Thursday, November 18, 2004

Mrs. CNB breaks out on her own

It had to happen sometime -- Mrs. CNB had to get her own voice. Go there for your liberal fix.

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Something to Bring Us All Together

If nothing else can bring this country, and the world, together, maybe it will be the gastronomic abilities of Takeru Kobayashi, pictured above.

This guy made news this week for eating 69 Krystal Square hamburgers (think sliders) in 8 minutes. What makes him such a hero for all fans of the sport of competitive eating (the International Federation of Competitive Eating certainly believes that speed gluttony qualifies as a sport) is that he now holds the records for hot dogs, cow brains, square hamburgers, and rice balls. (Scoff if you will, but please remember that rhythmic gymnastics is an official Olympic sport.)

Irrespective of any partisan or ideological differences we may have, I think we can all agree that Mr. Kobayashi is a Renaissance man, provided you include the rapid ingestion of cow brains in that determination. If you aspire to the lofty heights of Mr. Kobayashi, CNB wishes to emphasize that the IFOCE will not sanction or promote any events that do not adhere to the highest safety regulations, and the IFOCE is against at-home training of any kind.

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Diamond Dave, Paramedic

The man pictured above, David Lee Roth, is training to be a paramedic in New York. In fact, several weeks ago, Mr. Roth saved the life of a heart attack victim in the Bronx by using a defibrillator. That is certainly better news than when Mr. Roth suffered the indignity of being busted for buying a dimebag in Washington Square Park (and that damned "Dell Dude" followed suit in a possible misguided attempt at hero worship -- couldn't he have just remade Just Like Paradise?).

Monday, November 15, 2004

Would the Last One Out Please Hit the Lights?

CNB is not sure if this is a purge or not, but 6, count-em, 6 Cabinet members have resigned. That is a 20% rate of attrition within two weeks of the election (and you thought history majors could not do math). Some are troubled by the resignation of Sec. of State Colin Powell, especially because Condoleezza Rice is expected to be nominated as his replacement. However, it is difficult to see how this changes things, as Powell (while called the "voice of moderation") got sent to the UN to make the now-debunked case for invading Iraq based on the presence of WMDs.

More to come. . .