So I guess that answers that question…
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On my way back from lunch I see that the infamous Bourbon Street at 114th and Dodge is changing their name to “The Drink”. This is the worst name ever. Good thing I do not frequent this establishment. In fact, if it wasn’t a block from our office, there’s a great likelyhood it would never enter my mind. Its the worst bar ever. Clientele are, dare I say, frightening? And the beer is not particularly cheap either.
The Drink, huh? See, this is why I should be in charge of naming all watering holes in Omaha. I would never allow this kind of horridousness.
If you are going to name a bar, the big thing is to pick out an inanimate object, slap a color or other descriptive term in front of it, and quicker than a blue hair with a lucky troll doll wins at bingo, you got yourself a great bar name.
Blue Ninja. Club Gnarly. Orange Fro Pik. Beer City. Boozin’ Phil’s. Drinks’r on That Guy. Awesome Inn. Limozeens’n'hottubs. I mean, these are all great names. Feel free to use them. Just give me a free drink when I stop in.
So, quite a weekend for the idiot, I mean, me. Friday night, I get a message from a girl I’ve known for a while but who is newly single. She wants me to come out to the bar with her and her friends, and then go back to their place to play games of a drinking variety. Something about needing a partner. Three drunk girls, their apartment, drinking games, one guy: me.
But I was in the middle of a righteous game of ping-pong! So I hit ignore. And lost track of time, and totally never called her back. Now she won’t return my calls.
Proof positive that I am still the undisputed king of idiotville.
But wait wait wait it gets worse!
There, I said it. I hate Sunfire Unicorn.
What is Sunfire Unicorn, you say? Its a student illustration that was entered in the 2004 AIGA Nebraska Show. It has kind of a cult following among board members. Honestly, though, the name is really all its got going for it, and now that the coolness of the name has worn off, so has the novelty.
I want to kill the Unicorn.
Nice to know that third digit on the scoreboard works!
In college hoops, scoring 100 points in a game doesn’t happen very often. Perhaps once or twice a season even for good teams. If you figure that the game lasts 40 minutes, to score 100 points means you have to get a least one basket per minute, and mix in a few times where you score twice in a minute. Even that will barely get you over the century mark. In my eight years in Omaha watching Creighton play, I’ve personally seen them accomplish the feat just twice.
To put it further in perspective, if Creighton scores 70 points in a game, season ticket holders get free Godfather’s Pizza with their ticket stub. The threshhold is set at 70 because that’s a pretty good median — they’ll have about half their games over 70, and some under 70. When they do get over 70, it usually happens late in the game. Saturday, Creighton passed 70 at the 11-minute mark of the second half.