Today I noticed a story about a crazy person. This man has been in line for the opening of the first Ikea store in Atlanta for a week. Naturally this guy is unemployed. What’s funny, OK, it’s all funny, is that there isn’t any guarantee that he’s going to get special prizes for being the first person in the store.
Line-waiting is kind of a lost art. It used to matter if you stood in line for a week for Stones tickets. Now you buy them online and pay as a service charge what you paid for four seats in the second row in 1968. People stand in line for Titans’ single-game tickets at the Coliseum box office even though the line-standers only get a very small percentage of the tickets because of online buyers.
Tonight’s NBA draft coincides with President Bush’s national address on Iraq. I have to say that Andrew Bogut’s agent did a much better sales job with the Milwaukee Bucks than Mr. Bush did on the war.
Yes, the White Sox lost two of three to the Cubs. I’m already over it. I was annoyed that I forgot to start Mark Prior when he made the South Side squad look like hitless wonders. In tonight’s 2-1 win over Detroit, the White Sox had six hits. Every Sox losing streak to date has ended with a winning streak.