Sunday, February 27, 2005

The Un-Oscars 

The not-much-coveted trophy. Picture from cineybso.comPosted by Hello

It's that time again when all the previous movies are compared to each other, the worthy get nominated and the winners get that famous trophy...

...worth $4.97.

The anti-Oscars, better know as the Razzies, are out for 2004. The biggest "winner" of the night was Halle Berry, Worst Actress for Catwoman. She is immediately the Coolest Person Ever, because she could laugh at herself enough to actually show up in person, accept the award, and give a speech:

"They can't take this away from me, it's got my name on it!" she quipped. A raucous crowd cheered her on as she gave a stirring recreation of her Academy Award acceptance speech, including tears.

She thanked everyone involved in "Catwoman," a film she said took her from the top of her profession to the bottom.

"I want to thank Warner Brothers for casting me in this piece of shit," she said as she dragged her agent on stage and warned him "next time read the script first."

It is rare for a Razzie winner to show up at the spoof awards held on the night before Oscars (news - web sites) -- but Berry did on Saturday, saying her mother taught her that to be "a good winner you had to be a good loser first." She received a standing ovation.

Halle, you rock.

Unfortunately, since this is still Hollywood, the awards had to get a bit political. President Bush won the awards for Worst Actor and one half of the Worst Couple (with either Condoleezza Rice or "My Pet Goat"). Donald Rumsfeld was named Worst Supporting Actor. I know Hollywood is pissed off at Republicans, but how could they pass up Vin Diesel for Chronicles of Riddick? Recount, recount!

I can't find a complete listing of 2004 Razzies winners yet, I'll update with a link when I find a site with all the winners.

Thursday, February 24, 2005

Life Rewards Action 

It's pretty neat how good things come to me when I get active and tackle my problems. I've been responding to job listings online; this after a weeklong period where I was too distracted and/or lazy to bother. I received a phone call today to set up an interview. It wasn't from any of the companies I recently contacted, instead it was from the 800-pound gorilla of the biotech world, Genentech.

I had applied to one of their open positions around a month ago. A few days later they responded by phone, and an interview time and date was set. Neat, until a few days after that when the called again to say that regrettably the position was not going to be filled after all. Oh well.

So now today the whole thing starts over again. Genentech set March 4 as my interview day. I'll give it my best, but this time I'll be more aggressive in trying to find other opportunities.

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

A Perfect Fit 

I'm happy to report that I've found yet another reason to hate the Oakland Raiders. Reports say Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Randy Moss will be traded to the Raiders. I've previously explained my feelings about Moss here. To fresh everyone's memory, here's a summary of Randy's on-field antics from ESPN.

Feeling fine: Moss' costly antics
January 2005 $10,000 for "Moon Over Green Bay"
November 2001 $15,000 for yelling at sponsors on bus
November 2001 $10,000 for taunting N.Y. Giants
November 2000 $25,000 for touching an official
January 2000 $25,000 for squirting official with water
November 1999 $10,000 for yelling at official

That list doesn't include an incident where Moss left the sidelines (and his teammates) before the game was over. He has the talent to succeed, and if he stopped being his own worst enemy, there's no telling how far he could go. Now that he's with a team that has always acted with an arrogant attitude, it all makes it so much easier to root against him.

Bloghop With Care 

Take a look up at the upper right corner of this page. As frequent readers of Blogger weblogs know, there ia a "Next Blog" button on my blog and virtually all other Blogger pages. Clicking on this button will take you to a random Blogger weblog. I find it a good way to uncover decent blogs, even if it takes about twenty times to find something any good.

Jeff Simmermon calls our attention to a story that, at first glance, might rain on the "Next Blog" parade. Apparently, Alvin Borromeo at MT Law Blog landed on a dud: he got a virus from a random blog:

Yesterday I was surfing the web on my home computer and hit the "next blog" icon a few times to see what's out there. One of the hits was nana*** (the actual name has numbers in place of the astisks). Pop-ups immediately appeared on my computer immediately after I visited the nana blog, even though I have a pop-up blocker installed. I started getting messages about system resources, etc. I immediately closed all of my browsers, but it was too late. When I re-opened my browser it went to a different home page. My computer was hijacked!

Boy, that will ruin your day right quick.

Several people went to work after hearing the story, and were able to get some answers. The likely cause: some naive blogger cut-and-paste some bit of code designed to play music when the page is loaded. Alas, he/she also copied some pretty nasty spyware along with the music.

It was noted that this really had nothing to do with either Blogger or the "Next Blog" button. Any webpage designer could do the same thing, whether the webpage is on Blogger or not. So in theory, you could surf to any unknown site (e.g. on GeoCities) and have this happen to you. Staying away from the "Next Blog" button isn;t going to necessarily save you.

It was also noted that this problem was virtually eliminated by using a non-Internet Explorer browser, and was confined to computers running Windows. Conclusions:

1.) Macs and Linnux systems should be safe.


I cannot stress this enough. Every damn computer virus problem seems to be related to IE, dump it. Firefox has all the bells and whistles of IE, without the security headaches. I only use Internet Explorer if I have no choice.

3.) Get a strong antivirus program. Pay for it, it's worth it. I like my McAfee.

If you have the proper precautions, the "Next Blog" button should not bring any unexpected nasty suprises. Even if you choose not to click, it's prudent to protect yourself as much as possible.

With that out of the way, I wish enough smart people would go to work to prevent this from happening to our cell phones. That would help me to sleep easier at night, although I suppose anyone who reads my blog will probably say it likely won't matter.

Tuesday, February 22, 2005


Joe Gandelman alerts us to yet another frightening weapon in the North Korean arsenal.

Grow Me A Pizza 

a vegetable garden
You are 'growing one's own food'.

You are guided by two words: 'Live simply.' You
value quality over quantity in most things, and
you have little use for the materialism and
consumerism of modern culture. You know the
value of hard work and try to be
self-sufficient as much as possible, and what
you do you do well. Unfortunately, no man is
an island, and you cannot do everything
yourself. Your puritanical work ethic makes
makes people think that you are weird, and not
much fun. Your problem is that growing one's
own food has been obsolete for a long time.

What obsolete skill are you?
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If I'm such a hard worker, why don't I have a job right now? Oh well, at least I sent off some resumes today. Yay me!

Via Royalmidnight, who I reached by bloghopping over from my college friend Alex's blog, which I just discovered. Welcome to the blogosphere!

Saturday, February 19, 2005

It's About Damn Time 

Hooray for common sense! In Arizona at least, it's a crime to be an idiot:

Stupid motorists, beware
County to invoke law, charge for Cave Creek flood rescue

Holly Johnson
The Arizona Republic
Feb. 17, 2005 12:00 AM

SCOTTSDALE - The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office will invoke the state's "stupid motorist law" for the first time, after a Cave Creek man drove around traffic barricades and tried to cross a flooded street last week in his Hummer.

The driver, Paul Zalewski, 47, reportedly ignored warnings not to enter Creek Canyon Road in Cave Creek on Friday.

But "Hummers are made to float," sheriff's spokesman Lt. Paul Chagolla said. "Other people told him not to go in there, and he did it anyway," endangering himself and six passengers, including three children....

I do have to say that as satisfying as it would be to throw all idiots in jail, this is a free country (I think) and it's everyone's right to act the fool. However, there is no justification for idiocy when you endanger others, particularly those who depend on you.

And for those morons who leave their pets and/or kids alone in a hot car without cracking the window, they should get serious jail time.

Friday, February 18, 2005

Off Again, On Again?? 

If nothing else, the NHL seems to enjoy keeping its fans off-balance. After Wednesday's cancellation announcement, we now get this, courtesy of the The Hockey News and other sources:

Season saved Saturday?

February 18, 2005

The NHL season is expected to be "un-canceled" Saturday in New York.

A player close to the talks who asked to remain anonymous told The Hockey News the two sides have agreed to a deal in principle that features a $45-million salary cap. Asked if there was any way a deal won't get done, the player said,
"not that I can see. I couldn't possibly imagine the idea that somebody is going to try to make a name for themselves in the last minute here."

Consider me unconvinced. Both sides have been obstinate enough that I wouldn't be surprised if a deal fell through after they officially announced it. Don't hold your breath just yet for any dropping pucks. Indeed, while labor talks are definitely to resume on Saturday, not everyone thinks a deal is necessarily near:

...The union denied an online report Friday night that an agreement had been reached on a $45 million salary cap. An NHLPA spokesman told The Associated Press in an e-mail that the report was "absolutely false."...

So what's worse, having the season cancelled, or having our hopes dashed repeatedly?

(Hat Tip: Hockey Alliance.)

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Slapshot Up the Ass 

That's what both the NHL owners and players' union deserve this evening. I don't buy for a second all the "We're so sorry it had to come to this" BS. Yeah right, if you were so concerned about the fans, an agreement would have been made sooner. This was a case of both sides playing "chicken," and neither side being smart enough to avoid a collision.

I wholehardedly agree with Michele: NHL commissioner Gary Bettman was god-awful long before he announced the cancelation of the season today. Whenever he attended an all-star game, Stanley Cup ceremony, or other function, it was the fans' tradition to boo him as loudly as possible. Does he really expect to be the one to convince embittered fan to come back? Ha!

The players are barely any better. Often times, many of them had zero clue what terms the union was putting forth on their behalf. They can't be blamed for maximizing their salaries, but any foresight would have told them that interest in the league was stagnant at best. Did they honestly expect to continue to get paid close to the same salaries as baseball and football players?

Both sides just lost their game of chicken, and the kicker is many fans aren't going to bother to pick up the pieces of the car wreck. Want to know how big a problem the NHL has? Here's a giant red flag:

NHL lockout leaves Canadians indifferent: poll
WebPosted Wed, 09 Feb 2005 17:16:48 EST

Hockey's bickering owners and players should take note: a new poll shows a significant number of Canadians aren't missing the NHL.

A new poll conducted by Decima shows that 37 per cent of Canadians aren't anxious for the NHLers to return to the ice.

Uh huh, Canadians aren't stupid. There are plenty of minor-league teams for them to get their rink fix. Meanwhile, fan interest isn't strong enough outside of the hockey heartland (Canada, Detroit, Minnesota, ect.) to take the major blow of at least one cancelled season. Nice hole you dug yourself in there, eh?

Indeed, much of the attention will likely turn to which franchises are most vulnerable. Canadian Press includes Anaheim, Carolina, Florida, Nashville, NY Islanders, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Tampa Bay, and Washington in its list of possibly endangered franchises. Notice that most of these teams are relatively new? That means that much of what Gary Bettman and Company tried to achieve during the 90's goes down the drain. Nice managerial style there, guys.

Most of us fans will rant and rave for awhile, but then get on with our lives. The irony is I live about a dozen miles from my team (the Sharks), but now the nearest team I care about is back in Fresno. It's alright, there are twice as many fights in Fresno Falcon games as in the NHL.

Give me that old time hockey, baby.

The last word, courtesy of Michele: FREE STANLEY!

Das Woof! 

2005 Best in Show, Westminster Dog Show, Carlee (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
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The Westminster Dog Show was great this year. Dogs ranging from powerful to cute, to silly looking (some of the toy breeds seem to be bred to become dust mops). What other sporting events is it OK to say "That bitch is beautiful"?

It came down to the last seven, but two dogs were above the rest. There was Coco, a cute little furball of a Norfolk terrier. She's a veteran of this stuff, and strutted around Madison Square Garden like she owned the place. She just had three puppies, and now she's a successful working mom. Very New York.

However, Best in Show went to a German shorthaired Pointer named Carlee. This breed's job is to freeze when they see their prey and point at it, just like Scooby-Doo used to. Except Carlee didn't have a stoned, lanky teenager leading her, she had the handler whose dog won last year's Best in Show title. With that much success, I'm surprised she isn't on the USC football coaching staff.

Now that all the awards have been handed out, only one tradition remains. We'll have to see what kind of damage Triumph the Insult Comic Dog did this time. Oh yes, bitch!

Blogs of the Month & Tsunami Charities 

OK, so it's February 16th, and I'm just getting around to changing the Blogs of the Month. Neither me nor my blog have ever been about punctuality anyway, heh. Here are the three newest Blogs of the Month:

* Jeff Simmermon. He previously posted about his experiences with Iraqi voters at his local US voting station. There's more to his blog than the one post. Most of the posts are about personal life.

* Not exactly a blog, a magazine instead: Red And Blue. Recommended by a favorite read of mine, Joe Gandelman's Moderate Voice, this new webzine comes from the creator of Iron Blog. Red and Blue promises to give both sides of the political debate on various issues in a calm, reasonable, non-vein popping style. I'll be damned.

* Jerry Brown. California's former Governor Moonbeam has become the Mayor of Oakland, now known for his efforts to reduce crime and bring business to Oakland. His first post is a defense of Oakland's controversial curfew for those on probation. (Hat tip: Jeff Jarvis.)

Also, I'm moving the tsunami charity list from the blogroll to this posting, in case someone wants to view it in the future:

Tsunami Relief Efforts

Amazon's Tsunami Donation Page

International aid organizations:

UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund)
United Nations' World Food Programme
Medecins Sans Frontieres / Doctors without Borders
CARE International
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies


Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) - comprises a raft of aid agencies, including the below and others.
British Red Cross
Save the Children UK

North America:

American Red Cross
Canadian Red Cross
Save The Children
Oxfam America
Webloggers: Give to tsunami victims and I'll give too!

Saturday, February 12, 2005

Red Wave vs Fight On 

The 2005 Schedules for the Fresno State football team is out. I follow the 'Dogs when I can, so this would usually only merit a quick glance. However, this year there is one date that should get the attention of even the most casual follower of Fresno State follower:

November 19: at USC

Uh huh, you read that right. The Two-Time National Champion USC. The Heisman Trophy Quarterbacked USC. The likely Number One Ranked USC.

Oh yeah, one more thing. The school that lost to the Bulldogs in the 1992 Freedom Bowl USC. Pete Carroll was coaching the pros at the time, but I'm sure he's aware of the loss that cost Larry Smith the USC coaching job.

The Bulldogs get a smaller payout than if they had chosen another school, but you would have to have severe brain damage not to pursue a shot at the number one team in the country (with the most rabid alumni this side of the Mississippi).

Of course, if Hell freezes over and the Trojans actually lose to Fresno State, just avoid the whole San Joaquin Valley. Unless you want to hear about Fresno State for 30 hours a day, 10 days a week.

As long as the 'Dogs don't lose by 80 points, I'm OK with whatever happens.

From My Balcony 

I felt after a few days off, it was time I spoke from my balony on high. So here is a quiz for you to enjoy until I think of a good sarcastic quip to shout out.

statler jpeg
You are Statler or Waldorf.
You have a high opinion of yourself, as do others.
But only because you are in the balcony seats.

Those two old guys in the box.
Heckling, complaining, being cantankerous

"Get off the stage, you bum!"

"The Art of Insult" and "How To
Insult Art"

Their pacemakers.

What Muppet are you?
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Via Jen/Lintefiniel Musing.

Sunday, February 06, 2005

Superblogging, Part II 

It turned out that the friends I invited over for a party surprised me and actually showed up. Go figure. Much KFC wings and popcorn chicken was consumed, and a reasonably good time was had by all. The game wasn't among my all time favorites (slow start, no Niners), but it turned out to be a VERY good game. The Patriots definitely had to earn this victory. The highlights of the Super Bowl coverage for me included:

Troy Aikman blasting the Eagles' two-minute offense: "There's no excuse for them being tired, this is the Super Bowl!"

Sideline reporter Pam Oliver noting that a fan shouted at motormouth Eagles receiver Freddy Mitchell: "Why haven't you caught any balls?"

The biggest laugh of the night: Paul McCartney taking off his coat in between songs. Everyone in the room laughed. The pants stayed on, however.

Funniest Ad of the Night: Lay's potato chips. A ball gets hit over the neighbor's fence. In an attempt to get on the neighbor's good side, the kids throw over a bag of Lay's. The ball is thrown back over the fence, followed by a lost dog, an old car, and then MC Hammer in his circa 1990 outfit. The kids throw MC Hammer back.

Second Funniest Ad of the Night: The second "Don't judge too quickly" ad from Ameriquest. This one features a man cooking a romantic dinner for his sweetheart. The cat knocks over the tomato sauce. His lady walks in while holding the tomato-stained cat and a knife.

Most Emotional Ad of the Night: The Anheiser-Busch ad where an airport terminal breaks into spontaneous applause when a group of US troops pass through. Classy, simple, and very moving.

First Thing I Though of When I Saw the Ad for Vin Diesel's New Movie, The Pacifier: "It's not a tumor!"

Worst Ad of the Night: I have one three letter abbreviation for the Gladys Knight ad: WTF!!

We got through nearly three quarters before being subjected to a sexual dysfunction ad. Yay!

The obligatory Gatorade shower not only soaked head coach Bill Belichek, but also got his dad. His dad coached at the Naval Academy, and decided to stay there as a coach so Bill could have some stability.

Timothy Goddard has a roundup of this years Super Bowl ads, and Kevin McCullough is among many who liveblogged the game (via Instapundit). The Super Bowl ads are up at

It was certainly a good year for New England sports fans.


No live blogging of the Super Bowl (ahem, excuse me, the Big Game). Hosting a small party at my place instead. I will say that I see New England winning by 17 points. And no, Sir Paul McCartney will NOT whip out his dong during the halftime show.

I guess suprises could happen, though. Enjoy the game!

Thursday, February 03, 2005

Blogging From Area 51 

Which internet subculture do I belong to? [CLICK]
You are a Conspiracy Theorist!
Holy cow! You actually did an online quiz? Little did you realise that the information you gave us is being sent to an unknown government agency for evil use against you! Don't try to leave, we are already watching.
More Quizzes at

Damn, I knew I should have signed on as Rusty Shackleford. I'm going to my secret hideout in the alkali flats to avoid any government agents. Or am I?

Phil In the Blank 

As if the LA Lakers soap opera couldn't get any more surreal, now this: Head coach Rudy Tomjanovich resigns, citing health problems. The biggest name being mentioned at the nect Lakers Coach is......

Phil Jackson

Yup, the same Phil Jackson who quit last June, pushed out by Kobe Bryant. The same Phil Jackson who said in his book that Kobe Bryant was uncoachable.

I can't see it happening. Maybe the Lakers should try to go after Coack K again? That would make Caltechgirl happy.

Stay tuned for more As the Lakers Turn.

Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Toy Story 

The insurgents' response to Iraqi elections: Taking brave American toy soldiers hostage. (AFP/OFF) Posted by Hello

With all the controversy and bloodshed in Iraq, it's really neat to have a story from Iraq that is sooo funny.

Was 'Abducted' U.S. Soldier a Toy?

DUBAI (Reuters) - A picture of an "abducted" U.S. soldier in Iraq (news - web sites) appeared on a Web site on Tuesday, but suspicion grew it was a hoax after a U.S. toy maker said it appeared to show a model soldier made by the company.

Predictably, bloggers have run with this story like comedians did when Fabio was hit by that goose. Why not, since it's just as funny? Some of the better write-ups are here, here, and here.

The more serious side of this story is very positive indeed. It's reassuring to know that terrorists can be so extraordinarily dumb. Through recent history, terrorists seem to be either comically stupid or frighteningly clever. One of the best examples is in the year 2000, when terrorists tried to drive a bomb-laden boat into the warship USS The Sullivans. It turns out the terrorists filled the boat with so much explosives that it sank, forcing the terrorists to swim back to shore. Sadly, the USS Cole was sucessfully hit a few months later using the same strategy in a less inept manner.

Of course, the US military is capable of some real doozies as well. In the 1999 Kosovo War the US military bombed of the Chinese embassy, which was supposedly caused by incorrect targeting due to an outdated map.

Still, it's a good sign that our enemies think they have to resort to staging faked hostage pictures to get their way.

A New Symbol of Freedom 

An Iraqi man showing his ink-stained finger after voting in a polling station near Baghdad (AP Photo/John Moore)Posted by Hello

I was amazed and thrilled watching the news reports from the Iraqi election this past Sunday. It seems crass to say this after there were at least 44 deaths on the day of the election, but I was speechless by how quiet the Iraqi election was. It was an ordinary election, which actually made it extraordinary since it was war-torn Iraq.

If it were up to me, I would keep the tradition of the ink-dipped finger, even after technology improvements make it unnecessary. It certainly carriers more emotional impact than those "I Voted" stickers I get when I leave my place of voting. I was surprised that Bush didn't come out with an ink-stained finger for his State of the Union address.

It took big-time courage to vote, and get that ink mark. Sunday's events made me think about what I would stand up for, and who I am standing with. I had a post half-written in my head (honest!) about how I felt about the outrageous comments from many of "antiwar" left. I guess I'm not the only one. Jeff Simmermon interviewed Iraqi-Americans who voted at one of the US polling stations, and summed up a lot of what I needed to vent quiet nicely:

...I’ve had a guilty taste in my mouth since the inaugural protest’s cocktail of adrenaline and pepper gas wore off. I haven’t been able to shake the feeling that while the right is wrong, the left might not be right either...

I'm a registered Democrat, but I'm still very tempted to say to hell with it and register as an independent. I mean, seriously, when Osama bin Laden appears to quote Fahrenheit 9/11, a movie embraced by many mainstream Democrats, something is wrong. Here is a wonderful quote from Judith in the comments section of Jeff's post:

...Now that Bush is re-elected I intend to defend those social issues, but it would be a lot easier if the scruffy protestors with "Bush=Hitler" signs were not the public face of environmental protection, civil liberties, and abortion rights. You folks have set us back considerably, especially the hypocrisy of Western feminists who refuse to be enthusiastic about their Arab sisters' progress when a Republican makes it possible. Feminism should be bi-partisan.

If a lot more leftists were like you, then we could all have thoughtful dialogue about how to proceed. But the antiwar left is so snotty and sneering and narcissistic and hypocritical, and so WRONG about everything, that the right just dismisses you guys and all your concerns, which means some of my concerns get dismissed too...

Amen, sister. In addition to feminism, I would add environmentalism to issues I think should be bi-partisan. Unlike Judith, I didn't vote for Bush, and I still wouldn't even with the smashing success of the Iraqi election. While the war may very well be justified, I feel that the prewar diplomacy and postwar planning was bungled enough for me to withhold my vote from him. But after his doom and gloom comments on the Iraqi election he made last Sunday, John Kerry sure wouldn't get my vote again.

I'll finish with another quote from Jeff's comments section, from MisterPundit, that sums up my feelings on the Iraq war:

Perhaps we should look at it this way. On the WMD issue the left scores 1 point. On the democracy issue the right scores 1 point. Now we're even, so let's call it quits. Pro-war or anti-war, the best way to honour those who have died in this war is to make sure that Iraq becomes prosperous and that it's fledgeling democracy flourishes.

Who knew there would actually be any reasonable opinions after all the red state-blue state BS? Thank God.

(Hat tip and a Wayne & Garth "We're not worthy." to Caltechgirl.

Insomnia Chronicles, Continued 

I've been pooped the last few days. It's not like I've been doing that much. My grogginess is due to my attempts to squash the insomnia I first spoke about last week. I decided to set down specific times to go to bed and wake up, and to stick with regardless of consequences.

For the last few days, that meant I was going to bed around 11pm and lying awake. For some reason, my body really wants to be awake at around 4am when the paper is dropped by my neighbor's door. When this happens, I then have the choice of sleeping in until the afternoon, or getting up earlier and being groggy and sluggish all day. For the past couple of days, I chose Option Two. It sucked.

Last night, I was finally tired enough to fall asleep around 11pm or so. However, my body would just let things proceed with out protest; it had to wake me up at 2:30 in the morning.


I wasn't going to take that lying down (actually I was, oh never mind). I had to turn the fan on and play a little music, but I finally got to sleep just after 4am. I ended getting around 8 hours of sleep total, while waking up at a semi-reasonable hour. I'll gladly take it.

Before I drifted off to sleep, once again my brain came up with a thought that can only come while lying awake at 4am. In the last Back to the Future movie, Marty McFly needs to race across a railroad bridge to get from 1885 back to 1985. He's dubious since the bridge is incomplete. Doc tells him that it will be OK, since the bridge will be complete in 1985, and Marty will be back in 1985 on finished bridge before he physically reaches the end of the incomplete 1885 track.

I came up with the thought that Marty will likely end up in space when he returns to 1985. Since the car is not fixed to the earth (only the car and all inside it pass through time), the earth will rotate on its axis as well as revolve around the sun independent of the car.

The only way Marty would end up on the same spot on earth is for him to end up on the exact part of the day in 1985 as he was in the day in 1885. In addition, since the earth is revolving around the sun, he would have to be precisely travel to the exact part of the year in 1985 as 1885. Otherwise, the earth would be in another part of its orbit, and Marty and the DeLorean would be stuck floating in empty space.

Truly a thought that would only bubble up to the surface at 4am.