Monthly Archives: November 2009

Elin Chases Tiger Through The Woods

See my post on this article. I’ve done a little searching and here’s my post about it. Below is a comment I left at savorydish a wordpress blog. She has a cute premise about how the story gets bigger as it is spread by school kids. But this one does have some life to it:

LOL. True dat. However, don’t forget the cliche where there’s smoke there’s fire. How can someone crash an SUV into a fire hydrant and a tree in their own driveway unless they are on drugs or distracted, or being chased by a golf club?

The golf club in Elin’s hands does pan out. The Rachel part I’ve put a question mark there. Once again my number one post is about Cheyenne Woods because people are googling all things Tiger right now.

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White House In-Security?

This is really a non story in a way. Did the couple have last minute invite? Does not seem they did or else charges would not be pending against them. And yes, I don’t have the pic, but the woman in the white hair and red sari did have a photo op with Obama and Biden, separately.

I saw the photo on TV I think. Should have snapped it. But there was no context to go with it. Just a pic that shows she was freakin there.

Only a skinny blonde in a bottle and a red sari could talk her way to the top of a state dinner. She’s no Marilyn Monroe.

Tiger’s Wife Whips His Head Over Sexting Rachel?–update

Update: Rachel has been caught in a bunch of lies by the Enquirer. They have some evidence and that’s all she wrote. Rachel gave Tiger her cell number and said that “he’s blowing up my phone.”

I can hear the sound of sweat beads falling from Woods brow. I wanted to know how could someone crash his SUV in his own driveway if not under some kind of duress. A woman named Rachel could be the source of that stress. She’s gorgeous no doubt. We were wondering how long it would take for the cure, the wedded bliss to wear off. Apparently not long. Elin and Tiger have two kids together. He can afford a freakin harem so why settle for one?

The original story did not add up. Now this adds up. Here’s a link from TMZ about it. The cops were reporting that his wife did in fact hit the back of the car with a golf club. But they were silent about how or why until now.

The end of domestic bliss? Tiger better get himself a pretty creole gal.

Heloise

Tiger Woods Crashes His Car in Florida–updated x2

Tiger Woods was driving, not very well as on the gold, I mean golf, course apparently, on his own street in a Cadillac SUV. His car struck a fire hydrant and a tree according to CNN reporting now. Mind you he was leaving home about 3 a.m. in the morning. Why was he leaving at that time. It was on his own property but he was not going very fast. both lips were cut and he had blood in his mouth. Going in and out of consciousness. Elin claims she heard the crash and came out. But  why was she awake at 3 and hearing anything? Why was he out and about at 3 a.m.

He was taken to hospital and has since been released with facial lacerations. He has been released from hospital. His injuries  listed as serious but not alcohol related.

How could he crash his car on his own street and not drive like he does on the range. Oh well, he will miss 1000 Oaks, CA tournament. Maybe not. There are conflicting reports that he was seriously hurt. His wife was in the car? Not sure, but she used a golf club to break out the back window and then pulled Tiger out of the car.

When ambulance and cops arrived he was on the sidewalk sort of dazed and with lacerations on his face. He may be okay to play. But alcohol was not involved. Maybe he was distracted on twitter.

Mini DVD Review: Management

I was browsing the local Red Box, I have Netflix and cable, but I thought I would see what they had that I could watch that night.

I found Management. It stars Jennifer Aniston. She is a regular gal who has a job that keeps her traveling. She winds up at a dinky motel in the southwest and the son of the motel owners stalks her…in a nice way.

He look like a loser but sorta cute. She does not cozy up to him because he is pushy and seems really desperate. The film is about the chase and boy meets girl and boy gets girl. It is worth a look-see because it is not realistic, not too corny, and not too sexy.

Sundance 2010 is just around the corner

What film will be box office biggie in 2010? Precious, which I reviewed both book and fim took the big prize in 2009. And as I predict will get some nods at Oscar time. It’s not because it won at Sundance, although that helps, but because it is a damn good drama.

Word of mouth drew viewers to the drama. It was an anticipated film and did not dissapoint. I am considering attending one of the Sundance weekends with press pass. If I can get a press pass in enough time. I don’t have the time to cover the whole ten days. If I lived there maybe. Hopefully next year see more of the best here in town.

What will be the stunner in 2010 and the breakout artists?

 

Heloise Reply to John Batchelor

Here’s the link where my reply to Batchelor is located. He wrote a blog at Daily Beast and I replied there and he posted to his Web site.

When does a tattle-tale book become fodder for a run? When it has Sarah Palin’s face on the cover. I think people are hungry for a woman president and for a REAL conservative. The likes we have not seen ever, IMO.

That is not to be confused with wanting or being “Stuck On Sarah” as I call it. Mitt missed it by a hair, excuse the pun. He is the one the party will prop up next time.

I told them they were messing up by not putting Mitt on the ticket but they gave it to McCain because he narrowly lost to W in the cycle before.

Sarah is a stealer. But this won’t add up to much politically. If Obama does not run in 2012 as he hints, and if Palin runs and wins nomination Dems would have to look for a woman. There is only one woman who has the name recognition to pull it off–Hillary,

Heloise

When does a tattle-tale book become fodder for a run? When it has Sarah Palin’s face on the cover. I think people are hungry for a woman president and for a REAL conservative. The likes we have not seen ever, IMO.

That is not to be confused with wanting or being “Stuck On Sarah” as I call it. Mitt missed it by a hair, excuse the pun. He is the one the party will prop up next time.

I told them they were messing up by not putting Mitt on the ticket but they gave it to McCain because he narrowly lost to W in the cycle before.

Sarah is a stealer. But this won’t add up to much politically. If Obama does not run in 2012 as he hints, and if Palin runs and wins nomination Dems would have to look for a woman. There is only one woman who has the name recognition to pull it off–Hillary!

Heloise

What’s Wrong With Precious?

Here’s my comment from BC that went with my review of the film Precious.

Lots of AA are not liking Precious. The book is really full of profanity and sex talk–profanity alert. Therefore the film would have to include that too. Fair enough. I looked at from a critics POV and that’s why I think that there will be awards for this flic. As one who has taught inner city science the kids are illiterate in SCIENCE! And hate science. They also use profanity as a defense mechanism.

Look at Dreamgirls which won big. There was no profanity in it but it had lots of stuff that is demeaning yet much a part of black culture.

There is a large black middle class we know that. But there is a huge underbelly too. Also, no one is mentioning that this was set in 1986 Harlem that’s 20 years ago. Things have changed. Look at the movie Gangster, that was a true tale. But lots of profanity and sex and drugs. Did black people embrace that film too? Not sure. I thought it was good but it was NOT critically acclaimed as Precious is IMO.

What do we learn from Precious the book and film? Since I reviewed both I think we learn that this is somewhat the bottom of the barrel in terms of her illiterate life. It is NOT far removed from my life. My mother was illiterate, and came from married parents. But due to poverty in NOLA she quit school in third grade. Hell, I did not know she could not read or write until I was grown. That too is typical. Therefore, my siblings and I were not cut out to go to college and get grad degrees. But we did because we went to Catholic schools where we were not abused.

This movie has lots of lessons: illiteracy among AA, and physical and sexual abuse among all classes and peoples.

Heloise

 

Shut Up and Shop

Will that be the message from large merchandisers this black Friday? Well I have changed my shopping habits a bit. I am trying to get out of debt. I bought some major appliances like a new, expensive dishwasher to go with my new kitchen. And now that my car note is paid off, I have remodeled kitchen and bath and bought some decent furniture.

I was using old furniture for years. I always bought a good new bed. But not furniture. Then there are clothes. I have two sewing machines not using, and will probably sell one of them on ebay, but I found the best damn place to buy used/new clothes.

Texas is the best place for resale shopping for clothes. Except for shoes I have all the winter coats I need that I bought new, I don’t need to shop for anytthing like clothes at department stores or outlets even.

 

Mad Scientist

Leaked emails, global warming hoax, Rush Limbaugh, and “Climategate” are fighting words. The man or mad scientist at the center of the storm is Professor Phil Jones, director of the University of East Anglia’s Climate Research Unit who calls the emailgate “rubbish” but adds that this has been the worse week of his life.

Science is only science if it is reproducible. The research and data that is published and practiced by men with Ph.D. behind their names gets shared with the scientific world. They conduct the research in such a way that it can be reproduced with little or no trouble by other scientists. They do not have to prove anything. However, the onus is on other scientists to disprove it with their independent research. That said, what do we have here in “Climategate?”

The climate change deniers see “collusion” while the scientists at the center see “nonsense.” The emails in question, hacked and put on a Russian server where they were quickly disseminated all over the Web: “…if the emails are correct, they “might highlight behaviour that those individuals might not like to have made public.” But he added, “Let’s separate out [the climate scientists] reacting badly to the personal attacks [from sceptics] to the idea that their work has been carried out in an inappropriate way.” 

Phil Jones is not the only mad scientist — he has company: Michael Mann, James Hansen, Michael Oppenheimer, Stephen Schneider, and Kevin Trenberth.

And the big question that looms for myself and for the media is how will this affect the Copenhagen talks? Will this global warming science conference simply melt down under the weight of these emails? Climatologists are not holding their breath on this one. They are not worried that their decades of research are being hailed as “fraudulent.” Or that this is being described as the biggest scam of the century. Or about talkers like Rush Limbaugh and his over-the-top charge of “made-up research.”

The revealed emails go back to 2004 and Dr. Mann does not look good with egg on his face. The slant and the use of the leaks is yet supposition and allegation. Yes, the emails exist and have been revealed to the public. But do they sound a death knell for measures to limit man-made climate change? Or will they just be a footnote to the start of the age of cap and trade?

my comment

The scientific method is just that. A 5-step method that starts with a testable question, hypothesis, experiment, conclusion, and start over if necessary.

The fault lies not in our conclusion but in our hypothesis. Yes, if you ask a slanted question you can get a slanted answer and one that “fits” the data. It is so easy.

Then there is the sneaky bit about having to prove it. The scientist does not have to prove it but share his data. Then the others in the search for truth must try to show where this guy or gal or group of gals or guys went wrong.

That becomes debate in the scientific and world community. Health care is having some debate now about screening. There is debate about global warming too. But is seems the naysayers are having less say.

The ice caps do seem to be melting. But I think much of it is the sun and solar activity. So I ask how does it ALL become man made. Case in point the tsunami that hit SE Asia. What I learned from that: NOTHING man made can ever be as powerful as something thrown at us by nature. What about the giant asteroid that hit central America destroying the dinosaurs? Again we don’t have anything now that powerful.

So, is 2012 about the poles shifting? I don’t know because I did not see it. But that is about the only thing, greater than an asteroid hit, that would completely destroy earth. And that is not man made and man cannot do a damn thing about it.
Get it? Sure you do.