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Thursday, September 9, 2004

Star Wars DVD Changes Confirmed

USA Today is running an article, showing that the main changes that were rumored for the Star Wars Trilogy DVDs are in fact true. The biggest is Hayden Christensen appearing as Anakin Skywalker at the end of Return of the Jedi and Ian McDiarmid appearing as the Emperor in the middle of The Empire Strikes Back. I don't mind the latter, but I'm not going to like the former. Nevertheless, we already preordered it. The first thing I'm going to do is crank up the subwoofer and fire up the AT-AT scene in Empire. In the words of a famous American, "Oh boy! Mayhem!"

NFL Week #1

The first game of the season in the National . . . Football . . . League is tonight! With this festive occasion comes my first pick of the year for tonight's tilt. It is: Patriots.

The Master comments: Eeyore picked the Patriots as well. So it's going to be tied on the first pick!

Wednesday, September 8, 2004

"Four!" "Three, sir!"

I was just filling out a rebate form for Norton Systemworks 2004. Under the "Proof of purchase requirements" they have "1) Proof of purchase . . . 2) Enclose a copy of your dated sales receipt . . . 4) Enclose proof of previous ownership." That's right, there's no 3). My guess is that they must be a) idiots, b) bad proofreaders, or d) something else.

The Master comments: Considering their tech support staff, and their inability to read a simple email in plain english, I'm guessing c). Or would that be a). Heh :-)

A.T. Hun comments: In Symantec's defense, it was in fact a Best Buy rebate form.

NFL Season Starts Tomorrow!

Yes folks, the most wonderful day of the year is almost here! Since the NHL seems intent on labor armageddon, the NFL will have to keep us nice and cozy warm as the temperatures drop. Naturally, Eeyore and I will continue our fearless prognostication and pick all the games for your amusement. Just as a reminder, here are our totals so far as we enter our fifth season:

YearA.T. HunEeyore
2003169-87 (.660)168-88 (.656)
2002162-93-1 (.633)155-100-1 (.605)
2001150-98 (.605)141-107 (.569)
2000161-87 (.649)132-101 (.566)
Overall642-365-1 (.637)596-396-1 (.601)

I saw in the Detroit Free Press this morning that my beloved Lions have the toughest schedule in the NFL this year, tied with Carolina and Washington for that dubious title. The new scheduling system doesn't give the bad teams from last year the breaks they might have gotten in the past. Thankfully, past success doesn't always translate into future victories.

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