Daily Archives: December 20th, 2011

Rip City

Something tells me this was fate! (Click to enlarge to read entire story.)

I was emailed a news clipping today. Honestly, don’t ask me why. I can’t explain why so many folks email me stuff about things like farts, poop and what not. Anyone know why?

Anyway, the author is a sixth grade student and seems the sort, I hope, that will one day grow up to read my humble little blog. Or, way more likely, I’ll be reading hers! She’s got the writing skills that I sorely lack.

My favorite Christmas song

Termination Tuesday – The Sweet 16

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The Sweet 16 is finally here! The preliminary rounds are over. Which, if you think about it, is kind of the point here, isn’t it? Being over, that is.

Out of an initial field of 32 worthy contestants 16 champions remain.

In our last tiebreaker round, Killer Bees really stuck it in Ejected into Space. It was a heartbreaking loss for Space Ejection, a personal favorite of mine and sponsored by Team Abyss.

Now the bracket has been set. There is no seeding. Placement on the brackets was completely random.

Clever observers will note that Team Rattlesnake Bite sneaked into the tournament twice, but to no avail. Even with two chances they didn’t have what it took to make it to the next round. What can we say? Tournament officials apologize for this error but, what the hell. It’s better than a lead pipe to the head by Professor Plum in the lavatory.

Our graphic arts department hopes you appreciate the bracketology image they made. They tell me it was a major pain in the ass.

Our statisticians have been hard at work to bring you the data you need to make Termination Tuesday bracketology more useful and enjoyable. They report that 50% of the time so far, the first response on the polls has been victorious. Jeez people! Don’t be so easily led. That’s pretty much the only stat they came up with.

Without further ado, let’s get Round Two – The Sweet 16 – underway. And may the best way to die prevail. Play ball!