26 January 2006

Kaos in the "Dollhouse"

Well, since I haven't heard back from Kaos after leaving a message a few days ago, I'll have to share this news regarding him with anyone and everyone visiting this site.

Don't worry it's not that embarrassing. In fact, if it were me in his predicament, I'd think it's pretty cool.

I was watching the Todd Solondz film "Welcome to the Dollhouse" the other night and about 5 minutes into the flick, I noticed something very familiar on the screen.

Early in the movie, the main character, a 12 year old girl named Dawn Wiener, is watching a Quiz Bowl on TV while having an argument with her little sister. As is cut back and forth between the Quiz Bowl program and the argument, there was a familiar voice moderating the TV program.

Then it happened.

It cuts back to the program and we get our first and fast glimpse of the mystery moderator. It's undeniable and confirms my suspicion.

There on the screen is a young Kaos, in suit and tie, holding court for a myriad of young bright students. Since we're both about the same age, I'm guessing he was a sophomore/junior in high school at the time, and the clip credits at the end confirmed all this for me geographically as well.

I couldn't believe it. I thought, "How cool is that?". I also wanted so badly to share this with him.

But, I couldn't reach him by cell. So, this will have to do. I hope it's alright, my airing of this potentially sensitive material.
If nothing else, you can at least add yourself to IMDB.com actor page:

Kaos' film credit: "Welcome to the Dollhouse" (1995)

18 January 2006

Captions From The Cape

You wanted it....you got it.

And, if you didn't...you're getting it anyway...complete with Seacow Goodness!!

Here are some pictures from our short time in our new home.


I'm starting with the coolest. This is the Federal Building in downtown Fort Myers. By day a old Greek columned structure. By night, the 10 foot tall steel luminarias around the building light it up to the beautiful site you see here. Imagine driving by that after a night on the town. Really cool.  Posted by Picasa

The Caloosahatchee Bridge...or one of the few that doesn't cost a buck to cross. Free Bridge...Yippee! Posted by Picasa

The apartment...not the greatest, but at least there's a palm tree....that's gotta mean something. Posted by Picasa

Zoe somewhere close to Tampa on the trip from hell moving to the Cape....enjoying the view with eyes wide shut. She spent 90% of the time just like that...what a sweetie! Posted by Picasa

Here are some of the many manatees that we saw at the park. All of these manatees are in the wild, but they use Manatee Park because of the warm water generated by a neighboriing plant. KO and I saw about 30 to 40...really cool. Note the scars on the one in the middle from a close encounter with boats. Posted by Picasa

Me and my buddy Manny at Manatee Park...Cool like Fonzie. Posted by Picasa

A beautiful sunset at our new home. Posted by Picasa

16 January 2006

Ignore This Post


Probably the most misused word in the English language...or are you just using it ironically?

Redoubt had a nice little post about the irony of lottery in which he quotes some lyrics from the Alanis Morrisette song "Ironic", which isn't just that.

"Ironic...don't cha think?"

Let's ignore the word, shall we?
pl. i·ro·nies

a. The use of words to express something different from and often opposite to their literal meaning.
b. An expression or utterance marked by a deliberate contrast between apparent and intended meaning.
c. A literary style employing such contrasts for humorous or rhetorical effect. See Synonyms at

a. Incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs: “Hyde noted the irony of Ireland's copying the nation she most hated” (Richard Kain).
b. An occurrence, result, or circumstance notable for such incongruity. See Usage Note at
Dramatic irony - irony that occurs when the meaning of the situation is understood by the audience but not by the characters in the play.

(Author's note: every Law and Order)
Socratic irony - admission of your own ignorance and willingness to learn while exposing someone's inconsistencies by close questioning.

(Author's note: Letting another fool take the fall for you to learn)

This misuse has been a peeve of mine for awhile now. Hell, I'm not perfect. I sometimes misuse the word, too.

It's easy to do so...it's thrown about so much that it's been given different meaning.

As KO would say, "It isn't ironic...just a shitty coincidence".

I will admit that I do use the word as a barometer of one's English skills.

Sure, if someone uses it wrong around me, I'll probably shrug it off. Of course, if I do call you on it, it means I think you're capable of a little more than that....so it's a good thing to be ridiculed publicly.

So, what is the purpose of this post?

Nothing, really....or everything.

If you wish to discuss this further, don't comment me at the link below.

13 January 2006

Frappr John

Call me a follower.

The SportsLady is frapping it up with her latest post, and after pushing in my pin on her site...I'm asking you to come join my Frappr Map!

The process is easy...many of you that I have an address from will get an email inviting you to indulge in the frappy goodness.

So, c'mon...Frap it up!

09 January 2006

Name That Blog

If you haven't mosied on over to the SportsLady's blog in a few days, what are you waiting for?

New content to consume, and that's right, a contest!

KO lookin' for a new name for the blog...and she wants your help.

Head to her post here and leave your money moniker in the snide remarks.

Who knows? You may one day be telling the grandkids that you came up with the name for the Chica Deportes' Blog. (Right before you're sent by your familia to the looney bin.)

Buen Suerte, amigos!!

08 January 2006

Patton Pending...

Submitted for your approval...

I've found this humorous interview with my favorite comedian Patton Oswalt that's sure to make you chortle with delight. Maybe even a guffaw will be in order upon ingestion.

Anyway, dig into the comedy goodness...


05 January 2006

Herman's Head?

Is he? Isn't he?

Sadly, I get the feeling that the Herman Edwards talks between the Jets and the Chiefs is just beginning.

I've been a Chiefs fan for such a long time, so when it sounded like King Carl Peterson was closing a deal after 2 days, I knew something was up.

Carl's like that guys who after doing the research and checking the prices on purchasing a new TV....still holds out for less.

He'd be right at home at a yard sale.

04 January 2006

The Snooze Leader

-Futurama's disembodied head could be reanimated (pun intended) and reattached to Fox ala "Hombre de Familia".
Somewhere, the kids at AdultSwim are quietly chuckling with their finger on the pulse of the geek masses...

- Katrina and the Waves are "Walking on Sell Outs"

-Here's your Fark caption:
"Theater chain executive describes cup holder mounted seats in cinema as 'the most important technological innovation since sound.'"

I can't remember the last time I saw a cup mounted seat in a movie, but those Star Wars special effects are so passe.

-And, Finally...
Have Belfast scientists discovered the secret of first liquid with holes?

Meanwhile, we're still awaiting a cure for cancer...

Greetings from the Cape

I'm baaaaaaaack.

The SportsLady and I finally got the computer up and running last night, so here's my first correspondence from the Sunshine State.

Also, I know you all missed my buddy the header at the top of the screen, so you'll be happy to know that it's back as well.

To recap what's been going down in the last few days:

Sunday: Cleaning and checking out some of our local shoppes.

Monday: Our first trip to Naples for their New Year Fine Arts Fest. So gorgeous...75 and sunny every day so far on the Gulf Coast.

Tuesday: Our first trip to Fort Myers Beach. Another picturesque day on the softest sand these feet hath ever touched. A little more cleaning.

Wednesday: KO back to work...I begin my search. Temps: 75 and sunny.

Brace yourself though for this bad news: Thanks to a dip in the jet stream, it's supposed to cool down to the unbearable frozen tundra-esque temperature of (Gasp!) 60 degrees this weekend.

Break out the parkas and grab your booties cause it's cooooolllllldddd out there!

Hope all is well and I trust you had a safe and happy holiday season.

Cheers from the Cape!!