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2.24.2008

"This time, I really need the money, because my car insurance rates have gone through the roof." 

I'm not a huge Billy Joel fan, but I figured that if I want to ever see him in concert, I probably should do so soon.

He's actually pretty funny in concert, full of self-deprecating humor and silliness. Thanks to him, I learned about this amusing controversy during Hillary Clinton's Senate campaign from 2000.

Setlist from February 23, 2008 in Anaheim:

Prelude/Angry Young Man
My Life
Everybody Loves You Now
The Entertainer
The Ballad Of Billy The Kid
Allentown
New York State Of Mind
Zanzibar
Root Beer Rag
Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)
Don't Ask Me Why
Captain Jack
She's Always A Woman
Keeping the Faith
River Of Dreams
Highway To Hell
We Didn't Start The Fire
It's Still Rock And Roll To Me
You May Be Right
Scenes From An Italian Restaurant
Only The Good Die Young
Piano Man

I would've liked to hear Goodnight Saigon, This Night, The Downeaster "Alexa", Leningrad, Say Goodbye To Hollywood, Stiletto...oh well. I'm also surprised that Uptown Girl was omitted; the only time I've ever seen it performed is in the clip below.


2.13.2008

Alberto Gilardino plays inline hockey in Los Angeles 



That's right, the AC Milan striker (pictured above) apparently plays inline hockey in Los Angeles on his off days.

Tonight, when our team led 1-0 with 3:00 to go, he camped out in front of our goal. While I was in the process of lifting his stick, he held my stick with both arms and fell down much in the manner shown above. I hardly need to mention that they scored on the ensuing power play and again afterward.

As he was leaving the rink, I yelled out to the referee, "Hey ref, which sports book do you like best? I think I prefer Caesars Palace." Well, actually I didn't, but I wish I had.

2.02.2008

The waiting is the hardest part 

Waiting five days before owning a gun is nearly as awful as waiting fourteen days for the Super Bowl.


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