Quote of the Day:
“The very existence of flame-throwers proves that some time, somewhere, someone said to themselves, You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I’m just not close enough to get the job done.” –George Carlin
TB got something in my eye last night as I watched the first Chilean miner emerge from that skinny, slow-moving Earth rocket. A beautiful moment and an experience better left undwelled upon. I’d like to do a goof on this story, and if they get everybody out safely I might.
“Gamecocks.” I have a Facebook friend who is ending every post this week by saying “gamecocks.” It cracks me up every time. Example: “Woohoo, still celebrating ‘Bama’s loss on Saturday! Gamecocks!” Another example: “had a delicious meal with friends tonight and now watching Dancing with the Stars. Gamecocks.” One more for good measure: “I am glued to the TV watching these miners get rescued. Gamecocks.” Funny, no?
Brett Favre. Them Favres. Damn. (blank stare) Gamecocks.
So it turns out an agent has written a tell-all article in Sports Illustrated. It seems he and other agents routinely pay college football players in violation of NCAA rules and probably an assortment of state and federal statutes. Gamecocks.
Your neighbor’s house catches fire. The sumbitch owes you seventy-five bucks from the Alabama-South Carolina game. Your high pressure water pump is working just fine and you just happened to have a hose already stretched out to his yard. But he can damn well afford to pay that bet…..
I think one of Generation X’s greatest contributions to the world (the lesser list) was the high five. Dan Patrick said this morning on his radio show that at a certain age the high five is no longer appropriate. You are wrong, Dan. You’re still awesome, but wrong. PS, we gave the world a million new uses for the word awesome too. Sure we ruined “gay”, but “awesome” is way more um, awesome anyway. High five! Gamecocks.
Well, I just scanned through my Twitter feed and it seems that The Daily Wit and Sarah Silverman are moving ahead with Chilean miner gags. While I still prefer to wait and make sure this all ends well, as a true believer of freedom of speech, freedom of choice and a great line, I must reprint these two tweets in this space: