The Sock Demon

I finally folded my giant pile of socks today. When I was finished, I had about 40 loners lined up. Where the hell did all their friends go? It’s not like you can easily lose a sock- it doesn’t just ‘fall’ off of your foot after all. I have come to the conclusion that there must exist a Sock Demon. He is much like the Tooth Fairy, Santa Clause or Jesus Christ in that he exists solely to help me deal with a scary reality.

New books incoming!

I just ordered myself “Atlas Shrugged” and “Ender’s Game”.

Atlas Shrugged is the second, supposedly better book that follows the Fountainhead. My old roommate, Big Gay Brent, said that it was the best book he’s ever read and he rereads it twice a year. Andy Meade’s entire life philosophy revolves around this book. I figure it should be an interesting read.

Ender’s Game is supposed to be a classic sci-fi type book by Orson Scott Card. Jeremy and Andy have both recommended it to me and said it is supposed to be excellent.

I haven’t had a great book to read in a while, I’m excited!

Online affairs?!

Having an affair offline is a horrible, awful thing to do. But what about an affair online? MSNBC posted an article on people who have affairs online with people they’ve never met and the resulting divorces. Crazy shit. Who the hell gets on World of Warcraft and after hacking down a couple of monsters, gets married?

Idea for replacing BCS in college football

As everyone knows and agrees, the current system for finding a national champion in college football is terminally flawed. In 2004, undefeated Auburn got denied a chance to compete for the championship because currently the two teams that get to play for it are determined by a computer algorithm that weights strength of schedule, margin of wins and other factors.

Here is my idea for a replacement system that would be absolute and much, much more exciting to watch. Teams would schedule and play their first 4 games as normal. After that, based on the previous years’ ranking of teams a massive, nationwide 8 game tournament would be held. The national champion the previous year would play the worst team from the last year and so on in the first game. There also would be a structure set up for the losing teams to continue playing games to determine their final ranking. Every team, even teams that lost every game all season, would still have 8 games through the tournament to determine exactly where they place on the nationwide scale. The final week would always be the most exciting as hype had built all year around the two teams that had remained undefeated all season and the national championship contest itself would be a massive spectacle with the only undefeated team emerging as national champion every year.

The first 4 games would be scheduled by teams’ athletic departments so traditional rivalry games could still happen every year, such as the Apple Cup, Notre Dame vs Michigan, USC vs UCLA, etc.

What do you guys think? Good idea, bad idea? What are potential issues with such a tournament system?

Brett Favre

Brett Favre is a stud among studs. He has won more NFL games than any other quarterback in history, as of Sunday (149) He has the longest streak in the NFL of never missing a game (258). Every game the Green Bay Packers have played between September 1992 and today he has started. In the rough world of the NFL, where every game typically one or two players go down with major injuries, this is incredible. The physical punishment faced every single day by players is incredible. Hats off to Favre.

Lots of creepies

Turns out I’m not the only one.

Tons of people have taken their spouse/lovers passwords and researched them. Some people have even gone so far as to hire detective agencies to research everything they do. When they find information, they use it in divorce proceedings and take everything; so be careful what you send electronically if you are going to be cheating scum.