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Sunday, July 03, 2005

Good Morning Barrie Canada!

Bob Geldoff held his very moving tribute to assist aging rockers and to reunite Pink Floyd yesterday--a move applauded and one which will clearly move George W. Bush to increase tax breaks for and relieve the debt of bankrupt celebrities. The concert failed to raise a dime for the starving masses of Africa--a move my mother referred to in the absolute quote of the weekend--as "bullshit". While the concerts in Philadelphia and London certainly received the most press, let us not forget the most memorable of the shows--Barrie, Canada--which featured such class acts as Blue Rodeo, Bryan Adams and Tegan & Sara. Bare Naked Ladies, The Tragically Hip and even Tom Green showed up, but the pride of Canada, Rush, sat out the event. That, of course, is because they hate black people. Bob Geldoff will now return to playing Dungeons and Dragons for the next 20 years until he resurfaces to add 20 awareness points to the collective psyche of the stoned 20-somethings of the developed world.
PS, Kuddos to the children of Philly for showing restraint and NOT flashing Maroon 5's lead singer while he was on stage. You all were thinking it when you saw that girl in the yellow spaghetti strap in the third row on her boyfriend's shoulders.

In other news, the Oakland Athletics are only half a game under .500 after their win today over the Chicago White Sox, taking two of three games from the ChiSox who are the best team in baseball. The A's plan to win the wild card and the first two games of the first round of the playoffs, then break my heart again by dropping the final three in a row. On that note, David Shoenfield has a wonderful article over at ESPN's Page 2, with the best poem about the pain Jeremy Giambi's inability to slide caused us all a few years back against the Yankees.
The outlook wasn't brilliant for the Oakland nine that day/The score stood 1 to zero, with but a few innings left to play/So upon that stricken multitude, sat grim melancholy's fate;/for there seemed but little chance of the A's getting to the plate/But Giambi let drive a single, to the wonderment of all./ And Long, the much despised, tore the cover off the ball … Oh, somewhere in this favored land the sun is shining bright./The band is playing somewhere, and somewhere hearts are light./And, somewhere men are laughing, and little children hide,/but there is no joy in Oakland – mighty Giambi has failed to slide.