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Chris Lynch's slanted view on sports, politics and entertainment. Please send thoughts or comments to chris.lynch@gmail.com



Updated: 2017-04-23T14:01:49.167-04:00

 



Shakespeare

2017-04-23T14:01:49.529-04:00


Today is not just the anniversary of Shakespeare's birth (1564) but also his death (1616). On top of that - today is also Talk Like Shakespeare day. One of my favorite facts about Shakespeare was the fact that perhaps the greatest writer of all-time was married to a woman who could neither read nor write.

- 21 phrases people use without realizing they are quoting Shakespeare

- 11 strange Shakespeare adaptations. I'm actually interested in checking out The People vs Friar Laurence.

- 7 of Shakespeare's best dirty jokes

- The New York Public Library celebrates Shakespeare.

- How Shakespeare changed everything

- The Shakespeare insult generator

- The Big Lebowski written as a work of Shakespeare's

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Flotsam and Jetsam

2017-04-21T07:32:40.867-04:00

Miscellaneous thoughts and observations.

Fire Grilled Turtles - band name or hipster entree?... Impressive!... Does it bother anyone else that nobody in the press seemed to ask where Syria got the poison gas in the first place? Didn't George W. Bush say that Iraq sent some of theirs into Syria to avoid inspectors? Why isn't that a bigger story?... Heh heh... Cult of Inhibitions - band name or all-inclusive resort?... This is going to put Match.com out of business... Just a reminder that one of the reasons the Broncos ran Josh McDaniels out of Denver was because he traded clubhouse cancer Jay Cutler... Sex Melon - band name or hipster cocktail?... I love the fact that Steelers fans have to live with the fact that Tim Tebow beat them in the playoffs...

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Linky Links

2017-04-17T15:38:17.772-04:00

Stuff I found interesting or amusing and thought I'd share.

- Heh heh

- Belichick's 5 rules of effective leadership

- Boston sports fans - love em!

- Ah Dougie Hamilton so glad the Bruins traded you

- Heh heh - footage of the MOAB

- Phrasing!

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Happy Easter from Kate Upton

2017-04-16T00:30:01.005-04:00

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Happy Easter from Kate Upton.

Hippity Hop!

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Whither Jimmy Garoppolo

2017-04-10T17:09:18.621-04:00

Here's what I think the Patriots will be doing with Jimmy Garoppolo.

First off they will not be trading him. The Patriots know what they have in Garoppolo and know he's both great insurance for 40-year old Tom Brady and also potentially their QB of the future. New England is the defending Super Bowl champions and their roster has actually gotten better this off-season. There is nothing a trade of Garoppolo would bring in return that would be more valuable to the team than what Garoppolo already represents.

The first two rounds of the NFL Draft are normally where teams find immediate starters. The Pats don't have any starting roles that really need to be filled. Maybe there's also no players that Bill Belichick thinks are worth trading into the first or second round to obtain either.

The third round on is where teams normally find roster depth. The Patriots are already a deep roster and they have picks from the third round on. No need to trade for "assets" here.

Now I've seen multiple sportswriters suggest that if New England wants to keep Jimmy Garoppolo after 2017 - then they "franchise tag" him after next season. I disagree with that view. Instead why wouldn't Bill Belichick offer Garoppolo a first round tender just like they did for Malcolm Butler?

If someone gives him an offer sheet then the team has the option to match it. Chances are great that the offer would be for multiple years at much less money than the franchise tag price. The teams who are most likely to make an offer are also likely to be the worst teams in the NFL with high first round draft positions. The Pats would then have the choice of matching the offer or getting a high first round draft pick which is more or what they could get if they traded Garoppolo today.

I could be all wet but this is what I see the Patriots doing with Jimmy Garoppolo.

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Linky Links

2017-04-09T20:26:01.005-04:00

Stuff I found interesting or amusing and thought I'd share.

- Can't explain why but I loved this

- Interesting

- Heh heh - don't mess with Texas

- I want to hike the Appalachian Trail through Massachusetts this summer. Lyme disease will be something on my mind the whole time I'm doing it.

- US strike on Syria

- Heh heh

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Flotsam and Jetsam

2017-04-04T14:08:58.598-04:00

Miscellaneous thoughts and observations.

I did not watch a single second of last night's Gonzaga/UNC game. Looks like I didn't miss much... Heh heh... I don't know how Tony Romo will do as a football announcer but I do know he has to be better than Phil Simms... Doesn't seem right but it is true... It needs to be asked - are the Harlem Globetrotters the best professional basketball team in NYC right now? Looking at you Knicks and Nets... I think one of the reasons I did not watch the game last night is because neither Gonzaga nor UNC covered the spread when I bet on them Saturday. Screw those guys...

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American Gods Title Sequence

2017-04-02T11:23:25.295-04:00

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I'm going to get Starz just to watch this. Big fan.

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Speaking of Christopher Walken

2017-03-31T01:30:18.194-04:00

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Christopher Walken reads Where the Wild Things Are.

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Top 5 - Christopher Walken Movies

2017-03-31T01:00:20.638-04:00

Happy 74th birthday to Christopher Walken. My favorite Walken movies:1. The Dead Zone2. Pulp Fiction3. Suicide Kings4. Biloxi Blues5. The Deer Hunter His role in the 2002 Man on Fire almost makes the list just for the fact that the last thing he says in the movie is "I have nothing else to say." He meant that he had no more lines in the script but the director left it in the final cut. [...]



Rene Descartes

2017-03-31T14:48:59.578-04:00

On this day in 1596 Rene Descartes was born. There aren't many Rene Descartes jokes but this is my favorite:
Rene Descartes walks into a bar. The bartender asks, "Can I get you a drink?" Descartes replies, "I think not" and disappears.
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The Importance of a Single Vote

2017-03-30T00:30:21.296-04:00

On this date in 1867 the United States purchased Alaska from Russia for the price of $7 million which worked out to about $.02 per acre. This purchase was known at the time as Seward's Folly after Secretary of State William Seward who arranged the purchase. Seward was also in charge of trying to get the Senate to ratify the treaty authorizing the purchase. The treaty was ratified on April 9th but it passed by a single vote. 

Think of that. If one person changed their vote from yes to no - Alaska might not be part of the US today.

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Linky Links

2017-03-29T22:03:09.668-04:00

Stuff I found interesting or amusing and thought I'd share.

- Holy crap! Giant python swallows Indonesian farmer whole!

- Heh heh

- Just how long did these guys practice this?

- Heh heh

- 8 Amazon Prime perks you might be missing out on. I need to take advantage of the music service.

- Douchebag out shown by old guy shooting free throws

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Schwartzenegger as Darth Vader

2017-03-28T09:00:36.114-04:00

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Happy 3-28

2017-03-28T08:49:59.178-04:00


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Iwo Jima

2017-03-26T14:32:52.639-04:00


On this day in History in 1945, US Marines repel a last ditch 200-300 man Japanese suicide attack on Iwo Jima and the battle for the island is over.

Men like Jacklyn Lucas and those who raised the flag in the most iconic World War II photo shown above should be well known names in America. Unfortunately they are mostly forgotten.

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Linky Links

2017-03-26T14:13:06.945-04:00

Stuff I found interesting or amusing and thought I'd share.

- Heh Heh

- These portraits are unreal (or to be more precise - amazingly real)

- How NASA's photo of the "Pillars of Creation" came to be

- A year after Garry Shandling's death - Kevin Nealon looks back

- Something sadly overlooked at the White House yesterday - 25 Medal of Honor winners were honored

- Arnold is the best!

- Heh Heh


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Flotsam and Jetsam

2017-03-24T10:29:07.798-04:00

Miscellaneous thoughts and observations.

It was bad for Pat Kelsey to leave UMass at the altar for both Kelsey and UMass. My guess is word came to Kelsey that another higher profile opportunity with interest in him will be surfacing after the tournament... Faster please!... I think the word "disseminate" should refer to when a man jerks off to climax... I love these stories (I would have loved a Bruins win last night just as much)... If another job isn't handed to Kelsey after the tournament then you can be sure that AD's across the country will long remember what he did to UMass... If Disturbed can cover Sound of Silence - why not have Metallica cover Dianna Ross' Do You Know (Where You're Going To)... Therapeutic Cunnilingus would be a good name for a band... If the Saints need a CB so badly - wouldn't it have been better for them to have signed Stephon Gilmore? Trying to work a deal with the Patriots for Malcolm Butler will end up costing them much more...  Try our new grandma (she's delicious!)... Who knew? Ulysses S. Grant is the only person on regularly used US currency that actually graduated from college... Heh heh - train don't give a damn... I also think the word "orgasm" should be replaced with the word "culminate"...

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Good Advice

2017-03-23T08:31:11.077-04:00


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Happy Birthday to Bobby Orr

2017-03-20T00:30:09.316-04:00


Happy 69th birthday to #4 Bobby Orr. Not only one of the 3 greatest hockey players in history but arguable the greatest MAN to play hockey.

Here's a reminder of the type of person Robert Gordon Orr is.

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David Hasselhoff - Hooked on a Feeling

2017-03-19T00:30:23.565-04:00

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I love this video so much!

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Happy Saint Patrick's Day

2017-03-17T00:30:01.206-04:00

Happy Saint Patrick's Day! Here are my Top 5 Songs for celebrating Saint Patrick's Day (because Oh Danny Boy is shite).1. Rocky Road to Dublin2. If I Should Fall From Grace with God - The Pogues3. Four Green Fields - Makem & Clancy4. The Foggy Dew - Sinead O'Connor and the Chieftains5. I'm Shipping Up to Boston - Dropkick Murphy's[...]