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 Round One Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 Author:  matt
 Dated:  Friday, January 23 2004 @ 06:10 AM PST
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KitschBlog Madness has released the bracket for the first round, and my first opponent is Matt Powell from Wheat and Chaff.

From what I've read of his blog, he's a fairly well spoken guy that doesn't seem prone to ranting and raving (unlike me, on occasion). He basically seems like a pretty stand up guy that I hold no ill will toward.

On the other hand, excepting the absolute loonies at the extreme end of either side of the political spectrum, our views seem to be diametrically opposed.

 Bittersweet Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 Author:  matt
 Dated:  Monday, January 19 2004 @ 04:33 AM PST
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LifeMy father was a huge sports fan. He followed everything. Football, baseball, hockey, basketball, golf, you name it. It wasn't just the professional sports either, he kept track of the NCAA and even high school leagues. Back when we lived on Cape Cod, he used to complain that we were so far out of Boston that our subscription to the Boston Globe didn't have the high school scores in it... we were in "one star" land.

For all of you that are unfamiliar with the vagaries of newspaper publishing, every day the Globe (and I assume just about every other large paper) prints several different editions, the earliest of which are delivered to places further away, and the latest editions end up in newsstands in the city itself. The Globe uses a systems of stars at the top of the front page to identify which edition is which. For some reason, the high school scores never made it into the first edition, which ended up causing my father to cancel our subscription and start buying the paper from a guy that sold them to commuters waiting in traffic on Gallivan Boulevard in Dorchester.

 Survey Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 Author:  matt
 Dated:  Sunday, January 18 2004 @ 02:03 AM PST
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KitschI got tired of the "Clean" theme, so I changed it in my preferences.

It got me thinking though, and I'm curious as to whether people think that one of the other ones should be the default theme, since most people will never see anything else.

So, here are screenshots of each theme, and you tell me in the comments which one you like best. The most popular one becomes the default.

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Most Recent Post: 01/24 01:47AM by matt

 Foiled Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 Author:  matt
 Dated:  Thursday, January 08 2004 @ 03:27 PM PST
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KitschI had to share.

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Most Recent Post: 01/09 12:54PM by matt

 Blog Madness Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 Author:  matt
 Dated:  Friday, January 02 2004 @ 11:29 AM PST
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KitschI just registered one of my Nation's Heartland entries (the one about Cedar Point) at Blog Madness. I guess I'm kind of curious about how my writing will be received by people that don't know me.

Also, fair warning that posts will be sporadic for a while (if you hadn't already noticed). I'm, yet again, working on a project with completely unrealistic deadlines. Hopefully I'll be able to, yet again, pull something out of my ass at the last minute, but in the meantime I'll be stuck with my nose in a copy of Visual Studio.

Happy new year!

 Lacking any real news... Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 Author:  matt
 Dated:  Tuesday, December 30 2003 @ 06:49 PM PST
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Kitsch... let's talk about the weather. Specifically, let's talk about the fact that New Year's Eve in Boston is supposed to have a low temperature above freezing, while Hawaii and Las Vegas have snow.

I'm lost. Exactly which sign of the apocalypse were we on again?

 Dear Sir, Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 Author:  matt
 Dated:  Thursday, December 18 2003 @ 05:55 PM PST
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Sports

Curious?

 Gone fission Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 Author:  matt
 Dated:  Tuesday, December 16 2003 @ 04:17 PM PST
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SportsThe Red Sox rumor mill has officially gone nuclear powered (that's "noo-klee-aar", Mr. President).

It appears that the trade discussions involving Alex Rodriguez and Manny Ramirez may be off the table... because they've been signed already.

Stay Tuned...

 Passing the hat Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 Author:  matt
 Dated:  Tuesday, December 16 2003 @ 05:15 AM PST
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KitschI'm finding the total at the bottom to be one of the more amazing things I've seen lately.

Something (not so) Awful
(Link updated 1/24/04, total no longer on bottom.)

 Getting Old Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 Author:  matt
 Dated:  Monday, December 15 2003 @ 02:02 AM PST
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LifeI was watching a movie tonight, and at one point I laughed so hard that my back cracked.

If you're interested, the movie was Global Heresy, a.k.a. Rock My World. Overall, it was pretty bad, but then again, I collect bad movies.

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