Category Archives: Foolish
I was watching (as Canadians do) an NHL game from Chicago between the Blackhawks and the Winnipeg Jets. During the game, something happened that I had never seen before. No, not the hit, or the glass popping out or the beer being thrown at the opposition player. Believe it or not, a fairly inebriated fan reached in and ripped the helmet off Adam Pardy‘s head (I’ve also seen fans grab equipment before) and, this is the crazy part, put the helmet on. As the announcer says, if you’re going to steal something, don’t wear it. A classic NHL moment that will play on sport shows for years.
Unbelievable. Labelling them a hate group is the way to go. I do know that they have big trouble crossing the border into Canada, and that is good.
Today’s Music: House of Heroes – God Save The Foolish Kings
It’s Thursday, a special birthday day, but first let’s see what gems we have digested this week.
First, we learned of a special birthday boy. I can’t link to it (it was an email), but I can say that an especially shiny pair that passed on the word. The Lizzie one and her sparkling friend, Ginger.
This birthday thing amazes me. How do people find out whose birthday is when anyways. I am pretty sure nobody knows that my birthday is September 11 and I intend to keep it that way.
The really big news in the past week is actually today’s big news. Our blogging buddy El Guapo is having a birthday day. Yep,December 6. This Guapo is so famous, he even has a town named after him. Somebody must have gotten it for him on his last birthday. There is also an island in Mexico. So, my friends,, we are friends with a guy that has everything. Makes it easy to buy for him though. What do you get for the guy with everything? Easy, nothing, except a post or 20 in his honour. Or have a big party.
El Guapo is a pretty suave dude. One can always count on Friday and his latest musings. Always looked forward to.
We are now at the point in the post where we have a poll. This weeks poll is very simple, yet elegant. we need the answer to the eternal question, “What Should El Guapo Do Next?”
It is now time to wind up the musings on El Guapo’s birthday. I leave you with a couple of quick videos. The first is the only known video (without a bungee) of the famous dude, and he is doing what he really loves, playing the blues. The second is the newest dance craze, the El Guapo, funky sock is optional.
P: Hey Quentin
Q: Whut Patricia
P: You remember Falon don’t you
Q: Yup, aw shore do
P: Well. she done pissed me off some
Q: Let us do something bout that
P: Whut y’all suggist Quentin
Q: Lets find her and blow er up, lets blow er up real good
P: K, I’ll grab some tampons and we’ll use them as fuses and blow up her car real good
Q: Great plan, bur first lets get real drunk and fool around and stuff
P: K, and can we smoke crack to
The results at the link below:
As a bonus, here is SCTV blowing up stuff, real good. PS – Eugene Levy as Neil Sedaka is hilarious.
An interesting, yet vexing, perplexing article I just read. What sayeth thou.
Lots of crazy stuff this week. Let’s start with the stupid this week.
Some idiot from Jordan decided that the classic Moorish architecture of the Alhambra in Spain was missing that certain something, his name carved into the stone work. So the fool decided to do this using an amazing writing tool, a coin. More at the link.
Now we will move to the downright dangerous and arrogant. Striking longshoremen in Washington state stormed a port in Longview (a union port), taking hostages and destroying equipment and rail cars. Their reason, these jobs are ours. No recognition at all that the owners have the right to run their business however they wish, including hiring workers from OTHER unions to perform the work. I love this, no arrests have been made, so taking hostages is cool if you are doing it on union time. More at the link’
Speaking of arrogant, did you catch Obama’s speech. Pass this bill right away, even though there was no bill in existence. The best response to the speech was by Republican presidential primary candidate, Herman Cain. I won’t ruin the surprise, read it on your own, if you have 5 seconds that is.
And the final note for the week, an absolutely unbelievable post by New York Times columnist, Paul Krugman. This ASSHOLE published the attached commentary on the 10th anniversary of the 9-11 terror attacks. I, for one will never forget this callous abomination. I only wish I had a subscription to the NYT so I could cancel it.
That’s it for this week. I feel better now.
As a rule, I sit and read, then seethed over some really crazy (to me) stuff. The ironic, the pompous, the ridiculous, the downright stupid, I ingest it and just basically get angry. Some of this is not anger worthy to you, Doesn’t matter, it is foolish to me. In this vein, I intend to do a weekly post of stuff that just plain pisses me off. Nothing fancy, an article or 2 and a comment or 2. You’ll either get pissed at me or you’ll join me at laughing in the face of the foolish.
Lets get started shall we.
The pompous. Al Gore compares climate change to the Civil Rights fight.* I am sure Al is well-meaning, but, come on. the science is loose at best, his personal reputation on the subject is crumbling. I wouldn’t be surprised if his Oscar gets yanked on him for that horrendous “Inconvenient Truth” bafflegab. Ridiculous comment by a spent force.
The ridiculous. Christine St-Pierre, Quebec’s Culture Minister has come up with a beautiful plan to control the press* (and bloggers). She floated a plan to, get this, license journalists. Needless to say, journalists were somewhat unanimous in condemning this dumbass idea. The best part, Christine St-Pierre was once a CBC employee. LOL.
The Crazy. A professor at the University of Manitoba lost his bid to rescind a student’s PhD* awarded despite the student failing the course. the student claimed a disability, which the university agreed with. The disability? “EXTREME EXAM ANXIETY”. I am enrolling at the U of M tomorrow. I’ll be a surgeon in a couple of years.
The foolish. My favourite for the NDP leadership. Libby Davies, came out in support of eliminating the 10 year rule* that immigrants are required to wait to be able to claim Old Age Security. Her thinking is that if you come to Canada and promptly retire, we should pay that person OAS and GIS, no questions asked. The bill was promptly pulled by the NDP for obvious optical reasons.
That is all.