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Obit watch and other random notes for March 18, 2014.

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Clarissa Dickson Wright. Damn, this sucks. I was a fan of “Two Fat Ladies”.

For the record, here’s your David Brenner obit: I’ve been just a touch busy. Sorry.

Part of that busy has involved visiting various Half-Price Books locations: would you believe I can’t find a used copy of Fatal Vision? It used to be all over the place…

Once again, I don’t care about college basketball. Once again, I’m rooting for Gonzaga just because I like saying “Gonzaga!” I think this might be their year. And, once again, I’ve bet Lawrence $5 that Gonzaga will win the championship.

And baseball season is about to get started as well. Everyone knows what that means: yes, I’ve also bet Lawrence $5 that the Cubs will win the World Series.

TMQ Watch: October 15, 2013.

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

Let us start off with one of TMQ Watch’s patented musical interludes. This one even has a small amount of relevance to this week’s TMQ:

You’ve got to love YouTube comments:

stephen scazzafavo 2 weeks ago
thumbs up for REAL COUNTRY none of this new age shiit

Yeah. About that, Steve.

Anyway, with that diversion out of the way, let’s get into this week’s TMQ, after the jump…

(more…)

Noted.

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

I owe Lawrence $5.

Oh, well, there’s always next year.

Hope springs eternal.

Monday, April 1st, 2013

Once again, I’ve bet Lawrence $5 that the Cubs will win the World Series this year. This post is to document that bet.

(I actually have his money for the Gonzaga bet, and will pay him next time I see him.)

Gonzaga?

Sunday, March 24th, 2013

What is wrong with you people?

You go in as a #1 seed, and you lose this early to Wichita State?

You’ve cheated me out of my $5 worth of entertainment, and now I have to pay off my bet to Lawrence.

See if I bet on you next year.

Gonzaga!

Sunday, March 17th, 2013

Yep. I took Gonzaga, Lawrence took the rest of the field, $5 straight across, again.

This post is to document our wager.

I have a good feeling about Gonzaga this year.

(I also have a good feeling about the Cubs this year. But we’ll wait until closer to opening day for that.)

Your loser update.

Friday, March 15th, 2013

For the record: Grambling played their SWAC tournament game Wednesday night…and lost, finishing the season 0-28.

Meanwhile, Liberty University (of Jerry Falwell fame) started the season 0-8. But:

With four consecutive upsets, each one a little more astounding than the last, Liberty won the Big South tournament and barged into the N.C.A.A. tournament with a 15-20 record.

(I don’t place bets before the brackets are announced, but I’m thinking this is Gonzaga’s year. Just an aside.)

Noted.

Sunday, September 16th, 2012

Lawrence sent me a link that seems to imply the Cubs have been mathematically eliminated.

MLB.com seems to confirm this.

So this is to document that I owe Lawrence $5.

Edited to add 9/24: Paid in full, in front of witnesses.

Betting watch.

Monday, March 19th, 2012

This is to note that I owe Lawrence $5 on our Gonzaga bet. (Gonzaga!)

(Actually, I would have paid him on Saturday night, but I needed to break a $10, and forgot to do so because we were all distracted by the bidets at the Turkish restaurant.)

(“distracted by the bidets at the Turkish restaurant” is not a phrase I ever thought I would write on this blog.)

Also, Lawrence has bet me $5 that the Cubs will not win the World Series this year.

I have no joke here, I just like saying…

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

Gonzaga!

This is to note that Lawrence has bet me $5, straight across, against the Gonzaga men’s basketball team winning the championship this year. (I have Gonzaga, he has the field.) This is a little late, since the tournament has already started, but Gonzaga has not played yet.

Since I know he follows basketball more than I do (heck, Helen Keller follows basketball more than I do, at least when she’s not hiding from the Nazis) I’m curious to see who his pick is. Perhaps he’ll weigh in in comments.

What’s My Betting Line?

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

This is to publicly document that I’ve bet Lawrence $5 that the Chicago Cubs will win the World Series this year.

How about those Texans?

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

This is to document that Lawrence has bet me $5 even money that the Texans will finish better than 8-8 next season.