Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Musings of an
over-caffeinated, slightly ajar yet well-meaning writer.
SOMETHING SUDDENLY CAME UP...
Fans of the Brady Bunch will of course remember this famous line. Greg passed it on to Marcia to use as excuse to not go out with someone.
Unfortunately, Pittsburgh Steelers LB James Harrison could have used that line a few days ago. That line would made a helluva lot more sense than the garbage he spewed in explaining why he is NOT going to the White House with his fellow Super Bowl-winning teammates to meet the President.
"I don't feel the need to go, actually," Harrison told Pittsburgh station WTAE-TV. "I don't feel like it's that big a deal to me."
Come on Jimmy, I'd rather you just say "something suddenly came up" than 'you don't think it's that big a deal.'
To make matters worse, Steelers Chairman Dan Rooney has been a staunch supporter of President Obama and has been nominated by the President to be the U.S. ambassador to Ireland.
And what you may not know is this is not the first time Harrison has passed on a trip to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Back in 2006 after the Steelers won the Super Bowl, he did not join them in meeting with then President Bush. Can't say I blame him.
No... just kidding...
I've been reading many of the comments re: this story and this one by far is my favorite and sums up my feelings perfectly:
"An example of how professional athletes/celebrities lose touch with reality. How many people get an opportunity to have a face-to-face with the president and how many people have the opportunity to get paid millions to play a child's game? Idiot."
And now it's time for everyone's favorite game show...
"YOU MAKIN' THAT SHIT UP!"
The following stories are absolutely, 100% true. Even I could not make this stuff up.
You Want Fries With That?
A man was arrested in Iowa after police say he tried to eat a bag of marijuana to avoid drug charges.
All I Got Was A Crummy Bike...
A man tried to hire a prostitute to take his 14-year-old son's virginity as a present for his birthday.
Maybe He Thought The Sign Said "Can You Spare Some Grass?...
German police are searching for a motorist who beat a 24-year-old woman selling white asparagus because he was upset about her asking price for the coveted springtime vegetable.
Ok, I'm done.
Til next time.