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November 30, 2006 at 3:32am By: Mr. T Posted in Mr. T's Den

I am looking forward to the Gervais and Merchant-penned episode of The Office which will premiere tomorrow. Possibly the best thing out of British comedy in a while. Certainly better than watching Gordon Ramsay talking about his low sperm count (on BBC America now, ugh).

XTerra Goodness

November 17, 2006 at 11:40pm By: Mr. T Posted in Mr. T's Den

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In my opinion, The Office is the smartest, funniest comedy on network TV now. It is awesome. I really like Steve Carell and the entire ensemble cast of actors/writers. Even better, the TV Squad bloggers (I highly recommend subscribing to this blog, its funny and very informative - regardless of how much or little TV you actually watch) have reported that comedy genius Harold Ramis is directing an episode that will air later this year. Harold Ramis has an extraordinary career in comedy, from the classic SCTV to Caddyshack, Stripes, Animal House, and so on. I will be looking forward to this episode.

Lessons Learned About Nebraska #876230832

November 17, 2006 at 9:56pm By: Mr. T Posted in Mr. T's Den

I went to Runza for lunch today. Maybe not the best thinking was involved in this decision, seeing as how I’m already feeling a little under the weather today and fast food can at times make things worse. In anycase, I ordered the “mushroom swiss burger.” I actually think that the Runza legend burgers are pretty good for fast food, so I gave this one a shot. Well, after about 2 bites into this burger, I also found that besides the mushrooms and swiss cheese (which is what I expect from a “mushroom swiss burger”) - they also put on some super sweet, tangy, tartar sauce-like spread as well. I am very finicky about burgers, and the addition of an unexpected and mysterious “special sauce” really messes me up. Of course its better than finding human fingers and staples or what not in your food, but I think its reasonable to expect that on a “mushroom swiss burger” you get mushrooms and swiss cheese only, and not some sweet sauce. I could not find the ability to finish the rest of the burger. Hence, I ended up doing something I normally don’t like to do, which is throw it away. I also made another bad decision and chose the “mountain dew code red” soda for my drink. The taste kind of reminded me of chapstick.

Next time I go to a Runza, I will have to ask them if they put any weird, unexpected sauces on the burgers I order. By the way I am not a Runza “hater.” Their original stuffed sandwich is pretty good if you are in the right mood (for fast food). But of course it pales in comparison to a home-made version.

Tased

November 16, 2006 at 3:21pm By: Mr. T Posted in Mr. T's Den

A UCLA student was tased multiple times on Tuesday night. Apparently, the campus rent-a-cops over there are a little overzealous. Scenes were caught on video (after the jump - keep volume down if watching from work). 

Another note

: God, the more I listen to/watch this video the more nauseated I feel. Truly ugly depiction of campus cops out of control.

Well I guess the Daily Bruin site isn’t working anymore. Google Video has a good version though.

‘08 Rundown

November 14, 2006 at 12:28am By: Mr. T Posted in Mr. T's Den

Yes, I am as sick of politics as you are. However, as noted by the No Quarter blog today, the Congressional Quarterly came out with a nice, convenient snapshot of potential 08 candidates for the White House that is a pretty interesting read. As for the Chuckster, the article notes:

Plenty of GOP conservatives would rather set themselves on fire than see Hagel win the Republican nomination.

LOL, true. In fact I know some. In anycase, right now my very premature guess is that its going to come down to Edwards vs McCain.

Some Nice Scenery

November 10, 2006 at 12:01am By: Mr. T Posted in Mr. T's Den

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Just returned from another trip to the Great Northwest from Seattle to Portland and back to Seattle. I had the pleasure of dining at Jake’s Grill in Portland. I believe this tray was called “Treasures of the Sea” and it featured baby shrimp, large prawns, Dungeness crab meat, crawfish, and oysters on the half shell. In case you are wondering, I had to share it with three other dining companions. I have to admit: There is something wrong with having Dungeness crab meat de-shelled for you. It just takes the fun away from eating it.

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