Charles Barkley Arrested, Not For Gambling But DUI

Charles Barkley plans to run for governor of Alabama. His latest trouble with the law may not help him.  He was arrested on 31DEC08 on suspicion of DUI in Arizona.  This after his previous $400,000 gambling debt, does not seem to improve the odds of his gubernatorial run.

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Cooking Prime Rib On A Big Green Egg

This is how I cooked a prime rib roast on my Big Green Egg (BGE) on Christmas day 2008. I started with a prime rib roast, about 4.5 pounds.  The night before, put the roast in a glass dish, covered with a paper towel, and place it in the refrigerator.   I seasoned with the following:

  • 2 Tablespoons rosemary
  • 2 Tablespoons cracked black pepper
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1/4 cup of Kosher salt

First brush the roast with olive oil, then apply seasoning on all sides. Continue reading

Notre Dame To Lose Tenth Bowl Game Against Hawaii

Notre DameThe Fighting Irish will try to avoid losing their tenth straight bowl game against Hawaii.

The last time Notre Dame won a bowl game was the Cotton Bowl against Texas A&M in 1994, then the losses started:

  • 1995 L, 24-41 – Colorado – Fiesta Bowl
  • 1996 L, 26-31 – Florida State – Orange Bowl
  • 1997 L, 9-27 – LSU – Independence Bowl
  • 1999 L, 28-35 – Georgia Tech – Gator Bowl
  • 2001 L, 9-41 – Oregon State – Fiesta Bowl
  • 2003 L, 6-28 – NC State – Gator Bowlimage
  • 2004 L, 21-38 – Oregon State – Insight.com Bowl
  • 2006 L, 34-20 – Ohio State – Fiesta Bowl
  • 2007 L, 41-14 – LSU – Sugar Bowl
  • 2008 L, 28-10 – Hawaii – Sheraton Hawaii (prediction)

This record-setting loss should renew the calls for Charlie Weis to be fired.

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P.S. This is why I do not bet on sports.  I must eat my words.  Notre Dame had a great game, dominating the entire game.  Jimmy Clausen threw for 401 yards, and the Irish dominated 49-21.  An early Christmas gift for ND fans.  Congratulations!

Yahoo! Search Engine Offers More Privacy Than Google Or Microsoft

If you are looking for privacy and anonymity in your Internet searches you should use Yahoo! search. Yahoo! recently announced that it,

will anonymize user log data within 90 days with limited exceptions for fraud, security and legal obligations. Yahoo! will also expand the policy to apply not only to search log data but also page views, page clicks, ad views and ad clicks.

By comparison, Google will anonymize data after 9 months.  Here is Google’s privacy policy.

Microsoft keeps data for 18 months before making it anonymous.  Here is Microsoft’s privacy policy.

So, before searching for things you may not want others to know about, at least after 90 days, you may want to consider Yahoo!.

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Odd Search Engine Term

It is interesting to see what search terms direct people to your blog. I actually had three occurrences of the following search term:

gay dating gastric bypass

Wow, what has this blog turned into?