Thursday, April 30, 2009

Serial Cereal Reviews: Cocoa Puffs Combo

Today we get a surprise guest. I didn't know Cocoa Puffs Combo existed until I opened up the box, and thought to myself, "What the hell are these white things in here?" Apparently, these are vanilla flavored puffs. My one worry was that one of the flavors would overpower the flavor of the other. No worries here as they are really well balanced. It is nice for a change of pace cereal. Although normal Cocoa Puffs is a change of pace cereal for me since I hardly ever buy it.

It doesn't kill you on the calories either at 150 a serving. Which is less than a lot of the "healthy" cereals. It just doesn't have as many of the vitamins you are looking for, but hell take a multi-vitamin and you will be fine I would think. Don't ask me though, I'm eating Cocoa Puffs Combos.

I give it a very respectable 3.5 out of 5 bowls

Monday, April 27, 2009

A little less hyperbole, please.

Last week, the Rangers and their fans got to see pitcher Derek Holland enter the game against the Toronto Blue Jays. The next day I was listening to the local sports radio station. Holy cow, they damn near put him in the hall of fame.

What one show host said, "I have not felt this good about a Ranger pitcher in years. " Holland's line for the night:

IP: 2 1/3 H: 3 R: 0 ER: 0 BB: 0 SO: 2 ERA: 0.00

A nice outing I reckon. Another host said of Holland,"He should be inserted in the starting rotation immediately!" Wow, seems to be jumping the gun a but there. Well let's check out Derek Holland's stats for the season:

IP: 2 1/3 H: 3 R: 0 ER: 0 BB: 0 SO: 2 ERA: 0.00

Hmmm, well, okay. I don't think I want to stick someone in the starting rotation who has only pitched once this season. Lets get him some more outings. Finally, another host said this, "Derek Holland will be the number 2 pitcher in the rotation by the end of season." Incredible, well maybe he has done a lot in his major league career. I wonder what his major league stats are:

IP: 2 1/3 H: 3 R: 0 ER: 0 BB: 0 SO: 2 ERA: 0.00

Okay, stop just stop. It was his first ever major league appearance. Come on, please. Give him a few more outings.

Another fun thing that happened at that game was the new Ranger pitcher Darren O'Day made into the game. The Rangers had just signed him off of waivers from the Mets. He was entering his cab from the airport when the Rangers tied the game up in the 9th. He entered the game, but they didn't have a jersey for him, so he had to wear Kason Gabbard's old uni. How bush league!

Friday, 2B Ian Kinsler was on the radio and they were asking him about O'Day's coming into the game. He said Vernon Wells looked into the bullpen and aksed him who the sidearm pitcher was, and he replied he didn't have any idea. When he did enter the game, the team came out to the mound and shook his hand. The catcher had to ask him what kind of pitches he threw. Pretty funny I thought.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Legion Sketch #16

In this edition we have:

This is Polar Boy as you can see. This has been illustrated by the great Captain America artist Steve Epting.Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Gallup Study Finds

So, what does it take to get me to watch the Master's Sunday?

  1. Be at my dad's house
  2. Being there he has no cable or satellite.
  3. The only other real choice was the Cavalier-Celtic basketball game, and the Cavs were beating brains in o the Celtics by 30 points.
Outside of actually watching golf not much else happened on Easter. I switched Good Friday off for Monday at my boss' request, and I always say yes. The reason is if it is even remotely slow on Friday I am going to go home early anyways. It was, and I did.

Every time I have a day off like Monday I make all of these plans in my head of what I am going to do. As usual I did nothing. I barely even left the house.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Serial Cereal Reviews: Wheat Chex

This time I go back and try what I have always considered the red-headed stepchild of the Chex line. Growing up this was my absolute least favorite of the cereals. I would finally eat this after I had burned through the corn and rice flavors. I recently went back and revisited this most despised of flavors.

After eating a box of this. I have to rethink everything. This is actually a pretty tasty cereal. The wheat flavor really distinguishes itself from all of the corn and rice cereal you normally get. Like the rest of the Chex line it stays pretty crunchy in the milk. I may not put it ahead of the other Chex cereal, but it has definetely closed the gap.

Nutritionally it is pretty good compared to rest of the brand. One serving will give you 40 more calories than corn or rice, BUT it the wheat gives you 80% of iron and 100% of the folic whereas you get 50% of both from rice and corn. The one that is a slightly better nutritional value is Mulit-Bran Chex which I have never seen at any of my local grocery stores.

I am going to surprise myself and give this cereal 4 out of5 bowls. I really dig it.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Legion Sketch #15

Having some fun this time:

This is Bouncing Boy of course. This one was drawn by Jake Ewing who runs the comic shop I go to, Awesome Comics. This was done at a con, and Jake was getting pretty bored there selling his own self-published comics. This is one of those sketches you get when someone is bored. Hat-Trick is me, and I did bring a bottle of Crown Royal up there. The Crown helped with some of the boredom as well.

Friday, April 3, 2009


A couple of thoughts while watching the NCAA tournament:

  1. Who does Dick Enberg think he is fooling? He was completely grey in the '80s, and now he has brownish color hair.
  2. Something I heard on the radio before the Michigan State-Louisville game, "You guys are in for a treat today, because you won't see more animated coaches on the sidelines than Tom Izzo and Rick Pitino." The day I watch any sporting event to see the coaches on the sideline is the day I give you permission to put me out of my misery.
  3. Am I the only person who roots for Xavier, because it reminds me of the X-Men?
  4. I did absolutely no research on my brackets this year, picked only the higher seeds, and I am currently in third.
In other "sporting" news: I qualified for the PGA tour in Tiger Woods Golf. Wait, what?

The car: I am still having problems with my car, and I am getting so frustrated. I won't go into the long boring details, but it is really killing me. I am happy that Goodyear hasn't charged me a dime for the last three times I have taken it in.