Wednesday, March 21, 2007

With most spring training camps winding down in the next week or so, another season of baseball is here. Once again, I'm overly enthusiastic about the Brewers chances, but I'm also looking forward to the latest release of Out Of The Park Baseball, a non-graphical simulation game targeted at criminally insane baseball nerds.

Anyway, I bring this all up largely to segue into the following quote lifted from someone on the OOTP forums, which in turn was lifted from Dave Barry (as most good quotes are):

If a woman has to choose between catching a fly ball and saving an infant's life, she will choose to save the infant's life without even considering if there are men on base.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Spring is right around the corner, which means it's time for me to emerge from my darkened burrow and announce this year's Hatty awards. Please, no wagering...

This year the field was surprisingly strong - strong enough, in fact, to allow me a first for this award, a real nominees list:

The Last King of Scotland: Forest Whitaker constantly alternating between a combination cap and a garrison cap*

Letters from Iwo Jima: helped by the fact that most japanese soldiers apparently weren't equipped well enough to have true helmets (you know where I stand on the hat/helmet matter), which meant more screen time for lots of little green field caps

Pirates of the Caribbean: c'mon, it's pirates...

The Prestige: much higher tophat and bowler concentrations that that other magician movie.

The Queen: a movie about Queen Elizabeth, who's the leading member of what is perhaps the most hat-centeric population segment in the world today - namely, old aristocratic British ladies.

And the winner is... The Last King of Scotland. Just too many hats to pass up

*Yes, I had to consult wikipedia for the correct terminology. I'm in desperate need of an apparently non-existant hat identification chart. We'll just have to do someting about that, check back here later...