NPR Silliness

The other day on NPR, they were doing a story about a real-estate bubble bursting in a foreign country (probably somehow still Bush's fault), and interviewed a guy named Martinez.

The reporter did the sensitive-worldly-NPR-correspondent thing and Latined up the "t" and rolled the "r", so the name came out "Marrrdtineyz".

The thing is, the foreign country in question is Spain, so the "z" should sound like the "th" in "speech therapy", not like the "z" in "fuzzy-headed liberal": "Marrrdtineth". Dumbass.


Busy next few days

In about an hour I will leave the office and go home. From there I will fly to Chicago for my cousin's wedding and fly back on Sunday morning just in time to pick up my number for the Boston Marathon. (#23238, in case you're interested)

However, I won't be going home from picking up my number. Instead I will take the train out to my buddy's house in Hopkinton so I can stay there the night before the Marathon.

Wish me luck.

It's going to be a decent day.


Romney does have a sense of humor...

Romney came up with his all by himself I am told.

Top 10 Reasons Romney Dropped out of the Race
10. There weren't as many Osmonds as I thought.
9. I got tired of corkscrew landings under sniper fire.
8. As a lifelong hunter, I didn't want to miss the start of the varmint season.
7. There wasn’t room for two Christian leaders.
6. I was upset that no one had bothered to search my passport files.
5. I needed an excuse to get fat, grow a beard and win the Nobel prize.
4. I took a bad fall at a campaign rally and broke my hair.
3. I wanted to finally take off that dark suit and tie, and kick back in a light-colored suit and tie.
2. Once my wife Ann realized I couldn't win, my fundraising dried up.
1. There was a miscalculation in our theory: "As Utah goes, so goes the nation.”