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My dead guy has a second name; it’s N-i-e-m-e-y-e-r.

Acclaimed Brazilian architect, Oscar Niemeyer died at the not-so-spry age of 104.  This leaves Brazil with about zero acclaimed architects.

Now, I could make the obvious observations, like how his style was so clearly influenced by Le Corbusier.  Or how, as Nicolai Ouroussoff so poignantly pointed out, his later works suffered from age.

That spot on his right cheek?  That's from when Judas Iscariot bitch-slapped him in a bar-room brawl.

That spot on his right cheek? That’s from when Judas Iscariot bitch-slapped him in a bar-room brawl.

But I would rather concentrate on how fucking old he was.  The guy was 104 years old!  His most famous designs include the Pyramids of Giza, Stonehenge and the Colossus of Rhodes.

This guy cut his teeth designing caves.  He apprenticed under Noah (who was really more about designing ships).  Unfortunately, much of his work was destroyed in Pompeii.

The real question here is: Who would draft someone so old?  An idiot.  That’s who.

This hit goes to Dawn-n-Mike!… But in all fairness, it really just goes to –n-Mike.

Yes, while Dawn was gathering information on the younger train-wrecks of the world, Mike thought that it would be a nifty strategy to pick someone worth zero points.  Fuckin’ brilliant, Mike.  What’s your next move?  Get some milk on the expiration date? Invest with that Bernie Madoff guy?  Watch a Colin Farrell movie?  Maybe you can refinance your lawnmower.

I mean, it’s not like he’s re-drafting his lock of the year over and over and over and over again… now that’s solid drafting.

So, they make the board, but with the same amount of points as me.

Happy pooling,

SPMI

Current Standings:

Jami – 20 – (Larry Hagman – 20)

Joanne – 10 – (Freddy Schmidt – 10)

Tailgating with Jesus – 10 – (Marvin Miller – 10)

Gainna – 10 – (Lucille Bliss – 10)

“Sister” Mary Sheila – 10 (Lee MacPhail – 10)

Babysitter – 10 (Clive Dunn – 10)

Dawn-n-Mike – 0 (Oscar Niemeyer – 0)

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