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Thursday, August 30, 2007

Not that there's anything wrong with that.

I'm not one to judge, but when Senator Larry Craig emphatically stated, "I am not gay", he should have added the famous Seinfeld tag, "Not that there's anything wrong with that."
How cool would it have been to hear a stuffy GOP senator do a little comedy in his moment of crisis.

Politicians are always speaking on issues and trying not to offend anyone. With his bold statement of heterosexuality I'm surprised the gay community hasn't been more vocal. I fully expected to hear some prominent gay voice say, "And what's wrong with being gay?"

It sure is fun though watching a GOP member trying so desperately to find a time machine and change his own little history. Gotta love those morally superior GOP'ers (no pun intended, unless you get it).

This whole ordeal has prompted a rush on the 1991 movie, My Own Private Idaho.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Another Stupid Rich Athlete.

I don't want to get in a rut here by commenting about stupid rich athletes, but I just have to comment on the Lance Briggs Lamborghini Murcielago incident.

A few years ago a news station, I forget which one, did an experiment where they placed varying amounts of spare change on the ground. The goal of this experiment was to see what monetary value would make people stop and pick up the money. For example, most people will ignore forgotten pennies, but will scoop up a wayward quarter. If my memory serves me correctly I think most people started picking up spare change when there was around a dollar in spare change.

Lance Briggs, apparently, would have no problem stepping over a pile of spare change that was valued at $345,000. That is what he did when he crashed his car and just left it on the side of the rode. This is just another example of another stupid rich athlete. I can't wrap my arms around the idea of abandoning such a valuable piece of property.

Then I think about the people you see in very poor areas in the path of a hurricane. These people will refuse to abandon a shack they call home because everything they own is there. They fear that if they leave someone might steal their possessions.

I'm not saying athletes shouldn't be wealthy. God bless them if they can get what they deserve. If I could get an endorsement deal from Dell I'd be the happiest guy in the world. What I am trying to say is that these rich stupid athletes should stop being stupid. If you want to throw your money away, give it to a charity.

Here's three to start with;

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

For those who saw the Miss Teen USA video, I have a follow up.
This is her take on what happened.

Her name is Lauren Caitlin Upton, of course it is. How come the contestants names are not something like Gertrude Prudence Fogbottom? I don't mean any disrespect to women named Gertrude or Prudence, it just seems that if you have the name Gertrude you're not going to be a Miss Anything USA.

Since 1983 14 Miss Teen USA winners have had names that end with the "EE" sound. For example, Tami, Mindy, Hilary, Keylee, and fan favorite Ashley.

I'm able to sleep better now.

Monday, August 27, 2007

From time to time I will post videos I find that move my soul or display evidence of pure genius. I'm a huge believer in genius. Things that I do not understand have to examples of genius. This is the first.

Yes, I've created a blog.

Yes, I want a small pulpit by which I can condemn rich athletes for being stupid. What better day to launch my blog than on the day Michael Vick pleaded guilty to dog fighting.

Vick is a stupid man. Only a stupid man who has access to untold millions would blow it all away to watch dogs fight. He will more than likely never play in the NFL again. I thought Vick was the most exciting offensive weapon since Barry Sanders. If he had had a better team around him he would have won multiple Super Bowls and have been a Hall of Famer. This was all possible on paper.

Vick fans are even stupider (if that's even a word). Why would you support a man so stupid. Vick might as well been sitting by a shredder and throwing his money in there. Would you support a man who would do that?

One last thing. People are up in arms that Vick is being wrought over the coals for dog fighting. Nobody is talking about the fact that people fight dogs for the sole purpose of placing bets on the fights. Gambling is illegal aside from Vegas, various riverboats, scattered Indian reservations, state lotteries, internet casinos, and church bingo nights. This is what dog fighting is about. Nobody watches in awe the great athletic skill of a pit bull chomping down on another pit bull. Dog fighting is about gambling. Period.

I've heard people say society is coming down too hard on Vick. I say, No. Vick is, was, a highly paid NFL player. With those riches come great responsibility as well as great scrutiny. If you are involved in illegal activities and you are rich and famous you better cover all your bases.

Vick will not be the last stupid rich man. You can bet on that.