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Odds and Ends pt 1

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1. I don’t want to turn this blog into a site for my rants and random hectoring (too late), but texting while driving is one of the worst ideas in the long sad history of bad ideas.  Seriously, who does this?  I don’t care if you put your phone on the wheel and text with your thumbs, you still have to pay attention to what you’re writing.  It still distracts you from the road. You’re driving, Sunshine; things happen suddenly that requires your attention.  More so than typing “LOL at ur joke.”  Lord, what will humanity do without that little interaction.  And yes, I have used my cell phone while driving.  But that was when I was young and full of beans.  I no longer do it.  I’ve learned my lesson about distracted driving, and I did it without splattering a family of four. And yes, I know it is possible to multitask, but if you think texting while driving is a good idea, I’m concerned about your ability to task, let alone multitasking.

And to paraphrase Kurt Cobain, sorry to sound so cravenly PC about this, it’s just the way I feel.

2. This week I hope to get my vampires post done and a post examining the early 90’s counterculture through a Sonic Youth video.  Along with other bits of random detritus.   The vampires thing is taking longer than I expected.  It went from being a humorous piece to a serious look at a cultural phenomenon. However, doing a serious piece would require me sitting through the Twilight “Saga” and baby, life is too damn short.  So I’m going

I had no funny ideas using pictures this morning, so here's a picture of Thurston Moore from Sonic Youth

back to being snarky.

3. Lebron James is a serious egotist.  And Cleveland should complain to the league about tampering.  Something nefarious went down, and if Stern wants to protect the integrity of the NBA (HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!), he should do something about it.

4. New York will win five games next year.

5. I might — might! — elucidate some of my thoughts on last night’s Entourage episode.  My complaints last week must have been addressed. This week’s plot line featured Vince getting a haircut and *gasp* him not asking permission first! Too bad TNT trademarked the slogan “We Know Drama” cause HBO’s coming back hard on the drama baby!

Lebron’s Decision

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Word is Lebron has made a decision regarding what team to join.  According to ESPN, he’ll be announcing his decision via a prime-time hour long special on ESPN tomorrow night.

I always dug this logo.

Excuse me while I barf.

Seriously, what’s with this cat’s ego?  Yeah, he’s a good player — maybe even a great one — but he still has not won a championship.  What gives him the stones to do this? MJ never did this*.  Kobe never did this.  Shaq never did this.  It’s appalling that James and his media enablers are putting together a one hour show documenting the rising ego of an athlete.  Other than disgusting egotism, what will this show ultimately be about.  It’s about one man announcing to a country with a crippled economy who will have the pleasure of paying him 100 million dollars. Hubris, thy name is James.

At least he’s not profiting by it.  Not directly anyway.  ESPN is donating the proceeds to the Boy’s and Girl’s club.  Which is cool, and I’m sure that organization needs more funding.  But before we all start acting like James or ESPN are some kind of philanthropists, let’s remember that every time some half-wit talks or writes about this special, it increases the brand awareness of ESPN and Mr. James, which translates to more cash for both of these entities.  And yeah, this group of half-wits includes me.  So I’m going to stop.

* MJ has his own brand of hubris, but at least that guy can justify it with his performances on the court and off.  Not sure his Hitler stash is justified though….

Written by B. Michael Krol

July 7, 2010 at 3:18 pm

July 8th Can’t Come Soon Enough

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I am sick to death of the LeBron James free agency nonsense.  Honestly, I’m not sold on him as a great basketball player yet, and it’s pretty clear he can’t get it done by himself.

I know he can’t sign anywhere until the 8th of July, so I have to endure more of the Lebron James Sweepstakes garbage for several days. Frankly, I hope he signs with the Raptors or the Kings, just to piss everybody off.

Sorry Lebron -- you need at least two stars to win in today's NBA...

Written by B. Michael Krol

June 28, 2010 at 11:34 am