Tuesday, October 02, 2007

The WAD is back...back again...

That’s right, you can all breathe easy again. The rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated. While it is true that I have been M.I.A. for over three weeks, the good folks at the American tobacco companies and the manufacturers of Cheetos have nothing to worry about. Fourth quarter earnings should be strong. So, I know you’ve all been dying to know where I’ve been hiding. I wish I had an exciting tale of great adventures in exotic locales, but unless you consider Baton Rouge, Pensacola, and the 30th floor of my office exotic, I’ve got nothing. I won’t bore you with the details, but things have been so crazy over the past several weeks that I haven’t attended a single Tech home game this year and I didn’t know that there was a one game playoff between the Rockies and Padres until Fish gave me the news yesterday afternoon. Hell, I didn’t know baseball season was over. In fact, I haven’t even logged into my fantasy football website to see the hand auto draft dealt me (although rumor has it that I have 9 wide receivers and the same record as Fish without even logging in). In sum, I’ve been consumed in a world of research, writing, and traveling to gawd awful places. The good news, however, is that as of tonight, I think it is over for a while, so I can give the WAD he attention it deserves. Aren’t you relieved? I know you are.

A funny thing happened over these last few weeks. I have written so much for work that I have forgotten how to write for pleasure. I know that sounds ridiculous, but it’s true. It took me thirty minutes to write the first paragraph, and let’s not kid each other, it wasn’t very entertaining. I’m going to need you to bear with me over the next few days as I get re-acclimated to the real world. In other words, I need time to watch some television, catch up on the world of sports, figure out how to write like a normal human being again, and come up with wildly entertaining and amusing topics to entertain you with. In the meantime, however, I will do us both a favor and not pretend like I have anything interesting to say today. Instead, I am going to revive an old theme and give you my top 7 favorite Alec Baldwin clips of all time. Why Alec Baldwin? Why not?

1) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-AXTx4PcKI

2) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZf2D57o8Kg

3) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8J253YPdX74&mode=related&search=

4) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54jN-xhVy04

5) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuEBc9YS1c8

6) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqeC3BPYTmE

7) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0meC76EEa30 (not actually a Baldwin clip, but he is in this movie and he is fantastic in it, and this is a hilarious scene, so deal with it).