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the loop

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Since morning, the word that is on an endless loop in my mind is “jackedup”, thanks to Monday Night Football

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Written by Sudarshan Suresh

November 30, 2006 at 7:42 pm

Posted in Football

this is so me….

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Finnaly here is someone that I can identify with – CALVIN

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Written by Sudarshan Suresh

November 29, 2006 at 7:18 pm

Posted in Garbage Post

there is never a shortage

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Read this article
Took a deep breath and can only ask whether the world will call me a do-gooder if I plant a few trees after I brutally rape someone. I am amazed that someone can put together such a cohesive piece of crap and get it published. It is very well known that Walmart has killed the local businesses by unfairly unleveling the playing field. Since their product prices need to be lower than the local stores, they rarely buy their prodce from the locals hence killing local enetrprises which would have supplied these mom and shop stores. Studies have shown that the retail giants hire experts who study customer psyche and let them know the items on which the customers look out the most for the best deals. The strategy usually is to keep the prices lower for these items and increase the prices for the other items. Local small busineses rarely can afford these experts and have gotten terribly hit in the process.

Studies have shown that for every dollar spent in your street corer shop, nearly 70 cents stays in the local community but only 25 cents stay in the community while you spend the same dollar at your local retail store. So the money is being spent by the local community is not coming back to it but is going to build mansions in Bentonville, Arkansas.

The amount of fuel spent by the Walmarts and Safeways of the world to transport their produce from the supplier to the stores is over the top. If you take long road trips, you will see these trucks hogging the roads in the nights. So even from an energy perspective, Walmart just doesn’t cut it.

Walmart is just a Mall Wart

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Written by Sudarshan Suresh

November 29, 2006 at 8:23 am

Posted in Smoking Crack

Cubby curse

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Chicago Cubs signed Soriano for a 8 year 136 million deal. I think it is a very bad decision that will haunt them more than the curse of the Billy Goat. Too much money for too long a time for a player who is good but not great and doesn’t address one of their biggest needs – pitching. Prior and Wood are prone to injuries and Wade Miller is also not dependable. Their only star pitcher in Carlos Zambrano. They play in a division which doesn’t boast of very deep offensive lineups and acquiring good pitching would have put them atop of their division. The reverse might also be true if they say our division has good pitching and hence we need to have good hitting but as cliched as it many sound good pitching and defense always bests good hitting.

It would have made much better baseball sense had they signed a top-of-the shelf starter like Jason Schmidt or Barry Zito, re signed Juan Uribe to lead off or signed Gary Matthews Jr. Long contracts have proven to be killers as the Rangers found out with Alex Rodriguez and Red Sox go through yearly trauma with Manny and the Cubs have fallen into the hole as well.

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Written by Sudarshan Suresh

November 23, 2006 at 12:43 am

Posted in Baseball

this is our country???

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Have you seen these new Chevy ads with John Mellencamp playing in the background. I think the guy who made these ads should attend classes for diversity sensitivity. The ads show hardworking white people and I don’t see any colored people in the ad proclaiming this is our country. A friend of mine pointed it out to me and I was actually surprised that two of these ads ( different ones but same song) have no colored people.

It is indeed sad after all these years, people still harbor color to differentiate between people. It is not funny this time, Mr.Kramer

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Written by Sudarshan Suresh

November 20, 2006 at 6:21 am

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Cy who?

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In a few years, the Cy Young award should be rightfully renamed Johan Santana Award. Santana is just overpowering on the mound and sometimes you just feel that the hitter is no better than you because both of you can just watch. If there he is coming to a ballpark near you, please go watch him. He is a magician with the ball.

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Written by Sudarshan Suresh

November 17, 2006 at 12:04 am

Posted in Baseball

Dancing with Emitt

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I have not even watched this show once on ABC but I am happy that the alltime leading running back from NFL waltzed his way his to the trophy. I saw a few clips of Emitt doing his thing and was pleasantly surprised how well the man could move. We are talking about a guy who has rushed for over 18000 yards in the NFL and made 4409 rushing attempts in close to 15 years. Imagine this, Tikki Barber of the NY Giants has been playing for the last 10 years and has 14,000 yards under his belt wants to hang up his boots at the end of the year as he is tired of getting the hits. A couple of years after retirement, some players even find it difficult to bend down and pick up their kids. This is how difficult and tough this league could be on knees and body. Emitt’s achievement in winning the Dancing with the Stars makes it all the more special

Staying on the subject of NFL running backs, the notoriously famous OJ Simpson , who was tried and acquitted for murdering his wife and her friend, is coming out with a show detailing if he had killed his wife how he could have done it. It cannot get more bizarre than this. OJ just needs to shut his trap and not worry about these vieled confession attempts and more importantly, I am left to wonder why Fox would air up such stupid shows.

As a sidenote, OJ Simpson was acquitte by Judge Ito. The Rutgers University kicker who kicked the field goal in the dying minutes of last week’s victory over Louisville is Ito and he is nicknamed the Judge

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Written by Sudarshan Suresh

November 16, 2006 at 6:36 am

Posted in Football

label….

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All morning, I read about label switching and I went to a sandwich place for lunch. Everyone was “Label reading”. Since it was a long line and am generally very observant, I counted the number of people read the label on chips, the fruit juices, the cookies, the puddings and to my surprise almost everyone read the label of something or the other. Most people read the label on the fruit juices and everyone except one decided against taking the juice. It was ironic that the primary product of the sandwich place – the sandwich comes without any labels and we were queueing up the dozens to eat it. Such is life….

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Written by Sudarshan Suresh

November 10, 2006 at 9:14 pm

Posted in Garbage Post

A letter to Time

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I shot a letter to the editor of Time Magazine in response to an interview by Andrew Liveris in their latest edition

Read the interview and then read my response

Dear Editor,

I have a honest suggestion for Mr. Liveris-
I think he should not compete in “Who wants to be a millionaire?”
because he has been given umpteen chances to correctly complete the
famous phrase ____ and take and every single time he has struck out by
saying “take and take”. He brags about his company milking the foreign
market by selling water to the poor in Africa but at the same time, he
doesn’t want to give back to the foreign market by buying a hybrid car
which reduces pollution and uses lesser resources. Fair trade, huh?I can only smirk in disgust when he proudly proclaims that
Dow has given clean drinking water to millions across the world. I
think Mr. Liveris should be reminded in April this year, hundreds of
affected people in the Bhopal Gas Tragedy took a 500 mile march from
Bhopal to meet the Indian Prime Minister at the nation’s capital. One
of their demands – clean water. Their water had been polluted by none
other than Union Carbide Chemical factory, now owned by Dow Chemical
Company. The people have been suffering for generations and here was
Liveris with yet another chance to hit a walk off grand slam home run.
What does he do? It was a straightforward choice between filling the
pockets of your shareholders or filling the hearts of millions with
joy. And he took it. Unfortunately for the world, he took the former
and struck out looking.

 

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Written by Sudarshan Suresh

November 8, 2006 at 8:14 pm

Posted in Smoking Crack

Another one bites the dust….

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How true is the phrase in her majesty’s language… “When it rains, it pours”. I have been waiting use this title for one of my blog posts for a long long time but the opportunity never presented itself. But today, there are not one but two instances where I can use it.

The first one to bite the dust today was Donald Rumsfeld. The Grand Ol Man of the Grand Old Party finally decided that enough is enough and has chosen to retire to his couch to watch cartoons with his great great grand kids. In my opinion, he should have quit and or should have been shown the door after 2004 but I guess my opinion is worth less than 2 cents. Anyways, as the cliche goes better late then never.

The next one to bite the dust was Kevin Federline . Kevin Who? might be the reaction for most of you who do not stand in the shopping aisles at your grocery stores and glance at the tabloids . His wife, more famously known as Britney Spears, did not want to have it even one more time. Anyways, this was a small firecracker waiting to explode and it blew up today.

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Written by Sudarshan Suresh

November 8, 2006 at 8:13 pm