Friday, March 06, 2009

The Nortel Bunker

As an ex-Nortel employee (13 years plus another 4 working for an outsourcer on a Nortel contract), this is painfully funny. Different bozos running the company into the ground now, of course. For my many friends that are still hanging on there, continued good luck!

Oh, there are seven more of these (so far).

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Thursday, March 05, 2009

Interesting Choice for Headline

The big headline on today's N&O sports page after NC State's Senior Night win:

McCauley's Happy Ending

Well, *I* thought it was funny...

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Wednesday, March 04, 2009


If Rush Limbaugh is the nominal head of the Repuglican Party (it took less than 24 hours for the RNC chair to apologize for telling the truth about him), then the Democratic Party is in for a long run in charge.


Dook-Carolina, Part 2

Also, HBO is airing Battle for Tobacco Road: Duke vs. Carolina throughout March and it is available on HBO OnDemand through March 22. I caught a few minutes of it over the weekend and decided I needed to take the time to sit and watch it. Check it out - looks like a fairly well-researched history.


Dook-Carolina, Old-Style

People say they remember where they were when John Kennedy was shot or when the towers fell. I remember where I was for Carolina's Senior Day in 1984, as they tried to finish the regular season undefeated for the first time under Dean Smith. I was watching at my friend Dirk's house south of Chapel Hill and as the Heels fell behind with seconds left, I walked out onto the front porch, unable to watch anymore. So I heard, rather than saw, Matt Doherty dribble the length of the court and pop a shot before the buzzer to put them into overtime. Two overtimes later, UNC had the win and the undefeated regular season, setting us up for one of the most disappointing post-seasons in UNC history. The loss to Duke in the ACC Tournament and the eventual loss to Indiana short of the regional finals were crushing, but they unfairly overshadow what a fun team that was to watch. And Matt Doherty's dribble and shot are up there with Dudley Bradley steal and dunk at the end of the State/Carolina game in Raleigh in 1979 as the greatest Carolina plays that I only heard as they happened.

People focus on Jordan, Perkins, Daugherty and Kenny Smith (four eventual NBA all-stars) on that team and rightfully so, along with now-underrated Matt Doherty. But they also had a bench, with Steve Hale stepping up while Smith was out with a wrist injury, Buzz Peterson coming in for pre-3-point-line jumpers and freshman Joe Wolf providing good minutes inside. Duke was a younger version of K's first Final Four team two years later, with Dawkins, Alarie, Bilas, David Henderson and Tommy Amaker. It was great to watch again (J does NOT understand why I'd watch a 25-year-old game) - next up is the 1992 "Bloody Montross" game! :-)