Thursday, May 23, 2013

                                                             Dinner With Tiger

Oh my God! Another chicken dinner slur has been hurled at Tiger Woods. Those racist golfer just can't stand an African American man (not sure if he fully embraces this label but Caublasian isn't a box for the census) taking over their game. How dare him put his feet up at their country clubs? Next thing you know, he's gonna be dating their daughters. Oops, too late.

In any event, I no longer care what anyone says about Tiger Woods. I'm done with him. I can't defend him anymore. I'm not a prude. Anyone can be tempted by the booty. I like booty too. I'm sure I would have taken a taste or two if it was slinged at me like I am sure it is slinged at Tiger. Bill Clinton took a taste and I've forgiven him. So, has Hilary. Why didn't Elin forgive Tiger?

Infidelity is one thing. Wanton, recklessness and dangerous behavior that jeopardizes your livelihood, the honor of your family and a sport built on your back is just stupid. Okay, I'm all in for redemption but you know what, Tiger hasn't changed. Bill Clinton is out their doing good and saving the world. Damn, he's a Vegan. Tiger, he's winning golf tournaments just like he always had. Big deal.

You know how you win golf matches at a rate that defies logic? You behave like a self absorbed, spoiled prick. You play at the Master and state on camera you dropped your ball two yards from where it should have been dropped because the correct location for the drop was grainy and wet. Tiger stated in his famous press conference which addressed his infidelities that he ventured from his core. "I acted as if the rules did not apply to me." He promised to do better. Nope, the old Tiger is back. He was probably never gone.

Consequently, Tiger is a dick on the circuit. He's a dick in general. It's well know. He has few if any friends. He is aloof, condescending, entitled, self-absorbed. So are most athletes. It's expected but Tiger takes it to another level.  In addition, Tiger is profane. Anyone recall the 1997 Esquire article where Tiger told numerous racist and homophobic jokes during a photoshot? Sure he was only a kid at the time. What evidence do we have he has changed?

This is the Tiger Woods his competitors know on the circuit. What do you say to a guy like that? Stupid shit because you know he stand for nothing and he's a fake. Anyone making AIDS jokes to Magic Johnson?

Well as the new ads says, "Winning takes care of Everything " Tiger the Brand prevails. Sergio is grovelling because Tiger can vanish him in a minute because everyone is making money off of Tiger again. Imagine. Fuzzy Zoeller never recovered from his fried chicken joke about Tiger in 1997. Some say Sergio will pay a high price for his recent fried chicken joke. Tiger gets to frolic with porn stars, loose women and prostitutes   and pick up where he left off. I guess money rules and sports hates women.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

RSA Animate - Changing Education Paradigms

Got this off my niece's facebook. Kids know how to use the web better than old farts like me.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Jennifer Grey and Derek Hough Dancing with the stars WK 4 Argentine Tango

Dance sister dance.  Baile me herman.

This is what the show is suppose to be about.

Bristol Palin - Dancing with the Stars (FULL Performance) - HDTV

I have no problem with Bristol Palin making the finals of this year’s Dance with the Stars.  Personally, my favorite is Jennifer Gray.  Come on, Baby.  Out poll those Tea Party drones stuffing the box for Bristol.  Vote early, vote often for Jennifer. 

The irony of the whole Bristo fiasco is that no one wants to admit what it is.  Everyone is trying to spin the story and turn the truth into some fantasy that the little girl has grown and evolved into this elegant person.   Not that there is anything wrong with it.  Good or bad, we all tread on our parents’ names.  It is said, “The sins of the father fall on the son.  The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.” 

The problem is that people from Bristo’s ilk deny the huge influence our family has on us.  I would be the first to say my life would be infinitely worse if I came from a family that wasn’t able to give me the love, education, attention and assistance mine has provided meme.  Horatio Algiers is a myth to keep people from giving up.  Nicolas Kristof, who is one of the men  purported to have brought Sarah Palin to the attention of the mainstream media, recently noted ina recent editorial, "A Hedge Fund Republic", that 1% of the United States population owns 34% of the country’s private net worth.  In addition, 10% of the United States population owns 70% of the country’s wealth.  This figure out paces former "Banana Republic’s” like Argentina which in 2007 had a concentration of wealth of 1% controlling 24% of the nation’s private wealth.  So much for mobility in the good old USA.     

Poor Bristol wouldn’t even be on the show unless she had a famous mother.  There is nothing wrong with that.  That’s life but admit it.  Instead, the Republican agenda that champions there is no free lunch (don't extend unemployment benefits) and stand on your own hold Bristol’s ascent on Dance with the Stars as confirmation of their beliefs. Yes, we are told she's earned it.  The sad part is Bristol is the unwitting pawn in all this propaganda.  Bristol risks a fall into madness as she claims to be a passionate proponent for teen abstinence and other causes from her mother’s agenda.   It reminds me of Margo Hemingway’s recollection of her rise on the modeling scene straight from her famous family’s farm (Ernest Hemingway was her grandfather) in Ketchum, Idaho.  She’s praised for her beauty as she hangs out at Studio ’54 and the other New York hot spots of the day.  Truly accomplished people offer her admiration and attention while she has the sophistication and poise of the farm girl she is.  She attributed this setting to compounding her insecurities and others issues which lead her to alcoholism and bulimia.  Hemingway’s story ended in a premature death in a friend’s garage apartment.  We all pray Bristol is treated better when her fifteen minutes are up. 

Friday, November 19, 2010

Michael Conley: Keep the Ball on a String

Make sure to read the post below which refers to the following videos. Enjoy.

Michael Conley: Ambidextrous Bowling

Mike Conley Sr, two handed dunk

The man had hops but couldn't get a seat on the bench in the devlopmental league.  Instead, he won Olympic gold in the triple-jump.  An added bonus is he coached his son all the from his age group AAU team to the NBA.