Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Dancing On A Smaller Stage

A couple of interesting March Madness offshoots:

- Joe Carter is running The Tournament of Novels 2011 at the First Thoughts Blog. I'm hoping that Miller's "A Canticle for Leibowitz" will pull off a first round upset over Orwell's "1984." Other first round favorites include "The Hound of the Baskervilles," "Charlotte's Web," and "The Man Who Was Thursday." The most intriguing matchup has to be "Little House on the Prairie" against "Lord of the Flies." Slightly different visions of childhood to choose from there. Vote early and often.

- Big Top Liquors and Sid's Discount Liquors are having an NCAA tournament sale where each sale price is matched up with a team. When that team loses, the sale price ends. The selection and prices are not all that great, but if I had to pick a favorite it would be the winner of tonight's epic Alabama State-Texas San Antonio showdown. They'll be the sixteenth seed in East representing Red Breast Irish whiskey for $32.99 a bottle against top seeded Ohio State. Don't ask me why, but for some reason James from Folsom brought this to my attention. Researching liquor stores for a possible relocation? I suppose it is an important component of a region’s quality of life.

James did add this:

Anyway, there's reason enough to hope for an early elimination of Notre Dame. Coors and Coors Light? Please...