May 22, 2003
Singh says Annika 'doesn't belong' on PGA Tour (USAToday.com)
And, true to his word, Vijay Singh did withdraw, claiming he had "errands" and "chores", etc that he had to do for his wife.
Today, Sorenstam shot a 71, which is one over par. A very respectable performance, and certainly a hell of a lot better than I could ever do, but still quite beatable by a lot of professional players on the PGA tour -- she's 7 strokes behind the leader, if I remember correctly. She may not even make the Friday cut, but I'm rooting for her..
You see, I'm no big fan of Golf, but I tuned in to parts of the tournament just out of curiosity. I fail to see how having Annika, or any other woman, play in a tourny hurts the game of golf. If anything, it attracts more viewers, publicity, etc and raises the quality of the game.
The PGA is for professional golfers. Its bylaws make no mention of gender (though, I hear that is being debated and may possibly change) in terms of who it allows to participate. As opposed to say, the WNBA or the LPGA that are specifically for naturally born women.
Frankly, this whole "controversy" thing is ridiculous. Rock on, Annika. And Vijay's a wuss. Plain and simple.
May 21, 2003
must... catch... breath
need... fresh... air...
You have no idea how much crap you actually have until you set about throwing it out.
Additionally, you have no idea how much friggin' dust accumulates on that crap until you throw it out.
...off to find a dust mask
and a crowbar to pry open the window...
and... well, bah to Spring Cleaning.
May 19, 2003
Hoorah for extended-family bickering.
May 15, 2003
First, there was "The Matrix".
Then, they made "Matrix Reloaded".
I've seen both. I've enjoyed both.
Howzzat for a review?
(You really shouldn't read the rest of this unless you want to be spoiled.)
In all honesty, Matrix Reloaded was a good flick. I saw a special "sneak preview" showing the night before the official release. So, the lines were pretty long and everything. Then on top of all that, they had the gall to have, um, "technical difficulties" with the film. (Yeah, yeah. I *know* the issues resulted from the shipping of the film and not any error on the part of the theatre. But that's less fun of a story).
To wit: The previews alternated from being compressed horizontally, then compressed vertically, then being displayed on the full screen. When the film started the first time, it was reversed. So, back to watching the previews all over again. When shown the first time, "Finding Nemo" solicited laughs, the second time -- not so much.
Finally, they got everything running smoothly.
So, in no particular order:
Bottom Line: Good flick; a bit slow at parts... "deeper" story than the first, but a bit less suspensful. Visual effects impressive, but not a significant improvement over the first. Looking forward to the conclusion in November.
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