Monday, June 7, 2010

Weekend Recap, Now with Glorious Steak Aroma

Welcome back for another work week, loyal readers. For those of you who are upset at having to start another week of work/school, here's something that's sure to put a smile on your face. You'll have to click it in order to read the small print, but trust me -- it's worth it:

Now, on to the recap:

Chicago is one game away from the Stanley Cup after unleashing a 7-goal beatdown on Philadelphia last night. Chris Pronger is still a douchebag. Go Blackhawks.

After last night's Celtics victory, the NBA Finals are tied up at one game apiece. I'm sure it's a lot of fun to watch, if that's your kind of thing. Personally, my favorite part of the series has been disgraced NBA ref Tim Donaghy's entries on Deadspin breaking down the miserable state of the officiating in the series.

Unfortunately, I didn't get to watch too much of the Spelling Bee this year. But it's always something that never fails to entertain. Fourteen-year-old Anamika Veeramani correctly spelled the word "stromuhr" to win it all. For the record, "stromuhr" gets the little red underline on my auto-spellchecker. Yes, it's a medical term, but middle schoolers knowing this word really doesn't seem to have any redeeming value other than providing me with entertainment for two days every June. But I'm not complaining. Those little nerds are awesome.

A billboard that smells like steak! As you read this, scientists are working on adapting this technology for The Couchwarmers. It will be here and implemented by the end of the month*.
*No it won't

The state of New York has decided to give credit for wrong answers on standardized math tests. According to the article, "scorers joked about giving points to kids who wrote their names, brought a pencil or shared gum." Sounds a lot like an FSU final exam.

Finally, just keep in mind that even though it's Monday, things could be a lot worse. For example, you could be this guy, who will most likely never be able to get a passport without undergoing a Sammy Sosa skin treatment.

Don't forget to vote on Bear vs. Shark. By the time the week is over, the World Cup will be here. Rejoice.