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Lightning Playoffs

April 17, 2003

Tomorrow night I'm going to be attending my first NHL playoff game, as the Tampa Bay Lightning host the Washington Capitals in Game 5 of their Best-of-7 first round NHL playoff series. The Lightning lost the first two games at home, but then rallied to win the next two in DC. Tomorrow night's game will be critical, and it should be exciting to be there to see it in person. Watching the Lightning's wins last night and the night before on TV was great as it was.

I think I've turned the corner on this sore throat deal. Antibiotics are a great thing. Of course as I typed that last line, I had to stop to hack like a two-pack-a-day smoker. But, moments of DayQuil loopiness nonwithstanding, I feel on the upswing. And that's a plus.

Hope to hear about the Research Director gig early next week. Time is a-tickin' on that.

By chance I happened upon the "World Poker Tour" show on the Travel Channel last night. It was actually really interesting to see how it all played out. The tournament final eminated from Costa Rica, and the crowd was going crazy for the casino's owner, a large man named Luis. But he lost in the final three, and another Costa Rica native captured the title.

But whoever put it together did a good job. The commentators explained things pretty well, the on-screen graphics were extremely helpful (giving definitions for some of the poker jargon used), and the reporter/feature piece talent was a well-cast gorgeous woman. Good times. Apparently this is a weekly series; tune in next Wednesday at 9 PM on the Travel Channel for a tournament from San Francisco.

An e-mail forward that has been getting some tremendous response is the "Bang Bang Bang" animated movie. It's hilarious and seems to fit many people I know. If you're easily offended, don't click on the link. Okay? You've been warned. I don't want to hear about it later if it pissed you off...

Bang Bang Bang

I read on the Drudge Report that Fox News Channel's Fox & Friends show beat the CBS Early Show for a second straight week. It's no surprise -- F&F is the best TV morning show around (by far), whereas the CBS Early Show is a train wreck at best, feeling like a third-rate copy of NBC's Today show...

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