rather random

October 4, 2001
Heh. When I was in high school (Dear old Euclid) we had a phenomenal football team. We'd kick everyone's butt, up to the point we had to play the Catholic schools, who could basically draft all the talent they needed. Anyway, a big part of that was a player named Robert Smith. He was a year ahead of me but I usually ended up sitting a few tables from him in the cafeteria, thanks to band. Anyway, this is the same Robert Smith who became one of the star players of the Minnesota Vikings... in fact he has fan sites dedicated just to him. It sounds like he's considered a real class act. He recently announced his retirement...some little thing about wanting to be able to walk when he was in his 40s. Anyway, I'm always amused when I end up controlling his character in "NFL Blitz 2000". I had to get out a yearbook to prove his EHS-ness to my cousin. (Euclid had some other great players, like Pepe Pearson, though as far as I know no one quite as stellar as Smith.)

Logo of the Moment
I saw this red cow logo, for the Robert Stigwood Organization, at the end of the movie "Tommy". The company was associated with some really big projects in the 1970s, Grease, Saturday Night Fever, Jesus Christ Superstar etc. Their "real site" seems dead, but information on what it did can be found on this Saturday Night Fever (the musical) site.

I dunno, I just really like the logo.

Link of the Moment
Ever heard of a trauma treatment called EMDR? Salon.com has an interesting piece on it...supposedly it's highly effective, though to an observer it looks like hokum, like low-rate hypnotism. Interesting.