As I did manage to get home by that time, I decided to do my part. Here's the list of things I had ON: Three televisions, two computers, four radios, twenty-one light bulbs (some 100 watt, some 60 watt), my fluorescent light in the kitchen, and the oven (when I could have used the toaster oven).
Yes, it was a meaningless gesture that did nothing but make the house a little bright. But it's no less meaningless than the whole event. If you're serious about MMGWH, then turning off the lights for an hour is a stupid way to do it.
And on to March Madness:
Okay, I admit it. I hate basketball. I have absolutely no interest in watching a single game, I couldn't tell you who's playing and who's left, and who has played (other than the University of Dayton, as their games kept preempting good shit).
Of course this is coming from someone who played basketball in junior high (I sucked).
So the title is simply because everybody else is busy hoping their bracket doesn't go to Hell in a handbasket because they picked some team to go to the final four that got washed out in the first round. Now if you're a basketball fan that stumbled onto this blog through a search, please stay, I'm about to declare an Asshat of the Week. And it involves the Bowl Championship Series:
As for the BCS, I'm sure there are plenty of issues with it. There are teams that have no chance, because they don't play the right teams (no problems with Ohio State, they are always in the running). And I'm sure everyone has an idea how to fix it (except me, I just want to watch football).
Simple question: With a shaky economy, new developments in the War on Terror, and Washington lining up to spend an assload and a half of of money on a whole lot of stuff (more on that later, I'm sure), why the fuck is Congress wasting time worrying about the selection process of the BCS? And so:
The senile Republican Senator from Utah (whose hometown favorite, the University of Utah, got snubbed in the BCS this year) is leading the way on this one. Under the auspices of He wants to introduce legislation to mandate something like the aforementioned March madness or something. Who knows?
And who cares? Unless you have a vested interest in seeing your team play for the national championship and are on the outs, then it's a minor matter.
Wait a minute, it's a minor matter no matter what. It sure isn't one of those Constitutional powers of the legislative branch. It's as bad as their grilling of baseball executives and players over steroids.
And Orrin, here's a little hint. I know you're feeling a little impotent since the establishment GOP is on the outs again, but perhaps you should be leading the way on fighting massive budgets and new government programs than trying to manage football.
I'd chastise the Democrats more, but based on what they're planning, I'm not going to complain if they waste their time on this. Doesn't mean they're not asshats too.