MURPHY’S LAW: Election Projection, Cundiff Cut, Humblebragging

Murphy's Law Generic

The presidential election is four weeks away. There’s no more accurate predictor of how the election will go than Nate Silver. Mitt Romney just made a big move in Silver’s tracker, but still trails Barack Obama in the electoral vote projection 297 to 241. Silver is always spot-on. Track daily here to see if Romney’s surge continues, or Obama gets mojo back…

The Redskins cut Billy Cundiff. The former Drake and Harlan star has had a rough go of it since missing the game-tying field goal attempt (for the Ravens) in the AFC championship game. Kicking in the NFL is large part mental. Cundiff has the leg. I hope Billy gets the chance to get his mind back to Pro Bowl level…

One of my favorite Twitter follows is @Humblebrag. A humblebrag is when someone pretends to make a humble statement, but what they’re really doing is setting up the brag that lets you know how awesome he/she is. Here’s an example from @Josh_Friedman:

“As I enter tv pitch season I consider my career stats: 14 pitches, 12 sold, 10 written, 5 shot, 1 series made. Tough business, this tv thing”

Josh just let us know out of 14 TV series he’s pitched, 12 were sold(!), five were shot, and one was made. “Tough business, this tv thing”? No, Josh is letting you know he’s killin’ it.

I see humblebrags all the time locally too. I’m sure I’m guilty, and if I am,  I hate myself. Another Twitter tool alert is the person who retweets his compliments. “RT You’re awesome!” (and now retweeted to make sure everyone else knows just how awesome)…

This daredevil who’s jumping to earth from 23 miles high reminds me of Evel Knievel. It’s hard to describe how big a star Evel Knievel was when I was a kid. I had Evel Knievel toys, and a lunchbox…

Des Moines Jeremy Stephens is paid to fight, but he remains in jail for a fight he says he wasn’t in. That’s irony…

I can’t believe I’m typing this, but the Jets might as well start Tim Tebow. Can’t hurt…

Andy Fales had the best description for the look on Jerry Sandusky’s face as that sick monster walked toward a life in prison: “He looked like a guy who drinks from the toilet with a crazy straw.”…

 

 

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