site, the Live Music Blog, we've got a few fun stories for you:

A bomb scare at last night's Rolling Stones concert (with opening act Trey Anastasio's Affirmative Action Funtime Band); David Byrne chimes in to the always ridiculous Intelligent Design debate; and my new favorite band Tea Leaf Green returns to New York in mid- to late-November (seriously, get tix, see youse there).

1a. Famed internet pioneer Andy Gadiel wonders, "What would your ideal music festival be?" Feel free to leave your answer in his comments section...

2. The Electric Commentary points us over to this awesome site, which has a yuge collection of late comedian Mitch Hedberg videos. Yuge. It's fantastic. If you need a refresher as to who Hedberg is, I posted some of my favorite bits around the day he died.

3. The Letter D discusses the Golden Age of Guyness -- HDTV, men's mags like Maxim, video games, it's all there. It's a pretty short post, but I found it dead-on.

4. Shocker, a story we posted on here yesterday is being refuted by the Bush administration: "The White House has denied that US President George W. Bush said God told him to invade Iraq and Afghanistan, as a new BBC documentary is expected to reveal."

5. Most of the Slack Libertarians that come around these parts are big time baseball fans -- so, gents, how do we reconcile the fact that the District of Columbia "will begin using eminent domain to acquire parcels of land at the site of the Washington Nationals' ballpark by the end of this month, after unsuccessful negotiations with nearly half of the landowners"? Which wiull win out, beisbol or property rights?

And now, some of my losing football's been a tough, tough seson so far, and my record is well below the .500 line. Not even my best bets are coming through for me any more. But this is the week we turn it around, I tells ya:

JETS +3 over Bucs
Bears +3 over BROWNS
*PACKERS -3 over Saints
RAMS -3 over Seahawks
*Patriots +3 over FALCONS
BILLS -2.5 over Fins
LIONS -1.5 over Ravens
Titans +3 over TEXANS
Colts -14.5 over 49ERS
*Panthers -2.5 CARDS
COWBOYS +3 over Eagles
Redskins +7 BRONCOS
Bengals +3 JAGUARS
CHARGERS -3 over Steelers
(*Best bets)

Are there a ton of three-point spreads this week or is it me? Vinny and the Jets, I see a big victory this weekend...I see those.


At 3:11 PM, Blogger Jacob Eli said...

One question for you Ace...did you copy Gadiel's page format, or did he copy yours?

At 3:37 PM, Blogger MDS said...

So I followed the link in No. 2 and saw that you referenced a post by Donnie. Could you explain who the other two contributors listed are, and why the site is now exclusively the domain of Ace Cowboy?

At 3:37 PM, Blogger Matty Mac said...

Speaking of links.....check out this article from

Another piece of evidence that people have way too much time on their hands.

At 3:58 PM, Blogger Ace Cowboy said...

Jake, Slack came before Gadiel's site, but I'm betting all my money on the fact that he didn't copy this format. It's all templates, and he has good taste I guess.

MDS, did I reference a post by Donnie? Well, either way, Donnie and I used to have a nice tag team blog (Slack LaLane by the way is a fictional entity, who started this blog and invited both of us to the party), but then he started law school and forgot to post for a year. I ask him to return all the time, seeing as how he's a MUCH funnier writer than I am, but he seems content to just be a jerk offline exclusively. Maybe if you cheer him on he'll come back one day soon.

Matty, that's awesome. Awesome.

At 6:46 PM, Blogger Don Fiedler said...

I always just figured that no one could miss me unless I left.

Plus, I like cash, which is just as good as money.

At 6:47 PM, Blogger Don Fiedler said...

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At 11:21 AM, Anonymous HANDSTAND said...

September 16-17, 2008
Nomahegan Park - Cranford, NJ


Railroad Earth
Soulive w/ horns
Tenacious D

SUNDAY, Sept 17

Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers
Percy Hill
Trey Anastasio

At 1:46 PM, Blogger ahren said...

the baseball thing is bad... i'm for free markets in life AND sports...

the fact that the expos didn't move to las vegas, where they would've played in a totally privately funded stadium is ridiculous.

the fact that the las vegas group was told that not having public funding was a strike against them, is downright criminal.


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