Saturday, October 13, 2007

Snippets from the monologue

So we're flipping channels the other night between Game One of the NLCS on TBS and "A Few Good Men" on AMC.

And I had to say to Youngest Son: That's not Frank Caliendo playing the Marine colonel, son.

Joe Buck on last night's ALCS broadcast: "I hear Frank Caliendo's getting his own TV show -- but I haven't heard much about it...."

And how about Al Gore winning the Nobel Peace Prize?

I heard he's disappointed. He thought he was going to get the prize in Physics -- for inventing the Internet.

I'll be here all week. Remember to tip your waitress.

9 comments:

Shelby said...

I KNEW you'd say something here about Gore's peace prize.

No doubt the nominators wanted to put him up there with the likes of Jimmy Carter.

Is this the best we've got?

oh boy.

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

as far as i am concerned he belongs with the likes of carter, both losers to the nth degree. just sayin'...

smiles, bee
tyvc

may said...

i'm surprised nobody asked "you want the truth? you can't handle the truth!"

Rob O. said...

I don't own any Al Gore-brand rose-colored glasses, but just the same, the man never claimed that he "invented" the Internet. He simply credited the Congress that he was part of back in the 70s as being instrumental in driving the initiative to create the Internet.

Vincent Cerf, who himself has been called the "Father of the Internet" credits Gore for strongly supporting what would become the Internet.

Likewise, Marc Andreesen, credits Gore with making his work possible.

I'm not on the Gore bandwagon, but I'm a bit tired of this misquote having been bantered around for nearly a decade. The Bush camp has leveraged this misinformation against Gore repeatedly.

Hilda said...

Rob O. - a valiant effort, but don't ruin the Dubyuh apologists' fun with, you know, the facts.

Now, let's see when has a former Repubican President or Vice President won a Nobel prize?

Ah yes, Teddy Roosevelt back in...1906!

Carter - 2002, Gore - 2007. Interesting.

Hey - the Republicans might win one again, perhaps in another 100 years...because I'm pretty sure considering the *current* White House resident, the Republican non-streak will continue.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

I heard that the Gore film had 11 inaccuracies in it.

Skittles said...

Ahhh.. I thought Dan Quayle invented the internet!

Tip:
Never step in front of a bus.

Patti said...

The Nobel Peace Prize doesn't mean as much anymore. Arafat won it too awhile back.

Linda said...

Bah-dump-dump!