Monday, March 31, 2008

We have heard people who don't know any better claim that the harsh winter that much of North America has had is evidence that global warming is a myth.

It is wrong to think that more snow and colder weather go together. In fact, the amount of snow has little to do with the ambient temperature. It can be warmer and snowier.

Apples and oranges.

Monday Morning friends report, Mar.31, 2008

Here in mid Michigan, it has been raining torrentially, and with the ground basically saturated with water and still partially frozen, there are standing lakes all over the place. Spring has not shown itself yet, around here, there have not been any warm days, nothing has begun to turn green, and there are still snow piles sitting around parking lots.

BRANDON INGE - the motion has been made and seconded and has been voted on. Brandon has been made an honorary member of the Birches Friends Club, if for no other reason than that fantastic throw he made on opening day. Besides, everyone likes Brandon and it's good for our reputation to have him hanging around.

OUR MICHIGAN FANS - are happy that the Michigan hockey team has reached the "Frozen Four" and will play Notre Dame in the semifinals on April 10.

PAT W. -Is enjoying her new kitchen which is 93.4% completed.

FELIX - reports that he was first on the scene of a motorcycle crash. The guy was alive, and instead of going home to eat his pizza while it was hot, he had to help save a life -- Ya, we're all wondering how this turns out.

IRISH MIKE and AMY - have returned from Florida and he reports on an odd occurrence at the airport. A woman waiting at the gate had forgotten her purse and ;left it sitting in the seating area. It was handed to the pilot and he carried it aboard. Seemed like a breach in security.

MARSHA - is prideful that her South Carolina Gamecocks baseball team has a record so far of 18-7. She also brags about the good weather in Carolina these days. She does like to brag.


SPARTY - is sorrowful for the elimination of Michigan State from the NCAA Tournament by Memphis, but he and Gigi are heading for North Carolina to visit and relax. Be safe!

What some friends are talking about:

SPARTY - is upset with the mainstream media for unfairness to the candidates. If they're going to raise hell about one guy's religious supporters, then why not the other one?

The Rev. John Hagee ($1.25 million per year, owner of a 5200 sq ft home, pastor of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio that owns a media group that brings in $18 million a year) endorsed John McCain, with McCain's encouragement, appeared with McCain at a rally, arms around each other - that Rev. Hagee is an "end-times" prophet who supports Israel because he believes that the world's Jews must return to their ancestoral home, and rebuild the the Temple (currently occupied by Muslim mosques)prior to an apocalyptic Armageddon that will lead to the second coming of Christ (at which time the Jews are SOL.) This is the same Rev. Hagee who made not so subtle references to the Roman Catholic church as an "apostate system" and as the "Great Whore of Babylon".

And for weeks the MSM has been continually reminding the voters of something Barac Obama's former pastor once said.

ALICE - sent a reference to this article about the possibility that victims of Katrina may have to repay government money: click She finds this infuriating considering the deals the government has been giving to the wealthy lately:

This is outrageous!! Blackwater gets overpaid daily.
Haliburton gets overpaid daily. Corporate CEO's get
overpaid daily. Baseball stadium owners have gotten
overpaid through subsidies from our pockets-including
our illustrious president! Insurance companies get
overpaid routinely...and on and on and on. I don't
care if every last one of them is over paid according
their calculations. In the situation the recipients
have gone through already, what is $175 million to
several thousand people. It's insane! Take back the
millions in tax breaks for the top one percent. End
the war and use that money. The top earners always
resent every penny the lowest earners get. I don't
care if they were overpaid(who calculated?). I think
it's added cruelty to recall the money. Take it out
of the Company that says they made the mistake.

BILL FROM WNNCO - sent a commentary from Georgie Anne Geyer called CULTURE CLASH STARTS SMALL AT HARVARD CLICK complaining that Harvard has been caving into demands from a Muslim minority:

"WASHINGTON -- If a writer were to make the ultimate satiric remark about Islam's increasing presence in America, he would say something like, "And soon they'll be having the 'call to prayer' in Harvard Square." Except, for those who have been paying attention, the line is neither ironic nor humorous: The call to prayer of a Muslim muezzin or priest was broadcast in Harvard Yard at the Widener Library in Cambridge several times in February, as well as on earlier occasions.

As well, the undergraduate college has this winter restricted one of the three largest gyms on its main campus to "women only" at special hours. The reason? Because a small group of Muslim women students felt that workout clothes violated the prescription that both sexes wear modest dress in shared environments."


Jerry sent this gem:

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Sunday silly Sites #19

Here's a quaint place (if you can believe that!) to get married in Las Vegas. click

If you're a teenaged boy or a dirty old man, you'll find this particularly interesting. It's pictures of Britney's crotch. Now, if you don't want to see it, don't go getting all upset and blaming me. You don't have to look. click

Here, you will find an assortment of recipes for hog's head cheese. Just because you make it doesn't mean you gotta eat it! click

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Bill Writes

Thank You for this Commentary from Bill From WNNCO:

I must tell you that I am almost 100% opposed to the proposals for the bailout of the housing industry.

First of all I cannot believe that the loans were made initially. It had to be obvious to anybody with an IQ over 40 that the many of those loans would be in default regardless of the economy. Secondly, there was a drive by the Mortgage Brokers to run these loans through just so that they could make a good bonus at year's end. Thirdly, the top "suits" were more than anxious to have these loans go through as it made their companies look good and their stock and bonuses improve. Great material for bundling securities and selling off for huge gains.

The whole thing reeks. Somebody needs to explain the process of "risk" to people. Poor credit on many of the borrowers part is due to foolish use of thier credit. I cannot believe what a "Highland Appliance" mentality this country has ended up with. If you remember Highland's policy was that "If you don't like it bring it back," no questions asked. Well, that policy and other things led them into closing their doors. Why would anybody think that the same policy of the government constantly bailing out everybody will be any different?

I realize
that many like to think
that somebody needs
to protect the poor.
However there has to be a responsible limit.

Oh well! I want a bailout also.


What-not Quiz revealed

This is a Gold Star.
It goes to ALICE and FELIX, the only two people to enter the quiz competition.


This is Vincent Price.


This is a "Cow-a-socki"


This is Central Mississippi


Wacko of the Week -- 03/29/08

Some Possibles:
1. We could give the WACKO trophy this week to HILLARY CLINTON who mis-remembered whether or not people were shooting at her in Bosnia. She said she landed there under sniper fire but press tapes show that didn't happen.

2. We could give the Award to that guy in Hawaii who brought a horse to visit his father in hospital. He actually got the critter up in the elevator. It was "Pet Visiting Day." You guessed it, the father said: "That's not my horse!" CLICK

3. We could give the Award to CHARLES JOHNSTON of Columbus, Georgia, who went into a hospital and murdered his mother's nurse. Then he murdered a guy in the parking lot whom he may have mistaken for a policeman. Of course, one wonders how this gentlemen could acquire five or six guns since he was obviously mentally ill. It's American society that deserves the Award more than Mr. Johnston. We are the ones who let him have all those guns.

4. We could give the award to the BELLINGHAM WASHINGTON FIRE DEPARTMENT. They came and saved an old paper mill that caught fire. You guessed it! The building was under demolition.


(You're all nuts!)


Friday, March 28, 2008

They're Coming to Take Me Away (File #14)

Imagine what he'd be worth if the company hadn't collapsed under his leadership.

Bear Stearns chairman parts with his share
March 28, 2008

NEW YORK (UPI) -- James E. Cayne, chairman of collapsing bank Bear Stearns, has sold his entire investment in the bank for $61 million, sources said.

Cayne, who has worked at the bank since 1969, is seeking to break away from the bank financially and emotionally, The New York Times reported Friday.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

recommended ... take a look

From the American Society of Civil Engineers: America's Most Recent Report Card


3-bagger: A great day for 'Murica

1 Dead, 2 Hurt in Ga. Hospital Shooting
Associated Press
March 27, 2008

COLUMBUS, Ga. - Authorities in west Georgia say one person is dead and two more are wounded in a shooting at a hospital.

Columbus Police Chief Ricky Boren confirms that at least one of the three victims in Thursday's shooting at Doctors Hospital has died.

Manhunt Launched for Va. Highway Shooter
Associated Press
March 27, 2008

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Gunfire struck several vehicles along an 11-mile stretch of Interstate 64 early Thursday, injuring two people and forcing police to shut down a portion of the road for nearly six hours.

The highway reopened around dawn, but Col. Steven Flaherty told reporters at a news conference that the shooter or shooters could still be in the area. Investigators were looking for suspects, but did not tell motorists to avoid the interstate.

2 Students Injured in Texas Shooting
Mar. 27 2008
Associated Press

TYLER, Texas (AP) — Authorities are looking for a gunman who shot two Texas College students outside an off-campus dorm.
Tyler police spokesman says Roy Morgan was shot Thursday in the abdomen. The 19-year-old is hospitalized in serious condition.
Twenty-year-old Bobby Hughes had been shot in the hand and was released from the hospital.

Thursday Morning Smile-Maker (37)

Life is Good 

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

I welcome your comments on this cartoon. 
(click on cartoon to larger it up)
See more of Larry Wright's cartoons here. CLICK

Hypocrite Chronicles: Minister Taps Out

It's a small item, I know, but being the descendant of a minister whose collection plate during the Depression sometimes contained chickens and Sunday dinner offerings, I could not pass this criminal venality unnoted. Grampa would never have done this.(Bud)

Pastor Admits Stealing IDs From Flock
Associated Press
March 25, 2008

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - The former pastor of a Northumberland County church acknowledges using parishioners' personal information to obtain credit cards.

The Rev. Raymond Clayton pleaded guilty Monday in federal court in Williamsport to a charge of access device fraud. He awaits sentencing in June. The 43-year-old Clayton is the former pastor of Grace Fellowship Church near Mount Carmel.

Following the plea, 83-year-old church member Patricia Tomedi said, "Thank God." Tomedi says she's lost 20 pounds since Clayton was charged with stealing church members' identities. Her's was one of the Social Security numbers he used.


Republican Humor (45)

Irish Mike reminds us that Democrats are always being caught with their pants down and Republicans are always being caught with their hands in other people's pants.

This entry in our Republican humor offerings has that sentiment in mind, but as you see, it also has Hillary for a target.
[thanks to JERRY BRASSEUR for the reference]

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Airline Industry update

Breaking News --
Working together, the United States government and its domestic air carriers have found a way to eliminate the need for passengers to remove shoes, go through X-ray devices, or be wanded. The new method was tried this morning at Chicago's OHare Airport. Security officials say that the system has worked perfectly on the very first attempt.

Monday, March 24, 2008

History Lesson #4



Monday Morning friends report, Mar.24, 2008

SANDY - Our trip planner is working on a new trip to Paris and the South of France for October, 2009. Anyone want to go? Some of the Birchies are seriously considering this.

CHRIS - just back from Vegas.

BRENDA and STEVE - spent 5 hours going 120 miles in the snowstorm that hit southern Michigan on Good Friday.

ALICE - refers an article about the White House destroying computer hard drives. Thus, it's almost impossible to recover information investigators want. click


"It only costs a little more - none of my friends have noticed it"

Sunday, March 23, 2008

oops -- misapplication of rights


Police: Georgia Dad Killed Self, 3 Kids
By Associated Press
9:57 AM EDT,
March 22, 2008

COLUMBUS, Ga. - Police in western Georgia have determined that a father whose body was found in a wooded field next to those of his three children shot them and himself.

The body of 28-year-old Eddie Harrington was found Wednesday near the family's home in Columbus. Nearby were the remains of his 3-year-old son Cedric Harrington and twins Aliyah and Agana Battle. The girls were nearly 2.

The children's mother told authorities Harrington withdrew $200 from the couple's bank account March 4 to buy a handgun and left with the children that night.

Sunday silly Sites #18

Go here to see how Police Radar and other police equipment works. click

Side-Talkin' Shirtless guys making phone calls on various items. click

Guess the historic spot. Very interesting little exercise. Watch out, though, the answer sheet cheated me, don't let it cheat you, too. click

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Gold Stars awarded

Gold Stars:

1. Tom Seaver  --- Johnny Bench 
2. Mark Fidrych -- Bruce Kimm 
3. Whitey Ford -- Yogi Berra 
4. Jim Bunning -- Bill Freehan 
5. Don Newcombe -- Roy Campanella 
6. Jack Morris - Lance Parrish 

Special Thanks to Dashmann for the Quiz.  

Friday, March 21, 2008

While People Lose Their Homes.


Investment Firms Tap Federal Government  for Billions

Thursday March 20, 5:03 pm ET
By Jeannine Aversa, 
AP Economics Writer
Investment Houses Borrow Billions From Fed's Emergency Lending Program

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Big Wall Street investment companies are taking advantage of the Federal Reserve's unprecedented offer to secure emergency loans, the central bank reported Thursday.
The lending is part of a major effort by the Fed to help a financial system in danger of freezing.

Those large firms averaged $13.4 billion in daily borrowing over the past week from the new lending facility. The report does not identify the borrowers.

The Fed, in a bold move Sunday, agreed for the first time to let big investment houses get emergency loans directly from the central bank. This mechanism, similar to one available for commercial banks for years, got under way Monday and will continue for at least six months. It was the broadest use of the Fed's lending authority since the 1930s.

Goldman Sachs, Lehman Brothers and Morgan Stanley said Wednesday they had begun to test the new lending mechanism.

Republican Humor (44)

Well, the trend continues. So far we have seen lots of Hillary humor from the Republicans, but not much Obama humor. Maybe he's just not very comedic? Can't figure it out.

All you loyal BIRCHIES out there, if you come across these funny things, send 'em in.

In past elections, there was lots of talk about "lock boxes." The idea was that Social Security should be locked up so the government can never again borrow the money for other things. This item suggests a different lock box in Hillary's hands.

For what it's worth

State Department warns American spectators at Olympics not to expect privacy

Associated Press
March 20, 2008

WASHINGTON - The State Department is advising Americans planning to attend the Olympics in Beijing this summer that they should take care and be mindful they could be under surveillance.

Comment, Just for what it's worth.  Looks like China is a lot like the U.S. with Bush in power.  For example, Obama's passport files or anyone's financial records. 

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Goodbye Paul Schofield

One of my favorite motion pictures is A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS which starred Paul Schofield.

He won an Oscar for this role.

Thursday Morning Smile-Maker (36)


Quiz: 5 for 6 so far

As of this morning, two readers have 5 out of 6 right on the Catchers.

They are DOUG S. and FELIX


Welcome to spring in mid-Michigan

Last Updated on Mar 20, 8:53 am EDT

Temperature: 29°
Wind: From the Northwest at 13 MPH
Windchill: 19°
Dewpoint: 20°
Humidity: 69%
Visibility: 10.00 miles
Barometer: 30.04 in


Lo 21°F Tonight

Hi 38°F Friday

Lo 24°F Friday night

Hi 40°F Saturday

Lo 19°F Saturday Night

Hi 37°F Sunday

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

for what it's worth

One opinion concerning the Obama speech

I believe that the main theme Mr. Obama put forth in his speech concerning racism was that it is a contradiction which exists in all of us. It exists in the country and has existed for generations. This is what we must overcome, both whites and blacks: this contradiction inside each us between bias and tolerance, between what we know is right and what we feel irrationally. Now is a great time for the races to come together, not to become more divisive.

Why have so many commentators overlooked that theme?

Goodbye Anthony Minghella

Truly, Madly, Deeply -- Mr. Wonderful -- The English Patient --The Talented Mr. Ripley--Play -- Cold Mountain -- Breaking and Entering


Arthur C. Clarke
author of "2001"

ninety years on this Earth
and now you have come to Childhood's End

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Tuesday Evening Quiz 02/18/08 (Guest offering from Dashmann)

DASHMANN 's (super famous) BATTERY QUIZ

It's great if you know who these pitchers are, but
that's not the only question. The harder question is: 

Who do you think the famous catcher is for each







So, now, just what IS God thinking?

Barack Obama's pastor, Jeremiah Wright, who I am quite sure is neither Jesus-like nor genius, has uttered some words which I still have not seen in complete context, but they were like this: 

"God Bless America? No, Goddamn America!"

Let's overlook for a minute the fire-breathing hatred of the Christian, right-wing,  Non-Jesus-like wackos who would criticize anything about any Democrat. Them I don't take seriously, and that includes Pat Robertson and Sean Hannity. 

Seems to me that if God is disposed to bless America, it must be for our goodness; and on the other hand, if we are not good, than we may not be blessed.  I'm inclined to think that if we throw in another Iraq invasion or two, or we water board a few more helpless prisoners, God will be annoyed and may well give us a slap.  Those of you out there who think you're just too precious for God to take a crack at might be mistaken.  Best you duck when America screws up again with your blind approval. 

Barney Fife Award #5, Parma Hts., OH police department

PARMA HEIGHTS -- A local police officer is charged with drunk driving, after crashing into his own department's building. Parma Heights police Sgt. Jeff Krepina now finds himself on the other side of the law.

Krepina is patrolling the streets of Parma Heights at night, barely missing a beat, so to speak, since he was arrested for drunk driving.

"He is a good police officer. This is an isolated incident," Parma heights police Capt. Garry Lauter said of Krepina.

Court records indicate that at 5:30 a.m. Dec. 8, Krepina rammed the front of the police department's building with his truck. The vehicle jumped the curb and whacked into the front doors.

ASK BUD [This is a new feature under the BIRCHES]

So far today I have been asked many times whose fault it was that Bear-Stearns went into the toilet so that the government had to bail it out with 30 Billion in guarantees.

Here is the answer: WELFARE QUEENS.

If all those fat broads would get off their asses and go to work and buy a house on credit like other normal Americans, there would not be this credit trouble which is bringing down the  hard-working, patriotic multi-billion dollar corporations . Instead of paying rent, these leeches could be paying mortgages to Bear Stearns and other large debt holders. 

Instead, they sit around chewing on their bon-bons and getting pregnant and living off the rest of us. This is why the government has to spend 30 BILLION dollars on Bear Stearns.  

Monday, March 17, 2008

Monday Morning friends report, Mar.17, 2008

Despite the collapsing economy, the war in Iraq which most of us don't think about because we're not involved and don't have to pay for it, and the continued cold and gloomy weather in the mid-West which affects many of negatively, it is a wonderful day to be Irish (or, in my case, about 1/2 Irish).

It is springtime in Marsha's front yard.
She lives in South Carolina.
We northerners will just have to wait!


The injured reserves:
Here are some people who have been unwell this week.

MARSHA - is undergoing her next eye operation today. When done, she will be freed of the curse that has had her wearing magnifying lenses the last couple of years and still running into things. Now perhaps she will be better able to see the naked South Sea Islanders on her trip to Tahiti next month.

MARIE SHAKER- Many of you know Marie. She is now very, very ill in a convalescent home in Illinois.
c/o Jacksonville Convalescent Center
127 W. Walnut St.
Jacksonville, IL 62650-1371

GIGI, FELIX, and SPARTY - colds

ALICE - having a bad spell, but temporary we're sure.
What's up our folks:

SANDY - has information now on the Fall, 2009 trip to France.

Latest FELIX adventure: He went with Mellencamp and crew to New York City for the Hall Of Fame Induction ceremonies. Here is a report:

Possibly the coolest thing that has happened to me in a long, long time happened Monday at the Waldorf Astoria. Flash back to about 1967...the first song I ever remember playing on a 'record player', without help from the my own choice...was 'Walk, Don't Run' the Ventures. To this day, I get chills when I hear it. Just like I did Monday afternoon when I watched the band's rehearsal. Like I did that night when I watched them play it for 'the crowd'. That was cool...And, it was even cooler when Don Wilson came back stage, hugged ME...and, handed me his guitar pick.

CLICK HERE: to listen to "Walk Don't Run" which you will remember listening to and loving. CLICK


SPARTY - Was in Indianapolis for the Big 10 Tournament games. Here's a tribute to one of the things he loves the most. Michigan State is doing very well in basketball again this year, as most everyone knows, and we all wish them to have lucky balls in the up-coming NCAA playoffs.


Not in Mackinaw, you guys.

DASHMANN - warns that these pictures you might have received of an "Ice Wave" in the Great Lakes is a hoax. CLICK

Dashmann also posted this comment on BIRCHES under "Cost of the War." We thought it was right on the money.

1941 - Hirohito strikes US
1945 - FDR bombs Hirohito and Japan into submission.

2001 – Osama Bin Laden strikes US
2008 – Bush invades Iraq, eliminates Saddam Hussein in a country that did not attack us. Osama Bin Laden, strengthened and still at large, called unimportant by Bush.

What some people are sending

IRISH MIKE - sent this remark concerning the Eliot Spitzer scandal: "To paraphrase Harry Truman, Democrats are always getting caught with their pants down, and Republicans are always getting caught with their hand in your pants."

SANDY - forwards this message which she received from her daughter and which is attributed to Charles Shultz of "Peanuts" fame. It's a lesson in 'what really matters':

"You don't have to actually answer the questions. Just read straight through, and you'll get the point.

1. Name the five wealthiest people in the world.
2. Name the last five Heisman trophy winners.
3. Name the last five winners of the Miss America.
4. Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize.
5. Name the last half dozen Academy Award winner for best actor and actress.
6. Name the last decade's worth of World Series winners.

The point is, none of us remember the headliners of yesterday. These are no second-rate achievers. They are the best in their fields. But the applause dies. Awards tarnish. Achievements are forgotten. Accolades and certificates are buried with their owners . Here's another quiz. See how you do on this one:

1. List a few teachers who aided your journey through school.
2. Name three friends who have helped you through a difficult time.
3. Name five people who have taught you something worthwhile.
4. Think of a few people who have made you feel appreciated and special.
5. Think of five people you enjoy spending time with .

The lesson: The people who make a difference in your life are not the ones with the most credentials, the most money, or the most awards. They are the ones that care. "

JERRY - sent this joke appropriate for March 17:

Mary Clancy goes up to Father O'Grady after his Sunday morning service, and she's in tears.
He says, "So what's bothering you, Mary my dear?"
She says, "Oh, Father, I've such terrible news. My husband passed away last night."
The priest says, "Oh, Mary, that's terrible. Tell me, did he have any last requests?"
She says, "That he did, Father..."
The priest says, "What did he ask, Mary?"
She says, "He said, 'Please Mary, put down that damn gun.'


DIG S. - a friend from whom we haven't heard in some time, sent a reference to a satirical site where an atheist claims to have found something really interesting on his toast: an image of the Big Bang. We thought the item was hugely funny. You can read it: CLICK HERE

BILL FROM WNNCO - tells this sad story:
The Journey of Man
When I was 14, I hoped that one day I would have a girlfriend. When I was 16 I got a girlfriend, but there was no passion, so I decided I needed a passionate girl with a zest for life. In college I dated a passionate girl, but she was too emotional. Everything was an emergency; she was a drama queen, cried all the time and threatened suicide. So I decided I needed a girl with stability.When I was 25 I found a very stable girl but she was boring. She was totally predictable and never got excited about anything. Life became so dull that I decided that I needed a girl with some excitement.When I was 28 I found an exciting girl, but I couldn't keep up with her.She rushed from one thing to another, never settling on anything. She did mad impetuous things and made me miserable as often as happy. She was great fun initially and very energetic, but directionless. So I decided to find a girl with some real ambition. When I turned 31, I found a smart ambitious girl with her feet planted firmly on the ground and married her. She was so ambitious that she divorced me and took everything I owned. I am now older and wiser and looking for a girl with big tits.

SPARTY - wants it understood that he has nothing but contempt for Ralph Nader and any one who has a high regard for Ralph Nader, so he sends this bit of doggerel from Calvin Trillin:

So Nader's going to run again.
The Times put that on page fifteen.
There's nothing that's much sadder than
An ego trip that's barely seen.

(Evidently, Nader's unique ego trip distinguishes him from other politicians who are not ego-driven.)

Sunday, March 16, 2008


This is perfectly natural for a government ruled by a religion.
Watch out!

Iran Shuts Down 9 Magazines
Associated Press
Mar 16 2008 
10:34 a.m.

"Iran's Culture Ministry on Sunday announced the closure of nine cinema and lifestyle magazines for publishing pictures and stories about the life of "corrupt" foreign film stars and promoting "superstitions."

Sunday silly Sites #17

Here's a sight to behold: India's Women's National Wrestling Team. If this doesn't turn on you guys out there, what would?  CLICK

Listen to a speech to the "Hitler Youth" by Adolf Hitler (with subtitles): CLICK This is a chilling historical recap. You don't need to know a word of German to get chilled by this.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

records falling

What an honor for Michigan. Its basketball team has won an award! The lowest points every scored in the Big 10 Championship playoffs.

And by the way, it has now starred in both of the lowest scoring games ever played in the tournament, this year's topping, um, I mean bottoming, last year's performance.

How proud are we?