So anyway, on to a few other things.
1. I missed two days of posting the beard growth, but there's a new pic up today. I'm not putting a link here because there's a link that'll stay at the top of the page until I'm finished with all of this nonsense. Besides that, this is my first real post since starting the whole thing, so you could just scroll down a little bit.
2. I'm really enjoying the whole Leno, O'Brien, Letterman HooHa! I'm not a big fan of Leno's (I rarely ever watched him unless he was doing Headlines or Jaywalking). I thought most of his show was pretty lame and it only got lamer at 10 p.m. (That and I had a personal aversion to giving NBC any ratings at 10'oclock for putting a bunch of writers and directors and crews and actors out of work by doing a cheapish talk show instead of a scripted drama.) Anyway, I don't have much to add to the whole thing except that Leno and O'Brien both come in after Letterman and Craig Ferguson in my book. I think CBS will be enjoying the outcome of this one for quite some time.
3. I don't have a whole lot to say about Haiti, though it's on my mind. A friend of mine has family there and hasn't been able to get any information about them since the quake hit. He's not even sure they would have been in Port Au Prince, but reminded me that the whole country is smaller than Maryland, so it might not make any difference. Anyway, if you're the praying type, please spare one for Jean's family.
I won't get into the whole Pat Robertson debacle since I'm sure you've all heard about it already. The man's a moron and I can't fathom why anyone expects anything different from him now.
Rush Limbaugh also managed to be an utter douchebag about the whole thing. Not only is he pointing out that every American is already donating to the cause through their tax dollars (which is true considering the tonnage of Navy ships on their way there), but also questioned the White House's motives in posting links to organizations where you can make donations. I'm not sure where he thinks the White House may divert those funds, but he's suspicious, nonetheless. Watch the video on HuffPo.
Here's a suggestion for Limbaugh's fans if they're not comfortable using a link from the White House...How about using Wyclef Jean's foundation?
4. HuffPo also (of course) has Sarah Palin's appearance with Bill O'Reilly from Tuesday night. I'll be honest. I couldn't watch the whole thing. Complete waste of time. Here's the thing. Those two are so polarizing that 99.9% of people fall into one of two camps...the ones who believe that everything those two say is gospel and the ones who think everything they say is the misguided, ignorant, bigoted, reprehensible talk of a crapweasel. (I'm with the crapweasel side of things.) So the only thing this does for me is make me think I'd better find some people with whom I disagree some of the time or maybe I'm being just as blind as her nitwitted followers. We can't have that, now can we?
5. This is a picture of someone eating a Gyro.
It can be lamb, beef, chicken (or in heathen lands -- pork). It's yummy. But the problem is: How to pronounce it when you're ordering it. If you're in Israel or most Middle Eastern countries, the answer is simple -- you order schwarma. Ha, ha...got ya there.
No, I'm talking about how to order it here in the good ole USA. The Greek way to pronounce it (and they're the ones who brought it here) is Yee-row. That's where we got the Hero sandwich from.
Other places call these sandwiches (which are not gyros) Submarines, Hoagies, Po-boys and Grinders. (If you know another name, please fill in the gap in my knowledge of truly trivial things.)
The problem is, at least in NY, most of the places that sell gyros are run by people who aren't Greek. They're Italian and Dominican and Guatemalan and practically anything but Greek. So, when I walk in, I can say Yee-row as long as I want. But they're just gonna stare at me as if I'm speaking Greek until I say Jye-row. I hate the idea of pronouncing things wrong, but I also really just want my gyro. They're tasty!